Welcome to Low Urpeth Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Self Catering Holiday Cottages near Beamish,
Chester Le Street and Durham Newcastle

Low Urpeth Farm Holiday Cottages

Near Beamish Museum, Chester-Le-Street, Durham City, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington & Northumberland

Relax, Unwind and Recharge

A warm welcome awaits you at Low Urpeth Farm in one of our 4 Star Gold Ground Floor Self Catering Holiday Cottages. It’s a special relaxing staycation experience in the countryside on a Farm in County Durham, only 3 miles from Beamish Museum, and close to Durham City, NewcastleGatesheadSunderlandWashington and Northumberland.  Low Urpeth Farm is a working arable farm.

The Self Catering Holiday Cottages accommodates up to four people per cottage – all twin or king double ensuite (shower & bath) bedrooms in the farm cottages.

With every comfort in mind, Low Urpeth Farm has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished to create a relaxed place to stay. 

The Self Catering Holiday Cottages are ideal whether visiting family or friends, or on holiday or business who are looking to relax, unwind and re-charge as well as exploring this popular holiday area.


2 Self Catering Cottages


Twin & King


Each Cottage Sleeps 4


All Rooms Ensuite


Free Parking On/Off Street


Free WiFi Included


Farm Stay


Single Storey Cottages


Garden or Patio


Outside Seating


Linen & Towels Provided

Farm Holiday Cottages near Beamish Museum, Durham, Newcastle

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Katie's Cottage

The Highlights:

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1f37d About Washer/Dryer, dishwasher & fridge/freezer
1f6cc About King Bed
1f6cc About Twin Beds
🚿 Bath
🚿 Shower
2705 About Luxurious linen
2705 About Large fluffy bath towels
2615 About Welcome tray for your arrival
1f4e1 About Free Wi-Fi
1f333 About Patio with garden furniture
🗄️ Cycle Storage
🪑 High Chair
🛏️ Cot available
1f476-1f3fb About Children welcome
1f698 About Free ample parking
1f6ad About Sorry, no smoking
1f436 About Sorry, no pets allowed except guide dogs
📍 Near Beamish, Durham, Newcastle

Katie’s Cottage, which was named after our black Labrador, is a south facing single storey stone cottage,  on a working arable farm, 3 miles from Beamish Museum and Chester-le-Street, and near to Durham City, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington (20 mins), Northumberland (30mins – 1hr 30 mins), fully equipped with quality furnishings for 4 persons.

Ideal for family, friends, couples on holiday or visiting friends/family in the area as well as for the business traveller.


The following are within a 5 and 15 minute drive from Low Urpeth Farm:

🍻 Pubs and restaurants
☕ Cafes and farm shops
🏖️ Takeaways
🛍️ Supermarkets
🏪 Corner shops
🚗 Garage
🏧 Cash point
🏤 Post office


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4 Star Self Catering

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The Bungalow

1f6cc About Sleeps 4
1f6c1 About Double en-suite with bath & shower
1f6cc About Twin en-suite with shower
1f6cb About Spacious south-facing lounge with TV/dvd
1f37d About South-facing dining room
2615 About Welcome tray for your arrival (tea, coffee, biscuits, milk)
1f37d About Kitchen – split level cooker, microwave, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, fridge freezer
1f4e1 About Free Wi-Fi
2668 About Electricity and central heating
2705 About Luxury linen and large fully bath-towels
1f4de About Pay phone available
1f698 About Free ample parking
1f333 About Private fenced south-facing garden / Garden furniture
1f476-1f3fb About Free travel cot, high chair available
1f436 About Sorry, no pets allowed except guide dogs
1f6ad About Sorry, no smoking
1f4cd About Near Beamish, Durham, Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead

The Bungalow, which sleeps 4, is a spacious 2 ensuite bedroomed south facing single storey self catering cottage on a working arable farm, 3 miles from Beamish Museum and Chester-le-Street and near Durham City, Newcastle, Gateshead,  Sunderland, Washington & Northumberland fully equipped for four persons with private south-facing garden.

Ideal for family, friends, couples on holiday or visiting friends/family in the area as well as for the business traveller


The following are within a 5 and 15 minute drive from Low Urpeth Farm:

🍻 Pubs and restaurants
☕ Cafes and farm shops
🏖️ Takeaways
🛍️ Supermarkets
🏪 Corner shops
🚗 Garage
🏧 Cash point
🏤 Post office


Useful Information

Short Break Rates
£85 – £125 per night
Minimum 2 night stay dependent upon season

Longer Stay Rates 
£450 – £525 per week 
January, February (except half term), November, December (except Christmas) 
£525 – £595 per week 
February Half Term, March – October, Christmas

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Our aim is to make your stay at Low Urpeth Farm Cottages a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable experience.

If you have any questions or need to discuss anything then please contact us.

• All beds made up on arrival
• Welcome tray – milk, tea, coffee and sugar
• Large fluffy bathroom towels, hand towels and bath mats
• Electricity, water and heating
• Dishwasher, washing machine and iron in all houses
• Free WiFi
• Tourism information leaflets
• Selection of children’s and adult books
• Complimentary White Company toiletries 
• Washing up liquid and dish washer tablets
• Toilet rolls 
• Tea towels, oven gloves, dish cloth
• Bin liners
• Salt and peppercorn grinders
• Cling film, tin foil, olive oil
Free travel cots, highchairs on request
• Free Ample parking
• Arrival time -15.00hrs (unless previously agreed)
• Check out time – 10.00 hrs



Please use the form for any enquiries or contact us using any of the following methods:



Walking routes nearby


Local parks


National Trust Properties nearby


Beaches nearby (20 mins+)

Golf courses nearby

For more information about the region’s tourist attractions, visit Visit North East England or This Is Durham or click on the icons below.

