Living/dining room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, beams and stone flag floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and stone flag floor.
Utility room: With freezer and washing machine.
Steep stairs to...
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.
Solid fuel central heating, oil heaters, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for open fire included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking.
Traditional, cosy and welcoming, Cracket Cottage is the perfect for guests wanting to enjoy a peaceful break in the Durham Dales. The small front garden leads directly into the comfortable living room, it’s open fire and oil-filled radiators are perfect for warming the whole house on a winter’s evening. The kitchen is compact and practical, combining modern storage units with traditional cupboards and pantry. The steep cottage stairs lead up to the first floor, where guests will find a family bathroom and the double bedroom. A second staircase leads up to the very well-presented twin bedroom with super views. To the rear of the cottage is a small enclosed garden with a sitting-out area. There are views across the fields to the village church and the fells beyond, occasionally deer and rabbits stop to peer into the garden. It is perfect for guests who enjoy walking or cycling with numerous footpaths that lead through the village, along the river and out into the fabulous countryside of Weardale which has been recognized as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village pub is 50 yards away and has a restaurant and micro brewery. Local shops including a Post Office, two cafés and two pubs are 1 mile away.
Only 5 miles away from the popular town of Stanhope, guests will be able to visit the excellent Durham Dales Visitor Centre where there is a variety of independent shops, tourist information and a tea room. A couple of minutes further into Stanhope is a high street that is thriving with local businesses, shops, eateries and pubs as well as the open air heated swimming pool for those brave enough to give it a try. The Weardale Railway has a stop in Stanhope and is a great way of seeing the landscape and beauty of the area. Over the winter period this train turns in to the Christmas train and is a must-see for guests with families. A little further afield, but still within easy driving distance, guests will be able to visit the Lead Mining Museum in Killhope, Hamsterley Forest with its great cycle trails and fabulous walks, skiing in Westgate and the majestic sight of High Force waterfall.
The cathedral city of Durham is just 45 minutes’ drive east and the bustling city of Newcastle is 45 minutes to the north, as is Gateshead which is the location of the Metrocentre and makes for a super trip out on a chilly day. Nestled in a small row of traditional stone terraced houses in a peaceful and tranquil location, Cracket Cottage is an inviting place to stay and is a great destination for enjoying some time away. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 50 yards.