Cosy self contained one bedroom first floor apartment over an antique shop in the heart of Barnard Castle. The apartment is accessed by a ground floor side door , with a staircase leading to the property. In keeping with the surroundings and type of property, the apartment is furnished in period Victorian style, but with all modern amenities including full gas central heating ,ample hot water, and washing machine and drier on the ground floor. Small well behaved dogs welcome.
The Olde Village Shop Cottage is situated in the pretty village of Startforth, just over the River Tees from Barnard Castle. Our delightful detached cottage has been sympathetically renovated with our guests comforts in mind. The Lounge has slate floor tiles with underfloor heating, independent gas wall mounted fire and gas central heating throughout. 40" flat screen television and DVD player, two two seater brown leather sofas, dining table and chairs. The kitchen is fully equipped for all your needs including electric hob and oven, microwave, kettle and toaster + integrated fridge and washing machine. The flexible bedroom caters as a double , twin or family room comprising one double bed, one single bed, chest of drawers, bedside tables, wardrobe and flat screen television. Our Bijoux patio accommodates table and chairs along with colourful shrubs and herbs, street parking only. As you will see from the attached photos the cottage has been decorated to a high standard with a contemporary feel. We love animals and welcome them to our cottage but they are restricted to the downstairs area only. We are very well situated for all the attractions that Barnard Castle and surrounding areas have to offer, 5 minutes in the car takes you to the centre of Barnard Castle or various walking routes take approx 20/30 minutes on average.The walk over the County Bridge and round the Castle is a very pleasant stroll to the town, Flatts Wood and riverside walks. Barnard Castle is ideally situated for exploring both the South Durham Dales and the natural splendour of the North Yorkshire Moors. Local attractions within an hours drive include High Force Waterfall, City of Durham, Newcastle, Beamish Museum, Lightwater Valley, the Kynren spectacular at Bishop Auckland to name just a few, and of course Barnard Castle is the home of The Bowes Museum which attracts visitors worldwide.
The house is end of terrace with on street parking and a small back yard. There is a small vestibule leading to stairs and the living room. The living room has two sofas, side tables, coffee table, electric fire, large tv and storage cupboard. One of the sofas is a good size double bed. Bedding provided. The kitchen includes an oven and hob, sink, small fridge, microwave and kettle. Upstairs consists of a bathroom with shower and bath. The double bedroom is equipped with a large six drawer unit.