Shared hot tub | Bowlees Holiday Cot, Wolsingham, near Stanhope
Comfortable lounge with wood burner and Freeview TV | Raby Cottage - Bowlees Holiday Cottages, Wolsingham, near Stanhope
  • Cottage
  • Wolsingham, near Stanhope
  • 27764

Bowlees Holiday Cottages - Raby Cottage


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 1

  • 2

Hot Tub
Car parking on site
If you can tear yourself away from the swimming pool, hot tub and games room, explore the countryside or visit castles and museums.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space:
With stone floor.
Living area: With wood burner, Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Fuel for wood burner £35 per week, £20 per short break. Wi-Fi, £5 per 2GB. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Garden with patio and garden furniture. Hot tub (private). 60-acre natural grounds (shared with other properties on-site). On-site facility open 9am-9pm with games room with full-size snooker table, indoor heated swimming pool (9m x 5m, depth 1m-2m) with shower and changing facilities, hot tub and sauna (shared with other properties on-site). Fishing on-site (licence required). 2 small pets welcome. Private parking for 2 cars. Please note: Couples and family bookings only. There are steps and a lake within the grounds. This property has a security deposit of £200.

Bowlees Holiday Cottages are nestled on a hillside in the heart of County Durham, located a mile from the idyllic conservation village of Wolsingham in the Durham Dales. Raby Cottage (ref 27764), Durham Cottage (ref 27765) and Heartwell Cottage (ref UKC1473) are delightful, semi-detached properties. The Farmhouse (ref UKC3218) is detached and boasts everything a large party could ask for. Furnished to a very good standard, The Farmhouse is spacious, light and has ample facilities for up to 16 guests. There is a family suite on the ground floor which has curved walls and a high ceiling, and was previously a gin gang. There is a further suite on the first floor which has a galleried en-suite boasting a huge bath and equally impressive shower area. With a private hot tub, large lawned garden and views across the owner’s unspoilt grounds, which cover nearly 60 acres, guests may never want to leave. These holiday properties are absolutely perfect for families, walkers, cyclists and groups of friends wanting to enjoy a super holiday together. Additionally there is an on-site facility (open 9am-9pm) with games room with full-size snooker table, a heated indoor swimming pool and a shared hot tub. There is also a fishing lake that can be used by guests. Whether you choose to take in the scenic countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quieter retreat, this is an ideal holiday base.

For guests who enjoy exploring the local area on foot or by bike, there are numerous established public footpaths and cycle paths that lead directly from the owner’s grounds. These paths go through some of the most scenic woodland and unspoilt countryside in the county. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, with bike riding, horse riding and many other activities available. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift.

Located around 30 minutes from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle, guests really must take a day trip there to explore and enjoy all of the historic attractions, as well as indulging in a spot of well-earned retail therapy in one of the many boutiques. Alternatively, visitors can treat themselves to afternoon tea in one of the numerous cafés, restaurants and bistros. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle city centre, with its cultural attractions, are all within easy reach. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles. These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 43 guests.



Cot Available

Decorated at Christmas


Fishing Nearby

Games Room

Garden or Patio

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Hot Tub Privacy - Private

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed


Sauna Privacy - Shared

Swimming Pool - Shared

Swimming Pool - Heated

Town and City

Washing Machine

Welcome Pack


Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 6 reviews


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  • Barnard Castle

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely cottage in beautiful setting, nice walk into Wolsingham with few nice pubs and local Shops. Cottage is a good size and the hot tubs/swimming pools are what sells this to us with having young children. My only comment is you get less kitchen/cleaning equipment than you do at other cottage breaks so you have to take it with you (ie scourers, kitchen spray, hoover etc) which for us is essential with kids otherwise the cottage would be dirty very quickly. Other than that we have been twice now and will definitely be coming again!

23 Nov 2022


  • Middlesbrough

  • Family


out of 10

We went to Bowlees cottages to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. I would recommend the cottages. It was relaxing and peaceful. Excellent faculties on site for a weekend break the pool was a hit. The cottage was clean, tidy and comfortable but some of the paintwork could have done with a extra wipe over. The hot tub was relaxing but did need the water changing.

4 May 2022


  • Wetherby

  • Family


out of 10

This is a lovely cottage with wonderful views and friendly owner. There were a few small issues which he addressed promptly. The hot tub is great and looks over the valley.

1 Sep 2021

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