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The Granary

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Bishop Auckland, County Durham
Grade 5 Star rating
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A beautifully finished, light and airy, eco-friendly property where pets go free!

Situated in the grounds of the owner’s farm where pure bred Aberdeen Angus cattle are raised, The Granary is one of two cottages in a superb location. The Granary is a converted detached granary. It uses a low carbon air source heat pump for both hot water and underfloor heating throughout and electricity is supplied by the farm’s own wind turbine. Overlooking the hills and dales of beautiful County Durham guests will be able to see over miles of open countryside right across to Durham Cathedral and beyond. Hidden away down a quiet country lane yet conveniently within easy distance of the county’s most historic and unspoilt scenery, The Granary has something to offer guests of all ages.
The property lies only 5 miles away from Bishop Auckland, where the incredibly popular Kynren Spectacular is performed between July and September every year. Barnard Castle, the Bowes Museum and Raby Castle can all be reached within an easy 30-minute drive as well as the historic, cathedral city of Durham which has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Younger children and train enthusiasts will enjoy taking a trip to the National Railway Museum in Shildon which is only 15 minutes’ drive away or take a ride on The Train to Christmas Town which runs through nearby Weardale and leaves from Stanhope Station only 25 minutes away. Perfect for walkers and cyclists too, the property is surrounded by open countryside and fields, and guests will find many established walks, public footpaths and cycle paths within the area leading out into smaller villages including Witton-le-Wear, Escomb and Butterknowle. Hamsterley Forest is one of the north’s most popular destinations for cyclists too, and is only 4 miles away. This impressive 2000-hectare site covers some of the most beautiful countryside and offers various bike trails of different difficulties and plenty of walks for guests of all abilities including the very popular Gruffalo Trail for children. Beach 26½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, Sky TV (full package), DVD player, wooden floor and French doors leading to patio.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With gas range, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
First Floor:
Beams throughout.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower over bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.

Air source heat pump underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Natural grounds with patio and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
    Working Farm
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    Owners are very welcoming and friendly. The unit was perfect for us and our 2 Cocker Spaniels, with a public footpath on the doorstep. The property would have easily fitted another 2 adults, but I would not recommend for children as the garden is small without grass to play on. The Granary is 1/2 a mile off public roads but the access road is sound. Large supermarkets are about 6 miles away and there is a wide variety of things to all well within an hours drive. We really enjoyed the unit and its location.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments; we value customer’s feedback greatly. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We do have a large communal grass area which surrounds the property; we have found families and children to enjoy the use of this. We are sorry to hear you travelled 6 miles to find a large supermarket; we do actually have a large retail park with a variation of large supermarkets within a 3 and ½ miles radius. We hope to welcome you back to the Granary in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/05/2018
    Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Very helpful and friendly owner. Will definitely return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/01/2018
    We left the UK 8 years ago to live in Central France - The Granary was the ideal location for us to return home to spend New Year with family living locally. We have 3 dogs which were welcomed. The property simply has everything that you could possibly need, including toiletries and a very thoughtful welcome pack that included home baked chocolate brownies and a bottle of Cava. The owners are friendly and approachable, but respect fully the privacy of guests. The kitchen is stunning (we love to cook) - beautiful bathrooms, with luxury towels included - bedrooms wonderful, with luxury bedding - just superb.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    outstanding location and facilities

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/09/2017
    Great location and has everything you need. Owners very helpful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Lovely holiday cottage. Fantastic owner too. Nothing was too much trouble

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Only thing missing from this lovely newly re-furbished cottage was an au-pair. There is not much enclosed outside room for a dog at the rear of the property. Would certainly return to this cottage & this part of County Durham.

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9.9 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by Reevoo
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