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Holiday Cottage for Romantic couples, lovers nature, walkers, by River pub shop

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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TripAdvisor CERTIFICATE of EXCELLENCE achieved 2017 and now 2018. This one bedroomed 17th Century holiday Cottage is especially designed for a romantic get away for couples in mind. It is located in a lovely historical village called Ebchester in County Durham, England. There is a Roman Fort buried beneath the grazing field at the back of the cottage and Red Kite birds are frequently sighted flying around the area. The birds have become synonymous with the area and have been embraced, so much so that there is a pub named after them, a red kite bus service and red kite bronze sculptures designed and displayed in the area. The cottage has consistently achieved a four - five star rating over the years. The cottage is a 17th Century holiday cottage in a semi rural setting, in the village of Eb...TripAdvisor CERTIFICATE of EXCELLENCE achieved 2017 and now 2018. This one bedroomed 17th Century holiday Cottage is especially designed for a romantic get away for couples in mind. It is located in a lovely historical village called Ebchester in County Durham, England. There is a Roman Fort buried beneath the grazing field at the back of the cottage and Red Kite birds are frequently sighted flying around the area. The birds have become synonymous with the area and have been embraced, so much so that there is a pub named after them, a red kite bus service and red kite bronze sculptures designed and displayed in the area. The cottage has consistently achieved a four - five star rating over the years. The cottage is a 17th Century holiday cottage in a semi rural setting, in the village of Ebchester, which is a conservation area and is steeped in history. The village has a couple of local pubs serving good quality food, wines and ales and an old historical chiming church and a well stocked little village shop and post office, which is a pleasant walk, just a few hundred yards away passed the horses, so you can go and get your little home comforts and essentials and morning papers. The cottage has a lovely, far reaching, scenic, countryside outlook at the back, where you may have the opportunity to see horses roam in the field at the back of the cottage, weather and welfare permitting. The field at the back of the property has a Roman Fort buried beneath it, where the horses graze and the surrounding areas are peppered with historical artefacts, there are lots of bits of pottery, and possible metal detecting finds, you never know, especially down by the river, which is just around the corner down a steep bank. The Cottage is close to The Derwent walk and The North Pennines is close by, which is a short car drive away, and is an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and a walkers paradise. You may come across some Alpacas on your travels, and plenty of sheep just roaming around. The lovely tranquil river just around the corner, down a steep bank, which is part of the Derwent River, is lovely to just sit and absorb the sounds of nature and peace or where you could try your hand at fishing, have a picnic or go on some lovely local countryside walks and explore. You may come across an artists gallery to take a peek into and some little piggies and other animals, so you might want to take some pennies with you and some carrots and apples. The cottage is situated perfectly to take advantage of all that the countryside has to offer, walking, cycling, horse riding, sailing....., the cottage is near The Metro Centre, just a short car journey away, VOTED the biggest and best shopping centre in Britain, all under one roof. Or if you like to be beside the seaside, there are some beautiful beaches, not far away, with boutique shops, arts and crafts, pubs and restaurants and for the sea glass lovers like myself, you could spend some time exploring the treasures of the beach and adding to your collection of sea glass. This is one of my favourite past times and is very therapeutic, and I've made some lovely pieces of jewellery and art from my finds. Sea glass can only be found in certain areas of the country, so the cottage is well placed to exploit this opportunity. And of course, there are so many places and landmarks to visit at your leisure, such as Beamish Museum, The Angel of the North, The Baltic and The Sage, at Newcastle Quayside.The cottage has a romantic double bedroom and large bathroom with twin sinks and a deep roll top bath that can easily accommodate two people, should you be inclined to share a fragrant candlelit bath with your loved one. It also has a feature cosy, gas coal effect inglenook fireplace in the lounge to snuggle up to in the cosy winter months, central heating with instant hot water and a well equipped kitchen. A TV and DVD player and good library of CDS,DVDS and books are provided and a selection of board games. There is a pretty bijou cottage garden at the front of the cottage where the infamous 'canny cannon' proudly stands. There is a seating area, in which to enjoy your morning coffee and listen to the birdsong or your evening glass of wine watching the sunset and the stars come out. There is parking for one car situated at the side of the property.The property can be accessed down a quiet pebbled lane. You can be assured of a warm welcome when you stay at the Cottage with a welcome tray being provided on arrival, with tea and coffee facilities and some tasty treats. An inviting chocolate treat is placed on each pillow in the bedroom. And if that's not enough there will be fresh linen and freshly laundered fluffy towels for your use, as well as an intoxicating bottle of wine in the lounge, all complimentary. The Cottage gives you the chance to get away from it all for a while, for some well needed peace and quiet, recreation and quality relaxation time More
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About the Owner
Pembroke C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
Interaction with guests
When it comes to your arrival at the cottage, at the start of your break, the owner/manager likes you to feel welcome and at home without you being intruded upon, so instructions for key collection will be provided before you arrive at the cottage and then you will be left to enjoy your stay in peace. Once inside the cottage, you will be greeted with a welcome tray in the kitchen, with tea/coffee facilities to make yourself a hot beverage and a fresh carton of milk can be found in the fridge. There will also be a tasty treat or two on the tray. In the lounge, a complementary bottle of wine and two glasses will be waiting for you to enjoy. Once in the romantically styled bedroom, you will find that all important chocolate on each pillow.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely cottage - owner very helpful, great communication both as we booked and in the run-up to our break. Very cosy cottage with everything you need. Neighbours very pleasant and helpful too. Recommended

