Goldsborough View is the largest of our cottages and is a particularly social space in which to spend a group holiday or celebrate a special occasion. The open plan layout means you are able to enjoy a real feeling of involvement, with nobody excluded from the action! Spectacular views over Hury Reservoir from the Master bedroom make this cottage a favourite with guests. A travel cot can be accommodated in either bedroom.
Accommodation comprises master bedroom with double bed and views overlooking the reservoir and second bedroom with bunk beds. The large open plan living area includes sitting room with log fire, kitchen and dining table. A high chair & safety gate are provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley/Newcastle Airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Darlington 36 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Welcome tea tray and basket of logs and coal.
Additional logs and coal available upon request at extra cost.
Shared laudry facility includes coin operated washing machine & tumble dryer.
Cot, high chair and safety gates available upon request.
WiFi is available but the speed is very slow & only good for keeping up to date with e-mails etc.
|Further details outdoors|
Shared garden with bbq, table with parasol & 6 chairs.
The cottages are set in an elevated area of the North Pennines, an area of outstanding and unspoilt natural beauty.
The North Pennines are a wonder of millions of years of geological shaping from High Force on the River Tees to the U-shaped valley of High Cup Gill above Dufton. Designated as Britain’s first Geopark and member of UNESCOs Global Geoparks Network.
Some of the differences in the land can be seen in the white stone building of the tip of the North Pennines and the red sandstone villages at its foot.
An area famous for its volume and variety of flora and fauna, many areas left unfarmed have enabled significant wildlife area to establish. So untouched it is one of the few areas left that remains home to the elusive red squirrel and rare arctic-alpine plants.
Baldersdale is a branch dale off Teesdale, where you will find the reservoirs of Hury, Blackton & Balderhead. Baldersdale came to fame in the 1970s as the home of Hannah Hauxwell who ran her farm single handedly and without running water. Hannah’s meadow is now managed by Durham Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve and can be visited to learn more about her life and work.
Definitely a place for discovering rare and profuse wildlife and flora Baldersdale is a bird watcher's paradise. For wild flowers venture to Upper Teesdale Nature Reserve or Flatts Woods at Barnard Castle.
There are purpose built cycle routes through Hamsterley Forest, much more moutain biking around Co Durham, the 'Wanly to Wear' cycle route and also a coast to coast route.
If you prefer to discover the area on foot wander along the Pennine Way or Cauldron Snout, visit Killhope Lead Mining Centre, the Weardales Railway Project, Barnard Castle, Raby Castle or Eggleston Hall and gardens.
If horses are your thing your can go trekking locally or attend the races at Redcar, Sedgefield or Newcastle. Fish at Hury Reservoir or dingy sail and windsurf at Grassholme Reservoir.