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Walworth Castle Holiday Cottage

Walworth near Darlington, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 927239)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Burton

    “There were several small niggles we ...”

    There were several small niggles we had with this property, most of which we reported when giving back the keys; however, it is worth repeating these as I am extremely confident the owners were already aware of most of these issues prior to our arrival. The hoover was broken (the handle came completely away from the main body of the hoover) which made it very difficult to use as you have to hold the main body of the hoover to manoeuvre it around. The toilet seat was very loose, the shower leaked ...

    There were several small niggles we had with this property, most of which we reported when giving back the keys; however, it is worth repeating these as I am extremely confident the owners were already aware of most of these issues prior to our arrival. The hoover was broken (the handle came completely away from the main body of the hoover) which made it very difficult to use as you have to hold the main body of the hoover to manoeuvre it around. The toilet seat was very loose, the shower leaked terribly meaning we had to put towels down on the floor and put these out to dry each day. The freezer door in the fridge was broken so if you wanted to use the freezer section you had to lift it away and reattach it! The property had only enough towels for each person to shower/bathe so when we used the hot tub we then couldn't find a dry towel and vice versa and there is no facility within the property to dry these meaning we were having to hang them over the garden chairs and hope it didn't rain so they would dry. There are not enough cups and bowls, cutlery in the property (ie there were only 5 mugs, 1 of which was chipped) so we were either constantly washing them or having to put the dishwasher on more than once a day, half full, so we could have cups and spoons for tea making etc. All of these are small issues but this was an expensive property and our guests did comment on how these were disappointing issues considering the price. It is also worth mentioning that there are instructions in the property to say the hot tub would be maintained between 10am and 4pm each Thursday which we thought was odd as surely this could be done on changeover day. We therefore expected to be disturbed all day that day. We weren't but were distracted by the possibility someone would be turning up and unable to enjoy our last full day in the property. Finally the road at the front of the property is the access road for staff parking and deliveries and we had large vehicles speeding up and down it every day. This should definitely be included in the property information as anyone with a young child or dog would need to watch out for this.

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A detached, single-storey cottage set in the grounds of Walworth Castle, in the small scattered village of Walworth, County Durham.

Set in 18 acres of lawns and woodlands, this delightful cottage is an ideal base for touring the area, and is just three miles from the A1.

The cottage has been tastefully furnished with an open plan living area, two comfortable bedrooms, a family bathroom and a lovely enclosed patio area to the rear, where you can relax in the hot tub after a day out and about in the Northern Dales.

You can also enjoy the surrounding grounds which are shared with the hotel’s guests.

Walworth Castle is a magnificent Grade I listed, 12th century castle, which operates as a wonderful three star hotel, and from your cottage you can stroll across to the hotel to treat yourself to a glorious afternoon tea, a bar meal in Farmers' Bar, or really push the boat out and sample an exquisite dinner in Hansard's Restaurant and Library Tower.

A short drive will take you to Darlington with a selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, as befits a large thriving town.

A little further afield, explore the splendid countryside around Richmond and Barnard Castle, enjoying the classic Dales landscape of dry stone walls, rivers and valleys.

This is perfect walking country for those wanting to explore the upper valleys of Middleton-in-Teesdale, incorporating the well-known Cauldron Snout and the High and Low Force waterfalls.

Head north and visit the magnificent Durham Cathedral, perched high above the meandering River Wear.

This delightful cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the Northern Dales.

Accommodation

All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.

Amenities

  • LPG central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private patio with hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, bar/restaurant 2 mins walk. Please note that from 11am on the 30th of November - 11am on the 1st of December 2018 the castle and grounds will be off limit due to a wedding.

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About the location

WALWORTH

Darlington 5 miles.

Walworth is a small scattered village in the borough of Darlington, within the ceremonial county of County Durham. The nucleus of the village is the 16th century Walworth Castle and Park, and the surrounding area is known locally as 'The Gateway to the Dales'. An easy drive from Walworth will take you to nearby Teesdale, which has a host of excellent visitor attractions and stunning scenery on its doorstep. The Dale is home to the stunning waterfall of High Force and great walking along The Teesdale Way. Barnard Castle and Bowes offer historic castles and stately homes, with Eggleston Hall and Gardens - a Georgian country house, Rokeby Hall and Park and Raby Castle being just three such examples. A short drive north will take you to the city of Durham, which oozes charm and offers lots to see and do. From its splendid Romanesque cathedral and castle, which is a World Heritage Site, to its tiny, cobbled streets crammed with delightful galleries, boutiques and eateries, there's not much this city doesn't have. Enjoy a boat trip along the river, explore the romantic gardens of Crook Hall, or visit the renowned Durham University. Walworth is an excellent base for exploring the area.

Region Information

Please note that from 11am on the 30th of November - 11am on the 31st of November 2018 the castle and grounds will be off limit due to a wedding.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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