My decision to holiday in this part of the country was brought about by a desire to visit the Beamish open air museum. I had never visited this part of the country before so it was mostly chance that I chose the village of Mickleton as my base. Seamingly in the middle of nowhere, it nonetheless offered a good central location with Beamish within easy reach (about an hour’s drive).
As is the norm. I found a location to break the journey to the cottage – Bolsover Castle. This is situated high on a hill and was clearly visible from mikes away as I drove up the A1(M). It’s quite a substantial collection of building with lots of access plus the bonus of the spectacular views. Well worth the visit.
After a brief stop over at the nearby town of Barnard Castle, I arrived at the cottage I had booked for the week. This was another successful choice – very cosy with all the amenities you need plus large garden and spectacular views across the surrounding countryside.