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Hawthorne Cottage

(Ref. 1058422)

Cotherstone, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "I have a very nervous rescue dog and didn't realise neighbours have to pass through the garden with the bins."

    Noise and people are things she reacts to but fortunately we were out or back door shut when this happened. I appreciated the homely feel and the fire had been switched on in the lounge to welcome us. The shower rooms and kitchen were clean, modern and looked very new. Lovely cottage in a lovely village with plenty of walks from the door, no need to get in the car, but probably wasn't the best fit for us on this occasion.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7May 2024

  • "This is our second visit to Hawthorne Cottage - as befire its was an excellent ..."

    This is our second visit to Hawthorne Cottage - as befire its was an excellent stay - clean and comfortable with Tea, Coffee, Milk and Biscuits provided very welcome after a long journey Cotherstone is a lovely village, plans are in place to open a community shop later in the summer but in the meantime Barnard Castle and Middketon in Teesdale are a short distance away We will be back

    Reviewed by R5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a good two weeks and we all enjoyed the cottage and the area, despite the awful weather !"

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2024

  • "A welcoming little cottage right in the centre of a lovely village, ideal for visiting our family nearby over the Christmas holiday."

    It was full of period character, yet very well equipped and with all necessary mod cons. The Christmas decorations and Welcome Treats were a lovely touch and much appreciated. We would certainly like to stay there again.

    so very happy we always try to do our best and your appreciation is very welcome indeed. Hope to see you again Many thanks happy new year to you and yours Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Perfect cottage for a short or long stay in beautiful Teesdale."

    Clean and comfortable with all the facilities you would need for your home from home. We'll certainly be returning. David, Anton and family

    Thank you David I am so pleased you enjoyed the Cottage. We hope you will come again and if so please make me aware that you are returning Happy new year to you and your family stay well Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "The overriding issue was that Sykes added an extra £140 on the original booking when we had to defer the holiday due to unforeseen circumstances which meant that Hawthorn Cottage was overpriced for the accommodation on offer."

    The “free parking” was on the opposite side of a busy main road and it wasn’t always possible to park close to the property. Transferring suitcases became a challenge to say the least. The cottage itself was clean and tidy but very small and the lack of privacy both in the front room and the backyard could have been improved upon. The provision of logs for the burner was welcome but a set of saucepans and a bread knife would have been even more so. The packet of biscuits as a welcome pack was pleasant but to be honest, after a long drive, a small bottle of milk plus some teabags would have been more useful. Judging from the comments of other guests in the visitors book, we are in the minority but based on our experiences of many other holiday rentals Hawthorn Cottage was disappointing, sadly; especially in view of the overall cost of the holiday.

    I am disappointed that you have chosen to misrepresent my property in this way. Your criticisms are totally unfounded. Could you be confusing my cottage with one of the.many others you have stayed in. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn3.4Sep 2023

  • "Second time we stayed and this was as good as the first."

    Everything there that was needed and a great location.

    So pleased you once again enjoyed the cottage. Sorry I did not phone to welcome you but had a bereavement down South but of course look forward to seeing you again. Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Hawthorne Cottage."

    It was well equipped, comfortable and quiet. It's well placed to explore Teesdale and the surrounding area. Would recommend it.

    so pleased you all.had a lovely time in the cottage and the surrounding areas and thank you for booking up next year take care x Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely clean spacious cottage."

    It had everything to make an enjoyable holiday. From the moment you walk through the front door it has the wow factor, wonderfully extended and kept in keeping with the cottage feel. We will definitely be back to this lovely cottage nestled in the beautiful village of Cotherstone Thanks for having us Steve,Lorraine and Winnie the GSP

    oh thank you for you lovely report I really do.appreciate it and so happy you enjoyed the little cottage and of course I look forward to seeing you all next year. Ellax Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable & clean Ella & David were excellent hosts very helpful & friendly"

    Thank you Anne lovely to have met you and for.your comment and indeed look forward to.seeing you again next year Ellax Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "We've had a fabulous stay at Hawthorne Cottage."

    Our stay has been perfect from start to finish. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you could ask for. The garden is lovely and the seating area quite private. We found the owner very helpful and friendly as were our neighbours. Couldn't have been a better holiday in this lovely area.

