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Black Dog House - Westgate - North Pennines - UK

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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Durham, County Durham, England
Black Dog House is a lovely place to unwind, relax and enjoy. The house and the surrounding countryside have something to offer all ages and interests. It's grand for couples, groups of friends and families, with flexible accommodation and every comfort provided. The house is actually two 19th Century stone-built terraced cottages, joined together to provide a fine place to stay over 3 floors, and has been fully refurbished - I should know, i was in there grappling the RSJ's through the bedroom window! There is plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing indoors, whilst the front garden is good for breakfast, and the rear yard is a place for evening drinks or a small BBQ. The set-up can be seen quite easily from the pictures, but essentially it's a walk in to the dining room area with a wood burner, then through to a... Read more
Listing #FKN2287314
About the Owner
Martin G
Languages spoken:Norwegian, Swedish, English, Danish
Response Rate:75%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
Clare the Housekeeper and her team all live locally, so should be able to answer any queries you might have.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed August 22, 2018


Reviewed April 11, 2018

A little gem of a find but a massive house! Couldn't believe how much space there was in this cottage. A huge dining area, huge sitting room, kitchen, boot room area, 2 huge beds upstairs 1 with en suite, bathroom, twin room and a big...More

1  Thank fivediamonds
Management response:Responded July 20, 2018

Thanks so much for such a comprehensive and positive review, and I will take the trouble to show it to the pub opposite! Also so glad you had a lovely stay and we look forward to welcoming you back.

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kings lynn
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile


Management response:Responded July 20, 2018


  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shared Yard
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
All I really ask is that you treat the House as a family home, which it in effect is. I thank you in advance for treating it that way.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
    1 Queen
    1 Crib
    2 Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: $234 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Westgate lies within the Wear Valley which is part of the Pennines designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; perfect for mountain biking, bird watching, riding, painting, photography and even skiing. There are lots of things to see locally - museums, mines, castles, gardens, railways, historic cities, Hadrian’s Wall 30 minutes to the north and the spectacular High Force Falls 30 minutes to the south. Only 15 miles further up the Pennines is the market town of Alston, sitting 1300 feet above sea level, and the starting point for the South Tyne Railway. The market towns of Barnard Castle, Hexham (with its racecourse and Abbey), Newcastle and Durham are all within 30 miles. The village itself has a riverside pub and small shop, playground and public tennis court, The surrounding area is... more
Getting around
A car or bike is the best way to enjoy the local area, although straight walks out from the House are glorious! More details are on the website about where to visit, plus a comprehensive set of tourist booklets at the property. Clare the Housekeeper has also done the County Durham 'World Host' course, so you should be well looked after in places to go!
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 37.3 mi
Railway: Durham main line: 27.3 mi
Ferry: Newcastle: 46.0 mi
One hour and 35 miles from Penrith off the M6, or Durham up the A1 (M), or 40 minutes south of Hexham. A car is likely best way to get here, and best for enjoying the local area. Any other queries, do be in touch.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 39.8 mi.
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