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Barnard Castle 15 miles; Durham 20 miles.
Heighington is a small village in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale, in County Durham, 15 miles from Barnard Castle, 20 miles from the magnificent cathedral city of Durham. Consisting of a small group of traditional cottages, four pubs and a Norman Church, and boasting lovely views of the surrounding Dales countryside, Heighington is a great rural base for this part of the northern Dales. Barnard Castle is known affectionately as 'Barney' by residents and visitors alike, and boasts shops and eateries laid out over cobbled streets, yards and back lanes. A trip to Durham with its majestic castle and cathedral is a must, as is a visit to the wild and rugged northern fells of Yorkshire and Cumbria. Nearby attractions include Raby Castle, Eggleston Abbey, Rokerby Hall, Hadrians Wall and Northumberland Coast. In 2006 Heighington was judged from amongst 11 other villages around the UK to be the BBC's Perfect Village.
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A Grade II listed, stone-built, detached farmhouse, on the owner's working stud farm in the Teesdale village of Heighington, in a secluded valley 15 miles from Barnard Castle. Beautifully restored, this Yorkshire cottage combines original features with modern comforts to provide first-class accommodation in a peaceful location. The property has a fabulous sitting room with original beams, a spacious kitchen, large dining room, cosy snug, attractive bedrooms and first-class bathrooms. Outside this Yorkshire cottage are delightful mature gardens where guests can sit and watch the horses stroll by. Enjoy fly fishing locally to this Yorkshire cottage, which is the perfect spot to savour the sights and sounds of this rural location. This magnificent Yorkshire cottage is perfect for family and friends to enjoy the Dales, east Cumbria, the Northumbria coast and Teesdale itself, including Durham and magnificent Hadrian's Wall. A great base, whatever the time of year.
Five bedrooms: 1 x ground floor family room with king-size double & single bed, 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin, WC (this room can be accessed via external stone staircase if required), 1 x family room with king-size double & single bed, 1 x twin, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin, WC (can also be accessed from landing). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar & dining area. Utility area. Dining room with electric stove. Sitting room with electric stove & adjoining snug.
Oil central heating with electric stoves in sitting & dining rooms. Electric double oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2nd fridge & freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, books/DVDs. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair. Off road parking for 6 cars. Bike store. Mature gardens with furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no smoking. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Shops & pubs 1.5 miles.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Todd Fall Farmhouse:
The location was outstanding, the space and overall standard was outstanding.
Mr Brookes, Washington, January 2013
A very comfortable, well equipped property. Lots of space for large groups.We cooked a Christmas dinner for 10 people and the kitchen was large enough for everyone to be involved in the preparation. Would definitely stay at this property in the future.
Mrs Cannings, Lincoln, December 2012
Wonderful holiday, the owners made us very welcome and the property had everything we needed. Kitchen was beautiful, great to have a dining table at which everyone could be seated.
Mrs Williamson, Windlesham, November 2012
House was excellent all round, bathrooms were brilliant.
Mrs Turner, Norwich, September 2012