    Thank you Carroll lovely to have met you and your husband and for your lovely comment so very pleased you enjoyed the little cottage and maybe we will see you again next year Ellax Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a fantastic week at Hawthorne Cottage."

    It was an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area or just chilling after a day out. The cottage was very comfortable and would definitely stay here again if visiting the area.

    Thank you Christine so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and of course the weather has been so good for you all one of the local people said they had met a member of your family at the local and they had a long chat that makes me feel good they are all a helpful bunch seeyou again I hope xx Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "A great village location, comfortable and very clean, home from home, lots of home comforts."

    Good local information in info booklet. Definitely a good stay for upto 4 people. Thanks for the opportunity to stay in your lovely cottage.

    Thank you for your comment it is much appreciated and look forward to your return Stay well Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay in a beautiful cottage which has been cared for to a very high standard."

    We have stayed in 5 cottages in this area over the last 4 years and Hawthorne is the best by far. We will definitely visit again,

    Thank you Linda so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and look forward to your return you are booked in Stay well again thank you ELLA Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, cottage was very clean and cosy, bedrooms were large and well equipt."

    Our only niggle was the volume of traffic passing the cottage, we slept in the back bedroom and could not hear any traffic noise. The cottage is certainly well place for all the many walks, and the nearby pubs were good for food. Thankyou for such a lovely stay Pat and Ian Cameron

    Thank you Pat for your comments so pleased you enjoyed the cottage we try to keep on top of things for your comfort and relaxation Hope to see you on return Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely comfy cottage."

    Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Pauline for yout comment hopefully we will see you again stay Well Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is our 3rd time in this lovely cottage."

    Despite the very short notice booking, it was as usual, perfect, clean and very comfortable. We very much appreciated the Christmas decorations and the welcome starter pack which was just what we needed. Thank you so much

    Thank you Elizabeth for your welcomed comment and indeed hope all has settled down Again many thanks Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2022

  • "We were very happy with the cottage - very clean, everything you needed in the ..."

    We were very happy with the cottage - very clean, everything you needed in the kitchen Having the two reception rooms was very nice as it gave each couple an opportunity to either watch tv or sit by the log burner with a book Having direct access to an outdoor space was lovely for the dog - we didnt use the space as we were out everyday exploring the area Good walks nearby and the Fox and hounds oub proived an excellent meal and was dog freindly Didnt get to meet Ella as she was a bit poorly unfortunately but communicated by text and made sure we were happy (hope you are ok now Ella) Thoroughly reccomended

    Thank you Marie for your report sorry I did not get to meet you but indeed chest infection gone away thank you. I want to thank you for for leaving the house clean and tidy always good for Sally who works hard to clean throughout . I would be happy to greet you both back when of course (when you do) return Many thanks again. Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by R5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage,loved the decor,well equipped, we loved our stay at this cottage ." Geoffrey for your kind comment pleased you.liked the Cottage and hopefully we will see you when you next come back to Cotherstone. Many thanks ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.1Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and the area is really pretty too."

    Cottage was well equipped and comfortable, I would definitely visit again. I have absolutely nothing to complain about, but I did miss a radio in the kitchen, but thats just me. Absolutely fabulous, peaceful and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful, beautiful, well-appointed cottage in a hidden gem of village."

    Perfectly situated for walks from the doorstep and day trips all over the North of England. Delightful village full of friendly, engaging people and two welcoming pubs. The owner could not have been more helpful and communications were second to none.

    Thank you Wayne so lovly to have met you and hopefully we will see you again soon Best wishes Ella and David Property Owner

    Reviewed by W5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the cottage and would happily go back at another time."

    Thank you Nancy for your feedback was lovely to have met you and hope you will be back next year in Cotherstone Best wishes to you nith Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Superb property and very well equipped lovely surrounding area."

    Only downside is there is no shops in the village. Barnard Castle is only 4 miles away so it wasn't a problem.

    Thank you Christine for your feedback yes unfortunately we lost the shop 18 months ago but at the moment there is a lot of negotiations to purhase out local redundant chapel so hopefully bu the time you return it will be up and running Take care Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is delightful, everything you need is provided and of a good quality."

    The garden is a good place to sit with your morning cuppa weather permitting. This is our second visit and we will return.

    Thank you Sharon for your feedback and look forward to seeing you both again Take care Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely superb cottage, really lovely ambience and very well equipped catering for all needs."

    Really comfy beds we all slept soundly and woke rested We loved the eclectic art work on the walls too really nice touch The cottage felt just right on the first day so we decided there and then to book for the same week next year! Very happy with our choice

    thank you Alison I am so pleased you enjoyed the little cottage and you were all comfortable looking forward to seeing you all next year Ella x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable, well equipped cottage with a pleasant garden with table and chairs to enjoy the sunshine."

    Wonderful location for countryside walks. Would highly recommend

    Thank you Patricia so very pleased you enjoyed the cottage nad the local area and perhaps you will return Best wishes Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Lots of nice touches that make it feel like a home from home. The location is perfect for those wanting a walking holiday with their dog. We had a lovely time and were blessed with good weather.

    Thank you for your kind report back I am so pleased you had a lovely time at the cottage perhaps we will see you again soon in Cotherstone Many thanks again Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deryn5.0May 2022

  • "Great property in a lovely location."

    Owners very helpful when we had a problem with the hot water. Definitely recommend.

    Thank you Lynn lovely to have met you both perhaps we will be seeing you next year est Wishes Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in a beautiful village surrounded by great countryside."

    Two really good pubs very close in village.

    many thanks safe journey Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have just stayed in Hawthorn Cottage in Cotherstone."

    It has been one of the loveliest cottages we’ve stayed in. It is an old stone cottage with loads of character but it has also been recently modernised to a high standard and is tastefully furnished with a very modern, fitted kitchen. It is very comfortable and cosy. It”s gorgeous to sit in front of the log fire in the sitting room reading a book in the evening. It’s so cosy. Cotherstone is a lovely village too. I’d highly recommend this cottage for a very relaxing, comfortable stay.

    thank you for your review I do appreciate it. Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    I had everything we needed for a very enjoyable week.

    Thank you Tracy I do appreciate your review and hopefully see you again Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2022

  • "A quirky cottage that has been very tastefully refurbished."

    Lots of interesting art work on the walls. Gorgeous garden with open fields view. Would highly recommend.

    thank you so much so pleased you enjoyed the cottage xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Hawthorn Cottage."

    We have had a lovely time. The cottage is beautiful, immaculately clean very well equipped, we cannot fault it. The owner is extremely kind, generous and helpful. We shall definitely return. Thank you ❤️

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in hawthorn cottage."

    Brilliant facilities everything we could have needed. We loved having the log fire to warm us up after our lovely walks in the area. The cottage was very cosy, comfortable and clean. We didn’t want to leave and can’t wait to come back again! Thankyou George, Liz, Stacey & Archie

    so happy you enjoyed the little house a great pleasure to see you three and doggie what a lovely surprise you must have had George Ella David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in a nice village."

    Plenty of local walks for dogs. Local pub accepts dogs and serves very good food.

    thank you glad you enjoyed the little house. Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and very welcoming."

    We enjoyed a several meals at the Fox and hounds which was delicious. I really can’t think of anything negative to say about our whole holiday. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Johnston5.0Dec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hawthorne Cottage."

    The rooms were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped. Perfect for a family of four. We loved the dinning room, having the log burner made is really cozy. Cotherstone is a great point to explore, so much to see in the area.

    Thank you I am so pleased you enjoyed the house and the area and yes the area regards Ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hawthorn cottage, comfy, cosy and well equipped."

    The cottage was lovely and clean and very welcoming. Super friendly village and fantastic walks right from the front door. We enjoyed a meal at the Fox and hounds which was delicious. I really can’t think of anything negative to say about our whole holiday. It was just what we needed.

    thank you Rachel I am so pleased you enjoyed the area and the house best wishes ella Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Nice cottage, one of the better ones we have stopped at although the rugs have ..."

    Nice cottage, one of the better ones we have stopped at although the rugs have seen better days and are a bit thread bare, Pillows not really to our liking but apart from these minor things a pleasant stay, weather was generally kind for the time of year so a good stay

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hawthorne Cottage."

    The cottage was so clean and comfortable. Loved all the pictures and knick-knacks which made it so homely. The kitchen was very modern and well equipped. Can't think of anything that it lacked. Cotherstone is such a lovely village and the locals made us feel very welcome. Teesdale is a hidden gem. The scenery is beautiful and we visited some lovely places. Great walks from the doorstep including down by the river and the Tees Railway Path.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Hawthorne Cottage is a delight, beautiful rooms, very clean and fresh and extremely well equipped."

    Set in a lovely village within easy driving distance of Barnard Castle (also lovely) and lots of other things to see and do. The local pub does lovely food and the neighbours are friendly! Would certainly recommend this holiday and hope to go again; I didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a gorgeous village."

    Clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2021

  • "Perfect getaway, beautiful surrounding area, good walks good pubs and friendly locals."

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Although there are two shower rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs the wash hand basin upstairs is only big enough to wash hands."

    Reviewed by Heather3.4Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and so was the owner location stunning"

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0May 2021

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful break In cotherstone."

    The village is beautiful and the perfect base to explore. Hawthorne cottage is absolutely beautiful, the perfect cost cottage. It is equipped with everything you could possibly need and more. The only downside was that we had to come home.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Dining room with wood burning stove
  • Sitting room with electric log effect stove
  • Gas central heating with log burning stove and electric log effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • Enclosed back garden with gravelled area featuring an outdoor seating area
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 4 miles and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Those travelling with young children must bring their own travel cot and highchair
  • Please Note: This property cannot accept arrival dates for Saturday.

The property

Hawthorne cottage is centrally situated in the traditional village of Cotherstone in beautiful Teesdale, and within easy reach of both the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an ideal base for a family or couple.

Like the rest of the village it is constructed of stone and slate and behind the red door it has been completely renovated to a high standard, but retaining many of the original features.

You will be greeted by a warm and welcoming sitting room where you can relax and watch programmes of your choice on the smart television.

Continue through to the dining room with its stone flagged floor and Inglenook fireplace, where you can curl up in a comfortable armchair in front of the log burning stove.

Beyond is a modern fully equipped kitchen with patio doors leading into the sun trap garden.

The ground floor shower room sports a large shower enclosure with plenty of elbow room.

The stairs lead from the corner of the dining room up to 2 charmingly furnished and decorated bedrooms, a double and a twin with an upstairs shower room, again with roomy shower enclosure.

Once you have settled in you can plan your holiday, if you are walkers Cotherstone is situated in the network of footpath’s extending over the whole Dale and the Tees Valley Railway walk goes from Barnard Castle to Middleton in Teesdale.

Further afield is the Pennine Way and the Durham Heritage Coast and Lake District are only an hours drive away ( in opposite directions obviously).

Barnard Castle has of course the castle, a great range of shops especially antique shops and don’t miss it’s Piece de resistance, the wonderful Bowes Museum with exhibits to interest all ages.

Raby Castle is one of the finest medieval castles in England, still occupied by Lord and Lady Barnard and where you can take a fascinating tour and enjoy the restaurant and Deer park.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 4.4 miles; Bishop Auckland 20.7 miles

This pretty village of Cotherstone is nestled by the wooded banks of the rivers Tees and Balder, within Teesdale in the south west of County Durham. Resting three miles upstream of Barnard Castle, with several listed buildings, a cluster of stone built houses and three village greens, this delightful location is superb for touring the beautiful North Pennines AONB and the northern region of Yorkshire Dales National Park. The village is situated in an active farming area and boasts 2 local pubs ,a junior school, church and village hall. Take a gentle stroll along the 6-mile Circular Walk from the Fox and Hounds on the West Green and enjoy the pleasant countryside surrounds and picturesque views along the way. Nearby Barnard Castle offers cobble streets, yards and back lanes, a 16th century bridge and castle ruins as well as a plethora of shops and bars. Further walking routes are right on the doorstep from here with the Lake District, the Pennine and Teesdale Ways, all within easy reach. Explore a rich area of beautiful moors, verdant pastures and historic architecture, all from a fabulous village base!

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Please Note: This property cannot accept departure dates on a Saturday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas