This cottage has everything - beautiful views, well equipped, spacious, spotlessly clean, fantastically comfortable bed, really good shower, lovely friendly helpful hosts so I really hate to mention this one thing but here goes - I think the sofa in the lounge let's it down. It needs renewing as the present is rather uncomfortable to relax on as it tends to swallow you as when we both sat on it we tended to roll together in the middle. Just my opinion. But otherwise first class.
Really enjoyed our stay in Ardenia. Good location to travel to the other towns of Darlington and Yarm. Appleton Wiske is a lovely well kept village. Can recommend Sunday lunch at the local - Lord Nelson.
Located in the very quiet village of Appleton Wiske, my wife and I stayed here for 8 weeks from 6th January 2018 and during the "Beast from The East" Siberian storm that inundated the UK. The cottage was exceptionally warm and cosy and Wendy and Dave are very friendly and accommodating. Their Back garden is a haven for Birds and Animals, which my wife enjoyed immensely, photographing them and I think talking to them :-) We had a couple of squirrels,rabbits, pheasants and Wendy has a horse and two sheep, one that had 5 legs at birth!
If you want peace and quiet than this is the place. A definite Escape to the Country in a lovely part of North Yorkshire with Northallerton village a short drive. Two COUNTRY pubs located within easy walk.