4.9★ 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets No Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews property (21) clean (18) house (16) lovely (15) well (14) our (12) 40 Customer Reviews "Excellent property, very well equipped, spacious, clean and comfortable." Convenient for local supermarkets etc and very well placed for visiting the Yorkshire and Durham Dales, North York Moors, coast, Durham, Beamish Museum and more. Owners live nearby and are very helpful. Thank you for visiting Mead House, hope to see you again. Feedback much appreciated, thank you again. Property Owner Reviewed by Kathryn5.0★Sep 2023 "The property is of a very high standard and has been beautifully maintained." Absolutely everything was provided to make our stay enjoyable.It was very clean .The added extras were games ,DVDS ,books tissues and complimentary tea ,coffee and biscuits,however we could not access the biscuits as the tin was cross threaded! There were menus and local information sheets available.A very good base for exploring the local area.. Thank you for visting Mead House and your comments are much appreciated, hope to see you again. We had a good laugh about the biscuit tin, its a pull off lid, if you visit us again we will leave 2 packets of the cookies. Thank you. Property Owner Reviewed by John Martin4.7★Sep 2023 "An excellent find." What a beautiful cottage. Extra comfortable Thanks for visiting Mead House, and hope to see you again. Feedback much appreciated. Thank you Property Owner Reviewed by Denise5.0★Aug 2023 "We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful, well equiped house and look forward to returning." It was comfortable and warm. There was plenty to see within about an hour's drive. Richmond and it's castle are well worth a visit with beautiful riverside walks. Barnard Castle and Raby Castle & deer park were enjoyable day out too as well as exploring Darlington itself. Would highly recommend. Thank you, much appreciated. Hope to see you again. Property Owner Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0★Jul 2023 "Superb property, stunning interior and design with excellent facilities." Good location just a short walk from Darlington town centre and railway station or frequent buses almost opposite the property. David, the owner, made us feel very welcome and nothing too much trouble. Thank you much appreciated. Hope you visit us again Property Owner Reviewed by Nicholas5.0★Jun 2023 "Perfect property and perfect location for travelling and sight-seeing." Thank you, much appreciated. Hope to see you again Property Owner Reviewed by Stephen5.0★Mar 2023 "Exceptionally clean property and well situated for travelling in and around the Darlington area (the town centre is only a 20 minute walk away)." Thank you so much. Hope you visit Mead House again Property Owner Reviewed by Ian5.0★Dec 2022 "Wonderful, we loved this property, it was so welcoming when we went in, the owners of the property clearly want people staying at Mead House to feel at home and we did." It is clean and bright and five days of rest and relaxation we wanted was achieved with ease. We did run up to Durham and over to Harrogate which are within easy reach from Mead House. We will be going back to stay. Thank you, much appreciated Hope you visit us again Property Owner Reviewed by Gaynor5.0★Nov 2022 "Absolutely lovely property." Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable beds and lots of added extras to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Owners were very helpful when we had a minor issue on the first day and popped straight over to sort it out. Proximity to the train station was a bonus, just a 10 minute walk away. We had days out in Durham and Newcastle by train and also went to the Maritime Museum in Hartlepool all of which we enjoyed immensely. Darlington is a nice little town with quite a few shops and places to eat and drink. If you want a nice meal Tre Amici in Darlington is absolutely fantastic, we went twice as the food was amazing. The only reason I didnt give 5 stars was no fault of the property or owners but one of the neighbouring properties had several small dogs that appeared to live in a shed which barked persistently, this was quite annoying at times. Other than that could not fault it. Thanks much appreciate. Hope you visit us again. Property Owner Reviewed by Tracey5.0★Oct 2022 "Really lovely property." I would highly recommend it to friends and family. Close to town only a 15 to 20 minutes walk to the centre. Places of interest nearby. If you are looking at this property book it you won’t be disappointed. Thank you, much appreciated. Hope you visit Mead House again Property Owner Reviewed by Barbara5.0★Sep 2022 "We liked the property it was clean and tidy, but we would never return to this property due to the fact there was several dogs all around us barking early in the morning when we were in bed, if we were in some days we could hear it different times of the day and up until at least 11:30pm at night when we were in bed, so we could not relax in this property." Thanks for feedback. So sorry about the dogs locally, after investigating they were having pups so sorry you couldn’t relax and enjoy your stay. What can I say but apologise. Property Owner Reviewed by Michael3.8★Sep 2022 "Lovely house, very clean and well maintained with every facility provided." We'd certainly be happy to stay there again Thank you , much appreciated. Hope you visit us again. Property Owner Reviewed by Peter5.0★Sep 2022 "Really enjoyed the property." The proximity to the station is a great bonus Thanks much appreciated. Hope you visit Mead House again Property Owner Reviewed by John5.0★Aug 2022 "Perfect in every way, Beautiful clean & Airy rooms crisp linen and soft matteresses Ensured a good nights sleep." Excellent Wifi + Tv We loved the open plan Kitchen Diner & Living room, And every room within the house. Decorated to our taste too. Made up for a chilled week. The owners should be proud of themselves for such a lovely place as the Mead. There are Plenty of shops within walking distance & a short drive away too. Darlington is a great town for shopping. And a perfect Base to explore surrounding areas, Barnard castle is an area we loved, And well worth the 25mins drive. We have put the Mead at the top of our list alongside wilberfoss which we had stayed prior to the Mead, And will certainly book up again at some point, As there were a few more surrounding areas within an hrs drive away that we wanted to visit but did not get the time to do so. Highly recommend. !!!! "Tony & Paula" Reviewed by Anthony5.0★Aug 2022 "A lovely, spacious house with great facilities and a very well equipped kitchen." Lovely walks nearby, plenty to do up to an hour's drive away. Reviewed by Linda5.0★Jun 2022 "We really enjoyed our holiday at Mead House, the property is fabulous and was situated perfectly for the holiday we chose." The sofa and bed was comfy, the bath was heaven after a long day walking. We used public transport each day for day trips, the station was about 10 minutes walk from the property. We visited Durham, Saltburn, Edinburgh, Newcastle and York by train, the public transport links were good. Really enjoyed our holiday and would definitely recommend Mead House as a base for a holiday. Reviewed by Julie5.0★Jun 2022 "Firstly, super nice host." So accommodating for us being on motorbikes. Second, wow what a pad! I could happily live there forever. Highest recommendation for this place and we'd love to revisit at the height of summer once again. Thanks for having us :) Reviewed by Matt5.0★Apr 2022 "Really enjoyed our stay at Mead House, a true home from home." The log burner is a brilliant feature especially on chilly evenings. The house is spotlessly clean with lovely bright and airy rooms. It’s in a very quiet and convenient location, close to local and national transport links, great for eating out and visiting cultural sights across the region, and the Moors, the Dales and the sea. Communication from the owners David and Carol was great, they were really helpful too. Thank you Reviewed by Anne5.0★Jan 2022 "Lovely house with everything we needed and easy transport links." Reviewed by Jackie5.0★Jul 2021 "I would thoroughly recommend Mead House as a holiday home, the owners have a lovely home, very clean, tidy spacious." It really made our holiday to have stayed in such a fantastic house. Reviewed by William5.0★Jul 2021 "The property was extremely clean and was ideally situated for exploring the area." Reviewed by Howard4.4★Jul 2021 "Excellent holiday property in a good location." Easy to find, near the centre of Darlington. Plenty of shops around to stock up with. Lovely lounge area with a huge TV and a very fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are both good sizes with plenty of storage. Only recommendation would be to get proper curtains as the paper blinds built into the windows are next to useless during the early summer mornings. Also, for personal preference the beds were way too soft, but that is our preference and not something to mark the property down on. The owners were great with information before our stay and returned our deposit very quickly at the end. Would recommend and will use again if ever in the area. Reviewed by Matthew5.0★Jun 2021 "Very good position within easy reach of town and local shops." Quiet area just off main road but handy for buses. Great base to see and explore the surrounding area. House has plenty of room and storage. Reviewed by Ros5.0★Jun 2021 "Fantastic house with every amenity you would need , immaculately clean and presented would definitely stay there if in the area again!" Reviewed by Gordon5.0★May 2021 "Really enjoyed our stay at Mead House , the property is beautifully done out with high gloss tiles and oak which adds to the luxurious feel of the property which is over 3 floors its very spacious ,it was very clean and the owners were on hand if we needed them , nothing was a problem !" from the moment we stepped inside we saw the effort that the owners had gone to to keep their holidaymakers very safe during covid-19 We will definitely book Mead house again . Reviewed by Michelle5.0★Aug 2020 "Lovely and well presented house ideal for our Xmas shopping trip." Excellent jumping off point for Newcastle, Leeds and York. Reviewed by James5.0★Nov 2019 "Clean comfortable accommodation, safe and secure, close to town centre and train station for ease of exploration of nearby cities of Durham and Newcastle etc." Spotless, well equipt property, way beyond our expectations. Housekeping deposit refunded in full within 6 hours of departure. Reviewed by James5.0★Oct 2019 "Before I start I want to point out that we've stayed in a number of cottages over the years that we've booked through Sykes, but Mead House has got to be one of the best yet!" The house was spotless on our arrival with fresh Tea, Coffee, milk & biscuits provided by the owners, nice thought. We found the fixtures & fittings all to be of good quality with the furniture and bedding all very comfortable with the extra large double giving a good nights sleep. The open plan layout was surprisingly cosy and relaxing with the benefit of the washing machine being downstairs we were able to eat or watch TV without the noise disturbing us. As a base for exploring the local area we were able to visit Middlsborough, Durham, Whitby, Gateshead & the wonderful Beamish Museum as all are within an easy drive. As a side note if you are planning a visit to Beamish do so at the weekend as they are usually "themed", with our visit was based on past transport. Overall highly recommended if you are able to manage the layout of the house over 3 floors. Reviewed by Beverly5.0★Oct 2019 "Lovely, clean and well equipped house." Perfect base for touring the area. Reviewed by Linda5.0★Jun 2019 "Excellent property, well equipped and very comfortable." Reviewed by Julie5.0★Mar 2019 "Dog barking next door from daybreak to evening" Thank you for your feedback, as you will be aware, we have brought this to the attention of the local Environmental Health and are dealing with the issue over time. We value all feedback from customers and it is unfortunate on this occasion your holiday was disturbed by a nuisance neighbor. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner Reviewed by P3.1★Feb 2019 "Exactly what we expected." Great property, well appointed in a quiet location. A great place for a relaxing break, but close enough to town to walk in. Reviewed by Gordon5.0★Dec 2018 "Fabulous property and as I have a relative in this area I will definitively be coming back." Can’t recommend it enough it has everything you could ask for and is clean and comfortable. Reviewed by Julie5.0★Dec 2018 "A beautiful very well equipped property and lovely friendly owners" Reviewed by Morris5.0★Sep 2017 "She has thought of everything so lovely and clean." Quiet road. Reviewed by Michelle5.0★Aug 2017 "Fantastic place." It was like home and we had everything we needed...and more! The owners were super friendly. We highly recommend The Mead. Reviewed by Alastair5.0★Jul 2017 "This is a very well appointed property with excellent living space." It is well situated for touring as well as having excellent train links. It represents excellent value for money. Reviewed by John Douglas4.8★Jun 2017 "Owners lovely" Reviewed by Maureen4.8★Nov 2016 "Lovely house at a very reasonable price." Well situated for the town centre and with a 10 minute bus service thrown in for good measure. We really enjoyed our week here and the weather was kind on the whole. Reviewed by Carolyn5.0★Sep 2016 "The property was extremely clean and had all you could possibly require." It was a central base for visiting a variety of places. First Class accommodation. would definitely recommend it. Reviewed by Geraldine5.0★Aug 2016 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Over three floors Two second floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin Second floor bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC Ground floor basin and WC First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove Ground floor utility. Gas central heating with woodburning stove Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off road parking for 2 cars Bike storage in hall Lawned garden with furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop 3 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk Note: Due to the accommodation being on the first and second floors, this property does not accept children under 5 years The property A superb, detached property situated in a quiet street, close to the centre of Darlington. Set over three floors, this immaculately-presented property provides a luxurious base for visiting The Yorkshire Dales market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle, as well as the many attractions in the immediate area. Offering streamlined, open plan accommodation throughout, this modern property has a spacious sitting room, with a tiled and oak feature floor, a Juliet balcony and a lovely, warming woodburning stove. The high gloss, well-equipped kitchen, exudes quality, including an American-style fridge/freezer and bespoke cupboards, whilst the dining area has a stylish, glass-topped table and high-backed chairs. An oak staircase leads up to two bedrooms; the double of which boasts plenty of storage, along with a stunning bathroom complete with a freestanding bath and a large, walk-in shower. A few minutes’ walk brings you to a selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, as befits a large thriving town. Walk to the Railway Museum, home of Stephenson's Locomotion, or take a short drive the Shildon Railway Complex, which is twinned with the York Railway Museum. The Civic Theatre in the centre of Darlington has an active programme, as has the Forum Music Centre. It is an easy thirty-minute drive to the splendid countryside around Richmond and Barnard Castle, as you quickly leave the town and drive into the classic Dales landscape of dry stone walls, rivers and valleys. This is perfect walking country for those wanting to explore the upper valleys of Middleton-in-Teesdale, incorporating the well-known Cauldron Snout and the High and Low Force waterfalls. Head north from the property and visit the magnificent Durham Cathedral, perched high above the meandering River Wear, or take the motorway south and within forty minutes, you are at the city of York for a wonderful day out. This hidden gem of a property is perfectly placed for exploring the Yorkshire Moors and Dales. Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100. View on map About the location DARLINGTON Yarm 10 miles; Richmond 12 miles. The large market town of Darlington lies on the southern boundaries of County Durham, a thriving town, well known for its railway connections. Notably, Stephenson's Locomotion has made its home in the Railway Museum there and nearby, Shildon offers a second Railway Museum in association with the York Museum. Darlington has a wide range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, an active Civic Theatre, a Forum Music Centre, multiplex cinemas, plus lots of retail outlets, both indoor and outdoor, which are sure to keep you busy. The famous Croft racing circuit lies six miles the south of the town and is popular with car and motorcycle enthusiasts. Darlington provides a good hub, with various points of interests radiating from it, including the beautiful City of Durham to the north, with its majestic cathedral and castle, plus Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Saltholme RSPB Reserve, to the east on the coast, fringing the North York Moors. To the south York, Harrogate and Ripon beckon, whilst in the west, the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is close by. With easy access to so many wonderful places, Darlington offers a unique base for the imaginative explorer. Note: Due to the accommodation being on the first and second floors, this property does not accept children under 5 years.