Leadmill House Workshop

Copley near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 21469)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
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  • Pets


The property

Barnard Castle 6 miles.

An attractive, detached stone cottage set in a quiet, rural enclave within upper Teesdale, on the outskirts of the small village of Copley, 6 miles from Barnard Castle.

This Barnard Castle cottage was a former lead mill workshop and lies next door to the owner's home within sight of the original lead mill chimney – a local land mark.

Long since landscaped and afforested, this Barnard Castle cottage lies in a small valley with public footpaths leading away from the door and into the beautiful surrounding countryside.

With wooden flooring and a pitched roof with original beams, this Barnard Castle cottage has been finished to a good standard and has an open plan living area with a contemporary kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

French doors lead to a front patio with pretty views of the countryside and the small wooded valley; an ideal spot to enjoy a drink and plan the next day's activities.

The local shop and pub are both just one mile away and Hamsterley Forest is also nearby, with lots of opportunities for cycling, hiking and touring in this beautifully scenic district, which include the deer park at nearby Raby Castle and the waterfalls at High Force and Cauldron Snout.

The market town of Barnard Castle with cobbled streets and the Bowes Museum is nearby, plus a short drive brings you into the heart of Durham, with its majestic cathedral standing high above the River Wear.

This Barnard Castle cottage offers a unique, romantic holiday experience for a couple wanting to enjoy the beautiful countryside of the northern Dales.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with French doors.


Oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Front patio with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Wonderful stay!”
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    • “My partner and I had a lovely long weekend here! Was so comfortable and had everything you need! Lovely owners right next door but leave you to your stay! A lovely welcome pack is left of milk, eggs, biscuits, tea, coffee and wine! There is nothing around so lovely and quiet and lots of beautiful walks to go on! Would definitely recommend this lovely little cottage and would certainly go back!”

    LisaStorey92, March 2015

    • “Great break”
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    • “Had a wonderful few days here and very grateful for the flexibility to only have 6 nights fitting in with another holiday. Super owners and enjoyed gentle pace of life. Very relaxing. Great place to visit the surrounding area from. Really appreciated the 'goodies' on arrival. Thank you.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Peace & tranquility...”
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    • “...this is what our week was, in this beautiful cottage - everything we needed. Owners on hand if we needed them. Fully equipped kitchen, we cooked all our meals from scratch, large fridge with ice box. Large - easy to use electric fan-assisted oven, micro, kettle, toaster, TV, DVD player, wifi, huge bathroom with separate shower, loads of very soft towels Extremely comfortable bed, set of drawers. Would definitely stay again. The dog loved it too - first time away for him & he's an 8 year old large dog (rotti-cross). Welcome pack of wine, fresh eggs from owners hens, milk & biscuits was a lovely surprise - loads of leaflets on what to do in the area. Small patio with table & two chairs. We had a totally relaxing stay of a week that went by far too quickly.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Perfect week”
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    • “Upon arrival we were met by the owner who showed us around the cottage & left us to enjoy our week with the knowledge they were available should we have the need. Comfy furniture, large flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player. Loads of leaflets if you're wanting to visit the many places nearby. The cottage is fully equipped - we only took our food & made all our meals from scratch - great assortment of kitchen equipment. Large fridge with ice box. There was a lovely welcome pack which was a nice surprise. Very well set out open plan living area with dinning table for two. Room is actually bigger than it looks on the photos. Bathroom was huge with a lovely big bath, a large shower cubicle and loads of great quality towels. The bed was very comfy & a set of drawers having plenty space for our weeks clothing. Take a torch if you pop out late evening - no street lights here, but it was wonderful being able to see the stars. We took our dog who had a great time - he settled straight away but did get rather excited when he saw the owners 5 hens ;) We would definitely recommend this cottage & are planning to return - the week went far too quickly -”

    KarenGeoff, Hebburn, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “heaven”
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    • “the owner's of this property are great, and their children are even better, we were welcomed, shown round and then left to enjoy ourself. this is a great place to stay with a dog. all the appliances in the property are of a high standard and decor great, very comfortable, cosy a very special place. sitting out on the little patio was just heaven. we will be going back lots of exploring still to do and can not think of a better place to stay, with john amanda and their boys. welcome pack great milk,tea, coffee, wine eggs,biscuits and any information you may need just ask.”

    Sheila G, Buxton, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Fantastic rural retreat”
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    • “Booked this through a cottage rental site as a last minute long weekend break which allowed us to take our young puppy along with us. Price and allowing pets were the first things that attracted us to this property but when we looked more closely, the standard of the property and the location seemed to suit what we were looking for. On arrival, the owners were friendly and helpful and once we'd been shown around the cottage, we were left to it (with the knowledge that they were just next door if needed) for the remainder of our stay. The welcome pack includes all the basics as well as a bottle of chilled rose wine. All the cooking/eating/drinking essentials are provided in the cottage. The area is stunning with a river just across a small track and some grass and unbelievably beautiful woodland surrounding the property. The area surrounding the old lead mill (on both sides of the river) lend themselves to some fantastic walks with a deer being spotted running through the trees on one occasion! Just mind out for peat bogs, a rather soggy part of the countryside that I fell foul to! The cottage itself is reasonably small and cosy but with all the conveniences of home (with the exception of a dishwasher and washing machine but to us that didn't really matter). The bathroom is fantastic, the bedroom is very neutral which led to some of the best sleep in recent months and the living/kitchen/dining room is very comfortable. The wifi was a nice touch, especially as the mobile signal was sketchy at best (non-existent was the norm unless you head into Barnard Castle - approximately 15 minute drive). We look forward to coming back!”

