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Drover's Cottage

(Ref. 933881)

Wolsingham, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • clean (33)
  • lovely (25)
  • walks (23)
  • well (22)
  • comfortable (22)

75 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable, clean and well-thought out accommodation in very nice surroundings."

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "An excellent property."

    Since we hired the cottage to be near our daughter, husband and grandchildren in Satley over Christmas. We did not use any of the local shops or services and so will not comment on these. Use was limited to breakfast sleep and one or two odd meals, we didn't do any walks but the cottage is in lovely countryside whilst not far from Wolsingham. Certainly use it again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2023

  • "Quite simply a lovely place to stay."

    Extremely comfortable and well equipped. Lots of useful information on local walks and nearby attractions. The owners were very friendly and the welcome tray of goodies was much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Oct 2023

  • "Stayed here for just 3 nights and loved it, everything you could need, lovely and clean relaxing location."

    Owners next door very accommodating, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage and really helpful hosts, nothing was too much trouble."

    We enjoyed our stay immensely and will certainly return

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    A very quiet spot with really good country views from the garden. Not too far from other towns and villages.A really good park not too far away with quite a few different walks.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was the perfect cottage, the owners live right next door (detached cottage) but you wouldn’t know it, but there if you need them."

    So clean, private and quiet away from the main road, if you listen you can hear the river in the distance and a few sheep but that’s all. Stunning views from the cottage. It’s a short walk from the centre of Wolsingham and a beautiful walks around and close enough to take a drive into Durham. We will definitely be going again, I’ve already recommended Drover’s cottage to a lot of my friends!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Its great to hear you would like to come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Aug 2023

  • "Drover’s Cottage is wonderful."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped, very comfortable. It’s in a glorious location. Peace and quiet guaranteed. The welcome tray of crackers, chutney, local cheese and milk was much appreciated. A lot of time and thought go into creating a space like this cottage. Thankyou. It was perfect.

    Thank you for your excellent feedback. It’s lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found our cottage comfortable. Thanks for coming, Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "Well equipped,simple to use all equipment."

    Very clean and superb location.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed a peaceful relaxing break in this delightful little cottage."

    So quiet, with just the sound of birds and sheep for company. Everything we needed was at our fingertips in this well equipped and spotlessly clean property. Small private garden, adjacent parking space, made it just perfect for our break. Lots to do in the area with many dog friendly beaches not too far away. Stayed for three nights, wish it could have been longer.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "Delightful little cottage"

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cost cottage"

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really cosy, well presented and clean cottage."

    This cottage was very well equipped and a really nice touch was the cheese, crackers, chutney and milk on arrival. Ideally situated to explore the area with walks right from the doorstep. We particularly enjoyed Hamsterley Forrest about 10 mins away. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for coming and I hope you’ll return, Elaine. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great stay!"

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for coming, Elaine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2023

  • "We stayed at the cottage as we were visiting family in the area ."

    After a 4 hour drive it would have been nice to have tea, coffee and sugar in the property rather than have to drive into Wolsingham looking for a shop to buy some . Property was very clean and comfortable and would book again when staying in the area

    Thank you for your kind comments. I am pleased to hear you found the property clean and comfortable and would welcome you back anytime. I am sorry if you were unable to find the tea, coffee and sugar on arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine & Robert4.1Jan 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable, warm cottage - great place to stay."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "Really nice place for couples."

    Lovely location and great for walks.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Oct 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage,comfortable,cosy and exceptionally well equipped with everything you would need."

    It was central enough for us to visit friends and family in the Durham area and further afield to Hadrians Wall, Beamish Museum etc. Wolsingham itself had all you needed, especially the lovely cakes and pies from Peggotys. The welcome pack from our hosts was lovely and very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2022

  • "Drovers is an excellent little cottage with amazing views."

    Wolsingham is a lovely small town in walking distance and we explored the other villages in the Weardale valley which is beautiful. There are lots of walks from the door, with guides available in the cottage. The bed and sofa were very comfortable, the cooker was excellent (better than home!) which is unusual in holiday lets and the cottage was warm and comfortable, especially as we had some chilly evenings. It was exceptionally clean and there was a lovely welcome pack. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2022

  • "The only reason I didn't give the top rating for comfort was because I found the mattress a little too firm, apart from that everything was first class."

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had an excellent week at Drover's Cottage."

    The cottage was perfect for 2 people. It was very clean (noted there had been people.with a dog just before us. No traces.of dog hair. Lovely welcome of milk & cake. Elaine said hello when we arrived & we could call om her if needed but otherwise left us to our own devices.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Drovers Cottage was a perfect base for me and my dog to explore the area."

    It is comfortable and well equipped, and in a good location. There was a selection of local walk guides provided which were very useful, and made walking from the door easy, although I did venture further afield as well. The host was approachable and friendly and I had a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "The accommodation was just as described, it was very comfortable, really clean, and just what we had hoped for."

    The area was a great location, peaceful but not to far from some really good shops, and everything we wanted was in easy reach. The fish and chips from the local shop were to die for, the best we have ever had. In all we had a really good holiday which in itself was excellent value. As usual with Sykes the standards are really high.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Clean, comfortable and everything you needed. Lovely countryside and walks all around and found plenty of places to visit. Thank you for the milk, cheese, crackers and chutney they were much appreciated. Would certainly stay here again .

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Good location for local walks. The cheese, crackers and milk were a lovely touch. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0May 2022

  • "Drovers was an excellent cottage one of the best we have ever stayed at, and we hope to return soon."

    A very inviting cottage the welcome goodies were very much appreciated. It was very comfortable, and a relaxing quiet area to stay. The walks from the cottage were excellent - the good weather certainly helped !

    Reviewed by Alan Grimadell And4.7May 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay in Drovers Cottage Easy to find Great location for local walks , city of Durham and coast Clean, well maintained and everything we needed."

    Friendly owner next door Welcome goodies- cheese/ crackers/chutney and milk in the fridge

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very cozy, warm, comfortable cottage."

    Superbly situated in lovely quiet countryside . Waking up to the bleating of little lambs only added to the experience. Well positioned for walks and touring with the car.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is one of the nicest places I've stayed."

    The location is excellent, it's quiet, brilliant for dog walks and yet close to everywhere. The actual living accommodation is really well thought out, it has everything you could need. The bed is really comfy and I loved watching the stars at night through the sky lights. The heating's really efficient and the house was always cosy and warm. Very friendly hosts that leave you to enjoy your stay, but there if you need them. Faultless in my opinion.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2022

  • "Brilliant. A very warm welcome when we arrived."

    The biscuits, cheese, crackers and milk waiting for us were a lovely gesture. The location of the property was ideal with only a 10 minute walk to the nearest bar and another 5 minute walk to the village with shops and further bars. The property itself is very clean, tidy and with great facilities and dog friendly. Would highly recommend this lovely cottage for an ideal getaway

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at drovers cottage."

    Nice and clean. Lovely walks right on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Dec 2021

  • "Had a lovely week, cottage was nice and comfortable and had everything I needed."

    Really quiet and plenty of local walks, visited some really nice places within a 10-15 minute drive as well. Shops within walking distance. Would definitely book this cottage again. Thank you to the owner for the milk and biscuits and cheese.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2021

  • "We found Drover's Cottage to be an exceptionally well presented and well equipped property."

    It was light and airy, and at no point, even during sustained very wet weather and with two dogs, did it ever feel cramped. Elaine and Thomas clearly put a lot of effort in to maintaining the cottage to a very high standard. The location is stunning, with great views across the valley, very quiet, and with direct access on to an amazing network of footpaths leading up on to Wolsingham North Moor and also down along the streams in to Wolsingham. Be sure to visit Hamsterley Forest and to walk from the door using the leaflets supplied in the cottage or downloadable from the Wolsingham Wayfairers website.

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable property."

    A real gem and we will love to go back

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Diddly Squat"

    Reviewed by P4.1Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location, extremely clean would definitely go again."

    Reviewed by Derek4.7May 2021

  • "Peaceful comfortable relaxing place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean. Perfect for dogs with walks from the door. Hope to visit again one day.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2021

  • "Cosy, warm cottage and a very helpful and friendly owner."

    Great location and we had a very pleasant time despite the weather. Only very minor comment would be that a freezer would have been helpful or at least a freezer compartment inside the fridge. It would have been more useful than the dishwasher which we did not use. Otherwise a perfect holiday cottage for two plus dog.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2020

  • "Super little cottage, very clean, cosy and had all we needed for an enjoyable stay."