There is so much to see and do on our doorstep as well as further afield, you may want to stay longer or come back sooner! 

Read our blog HERE! for more ideas of things to do…

  1. Durham City – https://www.thisisdurham.com/explore-durham/durham-city
  2. Newcastle / Gateshead – https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/
  3. Alnwick Castle – https://www.alnwickcastle.com/
  4. Hadrian’s Wall – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/hadrians-wall/
  5. Great North Museum, Newcastle – https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/
  6. Discovery Museum, Newcastle – https://discoverymuseum.org.uk/
  7. Auckland Castle – https://www.aucklandproject.org/
  8. Kynren – Live Outdoor Show https://www.kynren.com/
  9. The Baltic, Gateshead – http://baltic.art/
  10. Sunderland Winter Gardens – https://sunderlandculture.org.uk/our-venues/sunderland-museum-winter-gardens/
  11. Crook Hall, Durham – http://crookhallgardens.co.uk/
  12. National Glass Centre, Sunderland –  http://www.nationalglasscentre.com/
  13. Sculpture of Tommy at Seaham – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_(statue)
  14. Angel of the North, Gateshead – https://www.newcastlegateshead.com/things-to-do/angel-of-the-north-p26491
  15. English Heritage North East – https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/region/northeast/
  16. Newcastle Castle  http://www.newcastlecastle.co.uk/
  17. Metrocentre Shopping Centre, Gateshead – https://intu.co.uk/metrocentre
  18. Durham Coast – http://www.durhamheritagecoast.org/
  19. Roman Vindolanda, Corbridge http://www.vindolanda.com/


The Johnson family ancestors have been at Low Urpeth since 1816, the present house being built about 1898. Originally it was colliery stables (and Katie’s Cottage was a cart shed) with the wagon way running on the south side of the farm.  

Katie’s Cottage was named after the family black Labrador…. The Bungalow was built in early 1960’s and converted into a holiday cottage in 2001.

Low Urpeth Farm grows Assured Combinable Crops and we are in The Countryside Stewardship Scheme for Conservation.

The Bed & Breakfast was first opened in 1988 and unfortunately due to Covid-19 closed in 2020. Katie’s Cottage in 1994 and The Bungalow in 2001.

We look forward to welcoming you to Low Urpeth Farm soon.

Hilary Johnson & Sandra Whitefield

Good To Go Accreditation Scheme - Cleaning & disinfecting (Covid-19)

Following government Covid-19 guidelines we have enhanced our cleaning regime to include further measures to help protect our guests (and us) from coronavirus. 

We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our cottages. We do recognise that in the current environment we need to implement an enhanced cleaning regime and have taken on board guidance from Visit Britain and the Professional Association of Self Caterers. We have received the Visit Britain ‘Good to Go’ confident accreditations regarding our cleaning standards. A key element of our enhanced cleaning regime is the cleaning of common touch points such as door handles, light switches, remote controls and the normal kitchen and bathroom surfaces. We also provide each cottages with additional hand wash and disinfectant spray to use during your stay with us.

Hand sanitiser pumps are located in the kitchens and we urge guests to use them freely. Spray bottles of kitchen sanitiser and bathroom cleaner are also provided. 

All the commercial cleaning products that we use, including the sanitisers and disinfectants that kill viruses. 

Bed linen (including mattress and pillow protectors), towels, throws etc. are professionally laundered following government guidelines.

Glassware, crockery, utensils etc. will be cleaned but not sanitised, so guests may wish to rewash these items in hot, soapy water before use.

We have reinstated the books and tourist leaflets but, as we are unable to sanitise them individually, we ask guests to use the hand sanitiser (or wash their hands thoroughly) before and after handling.

Government guidance and NHS Test & Trace

We ask guests to follow the latest Government recommendations and advise us immediately if during their stay they display symptoms which might require them to get tested for COVID-19 and isolate, and to supply us with any additional information required for the NHS Test & Trace service. We have provided am NHS Track & Trace Bar Code for The Bungalow & Low Urpeth Farm/Katie’s Cottage to check-in. 

Self-check in

We have Key Code wall box system, so guests self-check-in using access code which will be sent prior to arrival.


Low Urpeth Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages are easily accessible from the A1M (between Newcastle & Durham), leaving the A1M at Chester-le-Street, Junction 63.

Follow signs for Beamish Museum (or Stanley) on the A693 (1.5 miles), at the 3rd roundabout (which is an OVAL-ABOUT!) turn right to Ouston.

Go through the village of Ouston passing the garage on your left.  On leaving Ouston, take the 2nd exit at the roundabout  (do not take 1st exit Urpeth) and then turn left at the bottom of the hill into ‘Low Urpeth Farm’.  Low Urpeth Farmhouse is at the top of the drive. 

If you have booked one of our self catering cottages, please report to the Farmhouse firstThere is ample parking.
If you need assistance, please call Hilary on 0191 410 2901 and we will direct you to us. . .

DH2 1BD (from the south make sure you exit the A1M at junction 63 as this is the most direct route – some sat navs try to get you to leave the motorway later and that usually is the slower route!)

We hope to welcome you to Low Urpeth soon!

Thank you for visiting Low Urpeth Farm Cottages. 

Any queries please email stay@lowurpeth.co.uk or call 07769671808.

Farm Cottages sleeps 4 in 2 ensuite accommodation near Beamish, Durham, Newcastle, and Northumberland.