My husband and I have just returned from a week spent in Barn Cottage with our black labrador Bonnie. The location of this cottage is absolutely stunning and we were easily able to visit family in Durham city (50 mins), the Lake District (1 hour to Ullswater) and the Yorkshire dales (30mins). There are also any number of wonderful places to visit in the immediate vicinity from Barnard Castle, Baldersdale Reservoirs, the home of Hannah Hauxwell and we spent a lovely day walking along the Tees watching the kayaks at Low and High Force waterfalls. This last walk was followed by a magnificent Sunday lunch at the Rose and Crown, Romaldskirk, just a couple of miles from the cottage. The local pub in Cotherstone (The Fox & Hounds) does a great take out fish & chips on a Tuesday, although because of the dog we did not try their eat in menu.
The cottage itself was wonderful! It was warm, clean and cosy and so well equipped even down to teabags, coffee and condiments ... mehr