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Walworth Castle Holiday Cottage

(Ref. 927239)

Walworth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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82 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was very much as described and we enjoyed our stay."

    There are, however, two issues worth noting. First, the mattresses on the beds were of poor quality and rather uncomfortable. Second, the hot tub cover was difficult to remove and return because it didn’t have the customary support frame. This needs attention otherwise the cover will be damaged and someone will hurt their back trying to lift it in a very confined space.

    Reviewed by S4.4May 2024

  • "The cottage itself was lovely, though a little worn with the paint work, bathroom floor and tired furniture."

    Unfortunately, the staff we encountered at the hotel were rather cold and did not make us feel welcome. We were hoping that we'd be able to order dinner from the hotel menu and then collect/have it delivered to eat in the cottage, unfortunately we were told this was not an option and eating in the hotel wasn't an option as we had our dog with us in the cottage. The pre authorised £150 damage bond is completely understandable, though we were under the impression it wouldn't actually take the money from the account, it did and we now have to wait up to 10 days for this to be returned to us which is incredibly frustrating.

    Reviewed by Gemma3.4Apr 2024

  • "All in all, had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped and immaculate and in a gorgeous location. Rooms are spacious and fairly modern but a couple of things let it down. As mentioned on a previous review, the outside lighting to the hot tub needs seriously looking in to before there is an accident. There is an outside light at the opposite end of the yard but this isn't bright enough to light the hot tub area at all. The double bed in the main bedroom is very uncomfortable and you can really feel every spring in the mattress. If these couple of gripes were looked into, I would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Jan 2024

  • "Only things to improve would be to have side tables next to sofas and an outside light next to the hot tub."

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was our 7th stay at the cottage."

    A lovely break at this time of year. We look forward to the peaceful relaxing surroundings. Some problems with the boiler and plumbing was sorted quickly by the castle as always the cottage was clean everything we expect. Can’t wait for stay next year.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Dec 2023

  • "What a lovely stay at the cottage and the wonderful surroundings We was made very welcome by the Husband and Wife management team and all the staff who worked in the Hotel."

    We had the most wonderful food during our stay. We would love to come and stay in the Hotel when we don’t have our dogs something to look forward to. Thanks again for a lovely stay Chris and Diane Charlie and Chilli

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Oct 2023

  • "Nice warm bungalow, spacious and clean."

    Did not use the hot tub during our stay.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.1Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house in the most perfect setting."

    Garden would benefit from some flowers/trees/grass but that didn’t impact our holiday. Kids loved the park in the castle gardens while we enjoy a drink outside.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Staff at the hotel were really helpful and friendly. Clean, comfortable and the hot tub was amazing.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with everything you need, home from home."

    Perfectly situated within the castle grounds. Archers ice cream just a short walk or drive away is a must. Ideal place to relax and unwind

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very pretty cottage in the grounds of Walworth Castle Hotel."

    Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at the hotel. We had lovely long walks with the dog. Cottage was perfect for touring the countryside. We will certainly go back next year. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely little cottage."

    We stayed here with friends and had a great time. The addition of the hot tub was excellent. The cottage is clean and comfortable. It could do with some finishing touches, like outside lights and door mats and the access to the back yard via the small twin is a bit inconvenient, but these are minor. The grounds of the hotel are nice too.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4May 2023

  • "The property was clean and well equipped but the bathroom needs some maintenance/repairs."

    The pillows and mattress were hard and quite uncomfortable. The lounge would benefit from a side table for drinks. The grounds and play area at the hotel were well maintained and great for the dog and children. The hot tub was very clean and ready to use on arrival. It was disappointing not to have any local information in the property. I asked at reception for recommendations for lunch and walks nearby but they couldn’t help. Would highly recommend the local farm shop and cafe and Archers ice cream shop, which are both couple of minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Siobhan3.4Apr 2023

  • "The “Cottage” as it is known is situated in the grounds of Walworth Castle Hotel, a 2 minute walk to the hotel reception."

    On arrival the receptionist and staff were extremely helpful and accommodating, providing instructions, Restraunt bookings and keys. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean and well equipped with a welcome bottle of wine and team and coffee. The garden was enclosed, so good for our two dogs to wander around, and the beds and facilities were comfortable and well maintained. The hot tub… ‘great’ and ready to use, and well shielded from the grounds. We had two meals and a breakfast at the hotel, which were excellent and not expensive. Most of all I must mention the friendliness of all the staff; the receptionist was great as was the restaurant manager and staff. Highly recommend; and take no heed of the previous comments as everything was in good working order; strong Wi-Fi signal and spotless. We will be recommending this cottage to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Benedict5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely location and staff in the hotel were very helpful."

    Food in the hotel was very good too. We found a few issues with the cottage. The windows were dirty inside and outside. The furniture was not comfortable and the cushions in the lounge were very dated and grubby. We had to ask for replacement frying pans and oven trays as they were very dirty and old. The double bed was very also uncomfortable.

    Dear Kathleen, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am pleased that you found the location to be to your liking and found the hotel staff to be helpful. Regarding the issues of us providing replacement frying pans and baking trays. We did actually replace the frying pans but I have looked and there was absolutely nothing with the original ones, and the same with the baking trays. They are not going to be brand new but they are completely acceptable as our housekeeping team wrap them in foil between each visit and they show very little use. I understand that decor is a personal preference but I can assure you that they are all very clean. Running a hotel, cleanliness is a number one priority and something we take pride in. Again thank you for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.1Dec 2022

  • "This was our 6th stay at this cottage."

    We look forward to it this time of year. The cottage as always is clean and warm. It has everything we need. The hot tub is lovely to use on a night and the sky is so clear to watch the stars. It is quiet and we are not disturbed by the hotels close proximity. Looking forward already to next year’s visit.

    Dear Alison, Thank you so much for your review. Wow, 6 times staying with us! We really appreciate your custom and hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wow! What a lovely place to stay."

    A great base for exploring. For those that like to go to a town/city you are not far from Durham or Richmond. It was great too to be able to pop to the hotel which it is on the same site, though you are tucked away, to be able to ask questions or have meals or drinks. Would definitely recommend and would stay again

    Thank you so much for your recent review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Enjoyable stay, the property was nicely presented and spotless."

    If staying with a pet the woodland walks are really handy. Broadband speed is good too. Cons The crockery dinner plates are far too large to fit in the microwave and the side plates too small to be of any use.

    Thank you for your review. I am pleased that you found the property to clean and well presented. Thanks for letting us know about the size of the dinner plates not fitting in the microwave! It is something no one else has mentioned before so thanks for bringing this to our attention. We hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Oct 2022

  • "Property needs a mat inside & outside the front door, a coffee table & more coat hangers."

    Property was clean & comfortable with good WiFi.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful location, in the grounds of Walworth Castle."

    ..Staff on reception very ,very helpful and friendly. Do have a Sunday lunch there-amazing ! Hot tub in courtyard is nice too....

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days away, the cottage had everything you needed and was in a quiet location."

    Had weddings on whilst we were there but we didn't hear any noise. Hot tub was amazing.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay here as 3 new mums escaping the craziness and just enjoying some uninterrupted conversation, amazing food and of course the hot tub."

    There's everything you could need in the kitchen for a relaxed weekend away. Definitely somewhere I would return with husband and child as there's a playground on site as well, with some animals in the nearby field. Staff very friendly. There were 2 weddings going on the weekend we stayed - and you'd never have known! So quiet and relaxing. 10/10 recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great location - close to the North Pennines and North Yorkshire Dales, and being in the grounds of Walworth Castle a real bonus."

    Cottage very comfortable, and hot tub was great for soothing aching legs after long walks with the dogs.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Cottage dated and needed a lot of updating everything was worn and grubby."

    The housekeeping left a lot to be desired it wasn’t very clean. The pictures made it look bigger than it actually was. The out side space a was a yard with hot tub and a wicker fence that was full of holes. Not worth the money and definitely NOT 4star (2star at the most)

    Reviewed by Deborah1.6Apr 2022

  • "We had a great week at Walworth Castle cottage."

