There are many established public footpaths & cycle paths that lead directly to the village & out into the heart of County Durham. With excellent transport links there are plenty of amenities & attractions all within just 30 minute drive. The city of Durham is only 8 miles away & is one of the most historic cities in England offering you lots of attractions to visit, Durham Castle & Durham Cathedral. There is also the Gala Theatre & Millennium Square located in the city centre. Packed with restaurants, bistros, cafes & bars, with plenty of entertainment for guests at all time of the year. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy the bi-annual Lumiere Festival, annual book week, jazz festival, arts festival & many more free attractions also a weekly farmers market. You will find some beautiful boutiques along with many high street names & designer shops too. Durham County Cricket Club & Durham Golf Club are also only a short drive away as well as the pool & leisure centre at Freemans Quay.