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Lavender Cottage

(Ref. 1106833)

Wolsingham, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (10)
  • clean (8)
  • equipped (6)
  • comfortable (5)
  • exploring (5)
  • lovely (5)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage, which was spotlessly clean and equipped with all one could need for a breakaway in North Yorkshire."

    The village of Wolsingham is great as a base for exploring the locale and Lavender Cottage is but a short walk away from all the amenities, local store, takeaways, coffee shop, etc. Our venerable Miniature Schnauzer also enjoyed her stay and particularly liked the doggy treats that were available. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough!

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage, clean and well equipped."

    Excellent communication with owner. In a great location for exploring Weardale and Durham.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Perfect location for exploring the area. The house was clean and very well equipped. We'd certainly look to stay here again. Many thanks

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A perfect base for exploring Weardale, the cottage is comfortable and very clean."

    Everything you could wish for was provided, I would certainly book again.

    Thank you for your wonderful comments, very appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "Well equipped, cosy and clean cottage."

    The garden description is inaccurate as says "private and secluded". The garden is open to the neighbours and visitor book says dog must be kept on lead in garden. No mention of this on website. Due to this we did not sit out. However, seemed to be ok for neighbour's dog to wander about our garden side and got home one day to find it had done its business on our lawn and we had to pick it up. Electricity meter in sittingroom ticks and buzzes loudly constantly. Neighbour parked their car right over the cottage front door a few times so you would not be able to get out with a pram or buggy. House is on a busy road and lorries start hammering past from about 5am. TV is very small and owners seem in no rush to replace after larger one broke as described in previous reviews. Loved the area and locals are friendly.

    A new larger TV has been purchased and will be set up ready for the next guests. The garden is private and separated from the neighbours garden by large trees. However, it is not fenced so we ask guests to keep dogs on a lead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheena3.4Jun 2023

  • "What a fantastic holiday home from home, the hosts have got the ambience & comfort levels spot on, we'd forgotten our pet dog's water bowl, no problem there was one on the shelf!"

    ! The property is ideally located, close to local amenities, we ate at the nearby Italian restaurant & had a wonderful meal. Our only mild criticism would be of the mattress on the single bed, it felt like you were sleeping on a ship! Other than that the house is spotless, everything works well & the hosts were extremely apologetic about having had to replace the television with a smaller one due to last minute fault on the previous model. Would certainly stay again if in the area, found it an ideal base for visits to the Northumberland Coast, city of Durham & Hadrian's Wall.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2023

  • "Parking issue with neighbour on first day - resolved amicably."

    Ants in hall way. TV remote / TV don't work properly for about 15 mins. Otherwise all excellent

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4May 2023

  • "Specifically booked this accommodation on basis had a garden and was pet friendly."

    However the garden was not exclusive as it was not separated from next door garden. Only when reading information pack in cottage did we get told dog had to be on a lead when in garden. No mention of that in the description of property online. Access from the street to back doors of the two adjacent properties is via a path which goes directly past cottage's kitchen window . Greatly reduces privacy of the property.Again no reference in online description to there being a mutual path right outside the window.

    Reviewed by Mike4.1May 2023

  • "Well equipped and comfortable."

    Lots of crockery, cutlery so you could leave using the dishwasher for a few days, towels and toilet rolls (unusual). En-suite shower room was fit for purpose, but we did use the main bathroom for teeth cleaning etc. Lovely welcome pack. Lovely walks around the village especially if you have a dog. We parked at the front of the cottage with no issues and did use the Community Centre car park on the odd occasion. Local shop had all the basics, there is a Spar a short distance away which has it's own butchery. No.10 is licensed and does a lovely breakfast and Peggotty's has wonderful pastries and cakes. Garden gets the early afternoon sun and is pleasant and quiet.

    Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ideally located for exploring the local area."

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant location fabulous cottage clean and very comfortable maybe only 1 ..."

    Brilliant location fabulous cottage clean and very comfortable maybe only 1 criticism would be if possible a wardrobe in each bedroom other than that brilliant

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2022

  • "We have had a wonderful relaxing week."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. We explored the beautiful countryside, particularly enjoying the heather clad fells. We used the maps and leaflets. It was really nice to receive an email from the owner of the cottage wishing us a happy week, We certainly did. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    The cottage is very clean and has everything you need. Thank you for the welcome pack, that was really nice. We would definitely recommend this place. We would also recommend the Bay Horse for food. It’s a lovely dog friendly pub and the food is much better than normal pub food. Lots of great walks on your doorstep

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x single with en-suite bath, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, iPhone dock, DAB radio
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear garden with lawn, borders and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: The single bedroom has limited head height due to sloped ceilings

The property

Set within the centre of Wolsingham, a delightful town in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Durham, is this stone-built property, Lavender Cottage.

Well-positioned near an array of everyday essentials, and just a stone's throw away from nature-filled attractions, the cottage is an ideal base for a family, sleeping up to three guests and one well-behaved dog.

Parking up on the roadside, venture into the characterful property, displaying original beams and traditional furnishings.

Arriving in the living/dining room, you'll be welcomed by a woodburning stove, perfect to light on those colder nights, along with a TV and DVD player to keep the entire family entertained.

Moving through to the kitchen, prepare your meals and keep on top of your laundry, with all the expected appliances, before setting the table and enjoying a homecooked meal.

Discover the garden to the rear of Lavender Cottage, private and secluded with large conifer borders, away from the hustle and bustle of the town.

The homestyle interior continues on the first floor, where you'll find two charming bedrooms, both with private en-suite bathrooms, easing your morning routines; a double and a single room will be available, offering somewhere for the entire family to rest and refresh.

Beyond your home-from-home you will find a mix of amenities to benefit from, including evening meals at Buon Appetito, and your favourite tipple at the inviting Black Bull pub, whilst your self-catering needs can be fulfilled at the SPAR.

If you're a lover of the outdoors, you'll have plenty of walking trails and areas to explore, including Hamsterley Forest, Broom House Farm Forest Adventure and Spurlswood beck waterfall.

Those with an interest in history will enjoy tours of Brancepeth Castle, Durham's Oriental Museum, and immersive exhibits at the Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum.

Raby Castle Park and Gardens, Auckland Castle Deer House, and Tees Valley Railway Walk all display the stunning landscapes within the county, from manicured gardens to ever-growing woodlands.

Make Lavender Cottage your home for a memorable trip to Durham.

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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, and Auckland Castle featuring Kynren – an epic tale of 2000 years. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas