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West House

Middleton-in-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 2040)



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140 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was beautiful."

    Very cosy. Unfortunately we couldn't stay for the whole time due to adverse weather and no electricity. But we would love to go back another time

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in West House."

    Without doubt it is one of the nicest holiday properties we have stayed in. West House is very spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. It is very well equipped with everything we needed for a self catering holiday. The views from the house are beautiful. We would love to return to West House to enjoy more of the local walks and we'll certainly recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by CatrionaOct 2021

  • "This is 10 out of 10 holiday home."

    West House is a charming well-equipped home with lots of character The views are stunning, it is a peaceful setting and the sheep in the field are entertaining. The owner Sally-Ann is very helpful. A lovely area and a relaxing break with lots of walks and history.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "From the start of booking through to the final day, the communication was to the highest level and seamless in it's delivery."

    The cottage was in an a beautiful location, and was an absolute gem in it's decor and incredible attention to detail with what was provided..... even the Welcome Pack was so well thought out and a lovely touch after a very long and arduous journey. There are no adjectives which really do credit to this wonderful area, and such an incredible property.

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "For a family of 5 we found this cottage absolutely perfect."

    We had everything we needed and felt at home straight away. With the town a short walk away (amazing food) and stunning walks in all directions if you wanted, we loved it. The views were stunning from the comfort of the cottage and the outside space was lovely for watching many different birds and a resident squirrel. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Cottage was very clean, comfortable and in a beautiful setting with everything we could need."

    The owner Sally Ann was very welcoming and helpful. There were lots of walks from the door and plenty of places to visit and we hope to go back.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "Perfect Cottage."

    Perfect location. Amazing views from the cottage. Lots of space. Great host.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, well cared for and such a lovely location."

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2021

  • "Spacious, clean, well equipped property with stunning views."

    Sally Ann is a welcoming owner and will sort out any issues promptly. The parking at this property will not appeal to everyone as although you drive in there is a long ( about 25 feet) narrow reverse out with a stone wall of another property on your left . Middleton in Teesdale is a great location for walking and bird watching. The village has two pubs a good butcher and there's a Co op. While we were there the Co op was under renovation and so had a limited,but adequate stock. The east coast is only 1.5 hours away and enjoyed visits to Amble and Coquet Island.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    It was spacious, tastefully decorated, clean and well-equipped. We had high expectations after viewing the photos and those expectations were well met. We had cosy evenings in front of the wood burner staring out the window at the lovely view. And it was also unexpectedly warm enough to sit in the garden on a morning admiring that same view and listening to all the lovely bird song (top tip - put some bird food on the bird table - there's some in the storage room - we saw lots of visitors including a nuthatch). The main part of Middleton is less than 10 minutes walk and we found the service at both the pubs/hotels (Teesdale & Forrester's) very friendly. The food we had at the Teesdale was very nice (decent vegan selection too). High Force & Low Force waterfalls are close by and well worth a look.

    Reviewed by CherylApr 2021

  • "Knowing we were arriving late, the owner, Sally-Anne, very thoughtfully turned on lights and heating and left us a lovely welcome basket of goodies which was really appreciated after a long journey."

    We immediately felt at home in West House. It is lovely house, beautifully furnished, very comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is well equipped for keen cooks and the views are just wonderful. We were able to buy all our provisions locally, which is important in these challenging times, and would definitely recommend the local butcher who alongside delicious sausages also sells fabulous cakes! The local pub provides a very good takeout service for part of the week. There are lots of glorious walks close-by and a drive in pretty much any direction takes you through stunning scenery. There’s far too much to explore in a week- we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with lovely views."

    Very helpful owner.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2020

  • "Location, scenery, very welcoming owners."

    Lots of amazing walks. Beautiful cottage, well equipped, comfortable in a quiet setting. Stunning!

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "Fabulous property in a beautiful setting."

    Very well equipped and very helpful owner who sent us a sheet of walks etc suitable for our young child. We would return there in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely house and location."

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2020

  • "The photos did not do this cottage justice, it far exceeded our expectations!"

    The owner was very accommodating without being intrusive!

    Reviewed by DarrenMar 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in the perfect spot!"

    Close enough to walk to the pubs, cafes, supermarket and butcher shop, but far enough away from everything to enjoy the amazing views to Kirkcarrion. Cottage had everything we needed for our family, including toys and games our 6 year old and 10 month old. The property was very clean and cozy and the owners made us feel very much at home, they even gave our son a birthday gift! We will recommend this place to our family and friends near and far, and plan to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2019

  • "While it was not a problem to us, the property was at the top of quite a short steep hill."

    So you need to be quite fit. Anyone with any sort of mobility problem would have to use a car...

    Reviewed by RaymondSep 2019

  • "If you want to get away from the beaten track , Teasdale is the place Weather was not the best for the time of year , but I’ll need to have a word with someone else about that !"

    Reviewed by SteveAug 2019

  • "What a lovely spot to stay - a beautiful house in an idyllic setting."

    The village is only a couple of minutes' walk and has everything you might need; and Barnard Castle is only a short drive and has anything else you can think of. Sally Ann (the owner and manager) is really good - there was lots of local info and she was only too happy to answer questions. The fresh eggs from their own hens was a real bonus too! We had a wonderful week there and will definitely be back :)

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2019

  • "Myself and my family had a great time at West house."

    Rooms are really spacious and comfortable, it was clean and had everything you needed. Great house in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2019

  • "A well equipped holiday cottage only 5 mins walk from the town but in a really quite location."

    The added extras provided by the owner were a lovely surprise. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2019

  • "Great cottage in a wonderful location."

    Cottage owner was very friendly and welcoming, the cottage felt really homely and was very well equipped. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "The cottage was so very cosy and warm with everything we needed."

    The scenery was lovely and we could not fault the location. The owner was so helpful and made our stay a delight, just wish we had booked for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2019

  • "We already knew the area and what it offers but the house was as good as anyone could expect."

    We felt at home from arrival to departure and would've taken another week if it wasn't booked. The owner made sure people have everything they need and we all felt she really cares ... we'll certainly go back.

    Reviewed by NevilleMar 2019

  • "Beautiful house great location ."

    Helpful friendly hosts Returning in September!

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a lovely setting with great views over the country side."

    A few minutes walk into the town with its 2 pubs and tea shops. An excellent location for those who enjoy walking as it is very close to the Pennine Way with walks up to Low & High Force waterfalls.

    Reviewed by MikeJan 2019

  • "We had the most perfect Christmas in the most perfect cottage."

    The accommodation was wonderful as was the host. Would most definitely recommend a stay at West Cottage.

    Reviewed by AmberDec 2018

  • "It was a beautiful cottage and we had a fantastic weekend there!"

    I was the perfect relaxation get-away! I would definitely return!

    Reviewed by ErinNov 2018

  • "The house was really lovely and had everything we needed including toys for our boys."

    It was a great location too with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Brilliant cottage, great location."

    Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "Owner very friendly and welcoming."

    Perfect location for exploring Upper Teesdale and very convenient to Middleton itself and the local shops etc.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2018

  • "The cottage was fine, and the owner very friendly and welcoming."

    The views from the garden are wonderful. The kitchen is modern with all mod cons.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2018

  • "What a beautiful, homely cottage with stunning views!"

    ! We really enjoyed watching the birds, the lovely long walks from the cottage and to top it off we were able to feed lambs up at the farm and even lucky enough to see 3 more being born! We had such a lovely stay, can't wait to return!

    Reviewed by JoMar 2018

  • "The cottage was great and the owners so helpful during the snowy weather."

    Would definitely return but book direct. Sykes - I was distinctly unimpressed with. Payment system is terrible, hidden credit card fees then took balance payment twice. Definitely wouldn’t use again.

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2018

  • "The cottage is beautiful,well equipped and very clean."

    As a base for exploring the local area it’s great, if any critical comment could be made it would be About it’s listed location. It would be advantageous to note for those of limited mobility that in order to Walk to and from the village a hill climb is required .

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2018

  • "Very well equipped cottage and despite the 4 inches of snow that fell when we were there the cottage was very warm."

    Our host. Sally Ann, called by to ensure all was well and was on hand in the event of any problems (there were none!). Great location just a few minutes walk from the town and it's pubs and facilities with a number of walks nearby and central for exploring the Dales

    Reviewed by MikeJan 2018

  • "Central heating not working properly when we arrived."

    It broke down altogether on New Year’s Day. Owner gave us a bag of logs for the wood burner pending getting a heating engineer the next day. Not a lot else owner could have done. However the thermostat for the heating is in sitting room which means that when the central heating is on at same time as wood burner the thermostat clicks heating off, thus leaving rest of house cold. The dining room was too cold to use any of the time we were there. Also the vast majority of doors do not fit properly. The door on the main bedroom has to be pushed down to open it. The bathroom door does not shut properly unless you bang it shut.....not conjusive to a good nights sleep if any one needs the bathroom during the night ! The second bedroom door does not close at all ! These are all things that could be addressed easily and without too much cost !

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2017

  • "A perfect house in a perfect setting."

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2017

  • "This was our second stay at West house."

    The cottage is in a quiet location, but within walking distance of the village. It is very well maintained, clean and comfortable. If you like walking, the outdoors and peace and quiet then this is the place to stay.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2017

  • "Probably the most comfortable and best equipped cottages we've experienced in more than 20 years of self-catering holidays."

    Lovely eggs from the owner's hens. Short walk to the village - and a longer one back up hill!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2017

  • "The cottage provided everything one could wish for, we were lucky with the weather too!"

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2017

  • "Cottage was spotless so well equipt cosy and so comfy didnt want to leave ..."

    Cottage was spotless so well equipt cosy and so comfy didnt want to leave fantastic views great village and all the shops you would need and very friendly people cannot fault it at all

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2016

  • "Cosy & comfortable."

    Spotless & stylish. Home from home. Magic xx

    Reviewed by V KDec 2016

  • "This is a repeat holiday break at this property"

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in good location"

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2016

  • "West House is a lovely cottage with everything that you need for a relaxing week away."

    Really big bed, plenty of room, fire and a brilliant host in Sally Ann. The house is on the edge of Middleton with a couple of excellent pubs (the Teesdale Hotel is v. good with imaginitive veggie options), butcher, COOP cafes and a fish & chip shop (they use Beef dripping)

    Reviewed by LeeSep 2016

  • "The cottage is in an absolutely ideal location with a view across to an ancient burial mound and open moors, but 5 minutes from the village with all its amenities."

    The owner's mum lives next door and gave us loads of advice about local walks, and the owner popped in a couple of times to check we had everything we needed and bought a new kettle instantly when the old one began to work intermittently. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable indeed, with an exceptionally well-equipped kitchen (not always the case in holiday cottages!) which suited us as we tend to cook for ourselves rather than eating out. The garden is completely private and quiet, so lovely to sit out in when the weather is warm. We have had a really lovely holiday and plan to return to West House within the next couple of years if we can. It is the sort of place we would be inclined to book once a year or for long weekends if we lived closer than Cornwall!

    Reviewed by GillJul 2016

  • "This cottage is in a quiet, friendly village and has lovely views."

    All the rooms are large, but also very cosy. We had a lovely, relaxing break enjoying the surrounding countryside. I have already recommended it to friends and we will be back for another visit.

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2016

  • "The quality and standard of the cottage was very high, hospitality shown by the owner was exceptionally good and we've had a wonderful and memorable holiday."

    Snow, wind, rain and sunshine couldn't dampen a fabulous week away. Loved it all!

    Reviewed by LucindaFeb 2016

  • "A lovely cottage in a really good location."

    The owner came to meet us soon after we arrived and was very helpful. The views from the cottage are first class and the situation is perfect for walking into Middleton and accessing walks on the Tees-High Force, Cauldron Snout etc.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2015

  • "A well equipped cottage with every thing you needed for self catering."

    It is furnished well in keeping with the cottage and very homely with plenty of room for 4 Adults and 1 child. We particularly loved the separate dining room come reading room, a place to be on your own if you wanted to, or for family dinning. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2015

  • "Very relaxing and the cottage was cosy and in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2015

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, and the owners were extremely helpful."

    The area is attractive and there were plenty of interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2015

  • "West House is a gorgeous cottage, cosy and homely, the views are amazing."

    Briliant location, didn't want to leave it is really home from home. Lots of walks from the door of the cottage. will recommend and hope to return

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2015

  • "Very good standard of accommodation."

    All was as described.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2015

  • "A lovely roomy cottage, very convenient for visiting the area."

    We especially liked the garden birds.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2015

  • "A beautiful quiet location with stunning views."

    The owners had made the house feel like a home and we enjoyed a lovely few days there.

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2014

  • "West House and its' owner were excellent, the area is beautiful, people very friendly."

    Great walks from the cottage and the meals were very good at Teesdale hotel.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2014

  • "A lovely warm spacious home with the most magnificent views."

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2014

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful area and a charming village."

    The owners were welcoming. Wouldn't hesitate to stop here again and have recommended it to family and friends.

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2014

  • "The property was so pleasant and friendly it gave you the feel that you was in the middle of the countryside when in fact you were only a 5 minute stroll to a quaint village with everything that you needed."

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2014

  • "The House, the village and the area were all that we hoped for."

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2014

  • "Loved the views and the village."

    Also the thoughtful touches for the children like the toys and games. The cottage was very spacious and well equipped. We were sorry we couldn't stay for longer but definitely hope to be back.

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2014

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    The owner called soon after our arrival to check that everything was in order. She was friendly and very helpful regarding places to visit and pubs and restaurants for meals. Very quiet, a good place for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2014

  • "Central location for many attractions."

    Fantastic and very welcoming pubs and restaurants within walking distance, glorious views from the cottage. My friends and I were only there for the weekend but could easily have stayed the rest of the week. Having breakfast whilst watching the many different species of birds in the garden, and the lambs frolicking in the field opposite was a joy.

    Reviewed by PamMar 2014

  • "Excellent house to stay in, owners very helpful, perfect area for walking and cycling."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2013

  • "The cottage was lovely with an amazing view, I could have looked at the view all day!"

    It seemed really well set up for children, I think it would be a great place to bring kids.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2013

  • "A beautiful, spacious cottage in a brilliant location."

    We thoroughly enjoyed eating in the garden and loved the walk into the town.

    Reviewed by JackyJul 2013

  • "Excelent walking country side straight from the door and good eating and drinking choice in the Village."

    Great views from the rear windows. Friendly and helpful owner of cottage.

    Reviewed by MJul 2013

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting and just a few minutes walk to the village; which had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2013

  • "Very welcoming and friendly owners."

    Lovely outlook from the cottage, we had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by BerylMay 2013

  • "We love this cottage and the area."

    The owner is very welcoming and it is good to be able to walk into the village and also to walk into the countryside. It is a beautiful part of England.

    Reviewed by HeleneMay 2013

  • "The cottage, view and location were spot on, with many areas to walk and explore without having to travel too far both for short strolls or longer hikes."

    The village had every facility we required.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2013

  • "The view from the windows and all round the property."

    The location being close enough to the village to walk comfortably but far enough to have no traffic. West House is so very comfortable and felt like home. The owner was very helpful, available and approachable.

    Reviewed by SFeb 2013

  • "Good standard of property."

    Everything was clean and nice interior decor. Good location on edge of town with lovely views. Helpful owner.

    Reviewed by KieranJan 2013

  • "Lots to do in area and the property was very comfortable with lovely views over the valley and to the hills beyond."

    Reviewed by JeanNov 2012

  • "One of the best cottages we have visited."

    Friendly welcome, very well furnished etc, excellent location, views and proximity to the village. Visit the Strathmore Arms at Holwick for good food, a unique experience.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2012

  • "A wonderful, cosy and warm cottage overlooking the hills of Teesdale."

    Ample opportunities to walk from the village on the Teesdale Way. I would recommend West House cottage as the overall standard was excellent, the owners were very helpful and we can not wait to return.

    Reviewed by CharlesSep 2012

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    Extremely comfortable (especially the beds), very spacious and well-equipped. We had a lovely, warm welcome from the owner and her family. The views from the house are beautiful.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2012

  • "The cottage is a beautiful Yorkshire stone cottage with lovely views from the house and garden of the surrounding hills."

    It is within walking distance of a village where you can buy all necessary provisions. The cottage owner is very helpful and welcoming even bringing eggs from their own chickens.

    Reviewed by HeleneAug 2012

  • "The cottage was lovely and warm."

    It was really clean and cosy and the owner made us feel very welcome. It was a very homely cottage and was a pleasure to come back to after a lovely day out. We loved the wood-burner.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2012

  • "The house was warm and cosy."

    Lovely views from the windows. Good base for touring the area. Middleton a good town with variety of shops. Friendly owners and welcome pack appreciated.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2012

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at West House, the cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2012

  • "The farmer brought a lamb to the cottage for our toddler to bottle feed which was a really nice thought."

    Reviewed by Dermot PMay 2012

  • "Everything about the cottage and the location was great."

    We would recommend this to anyone wanting a quiet break. Since our weekend here, we have now thought about moving to the country when our children have left home. Would go back to West House again.

    Reviewed by AndreaApr 2012

  • "Lovely quiet cottage."

    The owners who live locally were very, very helpful. Thanks for the eggs - delicious.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2012

  • "The house was lovely, well equipped and in a good location for us to explore the surrounding countryside."

    The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2012

  • "Good location, property excellent."

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2012

  • "It is such a fantastic location but the property itself is also brilliant."

    There were so many lovely touches from the owners too - milk in the fridge, flowers on the table and eggs from their chickens. We can't rave about this place enough!

    Reviewed by AliceFeb 2012

  • "Very comfortable cottage, quite modern but still had a lovely cosy feel so best of both."

    Lovely little touches left by owner. What a lovely way to spend Christmas.

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2011

  • "Excellent property and brilliant location - could not fault anything!"

    Reviewed by JasonAug 2011

  • "We were very impressed with the cottage and the welcome from the owners was great - milk, eggs and flowers provided on arrival."

    We would certainly choose another cottage through Sykes. The cottage was well equipped and the views were fantastic!

    Reviewed by DonnaJul 2011

  • "It was in the countryside but a short walk to town."

    Very friendly hosts with extras left for us, nice touch. Beds very comfy with lovely linen.

    Reviewed by ShonaJul 2011

  • "The cottage was beautifully appointed."

    It was like stepping into a country living magazine. The views from the cottage were over stunning countryside. We had a fabulous time and would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2011

  • "Excellent cottage and a brilliant location."

    The owner is brilliant and the little touches such as eggs and biscuits are lovely. This is our second visit to West House and we will return in the future. The service Sykes offer is excellent and we will book again with them for our holiday next year.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2011

  • "This is a fantastic property with a great location for enjoying days in and days out."

    The owners are available if you need them but leave you alone if you don't. Middleton has all the amenities you need and is a great base for traveling further afield.

    Reviewed by LeeApr 2011

  • "The property was very comfortable and welcoming with all the home comforts you expect at home but with the added lovely scenery and the warmth of a log burner."

    A very enjoyable stay at the cottage.

    Reviewed by PatriciaFeb 2011

  • "The size of the cottage was better than our expectations."

