The Wheelhouse

Barton, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 21956)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

Cottage features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

A most unusual and unique former wheelhouse, sitting on the village green alongside Barton Beck in the pretty Dales village of Barton, just 8 miles from Richmond.

Fully renovated, this charming semi-detached Barton cottage, built in the early 1800s, still retains many original features of the former wheelhouse and was used to inspire the picture entitled ‘The Refuge’ by Rodney Matthews.

The features include a spectacular beamed ceiling, and parts of the original workings, which all add to the immense charm of this Barton cottage.

This cottage in Barton features an open plan living area with a modern well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with comfortable double sofa bed, woodburning stove and 3D television, all tastefully furnished with contemporary styling.

A ground floor master bedroom with en-suite facilities and a TV, a modern bathroom and a first floor bedroom with 'secret window' overlooking the main living room all combine to create something a little bit different in this Barton cottage, which is ideal for a small family or for a romantic break.

Enjoy a stroll along the nearby stream, visit the nearby Roman ruins, or, for the more energetic, take advantage of the many walks available in this attractive area including the renowned Teesdale Way, just a mile from the cottage.

A short drive away is the fascinating market town of Barnard Castle, with its cobbled streets, quaint alleyways, The Bowes Museum of art and of course, its dramatic castle.

Beautiful Raby Castle, the National Railway Museum, Richmond and the High Force waterfall are also nearby.

With the Northern Dales and the Lake District waiting to be discovered further afield, this charming Barton cottage has much to offer!


Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (limited headroom), 1 x ground floor super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite basin and WC. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove.


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3D TVs with Freeview and 3D Blu-ray, DVD, 2nd TV, iPod dock, radio/CD player, small library of books/games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Roadside parking adjacent to cottage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to a beck next to the property, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: There are sloping ceilings and limited headroom in the first floor bedroom.

About the location


Richmond 8 miles.

The attractive and peaceful Dales village of Barton is situated in lovely rolling countryside, just a few miles to the north of the popular market town of Richmond. Barton has a lovely village green, a stream winding its way through the village, two local pubs, a village shop and a Post Office. Nearby Piercebridge is renowned for its Roman heritage, which dates back to around 70 AD. The Piercebridge Roman Fort Site, a recognised ancient monument, forms part of the region’s Dere Street Roman Trail, a celebration of the rich Roman heritage still to be enjoyed in the area. Forming part of the Teesdale Way, and within easy reach of the Cleveland Way, this walker’s paradise provides an excellent base to explore this delightful Dales area including nearby Swaledale and Weardale, with many bridleways, footpaths, cycle trails and lovely riverside walks available. Local attractions include the magnificent Raby Castle in nearby Staindrop, the Bowes Museum, York’s National Railway Museum, Durham Cathedral and of course the delightful market town of Barnard Castle. Nearby Richmond grew up around its castle set high above the River Swale, with panoramic river views. Within Richmond, narrow streets and alleys radiate from the cobbled market place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market) and there are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round. An ideal location for exploring all of Swaledale, Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas