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Barnard Castle 15 miles; Durham 20 miles; Newcastle 26 miles.
Frosterley is a pretty village situated 20 miles from Durham and 26 miles from Newcastle. The area is described as England’s last wilderness and possibly one of the best kept secrets, nearby Bollihope Common, is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a place of Special Scientific Interest for birdlife and dragonflies, made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, impressive waterfalls, fertile river valleys and wild flower meadows. Pleasant market towns dot the area and the historic market town of Barnard Castle lies within easy reach, and boasts castle remains overlooking the town, as well as the impressive Bowes Museum. Built as an impressive French-style chateau, the museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and decorative art. Other places of interest close to Barnard Castle are the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, High Force, Cauldron’s Snout, Derwent Resevoir, Hexham (with stately abbey) is within easy reach, as well as the magnificent cathedral city of Durham. A little further afield, the Lakes and Northumberland Heritage coastline await exploration.
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Frosterley 2 miles. A lovely stone-built semi-detached cottage on the hillside of Bollihope Common, nestled amongst the North Pennine Moors. This Frosterley cottage is a comfortable holiday retreat, full of character and charm. At the front of this Frosterley cottage, a large conservatory allows light to flood in, and has an inviting hot tub, so on sunny afternoons you can unwind in the hot tub and soak up the sun, whilst the children amuse themselves with the table football, table tennis table, darts or PlayStation. Just two miles away from the pretty village of Frosterley, this delightful cottage is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and is set in a haven of peace and tranquillity. This Frosterley cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest comprised of rugged upland, waterfalls, river valleys and meadows. Visit Barnard Castle, Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, all easily reached from your Frosterley cottage plus Derwent Resevoir and Hexham are a short drive as is the cathedral city of Durham. With so much to do, this Frosterley cottage makes an ideal base for an enjoyable relaxing holiday!
Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single, 1 x single, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with electric fire and dining area. Games room with electric fire. Conservatory with hot tub and additional seating.
Oil central heating with electric fires in sitting and games rooms. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, books/games, WiFi available (signal can sometimes be weak, depending where in the property you are). All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Ample off road parking. Hot tub in conservatory. Enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2 miles.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about 1 Whitfield Brow:
This was a great find, the property was an idyllic hideaway from all the general holiday tourists with plenty of room and everything I ever wanted for a private retreat. The hot tub was easy to operate and was on constantly, plenty of clean linen and towels on hand. The owners even supplied fresh ground coffee and cookies for our arrival. We had everything we ever wanted or needed for a great holiday. The views and the surrounding countryside were fantastic for exploring. The wildlife was great too with plenty to see and do just on our doorstep.
Ms Wallace, Glasgow, April 2013
Lovely cottage and excellent facilities within it, fabulous setting and the owners were very helpful yet respected your privacy. Highly recommended and have already told friends about it.
Mrs Walton, Doncaster, March 2013
We were made very welcome by the owners, we liked the area with its lovely views and the cottage was a huge hit. The games room and hot tub was enjoyed by everyone and we would certainly revisit.
Mrs Bennett, York, October 2012
A fabulous house with lots of activities and space inside. Having the hot tub was amazing. Views were fantastic. Also a great location and friendly and helpful owners.
Mr Mcardle, Bonnybridge, October 2012