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Meadows Edge

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Holwick near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent well situated cottage."

    It had everything on hand for a perfect stay. Sunday lunch at the farmhouse kitchen highly recommended. would definitely book This property again

    Reviewed by Toii5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely loved it here if you need some peace and quiet this is for you owner ..."

    Absolutely loved it here if you need some peace and quiet this is for you owner could not have been more helpful even sorted out Sunday dinner at her daughter's restaurant loved it will be back

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and very clean and cosy."

    Stunning views from all of the windows and just idyllic. It had everything we needed for a relaxing break. This is our second stay and looking to go again in a few weeks time.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2024

  • "Overall a good place to stay but a couple of things need addressed."

    Cooker hood lights didn't work and filters greasy to the touch, bathroom extractor fan doesnt work, shaver light bulb doesnt work, fridge is much too small and has a large freezer which for short stays isn't needed. The bed was very comfortable and ultra clean. The armchairs in the living room are exceptional and of super quality.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Meadow's Edge, cottage was as described, comfortable and clean, the garden wasn't enclosed but after so many beautiful walks from the door our dog didn't have the energy for garden zoomies!"

    Met by the very friendly owner who gave us plenty of ideas for walks and visits. We saw several waterfalls and were amazed by the sheer peace, tranquillity and beauty of our surroundings. So many birds, some we had never seen before. Watching the sheep and cows coming and going ....Will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were absolutely delighted with this property."

    It is comfortable, well equipped and has the most amazing views. The location of the property is superb for walking, there are wonderful waterfalls to walk to from the property, or you can drive and park closer for that particular walk. You can hill walk, the views are incredible. What a superb place to holiday! The lodge owner gave us the warmest of welcomes and was very lovely to chat with. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Owen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A delightful cottage for two in an idyllic location."

    Ideal for walkers with local amenities not far away. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage but it really is in need of decorating."

    Toilet seat was broken and not very clean.the chairs were really uncomfortable, really needs a sofa.hand rail was loose too .

    Thank you for your feedback. We did decorate in January. We live close by so would have been happy to rectify these niggles during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine3.1May 2023

  • "Great property would stay again."

    Reviewed by Karen4.4May 2023

  • "We love this property, this was our third visit."

    The surrounding area suits our needs. Shame about the local pub closure. Only two niggles about the property - empty condiments on the table and could do with a decent non-stick frying pan! However what is putting us off another visit is the massive hike in price from our last visit in 2016. £342 then to £731 this year, a budget we cannot afford.

    Many thanks for your feedback, and it is a shame that you didn't mention the frying pan during your stay as we would have happily changed it for you as we want all of our guests to have a great holiday. With regards to the price , I can see that you previously stayed in September 2016 . I am sure that you will appreciate that September is a cheaper booking period than the August peak booking period, when you stayed the second time. We do hope that you will visit us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage excellent location and fabulous views nice and quite and lovely ..."

    Lovely cottage excellent location and fabulous views nice and quite and lovely walks on the door step the only criticism we had was the arm chairs were uncomfortable if they were changed we would have no hesitation to going back there

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jul 2022

  • "Chairs were uncomfortable after you 5mins had to put cushions on floor walking ..."

    Chairs were uncomfortable after you 5mins had to put cushions on floor walking from cottage was brilliant disappointed pub down road has closed down a little bit isolated on night time not a lot to do over all though had a good week went out every day with lots walks and places to go would go again

    Reviewed by Anne4.1May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, stunning location with great walks from the cottage."

    High & low force falls are an absolute must.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fantastic barn conversion in a superb very remote location!"

    The host was at the cottage to meet us as arranged and everything was clean and in order The locals were extremely friendly and waved everytime they saw us and spoke when passing which makes all the difference when you are visiting a new area We knew the location was in a Hamlet down a dead end and the views were superb out of every window. Noise was almost non-existent - apart from the odd car or quad going past, we only ever heard the wildlife Sights such as Low and High Force were in walking distance and more were just a short drive away The only thing we were slightly let down by was the fact that the local pub, which is advertised in the listing, was shut but it wasn't a show stopper I'd highly recommend Meadows Edge to anyone and we will be back in the future Thanks

    Reviewed by Graham3.8Apr 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage in the perfect location, great walking area"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have returned to this holiday cottage several times."

