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The Stables

Mickleton, Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 972215)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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70 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful and well maintained cottage in easy driving distance from all the main places of interest in the area ( or walking if you're very fit) There are two villages in the vicinity , Middleton in teesdale has a coop and pub , fish and chips shop mickleton has 2 pubs but they seem to open sporadically ."

    One wasn't open at all whenever we drove through. When we arrived at the cottage ,the owner had a left a welcome gift for us, which was lovely and thoughtful. There was milk and a bottle of a wine in the fridge, cookies and a bowl of chocolates . Also fresh flowers on the dining table. There was also tea, coffee and sugar in the pots. We took everything with us. This is great if you have limited room in car. You don't need to pack things like soap and cleaning supplies, all the bathrooms and kitchen had carex soap , there was toilet roll in the bathroom and washing up liquid and sponges in the kitchen . Again, we took everything but wouldn't have needed it. The decor and furnishings are beautiful and tasteful . Everything is comfortable. A lot of thought has gone into the comfort and entertainment of the people staying, there's a Wii fit, now tv, prime video,Netflix. We were out and about so didn't really use any of it but it's nice the option was available. You get a starter pack for the fire burner ,, it was all set up to go, all we had to do was light it and add more logs as they burnt. We only used it once as the weather was mild but it let's out a lot of heat . This would be lovely in the winter. You get a really decent amount of logs for a starter pack, we only used half and it lasted all night. The hot tub was lovely, after you've been out walking in the day, it's lovely to chill in it in the afternoon before dinner. I was watching all the wildlife in the garden. It's amazing how many birds you can spot .At night, if it's clear you can stargaze . There's no temperature adjustment button you can do yourself but the owners were there within a few mins of me asking if it could be adjusted higher , it had been the heatwave the week before ,so it had been turned down and was a bit too cool . I was really impressed with how quickly it was sorted out, I'd just asked if they could it the next day. The outside courtyard is equipped with everything, the table and chairs for outside dining, a chimney for cool nights and a gas bbq, we didn't use any of it as we were out and about but everything has been though of . There's even melamine plates and bowls and outside glassware that's good quality. The kitchen has everything you need and some. There's even a really nice cheese board set with knives . The tableware is denby . Everything is colour coordinated. It's a home away from home. The bedrooms are lovely. The main bedroom is huge , the bed was so comfortable. The other room the beds can be ziplocked to make a double ,so very versatile for families and couples. I'd definitely come back here again. It has everything you need and something for everyone, walks on the doorstep, places to visit, castles, waterfalls. I couldn't fault a single thing. The owners are so approachable and friendly ,which is always a good start.

    Reviewed by LlinosJul 2022

  • "The cottage is well maintained and comfortable, with everything you need to stay either self catering or eating out."

    Beds are large and welcome after a days walking. The Hot Tub is also a delight for tired limbs with a nice drink or two or three in any weather ! There are plenty of things to keep you occupied inside or outside - TV, board games , books , wii, and just cooking a nice meal if you prefer. There are nice walks nearby and several pubs and cafes to visit if you wish. The TEESPOT in Mickleton is very good for cake ( GF also ) and coffee, and the TEESDALE Hotel does nice food. Scenery in the area is stunning and the sheep and cattle friendly while out walking. All in all we had a very relaxing time and would highly recommend /return to this cottage. Hosts very approachable and dealt with any issue we had promptly. ( Just one note of caution for anybody staying with young children - there are notices up by the way from the hosts - but the hot water is very hot ) Thanks for a very relaxing stay - hope to see you again in the future.

    Thank you for your lovely review .we look forward to welcoming you back in the future .kind regards Andrew& Melanie watson x Property Owner

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage 2nd time we’ve been there one of the best cottages we’ve been in."

    Couldn’t ask for any more.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2022

  • "Had a fantastic relaxing holiday at The Stables everything was perfect about the cottage & the area ."

    The hot tub was fantastic after the long walks we went on & then in the evening the log burner was a real cosy touch to finish off the day. Brilliant that you could purchase extra logs from the owners. The cottage was beautiful inside & out ,so comfortable infact i can say it was the BEST holiday we've been on . Melanie & Andrew were so nice & the welcome gift was a lovely touch . I can only finish by saying perfect! perfect! perfect! Thanks for everything , From, Rachel & Craig . Sheffield.

    Thank you it was pleasure making your acquaintance .we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. see you again at Christmas .We look forward to meeting your son & his partner at Christmas Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2022

  • "This cottage is first class , we will be returning , one of the best we have ..."

    This cottage is first class , we will be returning , one of the best we have ever stayed in everything you need and more , superb

    Thank you so much I am pleased you have had a enjoyed your holiday , we look forward to you returning . Melanie & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2022

  • "Well equipped luxury cottage in a perfect location."

    Grateful for the welcome treats, they were much appreciated. We really enjoyed the hot tub most evenings, after the days cycling/ walking. We will definitely return for further stays in the future. I would only suggest darker curtains in the main bedroom to avoid the early morning light in summer. Otherwise a completely perfect stay.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback it’s greatly appreciated.we will have a look at maybe putting some blinds in the bedroom windows we would love to welcome you back in the future .thanks again Melanie & Andre Watson Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "An excellent property with everything you could need provided and lovely extras too."

    Quiet and relaxing even though on a working farm.

    Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay .Andrew & Melanie Property Owner

    Reviewed by ShirleyMay 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at the Stables."

    Loved the Hot Tub, Chimnea and gas BBQ in the evenings

    Thankyou for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay .kindest regard Andrew & melanie x Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2022

  • "I will start with the good at this holiday property,everything is good !"

    .i have not stopped in a better equipped holiday home than this,there is everything you need in this cottage.the cottage is spotless.very very tub was very fact I honestly cannot fault anything.this cottage is a credit to the won't be disappointed if you book here.thank you for a lovely weekend.

    Thankyou so much for the fantastic feed back it’s greatly appreciated .Andrew& Melanie . Property Owner

    Reviewed by RickyApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, photos don’t do it justice, clean, well equipped and comfortable."

    We really enjoyed our stay would definitely recommend x

    Thank you for you lovely comments we have asked for a better photograph of the cottage for a while now , as we get this comment a lot . our guests don’t realise the size of our property they can only see half the house in the main photograph kindest regards Melanie & Andrew x Property Owner

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay in a lovely area."

    Owners have thought of everything to make for a most relaxing and enjoyable break. Would highly recommend and would absolutely love to go back. Thanks again.

    Thankyou for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your break .we would love to welcome you back .kindest regards melanie & Andrew x Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstinApr 2022

  • "Cottage very well equipped had everything we needed."

    Melanie was on hand and also her husband if we needed anything and very responsive to texts if we had any questions. Very clean cottage and beds very comfortable, my children absolutely loved the Nintendo wii which was a life saver as the weather wasn’t the best. The walk at the back was Wonderful seeing all the lambs, although we had to leave a little earlier than planned we still have a lovely little break. Would definitely stay again thanks for the little welcome pack and goodies they were lovely.

    Thank you for your review , we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.kindest regards melanie & Andrew x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "Amazing cottage, warm and cosy with the log burner, almost everything you need is provided except your personal toiletries."

    There's tea, coffee, inc ground coffee for the cafetier, (bring your own coffee pods for the tassimo), sugar, wash up liquid, dishwasher tabs, laundry tabs, kitchen roll, hand wash. Hot tub is great especially at night for star gazing with the dark skies. Middleton in teesdale is 20 minute walk.

    Thank you for your review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay kindest regards Andrew& melanie x Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation in great surroundings."

    Lovely hot tub as a winter warmer. Super walking from the door and in the local area. Thanks for a great week.

    Thankyou so much we are pleased you enjoyed your stay .melanie & andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Property is beautiful, clean, well furnished and well maintained."

    Lots of lovely extras provided, welcome food and drink, lots of games, DVDs. The hosts have clearly put a lot of thought into their guests needs.

    Thank you for your fabulous review kindest regards melanie & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenFeb 2022

  • "We spent a lovely long weekend in The Stables."

    The location is quiet and beautiful, yet close to amenities with plenty to see and do in the vicinity, in addition to local walks on the doorstep. The accommodation had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay, and was warm and cosy to return to after days out. The log burner added to the cosy atmosphere. There were just three of us for the weekend, but the cottage is very spacious, so there would be plenty of room for four. The hosts did a good job of anticipating the needs of their guests: the Stables was well equipped with all we needed to prepare food, etc. and for evening relaxation. Being a wet February, we did not use the outdoor space much, but it did feel very private, and using the hot tub added to a refreshing visit.

