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Wear View Cottage

Hamsterley near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 904978)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice locaties, quiet and still not far from all you need."

    Kind hospital people who can give you advice where to go , if needed.

    Reviewed by FransAug 2022

  • "A lovely and spacious cottage, for people who love peace and quiet."

    Beautiful countryside, a very welcoming and knowledgeable host who gave us all sorts of interesting tips and stories. Thank you for a very agreeable stay, we had many nice walks, and we feel there’s still lots of things to do and discover in the area!

    Reviewed by EleonoreJul 2022

  • "Beautiful place with lovely people!"

    Would love to return as soon as possible

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2022

  • "A haven of peace and tranquility, the cottage was located on a quiet farm situation in Weardale ideal for walks within the surrounding fields and woods, (much enjoyed by our elderly Jack Russel)."

    The layout of the residence was reasonably spacious and well appointed with all the necessary quality equipment for home cooking etc. Altogether a comfortable 'home from home' enjoyed by my wife and myself.

    Reviewed by NealeMay 2022

  • "This is an amazing little cottage !"

    !! If your looking for somewhere to get away from it all and enjoy peace and quiet then look no further. With lovely surroundings of open fields, rivers and wildlife on your door step. The owners are very friendly and always on hand to help.

    Thank you Adrian Great to know you enjoyed yourselves. we look forward to seeing you again. Michael Edmonds Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wear View Cottage."

    The layout, being on one level was perfect for us. The master bedroom is large and airy with a very comfortable king size bed. The lounge is comfortable with a large screen t.v. Although there is a wood burning stove we didn’t need to light it because the heating system was so efficient. We would have found a steamer useful for cooking in the kitchen, and a light above the hob would be helpful too. The farmhouse and walled garden are beautiful as is the small courtyard area to the front of the cottages. On our arrival we were met by the owner who made us feel very welcome. He told us a little of the fascinating history of Edge Knoll Farm which has historical evidence back to the Roman occupation in the area. With good walking right from the door Wear View Cottage was perfect for our boxer dog, Ruby, who enjoyed her holiday too. The Wear dale area wasn’t new to us and it was good to revisit places such as Hamsterley Forest. High Force and The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. We enjoyed a good evening meal at the Cross Keys Pub in the village of Hamsterley during our stay. We are happy to recommend Wear View Cottage and would love to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "It is what we wanted, really quiet great for the dog, great walks nearby ..."

    It is what we wanted, really quiet great for the dog, great walks nearby could be easier to find and the road is not good, but would come back

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Wear View Cottage."

    The property is very remote and it is a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay. The court yard in front of the cottage is beautiful and worthy of a mention. The owner Michael, who lives in the adjacent farm house, is also very helpful and friendly. There were a few minor maintenance related issues but none that stopped us enjoying our stay. There was no TV for most of the week (Apparently the Free View mast had been damaged), however the Owner installed a Satellite dish towards the end of our stay; the lack of TV was not an issue for us. We did find that the Wi-Fi signal was very weak and used our mobile as a hotspot when connecting to Netflix. Overall it is a great place and would have no hesitation is recommending it to others

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "1. Regular checks if all in working condition ie, lamps."

    2. For passing purposes, trimming verges of track towards farm provides better passing opportunities for oncoming traffic.

    Reviewed by BoudewijnJun 2021

  • "A tranquil, beautiful, and relaxing place."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay here."

    The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. It is very peaceful we all managed fulll night sleeps including our 2 year old. The access road was fine. We have a norbsl family car (Skoda Octavia) and we managed fine in and out. We had to avoid a few potholes but other than that, it's a farm road, in the country and we didn't find it unbearable to pass. The facilities were great for eating in. The log burner was excellent. Mike & Graham were really hospicable and gave us great suggestions on local attractions. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Karl & Hazel Baron & Isabelle

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2020

  • "Good location in Hamsterley within driving distance of plenty of places to visit."

