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Grove Cottage

Butterknowle, Northumberland (Ref. 920252)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Second visit to this property."

    Lisa and her family are lovely, nothing is too much trouble. The property is amazing… Clean, warm and comfortable. Thank you for the wine and stuff, it was much appreciated…

    Reviewed by ColetteNov 2021

  • "Great find."

    Lovely clean and cosy cottage. Great location for Raby castle and Beamish museum.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our week in this lovely comfortable cottage which is well situated for visits to Barnard Castle, High Force, The Bowes Museum and various scenic dales walks."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by HazelSep 2021

  • "We had a great time Grove Cottage was well presented and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    The cottage is situated near to lots of places of interest in beautiful countryside. Nothing was to much trouble for the owners who were very helpful.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2021

  • "Wonderful stay at Grove Cottage, the cottage is so comfortable, clean, spacious and well equipped."

    We met the owners on arrival, who were very friendly, and left a lovely welcome package. The surrounding area is quiet and nearby attractions such as High Force, Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum are easily accessible, the scenery driving around was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this Cottage to others.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay at The Grove."

    Extremely clean and well equipped. Beautiful views of the countryside around. Quite a few things to do in the local area but check ahead to see what is open due to the current restrictions as most need booking.

    Reviewed by LouisaJul 2021

  • "We were in the location to enable us to visit friends and family so it was lovely to come home to a nice comfortable cottage in the evening."

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2021

  • "Great location to explore the area."

    Lovely accommodation. Very friendly and welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2021

  • "Very nice location."

    the owner so friendly. thanks.

    Reviewed by ShahriarMay 2021

  • "Beautiful welcoming cottage, great location, you're no more than a few minutes drive fro Raby Castle or the shopping centre nr Bishop Auckland."

    The cottage was very well equipped and even had a welcome pack of Wine, Milk, snack plus the essential Tea, Coffee & sugar.

    Reviewed by DarrenMay 2021

  • "Grove Cottage was just perfect for us (a couple with a baby)."

    It was very well equipped, had super comfy bedding, and despite being on a working farm was virtually totally silent. There were great clothes washing facilities in the outbuilding, and our infant enjoyed meeting the friendly family cat who liked to hang around. Lisa was very nice and accommodating, it was a great stay.

    Reviewed by NickApr 2021

  • "The Owner was so helpful, couldn't of done enough for us and the property was perfect."

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented, cosy and well equipped."

    It was one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage but not in Northumberland as listed."

    Very clean and cosy. My only problem was I asked for logs for the log burner and didn’t receive them. I tried to ring the owner twice but no answer and because of the covid situation could not approach the farm. Nice little stay visited some lovely places highly recommend Raby Castle and it’s grounds

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2020

  • "Lovely, modern cottage."

    Owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by CharlotteAug 2020

  • "Lovely place quiet great get away cottage beautiful plenty to do in the area ..."

    Lovely place quiet great get away cottage beautiful plenty to do in the area will be coming back for definite and be bringing grandkids great couple who own the cottages provided everything you need

    Reviewed by Mary JaneMar 2020

  • "The Cottage itself its absolutely lovely, the host fantastic and in a great idyllic location."

    The log burner in the winter months is lovely! Me and my partner went for her birthday and just wanted to relax, and this is certainly a great space to do exactly that! The only issue i had, which I believe is a Sykes problem, not the owners, it list this property ad being in Northumberland, which it is not. A bit misleading, but maybe I should've double checked before booking. I would expect a place to be where it states it is, however.

    Reviewed by JayFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic, comfortable cottage"

    Reviewed by BenOct 2019

  • "You should be aware of what was listed as included."

    We had to request the DVD player,which had a short HDMI cable & had to be mounted on a pile of books to reach the wall-mounted TV.Also, we were advised by Lisa Simpson that there was no CD/radio provided, which was contrary to your description as part of the package. Poor lighting over the dining area. No information pack was provided regarding the equipment in the property (kitchen information was found in spare cupboard, not obvious) and there was limited tourist leaflets to be found & these were located in the Utility Room across the yard.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "Grove Cottage has everything one needs in an excellent rural location."

    Reviewed by AngusJul 2019

  • "We loved this cottage and the friendliness of the owner."

    There was a lot of attention to detail. (The only thing I wanted was a wooden spoon!) My friend who was in the smaller bedroom said it would have been nice to have a simple pull out bracket to hang a few items, but we did appreciate the coat stand in the lounge. The beds were the most comfortable I have ever had on holiday. Delightful spot, absolutely LOVELY and would thoroughly recommend. We had never been to the area before and found some really lovely places to visit - some by car, some by bus. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, well catered for and lovely and clean"

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2019

  • "Great base for visiting other near by places, very friendly and hard working host's, lovely clean and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "It’s our first time with Sykes cottages and must say how well organised the company is - keeping you at all times well informed."

    - thank you. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Grove Cottage. The cottage was immaculate and very comfortable. A big thank you to Lisa for the welcome pack which was very much appreciated and for her care. An additional plus was meeting Dora, the farms cat. We would definitely return. John & Lynda

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great location ideal for family we have booked to back for Easter holiday"

    Reviewed by DonnaFeb 2019

  • "Gorgeous cottage, clean, everything thought of by the owner."

    Great location for lots of sights and attractions. Enjoyed by entire family (cottage was especially appreciated by the 3yr old and 6yr old who loved their ‘farm holiday’). Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2019

  • "A lovely cottage."

    Very welcoming on arrival. Couldn’t fault a thing. Very clean and everything you needed. Enjoyed a week there and will certainly return next year.10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by JAug 2018

  • "Good location, friendly owners, beautiful cottage"

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2018

  • "The location of the cottage is brilliant!"

    ideal for so many interesting places to visit,so many in fact we did not have the time in a week to visit them all.The cottage itself could not have been better,everything you may have needed and more.The owners made us feel so welcome,we will return for sure.

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2018

  • "Cottage was perfect."

    Very clean.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    We had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2018

  • "Cottage listing was very good."

    In reality the property we booked was not done justice by the photographs. Everything from hospitality of owners through location and local attractions was tremendous.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2017

  • "Absolutely gorgeous barn conversion."

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely and the owners were fabulous-really helpful."

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2016

  • "This Cottage was the best we've stayed in!"

    Very high standard and the owners were very helpful and friendly. The shower and bathroom were again, a very high standard. We'd stay there again!

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2015

  • "A beautifully presented cottage with a stylish interior."

    In a lovely location with very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2015

  • "Had an amazing few days, the cottage was just perfect."

    What made the holiday so nice was how well the cottage was furnished. It was a real home from home experience which is what we were looking for having our 2 young children with us.

    Reviewed by CherieAug 2015

  • "A lovely quiet property with helpful owners."

    The property has been furnished and fitted to a really high standard, was clean and in good order. A very restful few days.

    Reviewed by AliceAug 2015

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Copley Bent Cottages

Three beautiful barn conversions on a working farm and set next to the owner’s home in the little Durham village of Butterknowle. Converted with great attention to detail, these single-storey cottages have been lovingly finished to provide the perfect destination for those seeking a countryside break with a luxurious touch. Each has an open plan living area offering a sleek fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove for chilly evenings, all set beneath a pitched roof exposing original beams to combine character features with an elegant design. Outside is a pretty shared patio to the side with furniture, barbecue and a relaxing water feature. Why not settle here with a glass of wine after a busy day and enjoy the simple charms of the surrounding countryside, watching over the owner's distinctive Belted Galloway cattle in the adjacent field? There’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, including nearby Hamsterley Forest with its tall pines, classic woodland walks and challenging cycle routes. Raby Castle is also a must visit, along with the stunning waterfalls at High Force and Cauldron Snout. The market town of Barnard Castle, with its charming cobbled streets and impressive Bowes Museum is nearby, plus a short drive brings you into the heart of Durham, with its majestic cathedral. Booked together with friends and family, or individually as a romantic, rural retreat, these two superb cottages are sure to delight.

The property

This delightful semi-detached cottage sits in the small village of Butterknowle.

A stylish bathroom complements the two comfortable bedrooms where you’re sure to have a great night’s sleep, whilst the open plan living area is adorned with original beams and trusses and offers a cosy place to share stories beside the multi-fuel stove.

A luxurious touring base surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Note: This cottage is attached to Ref. 920251 and 996441 together they sleep 10.


  • 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 multi-fuel stove
  • Shared external utility.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared enclosed patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Two steps up to front door
  • Note: No electric point to charge electric cars.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 7.6 miles; Bishop Auckland 8 miles; Darlington 15 miles.

Set between the pretty market towns of Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle is the sleepy little village of Butterknowle, near to Hamsterley Forest. Head West to spend the day in Barnard Castle, set on the site of a Roman fort, where the medieval castle ruins still tower over the River Tees. The town boasts quaint cobbled streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century, along with rows of attractive, old stone houses. The town centre hosts an arts complex should you be in search of a bit of culture, whilst there’s a range of independent shops to peruse, where you’re certain to find the perfect holiday keepsake. A short drive eastward from Butterknowle brings you to bustling town of Bishop Auckland, elevated above the River Wear and known as the Gateway to Weardale.On the outskirts of the town you can wander the ancient stones of the Binchester Roman Fort, the largest in the county. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this village, with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few miles away, whilst an array of interesting towns and a wealth of historic attractions can all be found within an easy drive.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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