Beaumont Cottage

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North Pennines

Gorgeous art-filled stone cottage with incredible views across the North Pennines AONB (sleeps 4)

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

Child friendly

Dog friendly

Eco conscious

Parking

Private garden

Walk to a pub

Walk to a shop

WiFi

Woodburner

Space & setting.

*Brand new*
After a day exploring the myriad trails of the hiking country beyond the front door – the intrepid might reach as far as Hadrian’s Wall – kick off your boots and relax into quintessential English luxury. Drink tea by the pea-green Aga in the kitchen, loll in the tub in the midnight-blue bathroom, then sink into the plump cushions of the window seat and gaze out at the scrubbed moorland beyond the glass. Summertime lends itself to iced G&Ts and croquet on the lawn as the sun sets, while hot chocolates by the log burner are the order of the day in cooler months.

The cottage adjoins the owners’ family house, and they are impeccable hosts. Nothing is too much trouble, whether picking guests up from Darlington, arranging bikes to borrow, or offering freshly harvested greens from their veggie patch. As gallery curators by profession, the house is a beautifully appointed melange of vintage and modern décor, accented with contemporary works by up-and-coming artists. With 2 bedrooms, plenty of board games, and a warm welcome to dogs, it’s the perfect countryside retreat for friends or family.

Getting here: best to drive though the owners can collect from Durham (50 mins), Newcastle (50 mins) & Darlington (1hr)

Jack and Lizzie, owners of Beaumont Cottage

“We have a gallery and art fair in London. Lizzie is originally from the North East and we decided when having children to relocate to this new area. We are trying to create a contemporary art space with artists residencies and curating in the home, and we are seeing this narrative through to our rental cottage.” Owners, Lizzie and Jack

My Kip favourites

They love
“Having a morning coffee in bed, looking out over the hills as the sun comes up.”

We love
The owner’s curated collection of contemporary artworks by UK-based up-and-coming artists, adding colour and personality to every room.

You may not love
The cottage adjoins the owners’ house. A 3-night minimum stay.

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  • “We had a lovely wedding anniversary break in the cottage and enjoyed exploring the local area, the High Force waterfall being our highlight. Thank you for the gift of the coffee and beers. The bath towels/sheets were awesome! The biggest we have ever had in many stays in similar rental properties.”

    Louise, August 2023
  • “We've had such a great weekend, thank you so much! Such a gorgeous cottage and the location has been perfect - far enough away to feel like we've truly escaped, but close enough to things should we need them. It really has been a brilliant weekend. Highlights were the amazing bathtub, the views from the windows, how much space there is and the walks straight from the doorstep.”

    Hannah, August 2023
  • “We had a lovely time and the cottage really is beautiful. This was our first time using Kip, in comparison to other cottages we’ve stayed in I really think you’ve thought about pretty much everything. Having some essentials on hand such as salt & pepper, olive oil and good coffee and tea along with paper towels and tissues really made a difference. We enjoyed playing some of the board games and you had a nice selection of books to read. Your recommendations for days out and places to eat were also really helpful... We visited Killhope Mining Museum which was a big hit; the Bowes Museum; Raby Castle and finished with a visit to the Highforce Waterfall with another great meal in the hotel on our way home. We really have had an enjoyable break and would definitely recommend the cottage to others. You’ve done a great job of renovating it whilst maintaining the character.”

    Laura, July 2023
  • “We have returned for numerous weekend breaks and short vacations following our first visit as the cottage offers us both charm, luxury and a beautifully designed space where we can easily relax. We appreciate all the added touches Lizzie has thought of (flowers, bathroom products as well as real coffee and tea) which welcomed our arrival. The cottage is situated in an area of truly outstanding beauty with breathtaking views, country walks and culture in the historic nearby towns of Hexham & Corbridge. We would highly recommend anyone to stay.”

    Cathy, Jan 2023

Sustainability.

This is a 18thC building and all of the furniture is antique or pre-loved. All of the products are sourced locally,

Surrounds.

  • Low Force Waterfall
    Low Force Waterfall
  • Allenheads Ski Resort
    Allenheads Ski Resort
  • Northern Lights in North Pennines ©Martin Kitching
    Northern Lights in North Pennines ©Martin Kitching
  • Stunning hikes wind out from the front door; Lizzie and Jack can advise on the most picturesque.
  • Try caving or gorge walking at the neighbouring Weardale Adventure Centre.
  • Walk along the river to the Bluebell Inn for a local ale or glass of wine then wander home by torchlight.
  • Drive 15 mins to the medieval, chocolate-box village of Blanchland and dine at the Lord Crewe Arms
  • Visit the wonderfully named Cauldron Snout waterfall, the lesser-known neighbour to High Force.
  • Go horse trekking across the beautiful moors around Sinderhope
  • Keep an eye on Aurora Watch to see if the right conditions converge for a spectacle of Northern Lights – with the highest concentration of Dark Sky Discovery Sites in the UK, the North Pennines is one of the best places to witness the natural phenomenon.
  • In the winter, and if you’re lucky with the weather, hit one of the UK’s rare ski resorts.

Specifics.

  • Terraced cottage with private garden
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king and 1 twin – access to the family bathroom and twin bedroom is through the king bedroom
  • Family bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower; bathrobes, slippers and locally-made toiletries provided
  • Well-equipped kitchen including double oven & microwave, hob and fridge freezer; basics provided
  • Meals, local hampers and shopping service available with advance notice
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request
  • Cosy lounge with woodburner, Smart TV, books and board games
  • WiFi throughout
  • Dog-friendly
  • The owner is available by phone should you need anything
  • Hire bikes locally (BYO helmet)
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Walk to pubs and a Co op (15 mins)
  • Booking conditions: 3-night minimum stay
  • Remember to pack: walking gear

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