7 Best Cottages in The North Pennines – Autumn/Winter 2023

Discover the rugged beauty of The North Pennines, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in northern England. This unspoiled region is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, offering breathtaking landscapes of rolling hills, moorland, and deep valleys. Explore the extensive network of walking trails, where you can encounter rare wildlife and enjoy panoramic views. The North Pennines is also known for its rich industrial heritage, with remnants of lead mining and historic towns like Alston showcasing their fascinating past. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this hidden gem, and experience the charm of The North Pennines for an unforgettable adventure in nature.


The Old School House

Book this renovated village school for short breaks without peak restrictions. Enjoy well-appointed holiday accommodation with lovely garden views, a south-facing patio, and proximity to Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales, Barnard Castle, Durham City, and the Lake District. Adjacent to a quiet, privately owned caravan park. Shop 165 yards, pub 550 yards.

Best Family Friendly Cottage in The North Pennines

Rockwell House

A stunning stone cottage in Durham. With four bedrooms and en-suite facilities, it comfortably accommodates eight people. The open-plan kitchen, dining area, and two cosy sitting rooms with woodburning stoves provide a warm and inviting atmosphere. Experience the perfect remote getaway in the North Pennines. Amenities include oil central heating and 2 x woodburning stoves.

Best Pet Friendly Cottage in The North Pennines

Wybergh Cottage

Discover a pet-friendly cottage in Appleby-in-Westmorland offering free self-parking and excellent amenities like an outdoor tennis court and garden. Enjoy free WiFi in public areas. Explore cultural attractions like Swaledale Museum and Weardale Museum, or visit historic landmarks such as Brough Castle and Brougham Castle. Nearby, indulge in fishing, hiking, biking trails, horse riding, and cycling adventures amidst stunning surroundings.

Best Disability Friendly Cottage in The North Pennines

Blue Tit Cottage

Featuring a lift for upstairs access, level entry access, wide doorways, rooms with ample turning space, a wheelchair-friendly kitchen with accessible hob, sink, work surfaces, and oven, electric adjustable beds, a rise and recline chair, a level entry wet room, flexible movable grab rails tailored to individual needs, and more. Blue Tit Cottage ensures the utmost comfort and convenience without losing its sense of style.

Best Countryside Cottage in The North Pennines

Victorian Cottage

Experience the ultimate cottage for all seasons. Stay cosy in winter with a log burning stove and reclining sofa. Enjoy sunny days in the warm summerhouse, a BBQ, and an outdoor dining area by the pond. Child-friendly gardens provide safe play areas, while older ones can enjoy badminton, football, tennis, and croquet. Three child-friendly gardens include a cottage garden, landscaped garden with a bespoke summerhouse and pond, and a wildflower meadow and field for games.

Best Cottage for Family Luxury in The North Pennines

Cobblers Barn

Enjoy a relaxing stay at this cottage in Barnard Castle. Unwind in the spa tub or explore the beautiful garden with barbecue facilities. The cottage features a well-equipped kitchen with modern appliances. Nestled in the stunning North Pennines, guests can appreciate the natural beauty of the area, visit cultural highlights such as Bowes Museum and Weardale Museum, and explore attractions like Eggleston Hall and Hall Hill Farm.

Best Cottage for Large Parties in The North Pennines

Ashley Bank

Featuring two impeccably furnished and fully equipped cottages that offer all the comforts of home. Our largest cottage comfortably accommodates 12 guests and offers a range of amenities including ensuite bathrooms, gas central heating, cots, Sky TV, a well-equipped kitchen, laundry room, and secure bike storage. Enjoy the spacious, private garden with a patio, BBQ area, outdoor table tennis, swing set, and storage box filled with sports equipment for endless family fun.