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Cottages and private pool complex - Durham cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Durham cottage

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

It has a hot tub on the patio, a 42' 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.

Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome

About the property

bowlees farm

We changeover (price by) Monday and Friday plus Wednesday off peak.. Weekends are priced by Fri Sat Sun only, sorry no discount for a Sunday depart. Minimum mid week stay is 2 nights (off peak only, not school holidays or weekends) please see www.bowleesfarm.com for more info.

Bowlees Farm Cottages have a full size, heated, indoor, fresh water pool with 7 seater hot tub. Some cottages have hot tubs on their patios. We can be fully disabled compliant upon request.There is also a full size snooker table and a sauna. The facilities are private between five cottages. The pool complex can be pre booked for private sessions, one hour per cottage, per day, 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 have 5 cotatges to sleep 6,6,6,8 and 13. 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. We do accept pets by request at £30 per stay. Please see bowleescottages.com to book and for all terms and details.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 January, 2017

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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Available Rentals

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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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

Durham cottage
average rating of 4.818182 based on 45 reviews

Completely amazing

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Durham cottage and brought my father who is bound to a wheelchair caused by a stroke the wheelchair access was great and we even managed to get him in the pool Tony and his wife were spot on and a lovely couple we have booked again for may and looking forward to it beautiful place

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and beautiful cottage. Lovely and clean and owners very helpful. Can't wait until our next stay :-)

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Owner's Response: thank you and hope to see you again soon
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Nice and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage and especially the hot tub. Tony was helpful and easy to reach when we needed any extra logs for the fire. Would recommend for anyone wanting a relaxing weekend away.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Vicky, you were all very nice people and perfect guests. I will see you again soon. Tony
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A beautiful retreat with plenty to do.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first holiday in Durham and we loved every minute of it.

The property was set in a beautiful valley and contained everything we needed. Clean, spacious and with a private hot tub - we were in heaven. Our dog loved the fields and ran around like a loon for a week. The pool was amazing and we spent a lot of time bobbing around in it. I loved the fact that it wasn't chilly unlike some places we have been. This really helped my wife who has hip problems as she was warm at all times. The snooker room was a nice addition.

The owners were away at the time of our stay but their friends who kept an eye on the place were gracious and welcoming. We will definitely be coming back at some point in the future.

If you are planning a visit I can highly recommend Finchale Priory and Raby Castle as lovely days out.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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  • 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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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



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 coarse fishing lake which is free to residents. We have had 100% satisfaction from our guests so far and we can send you a trip advisor link on request.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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