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Arrow Cottage

Witton-le-Wear Grade 5 Star rating View Map
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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.

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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  • Four Poster BedFour Poster Bed
  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • 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

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2016-01-04
    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, 2015-12-07
    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, 2015-10-30
    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, 2015-11-02
    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, 2015-10-19
    Great home for a family get together very relaxing

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-28
    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, 2015-04-10
    We had a great time with a week of fabulous weather. The cottage is quite quirky but even with a big party there was room for privacy. The open plan downstairs worked very well. Very very well equipped, in a quiet pretty village. No local shop - the nearest supermarket was in Bishop Auckland, 10-15 mins away. Lovely local walking and only half an hour from Beamish or Durham. The games room and toys were a real bonus. Also enjoyed was an amazing 'welcome pack'with lots of treats. We were greeted with a roaring fire, which was lovely. Unfortunately the Dun Cow opposite does not do food and the other was closed for refurbishment - due to open April 2015. We had a good meal at the Duke of York which was 10 mins drive. We were a party of 13 + 2 extra short term visitors. We could all sit at one table which was great. There was plenty bedding and towels. Extra beds are only recommended for children. We had several 6' plus but still managed pretty well with a bit of rearranging! Masses of crockery glassware and kitchen equipment. The annexe was lovely, quiet and self contained although accessible from the rest of the cottage, without going outside. The garden and patio area had delightful views and we had many meals outside. Overall there are 4 toilets 2 baths with hand held showers and 1 stand in shower but with the poor water pressure, it wasn't great. There is a garage which can be used and plenty of on street parking

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-20
    An amazing cottage! Everything there to accommodate a party of 8 adults and 6 children aged 1-8 years. We all had a lovely time. The cottage is very cosy and welcoming. The welcome pack was to be seen to be believed and the games room was a hit for all ages.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo

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