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The Ashes

Low Dinsdale, County Durham
Grade 4 Star rating


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Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Pets 3
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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.

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. There is a river 70 yards away from the house with a steep bank.

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.

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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

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 18/03/2019
    We wanted a quiet family weekend away and the ashes was the perfect location. The owner mr Neadham was always on hand. I would recommend it as a getaway holiday and look forward to visiting again. A perfect place to re charge your batteries.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/02/2019
    A lovely house oozing with lots of charm and character yet still having modern facilities. Lots of hot water for showers and bathrooms spotless my clean. We were welcomed by the owner who had just lit the log burner ready for arrival. Lots of open spaces to explore. A great rural location with lots of open spaces to explore. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Ashes and we will definitely return.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2018
    Great rural location for a real quiet break. Owner is very friendly

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2018
    Lovely cottage! Was perfect for our family weekend away. Beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside gives you the feeling of being very remote but you are only a few miles from town and large supermarket. The owner was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. Will definatly go back again when we can.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2018
    Lovely location, house itself very nice just the contents were tired looking especially the lounge. Needs a deep clean. Beds very comfy and clean as were the bathrooms etc. Owner Des a lovely helpful chap. Dogs loved it too.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2018
    Loved our weekend away, Des was lovely he was about if needed. Grounds are amazing the kids loved it we went fishing (you just walk down to the the river bank within the grounds) on bike rides with the bikes provided (none for little ones if you need that size). A couple of things could do with being updated but doesn't spoil anything. We met Molly the dog who sat out with us whilst the kids were playing. Would definitely go back. We had no signal on our phones in the house but I'm glad as it meant everyone sat and chatted.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 11/09/2018
    Excellent welcome, surroundings, peacefull, lovely walks & local pub & beautiful house & grounds. However owner not listening to the reviews when a lot are saying the same. Furniture, cleanliness & little touches need adressing ASAP. If these things were done I would definitely recommend and go back but not as it stands and that is such a shame.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2018
    Des was a great host, very accommodating. The house was beautiful but needed a very good clean and some serious plumbing work. We were comfortable and felt very at home in the property. The garden space was amazing, if a little rough around the edges. We would go back because there was plenty of room and we were made to feel very welcome.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2018
    Our party enjoyed our stay at the Ashes very much. The house is beautiful and in a gorgeous location. However a couple of issues need addressed. Both bathrooms seem to have a leak, and when you look at the ceilings you can see that this has been happening for a while. Also the fridge door kept opening, which on one of the hottest weekends of the year was not great. We had to keep it shut with a chair. The house just needs a bit of love.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    What a lovely holiday! Very much recommend it, and would definitely go again. Positives: lovely owner never too far away, fresh eggs for sale, cozy rooms with comfortable beds, multiple social areas (including nice courtyard), log burners, large grounds for exploring, great peaceful location in the middle of nowhere (but still only 15 minutes from shops), crammed with antiques and history oozing out at the seams! Negatives (for us): WiFi was practically non-existant (although you could see the network and enter the password, signal was so weak you couldn't do anything), settees and chairs in the living area were very old so quite uncomfortable to sit on (but ones in conservatory were great) and family bathroom needed an update-very low toilet and bath tricky to get in and out of. Overall though, you really can't beat it for a perfectly relaxed getaway, and we're definitely hoping to go again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    Myself and a few of my girlfriends spent the early May bank holiday at The Ashes, and couple not have chosen a better place to celebrate my friends upcoming marriage. The grounds were breathtaking, with many lovely walks near by, though we did spend the majority of the time in the garden enjoying the wonderful weather! Des was such a lovely host and answered any and all questions we had. Django and Molly were also fantastic addition to the get away. The property had everything we needed (and more!), and we are already talking about our next visit. Thank you for having us Des, we will be seeing you again, I am sure!

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by Reevoo
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