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Walworth Castle Lodge

(Ref. 971665)

Darlington, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • staff (25)
  • castle (21)

53 Customer Reviews

  • "My second stay at this lodge excellent stay have already booked to come back in August."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2024

  • "Stayed at this property for the second time and it did not disapppoint."

    Extremely clean and comfortable accommodation with everything you need for a self catering break. Hot tub was fabulous and beds very comfortable. Had a delish evening meal and Sunday lunch in the castle. Staff are so friendly and professional absolutely top notch. Would highly recommend this accommodation and the castle

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2024

  • "The property was amazing and suited our needs 100%."

    Just perfect. It is in need of updating as there was damp mould around some of the windows and some the radiators were starting to rust. Additional cooking utensils are required, no wooden spoons, serving spoons, etc…. These are just minor, but noticeable suggestions. Overall we were delighted with the property and have already recommended it to our friends. We stay in the North East every year and we ALWAYS stay here from now on.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property but a couple of points worth mentioning…."

    A grab rail in the shower would be useful for more senior visitors plus poor quality toilet paper is disappointing in a cottage with such high standards. Traffic noise is noticeable at commuting time, ie early morning and early evening. On the plus side a short walk to the castle for our meals was great and the staff couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful. Scrummy food too.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent stay my dog had an operation and owners extended my stay."

    Place is fantastic and have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Walworth Castle."

    The Lodge had everything we needed and was a great base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Tiffany5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a super holiday in the Lodge but think that it would be beneficial to to have few more cleaning items available for use eg dustpan and brush, kitchen spray, cleaning cloths etc just to help with keeping things clean and tidy during a stay."

    Overall though it’s a great place to stay, lovely area and we thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4May 2023

  • "Advice: go to Ikea and make sure there is enough crockery in the house."

    Really too little! Furthermore, lovely space but a rifle for the crows would be nice ;-). Good WiFi in most areas of the house and on the terrace!

    Reviewed by Hendrik4.7May 2023

  • "Had a fabulous weekend with my two friends at Walworth Castle Lodge."

    The accommodation is spacious, warm and comfortable, everything seems well thought out, and for us there was everything we needed (although it did take all 3 of us some time to work out how to use the oven and microwave, but we got there in the end!). There was a welcome basket with cereal, tea, coffee and biscuits and even a bottle of wine :) All cleaning stuff was provided including dishwasher tablets. The Hot Tub was fantastic, we were so lucky with the weather. As other reviews have mentioned, a few fairy lights would be nice out there... The Hotel staff were all lovely, we had booked in for a delicious afternoon tea when we arrived, then Sunday Lunch in the restaurant was sooo good and plenty of it! All in all, we would be back there in a heartbeat...

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2023

  • "Property was lovely very clean and tidy spacious roomy all crockery and utensils there what was needed however no cleaning g products or cleaning clothe were not to hand had to ask the house keeper for these items washing machine provided with no solution to use it ."

    There was a lovely basket of tea coffee and biscuits on arrival with a welcome bottle of wine very nice ///otherwise we had a lovey break there I would stay there again

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2023

  • "Couldn't fault it, immaculatly clean, lovely furnishings, good location, gorgeous Sunday lunch in Castle, only minor problem was outdoor lighting could have been better on the path and perhaps a few fairy lights around hot tub, we throughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend."

    Thanks so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Dec 2022

  • "The property was very spacious and the garden was huge."

    Cottage was very clean as well. Everything in the cottage was to a high standard. Hot tub was a good size. The property was in a great location and the hotel grounds were lovely. Good for dog walking. Convenient having the hotel so close by as could go to reception if we had any issues. Also could take dogs into lounge and could eat food in here. Staff at the hotel were lovely and were able to help us straight away when we needed some more glasses and cups. The housekeeper (think her name was Brenda) was especially helpful and she came over to help us with a few things. A couple of improvements needed....could do with some lights on the path leading up to the cottage from where the cars are as couldn't see where to go so had to use torch. Also the WiFi was really patchy and kept dropping out. Could barely load websites. There isn't much phone signal around there so 4g was useless. Could do with either signal booster or better WiFi. Could do with smaller dinner plates as the existing ones didn't fit into the dishwasher properly. Apart from those small issues we had a lovely time and we would be back.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope to see you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wow! Outstanding property and place to stay."

