These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated at Bowlees Farm in the heart of beautiful County Durham, located near the idyllic countryside village of Wolsingham, in the Durham Dales. Each cottage offers you the remoteness of a country retreat with shared indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. You may pre book 2 one hour sessions per day with the owners prior to arrival. Whether you choose to take in the amazing countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is the perfect holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, which has bike riding, horse riding and many other activities. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift. Located approximately half an hour from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle town centre with its cultural attractions are all within easy reach. Ideas for a day trip are Hadrian's Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). T/cot and h/chair on request.
All properties: Underfloor CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 2m x 0.9m), with pre-bookable private one hour sessions available twice a day. Shared hot tub and sauna. Shared games room with snooker table and games. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps within the grounds.
Our prices vary considerably throughout the year from week to week and it is impossible to list them all, in four cottages, our base rate is £100 a day to £200 peak, please ask for a quote. We are generally around £990 for a peak week and £390 for off peak. School holidays are generally over £500 per period. Our changeover days are Friday and Monday only. Weekends are sold by Fri, Sat and Sun only, we can not discount for a Sunday departure. Midweek is generally cheaper, quiet, with no minimum stay and from £129. We advertise on many sites but do try to keep the calendar up to date, this can be difficult at times so please check first. I always try to respond withing a few hours. Because we cannot list all prices, flipkey will always use the base rate to quote, this is incorrect and can be a long way out at peak times, this is due to the inflexibility of their system and is very misleading. Please contact us for a quote stating the correct number of guests, average age and if you intend to bring pets. We will normally get back to you within a few hours with a price....Read more
Left on 05/08/2014 for a stay in May 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 8, 2014Stayed May 2014
The cottage was lovely and had a massive back garden. Very clean and tidy and well equipped with washing machine, dishwasher and other amenities. The owner Tony is very friendly and always happy to help. We booked private swimming sessions at the indoor heated pool for no additional cost and the hot tub and sauna were pure luxury.
We also enjoyed barbeque in the back garden. We visited Hamsterley Forest on one of the days and hired bicycles to venture in the woods. The Black bull pub which is about 0.5 miles from the cottage serves really good food but should be pre-booked for Sunday Roast.
Not to forget Tony's dog Monty is amazing!!! We played with him and he chased rabbits for us. He is good fun! I will definitely recommend this place and we are planning on another visit next summer.
Thanks so much for your kind review you were perfect guests and it was a breeze having you all.
Hope to see you again.
Tony Viv and Johnny and of course Monty.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"A beautiful haven!!"
Left on 05/02/2014 for a stay in March 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 2, 2014Stayed Mar 2014
A beautiful peaceful cottage! ! It had everything one needs and more! ! Place was absolutely immaculate and pristine! !! We definitely would come back again! ! A true gem with wonderful owners that truly care about their guests!! The facilities for the private pool and amenities are essential and a great way to have fun in your own privacy! !! Thanks sooo much for everything! !! Keep up the good work!
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