A beautiful detached bungalow, a former cow byre located on the outskirts of Middleton-in-Teesdale, amongst lovely rolling countryside and yet only a four-minute walk into the centre of the popular town.
A great location with the benefit of off road parking, lovely views and a spacious garden, High Thearns is the perfect property for a relaxing break with the family or a group of friends.
Set out in an unusual and appealing L shape, you will be welcomed by a spacious kitchen/diner with a cosy Rayburn cooker, a lovely oak floor, a small snug, seating area and the added benefit of delightful views across the garden area, the attached meadow and the distant fells.
A great space to enjoy a meal together or sit out on the adjoining terrace and take in the peaceful surroundings.
Guests can also help themselves to the chicken’s eggs and rustle up a good old English breakfast.
There is a sitting room to cosy up in after a long day, a cosy wood-burning stove set in a stone fire surround, lovely old ceiling beams and tasteful furnishings.
From the sitting room the corridor leads to three bedrooms.
The master suite offers a king size sleigh bed, a cosy window seat and an en-suite shower room providing that little bit of luxury.
The second bedroom offers a king-size double and there is a further twin room.
The main house bathroom, modern and very stylish offers a separate bath and shower cubicle.
Outside, the spacious gardens and terracing are ideal for enjoying a drinks party, barbecue or simply taking in the rural surroundings and watching the resident chickens go about their day.
To the rear of the property is a paddock area with a set of swings and small slides which the smaller members of the group will enjoy.
A bridleway leads off from the end of the paddock into open countryside and is a scenic route to the town.
The quaint market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers a range of shops, pubs and places to eat and is surrounded by superb walking country, with high open moorland as well as the famous and not to be missed High Force waterfalls.
Close by, vibrant Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort, and the medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit.
Slightly further afield, the Northern Dales are waiting to be discovered and visits to medieval Raby Castle with its deer park, Bowes Museum and Egglestone Hall Gardens are not to be missed.
A great family retreat whatever the time of year.