    LouL86, Leicester, United Kingdom, April 2014

    • “Fantastic - perfect for a cosy weekend”
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    • “I absolutely loved this place! Set in the middle of no where, perfectly furnished, lovely cottage, a local town about 10 minute drive away which has everything you can need. The only down side was lack of mobile signal but if you want the perfect get away that's no problem! I will definetely be returning and recommending to friends as it's perfect!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Beloer, January 2014

    • “lovely cottage”
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    • “I booked this at very short notice, but the process was very easy and efficient.The owners were there to meet me with the key, and nothing was too much trouble. The standard of the furnishings and decor of this lovely little cottage, is excellant. The welcome pack included fresh eggs from their own hens, biscuits, tea,coffee, sugar , milk and wine. The bathroom also had bath and shower gel, and soap. the only downside was the lack of mobile phone reception, but that may be a bonus to some people, and they do have wifi connected. The location was perfect for touring around the Barnard castle, Teesdale area, and is in a very secluded spot for peace and quiet.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bamburgh, July 2013

    • “A week of tranquility”
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    • “The cottage is in a peaceful location but is an easy centre for heading into Weardale, Teesdale or to the larger towns towards the east coast. Barnard Castle, a few miles away, is a lovely small town with all amenities. We found no shortage of things to do or places and attractions to visit. We were warmly welcomed to a comfortable, well equipped cottage in a quiet valley, part of an industrial heritage, and with walks from the doorstep. We would be only too happy to go back again and certainly recommend the cottage to anyone seeking a week of tranquillity.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Leeds, October 2013

    • “Lovely , peaceful and relaxing”
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    • “Excellent cottage with the most welcoming reception from the owners, everything is available for you to just go in and relax. Phone signal/reception is limited which may be of concern if you need to be in touch with relatives or friends, but great if you don't want to be disturbed. Travelling to anywhere is not hard, but a car is a necessity, or be ardent walkers!! Whatever you decide, this is an ideal location for adults who are looking for peace and quiet. Ps: take plenty of jungle spray as you are the main source of food for the midges at night if you want to sit outside !!!”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Havant Hampshire, September 2013

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    • “Loved the location of the cottage & the friendly warm welcome received on arrival. The cottage was tastefully decorated with minimal furniture but cupboards filled with all crockery required. It was the perfect getaway.”

    Miss Flood, GOOLE, November 2015

    • “A cosy cottage, perfect for the romantic holiday we wanted. The dog enjoyed the walks and the views were spectacular. A 5 Star holiday.”

    Mrs Urwin, Isle Of Man, September 2015

    • “An amazing little holiday space in an amazing location. It was peaceful & relaxing. It was great for our nearly 2 year old, particularly with the chickens next door!”

    Mrs Royle, Preston, August 2015

    • “We enjoyed the peace and tranquillity, the surrounding countryside and the friendliness of the people.”

    Mr Greenhalgh, Leigh, May 2015

    • “This was a lovely little well cared for cottage, it had a nice view from the lounge and a wonderful river walk straight from the door. Not forgetting the WiFi, which was a real bonus for us. The owners, who live next door were friendly and helpful, the very generous welcome pack was much appreciated too!”

    Mrs Cowper, Swadlincote, March 2015

    • “"Peaceful quiet location, cottage well equipped & comfortable. Nice and warm central heating. Liked the décor & layout."”

    Mr Hodgkinson, Blackburn, March 2015

    • “Great cottage and super host family.”

    Ms Fairest, Sheffield, January 2015

    • “Warm, comfortable, welcoming, and had a very hospitable feel about everything. The owners next door were very helpful and kind. Fantastic walking nearby - it was a wonderful holiday.”

    Mrs Booth, Saffron Walden, December 2014

    • “The welcome from the owners was warm and friendly. They explained everything about the cottage really well and then left us to our holiday. The cottage was equipped with a good, modern TV, DVD player, freeview and even WiFi broadband. The location was superb with all of the places we wanted to visit within 20/30 miles. The whole holiday was very relaxing and we would definitely return to Leadmill Workshop.”

    Mr French, Liverpool, October 2014

    • “This cottage was a delightful find, in a very tranquil and peaceful area. The owners made us very welcome on arrival and the cottage itself was very comfortable and homely.”

    Mrs Shaw, Swadlincote, September 2014

    • “Cottage was in an excellent setting with plenty of walking for our dog. Owners very friendly and welcoming. Cottage very comfortable and clean and the welcome pack of wine, eggs and milk a wonderful surprise. Would highly recommend to others.”

    Mr Turner, Sheerness, August 2014

    • “Very quiet and away from everything, it felt secluded..but actually everywhere was easily accessible.”

    Mr Warwick, York, July 2014

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About the location


Caldwell 9 miles; Darlington 16 miles.

The market town of Barnard Castle is situated in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale in County Durham. It stands on the site of an ancient Roman ford 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. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep with The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, and the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.

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