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Blackburn Cottage Barn

Wolsingham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 925002)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay with walks a plenty."

    I would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by SueNov 2021

  • "An ironing board and a clothes airer would be very welcome."

    Reviewed by VeronicaOct 2021

  • "Beautiful clear night skies (when it wasn’t cloudy)."

    Wouldn’t want to drive the road up to it in ice or snow unless a 4x4. Did see black grouse. House was warm and cosy. Would use it again!

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

  • "Disappointed with the complicity of the heating system."

    Couldn't work out. Consequently was not as comfortable as desired.

    Reviewed by LeslieSep 2021

  • "A couple of v minor problems, the owner responded immediately and was v helpful."

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2021

  • "Great location."

    Beautiful sunsets! If you want peace and quiet this is the place. Spacious, comfortable, well equipped (though maybe some new non-stick pans) Everything you need for a self catering trip. Would suit families or couples .

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2021

  • "Absolutely wonderful location."

    We were lucky to have fabulous weather and the wildlife seen from the barn conversion is amazing. Lovely barn door windows that open right out to give views of the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "If you want peace and quiet this is the perfect place Loved the cottage, good size, good facilities, would definitely stay here again."

    Great walking right on your doorstep Top tip, get OS maps on your smartphone

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2021

  • "The setting for the cottage was exceptional with views in all directions ."

    The cottage itself had everything( except wifi) needed for a comfortable stay . We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather and had the folding doors open into the garden . Would be more than happy to return for another holiday .

    Reviewed by MollyMay 2021

  • "It was a beautiful peaceful place to stay with spectacular views ."

    Would definately stay again

    Reviewed by CSep 2019

  • "The area, the Pennines, is not without reason an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."

    In the picture you see wouden doors, but these can be opened to give way to huge windows that overlook the valley. Magnificent!

    Reviewed by JanFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was very lovely - the photos didn't do it justice and was much nicer than I had expected."

    It was also well equipped. The location was perfect - very rural with fabulous views and surrounded by sheep but close enough to facilities to not feel isolated. It was great to have the garden as some private space. We enjoyed exploring the area and found lots to do to keep ourselves busy.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal situation to get away from it all."

    Pleasant owner and only a short drive from basic shopping. Large supermarket is 6 miles away.

    Reviewed by SJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful weekend at Blackburn Cottage Barn and enjoyed the homely atmosphere and beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by AndieFeb 2018

  • "I think what we enjoyed most was the atmosphere of the cottage and the stunning views."

    Seated in a comfy armchair, I sometimes forgot to read on in my novel and watched the beautiful scenery instead. The cottage is very well-equipped, and the kitchen is a fantastic place to share a meal. All rooms have window seats; there was a competition about them. You can hike from the cottage through beautiful moors between sheep and cattle. But you can also reach a lot of sights within an hour or so: Hadrian's wall, Durham, the North Pennines, Weardale Railway, Beamish. The only downside is that you need a car, but this is clear from the listing.

    Reviewed by JuditAug 2017

  • "It is located near a private grouse Moor so exercising your dog is a bit restrictive."

    A really well trained dog is a must. The location is quite superb and the cottage really comfortable.

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2017

  • "There seems to be a problem with the bathroom light as it flickers and the bulb constantly blew, although, as soon as it was mentioned any work required was completed straight away."

    Reviewed by JasonOct 2016

  • "An extremely well presented and cosy cottage, standing in a stunning location on top of a hillside."

    The décor and furnishings were of a very high standard, and the cottage was well equipped with everything necessary for a short stay. The cottage was warm and welcoming, with amazing views from every window. A very quiet location, perfect for a restful getaway. The bunk beds and toys were great for children and the proximity to local walks and attractions such as the Weardale railway, made for a very enjoyable short break.

    Reviewed by BernadetteApr 2016

  • "A gorgeous converted barn, slept amazingly."

    The location was beautiful, very remote, the photos don't do it justice. The owner was really helpful too.

    Reviewed by DebbieFeb 2016

  • "The property over all was wonderful, the pictures do not do it justice, in my opinion."

    My young boys enjoyed the added games and books in the cottage and my four year old told me it was his favourite place. The rooms were all lovely and big and the beds were so comfortable!

    Reviewed by ErinDec 2015

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The property

Wolsingham 2.8 miles.

This is an outstanding, stone-built, semi-detached cottage set 900 feet up in the Hamsterley area, close to Wolsingham.

Blackburn Cottage Barn offers impressive holiday accommodation, ideal for extended families and groups of friends looking to discover this delightful area together.

With the benefit of its wonderful location within the North Pennines AONB, this cottage perches regally above the glorious surrounding countryside.

Bright and airy throughout, and offering spectacular views, guests will love to relax and unwind.

The attractive sitting room has lovely French doors overlooking the patio, whilst the kitchen/diner provides an excellent space to gather together over dinner and plan the forthcoming activities.

Both bedrooms have been well thought out with the second bedroom offering two bunk beds.

Outside, there is a spacious, enclosed patio area with furniture, offering a perfect setting for relaxing, pouring a nice cold drink and marvelling at the surrounding views and the abundant wildlife.

Birdwatchers will be particularly keen to know that this is one of the few holiday properties in England where black grouse are regularly seen from the house.

Blackburn Cottage Barn sits directly on one of the many Hamsterley Forest bridleways, giving easy access to a network of walking and cycle paths.

Bikes and horses can be loaned in the nearby Hamsterley Forest.

A short drive will take you to many local attractions including Barnard Castle, High Force and Durham Cathedral.

A little further afield are the delights of the Lake District or the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, or you can simply enjoy relaxing in your cottage.

This delightful cottage is perfect for a relaxing countryside break.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x family room with 2 adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor basin, WC and washing machine
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: The access road to this property is steep, a 4 x 4 is recommended for visitors in the winter, when the road can become icy.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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