Holiday home The Byre is a cottage situated in Lanehead, near to Wearhead in County Durham. The cottage sleeps three people and has one double bedroom with ensuite shower room, one mezzanine single bedroom, a fitted kitchen, a sitting room with woodburner and dining area. This cottage also offers off road parking for two cars and a shared lawned garden. Situated in Lanehead, near Wearhead, The Byre is the perfect cottage for a family looking for a relaxing holiday in County Durham.
Accomodation Details Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x mezzanine single above double bedroom. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
Area Wearhead is a small village in County Durham named after the source of the River Wear Wearhead is set in countryside and is home to a shop, whilst further amenities can be found in Stanhope which is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop and local arts and crafts.
Region Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.
Amenities Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in owner's studio, available by arrangement, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games, CDs and DVDs. Oil Central heating and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and fireguard on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Lockable bike storage. Shared lawned area to the front with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: A welcome hamper of local produce can be arranged by contacting the owner prior to your visit. Note: A complementary basket of logs is provided. Additional logs may be purchased from the owner. Note: There is a connecting door from the sitting room to the lobby of the owner's property. To ensure privacy this door is kept bolted on both sides during occupancy.
We really enjoyed our stay at The Byre.. The cottage had been cleaned to a very high standard and from the moment we arrived, we felt comfortable and able to relax. The views and surrounding countryside were truly stunning and it was all on our doorstep! The owners had thought of everything to make the cottage a comfortable, enjoyable and safe place to stay. We wish we had booked a longer visit and we would definitely consider staying there again.
Dr Mary, September 2020
The scenery in the North Pennines is glorious and this comfortable cottage has wonderful views.. As listed, the kitchen is well equipped but small whilst the rest of the cottage is very spacious for three people. There is a large floor standing boiler in the kitchen which gives excellent heating and hot water to both properties but does make things a bit awkward. To find The Byre from the north east just go up Weardale to Lanehead and turn in to the left just after the tractor sign - the listing makes this more complicated than it is. The tea tray was laid out for us on arrival with nice biscuits and there is milk in the fridge, coffee, salt and pepper and stock cubes in the cottage. Wi-fi was sporadic but is good enough for e-mails and finding out about local attractions. The Alston to Penrith road is closed for five weeks so if you plan to go to the Lakes from here you will have to find another way. With excellent double glazing and trees planted along the road traffic noise is reduced but you will hear motor bikes particularly at the weekends and Bank Holidays - they love the Dales and sound like they are coming through the property! The highlight for us was seeing a red squirrel by the garage - first time in a lot of years. The owners are friendly and welcoming but take warmer clothes and rain wear as the weather can be as spectacular as the scenery!
Mrs Dixon, August 2020
We arrived at the cottage with the intention of exploring the local area during our stay however we found the cottage so comfortable that we hardly ventured out.. We were made most welcome by our hosts and nothing appeared too much trouble. We had a little difficulty in the dark finding the driveway to the cottage where an indication to the close proximity of the drive to the beware tractor sign approaching from the East may have helped us but this in no way distracted us from our 4 days at this delightful residence.
Beautiful cosy cottage in a stunning location.. Would definitely recommend if you're looking to get away from it all!
Will definitely be returning!
Jane and Mike have created a very cozy cottage.. The decor is complete and very tasteful. The house is very clean and well maintained, located in a beautiful landscape. We highly recommend it.
Heidi and Peter from Germany
This is an excellent cottage in a lovely location.. The knowledge of the owners of local sights was very helpful
This is a must go to cottage
I had problems with your web site regarding confirmation ; which caused me to book 2 cottages for the same week
A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world.. Clean,neat and well equipped with high quality items.
There is amazing attention to detail in every respect.
My son and I wanted a rural setting and more than delivered.. Truly beautiful setting. Would love to return. A lovely part of the country we gave never explored before. Not as commercialised as the Yorkshire Dales, but just as stunning.
Exceptionally well-appointed and well-equiped holiday cottage, with welcoming friendly owners resident next door..
Unexpected welcome pack.. Fresh flowers throughout the byre. Unlimited wood for the log burner. Lovely hosts, nothing was too much trouble.
Just like the photos, perfect for us, remote but easily accessed for exploring the local area and a lovely place to relax.. Beautiful cottage, warm and comfortable.
Lovely cottage owned by lovely people, a really tranquil and relaxing stay.. The property is very comfortable and well equipped with great views over the countryside. Going back next year.
Mark & Audrey
This is a beautiful property to stay in with outstanding views over the Pennines. The property was very comfortable throughout with every detail thought of by the owners; I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat, in an idyllic part of Great Britain, with some lovely walks literally on the doorstep.
This is a lovely accommodation that is well maintained.
The nicest cottage we have ever stayed in and the owners were wonderful.
Liked the very pleasant interior with comfortable furniture and quality fittings. All the appliances worked well and the instructions were in good order and clearly available if required. There were lovely views and it was a peaceful setting. Without doubt this was the best cottage we have stayed in, with caring thoughtful owners who were only too ready to make sure we enjoyed our stay. We hope to return.
The cottage was perfect! Furniture was comfortable and the cottage was warm with an efficient heating system. All in all this was a fantastic experience, the owners are to be congratulated on achieving the perfect 'home from home'. We would thoroughly recommend this property.
The cottage was very nice, welcoming and very homely. The surrounding area was beautiful and very relaxing and was just what we wanted.
This cottage is delightful, cosy, warm and private. We found this property excelled the description on your website. We would also commend the owners who were kind and thoughtful. This must be one of the best properties we have ever had.
A beautiful cottage with great hosts, everything was thought of. The location was fabulous.
This property is just about perfect. The owners were very friendly and helpful with an added option of a pottery session. The wood burning stove with fuel was a great bonus.
A very warm and friendly welcome, a delightful, comfortable property in a beautiful, peaceful location within easy reach of places of interest, walks etc. We shall be happy to return.
Location ideal both for local walks and for exploring other dales and fells in the area. Area is very quiet and relaxing, but within easy reach of many interesting places - Durham, Bowes Museum, Hadrian's Wall, etc. Cottage exceptionally well-equipped and comfortable. Hosts friendly and helpful but respectful of privacy.
We loved spending time at the cottage, it was so peaceful and relaxing. It helped that the cottage was beautiful.
From my first phone contact with the owners we felt really welcomed, and the cottage was just what we hoped. It's well appointed and has a really homelike feel, with books on the shelves, a wood burning stove, and pictures on the walls. There's also a lower bit of garden below the house that you can use in relative privacy. The cottage has a view over upper Weardale, with walks from the door and wonderful bird life and wild flowers all around. We used it as a base for exploring and would return to cosy evening meals and relaxation in the large, comfortable lounge. It's within easy driving distance of Hexham and Corbridge and beyond that the superb Roman sites, Hadrian's Wall and, of course, the North Pennines. All in all I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking for a base for a holiday in the NE, though obviously its position makes a car fairly essential. The owners take real trouble to make sure their guests are comfortable and well provided for.
Excellent location, the cottage was above and beyond our expectations. A lovely friendly reception from the owners.
Perfect little getaway. Beautiful surroundings and a very warm welcome. Everything you need is provided in the cottage.
A very well situated cottage with stunning views and access to quaint little villages and lots of nice walks. We arrived to a very warm and friendly welcome. The accommodation has everything you need to have a comfortable cosy stay. It was very well equipped with a beautiful wood burner and many leaflets with info on the area and surrounding parts. Every detail has been thought of from board games to books. We had a fantastic week in the middle of February it was slightly blustery, which made our stay very warm and cosy indoors enjoying the peace and tranquility which surrounded us. We will most defiantly be back we just embraced the rural living with open arms. :)
Lovely clean and welcoming cottage, helpful hosts who greeted us on arrival. Everything in the cottage you needed to feel home from home, lots of information on things to do in the area. Wonderful area to visit, beautiful scenery and the views from the cottage were amazing. Killhope well worth a visit as was Beamish Museum, a little further afield but worth the drive over the moors.
Lovely, roomy and airy accommodation and quiet location with wonderful views
Only one negative point; the bed and pillows were far, far too soft and therefore not comfortable
Character accommodation with plenty of room in a central location with beautiful views.
The owners were very accommodating and ensured that the stay was above expectations, thank you for a lovely week.
This is an exceptional cottage, and it is clear that the owners maintain it to the highest possible standard. It is incredibly good value for money, and we would return.
Quiet location, good accommodation, friendly and helpful hosts.
Friendly, helpful and welcoming owners in a part of the Dales I had never visited and was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it was. Excellent views from the property, peaceful, and was big enough and equipped to a degree that allowed my family to visit for a meal without having to ask them to bring their own cups, and cutlery. I would visit again.
We were warmly greeted by the owners. The cottage was lovely, very well presented, with a superb log burner. Great location, very peaceful with wonderful views. Very good walking area and lots of places of interest nearby. The weather was amazing too, which was a bonus.
Very relaxing and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. Plenty of wood for the log burner and considering the weather conditions, this was a boon.
Very welcoming hosts. The food hamper was great! Comfy and exceptionally clean. Very well equipped, the hosts added little touches like tin foil, food bags, a stock cube and salt and pepper- always the things I forget! Mostly suitable for a little toddler. Travel cot and high chair and a child friendly fire guard provided. We would stay again, it was one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in.
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