West Tofts

“Converted barn amid spectaular meadows with plenty of walks available nearby” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Barnard Castle, County Durham

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A converted byre and barn, West Tofts provides comfortable, well equipped accommodation. Set within meadows, the views from every window are spectacular. The cottage is well situated for visits to the Lakes or East Coast and for families to meet up from the North and South of the British Isles. An abundant choice of walks is available from the cottage providing the ideal location for couples/families to enjoy relatively undiscovered Teesdale

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4 Star Self-Catering

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West Tofts
Mickleton, BARNARD CASTLE, County Durham, DL12 0LR
Phone : 07968 537710

About the area

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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