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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 3

Wagtail Cottage

Esperley, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham | UK10280 4 Grade:
5 years


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A perfect spot for guests to bring their four-legged friends! With an enclosed rear garden and plenty of paths and countryside for guests to enjoy a walk, Wagtail Cottage is a super base for exploring.


Perfect for exploring all that rural County Durham has to offer, from walks along the River Tees to days out at historic houses and garden.

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With open fire, 36" Freeview TV, Roku streaming stick, CD player and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Cupboard: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio. Ample communal parking available. No smoking.

Wagtail Cottage is a traditional, stone-built cottage dating back to 1870, and is situated in the wonderful rambling countryside of County Durham, less than 2 miles away from Raby Castle. Cosy and dog friendly, Wagtail Cottage sits in the rural hamlet of Esperley, just 3 miles away from the pretty village of Staindrop. The perfect retreat for guests wanting to explore the local area by foot or by bicycle, there are plenty of footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways nearby that lead through breathtaking countryside and natural woodland. The nearby surrounding area is ideal for exploring and visiting local attractions and historical buildings, including the impressive Raby Castle, the ruins of Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum and Egglestone Hall with its attractive walled gardens. More energetic guests can enjoy a stroll along the River Tees and follow the Teesdale Way up the valley. A few miles drive will bring guests to the popular market town of Barnard Castle, which boasts a great selection of tea rooms and antique shops that line the cobbled streets. This chocolate box perfect market town was named one of the Sunday Times’s Best Places to Live in the UK 2021. The cottage is located in close proximity to vibrant cities like York and Newcastle and also has some of the best countryside in the UK with the Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Yorkshire and Yorkshire Dales right on the doorstep and the Lake District only a stone’s throw away. The spectacular set of falls, including High Force, Low Force and Cauldron Snout, lie further up the valley and are well worth a visit along with a stop off at the charming village of Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Cosy and comfortable with traditional furnishings and great views over the countryside, Wagtail Cottage is the perfect destination for small families wanting to enjoy some time together or for couples looking to enjoy a quiet romantic break. On the ground floor is a small kitchen with good quality appliances, and the living/dining room has been thoughtfully decorated and furnished. The open fire gives a real warmth to the room and the views out to the garden definitely make it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. On the first floor there is a shower room as well as a well-presented double bedroom and a single bedroom, each boasting views across the open countryside. The cottage benefits from a lovely enclosed garden that adjoins open countryside, making it an ideal place to arrive back to following a day of rambling or sightseeing. Shop and pub 1 mile, restaurant 1½ miles.

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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

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