Bedrooms - 5
Sleeps - 9
Bathrooms - 3
Pets welcome - 2
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Backstone Bank Farmhouse
5 bedrooms, sleeps 9
With fabulous views from every room, Backstone Bank Farmhouse is in an ideal location for exploring the North Pennines and County Durham.
Situated high up on a hill above Tunstall Reservoir, in a hidden valley on the edge of the North Pennines, Backstone Bank Farmhouse is a fabulous property in a stunning location. Located next to a working farm, in spectacular surroundings overlooking the Tunstall Valley, this 16th-century farmhouse has amazing views from every room. It offers accommodation of the highest standard, and has been renovated and lovingly furnished, retaining many original features with the addition of top quality facilities. The kitchen is fully fitted with contemporary, quality appliances, yet also retains many original features including exposed beams and two historic larders, and the dining room comfortably seats 9 people. There is also a very useful boot room, which is the ideal place for walkers and pet owners to leave their coats and boots to dry.
Perfect for walkers, country lovers and cyclists, as well as families and friends, this location has something for everyone to enjoy. There are numerous popular footpaths and cycle paths that criss-cross over the surrounding fields and countryside out into the North Pennines and Durham Dales, including the famous Coast to Coast route. Often referred to as the ’Gateway to the Dales’, the conservation village of Wolsingham is situated in picturesque Weardale in the North Pennines, and is part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The popular town of Stanhope is a little over 6 miles away, and a visit to the Durham Dales Centre is recommended. Plenty of specialist information regarding walks and cycle routes (as well as history about the local area) can be found here. The beautiful and historic cathedral city of Durham is just 17 miles away, and can be reached within an easy 30-minute drive.
Well deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, the area has many historic attractions including Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle, as well as a variety of boutique shops, cafés, bistros and tea shops. Bishop Auckland is just under 13 miles away and plays host to the spectacular Eleven Arches show called Kynren. For families wanting to take a day trip to Beamish Living Museum, this popular tourist attraction is only 16 miles away. The picturesque market town of Barnard Castle is just a 30-minute drive away, with a selection of great pubs in nearby Romaldkirk and Middleton-in-Teesdale. Just a few miles beyond is the majestic High Force, the highest waterfall in England. The lead mining museum in Killhope, 20 miles, is another popular attraction and shows the history of how lead was mined by generations of miners who lived in the Weardale area.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the Metrocentre, Derwent Reservoir, and Alston, which is the highest market town in England, can all be reached within an hour’s drive, and really are worth a visit. A little further afield, but still within an hour and a half driving distance, guests will be able to take a day trip to the Lake District, Northumbria’s beaches and Alnwick Castle.
Beautifully presented throughout and in a fabulous location, surrounded by acres of land as well as a private garden, Backstone Bank Farmhouse really does have so much to offer. Perfect for families, friends and discerning guests, this property will be the most fabulous base for any occasion at any time of year. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles.
. Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, 40" Sky TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
Kitchen: With double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and beams.
Utility room: With fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 3: With super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
Bedroom 5: With single bed.
Bathroom 1: With bath, shower attachment, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bathroom 2: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet. . Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. This property has a security deposit of £20
- Bike Store
- Detached Property
- DVD player
- Main Fuel or Power incl.
- Enclosed Garden / Patio
- Garden / Patio
- Open Fire
- Woodburning Stove
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Short Breaks All Year
- Cot Available
- Luxury Collection
- Washing Machine
- Working Farm
- North Pennines
- English Country Cottages
- Parking - On Site
- Customers Choice
- Shower Cubicle
- Country Cottages