|West Hury Farm, once a substantial farmhouse, is set in an elevated position high in the North Pennines, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has been transformed into a tasteful development of four cottages amidst the magnificent scenery of Baldersdale, made famous by Hannah Hauxwell. They face south overlooking the peaceful expanse of Hury Reservoir, a short walk away, and the fields and fells beyond.
The area is a motoristsí paradise with good, almost traffic-free, roads and lanes taking you over hill and dale to high fells and splendid views, or pretty villages with plenty of free parking. The Lake District, North Yorkshire Dales and Moors, or even Hadrianís Wall, are within easy reach. Historic Durham with its lovely Cathedral and Barnard Castle with its castle remains and famous Bowes Museum, are also a must. For the shoppaholic: the Metro Centre is in reach, as are shopping centres in Darlington, Kendal, etc. Beamish open-air museum, the lead mine at Nent Head and Lightwater Valley are all fascinating and adventurous, a great day out for children.
The villages of Romaldkirk, Cotherstone, Egglestone and Middleton-in-Teesdale all boast friendly pubs where anything from a tasty and filling bar meal to a full silver-service dinner can be enjoyed at very reasonable prices, all of course washed down with a fine choice of real ales.