front door of Woodside

Believed to have started life in the 1940s as part of a temporary local army camp, Woodside was later moved to its current site and used as a workshop for the restoration of vintage cars and motor cycles. Then, in 2013, it underwent a radical transformation into a luxury self-catering holiday cottage; the original structure is still in place beneath 21st century insulation, recycled rubber roof tiles and sustainably sourced larch cladding.

The front door leads into the light and airy open plan living space.  In the sitting area to your right you'll find a leather sofa, flat screen television with Free-Sat, and a contemporary fireplace,  Wide bi-fold doors afford superb views over pastureland and the Quaker Hollow wetland towards the fells of the North Pennines and Slaley Forest. A DVD player and smart speaker, DVDs, OS maps and guide books are available, and dimmable lighting, table lamps, cushions and throws keep it cosy. 

To your left is the fully equipped kitchen and dining area, with granite worktops, induction hob, electric oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer-dryer, and a comprehensive range of kitchen utensils.

interior of Woodside looking out
kitchen of Woodside
sitting area Woodside
table and chairs on terrace at Woodside
The bedroom, also with views over the fields, is stylishly furnished with a super-king size bed (which can be made up as two singles on request), an oak wardrobe and side tables. Non-allergenic duvets and pillows and White Company pure cotton bed linen add to the experience.

Adjoining the bedroom is a fully tiled shower room with a large walk-in shower, raindance shower head, wash basin and wc, complemented by White Company towels and Tisserand Aromatherapy toiletries. 

bedroom at Woodside
shower room at Woodside
Outside, there is a large decked terrace, furnished with a dining table and chairs, parasol, barbeque and planters. You can relax here and enjoy tranquil views over farmland towards the forest and fell. The birdlife is especially interesting; in spring, watch the curlews and lapwings gathering on the meadow, while, in summer, swallows swoop and dive over the pond and buzzards, and if you're lucky, red kite, soar lazily over the woodland.  At dawn and dusk watch out for the barn owls hunting on the wetland. 

This is part of a working farm, so you may also see livestock (cattle or sheep).

A separate lockable dry storage area is available for bulky items such as walking gear, bicycles, etc.

view from decking over field
autumn view

┬ęKaren Mackley.

Barn owl resting on the fence outside the bedroom window, early morning