A detached, single-storey cottage set in the grounds of Walworth Castle, in the small scattered village of Walworth, County Durham. Set in 18 acres of lawns and woodlands, this delightful cottage is an ideal base for touring the area, and is just three miles from the A1. The cottage has been tastefully furnished with an open plan living area, two comfortable bedrooms, a family bathroom and a lovely enclosed patio area to the rear, where you can relax in the hot tub after a day out and about in the Northern Dales. You can also enjoy the surrounding grounds which are shared with the hotel’s guests. Walworth Castle is a magnificent Grade I listed, 12th century castle, which operates as a wonderful three star hotel, and from your cottage you can stroll across to the hotel to treat yourself to a glorious afternoon tea, a bar meal in Farmers' Bar, or really push the boat out and sample an exquisite dinner in Hansard's Restaurant and Library Tower. A short drive will take you to Darlington with a selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, as befits a large thriving town. A little further afield, explore the splendid countryside around Richmond and Barnard Castle, enjoying the classic Dales landscape of dry stone walls, rivers and valleys. This is perfect walking country for those wanting to explore the upper valleys of Middleton-in-Teesdale, incorporating the well-known Cauldron Snout and the High and Low Force waterfalls. Head north and visit the magnificent Durham Cathedral, perched high above the meandering River Wear. This delightful cottage is perfectly placed for exploring the Northern Dales. Read More
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
LPG central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Private patio with hot tub and furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2 miles, bar/restaurant 2 mins walk. Note: Note: Bookings arriving after 14/11/2019 will carry a good housekeeping bond of £150. On arrival, a pre-authorisation of this amount will be placed on the card at reception. Read More
Beautiful surroundings and excellent facilities. It was great to have the hotel next door for drinks/food if we wished but to have our own separate facilities too. The hot tub was the best we've been in, it really made the holiday special.
Absolutely fabulous place very quiet peaceful but not too far away from local town and village for provisions. The hot tub was lovely and would love to go again.
Walworth Castle Holiday Cottage was in an excellent position for us and our dog, as we spent the week exploring the surrounding areas. The cottage was not only wonderful, but was private in the rear yard with hot tub. A lovely walk around the castle and woods early in the morning was fabulous. I had my brothers with us for a couple of nights and this was magical family time.
We have just returned from a New year break at this stunning cottage. We found the accommodation cosy and enjoyed a lovely family holiday. We would highly recommend a stay.
This was a hidden gem! As there werent many reviews of this cottage we didnt know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised by this lovely little cottage. It is lovely and spacious, pet friendly and nice and private, located in the grounds of the beautiful Walworth Castle. It has everything you need from kitchen utensils to really nice interior decor and the best feature - a private hot tub in the back patio area. The only downsides to the cottage were that the outdoor patio is slightly neglected with some of the meshed fencing coming off and there isnt good lighting so going in the hot tub in the evening isnt really possible unless you turn all of the indoor lights on. The Wi-Fi also didnt work for us but as we had our phones it didnt matter too much. Overall a fab stay for the price we paid and would recommend to anyone!
We stayed here for a week before Christmas. The cottage is warm and cozy. The cottage had eggs, milk, bread, tea and coffee. Plenty of towels provided. Ideal for a stay with dogs. The yard where the hot tub is situated is fully enclosed making this safe for the dogs. The bedrooms are comfortable and the living area is small with everything you could need. It was ideal for two adults but I think would probably be slightly cramped for four adults. The cottage is just at the entrance to the hotel. Most traffic doesnt go past cottage, the traffic passing in front of cottage was staff and deliveries. At times this was quite fast. The grounds are lovely and there is walking area for the dogs.
Just perfect, The cottage is lovely. We arrived, picked up the keys to the cottage from the main desk, and a pleasant young man then showed up around the cottage and explained how everything worked. There was even bread, milk and eggs left for us. The actual cottage was very clean, with everything that we needed. We have two large dogs, and the yard at the back was perfect for them to run around, as had very high fences. The grounds are beautiful. There were two small things (and they are small ! ) that we noticed; - the latch on the gate to the yard was not very secure. We did have some strong winds, and this blew the gate open. Luckily we noticed before the dogs escaped, so put the wheelie bin up against it. A bolt maybe better. - Another bin liner (told you they were small ! ) we only had one to last the week, so had to put rubbish into smaller bags and then a bin. And that's it ! Perfect little cottage, out of the way of people and other dogs. We did not venture over to the hotel for food etc, as you are not to leave dogs alone (understandable)
This lovely comfortable cottage is nicely decorated, and is furnished with co-ordinating fabrics of high quality. So there is a 'wow' factor when you walk in. The setting is beautiful and peaceful. The hotel staff, who hold the key and help with everything and anything, are so friendly and made us feel very welcome from start to finish. The Wi-Fi was a little hit and miss in the cottage but if you go over to the hotel, you can sit and relax in the foyer or outside and get great reception there. So that really wasn't a problem. The hot tub was fabulous! We spent a day at the Bird of Prey Centre (1 minute walk!) which we really enjoyed. Everyone there was very friendly, and there is a happy, family feeling to the place. The 'quiz' was fun and the bird displays are well worth seeing. We popped back to the cottage for lunch between them. We also made a bird feeder for our garden, which was so much fun and well worth it. We also had ice-cream at the near-by Archer's Parlour. The ice-cream is delicious and worth a visit. But, it is very child friendly so was very full and quite noisy when we went...this could be a good or bad thing depending how you feel. Just two things: (1)There are only enough dish washer tablets for a weekend. We don't have a dishwasher at home so didn't have any to take, and didn't want to go shopping, just for those,whilst on holiday. So had to hand wash from Monday onwards which was a shame. (2) It stated on the 'Sykes' website where we booked that there were a selection of books, games and DVD's, there were none. Overall though, lovely people, a lovely cottage and a lovely time.
I booked this place as a Christmas break for 4 nights and took a gamble as there was no reviews available and i was very pleased. It is very well decorated and all you need is supplied. Darlington is 10 mins drive for all bits and bobs. It is in the grounds of a Castle hotel with plenty of land for the dogs to walk. There was no heating on when we arrived and it was a bit temperamental but they sorted it after 20 mins. The hot tub is great. Very comfy and a bargain at the cost. I would highly recommend and we will be back.