With rural views and ideally placed for exploring the idyllic Durham Dales, this spacious cottage is great for walkers and cyclists, and is perfect for visiting Newcastle, Hadrian’s Wall and Beamish.
Nestling in the charming hamlet of Knitsley, this delightful cottage is ideal for walkers and cyclists keen to explore the footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways running through the heart of County Durham and into the breathtaking Durham Dales. This beautiful area has plenty of fantastic attractions, including the popular open air museum at Beamish which tells the story of life in the northeast from the 1820s to the 1940s. The bustling city of Durham is just 10 miles away and is home to the historic cathedral, and a choice of fantastic shops and excellent museums. Other local highlights include the Vale of Durham, Tanfield Railway, Auckland Castle, the National Railway Museum and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
On entering this welcoming and tastefully furnished single-level holiday cottage you will find yourself in the spacious and inviting open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With plenty of comfortable seating, including a double sofa bed, Smart TV, DVD, music system and electric fire, the light and attractive lounge is an ideal space to unwind in at the end of a wonderful day. There is also a charming dining area. Going over to the stylishly designed kitchen you will find it fully equipped with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, toaster, cafetiere, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge/freezer. Exploring this lovely ground-floor property further you will find a cosy master bedroom with a king-size bed and plenty of storage space. You will also find a bathroom complete with a bath, walk-in shower and WC.
Stepping outside from the double doors in the lounge, you can relax and dine alfresco in the pretty garden which overlooks the rolling Durham countryside. There is ample private parking space for two cars. There is a secure cycle store available, and you can even bring your horse with you as stabling and a paddock are available on request.