River Cottage has everything you need, whether you’re going on adventures or just chilling by the river. Facilities include a full utility room for cleaning boots and clothes, multiple bedrooms, kitchen and dining area, outdoor seating and BBQ, all on one level.
As a self-catering holiday home, River Cottage has been designed to make all aspects of dining as social as possible.
For this reason, the kitchen is entirely open-plan – part of a communal space with the living room and conservatory, with excellent views of the TV and the River Tees. It is well-equipped with an oven, a hob, two fridges, a freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave, a toaster – basically everything including the kitchen sink.
There is also enough cutlery and crockery for eighteen meals (and a full inventory can be found below.)
There is also a barbecue and an outdoor dining area for when the summer weather calls to be enjoyed.
- Lobster pot
- 4-ring stove
- Two fridges
- Herbs and spices
- Plenty of cutlery and crockery
- Washing-up supplies
- Pots, pans (expand on this)
The Lounge forms part of a communal space with the kitchen and conservatory and comprises three leather sofas, an oak coffee table, a remote-controlled fire and a widescreen television with Netflix and iPlayer.
This amounts to enough seating for eight people, and there is also a breakfast bar behind which seats four.
The conservatory forms part of an open-plan living area with the lounge and kitchen and features an eight-person dining table, as well as leisurely seating for four.
The easterly side of the conservatory also opens out, allowing for the house to cool down on hot days.
The Riverside Bedroom contains a kingsize double bed, with a sink, mirror and wardrobe. It has underfloor heating, as do all our rooms, and two bedside lamps.
This room provides excellent views of the River Tees, and some of our guests have reported seeing otters and herons on an early morning.
The En-suite Bedroom contains a kingsize double bed, complete with a wardrobe and two bedside lamps. It has underfloor heating, which extends to the en-suite bathroom, where there is a spa bath and shower, a toilet, a basin and a magnifying mirror for shaving.
The Twin Bedroom contains two single beds, complete with two bedside lamps, a sink and a wardrobe. It has underfloor heating, like all rooms in the house, and a basin with a mirror.
The 3-Sleeper Bedroom contains a double bed with a single upper bunk, along with a bedside table, a bedside lamp and a wardrobe.
The Main Bathroom is a wetroom, meaning that the floor and walls are all tiled and safe from water damage. It contains a bubbling spa bath, a shower, a toilet, a basin and a mirror with a built-in lighting system. It also has underfloor heatng and phototherapy lights in the ceiling which can be adjusted to a colour of your choosing for a more relaxing bath.
The Utility Room contains a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also an iron and an ironing board. Laundry soap is also provided.