    . I would gladly live here it is that nice. Overwhelmingly spacious both inside and out.. the garden is huge .. perfect for those who take their dog everywhere with them.. a perfect stay anytime of year. Set within the grounds of the castle this is also beautiful with staff friendly and dogs also welcome. This place is just amazing in every way, just perfect inside and out...nothing bad about this property. I will definately be back.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very comfy and felt like home from home."

    The dogs loved the big garden and any staff member i came across during the stay was very helpful and lovely. Nothing was ever too much hassle for them.

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely holiday home everything you need is provided and large enough as we were ..."

    Lovely holiday home everything you need is provided and large enough as we were a party of six adults a welcome basket with wine and snacks is a nice touch staff are very helpful and friendly very good base for visiting local attractions will definitely be visiting again

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thankyou again for a lovely family holiday, 5 adults and 2 children and 2 dogs- this was our 2nd stay and everything was great, the welcome pack was great, all clean throughout and everything you could need, lots of storage,lots of space for the children to play and they loved being able to walk up to the park and to see the sheep & the hot tub was great We had some nice trips out to beamish and to the railway museum near by."

    Hope to book again soon

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Aug 2022

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    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house to enjoy a relaxed holiday."

    Everything you need is here and all top quality. We had a great time and the family loved the hot tub. The garden is lovely to chill in and a 2 minute stroll to the hotel should you not want to cook. We’ll go back for sure, loved it

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our time at the Gatehouse so much so we booked to go back in ..."

    We absolutely loved our time at the Gatehouse so much so we booked to go back in September, the staff at the castle are wonderful nothing is to much trouble for them, we ate at the castle quite a few nights the food is amazing and cost reasonable, the hot tub is a complete bonus and the regular maintenance superb all in all cannot recommend the gatehouse enough it’s exactly what my husband and I needed

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2022

  • "After reading some of the reviews for this cottage we were a bit apprehensive."

    Well we shouldn't have been, it was wonderful! The cottage is just as it says it is in the write up. Very, very comfortable, every convenience that you would need. It was very warm and cosy. The welcome basket was a lovely touch too (hubby appreciated the bottle of wine!) We would certainly recommend this lodge and if we're up this way again would definitely stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "The lodge is beautful, the surroundings are lovely and we much enjoyed our short stay."

    The accommodation was very elegant and suited our party (6 adults and one infant) very well. There was plenty of room to relax and gather together. The kitchen was large with plenty of room - though we did struggle with the controls for the oven! We did not use the hotel facilities for meals (as we had a small child), but enjoyed the Lodge's hot tub and the multiple rooms (with TVs). Our small granddaughter found plenty to do - with the small children's play area in the grounds and she visited a local soft play park and separately a small farm shop and play park, with a llama, goat, shetland pony and donkey and a play park, plus good coffee shop. Perfect for a morning outing. The hotel staff were friendly and very helpful and responded quickly to our few requests (for high chair and more towels). We arrived early and the Lodge was not quite ready, but we had a tea/coffee in the hotel before being taken to the lodge and shown around. Our only regret was that the weather in february was cold and blowy so we did not use the spacious garden - and garden furniture for eating outside. Overall a lovely break - much to be recommended.

    Dear Janet, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed staying at Walworth Castle Lodge. I have passed your comments onto all the team who were involved in making your stay so memorable. We hope to see you back again soon, hopefully when the weather is a bit warmer. Kind regards Rachel Swain Director Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2022

  • "I’ve just spent a week at the cottage and I never give feedback but I really feel this needs it, especially for the cost of a week here."

    First thing no one really wanted to show us around as they seemed to be in the middle of sorting a wedding but a lady did in the end. No welcome pack with info such as how to work the over complicated appliances. We had stayed in the smaller cottage 2 yrs previous and had a welcome hamper and the manger call on us twice to make sure all ok but nothing this time. The place was freezing I pointed this out the the guy sorting the hot tub his reply was “if no one tells us we can’t fix it” I was telling him but it never got looked at all week. So here are the good points and things I think could be improved on Good: Location, castle grounds, size of the property, hot tub and generally well equipped in the kitchen and large garden. Needs work on: Welcome pack/Info Soap in toilet More outside lighting at the front, we had to use a torch to get to the cars. Black bin was almost full when we arrived so we had to leave bags next to the bin which must have looked a right state. Heating needs looking at and one of the radiators in the TV room didn’t work at all which was pointed out to the maintenance man and a electric heater was provided!. They all need bleeding as some are hot in just parts. The fire makes an absolute racket when it’s windy and it doesn’t even work it just makes noise and causes a draft. We called the castle to sort the fire out but no one knew how to fix it so we were given 2 more floor heaters! It’s only by reading reviews on here we can see this isn’t a new issue. Needs a really good clean not just a dust and vac I put my hand down the side of the sofa to find the tv control and the sofa was full of food and wrappers. I had to move the dinning table to get a child’s toy and oh my god the state of the floor under the table it’s not had a proper deep clean for a long time. Shower in the master bedroom runs hot then cold just a bit of a nightmare. If both showers are on the master shower seems to suffer and the water pressure is like a drip. We’re just really disappointed with some of these things and I’m very unlikely to revisit or recommend which is such a shame. I could go on as the list is endless but the main issue are above.

    Thank you for your feedback. Customer comments are very important to us. Our check in time for the property is 5pm. As you arrived early, and we did allow you into the property at 2pm, however the duty manager is allocated specific time 5pm, to show guests around therefore was not available at 2pm due to a wedding that was taking place. The maintenance man was in the property on the changeover attending to cleaning the gutters, bleeding the radiators, changing the light bulbs and removing the waste therefore this was all done. We take a great pride in our properties and if there are any issues during your stay, we are on hand to help and it is a shame that nothing was raised to us at the time. Once again, thanks for passing on your feedback to us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah2.8Nov 2021

  • "Lovely place but didn’t get the wow factor we got on our last visit the twin bedroom was very damp waking up with wet sheets every morning no tv most nights and heating system needs looking at, sofas are very very uncomfortable , on a better note the staff at the castle were very friendly and couldn’t do more to help us."

    I hope this lovely place gets the TLC it deserves for people to enjoy .

    Reviewed by Debbie3.4Sep 2021

  • "The castle gatehouse accommodation was well presented and clean with a private garden and hot tub which was well maintained."

    Apparently there were problems with the tv broadcast due to the tv transmitter burning down but that wasnt the hotel's fault and was easily fixed by auto-retuning the tv. The small issue I had with the wifi was quickly and efficiently sorted out. Shame the hotel were'nt serving lunches during our stay. The bar and reception staff were very helpful and pleasant.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Sep 2021

  • "The Lodge is a lovely property in many ways but it is in need of much in the way of TLC."

