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Bridge House

Wolsingham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 930409)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "What a great week we had at Bridge House."

    It's just so relaxing and cosy. It was only made better by the lovely owner Pam. Such a friendly, helpful lady. The cottage was immaculate with everything you need for a great holiday. Cannot recommend enough. Thanks Pam, see you soon

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Excellent property in ideal location."

    Fantastic welcoming owner. Would happily recommend to others.

    Reviewed by GordonMar 2022

  • "Thank you Pamela for your very warm welcome and the bottle of wine and chocolates."

    We had a lovely, relaxing and enjoyable week in this warm and cosy cottage with everything we could need. Wolsingham is a very friendly village with walks from the door. Pamela was a perfect host and we hope to return. Barbara Newcastle upon Tyne

    Thank you for your fantastic comments. I am absolutely delighted that you found the property well presented and you were comfy, many thanks for acknowledging how clean you found the accommodation and the excellent scores you gave for cleanliness, comfort, accuracy and facilities. Kindest regards, Pam Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2022

  • "The cleanliness and the way the property is portrayed do not reflect the actual experience"

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "Very comfortable stay well presented, maintained and clean property would recommend"

    Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you found the property well presented and you were comfy, many thanks for acknowledging how clean you found the accommodation and the excellent scores you gave for cleanliness, comfort, accuracy and facilities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2022

  • "We had a very warm welcome from Pam the owner who had also left us a welcome hamper with wine and goodies."

    It I was a beautiful property which had been tastefully restored. We were very glad of the heating system which made the property toasty warm. Everywhere was clean and we had all the facilities we needed. We visited the local pub and restaurant which were a short walk from the property. We had some good days out in the local area and a bit further afield and were always glad to get back to a warm house. Thank you for a lovely restful week.

    Thank you for your comments. I am pleased you found the property beautiful and that you were warm and toasty and enjoyed the welcome hamper.. Many thanks for acknowledging how clean you found the accommodation and the great scores you gave for cleanliness, comfort accuracy and facilities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvonneJan 2022

  • "We were very happy with our holiday."

    Pam is very efficient and attentive to any needs and went out of her way to help us. The welcome basket was very welcome and the large tv and fire were lovely and very much appreciated. The property is situated in a lovely village and we felt very relaxed on our holiday.

    Many thanks for your feedback and I am thrilled you were so happy. I'm glad you enjoyed the welcome hamper and I am always on hand to help in any way I can. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the TV and fire, thank you for the great comfort score on your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EvanDec 2021

  • "The property is in a fantastic location for exploring the surrounding areas."

    The couch was far too low to the ground and therefore uncomfortable particularly for the taller members of our group.

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the bridge house."

    It is a stunning property! It was a lovely spacious place to chill together and we enjoyed using the woodburner. The area of Wolsingham is beautiful, we enjoyed exploring the area and trying the local restaurants. The property owner Pamela was really helpful and friendly leaving a lovely welcome gift and telling us about good places to visit in the area. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by EleriNov 2021

  • "This was a lovely property and was very spacious!"

    All the rooms were clean and comfy. The property has great facilities with games, jigsaws and a well equipped kitchen. Bridge house is in a fantastic location and the local amenities are brilliant. The owner is wonderful making the stay all that much better!

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bridge House."

    The property was lovely and spacious. Centrally located for trips around the surrounding countryside and places of interest. The owner, Pam was a delight, she was extremely helpful and made us felt very welcome. Would definitely return and would highly recommend this holiday house.

    Reviewed by YatOct 2021

  • "I scored Bridge House as ‘Met expectations’ because I had high hopes to start with for this holiday and Pamela and Bridge House did everything possible to achieve these."

    Lovely property in a peaceful setting. A last minute decision to include my in-laws on the trip was no problem and they were accommodated with no issues. Pamela pointed out the low sofa and provided a more suitable chair for the in-laws. The in-laws took the downstairs bedroom as it had an en-suite with a walk-in shower allowing them privacy and myself and my husband slept upstairs and felt like we had our own personal suite! Pamela’s animals kept us all entertained and my Mother in Law hasn’t stopped talking about playing ball with Badger, Pamela’s Border Collie. It was obvious that even cats and dogs are completely relaxed in this beautiful property. Local shops and restaurants provided everything we required and we spent our days visiting local attractions; Raby Castle, Barnard Castle, Cragside, Killhope Lead Mine as well as relaxing around Bridge House. We felt like we had made a good friend in Pamela by the end of the week and we will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by TracySep 2021

  • "The accommodation was easy to find (with good directions from the owner and off street parking) and very clean with great facilities including a large selection of games and Smart TV."

