Bankwell Cottage

What to Expect

This large, detached bungalow is surrounded by countryside and sits alongside a restored heritage railway dating back to 1725, in the small village of Causey near Sunniside in County Durham.

Bankwell Cottage is an all-ground-floor property, ideal for a family and friends or group of six guests wanting to explore the Northeast. The centre of Newcastle just seven miles away and a stretch of beach with golden sands is a 30-minute drive away.

The interior is finished to a high standard and the outdoor living space to the rear of the property is perfect for sunny days and warm evening get-togethers.

At A Glance

All on one floor
Parking for 4 cars
Bespoke kitchen
Newcastle 7 miles
Coast 30 minutes
Enclosed lawn


Private drive
Decking with BBQ
Wood burner
Tumble dryer

About Bankwell Cottage

Alongside the restored heritage Tanfield Railway dating back nearly 300 years, this thoroughly modern bungalow is big enough for six and has two bathrooms.

The home, in the village of Causey, has a spacious sitting room with a wood burning stove and the dining area, with views out to the rear garden, has a counter separating it from the bespoke kitchen. There is a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Up to two pets are welcome and the manicured enclosed lawn will certainly get their tails wagging. There is decking for alfresco dining and a large charcoal BBQ.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Causey

The fascinating Living Museum of the North in Beamish is just a five-minute drive away. It is open-air with the guiding principle of preserving an example of daily life in urban and rural North East England at the height of industrialisation at the turn of the 19th century. It’s annual Classic Car Rally draws thousands of motoring enthusiasts to marvel at the impressive array of vehicles on the site’s Events’ Field. Beamish also a Wild Adventure Park for an adrenaline packed family or thrill-seeking friends’ day out. It has adventure trails, zip wires and high rope courses that will bring out your competitive spirit.

Take a journey back in time on the world’s oldest railway. Leaving from nearby East Tanfield Station, your trip down memory lane is made all the more poignant by the restored Victorian carriages and steam locomotives. It is a six-mile round trip through rolling countryside and wooded valleys. It has a Director’s Class Afternoon Tea on occasion, where you can nibble on cucumber sandwiches and drink tea out of fine bone china while you enjoy the scenic ride.

Venturing further afield the neighbouring town of Gateshead is home to the Angel of the North and the Baltic Arts Centre. Vibrant Newcastle is only seven miles from Bankwell Cottage, and if you fancy a day on the coast Sandhaven Beach with its towering sand dunes and golden shores is less than 30 miles away.

Last Word

Who would think a village seemingly in the depths of one of our further Northern counties can offer up such a variety of things to do for its visitors. Causey, it seems, it close to almost everywhere from Newcastle city centre to Durham Cathedral. There’s vintage train rides, open-air heritage museums, world-class golf courses, art galleries, adventure parks, and miles and miles of west coast beaches.

Bankwell is far more than a cottage; it is a well-appointed bungalow with three bedrooms, plenty of space in the living areas for a group of up to six, and a vast expanse of rear garden made up of manicured lawn and decking. There is even seating in the front of the house where the long driveway accommodates up to four cars.

The village pub is less than a five-minute walk. The Causey Arch Inn is child and dog-friendly and has a cosy interior with log burning stoves and high-backed leather chairs. It often has live music and there are weekly specials, such as the inn’s popular steak night.

You might find yourself at the nucleus of exciting attractions, but the area is also renowned for its woodland and beautiful landscapes. The Causey Arch complements this breath-taking scenery, and you are right there to experience it for yourself.
Bankwell Cottage
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