Black Barn

Boldron near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 4236)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

An outstanding, stone-built detached cottage in a wonderfully rural location, five minutes' walk from the tiny village of Boldron, two miles from Barnard Castle. From the magnificent country surroundings, to the high-quality fixtures and fittings, this Yorkshire Dales cottage is perfect for a romantic holiday or family break. One of our finest Yorkshire Dales cottages, boasting character and charm throughout, the property has a spacious sitting area with woodburning stove, designer kitchen and a spacious dining area. A separate study, a modern, ground floor wet room, stylish bathroom and two delightful bedrooms make this a luxurious holiday home of real distinction. With 360-degree views of beautiful, unspoilt countryside, this is a Yorkshire Dales cottage not to be missed. Set in a unique location in a field on a working farm, this Yorkshire Dales cottage has a host of scenic walks and nature trails to be enjoyed nearby, plus Romaldkirk, Eggleston Hall, The Bowes Museum and Raby Castle are all close by. A fabulous Yorkshire Dales cottage, whatever the time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Open plan living area with designer kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove. Utility room. Separate study.


Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, books/DVDs. Fuel, power and initial supply of logs for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars - must be parked in the compound area and the gate kept closed at all times due to farm animals in adjoining fields. Spacious gardens and patio area with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome (kept downstairs) by prior arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk over fields.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “10 out of 10”
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    • “Just come back from a wonderful week with my husband and the dogs. The barn is stunning and we really loved watching the cows and sheep come right up to the barn. The garden is secure and a great seize for the dogs. Inside the barn is really modern and homely. I am a clean freak and I have to admit this place passes my test. Local pub that opens at weekends is 2 minute walk down the road, Barnard Castle is a 5 minute drive where you will find anything you require with a large Morrison's. Main walks are about 20 minute drive and if you fancy a beautiful walk through a forest with the kids or mountain bike ride for all levels then Hamsteley Forest is amazing - 30 minute drive. The only complaint I do have is the beds, in my opinion they need replacing however that said best place I have ever stayed with the dogs. Booked already for next year - cant wait!”

    ShelleyandLewis, Benfleet, August 2015

    • “Relaxing & Peaceful”
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    • “My husband & I stayed here for 1 week, the barn is exceptional, good quality fixtures & fittings, peaceful setting surrounded by sheep & cattle. We would definitely consider going again”

    Redark, Hampshire, September 2014

    • “Self catering holiday Barnard castle”
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    • “Had a lovely break, accommodation is first class...very tranquil. Set in the middle of a field, kids loved playing in the garden and opening and closing gates when we went out. Barnard castle is a quaint little place...visited lots of other nice towns and villages too.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Black Barn”
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    • “What a fantastic cottage, a real escape from it all. We absolutely loved the position of the cottage in the middle of fields and all the livestock coming up to say hello. Would recomend Black Barn without hesitation. George & Dragon in Boldron has the best food in the area although Barnard Castle is well worth a visit with lots of pubs, shops and a great fish and chip restaurant/takeaway.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Burton On Trent, August 2013

    • “Wonderful location and cottage”
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    • “My fiancee and I loved this cottage. The location is pretty unique, a cottage alone in a huge field with stunning 360 degree views. Fantastic! Plenty of parking space out front and the fixtures and fittings within are tasteful and pretty luxurious. The wet room, bathroom and kitchen/lounge are particularly great. The utility, dishwasher and large fridge with ice maker were added bonuses, although the ice maker made some alarming noises late at night! We enjoyed some cosy afternoons and evenings in front of the fantastic fireplace/large TV, a very romantic place, take lots of candles, wine and chill out. Barnard Castle and Richmond are decent visits. There were some unusual additions to this holiday. Mainly the cattle, dozens of them and able to come within feet of our windows. They were endless entertainment and seemed to enjoy watching us as much as we did them. We both felt the owners should provide some tips on a laminated sheet inside the cottage on how to handle the cows i.e. getting out of the car to open/close the 2 gates - or when some of the herd decided to stop on the trail that leads to the cottage to stare-out our approaching car. We managed (took several blasts of the horn) but a couple of times it was a bit daunting, cows can be dangerous if unsettled. Those with faint hearts may want to ask what animals will be in the field during their stay. Other niggles included a fairly hard double mattress and very creaky bed (part of the charm?), a missing kitchen blind (not nice at night despite the quiet location), underfloor heating that took an age to get going (once it does boy does it work - but then it takes a while to cool down). We also didn't like the extra 2 weeny curtainless windows (bedroom) as the dawn light wakes you... at dawn! Not what we wanted for a holiday thanks. We had to stuff magazines/paper up against those to get some creaky sleep. But, despite these things, we will fondly remember one of the loveliest holidays we have had so far.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northumberland, December 2012

    • “We got more than we expected from both the property and the owne”
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    • “We arrived and were greeted by the owner who made us feel at home right away. The cottage was excellent along with the location. We had lots of information about the local area in the cottage and we made full use of the accomodation and the area. We had a great stay and look forward to going back in the future.”

