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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Honeypot Cottage Ref: 29140

On the edge of the historical village of Bowes, and arranged all on the ground floor, Honeypot Cottage provides an ideal retreat to relax after exploring this rural setting, situated near the boundary of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A spur on the Pennine Way passes close by, bird watchers and lovers of the countryside will also delight in this location. Across the field beside the cottage is a large old stone house, formerly a school, where Charles Dickens visited in February 1838 to do research, resulting in the publication of ‘Nicholas Nickleby’. Raby Castle, Bowes Museum and the ancient market town of Barnard Castle are all within a short drive. Visit Richmond, High Force waterfall and beautiful gardens at Egglestone Hall. The Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are also within driving distance. Fishing is available on the River Tees. This cottage is located opposite the owners’ farmhouse in open countryside. Shop and restaurant 4 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Small, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£156-£447
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

Set in the beautiful north Pennines, Britain’s ‘last undiscovered wilderness’, with spectacular views from its superb fellside position, this 18th-century stone house has been renovated to a very high standard. Adjoining the owners’ home and making the ideal rural retreat. It is perfectly situated as a touring base with the Lake District less than an hour’s drive away. Shops, pub 2½ miles.

Spacious living room with large open fire, beams, rugs on wooden floor and French doors to patio. Rustic dining room leading to sun room/entrance lobby. Well-equipped pine-fitted kitchen with ornamental antique range and small breakfast area. Two steps down to double bedroom with French door to patio and en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms (one with additional single bed for +1), each with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two bedrooms with patio doors leading to verandah.

  • Open fires – fuel included
  • Electricity, full NSH included and bed linen included
  • Towels for hire
  • Cot
  • Additional bed (for +1)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi broadband
  • First floor verandah
  • Large terraced garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Unsuitable for the infirm

WAS
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£494-£1540
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Chestnut Apartment Ref: E2918

Overlooking 20 acres of grounds surrounding one of Northumberland’s premier hotels are these comfortable cottages. The spacious grounds with far reaching views offer plenty of space for relaxation and are the perfect setting for family celebrations. Visitors also enjoy use of the hotel’s leisure club and acclaimed restaurant (booking advisable) and bar, which offers a range of facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool. Ideal for exploring the county’s many attractions, Durham’s magnificent cathedral and Newcastle’s Metro Centre and Blinking Eye Millennium Bridge are all about 15 miles away, whilst set amid the breathtaking scenery of the Border country is the famous 2,000 year old boundary (and designated World Heritage Site) of Hadrian’s Wall. Within easy driving distance are the award winning Beamish Open Air Museum, Hexham, a historic town with a Saxon abbey and ancient marketplace; the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and medieval Raby Castle with its 200 acre deer park. This corner of the country includes some of the highest, wildest and most beautiful scenery in England – an absolute delight for bird watchers, walkers and cyclists (cycle hire is available locally). Nearby, Hamsterley Forest provides miles of lovely forest and riverside walks, and, adjacent to one of the most attractive sections of the Pennine Way, woodland walks lead to High Force, England’s largest waterfall. The uncrowded roads provide superb touring, and Kielder Forest, the Scottish borders, the Northumbrian coast and the Lake District are all easily accessible. Horse riding is available locally, Derwent Reservoir offers both coarse and fly fishing close by and golf can be enjoyed at Slaley Hall, 8 miles. The nearest shops can be found in the village of Castleside 1.5 miles

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.

Combi oven/grill (no full size oven).

All properties: Elec CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. Freeview TV. M/wave. Shared use of 20-acre grounds and furniture. Parking. Leisure club with free use of indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool, open all year Mon-Fri 7am-9pm - Sun 8am-8pm (No children under 16 years allowed after 6pm). Private water supply. No smoking.

WAS
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£394-£394
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Rowan Cottage Ref: E3450

Overlooking 20 acres of grounds surrounding one of Northumberland’s premier hotels are these comfortable cottages. The spacious grounds with far reaching views offer plenty of space for relaxation and are the perfect setting for family celebrations. Visitors also enjoy use of the hotel’s leisure club and acclaimed restaurant (booking advisable) and bar, which offers a range of facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool. Ideal for exploring the county’s many attractions, Durham’s magnificent cathedral and Newcastle’s Metro Centre and Blinking Eye Millennium Bridge are all about 15 miles away, whilst set amid the breathtaking scenery of the Border country is the famous 2,000 year old boundary (and designated World Heritage Site) of Hadrian’s Wall. Within easy driving distance are the award winning Beamish Open Air Museum, Hexham, a historic town with a Saxon abbey and ancient marketplace; the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and medieval Raby Castle with its 200 acre deer park. This corner of the country includes some of the highest, wildest and most beautiful scenery in England – an absolute delight for bird watchers, walkers and cyclists (cycle hire is available locally). Nearby, Hamsterley Forest provides miles of lovely forest and riverside walks, and, adjacent to one of the most attractive sections of the Pennine Way, woodland walks lead to High Force, England’s largest waterfall. The uncrowded roads provide superb touring, and Kielder Forest, the Scottish borders, the Northumbrian coast and the Lake District are all easily accessible. Horse riding is available locally, Derwent Reservoir offers both coarse and fly fishing close by and golf can be enjoyed at Slaley Hall, 8 miles. The nearest shops can be found in the village of Castleside 1.5 miles

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin.

