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Stables Cottage

(Ref. 1078952)

Whorlton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely cottage, in a lovely setting, run by lovely people."

    Being dog friendly was one of the main reasons we chose this cottage and it didn't disappoint. The whole family loved it. The village down the road and the walk along The Weir/Barnard Castle is lovely too. We can't wait to go back. The cottage had everything you could need and more, so well equipped and the hot tub was lovely. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2023

  • "Firstly i like to say how lovely the people are who own this property."

    Had a 2 tiny hiccups during our stay and they were with you to fix them straight away with a smile on there faces. The stables is furnished to a really high standard and caters for all your needs whilst away. Beds were comfy. I cant really say more it was just a great week. Others have stated about the smell outside from the farm nearby. Yes there was a smell but didn’t bother us and was not there all the time so please don't let this put you off. End of the day your in the countryside. Overall a five star stay and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house, very clean and comfortable."

    Owner very helpful if anything is needed. Well equipped kitchen… we cooked every night and had everything we needed. Hot tub a nice extra.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at The Barn."

    Inside was clean with a bright decor and under floor heating The Barn is well equipped for your stay the owners had left a nice welcome pack and fresh eggs from the chickens they are on hand if you need them but not intrusive. The Hot tub was also a nice touch especially after a long day out I would highly recommend The Barn

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2022

  • "There was plenty of room."

    The smell outside was overpowering at times. We would not return due to that. Just a simple broom would be useful in the unit so we can keep the floor tidy. Upon arriving there was but a tiny bit of toilet paper. It wouldnt hurt to have one full roll, particularly when shops are some distance. Underfloor heating is good but takes too long to heat. Hopeless when a cold snap hits, as no other quicker heating methods. The dishwasher top draw runner was broken and difficult to use. It needs fixing but obviously been like that for a while. The location was quiet and the spa pool a welcome addition.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Sep 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property in a great location for visiting local towns."

    It is extremely well equipped and has a brilliant play area for kids. The owner Julia, is lovely and extremely helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property and we will be returning in the future for definite. Our family had a great break. Mark Moore.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house was warm and welcoming with everything available that we could need."

    The hot tub was a ideal addition to our very relaxed holiday. The accommodation was situated ideally for getting around the local area. We would definitely consider booking a second time if we find ourselves holidaying in this area again.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was a home away from home & the owners were so helpful. The trampoline & hot tub were the highlights for our daughter & the bunk room was really well designed for children. In a great location for nearby attractions & we enjoyed days out to Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum & Low Force Waterfall among others. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    The owners couldn’t do enough to make your stay welcome and enjoyable. Great hot tub, nice and warm and clean. Beautiful views. Would definitely stay there again. It was really lovely.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very comfortable, lots of lovely features."

    Fantastic views and sunsets. Peaceful and quiet. If you have kids, there’s lots for them to do on site. Julia had left us some of their own fresh eggs and other goodies. Which were very much appreciated. Thank you. Me and my sister had a lovely relaxing, peaceful break. I would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage at all.

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at the Stables cottage in June and had a lovely week, the cottage was very clean with excellent facilities, it was lovely to relax in the hot tub - which we used most evenings after a busy day visiting the area - it was kept clean and heated everyday."

    there is plenty to do in the area, we especially enjoyed Raby Castle and the Bowes museum, both are worth a visit. We would definitely stay at the Stables again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage that's been very well designed and decorated."

    Lovely owners that were on hand if required. On a personal note I found the bed mattress very hard so I didn't sleep well, and I would've liked to have seen a tall fence around the hot tub just to give abit of privacy from the main house, but like I say this is a personal note. Otherwise a lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7May 2022

  • "My family and I stayed here for a week in May."

    It was fantastic I loved the fact it was all on the ground floor, I would really recommend this stay for anyone with small children as it made life so much easier for us, not having to worry about stairs. The park area outside was excellent the children loved it especially the trampoline. The accommodation upon arrival was extremely clean and the kitchen was superb well equipped had everything you needed and the oven was of a high standard and cooked food really quickly. The hot tub was available for us to use throughout our stay this was a great facility and we used it everyday. If you are thinking of booking here, just book it you won’t regret it!

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Apr 2022

  • "One of the most beautiful properties we've ever stayed at!"

    The facilities were great, lovely and warm, everything was perfect and even recently decorated. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and well placed for the Yorkshire Dales, historical landmarks & Coastal towns."

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Mar 2022

  • "Perfect Holiday for families, host are very nice and welcoming."

    Friendly and helpful, nothing we could asked more the hot tub is a big bonus. Thinking to come back again and recommended. Thank you! x

    Reviewed by Kris5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Stables Cottage."

    The place was very clean, cosy and had everything we needed. The lovely owners left a big box of biscuits & some eggs for us which i thought was very kind! We didnt attempt the hot tub as it was too windy outside due to the storm, but that didnt dampen our stay whatsoever. I’ll be definitely recommending this lovely little place to family & friends!

    Reviewed by Ruhena5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, friendly and helpful owner."

    Great location. Maybe addition of robes for the hot tub? Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Feb 2022

  • "Stables Cottage was lovely and clean, comfortable, cosy and warm."

    In a good quiet location ,ideally situated for walking routes and nearby Barnard Castle.The hot tub is an added bonus and the owners couldn't be more helpful and accommodating.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "Property was lovely and clean with everything you need."

    Super friendly welcome from the owners and only a quick drive into town. Really can’t ask for anything more!

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a wonderful place to spend Christmas!"

    Arrived on 23rd to a warm welcome from Nigel. Cottage is spotlessly clean, with everything you need. We spent Christmas day chilling in the hot tub. Our daughter and son in law joined us on the 27th and we cooked a Christmas dinner. The area is beautiful, with Barnard Castle on the doorstep. We used the hot tub again on a clear evening and the stargazing was incredible. Cannot recommend highly enough. Will definitely be back. Thanks Julia and Nigel.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely stay in a great location to explore County Durham and the Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage is ideal for little children with it been all on one floor. Owner very friendly. We had a comfortable stay and the underfloor heating was very nice. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage has absolutely every comfort you need and more- in a stunning part of the world."

    Owners are lovely too, would definitely come again!

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Dec 2021

  • "Brilliant property would definitely return!"

    Reviewed by Celynd5.0Nov 2021

  • "Stables Cottage is one of the most relaxing cottage holidays we have stayed in."

    the cottage has a lovely relaxing feel, the hot tub helps. Stables is kept very clean and very well kept. We have stayed here twice so far with many more to come. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage and very friendly owners."

    We will definitely look to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owners of the property were so lovely and accomodating - we couldn't have asked for more."

    The cottage was clean and warm, with fresh towels and bedding. The wifi was great because signal wasn't amazing for us there. Modern kitchen and bathroom facilities. We will definitely return in the future!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Sep 2021

  • "Three of us stayed in this lovely cottage for a walking holiday in the surrounding area."

    The cottage was well equipped and quiet. Initially we did have some problems with the Broadband/WiFi which really wasn't fit for purpose, however we were pleasantly surprised when the owner got a technical engineer in who resolved the problem. After this we had no further problems and can report that SmartTV, tablets and phones can all be used adequately including to make calls and video calls. The hot tub was also lovely and most welcome after a days walking. The owners could not have done more to help us and without hesitation we would recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Sep 2021

  • "Had everything we wanted, and provided a quiet setting for a relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Colin4.1Sep 2021

  • "Our stay was very enjoyable, lovely location, peaceful on a working farm."

    The family were very helpful and friendly, we shared a play area, and my little grandson loved it. My elder Grandson loved the hot tub, and used it daily. The only negatives were the weather and the wifi, one of which our hosts couldn’t do much about, and the wifi which they had done what they could, but the area just as a poor signal, we struggled with phone and gps, so that’s just one of those things. If you are planning a holiday streaming films on your iPad this isn’t the place for you, if you are planning a peaceful break in the country, and get out and about it’s a great location, and place to stay.

    Reviewed by Jonn4.7Aug 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay, the barn is spacious and comfortable."

    The children were happy to play everyday on the park area, and relax in the hot tub. The family who run barn are so friendly and helpful, and just next door if you need them.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Sunny, sheltered enclosed front courtyard with furniture and hot tub
  • Play area for children (adult supervision required)
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • 3x Dogs welcome, £30 supplement per pet
  • Note: A single bed can be added to the twin room upon request.

The property

Situated on a former farm near the village of Whorlton and just a short distance from the bustling town of Barnard Castle is Stables Cottage, an imaginative conversion of an old stone stable.

With its beautiful position in North Yorkshire, coupled within an outstanding interior design and a hot tub, this is the perfect place to call home as you enjoy a relaxing holiday.

Enter into the single-storey accommodation and relish in the open-plan living space, which has retained a wealth of original features and character touches throughout.

Picture windows affords a constant connection with the lower reaches of the Teesdale valley and the underfloor heating throughout offers a sense of comfort in the winter evenings.

In here, you will find a fully fitted kitchen, a social dining area and a sitting area, where you can unwind and comfort those post-walk soles, bliss!

Alternatively, guests can relax in the small private courtyard before dipping into the bubbling hot tub to soak up the picturesque surroundings.

Once the evening has drawn to a close, catch your rest within one of the two well-presented bedrooms, comprising of the master suite, which is notable for its plush double bed, whilst the twin bedroom is great for friends or those with children.

To the rear is open farmland with a bridleway accessible from the cottage, and there are plenty of walking opportunities here!

Visit Raby Castle, High Force, the National Railway Museum Shildon, or enjoy the tea rooms, shops and restaurants in Barnard Castle, which also houses a leisure centre with swimming pool, gym, soft play area and indoor climbing wall for the more energetic.

Further afield attractions include a visit to The Forbidden Corner in Middleham, visiting the highest pub in England and exploring the delights of Richmond.

With the owners on hand to ensure a warm and comfortable stay, and an outdoor play area for children, this property is an ideal Whorlton cottage for a family holiday exploring nearby Teesdale, Durham and the Yorkshire Dale .

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Barnard Castle 3 miles
  • Middleton in Teesdale 11 miles
  • Richmond 14 miles
  • Durham 40 miles

The pretty Teesdale village of Whorlton has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The Castle (open to the public) is one of the grandest in England. Enlarged and beautified over the centuries, the medieval heart remains, and a walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the splendour. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is only 3 miles away, with its own Norman castle plus a wide range of shops, renowned antiques quarter, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. The Bowes Museum, High Force and Shildon Railway museum are only a short drive, and walkers will enjoy the many trails around Teesdale.

Please note: The min price this property can be sold for in the Winter is £495 plus booking fee