Hamsterley is a lovely rural location in County Durham with a village pub and is less than 9 miles from the glorious Hamsterley Forest on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty. There are 2 000 hectares of woodland to explore on walking and cycling trails an orienteering course a Gruffalo trail for the kids beautiful river strolls and a cafe where you can recharge your batteries before heading out again. Nearby market town Bishop Auckland (7 miles) is great for shopping and a visit to The Auckland Project and Auckland Castle. Discover Raby Castle (8.5 miles) set in a deer park and the market town of Barnard Castle (12.5 miles). Explore historic Durham s famous cathedral river walks shopping and restaurants. Enter this inviting property through the porch where you can leave your outdoor coats and boots. Head into the open-plan lounge/diner with its original exposed beams and a feature fireplace. After a day out exploring this lovely area return to relax on the comfortable sofas surrounding the cosy wood burner. Unwind with a drink and read a book or enjoy a movie night watching the Smart TV with Sky together. You can plan your next day s activities and enjoy sociable mealtimes sitting at the large dining table with six chairs ideal for additional dinner guests. The modern well-equipped kitchen has everything you need including an electric oven and hob fridge/freezer microwave and a washing machine. Two steps lead up to the contemporary family bathroom with a walk-in shower and WC. The two well-presented bedrooms are located on the first floor with ample storage space in each; one has a double bed and the other is a twin bedroom with a Velux window. Outside there is an enclosed south-facing patio garden with outdoor lighting where you can sit with your morning coffee and dine alfresco in the warmer months. Enjoy time together in the private hot tub also perfect for relaxing after a day s walking. Parking for one car is off-road. Bike storage for up to two bikes is possible inside the front porch. Need to know: 2 bedrooms 1 double bed, 1 twin room. 1 shower room with shower and WC. Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine. Smart TV in the lounge with Sky. Wi Fi. Wood burner (logs not provided). Travel cot and high chair available. Enclosed patio garden with furniture and hot tub. Secure bike storage for 2 bikes in the front porch. Off Road parking for 1 car. Pub and restaurant less than 1 mile, shops less than 7 miles.