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Friday 20th July 2018

Harvest 2018 has begun ! More cakes to bake to keep the troops going and smiling !! We have a little guest staying in Granary Barn itching to help, he has been counting the trailers out of the field - bless. All the joy of staying on a farm http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk

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Wednesday 18th July 2018

A guests holiday whilst staying with us last week, in photos. I have just been sent these lovely photos from a guest who stayed with us last week. Lovely photos and a lovely holiday as well http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk

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Monday 16th July 2018

It was exactly what it said on the tin! Superb! - Latest Review of Brookside Byre "It was exactly what it said on the tin! Superb! My wife and I were warmly greeted by the owner on whose extensive arable farm the cottage is set. It's on high ground so there are wonderful panoramic views all round. Brooksides Byre is very comfortable, well furnished and equipped and ideal for the disabled who need accessible accommodation on one level. It's situated in lovely, beautiful and peaceful countryside yet close to Durham and Newcastle and Beamish Museum. Also within easy reach are the high moors above Teesdale and Weardale and Hadrian's Wall with Hexham nearby. In short, it's an ideal base with many places of interest to visit nearby. But do use the excellent and very reasonably priced P&R facility if you're visiting Durham. Driving there can be very difficult for strangers!" http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/brookside-byre-5-star/

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Saturday 7th July 2018

They are at it again - the great escape !! Some chickens are brighter than others http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk

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Friday 6th July 2018

Pleasant, comfortable stay in a quiet rural spot yet close to the city. - the latest review of the Green Room Farm House Bed & Breakfast "Pleasant, comfortable stay in a quiet rural spot yet close to the city.The friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Good working sanitary. The special, authentic decor of the room and other accommodation areas" The Green Room is a Super King/Twin room, furnished with antiques. Spacious shower ensuite, with lots of towels and nice smellies. Overlooking the courtyard and countryside where you will enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk/green-room.asp

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Thursday 5th July 2018

One of the best stays we've had anywhere. - Latest review of Millers Barn "One of the best stays we've had anywhere. This accomodation is situated in a prime spot with magnificent views. The apartments are spacious, comfortable and facilities are excellent. The atmosphere is very homely and Angus and Louise are lovely hosts. Ideally situated as a base to explore the sites and scenery of the North East.. We will definitely return here. " The guests also enjoyed a Farm House Breakfast as well, when staying with us in Millers Barn - Why dont you ? Millers Barn is a 5 Star Cottage, sleeping upto 5 people over three bedrooms and 2 floors with a family bathroom and en-suite master bedroom facility & high ceilings. The cottage is only 1.5 miles from Beamish Museum, yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside of our family farm Riding Farm. Millers Barn is ideal for couples & families, the extra bedroom is a god send for teenagers that wont share! Downstairs you enjoy open plan living and downstairs WC a sunny patio. Millers Barn is surrounded with a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore all bursting with wildlife. Chester le Street, Team Valley & Newcastle/Gateshead are only 4 miles away. Durham a World Heritage Site only 10 miles away. The cottage has a relaxed spacious open plan country style,enough space for everyone to spread out, but everyone to be together, comfy chairs & sofas along with games, books & DVD's ideal to relax with a glass of something after a busy day! Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, little extras, fully equipped open plan kitchen - ideal for keeping an eye on the little ones & Free Wi-Fi http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/millers-barn-5-star-near-newcastle-and-durham/

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Thursday 5th July 2018

Top 5 things you needs to know about Riding Cottage. 1. This was our first cottage. 2. It has a wood burner 3. Both bedrooms can be Kings or twin beds sleeps upto 4 4. Riding Cottage has a separate shower & bath 5. Riding Cottage is 4 Star Gold http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/riding-cottage-4-star-gold/ …

