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Buckswell Cottage

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Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
Newly Listed
Grade 3 Star rating
Pets 2
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Relax and enjoy amazing scenery from Buckswell Cottage, or venture out and explore Barnard Castle and its many amenities.

Perfectly nestled away overlooking the beautiful Hury Reservoir, Buckswell Cottage really is set in the most magical of surroundings, within the grounds of a working upland farm. With south facing views overlooking the stunning scenery of Baldersdale, guests will find this detached cottage a perfect retreat for a peaceful romantic break or creative and art inspired holiday. With views from every window there’s always something new to see.

The unspoilt beauty of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can help you relax and unwind from everyday life. Unleash your creativity by drawing on nature to write, paint, draw or photograph all the area has to offer. The peace and tranquillity can work wonders for guests, helping them feel refreshed whilst creating lasting memories.

Perfect for walkers and cyclists, there are many established public footpaths that pass directly through the dale, including the Pennine Way. They link with the small villages of Romaldkirk, Mickleton, Middleton-inTeesdale and Egglestone, providing many scenic walks. A popular route winds along the banks of Hury Reservoir and can be extended further to link with Blackton and Balderhead reservoirs, before taking you past the former home of the famous Hannah Hauxwell. The land she farmed is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the diverse flora and fauna it boasts. For avid birdwatchers, this habitat supports a variety of native birds, some of which are on the red list for endangered species. Examples to keep a look out for in the surrounding landscape are the curlew, lapwing and the black grouse.

Alternatively there is fly fishing for trout on Hury Reservoir, or water sports including sailing and windsurfing on nearby Grassholme Reservoir. A little further afield, but still within a 10 mile drive, there are opportunities to go clay pigeon shooting, golfing or enjoy a gentle stroll to High Force waterfall.

The quaint little villages between Buckswell Cottage and the historic market town of Barnard Castle are also well worth a visit. Between them they have a good variety of shops including, butchers, bakers, fish and chip shops, pubs, cafés, bistros arts and craft shops and antique shops. The Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and Eggleston Abbey can be reached within a 30-minute drive. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With 29" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and tiled floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With open fire, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom: With double bed.
Wet room: With shower, shower seat (available on request), toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for open fire included. Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

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