Blythe Cottage

Westgate, Weardale, Northumbria (Ref. 19855)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

A beautifully-presented end of terrace cottage, in the centre of the village of Westgate in the heart of County Durham. Smartly furnished throughout to provide a great base for a couple or friends wishing to explore the Durham Dales, this Westgate cottage has two double bedrooms and a family bathroom, a contemporary sitting room with slate floors and warming multi-fuel stove, and a well-equipped, fitted kitchen with dining area. To the rear of this Westgate cottage, a pretty set of stone steps take you to the rear patio area, with lovely open views of the fields behind. The village of Westgate is home to the foundations of the Prince Bishop's former hunting lodge, as well as a shop and pub. Nearby is Slit Wood SSSI, with interesting footpaths and delightful waterfalls. Westgate is set in rural countryside but Durham is just 28 miles away, and Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, High Force, Killhope lead mining museum and Barnard Castle. This Westgate cottage is the perfect base for touring County Durham, at any time of year!

Accommodation

Two double bedrooms. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.

Amenities

Multi-fuel stove in sitting room powering back boiler with electric radiators in all rooms. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, video, WiFi, selection of books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot on request. Roadside parking for 1 car. Gravelled patio to rear with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Note: Rear patio is accessed via narrow stone steps.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

WESTGATE

Alston 14.3 miles; Lanchester 21 miles; Barnard Castle 23 miles.

Westgate is a small village in Weardale, popular for walking and cycling. Westgate once marked the boundary of Stanhope Park, the scene of many grand, historical, hunting expeditions. Nearby is Slit Wood, a site of Special Scientific Interest, with interesting footpaths and delightful waterfalls. Westgate is set in rural countryside and is home to a shop and a pub, whilst further amenities can be found in the village of Stanhope, five miles away. Stanhope is described as the "Capital of Weardale" as it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. Stanhope is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop and local arts and crafts. In addition it offers a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, an art gallery, outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks. Durham is just 28 miles away and Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Museum and Barnard Castle - a short picturesque drive away.

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