Throstle Gill Farm Holiday Cottages in County Durham
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More about Throstle Gill Farm (the location)Situated between Richmond and Barnard Castle, Throstle Gill Farm stands in a secret wooded cleft of the hills beneath the iron-age hill fort of Castlesteads.
The original farmhouse dates back to 1600 but has been extended and modernised to a high standard. 'Throstle' is the old English name for song-thrush and 'Gill' means a stream in a deep wooded ravine.
The village of Dalton nestles 1 mile below Throstle Gill Farm and food may be had at 'The Travellers Rest' or at one of the many pubs in the nearby villages.
Throstle Gill Farm is an ideal centre to explore 'The Herriot Trail' and Swaledale and Wensleydale to the south. To the north lie Teesdale, Durham and Hadrian's Wall. West lies Appleby and Penrith, gateway to the Lake District, and East the North York Moors and Whitby.
Whether you are relaxing overnight on a journey to or from Scotland or have come for a holiday break you will have happy memories of your time at Throstle Gill.
Badgerway Stoop Cottage (the cottage)Badgerway Stoop Cottage, for those who
prefer self-catering accommodation, is adjacent
to the house. Able to sleep 4, the cottage looks
out over the stream to the woods. Cosy and
well-equipped with electric central-heating and
optional log fire, it enjoys a peace and
tranquillity seldom found in today's busy world.
(English Tourism Council 3 Star commended).
There are Public footpaths across the farmland
where the sheep and cattle graze. Friendly
ducks and free-range hens are permanent
There is a small waterfall, and near the cottage
a pond, where in the early morning the heron
comes down to feed. There are many varieties
of bird including kingfisher and dipper. Badger,
fox and deer are all occasionally seen near the
The kitchen has two windows which overlook the stream and the pond. The kitchen was refurbished in 2006 with new units, tiling and cooker. There is a microwave oven, fridge and washing machine. Freezer space is available in the garage.
The bathroom has one frosted glass window. Bathroom furniture, refurbished in 2005, consists of a wash basin, bath and low level W.C. There is an electric shower over the bath as well as a shower attachment to the bath taps. A shaver point is located in one of the two bathroom cabinets.
The lounge has three windows, each having a different outlook; overlooking the cottage garden, the stream and the pond and the courtyard. There is an open fire for burning coal or wood, which is provided, and also an electric fire. Accessories with the television include a DVD player and video player.