    Thankyou for the lovely review .parcel in the post it should be with you soon best kind regards melanie & Andrew . Property Owner

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2022

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at The Stables."

    Great communication with the owner, we felt really looked after. Arriving at the cottage after a nightmare journey to a roaring log fire and a lovely welcome package, which was much appreciated. Cottage was clean and the beds the comfiest we’ve ever stayed in. Great games, a Wii which the children loved and an awesome hot tub. The weather wasn’t great so after walking everyday we spent time in the cottage and it was the comfiest cottage we’ve ever stayed in. We’ll definitely be back! Thank you

    Thankyou we are so pleased that you & your family enjoyed your stay .we couldn’t ask for a nicer review.the weather wasn’t the kindest to you hopefully if you manage to come back to visit us the weather will be a little kinder .there’s an amazing children adventure play park opening a Easter in raby castle grounds it looks perfect for the boys .I will have to sample it with my grandchildren and let you no .we look forward to welcoming you again .Melanie & Andrew x Property Owner

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2022

  • "Amazing stay in a beautiful cottage!"

    Would highly recommend.

    Hi Clare , Thankyou I am so pleased that you enjoyed your break for yours husband’s special birthday .Andrew & Melanie x Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClareFeb 2022

  • "We had fabulous weeks holiday in the cottage which was welcoming and very well equipped."

    There are some lovely walks around the area directly from the doorstep. Communication with Melanie, the owner, was great and she couldn’t have been more helpful. The hot tub was a wonderful luxury after a days walking. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for you lovely feedback we are pleased you enjoyed your stay thanks again Andrew & melanie . Property Owner

    Reviewed by KathrynJan 2022

  • "Just loved the 5 nights at the Stables."

    A warm cosy, well equipped cottage .

    Thankyou for the lovely review it’s really appreciated . Andrew & melanie Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaJan 2022

  • "We had a marvellous stay and very much enjoyed the hot tub."

    The whole place was very warm and cosy. The induction stove took a bit of getting used to, but worked very well. Excellent equipment, but a small ordinary frying pan would be useful.

    Thank you for your feedback we are pleased you enjoyed your stay .we have purchased a small frying pan and a small saucepan .regards melanie & Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet setting."

    Walks nearby.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2021

  • "Just an absolutely beautiful cottage with everything you need."

    Amazing welcome gift. Extremely clean. My only suggestion would be perhaps something better than fly tape as the flys were a bit of a nuisance but obviously that's nature and more wood and kindle for the gorgeous log burner. We will be returning though as it was perfect for us haven't felt so relaxed since lockdown so was incredible thank you

    Reviewed by FrancescaAug 2021

  • "Extremely enjoyable."

    The Stables was a wonderful place to stay, very comfortable with everything you could wish for. Lovely welcome gift supplied.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "Wow ! This cottage was amazing !"

    Fantastically well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and lots of little touches like towels and cushions presented so beautifully. Best part of our holiday ? Going for a gentle walk along the railway right outside the cottage, then sitting outside in the hot tub in the late evening watching stars and meteors without any light pollution !

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely spotless and well equipped , it's a perfect home from ..."

    The cottage was absolutely spotless and well equipped , it's a perfect home from home the fresh flowers and welcome goodies we're much appreciated, we enjoyed seeing our neighbour peering over the gate 'the horse ' every morning as we enjoyed our coffee in the garden , there's lots of fantastic scenery and places to explore , we would definitely recommend this cottage, thanks Andrew & Melanie x

    Reviewed by TrishJul 2021

  • "This spaceous, comfortable and well kept high standard cottage had everything we needed for our stay (and more!"

    ) Its facilities and equipment had been well thought out. Lovely walking from the door and closeby in the Teesdale valley.

    Reviewed by JimJun 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Had everything we needed including a welcome pack with essentials - bread, butter, milk even a bottle of Prosecco and not forgetting the hot tub. Was easy to get to lots of interesting places including Barnard Castle, Richmond, high force waterfall and not far from the town of Middleton in Teasdale. There is also a disused rail track, behind the cottage, where you can walk to the local village of Mickleton. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by ValerieMay 2021

  • "What a wonderful and memorable 4 nights we've had at the cottage!"

    It really has everything you need duriong your stay, the welcome pack upon arrival was a lovely surprise including fresh orange juice, milk, butter and a bottle of prosecco - spot on as we were away for our mini-moon after getting married Sat 1st May! Parking was easy, right outside the front door which helps with unloading/loading quickly, everywhere was clean and spotless, the king size bed in the master bedroom gave us our best nights' sleep in many years!! very hot, powerful shower downstairs, all utenstils/equipment you need in the kitchen, cards/games/consoles/dvds in the lounge for evening entertainment + not forgotting the incredible hot tub at the rear with the most stunning views of the farmlamd/countryside with cattle roaming around. Highly recommend, we would definitely stay again in the future. An excellent, very convienent base also to travel from - we had our 18m old with us and so went to Hall Hill Farm, Adventure Valley, Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland as the highlights. Thanks again to host Melanie who was very accommodating and flexible regarding early check-in and providing a high chair.

    Reviewed by ShaunMay 2021

  • "A lovey relaxing weekend break in this beautiful homely cottage."

    The photos don't do it justice.It exceeded our expectations in every way.Set in a gorgeous rural location with nice countyside walks on the doorstep and close to many local attractions. The cottage had everything we needed and thankyou for the welcome pack a lovely much appreciated special gesture. We were lucky in the weather and made full use of the hot tub in the evenings which was very welcome after our long walks and had beautiful countryside views and we used the bbq too. So peaceful and relaxing we can't wait to return and most definitely will recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by JaniceApr 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at The Stables."

    The cottage is very well thought out with beautiful furnishings and has everything you need. Lots of walks in the area and some from the door. Very peaceful and the hot tub is lovely to relax and unwind in.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2021

  • "The perfect little touches had been put in at the cottage - beautifully decorated and so much space."

    It's located in a beautiful area with great views outside the front. No traffic. Right by the Tees Railway Walk. Close to Bowlees for High Force waterfall.

    Reviewed by EllieOct 2020

  • "This cottage is lovely."

    Every comfort is thought of including welcome goodies to get you settled in. The cottage is in a lovely rural setting on the old disused railway path which you can reach from the garden. There are several walks from the village, either Mickleton or Middleton in Teesdale. Hot tub is very welcome after a day walking, which we made use of every day. Fabulous location, very quiet and very recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "This cottage was lovely and comfortable and well equipped, the hot tub was amazing with lovely views, listening to the birds and sheep."

    Ideally situated within walking distance of Middleton in Teesdale and near the old railway track path with lovely walks too. The cottage was very clean and lovely ornaments & pictures to make you feel at home.

    Reviewed by LyndaJul 2020

  • "This cottage is amazing!"

    The hosts have thought of everything to ensure a comfortable stay. The cottage is absolutely immaculate and tastefully decorated. Lots of Attractions and walking trails close by. Hot tub is an added bonus. The pictures on the Sykes website don’t this cottage justice, truly beautiful in person. Would 100% recommend!

    Reviewed by HollyMar 2020

  • "A fabulous cottage and lovely hosts."

    We enjoyed the hot tub and the attention to detail was second to none. The area was beautiful and I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RebeccaFeb 2020

  • "We enjoyed an evening under the stars in the hot tub, surrounded by sheep, then retreated inside where we were kept warm with the log-burning stove (January - a bit chilly!"

    ) A wonderful, relaxing weekend and would definitely book again. Absolutely loved the cosy cottage decor and it was like a home from home with many of the same furnishings we have. Perfect! Top tips - if going when it's dark, it's a bit tricky to find so maybe call beforehand for help getting there. Take matches and spare logs for the stove (although a petrol station and co-op nearby supplied bits and pieces so this wasn't a problem).

    Reviewed by EmilyJan 2020

  • "The Stables more than exceeded our expectations the photos on the website don't do the Cottage the justice it deserves."

    It was spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and very welcoming, as were the owners and the neighbours. It is one of the best we have stayed in. The location was ideal for us lots of walks and beautiful scenery close by and the lake district only a little over an hour away. A very quiet village and the hot tub and log burner giving us the relaxation and cosiness we needed over our Christmas break. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked for 2020.

    Reviewed by WayneDec 2019

  • "It was absolutely wonderful and relaxing place and the owner was very helpful."

    The place is lovely and fully equipped and nice location. There is a bit of travel to get to anything to do with children but lovely overall.

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2019

  • "Our stay at the Stables was just amazing!"

    Incredibly relaxing, lots of beautiful scenery and plenty to do in the area. The hot tub was a lovely touch and we didn't want to come home. I would really recommend going.

    Reviewed by MelissaNov 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in picturesque surroundings."

    Very well equipped, comfy, clean, everything you could need and more. Welcome pack a lovely added extra. Some great places to visit close by and the hot tub was amazing at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by LeanneOct 2019

  • "We have just returned home from the best week here, the pictures don’t do the cottage justice and it’s the most peaceful place I’ve ever stayed."

    We went to relax and relax we did spending time sitting in the garden, lounging in the hot tub and venturing into the lovely local villages. The owners are extremely helpful and the lovely welcome pack is a great added extra. I don’t often go back to the same place twice but we will definitely be back to the stables.

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you would need in it."

    Very clean and the owners are super helpful. The hot tub and wood burner were brilliant additions and the kitchen was well equipped. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by RudyOct 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished at a high quality - best cottage we've stayed at so far with Sykes."

    The owners went above and beyond in terms of quality of bedding/towels, quality of furnishings and welcome pack (bubbly, chocolates, cookies, bread, butter, eggs, orange juice, milk and even TV magazines) - and items provided toilet rolls, washing machine and dishwasher tablets etc. The photos really could not show just how lovely the cottage was. We also made use of the shed to store our bikes which were locked inside. Also this was a great location in Yorkshire for cycling, walking and nearby market towns. The owners had put a gate from the back garden of the cottage onto the Teesdale Way (disused railway track now a walking/cycling path) to make access even easier. Hot tub was checked and cleaned daily but early in the day so not to interrupt our stay. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by ClaireSep 2019

  • "Stayed at the Stables for 4 nights in June 2019."

    The cottage was just perfect and impeccably clean. Melanie the owner has done a fantastic job kitting the property out to a very high quality. Set in a lovely quiet location. After a long day sight seeing the hut tub was a delight to return to. Prosecco, chocolates, cookies on arrival was a lovely touch not to mention the fresh bread, butter and milk! Can highly recommend this property to anyone considering to stay. Robert & Sarah Lockwood, Sheffield

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and comfortable especially the bed and bedding also the lounge has lovely furniture that is supportive for us that of an older generation can easily get up from."

    The property was lovely and clean in a lovely quiet area where you can sit outside and watch nature in the garden. Also a lovely generous welcome pack for when we arrived. We would definitely recommend this property and would like to go back at some time. There are lots of nice walks in this area and places to visit, we had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by JonJul 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage very well equipped a great base from which to explore the lovely Tees valley."

    Hosts very friendly and they have thought of everything we didn't need much at all. Hot tub good to soak in. Couldn't fault the whole thing comfy, clean no expense spared kitting the cottage out. Parking etc easy, easy to find. Recommended. David Helen Drew and Jane. July 19.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "Better than described and perfect location everything's included that you would need"

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2019

  • "What an amazing time we both had everything we could have hope for and more all ..."

    What an amazing time we both had everything we could have hope for and more all the extra touches made our holiday more special Recommend the stables to Any one every amenities with in walking distance Thank you Andrew and Melanie

    Reviewed by SeanMay 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for four of us and we enjoyed a very relaxing weekend."

    It is even nicer than the pictures, with every comfort of home and lovely extra touches such as wine, eggs, milk, bread and biscuits. The hot tub was a bonus and much enjoyed over the weekend. The cottage is well placed for lovely walks of lengths to suit all and just 20 minutes or so on the railway path at the back of the house to both villages. We had a delicious Sunday lunch at the Crown in Mickleton. We would all highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2019

  • "We had a wonderful Easter weekend away at The Stables."

    Mel was a great host, even unloading our Tesco delivery when it arrived earlier than we did! The photos don't do the cottage justice - it's cosy and homely while feeling modern and fresh. The hot tub is fab, and we would recommend stargazing from it at night. We did a local walk through Mickleton and Middleton which we would definitely recommend too! Wonderful place to stay and I would encourage you to book it!!

    Reviewed by RhiannonApr 2019

  • "This was our second visit to The Stables and it won’t be our last."

    The cottage is beautiful, impeccably clean and finished to an extremely high standard. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need and left us a lovely, thoughtful welcome pack including the essentials. Hot tub is wonderful. Teesdale area is stunning. Can’t recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2019

  • "What a perfect stay we’ve had at The Stables."

    Melanie and Andrew have thought of everything. We arrived and found everything we needed. The cottage has been finished to a high standard and the rooms are beautifully furnished. The hot tub was amazing and the location was ideal for our stay. We will be back and recommending this place to family and friends.

    Reviewed by JenniferMar 2019

  • "We were really impressed by the cottage and the facilities."

    Everything finished to a very high standard with nothing overlooked. Even though there was a boiler breakdown the hosts did everything they could to ensure we were comfortable especially as it was due to snow!

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2019

  • "It's all about the detail !"

    ! And it was second to none! Fabulous. Cosy, quiet, immaculate perfect!! Thank you

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2019

  • "We had a amazing stay at the Stables everything was perfect."

    Melanie and Andrew have done a lovely job with this cottage and were very helpful .If you want 5 star then this is a perfect example of it. would definitely return The Jones family.

    Reviewed by KenFeb 2019

  • "A lovely holiday cottage with everything that you could need for a relaxing stay."

    It’s in a really peaceful spot and the garden and hot tub are completely enclosed and not over looked by the main house. We wouldn’t hesitate to book the Stables again.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2019

  • "I have been booking cottages once a years for at least the last seven years, this is one of the best equipped cottages I have had the pleasure to stay in, it was truly home from home with everything you need for a hassle free stay."

    We stayed over the Christmas and new year period for 2 weeks. East Barn is ideally located a short walk to Middleton-Teesdale and drive to Barnard Castle, with plenty of local walks running past the cottage. Melanie and Rob Watson made us feel extremely welcome, we have a small daughter and the cottage was amazingly decorated with all the Christmas Decorations and Tree. The Christmas Hamper and the food supplied for our arrival was way beyond I have ever received before and very welcome when arriving from our long trip from Indonesia, I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and hope to have the opportunity to visit again in the summer. Thanks again Melanie and Rob

    Reviewed by CarlDec 2018

  • "We had a lovely wedding anniversary weekend at "The Stables" The cottage was cosy, comfortable and well equipped."

    We enjoyed the Hot Tub even though it rained most of the weekend. It was really spacious and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed the provisions left for us, which was really thoughtful. The location was perfect, it was really quiet although there was lots to do in the surrounding area. We have recommended it to our friends and expect that we will try to return to the cottage in the near future.

    Reviewed by ElaineNov 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning - the photos do not do it justice at all!"


    Reviewed by SarahNov 2018

  • "This is a high quality holiday cottage in a hidden gem of a location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StewartNov 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderful!"

    Very tastefully furnishes and fantastically equipped. Hot tub was amazing. The owners had left all the essentials for us on arrival which was a lovely touch. We would highly recommend this cottage and have already booked to return next year. Thank you for a brilliant holiday!

    Reviewed by LauraNov 2018

  • "Outstanding property."

    Pictures show a lovely cottage that looks quite small. Indeed it looks like that from outside. But it’s a tardis! In fact this is a beautiful and spacious property which is very tastefully decorated. Very functional, modern while charming and with lots of personal touches from the owners. It certainly has a personality. Huge and comfortable bed, lovely twin room for my daughter as well. Clean, modern bathroom, rain shower downstairs with good water pressure. Everything is excellent. We wanted for nothing. So well equipped especially the kitchen. Very comfortable throughout. WiFi, which was fast enough for streaming. Hot tub great for relaxing in under the uninterrupted night sky, which is full of stars as very little to no light pollution. Our young daughter loved the many board games and was grateful for the colouring book! As we were for the generous welcome pack! Also lots of dvds and books. If there is anything you could want from a cottage holiday I can’t think of it! Great location. The abondoned train line runs right beside the property and there is a gate immediately onto it. You are straight onto a lovely walk. Also in the other direction, a 10/15 minute walk across some fields, woodland and along a river brings you to the town with multiple shops, pubs and CoOp. It sits between two B roads, but you wouldn’t know it, very little traffic noise, the back road where the hot tub is see maybe two vechicles an hour in the evening to give you an idea. Left to our own devices, but owners are immediately next door for any issues. Throughly recommended.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2018

  • "We loved this cottage."

