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High Thearns

Middleton-In-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 955251)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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22 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Bannister

    “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.

    - Mrs Bannister, April 2021

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.

To the rear of the property is a paddock area with a set of swings and small slides which the smaller members of the group will enjoy.

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.


  • 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
  • 2 x Smart TV’s with Freeview
  • 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
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub, shops, restaurants and award winning fish and chip shop 4 mins walk
  • Note: Free fishing rights arranged through the owners
  • Note: Friday changeover
  • Note: The property has no internal steps, but there are 6 steps leading up to the property
  • Note: Guests are welcome to collect their own fresh free range eggs from the hens on the farm

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About the location


Barnard Castle 10 miles.

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

Region Information

Please note the property has no internal steps, but there are 6 steps leading up to the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

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