    Access road let it down. It was passable but an uncomfortable ride despite a very slow speed. Due to the toll it was taking on the car we had to structure our day to one journey out, one journey in. Cottage comfortable with great potential. Just needed some TLC on the aesthetics. Would return but only if access road was improved.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Great location and really friendly hosts."

    Our visit was late September/early October 2020 during the Covid pandemic and the remoteness of the properties location felt great. We were very pleasantly surprised with the accommodation and the helpfulness of the hosts (our dealings were predominantly with Mike). We would normally eat out whilst on holiday but again due to numerous restrictions in the country we decided to eat in and again very pleasant surprised with having good quality kitchen facilities. The oven broke on the second day, was reported and replaced with a brand new one the following day which is nothing short of excellent. Our only negative was that the double bed was uncomfortable and we could feel the springs through the mattress which one of us became accustomed to and the other moved into one of the single beds in the other room and did not detract from the enjoyment of our stay and would gladly come back should the opportunity arise. There is an abundance of wildlife to be seen if you keep your eyes open even on the journey from the main road to the cottage (stoats, rabbits, squirrels, stoat, pheasants and numerous other types of birds) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you very much.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2020

  • "Holiday was in a great remote location within easy reach of Hamsterley forest."

    Michael and Graham were really nice hosts and we spent some nice time having some good conversations with each. Hosts were welcoming and attentive and available on site for questions or anything else. The log burner was great to settle down in front of during some mixed weather and gave out some good warmth. Thanks for a lovely stay for making our family break away a memorable one.

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2020

  • "Great Location for a holiday with young children."

    Visited Hamsterley Forrest, Seaham, Highforce waterfall, Banard and Raby Castle , Bowes museum Micheal is very helpful and friendly Very dog friendly

    Reviewed by SanjeevaAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at Wear View Cottage, the location was beautiful and quiet."

    Mike and Graham were very friendly and full of recommendations. The cottage was spacious and comfortable. The only thing that we struggled with was the garden wasn't enclosed but we managed to get around it with the great walks around the cottage. Definitely would book to stay there again

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "Your website and booking facilities are simple and straight forward."

    The cottage was ideal for us although the bed was very uncomfortable but we worked around it. The local hosts were very ammenable.

    Thank you for your feed back on your stay with us in February. I am sorry you found the bed uncomfortable but glad you were able to work around the problem. As part of our continuous improvement the bed in Wear View Cottage was upgraded from a Double size to King Size in January 2020. With new mattress, duvet and linen. There is always a problem in choosing, from the hundreds of mattresses on the market, a mattress which suits everyone. I took the advice of a company I have used for many years in choosing the King Sized mattress I bought. I would appreciate more detail from you about why the bed was uncomfortable. So that future purchases may suit my holidaymakers. We at Edge Knoll Holiday Cottages do care about complete satisfaction for our customers. Please help me in this. You already have my email address and telephone number, alternatively contact Sykes and let them know what we can do to ensure 100% good feeling at the end of every stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage ,, little bit difficult to get to as the track from from the main ..."

    Lovely cottage ,, little bit difficult to get to as the track from from the main road is quite rough so care should be taken,,, other than that,, it is a lovely cottage set in idyllic surroundings,,,,it consists of a very comfortable living area,,,, good sized,,and well equipped kitchen,, two good sized bedrooms, one double and one twin,,, both with comfortable beds,,,, outside courtyard great for sitting in the sunshine with a glass of wine or a beer,,, well recommended and will consider returning ,, should we go back to the area,,,,ps,visit the duke of york at firlee for great food

    Reviewed by GlynSep 2019

  • "The host for this cottage and his family lives on site and met us on arrival."

    He was really accommodating and made several recommendations of things that we could do with a young family whilst visiting. The property was one of two adjoined cottages sharing a courtyard. It was really comfortable with everything we needed. Access to the property at a steady speed was absolutely fine, although I wouldn’t fancy it in snow.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2019

  • "The accommodation is very comfortable and well equipped, the owners very helpful and nice, the only negative about this place is the mud track to reach the farm which is a nightmare for anyone not driving a 4x4 or at least a car with a high wheel base."

