Many holiday cottages to discover!
Cottage holidays are becoming more and more synonymous with the Great British Break, which is why we have created this site. And booking your Beamish cottage couldn't be simpler, just click on an image and start your cottage search!
Large or small cottage, holiday makers have the freedom to eat in, eat out, stay in bed all day and generally come and go as they please - unlike a bed and breakfast. A larger number of cottages will accept pets (and for pets, read 'dogs') but you must check first. We have many of the best rental holiday cottages in Beamish for a family or group of friends - for cottage breaks in Beamish
The rates for Beamish cottages are highest in the warmer months, generally aligning with the school holidays. The summer holiday period (for schools) runs from mid-July through the whole of August.
If you want to avoid half-term in the summer, draw a line through the first two weeks of June. It's recommended to make an early booking to ensure your date, especially during high season, but it's not impossible to find a last minute opportunity.
More and more cottages seem to be signing up with agencies to help with their bookings.
In the unlikely event that you are not delighted with your holiday cottage in Beamish please email or call the agency you made the booking with. Some of the best cottages in Beamish are really excellent and so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible to avoid availability disappointment.
Although you may not be familiar with the Beamish area you'll usually find that the owners have left a welcome manual with details of local places to eat, drink and buy supplies. Beamish is a great locations for a cottage holiday due to their proximity to local facilities and amenities.
A few properties have access to outdoor swimming pools, but please remember that these are often only accessible during the summer months, and that you are responsible for you own safety!
Families, Friends and More
Self-catering always makes your holiday more relaxing in Beamish. It's so much more relaxing when you can eat when it suits you - cooking exactly when you want (and whatever you want).
Eat what you want, whenever you want it. And of course that's particularly good if anyone in your party suffers from food allergies or has other dietary requirements. A large number of our visitors like to use their stay as an opportunity to just put their feet up, gaze at the scenery, take an afternoon nap, and enjoy a nice home cooked meal. Just taking it easy in Beamish.
On the other hand, there's a growing proportion of visitors who use their time away from home to get fitter and try new things - such as mountain biking, horse riding or canoeing.