Described as England’s “last wilderness” and possibly one of the best kept secrets, the Durham Dales are situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, These Dales are made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, wild flower meadows, impressive waterfalls, snaking stone walls, stunning imprints of a mining and industrial past.The pretty village of Frosterley lies in the heart of Weardale and has shops and pubs which will make you very welcome and give you a taste of the rural life! There are ample walking and cycle routes which leave the village in every direction, whether it be along the River Path or across the rugged Fells.You will find other towns and villages dotted around the area and in easy reach such as the Historic town of Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland, Stanhope, Wolsingham and not forgetting the city of Durham with its Cathedral and Castle. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are listed below.
Within an hours drive of our self catering cottages you can also be in reach of Northumberland with it's rugged coastline and fabulous beaches. Heading west you will find the Lake District. East will take you to a fabulous day out at South Shields beach and funfair and south will take you to the Yorkshire Dales.
We explored the local towns, Durham, Newcastle, Auckland Castle, Raby Castle, Hamsterley Forest and played Golf at Brancepeth Castle. All of which were fab days out and fell in love with the scenery and local life. Valerie was a brilliant host and this house was fantastic.
Comfortable and warm, we wanted for nothing. A beautiful part of the country
We enjoyed the garden and BBQ and the boys especially enjoyed the pool table. We spent a day at South Shields, did a lovely bike ride through Hamsterley Forest and a spent a day at Alnwick Castle. We even had fun when it rained!
The accommodation was extremely comfortable and the gardens superb - the kids really enjoyed the games room too.We enjoyed the stunning scenery and went on some lovely walks. Thank you for being so helpful!
The landlady was extremely friendly and obliging. We hope to be back soon! The accommodation was very clean and the games room and gardens were all wonderful. Thank You!