This holiday home is in the perfect location for guests wanting to explore this beautiful part of County Durham, masking this property an ideal destination for families, couples and guests who love to be outdoors. Situated in the conservation village of Wolsingham, which is often referred to as being the ‘Gateway to the Dales’, this picturesque part of Weardale, in the North Pennines, has understandably been classed as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Dipper Cottage has been named after the popular dipper bird that can often be seen in the area. The cottage is well-presented from top to bottom. Full of character and charm, the living room is well furnished with comfortable sofas and wooden floors. The open plan dining and kitchen area is heated by a wood burner and is well-equipped with contemporary appliances, fixtures and fittings. The ground floor family bathroom is also well-presented and practical, with a shower over bath, which is perfect for sinking into the bubbles and letting all your troubles just flow away. On the first floor, guests will find a double bedroom with king size bed and views overlooking the church and a twin bedroom to the front of the cottage.
With three welcoming, local pubs that serve good food, as well as a good choice of cafés and local shops, selling a range of goods right all within a two-minute walk away, Dipper Cottage is a popular destination for guests of all ages. Perfect for walkers, cyclists and ramblers wanting to explore the Durham Dales and North Pennines, guests will find plenty of established local footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways that lead directly from the village and into some of the most spectacular countryside that the area has to offer. The popular town of Stanhope is only 6 miles away and guests really must take a visit to the Durham Dales Centre, where there is plenty of specialist information regarding walks and cycle routes, as well as plenty of information regarding local area history. There is also a very popular tea room, café and shops.
Wolsingham lies only 14 miles away from the cathedral city of Durham, where guests will find plenty of historic attractions, including Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, as well as a variety of boutique shops, cafés, bistros and tea shops. Ideal for guests wanting to enjoy a romantic break, there are also plenty of riverside walks, street festivals, theatre, cinema and leisure centre in the heart of the city. Great too for guests wanting to celebrate graduation, or visit friends and family at any of Durham University campuses, this property is within an easy 25-minute drive away.
Dipper Cottage is also a great base for families wanting to take a day trip to Beamish Living Museum; guests will find this popular tourist attraction only 16 miles away. The Lead Mining Museum in Killhope, is only 20 miles away, and is another popular attraction that shows the history of how lead was mined by generations of miners who lived in the Weardale area. A little further afield, but still within an hour’s drive, guests will be able to take a trip to cosmopolitan Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Metrocentre in Gateshead, historic Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Derwent Reservoir, and Alston, which is the highest market town in England.
With plenty of personal touches and excellent presentation throughout, guests will find Dipper Cottage a great place to stay at any time of year. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.
Living room: With 42" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With wood burner, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.