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Horsley Cottage

(Ref. 1001325)

Waskerley near Consett,, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Horsley Cottage is beautiful."

    It’s high quality, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. The beds and sofa are really comfortable, and all the fixtures and fittings are good quality. The peace and tranquility make it the perfect place to relax, enjoy the stunning views and listen to the sounds of nature. We loved it so much we’ve already booked our next stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely place, great views."

    Good local information pack

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Apr 2024

  • "The nicest cottage we have ever stayed in, warm, cosy, well equipped!"

    ! We didn’t want to come home!! Great location & lots to see & do !! We will definitely be back !!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely, immaculate and clean cottage in a superb rural location."

    We had everything we needed and the hosts were eager to provide anything we were missing. Would love to return one day!

    Reviewed by M5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay, thank you so much!"

    The views all around the cottage were stunning and it had absolutely everything we needed (every time we wondered - is there… you could find it! So well equipped which made things really easy). The hot tub is lovely and just the right temperature. Lots to do in the local area including Derwent Reservoir and a couple of kids play places in Consett (Jumbo Jungle and Believe and Be) as well as an old railway perfect for cycling and the local viaduct. Would highly recommend staying at Horsley Cottage, the Christmas tree and decorations were lovely as well.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2023

  • "This cottage is more than we could have ever asked for."

    We were travelling as 2 couples with our two little daughters. Both bedrooms had enough room for a travel cot and being all in one level meant they could toddle around safely and play together. The enclosed outside area meant we were able to have some time to explore. There is a lot to do for children in the area, all close enough to be able to get there and back before naps. The setting of the area was stunningly beautiful and watching the sun rise and set was a personal highlight. The cottage itself is renovated to such a high standard. The doors and walls are all very soundproof so we weren’t disturbing each other whilst up in the night with the little ones. It was truly a home away from home. Extremely well appointed and had everything we could need or want. There were some wonderful little touches that just made the week so special. Ruth, who owns the property, was extremely helpful and accommodating, even helping us with recommendations for local events. If you are considering booking this cottage, do it now, it’s a hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Could no fault are staying at horsly cottage nice and warm very good heating ..."

    Could no fault are staying at horsly cottage nice and warm very good heating good wifi, very clean, and well-maintained would highly recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "This cottage is one of the best I have stayed in."

    The decoration of the cottage is very high quality and absolutely gorgeous. The kitchen has everything you need and more. Again beautifully designed. Great ensuite and main bathroom. Lovely showers and having two is a great bonus for 3 adults. The views from the living room is stunning over the countryside with the bonus of sheep, pheasants and rabbits. The bedrooms are a good size. There is also a laundry room which has very good white goods. A bonus. The hot tub is fantastic. Just the right temperature and again stunning views. The gardens around the property are great too. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Another great holiday at Horsley Cottage, lovely clean comfortable cottage."

    Area around is beautiful and very peaceful. Great hot tub very relaxing, friendly owners

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Too quiet, too comfy, too scenic - too bad we had to leave!"

    ! What a delightful cottage set in beautiful open scenery. Comfortable, well appointed furnishings and everything you need in the kitchen. Hot, yes very, water on tap (sorry!). Lovely owners on site who are extremely helpful. Even the driveway chippings are quiet and the sheep and cows in the nearby fields don't make a noise!!! Cannot rate this property high enough, we had a lovely, quiet and relaxing stay, thank you Peter & Ruth, excellent

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location and fabulous accommodation."

    We will be returning very soon. Great hot tub which was used almost daily. Very clean property, very well kept and a short drive to the amenities of Consett. One very minor negative was the mattress in the master bedroom which in our opinion needs an upgrade. All in all though a wonderful stay and would recommend. Thank you Peter and Ruth.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2023

  • "Beautifully modernised."

    Lovely area to be; so peaceful and private. The holiday home had all the home comforts that was required and the hot tub was a super bonus. We really would have benefitted from staying another week as it was so relaxing. To open the bedroom curtains every morning and look over miles upon miles of the Pennines was stunning.

    Reviewed by Simon Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage the owners have put an enormous amount of effort into making this beautiful cottage just perfect and it shows in all the thought and detail."

    I would love to go back it was an absolute joy to be there , away from all the hustle and bustle it invites you to just relax and chill .

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely home, hot tub is ace."

    I would highly recommend this home.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had such an amazing stay at Horsley Cottage."

    Beautiful location, peaceful, relaxing. Property was super clean and comfortable. Kitchen was very well equipped and what a lovely touch with a welcome pack of essentials. Just what we needed after a long drive. Hot tub was lovely to chill out in, after a long day, drinking in the views. I will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is such a lovely cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. The views are brilliant across the valley. Such a great place to explore the surrounding area and a relaxing evening in the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage set in quiet and peaceful countryside, well equipped with everything that was needed."

    Hot tub was a plus. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, impeccably clean."

    It had everything you could need. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Having used Hoseasons for many years I had become disillusioned with the rising costs and falling standards."

    This was the first time we used Sykes and have been absolutely blown away with the standards, the quality, attention to detail and the lovely little touches that meant this was by far and away the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Excellent value for money, a beautiful cottage in lovely and peaceful area. Literally perfect. I cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely superb could not fault it in any way it's a 10+ from us"

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Feb 2023

  • "My friends and I stayed as a celebration of our 40th birthdays and all so impressed with this fabulous cottage."

    With everything we needed there we particularly loved the interior, the fire and the hot tub. The view so nice watching the sun rise and so peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves thank you very much for a relaxing stay. We Highly recommend and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, we had a lovely christmas."

    We couldn't fault any aspect of our holiday or the accomodation. Can't reccomend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Dec 2022

  • "Delightful location with great views, close to footpaths for those who enjoy walking, and very cosy for our winter stay with a roaring wood-burning fire."

    Local shopping was five minutes or so away. Excellent all round! Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely return visit to Horsley Cottage."

    We love the isolation. Cottage so comfortable & warm. Any issues… owners always sort out and they’re never intrusive. They Sent a lovely text after we left.

    Reviewed by April5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a wonderful time in this beautiful cottage with hot tub."

    It was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and had everything we could have needed. The fresh milk in the fridge and welcome pack was much appreciated, as was the complimentary basket of firewood for the log burner. The views from the cottage and hot tub are fabulous! This is a perfect peaceful place to get away from it all - can't recommend it enough!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have just returned home, the cottage is fabulous, beds comfortable, very well equipped for your needs."

    If peace and quiet and wonderful views is for you this is definitely the place for you.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautifully presented."

    Huge, we two rattled around in it so perfectly large enough for four people to find their own space. Everything worked and we lacked nothing. Five ticks from us.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Would the owner consider giving a "What 3 Words" location for the property as it was not the easiest to find?

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely place."

    Clean and everything to help make your stay comfortable and practical has been put in place. A fantastic location guaranteeing privacy, serenity and lovely scenery. You immediately feel at home. Not too far from places to stock up if you need to. The hot tub is great and we loved cooking in the kitchen - which we decided to do rather than going out to dine. You will really enjoy this gem.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely break at Horsley Cottage, easily the most beautiful cottage we have stayed in over the years."

    We are sad to leave the stunning views. The owners could not have been more pleasant. Thank you for a fabulous stay

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautifully converted barn with original features in the living room."

    The peace and quiet is very special. With spectacular views it's a place to go back to away from the bustle of every day life. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage with stunning views."

    Good location for the local area. Peaceful, with great walks nearby. Accommodation provided for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic location, cottage was lovely and clean and one of the best cottages we have stayed at."

    Very peaceful with beautful views and great hot tub.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2022

  • "First class all round."

    .had a fantastic stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "The Property is quite simply breathtaking, so roomy and airy yet cozy, there’s everything you need and more!"

    Log burner and hot tub great features, views amazing. Can’t wait to revisit, there’s nowhere quite like it anywhere else! A real credit to the owners.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Apr 2022

  • "We've been to many cottages over the last few years and horsley cottage is one of the best ones we've stayed in."

    If we had a gripe the only thing would be in the main bedroom, in the morning the sun came through the curtains even though they are very thick. A blind would help with that. But that is just a personal thing for myself and my husband. Apart from that the cottage was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was at the very top, been to many cottages but this stood out apart from being spotless it had everything and more, the spec was top notch which is rare in a holiday cottage but the small additions peter & Ruth did like robes for the hot tube a bounce, they too were great hosts and answered our needs when asked ."

    ........ an absolutely fantastic not to be missed if you enjoy being off the road ...... Will most definitely go back

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, exceptionally clean and equipped to a very high standard, very spacious with a great hot tub."

    Situated on the edge of the Pennines, so slightly remote and very quiet. Small supply of essentials - milk, tea, coffee and biscuits were provided. We will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "When we walked in, we were impressed by the cleanliness - everything was gleaming!"

    ! Really comfortable and well equipped. The view from the hot tub is wonderful. Total relaxation and highly recommend!!!

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a mesmerising setting."

    Super clean, cottage equipped with everything that was needed. The master bedroom had a little smell emanating from the bathroom so we slept in the other bedroom where two single beds were joined tighter and I found it little uncomfortable. Pillows were tough but then not everyone likes them softer. We had an amazing week and we loved every second of our stay. Watching stars at night from the hot tub was unforgettable experience. Would definitely come back.

    Reviewed by Patrycja4.4Dec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, extremely well equipped."

    Would recommend this cottage. Will def return

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage with everything you need for a fantastic stay."

    Cottage is beautiful and very peaceful. Hot tub is amazing with stunning views. Will be returning!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Sep 2021

  • "Accommadation top class set in a beautiful peaceful area views exceptional"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Amazing cottage, so comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    Perfect for our 2 year old as all on one level and very secure outdoor area. Everything has been thought out well, furniture is comfortable, fittings and utensils are quality and hot tub is great. It is remote so lots of country lanes and driving but we felt that added to its feeling of calm. Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2021

  • "Stunning cottage with beautiful views, spotlessly clean with everything you need for a great break."

    Beautifully furnished and the hot tub is a lovely addition. Would definitely recommend and we would love to return.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had an excellent week at Horsley Cottage."

    The accommodation was well equipped and finished to a really high standard - it was also spotlessly clean. The location was beautiful with great views but not too far to drive for supplies and with walking and cycling nearby. We would definitely consider staying again!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful well thought out cottage with all the amenities you would need home from Home."

    All the little extras including the hot tub and robes were excellent. The area is so peaceful and quiet we didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly as described, immaculately clean, beautifully presented and all facilities we required."

    Location was fabulous with lovely views , peaceful and quiet with lots of local walking and cycling available. Great to have a shed to keep our bikes out of the rain! Beautiful area to explore and we only just began. Well worth the journey from Dartmoor!

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, property done to a very high standard, situated in the ..."

    The cottage was perfect, property done to a very high standard, situated in the countryside will green fields on all side

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was by far the best holiday we’ve ever had in this country."

    We’ve never visited the area before and it did not disappoint, it was stunning. The cottage was just perfect, tastefully decorated but so comfortable with everything you’d need. The hot tub was fantastic, we used it every day (more than once most days!) and the views were gorgeous. It was so peaceful and relaxing. There are plenty of things to do within easy reach (we especially enjoyed visiting the beach at Seaham and hunting for sea glass and walking at Derwent Res - great play area and only 6 minutes away!) we’ve never been tempted to go back to the same place but would 100% return here, it’s left us feeling so relaxed and refreshed. The owners were super friendly but not at all intrusive. We didn’t want to leave, it was fantastic!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2021

  • "Nice cottage well situated for exploring the area."

    Enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely spacious living accommodation ."

    Kitchen has everything you could possibly need . Great parking. Great privacy . Only negative is the the heating system has a mind of its own - that meant it’s too hot throughout the night and too cold in the evening .

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7May 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Spacious, clean, modern. The views are amazing. The facilities are fab. Four of us stayed for 3 nights - such great value for money. Exceeded expectations massively. Definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the cottage."

    The cottage was so clean throughout and the views are breathtaking. All the little thoughtful bits throughout the cottage just added to the experience. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Such a lovely cottage and had clearly been very thoroughly cleaned before we arrived."

    The owners have really thought about "all the little things" to make the stay more comfortable and easier.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic experience both booked and staying at this cottage."

    Reasonably priced, immaculately clean, cottage had fabulous views especially from the hottub

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Horsley cottage is absolutely perfect."

    It’s got everything you need to make it a home from home. It’s comfortable, clean and well thought out. The views are spectacular and the hot tub is great.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2020

  • "What an amazing cottage this was."

    Enjoyed a week here in September 2020 with my other half and we loved it. The cottage had absolutely everything you could need, and was set in amazing surrroundings

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Horsley cottage is absolutely beautiful, every fixture and fitting is top quality and new, the cottage sits high up on what I would describe as moors with sheep roaming freely, the view is stunning, yet within 5 miles there is a busy town with most big shops."

    We had a lovely week there, really didn’t want to leave. Cannot fault this lovely cottage at all.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent standard of accommodation with beautiful views."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is stunning inside and out."

    Will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "The house was beautifully built to a high standard and kept so clean."

    Ideal distance from Consett & Durham as well as the added luxury of being quite remote to benefit from the peace and quiet. It's a shame the house is booked up until November as we would love to come back sooner.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location."

    We tried to re- book straight away and was fully booked. Will definitely be back. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king size with TV and en-suite with shower, basin and WC, 1 x king size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Gravelled and lawned garden with furniture and hot tub
  • lockable bike shed at property available.Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 2.9 miles

The property


Consett 5.2 miles.

Horsley Cottage is a beautiful stone-built abode resting in the heart of the countryside of County Durham, making it an extremely desirable base for couples, friends or families of four in pursuit of a tranquil retreat.

All on the ground floor, this contemporary cottage caters to a variety of group needs, providing an overall memorable experience for each and every guest.

Enter the porch and kick off your boots before venturing into the delightful and homely sitting room where an impressive woodburning stove takes centre stage beneath the rustic beams, framing the room, a lovely spot to end each evening.

Make your way into the kitchen/diner where you can enjoy all of your mealtimes, with plenty of space for the chef of the group to prepare a tasty treat with the assistance of the wonderful appliances at hand, while the rest of the group gather around the table and toast to a wonderful holiday to come.

Discover two elegant king sized bedrooms to end your day in, both boasting their own televisions so you can watch your favourite shows from the comfort of the covers, while one bedroom also benefits from its own en-suite shower room, with the family bathroom being of equal delight.

Wake up in your bright and airy bedrooms, selecting your personal belongings from the ample storage space, and make your way outside to discover the beauty of your surroundings; encompassed by miles of uninterrupted countryside, there's no better spot to enjoy your morning coffee, with your private hot tub providing the perfect way to soak in the splendour each evening.

The village of Waskerley is a truly tranquil base for a holiday, sitting within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it boasts wonderful walking routes and charm all around, with the Smiddy Shaw Reservoir making a lovely afternoon ramble, while the Waskerley Way Railway makes a wonderful cycling route, with sheep farms, heather moorland and much more to explore.

Head to Consett for all of your local amenities, where you can find a good selection of shops and eateries to explore, with some of the pubs being named after the rich mining history of the town, there's plenty to explore here, not forgetting the wonder of the Empire Theatre, one of County Durham's oldest theatres!

Durham is well-worth exploring for its Romanesque Durham Cathedral and Norman Durham Castle, with gardens and a maze to meander through at Crook Hall too, or take a trip to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to discover its wonderful shopping experiences, vibrant nightlife and even its very own beach!

Surrounded by excitement for every taste, Horsley Cottage is the perfect choice for your escape to County Durham.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Durham 13.3 miles; Newcastle-upon-Tyne 14.6 miles; Sunderland 22.8 miles

A charming town sitting in the north west of County Durham, Consett can be found resting high on the edge of the Pennines, providing beautiful views and an extremely scenic base from which to explore the North East of England. Nestled above the rural Derwent Valley, this quaint town is a walkers paradise, with easy access into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there's so much splendour waiting to be discovered in and around the area. The town boasts a good selection of amenities, catering to the needs of its welcoming residents and its visitors from all over, including a selection of food stores, restaurants, cafés and pubs with names reflecting the town's steel-making history, catering to all of your cuisine requirements, as well as a scatter of shops where you can while away the hours searching for that perfect gift to bring back home. Consett is also home to the impressive Empire Theatre, one of County Durham's oldest theatres, it's well-worth visiting to experience one of its remarkable shows from eye-watering comedies to beautiful ballet shows, or simply enjoy a day at the cinema here with all the latest films on offer for your enjoyment. For a day filled with outdoor excitement, make your way into the North Pennines AONB where you will be greeted by stupendous scenery and a wide range of attractions to keep all ages entertained. Uncover the rich mining history at the Killhope Museum, a multi-award winning Victorian mining museum letting you discover our own minerals followed by a tranquil walk through the woodlands, or choose to tackle the mountain peak of Cross Fell if you're feel more adventurous, the ramble well-worth the outstanding views. Newcastle-upon-Tyne can also be reached via a scenic car journey, a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub during the Industrial Revolution, it now offers its visitors a vibrant atmosphere scattered with shops, wonderful nightlife and even a beach to spend your time relaxing on, with its history evident in many of its landmarks and attractions throughout the city. With access to the county of Durham, Sunderland and more, Consett is perfectly positioned for exploring the wonders of the North East of England.