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Saturday 23rd March 2019

Call me Nosey Do love to hear about everyone’s plans when they are staying with us - gives us a few ideas ! Guests who have just booked The Hay Loft are breaking up the journey to Loch Ness ( monster hunting!) and making the most of exploring Durham and Beamish Museum Granary Barn guests are coming to make the most of the racing at Sedgefield and Newcastle - May get a few tips! Look forward to hearing all about your plans and what you got upto - happy to help http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Friday 22nd March 2019

Is it Bit and Bot or Bot and Spot ? Find out when you stay at The Hay Loft The Hay Loft is ideal for couples & families wanting the combination of a countryside break & or a city break, surrounded by peaceful countryside with a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore on our family farm Little White. The cottage enjoys a relaxed spacious country style, over 2 floors - accommodation has 2 bedrooms, both ensuite, combined with modern luxuries. Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, fully fitted kitchen & free Wi-Fi. http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/the-hay-loft/

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Wednesday 20th March 2019

Would you like to go away for the weekend with the family ? Don’t know what to do ? This is what one family did on a weekend break Friday the family arrived early with 2 adorable boisterous boys and headed off for a walk around the farm. Friends then arrived for tea and catch up. Saturday was spent in Newcastle exploring the Discovery Museum and The Centre of Life. Sunday’s activities with family and friends at Beamish Museum. Monday was time to go home, but not before a tractor ride and a farm tour. The family even managed to call into Durham to visit Durham Cathedral and then over to Seaham to collect some sea glass The family arrived safely home, with the boys telling everyone about their weekend Why don’t you try it - http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Wednesday 20th March 2019

Lovely accommodation and perfect hosts The Latest Review of the Garden Room Farm House Bed and Breakfast “Lovely accommodation and perfect hosts. Lovely accommodation in a peaceful setting. Nothing is too much trouble for Angus and Louise who can recommend places to go. Discount vouchers for admission to Beamish Open Air Museum was a bonus. Lovely clean room, excellent breakfasts. Definitely recommend” http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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Tuesday 19th March 2019

Perfect Combinations Short Break - ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour - Stunning Locations Saturday 6 April at Raby Castle. Sunday 7 April at Durham Cathedral and Durham University will be rowing with the trophy down the River Wear. Monday 8 April at Beamish Museum and Durham County Cricket Club in Chester-le-Street. The region is gearing up for one of the biggest sporting events in the World when the Cricket World Cup comes to Durham this summer. Ahead of the games at the Riverside Ground in Chester Le Street, cricket fans will have the chance to see the World Cup Trophy up close, when the trophy tour arrives in Durham this April. To celebrate the arrival of the Cricket World Cup Trophy to Durham, visitors will be able to get up close to the Trophy whilst visiting some of the county’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Sunday 17th March 2019

Afternoon Tea Harry Potter style at Crook Hall Our letters arrived and off we went for afternoon tea at Crook Hall - what a lovely way to spend a Sunday Afternoon. We ate delights from Mrs Weasley, met Professor McGonagall even read our tea leaves and don’t forget we had some great fun on a garden swing. http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk

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Saturday 16th March 2019

Today is Disabled Access Day We have 4 single storey cottages for the less able, sleeping between 2 and 6 persons, let’s have a look at them. Brookside Byre is a 5 Star cottage, sleeping upto 6 persons over 3 bedrooms. Brookside Byre is all open plan with extra wide doorways for wheelchairs, master bedroom has a large wet room and lower beds for easy access. The cottage is surrounded by peaceful countryside and only 3.5 miles from Durham City. Sheep Pen Cottage a 5 Star Cottage, sleeping upto 4, over 2 bedrooms. Sheep Pen Cottage is open plan with 2 ensuite bedrooms, excellent wheelchair access inside and out. Shower chairs and handles available for the bathrooms. The cottage is a private cottage within easy access to Durham Lapwing Cottage a 5 Star Cottage sleeping upto 2 persons, all single storey, wide doorways, bathroom ensuite, with shower chairs and handles available. Wheel chair power points internal and external. Surrounded by peaceful countryside and only 7 minutes away from Beamish Museum Beamish Cottage a 4 Star cottage sleeping upto 2 persons, all single storey, wide doorways, bathroom ensuite, with shower chairs and handles available. Wheel chair power points internal and external. Surrounded by peaceful countryside and only 7 minutes away from Beamish Museum http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Saturday 16th March 2019

