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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
Swindale Cottage Ref: E1947

Set in the delightful Eden Valley, these two charming, stone built cottages offer accommodation of great character with their cosy beamed interiors. In a quiet village location within the cottages are just 3 miles from the market town of Appleby, which comes alive every June with its famous gypsy horse fair. Here there are some lovely shops and excellent inns and restaurants. The Eden Valley area, popular with walkers and ornithologists, also offers mountain biking, pony trekking, tennis, riding and golf. The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub 200 yards.

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

Patio.

Both properties: Oil CH, elec and bed linen inc. M/wave. Shared enclosed garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

WAS
NOW
£227-£477
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£272-£671
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Old Granary Ref: 29175


Set in the quiet village of Stainton and dating from 1870, this former granary enjoys beautiful views across the dales and open countryside. The Old Granary has retained much of its original charm including exposed beams and it has been furnished to a good standard with the bathroom having the benefit of a power shower, the property is well-presented to offer a relaxing and comfortable accommodation for two people from which to explore the delights of this fascinating area. In a tranquil setting with walks from the doorstep, it is a haven for bird watching and nature lovers with an abundance of wildlife in the area. Outside is a sheltered patio and visitors can enjoy use of a large garden, ideal for unwinding after a day walking or touring, or for dining al fresco on warmer days. For lovers of the outdoors a leisurely stroll can be enjoyed across the meadows from the property into the historic market town of Barnard Castle which has a swimming pool, good choice of shops, tea rooms and restaurants, with several good country inns in the surrounding villages. The area is steeped in history and rich in culture with a range of attractions, including the famous Bowes Museum, Raby Castle, High Force waterfall and the beautiful gardens at Eggleston Hall, with woodland walks, cycle routes (hire available) and picnic areas at nearby Hamsterley Forest. The Yorkshire Dales National Park is just 5 miles away whilst the city of Durham, Beamish and the Lakes are all within an hour’s drive. Golf nearby. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

12 stone steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared garden. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£204-£444
Shortlist
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.

WAS
NOW
£366-£1113
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Set in a small hamlet in an AONB on the Cumbrian/ Northumbrian borders, this charming, comfortable holiday cottage is part of an old chapel and adjoins the owners’ home. Boasting good walking on the Pennine Way just 100 yards from the door. Fishing locally, as well as climbing and bird watching, there is plenty to enjoy in the immediate area. With an RSPB reserve and an SSSI both nearby, at Talkin Tarn, 6 miles, there is boating, fishing, sail boarding and a nature trail. A fine base for the Eden Valley, Lake District and Borders and for exploring Carlisle and Hadrian’s Wall. Shop and pub 3 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (can be 2 singles). Shower room and toilet. Z-bed available (for child up to 10 years).

Oil central heating, electric heaters (when central heating not in use), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Terraced garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pets free of charge.

WAS
NOW
£152-£427
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
The Bastle Ref: CC334049
This 15th century former Bastle is situated in the grounds of a private country estate and enjoys a tranquil and peaceful setting.  The property has been recently transformed to provide unique self catering holiday accommodation for couples.  The Bastle oozes character and style with so many original features including exposed beams and stonework.  Access to the accommodation is via the eight original stone steps and the open plan living / kitchen / bedroom space is then all on one level.  The cosy wood-burning stove is nestled within a large inglenook fireplace; perfect to snuggle in front of and watch the flames dance after a day exploring the stunning open countryside that surrounds The Bastle.  The comfortable king-size bed is a real feature and the sleeping area also has ample space for a cot if required.  A fresh and contemporary shower room completes the picture.

First Floor: The accommodation is reached by the original 8 stone steps and is then all on first floor level with electric heaters and comprises:
Open plan living / dining / kitchen / bedroom area
Lounge area:  with wood-burning stove, Freeview TV
Kitchen area:  with electric cooker, microwave and larder fridge; breakfast bar and stools
Bedroom area:  with king-size bed
Shower room:  with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin

All electricity included.  First supply of fuel for stove provided.  Bed linen and towels supplied. Courtyard area. Off road parking.

WAS
NOW
£255-£405
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.

WAS
NOW
£1775-£3570
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Quarry Cottage Ref: 28520


Set on an AONB boundary between Northumberland and Durham, this charming, 1700s character holiday cottage is both welcoming and quaint, with a woodburner for cosy evenings. Detached from the owners’ house with private parking and views over the countryside, the cottage is ideally located for exploring the delights nearby. Enjoy cycling and walking from the door, leisure facilities 1 mile away, friendly villages with charming pubs and Corbridge is only a 10-minute drive with the Roman Wall easily accessible. The Northumbrian Heritage Coast is less than an hour’s drive and makes for a glorious day out. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Step to kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Stone floor throughout. Steep, open-tread stairs to gallery: 1 double bedroom with wooden floor.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£305-£684
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Barn Ref: LQ7

In an enchanting position beside a beck with tumbling waterfalls, this former mill barn, adjacent to the owner’s home, has been skilfully converted into an outstanding, contemporary holiday home. Deer, squirrels and birds share the delightful grounds. A perfect base to explore the Lake District, Northumberland and Scottish Border. Visit Talkin Tarn, Walltown Cragg, Lanercost Priory, county shows and farmers’ markets. Excellent walking and cycle routes abound. Shops and pubs 2½ miles.

Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and French door to garden. Wet room with bath and toilet. First floor: Beamed living/dining room with vaulted ceiling, French doors to patio, wooden floor and well-equipped beamed kitchen area with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair on request
  • Three TVs
  • Three DVDs
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Decked patio with furniture
  • 2-acre grounds with sitting-out area
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Beck, waterfalls and sloping banks in grounds

WAS
NOW
£443-£812
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Snope Cottage Ref: MUT

This stunningly situated, detached cottage, in an elevated position, enjoys spectacular views down the South Tyne Valley and is perfect for a couple or small family. Set within 80 acres of picturesque, private farmland (visitors are free to roam), with 5 miles of salmon fishing on request. At the same location is Knowehead ref MUS, a stunning renovated farmhouse which can also be booked. Access is up a ½-mile delightful private road winding through 20 acres of beautiful woodland, home to a stunning waterfall, river bank, walks and a wealth of wild life. The property stands on the Cumbrian/Northumbrian border in the North Pennines, designated an AONB and an UNESCO European and Global Geopark. Shop 7 miles, good pub serving food, 1 mile.

Beamed living/dining room with compact kitchen area. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with wash basin and sloping ceilings.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Travel cot on request
  • Microwave
  • Sitting-out area
  • Shared rear garden with swing and slide, patio and furniture
  • 80-acre shared farmland and woodland
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: River and waterfall ¼ mile from properties. Livestock in grounds

WAS
NOW
£303-£553
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
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.

WAS
NOW
£655-£655
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
0
Pets
1
Riverbank Cottage Ref: W41511

Riverside location

This cosy detached holiday cottage sits right on the River Eden beside an old pack horse bridge, with wonderful views across farmland and the Howgill Fells. You can fish and feed the ducks from the window! It is a short walk from the bustling, traditional, small market town of Kirkby Stephen which stands on the famous coast to coast walk and is close to the scenic Settle to Carlisle rail line (2 miles). Centrally located, it makes an ideal base for touring the Eden Valley, Lake District, Pennines, Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales. Shops 125 yards, pubs and restaurants 150 yards.

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/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with double (5ft) bed and beams.

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£431-£431
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