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  • Appleby Cottage

    Bishop Auckland, near Durham

    Ref: W44275

    Nestled in the small village of South Church and backing on to the River Gaunless in Bishop Auckland, guests will find Appleby Cottage the perfect base for exploring the local area. It is situated alongside the River Gaunless and the garden has a lovely terrace overlooking the river. This terraced property is only a short walk away from the bustling market town of Bishop Auckland, and there are plenty of places to visit and explore. The local corner shop, bistro pub and historic St Andrews church is a short stroll away. Often referred to as the gateway to Weardale, Bishop Auckland is a historic market town in the Vale of Durham, standing high above the River Wear with commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Perfect for walkers, you can make the short 2½ mile walk from Appleby Cottage to the centre of the town and then just a few hundred yards further straight in to the grounds of the magnificent Auckland Castle, the country residence of the Prince Bishops for more than 900 years.
    This is also a great opportunity to enjoy exploring the 800 acres of the Bishop’s Deer Park which surrounds the castle and makes a great destination at any time of year. Bishop Auckland offers a thriving arts and cultural scene with a cinema, theatre and arts complex making this the perfect opportunity to enjoy a theatre break. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the town as well as a selection of boutiques and high street shops. Only a mile from the town and just over 3½ miles from Appleby Cottage is Binchester Roman Fort, which is home to the best preserved Roman military baths in Britain. For those who enjoy visiting historical monuments and churches there is also Escomb Saxon Church. Ideal for cyclists as well as walkers, there are various established walks and cycle routes in the local area including the Auckland Way Railway Path and routes along the river.
    Only 10 miles away from the historic city of Durham, Appleby Cottage is in the perfect location for those wanting to visit friends and family at Durham University or an ideal base for prospective students wanting to explore the campuses and facilities or attend graduation ceremonies. The city of Durham offers many attractions and places to explore including Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral which are World Heritage Sites. Perfect for a trip at any time of year Durham is a thriving city with plenty of entertainment and sporting occasions. Durham County Cricket Club and Durham Golf Club are easily accessible. A little further afield but still within easy driving distance you will be able to enjoy a day trip to the magnificent North Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, or visit one of the many smaller villages in County Durham.
    There is also the opportunity to visit the Angel of the North statue which is only a 20-minute drive away; Beamish Museum is 30 minutes, Newcastle 40 minutes and the Metrocentre is 45 minutes by car. Warm and welcoming, Appleby Cottage offers super accommodation for families, couples and friends wanting to enjoy a holiday together. Shop and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with wood effect floor. Kitchen with slate effect floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric hob. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps in garden.

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  • Hope Cottage

    Evenwood, near Bishop Auckland

    Ref: 28136

    This semi-detached holiday home, accessed by an unmade road, is situated in Evenwood, a former coal mining village, and makes a good base for walkers and cyclists. Take a trip to Raby Castle, with its panoramic views and herds of deer, or visit Durham Cathedral, a short drive away. Bishop Auckland has a splendid marble and limestone chapel and stained-glass windows that relate to stories of early Christian saints. Barnard Castle, 15 miles, has shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. Additional on road parking for 1 car. Shop and pub 200 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned courtyard garden with patio and furniture. Garage (1 car). Cycle store. NB: Step in garden.

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  • Witton Hall - Suite Four

    Witton-le-Wear, near Crook

    Ref: MWF

    Perfectly situated in the pretty Anglo-Saxon village of Witton-le-Wear, and commanding fabulous views across County Durham, the Dales and beyond, Witton Hall really is the perfect location for guests wishing to treat themselves to a holiday in magnificent surroundings. Witton Hall is one of the finest country houses to have ever been built in the north of England during the 20th century, and was once listed in The Times as one of the top 100 houses in the country. Detached South Lodge (ref MWC), located at the gates of Witton Hall, once served as the gate house and has its own hot tub and garden area. Suite Two (ref MWE), Suite Three (ref MWD) and Suite Four (ref MWF) are all apartments which are situated directly behind Witton Hall and surrounded by the grounds, gardens and a shared hot tub. Suite Four (ref MWF) is the largest of the properties and occupies a prime position within the grounds, with fabulous views over the garden, grounds and faraway hills and dales.
    Constructed from the finest sandstone, Witton Hall itself features classic Georgian elements including stone pillars, pediments, architraves, friezes and cornices. There are plenty of leisure facilities within the Hall, available from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 9am to 5pm, which can be booked for use via the owner (only available by prior agreement), including a gymnasium with weights and cardio vascular equipment and a sauna. The gymnasium looks out on to a dance floor with a sparkling ceiling consisting of hundreds of multi-coloured lights that sparkle and dazzle like the night sky. Guests can also find a heated swimming pool with wave system and wet bar. On a mezzanine level above the gymnasium, and overlooking the pool and dance floor, there is a games room with large screen TV, pool table, sound system and a refreshments area, which once again can be privately booked via the owner and are available between the hours of 9am to 5pm. Surrounding the Hall and leisure complex, there are 2½ acres of landscaped grounds which are home to a croquet lawn, tennis courts with outdoor barbecue and seating area, shared hot tub and also beauty parlour facilities where guests can book ahead and make an appointment for a professional sports or Thai massage. Guests may book and make use of a private chef, concierge service, airport pick up and beauty treatments by arrangement.
    For guests wanting to relax, unwind and really treat themselves, then there is no reason at all to even leave the grounds during their stay, but for those who wish to explore the local area and really get to know County Durham, the Durham Dales and Weardale Valley, then this is the perfect location from which to do so. Witton-le-Wear is an attractive, predominantly Victorian village and is situated on the northern banks of the River Wear. There are two pubs within walking distance of Witton Hall and also two churches, one of which dates back to Norman times. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and people who like to explore, there are numerous walks and public footpaths that cross directly through the village and through some of the most picturesque countryside that the county has to offer. There is also the opportunity to enjoy salmon and trout fishing at the nearby Witton Castle Lakes.
    Only a three mile walk away, visit the popular Hamsterley Forest which is a 2000-hectare site of walking trails, cycle trails and orienteering. The thriving market town of Barnard Castle is a 15-mile drive away and is often popular with visitors wanting to explore the weekly farmer’s market or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants, pubs and local inns. Visit the historic city of Durham, 15 miles, a glorious city with fantastic heritage. Durham has many popular tourist attractions that include the Lumiere Festival, jazz festival, book festival, arts week, theatre, castle and c...

    Spacious living/dining room. Large bespoke kitchen with travertine marble floor. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV. Twin bedroom with TV. Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Four Freeview TVs (one 50")
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Shared use of freezer
    • Shared hot tub

    • Electricity, full electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot on request
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave/oven/grill
    • Fridge
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared, 2½-acre, landscaped grounds with patio, terrace, summerhouse and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (19ft x 11ft) with wave machine, wet bar and changing and shower facilities (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared sauna (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared games room with pool table (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared tennis courts (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared gym (by prior arrangement)
    • Shared croquet lawn (by prior arrangement)
    • Beauty treatments, concierge service, chef and airport pickup by arrangement direct with owner
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    Note: The property sleeps a maximum of 6 people including infants

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  • Lazuli

    High Etherley, near Bishop Auckland

    Ref: UKC233

    Situated just a couple of miles away from the popular town of Bishop Auckland in the small village of High Etherley, this detached property is the perfect location for family get-togethers, holidays with friends, golfing holidays or a touring base for County Durham. It is the gateway to Weardale and Teesdale. Bishop Auckland, with its own Prince Bishop’s Castle, has 15 golf courses within 15 miles.

    Just 3 miles away is Hamsterley Forest; a delightful 2000-hectare site of several popular walking trails including the Gruffalo Trail, cycle paths and orienteering, with plenty of picnic spots along the way. Walkers and hikers will be spoilt for choice as County Durham, with the Weardale and Teesdale moors and valleys, is criss-crossed with designated walking paths and tracks. Escomb, 2 miles away, boasts the oldest complete Saxon Church in England. Witton-le-Wear, 2 miles away, has a fine castle with fly fishing in the beautiful grounds. Just 3 miles away is Locomotion; the National Railway Museum in Shildon, which makes up a large proportion of the biggest railway museum in the world. Raby Castle, 6 miles away, is a must-see for those who wish to catch a glimpse of the free-wandering deer herds that number around 200 Red and Fallow deer. The castle and grounds are open to the public and host many events throughout the year. Continue 4 miles to Barnard Castle, a thriving market town which holds a weekly farmers’ market and has super pubs, restaurants and shops. Pay a visit to Durham city, 12 miles away, an ancient cathedral city with a castle, a world-renowned university and a buzzing atmosphere thanks to its resident student population, along with a number of events during the year including the Lumiere Festival, Jazz Festival, Book week and Arts week. There is also a great theatre and many designer boutiques and shops. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Open-plan kitchen/dining/living room with bi-folding doors to rear garden. Second living room with double sofa bed and French doors to games room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 kingsize, one with additional single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture on request. Games room with pool table and board games. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Durham House

    Sedgefield, near Durham

    Ref: UKC911

    Situated in a superb location, just a short walk from the centre of the charming village of Sedgefield, Cherry Blossom Cottage and Durham House brim with character. Ideal for larger parties, Durham House is a spacious, comfortable former village inn, which has been restored to provide excellent accommodation for groups and families to enjoy. Located just a short walk up the road from Cherry Blossom Cottage, this beautiful 8 bedroom holiday property benefits from a large outdoor recreational area, a games room and even has its own bar with a pool table, perfect for reunions, celebrations and family gatherings.

    Cherry Blossom Cottage is a terraced holiday cottage with an inglenook fireplace, and provides ideal accommodation for a small family. The open fire and beams featuring inside the property help you relax after a day’s exploring, not to mention the wood-burning hot tub. German-style and completely chemical free, it offers a natural bathing experience to revitalise yourself body and mind.

    Sedgefield dates back to the 13th century and is believed to exist as a Roman settlement. The 2-mile heritage trail provides a wealth of history. With some good eateries and pubs, the properties are in an ideal location for exploring the many visitor attractions in north Yorkshire, which is just half an hour away. Alnwick, with its famous castle used in the Harry Potter films, the Heritage Coast, peppered with castles and golden beaches, and York with its beautiful minster, can all be reached within an hour. Closer to home, visit Beamish Living Museum, Durham, 16 miles, or Newcastle, 28 miles. Renowned as one of the finest historical and cultural cities in the UK, the city of Durham has a magnificent cathedral and castle, a World Heritage Site. Enjoy its medieval architecture, winding cobbled streets, unique shops, pubs and restaurants.

    If it’s fresh country air and wonderful walks you’re looking for, then Sedgefield nestles between the Yorkshire Dales, County Durham and the North York Moors, where you will find some of the most dramatic countryside, including High Force waterfalls, stunning coastal walks and the Castle Eden Walkway. Sedgefield races are a regular feature on the local calendar, which take place all year round. For golfers, visit the Knotty Hill Golf Centre, which is just one of many golf courses in the area. Beach 12 miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Cherry Blossom Cottage (29475) can be booked together with Durham House (UKC911) to accommodate up to 26 guests...

    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1: With 50" Freeview TV and bi-folding doors leading to terrace.
    Living room 2: With bar area, pool table and dart board.
    Dining room: With beams and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric range, electric hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Utility room: With washing machine.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed, pull-out single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, pull-out single bed and en-suite toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds, pull-out single bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds, pull-out single bed and en-suite with corner bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail (Jack and Jill, shared with bedroom 6).
    Bedroom 6: With double bed, pull-out single bed and en-suite with corner bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail (Jack and Jill, shared with bedroom 5).
    Annexe (accessed through courtyard, 10 yards away, only available for party sizes 17 and above):
    Ground Floor:
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Living room: With double sofa bed.
    Bedroom 7: With double bed.
    Bedroom 8: With single bed.

    Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair available on request. Large courtyard with terrace, garden furniture, barbecue and covered table tennis table. Private parking for 10 cars.

    Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. No smoking.

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