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Station Cottage

Rowlands Gill, County Durham, England
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Historic cottage with hot tub and original railway platform in the garden offers a rural retreat for 2 near Shotley Bridge.


Stay 2 nights Fri to Sun or Sat to Monday for £200. 


New Year Stay 30th December to 1st January £250.

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. 

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! 

Price from £75 per night for 2 people with a 2-night minimum stay for a whole cottage rental. Please enquire direct for more details.

 The Special Offer is not valid during peak times such as Christmas and the New year period etc.

1 small dog can be accommodated.

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

Supplements to the fees may apply for peak dates. Please enquire. £100 returnable deposit required for breakages etc.


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Nearest Airport/s

Durham Tees