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The Conifers

Ovington near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 935226)

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  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • “Starting with Ian meeting us at the door in such a friendly and helpful manner our holiday began well.”

    It was lovely to meet an owner who engaged and gave us practical instructions without a list of don’ts.The cottage is presented beautifully and is warm and cosy in fact a real home from home.Having just moved house and had such a busy few weeks prior to arrival , the beauty and quiet of both the cottage and village was just what we needed to recharge our batteries.The Bowes museum was such a delight to visit with a wonderful collection of things to admire ,a lovely tea shop and such friendly ...

    It was lovely to meet an owner who engaged and gave us practical instructions without a list of don’ts.The cottage is presented beautifully and is warm and cosy in fact a real home from home.Having just moved house and had such a busy few weeks prior to arrival , the beauty and quiet of both the cottage and village was just what we needed to recharge our batteries.The Bowes museum was such a delight to visit with a wonderful collection of things to admire ,a lovely tea shop and such friendly staff and the road to Kirkby Stephen across the dales was magnificent.A wonderful cottage in a wonderful part of the country and had we been less tired there were plenty of places to visit and enjoy so thanks again Ian and Maureen for the use of your delightful cottage.

    - Mrs Cooper, September 2019

The property

The Conifers, an early nineteenth century stone-built cottage of character, is located in the peaceful, small picturesque rural 'Maypole' village of Ovington, near both the ever popular market towns of Barnard Castle in Teesdale and Richmond in North Yorkshire.

Full of character and charm, this cottage dates back to the 1800s and is perfect for that well-earned, romantic break.

Set over one floor, you will find at the front of the cottage a cosy sitting room and a double bedroom overlooking a pretty lawned south-facing walled front garden.

To the rear, the spacious kitchen/diner is a real highlight, with French doors that open out onto an enclosed walled courtyard garden; a delightful space to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine.

Also completing this lovely cottage is a stylish bathroom.

Ovington has a picturesque green and a short walk from The Conifers is the fantastic traditional pub, The Four Alls, which serves home cooked food and cask ales.

Barnard Castle with its cobbled streets and the Bowes Museum is a 15 minute drive away, with Richmond a 20 minute drive, where at both you will find a bustling high streets full of pubs and restaurants, along with charming, independent shops.

The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the medieval Raby Castle with deer park and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all nearby.

Further afield brings you into the heart of Durham, with its majestic cathedral standing high above the River Wear, and with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the top of the Yorkshire Dales National Park within reach means that there’s plenty to see and do.

A delightful cottage from which to explore Teesdale and beyond.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Enclosed front lawned garden
  • Rear walled courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 4 mins walk
  • Note: No children or infants allowed.

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About the location

OVINGTON

Barnard Castle 6 miles; Richmond 12 miles.

The lovely small, picturesque rural 'Maypole village' of Ovington is situated on the south bank of the River Tees in County Durham and North Yorkshire boundaries. With a village green and a traditional pub that serves homemade food and real ales, Ovington is an ideal place for you to enjoy wildlife and country walks with golf, horse riding, fishing and swimming being just some of the wide range of activities which are available within an eight mile radius. Both the charming and popular market towns of Barnard Castle (6 miles) and Richmond (12 miles) are within easy reach. Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman ford which crosses the river Tees. 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 cobble streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century. The nearby Bowes Museum is well worth a visit and a wonderful way to spend a day wandering around this beautiful building and experiencing the fascinating exhibitions. The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the medieval Raby Castle with deer park and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all nearby, and Durham, Richmond and Ripon are within driving distance.

Note: No children or infants allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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