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Pilgrim Cottage

Witton Park near Bishop Auckland, Northumberland (Ref. 1074333)

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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.


  • 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

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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