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Quirky ,cosy cottage; dog friendly and set in the heart of Wolsingham.

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A newly renovated stone cottage, parking, wifi, highchair, cot and baby gate.

A charming and cosy renovated dales cottage. A mix of traditional and modern features with farmhouse kitchen with huge table, multi-fuel burner and original stone fire place. Stone and wood floors throughout , it is pet and family friendly ( pets charged at £15 per pet per stay for 2 nights - then £3 night thereafter, maximum of 2 - more only by negotiation- charged locally) Two large bedrooms , king size double and 2 singles ( futon can be added for extra nightly charge. Travel cot , baby gate and high chair can be added . Beds are metal bedsteads for a more traditional feel. Mix of period and modern furniture . Large flat screen TV with free sat and DVD player. Free Wifi . Beautiful Victorian fireplace in the lounge( not functional ) Gas central heating, bathroom (down stairs) with bath and over bath shower. Bath Towels are not included. Parking for two vehicles on site , also chairs and seating in rear back yard area. Well placed for walking distance to all local ameneties.

Mary Minchell
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

About Mary Minchell

I live in Weardale because it is a beautiful place. I live with my husband and my dog. We enjoy walking, and sailing at the Derwent reservoir which is nearby.

Mary Minchell purchased this house in 2015

Why Mary Minchell chose Wolsingham

We renovated the cottage ourselves and wanted to bring back some of its original character. It is in the heart of the town and close to everything. The town is so pretty and peaceful. I used to come the town to visit relatives when I was a child and now we live here too, having moved here permanently a year ago. The property is lovely and clean, warm and comfortable, with some period features which give it character and uniqueness.

What makes this house unique

The cottage is more than 150 years old and has had various things changed over the years. We are trying to put some features back and still have a few things that we would like to do. The fire place in the kitchen was completely bricked up when we got it. Also the sitting room fireplace was blocked up. The tiled hearth was found under the carpets but we installed an original fire and surround. The stone walls make it a great insulator and keep the place at an even temperature all year round. Having such a lovely position in the town means you can walk to all ameneties. The town of Wolsingham has all amenities and is a lovely place for a relaxing break in beautiful Weardale. It is also a great place to use as a base for travelling around the tourist attractions of County Durham.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • ground floor , bath with shower screen and shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
Wolsingham is a historic dales town which is at the gateway od Weardale as well as easy travel to tourist attractions across County Durham , Northumberland and Teesdale. the cottage is quirky but warm and very comfortable with modern facilities and traditional touches.


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Quirky ,cosy cottage; dog friendly and set in the heart of Wolsingham.
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, hope to do it again sometime.

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad Phil and Maureen enjoyed their stay - they were perfect guests - be delighted if they choose to return :)
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Clean comfortable cottage nicely furnished & good quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with great dog walks from the door. The cottage felt spacious and we could have spent all the time in the kitchen. It was good to have WiFi. The only downside for us was there is no toilet upstairs.Thank you for having us to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky Quaint Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Sweet little cottage, that was spotlessly clean. with a lovely comfy bed.

The cottage does have parking spot at rear of property but only for small car, although parking Is not a problem on the road. There are plenty of shops and cafes close buy with a great Fish n chip close at hand.

After many country walks & trips to the Beamish Museum we looked forward to arriving back at Dipper cottage for our evening unwinds.

The owner Mary has very good communication and we look forward to returning to Dipper Cottage at some point in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased that my guests enjoyed Dipper Cottage - they were lovely guests who showed great respect for everything and left the place so tidy and clean- thankyou - I do hope they return ( please look at our new listing Heron Cottage - in Frosterley too )
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Great location, comfortable, clean & had everything we all needed! A home from home!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely village setting with shop, pub, riverside walk from the door. Cottage was everything we needed for our break- the wifi was super for the kids too! Clean, comfortable, all the mod cons. Parking was a bonus too- good to be able to park right outside the rear of the property. Really comfortable beds, hot water for showers was great. Also, in some holiday cottages you might have an old, tiny tv but the TV here is great- nice big screen, great picture quality- it all helps to make you feel at home! We didn't need the wood burner on as the weather was great (hurrah) & the central heating was more than enough to keep us toasty warm. I highly recommend the cottage & the owner! Was a real gem & one we hope to return to again & again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for your review - so glad you enjoyed your stay;
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Schönes Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Schönes Cottage. Gemütliche und geräumige Ess-Küche. Alles sehr sauber.

Enger und sehr freundlicher Kontakt zur Vermieterin. Können wir weiterempfehlen.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thankyou for reviewing your stay , Jan yyou were lovely considerate guests who left the place very clean and tidy - I think you enjoyed your stay based on 4 stars, but sadly, I cannot read it as it is not in English Best wishes, Mary
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Wolsingham, North East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Spring half term 2018
16 Feb 2018 - 24 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Easter 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
may day 2018
4 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer half term2018
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer 2018
13 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

dogs are charged at £15 per dog per 2 days- then £4 per dog per night thereafter.
Cot , high chair , safety gate and futon bed available

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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