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Wednesday 4th July 2018

Great place to stay - Latest Review of Pig Run Barn "Great place to stay. Location - beautiful. Comfortable location after full day Uni visiting! Lovely breakfast and yummy home made cake. " Pig Run Barn is a 4 Star Gold Cottage, sleeping upto 4 people over two bedrooms both of which enjoy en-suite facilities & high ceilings. The cottage is only 1.5 miles from Beamish Museum, yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside of our family farm Riding Farm. Pig Run Barn is ideal for couples & families, it enjoys a sunny patio & secure garden with a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore all bursting with wildlife. Chester le Street, Team Valley & Newcastle/Gateshead are only 4 miles away. Durham a World Heritage Site only 10 miles away. A relaxed spacious open plan country style,with comfy chairs & sofas along with games, books & DVD's ideal to relax with a glass of something after a busy day! Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, little extras, fully equipped kitchen & Free Wi-Fi http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/pig-run-barn-4-star-gold-self-catering-cottage-near-durham-and-beamish/

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Tuesday 3rd July 2018

** Win! ** A Weekend Stay for 4 in one of our Stunning North East Holiday Cottages - in Summer 2018! Simply guess the age difference between Angus's two tractors in the picture below - like the post and comment with your answer. The winner will be either the person who is closest to the correct answer, or be chosen at random if there are multiple correct answers. To see more of our stunning accommodation then visit our website at www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk Don't forget to like our page & share with your friends! Good luck! T&Cs: Closes Monday 16th July 2018 at 11.59pm. Winner will be chosen randomly from all correct entries & notified by Facebook message. Prize is subject to availability and will be a two night stay for four people at Pig Run Barn, Granary Cottage or Riding Cottage. UK entrants only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Competition not open to employees of Riding Farm Cottages or their families.

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Monday 2nd July 2018

Brookside Byre - Brancepeth, Durham - 5 Star - sleeps 6 Available from today for upto 6 nights, perfect for Durham and Newcastle £135 per night (min stay 2 nights) http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/brookside-byre-5-star/ Tel: 0191 370 1868

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Monday 2nd July 2018

Can you believe it - The Great Exhibition of the North has been open a week ! Guests are loving it, there is a real buzz around Newcastle and there's still a lot to look forward to... Don't forgot, most of the exhibitions and activities are running throughout the summer so make sure you check the website for updates. Here are some of the highlights: • Discover Stephenson's Rocket, ride along in a VR creation of Rocket Reimagined and explore Little Inventors' exhibition at Discovery Museum. • Pore over intricate LEGO models at The Mining Institute where you can also add your voice to the Multiverse Arcade. • Make sure you experience the Water Sculpture by day and by night. • Design your own future where anything is possible: Self-Build Utopias at Northern Stage • Explore the North in pictures at About the North: Imagined Dialogues at Side Gallery • Head to each of our three hub venues: Great North Museum, BALTIC and Sage Gateshead (Read on for more information about each venue) Just another excuse to stay with us over the summer, whether a week, or a short break http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/

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Monday 2nd July 2018

Now why can’t the farmers in the family make this ? Would much more fun than picking wild oats ! http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk

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Saturday 30th June 2018

All the fun of the fair! We had a great time at The Hoppings . Lots of rides,screams and finished off with candy floss. http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk

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Saturday 30th June 2018

What a week of lovely weather we are having, come and enjoy it with a Last Minute Deal for Brookside Byre from £135 per night ( min 2 night stay) from tonight, Call us on 0191 370 1868 or book securely online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/brookside-byre-5-star/ Brookside Byre is a stunning 5 Star cottage, surrounded peacefully by open countryside, on our working family farm Littlewhite Farm. 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 Littlewhite Farm. The cottage is ideal for friends and family to get together for special occasions and exploring the area, all ground floor with 3 bedrooms that have super king beds with a zip and link facility so you can arrange the beds to suit your needs. The master bedroom has an en-suite wet room including a bath and the other bedrooms enjoy a large Jack-and-Jill shower room. Brookside Byre is surrounded by a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore The cottage enjoys a relaxed spacious country style, all ground floor accommodation with 2 bedrooms, both ensuite, combined with modern luxuries. Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, fully fitted kitchen & free Wi-Fi . Brookside Byre is a perfect base for you to explore the North East, Durham & Northumberland with the high lights 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: Brookside Byre has a sister cottage at Littlewhite Farm Sheep Pen Cottage can be booked with Brookside Byre for a large group holiday,even though these are 2 private cottages together they sleep 10. Latest Review of Brookside Byre - My holiday at Brookside Byre was great.

