Mill Race Cottage

ID: S670359

  • Bedrooms 4
  • ・ Sleeps 7
  • ・ Pets 2

About this property

Consett 2.4 miles. Boasting a breath-taking setting right on the River Derwent in Shotley Bridge near Consett, Durham, is Mill Race Cottage. This stylish, dog-friendly holiday home is split over three levels and offers guests a welcoming and contemporary interior completed by four beautifully-appointed bedrooms, a fabulous, riverside decked area and an excellent location with easy access to the wonders of County Durham and Northumberland, the perfect choice for families or friends. Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and travel to the lower-ground-floor to discover the sleek, fully-equipped kitchen/diner where you can set about preparing a delicious meal for the whole family. Dine here or step through the patio doors to indulge in an alfresco affair in a unique setting with the sound of the flowing river next to you. When the sky darkens, head back inside to warm up in front of the open fire and Smart TV in the sitting room before heading back upstairs to choose between four sumptuous bedrooms. There are two doubles on the ground-floor one with en-suite bathroom the other with en-suite shower room and a further twin and single on the first floor serviced by a shower room. Find a local store nearby in the village where you can stock up on all your self-catering essentials and a few restaurants including Sale Pepe the perfect place for the nights when you need a break from the kitchen. The cottage is surrounded by an abundance of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities; join the Derwent Walk or venture into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to find a hike leading to Wharnley Burn Waterfall, Derwent Reservoir and Horseshoe Hill. Venture further afield to the thriving city of Newcastle to visit the Life Science Centre, the Discovery Museum, the iconic Tyne and Millenium Bridge and a whole host of unique bars and pubs which are perfect for those seeking more vibrant nightlife. All this and more awaits at Mill Race Cottage!

Consett, a charming town in County Durham's northwest, sits on the Pennines' crest, making it a picturesque home base from which to explore the region. This charming town sits above the rural Derwent Valley and provides easy access to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, among other places of natural beauty. Food stores, restaurants, cafés, and pubs with names reflecting the town's steel-making history provide for all of your culinary needs, and a scattering of shops provide hours of entertainment as you search for the perfect souvenir to take home. Consett is also home to one of County Durham's oldest theatres, the impressive Empire Theatre, where you can see anything from eye-popping comedies to beautiful ballet shows, or just relax and watch the latest releases at the cinema. Visit the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for a day of outdoor fun and adventure, complete with breathtaking scenery and a variety of activities suitable for visitors of all ages. Explore the region's rich mining history at the Killhope Museum, a Victorian mining museum that has won multiple awards and invites visitors to learn about the region's minerals. Afterward, take a stroll through the woods or, if you're feeling more adventurous, climb Cross Fell for a challenging but rewarding hike. A major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution, today Newcastle-upon-Tyne offers visitors a lively atmosphere scattered with shops, wonderful nightlife, and even a beach to spend your time relaxing on, with its history evident in many of its landmarks and attractions. Consett is ideally located for seeing the sights of the North East of England, with easy access to Durham County, Sunderland, and more.


Over three floors.

Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x single.

Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner.

Lower-ground-floor sitting room with open fire

Gas central heating.

Range cooker with electric oven and six-ring gas hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

Smart TV and WiFi.

Fuel, power and starter for open fire included in rent.

Bed linen and towels included in rent.

Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Off-road parking for 2 cars.

Lower-ground-floor, riverside decking with picnic table and side patio with bistro table.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

Sorry, no smoking.

Shop 0.4 miles and pub 0.8 miles.

Note: There are stone steps down to the lower-ground-floor decking or it can be accessed from the patio doors.

Note: A river runs along this property, children and dogs must be supervised at all times

Reviews (4)

  • Madeline

    The kitchen is well equipped and the property is clean, tidy and well thought through. There were a few minor elements that really let it down. Bed sheets were ripped at the seems. Not all beds had mattress protectors and not all pillows had cases. Some mugs and utensils in the kitchen were incredibly dirty, although this was easily remedied by cleaning ourselves. One of the blue cushions seemed to be covered in dried snot. The carpet on the fifth step up from the bottom floor was also detached from the gripper. This needs fixing as a matter of urgency. Hand soap seemed to be watered down and there were minimal cleaning supplies available. I’d recommend staying because the property is beautiful and competitively priced but do bring along a few essentials to make your stay more comfortable.

  • Jean

    Any issues were dealt with promptly.

  • Mark

    It’s a very quiet area and the sound of the river flowing is very relaxing. The outside area is a great place to sit and take in the surroundings. We had no problems finding things to do and the furthest we travelled was to Holy Island which was about an hour and 20 mins away. Lots to do without having to travel too far. The house is well decorated although there were a few areas that needed touching up. It was really interesting reading up on the history of the house too. We really enjoyed our stay although there are a few minor tweaks that could be made to improve things even further. In the main bedroom there’s only one bedside cabinet and no real storage space. There were a lot of coat hangers however, which was a plus. The house could do with a bit more storage space generally. The property needs more cutlery (I think a previous review mentioned this). A welcome pack would have made a difference too considering the property is not a cheap option. A few more pictures/furnishings would make the house feel a bit more homely. These aren’t major issues however. Overall the house definitely has the wow factor, the riverside location is fantastic and we’d definitely recommend.

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