Many holiday cottages to discover!
There's a good reason that cottage holidays are on the rise - they're simply the most fun and best value holidays in the UK. The vast majority of our self-catering properties are cottages in rural towns and villages, but we do have some city based properties, many of which are apartments.
The best family rental holiday cottages in Beamish are typically small homes for rent that can be treated like your own home for the duration of your cottage holiday. Always check with the Beamish cottage owner before you take pets - although many are pet friendly. We often have late availability cottages to rent in Beamish for all seasons - spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Wherever you stay in Beamish there's usually a good range of fun to be had outdoors - from the most energetic sports to the most relaxing pastimes. Banking on non-stop sunny Durham weather, however, can be a little short-sighted.
When the weather takes a turn for the worse its a great time to stay indoors and play some classic family games. 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.
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. It is of course possible that you need to cancel your Beamish holiday cottage so ensure you read the cancellation terms on the agency or owners website / contract.
Many owners, if they are local, will be pleased to give you tips on the best pubs and restaurants around, so make sure you ask and take advantage of the info! Beamish has long been popular as a place to stay and we encourage you to investigate the surrounding area as much as possible.
We hope you have a really enjoyable holiday in Beamish and remember us next year when it comes to finding the next great Durham cottage.
Families, Friends and More
Self-catering holidays can be the most fun in Beamish. We like the freedom of eating meals when we want. There's something wrong with taking a holiday and then finding out that you have to get up early or you miss the breakfast you've paid for.
And if you have specific dietary needs, whether that's something relatively common like vegetarianism or a more unusual food allergy, cooking your own food allows you peace of mind. We know many people who consider a holiday cottage as the perfect way to wind down after a busy urban lifestyle - sleep in, take lazy walks through the countryside and take more time over meals.
But you may want to get out and burn some energy on bikes, climb a hill or mountain, or even try canoeing. Whatever you choose, please take the right clothing and equipment with you.