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The Barn

Frosterley, Northumberland (Ref. 1071176)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Frosterley Cottages

These two-lovely stone-built cottages are settled in the heart of the charming village of Frosterley, in County Durham. Enveloped in miles of picturesque countryside, these two delightful holiday homes provide comfortable and welcoming accommodation for couples, families and friends sharing. The smaller of the two, The Coach House, is an idyllic base for a romantic retreat, home to a sumptuous double bedroom and boasting an open-plan living space, perfect for making the most of your quality time together with your significant other, whilst The Barn offers three bedrooms in a quirky reverse-level layout, each beautifully-appointed with an effortless pairing of traditional and contemporary décor. All of your local amenities are nestled on your doorstep, with two traditional country pubs alongside a well-stocked convenience store settled a short walk away from Frosterley Cottages, whilst a larger variety of choice can be found in the market town of Barnard Castle. Be sure to pack your clubs and test your swing with a round of golf at Barnard Castle Golf Club, tour the medieval ruins of Barnard Castle, dating back to the 12th century, or if that's not your thing, take a scenic stroll through the woodland at Deepdale Nature Reserve; a lovely spot to indulge in a picnic in a tranquil setting. Just short drive away you will find the charming village of Stanhope, home to an impressive castle, the Weardale Nature Reserve, sure to entice any keen ramblers and cyclists with its rolling landscape, as well as a vintage railway and historic mining museum. A wander through the village will find a delightful selection of gift shops where you can purchase souvenirs to remember your trip by, art galleries showcasing local artists, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, ensuring there is something for every taste and budget. Nearby you will find the scenic hiking trails of the Weardale Way, Harehope Quarry Project, Pine Woods and Warren’s Peak for those who cannot get enough of the scenery. Jump in the car and journey to the town of Bishop Auckland, where you can marvel at the captivating Gothic Revival architecture of Auckland Castle or immerse yourself in local history with a tour of Bishop Auckland People’s Museum. Whilst you're in the area, take a step back in time with a trip to Kynren, where the haunting tales of the Vikings, Tudors, King Arthur and Queen Elizabeth are brought to life with an enchanting blockbuster performance, rated one of five top performances to see in the UK. Get better acquainted with your surroundings and embark on a two-wheeled adventure via the former railway line running between Brandon to Bishop Auckland Railway Path, a traffic-free 9-mile trail enveloped in unspoilt woodland or lace up your walking boots and follow the The Pennine Way through the rolling hills of the Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Venture further afield and discover the bustling city of Durham, where the cathedrals ancient cloisters are famed as the backdrop for scenes in the Harry Potter franchise; here you can tour the vibrant 10-hectare Botanic Garden, hire a rowing boat and float atop the waters of the River Wear, or treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy with a wander through the indoor market. For a memorable retreat to the North East, choose Frosterley Cottages.

The property

The Barn is a beautiful, semi-detached cottage located in the pretty village of Frosterley, Durham.

With ground-floor bedrooms and bathroom, and a spacious living area, The Barn makes a wonderful base for a family getaway to the countryside, with fantastic towns and cities within reach.

The Barn sits on a charming unit among traditional, stone cottages, with private parking so you can get settled in with ease; enter through the quaint blue door, drop your bags and make yourself at home in this wonderful space.

With a stone feature wall, wooden floors, classic décor and cottage windows bringing in plenty of natural light, The Barn is scattered with lovely spots to quietly read a book or catch up with loved ones.

On the first floor, an open-plan living area offers a well-equipped, smart kitchen with a gas hob, electric oven and a coffee maker to kick-start your mornings, alongside plenty of storage space and a fridge/freezer to stock up for your stay.

Set the dining table for six to plan the next day's adventures over a home-cooked dinner, before settling into the plush seats in the sitting area for a movie night by the warmth of the woodburning stove.

Each guest is welcomed into a homely bedroom to unpack their belongings and get ready for the day ahead, with the ground floor hosting one double and a twin, along with a first-floor double.

Take a well-earned bubble bath in the ground-floor bathroom after adventuring through the North Pennines, or energise your day in the spacious walk-in shower found in the first-floor shower room.

Whether rain strikes or for unexpected muddy walks, The Barn has a handy utility with a washing machine and tumble dryer to quickly clean your clothes ready for the next day.

There is also an enclosed, rear garden with outdoor seating; make a tray of hot chocolates, gather your guests and catch up on the day's events in the peaceful surroundings of the cottage.

With plenty of attractions, stunning countryside and picturesque towns within reach, choose The Barn to make your family holiday a memorable one.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1072675, together sleeping up to eight guests.

Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and coffee maker
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Walled garden with shared hot tub
  • Enclosed garden with patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

FROSTERLEY

Barnard Castle 15 miles; Durham 20 miles; Newcastle 26 miles.

Frosterley is a pretty village situated 20 miles from Durham and 26 miles from Newcastle. The area is described as England’s last wilderness and possibly one of the best kept secrets, nearby Bollihope Common, is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a place of Special Scientific Interest for birdlife and dragonflies, made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, impressive waterfalls, fertile river valleys and wild flower meadows. Pleasant market towns dot the area and the historic market town of Barnard Castle lies within easy reach, and boasts castle remains overlooking the town, as well as the impressive Bowes Museum. Built as an impressive French-style chateau, the museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and decorative art. Other places of interest close to Barnard Castle are the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, High Force, Cauldron’s Snout, Derwent Resevoir, Hexham (with stately abbey) is within easy reach, as well as the magnificent cathedral city of Durham. A little further afield, the Lakes and Northumberland Heritage coastline await exploration.

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