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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
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Sycamore Cottage Ref: E2921

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/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room and toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet.

F/freezer.

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.

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£655-£655
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
High Aimshaugh Ref: 25816

This delightful, detached, 19th century former farmhouse stands at the end of its own lane away from roads and traffic in a beautiful, rural setting of peace and tranquillity. It has a handsome, traditional facade and enviable views in all directions across pastureland towards the fells. A welcoming, relaxing ambience has been created in this immaculately presented and furnished holiday home. It has been carefully renovated and combines modern facilities with traditional features. There are great walks from the doorstep through the countryside surrounding the farm and some excellent off road tracks for mountain biking. There are exclusive fishing rights on a 11/2 mile stretch of the South River Tyne included, and there is an adjoining paddock for those wishing to take their horse on holiday. The interesting market town of Alston (the highest town in England) is 2 miles with quaint cobbled streets and lies in an AONB. The farmhouse is perfectly placed for touring Cumbria and the Lake District, Northumberland and the Durham Dales, and the borderlands of Scotland. Visit South Tynedale Steam Railway in Alston and Hadrian’s Wall. Travel the famous, scenic Settle to Carlisle line from nearby Langwathby station. The cities of Carlisle, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Durham make interesting day trips. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with flagged floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft), one with additional single (for child), 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Oil Aga included. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£421-£1090
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Hindriggs Cottage Ref: 27293

Ideal walking base

This traditional, red sandstone barn has been tastefully converted to create two holiday homes which retain a good deal of charm and character. Surrounded by stunning scenery, the cottages stand on the edge of the picturesque and peaceful small fellside village of Dufton, which has a good pub on the village green and is on the Pennine Way. There is excellent walking and cycling from the doorstep and one of the highlights is High Cup Nick which is a spectacular geological feature and walkers are rewarded with an amazing view along the Eden Valley to the Lakeland fells. The ancient, attractive market town of Appleby, 3 miles, stands on the River Eden and is on the famous and scenic Carlisle to Settle train line. Dufton provides a good base from which to explore the contrasting but equally beautiful Lakes and Dales National Parks. The Scottish border and Hadrian’s Wall are also an easy, pretty drive away. Have an afternoon tea at the tea room, 200 yards. Shop 3 miles, pub with restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Ample parking.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Patio and furniture. Shared sitting-out area. Barbecue. Cycle store. No smoking.

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£245-£914
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Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Allen View Ref: CC334037
Commanding stunning long distance rural views across the Allen Valley where the River East Allen ebbs and flows, this spacious and particularly well appointed cottage offers superb self catering holiday accommodation in a lovely setting. Immaculately presented throughout and with much thought, care and attention to the finer details, this delightful cottage has recently undergone a total makeover and completed to an excellent standard. The lounge features a gorgeous open fire place and the large picture windows drink in the amazing view. The contemporary dining kitchen is very well equipped. The three bedrooms on the first floor are beautifully coordinated and the fresh and spacious shower room completes the picture.

Ground Floor: Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge : With open fire, Free View TV and DVD
Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Tumble dryer in adjacent outbuilding
Cloakroom: With WC and wash basin

First Floor: Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Bedroom 3: With single bed
Shower Room: With large shower cubicle and seat, WC and wash basin.

All oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. First supply of fuel for open fire provided.Enclosed garden with patio and outdoor furniture. Large shed adjacent suitable for bicycles and golf clubs etc. Off road parking for 1 car and garage parking for 1 small car.

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£280-£485
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Oakbank Cottage Ref: CC131151
Set on a working farm in the heart of rural Cumbria, Oakbank Cottage is the epitome of a traditional farm worker’s cottage, lovingly restored to create a quality holiday retreat. Cleverly designed to take best advantage of the views towards Blencathra and to the rear of the Belah Valley (and former Belah Viaduct) from the first floor living areas, guests will marvel at the open landscape, dotted with sheep farmed by the neighbour and be assured of a comfortable stay.
The cottage has excellent facilities with quality kitchen and bathrooms and has been dressed with comfortable furnishings to compliment the large amount of beams and solid oak throughout the property. The wood burning stove is at the very heart of the cottage, the lounge full of exposed beams and having deep window cills giving further opportunity to take in more of that view.

