I was here on an overnight stay whilst on business up in the North East and I have finally found somewhere that meets my expectations. I had just travelled up from Durham and Bishop Auckland after a day of visiting customers, and needed somewhere before travelling on to Gateshead and Newcastle the next day.
Low Urpeth Farm provided me with everything I could have wished for including welcoming hosts in Hilary and Sandra, who provided home made biscuits and tea in the lounge after settling in. My room was tastefully decorated, and fully equipped with everything one would want, including free wi-fi which is always handy whilst away on business.
The farm itself is set in a quiet and idyllic setting away from a busy country road, but is nevertheless very peaceful and tranquil, essential for a good nights sleep. It is hard to believe that it is only 10 minutes away from the busy Team Valley, where I was heading the following morning, but it was ideal.
The following morning I was treated to a lovely cooked breakfast with a whole variety of cereals, nuts, fruits and yoghurt's on the side as well as a variety of fruit juices to accompany it.
I could go on and on, but it was just what I had been looking for, and certainly will look forward to my next visit in the not too distant future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- North East Eng Tourism Award Best B&B Gold '12: Award winning Low Urpeth Farm is a family run B&B (4 Star Gold) on a working farm 3 miles from Beamish Museum & Durham County Cricket at Chester-le-Street, 20-25 mins from Durham City, Sunderland, 15-20 mins from Washington, Gateshead, Newcastle & Team Valley. Self Catering Cottages are also available. The stone Farmhouse B&B which dates back to 1898, is 4 Star Gold & has three large shower en-suite bedrooms (Double/Twin/King) with tea/coffee welcome tray, large luxury bath towels, including free WiFi internet access. A lounge is also available for guests. Sample the award winning Cracking Urpeth Breakfast served in the splendid traditional dining room overlooking the mature garden and fields. Choose from the superb choice "Cracking Urpeth Breakfast", Northumberland Sausages & Onion Marmalade, Poached Eggs or Smoked Salmon and Scrambled eggs on muffins, a selection of fresh fruits, nuts/seeds and yoghurts. Vegetarian and other dietary options also catered for. Our breakfast, where possible, is fabulous locally sourced farm-assured, seasonal, organic and/or fair-trade produce mainly from County Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear and our own brand HILARY'S HOMEMADE Wholemeal & Jams to name. Recent Awards: 2012 North East England Toursim Best B&B Gold. 2013/2009 TasteDurham: Highest Quality & Local Produce; 2011 Scores on the Doors (Food Hygiene) 5 out of 5; 2012 & 2011 North East England Tourism Taste Bronze; 2012/2010 Enjoy England Breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Low Urpeth Farm B&B Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, UK