Welcome to Low Urpeth Farm

Self Catering Cottages and Bed & Breakfast near
Beamish, Chester Le Street and Durham

Low Urpeth Farm

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

  • 2 Self Catering Cottages - Each sleeps 4
  • 3 Bed and Breakfast Rooms

A warm welcome awaits you at Low Urpeth Farm whether your stay is in one of our Self Catering Holiday Cottages or the Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast – 4 Star gold accommodation –  it’s a special relaxing experience in the countryside of North Durham, only 3 miles from Beamish Museum, and close to Durham City, Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington and Northumberland.  Low Urpeth Farm is a working arable farm.

The Self Catering Holiday Cottages accommodates up to four people per cottage – all twin/double ensuite bedrooms and the Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast offers double and twin ensuite bedrooms including the Cracking Urpeth Breakfast or room only.

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 and Farmhouse 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.

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2 Self Catering Cottages

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3 B&B Rooms
Twin & Double

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Each Cottage Sleeps 4

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All Rooms Ensuite

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Free Parking On/Off Street

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Free WiFi Included

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Working Farm Stay

Cottages

Katie's Cottage

1f6cc About Sleeps 4 
1f4fa About Cosy beamed lounge area with TV/dvd combined with kitchen/dining area 
1f37d About Kitchen – Split level cooker, microwave, Washer/Dryer, dishwasher & fridge freezer
1f6cc About Twin ensuite bedroom with shower
1f6cc About Double ensuite bedroom with bath/shower
2705 About Luxurious linen
2705 About Large fluffy bath towels
2615 About Welcome tray for your arrival (tea, coffee, biscuits, milk)
1f4e1 About Free Wi-Fi
1f333 About Patio with garden furniture
1f4da About Selection of books, games & tourism leaflets
1f476-1f3fb About Free Travel Cot & high chair available. Please book in advance
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.

Within a 5 minute drive, there are local amenities which include a post office, shops, garage, supermarkets, cash-point, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Tesco & Sainsburys also deliver to our cottages.

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 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

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

Within a 5 minute drive, there are local amenities which include a post office, shops, garage, supermarkets, cash-point, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Tesco & Sainsburys also deliver to our cottages.

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

Bed & Breakfast

🚿 All 3 bedrooms are ensuite
🛌 King, Double or Twin and comprises of:

📺 Colour freeview television (& dvd)
🛁 Luxury embroided bathrobes and large bath-towels
💁🏼‍♀️ Luxury toiletries & hairdryers
☕️ Tea / coffee (including decaf / hot choc) making facilities 
📚 Selection of magazines, books & tourist information
🛋 Lounge chairs
1f4cd About Near Beamish, Durham, Newcastle

B&B tariff which includes our award winning breakfast:

Double room en-suite: £78 – £95
Single occupancy (double/twin ensuite): £60 – £70

– Arrival time: After 3pm (unless previously agreed)
– Check out time: 10am

Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast (B&B) on a working farm near Beamish Museum, Durham City, Durham County Cricket at Chester-le-Street, Newcastle, Gateshead, Washington, Sunderland, Team Valley with excellent facilities, including free WiFi internet access, offering 3 spacious ensuite bedrooms for up to six persons.

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

Within a 5 minute drive, there are local amenities which include a post office, shops, garage, supermarkets, cash-point, cafes, pub and restaurants.

The "Cracking Urpeth Breakfast" at Low Urpeth Farmhouse B&B

Our award winning farmhouse breakfast is served in the splendid traditional dining room overlooking the mature garden and fields. Sample the “Cracking Urpeth Breakfast“, Northumberland Sausages & Onion Chutney, a selection of fresh fruits, nuts/seeds and yoghurts. Vegetarian and other dietary options also catered for. Our breakfast will set you up for the day.

Breakfast, where possible, is fabulous locally sourced farm-assured, seasonal, organic and/or fair-trade produce mainly from County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear eg. Beamish & Northumberland Honey, Brocksbushes of Corbridge, Oxford Farm Jams of Berwick and Swallow Fish Smoked Salmon/Kippers and our own brand HILARY’S HOMEMADE Wholemeal & Jams to name but a few.

Reviews

✸✸✸✸✸ 5/5 TripAdvisor
(Based on 70 reviews)

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Attractions

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/

History

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, 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

Location

Low Urpeth Farm Bed & Breakfast (B&B) and 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. . .

POSTCODE FOR SAT NAV: 
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!