Beamish Cottages
Cottages for families and friends in and around Beamish

Many holiday cottages to discover!

Whenever you're travelling to Beamish, there are a few things you should always take with you. Preparing for a little rain is always a good plan. An umbrella and an anorak or rain coat can get everyone smiling even on the worse days. 


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We always make sure we take a good book. There's always plenty of downtime on a cottage holiday, and so it's a great time to catch up on a read. Although you can buy your essential food and drink items locally, it's great to have them with you so you can make a sandwich or a cup of coffee as soon as you arrive. Many people have favourite places they return to again and again, whereas we like to find new places to stay. 

Beamish Accomodation

Children love to get out of the cottage (not because the cottages aren't great, but because its fun to play outside!) and this is a great benefit of staying in a country cottage. You can never truly rely on the weather in Beamish Durham or frankly anywhere in the UK. 

If the rainclouds arrive it may be a good idea to stay inside and get out a pack of cards or an old fashioned board game. Many cottages now have DVD players so maybe its worth taking a few a classic movies with you. 

Alternatively get back in the car, drive to a local pub, and snuggle up for the day in front of a fire and a couple of pints. 

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Holiday Cottages

Whether you're going away with friends or family to Beamish, you'll want to consider the type of accommodation you book. If you have young kids in the party you may want to think twice about open fires, and of course some of the oldest cottages may have lower ceilings than those you are used to. 

If you have a dog, you may like to bring him or her to Beamish with you. It's a good idea to ask the owner or agency whether you can take your pet inside the Beamish cottage. And let them know if it's not a dog! 

Have a great holiday, wherever you stay. Hopefully it will be in a Durham cottage found through us! 

Families, Friends and More

The fact that guests are on holiday in Beamish in a rental home together, sometimes with three generations in larger rental holiday homes, brings a much different atmosphere to the cottage break or holiday. When you're so focused on the final destination, its easy to forget to pack some of the basics, so here are a few tips. 

First of all, make sure you remember their shampoo, since not all stores in Beamish will carry tear-free shampoo. Snacks for the car can make the trip to Beamish much more pleasant - bored kids with low blood sugar are not the perfect companions. 

Finally, remember to take your camera - there's nothing better than seeing smiling, happy faces running around and you'll want to capture them.