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Cottages and private pool complex - Durham cottage

40 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in Wolsingham - bowlees farm

Self catering country cottage with private indoor pool hot tub sauna, etc

Please always email us for a price and availability as we can not list all prices on all 4 cottages for the whole year, generally we are around £900 for a peak week and £300 off peak weekend or mid week break. Home-Away will always quote the base rate of £100 per night, in most cases this is incorrect. We changeover (price by) Monday and Friday only. Weekends are priced by Fri Sat Sun only. Minimum mid week stay is 2 nights (off peak only, not school holidays or weekends)

Bowlees Farm Cottages have a full size, heated, indoor, fresh water pool with 7 seater hot tub. We can be fully disabled compliant upon request.There is also a full size snooker table and a sauna. The facilities are private between four cottages. The pool complex can be pre booked for private sessions (one hour in the morning and one hour in the evening with the addition of communal times). We are situated on a hill side and set in 60 acres, with fantastic views across the wear valley, in open countryside and just 1 mile from the conservation village of Wolsingham. We can sleep a maximum of 8 (per cottage) in 1 single, 1 double and 2 twin/tripple rooms, with a kitchen/lounge and a main bathroom. There are beautiful views of surrounding open countryside which will be suited to anyone requiring a quiet and peaceful holiday. We are just over an hour from the lake district and half an hour from Durham City and Newcastle. No Smoking.

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Details for holiday cottage Durham cottage, 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 3 Bathrooms

Sleeps up to 8 in one double,one triple, one single, one twin.

It has a 42' 3d led tv, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove.

All our cottages have fantastic open views, are new autumn 2012 and are purpose built from local sandstone.

They have the best quality fixtures and fittings, have oak furniture and have all mod cons.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 October, 2016
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About tony

We are professional holiday letters and will always do our best to ensure you have a perfect stay.

tony purchased this cottage in 2003

Why tony chose County Durham

We are set in 60 acres overlooking the wear valley.

The cottages and new and purpose built with logs fires and underfloor heating.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a full size indoor pool which can be privately booked (free service) and is kept at over 30 degrees centigrade.

We also have a sauna, hot tub and full size slate bed snooker room.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful cottage, very clean, great stay, best cottage we have ever stayed in.

Very friendly people, loved the pool and hot tub.
May 2016
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based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

Durham cottage
average rating of 4.8 based on 41 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage is lovely pool and hot tub lovely too. Will definately be back but for longer. Views are beautiful. Owners very helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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This place is amazing, the veiws are amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Both cottages were beautiful, and very clean. Tony and Viv were very friendly and could not do enough for you We stayed at two cottages in the two weeks and loved every second of it. The location was beautiful. we have already recommened tthis too a few friends and will be back again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Beautiful place and very friendly management.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful place.

Views are outstanding, lovely quiet retreat with my friends.

Large swimming pool/Jacuzzi, had a fabulous time.

Staff are very friendly, they could not do enough for us.

They even supplied us with a bbq, in order to enjoy the sunshine.

Defiantly going to re-book.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Relaxing Retreat, Great for all ages

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Bowlees Cottages for my Hen Party, we didn't want anything too wild and the Cottages looked perfect for what we wanted.

There was a range of age groups attended and everyone loved the Cottages. I would recommended the Raby and the Durham as these have Hot Tubs outside.

I will be booking up again. I have stayed in many self catering cottages but I haven't stayed in a one with such a high standard of accommodation along with such nice views.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: thank you for your kind remarks, you were lovely guests
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Well worth a visit.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the barn we were greeted by Viv. Viv should us around the property and explained everything we needed to know about hot tub, wifi also there is a visitors hand guide. Rooms are very spacious and clean very well equipt. Views are fantastic lots of wildlife. Ideal for relaxing breaks of family stay with the pool table, pool, sauna and hot tub brilliant facilities. Very securer with gate that is locked at the bottom you have a remote to open and close on your way out. Also nice Chinese delivery from crook menu in pack.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I hope to see you again soon, you were lovely guests.
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Just what the Doctor ordered...... Peace on Earth

  • 5 of 5

Auckland Cottage was luxurious, spacious, clean & very well equipped. Set in beatiful, tranquil surrounding. We stayed for 2 nights & despite the other cottages been fully booked we didn't see anyone else. We took full advantage of the facilities such as the swimming pool, sauna & spa. The atmosphere was so relaxing that we didn't want to come home. I so wished we'd booked extra days. I would recommend booking private sessions for the pool, spa area as that made our stay all the more enjoyable. We met Tony the owner & found him to be a lovely, affable man. His customer services skills were excellent & he was very knowledgable about the area. Overall everything about the place far exceeded our expectations & we will definitely be returning. I would definitely recommend these cottages ( & already have). We went into Durham City Centre a few times & would recommend Inshanghai Chinese Buffet, set on the river beside the passport office. Wide selection that will keep even the fussiest eaters happy. We also ate at the Oro @ The Punch Bowl (Italians) we had the lunchtime set menu. Menu was varied & cost approx twenty pounds for a 3 course meal. The restaurant was beautiful, sevice was excellent & I can say hand on heart say it was the best Italian food I've ever tasted. We're looking forward to our next trip to Bowlees Farm

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
south sheidss
Car: recommended

Wolsingham Wear Valley.

Other Activities: Steam railway,Hamsterley forest mountain biking center, Beamish Museum, Metro Centre.

Golf: many coarse's, fishing lakes and rivers, please ask for further datails


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wolsingham, County Durham

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
pre xmas
19 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
new year inc hot tub
30 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

We can offer a off season weekend from £290. Our changeover days are Friday and Monday. Our prices are inclusive of private pool/games complex, electricity, linen etc. If you email me I can direct you to a up to date calendar with prices. We are around £900 per week peak and £400 off peak. We only sell weekends by Fri,Sat, Sun but you may come and go at any time.

We require a deposit of iether £100 or £150 and the balance eight weeks before arrival.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wolsingham in North East England

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , main
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , pool complex
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large wet room level entry
  • There is a upstairs bathroom with bath and shower over and a wet room on the ground floor for disabled next to a ground floor bedroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , bunk
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We have a full size snooker table and a full size heated pool with 7 seater hot tub and sauna. We are set up as a fully disabled unit (by request). We include free electric, bath towels and sheets. We are in private grounds on a elevated position with fantastic views over our fishing lake. We have had 100% satisfaction from our guests so far and we can send you a trip advisor link on request.

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