We are thrilled to introduce you to Skyline, a truly stunning luxury barn conversion in beautiful Teesdale County Durham near the northern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. With 5 fabulous en-suite bedrooms, a wow-factor open plan living area and hot tub with knock-out views of the Teesdale Way this is the ultimate celebration property for discerning families and groups of friends.
Subject to a recent outstanding refurbishment, no expense has been spared in transforming this old stone barn into a contemporary and luxurious holiday home. Designed to cater for larger groups, you'll find spacious accommodation and every modern comfort throughout, including underfloor heating downstairs.
Enter the property via a dramatic and generous entrance hall complete with a feature chandelier, sweeping staircase and mezzanine landing. Heated Yorkshire flagstones underfoot provide a warm welcome.
Make your way through to the heart of the barn, the beautiful open-plan living space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Those gorgeous heated flagstones continue in this room and are joined by exposed stone walls, oak trusses and vaulted ceilings. Light streams in from the large French doors leading to the stone terrace outside, and beyond those glorious uninterrupted views of the Teesdale Way.
Take your pick from the choice of two comfy sitting areas, the first of which snuggles around the cosy wood-burning stove. Get the fire roaring and settle down for a good old catch up with a glass of wine or two. The second snug area sits at the opposite side of the room ? just the place for children and teens to have their own space.
Lots to keep you entertained each evening including a 42-inch SMART TV with Netflix. Settle down to a family movie after a day exploring the dale. A Bluetooth Speaker provides the soundtrack and of course Wi-Fi is included. If you're craving a little off-line fun board games are also provided.
The living area leads onto the striking kitchen with its super-stylish navy units and sleek quartz worktop. You'll love the breakfast bar area, the perfect spot to perch with a glass of bubbly while someone rustles up dinner. The kitchen comes with family-sized mod cons including a 6-plate induction hob, 2 NEFF ovens, a large fridge with separate freezer, a dishwasher and 2 full size wine fridges (well this is a celebration house after all!) There's also a washing machine housed within a large hallway cupboard (very handy if little ones have enjoyed a good old jump around in muddy puddles).
The dining table sits adjacent to the kitchen within this open-plan space, a wonderfully rustic huge slab of wood which has been honed into a family-sized table. Pick up some local produce at one of the excellent local delis and settle down to a laughter-filled feast. Plenty of room for the whole family as this large table will seat up to 10.
There are 5 generous en-suite bedrooms in this large luxury holiday home, 2 of which are set on the ground floor; a huge benefit if any guests have reduced mobility. Both ground floor bedrooms are large rooms boasting wall-mounted TVs and king-size beds (which can also be configured as two full size singles if requested). In Bedroom 1 exposed stone walls combine with soft greys and pinks to create an elegant peaceful feel. This room enjoys access to an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower overhead.
Bedroom 2 continues the luxurious feel with its green upholstered bedstead, soft carpet underfoot and en-suite shower room. As an added luxury, the ground floor is also home to a separate contemporary wet-room and loo.
The remaining 3 bedrooms are all upstairs and again all benefit from en-suite shower rooms and TVs; a nice little extra if you fancy escaping on your own for a bit to enjoy a lazy morning in your PJs. Bedrooms 3 and 4 both have king-size beds and walk-in wardrobes, with the final bedroom configured as a twin with 2 full-size single beds.
There is much to love outside too. Throw open the French Doors from the lounge and step out onto a large flagstone terrace which is completely enclosed by traditional stone walling. The views from the terrace are simply amazing looking directly down over the River Tees and Teesdale Way. And the best thing is you can enjoy them from the bubbly warmth of your hot tub. Grab your cossie and a bottle of Prosecco ? it's time to celebrate!
Outdoor furniture and a BBQ is provided so you can make the most of those balmy summer evenings as the sun sets over the horizon. There's also a handy outside tap if you need to wash down bikes, muddy walking boots or doggies! Keen cyclists will also appreciate the bike secure provided.
Please note Skyline is set a mile down a private gravel and tarmac lane. It is perfectly suitable for normal vehicles with due care and attention.
Skyline has a stunning location set in open countryside in Teesdale County Durham near the northern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. With its elevated position it enjoys uninterrupted views down over the River Tees and Teesdale Way beyond.
Skyline is the perfect location if you enjoy walking. There are lots of beautiful walks nearby including tried and tested routes around three local reservoirs, the stunning High & Low Force waterfalls and nearby Hamsterley Forest. And of course, lots more choice just a few miles drive into Yorkshire Dales country proper. It's also a superb location for mountain biking if you want to bring your bikes along.
If you're a bit of a foodie there are several excellent dining pubs in the area including The Fox and Hounds at Cotherstone (a lovely 1 mile walk across the fields and footbridge over the river Tees), The Crown at Mickleton, The Rose and Crown at Romaldkirk and of course the 2 Michelin-starred Raby Hunt just 20 minutes away (advanced booking is essential). Cross Lanes, an award-winning organic farm shop and Deli, is also within easy reach of the cottage along the A66.
Just a few miles from Skyline is the charming historic market town of Barnard Castle. Recently listed as one of the top 10 rural places to live in the UK. It's a pretty town with lots to offer the discerning holiday maker with a host of boutique shops, cafes and pubs to explore. The excellent Bowes Museum is here and is well worth a visit. As the name would suggest there's an historic English Heritage castle to explore too.
The Witham Hall is another great venue with an excellent comedy club and extensive children's activities during school holidays. Other nearby attractions include Eggleston Hall & Gardens which has a great café on-site, Raby Castle at Staindrop (a gem of a medieval castle and gardens with great activities during school holidays) and Auckland Castle – all excellent options for days out with the family. During the summer months at Auckland Castle, the UK's most spectacular open-air live show takes place. Taking place in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham (17 miles from Skyline), 'Kynren – an epic tale of England' is a live action extravaganza that takes you on a journey through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend.
Skyline is also within easy reach of Richmond, an historic market town with much to offer the discerning holiday-maker. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. Just beyond Richmond Reeth and the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale are all within easy reach. Head up through the Stang forrest towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside. Stop at the Wensleydale Heiffer for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your luxury holiday home.
It's also well placed for a day trip over to the Lakes and Durham City if you want to explore those areas too.