A surprise on your doorstep! - Latest review of the Garden Room Farm House Bed and Breakfast “Who would know, apart from us locals? but just a little way inland from bustling Gateshead and Newcastle is very pleasant countryside with many walks and views to be had. I found Riding Farm whilst searching for an appropriate b&b in the vacinity of a wedding venue. Am i glad if found this! It would be hard even for the most critical and fussy guest to find fault with Riding Farm. Louise is a very friendly and chatty lady who obviously takes great pride in her property from the quality of her accommodation to the quality of her excellent breakfast and the fact that she will go the extra mile for her guests. I would not hesitate to recommend or return to Riding Farm should i need an overnight stay in the future. I live very close, so could have gone home but i'm glad i didn't..It was worth every penny. I kinda made a day into a weekend and went home very happy.” The Garden Room at Riding Farm is a perfect base for wedding guests, with stunning wedding locations on our doorstep, like Beamish Hall, South Causey Inn and the, Black Horse to name a few http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk/garden-room.asp

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Friday 15th March 2019

It’s getting very exciting, we and all our guests will love this

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Friday 15th March 2019

It’s Friday, what are you doing ? We will be looking after these little devils and some of their friends ! Why don’t you come and give us a hand http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Thursday 14th March 2019

Best place we stayed for work - latest Review from guys staying in St Andrews Square. “Best place we stayed in for work, a real home from home and so handy for Durham and Bishop Auckland - ( our two sites) . Would recommend to anyone. “ Always glad that our guests enjoyed their stay with us and look forward to welcoming them back soon We still have availability for March and April http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/st-andrews-square/

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Thursday 14th March 2019

10 out of 10 for Lapwing Cottage - Latest Review of Lapwing Cottage “Lovely peaceful stay in a very well equipped cottage. Really well equipped, nice quiet location but close to places we wanted to visit.” Best end to a busy and windy day, receive this review of Lapwing Cottage, now let’s crack on and get the chickens fed, welcoming guests in and get some time sorted. http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/lapwing-cottage/

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Tuesday 12th March 2019

More reasons to visit Beamish Museum

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Tuesday 12th March 2019

I wonder if they stopped at the sweet shop?

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Monday 11th March 2019

3 good and rather cute reasons to stay at The Hay Loft Lambing has started and it’s started with triplets -how cute are they, some are more camera shy than others Farmer David loves to show you round the farm when you come and stay We have short breaks and week stays still available for March - book today securely online or call us on 0191 370 1868 http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/the-hay-loft/ The Hay Loft is a 5 Star 2 storey cottage which sleeps up to 4 people. The cottage is ideal for couples & families wanting the combination of a countryside break & a city break The Hay Loft. is surrounded by a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore. The cottage enjoys a relaxed spacious country style, over 2 floors - accommodation has 2 bedrooms, both ensuite, combined with modern luxuries. Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, fully fitted kitchen & free Wi-Fi. Fantastic Location The Hay Loft is located only 3.5 miles from Durham City, a World Heritage Site,yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of Brancepeth Castle on our working family farm Little White Farm. The Hay Loft is a perfect base for you to explore the North East, Durham & Northumberland with highlights like Beamish Museum, our "Living Museum of the North",Kynren, the open air live show at Bishop Auckland, Hadrian's Wall, Durham Dales, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury & the North York Moors to name but a few. Note: The Hay Loft can be booked with Cross Cottage for a large group holiday, even though these are 2 private cottages together they sleep 10. FACILITIES 2 King / Twin bedrooms both ensuite and TV/DVD Master bedroom has bathroom ensuite with a seperate shower Second bedroom has a shower ensuite Electricity and central heating included Open plan kitchen and dinning including coffee machine Open plan lounge with comfy sofas, high backed chairs and colour TV DVD and mini system a slection of DVD's Private and secure courtyard garden - a real sun spot! Ample free private parking Perfect for enjoying walks around the farm countryside and Durham All Linen and towels are included along with luxury toiletries Wi-Fi Freeicrowave Dishwasher Washing Machine Fridge Freezer Non Smoking Sorry no pets Children friendly - the children love feeding the chickens

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Sunday 10th March 2019

Sunday, what’s everyone thinking about ? What to do next week ? Take a look at our availability, something for everyone, whether visiting for business or pleasure Last Minute Availability Brookside Byre- available from Sunday 10th March for 2, 3 , 4, 5 or 7 nights nights from £300. Brookside Byre is a 5 Star barn conversion surrounded peacefully by open countryside, on our working family farm Littlewhite Farm only 3.5 miles from Durham City a World Heritage Site yet surrounded by peaceful countryside Farm House Breakfast availability from Monday 11th March for 2 or 3 nights from £60 per night. Riding Farm provides high quality bed and breakfast (B&B) for up to 6 persons 4 Star Silver Award with all ensuite bedrooms. Surrounded by countryside but only 3 minutes from Beamish Cross Cottage - available from Sunday 10th March for 2 nights, 3 nights, 4 nights and or 5 nights starting from £300. Cross Cottage is a 5 Star barn conversion surrounded peacefully by open countryside, on our working family farm Little White Farm only 3.5 miles from Durham City a World Heritage Site yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside on our working family farm . Millers Barn - available from Monday 11th March for 2 or 3 nights from £250 . Millers Barn is a 5 Star Cottage, sleeping up to 5 people over three bedrooms and 2 floors with an en-suite to the master bedroom and a family bathroom. Lapwing Cottage - available from Tuesday 12th March for 2, 3 , 4 or 5 nights from £178. Lapwing Cottage is a 5 Star cottage, sleeps upto 2 people over 1 bedroom and ensuite bathroom, which enjoys a separate bath and shower, surrounded by quiet and peaceful countryside, ideal for couples Remember all our Breaks include discount vouchers to Beamish Museum and some treats Call us on 0191 370 1868 to book or look and book on line http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/last-minute-availability/

