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Pilgrim Cottage

(Ref. 1074333)

Witton Park near Bishop Auckland, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (14)
  • lovely (11)
  • comfortable (9)
  • well (9)
  • owners (7)
  • equipped (7)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "Property is a lovely home from home with many thoughtful touches from the owners."

    A really cosy, comfy, quietly situated cottage. Location is great for exploring County Durham. Easy 30-40min drives to Durham, Beamish Museum, Naval Museum at Hartlepool, Durham coast, Barnard Castle & Bowes Museum. More local is Locomotion at Shildon.

    Great feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay Many thanks Maureen & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely, characterful place to stay, equipped just the way anyone could need, and with delightful friendly hosts just next door."

    Not our first visit, and sure not to be our last!

    Thank you so much It was good to see you again after a lot of years Glad you had a pleasant stay Best Regards Maureen & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2024

  • "A lovely and very well equipped cottage in a delightful location, even in mid-winter."

    We loved our trips to Durham and to Bishop Auckland and were warm and ccosy on return. The hosts are also extremely amenable and thoughtfu: a great time!

    Many thanks to you both for your feedback We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Pilgrim Cottage . Best Regards Maureen & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lots of space, great rural location , very clean, comfortable king size bed, great garden and seating, everything one required in the kitchen."

    Lots of nice touches and lighting ! Would go back again . Easy to park outside.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments We do try to make the cottage as comfortable as possible and to get great feedback makes it all worthwhile. Thank you. Maureen & Peter. Pilgrim Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a very pleasant, well equipped cottage, perfectly located to explore the many delights of County Durham."

    The owners could not have been better; friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. We would return without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Sep 2023

  • "The property is a lovely, well equipped and very comfortable cottage."

    I would rate it as the best cottage we’ve ever stayed in. The owners were very friendly and helpful and it is situated in a beautiful area of the country.

    Thank you. Much appreciated Hope we see you both again Best regards Maureen & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roderick5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage , we loved it Well maintained and equipped and very ..."

    What a lovely cottage , we loved it Well maintained and equipped and very clean and comfortable Barbecue in the pretty garden was a bonus for us There was a local dog barking through the early hours on one occasion, being a light sleeper I moved into the back room , but can’t really judge the accommodation on that we felt it was very good value for money and would certainly book again when in the area

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Genuinely beautiful house."

    Comfortable, clean, with lots of lovely little touches. Internet was a little weak - but nothing of any real issue. Thank you for such a lovely stay, for your absolute kindness and for resucing us when we ran out of milk! Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Thanks so much for your kind comments. Much appreciated It was a pleasure meeting you all and hope we see you again Best Wishes Maureen and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage would highly recommend , nice and comfortable ."

    Thank you very much We are pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and we would love to see you back again in the future Best Regards Maureen & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Aug 2023

  • "For a older couple this wa an excellent weeks accommodation in a historic building that has been tastefully updated but retains it traditional charm ."

    Being an older building be aware the staircase may be challenging for anyone with limited mobility

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very well appointed."

    Information pack was very detailed and the welcome pack was most welcome! Peter, the host was very thoughtful- checking we were okay. A real home from home and would be more than happy to stay again.

    Thank you for your great feedback We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Pilgrim Cottage Do hope we see you back again Best Wishes Maureen & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Pilgrim Cottage and we were not disappointed."

    We received a very warm welcome from Peter and Maureen, who were very attentive and helpful. We planned to visit Kynren with my elderly mother and Maureen re-arranged our booking in order to get ease of access for her. They went above and beyond what was required and we are very grateful for that. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped and did not disappoint. we would certainly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Thank you for your kind comments We work hard to keep up a good standard and it is much appreciated to receive good feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Pilgrim Cottage is a very comfortable, clean place to stay."

    It is well furnished with good beds and bedding and also plenty of towels. The garden behind the property is lovely. The kitchen is, however, a little cramped with little space to store food. The welcome pack was appreciated. It is very well situated with good access to many interesting places. Peter and Maureen who live next door are very helpful.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Aug 2022

  • "This was a lovely stay in a great area, the owners showed us around and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay, and the mark of a good holiday is would we go back is yes we would."

    We are so glad you all had a nice time and we enjoyed meeting you and having a chat and we would love to see you all again sometime Best Regards Maureen & Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, large cottage property in a good location for seeing the stunning Durham countryside."

    Hi Tracy Thank you for your feedback. Obviously we were disappointed that we didnt get 100% for cleanliness perhaps you could tell us where we fell short If you would like to drop me a line to Many Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7May 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage, spacious bedrooms , very good views, very peaceful."

    Owners very helpful. Overly welcome pack milk, bread, wine etc. So thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Pilgrim Cottage was a delightful and well presented property and an ideal place to relax and enjoy the Christmas period."

    The welcome pack was excellent and graciously accepted. Although the owners were away over the Christmas break, they kept in touch to make sure everything was alright. The location of the property is ideal for visiting the surrounding areas. We would like to revisit the cottage at a later date, when hopefully we can meet the owners, and would highly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Dec 2021

  • "I have provided feedback to the owner via the visitors book situated in the property."

    Explaining enjoyable stay and superb facilities for our needs and possible future holidays.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable with a beautiful garden."

    The house had everything we needed for a great time away. Lots to do in the area we visited Raby Castle it is worth a visit. The owners live next door and will give help or advice if needed. We would love to come back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with gas fire
  • Sitting room with electric log burner effect fire
  • Gas central heating with 1 x gas fires, 1 x electric log burner effect fire
  • Electric oven, stove with four burner gas ring, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.8 miles

The property

Settled in the peaceful village of Witton Park near Bishop Auckland, is this wonderful, semi-detached cottage, Pilgrim Cottage.

Within easy reach of the lively town of Bishop Auckland and surrounded by a plethora of nature walks, this delightful dwelling is idyllic for a family of four looking to explore this scenic region.

Conveniently, leave your car on the roadside parking space, making unloading an easy task, before soaking in the rural setting.

Enter the welcoming abode, kick off your walking shoes and house them in the hallway, before moving through the property.

Utilise the facilities in the stylish kitchen, beautifully laid-out with a feature fireplace for a traditional feel; prepare tasty meals on the hob or make use of the electric oven.

Gather around the dining table, positioned in the centre of the kitchen area, take a leisurely seat and pop open a bottle of fizz to celebrate your holiday.

Settle down for the evening in the sitting room, choose between two sumptuous sofas and enjoy a movie marathon on the Smart TV, with a fire to keep the room gently heated.

Savour a glass of wine in the pretty garden, which is wonderfully arranged with flowers and outdoor seating for alfresco dining.

When the evening grows dark, head back inside and climb upstairs to the family bathroom to indulge in a soak amongst the bubbles in the tub, or have a refreshing rinse in the overhead shower.

Choose between a spacious king-size bedroom or a twin bedroom to rest your head and make use of the fantastic storage space so that you feel at home in the cottage.

Wake-up with a steaming cup of coffee in the kitchen, where you can discuss the plan of action for the day.

Nearby is the footpath known as the Pilgrims Way, the footpath runs near the River Wear which is only half a mile away.

There is also Europe's oldest Saxon church located in the village of Escomb which is half a mile away down by the River Wear.

Lace up your walking boots and embark on a short car journey to Bishop Auckland for Auckland Castle Deer House; here you can admire the 18th century Gothic building and learn about the riveting history of the estate and enjoy woodland walks.

Also in Bishop Auckland town centre there are the Miners Art Gallery, The Spanish Art Gallery, and The Auckland Castle Observation Tower to enjoy.

Historians will also be thrilled with Binchester Roman Fort, which can be found in the small village of Binchester and visitors can have an insight into Roman life in Britain.

Resting near the River Wear is the county city of Durham, boasting a wealth of attractions, including the inspiring, Romanesque architecture at the cathedral, a Norman castle and plenty of museums to keep you busy for the day!

For a memorable getaway with your loved ones, stay at Pilgrim Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Durham 11 miles;

Bishop Auckland is a busy market town, 11 miles to the south of Durham and is home to the Gothic palace of Auckland Castle and deer park, a 900 year old medieval hunting lodge and grounds, once home to the Prince Bishop’s of England. Bishop Auckland offers a thriving arts and cultural scene with a cinema, theatre and arts complex. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town centre and an abundance of shops to peruse. 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, a spectacular night show depicting the history of England, seen through the eyes of Arthur, a 10 year old boy from the North East, (opening July 2016) and marvel at the pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects. There is a scenic railway line which runs from Bishop Auckland to Stanhope. It was purchased quite recently by Jonathan Ruffer the man behind the Auckland Project and instrumental in bringing Kynren to Bishop Auckland. 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. A little further afield you can discover the Durham Dales, Newcastle upon Tyne, Hadrian's Wall, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury and the North York Moors; there’s something for everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas