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Folly Lodge

(Ref. 1036975)

Eggleston near Middleton-In-Teesdale, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property, well maintained and welcoming, lovely eggs - fresh from the garden!"

    A great surprise. Very comfortable and in an area full of great walking and visits. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2024

  • "It was exactly as described."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2024

  • "Beautifully situated property for exploring the area."

    Spacious, well equipped, lovely decor, modern bathrooms, kitchen and bed linens all super. Very homely. Loved the decking with woodland view of the grounds and the little adventures and sniffs with our dog round the 3 acres. Fab views at the look out of the valley beyond.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at Folly Lodge, the owners were lovely too, any small problem we had they sorted immediately,"

    Reviewed by Sue3.8May 2024

  • "A charming, cosy well equipped lodge surrounded by gorgeous woodland, very quiet and tranquil within easy travelling distance by car to the surrounding areas in Durham, North Yorkshire and Cumbria as well as for lovely woodland walks."

    The owners were very accommodating and on hand for any queries and provided a lovely welcome pack on our arrival. We were a party of 4 mature women had a great week celebrating our friend's 60th birthday and though it was a really cold week we managed to drive to visit Richmond, York, Masham, Northallerton and The Tan Hills Inn (a really great experience if you fancy a visit!) We would highly recommend a visit to Folly Lodge.

    Reviewed by Kath4.7Apr 2024

  • "An excellent property."

    We stay in 3 or 4 different properties each year and this is so good that we are intending to return next year! The layout and items provided are lovely as is the location.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely , comfortable, warm and cozy awesome place, lovely owners, appreciated the added things like milk and fruit"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful property with nice furnishings."

    Perfect location for exploring North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2023

  • "4th visit to Folly Lodge , always a warm welcome from Owners Emily & John !"

    Lovely , peaceful Week as always , highly recommend*****

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2023

  • "A terrific holiday property overlooking a woodland garden, which we enjoyed with our dog."

    Plenty of walks on the area, especially around the many reservoirs high up in the North Pennines, where it certainly blows! Shopping delights in nearby Barnard Castle (Barny to the locals). One thing to watch, is that fuel filling stations are few and very far between, so watch that fuel gauge.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous property, very comfortable with everything you need."

    Wonderful woodland location for children to explore safely. We love it and will be back.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Third visit , lovely property’!"

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was as described and scrupulously clean - everything there that you needed."

    The milk and biscuits left on our arrival was a nice thoughtful added touch. Plenty to see and do in the area and some very nice eateries!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Stay made so much better by the accommodation, great facilities and the amazing balcony,sitting out on an evening watching all the birds on the feeders was amazing."

    The accompanying wood behind the lodge was very secure and Alfie ( Cocker spaniel ) loved his daily run around. Would definitely visit again, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely stay x Lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2023

  • "Fantastic lodge with an ideal location."

    Our dog loved the woodland to explore and we spent every night at the fire pit watching the sun set. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "Really lovely place, great base for exploring."

    Clean and comfortable, bed is amazing. The property is in woodland, which belongs to to Folly Lodge and is full of wildlife. We also had various birds feeding on the veranda, including a woodpecker. Will be going back!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay, lovely comfortable and peaceful lodge Thank you."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at Folly Lodge."

    The spaciousness, tranquility and quality of the accommodation was first rate. Easy access and plenty of parking. Lots of great walking from the door if you're not bothered by the steep hills. We did it several times pushing a pram. When you are in the upstairs en-suite bedroom you can't hear what's going on downstairs which was great with our 14 month grandson who gets up a lot earlier than we do these days. A must visit is to go and have a drink with Paul at the Kirk Inn :-)

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is an amazing little oasis in the centre of Teasdale so great for exploring the area which we certainly did."

    Set in a little woodland it is magical and clearly the family have created a great outdoor play arena for children with lots of little foci! The murmuration of starlings nature laid on for us to watch from the decking was amazing each sunset, bit noisy at sunrise, but that’s nature. Our only advice would be more crockery and cutlery. One of the party worked in hospitality and suggests that with a dishwasher you need enough for three times the number of occupants so you don’t have to keep washing up. We thoroughly enjoyed the base for our stay in Teasdale and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Helena4.7Mar 2023

  • "Only positive feedback."

    Everything we needed and wanted. Spacious,beautiful setting,worth every penny. Great for Syd the dog too. We've stayed in quite a lot of holiday cottages,this is by far the nicest.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2023

  • "We absolutely loved it."

    My own comment is that the memory foam bed is so hot and I didnt sleep well because of it. Apart from that it was great.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2023

  • "Both me and my partner had a great time here, Great sized lodge with off road parking and plenty of local walks with a nice market town nearby also, Would definitely recommend to others!"

    Reviewed by Sean4.4Jan 2023

  • "Had a lovely short break to bring in the New Year with my husband, dog and best friends."

    I was greeted by the owner and was very happy with the cleanliness and comfort of our holiday lodge. There was good size grounds for the dog to have a little run around and close to some good walks. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful place very picturesque, in a quiet location surrounded by wildlife."

    Warm and cosy and everything we needed when we arrived, along with treats just so kind. The owners (whom live on the property) Emily, and John were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Barnard castle a lovely town centre well worth a visit lovely people.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Nov 2022

  • "A warm and comfortable cottage, and a relaxing break which was just what was needed."

    The log burner is wonderful. It was well equipped with everything needed for fully self catering.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2022

  • "Folly Lodge is exactly as the pictures show."

    Immaculately clean, well maintained, warm and comfortable. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Oct 2022

  • "Folly lodge is well presented and clean, also a big bowl of fruit for us on arrival, folly lodge has been done beautifully and well equipped for the cooking and baking if you wished."

    Emily and John are very friendly and helpful. We had taken our bikes with us and was able to put them in their garage for storage and it was no problem for them to sort it out for us. I would recommend folly lodge to anyone and the ducks who are owned by Emily and John made us laugh every morning and also get chance to see wild rabbits and their babies. Can not wait to go back to folly lodge..

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Sep 2022

  • "As soon as you walk through the front door at Folly Lodge, you feel yourself relaxing in this lovely, cosy and peaceful accommodation."

    Very much home from home with all the facilities and accessories you need for your stay. Sitting on the balcony taking in the garden and woods, complete with a gaggle of ducks, puts a smile on your face. Our dog Parker loved Folly Lodge and laying out on the balcony. He also loved his morning ramble through the property's woods out the back. As for Teesdale and surrounding areas, Wow! What a well kept secret. Stunning scenery and history that we have barely touched on. This neck of the woods will be having a few more visits in future.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2022

  • "Folly Lodge is absolutely beautiful!"

    The owners (delightful couple) had left fruit, coffee, milk, their own farm fresh eggs from their hens and biscuits etc. for us and a bowl of treats for our dog! A lovely surprise after our long journey! The place was spotless, the garden a beautiful oasis and the surroundings very peaceful. We enjoyed the fire pit overlooking the dales and all the walks close by. On our last morning we saw all the ducklings going for a stroll on the lawn watched from our balcony! Would highly recommend Folly Lodge and we will be back to visit again!

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning. Rarely will you find such a well finished, well thought out and delightful house to holiday in."

    The overall look and feel of the house is relaxing and a pleasure to spend time in. The highlight is the location in the grounds, with a very large balcony/decking overlooking the owners beautiful garden. Everything we needed was addressed and taken care of, and the whole visit was made fuss free. Truly a wonderful place to stay. We will return.

    Reviewed by Nathaniel5.0Jun 2022

  • "A fabulous find!"

    So lucky to have had the pleasure of staying at Folly Lodge. Fantastic accommodation in a beautiful setting with lovely owners. Clean, bright, all modern facilities. Awesome, comfortable beds & fantastic showers! Everything we needed for a much needed break. And the balcony patio area was a stunning place to sit and eat, have a drink, chat, watch the wildlife…Honestly loved this place!!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2022

  • "It was a perfect cottage, we had everything we needed, were comfortable and the woods behind the house were perfect for the dog."

    Great base for exploring the area with beautiful walks within minutes in every direction.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great stay and loved the area,much quieter than the Yorkshire Dales and better value."

    There is some road noise which was more than we were expecting but didnt stop us enjoying ourselves.Our dog enjoyed exploring the woods every morning and evening

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2022

  • "Love the secluded location, very comfortable and just the right space for relaxing and unwinding."

    Found it tricky to locate maybe clearer signage from the main road.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.4Mar 2022

  • "Excellent property in a lovely location."

    Highly recommend this property for relaxing walking vacation

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely warm welcome from Emily & John, pleasure to share their beautiful property"

    Thank you both for your stay at Folly Lodge (again) and lovely feedback. Always a pleasure to meet you in the garden. Stay well and we hope to see you again soon. John & Emily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fabulous time at Folly Lodge, it had everything we needed and more."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and your stay at Folly Lodge. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. John & Emily. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a lovely property and grounds."

    Went with friends and had a great time . Good facility’s . Everything we needed . Lovely area . Met the owner who was very nice . We will return

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and helpful comments left in the holiday let. That was very useful and all has been sorted. Look forward to seing you again, hopefully when the weather is kinder. John and Emily Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was my second stay at Folly Lodge and it lived up to the memory of the first."

    The weather was very mixed but that didn't stop me enjoying my time there. Folly Lodge is beautifully decorated and finished and Emily and John should be very proud of what they offer to us. Thank you both so much, and I'll see you next year (already booked)

    Hi Mandy, Thank you for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure having you again at Folly Lodge. See you again soon. John and Emily Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandi5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely clean and tidy cottage which was well equipped."

    Welcome goodies of coffee, milk, fruit and even dog treats were an unexpected surprise. The owners were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The log burner was a delight and very cosy on a cold evening. We had a very relaxing break and would have no hesitation in booking in the future.

    Hi Anne, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Folly Lodge. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the near future. John and Emily Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Folly Lodge was brilliant."

    Luxury & comfort.The little owner made us very welcome & left us milk eggs,coffee bisciuts,fruit & even biscuits for our dog.A lovely welcoming touch.Thank you.Definatly be back.

    Reviewed by Marlene5.0Nov 2021

  • "My daughter and l had a very restful week at Folly Lodge."

    It is so well situated for easy access to Teesdale and a wonderful location for walking. We did three magnificent walks in the locality one from the cottage. On other days we explored the dale towns and villages and the walled garden attached to the hall down the road kept us busy for a couple of hours followed by a visit to the garden tearooms which serve cakes to die for. The cottage is so well appointed and very comfortable. We enjoyed cooking our evening meals in the very well equipped kitchen. Although the cottage is connected to the owners house it is so well designed that you felt as though you had the place to yourself. We met Emily a couple of times and she made us very welcome but was not intrusive. We enjoyed it so much that l have already booked a return visit for next year.

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Oct 2021

  • "An absolutely fabulous week in this excellent accommodation!"

    Super friendly and helpful hosts. Great weather for visiting the beautiful surrounding area. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful, comfortable home with everything you need to enjoy your holiday."

    We had a lovely week of relaxing and visiting the surrounding areas. Our dog Molly had a lovely time in the woods and the best bit was being able to enjoy the views from the seats at the end of the woods looking out onto the beautiful scenery. The family are very welcoming and the goodie pack on arrival was very much appreciated. Our daughter is now hoping with fingers crossed that there will be further additions to our pets if/when the duck eggs hatch that we were given to bring home. Definitely would go again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a amazing part of the country."

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jul 2021

  • "The accommodation is outstanding."

    The owners, John and Emily could not have been more helpful. The only surprising aspect was the road noise bearing in mind the main bedroom and balcony face to the rear away from the road. Traffic passes quite fast and the road surface is of course grit that creates a lot of tyre noise. Such a beautiful location though, escape to the circular bench and firepit with a wonderful view for peace and quiet. Conveniently located for wonderful Tees walks and excellent restaurants, our favourites were the Forresters in Middleton and the Rose and Crown in Romalkirk. Easy day out to wonderful Durham and to Richmond and Swaledale. Stunning roads over to Weardale and up as far as Alston. Thank you for a great holiday, we will return and leave nothing behind next time!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2021

  • "Folly Lodge was a beautiful property and gardens being close places of interest."

    Owners, John & Emily were lovely and helpful. Excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Nice welcome by owner, Emily"

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely loved the lodge."

    The property has been renovated to a very high standard and has everything you need for a relaxing time away. Loved it so much that it's been booked again for later in the year. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Mandi5.0May 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Folly Lodge, (would have been our 4th if lockdown had not stopped our plans) and the property is still as perfect as the 1st time."

    In a beautiful setting the lodge is fitted out to a very high quality. The outdoor balcony is perfect for looking out onto the woods and garden. Emily and John are very friendly and the extra touches provided such as fresh eggs, fruit, milk, coffee, biscuits and even dog treats make you feel very welcome. Cant recommend highly enough!

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Apr 2021

  • "Folly Lodge is a comfortable well equipped property in a lovely location."

    We had some lovely walks straight from the door and loved exploring Teesdale,and was a nice property to return to after a day out.We particularly enjoyed a couple of hours sat around the outdoor fire pit with views across the valley.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved the location, being enclosed with a woodland area to walk around was fantastic."

    lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Sep 2020

  • "Folly Lodge is a great place to stay ."

    Beautiful accommodation in a great location . Easy access to interesting places , beaches within reason able travel distances , castles, gardens, zoos , animal farms .. waterfalls ...etc etc !! We had a toddler grandson with us , who enjoyed every minute of his holiday .... inspite of mixed weather :-) Would highly recommend ... and the owners are very nice people too, to chat too , or should you need help with anything . Had a great birthday holiday !! Tq :-)

    Reviewed by Chrissie5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a house in a beautiful location."

    The weather was up and down but we still managed to do lots. The hosts even swept the drive when they heard my daughter had brought her skateboard, and wanted to make sure she was safe. Would definitely return as would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation has been fitted to a high standard which made it extremely comfortable."

    Enjoyed the woods that surround the property and taking the dog for a short walk before we went out. We enjoyed the Teasdale valley, so many footpaths and beautiful walks and given the current circumstances we felt very safe.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2020

  • "Folly lodge was stunning set in beautiful surroundings!"

    Freddie our dog loved having his own Wood's to play in. Can't fault this holiday would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2020

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first-floor super-king-size (zip/link), 1 x second-floor king-size with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and decked balcony
  • Ground-floor utility
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Amble off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Garage storage for motorbike on request
  • Large decked balcony
  • Enclosed woodland garden with furniture and fire pit
  • Pets are welcome at £25.00 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.7 miles and pub 0.9 miles
  • NOTE: Property will only accept a Friday check in

The property

Barnard Castle - 6 Miles.

Situated on the outskirts of Eggleston, near the market town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, is this charming annexe property, Folly Lodge.

Attached to the owner's property and situated within three acres of mature woodland, your dream hideaway has been refurbished to a high-standard with all contemporary fixtures and fittings and boasting delightful rural views across the surrounding woodland.

Be welcomed into a small entryway which leads to a ground-floor utility area housing a washing machine so you don't have to bring your whole wardrobe with you.

Follow the steps up to the first floor and be welcomed into a spacious open-plan living area with underfloor heating, complete with a well-equipped kitchen to cook up some delicious meals before gathering at the dining table and popping open a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

Curl up on the plush sofa or armchair with your feet up and unwind into the evening enjoying a movie whilst the woodburning stove keeps the room nice and toasty.

During the summer months, throw open the patio doors leading out to the first-floor "tree-top" decking area and let the cool breeze wash over the interior whilst you enjoy a refreshing drink in the evening sun.

Once the evening draws to a close, choose from a super-king-size (zip/link) bedroom on the first floor sharing a bathroom, or a further second-floor king-size bedroom which comes with its own en-suite shower room, perfect for the adults of the group.

The zip/link bed allows groups of all types to stay here, accommodating for friends, families or two couples; whatever you need, make sure to request whilst booking.

Feel free to use the three acres of woodland, where you can walk your dog(s), and let your children explore.

You will have access to your own bench and firepit overlooking the Teesdale valley.

Nestled in the small village of Eggleston, make sure you explore the nationally renowned Eggleston Gardens and tea-room as well as enjoying the lovely Tees river walks.

Hamsterley Forest is a short drive away, offering a full day out adventure for the whole family and provides a wide variety of mountain bike tracks for all skill levels.

A few miles away from the bustling town centre of Barnard Castle, rich with popular tourist attractions including Barnard Castle which can be found on a high rock overlooking the River Tees and dates back to the 12th century.

If you're looking for some culture, The Bowes Museum has a large collection of art and antiques for browsing, whilst the town centre provides an array of independent shops if you're looking to treat yourself.

The River Tees is the perfect opportunity for those seeking for some watersporting activities, whilst the nearby North Pennines AONB offers an abundance of trails for walking, cycling and hiking through the picturesque woodland.

Folly Lodge is an excellent choice for a countryside break to the heart of County Durham.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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