    The layout of the open plan kitchen, dining and living room area are well presented and make for a relaxing stay. The location is excellent with immediate walking access to the village plus within a short drive of lots of local areas. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2021

  • "The place was really dusty."

    Cobwebs, skirting boards and cupboards were all covered in dust. The toilet flushes were all dodgy. Plates and cutlery had to be washed before we could use them. The ground floor bedroom had very creaky floors and the bed itself also creaked loudly every time you moved, so didn't get much sleep. The setee was really low and not suitable for elderly people. Maybe this should be replaced with the chairs upstairs. My mother had trouble getting up out if it. We have stayed in many cottage over the years, and this has to be one of the worst. The owner was lovely, but I feel she has lost interest in the property. It needs some attention to detail.

    We were sorry to see that your stay at Bridge House did not match your expectations. We can see that you did stay for the full duration of your holiday with us. Had you made us aware at the time of your stay that you were not satisfied with the property, we would have been more than happy to put it right for you. I did speak with you on a number of occasions checking you were happy with the cottage and at no point did you suggest there was a problem. There is a high back chair in the downstairs bedroom for more elderly guests to use, alternative seating is available which is outlined in the welcome pack information. Unfortunately solid oak does creak at times as it is a sprung timber, only evident in the hallway on checking. One toilet flush needed replacing at it had been damaged during your stay. The dust and the odd cobweb may have been evident however we have since undergone a thorough deep clean to remove the cobweb high in the vaulted ceiling. Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2021

  • "Stayed at Bridge House for a week in July with 2 kids under 10."

    Excellent accommodation and nothing was too much trouble for the host Pam. Little ones also loved the daily arrival of Minty the cat. So cute! Lovely garden area next to a beck. Visited Seaham a few times, only 40min drive, to collect the famous sea glass. Roads and beaches nice and quiet. Visited High Force for a nice gentle 5mile walk to see the waterfalls. Visited Durham and the Cathedral which is well worth the visit. Hamsterley Forest for bike riding just down the road. All in all a fantastic holiday in great accommodation.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Well equipped, spacious and comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Pam was a fantastic host!

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2021

  • "So welcoming and just a great place to stay."

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "Bridge House is a lovely and cosy retreat for up to six people."

    We were made very welcome by Pam including a nice little surprise we found on our arrival. Communication was easy and very friendly. We liked the lovely big bed in the master bedroom which is en-suite. Plenty of storage. The comfy chairs on the mezzanine level with a lovely view out were our favourite place to have a cuppa. The kitchen was well equipped. Getting our middle aged bodies up from the slightly low sofa was an exercise we managed well by the end of the week. Wolsingham is a lovely village with a good fish and chip shop. The Italian restaurant ‘Buon Appetito’ was also a good place to eat out. Lovely walks around the village. Would like to recommend Hamsterley Forest for old and young. Enjoyed Durham and a trip to Bamburgh. Nice circular walk on the Pennine Way and the South Tyne Rail trail starting in Alston. All in all we had a lovely time recharging our batteries. Thank you, Pam.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "Our second visit to this beautiful property in The wear Valley."

    Bridge House is spacious, spotless and has every thing you need. The owner (who lives next door) is a superb host and very welcoming. The location of the house is in a perfect location for exploring and walking in the surrounding wonderful countryside. We shall return.

    Reviewed by BryanMay 2021

  • "Had a super week at Bridge House."

    Wolsingham is ideally situated for walking/hiking in Weardale and there are several excellent walks directly from the town (details and maps in the property). My favourite was the 8 mile circular walk to Tunstall Reservoir which was beautiful. Two of the town's three pubs are open in the current "semi-lockdown" period and we also visited the local Italian which was very good. There is a Spar with everything you need about ten minutes walk from the property. We both really liked the property which has an interesting history and is a really comfortable place to stay. It was great to flop on the huge sofa in front of the TV with the log fire going after a long day of walking. Pam is lovely and made sure we had everything we needed and gave us lots of tips and advice about the area. The fizz and chocolates she left for us were really appreciated too! We will definitely be staying here again.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "In a great location with local amenities and with easy access to lots of great sights and activities in the wider regional area e."

    G. North Yorkshire, Beamish museum, Durham City, Teesdale and the Northumberland coast. The accommodation was warm and comfortable and the 'bridge' to the first floor rooms a real feature. Pam was lovely and really helpful. We had a great time and we would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "Pamela the owner was friendly helpful and made us feel at home would recommend this holiday home happily"

    Reviewed by WayneSep 2020

  • "Great supply of DVDs, games and toys."

    No books. Helpful info on local area. Good parking. Very close to local pubs and shops and both rivers. Bathrooms lacking towel rails and a shelf for toothpaste etc. Shaved sockets far too high. No pillow protectors. Be aware owner’s dog is often in the garden.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely features, close to all amenities, even had sky tv including sports/movies"

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "Had a wonderful week away, the ground floor room was great for my in-laws."

    The home is beautiful with quirky decor and everything we needed. Pamela is a great host from the knowledge of local area, providing sun loungers and inflatable and even fizz and chocolates on arrival. Well situated for a potter around the village, we visited darlington, the metro centre and hamsterley forest. A beautiful house in a stunning location.

    Reviewed by VickieJul 2020

  • "What a wonderful place to stay, this was a real treat The property exceeded all expectations and made for a fantastic post Christmas break."

    I can't recommend Bridge House enough. Big thanks the the owner Pamela. The village of Wolsingham is a lovely place to visit with a Fish n Chip shop to die for. But the star of the holiday was Bridge House I hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by GaryJan 2020

  • "Bridge House in Wolsingham was better than the pictures online."

    It had everything we needed including a wonderful welcome pack (inc prosecco!!!) from the owner Pamela. The cats were very friendly as was Badger the dog. The location was excellent, next to the river and an easy walk to all 3 pubs. The Black Bull has just been taken over and will be doing food, The Black Lion has lots of hand pulled beer and sports but no food and the Bay Horse has hand pulled beer and does food. There is an excellent chippy and Italian and an adequate Chinese. There are a number of walks available, varying in length, plus guided ones. The owner of Bridge House, Pamela, was most welcoming and very helpful. The pictures really don't do Pamela's house justice. We very much hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by TiborSep 2019

  • "We couldn't have picked a more perfect place for the week to attend the wedding of our son."

    It made a home from home being able to play with Badger the dog, and enjoy the company of Mika and Minty (the cats). Thank you Pamela

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2019

  • "The owner was really nice and helpful."

    The wifi did not work but was sorted after the owner rebooted it. very handy for Durham (we looked at the Uni for our daughter) and the Dales. The village is right on the railway steam line which is fabulous. the Village itself has a couple of great cafes and good pubs and beautiful Italian restaurant/pub of a high standard if you wanted a change.The house is quiet

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2019

  • "My wife and I stayed at Bridge House for a week at the beginning of March."

    We had friends staying with us on two occasions during the week and the owner was most helpful in washing and changing bedding etc., and in dealing with other bits and pieces. This is a unique property, the best part of which to us being the cavernous living space, both on the ground floor and upstairs on the balcony. Despite the space, we were always very warm without resorting to the log burner. The downstairs en-suite bedroom is substantial, but also quite private from the rest of the living area. The upstairs bedrooms and bathroom are in a more compact area, with some low ceilings and door frames, which require care if you are tall like myself. Wolsingham is a pleasant village, and the location of Bridge House combines both privacy and accessibility. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2019

  • "This is a truly wonderful holiday cottage in a quiet location on the outskirts of the village."

    Not only is it exceptionally spacious but the range of facilities is amazing. The owner, Pam, is very welcoming and on hand if you need anything, nothing is too much trouble. The log burning fire was lit on our arrival which made the cottage lovely and cosy and our first evening there was spent watching movies on the huge TV, feet up sprawled out on the massive comfortable sofa. The beds are extremely comfortable and lend themselves to a great night's sleep. The kids didn't even have to fight over the best room as they normally do because both of the rooms available to them were gorgeous and each had a double bed. The kitchen has everything you need and we particularly appreciated tea, coffee and milk being available, not to mention the prosecco and chocolates! As if the kitchen isn't already enough, we made use of the barbecue one evening and sat out on the patio. Having two bathrooms makes the morning getting ready routine so much more relaxed especially with teenagers! I would definitely stay here again and strongly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "The accommodation is in an old schoolhouse made of stone, & very sympathetically modernised."

    The situation is perfect next to a bubbling beck & on the very edge of a thriving village, with coffee shops, pub & an excellent Italian restaurant. The on site owner is very friendly & helpful. A beautiful place to stay & explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by EdwinMar 2019

  • "A very relaxing break in the beautiful countryside."

    The property is comfortable and spacious. It was near lots of local attractions and the owners were always available for help when we needed it. I would recommend this property for a walking break/holiday.

    Reviewed by JaradFeb 2019

  • "Excellent property in a great position to explore the north-east."

    Property owner was very welcoming and helpful, giving lots of useful tips and guidance for places to eat and visit during our stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2018



    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "My husband and I were at Bridge House with my son and family who had joined us from their home in Eire."

    The accommodation was lovely with plenty of room for us all. The beds were beautifully comfortable and there was ample seating both for relaxing and dining. Only small problem was that my husband has a slight mobility problem and struggled a bit to get up from the low suite. Grand kids sorted that howe very by searching him on cushions. Kitchen was well equipped and everything worked. Outside was very wet and muddy but in better weather it would have been lovely to sit by the river and enjoy the scenery. Grans kids loved that the cats and wonderfully gentle collie came to visit us but we're not a nuisance. All in all a great visit. Thank you to Pam who was available but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2018

  • "A great place to explore Weardale and the surrounding area."

    We've stayed here twice now and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both times. Pam, the owner, is friendly and helpful and on our first stay really went out of her way to help us out of a difficult situation. Bridge House is a lovely cottage with all the facilities you would expect and more. Our kids particularly loved the huge TV and Sky Cinema. Wolsingham is a really nice with a lot of walks which you can do from the cottage. If you pop into the Black Lion (and I recommend you do) they have a set of leaflets published by the council with various walks ranging from 3 to 7 miles from the village centre. Other attractions nearby are Hamsterly Forest (great mountain bike trails), Beamish open air museum, Durham (use the park and ride and if you go to the cathedral take advantage of a guided tour) and further afield Hardrians Wall (Housesteads Fort is amazing) is doable in a day. There are a few eating out options in the village. The star of the place is Bueno Appetito, a very good, but not cheap, Italian which is definitely worth a visit. There are three pubs in the village, the aforementioned Black Lion which doesn't do food, The Black Bull which had just changed hands on our recent visit and I think is planning on doing food and the Bay Horse which looked like it did decent pub meals although we didn't try them. There's also a pretty decent chippy and Chinese takeaway. The Chinese has some pretty bad reviews in TripAdvisor but we had absolutely nothing to complain about and would definitely use again. There are also two small Spar-type shops which are well stocked and a cash-point. All in all this is a great location for a holiday and Bridge House is the ideal place to stay.

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2018

  • "After a few hours drive we arrived to a cheery welcome from Pam who showed us around the house and gave us a few tips on places to go/eat."

    The property is lovely with everything you could want. We were snowed in two days out of our week and it was a lovely warm house with the log burner blazing away, whilst we occupied ourselves with jigsaws, playing the Piano(badly) games and tv. A perfect chill out. Unfortunately the seating is very low for some but easily overcome with cushions. The area is lovely with Durham only 30 minutes, Barnard Castle the same, High Force Waterfall a sight to be seen. We will visit again this year in the summer, if we can. Highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2018

  • "Booking was straight forward."

    Had to call Sykes on the 11 December for information ( couldn't access email account) and they were extremely polite and helpful ( emailed support worker all details). Pam was absolutely fantastic. Made us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. So kind and considerate to clients needs. Stunning accommodation. Spotlessly clean. Extremely comfortable. Catered to all needs. (even a slow cooker...perfect for a winters meal) We will be booking again as Pam, Badger, Minty and Mika made us feel like we were home. Thank you once again Pam. Much appreciated ( Bradford 11 December to 15 December 2017)

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2017

  • "A lovely village."

