Bee Cottage Farmhouse Consett - Cycling (on C2C route), walking.
Situated on the edge of the beautiful Durham Dales, Bee Cottage's rural location with its stunning views makes it a great place to relax. We believe that guests require cleanliness, comfort, good service and good food and make it our mission to provide all of these. Optional 3 course dinner is availble including coffee. We are licensed. We adopt a non-smoking policy throughout. All rooms are en-suite with TV, tea-making facilities and hairdryer. We have some ground floor rooms availble.
There is plenty of walking and cycling available from our car park. This is a great area for bird watching. Golf, fishing, horseriding can be found nearby. We are within 20 miles of many places of interest, including Newcastle, Durham, Hexham, Corbridge, Barnard Castle & the Bowes Museum, Hadrian's Wall, Beamish Open Air Museum, High Force Waterfall. A lttle futher afield is Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Holy Island, Cragside House, the wonderful Northumberland coast and much more.
Help yourself to Fruit Juice and a choice of Cereals and Yoghurts, followed by a Full English Breakfast, including Toast.
(We are happy to adapt the full breakfast to suit individual tastes and requirements, but please give us advance notice.)
We offer a three course evening meal at £18 per person (including coffee). Food is home cooked, so please pre-book. If you ask after breakfast, we can show you the menu for the day and prepare you choices. We vary the menu from day to day.
Homemade Red Pepper & Basil Soup
Fried Brie with Redcurrant Jelly
King Prawns in Breadcrumbs with Tartare Sauce
Melon on a Strawberry Coulis
Beef in Beer
Chicken Elizabethan Style
Salmon in a Cream Sauce
Vegetable & Stilton Crumble served with a Side Salad
Choice of Homemade and other sweets
(e.g. Apple & Plum Crumble, Bread & Butter Pudding, Chocolate Cup, Raspberry Fool, Chocolate Pudding with Chocolate Sauce)
Beamish Open Air Museum, near Stanley in North West Durham recreates northern life as it was in the early days of the century. There is a reconstructed town centre of authentic houses and shops, colliery village, railway station and a home Farm. So you can go into a pitman's cottage, explore a coal mine, watch the animals on the farm or even take a tram to the Victorian town and ride on the steam trains at Rowley Station.
Durham, which is dominated by its imposing Cathedral is a delightful place to visit. You can wander the quaint cobbled streets and perhaps stop in to have refreshments at one of the many waterside pubs and restaurants.
Newcastle has been redeveloped in recent years and boasts an impressive waterfront with first class restaurants, nightclubs and shops. On the outskirts of the city the famous Metro shopping centre gives you an incredible choice of shops and is one of the biggest shopping complexes in Europe.
Northumbria boasts over 80 golf courses, including championship courses such as nearby Slaley Hall. If you like fishing, there are also plenty of opportunities.
There is a strong historic element in Northumbria. Go back in time and sample medieval surroundings as you visit one of the many well maintained castles such as Alnwick or Warkworth.
We aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible so that, like many of our guests, you will return again and again.