    The narrow lane shared by farm traffic is full of deep pot holes and sharp stones which makes driving in and out a interesting experience. For this reason alone I would not recommend this property for anyone with a new car. But having said that the farm buildings are a fantastic escape for anyone looking for a relaxed holiday in very comfortable surroundings and the owner is a very friendly man.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "Mick was brilliant , good local knowledge of the area, and the cottage had loads of leaflets on things to do."

    Reviewed by RobApr 2017

  • "Fantastic, well kept cottages."

    Very friendly owner and generally fantastic week! My son loved all the animals especially the cats.

    Reviewed by MeganNov 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage and cleaning area
  • Shared front courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • River Wear 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are sheep and horses in the surrounding fields
  • Note: The approach road to the cottage is approx
  • 0.6 miles of unpaved and uneven farm road, as long as the road is taken very slowly it can be used by everyday vehicles
  • Note: A 10% discount is available on entrance to The Kynren Project by prior arrangement with the owner
  • Note: Guests who wish to use the adjacent paddock are encouraged to call prior to booking for further information
  • Please note the property only accepts one small well behaved pet
  • There is a pet supplement of £25.00 per week
  • Property now has an electric car charging point, it is a British 3 point plug specific for the purpose and is on a meter paid directly to the owner

The property

Hamsterley 2 miles.

A detached, stone-built, 17th century converted cow byre, on the owner's non-working farm, in a rural location close to Hamsterley Forest in the heart of County Durham.

This single-storey cottage has been tastefully furnished to provide comfortable accommodation for friends or small families wishing to explore this beautiful area.

The sitting room has a warming woodburning stove and comfortable sofas, which are great for curling up and relaxing on after a long day cycling or walking.

Two cosy bedrooms, consisting of a double and twin, a bathroom and fitted kitchen with handy dining area, provide you with all you could want for a break in the countryside.

To the front of this County Durham cottage there is a paved area with furniture, ideal for alfresco dining or a glass of something cold after exploring the surrounding area.

The River Wear and open rolling fields are just a short stroll away, great for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and there are lots to see and do in the area.

Situated between this lovely holiday home and Bishop Auckland is The Kynren Project, offering spectacular evening performances showcasing the history of the area from Roman times to the present day.

Other attractions in the area include Hamsterley Forest, which is renowned for its challenging cycle trails, Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum, High Force and Durham Cathedral.

A little further afield are the delights of the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, or you can simply enjoy countryside walks from the doorstep of this cottage, or practice your new-found astronomy skills in the field in front of the house.

This charming cottage is perfect for a relaxing County Durham break .Note: This property is next to Ref 955576, together they sleep 8.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location

HAMSTERLEY

Barnard Castle 8 miles.

The village of Hamsterley sits on the brow of a hill between Teesdale and Weardale, on the edge of the North Pennines. Boasting an old village pub, where basic provisions can be purchased, the village is just two miles from Hamsterley Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which covers 2000 hectares of mixed woodland and has an abundance of wildlife. The Forest Visitor Centre, complete with tea rooms, provides visitors with a wealth of information on the many activities available in the forest, including splendid walking, cycling and horse riding trails to suit all levels of expertise. Cycling enthusiasts will be well catered for with the Hamsterley Forest mountain bike downhill trail which has some of the steepest slopes in the UK, together with miles of cross country routes. The forest runs alongside the Bedburn Beck for four miles, providing access to grassy picnic sites and a play area for children, and also stages a wide range of events and activities every summer, from wildlife watches to theatre performances, and the Dark Skies Events are coming to the forest, with introductions to astronomy from trained instructors. With Raby Castle nearby and the delightful market town of Barnard Castle, with its medieval castle ruins and delightful cobbled streets, just 8 miles away, this is an ideal holiday location. The ancient cathedral city of Durham is also close by and is host to a number of events throughout the year so it is well worth checking what you can see while you are in the area.

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