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Station Cottage

Rowlands Gill, County Durham, England

Historic cottage with hot tub and original railway platform in the garden offers a rural retreat for 2 near Shotley Bridge.

SORRY - THE HOT TUB IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO EXTRA CLEANING NEEDED AT THE PROPERTY DURING TIMES OF VIRUS. Short breaks welcome with no same day changeover to allow for a deep clean.



Off-peak 10% discount per night to £81 from 15 October until 30 March. Excludes Christmas and New Year.


Historic charming cottage with wood-fired hot tub in the small rural area of Rowlands Gill offers a rural romantic getaway for 2 adults. Built-in 1860 the cottage has historic touches throughout plus the original railway platform at the bottom of the lovely garden. 

Hot tub is available only for bookings from April-October.

Inside you can find modern kitchen facilities with countryside decor and a quaint living area to take the cottage back to its original time and let guests share this unique experience. The heating is purely solid fuel heated by the burner in the living room, this also heats the water. A double bedroom (plus one with bunks) and a bathroom can be found on the first floor. 

Located in the heart of the countryside this property offers the perfect solution to the busy couple looking to get away from it all in a romantic haven. The garden gate leads onto the actual Derwent Walk which was the old railway line, now used by runners, walkers and cyclists. There is a Red Kite Trail and many rare species of bird visit the garden, with an abundance of other wildlife in the surrounding countryside. It is the perfect area for walkers. Locally you can visit Beamish Museum or take a drive to the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty where you can enjoy a stroll around Derwent Reservoir. Alternatively, the Gibside National Trust Park is just a 5-minute drive from the cottage (or within walking/cycling distance if you prefer) and often hosts different events in the evening, so be sure to check it out! After a busy day exploring, return to the cottage and relax in the hot tub with your favourite tipple! 

Priced at £90 per night for 2 people. Minimum 2 night / Maximum 5 night stay with Fri / Sat or 2/3 nights from a Monday.

The owners wish to keep a whole day between bookings to allow for a thorough clean.

Christmas and New Year stays carry a supplement to £145 per night.

For bookings from April-October use of the hot tub can be added at £70.

1 small dog can be accommodated with no charge. Advise at time of booking please.

Bikes offered for hire for a small additional cost for couples, please do enquire in advance about this.

£100 returnable deposit required for breakages etc.


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Nearest Airport/s

Durham Tees