Cottage Holidays in Wearhead, Durham, England

With a strong farming tradition, Wearhead in County Durham with its pretty stone-built cottages could be a great place for a rural retreat break or country cottage holiday. Surrounded by the gorgeous countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wearhead is a charming little village situated high up at the top of Weardale with plenty to recommend it.


About Self-Catering Holidays in Wearhead

Within Wearhead there is a village shop and a welcoming country inn.
 

Things to See and Do on a Cottage Holiday in Wearhead

  • Visitors are drawn to this part of England due to the unspoilt scenery, peace, tranquillity and excellent outdoor activities on offer here.
     
  • Discover pretty stone-built villages in Weardale and the North Pennines, beautiful upland meadows, moorlands and plenty of good walks.  
     
  • For the adventurous at heart, activities such as canoeing, caving, kayaking, gorge walking and mountain biking are on offer.
     
  • The North Pennines are also a geopark, so for those who enjoy bird watching, there are ample opportunities in this area and the Low Barnes Nature  Reserve is a popular place to visit.
     
  • For shops, restaurants, riverside walks and the chance to see the castle ruins, the bustling town of Barnard Castle is 23 miles from Wearhead and worth a visit.

Whether you’re searching for a family holiday cottage which is also pet-friendly, a barn conversion or a farmhouse to rent, we hope you find the perfect place to stay in or close to Wearhead on Country Cottages Online.

Book a Wearhead cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Durham on holiday.

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Burnhope Holiday Lodge, Wearhead, Durham, Northern England, England

9 bedroom Large Holiday House

sleeps 10 - 18 guests
10 - 18
9 bedrooms
9
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 4 dog(s) welcome
4
5 star

Impressive large country house in County Durham with 9 bedrooms, an elegant interior including a games room with a full size snooker table, inspiring countryside views over the nearby hills and moorlands along with a fantastic setting on a hillside, this pet-friendly holiday home sleeps up to 18 and is ideal for large groups of friends or family.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £2824
Next availability:
from 31 July to 01 August 20 from 29 August to 30 August 20

Low Shipley Barn, North Pennines, Barnard Castle, Durham, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Wearhead 16 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
5 star

Escape to the country with a stay at this pretty stone-built cottage, with 2 bedrooms this property sleeps up to 4 plus 1 dog and features superb views over farmlands and pastures and is less than 10 minutes drive from Barnard Castle.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £305
Next availability:
from 17 July to 27 July 20 from 31 July to 07 August 20

South Byre Rural Retreat, County Durham, Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, Durham, Northern England, England

2 bedroom Cottage, Wearhead 17 miles away

sleeps 1 - 5 guests
1 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

This detached cottage is located near to the village of Hamsterley and sleeps five people in two bedrooms.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £247
Next availability:
from 06 July to 10 July 20 from 04 September to 11 September 20

The Cow Byre Countryside Cottage, Cumbria & The Lake District , Barras, Cumbria, Lake District, England

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Wearhead 18 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
5 star

This stone built semi-detached cottage is attached to the owners' farmhouse, set in the hamlet of Barra, close to the town of Kirkby Stephen and sleeps two people.

Weekly Price from: £249
Next availability:
from 15 July to 17 July 20 from 30 July to 04 August 20