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Beckleshele

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Cowshill, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Pets 2
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Description

This converted lead miner’s cottage is ideally located for discovering the wild, unspoilt moorlands of Weardale.

Escape to Beckleshele, a unique semi-detached holiday cottage, set off the beaten track in the wild unspoilt moorlands of Weardale. Adjacent to the owners’ home, it is situated in the Durham Dales and surrounded by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Geo Park. Guests can relax and enjoy the tranquillity and magnificent views after their day’s exertions. Beckleshele is perfect for guests looking for somewhere wild, remote and peaceful, where you can rediscover the simple pleasures of the great outdoors. Experience a different world at the converted lead miner’s cottage, which is reported to be the site of the highest (1400 feet) of all the Weardale Norman summer hill farms introduced in the mid 1200s. It is surrounded by high moorland, is close to the Weardale Way and Killhope Lead Mining Museum and is accessed via a private farm track. Although located high up in the North Pennines, Beckleshele is easily accessible and is the perfect base from which to explore the city of Durham, the Lake District, Hadrian’s Wall, Auckland Castle and Beamish. It is perfect for guests who enjoy walking, from riverside strolls to tough demanding hill walking, cycling, with quiet roads and byways with challenging hills, and birdwatching. Explore the geological site at the Burtreeford Disturbance and watch out for the fluorospar mineral. Visit Killhope where the award-winning Killhope Lead Mining Museum shop and café can be found. Take a guided tour deep underground and learn how the lead was mined, processed and transported. Ireshopeburn is easily accessible and guests can visit the Weardale Museum and High House Chapel, the world’s oldest Methodist chapel still in continuous weekly use. Stanhope, the ’Gateway to Weardale’ is worth a visit, home to the Durham Dales Centre for information on local events, craft shopping and a coffee break. Visit Auckland Castle and Park - the historic residence of the Prince Bishops of Durham and home to the world-famous Zurbaran paintings. Hamsterley Forest has 200 hectares of forest ideal for walks and adventure. The university city of Durham has a castle, shops and a famous cathedral. The market town of Hexham has an abbey dating from 674AD. Alston is also nearby, the highest market town in England and the start of the South Tyne Railway. Another attraction is Bowlees Visitor Centre and High Force waterfall, with café, information centre and varied walks. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: With open fire, electric cooker, microwave, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet. Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
First Floor:
Living room: With Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and beams.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. External building with freezer. Patio with terrace and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note:This property has a natural water supply from a spring.

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
    WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    15/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2017
    Lovely cottage and lovely host Lynn


  • 6

    02/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Location is amazing away from the rat race. Clear skies were breath taking as was the remoteness. Living room was great and comfortable as were bedrooms. The kitchen although ok and easily livable could do with a few extras like more things... Ie baking trays and microwave bowls. The washing machine didn't spin, a small freezer and no dishwasher were small gripes on a lovely cottage away from a chaotic life. Beats the lake district hands down if your looking for scenery and a little more non touristy life... Loved it!


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