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Butterwick

Cleatlam near Staindrop and Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North

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Strathmore Barns

Staindrop 1.5 miles. Situated on a working farm, on the edge of the sleepy hamlet of Cleatlam, Strathmore Barns comprise the imaginative conversion of old stone byres and barns, set around a central courtyard. Care has been taken to convert the buildings to provide high quality holiday properties, retaining original features and character. Picture windows provide visitors with wonderful views over the lower reaches of the Teesdale Valley. Cleatlam itself offers wide greens (often with ponies put out to graze) at its centre. Guests will enjoy a wide range of facilities, with a play area for children and relaxing areas for adults. With the owners on hand to ensure a warm and comfortable stay, these properties are in the ideal location for exploring nearby Teesdale, Durham and the Yorkshire Dales. Note: The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 people.

The Property

On two levels, this property offers upside down accommodation, taking advantage of the views of the surrounding countryside. Superbly converted, with a spacious feel, this property provides accommodation every visitor will enjoy. Note: Butterwick and Millstone can be offered together to form a single unit accommodating 10/12, with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. This is done by way of opening up a solid wood soundproof door between the two cottages, ensuring complete privacy when the units are taken separately, and a cosy atmosphere when taken together.

Accommodation

Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x family room with king-size four poster bed and single bed with en-suite shower room, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower on taps, basin and WC. Well-equipped ground floor fitted kitchen with separate dining area, stairs from hall to first floor sitting room with electric stove-effect fire and lovely views.

Amenities

Central heating/hot water from eco-friendly wood-chip farm heating system with electric stove. Electric cooker, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TVs, video/DVD, music system. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sunny and sheltered shared courtyard to front, with garden furniture. Designated play area for children (adult supervision required). One well-behaved pet welcome, charged at £20 per pet. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub etc in Staindrop, 1.5 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute
  • Christmas

At a glance

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Sleeps:5
Bedrooms:2
Bathrooms:2
Pets:Yes

Cottage features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

About the location

Staindrop

Barnard Castle 5 miles; Durham 20 miles.

The pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The Castle (open to the public) is one of the most grand in England. Enlarged and beautified over the centuries, the medieval heart remains and a walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the splendour. Staindrop has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is 5 miles away, with its castle, the Bowes Museum, plus of course its wide range of shops and tea rooms. Walkers will enjoy the many walks around Teesdale.

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Wonderful properties which enabled us as a family to be all together for the first time for some years. Loved the area. The more active members made good use of the variety of waterfall walks and other activities. Friendly hosts. Introducing our grandchildren to the pony was much appreciated. Sauna and spa bath well used throughout (especially by the walkers)! Lovely facilities, lovely people, good pubs in the area, what more could anyone ask?

Mrs Frost, Crewe, May 2013