Farm Stay B&B wins North East Tourism Award

Farm Stay B&B wins North East Tourism Award


Low Urpeth Farm has achieved Bronze at the prestigious North East England Tourism Awards in the Bed & Breakfast category.


The multi award winning farm, which has been in the Johnson Family for over 190 years, has scooped 6 awards in the last 3 years for its high caliber food, accommodation and service.


Delighted proprietor Hilary Johnson said: “We pride ourselves on offering a superb experience through the quality of our accommodation, friendliness and our award winning breakfast to ensure guests leave with a passionate view of Low Urpeth and the North East.”


“This award confirms that we are on the right track and that we are continuing to deliver a standard of serve which is a worthy of merit and shows that County Durham is the place to come for tourists.“


Low Urpeth Farm strives to deliver a unique countryside experience making visitors part of the rich heritage of a farm while promoting the region through the dramatic and inspiring rural landscape, its sustainable local produce people and customs.


Low Urpeth Farm’s policy is to source local farm-assured, seasonal, organic and/or fair-trade produce for the benefit of our guests. This is done to support the local businesses and bring added value to their experience. This includes meats, eggs, vegetables, bread, jams and fruits from a variety of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham farms, butchers and garden centres.


Low Urpeth Farm, which was built around 1898, is a large traditionally furnished family home on an arable farm offering 4 Star Silver Farmhouse accommodation and is run by Peter & Hilary Johnson.


Andy Woodward, Chief Executive of Farm Stay, congratulated Low Urpeth Farm on its award, declaring: “Low Urpeth farm has been quietly delivering exemplary standards of hospitality for many years and their recent acclaim mirrors that of Farm Stay itself, which strives to boost the regional tourism industry by delivering an unforgettable experience for visitors to the North East.



1. North East England Tourism Awards - Bed & Breakfast Bronze Award

2. Taste Durham (Visit County Durham) Highest Quality Assured & Local Produce Champion


1. North East England Tourism Awards - Taste Bronze Award

2. Taste Durham (Visit County Durham) - Highest Quality Assured & Local Produce  Champion

3. Enjoy England Breakfast


1. Enjoy England Breakfast


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