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Stodowa

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Crook, near Durham, County Durham
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps10
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms3
Pets 2
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Description

This luxurious detached holiday cottage, complete with beautiful gardens and a games room, provides superb accommodation for celebrations and family gatherings.

Nestled away in the peaceful countryside of County Durham, and with a beck running through the grounds, Stodowa is the perfect property for guests wanting top quality accommodation in a fabulous, secluded location. This detached, contemporary barn conversion has five spacious bedrooms, two of which offer en-suite facilities, making it ideal for celebrations or a family get-together. There is a large entrance hall, and both the beautiful living room (with vaulted ceiling and large stone inglenook fireplace), and the oak-framed garden room (with full-height glazed windows to all elevations) are very well presented, with a bespoke wooden staircase and galleried landing with super views across the fabulous rear garden. A separate dining room has access to the outside hot tub via feature double doors. The kitchen boasts high quality fixtures and fittings, and has granite work surfaces as well as up to date appliances, including an Aga. All the bedrooms have hairdryers, dressing gowns, slippers and iPhone clock radio docking stations. A great bonus for families with children of all ages is the games room, complete with pool table, Freesat TV, DVD player and magnetic dartboard. Surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and with parking for up to five cars, this stunning property really is the ideal choice for a luxury family holiday.
Bishop Auckland is just 3 miles away, and the city of Durham is 12 miles. Right on the doorstep, guests will be able to explore Low Barns Nature Reserve, one of County Durham’s most important wildlife sites. Hamsterley Forest, 4 miles, is a delightful 2000 hectare site of popular walking trails, including the Gruffalo Trail, as well as cycle trails, orienteering and plenty of spots for a picnic. Packed with history and attractions, and all within an easy 10-minute drive, each destination offers guests a variety of different places to explore. There are many established public footpaths that lead directly from the house, along the beck and through the hills and dales of County Durham and Weardale Valley. Cyclists, ramblers and leisurely walkers will find many walks and cycle paths for guests of all abilities, that will take you towards Escomb, 2½ miles, with its church that was the earliest Saxon church in Britain, Witton-le-Wear, 2 miles, Staindrop, 9 miles, and Barnard Castle, 15 miles, with its weekly farmers’ market and super selection of pubs, restaurants and shops. Shildon National Railway Museum is perfect for train enthusiasts and is just 5 miles away. Witton Castle in Witton-le-Wear offers fly fishing, bird sanctuary, historic castle and beautiful grounds. Stodowa is located just 3 miles away from Bishop Auckland, home to the annual Kynren Eleven Arches Spectacular Show and the start of the Weardale Railway which hosts the Polar Express each November and December. For guests wishing to catch a glimpse of over 200 deer that wander the grounds, head to Raby Castle, just a short drive away. Staindrop, a village next to Raby Castle, is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and offers tea shops, cafés and a local family butchers.
The cathedral city of Durham can be reached within a 20-minute drive, making Stodowa ideal for guests visiting friends and family who are based at Durham University with all of the main campuses within easy reach. A current World Heritage Site, Durham is home to many popular tourist attractions including the Lumiere Festival, Jazz Festival, book week, arts week, the theatre, castle and cathedral as well as many designer boutiques and shops.
Further afield, the coast can be reached within 35-40 minutes; Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the intu Metrocentre are 45 minutes; York with its delightful setting is 1 hour 15 minutes; and even Bamburgh and Holy Island are 1 hour 45 minutes away. Shop 1½ miles, pubs and restaurant 2 miles.

Stodowa is situated only a short drive away from Bishop Auckland which will play host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches Spectacular from July to September 2017.

Kynren - an epic tale of England, is set to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1000 people and set over 7.5 acres of County Durham. It promises 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full-size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making a true spectacle in every sense of the word!

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall:
With separate toilet and stone floor.
Living room:
Galleried with wood burner, 40" Freesat TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and oak floor leading to...
Garden room: With oak floor.
Dining room: With beams, oak floor and French doors leading to decking with wood-fired hot tub.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, oil Aga, electric oven and hot plate, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, beams and stone floor.
Games room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player, pool table and magnetic dart board leading to....
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, bio-ethanol pot-bellied stove, beams, wooden floor, door to external staircase, and en-suite with shower over air bath, toilet and tiled floor.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, beams, wooden floor and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 3: With double bed, beams and wooden floor.
Bedroom 4: With double bed, beams and wooden floor.
Bedroom 5: With twin beds, beams and wooden floor.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil central heating (underfloor in garden room), electric underfloor heating (in en-suite of bedroom 1), oil, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for wood burners and hot tub included. Highchair. Welcome pack. External gym with treadmill, bike and weights. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, various decked areas, wooden seating area, garden furniture, barbecue, pizza oven and firepit. Wood-fired hot tub for 6 (private). Bike store. Electric car charging point. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: The raised decked area overlooks a stream. No hen or stag parties. This property has a security deposit of £250.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Private Hot Tub
    Private Hot Tub
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Gym
    Gym
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    03/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    A fabulous home, perfect for couples, most relaxed we have been in years


  • 9

    24/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    A beautiful house in the country. We had a lovely stay and the hot tub was a particular highlight (although only 6 people maximum can be in it at a time).


  • 10

    29/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 18/12/2017
    Fabulous place to stay and decorated for Christmas. Lovely cosy living room with wood burner and extended conservatory where you could relax and watch the birds feeding. Lovely bedrooms with two ensuite . Pool room with TV and games.


  • 10

    17/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Wonderful stay! The cottage is stunning, the facilities have obviously had a lot of thought put into them. Hot tub was great and the pizza oven was the cherry on the top. The owners had even put up all the Xmas decorations for our arrival. We hope to return again!


  • 10

    19/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 20/11/2017
    Enjoyed a long weekend break with friends. Lovely property, nice and warm. Just ensure you don't turn up earlier that 3pm on the day of arrival.


  • 10

    23/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2017
    Stodowa is by far the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. We were a family party having a weekend away to celebrate different occasions, and this property catered so well for us all. My grandchildren loved the garden and trampoline and the childrens' presents left for them by the owners were very much appreciated. The beds were so comfortable and the property was so well equipped. Neil and Marie have thought of everything! I can recommend the Duke of York pub in Crook where we had a lovely family meal and our dog Neville was made to feel very welcome there. Also the nearby Toronto bar/ restaurant was lovely, very child friendly. We will always have fond memories of Stodowa.


  • 10

    18/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2017
    Had a brilliant weekend at Stodowa for my 40th Birthday. The owners were so friendly and helpful and they left us a gorgeous welcome basket. The cottage was just amazing, very clean and perfect for our group of 10. The hot tub was well used over the weekend and the fire pit was a great addition. The children loved the pool table. Could not fault the place and would love to return.


  • 10

    22/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2017
    Fantastic house, amazing Autumn walks. Great for a family break away from it all.


  • 10

    06/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    The cottage was amazing as were the hosts leaving us a little basket of treats and some home made brownies 😊


  • 9

    27/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Had a wonderful stay at Stowoda - great space for everyone and the garden was amazing -


  • 10

    25/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    We had a lovely relaxing family break at Stodowa. It's a beautiful property in a lovely location and is great value for money. There are no hidden extras to worry about. The owners Neil and Marie gave us a warm welcome and any questions were answered promptly. The welcome pack provided is a lovely gesture and the fabulous brownies went down really well. Every little detail is thought of to ensure you have everything you need for a great holiday. The hot tub is the icing on the cake!! We would highly recommend a stay at Stodowa.


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9.6 out of 10 – based on 29 reviews collected by Reevoo
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