    We toured around the area easily. The seating in this property was very low, not suitable for some, we found it too low for us to be comfortable. The upstairs armchairs were much better. The owner is very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2017

  • "Cottage, owner and family(including the cats and the dog),all next door, were just what we needed."

    Exploring this part of County Durham made for a really great week.

    Reviewed by M JJan 2017

  • "Lovely property with an excellent host."

    The house had everything we needed and we had a great time. The kids didn't want to leave the house each day because they enjoyed playing with next doors Dog & Cats and the swing outside. Thank-you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2016

  • "The House was great, great facilities and the kids loved playing with the dog and kittens."

    Loads of space in the living room and kitchen, bedrooms were great with loads of storage. Ideal location to explore the local area would definitely recommend the house and the area.

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Mezzanine seating area
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, kettle, washing machine, 60" Smart TV with Sky (with Sports and Movies packages),Netflix and Amazon Prime Blu-ray Home Cinema System, Infinity WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Restaurants 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is on the banks of the Waskerley Beck and close to The River Wear
  • Note: The first floor bedrooms have sloping ceilings and eaves
  • Highchair and Travel Cot available

The property

Built in 1840 this former National School has been lovingly transformed into a luxury mid-terrace holiday home, located next door to the owner's home, in the charming market town of Wolsingham on the edge of the North Pennines AONB.

From the moment you arrive at Bridge House, you realise that this cottage is something special, and you will immediately be taken by the open plan, contemporary feel that surrounds you.

It is perfect for a group of friends to relax together and explore this wonderful area.

The property features a spacious open plan living area with solid oak floors, vaulted ceilings, huge sumptuous sofas, and a cosy double fronted woodburning stove, making it perfect for relaxing together, on those chillier evenings.

With its large 60” smart TV with Sky package including sports and movies,Netflix and Amazon Prime, guests will never be short of something to watch together in the evenings after a busy day out in the surrounding area.

Completing the accommodation is a bespoke white hi-gloss kitchen and a dining area which are designed with every comfort in mind.

Stairs from the living area lead to a glass mezzanine balcony with seating area and windows which look out over the Waskerley Beck below; a perfect place to relax with a good book.

From here a walkway leads to the two double bedrooms and family bathroom.

Outside, the enclosed garden is an ideal spot to relax with a glass of something cool and listen to the delightful sounds of the beck as it gurgles its way to join the River Wear.

Bridge House is centrally located in Wolsingham and is just a short stroll from an array of pretty shops, restaurants and pubs.

Nearby Hamsterley Forest has a network of walking and cycle paths where bikes and horses can be hired for the day.

A short drive will take you to many local attractions including Barnard Castle, High Force and Durham Cathedral.

A little further afield are the delights of the Lake District or the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, or you can simply enjoy relaxing in your beautiful holiday home.

This fabulous cottage is perfect for a luxurious, relaxing break with outstanding countryside nearby.

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About the location


Hamsterley 6.7 miles; Bishop Auckland 10 miles; Durham 14 miles; Barnard Castle 20.5 miles; Newcastle 22 miles.

The picturesque town of Wolsingham is a quintessentially British market town in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestled in the beautiful valley of Weardale, the town is a popular stop-off point for visitors. The town boasts a number of well-regarded pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as convenience shops and takeaways. In the town you’ll also find an indoor swimming pool and gym, grass bowls club, several picnic areas and a recreation ground with outdoor gym and playing fields. The town has plenty of amenities, including a Post Office, library, bank, gift and antique shops, grocery shops, bakery, butchers and greengrocers. Also all major supermarkets deliver here. Wolsingham Show is held on the first weekend in September and is the oldest agricultural show in the country. Wolsingham is superbly situated to enjoy the best of the north-east and is a very popular base for walking and cycling. There are plenty of local attractions, including the Weardale Heritage Railway featuring the Polar Express, Hamsterley Forest which is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding, picturesque Tunstall Reservoir for fishing and walking, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Bowes Museum, Auckland Castle featuring Kynren – an epic tale of 2000 years, High Force, Beamish Open Air Museum and Hadrian's Wall to name a few.

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