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Stodowa

Crook, near Durham, County Durham
Grade 5 Star rating

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms3
Pets 2
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This property is part of our English Country Cottages collection

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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.

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, BBQ, 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.

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!

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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
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Gym
    Gym
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 9

    21/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2019
    Had an amazing stay at Stodowa. Would highly recommend.


  • 9

    27/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019
    The cottage was fantastic in a beautiful location. Having a large garden, hot tub and pool room was great and we utilised them all!! A local pub which served food would have been useful, but we visited the cross keys in Hamsterley, which was good.


  • 9

    06/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    The house was well equipped and located very close to local amenities. The dogs loved the garden and the kids loved the hot tub and games room.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review, we are pleased your family enjoyed your stay.

  • 10

    06/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/12/2018
    Amazing Christmas weekend break!! What a beautiful home, didn’t want to leave. Have special memories that will last forever. Lovely home owners, a total pleasure to have met!! The Coopers, smiths and leggits 🌟🌟

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review. It was lovely to meet you all too, and how lovely for us to hear that you have special memories to treasure from staying in our home. Thank you for your visit.

  • 10

    15/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    Enjoyed it very much ..very good welcome and explanation of the things on offer. Children loved the space , and the kind gifts left for them . Nice that the house was decorated for Christmas, we all appreciated that .

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are so pleased you and the children enjoyed your stay in our home and pleased you appreciated the trees and lights, we enjoyed putting them up, we love Christmas.

  • 10

    08/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/12/2018
    Superb home, superb hosts. Lovely venue for a family get together, beautiful home with comfortable furniture/beds. Large and well equipped kitchen. Fantastic welcome pack on arrival. Very high spec accommodation with decent wifi availability in most areas. Great garden with beck running alongside. Highly recommended. Great communication from the owners, Neil and Marie, before, during and after rental.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our home,and have lovely memories of your time there.

  • 10

    12/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    Perfect stay at this splendid property -lovely welcome pack and gifts for children on arrival - games room with pool table proved popular with all family members -log burner provided a cosy atmosphere in the main living area -fireworks in the garden entertained all- plenty of opportunities to utilise during stay e.g hot tub, gym,patio area with pizza oven, trampoline and a variety of local attractions to visit - well worth it

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thankyou so much for your lovely comments Christine. So pleased you and the children ,all had a lovely time.

  • 10

    20/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Neil and Marie have the most beautiful house and have thought of everything to make this a 5 star holiday home. They had a lovely basket of goodies for all including individual presents for the children and even a present for the dog. Marie had made cakes for us arriving which was a lovely touch. Every detail is thought of all bathrooms have luxurious toiletries for you to use and there are lovely robes and slippers provided. The garden is amazing and would love to go back and see it in the summer. As a family of 10 (2 x family's and grandparents) we rent a holiday home every year and I can honestly say this is the best we have stayed in. Well done Neil and Marie x

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for such a brilliant review Lynne. We look forward to welcoming you back in the summer should you wish to return.

  • 10

    23/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2018
    Excellent property, all amenities are superb, only fault was the stairs access to the upper floor were awkward for 2 members of our party, due to them using a walking stick & crutches to get about.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review, how unfortunate for two of your party, stairs are always awkward with crutches and sticks. However, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

  • 9

    21/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/10/2018
    A really nice, well appointed cottage that has pretty much everything you could ask for. A fourth bathroom would be an advantage for larger groups (it does have 3 already) but that's being a bit picky. Would definitely visit again given the chance. Owners were extremely friendly, helpful and communicative with nothing being too much trouble.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you feel we have equipped Stodowa well. Look forward to seeing you, if you choose to visit again.

  • 10

    22/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    We had the most amazing 4 days here. Stodowa has everything you could ask for and more. We went on a family holiday, ages ranging from 4 Months to 82, there was something there for everyone. We arrived to a beautifully home baked lemon drizzle cake along with a food hamper and gifts for our two children which was such a special personal touch. I would defiantly recommend to anyone and we really hope to visit again in the future.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for such a lovely review, so pleased that we have managed to cater for all ages, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future if you choose to visit us again.

  • 10

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    Stodowa is a most excellent place to stay and the experience is made even more awesome by how lovely the owners, Neil and Marie are! The property is stunning, inside and out. The house is packed full of everything you might need. The kitchen is very well equipped. The games room is a fun distraction. The lounge / conservatory area is beautiful. All the bedrooms are amazing. Then there's the garden area: a massive space with playing area / trampoline for the kids; access to the gym; outdoor kitchen area containing a fridge, barbecue and pizza oven. As if that isn't enough, there's a hot tub. There are various outside seating areas all around the property. Also plenty of parking at the front of the house. The house is in an idyllic setting at the side of a stream. There are other houses nearby but we didn't see / hear anyone else; we had complete privacy. It is such a quiet area but still close enough to local amenities eg major supermarket is 8 minutes away. Also there are various attractions within approx. half an hour of the property. You just couldn't ask for more but you get it anyway. We received the warmest of welcomes from Neil and Marie; including freshly baked cookies and presents for the children! They have put so much care and thought into everything to ensure visitors to the house truly enjoy every minute of their stay. I don't feel this review does it justice... go and stay for a week; then you'll understand!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Wow thank you so much for your wonderful review, your comments have blown us away, our aim is to make sure our guests have the best time possible during their stay in Stodowa, this certainly makes us feel we are achieving that. It was lovely to meet you all and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Once again many thanks.

  • 10

    11/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Absolutely stunning property and very friendly owners. They have thought of everything and the perfect place to stay with family and friends.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.

  • 10

    23/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Had the best holiday at stodowa such lovely owners who ensure you don’t go without! Would definitely stay here again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us ,it was lovely to meet your family, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

  • 9

    21/05/2019
    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2019
    Had an amazing stay at Stodowa. Would highly recommend.


  • 9

    27/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/04/2019
    The cottage was fantastic in a beautiful location. Having a large garden, hot tub and pool room was great and we utilised them all!! A local pub which served food would have been useful, but we visited the cross keys in Hamsterley, which was good.


  • 9

    06/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2019
    The house was well equipped and located very close to local amenities. The dogs loved the garden and the kids loved the hot tub and games room.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review, we are pleased your family enjoyed your stay.

  • 10

    06/01/2019
    Confirmed guest, 17/12/2018
    Amazing Christmas weekend break!! What a beautiful home, didn’t want to leave. Have special memories that will last forever. Lovely home owners, a total pleasure to have met!! The Coopers, smiths and leggits 🌟🌟

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your review. It was lovely to meet you all too, and how lovely for us to hear that you have special memories to treasure from staying in our home. Thank you for your visit.

  • 10

    15/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/12/2018
    Enjoyed it very much ..very good welcome and explanation of the things on offer. Children loved the space , and the kind gifts left for them . Nice that the house was decorated for Christmas, we all appreciated that .

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are so pleased you and the children enjoyed your stay in our home and pleased you appreciated the trees and lights, we enjoyed putting them up, we love Christmas.

  • 10

    08/12/2018
    Confirmed guest, 07/12/2018
    Superb home, superb hosts. Lovely venue for a family get together, beautiful home with comfortable furniture/beds. Large and well equipped kitchen. Fantastic welcome pack on arrival. Very high spec accommodation with decent wifi availability in most areas. Great garden with beck running alongside. Highly recommended. Great communication from the owners, Neil and Marie, before, during and after rental.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your wonderful review and recommendation. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our home,and have lovely memories of your time there.

