Tucked away in one of Barnard Castles historic yards, Raven Cottage enjoys a secluded, peaceful position and yet is only two minutes walk from the bustling market place of this charming town with its exceptional mix of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Perfect for couples or a small family, the cosy, stone-built cottage has been completely redecorated to the highest standard, combining contemporary chic with the expectations of modern living.
The cottage has a stunning fully-equipped kitchen/diner with new appliances, including an oven with an induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
The cosy sitting room has French doors leading to a totally private, secluded courtyard garden a perfect sun-trap for al fresco dining.
Upstairs there are two country chic bedrooms a double and a single and an inviting bathroom with a generous bath and overhead shower.
Raven Cottage is ideally situated for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the beautiful countryside of Teesdale, or for those seeking a more leisurely stay in one of the most historic and delightful towns in the region.
Barnard Castle is known as the Gateway to Teesdale the dramatic and inspiring valley of the turbulent River Tees.
One of The Guardians top ten towns in the UK to visit, Barnard Castle has the character of a traditional market town combined with the buzz of an eclectic collection of designer clothes and interiors shops, cafes and restaurants, and a well-deserved reputation as the antiques centre of the area, with dealers ranging from quirky upcycling traders to TV antiques expert David Harper.For art lovers, the jewel in the crown must be the Bowes Museum, built in the style of a French chateau and housing an internationally-acclaimed collection of European fine arts, ceramics and paintings.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen/diner. Sitting room.
About the location
Staindrop 6 miles; Richmond 13 miles; Darlington 16 miles; Durham 20 miles.
The market town of Barnard Castle is situated in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale in County Durham. It stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort 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 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. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this lovely market town, with woodland walks and cycle routes and the Lake District, the Pennine and Teesdale Ways, and the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.