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Thistlewood House

(Ref. 1017378)

Wolsingham, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size (one is zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove and TV, Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 1 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Private driveway parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed side garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • No electric vehicle charging but cars can be charged at Wolsingham train station car park
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.2 miles, pub 0.8 miles

The property

Thistlewood House is a delightful detached cottage offering a relaxing stay.

Situated on the outskirts of Wolsingham, Durham, with the bonus of a Smart TV, guests can unwind and enjoy their favourite shows after a day of exploring the nearby North Pennines AONB.

Perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle, Thistlewood House is an idyllic retreat for a peaceful getaway.

As you step inside Thistlewood House, you will be greeted by a charming interior designed for comfort and relaxation.

The spacious accommodation includes three bedrooms, comprising of two king-size beds (one that can be arranged as a twin on request), along with a double bedroom.

The bathroom features a wonderful freestanding bath, perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring the stunning North Pennines AONB.

The heart of the home is the well-equipped kitchen, where you can prepare delicious meals to enjoy with loved ones in the dining room.

Here, you will find a woodburning stove, creating a toasty atmosphere for memorable meals together.

For more relaxed evenings, the sitting room also boasts a woodburning stove and a TV, perfect for movie nights or simply unwinding with your favourite shows.

Outside, the enclosed side garden offers a peaceful retreat, with a lawn, patio, and furniture where you can soak up the tranquil surroundings and enjoy al fresco dining on warmer days.

Explore the surrounding area and discover the rich history and stunning architecture at Bishop Auckland, with visits to Auckland Castle Deer House, the ancient ruins of Binchester Roman Fort, and the picturesque Auckland Park.

In Durham, marvel at the awe-inspiring Durham Cathedral, cross the iconic Elvet Bridge, and wander through the charming independent shops and traditional pubs.

Make your way to Barnard Castle to enjoy a meal at The Old Well Inn and try your hand at the Huntfun Treasure Hunt - Barnard Castle for a fun-filled adventure.

For a day trip, head to Newcastle to visit the National Trust - Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, admire Grey's Monument, and explore the impressive art collections at the Laing Art Gallery.

With so much to see and do in the surrounding area, Thistlewood House provides the perfect base for a memorable and enriching holiday experience.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Hamsterley 6.7 miles; Bishop Auckland 10 miles; Durham 14 miles; Barnard Castle 20.5 miles; Newcastle 22 miles.

The picturesque town of Wolsingham is a quintessentially British market town in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestled in the beautiful valley of Weardale, the town boasts a number of well-regarded pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as convenience shops and takeaways. In the town you’ll also find an indoor swimming pool and gym, grass bowls club, several picnic areas and a recreation ground with outdoor gym and playing fields. The town has plenty of amenities, including a library, pharmacy, gift and antique shops, grocery shops, bakery, butchers and greengrocers. Also all major supermarkets deliver here. Wolsingham Show is held on the first weekend in September and is the oldest agricultural show in the country. Wolsingham is superbly situated to enjoy the best of the north-east and is a very popular base for walking and cycling. There are plenty of local attractions, including the Weardale Heritage Railway featuring the Polar Express, Hamsterley Forest which is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding, the picturesque Tunstall Reservoir for fishing and walking, and High Force waterfall. For historians, you'll find Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, and Auckland Castle featuring Kynren – an epic tale of 2000 years and of course Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage site. Other notable attractions include Hadrian's Wall, Beamish open air museum, and the Angel of the North, the UK's most famous piece of public art. Venture further afield to the coast for prehistoric cliffs and caves at Marsden South Shields, and the Newcastle Gateshead quayside, including the Baltic centre of contemporary art housed in a restored flour mill, the Sage music centre, the tilting Millennium bridge across the Tyne and numerous bars and restaurants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas