Have you been dreaming of sitting in peaceful countryside, lighting your fire-pit and savouring the smell of woodsmoke whilst watching the sun drift across the evening sky, well wait no longer. Made up of two separate cabins about 20 yards apart Cinnabar Nest, a cosy off-grid eco retreat, imaginatively created, will bring your dreams to life. Set in 200 acres of rolling farmland with views across the fields, Cinnabar Nest is an ideal escape from a hectic lifestyle and your four-legged friend is welcome too. Throw open the door and you will be met by intriguing, handcrafted design. The kitchen-area has a gas two ring hob, a sink fashioned and upcycled from an old tin bucket and free flowing cold water, there is an element of fun in this lovely cabin. If the weather keeps you inside, stoke up the wood-burner, open a book and chill. The double bed is raised up to take advantage of the views, lie in bed, turn off the lights and marvel at the dark sky through the stargazing ceiling. Freshen up in the shower-room with its eco composting toilet, bespoke zinc wash-basin and copper pipes fashioned into a shower with hot and cold water and a cedar shingle wall. Pipistrelle is the second cabin which boasts similar features, just no cooking facilities or wood-burner and is smaller in size. Both cabins have charming outdoor spaces, decking which is private and beckons you to rest awhile, cook al fresco over the fire-pit or sip a glass of wine and cuddle up under a cosy blanket and watch the sun go down.
The cabins have been carefully thought out by the owner using many upcycled materials including reclaimed wood and metal. The electricity is from the solar panels which cover the lighting and the phone chargers. There is no TV, WiFi or plug sockets - USB ports are available for charging devices. 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.
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 Crimdon 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 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, compost WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Bedroom with double bed (4'6'')
Shower-room with shower, compost 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
Welcome to Cinnabar Nest, our soulful escape to the countryside.
An idyllic eco retreat.
Light the fire after a stroll through the fields and get snug beside the flickering flames.
As dusk falls, magic makes itself known.
Get ready to create everlasting memories with the one you love most.
Make a wish upon the first star you see through the skylight above your luxurious king-sized bed.
The copper leaf wall adds bespoke style to your stay in nature.
Awake to the simply lovely view.
Long lie-ins are promised here...
And al fresco living is a dream.
Your own slice of heaven with only the birds to disturb you.
This upcycled cabin is the ideal place to get away to.
The quirky features that run throughout, ensure your hideaway is one-of-a-kind.
Refresh in the upcycled shower-room.
Where the charm of the cabin effortlessly flows through.
Simply the most magical place to stay.
Let your daydreams of escaping the everyday become your reality.
The most beautiful settling for your getaway.
Fireside moments are promised at your rural idyll.
To the left of Cinnabar Nest you'll see Pipistrelle, a second space if there are four of you holidaying together.
A pocket-sized version of Cinnabar Nest, but equally as gorgeous.
It acts as a second bedroom so four can escape to this truly special place.
Hosting a double bed and en suite shower-room.
With the same spellbinding view of course!
Just the spot to freshen up.
And equally as special at night time.
The pathway to the countryside, straight from your door.
The landscape surrounding the cabins is truly beautiful.
You can see the working farm behind the cabins, set in the rolling fields of County Durham. Cinnabar Nest and Pipistrelle are in the field to the right, on the left is Raffer Yem another hideaway that sleeps two.
Hardwick Country Park is less than a 10 minute drive away, with beautiful grounds to be explored, seasonal events and an onsite cafe.
You are less than half an hour away from Durham Heritage Coast, with miles of coast path just waiting to be explored.
Durham city isn't far, with its eclectic array of independents and historic Cathedral.