Set in the heart of Teesdale, part of the North Pennines AONB, one of England's most beautiful and unspoilt areas, Boot and Shoe Cottage in Wycliffe is about 6 miles east of the historic market town of Barnard Castle and makes an ideal base for exploring the surrounding country.

Places of interest include;

Teesdale - small villages, whitewashed farms, gentle walks beside the rivers Tees and Greta, rugged moorland, an abundance of wildlife, cycling, golf …

Barnard Castle - historic market town with quirky shops, an antique centre, weekly market and monthly farmers' market

The Bowes Museum - housed in a magnificent C19th chateau with permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

High Force - England's highest waterfall

Raby Castle - the mediaeval stronghold and deer park, home of Lord Barnard

North Pennines AONB - a European and Global Geopark and a stunning landscape

Hamsterley Forest - with walking and cycling trails, bike hire and an adventure playground

Durham City - the magnificent cathedral and castle are set high above the River Wear

Richmond - the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales

Beamish Outdoors Museum - the living museum telling the story of north east England in Victorian and Edwardian times

Hadrian's Wall - a World Heritage Site

Newcastle, York and the Lake District - only 1 hours drive

Wycliffe is the birthplace of John Wycliff, the first translator of the Bible into English, and St Mary's Church dates from the C12th.

Dark Skies - the wonders of the night skies can be seen as we are in an area of little light pollution

Eating out - there is everything from a Michelin starred restaurant, Michelin "Eating out in Pubs" pub (a 5 minute drive) to country pubs and coffee shops. The nearest pub is a 10 minute walk.