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Goldsborough Cottage

(Ref. 1007453)

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

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  • beautiful (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • reservoir (6)
  • comfortable (6)
  • well (5)

16 Customer Reviews

  • "We received such a warm welcome from the owners, the cottage was exceptionally clean and well equipped in such a beautiful setting looking onto Hury reservoir, so peaceful and we were so lucky with beautiful weather."

    Would love to return and hope to do so next year.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottages."

    Beautiful peaceful surroundings. All facilities were great. Shower not very powerful but managed fine as enjoyed hot bath each night. Driving a must to be able to visit all places or shops etc. Barnard castle/high street and high force waterfall a must see. Only recommendation is to drive to the local reservoir instead of trying to walk down from the cottage as no footpath actually planned out. You have to go through fields and bit of a trek.

    Reviewed by Debra4.7Jun 2023

  • "We loved the quiet location and wildlife/walks from the door."

    The sofas and beds were very comfortable and the welcome gift was a kind thought. The oven was also easy to use and the fire lit immediately! Lovely relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed here with our twin six year old boys and our rottweiler for 4 nights."

    The cottage and its location are fantastic. It is very well equipped and comfortable. One point that may be a plus or negative dependent on your requirements is there is little or no mobile signal in the cottage itself and no WiFi is available.

    Reviewed by Aidan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Very friendly, helpful owners and neighbours.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful rural location."

    Cottage was very well equipped, clean, cosy and comfortable. We loved having the use of the open fire. Plenty of beautiful walks so spoilt for choice. Peta and Tony were great hosts, very friendly and welcoming. We would highly recommend this cottage and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage."

    Perfect for an autumnal getaway. The views whilst having a cup of tea in the front garden in the morning were breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2021

  • "Hosts were fantastic."

    Area was quiet and beautiful. Lots to see and do in the area. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is an excellent cottage in a peaceful location."

    Barnard Castle is nearby and lots of walks near the cottage. Stunning scenery and great for star gazing.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage for a few nights get away!"

    Perfect Remote setting with beautiful views over the reservoir and plenty of farm life and walking routes around. Loved the open fire which we put on every night to make it even cosier. Bed really comfy, kitchen and shower ok too. Only small issue was because it was so remote we had no signal and soon realised there was no WiFi in the cottage (our fault we hadn’t noticed on the listing). Was nice to technically switch off so that wasn’t a problem, but we hadn’t really planned our days out so had to get signal from nearby towns to enabled us to plan our days activities. All worked out in the end and we loved our stay. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Emily3.8Sep 2020

  • "Lovely area, the owners of the cottage are wonderful very kind and asked everyday if everything was OK with the cottage, very knowledgeable about the area and gave us lots of information of beautiful walks to go on, we had a welcome pack on arrival, genuine, lovely people made us feel very welcome, we have a brilliant time."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "Location is peaceful and with beautiful views across the reservoir."

    Your hosts are exceedingly welcoming and leave lovely little touches that add to the welcome - even our dog got a special touch. The accommodation is fresh and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a fantastic setting overlooking Hury Reservoir."

    Perfect base for touring or for a quiet break away from the rat race.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in wonderful quiet countryside."

    Very cosy and welcoming and lovely homely touches...including welcoming biscuits for the dog! A great base for exploring the area, only downside was the weather so we'll have to go again in the dry!

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a wonderful place to completely unwind!"

    PETA and Tony could not have done more to make us feel welcome. The cottage is comfortably furnished with everything you need for your stay. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the garden in the evenings watching the housemartens dashing about catching flies to feed to their young in the nest by one of the cottage windows. Fair to say we’ll be back!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "We found the owners very helpful and really friendly nothing seemed to much trouble."

    They advised us on walking routes and Hury reservoir was a very easy two hour walk with the pooch. Places to eat in Barnard castle are plentiful from fine dining to fish and chips.The traditional street market on Wednesday is worth a look.A nice village to visit is Romalkirk just a couple of mile from the cottage nice pub lunch there.All in all a fantastic place we will be back. Lorraine Ray and Rosie cockerpoo.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with sitting area, dining area and kitchen area
  • Private garden
  • Electric central heating with coal fire
  • Fridge with ice-box, electric oven and hob, washing machine, TV
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Heating and power with a starter pack of fuel inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles.

The property

Middleton-in-Teesdale 6.5 miles.

This idyllic, stone-built dwelling rests within the endearing hamlet of Hury, 10 miles away from the thriving town of Barnard Castle.

Goldsborough Cottage benefits from breath-taking views of the reservoir and a homely interior to ensure a memorable stay at any time of the year.

It comes with two well-presented bedrooms comprising of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

On the ground-floor, you can look forward to spending relaxing evenings within the open-plan living room which houses all the necessities for a week-long break with your loved ones.

Spend a moment outdoors, where you can enjoy the small sitting area which benefits from the delightful reservoir views.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1005197, together sleeping up to seven people.

West Hury Farm Cottages

Resting within the majestic countryside of the North Pennines and within striking distance to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are a pair of charming stone-built cottages, Lonin and Goldsborough. The cottages have been designed to offer a refreshing break for two couples or for a charming family gathering to this picturesque part of County Durham. From the front of the properties, you and your loved ones can gather to catch views of the reservoir, allowing you to take in the truly calm atmosphere of the area before entering the idyllic bases. Each offer spacious open-plan living rooms, complete with a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and an inviting sitting area. As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircases to find well-presented bedrooms which ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit your group. To keep you and your loved ones busy whilst staying here, a host of scenic walks and nature trails can be enjoyed nearby, with the Pennine Way only a mile or so away. The perfect place to use as a base for a walking holiday around the Pennine's. Or, why not visit Romaldkirk, with its award-winning pub. Those of you who remember the Hannah Hauxwell TV series will enjoy a wander along to Hannah's Meadow, a mile up the dale. Cyclists will appreciate the challenging landscape, offering you an alternative way to explore the East Pennines. In the area, you might fancy visiting the historic Eggleston Hall with its impressive landscaped garden display or see the ancient castle, Bowes museum and art exhibitions in the town of Barnard Castle, just 10 miles away. A rejuvenating break, all year round.

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About the location


Staindrop 6 miles; Richmond 13 miles; Darlington 16 miles; Durham 20 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 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. The nearby Bowes Museum is well worth a visit and a wonderful way to spend a day wandering around this beautiful building and experiencing the fascinating exhibitions. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this lovely market town, with woodland walks and cycle routes and the Lake District, the Pennine and Teesdale Ways, and the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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