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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Rockwell House Ref: W42698

This spacious holiday property opposite the River Wear in the small village of Wearhead offers superb holiday accommodation. Spectacular walks lead from the door in every direction in Weardale – ’the ‘last wilderness’. High Force, England’s highest waterfall with a 21m drop, is well worth a visit, as well as visitor centres and nature reserves in the local area. Weardale Ski Club is nearby and offers weather alerts when snow is due. The Durham Dales are England’s best kept secret, with a multitude of historic sites, Barnard Castle, Raby Castle, Killhope Lead Mining Museum (small visitor attraction of the year 2008) only 2 miles away. Close to the C2C cycle route, and great mountain biking down hill courses through Hamsterly Forest with bike hire for all ages less than half an hour away. A great area for shooting grouse and pheasant, with fishing on the Wear for salmon and sea trout on the doorstep. Hadrian’s Wall running from Newcastle to Hexham is within ½ hour’s drive. Beamish Open Air Museum, the O2 arena and the annual Great North Run at Newcastle are within 0.75 hour’s drive. During the festive period, visit the Polar Express at Stanhope, just a 15-minute drive away. Ideal base for both Newcastle and Sunderland arenas. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional folding bed (for child), two twin, one bunk. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Digital TVs. DVDs. CD. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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NOW
£450-£1282
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
23
Bedrooms
9
Pets
3

This traditional farmhouse lies half a mile beyond the outskirts of Alston on the borders of Northumbria and Cumbria, central in the North Pennines, an AONB. Alston is said to be England’s highest market town. Fishing, riding and golf nearby. Follow some of the local rambles or the Pennine Way. The glorious coast and countryside of Northumbria is within travelling distance, as are the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Scottish Borders. Water sports at Talkin and Keilder Water. Gateshead, only an hour away, has a large shopping centre with restaurants and ten screen cinema. Or just stay home and relax in front of the fire and eat together with family and friends. Set in a garden, bordered by mature trees with panoramic views over green fields and wild fells. Before it lies the site of an ancient Britain fort, and behind, the Roman’s Maiden Way. The town has a quaint cobbled street with public houses, butchers, bakers and its own candlemaker. An ideal holiday base. Assisted wheelchair users can be accommodated on the ground floor.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Second living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional Z-bed, 1 twin (one 2ft 6in for child). Bathroom with shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 7 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, 4 twin (one with one 2ft 6in bed for child). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet.

Woodburner in living room and dining room included. Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen included. Towel hire. Two high chairs. TV. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Ample parking. Pets welcome under strict control please (sheep country).

WAS
NOW
£679-£1934
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Larches Ref: 23086

Attractively positioned with the local beck running alongside and accessed over a quaint, little stone bridge, this charming stone detached cottage is centrally located within the quiet rural community of Hartley. This pretty, small village is surrounded by the unspoilt and stunning countryside of the Eden Valley and Wainwright’s ’Coast to Coast’ walk runs through the village. There are excellent walks from the doorstep ranging from pretty riverside strolls to more energetic fell walking. The house has been tastefully renovated to a very good standard and provides a charming mix of traditional and contemporary style, making good use of the space and light to enhance both indoor and outdoor living. The traditional market town of Kirkby Stephen is a pleasant, short walk away, and has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The Eden Valley is perfectly placed between the Dales and the Lakes and this lovely holiday home is ideal for families and friends exploring one of the most beautiful corners of England. Shops and pubs 3/4 mile.

This property is close to the 2014 Tour de France route, come and experience the spectacular scenery for yourself and follow in the trail of some true cycling legends.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and tiled floor. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors and limestone floor. Utility room with separate toilet. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one 5ft, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Gas woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed rear patio with terraced garden and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Family bookings only. NB: 5 steps to terrace and beck running alongside house.

WAS
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£590-£1650
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Stoney Law Ref: CC334052
Surrounded by miles of spectacular countryside views nestles Stoney Law, a spacious detached cottage offering lovely self catering holiday accommodation. The property has been newly refurbished and with four bedrooms and two sitting rooms this cottage is suitable for the gathering of families and friends alike. A bright and cosy conservatory overlooks the private gardens where the stunning open vistas can be admired.

Ground Floor: Property has gas central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With wood burning stove, TV and DVD
Conservatory: With comfortable seating overlooking the pretty garden
Snug: An additional sitting area with comfortable seats and views across the garden
Kitchen: With LPG range cooker, electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and table top freezer
Utility: With washing machine and WC

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and guest single bed (for + 1 )
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en suite facilities comprising shower cubicle and wash basin
Bedroom 3: With single bed
Bedroom 4: With single bed
Bathroom; With bath, large shower cubicle and wash basin
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

All fuel and electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of logs for stove provided. One to two small well behaved dogs welcome.  A full size cot, a travel cot and a highchair are available.Large, fully enclosed and private garden. Outbuildings suitable for storage of bicycles etc. Off road parking for 3 + cars.

WAS
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£370-£740
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1

Overlooking the River Wear, these superb conversions of the barn, old byre and stables provide a wonderful holiday retreat. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and is set in a haven of peace and tranquillity. Adjoining one another, they lie within an attractive courtyard setting, complemented by a fountain and shrubberies. All the properties have been tastefully refurbished and are full of character and charm, with shared use of lovely grounds, children’s play area, summer house and games room. The pretty village of Frosterley has shops and pubs, with walks in every direction along Weardale. Described as England’s ’last wilderness’, and possibly one of the best kept secrets, the Durham Dales are situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, impressive waterfalls, fertile river valleys and wild flower meadows. Pleasant towns and pretty villages dot the area – the historic market town of Barnard Castle lies within easy reach, and boasts castle remains overlooking the town, as well as the Bowes Museum. Built as an impressive French-style chateau, the museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and decorative art. Other places of interest are Raby Castle, the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall. Hexham (with stately abbey) is a good day trip out, as well as the splendid cathedral city of Durham, 15 miles. NB: Refs 24969, 24970, 24971 and 23712 (also on the same site) can be booked together to accommodate up to 27 guests.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower cubicle and toilet (adapted for less mobile guests). Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas woodburner in living room included. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Ample parking.

All properties: Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair by arrangement with owner. DVD. CD. Microwave. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared use of owner’s landscaped gardens with lawned terraces, children’s swings and summer house. Shared patio and furniture. Shared barbecue. Shared games room with pool table. Shared 1/2-acre courtyard. No smoking. NB: Pond 2 metres, pond 30 metres and 6 steps in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£632-£1503
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
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Jasmine Cottage Ref: E2421

Overlooking both a river and a small lake, this beamed cottage offers a comfortable holiday retreat bursting with character. Boasting its own enclosed garden with 2 acres of shared grounds, fishing for trout and salmon are available on site. Penrith, Carlisle and Hexham (25 miles). The local area is full of historic interest - Hadrian’s Wall, lead mines, museums and a steam railway are all nearby. Walking can be enjoyed locally and Alston (4 miles) offers horse riding and cycle hire. Golf can be found at Brampton (12 miles), and an outdoor heated swimming pool at Haltwhistle (8 miles). Alston offers a choice of restaurants and shops. Village pub serving food in Slaggyford 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room with toilet. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 single, both with beams and low, sloping ceilings. Children’s TV room.

Gas CH, elec and bed linen inc. T/cot. H/chair. Video. Stereo/CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. F/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. Shared use of 2 acres grounds. BBQ. Parking. Fishing foc. No smoking. NB: Unfenced river and pond in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£973-£973
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Honfleur Ref: CC132156
Honfleur is a modern detached bungalow with ample parking and a large garden overlooking open fields, to the distant Lakeland Fells. Situated near the Fox Inn in Ousby, a peaceful village nestling at the foot of the Pennine Hills in the beautiful Eden Valley. The quiet country lanes are perfect for cycling and there are walks from the door to Melmerby Fell and Cross Fell. Bar meals and restaurant facilities are available in the pub and occasional live entertainment. There is a village shop and bakery with cafe in Melmerby two miles away together with village pub serving bar meals. There are a wealth of amenities in Penrith, seven miles. The bungalow is very comfortably furnished and well equipped, with a large kitchen/diner.

Ground Floor: Property has night storage and panel heaters and comprises:
Lounge: With TV, DVD, CD/radio, electric fire and patio doors to the garden.
Kitchen/diner: With electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and dining table and chairs.
Utility room: With sink, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed (for flexibility of sleeping arrangements only).
Bathroom: With shower cubicle, bath, WC and wash basin.

All fuel and bed linen included. Cot available.Outside: Garden with lawn, patio and seating. Parking for 5 cars.

WAS
NOW
£395-£725
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of County Durham, located near the idyllic countryside village of Wolsingham, in the Durham Dales. Each cottage offers you the remoteness of a country retreat with shared indoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna, there is also a games room with full size snooker table. There are limited private pool sessions available which can be booked directly with the owner, and these must be booked 7 days in advance. Whether you choose to take in the scenic countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is an ideal holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, with bike riding, horse riding and many other activities. Kilhope Lead Mining Centre and Beamish Museum are close by, as is a real snow ski lift. Located around 30-minutes from the historic city of Durham with its World Heritage site status, cathedral and castle. The National Railway Museum at Shildon, High Force Waterfall, the Metro Centre, Newcastle Airport, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Diggerland and Newcastle town centre with its cultural attractions are all within easy reach. Visit Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floor. 1 bunk bedroom with additional single. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double. 1 twin. 1 single. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room on request (fuel at cost). Travel cot. High chair. Wheelchair access.

All properties: Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Shared natural grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 5m; depth 2m x 0.9m), limited private sessions are available to book 7 days in advance. Shared hot tub and sauna. Shared games room with snooker table and games. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Steps within the grounds. Lake in grounds.

WAS
NOW
£438-£1238
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Nenthead House Ref: 30034

Nenthead House stands in a proud position overlooking the small rural village of Nenthead which is situated in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This spacious, semi-detached holiday property, close to the owner’s home, was formerly the mine manager’s house and offices for the lead mines in the 1800s. Set in a large garden, which is shared with an adjoining cottage, it has a lawn, ornamental pond and mature shrubs and trees. Nenthead is located on the road between the attractive market town of Alston and Killhope. Nenthead has a good community shop, pub and a restaurant, and is just a 10-minute drive from Alston, the highest market town in England, which has amenities including a butchers, bakers, general stores and a tourist information office. The local pubs and restaurants in Alston serve a variety of good food. The cottage is ideal for local walks or for cycling along the river and the hillsides, with unspoilt panoramic views of moorland and an abundance of wildlife. The A686 was voted in the top 10 of the world’s most scenic drives; so exploring the area is a real treat, and the roads connect to the Lake District in the west, Hardrian’s Wall and the Northumbrian National Park, along with Scotland, to the north, and the Durham Dales to the south east. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 double bedrooms, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Large shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 3 steps and pond in garden.

WAS
NOW
£514-£1088
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Whitlow Farmhouse Ref: 25415

Standing in a stunning, elevated position in the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this refurbished, former 19th century farmhouse has enviable views across Alston Moor and the beautiful, unspoilt South Tyne Valley. Perched on the Cumbria/Northumberland border, the traditional features and generously proportioned rooms make this an ideal choice for families and friends looking for a comfortable and well equipped holiday home. Standing detached alongside one other property, its peaceful, rural location makes it feel off the beaten track and yet it is just 500 yards from the Alston to Brampton road which connects the Lake District to the Northumberland National Park. There is a network of public footpaths direct from the doorstep linking up to numerous trails and cycle routes. The archaeological remains of Whitley Castle (Roman Fort), described as the hidden gem of the North Pennines is a stones throw from the property and trout and salmon fishing can be enjoyed on a quiet stretch of the South Tyne River running through the owner’s farm (2 permits available by request in advance). Whitlow is perfectly situated as a touring base for exploring a wealth of natural and historical treasures in the area. Hadrian’s Wall is only 10 miles away, with the Scottish Border and the Lake District approximately 25 miles. Nearby Alston, 21/2 miles, the highest market town in England, offers an interesting array of cafes, shops, pubs, narrow gauge steam engine railway (which runs through the farm) and 18-hole golf. Shops, pubs and restaurants 21/2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 shower rooms with toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in kitchen included. Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. Range with gas hob and electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Natural water supply from spring. Two pets welcome (to be kept on lead at all times, sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£514-£1317
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
7
Pets
0
Manor House Ref: CC133148
Manor House is an amazing, large, detached house which is superb for big family and friend gatherings. It has the most fabulous facilities imaginable, including a large indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, games room, huge conservatory, seven bedrooms with six bathrooms, roof terrace, a superbly equipped kitchen and large spacious rooms. Situated in the old Cumbrian market town of Brampton which has an array of shops, pubs and good restaurants and close to Hadrian’s Wall and the historic city of Carlisle. The Lake District, Eden Valley and Scottish Borders are all within easy reach.

Ground Floor: Heated by gas central heating and comprising:
Spacious Lounge: With three distinct areas, TV, DVD, i-Pod dock, gas fire and patio doors.
Very large kitchen: With range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, breakfast bar, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility/Drying room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

Dining room: which is open to the kitchen.
Conservatory: With cane furniture and additional dining table.
Cloakroom: with WC.
Lower Ground Floor:
Heated swimming pool:
with seating area, Large Jacuzzi and changing room with shower.
Games room: with pool and table tennis table.
Bedroom 1: With king size bed, patio doors and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, patio doors and en-suite with bath, WC and wash basin. 

First Floor: Bedroom 3: With king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and basin.
Bedroom 4: With double bed and patio doors to roof terrace.
Bedroom 5: With king size bed, dressing area, en-suite with shower, WC, bidet, basin and patio door to roof terrace.
Bathroom: With bath, bidet, WC and wash hand basin.

Second Floor: Bedroom 6: With twin beds and en-suite with WC and wash basin.
Bedroom 7: With king size bed and en-suite with shower, WC and wash basin.  

All fuel, bed linen and towels included. Cot and highchair available.Outside: Lawn garden and roof terrace. Parking for 6 cars including 2 in the double garage. Families and couples only.

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NOW
£1730-£3570
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