Resting wonderfully within the rustic Stanhope Castle is this gorgeous grade two star listed castle and part of English heritage built in the 17th century, stone-built property, right in the heart of the ancient County Durham market town.
With tasteful accommodation for up to four guests, this is a superb base for discovering the magnificent countryside, fascinating towns and the spectacular city of Durham.
Enter this fine getaway and head right into a sumptuous sitting room boasting stylish grey décor to provide a wonderfully comforting spot to spend the evenings watching TV.
Across the hallway sits a contemporary kitchen/diner, equipped with the highest quality appliances, housed in stunning cappuccino-coloured units with quartz worktops for an extra slick finish.
Climb the stairs to reach a splendid first floor; first discover a luxurious family bathroom with beautiful art deco flooring, metro tiled walls and an elegant roll-top bath adding a touch of class.
The two serene bedrooms at the property include a super king-size and a twin room with flexible zip/link beds to accommodate couples, families and friends alike.
Step out of your front door to be greeted by a glorious suntrap courtyard, take a seat and soak up the sun with a drink or perhaps luxuriate in the bubbles of the hot tub.
A leisurely stroll takes you to Stanhope's assortment of fine amenities, the town also boasts an art gallery and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
From here you can venture into the breath-taking North Pennines AONB to uncover astounding walking, cycling and wildlife-spotting country.
The magnificent city of Durham is well worth the 22-mile trip as you can admire its spectacular cathedral and castle, as well as make the most of its number of first-class shops and restaurants.
Bring your loved ones together to enjoy this unique contemporary cottage in a marvellous location.
Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request). Bathroom with a hand-held shower, shower over bath, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Sitting room.
About the location
Durham 22 miles.
The ancient market town of Stanhope lies in the beautiful Wear Valley in the heart of superb walking country. Described as the "Capital of Weardale", it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. The town is home to a delightful high street, offering a wonderful selection of pubs, specialist food stores, coffee shops, art galleries, a heated outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks, plus the town is on the C2C cycle route. Beautiful Blanchland, the "perfect village", lies just 10 miles away. The city of Durham is just 22 miles away and is a World Heritage Site boasting a magnificent cathedral and castle, plus Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Museum and Barnard Castle - a short picturesque drive away. Further afield is the award winning Beamish Living Museum, along with the Metro Centre housing 300 shops and a 12-screen cinema, plus the Lake District National Park is 43 miles away.