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The Barn Cottage At Low Friarside Farm

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


  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Family
  • Freeview
  • Garden
  • Historic Romantic
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Open fire / Wood burner
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi

At a Glance

  • Luxury cottage sleeping five
  • Set in 100 acres
  • Derwent Walk adjacent 
  • 14th century chapel ruins onsite
  • Perfect for families
  • Just opposite Gibside 
  • Newcastle 20 minute drive
  • Short breaks (minimum 2 nights)
  • Woodland surrounds

About Low Friarside Farm

A stunning rural retreat in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Low Friarside Farm at Rowlands Gill offers a luxury self-catering cottage set within 100 acres of pretty woodland and fields.  Around one mile of the River Derwent flanks our northern border and the Derwent Walk, a 20 mile long track open to walkers and cyclists runs straight through our farm.  Walking, cycling, fishing and birdwatching including spotting our famous Red Kites all feature in the local area, and the fascinating ruins of a 14th century chapel sits within our grounds, a short stroll from the cottage. 

National Trust property Gibside is just opposite the farm and we’re an easy drive from the family friendly Beamish Museum.  Newcastle attractions are just a 20 minute drive away.  The Barn is available all year round for holidays and short breaks (minimum 2 night stays).  We look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful rural corner of County Durham – please do contact us for more information on 07919 130458.

The Barn – Sleeps 5 

Overview:-  A spacious, beautifully renovated open plan cottage, graded 4 Star self-catering with a range of family facilities and a great garden and patio area with outdoor furniture. Surrounded by woodland with walks and cycle trails direct from your door.  Modern comforts including Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and DVD and a fully fitted kitchen blend perfectly with traditional features including a cosy log burner with logs provided.  Non-smoking and sorry no pets please.

Accommodation comprises:-

  • Living and Dining room:-  WiFi internet access available, carpeting in the living room, a large comfortable L-shaped sofa seating 5 guests, a log burner with logs included, a flat-screen TV and DVD player and a dining table and chairs seating five. 
  • Kitchen & Utility Room:-  Modern and fully equipped with essential appliances including an electric oven with a gas hob, a dishwasher, a fridge with freezer, a microwave, all electric appliance accessories, plus door access out to the garden and patio area. Utility Room with a washing machine and a dryer.
  • Two Bedrooms:-  1 double bedroom and a staircase up to the second triple bedroom containing 3 single beds.
  • Family Bathroom:-  Fully fitted with a bath, a walk-in shower, a wash basin and a wc.
  • Outside:-  Extensive attractive lawns and a patio area with garden furniture, surrounded by beautiful woodland.
  • Parking:-  Ample car parking space located just to the side of the property.
  • All Inclusive:-  Towels, bed linen, an iron and board, a clothes airer and a hair dryer.  Family facilities including a child stair gate, a travel cot and a high chair.


The cottage is are available all year round for holidays and short breaks (minimum 2 night bookings).  Please contact us direct for Christmas and New Year bookings.

Around and About

On our doorstep:- The Derwent Walk a 20 mile trail open to cyclists and walkers which passes through our farm. Red Kite Trail and birdwatching opportunities.  Fishing, cycling and walking.  Gibside (National Trust property) is situated just opposite the farm. 

Within easy reach:- Beamish Open Air Museum, Newcastle attractions (20 minute drive), Alnwick Castle, The Durham Dales and attractions including the Bowes Museum, the Tanfield Railway and family fun Hall Hill Farm.  Hadrian’s Wall, Tynemouth and Whitley Bay and the Northumberland Heritage Coast.

Directions to Low Friarside Farm

Please visit our 'Low Friarside Farm' website (link above) for detailed directions.

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