    Everything we needed was there including a large jacuzzi, large TV, DVD player, great WI-FI and a full array of cooking utensils in the kitchen. The snacks and drink left for us was very welcome and the staff at the hotel were ever so friendly and helpful. The oven was not working and the hotel replaced it within the day and they cooked our tea in the castle kitchens and brought it over to us. A very pleasant and secluded stay and would definitely come back again in the future. Deborah and Ray.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Apr 2022

  • "Only 2 chairs outside, the cottage sleeps 4 No yard brush, this would ..."

    Only 2 chairs outside, the cottage sleeps 4 No yard brush, this would facilitate cleaning up after your dog Mop provided was not useable, mop head wrong size for stale would not stay together A soft long handled brush for inside would have made cleaning daily much easier, when you have dogs it is better to sweep up regularly

    Reviewed by Shirley4.1Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage in the grounds of a hotel."

    Little lacking for cooking utensils but still a nice cottage. Hot tub was great and the location was great for exploring.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage ."

    .very well equipped.. would definitely stay here again. Perfect for the 4 legged friend enclosed back garden with hot tub great addition.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely relaxing time was had stopping at Walworth Castle Holiday Cottage."

    The cottage was very well equipped with everything we needed for a week's break - very clean & comfortable. The hot tub was a great extra & was enjoyed whilst staring into the night sky. The cottage is set in the grounds of Walworth Castle Hotel which is a beautiful building & is an impressive view in itself. The food in the hotel restaurant was superb with a great menu. All staff were lovely - approachable, friendly & helpful, with a special mention to Melissa who ensured our break went without a hitch & gave a very informative tour of the dungeon & library. The cottage proved a great base for local walks, with easy road access for walks slightly further afield. Would highly recommend & will look to book again.

    Dear Graham, I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay at Walworth Castle Holiday Cottage. I am pleased that you found the property to be clean and comfortable, and I will pass your feedback onto our team as your comments are very much appreciated. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "Our stay in this cottage was wonderful."

    The whole experience was great and the hot tub was magical. The only criticism is that our names were given out by the hotel to a caller asking who had booked the cottage for this period.

    Reviewed by S4.7Dec 2021

  • "This is our fourth stay in this cottage at this time of year We love exploring surrounding area with our two dogs."

    The hot tub is the main reason for our stay. It is serviced regularly, twice during our stay. We turn the light on in the bedroom to give extra light for getting into the hot tub. The sky is so clear with no light pollution and it’s so relaxing to look at the stars. Any more outside lights I feel would spoil this. The cottage is always immaculately clean. The internet has been improved this visit no complaints there. As always provides a peaceful relaxing holiday which we look forward to again next year.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely stay in the cottage with 2 dogs."

    Just a couple of minor things. An outside light near the hot tub would be good when using in the Winter months as the only outside light is at the far end of the yard and it's not very bright. The hot tub would benefit from a gazebo for extra cover as well. An extra baking tray would be useful as there is only one plus a roasting tin. There is some coving missing from the double bedroom. Overall I would go back and it was lovely warm, woods to walk the dogs in as well as other walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the local area."

    A few small short comings which would have made a big difference including door mats (specially as the door to the outside space and hot tub comes straight into the 2nd bedroom) and a broom for keeping the hard wood floors cleaner would have been appreciated. The bed in the main bedroom is great unless you and taller than 5’6’’ as the design has a wooden bar across the bottom, unfortunately my partner is 6’4’’ and so just didn’t fit! My main gripe was the curtain across the front door has been removed so anyone outside can see straight in to the bedroom and bathroom doors and corridor. Overall it is a nice cottage, in beautiful grounds of the hotel with a lovely woodland walk and small playground for the kids on site.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.8Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Walworth Castle Holiday Cottage."

    Very helpful and friendly Staff at the Castle. Would recommend others to visit and stay there.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the grounds of Walworth Castle."

    Private yard with Hot tub only small negative was not all the jets work on the hot tub but a very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage situated in the grounds of a hotel."

