East Farm Holiday Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
East Farm Holiday Cottage, which sleeps 3, offers 4 star accommodation and is part of the Quality in Tourism Walkers Welcome scheme. It is a very comfortable annexe to the owners' stone-built farmhouse, in a quiet position on the hillside, less than a mile from the charming village of Middleton-in-Teesdale with its shops, pubs and cafes. Set in the stunning Durham Dales, it offers superb panoramic views south and south west across the Tees Valley, along which both the Pennine Way and the Teesdale Way pass.
The cottage provides an ideal country retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside in a beautiful peaceful setting. Upper Teesdale has been part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for over 25 years and an European Geopark for ten years. As such, it offers a wonderful base for those interested in wildlife, geology or wild flowers, as well as for walkers and cyclists.
For walkers the footpaths start at the cottage door and allow you to explore the nearby woods, moors and the Tees Valley, including nearby High Force. The cottage is pet friendly and up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided that they are kept under strict contrrol.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
Northern England region
Set in the centre of the area, Middleton-in-Teesdale not only offers a peaceful base to explore this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. but also gives very easy access to the National Parks of The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors with all their facilities.
If it is a day out in in one of the most interesting historical and cultural cities in England that you are looking for, then York, Durham or Newcastle with their beautiful architecture, great facilities and interesting range of shops are all within easy reach. In York, for example you can see the medieval city walls, quaint cobbled streets and iconic cathedral, visit The Yorvik Centre, York Dungeons, and The Castle Museum and wander around the fascinating shopping area of the 'Shambles'.
In addition, the area benefits from a host of wonderful attractions for a day out for the whole family. For example there is Hadrian's Wall with its world-class archaeology, dramatic forts, spectacular landscapes and informative visitor centres, or Beamish Open Air Museum. Beamish is a wonderful example of "living history".The museum tells the story of life in the North East of England in Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian times. Standing in 300 acres of Durham country side, it boasts a pit village, a colliery, a range of shops, a working Victorian farm and an 18th century manor house . You can tour the whole site on a variety of vintage trams and buses and costumed staff are on hand to tell you more about everyday life in years gone by.
Upper Teesdale lies in the southwest corner of the stunningly beautiful Durham Dales , just north of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and the UK's first "European and Global Geopark", it includes some of the highest, wildest and finest scenery in England. Visitors can relax in this peaceful and unspoilt area of rare geology and amazing flora and fauna. A network of excellent footpaths, including the nationally renowned Pennine Way and the Teesdale Way provide easy access to some of the country's most spectacular sights such as High Force and Cauldron Snout waterfalls and High Cup Nick, whilst the quiet roads with their panoramic views make the area at ideal base for cyclists.
At the heart of the area lies the historic village of Middleton-in-Teesdale with its range of cafes, pubs and shops, whilst ten miles away is the market town of Barnard Castle dominated by its famous castle and offering a full range of facilities along its cobbled streets.
If its is culture or history that you are looking for there are museums, such as the world famous Bowes Museum, The North of England Lead Mining Museum at Killhope and the National Railway Museum at Shildon, country houses such as the medieval Raby Castle and the Palladian Rokeby Hall and even a Georgian Theatre at Richmond.
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7 Aug 2014
"Brilliant cottage, stunning area"
Lovely views and a very comfortable cottage. Scones and eggs from the chickens that live on the farm. Comfortable inside.… More
Thanks for your kind review Kath. Do let us know if you need any help with your own plans. Hope to see you again soon. Nick
22 Jul 2014
"La campagne anglaise à son meileur"
Nick et Liz sont de merveilleux hôtes et leur maison de campagne offre tout le confort nécessaire pour un séjour incroyable dans la campagne du Yorkshire. Nous aurions aimer y passer beaucoup plus … More
Many thanks for your kind review Nathalie. I hope that the rest of your stay in the country was successful. We do provide free wi-fi access for the cottage, but the connection has deteriorated over the last year and now drops out regularly (this is why we do not include it in our advert). So far nobody has come up with a successful solution, but we will keep seeking technical advice so that we have good wi-fi reception by the time that you return and don't have to wait for the fibre optic internet provision which is now promised for the Dale. Many thanks again. Nick
1 Jun 2014
"Perfect holiday destination"
Fantastic cottage with eveything you need for a perfect holiday. It was spotlessly clean and the views were amazing. The owners were extremely helpful & were always on hand if needed. The cottage wa… More
12 May 2014
"Excellent cottage, very comfortable"
Lovely cottage, very clean. Everything you need as far as equipment goes. Owners very helpful and friendly, Would have no hesitation recommending to family ad friends and will be back. Excellent b… More
22 Apr 2014
In short - Absolutely fantastic ! Communications with the owners were fantastic and upon arrival we were greeted with homemade scones and the option of free range eggs (from the free range chickens wh… More
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