    The super king size bed was most comfortable. The central heating kept us nice and warm through the wintry weather. Excellent accommodation all round, and Middleton proved to be an ideal centre for our needs. Finally, even though we booked with only 2 days notice, everything was prepared, and particularly enjoyed the fresh eggs, milk and biscuits thank you.

    Reviewed by HughJan 2011

  • "The cottage was simply stunning, the surroundings were breath taking."

    The owners catered for all needs perfectly and there were wonderful Christmas touches throughout including a beautiful tree. We had a magical time in West House!

    Reviewed by Ian-MichaelDec 2010

  • "A return visit for us."

    Stunning cottage in a great location. Owners extremely helpful. Exceeds expectations. Great centre for walking holidays.

    Reviewed by TerryOct 2010

  • "Returned so it must be good!"

    Property in a very good position, with a beautiful outlook.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2010

  • "The situation of the cottage was lovely we had a good time."

    The overall standard of the cottage was very good. We will use Sykes Cottages again as we have had 2 really good venues from you.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2010

  • "The owner was lovely."

    The cottage was absolutely gorgeous. The area where West House was was beautiful and we found lots to do. Certainly go back again and hopefully to West House.

    Reviewed by Lee & HeatherAug 2010

  • "View lovely from front of cottage."

    Kitchen well equipped with great cooker. Seating very comfortable in lounge. Lovely village and great 'chippy'.

    Reviewed by JgAug 2010

  • "Good location, fantastic views from cottage."

    Couldn't fault anything other than the weather, which still couldn't spoil it. All in all a great holiday. A lovely cottage would recommend.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2010

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed as well as being very well placed for exploration of the local area."

    The owner was extremely helpful and the welcoming provisions were much appreciated. The situation close to the village was also an advantage once we got used to the uphill climb back home!

    Mr & Mrs BartlettMay 2010

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely setting, lots of walking from the door, didn't use the car at all some days."

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2010

  • "The cottage is delightful, very comfortable and easy to live in."

    The views are beautiful and its location is excellent for a relaxing country break. I particularly enjoyed reading on the deep window sills looking out over the Tees valley.

    Reviewed by JessicaApr 2010

  • "Great cottage, great location, friendly people, good for walkers with plenty of interesting places to visit."

    We had a great week.

    Mrs NelsonMar 2010

  • "Cottage owner was very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was very comfortable with lots of character and beautiful views. Excellent location for walking in Teesdale.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2010

  • "A home from home feel with special touches like the Christmas tree."

    Beautiful decor, furniture & soft furnishings. We loved the cottage, it was a magical weekend. The snow covered countryside was a dream come true.

    Reviewed by VivienDec 2009

  • "Had a wonderful week at West House."

    Excellent, scenery spectacular and owner very helpful. Cannot fault it!

    Reviewed by TerryNov 2009

  • "This cottage is stunning and you feel at home straight away."

    The views and wildlife are excellent. There is a log burning fire which adds to the homely feel. 5 minutes walk into the village. A perfect break.

    Reviewed by LyndaOct 2009

  • "Fantastic cottage in beautiful location - exceeds our expectations."

    One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Had never used 'Sykes' holiday cottages before - will be our first choice now. Great cottage at very reasonable price.

    Reviewed by HazelOct 2009

  • "Superb location, excellent views and scenery."

    .cottage comfortable and restful with all the comforts of home

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2009

  • "The cottage was delightful and our hosts welcoming and helpful."

    We liked Middleton on Teesdale, a nice little town, everybody was friendly, shops services etc. We would recommend West House and The Teesdale Valley - in fact we already have.

    Mr RawcliffeJul 2009

  • "There is only one word for this cottage and the situation of the surroundings: Excellent!"

    The owner shows a really great hospitality!

    Reviewed by DiethelmJul 2009

  • "Delightful cottage with beautiful views."

    Convenient location for local shops and exploring area. Gorgeous walks virtually on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by AntonyJun 2009

  • "Excellent for wildlife and flowers with lovely walking countryside."

    The cottage is comfortable and spacious and of a very high standard

    Reviewed by Frances ClareJun 2009

  • "Lovely cottage in ideal location."

    Beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2009

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Very clean, peaceful, nice decor and great location. Particularly liked having some little extras provided e.g. milk and eggs.

    Reviewed by KatherineMay 2009

  • "We love the location, small but lively village."

    The area is beautiful, rural with sheep and cows. The cottage is delightful, old world charm but with comfortable furnishings, bedding, beds, kitchen very well equipped. The owners are very thoughtful and nothing seems too much trouble.

    Mrs HartleyApr 2009

  • "Lovely and beautifully restored cottage, in a beautiful area."

    Very welcoming owner.

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2009

  • "The cottage was lovely, much more spacious than we imagined."

    Views were spectacular. Very warm and cosy and very well equipped. Very good value for money. Lovely extra touches such as the milk and fresh eggs.

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2009

  • "Extemely well presented, very, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by GillianFeb 2009

  • "Snug and comfortable property in a very peaceful area."

    Fantastic views. Easy access to amenities.

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2008

  • "West House was delightful and a very comfortable base for exploring the surrounding beautiful area."

    This includes the views from the property. Cottage had everything necessary, and extra touches by the owners added to the comfort. Very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by GraceOct 2008

  • "Very peaceful and quiet location."

    Shops literally only five minutes walk away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by DeanSep 2008

  • "A great base for touring the area and local and distant walks."

    Would thoroughly recommend to couples and families alike.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2008

  • "A very well-equipped cottage in a lovely setting."

    Very convenient for local shops and services. We had a great 3 weeks.

    Reviewed by BillAug 2008

  • "Beautiful cottage and wonderful location."

    The cottage decor and facilities were in great condition.

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2008

  • "The hospitality of free fresh farm eggs on arrival was greatly appreciated."

    A nice family cottage. Very spacious. Information pack for guests was very thorough and useful.

    Reviewed by ColinJun 2008

  • "The cottage situation was excellent."

    The car didn't move from arriving on 16 May to departing on 23 May. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well- equipped and the views over the Tees valley are first class.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2008

  • "West House was a lovely welcoming place to stay."

    It was very clean and well maintained having all the required modern amenities but still retaining both character and charm.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2008

  • "Very high standard of accommodation."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2008

  • "Over all we enjoyed our holiday and would use Sykes again"

    Reviewed by MartinApr 2008

  • "Peaceful setting over looking the hills from the lounge and bedrooms."

    We are looking at booking again in the very near future. Well done.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2008

  • "Excellent cottage in wonderful location."

    The owners were very welcomming but not intrusive. Very clean and pretty town, had all basic ammenities, easily accessed on foot.

    Mrs HartleyMar 2008

  • "Peaceful, relaxing, beautiful views from cottage, lots of walks and car rides on the doorstep."

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2008

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The property

An early 18th century, stone-built, semi-detached cottage, situated on the outskirts of the delightful village of Middleton-in-Teesdale, just 10 miles from Barnard Castle.

Boasting outstanding views of the surrounding fells, West House is full of charm and character, offering a quaint sitting room with cosy woodburning stove, a separate dining room and a spacious rear garden, ideal for sitting out and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the area.

This is a good base for those wishing to experience village life with all the local shops, pubs and village walks just a short stroll from the property, whilst the nearby market town of Barnard Castle with its cobbled streets and quaint lanes attracts visitors all year round.

With the Northern Dales waiting to be discovered slightly further afield, this lovely cottage is ideal for family and friends to get away from it all!


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x family room with 2 single beds and additional pull-out bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books/games/DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ
  • Private fishing on River Tees available free of charge by arrangement with owner
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: During the months of March and April, with prior arrangement with the owner, guests are able to bottle feed the lambs during the lambing season
  • Note: 3rd single bed in family room is a pull out bed.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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