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Saturday 9th March 2019

It’s always nice to catch up with guests and hear about their day, especially over cake and a cup of tea. I have heard all about their visit to Beamish Museum, they especially enjoyed the pub,bakery and the parades What will you enjoy when you visit Beamish Museum http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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Friday 8th March 2019

International Women’s Day We are surrounded by strong, inspirational women, who have helped us achieve our goals and continue to support us in all we do. Thank you We look forward to welcoming more women like this in 2019, along with there other halves!! http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Thursday 7th March 2019

World Book Day Nothing like relaxing with a good book after a busy day at work or on holiday. We have a range of books for all ages for you to enjoy whilst staying with us If you love books we also have some stunning independent book shops, to name a few Barter Books in Alnwick, 7 Stories in Newcastle is a must for the children and Forum in Corbridge all within easy reach of our cottages http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Wednesday 6th March 2019

Wednesday is all about History In the company of the history man himself - Dan Snow at Alnwick Castle What a giggle we have had tonight, nice to know my parents where not the only ones that took us to every National Trust, English Heritage, Castle and Museum http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Tuesday 5th March 2019

Flipping good time at Pancake Olympics !! After serving grown men pancakes for breakfast this morning !! More pancake mix made for tonight’s games, they tasted yummy as well. http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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Tuesday 5th March 2019

Just the Job - Latest Review of the Garden Room Farm House Bed & Breakfast “Just the job. A very large room with wonderful views, excellent breakfast, Louise cannot do enough for you, worth every penny, we will reccommend and hopefully return.” Not a bad start to the day, with the latest review of the Garden Room http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk/garden-room.asp

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Monday 4th March 2019

Can’t wait, hope to take some soon myself and will be asking our guests to share their photos as well

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Monday 4th March 2019

What did you get up-to this weekend ? When the last guests left this morning it got me thinking, what do folks do, when staying with us for a weekend ? I took my inspiration from guests staying this weekend - Some guests went to Beamish Museum, 2 guests went 3 days in a row ! We had a family staying to celebrate a friends daughter wedding at The Black Horse - lovely hats Another family enjoyed just chilling, catching up with family in Durham and Newcastle Just a few ideas to give you some inspiration when staying with us for a weekend, short break or a weeks holiday http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Sunday 3rd March 2019

Sunday funday, planning work for the week ahead ? Need a home from home while you are working in the area We have a range of accommodation from bed and breakfast, self catering from sleeping from 1 to 6 persons, near Durham, Chester le Street, Sunderland, Newcastle and Gateshead All our accommodation has ensuite bedrooms, excellent Wi-Fi, free parking. Call us on 0191 3701868 or look and book securely online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Saturday 2nd March 2019

How many farmers does it take to hang pictures? !! With a bit of up and a bit down, they are hung !! Now the farmer has gone off farming again and I am off making cakes for guests arrivals All the fun of the farm http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/

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Friday 1st March 2019

Kick and a punch for the 1st of the Month What better to start March than with St Andrews Square St Andrews has enjoyed a refurbishment over February doesn’t it look good St Andrews is a perfect base to explore Durham, Newcastle and Northumberland The house sleeps upto 5 over 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom, downstairs enjoys a large lounge leading into a kitchen dinner, that’s opens up onto a private patio and enclosed garden - essential when you bring your four legged family. Ideal for family get togethers, family holidays or working away from home Enjoy 10% discount on all bookings made in March Book securely online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/st-andrews-square/ Or call us on 0191 370 1868

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Thursday 28th February 2019

Latest Review of Sheep Pen Cottage - everything you could need for a super week “Sheep Pen Cottage was extremely comfortable with everything we could need for a super week. The homemade cake and milk was a nice surprise. Mr & Mrs Jackson were very welcoming hosts.” To celebrate we are offer 10% off all bookings in March Book online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/sheep-pen-cottage/ Or call us on 0191 370 1868

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Wednesday 27th February 2019

How exciting Radio 1 in the North East Make a weekend of it and stay in one of our lovely cottages http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/ We will hopefully be there with you if we can get tickets See you soon

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Tuesday 26th February 2019

A day of sunshine, farming and welcoming guests - my idea of perfect, what’s yours ? Still time for a last minute break, don’t delay book online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/ Or call us on 0191 370 1868

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