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Stang View

(Ref. 1027047)

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "What a great time we had staying here."

    This is a wonderful homely yet modern equipped cottage, well positioned in the town.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Dec 2023

  • "A really good holiday home, well looked after."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay the cottage was the perfect venue as we were attending a wedding."

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fabulous homely property in excellent condition."

    Spotless when we arrived with a much appreciated welcome pack that was far better than expected. Main bedroom was very spacious and a fantastic comfy bed. Great to have a small enclosed garden for the dog who loved the dozens of rural walks right on the doorstep. House is at the end of town but just 3 minutes flat walk to the high street. Definitely one of the best we've stayed at with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property would definitely stay again if in the area."

    Comfy bed, plenty of storage. Bathroom fine again plenty of storage for toiletries (only negative the sink was very slow draining). Kitchen had everything we needed, dishes, utensils etc. spacious dining room and living room with comfortable sofa and chairs. Plus a big thank you for the best welcome pack we’ve ever had, fresh bread, butter, cheese, eggs, milk, cookies and a bottle of wine! (Think I’ve remembered everything) The rear garden was safe and secure for our dog. Plenty of ideal walks from the doorstep, along the river to the Abbey ruins. It’s a lovely market town lots of places to eat and drink, plenty of shops and a supermarket. We were lucky with the weather lots of sun before the storm swept in as we left for home.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely house and well appointed."

    It was deceptively spacious and clean and tidy. Host Erica was responsive when we had an issue with the WiFi. Great location for Barnard Castle exploring.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean and well equipped house."

    The property fulfilled all our needs. Great location for lovely walks with our dog. Shops, pubs and takeaways only 5 minutes walk from the house. The front bedroom bed was to soft for my husband (we have firm bed at home) that being said we did manage to sleep ok and it didn’t spoil our holiday. We all really enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, it was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property is well placed for easy access to the centre of Barnard Castle and the outside space at the back is safe and dog friendly."

    The property is spacious, the heating works well and there is an endless supply of hot water. However the properties beds and seating in the lounge are soft and extremely uncomfortable, we booked because other reviews claimed the beds were comfortable. If you have any medical issues with your back I would suggest this property is not for you. We left 2 days earlier than the change over day as we were so uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Pauline3.1Sep 2023

  • "The house was larger than expected, a good size two bedroom terrace, a reasonable size front room and a nice up to date kitchen diner, there is a small dining room to the side of the kitchen but did not need to use due to breakfast bar."

    The main bedroom is a good size with a large king size bed that was comfy. The bathroom is also a reasonable size with a good shower and full size bath, nice hot water on demand. The location is as stated, and if you have dogs there is a nice walk around the museum grounds/wood that is just 2 minutes up the road, longer walks are just a 5 minute walk away down the road and across from the front of the museum, the town centre is a 5 minute walk with plenty of shops and cafes, a bit lacking in pubs with only one that we really liked(The three horse shoes) it was nice and clean and modern but the food choice was lacking. On arrival at Stang View there was a nice touch as others have said, with milk, cheese, eggs, bread and a bottle of red wine! We can vouch for the heating working as we were cooked in the middle of the night as someone had set a heating schedule to come on at 25 degrees! So just check no one has set a scheduling the heating control! The only slight niggles with the accommodation was it would have been nice to have black out curtains in the bedroom as it was quite light in the morning ( we like a sleep in!) also the large frying pan would not work with the induction hob, and a bigger kitchen bin as we had to empty it all the time, these are really minor things and we had a lovely stay and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Aug 2023

  • "A super property, spotlessly clean throughout."

    Comfy beds and a great shower in the bathroom. We would definitely stay at Stang View again. Easy access to the town centre with its shops and amenities. There were plenty of amazing walks both from the door and further afield.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "A comfortable house, convenient for town and The Bowes."

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Stang View, Barnard Castle."

