Thankyou for your review and pleased you enjoyed your stay. As it says in our listing, and is clear from the map, we are in a very rural location and if anyone asks me ahead of time I make it clear that it is difficult to get around without a car, and we are not well served by public transport - there are simply not enough people around here to justify it. Such is life in the countryside! There is, however, lots of lovely walking in the area, not least the Teesdale Way which is a stone's throw away. If you'd explained what you were trying to achieve I would have suggested you walk down to the River Tees with your easel, where you would have found a fabulous spot for painting!