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Riding Farm Guest House


The home of Angus and Louise Johnson, The Riding Farm House is a traditional stone farmhouse dating back to 1855.

An ideal base for visitors, whether on business or pleasure, surrounded by beautiful countryside with a network of footpaths and cycle ways but only 10 minutes from the A1(M).

On the door step of all the local attractions, Durham City, Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland are all within 20 minutes.

If you want a day at the Riding the farm has a net work of footpaths and cycleways bursting with wildlife and sculpture for you to explore or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

We have 3 rooms, all en suite. All rooms are spacious with luxurious fittings, colour TV/DVD, radio/CD tea and coffee facilities and a fridge with fresh milk and bottled water you can enjoy a relax in the guest lounge with an open fire.

Breakfast is a delight, and will set you up for your day ahead with a full range of breakfast cereals, fruits yogurts as well as a traditional English cooked breakfast we do cater for vegetarians.

The Riding Farm has ample secure private parking.

Opening Times

Riding Farm Guest House (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2019)



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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Garden Room King Ensuite£37.50 per person (breakfast included)
Green Room Double ensuite£35.00 per person (breakfast included)
Twin en suite bathroom£35.00 per person (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Bookable Product Facilities

  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available - The half tester bed in our green room was my great great Aunt Barbara's and is very comfortable
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms


  • Additional meal details - For our self catering visitors we provide a meal and fridge service where they can pre order meals and groceries so they are waiting for you on arrival one less this to pack!
  • Cater for vegetarians - we do cater for vegetarians with a wide selection of cereals fruit and yogurts as well as a vegetarian cooked breakfast which will set you up for the day
  • Serve breakfast - Breakfast is a delight with a wide range of cereals yogurst and fresh fruit as well as a traditional breakfast where ever possible we source are food from local farmers we know

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - We are children friendly and will take children from new born
  • Childrens Play Area - There is a large secure garden for children to play in
  • Children's videos/DVDs Available
  • Cot - travel cot is provided for guests but we do ask guests to bring there own bedding
  • Facilities for children - High chair and cot and a large secure garden to play in as well as footpaths and cycleways to explore
  • Food/Bottle Warming Available
  • Highchair

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Can be arranged
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing
  • Other sporting facilities - Nearby
  • Water sports facilities - Nearby

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Central heating throughout
  • Garden/patio for guests use - A large secure garden with garden furniture for our guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Public telephone
  • Real log/coal fires - There is a real open fire in the guest lounge and the cottage all logs and fuel are provided
  • Separate guests' lounge

Provider Features

  • Cater exclusively for vegetarians - We have a wide range of food suitable for vegetrians you will not be dissappionted on our cooked breakfast
  • Farm - A working farm of 500 acres a mix of arable and grassland with a net work of footpaths and cycle ways with over 60 species of wild birds
  • Film or TV location - Riding Farm has been featured on BBC1 breakfast
  • In countryside - The farm has a network of footpaths and cycleways for you to explore you can observe over 60 speices of wild birds
  • Non smoking establishment

Target Markets

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings - We are ideal for business traveller within 5 minutes of the A1M but surrounded by countryside ideal for brain storming you will love the peace and quite
  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - we are proud of our Green Tourism Silver award
  • Marketed to any other specialist market - Business Traveller.
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers - You will enjoy the peace and quite as well as the secure surroundings as we are family run we provide home from home
  • Special provisions for walkers

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