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Kentmere House

Wolsingham near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 939832)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


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

The property

A superb, end-terrace Victorian townhouse in Wolsingham, a pretty County Durham market town in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This impressive cottage provides generous accommodation, ideal for a relaxing break, walking and cycling enthusiasts and families alike.

To the ground floor there's a high ceiling sitting room boosting a cosy open fire, a spacious dining room, cloakroom and a beautiful designer kitchen with Rayburn leading to an enclosed patio area with table, bench and a lockable shed for bike storage.

Upstairs are four bedrooms, each furnished to a high standard together with a large family bathroom featuring a walk-in shower and roll-top bath.

This wonderful property allows you to spread out and relax.

For ultimate convenience there is free guest WiFi, off road parking for one car to the front of the property and plenty of free parking in the market square for additional cars.

Wolsingham boasts a wide variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, all just a short stroll from your cottage, and all major supermarkets deliver here.

Kentmere House is ideally placed for exploring this beautiful area, with just a short drive to the Weardale Railway, Hamsterley Forest, Auckland Castle, Kynren, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Weardale Museum and Bowes Museum.

The city of Durham is a short drive north and a day trip can take you to the Northumberland coast, the Lakes, Middleton-in-Teesdale and North Yorkshire Moors.

A great base for family and friends to enjoy a luxury break in this delightful region.


Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with Rayburn. Dining room with electric fire. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Oil-fired central heating from Rayburn with electric fire and open fire
  • Oil-fired Rayburn, 2-ring electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, with ample roadside parking in town
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Rear yard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is close to a main A road, some associated road noise may be heard.

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