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Old Queen's Head

Wolsingham near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 916004)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, convenient for all local amenities (which are somewhat limited), well-equipped apartment (especially noted plenty of cupboard space, plenty of power sockets)."

    Ideal centre for local walks - can quickly get onto footpaths going in any direction from Wolsingham. We liked the apartment very much. Friendly, helpful owners urged us not to ignore any problems but to get straight in touch with them - which is very comforting. One minor downside for us is that we like to sleep with the bedroom window open - not possible in this accommodation with only skylights in the room; but only a minor problem - we slept with the bedroom door open and the window in the passageway open.

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2022

  • "Spot on as described"

    Reviewed by RonnieMay 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay the only thing missing for me was a hairdryer as I forgot to take my own but I managed."

    The flat was cosy , warm and comfortable with all the facilities to make a meal and a lovely dining area to enjoy it , the bedroom and bathroom were also well equipped and the comfy bed was perfect . We loved Wolsingham, we enjoyed the walks , the pubs and cafe and takeaways , there was everything you needed and all close to the flat and is ideally situated for trips out , we even used the local bus for a morning trip to Stanhope . Thank you for a lovely stay .

    Reviewed by ElaineMar 2022

  • "This our second visit to The Old Queens Head and it was wonderful."

    It was warm and cosy,very well equipped and in a delightful part of County Durham.Beautiful setting and within easy reach of the city if Durham,coast and countryside.Wolsingham is a lovely place to stay and perfect for us to visit our family!Thankyou!

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2022

  • "Lovely ,clean , comfortable well equipped flat."

    We had a great time,perfect for two! The property is in the middle of Wolsingham but quiet,good location for access to rest of Co Durham Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by CathDec 2021

  • "The property was well equipped and very clean."

    Its central location made it very convenient for local amenities.

    Reviewed by WilliamDec 2021

  • "A lovely little bolt hole in a beautiful area."

    Very clean and comfortable property with everything you needed. The village has lots of facilities including a couple of pubs, an Italian restaurant, a Chinese take away, and a couple of shops that sell everything. Jackie, the owner, was most helpful and just at the end of the phone if needed.

    Reviewed by ChristineNov 2021

  • "A beautiful apartment in a lovely part of the country."

    Ideally placed to visit our family.Durham,Northumberland and coast,stunning!Can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "A small but lovely property in the centre of town."

    The owner met us and showed us round and nothing was too much trouble. The area is beautiful with lots of walks nearby. The flat though is accessed up some 20 or more stairs and at my age found it difficult with luggage etc. Once in you had all you could need. A lovely kitchen in a warm central heated property. Bed room has a comfortable bed and ensuite. All in all a lovely break.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyAug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation great location and it's in a nice friendly village."

    Enjoyed staying there very much.

    Reviewed by ScottAug 2021

  • "The owner asked us to text her when we were nearby and met us with the key when we arrived, which was very convenient."

    This is lovely flat in a great location - lots of useful shops nearby (the little shop across the road seems to sell everything) and lots for tourists to do in the area. The flat was spotlessly clean and very well-equipped for cooking. There are also several great places to eat out nearby. The local people were lovely and friendly. I highly recommend it and I'd definitely go back.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "I really enjoyed my week away at the Old Queens Head in Wolsingham."

    The flat was perfect for my needs and was even better than I was expecting - the photos don't do it justice. The bedroom, in particular had a lovely high ceiling and made the room feel very light and airy. It was well stocked and Jackie really has thought of everything. Everything went smoothly from the moment I met Jackie to get the key, to the moment I left. I never had any trouble finding somewhere to park at the back of the flat. The neighbours were friendly too and offered useful suggestions as to places to visit. My only gripe (and it is the only one - and pretty small) was that the oven is missing the temperature markings/dial so it was difficult to work out the oven temperature. However a combination of an internet search and trial and error sorted it. The folder of useful info did contain instructions on using the oven but I couldn't find anything about the temperature markings/dial - apologies if I missed it. All in all a great holiday, in a really lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "No complaints at all."

    Although the description states ‘parking on a first come first served basis’, there were always spaces nearby, especially outside the church. A very welcoming owner and surrounding neighbours.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped, friendly owner, good central location"

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "When Jackie met us with an overflowing welcome basket we were delighted and very appreciative."

    The apartment was immaculate, decorated and furnished to a very high standard and extremely comfortable.It was equipped with everything needed for a home from home experience , consequently, we had a relaxing break and were grateful for the attention to detail to ensure our stay was the best it could be.Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by EvelynFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cosy warm flat to stay for a week in this lovely area."

