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Wayside Cottage

(Ref. 1067929)

Staindrop, Northumberland Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice comfortable Cottage with all amenities you could need and a in great location for the local area."

    Had a good relaxing three night stay .

    I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay and I hope that we see you again Happy travels Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by RodNov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely location."

    Thank you I’m glad that you all enjoyed your stay and I hope we see you again Happy travels’ Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2023

  • "Very cosy & comfortable."

    Provided every thing we needed and more.Very peaaceful and quiet.Accessable for busses. Close to "Spar", the local pub and tea room (very friendly). Owner very friendly and we definately recommend this cottage. Colin And Eileen

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay! Hope we see you again soon Happy travels Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2023

  • "A gem - just perfect!"

    So delighted to have found this cosy, quaint and perfect dog-friendly cottage! Well equipped and very comfortable with an abundance of thoughtful homely touches throughout. Wayside Cottage is tucked away in the corner of one of the many beautiful greens in this delightful village and well placed for many gorgeous walks. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and will definitely be returning! Thanks to the owner Jo for the welcome gift for us and our dog. Much appreciated

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay! It was lovely to meet you all and I hope we see you again Happy travels Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by RoseSep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage really beautiful and homely with everything you need and a great location"

    Thank you - I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope we see you again Happy travels! Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , very clean and in beautiful area ."

    Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope we see you all again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2023

  • "Our stay at this cottage was amazing."

    Super convenient location, gorgeous cottage and great for our two furbabies! We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return in the future. As we stayed over the bank holiday weekend we enjoyed a few local events such as a crafts market at the local castle ( dog friendly ) and a local beer festival. All locals were super friendly everywhere we visited including the pub over the road. We were greeted with a bottle of wine, snacks and some treats for our dogs! Jo was really friendly and super helpful with all recommendations we required. Have already recommended this cottage to friends and family for there stays, was perfect for a nice hiking holiday :)

    Thank you for taking the time to review Wayside Cottage. What do you think could be done to improve the accuracy of the listing and the facilities provided? Property Owner

    Reviewed by InayaAug 2023

  • "Very comfy well presented property in which we felt at home."

    Comfortable bed and excellent shower. We appreciated the milk , wine and tea/coffee provided upon our initial arrival. Very friendly owners Jo and David. Even our dog Donald was catered for. Already booked again. Thanks Jo

    We’re so glad that all 3 of you enjoyed yourselves. See you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely location."

    Good communication from the owner. Parking on a quiet drive type road away from main road. Ideally situated to visit Raby Castle and High Force.

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope we see you again Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location for all attractions and activities."

    The cottage was as described and well equipped. Pub and shop 150 yards away. Pub not always open so check. The cottage was well presented with everything you could need for a long or short stay. The owner did speak to my wife on the morning of departure , to ask if everything was okay. Which was nice of her. If you have a pet or just want a great base for exploring the beautiful country side, this cottage is a fantastic base.

    I am glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback, which I have acted on. I’m sorry I didn’t manage to catch up with you earlier in your stay Hope we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by TanyaJul 2023

  • "Perfect for us and our dogs."

    Bed super comfortable and a fantastic powerful shower. The tiny garden was lovely for fresh air and drying the washing ! Staindrop is a treasure. The castle is worth a visit. Great walks particularly enjoyed Deepdale nature reserve at Castle Barnard. About half an hour from Durham. The owners were contactable by phone if needed Would highly recommend. Thank you

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and I hope we see you all again - your canine companions looked very content in the courtyard! Property Owner

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay The “Welcome Pack” of milk, wine & biscuits was so much appreciated after our drive there!"

    Everything was thought about - from the linen, towels, kitchen linen, napkins down to the anti-slip mat in the shower! Given it’s close proximity to Darlington’s Dialysis Centre I think we will return!!

    We would be very happy to see you again - you’re great guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by StellaJun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely village setting."

    We had everything we needed and more. Really appreciated the welcome pack the owner had put in the cottage as well. Very comfortable with an excellent shower!

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and I hope that we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2023

  • "Beautiful little place, very well equipped and very very clean."

    Cosy additions all around, cute little garden space. Good equipment in the kitchen, great shower and very comfortable bed. Nothing bad to say at all.

    I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoshMay 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and the double bed is really comfortable."

    The area itself is so pretty with plenty of idyllic walks. Would definitely stay again thank you.

    Thank you I’m really glad you enjoyed your stay and I hope we see you again - there’s lots more to see and do! Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a perfect location on an extensive village green, with local shop, post office and pub nearby."

    Everything was as described and we were very comfortable. We had no trouble parking in the suggested spot, beside a garden wall only a short distance from the front door.

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourselves and I hope that we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarianApr 2023

  • "Property was clean and fantastic welcome pack, on arrival, including essential groceries and loads of information on the area."

    Everything easy to use. WI-FI excellent as was TV choices if chilling in evening. Bed super comfortable. Loved the reading nook in the bedroom (loads of books available). Would definitely return.

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed yourselves - it would be great to have you come and stay again Property Owner

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Wayside cottage, it was really well located for visits to nearby villages and Raby Castle, and is in a lovely village."

    The bonus for us was not having any fireworks at New Year nearby, so for once our dog was happy and relaxed for New Year’s Eve. Would definitely recommend :)

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay and I hope to see you again soon Safe and happy travels! Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with all the facilities needed."

    Very cosy. A great walk nearby out into the country side for the dogs.

    I’m so glad that you all enjoyed your stay and hope we see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2022

  • "Lovely property some quirky corners that may be problematic to less physically able guests."

    Very helpful owners and lovely treats for our dog and us.Parking was easy and although we were visiting family in the area managed a trip to Barnard Castle which was nice even in the rain.Property well placed to access local tourist attractions.

    I’m glad that you enjoyed your stay at Wayside and were able to enjoy a visit to Barnard Castle. Hope we see you again soon Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by BeverleyOct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage for 2."

    Would stay again

    I hope that you enjoyed your stay and that we see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeraldSep 2022

  • "A comfortable property in a quaint and quiet area of Staindrop."

    An ideal position to visit castles,gardens and countryside etc.First impressions of a place are very important to us and we were delighted with the gesture of a bottle of wine ,coffee etc and milk,biscuits and a box of dog accessories!The owner had made a special effort to display literature and stamp her mark on the place with pictures etc to make you feel at home.The kitchen was well equipped and well stocked for some cooking etc.There was a small but safe backyard for our dog.The bathroom was spotless and the bedroom was lovely and we slept well in a comfortable and clean bed. The only slight concerns were that the property can be a little dark and required lights on and the kitchen taps are a little too far back from the sink and one had to make sure they were fully turned off Thank you Jo for your initial welcome .You have put a lot of effort into this place.Barrie and Jacqui

    Thank you for taking the time to give such detailed and helpful feedback. I hope we see you again soon Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarrieSep 2022

  • "Sweet cottage in a great location in the village and for seeing the surrounding visitor attractions."

    We had everything we needed for our stay including lots of local information on what to do and see. cottage was perfect for our two dogs with the village green outside.

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I hope we see you again Happy travels! Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage situated in a great location."

    The cottage is warm and cosy, the kitchen is well equipped and the added little courtyard to the rear is perfect when the sun is shining. A real sun trap and very quiet. The bedroom was lovely and the bed was so comfortable as were the pillows, the shower was great, very powerful. The owner met us on arrival and was very helpful and nothing was a bother to her. She gave a lovely welcome pack which was really nice. The weatsheaf pub a short stroll away is welcoming and friendly but don't sell food. A short bus ride took us into Barnard Castle for the day. Lots of places to eat and drink there. There is a spar shop in the village which sells everything you need.

    So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope we see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with loads of character."

    Warm, clean and comfortable with everything you need for a stay. Staindrop is a quiet little village with a shop, and is perfectly placed to visit this part of the country. The owner is friendly and approachable.. we had a lovely week.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2022

  • "The cottage delightful, with everything you could possibly need provided ."

    Spotlessly clean. Can't recommend it enough.

    Thank you so much. Really glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraMay 2022

  • "A lovely, old, welcoming cottage, excellent facilities."

    Property owner Jo was friendly & easily contacted if necessary. Told us of a brilliant walk for dogs that was only a several minute walk away, our dogs loved it. The bedroom window projects out from the building giving it a unique look, in the bedroom there 's a very comfortable window seat ideal for watching the world go by or reading. Parking is at a bit of a premium, in the information pack there is a guide as to where best to park. Highly recommend this property and we'll certainly look to book again.

    Very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "We have just returned from an amazing break at Wayside Cottage We were met by ..."

    We have just returned from an amazing break at Wayside Cottage We were met by the lovely owner Jo who welcomed us and was very helpful in giving us lots of information on places to visit and places to eat who were dog friendly as we had our dog Hadleigh with us We were met on arrival with a lovely welcome of coffee tea and homemade biscuits which was greatly appreciated as we had just completed a long journey, there was also a welcome for our dog as he had some yummy biscuits The cottage was absolutely gorgeous and very cosy and extremely well equipped with everything we needed Very good Wi-Fi connection and a lovely big TV for relaxing in the evenings There was a nice little courtyard which was completely enclosed so we knew our dog was perfectly safe and there was seating We had a wonderful week away at Wayside Cottage and we would really recommend a visit to this quaint cosy cottage The local pub was really friendly They didn’t serve food but we found lots of other places that did serve food in the surrounding villages and all dog friendly We would love to come back again Thank you Jo Penny carl and Hadleigh

    Reviewed by PennyMar 2022

  • "Beautiful wee dog friendly traditional cottage!"

    Cosy, clean and comfortable. Nice freebies on arrival including some for the dog. Situated in centre of village of Staindrop with Spar shop close by, lovely Country tea room/cafe and local dog friendly pub [no food ]. Would definitely stay again! Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage loved been there local pub staf and locals very friendly sadly ..."

    Fantastic cottage loved been there local pub staf and locals very friendly sadly they don’t do food but there is a cafe down the road that delivers food to you free had Sunday lunch it was amazing we will definitely go back for a stay

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in nice village, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Would book again if we were in the area. Owners helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by MirandaJan 2022

  • "Had everything we needed - thank you!"

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 2022

  • "Lovely quaint cottage with all the mod cons - perfect for a couple and a dog ..."

    Lovely quaint cottage with all the mod cons - perfect for a couple and a dog Handy local shop 2 mins walk Great walks from the doorstep

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2021

  • "We have had a lovely comfortable holiday."

    This is the perfect place to relax and unwind The welcome pack for both two legged and four legged visitors was wonderful.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, it had absolutely everything you could need for a home from home stay!"

    Comfortable, cozy and lots of nice touches! Would come back in a heartbeat! Thank you

    Reviewed by GemmaNov 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at the cottage It was cosy and clean, with everything ..."

    We enjoyed a lovely stay at the cottage It was cosy and clean, with everything you would need to have a relaxing break Jo made us feel very welcome, with plenty of information about places to go I would highly recommend visiting and hope to return soon

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Very close to Raby Castle within walking distance and lots of nice walks for the dogs"

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at wayside cottage very clean and delightful little gem I rate this property 5⭐️"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you might need for your stay."

    Well presented and comfortable to make it a home from home.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "A charming cottage in a pretty village which had all the home comforts."

    Staindrop had a spar, butchers and cafe. Jo the owner met us when we arrived to explain a few things which was really nice. Had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by PennieAug 2021

  • "Great"

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

In a superb location for touring the North Pennines and County Durham, is Wayside Cottage, an end-terrace, Grade II listed cottage set in the historic village of Staindrop, approximately one mile from Raby Castle.

You will feel at home the moment you enter this delightful cottage, which brims with character and charm, offering a perfect retreat for couples looking to discover Durham’s many delights.

Entering the cottage, the sitting room provides a welcome respite at the end of a busy day’s sightseeing, whilst the kitchen next door offers all you need to rustle up a warming supper.

A wooden staircase from the sitting area winds up to a shower room and pretty bedroom complete with a quirky bay window and a plush double bed.

To the rear of Wayside Cottage offers a charming cobbled courtyard, an ideal spot for an al fresco drink or letting the doggies out safely for a bit of fresh air.

The surrounding area is ideal for walking and sightseeing, with a host of historical buildings to visit nearby, including impressive Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum, and the roofless ruins of Barnard Castle.

You can also spend an afternoon exploring Eggleston Hall, set in attractive walled gardens perfect for a tranquil stroll on a summer day.

If relaxing walks are your ideal day out, enjoy a stroll along the River Tees or for the more energetic travellers, follow the Teesdale Way up the valley.

A few miles drive brings you to the popular market town of Barnard Castle, with quaint tea rooms and antique shops lining the cobbled streets, the historic town makes for a fascinating day out for all ages.

The spectacular set of falls, including High Force, Low Force and Cauldron Snout, lie further up the river valley and are well worth visiting, as is the charming village of Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Slightly further afield is the magnificent city of Durham, home to Durham Cathedral and plenty more shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to fuel your excursions.

Wayside Cottage is a romantic retreat in an fabulous location and an excellent place to return to year after year.

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About the location


  • Barnard Castle 5 miles
  • Durham 20 miles

The pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The Castle (open to the public) is one of the most grand in England. Enlarged and beautified over the centuries, the medieval heart remains and a walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the splendour. Staindrop has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is 5 miles away, with its castle, the Bowes Museum, plus of course its wide range of shops and tea rooms. Walkers will enjoy the many walks around Teesdale.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas