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High Point -Family house in historic Bishop Auckland - home to "Kynren"

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Double bedrooms, brilliantly located for exploring Co. Durham Flexible change

Located 5 mins walk from Auckland Castle and park, with views towards "Kynren" (10mins walk) and River Wear. Well situated for Weardale, Teesdale, Durham, the coast and the regions hidden gems. Spacious property with lounge, dining room next to well equipped kitchen, garden room, downstairs WC. 1x double, 1x twin, 1x twin/double

bedrooms, bathroom with bath and shower.

Outside decking with garden area.

No Pets

Rosemary Butler
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Rosemary Butler

Rosemary and Paul live and work in Bishop Auckland. They moved here in 2014.

Rosemary Butler purchased this house in 2016

Why Rosemary Butler chose Bishop Auckland

This family house is well situated to explore the wonders of the area and region.

Bishop Auckland is going through exciting times as Auckland Castle is developed into a major visitor attraction. "Kynren" is one of the Rough Guides Top 10 new world attractions for 2016. A new Spanish and Latin American Art Gallery (with the Prado) and Coal miners Gallery are also being created and lots of local arts and crafts emerging.

Binchester Roman Fort gives fascinating insights into the Roman world.

This adds to an already beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty in Weardale and Teesdale alongside the ever improving Durham coastline.

Durham City is a world heritage site full of places to explore and discover plus it's beautiful Botanic Gardens

We are the home of railway heritage with the Stockton-Darlington line the world's first railway.

Escomb is the most complete Saxon church in England.

Towns like Darlington, Stockton and Hartlepool offer surprising delights.

Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland all offer many attractions.

What makes this house unique

"Kynren" is just 10 minutes walk away so we are the nearest holiday house to let to it.

This is a town house from which you can walk to a range of restaurants and pubs as well as Auckland Castle and Park and surrounding countryside.

You can reach us easily from Bishop Auckland Station and Bus Station so if you do not have a car we are a base from which you can explore.

We aim to offer excellent value for money.

As we live nearby we are able to keep our own eyes on the property and welcome our guests. Having used self catering ourselves over the years we have aimed to equip the house as we like to find others.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bishop Auckland in County Durham

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Downstairs WC and sink
  • Sink, Bath with over bath shower, WC
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Can be made into large kingsize
  • King size double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
Additional garden room WiFi throughout house


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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High Point -Family house in historic Bishop Auckland - home to "Kynren"
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Rosemary and Paul were great from start to finish providing all details needed. House spotless with everything you need including welcome pack which was appreciated.Would not hesitate recommending property .

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Paul. So glad you had a good stay - you're welcome back at any time. Rosemary
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Lovely holiday home in a beautiful part of the country with easy walk to Kynren.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is spacious, clean, well-equipped and has a good standard of decor. Rosemary had kindly provided us with milk, biscuits, tea, coffee, wine and eggs from her own chickens as a welcome gift. She popped in the day after we arrived to check all was well. We instantly felt at home here and had a great week. Relaxing in the garden room at the end of each afternoon, overlooking the fabulous view was a delight. It was an easy walk to attend the wonderful show of Kynren. There are DVDs and games plus facilities for washing and ironing. There is easy access by car to places such as Raby Castle, Hadrian's Wall, the Bowes Museum and even across to Cumbria. We loved our stay here, would love to stay again and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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All good

  • 5 of 5

Nice place nine location all good would recomend

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A superb find!

  • 5 of 5

Super property - beautifully clean and well equipped. A great base for exploring the North East. Lovely welcoming touches made by the host. Any queries were responded to immediately. Will definitely use again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highpoint in Bishop Auckland

  • 5 of 5

The house is a very substantial old property, beautifully appointed and very clean with modern kitchen ( we have never stayed anywhere else that has such an impressive complement of utensils and sundries etc.). The nicely decorated lounge has a lovely cosy feel and is a great space to relax after a day touring. The bedrooms are all spacious , especially the front bayed one which we eventually chose to sleep in. Although there were only 2 of us this house would be great for families. The bathroom is spacious and modern with a good shower over the bath and there is also a downstairs cloakroom. Although we didn't use it, there is a big garden room ( with loads of seating and floor space and a cupboard filled with games etc.) with access to a decked dining area and far reaching views over the countryside. The old town, castle etc.. is only a few minutes walk from this house. Road access to the surrounding countryside, historic towns, gardens, NT properties, the coast and lots of other interesting and fun things to do is on the doorstep. .All-in-all a great place to stay and with such a lot for us still to explore we shall return. ps- a fulsome welcome tray was a lovely surprise.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home,views were gorgeous, easy to get around to the town, bus stop perfect location

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Several in walking distance
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bishop Auckland
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Bishop Auckland
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several in walking distance
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Seaton Carew
Car: recommended

Weardale and Teesdale are glorious dales with beautiful villages and plenty of excellent walking. Teesdale boasts Low and High Force falls.

Durham City is a world heritage site with the world's finest cathedral, the castle, walks around the peninsula, great places to eat and streets to walk.

Barnard Castle is a beautiful Market Town with the Bowes Museum and the old Castle itself.

Raby Castle, home to the Barnards for centuries.

Bishop Auckland itself has Auckland Castle, Auckland Park, Kynren, a developing arts and crafts quarter and Binchester Roman Fort.

Railway lovers can visit Locomotion in Shildon and Head of Steam in Darlington. York is also in easy reach for a day trip.

Beamish is a not to be missed family day out.

Hartlepool has its historic marina and quay - a brilliant attraction.

Preston Park in Stockton has a living museum, butterfly house, adventure playground, skate park and walks.

Beaches at Seaton Carew, Seaham, Roker and South Shields are beautifully sandy.

Saltburn by Sea is a 'Victorian' treat.

There are theatres in Darlington, Sunderland and Newcastle.

Cinemas in Darlington, Durham, Newcastle.

Gateshead boasts The Sage for music, The Baltic for Contemporary art and the Millenium Bridge plus The iconic Angel of the North.

Ice skating and swimming in Stockton.

Swimming in Darlington

Hamsterley Forest is great for walks and cycle rides.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bishop Auckland, North East England

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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