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Etherley Dene FarmhouseBishop Auckland, County Durham

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At a glance

  • Indoor hot tub
  • Breathtaking views
  • No smoking
  • Games room
  • Garden/Patio
  • Broadband/ Wi Fi
  • Close to amenities
  • Bed linen and towels included in the rent
  • Off road parking
  • TV with Freeview
  • Cot/highchair available
  • Geo-thermal underfloor heating

What To Expect

This stunning 18th century farmhouse with a hot tub, located in Bishop Auckland sleeps 19. oozing character and charm, it's ideal for families or friends, offering top quality accommodation.

Immaculate throughout, this 5-star property fulfills all your self-catering needs. One of the stables has been converted into a small, well-stocked gym and Etherley Dene Farmhouse can also provide the added benefit of a resident personal trainer, who can either offer advice or for those wanting a more serious fitness and nutrition programme.

The top of the range kitchen is ideal for cooking up a storm alternatively there is a good selection of pubs serving fresh home-cooked food nearby and Bishop Auckland also has a variety of shops, takeaways and restaurants.

For those wanting a bit of retail therapy, Europe's largest shopping mall The Metro Centre is only three miles away and historic Durham and the vibrant city of Newcastle are both within driving distance. 

First Class Luxury


The combination of original features including wooden beams, panelled walls, oak floors and a magnificent dining room with French marble fireplace gives the property an abundance of character.

Combined with modern fixtures including a 50" Plasma TV with sports package, it offers luxurious accommodation for the whole family with the added bonus of a indulgent hot tub

The Accommodation


Immaculately and tastefully presented, the ground floor consists of a spacious living room. a spectacular dining room and lovely farmhouse-style kitchen. There is also a snug/reading room with oak panelled walls, and a handy utility and shower room.

Upstairs you will find four double bedrooms, one which has a 6ft bed, the second floor boasts two family rooms and outside a lovely summerhouse with bubbling hot tub awaits

Pet Friendly


Etherley Dene Farmhouse doesn’t allow dogs, although this shouldn’t deter you from choosing County Durham as a hot tub break destination. Fido will love the open countryside, rivers to splash around in and a host of canine-friendly eateries.

If you want to explore the many delights of this county, why not head back to our county page to find a selection of dog-friendly lodges and cottages with hot tubs?

About Etherley Dene Farmhouse

In this section, we take a look at Etherley Dene Farmhouse along with checking out the amenities. Also, what the surrounding area has to offer.

Our Rating 9.0 out of 10


out of 10

Overall rating - 90%

Facilities - 90%

Location & surroundings - 90%

Helpfulness of staff - 90%

Value for money - 90%

Etherley Dene Farmhouse

Bishop Auckland, County Durham

Etherley Dene Farmhouse

This enormous property has plenty of room for everyone to relax and stands in its own grounds, with a summer house. The delightful gardens provide secluded picnic spots and plenty of space for the kids to let off steam, there is also a further field that guests can use; perfect for games of rounders or family sports days.

For those serious about their fitness, a personal trainer is available and there is a well-equipped gym.

There are tons of things to do in the area including scenic river walks, cycle tracks and bridleways for those who enjoy horse-riding, surrounding the farm, golf, fishing and some great outdoor activities are also available within driving distance.

The private hot tub is available at £100 per stay and is the ideal place to relax after a busy day spent sight-seeing or discovering the many attractions all within easy reach. Pour yourself a glass of something chilled and lay back beneath the bubbles, soothe tired muscles and let your cares drift away.

Features include:

  • Gym
  • Sleeps 19
  • Hot Tub

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Activities in the Bishop Auckland area

Visitors to Etherley Dene Farmhouse will be spoilt for choice when it comes to how to spend their days. Whether you want to relax and take in the magnificent scenery or get more active there is something for everyone.

Durham with its majestic cathedral and castle is only 12 miles away and there is access to the steam railway and Durham Dales from the local station during the summer months;

Hamsterley Forest with its range of outdoor activities are a short drive and in winter there is even the possibility to ski or snowboard on fresh snow in Weardale less than a half hour away.

Why not head to the National Railway Museum at Shildon or visit High Force one of the UK’s most spectacular waterfalls

The Bowes Museum with its impressive collections is close by and Beamish open-air museum is 30 minutes’ drive; a must for visitors to the area. Newcastle, The Metrocentre and Hadrian's Wall are all within easy reach as are the Yorkshire Dales and the rugged coastline and gorgeous beaches of the Northumbrian coast.

A Final Note

Etherley Dene Farmhouse provides luxury accommodation for large groups or extended families and is ideally situated close to local amenities and some excellent attractions.

There are several excellent golf courses in the area, horse-riding, fishing and cycling are popular pastimes and you will find superb cuisine in the many restaurants and country inns.

Whichever way you choose to spend your days a holiday in Northumberland will certainly be one to remember.

What are you waiting for? Book today for a fantastic family holiday.