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1 The Potteries

(Ref. 942971)

Darlington, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (26)
  • owner (23)
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  • cottage (20)
  • location (18)

55 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location very clean spotless, would prefer a power shower, a washing ..."

    Great location very clean spotless, would prefer a power shower, a washing machine would have been helpful, hard mattress on bed,

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7Dec 2023

  • "The Cottage is very well equipped and the cleanliness is excellent."

    Cottage situated in a lovely private area. Can get to the coast and the Yorkshire dales easily.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow, had everything we needed, very peaceful."

    Morrisons just a few miles down the road, and the Toby was excellent. Shildon, train museum was worth a visit. Would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "A washing machine would have been a lovely idea to have access to, especially when staying as a family of 4 for a few days."

    In general it was a lovely place to stay. Clean, tidy and comfortable. Luckily the owner (Mark) was on hand to direct us to the place, as it was a bit hidden away. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Apr 2023

  • "Enjoyed a recent Xmas break at this property which we found to be spacious, well presented and clean."

    The facilities were fine for us and had no complaints and the bed comfortable. Sited just off the A66 on the outskirts of Darlington in a rural quiet setting it was fine. There is a bus stop by the entrance to the location for Arriva service to Darlington town centre. There is a Asda, Sainsburys and Morrisons in close proximity to the property easily reached by car. Property located for fairly easy access to Barnard Castle and Richmond area's by car or bus from Darlington town centre. Would use this property again and thank you for our Xmas tree which was appreciated

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very pleasant bungalow."

    Comfortable,clean and well equipped. The owner was very pleasant and helped us out when we got a little lost. Would be happy to stay there again. Could maybe do with a soap holder in the shower.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have just come back from a few days at The Potteries."

    The bungalow is in a lovely quiet location. It is well equipped with everything you need for a great stay. It is very clean and modern and within easy access to Barnard Castle, Richmond, High Force and many other attractions. The local pub, The Tawney Owl, is about 5 mins away, is great for meals or just a quiet drink. It is also dog friendly. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend The Potteries to anyone wishing to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely clean comfortable accommodation, very well maintained to a high standard."

    Owner very helpful and friendly. Lovely location.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely holiday cottage."

    very comfortable. clean and well equiped. Easy access to facilities, and a good base for exploring the area. Welcomed by the owner and introduced to both the cottage and what is out and about. This cottage would be very hard to better, we will certainly be back. Minor issues: an enclosed garden would benefit dog owners very slow wifi (0.6mb) views (beautiful) obstructed by high fence.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jul 2022

  • "What a warm and comfortable cottage with lots of room for 4 adults."

    The cleanliness couldn't be faulted and although many market towns and the coast are within a 30 min drive the area is very rural and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet, secluded place surrounded by beautiful countryside yet only a couple of miles from good food pubs."

    There are also many interesting places to visit, plus the coast is a short drive away. Received a very warm welcome from the owner who offered loads of information on the area. Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2022

  • "Was met by owner Mark who showed us around the property and said would be available anytime if needed anything."

    Property is located in a very quiet area and in easy reach of Darlington Town Centre. Property had everything you need and very confortable. The Tawny Owl pub is a minute drive or 15 minute walk and was very friendly and allowed dogs which was great for our dog Jack.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "Everything excellent like being at home."

    Warm welcome from Robert who showed use around the bungalow, and said don't hesitate to contact him if we needed anything. Situated in a quiet private location, but within easy reach of everyday amenities. Highly recommended The Tawny Owl pub just up the road excellent food, and very dog friendly. Unfortunately we were not impressed with The Fox and Hound pub in Neasham not at all welcoming.

    Reviewed by David J5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great place for a family of 4 (11 & 14) and a labrador!"

    Very clean, comfortable beds, quiet location. Electric radiators take a long while to heat the place but once heated, work well. The patch of grass at the front is all the garden along with lovely patio but huge field just metres away to run the dog which was perfect. Right next to a holiday park (posh caravans) but very quiet even in Easter holidays. Local pubs and walks along the Tees were fantastic! Highly recommended with very attentive owner who met us near the property to guide us there and show us around.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Apr 2022

  • "Great place to stay for a wheelchair user like me & our crawling granddaughter."

