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Perfect for short breaks.

Swallows Barn

Mickleton, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 993414)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Nestled in the charming village of Mickleton, amidst the sweeping countryside of the Durham dales, is Swallows Barn.

This stone-built cottage is on a quiet country lane, with off-road parking for one car and a shared courtyard with parking for another on the lane.

Park up safely and feel immediately at ease at this lovely getaway, perfect for families and friends alike.

You are welcomed by a country-style kitchen, fully fitted with everything you might need during your stay, including a breakfast table at which you can enjoy a read of the newspaper with your morning cup of coffee.

Rustle up a delicious meal after exploring the Pennine Way and gather around the more formal dining table, before heading through to the sitting room.

Cold, winter evenings welcome the warmth of the woodburner, whilst the character features and light décor uplift your mood.

Climb the stairs at the end of an adventurous day and sink into bed; you have four well-presented bedrooms to choose, with exposed beams and original characteristics.

There is a master bedroom with a king-size bed resting at the top of its own staircase, boasting an en-suite.

There is one further double, a single with a pull-out transforming it into a double and a single room, handy for those travelling with children.

Outside you can make the most of the south-facing patio in the enclosed shared courtyard, for alfresco dining on a summer's afternoon.

Head into Mickleton for a drink at one of two pubs, one of which serves food if you fancy taking a night off from cooking.

Enjoy a trip out to explore the wider region of Durham or stay close by and head to the historic town of Barnard Castle.

With a wealth of beautiful walks to choose from right on the doorstep as well as many cycling routes, this base makes the ideal retreat for you.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x single daybed which becomes a double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, walk in shower, basin and WC, ground floor WC and utility room. Kitchen/diner. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in shared courtyard, parking for additional car on the lane
  • Patio and furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1 min walk.

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About the location


Middleton-in-Teesdale 2 miles; Barnard Castle 8 miles.

The small hamlet of Mickleton is situated in the heart of beautiful Teesdale, close to the villages of Romaldkirk and Middleton in Teesdale and within a few miles of the market town of Barnard Castle.

Mickleton itself consists of a cluster of stone houses along a single street and offers two pubs, one serving excellent food, along with a petrol station/garage.

Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep with The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, The River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force all close by.

There are also excellent cycling facilities in the dale and Hamsterley Forest..

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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