    We love the location of the house as it is within walking distance to everything in Barnard Castle. The kitchen is very well equipped with every utensil and pot anyone will ever need, the induction hob is super quick and very responsive which makes cooking very easy and safe. Both bedrooms offer very good storage space and very comfortable beds. The bathroom is light and bright offering both bath, and fully enclosed shower options. The garden is enclosed and safe for our little dog who loved sunbathing on the grass. Great place to stay, we will be back. Ian, Mia and Patsy

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great property and location."

    Barnard Castle & the area are wonderful.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "Only issue was waste bins."

    The otherwise excellent manual referred to three waste/recycling containers. We only had access to one general waste bin which was full on arrival and not emptied during our stay.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Jun 2023

  • "We turned up to a lovely welcome package and a beautifully clean property."

    The bedrooms were a great size, the garden was a real plus for the dogs. Downstairs you had everything you could need, a real home from home. Lovely property in an amazing location and in beautiful Barnard Castle. Thankyou, Stang View made our stay super special.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2023

  • "I would highly recommend this property."

    Beautiful kitchen, lounge , bedroom and fab bathroom. Very good shower. Great to have the washing machine and dishwasher. Home comforts. Bed quite soft but that was fine for us. Yes the garden could do with a bit of a tidy but the flowers in it looked lovely. 100% dog proof. House positioned short walking distance from the towns cafes, pubs, and shops. We had an absolutely fabulous meal in Capri would highly recommend and personally I would say best place in town. So many dog walks on the door step, over the fields, down by the river, and through woodland. All in all a perfect holiday

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "First time staying here , have stayed in Barnard Castle many times - but first one to have a garden ."

    For us that made all the difference having dogs - leaving the French doors open for the dogs to wander in and out - totally secure garden . House was modern , beautiful kitchen , first class shower- huge , bedrooms very comfy and front one enormous- 5 mins into town and for dog walks . Would definitely book again .

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic couple of days."

    Pet friendly and only a few minutes walk to the town centre and local walks. The cottage was ideal and great value for money. One small downfall was not been able to enter until 16:00 and we had to vacate at 10:00.

    Reviewed by Leonard Paul4.1May 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at Stang View."

    Home from home comfort & facilities, and a great location for easy access to Barnard castle and beyond. A perfect place to stay and we will definitely be booking again soon!

    Reviewed by Kris5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely house with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay."

    The house is close to the Bowes Museum and within easy walking distance of the town centre and local attractions. The welcome pack was much appreciated. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Welcome pack much appreciated. Enjoyed some lovely walks despite getting caught in heavy hail

    Reviewed by Gordon4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    We had a fab chilled week. The cottage was clean, cosy and spacious. Very generous welcome pack. Just a 5 minute walk to town and in a quiet area. Even though it was road parking it was easy to park. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and only a 5minuite walk into the town."

    Great welcome pack on arrival only thing for us were the beds were too soft causing not a good nights sleep. Lovely place and would definitely recommend to other people

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Apr 2023

  • "The property in general was lovely."

    Extremely clean. The location is perfect and the bathroom was fabulous. Our only negative feedback would be the comfort of the furniture in the lounge and the efficiency of the oven.... irrespective of the setting, it took an hour to cook anything. The property would benefit from a few soft touches to enhance your stay.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Mar 2023

  • "Had a gorgeous chilled week staying in Stang View."

    So cosy and clean and spacious. Great for staying with dogs. Welcome pack was the most generous and thoughtful one we’d ever had! What a lovely surprise. Just a five minute stroll to the high street it is perfectly positioned and in a quiet area of town with easy parking. Barnard Castle is an absolute gem with lots of independent shops, really friendly folk and fabulous walks from the doorstep. We will definitely return. Thank you Erica & Graham.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Feb 2023

  • "Our second time of staying at the property and it won’t be our last ."

    The welcome pack which consisted of milk, butter, bread ,cookies and a bottle of wine very generous. The place is lovely !

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved staying in Stang Cottage, ideally located for walking in to Barnard Castle which is a lovely town with plenty of shops, pubs and cafes."

    We had a fantastic meal at the Italian restaurant Capris. The cottage had everything we needed, the kitchen was very well equipped, and everywhere was warm and immaculately clean. We enjoyed it so much we have booked to return in September as the weather was not the best and there is so much to explore in the area.

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent property in an excellent location within Barnard Castle."

    10 minute stroll to the Main Street. Nice welcome pack of wine, bread, milk, butter & cookies. As this is winter, we were not able to utilise the outside space, but I would suggest it would be nice to sit on a warm sunny day. Would return again.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.7Dec 2022

  • "Stang View is the 7th property I've stayed in Barnard Castle alone and by far is the best !"

    Location , comfort and and value are excellent , the welcome pack - greatly received , especially as it was freezing outside. The heating quickly warmed the place up with good tv coverage. Highly recommended !

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovely week staying in Stang View - our second this year."

    It's perfect for three of us - comfortable and very easy to look after - and the welcome pack of essentials (including bread, butter, milk, eggs and cookies) was very much appreciated. The location is brilliant - within easy walking distance of town centre shops and supermarkets. Despite the cold weather we were very comfy reading in front of the log fire but did venture out for walks in the Deepdale Nature Reserve and from Bowlees Visitor Centre. We also took advantage of our annual passes to revisit the Bowes Museum (purchased in April as they were cheaper than day tickets). We mostly dined at home as few of the pubs offer evening meals during the week and the kitchens close early (at least early for us!) but we did enjoy a very good meal at the Capri Italian restaurant (five minutes walk away on Newgate) and takeaways from the Barnard Castle Fisheries and Babul's (both on the Horse Market) were excellent. We're looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful property, clean and comfortable thank you for letting this out to us."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch and very well received. The only small comment is the lighting in the smaller bedroom was a little dull once it was dark outside. However, we had a wonderful stay in a beautiful part of our country.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Oct 2022

  • "The only thing missing was there was no hairdryer."

    Which would have been extremely useful . Otherwise cannot fault the property or welcome gift.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house, very clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    A couple of tips a) need to supply washing up bowl and drainer as not everyone wants to use a dishwasher and b)a visitors book to see what places to visit, places to eat that previous guests would recommend. Two minor issues that need robe addressed 1) ITV hub stops after about 40 minutes and will not restart. 2) Could not use the hob despite following the instructions provided as the only button that works is on/off, pressing the icons to select a particular ring to use does not work. Overall a lovely property and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Leigh4.7Sep 2022

  • "Pleasant and very clean cottage in a good position for walking into Barnard Castle and visiting surrounding area."

    Only down side for us was the back 'garden' with was great for the dog but we couldn't be tempted to sit in, nothing a good tidy, few plants and decent outdoor furniture wouldn't sort.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Aug 2022

  • "Really nice stay."

    The house was clean and well laid out....the garden could do with a spruce up and watch your head on the enormous fan cover above the hob ! Well located just 5 minute walk to town centre but nice and quiet...friendly owner if any problems..would recommend

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Aug 2022

  • "Would love some comfy seating outside, the table and chairs were great, but not the comfiest on a warm evening"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "Second stay at Stang View and enjoyed it just as much as the first."

    It’s a great property - spacious and well equipped, with better saucepans than I have at home! The main bed is super soft which I personally love but might not be everyone’s cup of tea. A little radio in the kitchen might be a nice touch?

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, the welcome gift was amazing and very unexpected."

    Enjoyed most our stay except for the garden, we had a couple of lovely warm evenings but was unable to use the garden as it was so overgrown. Getting to the bins at the back I had to fight my way through all the flowers and weeds that were across the path. Getting into the front door was equally as bad as a very thorny bush smacked me in the face in the wind. Such a shame as in the pictures the garden was lovely.

    Reviewed by Pamela3.4Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed staying at this property."

    It was clean, comfortable and situated really well for exploring the area. Really good area for dog walking and plenty of dog friendly places to visit. Made a lovely change to be able to leave the car and walk into town. Very generous welcome pack, comfy beds, amazing shower. 10 out of 10 for us.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was very comfortable, clean and spacious."

    Lovely to receive a little welcome pack of wine, milk, eggs, bread and biscuits

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Apr 2022

  • "A super cottage, on a quiet road and only a few minutes walk from the town."

    Spacious kitchen with everything you need. Loved the wood burner - lovely and cosy! Plenty of space upstairs in the main bedroom and excellent comfortable bed - a must after walking the beautiful dales! The cottage has been well thought out and well maintained -makes for an ideal location to explore gorgeous countryside ( plenty of walks from town and surrounds) and explore the locals shops, restaurants and pubs of BC. Everyone is so friendly to! Thank you for a lovely stay- we’ll definitely we back!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stang View is a spacious and comfortable property."

    It is furnished and decorated to a high standard and situated close to the town centre and the Bowes Museum ( both only 5 mins walk). The Demesne, a large open area close to the river is also close by. Although close to these amenities, it was a very quiet street. The welcome pack was much appreciated, as was the overall cleanliness of the property. The only downside for us was the cooker hood which was quite low and protruded significantly- my husband banged his head a couple of times - and the soft mattress on the bed. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage… excellent in everything."

    Couldn’t fault at all. Very clean and comfortable and everything you need. Welcome goodies brilliant, thank you. Highly recommend. But would have liked a hairdryer, looked everywhere but couldn’t find and also separate bin in kitchen for recycling.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2021

  • "Ideally located for town and countryside, beautiful, well equipped and cosy cottage."

    We had a fabulous stay and the welcome tray of goodies was much appreciated. Nothing to complain about! Good to see that there had been response to previous reviews eg the new bannister up the stairs.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic place and location."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2021

  • "Raised issue with you after arriving at holiday le5 and still awaiting a response from either the property owner or Sykes Cottages."

    Poor customer service which will be reflected in our online review.

    We would like to apologise for the delay in responding, A case was opened and contact was made with the issue raised. The Owner was contacted and replied since this feedback was left. The issue was no TV signal which was due to the fire at the Bilsdale Mast effecting the complete area. Had the Owner been aware earlier they could have offered to take around a Smart TV for the customers use. We are still in discussions with the customer to find a satisfactory resolution. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James2.5Aug 2021

  • "A lovely property with easy access to local facilities."

    Welcome pack was great. Really enjoyed our stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by Kris5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very nice cottage Nice position for the town A little disappointed that not one toilet roll was left ."

    Just a minor Isisue but sometimes a the necessity.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was in a perfect location, central for all the shops and the welcome pack was excellent, we didn't arrive until late on Friday and the pack was very welcome, saved us from having to go out shopping straight away."

    Lovely place would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is one of the nicest holiday cottages I’ve ever stayed in."

    Everything is of very good quality and it’s spacious, comfortable and excellent for dogs, having a fully enclosed back garden and an excellent dog walking area within 3 minutes walk. Barnard Castle’s High Street, a Morrison’s and Bowes Museum are less than a 10 minute walk. We had no trouble finding a place to park outside.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stang View a lovely terraced house within 5 minuets walk of the town and 15 minuets walk from the Bowes Museum ."

    We would have liked a hand rail on the stairs as we both have some mobility issues and the stairs are quite steep The sound on the TV was quite distorted so maybe needs some speakers to solve this problem .

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Jun 2021

  • "We rented the cottage to have a mini-honeymoon after getting married in a tiny ceremony a couple of days before."

    Neither of us had been to Barnard Castle before but both really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is lovely and was clean and equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The location was great, right in the town centre and had lots of nice walks to take with our dog. All in all a very enjoyable short break.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2021

  • "Immaculate,well appointed and equipped."

    The location couldn’t be better both for the town and the the local environs.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and immaculately clean, with lots of welcoming touches."

    It is in a convenient position, just a five minute walk from the centre of Barnard Castle but also close to lots of walks and places to visit. We particularly enjoyed our trips to the castle itself and to High Force/Low Force at Newbiggin in Teesdale. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage is in a fabulous location."

    It is immaculately clean and to a very good standard. Everything has been thought about and the cottage is really well equipped. Barnard Castle itself is a beautiful quaint town with so much to do on glorious countryside.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely stay , house was spotless ,well equipped with everything you need, great location , highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Dian5.0Sep 2020

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and lawned area with furniture and lockable bike storage
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

A beautiful period terrace house resting in the ancient market town of Barnard Castle, Stang View is a fantastic base for a trip to County Durham to explore the Durham Dales and the cobbled streets and back lanes of Barnard Castle.

Hosting two bedrooms and several receptions rooms, this spacious townhouse is suited perfectly to two couples or a small family looking to enjoy the delights of this historic settlement and the brilliant surrounding walking country.

Step into the lovely hallway and across the original period tiling to be welcomed into the stylish fitted kitchen, complete with all you need for cooking up some tasty meals, you can perch at the breakfast bar while the chef gets things going.

The sitting room lies at the front of the house and has a warming woodburning stove to enjoy as you relax on the sofa or armchair after an afternoon of walking, with a TV to entertain amidst the elegant decor.

Gather around for a meal together or an indulgent takeaway at the dining table to the back of the house, or take it outside to the enclosed garden on a summer evening, with furniture out here and storage for a pair of road bikes too.

Following a busy day, get some rest in one of the two double bedrooms, both enjoying attractive decoration and colour schemes as well as plenty of storage for your things, while the fabulous bathroom has a walk-in shower and a bath.

Barnard Castle was recognised as a 'Walkers are Welcome town' in 2017 thanks to its wonderful hospitality in the form of tearooms and cafés and its great location for reaching some amazing walking country, begin by taking riverside strolls along the River Tees following the Teesdale Way, explore the Deepdale Nature Reserve and Flatts Wood, and venture onto the Durham Dales to experience some stunning scenery.

Head into The Bowes Museum, one of the most significant museums outside of London, to see a collection of European fine and decorative art set in a French-style chateau.

Explore the ruins of the town's 12th century castle ruins, an English Heritage site, it still dominates over the river.

The Witham is the towns arts centre and is where you can find a mix of live events including music, comedy and theatre as well as film, perfect for an evening's entertainment.

Head to the monthly farmer's market held on 'the cobbles' in the Market Place and get some local fresh produce and pick up some souvenirs from local businesses, and make sure to wander around the 'Secret Garden of the North' at Eggleston Hall and Gardens where nearly five-acres contains beautiful paths, winding trails and pretty planted borders.

Teesdale is home to Hamsterley Forest, County Durham's largest woodland.

Here visitors will find countless waymarked trails and paths, and for those who prefer life on two wheels purpose build graded mountain bike trails will keep everyone entertained for hours.

Less than twenty minutes drive away are the upper reaches of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where countless country pubs and views for miles await.

Discover a wealth of exciting attractions at Barnard Castle from Stang View.

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About the location

BARNARD CASTLE

Staindrop 6 miles; Richmond 13 miles; Darlington 16 miles; Durham 20 miles.

The market town of Barnard Castle is situated in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale in County Durham. It stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort which crosses the river. The medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. Known affectionately as 'Barney’ by residents and visitors alike, the town boasts cobble streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century. The nearby Bowes Museum is well worth a visit and a wonderful way to spend a day wandering around this beautiful building and experiencing the fascinating exhibitions. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this lovely market town, with woodland walks and cycle routes and the Lake District, the Pennine and Teesdale Ways, and the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.

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