Enjoy an off-grid escape in this bespoke, hand-crafted, solar-powered eco cabin. The copper leaf interior wall adds a touch of luxury, while the skylight lets you stargaze from the comfortable bed. Unwind on the raised sofa snug in front of the wood-burner, or relax on the west-facing deck, drinking in the countryside views, set in 200 acres of private land. Within the cabin are the sleeping area, a seating area, a bijou kitchen and fantastic shower-room featuring cedar panelling, hot shower and incinerating toilet. While outside the deck opens straight onto the fields giving total privacy, the perfect place to relax while toasting marshmallows in the fire-pit and enjoying a glass of wine. Your four-legged friend can curl up at your feet and snooze in peace.
From the field at the rear, step up onto your own decking, with rustic chairs, a fire-pit and a small table and two chairs, a great place to enjoy an outdoor meal, or just sip a hot chocolate in the cool of the evening. Inside the cabin you are met with a comfy banquette seat for two next to the raised king-size bed. Fall asleep watching the stars come out above your cosy bed through the thoughtfully placed skylight. The hand-built kitchen area, with real wood worktop, a gas two ring hob and an upcycled tin sink has free flowing cold water and a cute little shelf. The wood-burner is wonderful for keeping the cabin warm in the cooler weather. The quirky shower-room has an incinerating toilet, an upcycled zinc wash-basin and copper pipes fashioned into a shower with hot and cold water. Relish the shower with the water flowing down the cedar shingle walls.
The cabin has been carefully thought out by the owner using many upcycled materials including reclaimed wood and metal. The electricity is from the solar panels which covers some lighting and the phone chargers. Being so aware of the carbon footprint of the cabin the owner has provided a cool box for your use, with ice packs to use from the communal freezer in the open barn. There is no WiFi ,TV or plug sockets - USB ports are available for charging devices.
The west-facing outdoor decking offers magnificent views west over the rolling fields, breakfast at the outdoor table and welcome a new day to the sound of birdsong.
Magically located in rolling fields and with wide open views you may decide to spend your time just kicking back and watching the clouds roll by, and when evening comes light the fire pit and star gaze. However, should you wish to explore a little further afield there's plenty of lively places to explore and interesting pastimes to choose from. County Durham boasts lots of stunning sandy beaches along an undisturbed coastline, try Crimson Dene or Blackhall Rocks. For cyclists and walkers there are scenic loops to challenge you and for those of a less energetic nature there are gentle strolls to be enjoyed. Wild swimming is becoming very popular for wellbeing and connecting with nature, the sea will not disappoint and the water sports lake at Northeast Wake Park are close to Crowdy Hall. The water sports don't stop with swimming, get active with wakeboarding or paddleboarding too. Experience falconry at Durham Falconry or golf at the Knotty Hill Golf centre. The sister farm of Crowdy Hall is Hopper House with an onsite craft beer brewery and private tap room, take a tasting tour and savour 'Gudders Gold' or 'Dark Side of the Moo' or why not order some to be delivered to your cabin. There are pubs and restaurants within a short drive, try the 'Impeccable Pig' in Sedgefield. Quiet and peaceful or fun filled and exciting, you choose, but whatever you do, you'll enjoy the best of times in this dreamy part of the country.
Open plan living-room with kitchen, dining and bedroom areas. Bluetooth speaker. Gas 2 ring hob, hob kettle and hob toaster. King-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, incinerator WC and wash-basin
Dogs are accepted but must be kept on a lead as there are sheep in the surrounding fields. Please note care needs to be taken when walking to the cabins as the farm track and the short walk through the field to the cabins is uneven, take a torch for darker nights. Please close all gates behind you. This is a working farm, please do not enter farm buildings. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 4 cars
- No WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub 3 miles
- Garden furniture
Say hello to Raffer Yem, the dreamiest cabin to call home for a little while.
Step inside and fall in love with the cosy interiors.
The king-sized bed is perfect for a restful night's sleep.
The cabin is a haven for the eco-conscious as it's been crafted mainly from upcycled materials.
Romantic evenings await.
The curved design of the cabin makes it a truly unique place to stay.
Inside/outside living is a dream here.
When it's time to rest your head, admire the night sky through the stargazing window.
And as dawn calls, you will love waking to this sweeping countryside vista.
An Idyllic setting to get away from it all.
The cute kitchen is tucked to the left of the cabin and is well-equipped for your stay in nature.
Such a sweet little space.
The cosy wood-burner will keep you warm no matter the weather.
And the en suite shower-room is perfect for refreshing after a day of adventures.
Soak up the sunshine while sipping something lovely.
And embrace al fresco living throughout the day.
You will never tire of relaxing here.
And you'll love sharing stories beside the flickering flames.
Settled on a working farm, with privacy promised and dreamy surroundings.
Head out to explore the beautiful countryside.
Walkers will love this location.
Crowdy Hall from above within the gently rolling farmland of County Durham. Raffer Yem is the cabin you can see on the far left.
Hardwick Country Park is only a 10 minute drive away, with gorgeous grounds to be discovered, seasonal family events and a delicious onsite cafe.
Only half an hour away is Durham Heritage Coast, with miles of coast path just waiting to be discovered.
The picturesque city of Durham isn't far, with its eclectic array of independents and historic Cathedral.