The Old Chapel Retreat, Bishop Auckland self catering accommodation

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The Old Chapel Retreat, Bishop Auckland

Quality Grade: 4

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: MTB

The Old Chapel Retreat, a charming, detached, 19th-century chapel has been skilfully restored to retain much character and charm throughout. It provides quirky, clever holiday accommodation whilst retaining some original stone floors and walls. Perfectly located in the heart of this pretty picture postcard village with quaint inns and tearooms, and family butcher. Within walking distance is the medieval grand fortress of Raby Castle with its 200-acre deer park surrounding the castle. Barnard Castle, a thriving market town, is only 5 miles with exciting shops and pubs. Auckland Castle, home of the Bishop of Durham and the wonderful nature reserve at Low Barns, is also close by. Beamish Museum lies only 20 miles away where life in the 18/1900s can be relived in this working museum. Motor enthusiasts may like to visit Croft Circuit only 12 miles. Durham city, only 17 miles, has a magnificent castle dating back to 1072, a beautiful cathedral, fine shops, galleries and eateries. Try a day exploring the magnificent Roman Wall country in Hexham and Corbridge, easily reached in under an hour and close to the Pennines. A little further venture to Northumberland taking in the magnificent heritage coastal route, stopping off to see Alnwick and explore the castle used to film Robin Hood , Harry Potter and Elizabeth . Meander through the cobbled streets, or visit the enchanting Alnwick Gardens with one of the largest Treehouse restaurants and water fountains. Relax with a drink and barbecue in the enclosed courtyard area after a day out exploring this exciting area or head up to the top floor for a relaxing game of pool in the games room. Pub 25 yards._Large living room with electric ‘wood burner’ and wooden floor. Dining-room. Large well-equipped kitchen with TV, Rangemaster (for cooking), breakfast area, granite worktops, original stone floor and patio doors. Study/snug. Utility. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed and wooden floor, one with 5ft bed, each with en-suite shower room/W.C. Double bedroom with wooden floor. Twin-bedded room with wooden floor. Single bedroom with additional pull-out bed (for +1) and wooden floor. Bathroom/W.C. with free standing bath, shower cubicle and wooden floor. Second floor: Games room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), TV, high ceiling and beams._ Elec and full gas CH incl Elec ‘wood burner’ incl Rangemaster with double oven incl Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking Shop 25 yds Five TVs (three Freeview) TV/radio/DVD/CD Video Two DVDs Cassette/CD Auto wm T/dryer M/wave D/washer American f/freezer T/cot H/chair Small enclosed courtyard with furniture Barbecue Pool table, football table, children’s games Secure cycle store , Easy walking access, Duvets with linen and towels , Friday to Friday, .