4.9★ Sykes rating 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets No Features Off road parking Ground floor bedroom Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (35) lovely (26) beautiful (18) mill (14) alwent (13) our (12) 46 Customer Reviews "We enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage." Beautiful surrounding's. On arrival a lovely warm welcome from Libby. Thankyou for the wine and lovely brownie's much appreciated Reviewed by FredOct 2023 "A lovely property in beautiful, quiet gardens." Well equipped and in a great location for visiting many of County Durham’s attractions. Reviewed by TrevorSep 2023 "Had a lovely week at Alwent Mill." Peaceful, beautiful surroundings in the owners grounds. Owners non obtrusive & welcoming. Beds comfy. Great location for visits to Barnard's Castle, Richmond, Bishops Auckland where we saw the fabulous Kynren show, High Force etc. Owners left some great information about everything in the area to visit. We relaxed, enjoyed the area & the property & will visit again. I have some mobility issues & found the property safe & reassuring being all on one level. Reviewed by TanyaAug 2023 "A really peaceful and relaxing place." Beautiful surroundings. Cottage lovely. We found some great places to eat too. Reviewed by MarkAug 2023 "We enjoyed our break at Alwent Mill Cottage, which was comfortable and well appointed." It was so quiet, and the extensive gardens were lovely. Reviewed by RichardMay 2023 "Lovely cosy cottage in amazing grounds, Libby was very friendly and helpful" Reviewed by JenniferMay 2023 "Very clean comfortable stay, beautiful surroundings in a tranquil setting" Reviewed by KathleenNov 2022 "Excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings." Comfortable and well equipped..Nice welcome from the owner. Definitely recommend this cottage . Reviewed by JoanNov 2022 "A lovely cottage in a beautiful, secluded location." Perfect for walking, relaxing and visiting nearby attractions. Highly recommended! Reviewed by EdytaOct 2022 "A lovely cottage with everything you need including the use of a large garden which was wonderful for my grandchild to explore." The owner was very helpful and friendly giving advice as to where to visit in the area. Would definitely visit again. Reviewed by JanetOct 2022 "Really nice cottage would recommend in a lovely location with plenty of interesting and varied places to visit close by." If you are considering this area Alwent Mill will not disappoint, lovely thankyou. Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2022 "We had the most wonderful time at Alwent Mill Cottage." Everything was just perfect for us, lovely clean cottage and everything that you could want was with-in the Cottage. Lots of very nice places to visit and all with-in easy driving distances. Lovey country side with great views. Mr & Mrs Hampson the owners of Alwent Mill Cottage live next door so are on hand if they are required but you don’t really see them, you are left alone to enjoy your break. We had a wonderful experience staying at Alwent Mill Cottage. Reviewed by RodneyAug 2022 "Our 2nd stay at this lovely cottage in a beautiful setting." Well equipped throughout and wonderfully comfy beds. Owners so very welcoming. It won't be our last stay here. Reviewed by RosemarieAug 2022 "Lovely, comfortable property in beautiful, well kept, surroundings." A real home from home. Reviewed by AlisonAug 2022 "The cottage is lovely, with access to the owner's surrounding gardens and a real sense of calm and isolation from the world around." Owners were very welcoming, present enough to be helpful but not so that we were particularly aware of them most of the time. There is a lot to do locally, but we found ourselves happy for much of the time to be relaxing in and around the cottage itself. Planning to go again. Reviewed by GilesAug 2022 "A lovely location - we enjoyed walking around the grounds." The location was brilliant for Upper Force waterfalls , Raby Castle and the Bowles museum. We also visited Whitby Abbey. The entrance could do with some signage that you can see from the road - we were looking for the mill stone that's on the website. We also struggled locking up as all the locks were badly fitted (we obviously weren't the only ones as one of the keys was bent!). However we loved waiting up to rabbits on the lawn! A lovely location that I would recommend. Reviewed by GwenJul 2022 "We had a fantastic few days, (wish it could have been longer)." The position of the mill was beautiful and so tranquil. There was everything we needed, could not fault it. Reviewed by ValerieApr 2022 "We had a fabulous stay at Alwent Mill-such a lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need." Our children loved the garden and it was a great base for exploring the area. Very much appreciated the welcome from Libby and the delicious brownies-we’d love to come back! Reviewed by CarolineApr 2022 "Lovely cottage, ideal for our holiday." Friendly owner, thank you for the advice regarding great walks, also for the