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The Stables

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Bolam, near Darlington, County Durham
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps3
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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Description

Set in the unspoilt village of Bolam, this beautiful property, full of charm and character, makes the perfect romantic hideaway.


Perfectly located in the small, unspoilt village of Bolam, this beautiful single-storey holiday property, attached to the owner’s home, is in the ideal location for guests wishing to really explore the local area and surrounding counties. This quaint village is small and welcoming, and occupies a crest of high ground on the edge of the Tees basin with panoramic views into the Tees Vale. Guests will often see horses being ridden through the main street at any time of day and will be far away from any of the hustle and bustle of daily life. Ideal for guests wanting to enjoy a quiet romantic break, Bolam is peaceful and pretty, and is home to a village pub that serves food and drink, situated just a few hundred yards away from the cottage. There is also a Michelin starred restaurant that is located just 3 miles away too, making this the perfect excuse to enjoy a fabulous three course meal in top quality surroundings.
Perfect for walkers, cyclists and ramblers, with plenty of walks, cycle paths, bridleways and established footpaths that pass through the village and beyond into some of the most picturesque countryside that County Durham has to offer. Taking guests through unspoilt woodland, open fields and fabulous countryside, guests will be able to wander far and wide through some of the many small villages and towns that lie in the surrounding areas including Staindrop, Heighington, Cockfield, Evenwood, Little Newsham and Ingleton.
For guests who enjoy a round of golf on their holiday, there is the perfect opportunity to visit one of the many surrounding golf courses, including Headlam Hall Country Hotel and Spa, and Bishop Auckland Golf Club. The pretty village of Staindrop is only a little over 8 miles away and is an ideal destination for a day trip. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and peppered with cafés, tea shops, pubs and a butchers, this is a great spot to enjoy a leisurely lunch and then a wander around Raby Castle, where visitors will have the pleasure of being able to catch a glimpse of over two hundred deers, comfortable in their natural habitat within the grounds of the estate and castle. Only 14 miles away, the thriving and historic town of Barnard Castle is also a must see. There is a popular weekly farmers market offering local produce, as well as many various pubs, restaurants, shops and places of interest, including the ruins of the castle itself, along with a visit to the world famous Bowes Museum.
Visit the cathedral city of Durham, which is only a 35-minute drive away, with an abundance of historic and popular attractions, including Durham Castle, Durham Cathedral and the River Wear. Durham is a city that is thriving all year round and is an ideal location for all ages, with many popular activities and shows to see and enjoy including the Lumiere Festival, jazz festival, book week, arts week and the theatre, as well as many designer boutiques and shops.

Beach 25 miles. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Spacious, beamed living room with multi-fuel burner and wooden floor. Beamed kitchen with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed (can be twin) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, leading to single bedroom.

  • Multi-fuel burner - initial fuel included, therafter available locally
  • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • 32’’ Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Internet connection
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
    Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    09/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 08/06/2018
    A well-equipped and homely cottage in a peaceful and relaxing environment. We would stay here again without question.


  • 10

    24/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    A real place to chill out, away from the madding crowds,- interesting places and lovely gardens etc to visit nearby without driving for miles and a pleasure to return to peace and comfort.


  • 10

    09/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    The Stables had everything and more that we needed for our week long stay. Penny was a delightful host and the welcome basket was particularly generous. We used it as a base to visit family and it suited our needs perfectly.


  • 9

    30/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    A well equipt place with 5 star utensils and nice touches like mobile chargers shame just enough room for just two adults and my wife has mobility problems and a hand rail on the steps would have helped but I'm sure most would not need that.


  • 10

    05/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 27/10/2017
    Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Penny was very friendly and helpful.


  • 10

    18/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Lovely cottage well equipped and comfortable great attention to detail we had everything we needed for a relaxing break. Thanks very much for the welcome pack and bubbly very kind extra touch.


  • 10

    06/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    We had a lovely short break at The Stables. The cottage was immaculate and beautifully presented and there was lots to see and do in the surrounding area.


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