Baxter Wood Cottages, Crossgate Moor, Durham
Despite being less than two miles from the centre of Durham, Baxter Wood has a tranquil, rural atmosphere. The farm is a Grade II Listed building, with parts dating back to the 14th Century. There are two self catering cottages available which are in the 140-year old granary that have since been lovingly and beautifully restored to offer comfortable, pet friendly self catering accommodation in this stunning area of Durham.
The cottages are warm and comfortable with furnishings of a high standard. The interior stone walls are painted white, doors are antique pine and some beams are exposed. There are fitted carpets and gas central heating, shower and bath, gas cooker and microwave, together with all essential kitchen equipment. The TV has free view with a built in DVD player.
The two cottages share a laundry room, with automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. There is an extensive courtyard area with parking space and places to sit beside flowerbeds and tubs. Both cottages are pet friendly and we can also arrange a pet sitter if required.
Corner Cottage (sleeps 4):
Sleeps four in two twin-bedded rooms. From the wood panelled entrance hall the staircase leads up to a split level first floor. The living room has a pine fireplace, housing a gas log effect fire, a three piece suite and behind it, a dining area. The galley kitchen is divided from the main room by work surfaces and shelving. The smaller corner bedroom is beside the living room, the other bedroom is five steps below, beside the bathroom.
Gate Cottage (sleeps 2):
Sleeps two in one bedroom with twin beds. On the ground floor there is a living room with a sofa and chair by the pine fireplace, which houses a coal effect electric fire and to the rear a dining area, divided off from the kitchen. The original granary staircase leads to the spacious galley bedroom and the bathroom.
A car is not essential, regular buses pass the entrance to the farm and local taxis are relatively inexpensive. In terms of distance, walking into Durham is not difficult. However, we must point out that this is a hilly area!
There is a wide variety of places to eat in the immediate Durham area, and in Newcastle, together with country pubs. For eating in, there are small shops and supermarkets within easy reach. There are footpaths along the riverbanks, with a variety of wildlife to be seen, and extensive walking on the nearby disused railway lines
For more information about our pet friendly holiday cottages in Durham please visit our website.
Short breaks available - please enquire for details.
Telephone: 0191 386 5820
Sleeps: 1 to 4