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Pepper Cottage

Wolsingham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1059951)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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The property

Pepper Cottage is a stunning, stone-built detached cottage resting in the centre of Wolsingham, on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With exposed beams, Pepper Cottage is a sought-after setting for an adventure to this part of County Durham.

As you enter the property, to your left there is a well decorated dining room, which makes for a great space to enjoy an evening meal, whilst on your right there is a delightful sitting room where a woodburning stove takes centre stage as you cuddle up on the leather sofas to escape into your favourite programmes.

There is also a well-equipped kitchen, so guests can pick the dedicated chef and embrace in a self-catering holiday, including the handy utility with washing facilities.

To complete the ground floor, there is a contemporary bathroom with the choice of either bath or shower, to keep guests feeling fresh and relaxed.

Climbing upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, both with stunning exposed beams and both with a great amount of storage space so guests can unpack their personal belongings.

Outside you will find plenty of roadside parking, and an enclosed front garden which boasts a patio with furniture to enjoy a bottle of wine as you toast to a wonderful holiday and a lawn for your furry friends to play.

The picturesque market town of Wolsingham has great pubs for an evening out, a range of shops to grab any essentials or gifts, takeaways, a bakery and a butchers, as well as an indoor swimming pool and several picnic areas.

Take a short drive into Bishop Aukland where you can enjoy a round of golf, explore the Binchester Roman Fort and admire the nature at the Auckland Castle Deer House which is a stunning part of English Heritage.

Pepper Cottage is lucky enough to be on the fringe of the North Pennines AONB Nature Reserve, meaning it is the ideal spot to embrace walking and cycling right from your doorstep, so enjoy the adventure of the The Waskerley Way trail, admire the Harehope Quarry or visit the gorgeous High Force waterfall for a picnic.

Hamsterley forest walking and biking trails nearby making a great day out.

Also nearby is the city of Durham which is home to a picturesque botanic garden with oriental museum, a magnetic Norman Cathedral, making for a great place to take a picnic or a stroll.

For an unforgettable trip to this beautiful part of Durham, choose Pepper Cottage as your base.


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry room
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 15 metres.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

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  • Christmas