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Mead House

Darlington, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 920812)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MattApr 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 AnneJan 2022

  • "Lovely house with everything we needed and easy transport links."

    Reviewed by JackieJul 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 WilliamJul 2021

  • "The property was extremely clean and was ideally situated for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by RuthJul 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 MatthewJun 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 RosJun 2021

  • "Fantastic house with every amenity you would need , immaculately clean and presented would definitely stay there if in the area again!"

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 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 MichelleAug 2020

  • "Lovely and well presented house ideal for our Xmas shopping trip."

    Excellent jumping off point for Newcastle, Leeds and York.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 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 JamesOct 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 ChristopherOct 2019

  • "Lovely, clean and well equipped house."

    Perfect base for touring the area.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "Excellent property, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by JulieMar 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 PFeb 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 GordonDec 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 JulieDec 2018

  • "A beautiful very well equipped property and lovely friendly owners"

    Reviewed by MorrisSep 2017

  • "She has thought of everything so lovely and clean."

    Quiet road.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 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 AlastairJul 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 DouglasJun 2017

  • "Owners lovely"

    Reviewed by MaureenNov 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 CarolynSep 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 GeraldineAug 2016

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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.

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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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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