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Wesley House

(Ref. 1144968)

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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


  • Double-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size with Smart TV, 1 x double, 1 x twin with Smart TV
  • Master bedroom ensuite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating
  • Range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster
  • 4 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Five well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, river 0.3 miles

The property

Nestled in the quaint town of Wolsingham, in the heart of Weardale and home to the North Pennines AONB in County Durham, Wesley House is a beautiful stone cottage offering the perfect blend of modern comfort and rustic charm. With convenient roadside parking and a warm welcome for up to five well-behaved pets, this delightful retreat is ideal for families or friends seeking a serene countryside escape.

Upon entering this two-storey abode, you are greeted by spacious hallways and a grand dining room before reaching the large, fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for preparing hearty breakfasts or delicious evening meals.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a handy utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, ideal for longer stays. The dining room serves as a spacious social area where you can gather with loved ones to enjoy home-cooked meals and share stories of the day's adventures.

After dinner, retire to the sitting room, sink into the plush sofas, and unwind in front of the Smart TV, with the woodburning stove adding a warm ambiance to your evenings. As night falls, choose from one of the four well-presented bedrooms: the tranquil master suite with a walk-in wardrobe and private ensuite bathroom, a character-filled second king-size bedroom, both boasting Smart TVs, a further double room, and a twin room also equipped with a Smart TV, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for all.

The sleek bathroom features a bath for those who enjoy a relaxing soak, a walk-in shower, basin, and WC. Step outside to the enclosed patio, where you can enjoy a morning coffee or dine alfresco on warmer evenings. Nestled in the serene countryside, Wolsingham is a hidden gem with a welcoming community and rich history.

Enjoy leisurely strolls through the village, where you’ll find charming local shops, traditional pubs, and a popular Italian restaurant perfect for savoring delicious meals.

For nature enthusiasts, the nearby Hamsterley Forest, just a short drive away, offers an array of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and wildlife spotting. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the Durham Dales, with its rolling hills, picturesque landscapes, and scenic walking trails.

Wolsingham is a beautiful village with walks to suit all ages and abilities right from your doorstep.

The village itself boasts a delightful playground and recreation field close to the stunning banks of the River Wear. Within a short drive of the village are a host of local attractions.

For history lovers, Killhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Open Air Museum make perfect day trips.

Locomotion Train Museum and the Bowes Museum provide great experiences for the whole family.

Marvel at the powerful waterfalls at High Force, a favorite spot for movie location buffs.

For waterfall chasers, Cauldron Snout, Summerhill Force, and Gibson’s Cave are must-sees.

Raby Castle, a traditional English estate with fabulous grounds, a deer park, and a natural adventure playground, is perfect for children of all ages. Durham Cathedral, Castle and the city centre are approximately a 25-minute drive away, with the quaint towns of Barnard Castle and Corbridge just 30 minutes by car. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or explore the great outdoors, our Wolsingham retreat provides the perfect base for your adventures.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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 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.