    Hughes Family., Belper., November 2012

    • “A superb find!”
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    • “An excellent location, close to the village but without any neighbours. The underfloor heating was a bonus, no real need to have the heating on high. The utility room on the way in was great for washing muddy boots and the dog before entering the living room. Plenty of space for storage, the walk-in shower was fantastic and a separate bathroom upstairs. I always take a holiday for my birthday, and this was extremely memorable. The George & Dragon in the village do excellent food, as you would expect from trained chefs. Stay here, unwind and go home refreshed.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leds, September 2012

    • “Fantastic five star accommodation in a beautiful location”
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    • “We had a great week at the Black Barn, a lovely property with excellent attention to detail in both facilities and furnishings. The downstairs wet room was really appreciated and with a deep luxurious bath upstairs its your choice, quick shower or long soak, brilliant. Good quality utensils and plenty of them meant not having to think about 'can we make this', 'have they got a ...?' everything you could think of is there. The small utility room was a bonus, having somewhere to dry off our dog after a walk before letting her back into the main rooms was great. The location is brilliant, sitting watching the sheep and horses wandering past the windows, not being over looked from any angle, being able to take the dog for a walk from the door of the property, such luxury! Its close proximity to Barnard Castle (10 minutes in the car) for picking up the newspapers or a bit of shopping and 5 minutes in the car for forest walks, perfect. Black Barn is the first property we've used that we'd return to and we've recommended the property to friends and family what more can we say!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Manchester, March 2012

    • “Superb accomodation, wonderful location”
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    • “Wonderful location surrounded by fields with far reaching views yet close to a village with very helpful and friendly villagers. Walks from the door. The owners were on hand and extremley helpful, the barn was immaculate with every item of equipment you could ever wish for.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Mansfield, September 2011

    • “Fantastic house, everything you could need for a relaxing stay”
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    • “A beautiful conversion with everything you could need for a relaxing break in the country. Will be back in the summer! Thank you to the owners for such an eye for detail.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Otley, January 2011

    • “Black Barn 4236”
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    • “One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The layout of the property was superb, the fixtures and fittings were top notch. Superb.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, January 2011

    • “Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location.”
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    • “Very high standard cottage in beautiful surroundings would recommend it to anyone.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Chorley, November 2010

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    • “A cosy cottage in a fantastic rural location. Facilities were excellent and we had an enjoyable week away.”

    Miss Holford, Doncaster, October 2015

    • “Simply Fantastic! We would recommend it to anyone. The area, the cottage and the location were perfect. We will book again. Thank You.”

    Mrs Beard, Grimsby, August 2015

    • “Black Barn has a very high standard of equipment fixtures and fittings you would need on holiday. The location in the middle of a field is a bit different from the holidays we are used to but it was very relaxing. Would recommend this Barn to anybody and would go back again without hesitation.”

    Mr Baker, Dronfield, July 2015

    • “Liked the location in between fields and animals, and the perfectly renovated building.”

    Mühlberger, Wien, July 2015

    • “We have been using holiday cottages for over 20 years and I have to say that Black Barn is the best cottage that we have stayed in. Not only is the situation perfect for our needs; accessibility to local amenities and all of our favourite holiday spots but also the cleanliness of the property. Hard floors throughout, tiles and wooden flooring give the cottage a fresh feeling. The furnishings are modern and again with a leather suite you have the clean feeling. Overall an excellent property, we loved it so much we have booked again for next year, only 51 weeks and 5 days to go!”

    Mrs Best, Laurencekirk, June 2015

    • “Excellent accommodation in a great location. Definitely one to recommend to couples and families.”

    Mrs Whateley, Ipswich, May 2015

    • “Liked everything about my holiday. The cottage was very special.”

    Ms Mackie, Dundee, April 2015

    • “The Barn is in a fantastic location and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday surrounded by wonderful countryside. Waking up to peace, calm and just the sheep bleating was pure bliss. We will be booking again!”

    Mrs Hartley, Kendal, April 2015

    • “Such a great location and gorgeous scenery. The Barn was spotless and full of style, a beautiful cottage. The owner was very helpful too. We we would love to go back one day. The sheep and horses were an added extra!”

    Mrs Timson, Wigston, April 2015

    • “A beautifully furnished retreat to unwind and enjoy the countryside from. An excellent base for visiting local attractions and those further afield.”

    Mrs Hughes, Swansea, March 2015

    • “As soon as we saw the cottage sitting alone in the beautiful surroundings of sheep and horses, it took our breath away. Such a stunning cottage, especially in the wintry sunset. The solitude was our favourite thing, being greeted by nothing but horses when we ventured outside.”

    Miss Whittaker, Lincoln, February 2015

    • “Absolutely beautiful location. A stunning barn conversion and very well equipped!”

    Miss Gibbons, Ulverston, December 2014

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About the location


Barnard Castle 2 miles.

The small village of Boldron is situated in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. Boldron consists of a cluster of stone houses and a few farm dwellings. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep, with the Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the River Tees and magnificent waterfall at High Force all close by. The nearby market town of Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort, which crosses the river. The medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. Known affectionately as 'Barney' by residents and visitors alike, the town boasts cobble streets, yards and back lanes which were first laid out in the 12th century. Other local attractions include the magnificent Raby Castle in nearby Staindrop, the Bowes Museum, Beamish Open Air Museum, Yorkshire National Railway Museum, Alnwick Gardens and of course Hadrian's Wall, the great Roman frontier across the north of England.

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