HLN meets Cat from @Ivy_Cottage_Country_Living_
With tree-lined streets, an old castle, a boutique gift and coffee shop and miles of unspoilt countryside, it’s no wonder Cat chose to make Ivy Cottage in Brancepeth Village home. With its warm tones, unique original features, creeping ivy and a special hint of glamour, you’ll see why we all love it.
What do you love most about living in North East England?
The stunning countryside, from the Northumberland Coast, Durham Dales, North Pennines and the Durham Heritage Coast. We have the beauty of Durham City on our doorstep with its cathedral and castle, as well as local beaches only a 20-minute drive away. We’ve got great restaurants, local interior businesses to feed my passion and plenty to do in our leisure time as a family.
What attracted you to this beautiful village?
We have always loved and admired old period style houses and cottages making Brancepeth Village the perfect location. Village life, country walks and the surrounding countryside was our dream. The village is full of listed properties with such character and history that were mainly built by Brancepeth Castle Estate. The grade 1 listed castle was built in the late 14thcentury, it’s so wonderful having it just a stone throw from our front door.