    Had a great time in the park in Darlington & a lovely walk in the nearby village. It worked well for our family get together. We would have liked recycling of things, but were told it all went to the tip. We took our recycling home with us.

    Reviewed by Ali5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great location as had appointments in Hartlepool, Durham and Stockton over the few days we were there so position made that easy."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped property. Owner met us there and explained what was what. All very good. Thanks

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very clean and well equipped."

    Like others, we found the wifi to be very slow but apart from that, all was good.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a lovely place, spotlessly clean, lovely location, quiet and peaceful."

    We had a really lovely time and would definitely return. It was quite hot in the evenings so a fan would be of use but apart from that, the whole stay was lovely, well organised and really enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was really clean."

    A washing machine would have been handy and the WIFI wasn't the best but was great other than that.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "Just had a very enjoyable week at 1 the potteries."

    Lovely modern bungalow, finished to a high standard and very well equipped with a lovely sunny south facing patio. location was perfect for visiting nearby Barnard Castle, Richmond and Leyburn. The accommodation was very dog friendly with two welcoming pet friendly pubs close by within a 5 minute car journey. Very welcoming owner and would definitely return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property to others. Mike & Pam Heaford

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a really nice holiday here, the cottage is very secluded and provided a much needed break."

    Owner was lovely and met us near the cottage as would be quite tricky to navigate there when the postcode just provides the general vicinity. Property was immaculate with everything you need for a staycation. Plenty fresh, clean towels and fully equipped kitchen. I never used the dishwasher at all, but if that had been a washing machine, that would have made my day! Wifi was really slow, but we just used our data allowance, so no issues there. I forgot my hairdryer so just went and bought a new one, so remember to pack yours. Have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage for your holiday, just book it, you won't be disappointed. It's also really handy for visiting a lot of nice places too, all within less than an hour's drive, but definitely visit Durham, it's sooooo nice!

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2021

  • "We stayed at the Potteries it’s a wonderful place to stay."

    There’s everything you need for any length of stay. It’s immaculately clean the furniture and decoration is too a high standard with easy WiFi to use. The bungalow is a credit to the owner who was friendly and extremely helpful meeting you and showing us around a nice personal touch. The bungalow is very well placed to all major and minor roadways into the Yorkshire dales and surrounding areas. We would recommend this property to anyone. We would stay there again. Really lovely stay 5 stars Mrs Meek June 2021

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2021

  • "Nice modern bungalow with all the facility you would come to expect from a holiday let."

    Perfect for getting my elderly parents away and not having to worry about stairs. Supermarket only 10 minutes away. A good selection of tourist destinations within an hour's travelling time.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Jun 2021

  • "A very well appointed property which we found to be spotlessly clean."

    One major drawback was the double bed matress which we feel needs replacing. Also, maybe the water pressure could be adjusted to make the shower better. Otherwise, very good indeed.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4May 2021

  • "We had a really lovely holiday, the cottage and facilities were excellent, and ideally situated for touring the area."

    Wensleydale is a great favourite, we also visited Stanhope in Weardale another trip was to Kielder. We can recommend the Station at Richmond for eating we also visited Bernard Castle all lovely market towns.

    Reviewed by Cyril5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Potteries really deserve a 5 STAR Rating it was excellent"

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable break at the Potteries."

    The bungalow was very comfortable with everything thought of to make for a great stay. The location was perfect for making the most of the lovely towns and countryside. We had a lovely meal at the Tawny Owl just along the road , all safely socially distanced.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a few issues with the plumbing after our arrival and the owner dealt with it amazingly and very promptly, so it didn't impact our stay at all."

    First class service!! When the weather is warm, the property does hold a lot of heat. We would recommend having couple of fans in the property or customers to bring their own. Area is dog friendly and our dog Jack had a great time. But just to note when walking your dog around the area near the cottage, you mustn't walk on the open field by the road as the land belongs to the farm. Overall we had a lovely stay, good location, nice and peaceful. Cottage had good facilities and it was just what we needed for our getaway.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic base to explore surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable, clean property in a quiet location."

    We were met by the owner on arrival and he showed us around. He was very friendly and helpful. Would definately recommend The Potteries and would visit again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2020

  • "The recently built bungalow was in a quiet and secluded location, ideal for touring the northern Yorkshire Dales and Teeside."

    Very clean, very comfortable and with all amenites. Excellent. Owners have set a high standard. We shall not hesitate in returning if we choose to visit the area again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "That it was comfortable and clean."

    It was quiet and we rarely saw any vehicles pass by. It was a home from home. It was very conveniently situated making it easy to visit places of interest to us , in all directions. Off road parking- important to us as one of the party was disabled. W. Jones and E and K Jackson.

    Reviewed by Winston5.0Oct 2019

  • "The host could not be more obliging, the Potteries was an excellent property to stay for our holiday, we would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a fabulous stay in cottage."

    House was lovely and clean and had everything we needed for a fab stay. Also had good communications with owner.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, extremely comfortable and clean."

    Close to two great pubs that allowed dogs inside and served fabulous food- The Fox and Hound at Neasham and The Tawny Owl that we drove past to get to the cottage. It was also convenient placed for shops - Asda and Morrisons. Plus a Chinese takeaway and fish and chip shop by Asda for a takeout. Plenty to see in the local area and conveniently located to main routes if you wanted to explore further afield. Great dog walking opportunities at Neasham and Croft on Tees. Yorkshire is a beautiful county and the cottage was a perfect base to explore from and was certainly peaceful place to stay with some great views on the site. The cottage was a little tricky to find but the owner was amazing and came and collected us from Tawny Owl to show us the way. Sat nav takes you to a garage - drive past it - first left - you will see 4 or 5 properties on your right and a triangle field. Follow the road round driving through two gate posts. Turn immediately right - you are on a long drive with wall one side and hedge the other - The Potteries is on right. The only minor inaccuracy on Sykes website was listing a DVD player - there wasn't one - plenty of games and three TVs -which get a very good signal. Plus lovely library of books. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend staying at this cottage.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Aug 2019

  • "The Potteries is an absolutely fantastic property which is well furnished and had everything that was needed to make our holiday base a home from home."

    It was tranquil and perfectly placed for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful, clean and exceptionally well equipped bungalow."

    Situated in a rural area on the outskirts of Darlington but only 7 minutes drive to Sainsburys in the town centre. The bungalow is down a small lane adjacent to a residential mobile home site.( no issues ) Take your dog to the top of the lane, tun left, and there is a wonderful view across the fields and low hills. When we were there poppies were in full bloom and hares cavorting in the fields ! (late June). We would have preferred an enclosed garden for our boisterous 1 year old Shih Tzu but perfection is always difficult to attain ! We hope to return next year to further explore the many attractions and beautiful countryside in this area between the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Sat. Nav. setting N54°29.698 W001°30.839 should take you to parking outside bungalow (hopefully)

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was a credit to the owner,really enjoyed our stay,great location and would totally recommend."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage which was in a lovely peaceful location, but short drive to town for all amenities."

    Had everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. Only thing which could be downside if staying for couple of weeks or longer stay is that there is no washer/drier which for families could be a problem. Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2019

  • "This is an out of the way cottage, therefore, it is really nice and quiet, I didn't see a soul."

    Everything you could ask for is in this newly built cottage, even a freezer which is not in the specs. It is spacious, clean and comfortable and nicely furnished. It is on the doorstep to the Yorkshire Dales, where you'll find Aysgarth Falls, Richmond, Herriot country where All Creatures Great & Small the series was filmed in and around the Askrigg area. You have Darlington shopping centre a couple of miles away or shop at Morrisons for your food which is on the outskirts of town and not far from the cottage. You're also not that far from Durham City 30 min drive where you could look around the beautiful cathedral or an hours drive to beautiful York. Even take a trip to the east coast around a 30 minute drive away to Hartlepool or just over an hour drive to Whitby. In fact, the cottage is quite central to many interesting areas. As for the cottage, you'll not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2019

  • "The Potteries is a lovely new cottage set in the countryside."

