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Mill Cottage

Wolsingham near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 936992)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful accommodation, helpful owner, lovely welcome pack."

    Location and surrounding area fabulous

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2022

  • "We couldn’t fault this cottage ,it was very cosy and everything was thought of,to make our stay enjoyable."

    The owners were very helpful ,with surrounding knowledge.we would recommend this cottage.,

    Reviewed by LilianDec 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage we really felt we were living the life of luxury."

    The owners were very helpful when Julie met us and we enjoyed the surrounding area for a fabulous holiday . we would certainly love to go back. Allan and Sandra.

    Reviewed by AllanNov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage - everything we needed."

    The owner was very friendly & the cottage comfortable & in a delightful location

    Reviewed by Robert KevinNov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, with thoughtful extras provided by Julie."

    A lovely part of the world to discover. Would recommend to anyone, warm and cosy when cold and wet outside. Very easy to get around the area.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Mill Cottage, it’s absolutely immaculate and such a well equipped house."

    Beds very comfy, great heating and the new outdoor space is really lovely. We love the area. Julie’s really helpful with any questions. The perfect cottage for a week away with the perfect host. Thanks again!

    Reviewed by EmilyOct 2021

  • "Cottage was immaculately clean with lovely thoughtful touches by the owner."

    Convenient for day visits out in the area or just a walk into the interesting village of Wolsingham. Excellent

    Reviewed by MaxineOct 2021

  • "Everything possible was provided in this cottage for a relaxing break that was much needed."

    Julie met us on arrival to explain heating etc and reassured us of her availability should we have needed anything…we didn’t. Cottage was beautiful. Road noise was mentioned in details however traffic slows completely after evening work rush hour so was hardly noticeable. Wolsingham village is a little gem. Booking was easy and communication of key collection etc was exceptional.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2021

  • "Had not visited this part of the country before."

    Very pleasantly surprised at how lovely it was; enjoyed some country walks and explored places like Barnard Castle and Seaham. Wolsingham is a great location, short drive to lots of places of interest. Pleasant village with some facilities like a bakery and a coffee shop. Italian restaurant a few steps from Mill Cottage. The cottage is spick and span, fully re-furbished not long ago. Every possible facility and the owner (who lives just over the road) has thought of everything. One word of warning: this is an old building so some of the doors are low and the upstairs bathroom has a very low ceiling. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "We have just returned from a weeks stay."

    Mill cottage was fantastic accommodation. Everywhere was very clean, with a lovely welcoming basket of goodies. The beds were really comfy. The owners were local should you have any issues, not that we did. The cottage is set in a great village with plenty of amenities (butcher, bakery, news agent and nice pub). There was lots to explore just a short drive away!

    Reviewed by LeighAug 2021

  • "Julie made us feel very welcome and Mill Cottage is by far the best holiday home we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was extremely comfortable and clean."

    We were made to feel very welcome by our host and would book the house again.

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Mill Cottage."

    The cottage was conveniently located for travel around the County Durham and Northumberland borders, especially convenient for Corbridge and Hexham. The cottage was immaculately clean. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped with nice touches. Our host, Julie, made us welcome on arrival and explained what facilities were available nearby. We would stay at this cottage again.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped and furnished cottage in a quiet, attractive Weardale village, in one of the most beautiful areas in the country."

    The owners have gone the extra mile in making guests welcome and deserve the praise and appreciation of folk such as us, lucky enough to spend time in their splendid cottage.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "This cottage was very well presented and comfortable with everything that we needed for a self-catering holiday."

    Ideally located in this historic, small market town with all the essentials in shops nearby. Next door to an excellent Italian restaurant. Good walks, our main interest, from the doorstep. Parked the car in the garage (note: width a bit tight for a modern mid-size car) provided a short distance away and forgot about it for the week!

    Reviewed by TristramJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage well presented and spotless."

    Excellent quality furniture fixtures and fittings and lovely garden area. Added bonus was a garage to park the car. The owner ( Julie) was lovely and very enthusiastic and informative and left us with a generous welcome pack. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Would recommend and may return sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "A very well kept cottage, with lots of little extras."

    Great location for this largely unexplored and quiet area

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2021

  • "Mill Cottage is perfect!"

    We were lucky with the weather so the little yard was lovely and a real little sun trap. House has everything you needed and was really nicely set out with lots of creature comforts. We’ve already booked to return!

    Reviewed by RosalindMay 2021

  • "Another wonderful week in Mill Cottage."

    Extremely well maintained cottage, clean and comfortable. Welcome pack on arrival very enjoyable. Lovely location, good places to eat out.

    Reviewed by AnitaMay 2021

  • "I can honestly say this was the most comfortable and cleanest cottage I have ever stayed in."

    Just perfect in every way shape and form. Amazing walks on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Mill Cottage."

    It's very clean and comfortable, and very well-equipped. We were very grateful as well for the collection of goodies left by the owner; we always bring basics like tea and milk, as we've been stranded before, but the chocolates and wine exceeded our expectations! Wolsingham is a beautiful village, and there are some terrific walks in the neighbourhood. Not all the amenities (such as the pub) were open because of the partial lifting of the COVID regulations; but there is a very well-stocked local shop,an independent bakery and an excellent Italian restaurant, 'Buon Appetito', only two doors down from the cottage, where we were able to eat at an outside terrace. All in all,this was a great venue for our first post-lockdown holiday, and I would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by PatApr 2021

  • "This cottage has everything that you need with so many extra touches from the owner Julie."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2020

  • "Mill cottage was even better than we expected."

    Lovely cosy cottage with quality oak furniture, comfy sofas, excellent shower/ bath facilities with high quality towels and lots of extra soaps, shampoos and bath soak. All very welcome and felt like being in a hotel! Nice little outside area which was something of a sun trap and we spent as much time as possible out there enjoying a cup of tea or something stronger. Very well equipped kitchen which was important as the local pubs were not providing meals because of the Covid 19 situation so we cooked our own meals in the main. The location was perfect and we enjoyed a number of walks directly from the house. Would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "The cottage was warm cosy and extremely well equipped."

    It was well situated to enable us to visit our favourite haunts in all directions of the compass. There were lots of little unexpected treats awaiting us in the cottage - including wine, biscuits, milk, chocolates, toiletries and other necessities. Truly amazing.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "Nice to be met by Julie, the owner, who is very friendly and made local recommendations for us."

    We appreciated the welcome pack! Very clean and comfortable with good quality fixtures and fittings and nicely decorated. Having the use of a secure garage is a major bonus for us as we could keep our bikes safe. Would cheerfully return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mill Cottage to others.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Mill cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable and welcoming with a fabulous village location."

    Lovely touches such as the wine and chocolates were very much appreciated! Beds are comfy and the garden a delight to sit in with a glass of wine. Care has been taken to comply with covid protocols. My daughters and I explored the local area - they loved skimming stones in the nearby river, Low Barns Nature Reserve, the fact that they could safely walk the the local shop and park and of course the WiFi. An ideal place for our week long getaway and we are fully recharged.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy, immaculately kept, cottage in a pretty village with Italian restaurant and small supermarket close by."

    There is a small enclosed patio area at the back but the cottage is close to a large children's playground for kids that may want to run about. The upstairs bathroom and large downstairs shower room are very convenient. Good Covid precautions being taken.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2020

  • "Mill Cottage turned out to be much more spacious and comfortable than I expected."

    It's a lovely cottage in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2020

  • "Mill Cottage is a fantastic little cottage set in the village of Wolsingham."

    The owner was there to meet us on arrival and showed us around the cottage, which was probably one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. Lots of little extras provided by the owner, a very nice welcome hamper containing wine, chocolates and even a Christmas cake. There is a bathroom upstairs and a very nice shower room downstairs. Lovely comfy living room with a log burner which we lit every evening. This was the perfect place to stay over the New Year for a relaxing break after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. We would definitely recommend Mill Cottage to friends and we would love to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by ThelmaDec 2019

  • "This was our second stay in Mill Cottage."

    An exceedingly well presented property, with everything and more you could want for a lovely stay. Very clean and cosy. Tastefully decorated and furnished. Mill Cottage is close to lots of attractions. There are also local walks. There is an excellent butchers and bakers 5 minutes walk away, together with cafes and pubs. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Lovely host Janet who met us upon arrival and gave us a tour round and gave us tips for days out and meals."

    The property had everything we needed and was very comfortable it was also ideally located for visiting places such as Newcastle, Durham, Beamish and Bowes Museum. It was also very pleasant doing walks around the village (maps supplied by Julie) and visiting the Italian restaurant one minute away, Great deal on early bird so good we went twice. We couldn’t fault the cottage or location and would highly recommend 10/10.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay, would highly recommend."