    The staff were very helpful, going above and beyond with our TV problems. Some small quibbles, oven didn't work properly, poorly equipped kitchen, needs more utensils. Apart from that a lovely stay was had by all.

    Reviewed by Fay3.8Sep 2021

  • "I am sorry to say that i did not enjoy my holiday at Walworth cottage at all."

    I have booked with Sykes cottages previously, but would think twice about booking again because of this experience. If you check your records, you will see that 4 weeks prior to my holiday, I spoke to a member of Sykes cottages staff. I asked if they could forward a message to the owner of the cottage regarding a sun cover near the hot tub. I have to keep out of direct sunlight, and because I had seen a previous review on the website of someone else complaining about this very issue, I wanted to get something in place before my holiday. However, I was informed that the company did not think that this was an issue. (Despite a previous review letting them know that this was an issue). Therefore, I could not use the hot tub at all and this ruined the holiday for my husband and I. Also, I had to make 4 requests for a member of staff to come to the cottage and fix the T.V., as we couldn’t get a signal at all. I wouldn’t normally be bothered about T.V. When I am on holiday, but unfortunately, I wasn’t very well and spent a lot of time in the cottage with no T.V. Or entertainment services whatsoever. The company cannot keep blaming COVID for everything they are lacking, as the cottage I was at last year had plenty of DVD’s, games and books to read. No one bothered to come and have a look at the T.V. or inform us that there was a problem with the T.V. until our final request when it was too late. This should have been pointed out to us before our holiday. Finally, the outdoor hot tub space was very shabby and unkempt, another previous review complaint, which foolishly I failed to take notice of. I wouldn’t recommend this cottage to anyone in its present condition and it definitely was not worth the money. In fact, when I am feeling a bit better, I intend to put my own review on the website. Please could you let me know when you have received this feedback as this is the 4th message I have sent and I have also rang Sykes cottages twice without success. Thank you. Mrs S Wake.

    Reviewed by Shannon1.9Sep 2021

  • "No wi fi for whole week , my 95 year old mum is in care home , promised i would ..."

    No wi fi for whole week , my 95 year old mum is in care home , promised i would video call her daily as she is very poorly , Care home were going to zoom me if necessary, reception staff were wonderful and actually offered me the bridal suite for the duration of my stay which i refused due to there being 4 of us and my dog, were very apologetic but should really not advertise as being wi fi because there wasnt any, it cost me an extra £30 to add more data to my phone to be able to stay connected, cottage was very clean and comfortable, hot tub was nice to unwind

    Many thanks for your feedback. I am sorry that the guest experienced wifi problems, however we did give them an alternative room for them to use the wifi. The issue was with an external company whose equipment was faulty. She was more than welcome to come and use the wifi within the hotel to enable her to contact her mum. I understand that the situation wasn't ideal so please pass on my apologies to the guest. I am pleased to note her other comments and I sincerely hope she is able to come back to visit us again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanette3.1Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in the grounds of a hotel and staff were very helpful and friendly."

    The cottage, though clean, was a little tired and needs updating particularly the bathroom where there is a lot of grout missing from floor tiles and stains on the bath panel. The living/kitchen/dining area is quite small, the master bedroom is however very roomy, it’s a pity there was no en-suite as there is plenty of room in this bedroom. Beds were very comfortable. The TV speakers rattled and we struggled to hear it. The WiFi was intermittent, with a good connection some days but nothing at all on others. Outside there is a secluded yard which acts as a sun trap, this had some garden furniture and a base for a parasol but no parasol. The hot tub was large and worked well, but like the rest of the cottage, a little rough around the edges, the headrests were worn as was the control panel. The hoover didn’t work. This place could be nice with a little attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Russell3.4May 2021

  • "The pictures don’t do this cottage justice."

    After booking we regretted it a little due to the images, but when we got there.. We were amazed, it was incredible. The cottage was lovely and the scenery was perfect! It was everything we wanted and better. The hot tub is great and the cottage had everything we would need. The castle was beautiful and the staff so friendly. We also had Sunday lunch at the castle which was “the best Sunday lunch I have ever had” - My partner. We will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2020

  • "A faded gem."

    We first visited this cottage around 3-4 years ago. This was our third visit as it's in a perfect location for us and gives a hot tub break at a reasonable price in off peak season. Cleanliness was still great as it always has been, but having loved our first stay here this place is really in need of an update. My above average scores are largely based on cost, the hot tub, and having the hotel restaurants on site for a meal. As was the case back on our first stay, WiFi is still awful and not dedicated to the cottage. Each visit we raise the WiFi problem and each visit they're 'experiencing problems'. We booked in full knowledge we'd rely on our mobile phones this trip. The hot tub and bathroom and kitchen are starting to look tired and there was a permanent fault displayed on the hot tub. On our first night, the oven took well over an hour to warm up and was incredibly noisy, utensils/trays etc are limited too. Something also needs to be done about the wasp situation which again has long been an issue and I think could easily be resolved by removing the foliage attracting them directly behind the hot tub site. A sun shade for the patio would be great too. I'm writing this review a while after our Oct 2020 stay so can't comment for whether any work has since been done. Only if the management were to revamp amenities would we return now. I do really recommend the restaurants though. Lovely Sunday lunch.

    Reviewed by Jade3.4Oct 2020

  • "Great cottage very clean and a hot tub will come again"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very modern, great features ie docking station and hot tub, nice sized TV only problem we had was the WiFi wasn’t great to be able to watch Netflix but to be expected in a rural area."

    Plenty of cutlery, loved the dishwasher as it was so easy to use whilst away, spacious rooms and plenty of towels. Would definitely comeback in the future.

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Jul 2020

  • "A pieceful amazing property"

    Reviewed by Rheiba5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Internet access was not functional for the whole weekend."

    We found that the oven did not heat properly (hotel reception informed on departure) The yard for the hot tub was very barren with poor lighting. Needed to leave bedroom light on with curtains open to get in and out of hot tub House itself was ok but showing signs of ageing Weather dreadful over the weekend so may not have seen it at its best

    Reviewed by Anthony3.1Feb 2020

  • "The relaxation and freedom was great and also had the choice of not cooking and eating at the castle."

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Nov 2019

  • "Amazing cottage with everything you need including eggs for breakfast."

    Hot tub was luxury. We would live there. Definately recommend.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Nov 2019

  • "A lovely relaxing get away."

    The food served in the castle was superb and is highly recommended. We had 1 smal issue with the hot tub, which was rectified within minutes of us reporting it. If your looking for tranquility and peace for just a few days, I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage is private, clean, and very spacious."

    We spent 3 nights here in Sept and found the staff at the castle extremely welcoming on arrival. We had milk eggs and bread provided which was a nice touch, and the doggie was even provided with his own doggie bed. The grounds are lovely and we had use of the bar and restaurant facilities at the castle. Amazingly relaxing and loved it.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2019

  • "The manager of the hotel was a real gent due to problems with the hot tub."

    Which we could still use gave us a free bottle of wine with the meal we had at the castle which was the best meal we’ve had in a long time. We suggest the. Meat platter. And Sunday lunch well worth it The cottage was nice and clean lovely welcome left us some milk eggs and bread Would recommend this to friends Would go again We had a week at the cottage. Did the high and low falls walk. Beautiful and the river walk a young gentlemen suggested

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The setting was wonderful being in the grounds of a castle."

    The cottage itself was lovely and our dogs were able to play happily in the fenced patio area. Everyone in the hotel was lovely and we enjoyed a great breakfast there every morning. Book the breakfast ahead of time and it's cheaper. We are looking forward to returning when we can.

    Reviewed by Mohamed5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is a perfect getaway, it’s in beautiful surroundings and the cottage has everything you need for a wonderful break."

    All the staff were very friendly and could not be more helpful and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "A great location very peaceful would highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely, homely cottage in the grounds of a stunning castle."

    An excellent base for exploring Yorkshire and Northumberland. The Castle itself is well worth a visit. Beautiful grounds, very friendly staff and the food is amazing, huge portions in a lovely restaurant... we will definitely come back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "The staff at the reception desk were friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was better than we were hoping for. The only small issues we would raise was that the garden furniture needed cleaning as it was rather green and the headrests in the hot tub could have been cleaned a bit better. If people are taking dogs there it would be worth putting the green bin in front of the gate as with strong winds it can come open. Only minor issues/suggestions. Having said this we are looking at going back there as soon as possible and have recommended it to friends already and we've only been home for a day! Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2019

  • "4th time of visiting this x Cottage and can’t wait for the next one Not ..."

    4th time of visiting this x Cottage and can’t wait for the next one Not only the cottage but facilities at the hotel were fabulous and love visiting surrounding areas Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "Walworth Castle Cottage is lovely, very clean, comfortable, in a great setting and well placed for areas to visit."

    The staff are very friendly, courteous and helpful. Even our little dog was well catered for. We had lovely meals in the Castle hotels restaurant on a couple of occasions, and highly recommend it. Altogether a great stay we intend to repeat.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay if a bit expensive but ideal as originally booked due to mobility issues of one of the family and dog friendly which saved having to worry about boarding for them."

    Unfortunately they cut the grass the day before the wedding which made keeping the house clean a bit of a problem with grass been carried in constantly although there was everything available for us to clean before we left.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and well presented only negatives was there was no ..."

    The cottage was very clean and well presented only negatives was there was no washing machine and wi fi hub was not working

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Bed needs replacing. Creaks so badly it was a full week of disturbed sleep. Would definitely return if this was replaced.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was fantastic, really nicely presented in the grounds of a lovely castle."

    We especially enjoyed the hot tub. We couldn't find the selection of books and dvds mentioned in the description though which was a slight shame.

    Reviewed by Danielle4.1Nov 2018

  • "Cosy, comfy cottage."

    Hotel with bar and restaurant next door a bonus. Hot tub a huge plus. We stayed for a week and the only thing missing was a washing machine.

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Oct 2018

  • "Amazing 4 nights away."

    ..with my elderly mum and little boy Charlie (my dog) the hotel and castle ...what a beautiful place..everyone so friendly..the cottage was so sweet..enclosed patio for clean..everything you could wish for...the staff were very informative..we went to aysgarth falls ..Durham and bowes museum..castle barnard was a bit of a disappointment..but weather was beautiful..and the nature trail round the castle is a must for dogs..would definitely return..thankyou so much to the staff at walmouth castle..and to Sykes. For a absolutely amazing time away..will be back

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2018

  • "The little touches added to a wonderful weekend,definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2018

  • "There were several small niggles we had with this property, most of which we reported when giving back the keys; however, it is worth repeating these as I am extremely confident the owners were already aware of most of these issues prior to our arrival."

    The hoover was broken (the handle came completely away from the main body of the hoover) which made it very difficult to use as you have to hold the main body of the hoover to manoeuvre it around. The toilet seat was very loose, the shower leaked terribly meaning we had to put towels down on the floor and put these out to dry each day. The freezer door in the fridge was broken so if you wanted to use the freezer section you had to lift it away and reattach it! The property had only enough towels for each person to shower/bathe so when we used the hot tub we then couldn't find a dry towel and vice versa and there is no facility within the property to dry these meaning we were having to hang them over the garden chairs and hope it didn't rain so they would dry. There are not enough cups and bowls, cutlery in the property (ie there were only 5 mugs, 1 of which was chipped) so we were either constantly washing them or having to put the dishwasher on more than once a day, half full, so we could have cups and spoons for tea making etc. All of these are small issues but this was an expensive property and our guests did comment on how these were disappointing issues considering the price. It is also worth mentioning that there are instructions in the property to say the hot tub would be maintained between 10am and 4pm each Thursday which we thought was odd as surely this could be done on changeover day. We therefore expected to be disturbed all day that day. We weren't but were distracted by the possibility someone would be turning up and unable to enjoy our last full day in the property. Finally the road at the front of the property is the access road for staff parking and deliveries and we had large vehicles speeding up and down it every day. This should definitely be included in the property information as anyone with a young child or dog would need to watch out for this.

    Reviewed by Rebecca3.4May 2018

  • "This is the third time we have spent a holiday in this delightful cottage in a fabulous area, we found a little maintenance is needed on this visit but the staff up at the castle are aware and couldn't do enough to help and took details of problems, even had a personal visit from the housekeeper which was a lovely touch."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2018

  • "We stayed at this cottage over Easter with our daughter and 2 dogs."

    The cottage was very clean, tidy and ready for our arrival. We had been left eggs, bread, tea & coffee plus washing up essentials and spare bin bags. All towels were provided along with bed linen and the heating was on! We checked in at the Castle Hotel reception and a member of staff called a few minutes later to show us around and also how to use the hot tub (which is a lovely added extra!). The location of the cottage was ideal as we were only 30 minutes drive from the Coast or 30 minutes from some wonderful walks in the Dales. Just 2 minutes drive up the road is a fantastic Ice Cream parlour where you can sit in for waffles, crepes, coffees etc or takeaway ice cream. We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant with having the dogs however the cottage was well equipped for us to make our own meals. If I only had one issue (which is just a point for people with dogs) is the back garden is all paved and my dogs won't 'go' on pavement so we had to use the back gate to a grass area away from the grounds. We kept them on a lead when doing this as people could walk past to their cars, but it didn't take anything away from the cottage, more of a pointer if you have fussy dogs! Also you don't get much passing traffic / people where the cottage is situated as I wondered this, you can just hear the cars on the gravel. I would definitely recommend this cottage and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great cottage , lovely place & hot tub brilliant."

    Will defiantly be back . Thanks

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Mar 2018

  • "The holiday cottage and location are spot on."

    The only negative is the large garage behind the property that the hotel use as a store room for furniture etc that is no longer usable. This is also outside the garage at the back. Although you have a enclosed back yard with hot tub in you can't see it unless you wander around the back of the property. This was the only negative. The staff at castle hotel the grounds location and cottage were a dream. And i would definately visit again. I didn't find the large garage an issue located so close to cottage but the heaped furniture behind it I Did! Sorry

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2018

  • "It was a really lovely stay, thanks a lot."

    Reviewed by Ashleigh4.8Dec 2017

  • "I stayed at Walworth Castle Cottage with three of my friends for a girly weekend away and we all loved it."

    It was homely, tastefully decorated, private, clean, well equipped ... ticked every box for us. The hot tub was great and in a well covered private back garden. The grounds are beautiful and the staff lovely, they can’t do enough for you! We had Sunday Dinner at the Castle too and would definitely recommend. It was so nice that we would definitely return and we never go to the same place twice! Great cottage in an amazing location.

    Reviewed by Shelley4.8Nov 2017

  • "Just brilliant!"

    Everything perfect

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2017

  • "This is our second holiday at walworth fantastic location and privacy was amazing with the added bonus of the castle the grounds and facilities just made it better."

    The hotel staff were helpful and very friendly, can't wait to go again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2017

  • "Lovely cottage ,the hot tub was fantastic we used it every evening ."

    The staff in the hotel were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Philip4.8May 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and surroundings photos don't do it justice."

    Hot tub added bonus.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2017

  • "Beautiful place and very easy to organise through Sykescottages."

    Reviewed by Emma-louise5.0Mar 2017

  • "Lovely modern cottage with good facilities and utensils available."

    Great location not too far away from town and many pubs and restaurants around. The staff at the hotel were nice and welcoming

    Reviewed by Shannon4.4Mar 2017

  • "Only thing that disappointed was on confirmation is stated pets were not allowed in bedroom so did not take our dog, however when we got there they had put a lovely dog bed in the bedroom!"

    Reviewed by Kerry4.8Jan 2017

  • "Stunning cottage beautiful place."

    Only downside was couldn't use the hot tub as much as we would of liked due to a plague of wasps. Think this was from the mess the other side of the fence behind the hot tub . Shame they couldnt keep this as tidy as the rest of the grounds.Six wasps ended up in hot tub !. Wifi is non existent only available in the castle. On arrival we couldn't use the fridge aa the ice box was so badly iced up it forced the door open and therefore you couldn't shut the fridge door. Took 1 hour to defrost this . Apart from this place is lovely.

    Reviewed by Miriam4.2Aug 2016

  • "Cottage was lovely, very clean,bright and spacious with the added bonus of the hot tub"

    Reviewed by Julie4.8Aug 2016

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    Cottage was lovely...clean, comfortable and nicely decorated/furnished. Hot-tub was a treat. Staff at the Castle Hotel were really friendly and helpful. The Bird of Prey Centre (1 min walk ) was a really good day out and is close enough to pop back for lunch etc. Everyone there was friendly too. Would come back again, booking was easy and spoke to very friendly person on phone. Just one thing...advert said there was a selection of books, games and DVD's and there were none of any.

    Reviewed by Pam4.8Aug 2016

  • "A list (in the property) of places to go, local attractions etc would be helpful."

    so that days away could be planned.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.4Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private patio with hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, bar/restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Note: Note: Bookings arriving after 14/11/2019 will carry a good housekeeping bond of £150
  • On arrival, a pre-authorisation of this amount will be placed on the card at reception
  • Please note: No dogs under the dangerous dog act of 1991, are permitted at this property.

The property

A detached, single-storey cottage set in the grounds of Walworth Castle, in the small scattered village of Walworth, County Durham.

Set in 18 acres of lawns and woodlands, this delightful cottage is an ideal base for touring the area, and is just three miles from the A1.

The cottage has been tastefully furnished with an open plan living area, two comfortable bedrooms, a family bathroom and a lovely enclosed patio area to the rear, where you can relax in the hot tub after a day out and about in the Northern Dales.

You can also enjoy the surrounding grounds which are shared with the hotel’s guests.

Walworth Castle is a magnificent Grade I listed, 12th century castle, which operates as a wonderful three star hotel, and from your cottage you can stroll across to the hotel to treat yourself to a glorious afternoon tea, a bar meal in Farmers' Bar, or really push the boat out and sample an exquisite dinner in Hansard's Restaurant and Library Tower.

A short drive will take you to Darlington with a selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, as befits a large thriving town.

A little further afield, explore the splendid countryside around Richmond and Barnard Castle, enjoying the classic Dales landscape of dry stone walls, rivers and valleys.

This is perfect walking country for those wanting to explore the upper valleys of Middleton-in-Teesdale, incorporating the well-known Cauldron Snout and the High and Low Force waterfalls.

Head north and visit the magnificent Durham Cathedral, perched high above the meandering River Wear.

This delightful cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the Northern Dales.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Darlington 5 miles.

Walworth is a small scattered village in the borough of Darlington, within the ceremonial county of County Durham. The nucleus of the village is the 16th century Walworth Castle and Park, and the surrounding area is known locally as 'The Gateway to the Dales'. An easy drive from Walworth will take you to nearby Teesdale, which has a host of excellent visitor attractions and stunning scenery on its doorstep. The Dale is home to the stunning waterfall of High Force and great walking along The Teesdale Way. Barnard Castle and Bowes offer historic castles and stately homes, with Eggleston Hall and Gardens - a Georgian country house, Rokeby Hall and Park and Raby Castle being just three such examples. A short drive north will take you to the city of Durham, which oozes charm and offers lots to see and do. From its splendid Romanesque cathedral and castle, which is a World Heritage Site, to its tiny, cobbled streets crammed with delightful galleries, boutiques and eateries, there's not much this city doesn't have. Enjoy a boat trip along the river, explore the romantic gardens of Crook Hall, or visit the renowned Durham University. Walworth is an excellent base for exploring the area.

Please note: Due to a wedding event, bookings commencing on Saturday 27th August 2022, Saturday 3rd September 2022 and Saturday 7th October 2023 guests will not have access to the main grounds.

Please note: No dogs under the dangerous dog act of 1991, are permitted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas