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Westerton View

Coundon, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 930864)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    It had everything that we needed and the owner was very kind and helpful. It was lovely to be greeted with a chicken casserole in the oven, ready for us to eat, after our journey there. What a kind thought! We also appreciated the dessert and wine - a brilliant way to begin our holiday.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2019

  • "The owner was extremely helpful, advising us on places to visit in the area."

    The premises where very homely and it was a Pleasure to go spend our holidays there

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "The apartment was way above expectation, bright roomy and had that fresh ..."

    The apartment was way above expectation, bright roomy and had that fresh inviting aroma , them we come to Margaret , what a fantastic host , talk about above and beyond , tea,coffee, milk, sugar, bread and butter provided , when you think things cannot get better, a beef casserole for your 1st evening meal , talk about all the home pleasures, a truly remarkable lady

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2019

  • "On arrive we were greeted with a warm welcome from our host and a lovely meal in the oven, along with Wine cheesecake and biscuits for after, what a fantastic start to our holiday."

    Everything in this property is immaculate with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.Everything has been thought of providing excellent accommodation. Margaret couldn't be more helpful with providing local information and areas to visit, such a beautiful part of the country. Have no hesitation in returning to this property and visiting again. Thank you Margaret for a fantastic relaxing week.

    Reviewed by LynnetteOct 2018

  • "This flat was left spotlessly clean for our arrival with a complimentary chicken casserole keeping warm in the oven, trifle for afters and wine to wash it down with other goodies too."

    The owner is friendly and just next door if you did need her for anything. It’s a good base to use if wanting to tour the coast line, beautiful countryside and towns of Durham, Teesdale, Richmondshire and Cleveland.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "Westerton View is well located for visiting the various areas of Durham and North Yorkshire."

    With Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland and Durham City all close by. Kynren an epic tale of England performed by the local community is a must to see. A fantastic experience. The flat was first class, very clean, spacious and very well equipped with a homely feel. The owner, Margret Taylor, provided us with a hot meal and a bottle of wine on arrival. In addition she provided for our immediate needs several other goodies, which was very much appreciated. We stayed for two weeks and enjoyed every minute of our stay in the comfortable relaxing accommodation and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2018

  • "What an amazing stay we had at westerton view."

    Margaret, the owner, was absolutely lovely and could not do enough. The welcome goodies and homemade casserole on arrival was such a nice touch and absolutely delicious. The accommodation is perfect and had everything we needed for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Thank you Margaret, we will definitely be back x

    Reviewed by LucyMar 2018

  • "The owner ( Margaret) met us she is a lovely lady and could not do enough for us."

    The cottage had everything and more than we expected is was larger than the pictures and a lot more cosy, Margaret had made us a fabulous casserole with a pudding and a bottle of wine. She also provided milk bread butter biscuits cake and chocolate, it was definitely like being home from home she also welcomed our young puppy Molly, the cottage was close to Durham and lots of lovely walks.We would recommend this cottage to anyone and we look forward to going back. And being spoiled by Margaret's hospitality.

    Reviewed by AnneJan 2018

  • "WOW !!!"

    we were met by the lovely owner margaret who had kindly gone beyond the call of duty regarding welcome pack at the flat, hospitality oozed from this well lit well equipped flat every need catered for warm and comfortable and the casserole which margaret had made for our arrival was very considerate and delicious, this is the first let i have stayed in where nothing was too much trouble and this place is a credit to the owner, will definately be back 5 stars awarded by us x

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2017

  • "What an amazing hostess."

    On arrival Margaret had a beautiful meal prepared, the essential kitchen foods all there and a few little treats too. She looked after me so well. A home away from home with a great service. Will be going back that's for sure!!!!

    Reviewed by SueNov 2017

  • "The owners were extremely generous in their welcome and friendly throughout our stay."

    The cottage was well placed for everything we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2017

  • "This is an extremely good place to stay."

    Very good value for money and totally exceeded our expectations. Everything you need is provided and in great condition. Margaret is really lovely and made our stay extra special.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2017

  • "The property was spotlessly clean, comfortable, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    So are many other holiday lets - but this one went much further. Margaret Taylor, the owner, went out of her way to make our stay. She made a delicious cooked meal (free!) for our first evening, to say nothing of the milk, butter, bread, cake, biscuits and wine that she also provided. We cannot recommend this property highly enough.

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2016

  • "See Review submitted two weeks ago and again today via our website!"

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2016

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  • Mostly first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Ground floor garden room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, 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
  • Roadside parking for 1 car outside property
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: The owner offers a free evening meal on the day of arrival
  • Please contact the owner prior to your stay to arrange.

The property

A cosy first floor apartment, conveniently situated in the centre of Coundon, just 10 miles south of Durham.

This pretty apartment offers bright and spacious accommodation and is well decorated and comfortably furnished and perfect for couples.

With one double bedroom, a lovely sitting room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a ground floor garden room, Westerton View is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful county.

Bishop Auckland is just a five minutes’ drive away with its shops, restaurants and an art complex.

On the outskirts of the town you can discover the secrets of the largest Roman Fort in the county at Binchester or perhaps book a night at Kynren (opening July 2016) and marvel at the pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects depicting the North East’s colourful history.

The city of Durham is just a short drive north with an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, and a little further will take you to the Roman town of Chester-le-Street or Beamish Museum.

Further attractions accessible from this apartment include the Durham Dales, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hadrian's Wall, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury and the North York Moors.

Centrally located, this apartment is the perfect place for touring the Durham area.

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About the location


Bishop Auckland 3 miles; Durham 10 miles; Barnard Castle 16 miles.

The County Durham village of Coundon is situated in one of the most beautiful counties of England, with a mining history which dates back to 1350. A short drive to the east brings you to bustling town of Bishop Auckland, elevated above the River Wear and known as the Gateway to Weardale. 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. On the outskirts of the town you can wander the ancient stones of the Binchester Roman Fort, the largest in the county or perhaps experience a magnificent evening of North East storytelling at Kynren, a seven acre stage with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects all part of the mix. A little further afield there are the delights of Barnard Castle with its cobbled streets and medieval castle towering over the River Tees, head north to Durham City home to the magnificent Cathedral, with its breathtaking vaulted ceiling and splendid architecture. The cathedral, the final resting place of the Venerable Bede, is one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the whole of Europe. Durham Castle stands side by side with the cathedral, on a prominent hilltop site, encircled by the wooded slopes of the River Wear below. The city itself offers elegant buildings and fascinating narrow streets with excellent shopping, eating and drinking to suit all tastes. Beautiful walking country is within easy reach of this village, with the North Pennines 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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