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Hoodgill Barn

(Ref. 922717)

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


Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing location, great facilities and the owner was very helpful"

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous location, great views and so lovely to see the stars at night."

    Very quiet location with lovely walks on your doorstep. The barn was beautiful, home from home with a lovely welcome pack on arrival. It housed everything you need, very clean.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage."

    Lovely owner who is very helpful. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kayleigh Woods5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location for low force walks lovely spacious cottage very well equipped comfortable with fantastic views only negative was toilet seat in on suite slightly wobbly and I am sure Peter will get this sorted."

    Hot tub sheer luxury everything else totally positive

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic. Felt like we were in the middle of nowhere, yet plenty to do around the property."

    So peaceful, beautiful views, and the hot tub room was perfect. The cottage was clean, lovely inside and out and everything provided. The owner, Peter, was so helpful and friendly, thank you.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had the most amazing and relaxing time here."

    I couldn’t fault anything.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic weekend catching up with friends - 5 from Glasgow and 1 from Oxford."

    The cottage is very comfortable lots of space added bonus was the hot tub. Beautiful location, very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Alexandria5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, in a peaceful setting, with views across valley from all front-of-house rooms."

    Peter met us when we arrived to hand keys over and gave lots of helpful advice on the cottage and the area. There was a generous welcome hamper. Thanks! Great local walks, and loads of day trips within 1 hour’s travel. Hot tub is a great feature for kids, or for adults if they can get in before the kids! Co-op in Middleton stays open until 10pm. Areas for improvement? We struggled a bit with the cooker : just a single oven and seemed to take for ever to heat up. But we were a large group of 6 adults, 3 kids, plus a baby. Also it rained every day and we felt there was a shortage of drying facilities - perhaps we should have been less reluctant to put the heating on!. But overall, a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous two weeks at Hoodgill Barn exploring the sites, now missing our daily walk to the waterfalls."

    Hot tub well used after our long walks. Three generations making great memories together, just what we needed

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Hoodgill Barn, the setting was perfect set back off the road it was so peaceful."

    Looking out from the front garden you don't see anything but the countryside. The accommodation was very comfortable and was well equipped and the hot tub was great. Peter was very helpful and accommodate, would recommend to anyone. Thanks

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "We just spent 3 nights here as a group of 6 friends for my husbands 60th birthday celebrations."

    The host Peter met us at the property with lots of useful information and a lovely welcome hamper. The cottage is in a really peaceful setting. Some beautiful walks in the area, including the stunning high force waterfall. The cottage is very spacious, warm and well equipped. Wonderful addition of the hot tub in the extension. Nicely decorated, super comfy beds. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2023

  • "Me and 8 friends had a 2 night stay here just this last weekend for my 50th ‘year”of celebrations!"

    ! We had a blast, Peter met us at the property and had left 2 bottles of bubbly to help with the celebration

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Mar 2023

  • "Hoodgill Barn suited our requirements very well, I was only sorry we could not stay longer and explore the area more thoroughly."

    Hot tub was great, beds very comfortable. Short of a bedside lamp in one room but otherwise we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic, comfortable cottage, well equipped kitchen."

    Including a very nice welcome hamper. The location was ideal for walking and the views out across the valley and fells were lovely, especially at sunset. Well recommend, thanks again to our host.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in a beautiful setting so the perfect spot for us."

    Peter was very helpful with tips for walks and fishing. So many walks out the back garden to stunning woods and the river. Very comfortable and warm and all the utensils and equipment we needed. Deers at Raby estate were a highlight Thanks

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Peter met us at the cottage and provided help and advice on walks and things to see. We had a lovely few days with our family and wished we could have stayed much longer!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2023

  • "Gorgeous location, a very welcoming cottage, with everything included and very homely, host was very helpful too!"

    Will definately return when next in the area, highly recommend for everyone!

    Reviewed by Tina Louise5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved the place."

    Was nice and big for all of us to stay in. Lots of stairs but we got our steps in. Used the tub a few times was nice to sit there. It rained most the time but that didn’t bother us. We sat in the tub listening to the rain. It was great that both waterfalls Low force and High force very close near by. Lots of walks to be had. It’s also nice and dark so you can see the stars when we did have the odd clear night. I would go back again. Loved the area. And the owner was great. He showed me round and was a funny guy. Still wondering about them dam 3 seashells.

    Reviewed by Dominic4.7Dec 2022

  • "Hoodgill Barn is one of the best holiday cottages I’ve stayed in."

    It was clean, had a well equipped kitchen, super comfy beds and plenty of space for the five of us. And the hot tub in the sun room with the comfy sofas and fabulous view was a great way to while away our time. The host Peter gave us some great tips on where to eat and walk to locally, both of which are in abundance.

