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The Piggery Cottage At Low Friarside Farm

  • The Piggery
  • Rowlands Gill
  • County Durham
  • NE39 1NP


  • Cot and Highchair
  • Countryside Views
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Freeview
  • Historic Romantic
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Adjacent to the Derwent Walk
  • Set in 100 acres
  • 14th century chapel ruins onsite 
  • Short breaks available
  • Perfect for families 
  • 20 minutes drive from Newcastle 

About The Piggery

Low Friarside Farm, at Rowlands Gill, is home to this luxury self-catering cottage - set within 100 acres of pretty woodland and fields. This stunning rural retreat is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and around one mile of the River Derwent flanks the northern border of the farm.  The Derwent Walk, a 20 mile stretch of track, runs through Low Friarside and it's perfect for walkers and cyclists. There are also plenty of opportunities for fishing and birdwatching.

Please do contact us if require more information on 07919 222576.


Overview:-  A stunning new stone cottage offering spacious open plan living space. 5 star graded accommodation for up to six guests.  A former piggery brimming with character and luxury features including cosy underfloor heating throughout.  Peacefully situated and surrounded by woodland walks including the Derwent Walk. Wi-Fi included, along with a modern fully fitted kitchen and utility area, and a great outdoor deck overlooking the 14th century chapel and surrounding fields.  Non-smoking and no pets permitted.

Accommodation with open plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas:-

  • Lounge and dining areas:- Light and airy with floor to ceiling windows affording wonderful rural views.  A large L-shaped leather sofa and a smaller cosy double sofa - together seating 6 guests.  Coffee tables, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and a DVD player, WiFi internet access and a dining table with chairs for six.
  • Kitchen:-  Fully fitted and modern with an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a dishwasher, a fridge with a freezer, a complete range of electrical appliances and door access to the outside deck.
  • Utility and boot room:-  With a washing machine and a dryer plus ample storage space for boots and outdoor equipment.
  • Three bedrooms and two bathrooms:-  a double with a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV and an en-suite shower room with wash basin and WC.  Two twin bedrooms, 1 containing a small flat-screen TV.
  • Main family bathroom:-  Containing a bath and a separate shower, a wash basin and a wc.
  • Outside:-  A spacious decked area overlooking fields and the 14th century chapel.
  • Parking:-  Ample off street parking is directly adjacent to the property. 


The cottage is available all year round for holidays and short breaks (minimum two night bookings). Please contact direct for Christmas and New Year breaks.

Around and About

From the doorstep: The Derwent Walk is a 20 mile trail that's open to cyclists and walkers which passes through the farm. Red Kite Trail and birdwatching opportunities. Fishing, cycling and walking is also available. Gibside, which is a National Trust property, is situated just opposite the farm.

Within easy reach: Newcastle attractions (20 minute drive), The Durham Dales and attractions including the Bowes Museum, Beamish Open Air Museum, the Tanfield Railway and family run Hall Hill Farm. Hadrian's Wall, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay and the Northumberland Heritage Coast are also close by. 


For detailed direction, please visit the Low Friarside Farm website. You'll find a link at the top of the page.

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