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Elm Cottage

Wolsingham, Northumberland (Ref. 1077782)

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The property

Perched in the peaceful market town of Wolsingham, amongst the rolling landscape of County Durham, rests this charming, stone-built holiday home, Elm Cottage.

Settled on the edge of the North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, whilst enjoying easy access to a wealth of local amenities and attractions, Elm Cottage offers the perfect setting for a rural retreat.

Arriving at the property, make your way through the thoughtfully laid-out garden area nestled at the foot of this lovely dwelling before discarding of any shoes and coats as you step into the hallway.

Moving through the property, discover the well-presented living/dining room, where you can look forward to snuggling up on the sofa to enjoy a family-favourite on the TV, warming your toes with the glow of the woodburning stove in the cooler months.

Adjoining this is the well-equipped kitchen, where you'll find an array of helpful amenities to assist any budding chef, including an electric oven and gas hob, whilst a handy washing machine and dishwasher can be found in the nearby utility.

Rustle up a delectable dish and gather together with your loved ones at the dining table to indulge, over a glass of wine, or make mealtimes an alfresco affair with a sociable seat in the peaceful setting of your private courtyard.

As the day draws to night, retreat indoors and climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find two beautifully-appointed bedrooms to catch your rest, each offering ample storage space to unpack your belongings and make yourself at home.

In the morning, enjoy a leisurely wake-up with a blissful soak amongst the bubbles in the tub with a good book in hand, or make use of the handy ground floor shower room to kick-start your day with a refreshing rinse before heading out on an adventure.

A short walk from your doorstep will bring you into the heart of the picture-perfect town of Wolsingham, where you'll find quaint, stone-built cottages housing an array of local amenities, including a handful of traditional country pubs as well as cafes, bars and restaurants, serving something to suit all tastes and budgets.

The Demesne Mill Picnic Site offers a lovely spot to refuel at the end of a stroll along the Wolsingham Circular Walk, whilst the towns indoor swimming pool provides little ones with entertainment, whatever the weather.

Any budding histories amongst the group will delight with a visit to Bishop Auckland, home to Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland People’s Museum and the Great War Memorial, whilst the ancient ruins of Binchester Roman Fort are tucked away on the outskirts of the town.

Further afield is the bustling city of Durham, perfect for getting dressed to the nines and enjoying a night on the town or walking in the footsteps of the cast of the popular movie franchise Harry Potter, with a visit to Durham Cathedral.

For an escape from the excitement, embark on an adventure through the sweeping moorland of the North Pennines, home to some of the darkest skies in England, providing a truly tranquil spot to stargaze with your better half.

Explore Northumberland with a memorable retreat to Elm Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link can be a twin on request) and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Communal off-road parking available close to property
  • Enclosed front garden, Enclosed rear courtyard with patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub are within 2 minutes walk

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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