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Detached Cottage In Picturesque Thornley Village, Weardale

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Thornley Village, England - Renovated To A High Standard And Tastefully Furnished, The Emphasis Being On Comfort And Relaxation

Binks Cottage is a 4 star gold accommodation. The front door opens into a private walled garden with lawn and comfortable garden furniture and a bbq. There is private parking for two cars at the back of the cottage.

Children are very welcome and we can offer a cot, high-chair and toys; babysitting by arrangement. Outside dogs are welcome, there is a dog kennel for use by guests of the cottage and two horses can be stabled, by arrangement only. We are happy to show guests around the farm.

Perfect for visiting Beamish Museum & Durham City. The village is situated on the edge of the North Pennines, in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we are ideally located for walking, pony trekking, fishing and golf.

More Details

Property Manager
amanda simpson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About amanda simpson

I have lived in the village next to the cottage for 20 years and work on the farm. The cottage was converted 14 years ago.

Why amanda simpson chose Wolsingham

The property was converted in 2004, it had originally been a cottage, but not used for many years. It sits overlooking the village green and Church,it is very quiet location, ideal for guests wishing to sit in the garden and read a book.

The cottage is in a no through road village.

What makes this cottage unique

Binks Cottage is situated on a working farm, Thornley Hall Farm, there is also a hill farm 17 miles away, Glenwhelt. We encourage our guests to visit the farm and walk the public footpaths in the area where you will be able to see dry stonewalling, animals in fields and wildlife.

We welcome the opportunity to show you around Thornley Hall farm and Glenwhelt, if you are interested please ask.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"The cottage is perfect. Couldn't have wished for a nicer spot or better company. Thank you."

Wendy, Bill, David and Norma, Edinburgh

"Binks Cottage is the most pleasant house I have ever had the privilege to stay in. Thank you." Jenny
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Wolsingham in County Durham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled with power shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and shaving point. Luxury white towels and robes provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Notes on accommodation: This is a non smoking accommodation. Outside: Comfortable garden furniture; barbecue, garden games. Utility Room: Outside room for bikes, clothing and storage. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / White towels and bedlinen are included within the price and changed weekly. The cottage is cleaned prior to your arrival and a welcome pack is provided.


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Detached Cottage In Picturesque Thornley Village, Weardale
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Great comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, homely cottage set in a quiet, idyllic Village, a mile from Tow Law. Couldn't have asked for a warmer welcome from Amanda and everything was provided for a very comfortable stay. Wish we could gave stayed longer..

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. I am pleased you enjoyed our cottage, village and our lovely surrounding area. Amanda
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The cottage is brilliantly appointed and very comfortable, set in a lovely quiet village.

  • 5 of 5

Our host Amanda couldn't have been more welcoming and we enjoyed delicious cakes, home baked bread and fresh eggs on our arrival. There are some stunning walks in the surrounding country and we thoroughly enjoyed our days out in Durham and visiting Hadrian's Wall, Corbridge and Hexham. We couldn't recommend Bink's Cottage more.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage on the farm

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is on a farm in a tiny village at the end of a no through road. Nothing to disturb you except the sound of sheep bleating, cows mooing, cocks crowing.....It was delightful in some glorious spring weather. Inside, the cottage is warm and well equipped and we appreciated the welcome pack of food Amanda provided. The shower was brilliant and good quality bed linen and towels. The owners were friendly and informative but didn't intrude. In the information we enjoyed the month by month description of what is going on on the farms that they had taken the trouble to write.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a picturesque location

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, comfortable and such a beautiful cottage, fitted out to a high standard, with luxurious towels and everything you could possibly need. Fresh bread, scones, butter, jam. eggs and milk awaited us.

The setting is quiet but close to the historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral. The Durham Dales with wonderful scenery. The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. There is so much to see.

Perfect cottage and perfect host!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal cosy retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Despite the weather we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Amanda made us feel very welcome and the cottage didn't feel like self catering with the freshly made bread and scones upon arrival, bathrobes and roaring fire. We will definitely be back! It's a great bolthole for nearby Hamsterley Park and Durham.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Amanda
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A beautifully kept and well appointed holiday cottage.

  • 5 of 5

This is a super holiday rental for those wanting to explore the North Pennines and/or northern cities such as Durham and Newcastle, which are within easy reach by car. We were extremely well provided for upon arrival and had everything we needed for our baby - cot, blankets, bath tub - as well as thoughtful extras for ourselves. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rebecca for your review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Beamish Museum
Barnard Castle
Alnwick Castle
Parish Church of Saint Bartholomew Thornley Village
The Angel of the North Statue
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Fir Tree
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Barnard Castle
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Durham City
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Copper Mine
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Whitley Bay
Car: necessary


Whitley Bay has a lovely beach and is about 20 miles.


Newcastle airport is the nearest airport 30 miles away. The nearest station is Durham City 11 miles away. Durham Tees Valley airport is 1 hour away.


Local shops can be found in Tow Law, 1 mile and Wolsingham, 3 miles. Larger supermarkets are 15 minutes drive away. Barnard Castle,with the world famous Bowes museum, High Force waterfall, Raby Castle, Hexham and Beamish Open Air museum are less than 30 minutes drive. Slightly further afield is the beautiful coastline of Northumbria, the Lake District, Kielder Water, Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian's Wall.

Further Details:

This is a non-smoking cottage, outside dogs are welcome by prior arrangement, kennel provided.

At Binks Cottage we try to reduce the impact on the environment and we encourage our guests to support our commitment. We have tried, where possible to give consideration to a wide range of environmental factors; we encourage our guests to try our friendly local shops and restaurants.

Wolsingham & Tow Law can provide butchers; gift shops; coffee shop; bank etc. There are also several farm shops locally and Stanhope Farmers Market is on the last Saturday of every month providing farm fresh eggs, preserves and pickles, locally reared lamb, and beef, sausages, bacon, black pudding, home baked cakes, bread and pastries, fruit pies, local cheeses, organic vegetables, home made soup, hand made sweets, game, fish, garden plants, Dalestone Crafts and lots more genuine local produce.

We are happy to show our guests around the farm, by arrangement.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Wolsingham, North East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
27 Apr 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
3 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Please check pricing with the owner or on our website at

A deposit is required to secure the booking of £120, the final payment is due on arrival, bank transfer, cheque or cash is acceptable.

The weekly rate is £425 or £75 per night minimum of 3 nights; 4 nights and over are calculated on the weekly rate in UK pounds.
Please enquire about short breaks by e-mail or telephone the owner, 07834 197741.

Departing guests are required to leave by 10 am
Arriving guests are required to arrive from 1 pm onwards.
If you need to arrive or leave at different times please ask and we will try to accommodate this.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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