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Whitfield Cottage (21 Silver Street)

Wolsingham, Northumberland (Ref. 961457)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage and a quiet little village."

    Great local walks.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful town."

    Only thing to point out is that there are no laundry facilities so if your there for a while either take extra clothing or prepare to reuse clothes. But highly recommended house, we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very welcoming. Lovely extras for us and the dog.

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2022

  • "Great property in the centre of Wolsington with walks from the door."

    The small decking area opposite the property near the river is idea when relaxing after a walk.

    Reviewed by EdwardMay 2022

  • "I think I had a Nanna moment when booking thinking garden was attached but we managed with our Border Terrier Percy ."

    Brilliant cottage I would like to say the host Christine was fab she made our arrival beautiful with gifts & fresh flowers something we have never had before. The Pub around the corner is fab Black Lion landlady Sarah Jane has a lot of knowledge with regard to surrounding areas. Walks are from the doorstep Tunstall Resovoir is a must Lou & Gez

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2022

  • "Absolutely would come back again."

    Love the cottage and the area with lovely walks and excellent amenities in the area. This property offers everything you kneed. We enjoyed watching the ducks with their little ones and enjoyed chatting with the locals during our walks with our dog. Also the little extras provided by the owner was much appreciated

    Reviewed by RobinApr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Very comfortable cottage - some really thoughtful touches from the owner, Christine. The only thing lacking was the absence of a washing machine - which wasn’t listed I don’t think but would be really useful especially when staying for up to a week. Everything else was perfect .

    Reviewed by PhilApr 2022

  • "Well appointed cottage."

    Appreciated the welcome pack. Steep stairs for elderly but worth the effort as shower room good and beds comfortable, slept well. Parking opposite could be difficult with longer car as neighbour runs car across the entrance to park across their property. Fun watching the duck on her nest in the bushes overlooking the river bank. Enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by IanApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Whitfield Cottage."

    It is very warm and cosy, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Super comfortable beds and a great shower. Lovely location and only a few minutes walk to The Black Lion pub where Sarah-Jane, the landlady is very welcoming ad if you’re lucky, you might get to stroke Herbert the resident cat! We were surprised by a super welcome pack at the cottage which included some amazing scones! We would highly recommend a stay here and look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2022

  • "A charming cottage in a delightful, convenient location."

    Well equipped, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Wolsingham is a pretty little village with a proper local pub and shop that sells everything. It's a stone's throw from the beautiful North Pennines and Beamish. The cottage is cosy and clean. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by PhilipFeb 2022

  • "Whitfield cottage was one of the best cottages we've stopped in,we'll return for sure."

    Reviewed by TinaJan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Whitfield Cottage."

    We arrived to a welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, eggs, scones and treats for our dog. The cottage was well equipped, cosy and comfortable. We used the log burner every night, buying logs from the local shop which is just around the corner. There are plenty of walks from the doorstep over farmland, woods and open countryside, we walked every day and barely saw a soul. The dog friendly Black Lion just around the corner is fantastic for a drink, the locals are very friendly and welcoming. All in all a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2021

  • "Had a lovely and relaxing week."

    It’s nice to get away from London. A fantastic cottage. We can’t fault it. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack! A lovely cottage and a great base for exploring the area such as Durham and Beamish. We recommend the local Chinese for a takeaway. Once again thank you for a lovely and relaxing week. We will be telling friends and families about this fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2021

  • "We stayed for a week in mid Oct."

    The cottage was really lovely, very cosy and comfortable, we loved the wood burner in the evenings. It is obviously loved and well cared for by the owners, everything is of a high quality, and a lovely and generous welcome pack (for us and the doggies!- thankyou!). Good base for exploring further afield. Wolsingham village is lovely, quiet, plenty of local walks. We didn't go to any of the pubs, but they looked nice and inviting! The chippy is excellent!, there is a Chinese takeaway (we didn't try it, mainly due to chippy being so good! ). All in all a lovely stay in this beautiful, homely cottage, we felt very welcome and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

    Reviewed by DeeOct 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a location that met all our needs."

    The welcome pack was much appreciated and helped us to settle in very quickly. Well appointed good Wi-Fi and a very useful guide to the area.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely village."

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2021

  • "An excellent cottage ,clean and tidy ."

    Village very pleasant ,ducks add bonus

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "Nothing went wrong, but just felt like a £300 cottage overpriced with this years pandemic, make the most of it because next year will be different."

    Reviewed by LeighAug 2021

  • "We were due to go to Thailand on 14th August 2021 but this was cancelled by TUI."

    It has been a long long time since we have staycationed but we were delighted with Whitfield Cottage, would highly recommend it to anyone. It is a place we could easily live in.

    Reviewed by BridgetJul 2021

  • "We had a great time in wolsingham, there was lots to do, couldn’t fault the ..."

    We had a great time in wolsingham, there was lots to do, couldn’t fault the cottage it had absolutely everything you could need

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2021

  • "The village was a very friendly place, the cottage was 2 minutes away from a lovely park for walking our dog."

    We had a problem with the electrics, the owners had electricians out to sort the problem the same day cannot fault them.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "Our stay at this cottage was very enjoyable."

    Lovely peaceful atmosphere and lingering smell of wood burning. Everything you could hope for in a holiday home. Hope to return

    Reviewed by JanMay 2021

  • "Great location, good amenities in the local village which came in handy !"

    Chinese was good

    Reviewed by LouMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, log fire was nice, beds were really comfy and the shower was amazing!"

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RosieOct 2020

  • "The reason you only met expectations is because we stayed at the cottage last year and liked it so much we book this holiday during our first stay."

    I cannot think of a better recommendation.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a great location was well maintained very clean and the welcome basket was much appreciated"

    Reviewed by HeidiAug 2020

  • "The cottage was comfortable and very clean."

    It is a good location, near all the amenities of town, but peaceful with walks from the door. The owners are close by if you need them. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

  • "Cosy, well equipped cottage in a quiet village which is convenient to local attractions."

    Geat communication from owners, would certainly recommend to others

    Reviewed by PatriciaJul 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage."

    It is comfortable and warm and set in a quiet location. Wolsingham itself is a delightful village with wonderful countryside nearby for walking as well as a number of most interesting historic places to visit. We had a really happy time and thoroughly recommend it. The owners arranged a surprise welcome food pack for our arrival which, after a long journey, was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2020

  • "Had a great week."

    The cottage was perfect and had everything you could could think of. The shower was amazing. Wolsingham is a lovely, quiet little place with lots of walks around the area.

    Reviewed by KarlFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great part of the world."

    There was a very comfy double bed, great shower and a welcome pack was provided with the basic food essentials which was much appreciated. There was a slight misunderstanding with the heating but once that was sorted the cottage was warm and cosy with the added attraction of the log burner. Everyone we met in the village was very friendly and we made good use of the Black Bull (food and ale), Black Swan (ale) and Buon Appetito (Italian). Lots of good walks centred on the village and of course lots more in the immediate area such as near High Force waterfall and round the Derwent reservoir.

    Reviewed by MikeFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cozy cottage, very welcoming, very well equipped although as myself and my family were staying for a week so a washing machine would have been great, we will definitely stay again, the owners christine and dean were a lovely friendly couple and added extra touches in the welcome pack, great stay."

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2019

  • "This little gem of a cottage was fantastic, well equipped, lovely welcome pack of milk bread scones butter and jam, even decorated for Christmas."

    The cottage was clean and very well decorated, well situated for the shops and plenty places to visit near by. The owners are a phone call away if needed and very polite and helpful. The log fire is a real treat and just made my day after a day out in the cold. I would certainly go back again without hesitation and strongly recommend it to everyone.

    Reviewed by ValerieDec 2019

  • "Whitfield Cottage is the perfect base to explore Weardale and Teesdale."

    It's a very, comfy, cosy and well equipped cottage the welcome basket left by the owners was a very nice touch. Milk, bread, butter, jam and home made scones, just the thing after a long journey. I can't recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage perfectly placed in a lovely area."

    Thank you Sykes for a stress free holiday. Gill and Pel Rogers

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable and clean, Welcome pack a nice touch."

    Shame the garden area over the road, did not pick up on that when we booked. Village and surroundings fantastic. Good pubs and an Italian restaurant. Poured down for 3 days solid, but did not spoil our time as cottage so welcoming on our return home.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2019

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location with shops a short walk away, The only drawback was that having a dog there was no garden attached to the property for her to exercise in but this was made perfectly clear in the property details so it was known to us when booking."

    The property was very clean & extremely comfortable & we really enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Terence BrianJun 2019

  • "Absolutley lovely cottage, very comfortable, everything you could need there, ..."

    Absolutley lovely cottage, very comfortable, everything you could need there, nice little village, sitting on the decking watching the ducks was just great, would recomend this to anyone wanting a nice peaceful relaxing break

    Reviewed by PeteApr 2019

  • "Fantastic location for things to do in the local area - particularly for children (Beamish, Hamsterly Forrest, Diggerland, Hall Hill Farm, Adventureland and even the local park/picnic area to name a few)."

    The cottage was really lovely and comfortable with thoughtful extras provided. The village was perfect and had great local amenities including two lovely cafes. On a personal note for us having young children a washing machine & a bath would make the facilities perfect. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "The cottage has been nicely renovated, although one or two things could maybe do with updating now."

    It was very attractively presented - homely without being cluttered. The layout and style was excellent. The owner left a lovely welcome-basket of eggs, milk, cob loaf, home-baked scones, butter and a little jam. Fresh flowers completed the picture. Very welcoming indeed. The wood burning stove was delightful, although we didn’t really need it as the central heating was very good. The village was attractive and quiet, with lovely walks a-roundabout. Easy driving distance to a number of attractions (Raby Castle, Durham etc). A well-located, warm, welcoming cottage with beautiful County Durham only a walk away.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2019

  • "A delightful cottage in a charming village."

    The cottage is very well appointed with nice touches; fresh flowers on the table, a welcome pack of milk, bread, butter, eggs, scones etc. The interior decoration is very well done. All in all a very happy and memorable stay.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "Great house in a wonderful location."

    The house felt more like a home than a rental and the thoughtful welcome pack was much appreciated

    Reviewed by BradMar 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and the welcome basket was a very nice touch."

    Plenty of nice walks and the people were very friendly. The local butchers sold excellent meat and the bakery was excellent too. Plenty to do and see in this great part of the world and will be back again soon.

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location and as it was near to relatives it was a good place for 'catching up' ."

    We like Wolsingham with it's stone cottages and proximity to the river and surrounding country side. There was a welcome pack when we arrived which included fresh scones, bread and eggs. A thoughtful gift at the start of the holiday. We had a good week.

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 2019

  • "This cottage is really lovely, cosy and well maintained."

    The owners where very helpful and welcoming and seem to go that little bit further in ensuring everything is spot on. It is well located for walking and local attractions. It is dog friendly, with parking and a lovely sitting out area next to the river. We've stayed in a lot of cottages, this is easily one of the best.

    Reviewed by DeborahJan 2019

  • "Beautiful"

    Reviewed by RheibaJan 2019

  • "The minute we walked in to Whitfield Cottage we felt at home."

    It’s so well looked after and everything we could want was there for us. The lovely welcome pack and thoughtful touches were very much appreciated and it made a brilliant start to our Christmas week stay. There was everything we needed for an excellent Christmas lunch which is a good test for any holiday cottage! Having stayed in many cottages in past I would say this is most definitely one of the best. Weardale is lovely and the village of Wolsingham has most of the amenities you could need. The garden here is very pleasant and the ducks in the beck below provided much amusement to our dog...who was also made to feel very welcome! Our stay?.......Excellent!

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2018

  • "Lovely accommodation and great location We all really enjoyed our weeks stay"

    Reviewed by RoryDec 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a friendly village with great access to plenty of walks."

    The cottage was well equipped, clean and warm. Really useful welcome basket provided as well. We expected more logs and toilet roll but these were available at the village shop. Lovely cafe's in the village.

    Reviewed by FionaNov 2018

  • "We had a brilliant holiday, with Whitfield Cottage as the perfect base."

    A beautiful area, with plenty of walks from the door. The Welcome pack was a lovely surprise and the scones were amazing, plus the dog treats went down well too.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2018

  • "The cottage itself was very nice, warm,clean and comfortable, and everything we used worked."

    The reason we chose the cottage was because we wanted somewhere which was in the country and pretty central for our travelling plans. There are a lot of touristy places to visit without going too far and these included, the Roman Wall, (Houseteads, Chesters, Corbridge), Hexham Abbey and town, Beamish Museum, Barnard Castle, Bowlees - for the walks to the High Force and Low force waterfalls and of course access to all the moorlands/forests etc in between! As regards Wolsingham itself - the village is an attractive place but a bit limited in terms of shops and services - for us - pubs didn't do much in the way of food and the one time we thought we'd have fish and chips, the local didn't open till 18.30! Having said that, there were nice shops at nearby Stanhope, and for more adventurous food shopping at Barnard Castle and West Auckland. We really didn't want to go to any bigger town for shopping. The cottage was the ideal base for all our activities and we'll almost certainly go back for more - and return visits to Bowlees, Hexham and maybe Durham - none of which are very far away.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2018

  • "Lively welcome pack awaiting for us."

    .even biscuits for our dog!!...very helpful too....the lication is great for all kinds of visits.Wolsingham is a very nice village ideal for walks with our dog...2mins away from a picnic area too. Pretty river where you can sit and watch the ducks and birds..and squirrels..just across from the cottage.Just beautiful.....

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "Lovely break, lots of opportunity to enjoy a slower pace of life"

    Reviewed by JustineAug 2018

  • "The description of the cottage and the surrounding area does not give the cottage justice."

    Both exceeded our expectations. Comfortable bed, great enclosed area for our two dogs, fantastic places to visit in the local area, local people were really friendly. We really couldn’t have asked for more. We were so upset to leave. Thankyou

    Reviewed by DeanAug 2018

  • "Excellent welcome pack."

    The owner Christine said if we needed anything we just had to contact her, which we did not need to do. Everything was spot on, no complaints.

    Reviewed by NormanJul 2018

  • "Cosy cottage in a great location."

    The village was lovely, the local pubs and shops were handy. Beamish, Gateshead, Newcastle and Durham all a fairly easy drive away.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2018

  • "Your directions to the property were not helpful -in that you stated that on reaching the hump -back bridge in Wolsingham a right turn should be made."

    That is correct if coming from the east i.e. from say Durham-but I came from the west i.e. the M6-as probably many do-and a turn to the left is necessary.However,the cottage was great-the weather was great -and I had a super week.

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2018

  • "What a fantastic little gem of a cottage this is !"

    Both myself and my partner very comfortable stay with our two dogs too. A lovely little welcome pack from Christine too - the dogs loved it ! We will be back again. The Chinese in wolsingham is fantastic also !!!

    Reviewed by AdamMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage and well equipped and furnished."

    Great welcome pack provided. Would stay again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and cosy."

    Wolsingham is a very pretty town with with a super gift shop, Spar and excellent Chinese takeaway. Dog walking is easy within 5 minutes of the cottage.

    Reviewed by PatriciaDec 2017

  • "A beautiful area to visit, plenty of historical places and lovely towns to see within easy driveable reach, and good walks."

    Possible to walk straight out from the cottage up on to the hills, or along the river. Very good facilities within the cottage, and information supplied about places to visit, walks etc. Roomy cottage, nice big bathroom and kitchen area, spotlessly clean. Cosy in the autumn and winter evenings with the log burner lit. Good parking space available. Little area overlooking the river and ducks, would be nice to sit out in the summer. Facilities within the village are adequate, not a huge choice of shops or eateries, but we did visit in November, when things are beginning to close down for the winter.

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2017

  • "We had an excellent stay at 21 Silver Street."

    The welcome from the owners was very good and the small welcome pack greatly appreciated. We needed to contact the owners once during our stay and their response was excellent with a swift result. The quality of equipment in the cottaqe was to a good standard and far in excess of minimum requirements. I would highly recommend this property to friends and family and are aiming to return to Wear Dale again as there is lots to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

  • "This is a very pleasant, very well-equipped cottage."

    It is an ideal location for touring the area. The town has several good pubs and everyone we met was very friendly. There are plenty of places for dog walking. The park/ride facilities near Durham are very good. Beamish living museum is quite near and is well worth a visit. Would consider visiting the area again.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2017

  • "Probably the best cottage and best value cottage I have rented through Sykes in the last 10 years"

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2017

  • "The accommodation was very well equipped,the welcome package was an added bonus, the dogs loved the treats."

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2017

  • "Lovely holiday cottage - very comfortable and a nice place to relax, the cottage is nicely located to visit surrounding areas."

    The welcoming treat was very thoughtful from the owners.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Decking with furniture, gravel area to front over the road
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 4 mins walk
  • Please note: bookings cannot start on a Thursday or Friday due to cleaning availability

The property

A fresh, superbly decorated stone terraced cottage in the heart of Wolsingham in County Durham.

This breathtaking cottage along with the incredible location that it sits in makes it perfect for a romantic couple or a small family break in one of England's most beautiful counties.

Walk through the traditional black door and be welcomed into a warming, large open plan living and dining area with a sublime stone fireplace and large comfortable sofas, perfect for some evening down time in this cosy cottage.

Wood furnishings are a big feature in this property as the laminate flooring and exposed beams lead you into a splendid large kitchen complete with wooden cupboards and furnishings.

The kitchen is well-equipped with all you need to rustle up a meal to enjoy in the warming sitting room or outside on the stunning decking area if the weather is right.

Up the classy stairs complete with traditional stair rods, you are greeted with a refreshing, calming landing area leading you towards two substantial, inviting bedrooms complete with calming colours and more beautiful, rustic wooden furnishings.

Out to the front of this cottage and over the road is a charming gravel area with multiple lockable bike storage sheds, as well as a decking area overlooking the stunning Waskerley Beck river, a dreamy suntrap with a beautiful view.

Enjoy a glass of wine with the calming flowing water in the background. Wolsingham itself is a divine little town in County Durham, a typical British market town set with beautiful stone buildings, along with a number of shops, pubs and tea rooms making it a delightful location.

Wolsingham also offers activities such as a swimming pool and a grass bowls club.

This cottage is surrounded by fascinating places all within 20 minutes drive, Hamsterly, Bishop Auckland and of course Durham are all magnificent places you need to visit if you are up at this part of the country.

Durham is the stand out point around here, famous for its amazing architecture as well as an abundance of activities.

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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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Please note: bookings cannot start on a Thursday or Friday due to cleaning availability

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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