brownies and wine. Reviewed by GrahamMar 2022 "Alwent Mill is a lovely cottage with everything you need for your stay, it was beautiful." We were welcomed at the door when arriving and even though it was raining we still stood at talked about the attractions and things happening within the area that week. Although we had every weather you could think of in one week we still thoroughly enjoyed the whole week. Thank you Libby for checking to make sure we were OK through the week as weather was so bad there Reviewed by SamanthaFeb 2022 "Very nice cottage for a peaceful break." Would go again Reviewed by KayAug 2021 "What a lovely place, The garden was unreal very relaxing and definitely be booking again." Reviewed by LisaJul 2021 "We had a lovely peaceful break in beautiful surroundings." Libby greeted us with cake and wine and was very helpful telling us about places to visit would definitely like to visit again Reviewed by LindaJun 2021 "We were warmly welcomed, with wine and home made tray bake and immediately felt the calm and beauty of the property." Alwent Mill is in an idyllic setting, in a large informal garden bordered by a river. It was an ideal place for us to be reunited with our family after 9 months of lock-downs as the cottage had outdoor furniture, children's well-loved outdoor equipment and outdoor space, with a barbecue. We found lots of interesting places to visit, even with some Coronavirus restrictions still in place and we enjoyed our first coffee in the outdoor cafe at Raby Castle after discovering the walled gardens there. Every drive out rewarded us with stunning views and quiet; such an undiscovered landscape. The cottage itself was thoughtfully furnished, with all the kitchen equipment needed, a decent sized bathroom and comfortable bed. We will be returning! Reviewed by SallieApr 2021 "Beautiful cottage, perfect location for a hide away holiday." Children loved the garden and bike rides. Libby and family were very welcoming and friendly. Great location for so many different attractions. Will definitely be staying again. Reviewed by ShionaOct 2020 "The place was so peaceful, and the grounds were beautiful to sit out in, there were pheasants running all over, but it was only about 20 mins from nearest village, we really enjoyed it." Thanks Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2020 "Alwent Mill was a cosy, comfortable cottage, with an amazing garden , we were made very welcome." The surrounding area is beautiful plenty to see and do. We had an amazing time and will hopefully return soon Reviewed by LesleySep 2020 "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Alwent Mill." The cottage was very comfortable and clean, the owner Libby was very friendly and although the cottage was next to her home she was not intrusive. The location was ideal with plenty of places to visit and see. The gardens of the property are lovely with a stream at the bottom of the garden. We would definitely recommend staying at Alwent Mill and would love to stop here again when visiting the area. Reviewed by DerekSep 2020 "We had a lovely time at alwent mill cottage." The cottage was actually bigger than expected. Libby was very welcoming and helpful and the cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. A very relaxing week away from the stresses of work at theses strange times Reviewed by MichaelaAug 2020 "I t was a lovely spot." The owners were very friendly and helpful. Grounds beautiful. good centre for walking in Teesdale and Swaledale. Maps and walking books provided in the cottage were very helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Reviewed by CJul 2020 "Our 2nd visit to this cosy, peaceful cottage in a wonderful, interesting setting." We had everything we needed. Even in January there are so many places to visit, over the moors to Alston or Reeth, Bowes Museum or the Royal Navy Museum at Hartlepool. Reviewed by LesleyJan 2020 "Very well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings." If you want a peaceful, restful holiday, this is the place to stay. Beautiful scenery not far away. A good holiday. Reviewed by PhilisSep 2019 "Cosy cottage in a wonderful setting, very quiet and peaceful." So many places to visit and very friendly people in an area of wonderful scenery Reviewed by LeslieSep 2019 "We could not find any fault whatsoever with the cottage." Everything we needed was supplied. The owners were very friendly and provided plenty of information on the surrounding area. As we wrote in their comment book - Perfect nothing else to add. Will definitely return next year. Reviewed by RobertAug 2019 "The cottage patio had lovely views of the garden and the beds where very comfortable." The shower was very small with a high step in, there was a small ice box in very, very tiny fridge. Unusual having a wardrobe in the living room as a cleaning storage unit. Not sure why I picked this cottage as normally we like modern cottages!!! Reviewed by DenyseJun 2019 "Lovely cottage, very friendly owners." lovely area. Reviewed by DeniseJun 