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The Byre Countryside Cottage in Wearhead, Durham

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sleeps 3
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Byre Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
The Byre is a cottage situated in Lanehead, near to Wearhead in County Durham. The cottage sleeps three people and has one double bedroom with ensuite shower room, one mezzanine single bedroom, a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with woodburner and dining area. This cottage also offers off road parking for two cars and a shared lawned garden. Situated in Lanehead, near Wearhead, The Byre is the perfect cottage for a family looking for a relaxing holiday in County Durham.

Wearhead is a small village in County Durham named after the source of the River Wear Wearhead is set in countryside and is home to a shop, whilst further amenities can be found in Stanhope which is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop and local arts and crafts.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in owner's studio, available by arrangement, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and fireguard on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Shared lawned area to the front with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: A welcome hamper and pottery sessions can be arranged by contacting the owner prior to your visit. Note: There is a connecting door from the sitting room to the lobby of the owner's property. To ensure privacy this door is kept bolted on both sides during occupancy.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mr Dean
November 2015
The nicest cottage we have ever stayed in and the owners were wonderful.
Mr Wood
July 2016
This is a beautiful property to stay in with outstanding views over the Pennines. The property was very comfortable throughout with every detail thought of by the owners; I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat, in an idyllic part of Great Britain, with some lovely walks literally on the doorstep.
Mr Milner
July 2016
This is a lovely accommodation that is well maintained.
Mr Marfell
August 2015
The cottage was perfect! Furniture was comfortable and the cottage was warm with an efficient heating system. All in all this was a fantastic experience, the owners are to be congratulated on achieving the perfect 'home from home'. We would thoroughly recommend this property.
Mrs Easton
September 2015
Liked the very pleasant interior with comfortable furniture and quality fittings. All the appliances worked well and the instructions were in good order and clearly available if required. There were lovely views and it was a peaceful setting. Without doubt this was the best cottage we have stayed in, with caring thoughtful owners who were only too ready to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We hope to return.
Mrs Poirot
June 2015
This cottage is delightful, cosy, warm and private. We found this property excelled the description on your website. We would also commend the owners who were kind and thoughtful. This must be one of the best properties we have ever had.
Mrs Greenwood
June 2015
A beautiful cottage with great hosts, everything was thought of. The location was fabulous.
Mr Townsend
May 2015
This property is just about perfect. The owners were very friendly and helpful with an added option of a pottery session. The wood burning stove with fuel was a great bonus.
Mr Backen
July 2015
The cottage was very nice, welcoming and very homely. The surrounding area was beautiful and very relaxing and was just what we wanted.
Mr Renton
October 2014
A very warm and friendly welcome, a delightful, comfortable property in a beautiful, peaceful location within easy reach of places of interest, walks etc. We shall be happy to return.
Mr Veitch
April 2014
Excellent location, the cottage was above and beyond our expectations. A lovely friendly reception from the owners.
Mr Small
August 2014
We loved spending time at the cottage, it was so peaceful and relaxing. It helped that the cottage was beautiful.
Mr Wright
September 2014
Location ideal both for local walks and for exploring other dales and fells in the area. Area is very quiet and relaxing, but within easy reach of many interesting places - Durham, Bowes Museum, Hadrian's Wall, etc. Cottage exceptionally well-equipped and comfortable. Hosts friendly and helpful but respectful of privacy.
Miss Pert
March 2014
Perfect little getaway. Beautiful surroundings and a very warm welcome. Everything you need is provided in the cottage.
Ms Whistler
June 2014
From my first phone contact with the owners we felt really welcomed, and the cottage was just what we hoped. It's well appointed and has a really homelike feel, with books on the shelves, a wood burning stove, and pictures on the walls. There's also a lower bit of garden below the house that you can use in relative privacy. The cottage has a view over upper Weardale, with walks from the door and wonderful bird life and wild flowers all around. We used it as a base for exploring and would return to cosy evening meals and relaxation in the large, comfortable lounge. It's within easy driving distance of Hexham and Corbridge and beyond that the superb Roman sites, Hadrian's Wall and, of course, the North Pennines. All in all I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a base for a holiday in the NE, though obviously its position makes a car fairly essential. The owners take real trouble to make sure their guests are comfortable and well provided for.
Dr Spiers
September 2013
The owners were very accommodating and ensured that the stay was above expectations, thank you for a lovely week.
Mr Drew
August 2013
Quiet location, good accommodation, friendly and helpful hosts.
Mr Mason
October 2013
Character accommodation with plenty of room in a central location with beautiful views.
Mr Hickey
March 2013
Very relaxing and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. Plenty of wood for the log burner and considering the weather conditions, this was a boon.
Mrs Lozman
June 2013
We were warmly greeted by the owners. The cottage was lovely, very well presented, with a superb log burner. Great location, very peaceful with wonderful views. Very good walking area and lots of places of interest nearby. The weather was amazing too, which was a bonus.
Ms Haw
July 2013
Friendly, helpful and welcoming owners in a part of the Dales I had never visited and was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it was. Excellent views from the property, peaceful, and was big enough and equipped to a degree that allowed my family to visit for a meal without having to ask them to bring their own cups, and cutlery. I would visit again.
Mr Nolan
September 2013
This is an exceptional cottage, and it is clear that the owners maintain it to the highest possible standard. It is incredibly good value for money, and we would return.
March 2014
A very well situated cottage with stunning views and access to quaint little villages and lots of nice walks. We arrived to a very warm and friendly welcome. The accommodation has everything you need to have a comfortable cosy stay. It was very well equipped with a beautiful wood burner and many leaflets with info on the area and surrounding parts. Every detail has been thought of from board games to books. We had a fantastic week in the middle of February it was slightly blustery, which made our stay very warm and cosy indoors enjoying the peace and tranquility which surrounded us. We will most defiantly be back we just embraced the rural living with open arms. :)
Mrs Dunn
November 2012
Very welcoming hosts. The food hamper was great! Comfy and exceptionally clean. Very well equipped, the hosts added little touches like tin foil, food bags, a stock cube and salt and pepper- always the things I forget! Mostly suitable for a little toddler. Travel cot and high chair and a child friendly fire guard provided. We would stay again, it was one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in.
January 2014
Lovely clean and welcoming cottage, helpful hosts who greeted us on arrival. Everything in the cottage you needed to feel home from home, lots of information on things to do in the area. Wonderful area to visit, beautiful scenery and the views from the cottage were amazing. Killhope well worth a visit as was Beamish Museum, a little further afield but worth the drive over the moors.
December 2013
Lovely, roomy and airy accommodation and quiet location with wonderful views Only one negative point; the bed and pillows were far, far too soft and therefore not comfortable
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