An abundance of activities and days out can be found at nearby attractions including Alnwick Castle and Beamish Open Air Museum. Anglers have a choice of fishing spots at Waskerley and Derwent Reservoirs and there are numerous routes for cyclists hikers peaceful strollers and dog walkers. You can enjoy a luxurious relaxing spa treatment at Slaley Hall or play a round of golf at their prestigious 18 hole course. Those seeking a more relaxing break can enjoy a visit to the nearby Knitsley Farm Shop Wheelbirks Jersey ice cream farm or Bywell smokery. The cathedral city of Durham is 15 miles away. You can also take trips to Northumberland National Park Hadrian s Wall or the Yorkshire Dales. On entering this lovely spacious cottage you will find yourself in the welcoming and bright open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Delightfully furnished and with a traditional wood burner and TV/DVD the cosy lounge is ideal for relaxing in. There s a stylish dining area and a kitchen fully equipped with electric oven and hob fridge/freezer washer/dryer dishwasher and microwave. You will also find a ground-floor WC. There is an enclosed store room for bikes. Going upstairs you will find two cosy bedrooms each with TV/DVD and en-suite bathrooms with shower over the bath and WC. There s a double room (zip-and-link which can be made into a twin on request) and a comfy king-size room. S tepping outside there s large courtyard which is shared with the other properties on-site and there s also a garden with private seating area for you to relax in. Also guided wildlife walks with a local expert can be arranged by prior arrangement with the owner. Clay pigeon shooting may also be available by prior arrangement with owner subject to availability.
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 10, 2018
Check-in: 4:30 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Burnt Hill Farm, County Durham
Top class accommodations; as the place has only been open just over a year, all the fixtures & fittings are new and thus the place is very clean to. We stayed in the 2 bed cottage & its a great feature to have each of the 2 large bedrooms upstairs have its own fully equipped master bathroom. Plenty of room also in each bedroom; not the cramped feeling you get in a hotel. The open plan living area on the ground floor is marvelous & having a "powder" room there is a great convenience. Nice touches like farm fresh eggs (not free but very inexpensive) & free firewood is you want to get the log burner going. The host, Jayne, was great & easy going. One has to remember though, this is a working farm, so be prepared to have sheep wandering around (among other things). At the moment there is no Wifi, but its something they're working on. Mind you it was nice to be "unplugged" & the quiet was refreshing.
You'll need a car to go to get groceries etc etc, but this is a good location to see the surrounding sights. Durham itself only a 25-30 min drive away, Newcastle about the same, even Edinburgh is reachable in 2-2 1/2 hours or Alnwick Castle about 1 1/2 - 2 hours away.
Much better than a hotel. Would definitely recommend.
A perfect property for visiting Durham
This property was even better then expected! Owners were wonderful hosts! Fresh flowers, eggs, bread, milk, and treats were there upon arrival. House recently underwent refurbishment so everything is brand new. We had a look at all properties on site and all are lovely, no detail went unnoticed. I love that both rooms have own bathroom with private shower and tub.All rooms have t.v.s with built in dvd players, there are also toys for children. I cant say enough good about property, we definitely enjoyed our stay!
Durham (12mls NW), County Durham