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Friday 29th June 2018

Nice way to start a sunny Friday with a review of Pig Run Barn & Farm House Breakfast combination - First trip to the North East - Would Recommend “Friendly welcome. Lovely location.Comfy bed . The farmhouse table at breakfast encouraged friendly conversation. Louise and Angus were excellent hosts. Cottage very relaxing in a unique position.Countryside beautiful views superb could see the angel of the North from the edge of the farm” We still have availability in July and August http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/pig-run-barn-4-star-gold-self-catering-cottage-near-durham-and-beamish/

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Wednesday 27th June 2018

Latest Review of the Green Room Farm House Bed & Breakfast - Perfect " Perfect Louise and Angus were lovely, the cake was amazing that was baked for us. Bed very comfortable, made us feel at home 😊 " The Green Room is where you will enjoy sleeping in an Super King or Twin surrounded by a room furnished with antiques. Overlooking the courtyard and countryside where you will enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.Ideal whether travel for holidays or business. Look what we have on line by clicking the link http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk/green-room.asp or call us on 0191 370 1868 We look forward to welcoming you to Riding Farm

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Tuesday 26th June 2018

Latest Review of Beamish Cottage - Beautiful setting with great accommodation and superb hosts all at a great price. " A great place to stay with superb accommodation in the "self catering" 1 bed cottage. A lovely Victoria sponge was waiting for us on arrival. In the country and great views of the surrounding area. Louise and Angus were great hosts and to top it off we had a lovely cooked breakfast in the main house each morning. Hard to beat." Beamish Cottage is a 4 Star Gold Cottage sleeping upto 2 people over 1 bedroom and ensuite bathroom, which enjoys a separate bath and shower, surrounded by quiet and peaceful countryside, The cottage is only 1.5 miles from Beamish Museum, yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside of our family farm Riding Farm - you can even see The Angel of the North . Beamish Cottage is ideal for couples, people a little less able and business travel. Beamish Cottage enjoys a sunny patio & lawned gardens a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore all bursting with wildlife - you often see Red Kites flying over. Chester le Street, Team Valley & Newcastle/Gateshead are only 4 miles away. Durham a World Heritage Site only 10 miles away. Beamish Cottage is often used as a base to explore the North East, Durham & Northumberland with the high lights 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, we have a abundance of National Trust properties and English Heritage Sites http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/beamish-cottage-4-star-gold/

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Monday 25th June 2018

Make hay while the sun shines - and we have been over the weekend ! All safely in shed ready for winter. Farming team work at its best - Farmer Angus, Farmer David and Farmer John We even had farmers staying this weekend keeping them right!! great team effort. http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk

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Saturday 23rd June 2018

Latest Review on Trip Advisor of Pig Run Barn - great facility, friendly people "Absolutely met our needs - close of Beimish Museum which was incredible; grocery store 10 min away. Good internet and TV - loved the tea and sponge cake (homemade) on arrival. Beds very comfortable. Kitchen allowed us to eat in for breakfast and dinner very helpful family - Love Biscuit the dog of the complex Absolutely would recommend" Pig Run Barn is a 4 Star Gold Cottage, sleeping upto 4 people over two bedrooms both of which enjoy en-suite facilities & high ceilings. The cottage is only 1.5 miles from Beamish Museum, yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside of our family farm Riding Farm. The cottage is ideal for couples & families, it enjoys a sunny patio & secure garden with a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore all bursting with wildlife. Chester le Street, Team Valley & Newcastle/Gateshead are only 4 miles away. Durham a World Heritage Site only 10 miles away. Pig Run Barn has a relaxed spacious open plan country style,with comfy chairs & sofas along with games, books & DVD's ideal to relax with a glass of something after a busy day! Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, little extras, fully equipped kitchen & Free Wi-Fi http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/pig-run-barn-4-star-gold-self-catering-cottage-near-durham-and-beamish/

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Friday 22nd June 2018

The Great Exhibition of the North is now officially open from now until 9 September 80 days of events, exhibitions and fun Start exploring our three Get North Trails; visit over 30 venues and be inspired by 100s of brand new commissions. Enjoy pop-up events and performances, talks and workshops, virtual reality and gaming tournaments.The next 80-days will be packed with powerful art, cutting-edge design and mind-blowing innovation across Newcastle and Gateshead. Start planning your 80-days of Great Exhibition of the North, so you can make the most of it whilst staying with us at Riding Farm http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/ Download our full programme Our Get North 2018 website is packed with information, events, blogs and much more to help you enjoy your Great Exhibition of the North summer. You can also download a copy of our snazzy programme too which is overflowing with places to visit, information about tickets and details about the events. We can't wait, where do we start ? https://getnorth2018.com/venues/

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Wednesday 20th June 2018

Latest Review of Riding Cottage - Amazing "The cottage we stayed in was amazing. Would highly recommend this place to anyone. Such a warm welcome. We will definitely be back " Riding Cottage is a 4 Star Gold Cottage and the first holiday cottage we created, sleeping upto 4 people over two bedrooms both of which enjoy en-suite facilities & exposed beams. The cottage is only 1.5 miles from Beamish Museum, yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside of our family farm Riding Farm. The cottage is ideal for couples & families, it enjoys a sunny patio & secure garden with a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore all bursting with wildlife. Chester le Street, Team Valley & Newcastle/Gateshead are only 4 miles away. Durham a World Heritage Site only 10 miles away. Riding Farm Cottage has a relaxed spacious open plan country style,with wood burning stove, comfy chairs & sofas along with games, books & DVD's ideal to relax with a glass of something after a busy day! Fully equipped with high quality furnishings, little extras, fully equipped kitchen & Free Wi-Fi Check out what availabilty we have in Riding Cottage in July and August online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/riding-cottage-4-star-gold/or call us 0191 3701868

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Tuesday 19th June 2018

Latest Review of Brookside Byre - Beautiful accommodation with everything you'd need for a comfortable stay "Beautiful accommodation with everything you'd need for a comfortable stay. Thank you for all your advice on places to go and for the delicious cake on arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it. Tips for other travellers Beamish; Cycle ride to Knitsley Farm Shop (but not on a Monday as it's shut!); Walk from Low Force to High Force; South Shields Beach and Colmans Fish & Chips; Durham Castle Tour and Cathedral " I am loving the Traveller Tips, we have also enjoyed the walk at High Force, many trips to Beamish Museum & Durham Cathedral​ . I do fancy fish and chips, any walk along the beach and a cycle ride must have cake or a scone at the end of it - Knitsley Farm Shop will be perfect Check it out online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/brookside-byre-5-star/ or call us for more details on 0191 3701868

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Tuesday 19th June 2018

Latest Review of Brookside Byre - Beautiful accommodation with everything you'd need for a comfortable stay "Beautiful accommodation with everything you'd need for a comfortable stay. Thank you for all your advice on places to go and for the delicious cake on arrival. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it. Tips for other travellers Beamish; Cycle ride to Knitsley Farm Shop (but not on a Monday as it's shut!); Walk from Low Force to High Force; South Shields Beach and Colmans Fish & Chips; Durham Castle Tour and Cathedral " I am loving the Traveller Tips, we have also enjoyed the walk at High Force, many trips to Beamish Museum & Durham Cathedral . I do fancy fish and chips, any walk along the beach and a cycle ride must have cake or a scone at the end of it - Knitsley Farm Shop will be perfect Check it out online http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/brookside-byre-5-star/ or call us for more details on 0191 3701868

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Tuesday 19th June 2018

Brookside Byre just been reduced from Saturday 30th June. Available for 3 nights, 4 nights or 7 nights. Brookside Byre is a 5 Star barn conversion surrounded peacefully by open countryside, on our working family farm of Littlewhite Farm only 3.5 miles from Durham City a World Heritage Site. Surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside with a network of footpaths and cycleways The cottage is ideal for friends and family to get together for special occasions and exploring the area, Brookside Byre is all ground floor with 3 bedrooms that have super king beds with a zip and link facility so you can arrange the beds to suit your needs. The master bedroom has an en-suite wet room including a bath and the other bedrooms enjoy a large Jack-and-Jill shower room http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/brookside-byre-5-star/ Call me on 0191 370 1868

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Monday 18th June 2018

Can not recommend this enough, well worth a visiting whilst staying with us Why not make it part of a mini break http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/

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Monday 18th June 2018

Latest Review of Beamish Cottage - Lovely owners who were very helpful. " Lovely owners who were very helpful.Nice touches in the cottage - a home baked cake, tea, coffee and sugar provided, along with washing up stuff. Next time we go we needn't take half the stuff I packed! Strangely though there was no oven glove, although one was provided when asked. The cottage was lovely, and the bed very comfy. Tips for other travellers Beamish museum is a must. It took us 2 visits to see it all. If you go to Durham cathedral it is actually quiet on a Sunday (we were advised by a contact in the cathedral that it is easy to park from 12 to 1 on Sunday). You also avoid the congestion charge on Sunday. We arrived at 12 and were treated to the last half hour of a sung eucharist - the choir and organ were amazing. " Another review of Beamish Cottage and some travel tips Beamish Cottage is a 4 Star Gold Cottage sleeping upto 2 people over 1 bedroom and ensuite bathroom, which enjoys a separate bath and shower, surrounded by quiet and peaceful countryside, The cottage is only 1.5 miles from Beamish Museum, yet surrounded by peaceful countryside with views of the countryside of our family farm Riding Farm - you can even see The Angel of the North . The cottage is ideal for couples, people a little less able and business travel. Beamish Cottage enjoys a sunny patio & lawned gardens a network of footpaths & cycleways for you to explore all bursting with wildlife - you often see Red Kites flying over. Chester le Street, Team Valley & Newcastle/Gateshead are only 4 miles away. Durham a World Heritage Site only 10 miles away. Beamish Cottage is often used as a base to explore the North East, Durham & Northumberland with the high lights 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, we have a abundance of National Trust properties and English Heritage Sites http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/beamish-cottage-4-star-gold/

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Sunday 17th June 2018

Happy Fathers Day to all those Dads out there Whether you are a Dad, Grandpa, Uncle or God Father we salute you. We still have some limited availability in June, July and August check out what it’s all about http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk or give us a call on 0191 3701868

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Saturday 16th June 2018

Major DIY in progress repairing the damage of the winds Don’t panic the farmer is being careful supervised !! The chickens are taking free range to another level! We still have some limited availability in June, July and August check out what it’s all about http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk or give us a call on 0191 3701868

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Friday 15th June 2018

Beamish Museum have got a lot of fun in store this weekend, with a fantastic North East Police History Society exhibition all weekend long, alongside the brilliant Brass at Beamish competition and the always-entertaining Beamish Reliability Run on Sunday! Who’ll be joining us? perfect for all the Dads in the family. Why not make a weekend of it ? http://www.ridingfarmbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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Friday 15th June 2018

Thank goodness it’s Friday The thank you’s are flooding in today for Sheep Pen Cottage today - read our latest reviews 10/10 “the attention to detail the owner went to . Homemade cake on arrival, milk available on arrival for a drink and many more extras. Much appreciated” 10/10 “idyllic location with views over rolling Durham countryside. Welcomed with freshly baked cake & milk in the fridge. Vickie the owner paid us a personal visit to recommend local attractions and all was ok. Great location for sightseeing so much to do” We are so glad that our guests have enjoyed themselves and look forward to welcoming them back soon. We still have some limited availability in June, July and August check out what it’s all about http://www.ridingfarmcottages.co.uk/our-cottages/sheep-pen-cottage-5-star/ or give us a call on 0191 3701868

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