Awards and Accolades

Here are a selection of our awards and accolades.

VisitEngland’s unique Gold awards are given in recognition of exceptional quality within a property's star rating Our enjoyEngland 4 Star Self Catering Award Our enjoyEngland 4 Star Farmhouse Award Michelin Guide 2014

2013

TasteDurham Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion 2013

2012

TasteDurham Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion 2012 North East Tourism Gold Award 2012 North East Tourism Bronze Award 2012 This award recognises those hotels and B&Bs where the owners, managers, chefs and staff have gone the extra mile to ensure the breakfast will exceed expectations.

2011

North East Tourism Bronze Award 2011 This award recognises those hotels and B&Bs where the owners, managers, chefs and staff have gone the extra mile to ensure the breakfast will exceed expectations.
5 out of 5 for Food Hygiene TasteDurham Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion 2011

2010

North East Tourism Bronze Award 2010 This award recognises those hotels and B&Bs where the owners, managers, chefs and staff have gone the extra mile to ensure the breakfast will exceed expectations. TasteDurham Highest Quality Assured and Local Produce Champion 2010

Guest Reviews on TripAdvisor


Guest Reviews

Low Urpeth Farm House Bed and Breakfast

"First class levels of hospitality and service are received by all guests making the stay at Low Urpeth memorable. Proprietors are to be praised for there commitment to the industry."
Executive Summary Quality in Tourism

"Nice quiet place, comfy bed, big soft towels - just like home ..... wait a minute, I don't get breakfast like that at home so I think I will come and live here! DA"

"“Fantastic hospitality, beautiful surroundings and scrumptious breakfast” AC"

"We have had a lovely stay at your home – you have both been so helpful and thoughtful and we have enjoyed your company – A & D"

"“5 night stay in a five star B&B! We haven’t found a better welcome or breakfast or local advise in many years..…” S&B J"

"Exceeded all our expectations. Lovely room and wonderful breakfast. P&TP"

"“The Hotel Inspector would be delighted and redundant!” F&HF"

"“Accommodation, hospitality & of course the “fantastic” breakfast SUPERB!! A Traveller’s Paradise! Thanks” IS"

"Picked Low Urpeth as very close to Beamish Museum. Best choice we could have made. Lovely & convenient location, views across countryside with Angel of the North in distance. Temperature outside may have been minus nine at times but didn't stop accommodation being warm and comfortable. As was the welcome from Hilary and Peter. Breakfast was an experience not to be missed with every choice you could want although we stuck to the full Low Urpeth breakfast. Some guests had cancelled due to the appalling weather they don't know what they missed. Personally I'd drive through a blizzard for another of Hilary's breakfasts. KS"

"We had the most magical time in Northern England and have memories which we will never forget. Our stay with you was wonderful. Your hospitality, humour, local knowledge and of course those 'cracking' breakfasts (which we will NEVER forget!) remain a huge highlight for us. "

"Staying at Low Urpeth was the icing on the cake ...the whole experience was the last word in comfort, peace and quiet and relaxation. A&D E"

"Very comfy bed. I would like to take it home! Excellent breakfast. Thanks"

"Just bliss! Nothing was too much trouble ... A breakfast fit for a queen as was my bedroom. I didn't know such places existed. SC"

"Very enjoyable, treated like one of the family. I’m still trying to work out why it was a silver award and not a gold one! D&DH"

Katie’s Cottage

"Mrs Johnson adopts a positive approach to continually upgrading the properties enabling the continued award of four stars."
Executive Summary Quality in Tourism

"Both Katie’s Cottage and The Bungalow offer a very high standard of extremely comfortable and beautifully presented self catering holiday accommodation. Mrs Johnson sets a very high standards and successfully maintains through obvious hard work and pride taken, as noted with each annual assessment"
Executive Summary Quality in Tourism

"So friendly, breakfast tasty, looking forward to coming back (Guests often sample our breakfast on their last day of the holiday to set them up for the journey home!)"

"As said before, it was really well equipped. We've been to quite a lot of cottages but this one was the best equipped cottage. We really enjoyed being your guests and we could feel that you took care of your guests, as well. IG"

"Excellent comfortable cottage. Came for family wedding. Decided on a cottage rather than hotel. Our relatives in the hotel (were) very sorry they made the wrong choice!!!. Will recommend. M Family"

"It’s all been said previously – faultless accommodation, excellent food, extremely helpful hosts; can only lead to a brilliant stay in a super area of England. "

"A return visit to re-trace Dad’s youth in this area. Katie’s Cottage like The Bungalow, fully equipped to be a ‘home from home’. See you next year. "

"A delightful, well equipped cottage. We have enjoyed our break and will come back on our next North East visit. And thank you Mr Johnson for the emergency supply of eggs! B Family"

"This is home from home we have been coming for several years and always enjoy our stay."

"Our 5th holiday a Low Urpeth Farm and our 4th in Katie’s Cottage home from home really brilliant!."

"This is a lovely cottage easy and comfortable inside we have enjoyed our week very much."

"Wonderful weather excellent cottage in everyway we’ve returned many times!."

The Bungalow

"Excellent accommodation ... Our 12th visit to the Bungalow"

"The Bungalow is like a ‘Tardis’ with every minor details for a wonderful holiday catered for. It was indeed like a second home and our holiday was ‘jus perfect’. Thank you. You will see us again. P&L"

"Seventh visit – excellent Bungalow – great facilities for the children N & D C"

"As ever we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at (The Bungalow) Low Urpeth Farm. We are always made very welcome. The Bungalow has been ideal for us, with a disabled person in our group, but I must add we miss Hilary’s lovely breakfasts! B&J N"

"Lovely cottage very comfortable well equipped looking forward to returning."

"The cottage and garden are excellent for our growing family will be back."

"Most enjoyable well situated and equipped will be back"

"Ideal location for a family holiday plenty to do at the cottage or days out Beamish Museum just up the road."

"Very nice and comfortable the natives are friendly too!."

"Wonderful cottage perfect for our family we will see you again next year"

"Both Katie’s Cottage and The Bungalow offer a very high standard of extremely comfortable and beautifully presented self catering holiday accommodation. Mrs Johnson sets a very high standards and successfully maintains through obvious hardism work and pride taken, as noted with each annual assessment (Quality In Tourism)"

The Riding Cottage

"Great place to get away from it all."

"The perfect cottage comfortable well equipped great garden for 2 lively boys and for relaxing in once they’ve gone to bed well away from traffic lots of peace and quiet yet on the doorstep of the city perfect."

"Excellent a wonderful stay a good hostess with plenty of information of good places to visit."

"Beautifully appointed, in pleasant surroundings with easy access to local amenities, including Alnwick Gardens Durham and Hadrian’s Wall"

"Super cottage well kitted out and very warm and cosy quiet location but excellent for all locations Hexham Corbridge Alnwick the Northumberland coast and only 10 minutes from Newcastle city centre."

"Our 2nd stay very comfortable and well equipped a friendly welcome."

"We’ve had a fantastic time! Although we were here on business staying was a pleasure many trips to Angel of the North Beamish Museum and Hadrian’s Wall."

"Fabulous place to stay for a relaxing holiday extra little touches make it home from home Louise is the perfect host highly recommended."

"5 star facilities friendly hosts perfect place to stay will certainly come again"

"This comfortable cottage and our hostess hospitality were greatly appreciated. The Riding is an excellent base for touring and for relaxing"

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