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Bowlees Holiday CottagesWolsingham, near Stanhope, County Durham

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At a glance

  • Shared hot tub
  • Broadband/Wi Fi
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Satellite TV
  • No smoking
  • 1 well behaved pet allowed
  • Pub < 1 mile
  • Shared games room
  • Fishing nearby
  • Christmas themed cottage

What to Expect

Escape to the country in one of five charming semi-detached cottages, conveniently located to take advantage of the many attractions and activities County Durham has to offer.

Each property offers guests the shared use of an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, along with a games room which is home to a full-size snooker table.

Auckland Cottage can be booked on its own or with the other cottages and together they can sleep up to 36 guests, perfect for corporate getaways or an extended family get-together

The well-equipped kitchen has everything you could wish for and if you don't want to spend time cooking, there is a pub and restaurant 2 miles away.

The properties are set in 60 acres of grounds which include a lake and some secluded picnic spots and there are several lovely walks and cycle paths right on the doorstep.

First Class Luxury


Offering sumptuous accommodation in idyllic surroundings this delightful cottage is perfect for a relaxing break. The swimming pool and shared games room are welcome additions and the inviting hot tub is a real treat.

Just imagine sinking into the warm bubbles after a day’s fishing or exploring the area, feeling your cares melt away as you kick back and enjoy the ultimate in relaxation.

The Accommodation


This charming cottage boasts spacious open-plan living space on the ground floor with comfortable seating area, dining table and well-equipped kitchen, there is also a modern family bathroom.

Upstairs are three bedrooms; a double with en-suite, one with 3 single beds and a further single room.
Outside there is a pleasant patio with furniture to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Pet Friendly


There are few places better than County Durham for a dog friendly holiday; the miles of unspoilt countryside, Roman ruins and secluded beaches will definitely get your pooch’s bark of approval.

Bowlees Cottages do not allow pets but don’t worry because you can find a great selection of dog friendly accommodation in the North East here

About BOWLEES Cottage

In this section, we take a look at Bowlees Cottage along with checking out the amenities. Also, what the surrounding area has to offer.

Our Rating 9.0 out of 10


out of 10

Overall rating - 90%

Facilities - 90%

Location & surroundings - 90%

Helpfulness of staff - 90%

Value for money - 90%

Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Durham Cottage

Wolsingham, near Stanhope, County Durham

Auckland Cottage

The premium holiday cottage has all the home comforts you would expect from a boutique-style hotel including underfloor heating throughout, making it the ideal getaway for all seasons. In fact, if you book at Christmas time you will find the cottage has been suitably decorated.

The comfortable living area with satellite TV and DVD player is ideal for cosy evenings in, curl up on the sofa and watch a family movie or get the kids involved in a game of charades.

The added benefits of shared swimming pool, games room, hot tub and sauna make this property the ultimate in relaxation; Please note private pool sessions can be booked directly with the owner and the Hot tub is charged at (shared - £129 per week, £99 per short break).

A cot, highchair and stairgate can be arranged for families travelling with babes in arms. Parents of older children please be aware there is a lake onsite, so youngsters should be supervised at all times.

There is fishing available nearby so keen anglers feel free to bring along your fishing rod, you never know you may be able to catch your supper.

Features include:

  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming pool
  • Shared hot tub

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Activities in the Wolsingham area

County Durham boasts award-winning attractions, magnificent scenery and tons of events and festivals meaning there is always something going on whatever the time of year

Bowlees Cottages are just minutes away from Hamsterley Forest and Tunstall Reservoir, where you will find excellent fishing, picnic spots and a wealth of outdoor activities.

No stay at a cottage with hot tub in Durham would be complete without a visit to Beamish. The UK’s most famous open-air museum recreates life in the North East from days gone by and is a fantastic day out for all ages.

The historic city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral, castle and winding cobbled streets can be reached in around half an hour and Newcastle with its shops, fine dining and vibrant nightlife is also within reach.

Other attractions not to be missed include Diggerland and The National Railway Museum at Shildon, whilst a little further afield the spectacular Northumberland coast awaits with its long stretches of golden sand, castles and superb wildlife.

A break in County Durham offers the best of both coast and country where you can be as active or laid back as you wish.

A Final Note

Auckland Cottage is a terrific base for exploring the many delights the North East has to offer including Northumberland's Heritage Coastline, the beautiful city of Durham and picturesque countryside dotted with friendly country inns

Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, last-minute break with family or are celebrating a special occasion with friends renting a hot tub cottage in Durham will ensure a holiday to remember.