Thistle Close is set on a working farm close to the village of Staindrop in Teesdale, just five miles from Barnard Castle. The cottage has one double bedroom and one twin as well as a family bathroom which makes it suitable for four people. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen with a breakfast area and a sitting room with a dining area and an electric fire. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars, a sheltered shared front courtyard with furniture and a designated play area for children (adult supervision required). Ideal for exploring the northern Dales, Thistle Cottage is sure to appeal to the whole family.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size four poster bed, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, fixed shower on taps, separate shower, basin & WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Spacious living room with exposed timbers, sitting & dining areas (inc. stove-effect electric fire), & large picture windows set within stone arches facing out to courtyard.
Central heating/hot water from eco-friendly wood-chip farm heating system, electric stove. Electric cooker, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, LCD TV, Freeview, video/DVD, music system. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sunny, sheltered shared front courtyard with furniture. Designated play area for children (adult supervision required). One well-behaved pet welcome, charged at £20 per pet. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub etc in Staindrop, 1.5 miles.
Closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners is the pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop in the York Dales. The Castle, a monument that is open to the public, is one of the grandest in England. Extended and modified over the centuries, the heart of the castle is medieval with a walled garden and 200-acre deer park. Staindrop itself is home to many interesting shops, pubs and cafes, all set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is only five miles away, and is the setting for the Bowes Museum, in addition to its wide range of shops and tea-rooms. The area is a wonderful place for walkers and cyclists with numerous routes throughout the stunning scenery.
From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?