“Cosy cottages that have been thoughtfully designed with accessibility in mind” - VisitEngland Assessor
Barnard Castle, County Durham
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Mellwaters Barn cottages are centrally placed in northern England and located on a working sheep farm in beautiful Teesdale. The cottages provide warm and cosy accommodation for everyone whether you are able bodied, an assisted wheelchair user, an independent wheelchair user or less mobile. They have features such as a wet room, mobile hoists, moveable grab rails, shower chairs, electric beds, seat-to-standing reclining chairs and so much more. The staff are always happy to speak with customers to ensure, and reassure, that these cottages are suitable for your needs.
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Discover County Durham
County Durham reaches halfway across England, from the North Pennines in the west, to the sea in the east. Much of it is very sparsely inhabited, and is naturally beautiful; a mix of rolling hills, monumental valleys, lush farmland and unforgiving moors. It’s strong on industrial heritage as well, and remnants of the now all-but-vanished mining industry are everywhere.
The City of Durham has a magnificent Cathedral which can be traced back to the establishment of a church in the 10thcentury as the final resting place of the miraculous remains of Saint Cuthbert. The Cathedral, alongside the city’s Castle (an 11th-century structure that now houses University College), were created a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986. The area’s mining past is fully documented at the Durham Mining Museum; an amazing resource. Bishop Auckland is the other major settlement, and for centuries was run almost as an independent state by the powerful Bishops of Durham. These days it is still a bustling town with plenty of shops, historical interest and events like the annual food festival. The coastal town of Peterlee is unusual; it was set up as a new town to house Durham miners after WW2.
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