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1 Braeside

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Cowshill near Wearhead, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property, beautiful area."

    We already loved the look of the cottage and views from the listing, but both were even better in person. High reccomend a stay here.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, really lovely setting."

    Some weird noises from the hot water system about 530, but otherwise everything was great!

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2023

  • "Great location, very peaceful yet only 5 mins drive to shop and pub."

    Loads of walks on doorstep for dog. The walk round reservoir was easy and very scenic. Cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed for a few days away. Wi-Fi and satellite tv was an welcome bonus.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Felt at home from the moment we arrived. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EstherJul 2023

  • "Lovely spacious and bright property with rural views."

    Ideally situated for us, walking the Durham dales, with shop and pubs available within 10 minutes drive. Very dog-friendly.

    Reviewed by VanessaJul 2023

  • "Really really lovely cottage."

    Exactly what I needed to get away from the world for a week. It’s a beautiful cottage, nicely done inside, cosy and warm even when it was very cold outside! Check in and out was very easy, the parking space is small but I could just about squeeze my seat Leon in. There is also off road parking on a quiet side street only about 100 yards down the road so the parking really shouldn’t put anyone off. Had absolutely everything you needed, the only thing I found the main bed to not be so comfortable, but the 2 single beds seemed to have very comfy mattresses. I would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by EllenaOct 2022

  • "A very comfy cottage lovely views would happily stay again"

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage, in a beautiful location."

    Very homely, clean and tidy. We liked the added little touches of board games, and towels provided for the dog. Highly recommended!

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2022

  • "You list this property with off road parking ONLY WITH A SMART CAR."

    You misled us as my sister has difficulty walking and having no parking space i could not let her out of the car on a busy road. I am disappointed with you Sykes i now cant rely on you. I think the property is feeling tired.

    Property not listed as disable freindly , property is on a hill . There is avalible off road parking just down the road next to pub Some older style furniture used in keeping with age of property all fixtures and fercilities are next to new Property Owner

    Reviewed by MiriamJun 2022

  • "What a lovely property which was beautifully maintained."

    We slept exceptionally well and the shower was awesome! We had a fabulous week and would highly recommend the cottage. It was a brilliant base for our cycling which we combined with short local dog walks and chilling out. Thank you!

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichJun 2022

  • "A really well equipped cottage, would definitely recommend"

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Braeside exploring the area and enjoying the company of the friendly locals in the Cowshill Hotel bar."

    There are so many walks and fantastic scenery. Our dog had a great time too! The cottage was lovely, clean and surprisingly spacious and we enjoyed spending cosy nights by the fire. The owner was very responsive and helpful too. We hope to visit again in future!

    Reviewed by NicholasOct 2021

  • "A beautiful holiday home in an amazing area."

    If you like walking you will be in heaven, so many bridlepaths and public footpaths with amazing scenery and views. Very peaceful area, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage but a bit remote."

    Could have done with some information on gadgets provided but we worked them out eventually. Great for anyone who likes serious walking. Amenities not very close and then a bit limited. Nevertheless we enjoyed our stay. It was very peaceful.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2021

  • "Very efficient owner willing to answer any questions or concerns."

    Lovely comfortable cottage and the surrounding countryside was beautiful and well worth the visit. We felt very welcomed there. It was a lovely week.

    Reviewed by GracaSep 2021

  • "Had a lovely surprise when we arrived at cottage on how spacious it was and immaculately clean ."

    Parking a bit tricky at cottage but parking available down hill on first left passed hotel . Beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, we did have a nice time, the cottage is right next to a main ..."

    Lovely cottage, we did have a nice time, the cottage is right next to a main road, lots of motorbikes, very noisy all day, the stairs in the cottage is really steep, the fridge wasn’t clean I had to clean it before I could put food in it, behind the record player hadn’t been hoovered in a long time, the cottage had a musty smell, couldn’t open windows when in side because on noise, I wouldn’t go back, but don’t let me put you off

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "Not the first time we’ve stayed here and won’t be the last."

    A great base for walkers to Cumbria, Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet area."

    Ideal for walkers and stargazing. Warm and comfortable. Amazing views.

    Reviewed by Anne MarieOct 2020

  • "Very homely cottage, we enjoyed our stay here."

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "Really nice house with everything you need and more."

    The area is awesome for walks to get away from it all it was perfect, we wouldn’t hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Everything as listed but unless you drive a mini the parking space will mean that your back end will be sticking out."

    I would suggest it had a dishwasher and king size bed.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2020

  • "A roomy, very comfortable and homely stone cottage high up in the north Pennines."

