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Wayside Cottage

Staindrop, Northumberland (Ref. 1067929)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage situated in a great location."

    The cottage is warm and cosy, the kitchen is well equipped and the added little courtyard to the rear is perfect when the sun is shining. A real sun trap and very quiet. The bedroom was lovely and the bed was so comfortable as were the pillows, the shower was great, very powerful. The owner met us on arrival and was very helpful and nothing was a bother to her. She gave a lovely welcome pack which was really nice. The weatsheaf pub a short stroll away is welcoming and friendly but don't sell food. A short bus ride took us into Barnard Castle for the day. Lots of places to eat and drink there. There is a spar shop in the village which sells everything you need.

    So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope we see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with loads of character."

    Warm, clean and comfortable with everything you need for a stay. Staindrop is a quiet little village with a shop, and is perfectly placed to visit this part of the country. The owner is friendly and approachable.. we had a lovely week.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you all again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2022

  • "The cottage delightful, with everything you could possibly need provided ."

    Spotlessly clean. Can't recommend it enough.

    Thank you so much. Really glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebraMay 2022

  • "A lovely, old, welcoming cottage, excellent facilities."

    Property owner Jo was friendly & easily contacted if necessary. Told us of a brilliant walk for dogs that was only a several minute walk away, our dogs loved it. The bedroom window projects out from the building giving it a unique look, in the bedroom there 's a very comfortable window seat ideal for watching the world go by or reading. Parking is at a bit of a premium, in the information pack there is a guide as to where best to park. Highly recommend this property and we'll certainly look to book again.

    Very happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2022

  • "We have just returned from an amazing break at Wayside Cottage ..."

    We have just returned from an amazing break at Wayside Cottage We were met by the lovely owner Jo who welcomed us and was very helpful in giving us lots of information on places to visit and places to eat who were dog friendly as we had our dog Hadleigh with us We were met on arrival with a lovely welcome of coffee tea and homemade biscuits which was greatly appreciated as we had just completed a long journey, there was also a welcome for our dog as he had some yummy biscuits The cottage was absolutely gorgeous and very cosy and extremely well equipped with everything we needed Very good Wi-Fi connection and a lovely big TV for relaxing in the evenings There was a nice little courtyard which was completely enclosed so we knew our dog was perfectly safe and there was seating We had a wonderful week away at Wayside Cottage and we would really recommend a visit to this quaint cosy cottage The local pub was really friendly They didn’t serve food but we found lots of other places that did serve food in the surrounding villages and all dog friendly We would love to come back again Thank you Jo Penny carl and Hadleigh

    Reviewed by PennyMar 2022

  • "Beautiful wee dog friendly traditional cottage!"

    Cosy, clean and comfortable. Nice freebies on arrival including some for the dog. Situated in centre of village of Staindrop with Spar shop close by, lovely Country tea room/cafe and local dog friendly pub [no food ]. Would definitely stay again! Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage loved been there local pub staf and locals very friendly sadly ..."

    Fantastic cottage loved been there local pub staf and locals very friendly sadly they don’t do food but there is a cafe down the road that delivers food to you free had Sunday lunch it was amazing we will definitely go back for a stay

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in nice village, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Would book again if we were in the area. Owners helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by MirandaJan 2022

  • "Had everything we needed - thank you!"

    Reviewed by NicolaJan 2022

  • "Lovely quaint cottage with all the mod cons - perfect for a couple and a dog ..."

    Lovely quaint cottage with all the mod cons - perfect for a couple and a dog Handy local shop 2 mins walk Great walks from the doorstep

    Reviewed by MelanieDec 2021

  • "We have had a lovely comfortable holiday."

    This is the perfect place to relax and unwind The welcome pack for both two legged and four legged visitors was wonderful.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, it had absolutely everything you could need for a home from home stay!"

    Comfortable, cozy and lots of nice touches! Would come back in a heartbeat! Thank you

    Reviewed by GemmaNov 2021

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at the cottage ..."

    We enjoyed a lovely stay at the cottage It was cosy and clean, with everything you would need to have a relaxing break Jo made us feel very welcome, with plenty of information about places to go I would highly recommend visiting and hope to return soon

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Very close to Raby Castle within walking distance and lots of nice walks for the dogs"

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at wayside cottage very clean and delightful little gem I rate this property 5⭐️"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you might need for your stay."

    Well presented and comfortable to make it a home from home.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2021

  • "A charming cottage in a pretty village which had all the home comforts."

    Staindrop had a spar, butchers and cafe. Jo the owner met us when we arrived to explain a few things which was really nice. Had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by PennieAug 2021

  • "Great"

    Reviewed by JessicaJul 2021

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  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

In a superb location for touring the North Pennines and County Durham, is Wayside Cottage, an end-terrace, Grade II listed cottage set in the historic village of Staindrop, approximately one mile from Raby Castle.

You will feel at home the moment you enter this delightful cottage, which brims with character and charm, offering a perfect retreat for couples looking to discover Durham’s many delights.

Entering the cottage, the sitting room provides a welcome respite at the end of a busy day’s sightseeing, whilst the kitchen next door offers all you need to rustle up a warming supper.

A wooden staircase from the sitting area winds up to a shower room and pretty bedroom complete with a quirky bay window and a plush double bed.

To the rear of Wayside Cottage offers a charming cobbled courtyard, an ideal spot for an al fresco drink or letting the doggies out safely for a bit of fresh air.

The surrounding area is ideal for walking and sightseeing, with a host of historical buildings to visit nearby, including impressive Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum, and the roofless ruins of Barnard Castle.

You can also spend an afternoon exploring Eggleston Hall, set in attractive walled gardens perfect for a tranquil stroll on a summer day.

If relaxing walks are your ideal day out, enjoy a stroll along the River Tees or for the more energetic travellers, 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, the historic town makes for a fascinating day out for all ages.

The spectacular set of falls, including 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.

Slightly further afield is the magnificent city of Durham, home to Durham Cathedral and plenty more shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés to fuel your excursions.

Wayside Cottage is a romantic retreat in an fabulous location and an excellent place to return to year after year.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas