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The Coach House

Frosterley, Northumberland (Ref. 1072675)

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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/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

Settled on the peaceful grounds of the owners home, in the heart of the quaint village of Frosterley, in the picturesque County of Durham, rests this charming stone-built holiday home, The Coach House.

Set across one level and boasting a sociable yet snug open-plan living space, The Coach House makes an idyllic base for a romantic escape to the country.

Park up on the spacious driveway resting at the foot of this lovely dwelling before unloading your belongings and making your way through the charming pastel blue doorway and into your new home-from-home to begin your staycation.

Kick off your muddy walking boots as you enter into the open-plan living space, beautifully-appointed with a welcoming neutral décor and home to a snug sofa gathered in front of the TV, perfect for settling down with your better half to catch up on your favourite shows of an evening.

When stomachs start to rumble, discover the well-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear of the sociable space, home to a range of fantastic facilities to assist with your self-catering needs, including an electric oven and hob as well as a handy washing machine and dishwasher.

Prepare a romantic meal for two before gathering together with your better half at the nearby dining table to serve up the fruits of your labour; a lovely spot to uncork a bottle of wine and indulge in some long overdue quality time together.

As day draws to night, retire for the evening to the sumptuous double bedroom, where exposed wooden beams decorated the vaulted ceiling above, providing a snug setting to rest your eyes ahead of a new day.

In the morning, kick-start your day with an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower enclosure before heading out on foot to better acquaint yourself with your surroundings.

Embark on an adventure in the North East with a stay at The Coach House.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1071176, together sleeping up to eight guests.

Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine / tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Walled garden with shared hot tub on prior arrangement with the owner
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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