• About Backstone Bank Farmhouse

    With fabulous views from every room, Backstone Bank Farmhouse is in an ideal location for exploring the North Pennines and County Durham.

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      5 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 9 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Bike store
      Bike store
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Working farm
      Working farm
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "With fabulous views from every room Backstone Bank Farmhouse is in an ideal location for exploring the North Pennines and County Durham.\nGround Floor\nLiving room \nWith wood burner 40 Sky TV DVD player and iPod dock.\n\nDining room.\nKitchen \nWith double electric oven induction hob microwave fridgefreezer dishwasher and beams.\n\nUtility room \nWith fridge washing machine and tumble dryer.\n\nBoot room.\nFirst Floor\nBedroom 1 \nWith kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.\n\nBedroom 2 \nWith super kingsize bed can be twin beds on request.\n\nBedroom 3 \nWith super kingsize bed can be twin beds on request.\n\nBedroom 4 \nWith twin beds.\n\nBedroom 5 \nWith single bed.\n\n\nBathroom 1 \nWith bath shower attachment toilet and heated towel rail.\n\nBathroom 2 \nWith shower over bath toilet and heated towel rail.\n\nSeparate toilet. \n \n Oil central heating electricity bed linen towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Large enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 2 dogs welcome to be kept on a lead at all times sheep country. Bike store. Private parking for 6 cars. No smoking. Please note The property has a natural water supply from a spring. This property has a security deposit of £200.\n \u003e Situated high up on a hill above Tunstall Reservoir in a hidden valley on the edge of the North Pennines Backstone Bank Farmhouse is a fabulous property in a stunning location. Located next to a working farm in spectacular surroundings overlooking the Tunstall Valley this 16th-century farmhouse has amazing views from every room. It offers accommodation of the highest standard and has been renovated and lovingly furnished retaining many original features with the addition of top quality facilities. The kitchen is fully fitted with contemporary quality appliances yet also retains many original features including exposed beams and two historic larders and the dining room comfortably seats 9 people. There is also a very useful boot room which is the ideal place for walkers and pet owners to leave their coats and boots to dry.\nPerfect for walkers country lovers and cyclists as well as families and friends this location has something for everyone to enjoy. There are numerous popular footpaths and cycle paths that criss-cross over the surrounding fields and countryside out into the North Pennines and Durham Dales including the famous Coast to Coast route. Often referred to as the ’Gateway to the Dales’ the conservation village of Wolsingham is situated in picturesque Weardale in the North Pennines and is part of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The popular town of Stanhope is a little over 6 miles away and a visit to the Durham Dales Centre is recommended. Plenty of specialist information regarding walks and cycle routes as well as history about the local area can be found here. The beautiful and historic cathedral city of Durham is just 17 miles away and can be reached within an easy 30-minute drive. Well deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage Site status the area has many historic attractions including Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle as well as a variety of boutique shops cafés bistros and tea shops. Bishop Auckland is just under 13 miles away and plays host to the spectacular Eleven Arches show called Kynren. For families wanting to take a day trip to Beamish Living Museum this popular tourist attraction is only 16 miles away. The picturesque market town of Barnard Castle is just a 30-minute drive away with a selection of great pubs in nearby Romaldkirk and Middleton-in-Teesdale. Just a few miles beyond is the majestic High Force the highest waterfall in England. The lead mining museum in Killhope 20 miles is another popular attraction and shows the history of how lead was mined by generations of miners who lived in the Weardale area.\nNewcastle-upon-Tyne the Metrocentre Derwent Reservoir and Alston which is the highest market town in England can all be reached within an hour’s drive and really are worth a visit. A little further afield but still within an hour and a half driving distance guests will be able to take a day trip to the Lake District Northumbria’s beaches and Alnwick Castle.\nBeautifully presented throughout and in a fabulous location surrounded by acres of land as well as a private garden Backstone Bank Farmhouse really does have so much to offer. Perfect for families friends and discerning guests this property will be the most fabulous base for any occasion at any time of year. Shops pubs and restaurants 3 miles.\n \n " UKC1900

    Backstone Bank Farmhouse reviews collected by Reevoo

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    out of 10

    Splendid location, lots to do nearby, and the cottage was perfect - clean, spacious and well equipped.



    out of 10

    Stunning location! Beautiful house with bags of character, very well equipped and clean. Beds really comfortable. The dog really enjoyed having her own room too! Thoroughly recommend it. Just one tip to help find it. When you get to Tunstall reservoir, you drive across the top of the dam to the other side and then go up the hill. You’ll see the house sign on the green gate.



    out of 10

    The house is very well equipped, the owners have really thought about catering for larger groups with plenty of seating space, great bathrooms and a really high spec kitchen. The location is exceptional and the general fit and finish of the property is of a high standard. We would love to come back and would definitely recommend.



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