2019 "Lovely cottage in a beautiful & peaceful setting with everything we needed." Libby, the owner, is very welcoming & helpful with tips on the surrounding areas which was great as we are planning to relocate to this area! Reviewed by AlisonOct 2018 "The three nights that we recently spent in the cottage at Alwent Mill were a joy." The cottage was really clean, tastefully furnished and thoughtfully equipped - but it was the spacious, rural setting of the cottage that we particularly enjoyed. Our visits in the area included the stunning Raby Castle nearby, Durham and Newcastle. The owners of the cottage, who lived next door, we're welcoming but unobtrusive. Thank you to them and to you, Sykes Cottages, for having such a cottage on your books. We hope very much to stay there again. Reviewed by PeterJun 2018 "It is a super cottage set in glorious suroundings." If peace, quiet and tranquility are what you need, then this is the perfect place. There are many places of interest to visit as well as good food to eat........... if you do not wish to cook. We ate out every day. It is a perfect place to stay whatever your age and the owners were so helpful and kind...... and we are in our seventies. Sue and Harold Reviewed by SueApr 2018 "Cottage was very clean and had everything anyone could want we especially like the shower cubicle as we can't climb in the bath." Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Overall an excellent cottage and venue would definitely stay again. Reviewed by JayneOct 2017 "Very nice owner." Reviewed by KeithAug 2017 "Lovely location, owners very helpful, all you would need for holiday, everything thought of and the cottage was imaculate through out, very pleased." Reviewed by GordonJul 2017 "Alwent Mill Cottage is simply idyllic, the location alone is worth the price." If anyone asked me whether they should book it, I would say yes do it now, immediately before someone else gets it! Reviewed by JonathanMay 2017 "We had a wonderful time at Alwent Mill Cottage." Like. Y and Andrew were so helpful and have certainly thought of their guests comfort. we most certainly will be back as we really enjoyed our stay. Reviewed by RuthOct 2016 "Excellent location for peace and quiet." "Lived in" sofas - so comfortable to relax in! Reviewed by JohnSep 2016 "It is worth going to this cottage just to sleep in the bed." ............it is wonderful!! Reviewed by JayneAug 2016 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary All ground floor Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x twin Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. Oil central heating Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 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 Cot and highchair on request Off road parking for 2 cars Lockable bike storage Shared use of owners’ landscaped gardens with furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop and pub 2 miles Note: A burn runs along both sides of the property, children to be supervised. The property Staindrop 2 miles. This delightful stone-built detached cottage with pantile roof is situated in the grounds of the owners’ beautiful old mill house, close to the popular village of Staindrop. Combining character with tasteful furnishings, this cosy cottage is ideal for a couple, small family or group of friends. Your cottage offers a spacious open plan living area with exposed beams and trusses, providing a warm and relaxing place to relax in after a day exploring the surrounding countryside. There are flexible sleeping arrangements with a king-size double bedroom and a twin room, and completing the accommodation is a lovely bathroom with a bath and separate shower cubicle. Outside are the owners’ four acres of landscaped grounds and natural woodland, bordered on two sides by the lovely Alwent Beck. There are fabulous walks in the local area and a host of historical buildings to visit nearby, including Raby Castle, Bowes Museum, the ruins of Barnard Castle and Eggleston Hall. Enjoy a stroll along the nearby River Tees or for the more energetic, follow the Teesdale Way up the valley. A few miles drive brings you to the popular market town of Barnard Castle with quaint tea rooms and antique shops lining the cobbled streets. High Force, Low Force and Cauldron Snout lie further up the river valley and are well worth visiting, as is the charming village of Middleton-in-Teesdale. A delightful cottage, which is bound to please at any time of year. View on map About the location STAINDROP Barnard Castle 5 miles Durham 20 miles The pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The Castle (open to the public) is one of the most grand in England. Enlarged and beautified over the centuries, the medieval heart remains and a walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the splendour. Staindrop has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is 5 miles away, with its castle, the Bowes Museum, plus of course its wide range of shops and tea rooms. Walkers will enjoy the many walks around Teesdale.