About this property
Hazeldene is a delightful Edwardian house situated in the peaceful village of Copley, County Durham, on the outskirts of the North Pennines Area of Natural Beauty, 5 miles from Barnard Castle. Right up above the clouds it boasts fresh air in abundance, superb views across the fields by day, twinkling stars and occasional views of the Northern Lights. It lies on the cusp of the beautiful Weardale Valley in County Durham and Hazeldene boasts a great location for guests wanting to explore the Durham dales and beyond. Traditional and comfortable, this semi detached warm, welcoming and overflowing with Edwardian features this house has been renovated and redecorated throughout,
Complete with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh vestibule of beautiful glazed tiles and marquetry from floor to ceiling all hiding behind stained glass doors and windows that let the sun shine through in amazing colour, all designed to showcase C.R.M at his best
in retro design. True history in this living home we are sure you will revel in. Absolutely perfect for families, walkers, cyclists and canoeists there is ample space for five people and a baby using the travel cot wanting to share this lovely home. Simply kick off your boots and hang your coats in the boot room before stepping into an Edwardian dining room complete with electric style log burner and seating six people easily around a large oak table where you can enjoy family gatherings over a home cooked meal, carry on through to a large family lounge with two comfy sofas and a multi fuel log burner to toast your toes and watch the flames as evenings draw in. The first floor hosts three bedrooms, one double with a king size bed, one single and a twin, so whatever your group type, there will be something to accommodate you. Each bedroom has a variety of modern furnishings to store your personal items with lovely views around the village or across the open fields. Take a relaxing soak in the tub in the family bathroom of an evening to soak away those aches and pains, or enjoy a refreshing shower under the power shower. To the rear of Hazeldene is an enclosed lawned garden and patio area, with plenty of seating to relax in or, throw open the French windows from the dining room and enjoy the evening air while eating a family meal in the dining room, relaxing while safely watching your little ones run around in this enclosed safe area. Off road parking is available easily for two vehicles. Being pet friendly dog lovers don't have to leave their four legged companions at home or in kennels as the boot room boasts everything your pet requires, from towels , treats and comfy beds which can be used in the lounge or dining room, ready for, them to curl up in happy they're with you in this comfortable family home.The kitchen rests to the rear of Hazeldene, with all the appliances you could possibly need for either a weekend break right up to a weeks holiday in the countryside.With many established public footpaths surrounding Hazeldene you won't be short of walks and views across the valley. Cycle tracks on Hamsterley Forrest being a short 4 miles away, a golf course to surely test a golfers ability in Barnard Castle and the river Wear to tempt canoeists guests will be spoilt for choice for a destination to discover. The counties of North Yorkshire, Northumberland and Cumbria can all be reached within an hours drive making Hazeldene a superb base for exploring the North of England. The river Gaunless travels through the area and offers some outstanding walks alongside it and there is plenty of open countryside and woodland in which to enjoy a leisurely stroll, ramble or dog walk. Hammerstley, a near by village has a pub which serves good food, children and pets are welcome. Butterknowle has a pub, local shop and amenities. Barnard Castle and all the amenities this town has to offer including the best chippy around, E49, but beware because of its super food we suggest you get there early or book a table. It is a mere 5 miles away down a steady drop out of the clouds of Copley village and on down through the valley all the while being entranced with superb views. This bustling town hosts a farmers market every week and has some great, traditional pubs, restaurants and cafes that line the street. Carry on through the town to Bowes Museum which must be experienced and thoroughly enjoyed. Bishop Auckland is 10 miles away, this lively upcoming tourist venue with the newly opened Auckland Tower, The mining art museum with its evocative modern paintings of life both above and below ground, truly inspiring pictures that children revel in seeing.
The world famous Kyrenen.
The huge swimming centre for those with energy to burn. A little further afield is the city of Durham with its university, castle and cathedral, all lit up for Christmas is a truly spectacular sight. Take a short drive to the medieval Raby Castle, dating back to the 14th century and situated in 200 acres of deer park. Hamsterley Forrest is four miles away and is a delightful five thousand acre site of popular walks including the Gruffalo Trail, picnic areas, orienteering and with its super Red Track for cyclists of all capabilities.