We are ideally situated for visits to:
Scotland – 1hr 45mins
Northumberland – 1 hr
The Lake District – 1hr
Yorkshire Moors – 1hr
The Metro Centre (over 300 shops, all under cover) – 40 mins
Durham (historic cathedral and castle) – 30 mins
Darlington – 30 mins
Barnard Castle (picturesque market town) – 20 mins
Hamsterley Forest – 15 mins
Bishop Auckland town centre,
home of the world famous Kynren.
Photo by Bev Rutherford
One of our guests enjoying the Lake
Low Force Waterfall
The Intu Metro Centre (Newcastle)
The gorgeous Hamsterley Forest is only 15 minutes away. The
Forest has 2,000 hectares and a very nice teashop which is famous for its cakes! You also pass The Cross Keys Pub, a
dog-friendly pub, on your way into the Forest.
High Force and Low Force Waterfall (40 mins away with a pretty woodland walk). Low Force is an easy walk and great for dogs to cool off in. www.walkingbritain.co.uk
For Guided Walks please visit www.durham.gov.uk
Horse riding – there are a number of riding stables in the surrounding areas. The nearest is literally just up the hill from us (you drive past it on your way to us):
Tell Christine and Nick that Marisa sent you!
How about a day at the seaside?
There are 10 beaches which are all less than 30 miles away, the nearest
(and one of the nicest) being Seaton Carew.
There are 7 golf courses within easy reach of us.
The nearest is Bishop Auckland Golf Club
Less than 10 minutes away, Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre
boasts an Olympic size swimming pool, huge air conditioned
gym (over 2 floors), sauna and steam room, fitness classes etc.
It’s a public facility so very affordable prices.
Spennymoor Leisure Centre (15 minutes away) has a free-form Leisure Pool with a large shallow water area. A water slide and wave machine operate during evening/weekend/school holiday periods. http://www.durham.gov.uk/Pages/ Serviceaspx?Serviceid=7059
We are only yards from Escomb Saxon Church, the oldest complete Saxon Church in the UK
(Grade 1 listed).
Stunning Raby Castle –
just 15 mins away
Witton Castle Trout Lakes are set in the grounds of Witton Castle,
only a 10 minute drive from us.
Spa Day Packages
The Manor House Hotel, 10 mins away,
offers a range of beauty
Lunch is included and they also have an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna room and gym which are included in the packages. http://www.manorhousehotel.net/day-spa-packages.aspx
Other interesting places to visit........
The National Railway Museum, Shildon (10 mins)
Raby Castle (15 mins), they have albino deer in their deer herds!
Lovely open grounds for walking in and a nice café/gift shop
Hardwick Country Park (25 mins)
The Bowes Museum (30 mins)
Crook Hall Gardens and Maze (30 mins)
Hall Hill Farm (30 mins)
DLI Art Gallery and Museum (35 mins)
Adventure Valley (35 mins)
Diggerland Durham (35 mins)
High Ropes Course (Beamish Wild 45 mins)