    We have stayed in quite a few but have never felt as at home as we did here. The hot tub and several other extra surprises upon arrival made our stay so special. Thank You!

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage on the owners farm just outside Mickleton."

    We had a really super break. We used the hot tub every day.

    Reviewed by TerryOct 2018

  • "Yes we had a great time despite the rain the stables was everything and more ..."

    Yes we had a great time despite the rain the stables was everything and more than we had expected the welcome pack was the icing on the cake

    Reviewed by NickOct 2018

  • "The owner was very welcoming , provided some lovely provisions and had the cottage lovely and cosy on arrival."

    The hot tub is a great facility. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2018

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    There was everything that we needed - and much more. The standard of furnishing and provision of equipment was outstanding. Loved the hot tub. This is a beautiful area with lots of places to eat out.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2018

  • "The Stables at Middleton-in - Teesdale was excellent."

    Very comfortable, well equipped and clean. The facilities were good with the hot tub a big plus for us. The welcome pack was a very nice thought. The cottage was well located for sightseeing, walking ( you can start a very good walk right outside the garden ) and there were several good places to eat within a mile or two. Would seriously give some thought to returning here as we enjoyed it so much.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2018

  • "Had a fantastic week at the stables."

    Melanie and Andrew were great hosts the cottage has everything you need and more and is of a really high standard the pictures don't do it justice. Welcome pack was unexpected surprise and a lovely gesture. The area itself is beautiful and tranquil lovely walks so relaxed can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by ScottAug 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double upon request)
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Underfloor heating, Wood-burner and biomass heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, coffee machine (own coffee to be provided) dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, Bluetooth, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Starter pack for wood burner
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots and two highchairs available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio area to the rear with furniture, kitchen, bathroom and living room all have underfloor heating, Gas BBQ, chiminera and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Two steps from dining area to lounge, and two steps to super king-size bedroom
  • Note: Property offers secure bike storage
  • Please note, this property only accepts bookings starting on a Monday or Friday

The property

Middleton-in-Teesdale 1 mile.

A beautiful stone cottage located near Middleton-in-Teesdale, offering the best of the surrounding natural beauty, along with a bustling town center.

The entrance hall welcomes families and friends through to the tasteful interior, comprising of a cosy sitting room, featuring comfortable sofas where you can relax after a day exploring whist soaking up the glow of the open fire.

The well-equipped kitchen boasts stylish units and ample space for evening meal preparation.

To complement the interior, you will discover an immaculate shower room on the ground floor, and a bathroom with a handheld shower located upstairs.

For a peaceful nights sleep, choose from two bedrooms; a super king-size and a twin room, providing a zip/link option, with both rooms overlooking the delightful garden.

To the outside of the cottage, you can recharge in the hot tub with a glass of wine and watch as the sun sets over the peaceful countryside in this private sunken garden.

Also at the rear of this lovely stone cottage is a disused railway line, now part of the local cycle and walking trails it is perfect for taking the local scenery.

Nearby the village of Mickleton has two traditional pubs, both serving real ales is a great way to spend a fews hours watching the world go by.

Near is the historic Bowes Museum, owned by The Queen Mother, this fabulous building hosts exhibitions from art, fashion & design to life in a Roman town, steeped in English history this purpose built property has a wonderful story to tell.

The nearby waterfalls of High Force, Gibson's Cave and Cauldron Snout are amongst the most spectacular sights in the district, and the market town of Barnard Castle can be easily reached, boasting a full range of facilities.

The town also offers a selection of shops, and pubs, with walking routes close by, including high open moorland as well as pretty wooded valleys.

Hamsterly forest is a mountain bikers dreams, with bike hire available explore the area on one of the tracks from beginners to advanced cycles, with its own gruffalo trail for little ones.

The Stables is the perfect base for an idyllic break in this Area of Outstanding Beauty.

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About the location


Middleton-in-Teesdale 2 miles; Barnard Castle 8 miles.

The small hamlet of Mickleton is situated in the heart of beautiful Teesdale, close to the villages of Romaldkirk and Middleton in Teesdale and within a few miles of the market town of Barnard Castle. Mickleton itself consists of a cluster of stone houses along a single street and offers two pubs, one serving excellent food, along with a petrol station/garage. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep with The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, The River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force all close by. There are also excellent cycling facilities in The Dale and Hamsterley Forest.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas