Eastgate 1.5 miles.
This outstanding, detached farmhouse is situated in a quiet location, on the outskirts of Eastgate, in the Durham Dales.
Surrounded by views over the countryside, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this beautiful cottage is just perfect for large groups of friends or extended families to enjoy some time together.
This delightful cottage provides spacious living and is luxuriously decorated and sumptuously furnished throughout.
The cottage is full of character with some real home-from-home touches, including stone floors, an enormous dining table, a large woodburner and a lovely large sitting room with heavenly sofas.
There are five attractive bedrooms in the main house, all en-suite, with four having the added flexibility of being zip/linked and can be twin beds if required.
One of these bedrooms, the king-size double is situated on the ground floor, together with a separate cloakroom.
Situated in an adjoining barn is an additional super king-size double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom set above a games room with a large TV, comfortable sofas and a pool table.
The pretty garden to the front of this charming cottage is enclosed by a hand-built stone wall, and has views over the countryside, as well as a large patio area for alfresco dining and a superb octagonal summerhouse which can seat up to ten people.
Glorious walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this attractive cottage, including the Weardale Way, which passes through the nearby village of Stanhope.
Alternatively, why not meander down to nearby Horsley Hall for afternoon tea and take in the wonders of the countryside and its resident wildlife?
Take a trip to Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum, the High Force waterfall and Rokeby Hall, all easily reached from your cottage, plus the village of Corbridge and the towns of Hexham and Durham are just short drives away.
With so many delightful things to do in the area, this spacious cottage makes the ideal base for a holiday at any time of year.
Main house. Five bedrooms (four zip/link, can be twin on request): 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x super king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburner.
Adjoining barn. One first floor super king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor games room with pool table, comfy seating and TV. Ground floor basin and WC.
About the location
Stanhope 3 miles; Bishop Auckland 19 miles; Barnard Castle 20 miles; Durham 28 miles.
Eastgate is a small village in Weardale, County Durham, popular for walking and cycling. The village once marked the eastern boundary of Stanhope Park, the scene of many grand historical hunting expeditions. The village is also famed for being the birthplace of Emerson Bainbridge, founder of the world’s first department store. Eastgate is set in rural countryside and is home to a pub/restaurant, historic church, Roman altar and hidden waterfall; further amenities can be found in the village of Stanhope, three 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, local craft and gem stones for sale and a coffee shop. In addition it offers places to eat and drink, art galleries, specialist gift shops, boutiques and food and wine stores. There is also a heated open-air swimming pool open during the summer months and picturesque riverside walks. The Polar Express Christmas train route commences from Stanhope and is proving to be extremely popular from November to January each year. The town is also midway on the route of the Weardale Way which can be walked from Killhope in the west to Wolsingham to the east. Cycling is extremely popular with Weardale being en route for the coast-to-coast route from Whitehaven to Tynemouth. The upper dale also hosts the "Rooftop of ENgland" cycling race. The "Kynren" spectacular, an epic tale of England set in the grounds of Auckland Castle in Bishop Auckland is within easy reach. Durham and its renowned historic castle and cathedral, Beamish Open Air Museum, Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Weardale Museum, Hamsterley Forest, Newcastle Sage and MEtro Centre are all within easy reach..