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Arrow Cottage

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Customer's Choice 2015
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A beautifully furnished 18th century cottage, complete with large enclosed garden and games room, ideal for families or friends celebrating a special occasion.

Set in the heart of the ‘picture-postcard’ Anglo Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear - steeped in history with its 12th-century tower, Norman church and views of the 15th-century Witton Castle, where fishing is available on their beautiful lakes. This attractive large house (built circa 1780) provides spacious living accommodation for families and/or friends to get together or to celebrate a special occasion. Adjoining another property, Arrow Cottage has lovely gardens together with river walks and the renowned Low barns Nature reserve nearby where visitors can relax and unwind, making this a tranquil and peaceful holiday retreat. Arrow Cottage is a 5 bedroomed family cottage, with rooms set out to cater for family groups of 10 adults, 5 children and/or 2 babies/toddlers or combinations thereof to a maximum of 17. Perfectly located to explore this magnificent Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - starting in the quiet picturesque village, which has two good real ale pubs on hand. The Wear Valley area is noted for its outstanding natural beauty and diversity of wildlife together with beautiful breathtaking scenery, peppered with small villages bustling with hospitality for locals and visitors alike. Hamsterley Forest, with its pathways, cycleways, bridleways and numerous sporting and leisure activities, lies 4 miles to the west. Durham city is 15 miles away with its majestic cathedral, cobbled streets, eateries and galleries. Raby Castle with its 200-acre deer park and fine medieval interior is a short drive, while Beamish Museum, one of the largest and most interesting working museums of its kind, can be enjoyed by the whole family, and is only a 30-minute drive. The local towns of Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland are within easy reach, with Auckland Castle and Bowes Museum being excellent tourist attractions. Shop 1½ miles, pubs in village.

The property is situated only a short drive from Bishop Auckland which plays host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches spectacular from July-September 2016. Kynren - an epic tale of England - promises to be a historical extravaganza with a case of over 1,000 people set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. There’ll be 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making it a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

Beamed living room with decorative cast-iron fireplace, wooden floor. Beamed dining room with decorative cast-iron range, wooden floor. Step down to large well-equipped kitchen with electric range, slate floor, and door to patio. Sitting room with open fire, wooden floor, door to patio. Steps down to beamed games room with TV, slate floor and access to garden. Separate toilet. Stairs to double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1 child) with en-suite bathroom with corner bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Two further double bedrooms, each with decorative fireplace; one with high beamed ceiling, 5ft bed and additional single bed (for +1 child), one with 5ft four-poster bed, additional bunk beds (for +2 children) and wooden floor. Twin bedroom with decorative fireplace additional single bed (for +1) and wooden floor. Bathroom with cast-iron claw-foot bath, bidet and toilet. Walk-in tiled shower room and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity and full central heating included (October-March £50per week, £25 per short break)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Two travel cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Two TVs
  • Two DVDs (large library)
  • 5-ring electric Rangemaster (double oven)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed south-facing garden, patio terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Garage (for 1 car); parking (for 1 car); extra roadside parking (3 cars)
  • Cycle storage
  • Games room with sofa, pool table, darts and various games/toys
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Customer’s ChoiceCustomer’s Choice
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • StairgateStairgate
  • WifiWifi
  • Baby and Toddler FriendlyBaby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Luxury CollectionLuxury Collection
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Walk-in Shower/BathWalk-in Shower/Bath

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016
    We had a really lovely weekend, there were 13 of us for a family birthday weekend. The cottage is beautiful and very well equipped with a lovely back garden. There were cupboards full of games for the kids who were entertained non-stop. The owner who greeted us was really lovely and she left us a lovely welcome pack. The area is really nice, as is the village itself, with 2 pubs. I would highly recommend and cannot fault a thing.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/04/2016
    Family of 9 adults, 6 children and a baby, we stayed here for three nights in mid April. The cottage has everything you'll need plus some special extra touches- a very large book and dvd selection. Towel bales on the beds, and a large welcome food package. There is a lot of information for walks/ places of interest near by. The cottage is large and none of us felt in each other's pockets. It's tastefully decorated, in keeping with the age of the cottage. There was a real fire which we made use of in the evenings. We would definitely stay there again. The owners have thought of everything.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/03/2016
    What a perfect holiday cottage! A spacious home, that's very well equipped. Valerie is a wonderful hostess and even lit the fire in advance of our very late night arrival. The beds were very comfortable and there was plenty of room for our party of 6 adults and 5 children - and the dog! Valerie goes above and beyond as a hostess - thank you for everything! We will be back!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2016
    Excellent family cottage. Fantastic range of kitchen utensils and equipment , everything you could need. Lovely welcome pack. Great games room and large range of books and DVDs. Nice enclosed garden.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2016
    Stunning cottage, well equipt for families with a games room, toys, etc provided and simple things like plastic knives and forks! Cannot fault it at all and neither can the other 16 people in our party! Will definetly be staying again and will recommend to anyone wanting a nice break in a stunning place at an excellent price!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/12/2015
    It was lovely to walk into a warm house with a lovely fire on the go. We all enjoyed our stay ,and having a few essential food items left for us was a real bonus.It was only a small village ,no shop, but two pubs the one across the road having sky in so some went to watch the football and said it was very friendly. The only down side was the fridge not been big enough, an old fridge in the garage as a spare to store wine etc would have been perfect. All said a fab weekend, and would love to go again

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2015
    Lovely, comfortable, quirky property in an attractive village setting with interesting walks down to the river which the grandchildren and dog loved. Ideal base for trips to Hadrian's Wall, the Angel of the North, Durham, High Force Falls, Hamsterley Forest and so much more. Helpful owners and the best Welcome Pack we have ever come across. Thank you. Small improvements would be more/new fridge door shelves for extra capacity and a larger hand basin in the en suite bathroom.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2015
    Had a lovely short break at Arrow Cottage. The cottage is lovely and well equipped. We were a group of friends, 10 adults and 5 teenagers, which it slept with plenty of room.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2015
    Great home for a family get together very relaxing

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/09/2015
    We had a wonderful weekend break with 17 members of our family. The house was absolutely beautiful, with excellent facilities, especially for the children. The owner was very helpful and provided a roaring fire and excellent welcome pack. We've stayed at many properties and this is one of our absolute favourites. We will 100% be returning.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/09/2015
    Very pleased on arrival. Hanging baskets in full bloom looked gorgeous ,then when inside the cottage there was another pleasing sight ,lots of goodies in the form of a huge welcome pack. Each bed in each room had wonderful towel bales and even the toilets and bathrooms were providing toilet rolls and handwash.... The kitchen was very well equipped for our big family,and the layout of the house suited us too, We were all able to have our own space if we wanted it. If the weather had of been a little warmer the garden would have been used a lot more .lovely views, little sun trap on the patio.

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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