Day 33 of The Quirky Tour and Jess and Dom enjoyed a visit to Weardale Retreat in County Durham, England.

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Jess at Weardale Retreat

First Impression:

You have a feeling of being alone here as the hut is set apart, looking over sheep fields, and there are no other holiday guests at the farm.

You have your own space and Carol the owner say guests often don’t head out once they get here. It was lovely to meet her after working with her since 2020.  

Purple interior design

The Accommodation:

A purple themed (to match the heather) interior offers double bed, woodburner and kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge and coffee machine with capsules.

There is an ensuite shower room to complete the interior.

Outside there is a wood fired hot tub corner with outdoor seating. Or create a campfire and sit around that!

Let the owner know if you want the tub hot for arrival. She may do this for a £20 fee or start it off for you.

View over the fields from the hot tub

Food and Drink:

Bring items to eat and drink, although you can order a takeaway to be delivered or a cream tea and breakfast hamper from Carol. She also supplies tea, coffee, milk and some other bits for your arrival. 

Eating out there are 2 pubs and an Italian restaurant in Wolsingham (just 2 miles away) and various country pubs offering food within a 30 minute drive, so you have a great range of options. 

Jess' top tip:

This is a lovely place to get away from it all. There are a network of local footpaths going through the farm if you fancy a stroll and High Force waterfall is a short drive away.

There is plenty to do in the area if you can tear yourself away from the hut. Hamsterley Forest is a haven for mountain bikers whilst Beamish Museum is a great day out for everyone. 

Bishop Auckland with its annual food festival, Kynren, Spanish Art gallery, mining museum and Auckland Castle is a 20 minute drive away.

Jess' review of Weardale Retreat - 9th February 2023


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