Bishop Auckland, Yorkshire Dales

Bilberry Nook Cottage





+5 Show all

Open Fire / Woodburner

Fishing Nearby / On-Site

Hot Tub

Pub Close By

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

A delightful, semi-detached, stone-built cottage, set behind the owners’ home next to the River Wear in the Weardale village of Westgate, in County Durham. This attractive Westgate cottage is the perfect setting for a family holiday, with plenty to see and do in the area. This wonderful holiday home in Westgate has been tastefully decorated by the owners with great attention to style and detail. It comprises a spacious sitting room with a dining area, warming woodburning stove and bi-folding doors to the patio area. Completing the accommodation at this Westgate cottage, is a bright and airy kitchen, two pretty first floor bedrooms, and a bathroom. After a day exploring the beautiful neighbouring countryside, this cosy, welcoming Westgate cottage will be waiting for you to return. Take a seat on the rear patio,relax in the hot tub, pour a long cold drink, and soak up the unique sounds of the River Wear as is gurgles past on its journey to the coast, or, on chillier days, stoke the woodburning stove and curl up on the sofa for a cosy night in. The area surrounding this charming cottage in Westgate is perfect for walking, birdwatching, cycling and touring. This splendid Westgate holiday home is well-positioned for trips to the Northern Lakes, historical Hexham, Hadrian's Wall and Durham city, with its magnificent cathedral. Take a trip further afield and visit Newcastle and the Metro Centre, Bowes Museum, Beamish Open Air Museum, and the magnificent Heritage Coast. A wonderful County Durham cottage, with plenty of character, perfect for discovering the numerous delights of this splendid area. Read More

Property Info

Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in electric shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining area and woodburning stove. This property only accepts Friday check-ins.


Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Oil and power inc. in rent. Fuel for stove available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 small cars. Roadside parking for larger cars 50 yards from property. Lockable bike storage. Front lawned garden. Side patio with furniture. Private hot tub.Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk. Note: River outside cottage is unfenced, children to be supervised. Note: Open tread stairs to first floor. Note: Access to the river is by steep stone steps, may not be suitable for the less mobile. Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 4 people
  • Not sunken
  • Not undercover
  • Located outside



Loved the location and the layout of the Cottage. Beautiful views and wonderfully peaceful.

Lovely large and comfortable cottage with great furnishings and wood burning stove. It was situated in a lovely area.

Bilberry Nook Cottage is a beautifully decorated and spacious cottage, with a lovely big patio door overlooking the garden and river at bottom of the garden. Bilberry Nook Cottage gives easy walking access to the Weardale way, miles of signposted walking beside the river Wear. The owner, Joanne, runs a beauty therapy business offering 10% discount to cottage guests. I had a wonderful massage from her. Having a pub nearby with their own microbrewery and delicious food was very handy!

The cottage was beautiful, all new and spotless. The owners were lovely and accommodating. The surroundings are a pleasure, especially the river at the bottom of the garden. Had a lovely relaxing holiday. Would recommend to anyone, especially if you want a holiday with your dogs.

Billberry Nook Cottage was beautiful, over and above with amenities. Couldn't have asked for more!

A great cottage in a lovely village. The property was very well equipped and furnished - obviously a lot of thought had gone into it.

The cottage was lovely and clean and the back garden was excellent, straight down onto the river, great for dogs. The owners are great hosts, kept themselves to themselves but were there to advise on walks etc.

A quiet location, and the cottage was very spacious and well equipped. There was a nice garden and walks on the doorstop.

The cottage was immaculate, and the service from the owners was second to none. Would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation, five stars!

The friendliness of the owners was brilliant, they made our comfort and needs their top priority. The place is set between some great walks, perfect for us with the dogs. The kids really enjoyed the things to do around the area too. We would definitely come back.

Bilberry Nook Cottage is perfect in every way. Weardale is a little known hidden gem of an area and the cottage is well placed to visit many local attractions in Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria. The décor is tasteful, with lots of personal touches and the cottage is well equipped with everything needed for a self catering holiday. One of the best cottages we've stayed in.

One of the best presented cottages we have ever stayed in, the owners had gone above and beyond to make our Xmas in their cottage special. Just perfect sums it up. Very highly recommended, we will be booking again soon.

The cottage owners were extremely welcoming and helpful, giving us local walks to do and places to go. The property was very tastefully done which was especially nice to find when you take dogs, you often get shabby not chic! The location was stunning; fabulous scenery, great garden backing on to the river with lovely patio and seating areas, even lit by fairy lights when it got dark! Just everything a cottage should be; clean, well equipped, nicely decorated & furnished and in a great location.

Lovely cottage in beautiful location

Recently stopped here with my wife, daughter and dog. Cottage is very well equipped with a?l of the amenities you would would expect in a home away from home. The hot tub is a welcome addition and in an excellent location away from the house and next to the brook. The bathroom is ok however would benefit from a new shower ( i think this is already in their plans for the future). Parkimg is not straightforward but I was able to negotiate with my wife guiding me in without much issue (I have a nissan qashqai) Overall very impressed with the cottage and would recommend!

fantastic stay, lovely host

we stayed here in august 4 adults with two dogs. This is the nicest place that we have stayed with the dogs for quite some time. The cottage is lovely and clean with everything that we would have expected. The pub down the road is also exceptional. All in all a fantastic week, we will be returning, thank you.


This cottage is set in a remote but beautiful location and has plenty of space. It is dog friendly and is adjacent to the Wear. So you can sit outside and listen to the gurgling of the water. The cottage is well maintained and has everything you might need. Westgate is well situated for Teesdale, the Lakes and North Yorkshire. The owners were were very supportive at all stages of the rental process. We will be back!!


The friendliness of the owers was brilliant they made our comforts and needs there top priority. The place is set between some great walks perfect for us with the dogs. The kids really enjoyed the things to do around the area too. We would defiantly come back.

Well situated,very nice local walks

We stayed here as a base whilst my son went on the Tyne Tour, we took our Beagles who like us loved the local walks on your door step.WIthin 10 minutes you are walking along side a loverly river and then into the open moors. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Couldn't believe the wonderful wheather we had.House was well equipped and we even had Halloween biscuits waiting for us.


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