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Detached Cottage In Picturesque Thornley Village, Weardale



Updated: 17-Nov-2016
Cottage in Thornley Village, Weardale, nr. Bishop Auckland, County Durham, 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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in the village next to the cottage for 20 years and work on the farm. The cottage was converted 10 years ago.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"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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2 Reviews

based on 2 holidaymaker reviews


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: Aug 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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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Lovely, homely, relaxing - have run out of adjectives!

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodation in quiet village/hamlet just outside Tow Law. Two large size bedrooms, modern equip shower-room, lovely kitchen, homely lounge, nicely kept garden with seating and bbq. Great owner. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay, 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

From the Owner

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 and is very quiet, ideal for those guests wishing to sit in the garden and read a book. The cottage is in a no through road village.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle Upon Tyne at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Fir Tree at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Barnard Castle at 12 Miles Nearest Train : Durham City at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 10 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Copper Mine at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Whitley Bay at 20 Miles 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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid Season
5 Nov 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rate
1 Apr 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

No additional service fees are charged, please make your payment directly to the owner, not through Owners Direct, this avoids all extra costs and service fees. Please check pricing with the owner or on our website at www.binkscottage.co.uk

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 £420 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 17-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

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, so if you are interested please ask .

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • Television


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is fully tiled with power shower, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and shaving point.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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