    It was very clean and tidy in excellent order and well kitted out. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Nov 2018

  • "The property is even nicer than it looks from the photos."

    Very clean and with everything you need for your stay.The owner met us with the keys and made us very welcome.Cannot praise it highly enough and will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2018

  • "The bungalow was extremely clean and had all the required facilities for a short stay."

    It was tastefully decorated and very well furnished. All amenities were available but a washing machine would be handy for a longer stay. The owner was very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Great place to stay, nice quiet location and the accommodation was excellent."

    Will definitely use it again if we are in the area. Was a little difficult to find but the owner directed me on the phone so wasn’t a problem.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "Would have liked a washing/drying machine."

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Sep 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was very clean and well presented with a friendly owner."

    Great position for exploring local area - brilliant value for money. Beautiful County Durham with easy access to North York Moors is a place we would highly recommend to anyone to visit. Great for young children.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2018

  • "Had a really good time."

    Bungalow was idea for the places we wanted to visit. It was very clean and well laid out. Owner was very friendly and helpful.We are looking forward to a return visit. Mal

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Jun 2018

  • "Such very beautiful surroundings, both the accommodation and the countryside."

    Our hosts quick to respond to issue with wifi , neighbours in the adjacent cottages welcoming, friendly and helpful. Thank you for a glorious week, we would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Frances Ann5.0May 2018

  • "Cottage was immaculately clean and well presented, we loved our stay and will definitely return."

    Great location and so lovely and quiet. The one thing we found, that was if you are there for a longer stay there is no washing machine. Loads of parking and for a Christmas break for meeting up with family this was pretty perfect. Thankyou to the owner who was a such a lovely gentleman.

    Reviewed by Zoe4.6Dec 2017

  • "We met the owners who were extremely helpful and welcoming."

    Great location and a thoroughly wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2017

  • "A lovely bungalow, spacious and clean, extremely quiet area."

    Enjoyed walking my dogs in the nearby field. I would have preferred the front garden area to have been enclosed but my dogs caught on quick how far they can go.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.8Sep 2017

  • "Lovely clean cottage , easy enough to find"

    Reviewed by Audrey4.6Sep 2017

  • "Lovely bungalow very clean owner friendly & helpful good to just chill out"

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage everything we needed was there."

    Red hot sunshine. Near by pubs for eating really recommend tawny owl and fox and hounds for delicious food and very good price's. Visited lots of places not recommended if you are wanting places nearby. Lovely relaxing break........

    Reviewed by Janet Ann4.2Jul 2017

  • "Could do with a patio table umbrella."

    No other problems at all. Fantastic cottage.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Jun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Hall with dining area
  • Shop
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk.

The property

Darlington 2 miles.

Lying in a quiet rural area on the fringe of Darlington is this detached modern bungalow.

With easy access to the gateway of the Northern Dales, it provides an excellent base to explore nearby historic market towns, some beautiful countryside and castles.

With all ground floor accommodation, there is a bright and sunny sitting room with French doors opening onto the front garden, where you can sit and relax with a morning cup of tea before heading off for the day.

The dining area leads off from the sitting room, while the modern kitchen is to the rear.

With a contemporary bathroom and two charming bedrooms, it provides an inviting and comfortable holiday home to return to after a day of adventures.

Darlington centre is just a couple of miles away and brings you to a selection of restaurants, pubs and shops, as befits a large thriving town.

Steam enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to the Railway Museum, home of Stephenson's Locomotion, or to the Shildon Railway Complex, which is twinned with the National Railway Museum in York.

The Civic Theatre in the centre of Darlington has an active programme, as has the Forum Music Centre.

The renowned, challenging golf course at Rockliffe Hall is on the doorstep and Croft Racing Circuit is 2.4 miles away.

A short drive brings you to the pretty market towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle, with their cobbled streets, independent shops and quaint tea rooms.

There is splendid countryside around here as you drive into the classic Dales landscape of dry stone walls, rivers and deep 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.

The affluent market town of Yarm lies eight miles away and offers an excellent variety of top restaurants, bars and retail therapy!

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.

A perfect base for an interesting and varied holiday, anytime of the year.

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About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas