Set in the County Durham Dales, Edge Knoll Farm Holiday Cottages comprise 2, 17th Century Barn Conversions. Located near Hamsterley in Bishop Auckland, both cottages have the rustic charm of the Listed Grade 2 stone-built cow byres they once were.
Sharing a leafy courtyard, both Wear View and Witton View Cottage’s views are over open countryside with plenty of nature and wildlife to take in. They are pet friendly and each sleep 4 people with one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. A baby’s cot is also available to prebook if required.
As the name may suggest, Witton View cottage faces North towards the picturesque village of Witton le Wear. Homely and welcoming, this spacious cottage provides a fabulous central location for exploring all that Durham and Weardale have to offer.
Wear View cottage looks out to the east over fields to the River Wear. Like Witton View, our second cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished with everything you’ll need away from home. Sharing a courtyard, both cottages have their own private patio area.
Two thousand years of history, myth and legend rush by in 90 minutes as we join young Arthur on his epic quest. Rebellions, wars, magic, majesty, celebration and heartache are vividly brought to ground-shaking life in a dazzling outdoor-theatre spectacular. Be sure to check dates on the Kynren Website.
Weardale Adventure Centre offers fun and learning in an area of outstanding natural beauty in County Durham. The centre caters for adults, schools and groups and our experienced and qualified team ensure guests create memories that last for a lifetime, in a safe and friendly environment.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at County Durham’s largest forest. From wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.
Proudly run by landlady Sue Kerry with her partner Robert and their team, The Cross Keys offer’s fresh homecooked pub food to order, along with a selection of real ales, draught beers, wines and spirits.
There are additional images on both individual cottage pages.
There have been more than eighty species of birds spotted at Edge Knoll Farm. Our annual visitors, the swallows, return every year to their own summer accommodation in the buildings around the courtyard. Tawny and Barn Owls, Buzzards, Woodpeckers, Herons and a great variety of songbirds can be seen daily. This is bird watching from your armchair!
We have four resident Barn Owls on Edge Knoll so far. Though usually nocturnal creatures, they can sometimes be seen hunting through the day and patrolling their own patch of grass in the 200 acres around the cottages.
I am privileged to live on and own Edge Knoll Farm and the old 17th-century Cow Byres and Gin Gang Mill buildings which are now Holiday Cottages. I was also privileged to have been a friend of the late Harry Jewitt who’s father bought Edge Knoll Farm in 1927.
I spent many happy hours in Harry’s company and his descriptions of life and work, at first for his father then later as the owner himself. Harry had hundreds of stories to tell of life at Edge Knoll, all point to a life that was hard but rewarding.
Whilst this website is primarily to promote our business, I am very passionate about the history of Edge Knoll and its surrounding area. If you’re interested, you can read more about The Farm’s history and also gain some insight into where to go and what to do during your stay with us.
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