Built in 1840 this former National School has been lovingly transformed into a luxury mid-terrace holiday home, located next door to the owner's home, in the charming market town of Wolsingham on the edge of the North Pennines AONB.
From the moment you arrive at Bridge House, you realise that this cottage is something special, and you will immediately be taken by the open plan, contemporary feel that surrounds you.
It is perfect for a group of friends to relax together and explore this wonderful area.
The property features a spacious open plan living area with solid oak floors, vaulted ceilings, huge sumptuous sofas, and a cosy double fronted woodburning stove, making it perfect for relaxing together, on those chillier evenings.
With its large 55” 3D TV and Sky package, including Sports and Movies, guests will never be short of something to watch together in the evenings after a busy day out in the surrounding area.
Completing the accommodation is a bespoke white hi-gloss kitchen and a dining area which are designed with every comfort in mind.
Stairs from the living area lead to a glass mezzanine balcony with seating area and windows which look out over the Waskerley Beck below; a perfect place to relax with a good book.
From here a walkway leads to the two double bedrooms and family bathroom.
Outside, the enclosed garden is an ideal spot to relax with a glass of something cool and listen to the delightful sounds of the beck as it gurgles its way to join the River Wear.
Bridge House is centrally located in Wolsingham and is just a short stroll from an array of pretty shops, restaurants and pubs.
Nearby Hamsterley Forest has a network of walking and cycle paths where bikes and horses can be hired for the day.
A short drive will take you to many local attractions including Barnard Castle, High Force and Durham Cathedral.
A little further afield are the delights of the Lake District or the Northumberland Heritage Coastline, or you can simply enjoy relaxing in your beautiful holiday home.
This fabulous cottage is perfect for a luxurious, relaxing break with outstanding countryside nearby.
Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x double. Bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Mezzanine seating area.
About the location
Hamsterley 6.7 miles; Bishop Auckland 10 miles; Durham 14 miles; Barnard Castle 20.5 miles; Newcastle 22 miles.
The picturesque town of Wolsingham is a quintessentially British market town in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Nestled in the beautiful valley of Weardale, the town is a popular stop-off point for visitors. The town boasts a number of well-regarded pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as convenience shops and takeaways. In the town you’ll also find an indoor swimming pool and gym, grass bowls club, several picnic areas and a recreation ground with outdoor gym and playing fields. The town has plenty of amenities, including a Post Office, library, bank, gift and antique shops, grocery shops, bakery, butchers and greengrocers. Also all major supermarkets deliver here. Wolsingham Show is held on the first weekend in September and is the oldest agricultural show in the country. Wolsingham is superbly situated to enjoy the best of the north-east and is a very popular base for walking and cycling. There are plenty of local attractions, including the Weardale Heritage Railway featuring the Polar Express, Hamsterley Forest which is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding, picturesque Tunstall Reservoir for fishing and walking, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Bowes Museum, Auckland Castle featuring Kynren – an epic tale of 2000 years, High Force, Beamish Open Air Museum and Hadrian's Wall to name a few.