Our hosts were very friendly, welcoming and informative about the area. We were very comfortable and well catered for. This is an excellent base to visit the Lakes, North Yorkshire, Durham and Newcastle. A visit to nearby Bowes Museum is an absolute must, but get there in time to see the Silver Swan at 2.00 pm.
Just a couple of things to bear in mind; there is no freezer and you are remote from shops - Barnard Castle is the nearest; and the access must be treated with care if you vehicle is low, although the hosts do use a sports car which shows it can be done!