    All the amenities you need and more. A very comfortably king size bed and good pillows just what you need for a good night's rest after a days walking in the wind and rain On suit bathroom and very clean with towels supplied,also a good shower. Kitchen diner works well with hob and oven also a microwave and all utensils you need. Good tv with freeview. Lovely eating table for a romantic couple's meal with the free bottle of wine which was given on arrival. Good clean bright decor, Best bit,no noise from traffic,dogs,children, party goers or pub chuck out times what Bliss. Grocery shop around the corner as well as pubs within five minutes walking. The host was very pleasant and helpfull as we're the local people. Thank you for a pleasant stay

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2020

  • "The apartment at the The Old Queens Head was excellent, in every way!"

    We left our comments in the visitors book, of interesting places in the area which it was situated. All Good!

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2019

  • "The apartment was comfy ,clean and well equipped."

    The owner was welcoming on arrival and informative.The welcome pack was a bonus.The village has shops ,cafes and pubs within walking distance.Located on a bus route,close to the steam railway and several walks on the doorstep.A beautiful undiscovered part of the U.K. Excellent for foodies,walkers and historians.Lots of lovely tearooms,historical sights and walks.Several excellent gardening centres with excellent stocks of plants.Close to Durham and Newcastle.Looking forward to planning another visit.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2019

  • "We were made to feel most welcome by Jacqui and really appreciated the welcome pack."

    The flat was spotlessly clean and the kitchen contained everything you need plus more, the lounge and bedroom were very comfortable. Although we had already planned our week there were leaflets and recommendations from other visitors - there is something for everyone and it easily warrants another visit. Of all the trips we did my favourite was a trip to Roker and Seaburn - parking is only £3 a day and you can have a guided tour of the lighthouse, a walk along the front and the National Glass Centre is also within walking distance.

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2019

  • "A return visit to this lovely clean, comfortable and we'll appointed apartment."

    A perfect base to explore Weardale and Teesdale. Greeted by the owner to show you around the apartment and general information about the village, very informative and useful. A generous welcome pack of victuals left for your enjoyment. The bed is very comfortable and I have come back home very rested and relaxed even after a busy week of activities. Wolsingham village is well appointed with shops, eateries and the people always speak and are friendly. Walking guides of circular walks starting in the village are available in the apartment. There is a range in distance and difficulty of the walk, to do. The two I have completed were delightful. This week I visited, High and Low Force Waterfalls, Lanchester Garden Centre then a Family circular walk around Wolsingham, Killhope Lead Mine Museum, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal (1 hour 10 mins away by car), Low Barnes Nature Reserve (saw a Kingfisher or two) and Escomb Anglo-Saxon Church, which is on a pilgrimage route for St. Bede. So much to see and do. This area is a hidden gem England. I will return.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "The owners were friendly and provided a welcome pack which was helpful."

    Sykes need to update their records as local pub has now closed and you use Barclays Bank as a reference point in your directions which is also closed. The village cafes are excellent for breakfasts, however would recommend a visit to a supermarket before arrival as local shops are limited. The area is beautiful and we visited lots of interesting places. The villages is pretty and worth going on a walk around for the views.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2019

  • "A charming, cosy property, and it was obvious that a great deal of thought, care, and effort had been put in."

    The kitchen was well equipped and set out, the bed was extremely comfy, and everything was clean, tidy, and in good condition. There were a couple of minor issues, such as not being able to connect my blu-ray player up to the aging TV, but the only problem that really affected my stay was that there didn't seem to be any way to get the shower water above lukewarm - though since the apartment was generally well heated, even that wasn't too much of an issue. On the whole I'd heartily recommend the Old Queen's Head.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "This was a lovely place to stay, the apartment had everything we needed and the area had many places to visit."

    We would definitely return perhaps in warmer weather to visit more of Weardale .

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2019

  • "A warm, clean, cosy apartment to use as a base for exploring Weardale."

    Everything was as advertised, the owner met us in person and give us a warm welcome. The villagers were extremely friendly and the walks though not as challenging as the Lakes were equally as picturesque and not as busy. Would recommend this Dale if you haven't been before.

    Reviewed by DorothyDec 2018

  • "Absolutely amazing this place was great it wash very comfy and was bigger than it looked on the photos me and my partner loved it here."

    Jackie the owner was really kind and lovely and she let us stay until we wanted the day we left as no one was checking in. Recommended this to a work friend and she’s looking to book up next year! Amazing 100% would come back could easily live here

    Reviewed by LeighaDec 2018

  • "This is lovely flat in a great location and I would like to add my recommendations to those from earlier visitors."

    It's a gem, it really is. The flat is small, cosy and well fitted out and well looked after. The kitchen is modern and has everything you need to cook from scratch (there are places in the village and locally to eat out too). Jackie and Derrick are great hosts; knowledgeable and friendly. The village of Wolsingham itself has friendly residents and useful shops, cafes etc. It's also well placed for getting around the wider area; Durham, Barnard Castle, Weardale. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2018

  • "A lovely well appointed apartment in a great village."

    A welcoming host, who left a very generous welcome pack. A variety of shops, eateries and ATM on your doorstep. An ideal base for exploring the beautiful Weardale, Teasdale and Northumberland.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week in this clean, comfortable apartment, the welcome pack provided by Jackie was a nice surprise for us and really appreciated."

    The location of this apartment in the centre of Wolsingham was perfect with all the necessary facilities close by.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "Had a great time in wolsingham."

    Derrick and Jackie were very helpful and a lovely couple .

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2018

  • "We have just returned from a week at The Old Queens Head."

    What a lovely little place. The apartment was very cosy and very comfortable. Everything was spotless and very well equipped. It had everything we could need for a self catering holiday. Jackie had also left us a very nice welcome pack which was much appreciated. There's loads to do in the area and the local people were very friendly. Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable and cozy little flat."

    Wolsingham is a great spot for a few days

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "Wonderful welcome with more than generous welcome gifts !"

    Place was spotless it even had with a Christmas tree ! The flat was warm and comfortable and was very well equipped. Shops are near at hand and the people were very friendly. It is one of the best we have ever booked!

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2017

  • "The apartment was lovely, well equipped with a bonus of a welcome pack."

    It was better than expected. Lovely location, would happily stay there again

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2017

  • "A last minute booking where the property exceeded our expectations, the photos do not do justice to this lovely little flat."

    Reviewed by NormanOct 2017

  • "The apartment was so comfortable."

    Very well positioned for visiting paces. The photos didn't do it justice. Tastefully decorated. Well equipped. The welcome pack was very generous. The owners were very hospitable. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by VernonOct 2017

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable and cosy apartment which is ideal for couples."

    Thank you Jackie for your warm greeting on our arrival, your thoughtful welcome pack and all the attention that has been given to making the Old Queen’s Head such a lovely place to have a quiet, relaxing break. It has also been an excellent centre for exploring Weardale and the surrounding area, in particular Beamish Living Museum, Durham Cathedral, Hamsterley Forest, Barnard Castle and High Force, and the local circular walks in and around Wolsingham are wonderful and well documented in individual leaflets. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2017

  • "Excellent property in the centre of town close to shops and eating places."

    The property was of a high standard and perfect for single people or couples. Good location to see all of Weardale, Durham city and heritage coast. Very friendly local people who offered advice of where to visit and best routes to take. Would definitely return to this area

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2017

  • "The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable holiday, the owner was a great help when we arrived giving us some great information, also the location was great for touring, the the village is very nice and has everything you need plus if want a drink there are 3 nice pubs."

    Also there are plenty of great circular walks from 1.5 miles to 7 miles, had fantastic week even though 1 day it rained most of the time.

    Reviewed by TomJul 2017

  • "We had a lovely short break in this very cosy, well-equipped apartment."

    Reviewed by PollyMar 2017

  • "We arranged to collect key /meet owners at Old Queens Head they arrived very quickly as arranged."

    They could not have been more help full, answering questions on local places to visit and eat at. Both my wife and myself thought the photos on web site did not reflect the high standards of this property. We enjoyed our time there visiting places like Beamish Museum and Casle Barnard. This property is an ideal base to view the surrounding area. Thank you Jacqueline and Derrick

    Reviewed by PhillipOct 2016

  • "A beautiful apartment that was an absolute joy to stay in."

    Durham and Barnard Castle were both a short drive away, around 25 mins. Wolsingham was a beautiful and quiet market town that gave doorstep access to some amazing walks and places to eat. The flat provided all that was needed for cooking meals at home in a perfect for 2 kitchen/living room space that offers views of the surrounding hill. Without a doubt me and my partner would visit here again after having such a wonderful holiday. The owner Mrs. Jacqueline Dent was wonderful and ensured that our trip was perfect with knowledge of the area and beautiful design touches int he flat. 10/10 would go back again to explore more of this beautiful area with a truly wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by JosephAug 2016

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  • All second floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking outside the property on a first come, first served basis
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Market square with shops, cafes and restaurants1 min walk
  • Note: Property is on the second floor and has no lift
  • Note: Adults only
  • Note: Apartment on road and there may be some associated noise.

The property

The Old Queen's Head is a second floor apartment, within an old coaching house in the centre of Wolsingham, in the North Pennine Durham Dales.

This beautifully decorated, self-catering apartment provides everything you need for an enjoyable, comfortable holiday, making a lovely place to relax and rest between exploring all that Wolsingham and the surrounding area has to offer, and just a short walk from an array of pretty shops, pubs and restaurants.

There is one comfortable bedroom with an en-suite shower room and an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, lovely dining area and comfy sitting area.

Why not go exploring in nearby Hamsterley Forest, hire a bike or a horse for the day and discover the beauty of nature at its finest?

A short drive from Wolsingham will take you to a host of exciting local attractions including Barnard Castle, Bowes, High Force and Durham Cathedral.

A little further afield are the delights of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales or the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, or you can simply enjoy the hospitality of the town of Wolsingham.

This charming apartment is perfect for couples to take a relaxing and romantic break with stunning countryside nearby.

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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

Note: Adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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