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High Thearns

(Ref. 955251)

Middleton-In-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "On a cold wet day it was wonderful to arrive at the cottage open the front door and discover it was lovely and warm."

    Sally-Ann popped round to make sure we had everything we needed and could work the Rayburn cooker, the welcome basket and delivery of fresh eggs were very welcomed. We couldn’t fault the accommodation, both in terms of comfort and having everything you could possibly want during the stay. The snug in the kitchen was a favoured place for our teens to spend the evening enjoying the warmth given out by the Rayburn whilst we loved the cosy lounge with the wood burning stove. Recommendations for food and drink in the village were spot on and the location was perfect for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2024

  • "This cottage is beautiful,has everything you need for a lovely break, the owner is very helpful, it’s in a beautiful place lots of lovely walks, short walk to some gorgeous cafes & pubs."

    Will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great property, warm and cosy."

    Lovely comfortable beds, had everything we needed for our stay. Great location for the area.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2024

  • "A really fabulous week in High Thearns."

    The cottage was immaculately presented, with high-spec furnishings and everything you'd need. Wonderful large kitchen (interesting learning to cook with an Aga!) and large terrace leading off. We recommend the slightly quirky French restaurant in the village (best to book) for an evening meal and Samuel James Deli for breakfast. We visited Barnard Castle (with its Farmers Market the first Saturday of the month) , the Faith Museum and Spanish Gallery at Bishop Auckland, plus a quick visit to Appleby. Didn't plan on doing too much so the cottage was the perfect place for restful days with a book in front of the woodburner. WiFi patchy (only strong for online meetings in the main bedroom). Overall, we'd definitely recommend staying here. A fabulous cottage in a great location. Such helpful owners, too, who sent us details of lots of places to go. We shall return.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful large bungalow on the edge of the village of Middleton in Teesdale."

    Set up slightly so you get good views from the outdoor patio. Huge kitchen/diner, comfortable living room and three very good sized bedrooms. One has an en-suite shower room and there's a large family bathroom with separate shower cubicle too. Nice, private location. Plenty of parking in the grounds. Immaculately clean. Would definitely recommend and will look to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely property on the edge of the village with views of the fells from the outdoor sitting area"

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Given a very warm welcome by the owner and very kindly left a welcome pack on arrival to help settle in.Cottage furnishings were of a high standard and very clean and tidy.Lovely peaceful location with great views would certainly return for another holiday.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "Faultless well maintained property in a great location with a pleasant ambience."

    Plenty of things to do in the area irrespective of the weather. Just loved the neighbours with their woolly coats and lambs.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, cosy and clean, with fantastic walks in every direction."

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very well appointed. Comfortable. Beautiful outlook. Wonderful, friendly owners. What more could you ask for?

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic week away with the family."

    The owners couldn’t have done anymore to make a feel welcome, the cottage was stunning, extremely clean and well maintained. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely weekend stay."

    The property is so beautiful with everything you need. Quality bed linen and kitchen wear. Some beautiful walks very nearby. As it’s lambing season the owners let my children feed the lambs. They showed us around the farm explaining everything. My daughter was over the moon. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with very attentive, helpful owner."

    Fantastic location on edge of Middleton on Tees.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property - spacious for 6 people."

    Quality fittings. Lovely little touches and excellent location. Came for 60th birthday and Mrs Teward kindly left bubbly with birthday message in the welcome pack. Only marked down accuracy of listing because chickens were not there to pick eggs which is listed. This was not a problem and Mrs Teward was very apologetic they had been moved. Great stay and would highly recommend. There is a smaller cottage just opened adjacent which looked equally as nice. We would book that one if it was just two of us coming.

    Hi Julie, thank you for your lovely feedback, I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Once again I apologise about not being able to collect your own eggs. Unfortunately we have had to take away this facility due to the bird flu outbreak. It would be lovely to see you again at either one of our cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jan 2023

  • "From walking into High Thearns we were so impressed."

    The location of the cottage to the quality of the furnishings was fantastic Everything was there that we could ever want and need. Sally Ann was so welcoming We had a wonderful New Years in this lovely cottage(and the chickens pecking at the kitchen door every morning just made our day Would highly recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    Location was perfect, such a spacious and cosy cottage with every amenity you could need. The fireplace was an amazing touch and made our Christmas extra special. The owner Sally-Anne was very accommodating and made herself available for any communication even though it was Christmas. Local pubs and shops were a short walk away and there are also some amazing walks near by. My family and I loved it so much we didn’t want to leave!l Thank you for a Christmas to remember :)

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week, the property is immaculately kept with luxury touches."

    The views are amazing and waking up to chickens and ducks every day, collecting chicken eggs was so unique. There are dvds and we took some more as the wifi wasn't always strong. Sally Ann was very helpful, we have already booked to come back! Thank you for a lovely week away, we miss it already!

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property, very welcoming owner ."

    The cottage is situated in a very good postion on the edge of Middleton in Teesdale. This was our second visit and we hope to return

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2022

  • "A fantastic cottage with all the amenities that anyone needs."

    Situated on the edge of the village within easy walking distance of cafés, bars and shops. Every room has a high quality finish and if there is anything you need the owners are very quick to respond and will do anything to make your stay an enjoyable one.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property,very clean within walking distance to the village."

    Well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place, great owner we hope to return soon."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in Teesdale."

    We really enjoyed our days here.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay fresh eggs for our breakfast every day, owner Sallyann came to see us on arrival was very welcoming and caring."

    Every facility you could think was provided, great fun cooking with the Rayburn which was a first for me.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous property, wonderful location."

    It was lovely to have a welcoming hamper . We would highly recommend this property, it had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic stay."

    Absolutely gorgeous views and the cottage is outstanding. Little bit more attention to detail with cleanliness (dust in quite a few places). Overall fantastic stay and would visit again. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. A pint of milk would have been much appreciated (only as this what other cottages have provided). Thank you

    Reviewed by Luisa4.4Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    Accommodation, scenery, facilities in the town all excellent. A special mention to Sally Ann, the owner, who not only has a lovely place for people to stay and is very friendly and helpful, but also made my 8 year old grandson’s holiday by inviting him to bottle feed the newborn lambs on the farm.

    Reviewed by Sandie5.0Apr 2022

  • "This property really sets the standard for others."

    Sally Ann and Andrew have left no stone unturned in the attention to detail to High Thearns, and should be congratulated. The area is truly stunning, with the village itself offering a couple of pubs, shops and eateries, including an incredible fish and chip shop. The walks around Teesdale are beautiful, with varying degrees of difficulty for young and old. Would definitely recommend this property and area to anyone.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Homely cottage with everything we needed. Sally Ann was friendly and helpful. We look forward to returning

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful cosy cottage in a great location."

    Very clean with all amenities catered for. A real home away from home. We all loved the great log burner room and the kitchen.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2022

  • "High Thearns is a lovely, clean, well appointed and peaceful cottage."

    We spent Christmas there and the cottage was decoarated with twinkly lights and Christmas tree. We received a very warm welcome from the owner who was a great help when we had a minor issue with the heating. The Welcome basket was very generous and much appreciated. We're looking forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was an excellent base for exploring the beautiful area."

    The owner Sally- Ann was extremely friendly and helpful and the welcome basket was very thoughtful. Excellent facilities in the cottage which was also very cosy in the wintry weather.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2021

  • "High Therns is a beautiful place to stay, very clean and comfortable with high quality beds and fixtures and fittings."

    The owner has provided all you could need and it shows that she really cares about her property and making it as comfortable as possible with no expense spared .We had a lovely time and would highly recommend a stay at High Therns.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "High Thearns is cosy, warm and stylish."

    It is furnished to a very high standard and extremely clean . This property is beautiful inside and out as the scenery is spectacular . There was excellent communication from the owner who was very friendly and accommodating . Exceptional furnishings , kitchen ware and linen. We had a fantastic week and highly recommend this property . Mrs Timson

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "Really comfortable and very well appointed cottage."

    Sally Ann was very welcoming and helpful. The kitchen was massive and we enjoyed sitting around the large table or relaxing in the snug area, looking out onto the countryside. Everything was very clean with plenty of space and equipment. Cottage very handy as a base for exploring Teesdale.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at High Thearns."

    The house was amazing, really comfortable with fantastic views. An added bonus were the hens and fresh eggs.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage,we felt very comfortable and at home there."

    The sun shone most of the week and it was nice to sit outside and watch the fields being cut and hay being baled and taken in Enjoyed collecting the eggs and visits from the hens and resident Cockerel.All in all a fantastic week and we are certainly looking to return next year.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated, well equipped & very clean. Everything was well maintained. The outdoor space & views were beautiful & we particularly enjoyed sharing the garden with the chickens & collecting their eggs each day. Sally Ann, the owner, was very friendly & helpful. The perfect holiday, thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2021

  • "High Thearns is in a lovely location."

    Handy for the centre of the village but with open views across fields.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Such a comfortable, homely cottage, really well equipped for self catering."

    Beautiful views across the fields from the patio; we watched some gorgeous sunsets. Doorstep access to loads of walking and a short ride on the main road links to lots of quiet lanes and off road cycling.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "The area was unknown to us but it proved a great base to visit many interesting places."

    Middleton in Teasdale is a delightful village with great little shops including a superb butchers , cafes and handicrafts shop. We also enjoyed a take away meal from the Foresters pub. Everyone was helpful and so friendly including the owner of the property, Sally Ann . The property itself was spacious, tastefully furnished and we quickly felt at home. The views were beautiful and the good weather meant that could enjoy the outside terrace. We are looking forward to visiting again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Apr 2021

  • "Cottage very clean and well equipped, within 5-10 mins walk of village."

    Middleton is only small but does have everything you would need, from a Co-op to independent butchers and a couple of take-aways along with two reasonably priced pubs serving food. Owner very helpful, and easily contactable. Plenty of walks able to do from the cottage (low force and high force). Other walks within reasonable driving distance (High Cup Nick, Cauldron Snout). Around 12 miles from Barnard Castle. Overall a lovely cottage in a lovely location. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2020

  • "High Thearns is home from home, it has everything you need and more, it is spotless, comfortable and location is fantastic!"

    I would definitely return and recommend. It is a hikers paradise so many places to walk, it certainly is a place of outstanding, unspoiled natural beauty. Or if you wish to just relax away from city life then it's perfect for that if you get the weather the patio setting is fabulous. Thank you to Sally-Anne aswell who made us very welcome, and gave us a few tips on where to head to

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, excellent location, great holiday had by all, thank you!"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely little village."

    Has to be seen to be believed. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great facilities and very cosy."

    especially loved the log burner and the fabulous kitchen. Bed was very comfortable. If we were going to that area again we would definitely book High Thearns

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2020

  • "Just perfect."

    Fantastic location, clean, comfortable, spacious, well equiped. Fantastic value. Will definately visit again.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2019

  • "High Thearns was a superb Cottage with wonderful facilities."

    The lounge was cosy and very comfortable, the kitchen area was fully equipped and had the added advantage of being big enough to accommodate an armchair and a sofa so that we could all gather together while preparing and cooking meals. The beds were extremely comfortable and the general decor and attention to details was exceptional. We were there in the winter but the outside and general outlook would be great in the summer especially for children. We liked the nearness of the village facilities and the ability to go walking without getting your car out. The owner was particularly helpful and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2019

  • "Brilliant holiday great cottage lovely location great family holiday everything ..."

    Brilliant holiday great cottage lovely location great family holiday everything you need and more in the cottage it was delightful owner left a lovely welcome pack cosy nights with the log burner on pick your own fresh eggs it really was a perfect retreat

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautifully renovated cottage to a very high standard."

    Sally Ann had thought of everything!!! Scenery wonderful , cottage warm and comfortable. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "Faultless in every way."

    Reviewed by Derick5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at High Thearns."

    The cottage was in a beautiful location, it was very clean and comfortable and was excellently equipped. We enjoyed collecting the eggs from the chickens and sitting, relaxing on the terrace. Sally Ann the owner was very friendly and helpful. She answered any questions we had and offered suggestions of places to visit and places to eat. Would definitely recommend a holiday at High Thearns and we intend to return there in the future. Thank you

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2019

  • "Sally Ann really went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Compared to others we’ve stayed in, this cottage was exceptional in every aspect. Very comfortable and cosy and having good facilities within walking distance was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2019

  • "Well appointed cottage which was 'home from home' in every respect."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful and made a point of greeting us just after our arrival. She was more than happy to familiarise us with the surrounding area places to go , where to eat etc etc. Nothing was a trouble to her. The area is a great place to get away from it all with some great walks, drives and fantastic scenery. Plenty to do within an easy driving distance . Perhaps not the place to go with very young children but our 10 year old step granddaughter loved it.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2019

  • "We thought the cottage was very attractive both inside and out and very comfortable."

    Sally Ann went out of her way to help in any way she could if there were any problems, Our stay there was very enjoyable and there were interesting places to visit both nearby and farther away. However, we were surprised to find that the cottage was behind some other houses as the photograph on the internet gave the impression that it was standing well away from other properties ie nothing in front except perhaps the road. This did not detract from the enjoyment of our holiday as we were not inconveniences by this, especially as the patio outside the kitchen gave us wonderful views over fields and the surrounding hills and countryside. Unfortunately the driveway up to the bungalow was quite difficult to walk on as it was on a slope and on an uneven composition which for anyone with walking difficulties was a bit tricky. Nevertheless. overall our holiday was very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2019

  • "High Thearns is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in."

    The location is great for days out sight seeing and my son's took advantage of the fly fishing in the beautiful river Tees. The cottage is extremely clean and has everything you could need plus a lovely garden. We had a fantastic time and would definitely return one day. Thank you to Sally Ann!

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage with everything you need and more."

    Very warm welcome from the owner. Tranquil location friendly chickens and sheep willing to greet you in the adjoining field.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2019


    Reviewed by Terence5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely, well-cared-for house that has been a joy to stay in."

    Spotlessly clean, beautiful views, a real oasis for a week in the countryside yet with so much to do on your doorstep. A 15 minute walk to picturesque woodland and a stream for paddling, 5 minutes into the village with interesting shops to explore and only a 10 minute drive to the spectacular High Force waterfall. Lambs and hens run around almost under your feet and there are fresh eggs to collect across the field at the back of the house...a great activity for little ones. To top it all off, Sally-Ann brought her ducklings over for our toddlers to marvel at, delivered extra towels, an extra high chair and a parasol when the weather was unexpectedly fantastic and genuinely seemed to feel that nothing was too much hassle. Many thanks to Sally-Ann and Andrew for your thoughtfulness and generosity. You are real gems!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2019

  • "We have just returned from the most cosy, gorgeous holiday bungalow."

    Warm,friendly, welcome, by the owner, The place is perfect, lovely village, scenery, great walks. We will definitely, return..........

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was by far the best place we've ever stayed."

    Sally Ann (the owner) went out of her way to welcome us and make us feel right at home. She couldn't do enough for us. The village is small with a few shops, but there is a nice park for the kids in Eggleston, plenty of shops and cafes in Barnard Castle and amazing walks and waterfalls nearby. The highlight of the holiday was being in the country looking out over the fields each morning and collecting fresh eggs from the chickens on the farm. Can't wait to go again!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with small snug area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Oil fired Rayburn, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tassimo machine
  • 1 x TV, 1 x Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix
  • WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair provided, please note: guests are required to provide their own bedding for the cot
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Garden and terrace with furniture.BBQ available please bring own charcoal Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub, shops, restaurants and award winning fish and chip shop 4 mins walk
  • Note: Private fishing on a stretch of the river Tees by arrangement with the owners
  • Can be booked in conjunction with Low Thearns property ref 1085244 to sleep a total of 10 people
  • Note: Friday changeover
  • Note: The property has no internal steps, but there are 6 steps leading up to the property
  • Note: Friday and Monday arrivals only if wishing to alternative please enquire

The property

A beautiful detached bungalow, a former cow byre located on the outskirts of Middleton-in-Teesdale, amongst lovely rolling countryside and yet only a four-minute walk into the centre of the popular town.

A great location with the benefit of off road parking, lovely views and a spacious garden, High Thearns is the perfect property for a relaxing break with the family or a group of friends.

Set out in an unusual and appealing L shape, you will be welcomed by a spacious kitchen/diner with a cosy Rayburn cooker, a lovely oak floor, a small snug, seating area and the added benefit of delightful views across the garden area, the attached meadow and the distant fells.

A great space to enjoy a meal together or sit out on the adjoining terrace and take in the peaceful surroundings.

There is a sitting room to cosy up in after a long day, a cosy wood-burning stove set in a stone fire surround, lovely old ceiling beams and tasteful furnishings.

From the sitting room the corridor leads to three bedrooms.

The master suite offers a king size sleigh bed, a cosy window seat and an en-suite shower room providing that little bit of luxury.

The second bedroom offers a king-size double and there is a further twin room.

The main house bathroom, modern and very stylish offers a separate bath and shower cubicle.

Outside, the spacious gardens and terracing are ideal for enjoying a drinks party, barbecue or simply taking in the rural surroundings and watching the resident chickens go about their day.

The quaint market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers a range of shops, pubs and places to eat and is surrounded by superb walking country, with high open moorland as well as the famous and not to be missed High Force waterfalls.

Close by, vibrant Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort, and the medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. Slightly further afield, the Northern Dales are waiting to be discovered and visits to medieval Raby Castle with its deer park, Bowes Museum and Egglestone Hall Gardens are not to be missed.

A great family retreat whatever the time of year.

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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 the property has no internal steps, but there are 6 steps leading up to the property.
Note: Friday and Monday arrivals only if wishing to alternative please enquire.
Please note: Guests are required to provide their own bedding for the cot

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