South Byre is a detached cottage on a working farm near to Hamsterley in County Durham. The cottage sleeps five people in a double bedroom and a family bedroom as well as a family bathroom. Also in the cottage is an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, dining area and a sitting area. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars and a patio with garden furniture. Ideal for a relaxing countryside holiday, South Byre is set in beautiful countryside in County Durham.
The village of Hamsterley sits on the brow of a hill between Teesdale and Weardale, on the edge of the North Pennines. Boasting an old village pub, where basic provisions can be purchased, the village is just two miles from Hamsterley Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which covers 2000 hectares of mixed woodland and has an abundance of wildlife. The Forest Visitor Centre, complete with tea rooms, provides visitors with a wealth of information on the many activities available in the forest, including splendid walking, cycling and horse riding trails to suit all levels of expertise. Cycling enthusiasts will be well catered for with the Hamsterley Forest mountain bike downhill trail which has some of the steepest slopes in the UK, together with miles of cross country routes. The forest runs alongside the Bedburn Beck for four miles, providing access to grassy picnic sites and a play area for children, and also stages a wide range of events and activities every summer, from wildlife watches to theatre performances, and the Dark Skies Events are coming to the forest, with introductions to astronomy from trained instructors. With Raby Castle nearby and the delightful market town of Barnard Castle, with its medieval castle ruins and delightful cobbled streets, just 8 miles away, this is an ideal holiday location. The ancient cathedral city of Durham is also close by and is host to a number of events throughout the year so it is well worth checking what you can see while you are in the area.
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.
Electric underfloor central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, DVD. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc.in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio to side with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and supermarkets 4 miles, pub 1 mile.
- Enclosed garden
- High chair
- Linen provided
- Parking space
- Towels provided
- Washing machine