    This was Perfect for a break from it all and very much appreciated by myself and two grown up sons. Could just about fit my Honda jazz behind the garage which was useful. We found the house was very warm and definitely didn't need the heating on and the log burner was useful at night. it is blustery and pretty exposed up there so nice to have that warming comfort. The shower was good too - powerful and it was fab to have a soak in the bath after a day out walking (don't have one at home!). Some cottages can be short of living space but this was very spacious with comfortable sofas and a well equipped and decent sized kitchen. Thankyou Andrew for your helpfulness /welcome and hospitality in trying times for everyone.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant week at 1 Braeside and were very sad to leave."

    Exactly how it’s described. Perfect for our family of 3 and our dog. Right in the heart of the countryside. Perfect for long walks and then coming back and relaxing in front of the fire. The cottage had absolutely everything we needed and more...even for the dog! We would definitely recommend this homely cottage x

    Reviewed by KirbyFeb 2020

  • "This is a beautifully presented cottage in a quiet area away from it all."

    Great things provided by the owners such as fairy liquid, Andrex toilet tissue and other homely bits and pieces. Fantastic welcome tray with wine too! The heating was just right and we didn't need the fire as it was so cosy. The downside, if we're being hyper critical is the lack of parking space and the really uncomfortable wooden frames on the sofa, in all honesty we only noticed this as we had 4 days of bad weather so were inside more than out. Top tip would be to pull in on road and get key, then open up back door to unload things. Rather than off bridleway as this has a weird camber on it and my Toyota yaris got caught at the front! Scrapping it to get off. There's parking behind garage and my car fitted on, just. The road is not overly busy, except first and last thing. Easy to reverse back out of parking space onto it. There's a little bypass over through Cowshill so if you face wrong way just drive around. We have had a wonderful few days here and would go back, hopefully in the dry so we could see the stars!!

    Reviewed by RachaelSep 2019

  • "The house was lovely and all the extra and homely touches were much appreciated!"

    ! couldn't fault it and can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend here."

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2018

  • "Fantastic house which exceeded our expectations of what it provided."

    Plenty of space for 2-4 people. Amazing views and we made good use of the porch for bird and wildlife watching. The owner kindly bought an airier which allowed clothes drying without using the drier. Providing a plastic/wooden chopping board would be good. The parking is somewhat limited and only usable with a small car.

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Shower room with multi-fuel stove
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV and Wifi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one small car
  • Front enclosed lawn
  • One well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 2 miles.

The property

This stone-built cottage sits in an end-terrace location, overlooking the breath-taking countryside of the North Pennines AONB in Cowshill.

With a number of scenic walks and cycle paths from your doorstep, 1 Braeside is an ideal spot to base an outdoor adventure break with your friends or family.

A delightful porch welcomes you upon arrival, a wonderful place to sit with your morning coffee and enjoy the landscapes nearby.

Step through into a homely sitting room with a TV/DVD and a wonderful multi-fuel stove, which makes this country cottage desirable all-year-round.

A beautiful and spacious kitchen/diner also lies on the ground floor, boasting rustic stone flooring and glistening, modern units hosting a good range of appliances.

A carpeted staircase brings you to the first floor, where you can find a family bathroom as well as two bedrooms.

The master king bedroom benefits from an antique dressing table and a fabulous feature fireplace completes the layout delightfully.

Cowshill's village pub rests just a short walk away, making an excellent return after a day of trekking the surrounding countryside.

St John's Chapel is just over two miles away, benefiting from a couple of pubs, a shop and a café.

For a wider range of amenities, head to Stanhope, one of many lovely towns in the area, others include Middleton-in-Tees and Alston.

The majestic city of Durham is within driving distance and is certainly worth a visit.

A well-located cottage brimming with character.

Please note: This property has £100 good house keeping bond

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Stanhope 10 miles
  • Durham 30 miles

Wearhead is a small village in County Durham at the top of Weardale. Named after the source of the River Wear, the village sits at 1,104 feet above sea level and boasts some of the highest peaks in County Durham. Wearhead is set in rural countryside with the nearest shop being 3 miles away in St John's Chapel, and further amenities can be found in the village of Stanhope, ten miles away. Stanhope is described as the "Capital of Weardale" as it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. The village is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop and local arts and crafts. In addition it offers a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, art gallery, outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks. Durham is just 30 miles away and Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Musem and Barnard Castle - a short picturesque drive away.

Please note: This property has £100 good house keeping bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas