English country cottage in Butterknowle, near Bishop Auckland - sleeps 6

KINGFISHER COTTAGE, Butterknowle, near Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 5HU.
Property Reference: MWA

Bedrooms - 3

Sleeps - 6

Bathrooms - 2

Pets welcome - 1

Garden | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Living room | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Living room | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Kitchen/diner | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Kitchen/diner | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Double bedroom | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Double bedroom | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Double bedroom | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Twin bedroom | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Exterior | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
View | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland
Surrounding area | Kingfisher Cottage, Butterknowle, nr. Bishop Auckland

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KINGFISHER COTTAGE 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6

Explore the many attractions in the area, including Raby Castle, or simply relax in the garden with a chilled glass of wine.

Accommodation details

Cosy, beamed living room with wood-burning stove, original stone walls and wooden floor. Beamed kitchen with original bread oven. First floor: Double bedroom with TV. Twin bedroom with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Beamed twin bedroom with TV, Velux window, garden and river views, and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, full gas CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot
  • H/chair
  • Four freesat TVs (one 32")
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • BBQ
  • On road parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack and doggy extras
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: 3 steps in garden. Riverside location
. Situated in the picturesque Durham Dales, on the cusp of the Weardale Valley and with the river running right at the back of the glorious garden, Kingfisher Cottage is the most idyllic location for guests wishing to explore the area. Nestled in a row of cottages with rear views across the river, open countryside and fields, there is no better place from which to enjoy all of the magnificent scenery that this area has to offer.

The property has a rear garden, which is a great space in which to sit and watch the local kingfisher fly by, and also to enjoy the peaceful sounds of the birds and river running by. Perfect for walkers, guests will find many established public footpaths that lead directly along the river and through hills and dales of County Durham and Weardale Valley and pass through nearby villages and beyond. Cyclists, ramblers and leisurely walkers will find many walks and cycle paths for guests of all abilities and all ages that will take guests on towards the nearby villages and towns, including Wackerfield, 4 miles, Barnard Castle, 10 miles, and Piercebridge, 11 miles. The closest pub is a mere 10-minute walk away, and there is also a fish and chip shop in the nearby village of Cockfield, which lies just 2 miles away.
Ideal for families, couples or groups of friends, Kingfisher Cottage really does boast the perfect location for exploring the local area. With many attractions, there is an abundance of opportunities for a day out. Hamsterley Forest is only 5 miles away and is a delightful 2000-hectare site of popular walking trails, including the Gruffalo Trail, cycle trails and orienteering, as well as plenty of spots for the perfect picnic.

The thriving market town of Barnard Castle is often popular with visitors and hosts a weekly farmers market, local pubs, restaurants and shops. Raby Castle can also be reached within a short drive and is a must see for visitors who wish to catch a glimpse of over 200 deer which wander the grounds and are so comfortable in their natural habitat. The village of Staindrop is only 4 miles away and lies just next to Raby Castle. Staindrop is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers tea shops, cafés and a local family butcher, and lies close to the nature reserve of Low Barns and Auckland Castle. Also perfect for guests wanting to visit the cathedral city of Durham, as Kingfisher Cottage is only a 30-minute drive away. Popular tourist attractions in Durham include the Lumiere Festival, jazz festival, book week, arts week, the theatre, castle and cathedral, as well as many designer boutiques and shops. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 250 yards, restaurant 3 miles.

Extra Amenities

Kingfisher Cottage is situated only a short drive away from Bishop Auckland which will play host to the magical Kynren Eleven Arches Spectacular from July to September 2017.

Kynren - an epic tale of England, is set to be a historical extravaganza with a cast of over 1000 people and set over 7. 5 acres of County Durham. It promises 14 action packed and movie-like performances of colossal and dazzling proportions. The shows will incorporate a full-size lake with pyrotechnics, stunning lighting and water effects making a true spectacle in every sense of the word!.

Self-catering features

  • Open Fire / Woodburner
  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Television
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Pet Friendly
  • Green Scheme
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  • Flexi Cottages
  • Shower Cubicle
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