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Victoria Cottages


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Copley, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Pets 1
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Perfect for exploring the Durham Dales and The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Victoria Cottages is a semi-detached house and is situated in the picturesque Durham Dales, on the cusp of the Weardale Valley, in a small village called Copley that offers a super base for guests wanting to explore this popular area. Perfect for walkers, guests will find many established public footpaths that lead directly from the village along the River Gaunless and through the hills and dales of County Durham and the Weardale Valley. The village of Cockfield is about 3 miles and here guests will find a village pub and a local shop. The closest pub is a mere ten minute walk away on Butterknowle High Street and there is also a super fish and chip shop in the nearby village of Cockfield which lies just 3 miles away and is definitely worth the trip. Cyclists, ramblers and leisurely walkers will find many walks and cycle paths for guests of all abilities and ages towards the nearby villages and towns including Butterknowle, 2 miles, Staindrop, 6 miles, Barnard Castle, 8 miles, Mickleton, 9 miles and Bishop Auckland also 9 miles.
With many attractions for guests of all ages there is an abundance of opportunities for a day out. Hamsterley Forest is only a little over 6 miles away and is a delightful two thousand hectare site of popular walking trails including the Gruffalo Trail, cycle trails and orienteering as well as plenty of spots for the perfect picnic. The bustling market town of Barnard Castle is often popular with guests and hosts a weekly farmers market, some super local pubs, restaurants and shops and is based only 9 miles away. The magical Kynren show that is featured in Bishop Auckland during the months of July, August and September really cannot be missed by guests staying here at that time and is just over 10-minute drive away. Raby Castle can also be reached within a short drive and is a must see for guests who wish to catch a glimpse of over two hundred deer which wander the grounds and are so comfortable in their natural habitat. The village of Staindrop is only 6 miles away and lies just next to Raby Castle. Staindrop is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers tea shops, cafés and a local family butcher and lies close by to the nature reserve of Low Barns and Auckland Castle.
Also perfect for guests wanting to visit the cathedral city of Durham, Victoria Cottages is only a 30-minute drive away from this city that thrives all year round. Popular tourist attractions include the Lumiere Festival, jazz festival, book week, arts week, the theatre, castle and cathedral as well as many designer boutiques and shops. Absolutely ideal for small families or couples wanting to enjoy a quiet romantic break, Victoria Cottages is cosy, warm and welcoming. On the ground floor is a small dining area and fully fitted kitchen as well as a comfortable living room with wooden floors and a wood burner for those romantic winter evenings. On the first floor guests will find a small bathroom with a shower over the bath, as well as two double bedrooms and a compact bunk bedroom that is perfect for children. With a small garden and private parking space, Victoria Cottages is a great place to stay at any time of year. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV with Amazon Prime, DVD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and wooden floor.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Small, enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    We had a great time but not what I expected they wasn't a starter pack for the log fire so our first we couldn't use it the beds weren't very comfy and they was a funny smell in the cottage more in the bedrooms so we had to buy plug ins also no contact details for the caretaker and you could only have 1 bedroom lamp on as they was no socket for the other one we had a lovely time because who we went with our family and I think this cottage just needs updating and few finishing touches to welcome the guests a bit more .

  • 2

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2018
    Upon arriving, there is only 1 space for cars and you are not allowed to park any others there. If you have more cars, then you have to go to the top of the lane and park nowhere near the property. When we walked into the house, the first thing we noticed was the foisty smell. We then realised that the house is very dated. It came across to us that it was maybe an old relatives house that had passed away and they had just rented it straight out. The place didn't look like it had been cleaned for our arrival as the first thing we had to do was clean out all of the old ash from the fire. We then had to Hoover right through as there was crumbs and bits of mud on the floors. The kitchen radiator was covered in filth and the dishes and cutlery had old food stuck to them. Once we had bleached the kitchen, cleaned the dishes, made a fire and hoovered, we could finally relax. The only good things about this property were the heating, (we were lovely and warm) the shower was very powerful and the settees, although very old, were extremely comfortable. Once we went to bed, I wanted to leave. The bedding didn't smell of fresh laundry, again It had a foisty smell, but we were too tired and just wanted to sleep. The weather was terrible during our 3 nights here, with torrential rain and snow, but we didn't let it bother us and stayed warm in the property and played games that we had brought. When it came to leave, we made sure we had everything and tidied up, like I do in all properties we stay in. It was in a much more acceptable state than we had arrived in. Although, according to the caretaker, we left it muddy and stole a teatowel!!! To be honest, I really would not recommend this property. It was way overpriced in my opinion. It left me with a feeling of needing to have a good wash and put all of my clothes in the washing machine when I got home.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your comments. We are naturally very disappointed to have received this score and we are really sorry about the state of the property. We have since addressed the cleanliness of the cottage to make it nice and welcoming for our guests as their comfort is of paramount importance to us.

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