Relaxing lounge with wood burner and 42” Freeview TV | Ashlea, Barnard Castle
Comfortable lounge with wood burner and 42” Freeview TV | Ashlea, Barnard Castle
Cottage
Barnard Castle
UKC2346

Ashlea

  • Sleeps up to 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Up to 0 pets allowed
Wifi
Enclosed Garden / Patio
Detached

4.9

out of 5

Situated on the owners’ working farm, this cosy property offers the perfect location to enjoy that well needed rural retreat.
All on the Ground Floor:
Living room: 42" Freeview TV, Bluray Player, Woodburner
Kitchen/dining room: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
Conservatory.
Bedroom 1: Kingsize (5ft) Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 x Single (3ft) Beds
Shower Room: Cubicle Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Separate Toilet.
Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Electric car charging point (by arrangement). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced stream in the garden, 110 yards away.
Nestled within the grounds of the owner’s farm, Ashlea is the perfect location for guests wanting to explore the local area. Surrounded by fields and open countryside, with great views over towards Eggleston, Middleton and County Durham, this detached cottage is a peaceful and restful hideaway, yet only a short drive away from major transport links. With weekly and monthly farmers markets, plenty of places to eat and drink and a variety of shops, galleries and antiques stores, there really is something to offer for all tastes. Guests who enjoy a spot of history will enjoy a visit to the ruins of Barnard Castle and the ever changing exhibits at the popular Bowes Museum.
This is an ideal location for guests who enjoy walking, cycling or rambling, Ashlea is very well situated for a day walking in the Durham Dales and the North Pennines. There is a public footpath that crosses through the fields behind the cottage, along the Deepdale River and then on to Barnard Castle. For more serious walkers and cyclists, guests can take a trip to Hamsterley Forest, which consist of 2000 acres of open woodland. There is the themed Gruffalo Trail for children to enjoy and also a play area for younger guests, as well as numerous picnic tables for a leisurely lunch in the great outdoors. A little further afield but still within an easy drive a trip out in the Durham Dales and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a must, here you can explore the magnificent landscape and natural attractions, including High Force and Low Force waterfalls. Enjoy pony trekking in the area, fishing in the lakes and rivers, exploring the nature trails, sailing, canoeing, water skiing, mountain biking and golf, all located within an easy hour’s drive from Ashlea.
Ashlea has been lovingly renovated to offer a comfortable and cosy destination for you to enjoy, relax and unwind. Surrounded by fields and open countryside, the scenery and views are ever changing and can be enjoyed from all angles. All on one level, guests will find a well presented living room with a wood burner and wooden floor. Ashlea is connected to the farm biomass heating system. It burns wood chip created from the timber harvested from our own woodland. The kitchen and dining room are open plan and offer contemporary, good quality fixtures, fittings and appliances, as well as a great view from the kitchen sink! There is a lovely conservatory which looks out onto the garden, and is a great spot to sit in and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings. The property offers a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom with a double shower cubicle and heated towel rail. Well maintained, presented and furnished throughout, guests will find Ashlea a real home from home. Electric car charging facilities are available by appointment, at a small extra cost. Massage and physiotherapy service available onsite by appointment (additional cost, card payments taken). Shop, pub and restaurant 2 mile.

Awards

    Awarded for achieving an overall rating of 4.75 or higher

    Customers' Choice 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Features

Barbecue
Cot Available
Customers' Choice
Cycle Store
Decorated at Christmas
Detached Property
Dishwasher
Electric Vehicle Charging Point
Enclosed garden or patio
Garden or Patio
Golf nearby
Ground Floor Facilities
Highchair Available
Open Fire or Woodburner
Romantic Getaways
Rural
Shower Cubicle
Washing Machine
Welcome Pack
Wi-Fi
Woodburning Stove

Location

Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels

Smoking

  • No smoking, please