    Reviewed by Nighean5.0Oct 2022

  • "Peter was great, the accommodation was great, just the break our family needed."

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a wonderful location, would definitely book again."

    A gorgeous hamper awaited our arrival the owner was in touch and really helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing place!"

    Immaculately presented and no issues to be found! 100% recommend this location to any group who enjoys getting out on walks and exploring the local countryside or nearby towns.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Jun 2022

  • "A fabulous place to stay."

    House was fantastic and had everything we needed. The hot tub was a great way to relax. The house is in such a lovely location, fabulous views and nice and quiet. Great walks from the door which our dog loved. Highly recommend this property and we will definitely return. Stacey met us at the house and was lovely. She was really helpful and gave us lots of information on good places to visit, eating out etc.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, beautifully kempt and location is fab."

    Owner Peter very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely holiday. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2022

  • "Hoodgill Barn was perfect for our little holiday."

    Very comfortable, spacious, had everything we needed and more. Peter, the owner, was super helpful and easily contactable before and during our stay. We will definitely go again; this was a perfect base to explore the beautiful area and relax in. The hot tub was an added bonus and the accommodation to a high standard.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful property which we used for an inter-generational get together."

    Superb support from the owner - both friendly and practical. Lovely views and walks straight from the property. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay, loved every minute even though there was a power cut and we had no electric all weekend!"


    Reviewed by Louise5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, well presented with everything you need , very pleasant chap, Peter."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cosy cottage with a great hot tub room and beautiful walks nearby."

    Very clean and the owner was very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great cottage, ideal location for peace and quiet."

    Attentive host. Nothing was a problem. I can definitely recommend this cottage. Great stay.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hoodgill Barn No real negatives But internet was very ..."

    We had a lovely stay at Hoodgill Barn No real negatives But internet was very poor it could not cope with more than one device using it at once C

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Sep 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week at Hoodgill Barn and would love to return."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location close to pretty villages and towns and we found plenty to do. The moors are stunning and a great place to explore and low force and high force are close by. The cottage itself was very clean and Peter the owner welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cracking cottage right on the edge of numerous walking routes."

    Plenty to do in and around the area for adults, kids and dogs. All rooms were spacious and clean enough for our group of 4 adults, 3 kids and 2 dogs. Remote enough to enjoy peace and quite but also close enough to a village to get supplies. The hottub and entertainment side of the building is very clean and met all of our needs whilst we stayed there.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, warm and very comfortable."

    We were a family of 6 and there was so much space it was very clean and it has everything you could possibly need The beds were very comfortable. Lots to do in the area. The hot tub was fab and a bonus it was undercover Peter the owner was very friendly and nothing was to much trouble We will most definitely return in the summer months

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Everything about Hoodgill Barn was perfect - from the place itself to the welcoming and friendly attitude of the host."

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Oct 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely stay and ideal for what we wanted."

    Staff really helpful To go that extra mile i would recommend maybe a small milk, more than 2 tea bags and biscuits as a welcome. For people driving 4 plus hours lovely to come in and have when you get in.

    Reviewed by Joshua5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a picturesque and peaceful location."

    Beautiful walks from the back gate and plenty of space to relax and unwind. The accommodation had everything we needed and the owner, Peter, who met us at the property to show us around and tell us how everything worked, was friendly and helpful giving us plenty of suggestions of places to go and things to do.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "I've booked with Sykes for over a decade and will not be booking again due to the totally inadequate service in the run up to my holiday this time."

    No replies to messages, couldn't get through on the phone after hanging on for hours on end and the website didn't provide any useful information to help with my queries. I totally appreciate that Covid 19 is unprecedented, but when you're due to pay for a holiday and have questions, it isn't acceptable that they aren't responded to within a reasonable time and after many weeks. Feel totally let down as a customer. As for the accommodation - we rec'd lots of information in advance around what would be different, none of which was (eg removal of cushions, teatowels, take own handwash etc - didn't apply). The cottage was OK/scenery lovely & beds/bedding good. Lack of crockery meant we had to wash up after every small meal or drink to be ready for the next...no pasta or soup bowls and 1 of everything else, even mugs etc - per person and just one large plate & 1 side plate which wasn't really enough. Hot tub was OK but jets didn't really do much/not as good an experience as we'd usually expect. Overall OK but not great.

    Thank you for your feedback and I apologise if our service has not been as good as it normally is during the ever changing situation of the pandemic. We kept all guest up to date with changes where their bookings were affected but as your dates were for August normal terms and conditions applied. The owner has said that he would happily have assisted you during your stay if he had known there were a couple of issues. The owner always gets fabulous feedback from guests and is sorry that you were disappointed on this occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol2.8Aug 2020

  • "Had a really lovely time , lots to do kids had a ball with the hot tub , would come back for a stay ."

    Everyone was very helpful . Accommodation was excellent. Good time was had by all .

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2020

  • "The hot tub is in a conservatory area which is fantastic for all weathers and ..."

    The hot tub is in a conservatory area which is fantastic for all weathers and reducing noise for big parties wanting lots of fun

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jan 2020

  • "We all had a brilliant time Peter the owner was ver good and helped us in every way we would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2019

  • "Would highly recommend staying at Hoodgill Barn with a group of friends or family."

    Brilliant location, nice and secluded. Beautiful views. Peter was a superb host!! Overall Hoodgill Barn was faultless and we will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Oct 2019

  • "Had an amazing weekend away with family."

    Kids and adults loved the hot tub. Walks and nearby activities were beautiful to see. Views from cottage were amazing. Couldn't fault anything.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Absolutely wonderful place and location."

    Peter was very helpful and offered good advice about the area and the many walks to be enjoyed. We'll definitely be back. The only slight negative is that we had 8 adults staying and the leisure/lounge areas were a little limited for the full compliment. The Summer Room is fab with the Hot Tub but could do with another additional settee, 3 seater. But all in all we had a really enjoyable time, thanks Peter. PS the Crown in Mickleton does a wonderful Sunday Lunch, a little on the expensive side but well worth it!! PPS the Crown is about 50 yards from Peter's other Holiday let, which looks fab!!

    Reviewed by Darren3.1Jun 2019

  • "We’ve recently returned from a girls weekend away at Hoodgill Barn."

    The cottage is absolutely beautiful and very well equipped. The surroundings are stunning and views from the hot tub were perfect. Peter the owner was very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for him. We’d absolutely stay again.

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The House was beautiful and the owner was so nice and helpful over the phone and when we arrived."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2019

  • "This cottage will always hold such a special place in our hearts and we can’t wait to return."

    Very friendly owner whom wasn’t over bearing or intrusive at all. We felt like it was a home from home and though it was a difficult time for us we were so comforted by such a lovely place. I celebrated my 30th here and it was great for a celebration. The log fire was ideal for colder evenings and would be amazing in the winter. The honesty box for coal and wood was great too although we took our own, we knew if we ran out late at night there was more right there. The walks around the cottage are brill too. In one week we had snow, rain, storms and bright sunshine. The hot tub was brilliant and we used it everyday. It was well equipped in the kitchen for all kinds of cooking. Our only real bug bear was not having direct parking outside the property as carrying groceries and such In was an inconvenience but nothing that wouldn’t make us book again. Thanks for providing a lovely cottage for us at a time when we really needed it

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a fantastic weekend for my 40th the cottage was amazing, decorated to a high standard with the hot tub and good sized living and sleeping areas and beautiful surroundings."

    Our host was brilliant and made us feel very welcome. I would definitely recommend this cottage to my friends and family.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2019

  • "We booked hoodgill barn for a hen weekend away and I couldn’t have wished for a nicer weekend."

    The cottage is beautiful and perfectly set out. The hot tub was definitely a hit with us and even better that it was inside for the weather wasn’t all that great. I would definitely recommend this stay to anyone looking to have a mini break away. Thank you again for such a lovely place to stay at!

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Jan 2019

  • "We had a fabulous Christmas at Hoodgill barn ."

    It was beautifully dressed for Xmas and it was extremely comfortable . Everything was of a high standard and kitchen was well equipped . The new Orangery which has the large hot tub in was perfect and there was also room for at least 5 more people to sit on leather sofas. Middleton is a lovely village and the cottage is close to both Low and High Force . Peter the owner of the property was very pleasant and made us very welcome . He also said that if there were any problems at all just to ring or text him which is good to know . Would definitely recommend this property .

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage , with some really lovely water falls just a short walk away ."

    Comfortable, clean , and everything you need is there for you.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Oct 2018

  • "We have gone through Sykes for our family summer holiday for years and this year stay was another hit."

    Hoodgill is set amongst remarkable countryside, picturesque walks and it's a pleasure to wake up each morning with the views of the rolling hillside. The neighbouring cows showing curiosity as we relaxed in the hot tub amused the kids and despite the drizzle we were never bored. For a cosy family holiday in the heart of the countryside near Low Force and High Force, I would recommend this delightful find.

    Reviewed by Sandi4.7Aug 2018

  • "Had a fantastic holiday at Hoodgil Barn beautiful cottage and surrounding areas, really relaxing break, some beautiful walks along the river and high and low force waterfall's."

    Will definitely be back again Richard and Bev Fidlers Rest Bolsover ☺

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2018

  • "Second time we have been here and again it was excellent"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage which was perfect for a family get together!"

    Well equipped, warm, comfortable and set in the most beautiful surroundings. The hot tub was amazing - even in the snow! Finished to a high standard with some lovely little touches this is a real home from home and I would recommend it highly!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage finished to a very high standard."

    The views are amazing to wake up to. Celebrated my sons 18 th birthday with family and his friends. Lots of room for everyone, the master bedroom has a huge ensuite. Peter the owner was very welcoming and told us lots about the area. The cottage has everything you need loved the big American fridge. Lovely to sit in the hot tub and admire the views. Highyly recommend and would stay again.!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Dec 2017

  • "We all had a lovely time."

    The location was perfect for long walks with children.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2017

  • "This cottage is perfect if you want to get away from all your trouble and go to the country side."

    The cottage is true to the photos and Peter was so welcoming to us all. Fantasic view from every room. Would go back in a heart beat.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.8May 2017

  • "We as a family loved this cottage."

    It was everything we wanted and needed. It was so peaceful and the views are amazing. It's within walking distance of the low force and high force waterfalls.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Mar 2017

  • "Peter was so friendly in giving information on local amenities."

    The cottage was outstanding with everything provided. Loved the hot tub. Will definitely book again in the future

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2017

  • "A fabulous cottage in a wonderful location with the bonus of an amazing hot tub!"

    !!! The owner had thought of everything to make our stay fantastic.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2017

  • "There was 8 of us celebrating two birthdays, the cottage was well above our ..."

    There was 8 of us celebrating two birthdays, the cottage was well above our expectations in all aspects, we normally go on a national holiday trip late November but we are now considering sykescottages for future getaways

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Dec 2016

  • "Amazing cottage would recommend to anybody and planning to stay again!"

    Peter the owner paid attention to so much detail it was like being at home, he even bought milk for the fridge, tea/ coffee and washing tablets! Bedding smelt so fresh and all top quality. Amazing views from the conservatory and hot tub!! Didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2016

  • "Loved it from start to finish!"

    Brilliant place

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2016

  • "Wonderful, clean and well equipped house."

    Location ideal to attractions especially the low and high force waterfalls.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • 1x First-floor twin with an additional single Z bed
  • 1 x second floor king-size double
  • 1x second floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 2)
  • Dining room (seats 8)
  • Sitting room (seats 7) with woodburning stove
  • Large Orangery looking out across the valley (seats 9), housing the six-seater hot tub.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking strictly for 2 cars, plus additional off road parking in nearby hamlets 1/4 mile away
  • Bike storage
  • Front enclosed garden with patio, eight-seater picnic table and garden bench
  • Lawned enclosed garden to the rear of the property
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Please note: This property only accepts a minimum 3-night stay

The property

Middleton-in-Teesdale 3 miles.

A stone-built, end of terrace cottage set on a hillside in a quiet rural location, close to the waterfalls of High Force and Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Boasting a hot tub, outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and comfortable furnishings, this four-bedroom cottage offers excellent accommodation.

Set across three floors, the property retains much of its original character, mixed with modern fixtures and fittings, to provide a perfect place for friends or family to enjoy a relaxing break.

The main entrance leads guests into the first sitting room.

Set out around a cosy woodburning stove, this is a great place to cuddle up with a good read.

The adjoining dining room is the ideal spot for gathering together to share a hearty evening meal before spreading out the maps to plan tomorrow’s excursions.

A large orangery looks out past the front garden to the valley, providing a lovely place to relax and absorb the excellent sweeping views beyond.

Sink into the bubbles after a busy day spent exploring, the perfect end to your day!

With four bedrooms, the accommodation offers flexible sleeping arrangements, with the master bedroom boasting a fabulous en-suite facility and a further three bedrooms located in the attic providing a mixture of king-size double bedrooms and twin bedrooms.

This cottage is situated in a lovely, quiet location and with very low light pollution, it is ideal for stargazing.

The location of the cottage is wonderful, with the hamlet of Newbiggin close by, only a short walk bringing you to Low Force (where the movie 2017 was filmed), Gibson’s Cave and Bowlees and just a short drive from the amenities of Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Discover the historic town of Barnard Castle nearby, with its quaint cobbled streets, Victorian architecture, independent shops and antique centres.

Also in the area is Raby Castle and deer park, Hamsterley Forest, the Bowes Museum and just a mile down the road is the stunning High Force waterfall of the River Tees.

This superb cottage enjoys a great location with a little touch of luxury, perfect for your special holiday.

PLEASE NOTE: The hot tub will be drained, cleaned and refilled in between each stay.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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.

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Please note: This property only accepts a minimum 3-night stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas