Located in the centre of this quaint and characterful upper Teesdale village in the heart of the Durham Dales near Barnard Castle, this period property sleeping five people has been tastefully renovated to provide spacious, well-equipped accommodation. Within walking distance of many amenities including local shops, pubs, restaurants and tea rooms. With a small, sunny patio garden to the rear in which to sit and enjoy the afternoon sunshine, this quality accommodation is well positioned for walking, sightseeing or mountain biking with many wonderful hillside and riverside walks from the doorstep including the Pennine Way and the Teesdale Way. Desmond House has woodburning stoves both in the dining kitchen and the light and airy lounge. With window seats to two of the bedrooms and a smart TV in the master this is an ideal property for families or groups of friends looking to holiday together in this beautiful part of Upper Teesdale.
Please note there are seven steps up at the gate to the front of the property and a walkway with a slight incline to the entrance.
Entrance: Door to hallway, Karndean floor, stairs to first floor.
Lounge: Feature stone fireplace with woodburning stove. (welcome pack of fuel provided) Smart TV, comfortable seating, digital radio/cd/Bluetooth speaker, coffee table and French windows to the enclosed patio.
Kitchen/Diner: Electric induction hob, oven, grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, dining table and chairs, stone fire surround with woodburning stove, Karndean flooring, door to back patio area.
Outside shed: Washbasin, toilet.
Bedroom 1: King-size bed, wardrobe, dressing table, chair, window seat, smart TV.
Bedroom 2: Zip and Link beds (can be super king-size or twin), walk in wardrobe with chest of drawers, window seat.
Bedroom 3: Single bed, hanging space for clothes.
Bathroom: Large walk in rainfall shower, washbasin, toilet.
Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Parking: On the drive at the front of the property for two cars, further parking on the street outside the property on a first come first served basis.
Heating: Oil central heating, two woodburning stoves.
Garden/Patio: Paved area with table and chairs and bench to the rear of the property.
Short Breaks: Accepted at any time.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile phone signal is variable. There is secure cycle storage to the side of the property and a washbasin and toilet in the outside shed. Travel cot and high chair available.
Shop: 0.2 miles. Pub: 0.1 miles.
- Sleeps 5
- 3 Bedrooms
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- 1 Bathroom
- Private parking
- Open fire/woodburner
- Bed linen provided
- Equipped with a highchair
- Travel cot
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Bath towels included
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Nearest shop: 0.2 mile away
- Nearest pub: 0.1 mile away
- 42 miles from the coast
★★★★★ Well done for the superb renovation of Desmond House: it has a very comfortable, cosy ambience. The property offers excellent facilities and is furnished to a very high standard; it met all our requirements - ' home from home'. The location is exquisite: providing beautiful, tranquil walks; a friendly village and stunning views from the house. The spectacular High and Low force waterfalls are definitely worth a visit. Hamsterly Forest provides a fun-filled, action-packed family day out (for children and adults alike!). Thank you.Lisa - 1st March 2018
★★★★★ Beautiful house in an amazing location. The wooded area oposite the house has some lovely walks and a stream which was great for the kids to play in with their wellies on. Plenty of places to eat out within walking distance and the co op was handy too for meals at home. We loved waking up in the morning to see fields of sheep before venturing out. Everything we could ever need was provided for a perfect relaxing holiday. We cherished every minute here and will be back this summer!Emma - 1st February 2018
The market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale is a popular location for walkers and cyclists, with plenty of stunning and scenic walks, trails and routes right on your doorstep. One beautiful walk to try is the circular to the spectacular High Force Waterfall (just 5 miles from the town), or walk from nearby Mickleton to Grassholm Reservoir where you can try a range of outdoor pursuits such as rock-climbing, kayaking and gorge-walking.
In the town itself, there are a variety of independent, local shops to visit and great tea rooms and pubs to enjoy. The town has a popular farmers market which runs on the last Sunday of each month.
For even more choice, head over to the historic market town of Barnard Castle (just 10 miles away) where you can visit the castle from which it took its name, a number of charming antique and curios shops as well as some household names.
There’s no shortage of things to see and do in this beautiful part of the world, from seeing the stunning Silver Swan and the collections of the Bowes Museum, immersing yourself in history at Raby Castle (which also has a beautiful 200 acre deer park) or wandering around the one-of-a-kind open air museum, Beamish, near the town of Stanley where you can explore replicas of period streets, shops and homes from the 1820s to the 1940s.
Property Name: Desmond House
The nearest bus stop is: Middleton, 0.15 mile
The nearest train station is: Darlington, 25 mile
The nearest food shop is: Middleton, 0.2 mile
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Middleton, 0.1 mile
The nearest petrol is: Barnard Castle, 10 mile
Mobility equipment hire is: Darlington, 25 mile
Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: On-site
For what sized cars? Medium
Good space to unload once parked? Yes
Number of spaces available: 2
The parking surface is: Concrete
Distance to the property from the parking: At the property
Is parking level? No
Distance to nearest parking area: On-road
Is it pay and display? No
The width of the path to the property is: 1.2m and 0.5m
How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 7 or 2
How many entrances are there to the property? 2
The doors widths are: 0.86
Keyhole height: 1m
How many steps are there to the entrance: 2
Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Vinyl
The door widths are: 755mm
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is it movable or fixed: Movable
The flooring is: Vinyl
The door widths are: 755m
The worktop height is: 0.92m
Is the oven set high or low? Low
The fridge height is: 0.78m
The freezer height is: 0.78m
Is crockery stored high or low? Both
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No
Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 2
The number of steps between floors is: 13
The flooring is: Carpet
The door widths are: 0.762m, 0.836m, 0.762m
Bed sizes are: 3-4ft, 5ft, 6ft
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable
Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: 0.762m
Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No
Is there a ground floor WC?: No
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: No
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No
The flooring is: Vinyl
Permanent seated is provided
There is outside lighting
There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)
There are footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired
There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden
There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas
Is there a land line for guests to use? No
Mobile reception details: WiFi and 4G in area
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No
Any other information:
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