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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Isabella house is a stone built, detached property with off road parking for 2 cars. It is open plan inside which makes it ideal for groups to holiday together.There is a large garden and decking area with BBQ for outdoor entertaining. The house sleeps up to 8 adults max and 2 children, the first floor has a family bathroom and 4 large bedrooms, consisting of,the master bedroom having a magnificent en-suite with wc , spa bath and power shower, 2 double bedrooms and a family room with double bed and bunk beds( bunk beds suitable for children up to the age of 12 yrs).
Ideally located for outdoor holidays the area is criss crossed with footpaths and cycle paths and there are golf courses and horse riding stables on the doorstep. It is 10 minutes from the Derwent Walk which forms part of the coast to coast cycle track. The famous Beamish Museum is a 15 minute drive away and the beautiful Pennines just 10 minutes to the West.
The historic city of Durham and party city of Newcastle are each 13 miles away with Northumberlands beautiful coastline with it's pretty fishing villages only 40 minutes drive.
Also close by are Durham Cathedral and Castle, Hadrians Wall, Bamburgh Castle,The Metro shopping and entertainment Centre, Newcastle's famous bridges and quayside, Angel of the North and Alnwick Gardens.
Closer to home there are 2 excellent village pubs just a few minutes stroll from the house. Both offer a warm welcome and sell real ales and good food.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||South Shields 35 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newcastle u Tyne 21 km, Nearest railway: Durham 23 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Isabella house is warmed with gas central heating throughout and supplemented with underfloor heating in the conservatory, dining room and kitchen and a gas fire in the lounge to ensure a cosy feel right through the year.
The kitchen is open plan with a gas hob in the centre island so that the "chef of the day" doesn't miss out on the family fun when cooking!
About this location
The County Durham region
The North east of England is England's best kept secret. Warm and friendly people, beautiful, wild countryside and stunning sandy beaches with historic castles along the coastline. The area has plenty to see and do and rarely gets too busy or crowded.
For historians there is Hadrians Wall and dozens of smaller encampments as well as the award winning Beamish outdoor museum.
The magnificent historic city of Durham is a must with its beautiful Cathedral and cobbled paths.
Visit Newcastle and Gateshead to see the amazing Millenium bridge and take a walk along the quayside ( market on Sundays ).
Newcastle has an abundance of lovely restaurants and night life with something for everyone.
The region has an impressive network of public footpaths and cycle paths with breath taking scenery.
Only 2 miles from Isabella house you are in Northumberland with its magnificent coastal routes with miles of unspoilt golden sandy beaches ( Bamburgh caslte ) being a must to visit.
The region offers a great outdoor experience with the opportunity to hit the nightlife in the evening if you like to do both.
Medomsley has 1 small local shop ( open 6am to 11pm daily), 2 excellent pubs and a 12th century church. It is just 2.5 miles from Consett town with supermarkets, shops and numerous pubs and restaurants.
For food enthusiasts there are pubs and restaurants everywhere specialising in local produce and real ales.
For families there is plenty to do outdoors with the North East having an abundance of country parks, walks and picnic areas. For days out, close by there is Diggerland and Hall Hill petting farm within 10 minutes drive, Beamish museum is 6 miles away, a must if you want to see how people lived and worked in days gone by.
Newcastle and Durham are 11 miles from Isabella house and the Derwent walk and cycle track only 1 mile from the house, starting in Consett this was once the train track that carried coal from Tynemouth to Consett for the steel works now long gone.
This is now a national cycle track as well being great for walkers, with its industrial past long gone it is now an area of great beauty.
There are local horse riding centres close by and information on how to book can be found with other information on places to visit locally at the house.
We have 2 excellent pubs within easy walking distance from the house. The Royal Oak and the Miners Arms are both family friendly and offer a warm welcome offering a good choice of menu.
The Royal Oak is a free house offering a good choice of beers and good quality food at great prices, ideal for families.
The Miners arms has a bar and restaurant with a good menu and offering Sunday roasts. If you get the chance give them a try you won't be disappointed.
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30 Jan 2015
"Magnificent family base"
We stayed here for new year and the place was fabulous. It is an extremely well appointed large house which feels so comfortable as the owners have thought of everything. You feel more like you are ho… More
13 May 2014
"Lovely house for family holiday"
Have now stayed at Isabella house a few times when visiting family in the area. It's really comfortable, with lots of space for a large group.… More
4 May 2014
"Wonderful House and facilities."
We were made very welcome and the house proved to be excellent. Used as base for son's wedding near Durham. Worked really well and wonderfully spacious with every convenience. Couldn't us… More
22 Feb 2014
"Absolutely Fantastic break in fabulous house!"
Beautiful very spacious house in ideal location. We stayed as we were attending a family function nearby. The house accommodated 3 families with young children & teenagers alike, whom all agreed it … More
27 Aug 2013
A great family house, ideally located for visiting the area. The house is spacious and comfortable and the master bedroom has the best bed I have ever slept in. We have no complaints at all about the … More
4 Aug 2013
"Great family holiday"
Great holiday at ISABELLA HOUSE. All 7 of us had a fantastic time on holiday with lots to do and many places to visit. Went to local hotels where we were served lovely meals from very friendly staff who made us feel welcome. Will definately come back if house is available as it is a great size with 4 large bedrooms and a great eating/entertaining area and a very nice garden. Super holiday.
31 Jul 2013
"Calm and wonderful stay at Isabella House"
Me and my family, a party of 7 adults and 3 children stayed at Isabella House July 16-23, 2013. Our reason for being there was the wedding of our son in St. Robert church in Newcastle..
Our stay at Isabella House was very good. The house was very good for this group of 10. The garden was wonderful to stay in and the children had good times playing in the garden.
It took us only about 30 min. to drive to Newcastle and experience what a city has to offer. But every time we returend back to the quiet village of Medomsley we were happy to be back in the more relaxed environment.
The owners of Isabella House did us a great service which we appreciate very much.
25 May 2013
Isabella house is lovely place to stay. The conservatory and large open plan kitchen, diner and lounge provide lots of space and are quite luxurious. Bedrooms have very comfy beds and the views are breathtaking. We really enjoyed our stay there.
10 Apr 2013
"Much better than expected"
Yes, the house was great, certainly much better than expected and provided the family with pleasing and homely accommodation enhancing an enjoyable stay.For most of the week snow was present on the gr… More
25 Mar 2013
Our 2nd visit to this lovely house and equally as enjoyable as the first. Our mission was a family christening in the nearby area, a bit of shopping and more exploring of the many things to see and do within easy travel radius. The house is a delight, warm welcoming and so comfortable it felt like home with all the family sitting round the big dining table and enjoying board games, chats and banter.... we'll do it again for sure!
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