    Central to everything. Julie was a pleasure to deal with. 5 star standard.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2019

  • "The cottage is very well equipped it was clean comfortable and very nice it's in ..."

    The cottage is very well equipped it was clean comfortable and very nice it's in a good location we really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2019

  • "Brilliant host who was very friendly and knowledgable with lots of suggestions of what to do and see in the local area."

    The cottage was very comfortable and had everything you needed. Picturesque village and good local amenities. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely be over again

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2019

  • "The cottage was honestly the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Everything, from the genuine welcome to the quality fixtures and fittings, was 5 star. It is well placed for all tourist attractions and lovely walks. A really good holiday. We have booked again already!

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Perfect cottage in a lovely location."

    Beautiful walking.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2019

  • "The cottage was a home from home and very clean and comfortable."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "Wonderful welcome from the owner and the welcome pack was very good."

    Lovely and comfortable bed

    Reviewed by JuneFeb 2019

  • "The cottage itself was faultless, the facilities are fantastic and its position in the village was perfect for the local shops and pubs, as we were there mainly for walking it couldn`t have been in a better location, a credit to the owner."

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2019

  • "The owner Julie gave a lovely warm welcome when we arrived , the cottage is beautifully kept and spotless, the welcome pack was a very lovely idea and much appreciated ."

    Set in a beautiful scenic part of the country anyone wishing to stay in a lovely comfortable and cosy cottage with all the things they would need for a great holiday should book Mill Cottage without a second thought . Excellent .....Could move there tomorrow .

    Reviewed by E AOct 2018

  • "Considering that we made this booking only five and a half hours before arriving on the doorstep, we we blown away by how efficiently everything went."

    The Sykes representative on the telephone could not have been more helpful, and the cottage itself was sooo comfortable - and spotlessly clean. The owner, Julie was there to greet us on arrival and took the time to tell us about the local area. Again, she could not have been more helpful & friendly. We would highly recommend both Sykes cottages and, if in this area, Mill Cottage.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2018

  • "What a lovely and well furnished little cottage."

    You have everything you need for a perfect holiday. The owners are great and can not do enough for you. Wolsingham is a lovely little village and a perfect base for exploring the area. Highly recommend this cottage 5*****

    Reviewed by IanSep 2018

  • "Such a wonderful cottage in a great location, ideal for walks around the village, river and fields with pubs, bakery & restaurant close by."

    The cottage has many little touches that all help you to feel at home and with a sun trap patio and spacious shower room. The area around is brimming with excellent attractions and a real mix of industrial history and nature.

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with a lovely wee garden!"

    Extremely well maintained and all you could wish for provided including a much appreciated welcome pack. Thank you Julie - the perfect hostess! Jean & John.

    Reviewed by JeanAug 2018

  • "Many thanks to Julie for sharing her delightful holiday cottage."

    The cottage has been beautifully and tastefully renovated, and the furnishings and amenities make for a very enjoyable stay. The generous welcome basket, quality linens, towels and toiletries add an extra special touch. The beds in the cottage are the most comfortable we have ever come across in a holiday let. We loved having breakfast in the sunny and colourful courtyard garden. The village of Wolsingham has superb walks from the doorstep with good small shops and various pubs and restaurants. We especially enjoyed the ale and company at the Black Lion. It is a great spot for trips into the dale and for going a bit further to Durham or Newcastle. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2018

  • "A lovely welcome from Julie who showed us around the cottage and told us about local places to visit and eat."

    The cottage is beautiful; it’s spotlessly clean and has absolutely everything you could possibly need. It’s tastefully decorated and the beds and sofas are SO comfortable! There was a welcome basket containing wine, chocolates, coffee, tea and biscuits with milk in the fridge...a very generous and special touch. The village is lovely. The cottage is in walking distance of the shops, cafe etc and everyone is so friendly. It’s also very central for visiting other places in the area too. We had a lovely walk down by the river, had a meal at the local Italian restaurant and enjoyed numerous cappuccinos at the cafe along with a little trip on the Weardale railways! Would definitely recommend this cottage; we’d definitely like to go back!

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "Fantastic Cottage!"

    The cottage is in a perfect location for exploring the area: set within a lovely village with plenty of ammenities. The cottage was immaculate and of a very high standard, with lots of little luxuries included. We recieved a very warm welcome from the owner and a lovey welcome gift. We would highly recommend this cottage as it has everything you would need for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2018

  • "Had a wonderful stay at Mill Cottage."

    Julie, the owner, was very friendly and left us a superb welcome basket. The cottage itself is furnished to a very high standard with a lovely bathroom and very comfortable bed. It also has a small, secluded back garden in which we enjoyed the good weather. Wolsingham is a lovely little town with plenty of walks straight from the front door. Mill Cottage is one of the best self catering houses we have stayed in and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    The owner and neighbours were awesome and the local walks amazing. Definitely a cottage that we would revisit

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "Gem of a cottage in a beautiful part of the countryside."

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week at Mill cottage, the owner Julie met us there and showed us around - she was so friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was beautiful and even lovelier than the photos - the beds were amazingly comfortable! Julie was always happy to help if we had any questions. The shower was brilliant!! We loved the proper fire, it was great having a washing machine and dishwasher too. It was also great for the children being near the village playground and swimming pool, they also loved Hall Hill Farm. A great week, and I would be very happy to book the same cottage again, very highly recommend! Thank you Julie x

    Reviewed by EmilyApr 2018

  • "My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Wolsingham."

    Mill cottage was spotlessly clean, and everything we needed was provided. Lovely decor, and all of the fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard. Great to have a log burning fire for cooler nights, made the cottage very cosy and homely. Lovely little garden and patio to enjoy breakfast outside. Jackie the owner was very friendly and helpful - the welcome pack provided was a lovely surprise! The beds were extremely comfortable, so we all slept very well. We would highly recommend this cottage, and hope to return for another visit.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2017

  • "Mill Cottage is a real gem."

    ; it is perfect for a couple. The owner has gone above and beyond to make your stay comfortable. It has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. It is very well equipped with nothing lacking. Wolsingham is quite picturesque with a Spar and a pharmacy. There are some lovely walks locally and the North Pennines AONB is a short drive away. We will definitely come to Mill Cottage again.

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage , with high quality furnishings and every possible item needed for a relaxing holiday or short break."

    We were surprised at the welcoming basket of goodies, and necessities usually only found in expensive hotels, like toiletries, tissues, sachets for washing machine and dishwasher, washing liquid, tea and coffee, milk and wine in the fridge ! The photos on website do not do this property full justice as we told the owner . Do hope others will enjoy their stay , can't imagine why they wouldn't. We will definitely return and highly recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by ViMay 2017

  • "Beautiful well equipped cottage, tastefully decorated very comfortable."

    Owners nearby and very helpful. Very good facilities locally bank, shops, pub, Italian restaurant. Beautiful countryside easy access to Durham, Beamish, Angel of the North. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by AnitaApr 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (one bed suitable for a child only)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Garage opposite cottage for 1 car and bike storage
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Private enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There is limited headroom in twin bedroom and one bed is only be suitable for a child
  • Note: Cottage is on a set back from a busy road and there may be some associated noise
  • Note: Max 3 adults.

The property

This is a delightful mid-terrace cottage in the pretty village of Wolsingham.

A lovely cottage which is centrally located and ideal for a romantic break exploring this interesting part of the country.

Stepping through the front door, there is a sitting room with a dining area and two comfy sofas which are set around a cosy woodburner, where you can relax if the weather becomes a little cold.

A door leads through to the well-equipped kitchen and there is a beautiful shower room for added flexibility.

Upstairs there is a double bedroom with views of the hills and a second smaller bedroom which contains two single beds, one of which is suitable for a child as it has limited head height.

There is also a family bathroom which completes all the accommodation.

Outside this cosy cottage there is a private enclosed courtyard with furniture where you can relax with a morning coffee or dine alfresco if the mood takes you.

Just a short stroll from the cottage, which is in the west end of Wolsingham, is the River Wear and the park which makes this a prime location with many walks in the area.

There is a wide variety of pubs, shops, restaurants and takeaways.

A short drive away there are many exciting places to visit from this cottage including Hamsterley Forest, Auckland Castle, Kynren, Killhope Lead Mining Museum and of course a trip on the Weardale railway is a must.

To the north of the cottage is the city of Durham and for a day trip, why not drive along the Northumberland coast, and visit Middleton-in-Teesdale and the North Yorkshire Moors.

Wherever you choose to visit, this cottage is in an ideal central location.

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About the location

WOLSINGHAM

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

Note: Max 3 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas