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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    We found everything we needed in the well equipped cottage. We especially enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub and sitting in the lean-to conservatory watching the sunset and the lovely view.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2024

  • "This is an absolutely wonderful property with everything so well thought out."

    The owners went to a lot of trouble to make us feel very welcome. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the peace and relaxation we gained from the week.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely property , very homely ."

    This is the third time I’ve stayed here . It has everything you need , clean with lovely view from rear of property . Nice clean hot tub .

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely house in a fantastic location, fabulous welcome pack."

    The views from the property are stunning, these views can be enjoyed from the hot tub which was great after a long walk and a delicious meal in the local pub.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2024

  • "A perfect cottage in a great location."

    There was everything you could possibly need including really helpful information about walks in the area ( we took advantage of two of them), information about local eateries ( would recommend the chippie in Middleton - cooked fresh to order), a fabulous hot tub and a welcome basket we really appreciated. We also enjoyed the quiz games in the TV cupboard and a pizza at the local pub. Would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay in the cottage and it met all expectations."

    The owners really do go the extra mile to make a memorable stay. The welcome pack and birthday card and choccies are a thoughtful touch. We highly recommend and if in the area again we would book this gorgeous cottage.

    Reviewed by April5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a great time."

    The property was spotless and extremely well equipped with extras that were not expected. Everything was clearly marked and easy to use. Gated drive and secluded hot tub were a bonus.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2023

  • "Property was well presented and had everything we required for our short stay."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and lovely area."

    Reviewed by Lou5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very well presented, living up to expectations."

    Cleanliness obviously a priority. May well stay again….excellent position in a lovely village.

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a wonderful house, with wonderful views in a superb village full of friendly folk."

    There is easy access to some pleasing walks right on your doorstep and cycling is popular in the area too - and if you are not so inclined, then the hot tub, Conservatory and or Summerhouse provide books, boardgames and even a cocktail maker. The owners have considered so much in setting up this home from home that it was a real wrench to walk out the door at the end of our short stay. And the local people are so friendly and welcoming - we know we shall be back to share some more time in their company.

    Reviewed by John-alan5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property in an astounding location."

    Everything on hand for your comfort, entertainment and relaxation. A great deal of thought had gone into providing visitors with everything they might need to make their stay enjoyable. As to the location, we'll all I can say is a truly magical area to visit with friendly people where ever we visited. Highest recommendation Thank you

    Reviewed by Edward Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Lots to do with short distance of cottage

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was lovely to stay at Westholme again."

    The cottage is excellent with everything you might need. The welcome pack is such a lovely touch with wine, beer, chocolates, eggs, milk, crisps and sweets. The cottage is extremely clean with lovely fresh, crisp bedding. The views are stunning and it's very peaceful. We love Mickleton, the food at The Crown is superb, especially Sunday lunch and the pizzas at The Blacksmith Arms are fab. We look forward to visiting Westholme again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "My family had a great time staying here and the surrounding area is beautiful."

    The cottage was very clean and tidy. We also as a family, made good use of the hottub. The beds were very comfortable and relaxing. The shops are not too far away and the local pub was a great place to visit, especially for Sunday dinner. We had a great time here.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2023

  • "I highly recommend this lovely cottage."

    A delightful Christmassy welcome pack greeted us when we arrived. The fire was lit and made it warm and cosy. There are two great pubs in the village. The Blacksmiths Arms - very friendly serving good choice of ales and wines and pizzas. The Crown was serving delicious Street food- I recommend the Spanish Chicken cooked in a wood fired oven. The Rose and Crown in Romaldkirk serves great food. Well worth a visit to Middleton in Tees - great Sunday Lunch at Teesdale Hotel - would recommend booking. Lots of interesting shops. Steer clear of the Forresters - not a good experience. Thank you to the hosts for a fabulous pre Christmas break

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was clean, well located and very well equipped."

    Owners were friendly and very helpful. This is the best holiday cottage we have ever used.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "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 Dannii5.0Jul 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 Sharon5.0Jul 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 Gary4.7Jul 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 Julie5.0May 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 Grant5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 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 Roy5.0Mar 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 Layla5.0Mar 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 Karen5.0Feb 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 Shonagh5.0Jan 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 Carol4.7Dec 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 Holly5.0Nov 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 Andrew5.0Nov 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 Laura5.0Nov 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 Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage."

    Had everything We needed and more.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 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 Louise5.0Oct 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 Paul5.0Aug 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 Luke5.0Aug 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 Graeme5.0Jul 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 Julie4.7Jul 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 Stephen5.0Jun 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 Nadia5.0May 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 Christina5.0Apr 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 Louise5.0Apr 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 Paul5.0Oct 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 Paul5.0Oct 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 Duncan5.0Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 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 Emily5.0Sep 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 Paul5.0Aug 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 Mandy5.0Aug 2020

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

    Lovely welcome hamper on arrival.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Aug 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 Andrew5.0Jul 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 Dolly4.4Mar 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
  • 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
  • Please note: Bookings for Christmas week please contact Sykes before making booking.

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 one pub 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas