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Mickleton, Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1040616)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay, the house is beautiful it was extremely clean and comfortable, the children loved all the books and games and the outside area for playing."

    The hot tub was great and we all enjoyed relaxing in there. There was everything we needed and so much more.

    Reviewed by DanniiJul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful holiday cottage."

    The cottage was presented to a high standard with everything that you might need. The house and gardens were immaculate and the views were stunning, the hot tub was an added bonus. The location of the cottage was perfect, very relaxing and quiet, and central to everything we wanted to explore.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2022

  • "Immaculately presented cottage in great location."

    Everything was provided for just as the photos suggested, with exceptional attention to detail. A dip in the hot tub after walking the hills was a nice evening treat

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2022

  • "A well spacious holiday property, everything you can possibly need for a break away."

    Quality products used within the house, we loved the hot tub!!!!

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Very well equipped kitchen extremely clean everywhere. The welcome pack was so good too. The bed was very comfortable and the views from the back bedroom are beautiful. The same views you can see when sitting relaxing in the hot tub. We loved our stay here and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by GrantApr 2022

  • "House was beautiful inside and out, loved staying there just wish it was for longer"

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2022

  • "Excellent communications."

    House was spotless and well equipped as described. Hot tub again was spotless. Beautiful views. Welcome gifts of food and drink were of a high quality and much appreciated, especially the pick and mix! Thank you I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RoyMar 2022

  • "Fabulous Cottage with everything you would need and more!"

    The owners have thought of every little detail to make your stay the best it can be. Hot tub was fantastic, clean, beautiful and peaceful scenery surrounding for ultimate relaxation. Great walks on your doorstep for shorter easier routes and longer for the hikers out there, the owners have planned routes and maps in leaflets for you also. By far the best place we have stayed and have already recommended to others, if your lucky enough to get booked here your in for a treat! Weather won't be an issue as if you want to hibernate indoors there is more than enough books and games to keep you entertained. Bedrooms are spacious with the comfiest bed we have slept on both with en-suite bath and shower, there was a lovely bag in each cupboard with little extras in also but I will let you check them out, it's the extra little things that make it special sometimes and this place is packed with them!

    Reviewed by LaylaMar 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting."

    We couldn’t have asked for a cleaner, more comfortable place to stay. It had everything we needed and the welcome basket was a lovely touch. If you are considering this cottage, go for it!

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2022

  • "Great property everything you could wish for and more that you didnt even know you needed."

    Fabulous property a credit to the hosts. Great walking on the doorstep didnt use our car once.

    Reviewed by ShonaghJan 2022

  • "We loved the house, it was very well equipped with nice quality bedding, towels etc The owners have thought of everything, from the lovely treats left to the bathrobes."

    The addition of the hot tub is a bonus and in a lovely secluded part of the garden. We took the advice of someone to take flip-flops, definitely a must. This is a minor grumble really, but the house could do with a larger bed for taller people (my partner is 6! 3") some more coat hooks downstairs and a DVD/CD player. But we really are not complaining, the house is just perfect and would work well in the middle of winter (Christmas break) to the height of summer. Just lovely thanks

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2021

  • "A lovely, spacious, cosy cottage with lots of personal touches."

    Hot tub has a gorgeous view of the hills and feels relatively private. Great circular walk to the nearby village of Middleton.

    Reviewed by HollyNov 2021

  • "Westholme was immaculate & equipped to a very high standard with all we could possible need for our stay."

    The cottage was spacious yet warm & cosy with excellent heating & two large bathrooms with plenty of hot water. Westholme also has a variety of very interesting books, games & maps plus walks details & information on local attractions. The conservatory, garden & hot tub all with views are a super bonus. Mickleton is a small quiet village & the cottage has access to numerous walks either from the doorstep or a very short drive away. The market village of Middleton is close by with the town of Barnard Castle a short distance away. The owners Ian & Kathleen were nearby & could not have been more helpful. We very much enjoyed a chilly November week. Five stars from us!

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2021

  • "Lovely welcome package on arrival."

    Very clean with everything you could possibly need for your holiday. Nice comfy beds and finished to a high standard. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2021

  • "Really lovely well appointed and thoughtfully updated cottage."

    Quality furnishings really make a difference and Westholme is a beautiful property ideally situated for a quiet and relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2021

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage."

    Had everything We needed and more.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2021

  • "Lovely clean house with excellent facilities."

    Beautiful views from the hot tub and also lovely treats left by the owners. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "Immaculate, well equipped and quiet cottage."

    Walks from the door, pub down the road, lots of nice towns and villages round and about, plenty of things to go and see within an hour’s drive.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage in a wonderful location."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Loved the hot tub and all of the little touches in the cottage. Exceptionally clean when we arrived. A brilliant way for us to begin our honeymoon! Luke & Gemma Hunter

    Reviewed by LukeAug 2021

  • "Great cottage, very clean and nice welcome pack."

    Huge number of books and games and couldn’t fault anything. Hot tub great, and small garden quite secluded. Great place for walks and overall a fantastic location to just get away. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by GraemeJul 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate and equipped with everything, and more!"

    ! The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and we can't wait to go back!!

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a superb location with fantastic views from the Hot Tub Would thoroughly recommend Sykes and this cottage to anyone."

    It is a credit to the owners Ian and Kathleen

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning literally had everything you needed."

    Hot tub was amazing and the view.. well, breathtaking beyond belief. I literally felt like I was admiring a beautiful painting the view was so picturesque. A home from home with all the comforts. Absolutely in love with this beautiful place and can't wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by NadiaMay 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    Great location. Very well equipped. Fabulous hot tub - my advice is to take some flip flops to get from the house to the tub as it’s across the drive from the house. Wonderful surroundings with lots of nature and walks on the doorstep - we even saw a barn owl from the garden. The sun room is nice for a relaxing cup of coffee in the morning and the views are fabulous. The owners were very friendly and helpful and got in touch before the holiday and on the start day to check we’d managed to get in ok and ensure our holiday was going to plan. Be aware it’s two double beds so rather than a double and a twin but it wasn’t a problem for my kids. Overall a fabulous weekend away.

    Reviewed by ChristinaApr 2021

  • "What can I say apart from absolutely fabulous!"

    The cottage is in a lovely rural area but a pub nearby with outdoor seating. The cottage was immaculately clean and to a high standard of furnishing throughout. We needed absolutely nothing and even had robes provided which are very useful after the amazing hot tub. 15 minutes drive to Barnard Castle. Lots of attractions nearby. We had a fantastic stay. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2021

  • "The hot tub is amazing."

    The house is amazing and has everything you need in there. Everything has been thought of. Recommended strongly!!!

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "This is a superbly equipped property with the latest facilities, all in perfect working order."

    Probably the best Sykes cottage we have ever stayed in. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "A beautifully presented cottage and the best equipped place we have stayed in."

    spotlessly clean throughout and warm and cosy. Lovely hot tub and excellent parking. Nice walks from the cottage onto the old railway line. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by DuncanOct 2020

  • "Very clean, well stocked, comfortable home in a beautiful part of the country."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "We had a great time, the house is perfect for 2 couples."

    It has amazing views in a lovely village, lots of lovely walks and places to visit near by. The house is beautiful, it was spotless. The welcome gift was lovely, the owners have thought of everything definitely the personal touch.

    Reviewed by EmilySep 2020

  • "Lovely 4 night stay at westholme, great base to explore the surrounding ..."

    Lovely 4 night stay at westholme, great base to explore the surrounding countryside, the cottage is well maintained and very comfortable and i would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "This is a lovely holiday home and was perfect for our needs."

    I would recommend to others. The reasons why it suited us are that it was very quiet location in a peaceful setting with walks from the door and lots of short day trips (nothing too taxing for a short break) nearby. The property is really nicely presented, super clean but cosy as well. I think having 2 en-suites both with baths is a great idea, it means each person or couple can both have a bath after a long days walking if they chose to. We particularly enjoyed the conservatory as the weather was unpredictable, so this gave us a place to relax and enjoy the view which was really restful. I know everyone always says 'home from home' but I have never used this to describe a holiday home before even when they have been a really high standard/fantastic, but I have to say the owners have really added a personal touch which did make me feel like I was staying in somebody's home rather than a holiday home, there was every single item you could think of in the kitchen and a really lovely welcome basket, but what was so nice was that it was equipped with nice china and bowls (very cottagey),the dining table was set out nicely on arrival and it looked really attractive and welcoming, loads of tea towels and cleaning stuff, plus waffle robes in the bedrooms, great especially if using the hot tub .. who takes a bathrobe on holiday especially for a short break? and remembers dishwasher tablets? plus water bottles and bathroom toiletries. We had a minor glitch with the hot tub (air in the pump) but it was easily resolved, and the hot tub was perfectly placed in a sheltered spot in the garden to enjoy the view. The summer house is fantastic and we used this to sit and read in the evenings when too cool to sit out but too nice to be inside. We received a text from the owners when we arrived to check we were OK which I appreciated, having a few week earlier stayed in another (expensive) holiday property with another well know holiday home rental company (not Sykes), but then couldn't get a response when we left messages about a problem

    Reviewed by MandyAug 2020

  • "Amazing cottage, stunning views and immaculate inside."

    Lovely welcome hamper on arrival.

    Reviewed by GeraldineAug 2020

  • "Mickleton is an excellent base from which to explore this part of County Durham."

    There are good walks and cycle rides available from the front door, and for the keen cyclist some noted hill challenges within easy reach. Traditional farming practices still continue in this area, and we found the variety of bird and wildflower life to be very good.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "To the friendly owners, Thank you for taking us on at the last minute!"

    Lovely cottage, extremely well equipped with everything you need and more. A true home to home comfort!!

    Reviewed by DollyMar 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x doubles with en-suite bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Summer house
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, Nespresso Coffee Machine, Fridge/Freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Highchair available upon request
  • Off-road parking available
  • Bike storage
  • Summerhouse/bike storage
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets or no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Two pubs within walking distance from the property
  • Check in is from 5pm

The property

Westholme is a delightful detached stone cottage, that can be found resting in the village of Mickleton near Middleton-in-Teesdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

This characterful cottage makes a great base for families or groups of four of which to explore the beautiful county of Durham.

The property has stunning views over the fields to Monks Moor with one of the bedrooms looking onto this.

Step inside the property and be greeted by the welcoming embrace of the spacious living room, home to a contemporary woodburning stove and two lovely sofas which you can kick back and relax on at the end of an action-packed day.

Turn on the TV and enjoy a quiet night indoors with a fabulous blockbuster movie or grab a game from the striking mahogany unit, for some friendly competition.

Head into the charming country kitchen and discover a range of well-thought appliances behind the pretty cream cabinets, to help you cook up a fantastic feast for all to enjoy around the dining table.

Take the evening outside to the garden to find a tranquil hot tub, where you and your friends can indulge in a relaxing dip as you watch the sun begin to set over the stunning rolling countryside.

Retreat to the summer house where you can enjoy a game of dominoes or head into the warmth of the conservatory and enjoy drinks as you sit and discuss your plans for the week ahead.

Venture up to the first floor and choose between two beautifully decorated bedrooms with neutral tones and crisp white bed sheets, each boasting a wall-mounted TV and chic en-suite bathroom with both a bath and overhead shower.

Mickleton has two pubs, 24 hour service station and is 2 miles from Middleton in Teesdale which has a range of shops.

Start your day off right with a refreshing stroll along the Tees Valley Railway Walk, before venturing into Middleton-In-Teesdale to see the magnificent High Force Waterfalls or Low Force where filming for the award winning film 1917 took place.

Enjoy a countryside hike through the Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve or head to the historic market town of Barnard Castle with lots of interesting shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, beauticians, salons, Bowes Museum and golf course.

For a good day out take a trip to Raby Castle with the deer park or Beamish Museum for something different.

For an action-packed adventure to the County of Durham, stay at Westholme.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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
  • Christmas