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Cottages and private pool complex - Durham cottage

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
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.

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
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Calendar last updated:
2 April, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wolsingham in County Durham

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.


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Durham cottage
average rating of 4.755102 based on 50 reviews

Fantastic little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic 2 night break. The cottage was very clean, our private hot tub fantastic, and we may as well have had our own private pool as we were the only ones in it. Great value for money and we'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Keeping bonds

  • 1 of 5

place wasn't very clean but didnt put us off . had a brill weekend till the owner conned us out of our.bond .. so be aware before you book this property

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Julie, I expected better from you, as you know we kept your bond because you burnt our new hot tub cover with a cigarette. I asked you to come and have a look at it but you declined and tried to stop the card payment. Disgraceful behavior you should be ashamed. We have had over 12,000 happy guests and only 5 incidents of reckless damage like this, would you do this on your furniture ? Our feedback is 99.9% excellent with guests returning time after time. Look at all the 5 star reviews.
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5 family week long break!

  • 5 of 5

Great facilities, hot tub and pool was a hit. Family friendly. Splendid views! Lovely walks. Nearby village has all you need. Log burners make it really cosy. Kitchen well equipped. Warm and clean cottages. Ideal for a family get away! Kids and adults had a great time! Going back again next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review
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Amazing, relaxing, great value a real Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we pulled up we were smitten with this place setting is truly beautiful. Opening the door to the cottage we were delighted truly home from home with everything you need and more for your stay. Was relaxing from minute arrived. Later Viv arrived who is truly helpful and friendly and felt more at ease further to enjoy our stay. The pool is amazing we felt like a king and queen when just the two of enjoyed a dip. The hot tub on our patio was also a extra special touch recommend using in daylight and taking in the views. We cannot wait to return and in process of booking our next trip. Value for money defiantly when leaving did not want to leave. Thanks don't change a thing Sara and James

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend beautiful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a two day break and I have to say this place is truly beautiful. Tony and Viv were fantastic nothing was to much trouble! Cottage was lovely and cosy and the pool and hot tub was amazing both private and communal. The men especially liked the snooker room will definitely be back thank you both for a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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