    It has everything we need for a cozy, restful getaway at this time of the year. In a beautiful location with great walks straight from the door. On lazy days, we just stay in and enjoy the changing views from the windows….some great snow storms this time.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our short weekend stay at Meadows Edge at the end of January 2022."

    The cottage is very cosy and the views from every window are incredible. We were disappointed that the pub is no longer open and the advert did indicate that it was. But otherwise there was great walking and fantastic tranquility and the surrounding countryside is wonderful. Mrs Scott was very welcoming and we did find good facilities in Middleton - down the road. We hope to return at some stage and would recommend this cottage for a peaceful getaway.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Jan 2022

  • "We had no electricity for the majority of our stay,we had to throw away food that went off because obviously we had no working fridge,we were also freezing."

    I hope we get a discount on our holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback, As we discussed at the time, the issues were out of our control due to Storm Arwen. We did offer you the oppourtunity to return home, with a full refund, however, you declined to accept the offer and stay at the property. I'm glad the power was restored for the latter part of your trip. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your thoughts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Nov 2021

  • "What a perfect spot this is for exploring Teesdale!"

    The cottage is very comfortable, cosy, with gorgeous views down and across the valley. We were welcomed by the owner when we collected the keys. The cottage itself is well-equipped, although it’s important to take a few additional items as well (we were glad we took extra towels, which the listing states are needed, plus extra toilet rolls and a hair-dryer). The cottage has incredibly effective heating! It was November and we had to turn it all the way down! You will be cosy. We enjoyed several walks along the Pennine Way—High Force and Summer Force were highlights—and over the moors. It’s a beautiful area, and this cottage is an ideal base from which to explore.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Nov 2021

  • "An excellent property in a sublime setting."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "It is an ideal cottage in an ideal location."

    Plenty of walks and fresh air. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a brilliant location, and the scenery in and around the cottage was excellent, easy walking in places without taking the car."

    Cottage was very clean, apart from quite a few cobwebs in corners and on the stairs carpet. I understand your in the country and can get cobwebs, but on the stair carpet it was pretty bad. Also i would like to point out the bathroom is looking a bit tired. the sealant round the bath and toilet is looking quite bad, could do with freshening up. Other than that it is clean and a pleasant stay, may i also just say a sofa would be nicer in the cottage. Would come back again.

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Aug 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage as a base for walking ."

    ..would have been fantastic if the pub down the road about 100yds away was open for food as we had to venture out every evening..very peaceful was in her element.

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jun 2021

  • "Accommodation was spotless and in the most amazing location - only thing which ..."

    Accommodation was spotless and in the most amazing location - only thing which could be improved is explicitly warning that towels are not provided (we knew from a previous visit, but not everyone will realise)

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly owner lovely cottage and very nice and helpful Neighbours."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location, friendly helpful owner."

    Will be staying again!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful place."

    The owner was lovely and so friendly and welcoming. Everything as described except view.....that was amazing! Would recommend Strathmore Arms too....great food and again friendly and welcoming! Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2019

  • "Maybe if space allows, a small washing machine would come in handy."

    That is a bit nit picky we know! Apart from that the cottage was fantastic. Very peaceful area and friendly locals. Clean and cosy.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2019

  • "I have stayed at Meadow’s Edge several times and it is always enjoyable."

    The cottage is comfortable and convenient with fantastic views in a beautiful area. I will be back.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2019

  • "Outstanding view, no traffic, all you want for a relaxing time."

    No towels are provided. If you have intention to cook in the cottage, bring your own pots!!!

    Reviewed by Flavio2.8Apr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage and host."

    Location was beautiful and quiet. Would definitely go back. One small concern though. There were no bath towels provided. Only a small hand towel.

    Reviewed by Francis4.1Apr 2019

  • "We were more that satisfied in the cottage we stayed in."

    It was lovely and clean heating was on when we got in it was lovely and warm. Everything we needed was provided, we would be more than happy to stay there again if we needed to. Mrs Scott the owner was very pleasant, accommodating and her little barn conversion is a credit to her it’s really lovely. Would highly recommended friends and family to go her and her barn.

    Reviewed by Rhianna5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was our 7th visit to this cosy cottage."

    There have been some changes since our previous visit, enlarged sitting area, larger TV, new cooker and there are lovely new carpets - so it’s better than the photos on the website. We love the views from the cottage and the great walks right from the door, even In the snow that we had this year. The friendly owner ensured the cottage was warm on our arrival but we didn’t see her until we left as we had no problems. Great food & drink at The Strathmore Arms (5 mins walk), means little cooking was needed at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely spot with great walks on your door step."

    Friendly pub in walking distance.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Dec 2018

  • "Loved the cottage, be aware that the steps are a bit steep, will be back."

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful scenery around the cottage; lots to do and see without having to take the car anywhere."

    There is also a pub in the village but the nearest shop is 3 miles away, so worth taking whatever supplies you need. The house is extremely well situated for long and short walks and very comfortable and cosy (the heating was efficient!). It is a beautiful building and village and all the necessary amenities are provided in the cottage (apart from towels, but saw this on a previous review and brought our own). Big kitchen and amazing views from the table while having breakfast over the fields and of sheep and cows grazing. The owner kindly let us bring two small dogs, so worth asking if you are in the same situation. We had a relaxing and very enjoyable time and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.4Sep 2018

  • "Holwick is the perfect location if you want to enjoy stunning countryside and a real break from town or city life."

    With long or short walks easily accessible directly from the cottage, it’s a perfect place for people who enjoy being outside. The cottage has wonderful views from the living area. We loved watching the changing weather over the dales and the cows, sheep, rabbits and pheasants in the fields just outside. The owner is very helpful, when we couldn’t work out how to light the oven, we rang her and she arrived within 10 mins. The local pub is very friendly and has a great selection of beers, ciders, good food and a beautiful garden. I agree with previous reviews that the living area decor at the cottage could do with updating and that the small garden would be a very pleasant place to sit and enjoy the stunning views but is in need of some TLC. Overall we had a lovely week and would recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage for 2 in a lovely area ."

    Plenty of places to go for long walks and to admire the scenery . Our holiday was ruined after a road traffic collision (not my fault) with a swedish motorcyclist who was riding on the wrong side of the road left us with no car for half of the week . Even though we have courtesy car cover in our insurance policy the courtesy car provider does not allow dogs in their cars .So no replacement car until we got home . Had £500 cover in the policy to get ourselves home but again couldnt hire a car because of their no dogs in car policy . The only taxi firm near to where we were staying was the same - no dogs . Eventually found a taxi firm from near to where we live who would transport us home with the dog which nearly cost as much as we paid for the cottage .

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2018

  • "This is an outstanding location for everything you would want from an outdoors holiday."

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Jul 2018

  • "Lovely setting cottage is in an ideal location far from the maddening crowd ."

    facilities are adequate for a comfortable stay. local pub very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4May 2018

  • "This holiday cottage is not exactly as described by Sykes Cottages."

    I do not know if this is down to Sykes or the owner. The cottage is in need of updating and refurbishing. The fixtures and fittings are worn and some are broken ie the blinds and curtain retainers. I had to repair the toilet seat just to use it. The site describes the cottage as having a garden and patio seating area. The garden is unkempt and there is no patio - the whole garden is ten feet square. The parking is ok but shared with a neighbour so you must park tight to your side. The parking area and path to the cottage is done in large cobble stones which are difficult underfoot. If you are elderly or not particularly fleet of foot you may find this a problem. We are not elderly but my wife managed to fall within the first ten minutes. The steps up to the cottage are steep for access and luggage loading. You can enter and exit via the bathroom door. The stairs in the cottage are steep and poorly lit - not aided by a dark coloured carpet. If you have a dog its easy for it to fall down the stairs. The cottage is upside down so you get good views from the upstairs windows. Please be aware that although the cottage is secluded the lane outside is used for farm traffic and whilst we were there it seemed the speed limit was non existent with vehicles flashing by. The caveat is to keep your dog on a lead because if it strays from the area around the cottage it may well succumb to a LandRover and trailer passing at forty miles an our. The local area is very nice and we spent our time exploring the lovely scenery and the Lake District. The cottage is ok if you are just needing a place to base yourself but do not expect luxury fixtures and fittings. The sofa in the lounge area is poor and the tv is tiny (we had to fit new batteries to fix the remote). Overall would we stay here again? - that would have to be a no.

    Reviewed by John2.2May 2018

  • "Absolutely stunning location."

    The views from the cottage windows spectacular. Lovely local walks Excellent local pub 5 min walk lovely food, wine and good real ales

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2018

  • "We felt that Meadows Edge had all that we needed for our holiday in terms of accommodation and equipment."

    For anyone wishing to walk, the location is perfect with many options available directly from the cottage. We also found the local pub and people extremely friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2018

  • "For peace and quiet in the beautiful of settings this little cottage met the criteria and more!"

    It's has everything you need - my parent and I didn't want to leave. With the high force waterfall a lovely walk away and the town of Middleton down the road for shopping you have everything you need to really get away from every day life and relax. The owner was most lovely coming to check on us to make sure we had everything we needed. All the community are very friendly and welcoming. A return stay is definitely on the cards for us.

    Reviewed by Jemma5.0Feb 2018

  • "If you like your technology its not the place for you if you want to get away ..."

    If you like your technology its not the place for you if you want to get away from technology and really get your life back to some kind of peace and breath fresh air its fantastic it is a well maintained cottage the owner is great and only down the road and is there if you need anything really enjoyed the stay here

    Reviewed by Wendy4.2Jan 2018

  • ". Very comfortable characterful cottage. A beautiful area with so many things to see and do"


    Reviewed by Nicholas4.6Nov 2017

  • "It was such a lovely cottage and a lovely area."

    I would definitely stay again. The only thing I would perhaps of changed was the sofa. It's very small for two people. Perhaps a little corner sofa. Everything else was perfect.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Jul 2017

  • "The cottage is in an amazing location with many beautiful walks and a very friendly pub in the village."

    The cottage was comfortable and reasonably well-equipped, but in need of a little tic.

    Reviewed by Philip4.2May 2017

  • "A marvellous cottage in a marvellous location."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2017

  • "It was nice meeting the owner on arrival as she gave us some helpful tips on getting around the area"

    Reviewed by Deborah4.2Oct 2016

  • "Better than expected."

    A perfect short break.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2016

  • "Firstly I would suggest you get an updated photograph as there are now windows where the blank wall is."

    This place is ideal for a couple that like the open air, rambling and wildlife. Nearby walks are brilliant. The upside-down nature of the cottage gives fantastic views over the area. There is nothing not to like about this property. The bonus is the popular pub just down the road!

    Reviewed by Peter4.6Sep 2016

  • "Sorry we have a not good Cottages for my Holidays."

    In the night 10-15snails in the bathroom.I can not go shower and toilet.Up the terrace running the rattle.The wondrous is mouldy. Noise disturbance trees fell and construction we have no relaxing

    Reviewed by H4.8Aug 2016

  • "The location was absolutely fabulous, very quiet and peaceful, the locals were very friendly and helpful as was the owner Mrs Scott."

    it was nice to be able to take our dog who enjoyed it as much as we did.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2016

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  • Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • The living area boasts superb views across Teesdale and has a flame-effect electric stove
  • The entrance is via a feature stone staircase which leads up to the living room.
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, TV with built in DVD player
  • Wifi
  • Shared use of laundry room with automatic washer and dryer
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • One small, well-behaved pet welcome
  • Garden with garden furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Cafe on owners' farm open at the weekends only with other shops and pub located 3 miles from the property
  • Please note: mobile signal can be poor in the area; please check coverage with your network provider

The property

A delightful little detached cottage situated in the pretty Teesdale hamlet of Holwick.

Created from the skilful conversion of an old stone barn which has also been used as the village reading room.

The accommodation is upside down to take advantage of the views of the Holwick fells and beyond.

Equipped, furnished and decorated to a high standard.

A perfect place to relax and unwind.

The owners live nearby and personally welcome visitors.

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About the location


Middleton 3 miles; Barnard Castle 12 miles.

Holwick is a quaint and picturesque village located in County Durham, England. Nestled in the scenic landscape of the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Holwick is known for its tranquil rural charm and stunning natural surroundings. Visitors can explore the historic St. Mary's Church and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The village is a gateway to outdoor activities such as hiking and birdwatching, with popular trails leading to landmarks like High Force, one of England's most impressive waterfalls. Holwick's peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery make it an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a quiet retreat.

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