1 Whitfield Brow

Bollihope Common near Frosterley, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 8149)

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Cottage features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi
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The property

Frosterley 2 miles. A lovely stone-built semi-detached cottage on the hillside of Bollihope Common, nestled amongst the North Pennine Moors.

This Frosterley cottage is a comfortable holiday retreat, full of character and charm.

At the front of this Frosterley cottage, a large conservatory allows light to flood in, and has an inviting hot tub, so on sunny afternoons you can unwind in the hot tub and soak up the sun, whilst the children amuse themselves with the table football, table tennis table, darts or PlayStation.

Just two miles away from the pretty village of Frosterley, this delightful cottage is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and is set in a haven of peace and tranquillity.

This Frosterley cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest comprised of rugged upland, waterfalls, river valleys and meadows.

Visit Barnard Castle, Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, all easily reached from your Frosterley cottage plus Derwent Resevoir and Hexham are a short drive as is the cathedral city of Durham.

With so much to do, this Frosterley cottage makes an ideal base for an enjoyable relaxing holiday!


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x single, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with electric fire and dining area. Games room with electric fire. Conservatory with hot tub and additional seating.


Oil central heating with electric fires in sitting and games rooms. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, books/games, WiFi available (signal can sometimes be weak, depending where in the property you are). All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Ample off road parking. Hot tub in conservatory. Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Perfect Getaway”
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    • “We stayed at 1 Whitfield Brow for a week with various family members. The size of the property mean't everyone had plenty of space to chill. The hot tub was in the conservatory, so fantastic for this time of year. The owners had provided everything you could want and were available if you needed them. The views from the cottage are outstanding with walks and wildlife on your doorstep. If you travel further afield, there are fantastic attractions such as Barnard Castle, High & Low Force Waterfalls, Durham (we used park & ride) and the Metro Centre is accessible too. We all had a lovely week, the weather was kind to us, so that always helps.”

    Paul E, Lincoln, United Kingdom, October 2015

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    • “A more tranquil relaxing place you will not find. The house is immaculately clean on arrival and the hosts are wonderful We enjoyed all that the cottage has to offer - the dogs loved the garden - we loved the hot tub There are plenty of walks from the cottage and the river is a place for children to enjoy and discover fossils and fish.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, July 2015

    • “Fantastic accomodation in a fabulous setting”
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    • “Thank you Gordon and Jen for sharing your beautiful spot of the country and making us feel welcome. We stayed as two families with a baby each and enjoyed separate ends of the cottage so that we didn't disturb each other. there are separate staircases and a bathroom at each end so you have privacy. Ideal for sharing accommodation. The hot tub was great fun and being in a conservatory you could enjoy it in all weather although we had sunshine all week! Plenty towels were provided which was handy. The garden is huge and beautiful and there is a secure section on the side if your dog or young child wants to step out safely. The views are beautiful and there are easy and more adventurous walks straight from the front door. The property had everything we could think of needing and more. We hope to return again. See my other reviews of local places we visited if you are planning a holiday in the area.”

    Miss_pixiemixie, London, September 2014

    • “Peace, tranqulity, superb accommodation.”
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    • “We take our hats off to Gordon and Jen Lennox for the magnificent accommodation they provide near Frosterley, County Durham through Sykes Cottages , Chester. Everything you need, plus, is provided. Three double bedrooms and one single at separate ends of the property with two staircases separating the access and bathrooms for each end of the upstairs accommodation. A huge sloping garden to get lost in with fabulous views over the Durham fells and for us in August the purple heather whether your view was from the front or the rear of the cottage. Ground floor comprises of a large family kitchen, a large lounge with TV and dining area, next to the lounge is the games room with Table Tennis, comfortable settee, TV games (playstation, xbox), keyboard for the musically minded, selection of games and table football. The huge conservatory overlooking the garden has a comfortable suite plus the Hot Tub and for entertainment the local bird life including the local woodpecker fight for food at the feeding station filled every day by the owners. A 4 minute drive takes you into Frosterley where the local Coop supermarket is well stocked .A magical place to stay and highly recommended. The Italian restaurant `Buono Appetito` in Wolsingham 7 miles away is a must for the discerning pallet.”

    Neil548, Neston, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Comfortable Rural Cottage”
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    • “Lovely roomy cottage which feels very remote but only a few miles from several medium sized villages. Warm and cosy and very well equipped.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bristol, November 2012

    • “Perfect family holiday cottage”
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    • “Whitfield Brow provided a perfect base for our week's holiday in Weardale. We were in a party of 6, 3 adults,two boys ages 5 and 9 and our dog Jock.Despite the changeable weather,our holiday was enhanced by the amenities within the cottage. An indoor hot tub meant that it could be used whatever the weather and the games room was perfect for keeping everyone amused in the evenings.The cottage itself was clean,warm and comfortable and the owners who live next door were discrete but always on hand to help out with any enquiries.The cottage has a large, mature garden, perfect for exploring and of course we were surrounded by dales so it was great for dog walking.We have enjoyed 5 years of UK holidays, but we all agreed that this was the best accommodation we had stayed in to date.”

    Paula, Angus, Scotland, September 2012

    • “wonderfull surprise”
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    • “on arrival we were greeted by owner who proved to be always on hand but never intrusive.When shown first into garden and then around property were amazed at the size quality cleanliness of this lovely home from home.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Blackpool, October 2011

    • “Peaceful, stunning view”
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    • “An immaculate and roomy cottage providing lots of space for teenagers and adults but the real highlight for us was the stunning view. A sweeping vista across the moors beyond a beautifully maintained garden. It was an absolute delight. Lots to do within reasonable distance for all age groups. Handy for touring over towards Newcastle and Durham or for more local country pursuits. Thoroughly recommended, we really didn't want to go home!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Cambridge, October 2011

    • “A very good holiday”
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    • “Excellent accomadation, good facilities, avery good area. excellent food at the Balck Bull Pub in Frosterley.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, December 2011

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    • “The cottage itself was immaculate and the views from all the windows were amazing with the fells and countryside right on our doorstep. The conservatory was ideal for sitting and looking out at the views. The owners were really nice and made us feel very welcome.”

    Mrs Conder, Cambridge, September 2015

    • “Everything is so clean on arrival. The owners are on hand but not intrusive. They are lovely, caring and friendly. As a family there is room to give each other space or gather for games and fun. Our dogs felt it was home away from home and our puppy kept unpacking his toys on the day we left!”

    Mrs Carman, Bolton, July 2015

    • “A beautiful cottage in a stunning area, we loved it.”

    Mrs Pennington-ramsden, Widnes, May 2015

    • “The Cottage was very clean, private and well equipped.”

    Miss Wood, Deeside, May 2015

    • “The cottage is amazing, the owners have thought of everything and all you need is here. The views are lovely; everything you need for a relaxing holiday or to go explore.”

    Mrs Senior, Hull, October 2014

    • “A very nice and lovely cottage. It's in a beautiful place with lots to do around and lovely walking paths around cottage. The views are magnificent. Inside the cottage, all rooms are lovely and it's very big. Nice hot tub in conservatory so if it rains you can still enjoy the hot tub and the games room is super. The location is absolutely fantastic with hills surrounding the cottage, a little water stream below in the valley and you have some really lovely walks everywhere. A paradise for dogs. Nearby there's a lot of things and places to visit and see. I highly recommend this cottage. It's a little piece of heaven, relaxing and so calm. So if you are looking for a relaxing holiday yet in reach for sightseeing then book this beautiful cottage.”

    Ms Valsted, Chesterfield, September 2014

    • “Loved the location. Owners were very nice. Great hot tub and really good that loads of towels were provided. Loads of space, great for families.”

    Mrs Moody, Burton Upon Stather, August 2014

    • “The vote from our family was: "The best holiday ever"”

    Mrs Kendall, Chesterfield, July 2014

    • “The helpful and friendly owner, the hot tub, the games room especially kitted out for teens and toddlers. There was something for everyone”

    Mrs Randall, Blackpool, July 2014

    • “Beautiful house, beautiful garden. Lovely, helpful owners. Immaculate property in beautiful surroundings. Would recommend highly.”

    Miss Mccallum, Carluke, July 2014

    • “A really nice location, a well equipped property which was very private, and the kids loved the games room. Beautiful gardens, and a very central location for local attractions.”

    Miss Smith, Edinburgh, June 2014

    • “It was in a lovely part of country and the cottage was very nice and the garden views were great. The owners of the property were very helpful but did not bother us. I would recommend this property to my friends, especially because of the hot tub.”

    Mrs Davis, Hockley, April 2014

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About the location


Barnard Castle 15 miles; Durham 20 miles; Newcastle 26 miles.

Frosterley is a pretty village situated 20 miles from Durham and 26 miles from Newcastle. The area is described as England’s last wilderness and possibly one of the best kept secrets, nearby Bollihope Common is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a place of Special Scientific Interest for birdlife and dragonflys, made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, impressive waterfalls, fertile river valleys and wild flower meadows. Pleasant market towns dot the area and the historic market town of Barnard Castle lies within easy reach, and boasts castle remains overlooking the town, as well as the impressive Bowes Museum. Built as an impressive French-style chateau, the museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and decorative art. Other places of interest close to Barnard Castle are the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, High Force, Cauldron’s Snout, Derwent Resevoir, Hexham (with stately abbey) is within easy reach, as well as the magnificent cathedral city of Durham. A little further afield, the Lakes and Northumberland Heritage coastline await exploration.

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