    Although the living space and the main bedroom are spacious, light and airy, some of the furniture, the sofa in one of the lounges is in need of an upgrade and neither TV is wifi enabled. The kitchen must have been very nice when it was first fitted but the vinyl wrap is coming off one of the drawers, the dishwasher only has half of the racks it should have, the cupboard doors are missing off the washer/ dryer, the hob is decidedly tatty and not over clean. In addition, the kitchen is relatively poorly provided for; there are virtually no serving dishes, there is no large saucepan, and the cooking utensils keep coming apart in the middle. We had a problem with the wifi which was virtually un-useable; it did improve slightly when we pointed this out to the manager and something was done about it, but at no point could you stream anything. There was no wifi out of sight of the actual hub. Unfortunately, there was a fire at the local transmitter, meaning no TV service. This was not the fault of the hotel, but it did mean that, as there were no smart TVs, we could not stream anything either. This lodge needs it's own router and it's own system, it should not be part of the hotel system. We had a problem with the shower in the main bedroom en-suite, which was resolved after a few days, but meant that for much of the stay, all 6 of us had to use the main bathroom shower which had no window and became very damp. The lodge is right next to a road, and 2 of the 3 bedrooms have no double glazing. The windows are constantly covered in condensation and the road noise at night is considerable. It is odd that the 2 rooms that most need double glazing do not have it. These rooms are also quite small and cramped. One couple has a spacious, double glazed and well appojinted room, with a massive en-suite whereas the other has a small, cramped room with single glazing that is hard to open to air the room, and only one bedside table. The twin room only has a small bedside table for storage, and the wardrobe lacks drawers or shelves for storing clothes. This could easily be remedied. The large garden is a great space for kids to play and the hot tub is large and a lovely place to relax .The garden furniture is a bit shabby, the [plastic rattan is uncurling, but provides a space to enjoy the sunshine. ```````````````` We enjoyed our stay at the lodge but felt that perhaps more had been done for 'show' in phots than for the genuine comfort of the guests.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We can confirm that both TV's are wifi enabled but wifi to the property is slow due to our rural location. The vinyl wrap on one of the kitchen drawers is being repaired within the next 2 weeks. The washer / Dryer isn't integrated so doesn't have a door. They have checked the pans and utensils and they are all adequate. The wifi signal for the whole of Walworth comes from the castle's roof. There is a line of sight from the roof to the lodge and we are governed by Quickline but it isn't the fastest. The building is a 16th century gatehouse and being a listed building we are unable to install more double glazing. We have installed some secondary glazing but this still wouldn't stop the condensation unfortunately. Also due to the age of the building, we are unable to make the rooms any larger. Once again, we thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth2.8Aug 2021

  • "Although the lodge was quite comfortable we were very disappointed that there was no welcome pack, not even soap!"

    On the surface it was clean but there were spiders webs under the kitchen top units and when we went to sweep the floor the brush was filthy! The hot tub and garden are fantastic, very safe for dogs. The staff at the castle were very helpful and provided soap and other essentials when we asked. It is very remote and definitely not walking distance from any pub/restaurant apart from the castle itself. It felt over priced for what we got but, that said, there were only 2 of us and a dog, if you were sharing cost then it would be reasonable. If you want total chilling out you’d love it.. but if you want to explore then expect a lot of car time.

    Reviewed by Steven3.8Jun 2021

  • "7 of us and 2 small dogs have just stayed for the week and we have had the best time, everything was fresh, clean and just what we wanted, the hot tub was amazing, we read some reviews and was a little worried but honestly it’s one of the nicest and well equipped places we’ve stayed."

    We had so much room , we needed somewhere that was wheelchair accessible and this was great, really made our stay a lot easier , there’s a nice park at the hotel for the children too, we hope to be back next year 10/10 from us, thank you for a lovely stay! Plus we needed a sun brolly and the hotel brought us one- they couldn’t of been more helpful

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2021

  • "The heating temperature was set too high at night time."

    The microwave was too high Accommodation was spacious and comfortable

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had aged parents with us and none of the sofas or chairs had high backs for comfort Kitchen facilities were below what we would expect, no gravy/measuring jug or any jug at all, no roasting dish, lack of glasses, no large glasses and not enough juice glasses, only 4 available."

    We are used to a welcome pack, which there was none and would have liked more info in book about the castle and area around. The hot tub was not lit up at night, only 2 small lights next to tub lit. Staff were friendly and helpful Wasn’t happy about the really, really late check in time, 5pm! Which I believe was the usual time not amended due to COVID

    Reviewed by David3.4Sep 2020

  • "When we arrived the hot tub was not available as the previous occupants had contaminated it and it had to be thoroughly cleaned."

    Also the Wifi was not working when we checked in and was repaired that day but the Wifi does not extend to the bedroom areas and was a little sketchy in the main rooms at times. When the wind blew there was something in the fireplace that flapped around and made a funny noise. On the plus side there was a huge big fridge/freezer and smart microwave. Beds were lovely and comfortable. Plenty of space and nice garden area. Lots of storage in the bedrooms. We had a nice welcome from the hotel staff, but on departure the receptionist couldn't have been less bothered with the point we made about the recycling and didn't even ask if we had had a nice time or if everything had been ok.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Sep 2020

  • "Amazing holiday cottage."

    So much space and with 2 living areas it was perfect for spreading out. The hot tub was lovely and our dog loved having so much room in the garden. The garden was secure for our little dog but probably wouldn’t be for bigger dogs. For us the mattress was to firm and there was a few parts of the cottage that needed a bit of tlc but we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful relaxing week in very pretty surroundings."

    Enclosed garden with hot tub was great for our grandchildren and very small dog. Added bonus was two lounges with television for the evening if the family wanted to watch different programmes after being in the hot tub or just relaxing in general to read and just chill. Would definitely return again. Housekeeping and hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Henry4.7Jul 2020

  • "The accommodation was lovely; clean, well appointed and very comfortable."

    Most impressive was the fact that a Christmas tree had been put up for us! The property was slightly lacking in cooking equipment and often rental properties have a store of books and board games, not to mention condiments in the kitchen, but there were none at the Lodge. Just an observation but worth bearing in mind if you are visiting this property. Hotel staff were very helpful and pleasant. We ate twice in the 1189 Bar and Kitchen during our week; whilst the food was satisfactory and again the staff were pleasant, this was probably the maximum as the menu was quite limited. Information about the environs/shopping etc would have been useful if held in the Lodge.

    Reviewed by Julie-ann5.0Dec 2019

  • "Disappointed to find the summer house as gone when we arrived, very clearly advertised when we booked sometime ago and not advised it had been taken away?"

    The hot tub was cold the first day and required us to clean it before using, then couldn’t use it due to to much Chlorine being put in, reported this but advised simply to wait until it had subsided which was less than ideal with our young grandson.The cleaning of the house left something to be desired, we hoovered the floors on arrival as the kitchen area was covered in dog hairs from previous occupants I assume. Kitchen is lacking on some basics essentials such as decent frying pans, measuring jugs and lots of little things needed for cooking. One major thing missing was plastic cups or glasses for the hot tub? Surely from a safely point of view it a must? Overall the place is very nice but in need of some attention, leaking conservatory roof, conservatory door locks impossible to use, windows leaking water everywhere. Mould around the windows and curtains etc which was a worry with our young grandson around. I think the house has an issue with water pressure as showers would run hot/cold when ever other taps run etc. Overall a really nice place which just needs some attention to the detail to make it so much better.

    Reviewed by I3.1Nov 2019

  • "You cancelled my booking we were very lucky the gate house was still available but you still sorted the booking when I rang up from reception."

    Big thank you for that. Regds . Alan

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Location and hot tub perfect, brilliant kitchen but lacking in utensil's, pans, glasses etc."

    Reviewed by Sylvana3.8Sep 2019

  • "Beautiful, well finished lodge in beautiful surroundings with the castle hotel available for use, with very helpful and friendly staff."

    We all enjoyed our stay very much thank you. Just a couple of small things that would have been a benefit, a shelf in the wardrobe of the twin bedroom and a key lock outside the front door. There was a very noisy bracket on the chimney when the wind got up, just a little annoying. We were surprised that our dog was allowed in such a lovely place, thank you, he loved it too.

    Reviewed by Carl4.7Aug 2019

  • "A fantastic cottage that exceeded our expectations."

    It is a bit like a Tardis, much bigger on the inside than it looks from outside. We had a fabulous holiday and would highly recommend this cottage. The staff at the Castle were great answering any queries we had and we felt reassured that they would respond quickly to anything required. A note for the future - the wi-fi is not brilliant - that did not detract from our holiday but it may need looking at for people who want better access to it.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2019

  • "To less dishes and cookware"

    Reviewed by Ulrich3.4Jul 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay, and with the hotel on site a bit of a bonus."

    Lots of space for us to relax in, shame to go out and explore really. Hot tub was a definite bonus after walking around all day, certainly missed since coming home.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2019

  • "Wonderful place to stay very high specification, spacious comfortable, staff at the castle were lovely, highly recommend the food, perfect place to stay,garden and hot tub amazing!"

