Sheep Pen Cottage, Durham

Sleeps 4  •  2 bedrooms  •  5 stars

About Sheep Pen Cottage, Durham

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Sheep Pen Cottage

5 stars


  • Location marker Durham
  • Near to marker near Durham
  • Sleeps icon Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms icon 2 Bedrooms

Sheep Pen Cottage is a 5 Star single storey cottage which sleeps up to 4 people.

The Cottage

The cottage is ideal for couples & families wanting the combination of a countryside break & a city break. Sheep Pen 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.

Fantastic Location

Sheep Pen Cottage 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 Littlewhite Farm.  Sheep Pen 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 AucklandHadrian's Wall, Durham Dales, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury & the North York Moors to name but a few.

Note: 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 “Fabulous”

"Comfortable clean well appointed great relaxing stay superb hidden gem. Great value. Best rental I've stayed in"
  • 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 provided by our biomass boiler 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 selection 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Non Smoking
  • Sorry no pets
  • Children friendly - the children love feeding the chickens 


Just beautiful! Everything about this cottage was just perfect! After a 6 hour journey to get there we were not disappointed - the cottage is beautiful, photos do not do it justice, and to find a pint of milk in the fridge with tea cups and Scottish shortbread laid out ready for us made us feel really welcome!

Excellent Brilliant. Simply brilliant. Beautifully converted Sheep Pen Cottage. Every detail perfect. Welcome very friendly. Will Recommend And Will Return!!!

Sheep Pen is EXCELLENT in every way. Thanks again for a lovely stay. Renovated so well and just our taste!! Good luck with future projects. We will return some day. Your welcome and hospitality were second to none.

The cottage was lovely and in a beautiful location. It was extremely well equipped, every possible need had been catered for. We have stayed in many different self catering accomodations and this was by far the best.

What a find! We will definitely return. A tastefully furnished, yet homely environment in which to relax. Great views. Bliss!

The selfish part of us would love to keep this wonderful cottage secret but we cant be so mean. A lovely find on the internet which we will be passing on to all our friends and acquaintances. We shall return!!

What a beautiful place to stay! The house was fabulously well-equipped, clean luxurious and in gorgeous countryside surroundings. Thanks and we'll be visiting again.

Awesome fabulous find via the internet - top marks will certainly be recommending you to friends and family just cant believe we have been so lucky - took this picture from Sheep Pen thought you might like it - Thanks again.

Found you on the internet what good luck best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Clean comfortable and warm top marks will recommend

Excellent cottage well above 4 Star. Lovely attention to detail we will be back.

Beautiful cottage - very comfy beds, great showers, well equipped kitchen, fantastic location. Hope to be able to return. Liked the flat rim to the bath - just perfect to rest a glass on !!

Sheep Pen Cottage is in a beautiful country setting but only 10 mins easy drive from Durham and 25 mins from Beamish so perfect situation for us. The cottage was scrupulousy clean - it is beautifully decorated but still has a lovely relaxed feel and is very comfortable.