  • 10

    12/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    Perfect stay at this splendid property -lovely welcome pack and gifts for children on arrival - games room with pool table proved popular with all family members -log burner provided a cosy atmosphere in the main living area -fireworks in the garden entertained all- plenty of opportunities to utilise during stay e.g hot tub, gym,patio area with pizza oven, trampoline and a variety of local attractions to visit - well worth it

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thankyou so much for your lovely comments Christine. So pleased you and the children ,all had a lovely time.

  • 10

    20/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 19/10/2018
    Neil and Marie have the most beautiful house and have thought of everything to make this a 5 star holiday home. They had a lovely basket of goodies for all including individual presents for the children and even a present for the dog. Marie had made cakes for us arriving which was a lovely touch. Every detail is thought of all bathrooms have luxurious toiletries for you to use and there are lovely robes and slippers provided. The garden is amazing and would love to go back and see it in the summer. As a family of 10 (2 x family's and grandparents) we rent a holiday home every year and I can honestly say this is the best we have stayed in. Well done Neil and Marie x

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for such a brilliant review Lynne. We look forward to welcoming you back in the summer should you wish to return.

  • 10

    23/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/10/2018
    Excellent property, all amenities are superb, only fault was the stairs access to the upper floor were awkward for 2 members of our party, due to them using a walking stick & crutches to get about.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your review, how unfortunate for two of your party, stairs are always awkward with crutches and sticks. However, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

  • 9

    21/10/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/10/2018
    A really nice, well appointed cottage that has pretty much everything you could ask for. A fourth bathroom would be an advantage for larger groups (it does have 3 already) but that's being a bit picky. Would definitely visit again given the chance. Owners were extremely friendly, helpful and communicative with nothing being too much trouble.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. We are pleased you feel we have equipped Stodowa well. Look forward to seeing you, if you choose to visit again.

  • 10

    22/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    We had the most amazing 4 days here. Stodowa has everything you could ask for and more. We went on a family holiday, ages ranging from 4 Months to 82, there was something there for everyone. We arrived to a beautifully home baked lemon drizzle cake along with a food hamper and gifts for our two children which was such a special personal touch. I would defiantly recommend to anyone and we really hope to visit again in the future.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for such a lovely review, so pleased that we have managed to cater for all ages, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future if you choose to visit us again.

  • 10

    10/09/2018
    Confirmed guest, 24/08/2018
    Stodowa is a most excellent place to stay and the experience is made even more awesome by how lovely the owners, Neil and Marie are! The property is stunning, inside and out. The house is packed full of everything you might need. The kitchen is very well equipped. The games room is a fun distraction. The lounge / conservatory area is beautiful. All the bedrooms are amazing. Then there's the garden area: a massive space with playing area / trampoline for the kids; access to the gym; outdoor kitchen area containing a fridge, barbecue and pizza oven. As if that isn't enough, there's a hot tub. There are various outside seating areas all around the property. Also plenty of parking at the front of the house. The house is in an idyllic setting at the side of a stream. There are other houses nearby but we didn't see / hear anyone else; we had complete privacy. It is such a quiet area but still close enough to local amenities eg major supermarket is 8 minutes away. Also there are various attractions within approx. half an hour of the property. You just couldn't ask for more but you get it anyway. We received the warmest of welcomes from Neil and Marie; including freshly baked cookies and presents for the children! They have put so much care and thought into everything to ensure visitors to the house truly enjoy every minute of their stay. I don't feel this review does it justice... go and stay for a week; then you'll understand!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Wow thank you so much for your wonderful review, your comments have blown us away, our aim is to make sure our guests have the best time possible during their stay in Stodowa, this certainly makes us feel we are achieving that. It was lovely to meet you all and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Once again many thanks.

  • 10

    11/08/2018
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Absolutely stunning property and very friendly owners. They have thought of everything and the perfect place to stay with family and friends.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely comments. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay.

  • 10

    23/07/2018
    Confirmed guest, 20/07/2018
    Had the best holiday at stodowa such lovely owners who ensure you don’t go without! Would definitely stay here again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us ,it was lovely to meet your family, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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