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Drover's Cottage

Wolsingham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 933881)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JohnJun 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 JenniferJun 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 StephanieMay 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 AndMay 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 AmandaApr 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 KeithApr 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 CarolJan 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 KarenJan 2022

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

    Nice and clean. Lovely walks right on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by GavinDec 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 TeresaOct 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 MarcusSep 2021

  • "A very well appointed and comfortable property."

    A real gem and we will love to go back

    Reviewed by Ann-marieSep 2021

  • "Diddly Squat"

    Reviewed by PJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by DerekMay 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 JillMay 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 LesleyOct 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 JaniceSep 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 ArthurSep 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 ElaineSep 2020

  • "Peace and quiet was perfect."

    Everything on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 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 RichardFeb 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 StevenJan 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 DavinaDec 2019

  • "Numerous attractions within easy reach."

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

    Reviewed by LeslieSep 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.rayAug 2019

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

    Reviewed by DavidJul 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 LorraineJul 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 NoelJun 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 ValerieMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by AllenMay 2019

  • "Good base for walking."

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 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 StevenApr 2019

  • "Small but beautifully formed!"

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

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 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 DavidMar 2019

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

    Lovely setting

    Reviewed by FrankDec 2018

  • "Lovely comfy cottage."

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

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 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 SusanJun 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 WilliamJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by FrankApr 2018

  • "Clean, warm, cosy cottage."

    Perfect base. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 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 RichardFeb 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 IanJan 2018

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

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2017

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

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2017

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

    Reviewed by EllaAug 2017

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

    Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by IsabelJun 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 DarrenMar 2017

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

    This was the only seating.

    Reviewed by PatMar 2017

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

    Reviewed by AdrianJan 2017

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

    Property was warm and welcoming.

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 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 FionaSep 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 HayleyAug 2016

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

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 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.

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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas