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Mayland Farm Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £380  to  £450

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Short Breaks

  • The property is only available for a minimum of 7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Mayland Farm Cottage

Mayland Cottage is a welcoming family holiday home in a beautiful location on a family-run farm near Bishop Auckland, a mile from Woodland village. The cottage has lots of space inside and out, sleeping up to five people in three bedrooms. It's both child and dog friendly, and a favourite with couples and families. The owners have created a home-away-from-home atmosphere, and many happy guests return year after year for a relaxing holiday in the countryside, close to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The wealth of beautiful footpaths is one of the highlights of a holiday at Mayland Cottage. Hamsterley Forest is on the doorstep, offering 2000 hectares of paradise, especially for birds including buzzards, hawks and owls who are just three of dozens of species that thrive in the peaceful environment. In addition to walking, guests can explore on horseback with miles with two pony trekking centres within three miles of the farm. Keen mountain bikers love that there are world-class trails close by, including those at Descend and Hamsterley Bike Park less than a mile from the cottage.

You don't have to be an energetic outdoor-enthusiast to have a fantastic holiday at Mayland Cottage. Within a small radius are historic market towns like Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland, while the city of Durham is just over half an hour's drive away with its magnificent cathedral, castle and university. England's tallest unbroken waterfall, High Force, is within easy reach, and there are countless beautiful views in the nearby Tees and Wear Valleys. Local attractions include the Beamish Open Air Museum, Raby Castle, the Bowes Museum, and the Binchester Roman Fort. Even just sitting in the cottage garden is a pleasure - an RSPB survey identified 51 different species of birds on the farm.

The North Pennines are gorgeous in every season, which means that it's always a good time to visit. Staying at Mayland Cottage puts you close to some of the region's most beautiful sights and favourite attractions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Susan Mortimer joined Independent Cottages in June 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (Durham)

Accommodation Comprises:

Mayland Cottage is a lovely stone building adjoining the main farmhouse where the owners live. There is a step up to the front door but the accommodation is all on one level.

  • Large sitting room with comfortable seating and a coal effect fire. The TV has a DVD player and the windows overlook the garden and fields.
  • Separate dining room where the solid wood dining table has seating for six people.
  • Fitted kitchen with all of the equipment, crockery and utensils that guests need for easy self-catering. It's a lovely, light room thanks to double aspect windows and a glazed door. Appliances include a microwave and dishwasher.
  • Utility room with a washing machine and space to leave walking boots and wipe muddy paws before entering the cottage.
  • Two of the bedrooms are doubles with double beds and proper storage so that guests can unpack and settle in straight away. Opening the curtains onto such a beautiful rural view is a fantastic way to start the day.
  • Third bedroom with a full-sized single bed, bedside tables and a reading light.
  • Spacious family bathroom with a walk-in shower, bath, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Mayland Cottage has a lawn garden with a table and chairs where guests can sit in the sunshine, watching the birds and enjoying the peace. There is off-street parking for up to three cars.

Additional information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and towels are provided. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement with the owner. A travel cot (no bedding) and a high chair are available. Smoking inside the cottage is not permitted. The cottage is available to book between mid-March and early January.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Mayland Farm Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 12th Mar 2022 - Fri, 27th May 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 28th May 2022 - Fri, 1st Jul 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Jul 2022 - Fri, 2nd Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 3rd Sep 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 1st Oct 2022 - Fri, 21st Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 22nd Oct 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Oct 2022 - Fri, 16th Dec 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles & 1 Single)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Susan Mortimer
Member Since June 2020

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We have reviewed our working practices and are allowing a 7 day break between guests together with enhanced cleaning and operating procedures recommended in the guidelines, to reassure guests that their stay will be as safe as possible.

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Mayland Farm Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 10th May 2022
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