Hamsterley 2 miles.
Two miles from the village of Hamsterley, just outside the North Pennines AONB, Witton View is a charming, 17th century stone cow byre conversion on the owner’s non-working farm.
The property is an excellent base for friends and families, with Hamsterley Forest less than four miles away, and the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors also within easy reach.
Inside is bright, modern accommodation with picturesque views of the surrounding fields.
The sitting room is a great place to relax after a long walk, and the kitchen is a social hub where everyone can gather to chat and plan the day’s adventures over breakfast.
Two pretty bedrooms provide a comfy night’s sleep; one has twin beds and the other has a double bed, with a wicker chair in one corner by the window so you can read in peace or simply enjoy the view.
Outside is a shared courtyard and a private patio with table and chairs, ideal for alfresco dining in the sunshine!
There are country walks in abundance in this part of the country, with the River Wear just five minutes away providing total peace and tranquillity.
A trip to the area is not complete without a visit to the Kynren Project, with mesmerising shows telling tales of life in the area from Roman times to present day!
Cyclists have plenty of cycle routes to explore and those on foot can visit Durham Cathedral, Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle.
There is so much to see and do in the area, you’re sure of a wonderful holiday.
.Note: This property is next to Ref 904978, together they sleep 8.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 2). Sitting room.
About the location
Barnard Castle 8 miles.
The village of Hamsterley sits on the brow of a hill between Teesdale and Weardale, on the edge of the North Pennines. Boasting an old village pub, where basic provisions can be purchased, the village is just two miles from Hamsterley Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which covers 2000 hectares of mixed woodland and has an abundance of wildlife. The Forest Visitor Centre, complete with tea rooms, provides visitors with a wealth of information on the many activities available in the forest, including splendid walking, cycling and horse riding trails to suit all levels of expertise. Cycling enthusiasts will be well catered for with the Hamsterley Forest mountain bike downhill trail which has some of the steepest slopes in the UK, together with miles of cross country routes. The forest runs alongside the Bedburn Beck for four miles, providing access to grassy picnic sites and a play area for children, and also stages a wide range of events and activities every summer, from wildlife watches to theatre performances, and the Dark Skies Events are coming to the forest, with introductions to astronomy from trained instructors. With Raby Castle nearby and the delightful market town of Barnard Castle, with its medieval castle ruins and delightful cobbled streets, just 8 miles away, this is an ideal holiday location. The ancient cathedral city of Durham is also close by and is host to a number of events throughout the year so it is well worth checking what you can see while you are in the area.