(5 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Located in the quiet village of Ruffside in County Durham, Mill is a cosy two bedroom cottage with plenty to boast about. The perfect getaway for couples, small groups of friends and families, the cottage has everything you could need for a staycation close to the sea including a spacious living room, kitchen/diner, family bathroom, and on-site parking.


Property Details

The Space
Mill has a welcoming and homely living area. With large frosted windows either side of the entrance door, light floods into the ground floor space to create a bright and airy feel.

The spacious living area includes two leather sofas and a flat screen TV so it’s perfect for relaxing.

Fully equipped with modern appliances, the kitchen has everything you could need to make the most of your self-catering stay. The dining area includes a large wooden table with four comfy chairs.

Both bedrooms in the cottage can be found on the first floor plush bedding and premium bed linens to ensure you have a great night’s sleep. The master bedroom features a double bed and the second his home to two single beds.

The bathroom has a bathtub with an overhead shower, WC and wash basin.

Outside you’ll find a communal grassed area and a courtyard with outdoor furniture. A real bonus, the outdoor space at Winnows Hill Farm is fantastic if you want to relax outside during your visit.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Winnows Hill Farm is located in the remote village of Ruffside. Located in County Durham, it’s a beautiful place packed with stone houses and delightful walks close by. If you’re looking for somewhere to truly relax, Ruffside is the perfect place.

The closest town to Ruffside is Consett which is a vibrant town in North West Durham. The Coast to Coast cycle route passes through Consett and is known as the UK’s most popular long-distance cycle route. If you’d prefer a more relaxed visit, you can explore The Glass and Art Gallery, Derwent Reservoir and many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.

Getting Around
The closest train station to Ruffside is Stocksfield which is a 20 minute drive away. Stocksfield is a small yet sprawling commuter village which is served by the Tyne Valley Line, with trains running to Newcastle, Hexham and Carlisle. A number of connecting routes can also be found from these stations so getting to other locations around the UK could not be easier.

The 773 bus route travels through to Consett from Ruffside.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pets allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Rural
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Private on-site parking is available for up to two vehicles.

Please note that dogs are not permitted to use the shared on-site courtyard. The property has rear doors that can be used to bring dogs in and out from the cars without crossing the shared courtyard.

Group bookings are not permitted at Winnows Hill Farm.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(5 Reviews)



Lovely cottage on a working farm set just on the edge of the Derwent Reservoir. stunning location! 20 mins to Hexham and Corbridge and 45mins into Newcastle City centre. The beaches of Northumberland within 1 hr. The cottage was warm, clean and well equiped.



The house was in great condition. It was good that there was Internet which I used to stay in contact with family members.<br/><br/>I was unable to find the external bins as i only returned to the property after dark. The notice inside does not mention where the bins were. Due to the location it was difficult to get in contact with booking agent when I was unable to find the keys. The is no cell coverage in the area.



We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Mill – a lovely cottage that exceeded our expectations. The cleanliness was exceptional, creating a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere in the midst of truly beautiful surroundings. It served as the perfect getaway for us, providing a peaceful retreat to visit family and find some much-needed rest, especially considering my pregnancy. Our dog, Cali, also had a fantastic time, enjoying the abundance of amazing walks available. Overall, it was a delightful experience that we would highly recommend.



After booking and paying for our stay, the property contacted us re "finalising" our reservation. They demanded ID verification and a £250 damage deposit with £10 admin fee or £25 damage waiver. NONE OF THIS is mentioned in the policies/important information on We paid the latter to avoid any "issues" getting our deposit back. The code for the key box had not been provided by check in - had to call to get it over the phone, was then sent. On arrival I turned on the kitchen tap - it fell apart in my hand. It was already broken but had been carefully "reassembled" to look OK. No phone coverage in the area and the Internet was both poor and intermittent throughout our stay.<br/><br/>While the apartment itself was OK, the unexpected "ID verification" process and the extra costs re damage deposit, etc left an unpleasant feel. This needs to be mentioned on the property listing so that potential guests can view it before booking.



Great, we were there for work and it was perfect.

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