UPDATE 5th April 2021

We are re-opening!

The government has confirmed that as of the 12th April 2021 self contained holiday lets will be allowed to re-open. 

As per the government guidance from 12th April (step 2) booking will only be accepted if guests are from the same household/bubble.

Please note - since the government announced the re-opening of holiday lets, our calendars have been filling up fast so please book now to avoid disappointment.

Future Plans:

From 17th May (Step 3) to be able to reopen B&B accommodation and for self contained holiday cottages restrictions to be eased to the rule of 6 or 2 households. 

From the 21st June (Step 4) the government are hoping to remove all restrictions. 

We cannot guarantee that these dates will be accurate or that amendments will not be made, the government have stated they will confirm the plans 1 week prior to the estimated dates. 

Please see the government website (link below) for more information:

We cannot guarantee that if you book after 17th May that the government will allow guests to mix within the rule of 6 or 2 households. Therefore if you book from this date and guests are unable to mix (rule of 6 or 2 households) due to government guidance, we have the following options for you:

  • Arrange alternative holiday dates - this will be done with no administration fees and you will only have to pay if there is a difference between the season rates from your old to new booking.
  • Request a credit voucher – this will be for the total you have paid to date and can be redeemed from your next stay (the voucher is valid for a year from your original booking dates)
  • If you booked via a 3rd party agency we must follow their cancellation policy however we can offer alternative holiday dates

If you are unsure please contact us before making a booking.

You do not need to contact us if your booking is not affected at the moment, we will continue to follow current government advice and update guests on a rolling basis if further bookings are affected.

Kind regards

Pennine Country Cottages

Contact :

Email -

Tel - 01434 381 808

At Pennine Country Cottages the safety of our guests is paramount.

We are following the latest government and visit Britain Good to go guidelines to keep our cottages safe and ensure you can enjoy a well-deserved holiday. While we have made every effort to ensure our cottages are Covid free you are advised that by visiting our cottages you do so at your own risk and you must take responsibility for keeping yourself safe during your visit.

All guest will be provided with a risk assessment for the cottage they have booked – this will be sent to each guest or be displayed at the property for you to read. Cleaning and sanitising products will be supplied, including antibacterial hand wash and hand sanitiser.

While all of our cottages are located in rural areas there is still a risk of  covid 19 spreading in the community, therefore we ask you to stick to social distance and government guidelines when using our businesses and resources, to help keep both you, our local communities and its residents safe.

Please note some changes to our usual listings:

  • Contactless check in – where possible we will offer you a contactless check in using a key collection service or a key box at the property
  • The check in and check out times may be altered to what has previously been advertise to facilitate cleaning between guests – you will be advised of this if the cottage you are staying at is affected
  • All non-essential items will be removed from the cottage, including kitchen condiments and hair dryers – please contact one of team if you have any questions on what will still be provided (unless otherwise stated on the risk assessment – see the individual assessment for your cottage)

We ask you to do the following while staying at one of our cottages and take responsibility for reducing your own risk during your stay:

  • Sanitise your hands on arrival at the cottage
  • Sanitise your hands and make use of the the cleaning products provided when returning to the cottage after leaving for any reason
  • Follow the government social distancing rules when visiting shops and businesses in our community
  • All guests will be asked to strip their own bed linen and along with any towels, place inside a bin liner and seal/tie on check out

What to do if someone in your party is suspected of having Covid-19?

  • We ask guests to contact us IMMEDIATELY if they suspect they have symptoms of Covid -19
  • The guest will be directed the closest Covid-19 testing facilities
  • The guest and their party must self-isolate until their test results are back or return home if they are unwell and feel they are able
  • If confirmed as Covid-19 positive, guests will be asked to vacate the cottage and return home if able, to allow for appropriate cleaning of the cottage for the next check in
  • If unable to return home, guests must self-isolate at the cottage at their own expense (guests will be required to pay for the additional time)

If your booking is affected by Covid-19 Pennine Country Cottages will make every effort to arrange alternative accommodation for your stay. You will be contacted by one of the team if this does occur.

Thank you and enjoy your visit!!!

Pennine Country Cottages

Enquiries: send us a direct message through the website, call 01434 381 808 between the hours of 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, 9am-1pm Saturday or email

Specialising in rural retreats with beautiful cottages located across the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering  Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland, let us find you the perfect getaway.

We offer a variety of cottages situated in different locations from quaint villages to more rural settings. With vast amounts of local knowledge we can help you find the perfect cottage to suit your holiday needs.

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