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The Ashes

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Low Dinsdale, County Durham
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For an active break there is much to keep you occupied or simply enjoy the tranquil grounds or a drive in the Yorkshire Dales.

Set in beautiful, tranquil grounds

Set in beautiful, tranquil grounds of 130 acres, including a section of the River Tees with fishing rights and an arboretum with over 240 species of trees, this superb detached former granary situated on a working farm, has been creatively converted to provide a spacious holiday home brimming with character. Near the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this charming house is perfectly located to tour the Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland with its majestic castles and magnificent beaches, and the Lake District is an hour’s drive away. Close by is the picturesque village of Neasham with a friendly pub and riverside walks, whilst Durham Tees Valley airport is only 4 miles. The owner, who lives on the estate, can organise many activities for visitors by arrangement including rough shooting, canoeing (canoes not provided), deer stalking (at cost), fishing (foc), cycles for guests use, horse riding and badger and bird watching (70 species seen). The appealing market towns of Richmond, Yarm and North Allerton make an interesting day out. Stabling and paddock available (for 1 horse, at cost). Shops, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with slate floor. Beams throughout. Sun room with flagstone floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 4 double bedrooms (one 5ft), two with additional single, one with en-suite wet room with toilet, each with beams and wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room and kitchen included. Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Five Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Large, private courtyard and furniture. Shared use of 130-acre grounds. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Pond and fountain in the courtyard.

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2017
    owner des very helpful perfect for kids and dogs

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 17/04/2017
    Lounge furniture dated and in need of tlc. But overall suited us with 7 adults, 2 young children and 3 dogs. Plenty of space to relax but take your own batteries for the remotes.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/04/2017
    Lovely cottage set in the countryside, lots of space inside and out.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2017
    Lovely house, full of character. Ideal place for a large family or group of friends. Suitable for dogs and has an enclosed, secure concrete area. Pub is around a 2 mile walk.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/03/2017
    Loved it here :) Grounds are amazing. The owner is very friendly and helpful. The house is spacious and had everything that we needed. Only a couple of gripes were that the kitchen and downstairs living areas could have done with a deep clean. The cottage does not have its own wifi as advertised but the satellite signal comes from the owners home which is 100 meters away. So one room upstairs facing his home picks up the wifi sometimes. Being away and not having it is fine but if you are really needing it be aware of this. Life without it can be a positive thing though. These issues did not detract from our stay as the property itself is beautiful and full of character. Really enjoyed it and sad to leave. Thank you :)

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2017
    Amazing location in relaxed surroundings. Cosy warm welcome from Des with the log burner already on the go for our arrival. We roamed all of the land freely with our dogs and kids who loved the woodland walks building dens and looking out for deer. The house is full of charm with its oak beams and was very functional serving 6 adults, 5 kids, 3 dogs and a puppy with no issues whatsoever. Des was very approachable and helpful and nothing was to much trouble. Will defiantly return to this unique location .

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2016
    Nice place to stay if you like to spend time in quiet environment. Good looking accommodation but in need of improvement (especially bathroom) everything else as described. No access to the forrest which is actually in possession of the same owner. No intetnet connection which is quite good if you are looking for a good time with family.

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 10/10/2016
    Before you think about booking this property ask the agent the following questions: has the shower in the main bathroom been fixed (not been working since July 2015); has the en suite shower that leaks into the kitchen been fixed (again a problem for over a year); have smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors been put in yet; has the fly infestation in the bedroom been cleared up; has the BBQ been cleaned; can you get a WiFi signal yet? The picture of the property makes it look lovely however we had to double check we had the correct property when we arrived as it was very untidy at the front and down the side of the property. Additionally the owner was present on site pretty much the whole time we were there so didn't feel we had privacy. A real shame as the property could be fantastic but I certainly wouldn't go again in its current state.

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