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Howgill Cottage

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7 Nights See prices

  • £260  to  £345

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Short Breaks From

  • £50 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £65 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking

About Howgill Cottage

Howgill Cottage is in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), close to pretty villages and vibrant market towns, with incredible views of the Durham Dales. There are beautiful walks from the doorstep of this welcoming studio apartment, which sleeps two people and is dog-friendly. The location is fantastic for exploring this natural landscape, being peaceful without being isolated. Howgill is one of three lovely cottages on the farm. Depending on availability, these can be booked together for extended families or friends.

West Hury Farm is in Baldersdale, loved by locals and visitors for its beautiful scenery. Walkers have access to miles of footpaths, including the long-distance Pennine Way and the Teesdale Way. The owners have left maps and other information about the local area in the cottage to make it easy for visitors to plan their next day's adventure. Hury Reservoir is only half a mile from the cottage and easily reached on foot or bicycle. A favourite local walk goes around Hury and the adjacent Blackton Reservoir, following a mainly level path around the water. Despite its popularity as a local beauty spot, you'll be unlikely to pass more than the odd friendly fisherman or dog-walker along the peaceful and picturesque route. The Grassholme Reservoir, around six miles away, is another superb choice for a walk, picnic, and a spot of fishing.

Other local walks include Hannah's Meadow, about a mile from the cottage and a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Hamsterley Forest has footpaths, bridleways and cycling trails, while the High Force, Low Force, and Summerhill Force waterfall walks are also within easy reach. West Hury Farm is only an hour from Ullswater and the Lake District National Park and even closer to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It's unlikely you'll run out of places to explore!

Ways to have fun during your stay at Howgill include wild swimming in the River Tees and birdwatching in Baldersdale. Barnard Castle - the market town and its medieval namesake - is ten miles from the cottage and a good place for shopping, lunch, and sightseeing. You can also visit the Bowes Museum, Eggleston Hall Gardens and Raby Castle. Further afield, attractions include Hadrian's Wall, the Beamish Living Museum, and the cities of Durham and York.

Howgill Cottage is available for holidays all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Peta & Tony Hill joined Independent Cottages in February 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Microwave
  • Shower

Location (Durham)

Accommodation Comprises:

Howgill Cottage is a lovely stone single-storey property with accommodation all on the ground floor.

  • Warm and welcoming, the cottage is mostly one big room with areas to relax, eat and sleep. The seating area has two armchairs positioned near the open fire and the TV. There is a dining table with two chairs, and a double bed.
  • Separate fully-equipped kitchen with a full-sized oven and stove, microwave, cooking utensils, plates, glasses, and cutlery.
  • Modern bathroom with an electric shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a walled lawn garden with chairs and fantastic views. It's just as lovely at night - the nearby reservoir is a designated Dark Sky Reserve and the brilliance of the night skies has to be seen to be believed. There is off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities including electric heaters, bed linen and bath towels are provided, as is a starter-pack of fuel for the open fire. Well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement with the owner. Short breaks are possible. Smoking is not permitted.

Howgill Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 2nd Oct 2021 - Sat, 18th Dec 2021
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £100 | 3 nights: £145 | 4 nights: £180 | 5 nights: £223 | 6 nights: £240

7 Nights

2 Nights

Sun, 19th Dec 2021 - Sun, 2nd Jan 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £130 | 3 nights: £190 | 4 nights: £238 | 5 nights: £275 | 6 nights: £333

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Peta & Tony Hill
Member Since February 2021

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Howgill Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th August 2021
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