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank I7979PKdebrap
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Having stayed in many holiday cottages over the years we would rate this one of the best. It is quite spacious for two, very warm and comfortable, with lots of character. Tastefully and appropriately decorated with modern kitchen and bathroom. Very well situated in a...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank johnR5906AL
Happiness401929, VR Owner at Holiday Cottage for Romantic couples, lovers nature, walkers, by River pub shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Thank you so much John, your 5 star review is greatly valued and appreciated. Please feel free to visit again and tell your friends and family, Best Wishes. Pembroke Cottage, Ebchester. County Durham.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

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Date of stay: August 2018
Happiness401929, VR Owner at Holiday Cottage for Romantic couples, lovers nature, walkers, by River pub shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

I agree with the host's statement about the cottage. However the stairs is steep and there is no garden to relax in. Suitable as a place to sleep when exploring Durham and surrounds.More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Graham470
Happiness401929, VR Owner at Holiday Cottage for Romantic couples, lovers nature, walkers, by River pub shop, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2019

Dear John, thank you for your review. It is the very first time anyone has commented on the stairs or as being 'steep'? The stairs are a normal standard set of straight carpeted stairs found in most homes. They also have a sturdy wooden bannister...More

Reviewed 5 December 2017

A cosy cottage down a short lane in an historical area of Ebchester. The owners are very thoughtful supplying a bottle of wine on arrival and some essential food. The cottage was lovely and warm - very welcome after a day out in November. We...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank dunedinpoole
Thomas W, VR Owner at Holiday Cottage for Romantic couples, lovers nature, walkers, by River pub shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments about PEMBROKE COTTAGE in EBCHESTER, proud to have achieved a TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFCIATE of EXELLENCE in November 2017. You would be 'Welcome Back' any time and 'Thank You' for recommending us to your friends and family. Greatly valued and...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Toaster
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Water Views
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Kettle
House Swap
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is situated within a village setting, in a conservation area. There are countryside views and walks from the door, a river around the corner which forms part of The River Derwent, for fishing, picnics, exploring and being in an area of historical importance, you might a few little artifacts peppered around the place. There is a Roman Fort buried beneath the field at the rear of the cottage. There is a well known artists studio nearby. There is a little village shop that sells newspapers, lottery and grocery essentials and a historical chiming church. There are a few good pubs in the village, with good food, wines, ales. There is lots of nature to explore and Red Kite Birds are unique to the area, and can be seen flying around.
Getting around
Visit BEAMISH MUSEUM, only 12 miles from the cottage, go back in time to experience a traditional, old fashioned Christmas adventure or go on a SHOPPING spree to The Metro Centre, voted BRITAINS BIGGEST & Best all under one roof and just 9 miles from the cottage and then come back, put your feet up with a nice chilled glass of wine or prosecco or hot chocolate and relax, and unwind at the cottage by the fire...………..
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