Welcome to Rosemary Cottage and it's gorgeous chocolate box exterior.
How wonderful! The perfect place to relax by the log burning fire.
Sit at the table and make plans for the day.
This old style window is so sweet.
Open plan living room and kitchen. Talk whilst you are rustling up a lovely meal.
Isn't this log burner fire simply gorgeous?
The pefect place to enjoy your supper.
A glimpse of the garden.
The country style kitchen.
Country kitchen to make a hearty breakfast.
Oh I won't say no!
The gorgeous little touches make Rosemary so delightful.
Traditional touches.
Climb into this cosy bed after a long day walking.
Go on,have breakfast in bed.
Seasonal flowers.
Fresh and inviting bathroom.
Have a long soak in the bath why not?
Soft fluffy towels.
The rear of Rosemary Cottage.
A little read with nice cup of tea.
Too nice to sit in, enyjoy the sun with a nice glass of lemonade.
Local Pub.
Take a walk round the lovley River Tees.
1 / 24  Welcome to Rosemary Cottage and it's gorgeous chocolate box exterior.
2 / 24  How wonderful! The perfect place to relax by the log burning fire.
3 / 24  Sit at the table and make plans for the day.
4 / 24  This old style window is so sweet.
5 / 24  Open plan living room and kitchen. Talk whilst you are rustling up a lovely meal.
6 / 24  Isn't this log burner fire simply gorgeous?
7 / 24  The pefect place to enjoy your supper.
8 / 24  A glimpse of the garden.
9 / 24  The country style kitchen.
10 / 24  Country kitchen to make a hearty breakfast.
11 / 24  Oh I won't say no!
12 / 24  The gorgeous little touches make Rosemary so delightful.
13 / 24  Traditional touches.
14 / 24  Climb into this cosy bed after a long day walking.
15 / 24  Go on,have breakfast in bed.
16 / 24  Seasonal flowers.
17 / 24  Fresh and inviting bathroom.
18 / 24  Have a long soak in the bath why not?
19 / 24  Soft fluffy towels.
20 / 24  The rear of Rosemary Cottage.
21 / 24  A little read with nice cup of tea.
22 / 24  Too nice to sit in, enyjoy the sun with a nice glass of lemonade.
23 / 24  Local Pub.
24 / 24  Take a walk round the lovley River Tees.

Rosemary Cottage - Whorlton

Whorlton, County Durham
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A quintessentially English cottage in beautiful countryside
  • This pretty bungalow is perfect for enjoying the North Yorkshire countryside
  • Ideal for exploring the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales
  • Perfect for a romantic break in a tranquil location
  • Visit Barnard Castle, Richmond Castle and Durham
  • Discover Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and the Teesdale Way
Property code: G0121

Enjoying a tranquil spot in a quintessential English village on the border of Durham and North Yorkshire, this gorgeous double-fronted stone cottage makes a perfect romantic getaway.

Welcome to a gorgeous country cottage with chocolate-box good looks and a beautiful village location. This quintessentially English cottage is set on the borders of North Yorkshire and Durham, so you are well placed to explore the delights of both counties. With a lovely pub just a stone's throw away, this special little cottage is just perfect for honeymoons and romantic escapes with your loved one.

If you closed your eyes and pictured the perfect holiday cottage, we're pretty sure it would look something like this. Set in a beautiful walled garden, the immaculate double-fronted stone cottage is like something from a fairytale. Step inside the sage green door to discover a stunning contemporary holiday home with character at every turn.

Boasting beautiful flagstone floors with underfloor heating throughout, the open-plan living area is home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. At the heart of this room is a fantastic stone inglenook fireplace, with a cosy wood burner sitting inside. All wood and kindling for the burner are also provided for you. There's a large and comfortable sofa complete with a cosy throw, perfect for curling up on together while you catch a movie on the TV. There's also Netflix, a DVD and Wi-Fi included.

The kitchen sits to the rear of the cottage: an elegant and well-thought-out out space with glossy work-tops and contemporary units. A dishwasher, microwave and built in hob/oven are included. A separate utility to the rear of the cottage houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. You'll find the cupboards well-stocked with crockery and utensils, everything you'll need to rustle up a romantic dinner for two. There's also a welcome hamper waiting for you on arrival. The dining area sits next to the fire, a lovely spot whatever the time of day.

The heated flagstone flooring continues into the bedroom, which is a peaceful and romantic room featuring a king-size bed dressed in the finest luxury bedding. What a joy waking up in this beautiful room, knowing there's no rush to get out of bed. The bathroom is situsated next door. Again, with heated flagstone flooring there is a walk-in shower and a separate bath in here. So, plenty of candle-lit soaks with a glass of bubbly in hand!

Outside the cottage, there's that traditional English walled garden to enjoy. A patio area next to the house comes complete with patio furniture for those long lazy lunches in the sun. Afterwards, throw down a blanket on the lawn and indulge yourself with a little snooze. There is also a pleasant paved area to the rear of the cottage which has its own bistro table and chairs. A lovely spot for that morning coffee, or perhaps an afternoon tipple. The separate utility to the rear of the cottage is perfect for storing muddy boots after a hike across the Dales and is also ideal for storing bikes if cycling is your thing.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower, bath and WC
  • Oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Wood burner (first set of logs provided)
  • TV with DVD and Netflix
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Garden with patio furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Underfloor heating
  • Welcome pack included
  • Pub just across the road
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • Richmond 13 miles
  • Roadside parking outside the property
  • Babes-in-arms welcome, regret the property is not suitable for crawling babies/toddlers

The cottage has a great location, nestling in a picture-postcard village on the borders of North Yorkshire and Durham. With less than an hour's drive to the coast and the historic city of York, it's an ideal basecamp from which to strike out and discover these unique Yorkshire locations. Reeth (17 miles) and the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale are all within easy reach and it's also well placed for a day trip over to the Lakes and Durham City if you want to explore those areas too.

The cottage is set within a village which comes complete with a lovely pub. It's the perfect location if you enjoy walking as it’s on the Teesdale Way, and there are lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep. You'll find more really breathtaking trails just a few miles south in Swaledale.

The charming town of Barnard Castle lies 4 miles west of the cottage. Recently listed as one of the top 10 rural places to live in the UK, it's a pretty little place with a host of boutique shops, cafes and pubs to explore. The excellent Bowes Museum is here and is well worth a visit. And as the name would suggest, there's an English Heritage castle to explore too.

This romantic cottage is also 13 miles away from Richmond, a historic market town with much to offer the discerning holidaymaker. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history.

Just a short drive from the cottage takes you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Head up through the Stang forest towards Reeth (17 miles) and on towards Hawes (30 miles) in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside. Further south, you'll find the pretty market town of Northallerton (28 miles) where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here, as is a fantastic local deli and the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon 7th October 2019

We had 4 nights in this lovely little cottage - it was perfect for us. It was cosy, comfortable, was very well equipped and finished to a really high spec (we particularly enjoyed the welcome hamper and the underfloor heating!). It was a fantastic base for our trips to Beamish, Whitby and walking in the Yorkshire Dales. In fact we enjoyed it so mucRead moreh that we are planning to return next year! Highly recommend it. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 2nd August 2019

A lovely cottage in a lovely quiet location. Noisy neighbours dogs were the only bad point.

Reviewed by Robert 19th July 2019

Ideally situated in a beautiful part of the world. Many places of interest within easy reach, and some excellent pub/restaurants close by. A simply delightful cottage, the best we have ever stayed in.

Reviewed by Malcolm 12th July 2019

Charming end of row cottage,high quality fixtures and fittings.Very quiet location,pity no local shop for newspapers and milk etc but very nice pub and food.Closed Monday and Tuesday.Owner very helpful with any queries.We plan to return in the future.

Reviewed by Janet 2nd March 2019

Our second time at Rosemary Cottage it is a little gem.Comfortable and spotless and has everything you need. Sue the owner goes the extra mile making sure as soon as you open the door you feel relaxed and ready to kick off you shoes and enjoy the excellent welcome pack.The fresh flower and a welcoming card are a very nice touch.A nice friendly pub Read moreacross the road serves delicious food. Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 26th February 2019

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Jenny 21st February 2019

Rosemary cottage is a beautiful cottage situated in a lovely village, elegantly furnished, well equipped, the best cottage we have stayed in, the welcome hamper left by Sue was a luxury very seldom seen in other cottages, we visited Beamish, Durham and the lakes all within an easy hour or so drive aRead moreway, locally Bernard Castle has all the amenities you need. Lovely walks on your doorstep, thank you Sue for making this cottage available for people to enjoy. We will be back

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Jenny, what a wonderful review of Rosemary Cottage and thank you for mentioning the places you visited during your stay. We do hope to welcome you back soon.Take Care, Marion Hide

Reviewed by Alison 11th February 2019

Wow!! what an amazing cosy, warm, cute, romantic, clean cottage. Everything was spot on to detail. The hamper was amazing (although only my hubby could eat all the goodies as I have a wheat intolerance) which made him happy. The cottage was so inviting we didn't want to go anywhere but stay in and dream of living in such a beautiful place. We woulRead mored 100% be going back for another break one day. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 22nd January 2019

Fabulous cottage in a lovely village where we were lucky enough to see the starling murmuration on the green. Finished to an exceptional standard, the Nespresso machine and Bose are a nice touch along with the lovely welcome hamper and card. I have no doubt we'll be back.

Reviewed by Audrey 19th January 2019

Just back from 4 amazing days in this beautiful little heaven of a cottage, Sue the owner has done it up to such a high speck the welcome pack and fresh flower were lovely. We arrived as it was getting dark and she had the lamps on and radio playing for our arrival. we went for lovely walks drove to other little villages also the local pub done loRead morevely food, we cooked in the cottage a few times as just wanted to spend as much time as possible in there and the log burning fire was beautiful, I cant fault anything about our break away and we will certainly be returning but for a week next time. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 3rd December 2018

This gorgeous little cottage was perfect for our honeymoon! It was easy to locate, easy to gain entry and it was breathtaking inside. The underfloor heating was divine, the fire was easy to get going and the little welcome hamper was such a lovely touch. The bed was unbelievably comfy, everything was tidy, clean and well presented. The only reasonRead more I have not scored a 10 for local amenities is because the only thing close by is a pub (gorgeous and friendly staff). However, when booking a relaxing, remote, cosy little cottage...I don't expect there to be local amenities so all in all it is perfect and exactly what it says on the tin! We will definitely by booking again next year. Thank you for a fabulous stay! Hide

Reviewed by Nick 27th November 2018

Great place I would recommend to friends.

Reviewed by Sharon 24th November 2018

We have just returned following a 4 night stay in this fabulous bolt hole and we loved it!The cottage was amazing and so clean and neat, with everything we needed and more. Thank you so much.We also fell in love with Teesdale and the village of Whorlton in particular, with the fabulous Fernaville's rest on the doorstep - lovely staff, gorgeous openRead more fire and wonderful food.We also ate at the Bridgewater Arms in Winston (another gorgeous village) and had an amazing meal.Barnard Castle is so close and easy and despite the weather being very wet, it gave us the perfect excuse to stay in our little haven by the wood burning stove.I'm running out of superlatives, so, will have to stop now! Seriously though, this is just the thing for a few days away (or more). Hide

Reviewed by Eileen 20th November 2018

Lovely cottage in a ideal area, for getting out and about for long walks, and country pubs

Reviewed by Daniel 18th November 2018

Excellent cottage. Would stay again. Welcome hamper was a nice touch

Reviewed by Carol 17th November 2018

A delightful cottage in a very pretty village. There was a very generous welcome pack and the cottage had everything you need and was very clean.

Reviewed by Julie 6th November 2018

We have just had a great weekend break at Rosemary Cottage, and what a great cottage it was in such a lovely village. The cottage was so warm and welcoming and there was a lovely welcome hamper and fresh flowers waiting for our arrival. There is so much to do in this area and no where is far. The only thing we had a problem was finding out how thRead moree grill works, we never did manage that we should of rang the owner and we could not find any cereal bowls but overall a great cottage and would highly recommend it, we hope to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 3rd November 2018

A very pretty little cottage

Reviewed by Jane 24th October 2018

We loved the concept of Gorgeous the opportunity to offer comfort and all the little extras to make a special stayLocal amenities are just the pub so shopping is a drive away so just come prepared or pop off to local farm shops or Barnard Castle which is a treatThe Teesdale Way is beautiful and you can create a circular walk without taking the caRead morerTake slippers the flagstone floor is cold when heating off and read cooker is instructions took us a while to discover grill Hide

Reviewed by Julie 23rd October 2018

A charming, comfortable, clean cottage. Situated in a pretty village, a wonderful base for visiting the area. There's nothing we would change about it. Would recommend - ideal for one or two.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 18th October 2018

An immaculate cottage in a great location for touring in North Yorkshire and County Durham. Everything that we needed was provided and the welcome pack was much appreciated. Happy to recommend - along with the nearby pub the Fernaville's Rest

Reviewed by Janice 8th October 2018

A lovely cottage in a good location. The accommodation has everything you need. Exceptionally clean and very comfortable.Would happily return

Reviewed by Ruth 15th September 2018

We have just returned from our second stay at Rosemary cottage, so taken were we with it the first time, we knew that we had to return. It is the most charming little cottage, beautifully and tastefully equipped, and set in a delightful quiet hamlet. There is nothing in the immediate area except for the local pub, which is a two minute stroll away,Read more but the pub is really nice, a warm welcome, and serves good food too. the welcome hamper provided was top notch - the biggest freshest eggs Ive had in years, and two double yolks! The best part for me though was in the evening, lying in bed with the window open just a crack, listening to the owls calling to one another in the woodland nearby. Absolute bliss. Something tells me that this wont be our last visit to this special place.?? Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 18th August 2018

Rosemary Cottage is the epitome of gorgeous in every way. The location is brilliantly placed to explore North Yorkshire, which is beautiful. The cottage is expertly equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. We would not hesitate to return or to recommend a stay here.

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Welcome to Rosemary Cottage and it's gorgeous chocolate box exterior.
How wonderful! The perfect place to relax by the log burning fire.
Sit at the table and make plans for the day.
This old style window is so sweet.
Open plan living room and kitchen. Talk whilst you are rustling up a lovely meal.
Isn't this log burner fire simply gorgeous?
The pefect place to enjoy your supper.
A glimpse of the garden.
The country style kitchen.
Country kitchen to make a hearty breakfast.
Oh I won't say no!
Show 12 moreThe gorgeous little touches make Rosemary so delightful.


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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