    Great walks in Wolsingham and surrounding area. Really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great week ideal for dog walking, lovely cottage spotlessly clean very cosy heating doesn’t take long to warm up."

    Ideally situated with walks from the door or park at free car park in the town and there are many Wayfarer walks that you can do. Will definitely be visiting again very good value for money.

    Reviewed by Arthur4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely ideal for a relaxing break and couldn't if been any cleaner if Elaine had tried."

    Set in a beautiful part of the Country with tranquil views and friendly sheep.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Sep 2020

  • "Peace and quiet was perfect."

    Everything on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2020

  • "The hosts were very welcoming yet completely unobtrusive."

    The cottage is very cosy and well appointed, the bed and linen super comfy. Everything spotlessly clean. A lovely quiet location within walking distance of the village centre. Lots of lovely walks, many from the doorstep. Many thanks, 5*, would love to come back again sometime :-)

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2020

  • "Had an excellent break in Drovers cottage."

    Lots of walks nearby. (some hidden) . Only down side is no barrier at entrance, which matters if you have a young dog. Would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2020

  • "Wonderful country cottage for a two person stay."

    Lovely and clean. Excellent WiFi. So cosy in winter as excellent heating system. Shower works really well. Lovely to hear the Owl at night. A good base for exploring northern Dales, Durham and coastal beaches. Would recommend for a relaxing away from stresses of life break.

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Dec 2019

  • "Numerous attractions within easy reach."

    Outstanding countryside views. The web site doesn't do the cottage justice. It was perfect.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2019

  • "We will be going back to this cottage it was really warm and comfy and a great base for exploring the Weardale area its got to be 10 out of 10."

    Reviewed by Mr.ray4.7Aug 2019

  • "That was our 3td visist to Drovers cottage , it's the most peacefull place in the North East."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous."

    The owner, Elaine , was very friendly and accommodating and left bread, cheese, and milk for us which was lovely as we didn't arrive until after 8.30pm. I cannot fault this cottage, it is Sykes that I have a problem with. We booked 3 holidays in one go from you this year totaling around one thousand five hundred pounds. Each time we got back from our holidays I was emailed to say 'book another holiday and we will give you forty pounds off'. I asked if it could be applied to our booked holidays and got told no, as we had paid the deposits it was not a new holiday. Come on Sykes...... you could not apply the two amounts of forty pounds off each holiday?? This is why I am saying that you failed to meet expectations....you offer anyone money off their next holiday but cannot/will not give it to someone who has booked 3 times with you this year. All the cottages we stayed at were fabulous, the owners were all very friendly and I would highly recommend them.....but Sykes as a company - NO!!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property is small, but ideal for 2 people."

    It was warm, and so clean, spotless. I recommend it for the peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Noel5.0Jun 2019

  • "We cannot give much feedback as my husband was taken ill and had to return home on Saturday evening ."

    He had major surgery on his eye on tuesday .But we would like to return when he is well again.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2019

  • "Pubs in Wolsingham area did not meet expectations closed or very limited opening."

    Reviewed by Allen4.4May 2019

  • "Good base for walking."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very nice and clean property with very friendly owners and situated in a great location."

    Only slight negative is that the boiler is located behind a wardrobe in the bedroom and can be noisy when operating.

    Thank you for your feedback. As of September 2019, a cupboard has been built around boiler in the bedroom and has been fully soundproofed so there is no noise disruption. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2019

  • "Small but beautifully formed!"

    Cosy, spotless and well appointed, locally produced bread & cheese on arrival was a nice touch. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2019

  • "Dishwasher not really needed for 2!"

    !!! A fridge freezer would be more helpful. Boiler needs moving from the bedroom, when temp drops & boiler kicks in at 3 am very noisy!!!!!! But a nice clean, warm cottage most things there that you need.

    Thank you for your feedback. As of September 2019, a cupboard has been built around boiler in the bedroom and has been fully soundproofed so there is no noise disruption. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2019

  • "Cottage was lovely, and the owners were great."

    Lovely setting

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely comfy cottage."

    Compact and bijou, very clean, contained everything we needed. Owner very friendly and helpful. Very quiet area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is a super little cottage for two plus 1 dog."

    It has a great layout and everything you need. Good WiFi, well equipped for holiday cooking and very quiet and peaceful. The view is amazing and it’s a great place to visit the Dales and beyond. We will definitely stay again. The host was really helpful and friendly. All in all I can’t find anything I did not like about Drovers cottage .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very good accommodation for the two of us and our dog."

    The owner was was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Pleasant gesture of providing delicious scones and milk on arrival. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable week - quiet and relaxing in a very comfortable cottage."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2018

  • "Clean, warm, cosy cottage."

    Perfect base. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Mar 2018

  • "A great location for exploring Weardale and maybe Teesdale, dogs welcome in local pubs."

    Cottage is quite small, but much bigger than the tent we usually sleep in! Very warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Richard4.6Feb 2018

  • "A really lovely, cosy, spotlessly clean cottage."

    Quiet location, great for chilling out and plenty of local walks. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2018

  • "Lovely but we could only stay 3 nights and longer would have been better value"

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Nov 2017

  • "Beautiful , clean and comfortable cottage in a great setting, no complaints whatsoever."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2017

  • "Location was very remote and beautiful, was a great place chill."

    Reviewed by Ella4.4Aug 2017

  • "A gem of a cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Isabel5.0Jun 2017

  • "Very clean,modern & extremely well presented cottage, ideal for 2 people(and 2 ..."

    Very clean,modern & extremely well presented cottage, ideal for 2 people(and 2 small dogs),peaceful location yet only a short stroll into the village,lovely views and surroundings,would recommend

    Reviewed by Darren4.8Mar 2017

  • "The settee was a little bit uncomfortable for sitting any length of time."

    This was the only seating.

    Reviewed by P4.6Mar 2017

  • "Cottage clean tidy well thought out and made for an enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jan 2017

  • "Location was quite but not far from amenities."

    Property was warm and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Denise4.8Nov 2016

  • "The cottage was delightful standard excellent."

    Lovely and peaceful yet 10mins walk takes you into Wolsingham. Beautiful walks at your doorstep. Owners are lovely and very obliging. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2016

  • "Amazing little break in a beautiful village."

    The cottage is absolutely spotless, and beautifully decorated. We booked last minute, and to be honest didn't except much, but it was fantastic! We took our dog, and there are lots of walks. Thank you for a fab break.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.8Aug 2016

  • "Cottage comfortable and spotlessly clean providing a good base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Barbara4.6Aug 2016

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Two small well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the property being set on a farm, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead at all times when outside, Please note that E.V Car charging is not permitted at this property, there are however many close by places that offer this facility.

The property

This stone built, detached barn conversion is set next to the owners' working livestock farm on the edge of the popular market town of Wolsingham near Durham.

Surrounded by fields, this cottage is ideal for dog owners, walkers and cyclists with so many picturesque walks available right from the doorstep.

As you step inside the cottage you will immediately appreciate the well-thought-out open plan ground floor with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

There is also a lovely double bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.

You can relax outside on your own private patio, where you can dine alfresco whilst enjoying the tranquillity of the open countryside.

A ten minute walk will take you to the centre of Wolsingham which has an array of pretty shops, restaurants and pubs.

Nearby Hamsterley Forest has numerous 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 Raby Castle, Bowes Museum, High Force, Barnard Castle and Durham Cathedral.

A little further afield will take you to the Lake District or the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, or you can simply enjoy the delights from your doorstep.

This charming cottage is just the spot for a countryside break with the dogs.

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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 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 library, pharmacy, 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, the picturesque Tunstall Reservoir for fishing and walking, and High Force waterfall. For historians, you'll find Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, and Auckland Castle featuring Kynren – an epic tale of 2000 years and of course Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage site. Other notable attractions include Hadrian's Wall, Beamish open air museum, and the Angel of the North, the UK's most famous piece of public art. Venture further afield to the coast for prehistoric cliffs and caves at Marsden South Shields, and the Newcastle Gateshead quayside, including the Baltic centre of contemporary art housed in a restored flour mill, the Sage music centre, the tilting Millennium bridge across the Tyne and numerous bars and restaurants.

Please note that E.V Car charging is not permitted at this property, there are however many close by places that offer this facility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas