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Shepherds Cottage

Middleton-in-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 924535)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


26 Customer Reviews

  • "Can't deny it's small, but very cosy for two especially with the wood-burner going."

    Tees on the doorstep. Great fish and Chips in the town.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2021

  • "Everything was lovely, campsite and cottage."

    Cottage was basic but had what we needed and was exactly as pictured. Very peaceful and beautiful area. Only minor criticism was lack of tv signal but it wasn’t a big issue for us. We had a really enjoyable stay and would recommend!

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our short break in Shepherds Cottage."

    The cottage is small but beautifully put together and amply big enough for the two of us. Surrounded by beautiful countryside we were blessed with good weather and enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the picnic table on the patio area. The nights were a little chilly but the gas central heating kept us warm and cosy and the log burner was there should we have wanted an extra boost. We particularly enjoyed being able to walk along the river bank to Middleton-in-Teesdale for an evening drink.

    Reviewed by CeriApr 2021

  • "Robin Brough (the Owner) made sure that the cottage was completely safe in accordance with guidelines and was very helpful if we needed anything."

    Lovely cottage in a very nice area. Nick & Diane Brown

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2020

  • "Nice little quite cottage in nice location on the site, friendly owner happy to help."

    Reviewed by JeffreySep 2020

  • "Lovely little escape to the country for some peace and relaxation."

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay Shepard’s Cottage it is set in a beautiful Location ideal for those whe enjoy walking X"

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2020

  • "This small cottage in the middle of the most beautiful countryside made for a wonderful weekend break."

    The cottage was small, clean and comfortable with outside eating/sitting area and the surrounding scenery was so lovely. There was a shop on site and friendly, helpful staff. The river Tees ran alongside the site and was a really pleasant walk into Middleton Teesdale town which also offered shops and cafes and good fish and chip shop. Overall we enjoyed our short stay and would go again.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "The Shepherds Cottage was ideal for us, tucked in the quiet corner of the caravan and camping field."

    Perfectly adequate layout with cooking facilities and a TV. Pleasant riverside walks 100 metres away. Friendly site owner.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic time, everything was clean and covid friendly!"

    ! Stunning location, beautiful place to spend 4 days, away from the norm and work. Easy to get to and access. Robyn is friendly and easygoing, happy to answer any questions. Would 100% book to go here again in the future, in fact we did try but they were fully booked!!

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2020

  • "I think it would help if there was a microwave in the cottage"

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2019

  • "Cottage is very small but adequate for two adults."

    Very short on food storage and a microwave would have been useful. (a wall mounted one, would be possible) However, it is the perfect location for a relaxing break and ideal for walkers,

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2019

  • "We had a lovely relaxing holiday at Shepherds cottage, very quiet and close to the river so my husband could enjoy his fishing."

    Lovely retreat.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay quiet comfortable friendly walks into town for supplies just what we needed ."

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2018

  • "The shepherds cottage at Leekworth is a little gem, It is clean,tidy and beautifully presented."

    With its own ensuite and bedroom, lounge and kitchen. It was nestled in the far corner of the camping field with no imedeate neighbors.and a good road right up to the cottage.we felt at home . The booking in staff were very friendly and helpful.we will definitely be going back to Leekworth shepherds cottage.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2018

  • "There was a problem prior to going with the owner double booking, I felt that Sykes were there supporting as you dealt with the situation and concerns regarding how that would effect the service once we arrived we negated by the fact we knew we had your support."

    This made the holiday more stress free. Thank you

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2018

  • "Iovely location real hidden Jem robin the owner very pleasant and helpful had a great weekend there"

    Reviewed by ROct 2017

  • "5* would definitely return!"

    Was a cosy little cottage in an idyllic location!

    Reviewed by ChloeApr 2017

  • "The owner was clearly very keen to ensure that everything was OK and is already looking for ways to improve the facilities further (eg."

    larger fridge, bedside light). Ideal location, very peaceful, beautiful surroundings. Middleton is a delightful market town with every amenity. Excellent walking countrydsioe.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "The Shepherds Cottage was everything it said it would be in the description."

    The bed was extremely comfortable, the whole cottage was immaculate. We were 1 mins walk to the river which we loved as my partner and I go fly fishing. The owner Robin was helpful but not intrusive, after he visited us to make sure everything was to our satisfaction he left us to enjoy our stay. We had a look at the toilet/shower facilities on the site which are used for people with caravans/tents and they were immaculate. although there is no club house/park or entertainment on this site it suited our needs exactly for the peace and quiet, we will return. Thank you. Stephen & Michele

    Reviewed by MicheleSep 2016

  • "This was a wonderful short break, a beautiful Gem in being so Quaint, wonderful location only us and the sheep."

    As we arrived everything was as we hoped it would be from the pictures and it was very clean and presentable. The owner was very friendly and helpful with anything we needed, the only downside was the extremely small fridge( if you should call it that) but the owner assured us he was addressing this matter. I would happily recommended this to anyone looking for a peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2016

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in beautiful, peaceful setting"

    Reviewed by DarrenSep 2016

  • "It was excellent, a cute little cottage."

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2016

  • "It was lovely and cosy, perfect for a couple."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Had a fantastic experience and would recommend to everyone.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2016

  • "A lovely little cottage that has everything you need for a relaxing break."

    It is set in a beautiful area. The shower was great, the bed was really comfy and we loved lighting the log burning stove on an evening. The site itself was very nice, clean and well maintained, the cottage was set in an ideal peaceful location on the site. We would definitely not hesitate to book here in the future.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2016

  • "A beautiful little place!"

    A gorgeous hospitable relaxing retreat, 10 out of 10. Everything is provided for you to just lay back and relax. What a lovely place to forget the rat race! We left feeling totally replenished. Thank you for lovely break, would, without a thought, definitely come again. Worth every penny!

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2016

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The property

A stone-built detached cottage set in a quite splendid rural location, just a short ten minute walk from the delightful village of Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Set amongst glorious countryside on the edge of a small camping park, the majestic North Pennine landscape and the beautiful Tees Valley provide a wonderful backdrop to this little holiday retreat.

With an unusual ground floor layout, the cottage is just perfect for those looking for that something a little different, to get away from it all and enjoy waking up to the beautiful countryside.

Arriving, guests will be met by a small, well laid out holiday home, unusual and slightly quirky with the main entrance leading into the living area with its compact galley kitchen, sitting area and dining area with the added bonus of a romantic woodburning stove.

The bedroom is small with a double bed fitting snugly into the room and there is a separate modern shower room.

The cottage sits in the corner of a two-acre field and a small patio area is provided to sit out, enjoy an evening tipple and enjoy dining alfresco.

The famous Teesdale Way cuts alongside the site joining onto the Pennine Way and the village centre, with its country shops and cafes, is a lovely walk amongst rolling meadowland.

The walk down the river to High and Low Force ranks amongst one of the finest walks in the country, with spectacular landscapes, limestone scars and the majestic waterfalls rewarding all the efforts of getting there.

The nearby market town of Barnard Castle, with its cobbled streets and quaint lanes, attracts visitors all year round, while the Northern Dales are waiting to be discovered slightly further afield.

Visit medieval Raby Castle with its deer park, The Bowes Museum, High Force Waterfall and Eggleston Hall.

A cosy getaway cottage providing something a little bit different.


  • All ground floor: One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Patio with picnic bench
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and village centre 10 min walk
  • Note: The two acre field is used for campers during the summer months, the nearest pitch is 50 yards from the cottage and there is some screening to that side of the cottage on the patio area and the caravan park is 100 yards away in the adjoining field
  • Note: The river bank is 200 yards from the cottage
  • Note: The owner of the site provides 1000 yards of free fishing on the River Tees (guests must have own rod licence), please contact owner at the site reception for more information
  • Please note: this property has a refundable £150 Good Housekeeping Bond effective from 05.10.2020

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 10 miles.

Nestling by the banks of the River Tees is the pretty Pennine town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, which lies in the heart of Teesdale, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This bustling town offers a good range of shops, pubs and places to eat and is surrounded by superb walking country, with high open moorland as well as pretty wooded valleys. The nearby waterfalls of High Force, Gibson's Cave and Cauldron Snout are amongst the most spectacular sights in the district, and the nearby market town of Barnard Castle can be easily reached and offers a full range of facilities.

Region Information

Please note: this property has a refundable £150 Good Housekeeping Bond effective from 05.10.2020.
Please note you will need to bring your own duvet, pillows, bed linen, bathroom and kitchen towels.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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