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About Us

We hope you feel comfort the moment you step through the door

Welcome, we are husband-and-wife duo Gary and Kim Bourne. We can’t wait to welcome you to our eco-friendly holiday cottage. In 2021 we embarked on a mission to restore our 18th century cottage to a holiday home with heart. We completed all the renovations (aside from legalities!) by hand with our passion for pre-loved furnishings and vintage interior in mind. The cottage has been no easy feat, we juggled restoration with running our own trade businesses and spending quality time with our four children. Between drop offs, picks ups and a nativity or two! We are delighted to finally open our door for people to enjoy a comforting stay.

Renovation Work

Our ethos is renew, reuse, recycle. During the renovation period we held our environmental footprint close to our hearts and did our best to minimise our impact to the earth, even our render is eco-friendly! With sustainability in mind, we sometimes had to get creative with our upcycling and we can’t wait to see what unique pieces you spot in our cottage! We would offer encouragement to all our guests to think of our environment when you use the heating, electrics and hot water in the cottage. Our priority is your comfort but turning off the heating, electrics and lights when you go out for the day makes a big difference.

The cottage has benefitted from a full rewire, new kitchen and bathroom, new flooring, removal of all the crazy wallpaper, plastering, rendering, paving, internal doors, installation of a log burner and much more than we have room to list! Through our grit and determination, we have crafted the perfect cottage for a luxurious stay in North East England.

Home Comforts

Our cottage provides all your creature comforts.

The ground floor compromises of open plan living with original beamed ceilings, a log burner with complimentary wood pack and fire lighters, with the option to purchase enough logs for the duration of your stay when making your booking. A 43 inch Smart TV with Netflix, Wi-fi, real wooden flooring, dining table and four chairs – perfect for working or spending quality time with family. The kitchen offers a dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, and all cooking utensils needed to ensure you feel right at home.

To the upper floor, the cottage boasts a quirky king-sized bedroom decorated to high standard with oxblood skirting boards, colour matched to Kim’s own DrMarten’s! The bedroom possesses a wall mounted Smart TV with Netflix, usb charger ports, preloved dressing table and chair, preloved wardrobe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and 400 thread count bedding.

Opposite, is a twin bedroom with a unique real wood panelled wall. The bedroom offers twin single beds with 400 thread count bedding, a wall mounted TV with Netflix and a preloved dressing table and chair.

Finally, the bathroom boasts a dual rainfall shower, complimentary toiletries, linens, vanity unit and our favourite feature, a beach-find shelf.

Our Address

4 Northside

Copyright 2023 Kimberley & Gary Bourne