Elec woodburner in living room inc. DVD. CD.

All properties: Elec CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. Freeview TV. M/wave. Shared use of 20-acre grounds and furniture. Parking. Leisure club with free use of indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool, open all year Mon-Fri 7am-9pm - Sun 8am-8pm (No children under 16 years allowed after 6pm). Private water supply. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£589-£589
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Iris Cottage Ref: 29203

With far reaching views to Mickleton Fell and the Lake District beyond, this traditional holiday cottage dating back to the 1800s provides a comfortable base with original beams, an open fire and exposed stone work. Enjoy a day out on the fells in this unspoilt area of Teesdale or visiting historical attractions such as Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and the delightful villages of the Northern Dales. Excellent walking can be enjoyed from the cottage and cycling is also popular in the area. Everyday shopping can be done in Barnard Castle, or Middleton-in-Teesdale. Shop 2 miles, pub serving food 50 yards.

Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV/DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared courtyard. On road parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£156-£447
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Dene Croft Ref: CC333035
At the edge of the welcoming village of Allendale, this attractive stone built, detached cottage has been tastefully furnished to offer excellent holiday accommodation. The lounge boasts the friendly comfort of a wood burning stove making this cottage a cosy choice whatever the season - and the kitchen enjoys the convenience of a homely Rayburn. There is a lovely woodland just across the road from the property, and the village offers many facilities, including quaint tearooms, pubs, restaurants and shops, only a gentle stroll away.

Ground Floor: Property has oil fired central heating and comprises:
Lounge: With wood burning stove (logs provided), TV with sky free view channels and DVD.
Kitchen/Dinner: With Rayburn, fridge/freezer, combi - microwave, electric hob and washing machine/tumble dryer.

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed (access from one side only).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included.  No smoking please. Cot and high chair available on request. Wi-Fi access available.Garden furniture. Off road parking for 2 cars.

WAS
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£280-£485
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Staffield Hall is located in the wonderful Eden Valley, a tranquil part of Cumbria, close to both Carlisle and Penrith and also Hadrian’s Wall, the Northern Pennines, the western fringe of the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. After a busy day walking, dining out and exploring, guests can retreat back to Staffield Hall and relax. Staffield Hall is a Victorian manor house which is split into 8 apartments over three floors. Manor Hall (ref 30606) is a ground floor apartment and Lady Tower (ref 30602), Garden of Eden (ref 30605), King Oswald (ref 30607) and Heavenfield (ref 30604) are first floor apartments. Butler’s Loft (ref 30601), Dovecote (ref 30600) and Peel Tower (ref 30603) are second floor apartments. Access to the shore side of Lake Ullswater at Pooley Bridge is only a short drive away, with Keswick and Lake Derwent Water along with Lake Buttermere being only a further easy drive away. The picturesque unspoilt villages of Kirkoswald, Armathwaite, Lazonby and Great Salkeld are all close by and they each offer amenities for you to enjoy. Local shops and tea rooms, as well as great pubs and restaurants abound. From Staffield Hall, guests can plan a multitude of activities to do from cycling to fishing, walking to ballooning. The choice is endless. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.

Steps to entrance. All on second floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over spa bath and toilet.

Freeview TV. Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared utility room. Dishwasher.

All properties: Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. DVD. Electric cooker. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared, landscaped 3-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fountain in garden, 50 yards. 18 steps in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£635-£635
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Forge Cottage Ref: E5245

Peacefully set amid the rolling countryside of a 200-acre sheep farm, this collection of cottages have been converted from the old farm stables, bakery and dairy, have their own individual character and retain many of their original features. The tranquil location makes this the perfect place to relax and unwind while the many foot paths and cycle routes are an excellent way to enjoy the surrounding countryside and views. Situated on the Durham/ Northumberland border, Derwent Grange is ideally located for exploring the many attractions both counties have to offer. The historic city of Durham, with its magnificent cathedral and river boat trips and the market town of Barnard Castle with its 12th century castle; and Medieval Raby Castle are all just a short drive away. The award winning Beamish Open Air Museum, is just 13 miles away and is well worth a visit. Newcastle and Gateshead offer an array of museums and art galleries along with excellent shopping and are only 18 miles away. The breathtaking scenery of the Northumberland National Park is within an half an hours’ drive as is Hadrians Wall. A little further a field are Alnwick Castle and Gardens while the castles and gloriously unspoilt coastline of Northumberland are around an hours’ drive. Shop and pub serving food 1 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room/dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH inc. Cot. DVD. Table-top oven with two ring hob. Small patio area.

All properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. Freeview TV. CD. M/wave. W/machine and t/dryer in shared laundry room (at cost). Garden and furniture. BBQ. Private water supply.

WAS
NOW
£198-£431
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Nestled within 90 acres of a beautiful part of the South Tyne valley, this cluster of barn conversions have been recently developed to create holiday cottages to a superior standard and can be booked individually or collectively to accommodate extended parties.  Each property has oak flooring; is well equipped with many modern appliances suitable for contemporary living and tastefully furnished throughout.  This complex is in a very private setting and offers the additional bonus of being only 50 yards from the trout and salmon rich South Tyne River, where fishing is available on a pre booked basis for a fee dependent on month of the salmon season.  

Ground Floor: Heated by oil fired central heating the accommodation comprises:
Open plan lounge/dining/kitchen with french doors leading to the rear:
Lounge area:  With colour TV and DVD.
Kitchen area:  With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1:  With double four poster bed.
Bedroom 2:  With single bed.
Bathroom:  With shower over bath, W.C and hand basin.

Travel cot and high chair available.Shared use of Wi-fi facility. All fuel, power, bed linen and towels provided.
Use of shared games room with football table, wall-mounted flat screen TV and pool table available at all times.Off road parking for 2 cars. Shared courtyard with furniture. Two small well behaved pets welcome by prior arrangement. Lambley Farm Cottages can be booked individually or together to accommodate extended parties of up to 20 people.
Use of a shared 8 person sauna.

WAS
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£265-£425
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Brackenber Lodge Ref: B5012

Set in glorious countryside, near to Appleby golf course, this comfortably furnished and well-equipped holiday cottage enjoys lovely views. Large shared garden, with deep pond, provides plenty of space in which to relax. The surrounding area is perfect for walking, the Pennines are only 1½ miles. Fishing, riding, golf and good inns are all close by. Appleby, 3 miles, with shops, is famous for its colourful Horse Fair in June. The Eden Valley, Lake District , Ullswater ½ hour’s drive, and Yorkshire Dales are all within easy reach. Shops 3 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. 4 steps down to kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with additional single, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

Gas central heating at cost. Convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Use of owners’ tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared garden. Barbecue. Parking. Unsuitable for the infirm. NB: There is a pond in the garden.

WAS
NOW
£277-£753
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0


This delightful, detached, 18th-century, stone farmhouse is quietly tucked away up a metalled lane and has superb views overlooking the Tyne Valley and the North Pennine Fells, which are designated as an AONB. Situated in a rural setting, just 1 mile from the attractive market town of Alston, it stands in an enclosed garden away from roads and traffic, but has the added advantage of being a couple of minutes from the A686. Voted one of the world’s top 10 most scenic drives by the AA magazine in 2014, the A686 links Penrith, the gateway to the Northern Lakes, to the Northumberland National Park with Hadrian’s Wall and the Durham Dales (all within a half-hour drive). There are outstanding walks and scenery from the doorstep and some excellent off road tracks for mountain biking. The C2C passes nearby. The South Tynedale Steam Railway is in Alston and you can travel the famous Settle to Carlisle line from nearby Langwathby Station. The area exudes peace and tranquillity and is a great place to escape from the hustle of everyday life. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Stairs to bathroom with toilet and sloping ceiling. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single (for child), 1 twin, both with en-suite bathroom with toilet and sloping ceiling.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Electric woodburner in dining room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£524-£524
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Housekeepers Ref: 29244

Housekeepers is situated within its own private, formal grounds and is a wing of the owners’ house, which stands in an elevated position enjoying delightful views over the gardens to the spectacular Dales countryside. An imposing, rural family residence which occupies a stunning and tranquil location within the heart of Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Beautifully appointed rooms create this wonderful property as well as providing a unique atmosphere to relax in comfort and elegance. The property benefits from extensive and well proportioned living space complemented by many period features, bespoke hardwood carpentry, plasterwork, fireplaces and fittings. Most rooms enjoy pleasant views over landscaped gardens and grounds and beyond. This holiday property is situated close to Middleton-in-Teesdale, which provides a full range of local amenities. Barnard Castle offers a much wider range of boutique shops and restaurants, and Bowes Museum is within easy travelling distance. With many public footpaths and bridle paths right on your doorstep, this property provides the setting for a full range of outdoor leisure and country pursuits. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Utility room. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 6ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 and oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Five satellite TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Xbox. Wii. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Large, shared, lawned garden. Shared grounds. Shared tennis court. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 7 steps in garden.

WAS
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£233-£666
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