Ground Floor: The property has a high output wood burning stove for central heating (via radiators) and hot water with electrical back up and comprises:
Spacious Hallway leading to...
Bathroom: With bath, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC
Bedroom 2: With double bed and en suite with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC
Bedroom 3: With double bed.

First Floor: Lounge: With digital Free View TV, DVD and wood burning stove.
Dining Room:
Breakfast Kitchen: Solid oak with dishwasher, electric oven and hob and microwave.
Utility: With washing machine, tumble drier, tall fridge freezer and useful wash basin and WC. Access from utility to the rear terrace and parking via granary staircase with under store area, useful for bikes

All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair availablePatio gardens with furniture. Parking for 2 cars. NB: There are some low beams.Visit Britain Gold awarded property.

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£380-£675
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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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£1775-£3570
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

These delightful semi-detached cottages are holiday homes situated in the heart of beautiful 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 is 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 amazing countryside that County Durham has to offer, or are looking for a quiet retreat, this is the perfect holiday base. Just minutes away are Tunstall Reservoir and Hamsterley Forest, which has 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 approximately half an hour 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. Ideas for a day trip are Hadrian’s Wall, Lake District National Park and the beautiful north east coastline. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.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. Bathroom with shower over bath. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin with additional single, 1 single.

Travel cot. High chair. Courtyard, garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from spring.

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.

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£366-£1113
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

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.

3 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 double bedrooms, one (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with spa bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one (6ft zip and link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with shower over spa bath and toilet, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Open fires in living room and kitchen (initial fuel included). Two Freeview TVs (one 3D LCD). Washing machine. Tumble dryer.

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.

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£1350-£1800
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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.

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£973-£973
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Syke Cottage Ref: W8609

Panoramic views of the Northern Dales

This is a truly delightful semi-detached cottage boasting a wealth of exposed beams and Yorkshire flagstone floors, with views over the Northern Dales. Nestling in this Upper Teeside village, the holiday cottage promises a warm and cosy welcome from the woodburning stoves. Explore the surrounding area with Barnard Castle 8 miles and Bowes Museum 6 miles. Walking in the immediate area includes the Tees Railway Walk, whilst the Pennine Way is close by at Middleton-In-Teesdale. Shops 2 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and stone floor. Kitchen. Conservatory with French doors. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk, all with wooden floors. Bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburners in living/dining room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video and small library. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. NB: There is a covered pond in the garden.

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£199-£600
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
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. Dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Parking (2 cars).

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.

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£272-£671
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Hazel Cottage Ref: E4786

In the beautiful upper Eden Valley, nestling between Appleby and Kirkby Stephen at the foot of the Cumbrian Pennines, and conveniently located adjacent to and just off the trans Pennine trunk road (A66). This makes the location an excellent touring base for exploring the Yorkshire and Durham Dales to the east, and the Lakes to the west. These detached holiday lodges provide accommodation of an excellent standard, they are tastefully furnished, very comfortable and well equipped, they enjoy countryside views and a totally separate and lovely setting on a no through lane within a small, rural caravan park. The park encourages wildlife and has a conservation pond with a wide variety of birds in the surrounding woodlands and frequent visits from roe deer. This is a wonderful base for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits – less than a mile away, main roads give access to the myriad attractions and stunning landscapes of the Lake District National Park, Yorkshire Dales and County Durham, and the shops, pubs and restaurants of Brough are also only 1 mile. The larger town of Kirkby Stephen, 5 miles, has a supermarket and variety of gift shops, cafes, tourist information office, library and station for the Carlisle/Settle railway.

Steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Washer/dryer. D/washer. Decked balcony.

All properties: Elec flame-effect fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot and H/chair on request. CD. M/wave. F/freezer. Wi-fi available at £12pw, £7 per 3 days, £3 per day. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking. Outdoor multi-activity play area. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake and stream in grounds.

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£337-£704
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