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Copley near Butterknowle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 970193)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

The property

Butterknowle 1.5 miles.

Hazeldene is a delightful Edwardian house situated in the peaceful village of Copley, County Durham, on the outskirts of the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty.

Right up above the clouds it boasts fresh air in abundance, superb views across the fields by day, twinkling stars and occasional views of the Northern Lights.

It lies on the cusp of the beautiful Weardale Valley in County Durham and Hazeldene boasts a great location for guests wanting to explore the Durham dales and beyond.

Traditional and comfortable, this semi detached warm, welcoming and overflowing with Edwardian features this house has been renovated and redecorated throughout, absolutely perfect for families, walkers, cyclists and canoeists there is ample space for five people and a baby using the travel cot wanting to share this lovely home.

There is also a Philip Rennie Mackintosh Vestibule which is an original feature.

Simply kick off your boots and hang your coats in the boot room before stepping into an Edwardian dining room complete with electric style log burner and seating six people easily around a large oak table where you can enjoy family gatherings over a home cooked meal, carry on through to a large family lounge with two comfy sofas and a multi fuel log burner to toast your toes and watch the flames as evenings draw in.

The first floor hosts three bedrooms, one double with a king size bed, one single and a twin, so whatever your group type, there will be something to accommodate you.

Each bedroom has a variety of modern furnishings to store your personal items with lovely views around the village or across the open fields.

Take a relaxing soak in the tub in the family bathroom of an evening to soak away those aches and pains, or enjoy a refreshing shower under the power shower.

To the rear of Hazeldene is an enclosed lawned garden and patio area, with plenty of seating to relax in or, throw open the French windows from the dining room and enjoy the evening air while eating a family meal in the dining room, relaxing while safely watching your little ones run around in this enclosed safe area.

Off road parking is available easily for two vehicles.

Being pet friendly dog lovers don't have to leave their four legged companions at home or in kennels as the boot room boasts everything your pet requires, from towels , treats and comfy beds which can be used in the lounge or dining room, ready for, them to curl up in happy they're with you in this comfortable family home.The kitchen rests to the rear of Hazeldene, with all the appliances you could possibly need for either a weekend break right up to a weeks holiday in the countryside.With many established public footpaths surrounding Hazeldene you won't be short of walks and views across the valley.

Cycle tracks on Hamsterley Forrest being a short 4 miles away, a golf course to surely test a golfers ability in Barnard Castle and the river Wear to tempt canoeists guests will be spoilt for choice for a destination to discover.

The counties of North Yorkshire, Northumberland and Cumbria can all be reached within an hours drive making Hazeldene a superb base for exploring the North of England.

The river Gaunless travels through the area and offers some outstanding walks alongside it and there is plenty of open countryside and woodland in which to enjoy a leisurely stroll, ramble or dog walk.

Copley is a small village and offers a good pub a stroll away that serves food and welcomes canine friends and the nearby village of Butterknowle has another pub, local shop and amenities.

Barnard Castle and all the amenities this town has to offer including the best chippy around, E49, but beware because of its super food we suggest you get there early or book a table.

It is a mere 5 miles away down a steady drop out of the clouds of Copley village and on down through the valley all the while being entranced with superb views.

This bustling town hosts a farmers market every week and has some great, traditional pubs, restaurants and cafes that line the street.

Carry on through the town to Bowes Museum which must be experienced and thoroughly enjoyed.

Bishop Auckland is just 10 miles away this lively town is the home of the Kynren which takes place every weekend from July to September.

A little further afield is the city of Durham with its university, castle and cathedral, all lit up for Christmas is a truly spectacular sight.

Take a short drive to the medieval Raby Castle, dating back to the 14th century and situated in 200 acres of deer park.

Hamsterley Forrest is four miles away and is a delightful five thousand acre site of popular walks including the Gruffalo Trail, picnic areas, orienteering and with its super Red Track for cyclists of all capabilities.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin and 1 x single. Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room. Utility.


  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove, electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed front lawned garden and rear enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Customers must use the side entrance to the property, accessed via the driveway

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About the location


Barnard Castle 7.6 miles; Bishop Auckland 8 miles; Darlington 15 miles.

Set between the pretty market towns of Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle is the sleepy little village of Butterknowle, near to Hamsterley Forest. Head West to spend the day in Barnard Castle, set on the site of a Roman fort, where the medieval castle ruins still tower over the River Tees. The town boasts quaint cobbled streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century, along with rows of attractive, old stone houses. The town centre hosts an arts complex should you be in search of a bit of culture, whilst there’s a range of independent shops to peruse, where you’re certain to find the perfect holiday keepsake. A short drive eastward from Butterknowle brings you to bustling town of Bishop Auckland, elevated above the River Wear and known as the Gateway to Weardale.On the outskirts of the town you can wander the ancient stones of the Binchester Roman Fort, the largest in the county. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this village, with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few miles away, whilst an array of interesting towns and a wealth of historic attractions can all be found within an easy drive.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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