Resting on the edge of Grassholme Reservoir on the outskirts of the village of Mickleton, this one-level cottage offers beautiful views across the water and fells. In the summer, Grassholme Reservoir is host to a range of water-sports including sailing, paddle-boarding and kayaking. You’ll be surrounded by local farms and their animal inhabitants while the majestic countryside of the North Pennines and within striking distance of the Yorkshire Dales. The market town of Barnard Castle (10 miles) boasts cobbled streets lined with shops, restaurants, and cafes. On Wednesdays, the town hosts a local produce market. The medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. The nearby Bowes Museum is a wonderful way to spend a day; wander around this beautiful building and experience the fascinating exhibitions before making your way to Raby Castle (14 miles from the property). There are beautiful walking opportunities right on the doorstep of this lovely market town, with woodland walks and cycle routes including the Pennine and Teesdale Ways (1 mile). Take a picnic to the magnificent waterfalls at High Force, within 9 miles.
Head up the front path taking in your rural surroundings, step inside this single-storey property and make your way to the lovely open-plan lounge/dining room to find plenty of comfortable seating for sociable evenings catching up with one another or watching your favourite films on the TV, cosied up in front of the electric, log-burner effect fire. The kitchen flows nicely from the lounge and comes well equipped with everything needed to whip up meals for four. There is also a washing machine with a handy space to leave your boots when you return from your walk. At the end of the day, there are two bedrooms to choose from, a double and a twin room. Just off the lounge is the bathroom with a shower over the bath, and WC.
Enjoy breakfast on the front garden patio admiring the tranquil yet vast reservoir and the local resident wildlife comprising birds, hares, cows and sheep. Or, for the more energetic, guests are welcome to use the semi-enclosed field to the rear of the cottage for a game of football, rounders or even cricket!