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


  • Sleeps 5 people

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • 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
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

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    “Fabulous absolutely fabulous house and area”

    A huge house with everything we needed to help us have a good holiday, even ur dog was super spoiled with food, bedding, towels all there ready for her.

    A huge house with everything we needed to help us have a good holiday, even ur dog was super spoiled with food, bedding, towels all there ready for her. A huge fire in the lounge and the dining room we simply sat and talked the night away in comfort. Book this one it’s a dream

The property

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, 5 miles from Barnard Castle.

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.

Evenwood, a near by village has Big Joes steakhouse which serves good food and take away Sunday dinners.

Copley is a small village and offers a good pub a shot 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.


  • 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
  • Phillip Rennie Mackintosh complete tiled vestibule
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Utility and boot room
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove, electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky Sports and integrated DVD player and some DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Cot, Highchair and stair gate available
  • Enclosed front lawned garden and rear enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • Garage for bike and canoe storage
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, bedding, food and towels available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 miles
  • Note: Customers must use the side entrance to the property, accessed via the driveway.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 1 mile.

Stainton is a small village in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale, in County Durham, just one mile from the market town of Barnard Castle. Consisting of a small group of traditional cottages and boasting lovely views of the surrounding Dales countryside, Stainton is a great rural base for this part of the northern Dales. Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman ford which crosses the river. The medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. Known affectionately as 'Barney' by residents and visitors alike, the town boasts cobbled streets, yards and back lanes which were first laid out in the 12th century. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep with The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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