    Barbecue would have gone down a treat, problem with WiFi engineer was sent out promptly which sorted the problem, if I have to be critical, the washer/dryer needs replacing took far to long on the wash cycle as did the dryer,I would certainly to again and highly recommend this beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time at the lodge -it is nicer and more spacious than the page shows ."

    .the best bathroom we have had in any of the stays with Sykes over the years The lovely staff could NOT have been more helpful - any of the small issues we had were sorted the grounds are lovely and very well kept and the lodge is well furnished / lovely kitchen /smashing main bathroom / hot tub / and the two lounges are handy if more than two people are staying. lots of places to visit without having to travel far (Bowes castle ..Raby castle - Shildon railway (locomotion) - Redworth hall - birds of prey - to name a few please don't hesitate to book this lodge .you will not be disappointed .

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7May 2019

  • "The staff at the nearby Walworth castle hotel were really helpful."

    Lovely surrounding and grounds.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2019

  • "It was exactly what we saw on the web site we were not at all disappointed, the hot tub was superb nice enclosed garden, lovely location highly recommended for a fantastic holiday would go there again."

    Reviewed by Owen5.0May 2019

  • "The accomodation was great and as described and huge!"

    !. The only very minor point was that the second double bedroom mattress was not very comfortable - to give people a better nights sleep a foam mattress as in the on-suite double would be a good idea. The area was great for dog walking and plenty of eating places which allowed dogs which made the holiday so much more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4May 2019

  • "Walworth castle lodge exceeded our expectations as the rooms were so big."

    The staff were very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our break."

    The lodge was great, spacious, comfortable and clean. The location was lovely too.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "From arrival to departure this holiday was superb."

    The cottage is very impressive in all respects and is equipped to the highest standards. The staff at the castle could not be nicer and go out of their way to help. We had the Sunday carvery, afternoon tea and an evening meal in the castle and thoroughly enjoy each experience. The hot tub is a great way to relax and enjoy the country surroundings. There is road noise but it is not constant and certainly never detracted from our overall enjoyment. Would recommend this venue for a very relaxing, indulgent holiday.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing staff at the castle who in my opinion made our stay 5☆."

    If we had any problems they came down to the lodge straight away and sorted everything. We dined in the castle a few evenings and again the staff made us feel like vip's. So overall I would have to say outstanding accommodation and also outstanding service by the most friendly staff I've ever encountered on a break. We will be booking this lodge again next year. Thank you. Mrs w.Brennan

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had a wonderful family time at a special time of year."

    The hotel was very convenient and the Birds of prey right on site and walking around the grounds was very nice .

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Everything to extremely high standard. Unfortunately had to leave early due to illness

    Reviewed by Melinda5.0Dec 2018

  • "The photos on the website do not do the Lodge justice."

    If you want a great sized lodge with fantastic outdoor space and a hot tub, this is the place for you. Shops etc are only a five minute drive also which was really convenient. Loved going for a walk with our two dogs on the nature trail in the grounds too. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2018

  • "This Lodge was the very definition of luxurious!"

    From the start, the collection of the keys from the hotel ensured a wonderful welcome to the break. The hotel staff showed you around and how to use the remotes for the blinds and fire. Lovely spacious rooms with fantastic ensuite and main bathroom facilities - including coloured lights, jacuzzi bath and complimentary toiletries! The kitchen was high spec with a lovely American style fridge freezer with cold water and ice cubes on demand. Breakfast bar was a great start to the day. Bread, milk, eggs, biscuits, tea, coffee and sugar made up the welcome basket. The dining room was laid ready for your first meal! Two lounges, both with TVs, ensured plenty of space to sit and relax and then there was the conservatory which even in October was beautifully warm. The bedrooms had plenty of storage space and a TV for each of them. Outside there was a beautiful garden with a fantastic hot tub for relaxing after a day of sightseeing! The garden summer house was gorgeous with settee, cushions, fairy lights in the ceiling and a heater to allow you to sit out even when the weather was a little inclement. Plenty of great tourist attractions in this area; Raby Castle, Mount Grace Priory, Walworth Birds of Prey Centre, Durham Cathedral and Castle, Beamish, High Force Falls and Barnard Castle to name a few. Walworth Castle Hotel (where you pick the keys up) is really pretty and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. Plenty of eating options at the Castle hotel; wonderful afternoon teas in the lounge (sandwiches, sausage rolls, scones and cakes - favourite cake was the miniature Battenburg!), breakfast, lunches and dinners in the Restaurant. We booked an evening meal and ate it in the Tower library which was a lovely experience with very high quality and beautifully presented food! They even showed us around their dungeons! All in all could not fault this Lodge since it was a lovely presented cottage and a fantastic restful break. The only downside - we had only booked one week!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (one with en-suite bathroom with spa bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC), 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • TV room
  • Conservatory.
  • LGP gas heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Large enclosed rear garden with patio, lawned area and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 15 mins walk
  • Note: This property has a check in time of 5pm
  • Note: Road noise may be heard
  • Note: Bookings arriving after 14/11/2019 will carry a good housekeeping bond of £150
  • On arrival, a pre-authorisation of this amount will be placed on the card at reception
  • Please note: No dogs under the dangerous dog act of 1991, are permitted at this property.

The property

This single storey cottage was once the charming gate house to the imposing Walworth Castle, near the thriving market town of Darlington, in County Durham.

Set within beautiful 18-acre grounds of fabulous lawns and woodlands, this stone-built cottage still retains lots of its charm with a castellated stone structure.

Perfect for families, friends and couples alike, this heart-warming accommodation has been thoughtfully decorated to reveal a high quality finish throughout.

The entrance is through a gate at the front and down a pathway taking you to a small porch, where immediately inside you will come to a cloakroom.

Next the kitchen presents itself with sleek granite worktops, modern, integrated fixtures and contemporary colourways.

The living room comprises a lovely set of patchwork sofas, a gas fire on the wall, and adjoins the TV room, which boasts French doors leading to the outdoor space.

Take some time to gather your thoughts in the conservatory with a good book, or get together with the family in the dining room for a sociable gathering over dinner.

Indulge in the luxurious hot tub after a tiresome day walking the fabulous Dales, positioned on the patio, it nestles in a private spot next to the garden furniture.

Walworth Castle is a stunning Grade I listed, 12th century castle, playing host to a fabulous three-star hotel, benefitting a lovely bar and restaurant, serving delicious drinks and afternoon tea, as well as a scrumptious dinner menu.Walworth Castle Lodge is located within walking distance to Walworth Castle Birds of Prey centre which is the number one tourist attraction in County Durham.

Nearby, Darlington offers an abundance of well-appointed amenities and is well-known for its railway connections.

The wonderful city of Durham is situated to the north, with its majestic cathedral and castle waiting to be explored.

The surrounding region offers beautiful countryside rich with classic Dales landscape of dry stone walls, rivers and valleys.

This charm-filled cottage is ideal for those seeking adventure among the Northern Dales.

Maximum of 2 dogs allowed

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Yarm 10 miles; Richmond 12 miles.

The large market town of Darlington lies on the southern boundaries of County Durham, a thriving town, well known for its railway connections. Notably, Stephenson's Locomotion has made its home in the Railway Museum there and nearby, Shildon offers a second Railway Museum in association with the York Museum. Darlington has a wide range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, an active Civic Theatre, a Forum Music Centre, multiplex cinemas, plus lots of retail outlets, both indoor and outdoor, which are sure to keep you busy. The famous Croft racing circuit lies six miles the south of the town and is popular with car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Darlington provides a good hub, with various points of interests radiating from it, including the beautiful City of Durham to the north, with its majestic cathedral and castle, plus Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Saltholme RSPB Reserve, to the east on the coast, fringing the North York Moors. To the south York, Harrogate and Ripon beckon, whilst in the west, the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is close by. With easy access to so many wonderful places, Darlington offers a unique base for the imaginative explorer.

Please note: Due to a wedding event, bookings commencing on Saturday 27th August 2022, Saturday 3rd September 2022 and Saturday 7th October 2023 guests will not have access to the main grounds.

Please note: No dogs under the
dangerous dog act of 1991, are permitted at this property.