4.8★ Sykes rating 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Pets No Features 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 cottage (12) lovely (10) church (7) comfortable (7) everything (6) well (6) 17 Customer Reviews "A lovely cottage in a nice village in a beautiful area." Really appreciated the welcome gifts. Excellent selection of books - as mentioned by another reviewer! One thing ... the cottage is less than 100m from the church clock which chimes every 15 mins day and night - so not the ideal cottage for light sleepers! Glad that you enjoyed the cottage and appreciated the beauty of the area. Do hope you managed to find some of the great places to visit. We do love the fact that we are so close to the historic village church and find the chiming of the bells so charming and quintessentially English! We have never found them to be a problem and missed them when the clock stopped working recently. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Property Owner Reviewed by Tim4.1★Jul 2023 "Tops: de keuken biedt alle mogelijkheden om zelf en gezellig te koken." Er is veel aandacht besteed aan de inrichting, waardoor het n gezellig huisje is. Fijn dat er n wasmachine en strijkplank zijn. Tips: De stofzuiger heeft geen druk, waardoor je niet kunt stofzuigen. Huisje is te huren voor 3 personen, 3e tuinstoel ontbreekt. Liever normaal formaat handdoek ipv veel te grote badlakens. Reviewed by Brigit4.1★Jun 2023 "Super cottage." We really enjoyed our stay. Great location. Very comfortable, lovely and warm. Decorated, furnished and equipped to a high standard. Lovely village, great, licensed teashop and food and very friendly local pub. Interesting church and local castle. Highly recommend the property. Thank you for your very kind words and taking the time to leave feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found all the great village amenities. It really is a lovely, historic village. Thanks so much for the recommendation. Property Owner Reviewed by Gail5.0★Apr 2023 "Brilliant place, only problem for me was I found the bed was uncomfortable, but my husband didn't have a problem." ( you can't please everyone). Glad to hear that you enjoyed the cottage and hope you were able to see some of the great countryside. We were surprised that you found the bed uncomfortable as we have always thought it to be great! Like you said though, you can't please everyone all of the time! Property Owner Reviewed by Julie4.7★Feb 2023 "We had a lovely week at the cottage, it very comfortable and well equipped, the ..." We had a lovely week at the cottage, it very comfortable and well equipped, the bread, milk etc that was there to start us off was very much appreciated, the cottage is in a good location for exploring and a walk to Raby Castle and deer forest is a must, the area lacks in pub food and take aways but the cottage has everything you need for self catering, would definitely recommend Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your stay. We do so appreciate your kind words and are so pleased that you found some of the wonderful places to visit. We hope we may be able to welcome you back at some future date to explore more of the beautiful countryside. Property Owner Reviewed by Sharon5.0★Oct 2022 "Fantastic cosy cottage with every comfort imaginable." Much thought has gone into the quality fixtures & furnishings, the kitchen was a pleasure to use and the living room a lovely space to relax. The upstairs bedrooms are perfectly appointed (super comfy double bed) and the bathroom stylish, funky & functional (great pressure from the shower with plenty of hot water). The courtyard offers total privacy, being enclosed and not overlooked, plus it gets the sun morning through to evening. Parking is easy enough, just a couple of minutes walk away in either direction. All in all a perfect cottage in a great location, certainly a place we will rebook….in fact I would live there permanently if possible! Thank you so much for your very kind feedback, it is so lovely to know that you enjoyed the cottage as much as we do!! We hope that we may welcome you back at some future date to explore more of the wonderful countryside and attractions that are to be found locally. Property Owner Reviewed by Lee5.0★Aug 2022 "Was comfortable clean and an amazing book collection, I could have stayed longer to read some of them" Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, your kind words are much appreciated. We hope that we may welcome you back at some future date to do justice to the books that you would have liked to read!! Property Owner Reviewed by Francis5.0★Jul 2022 "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped." The owners left a generous welcome basket, and the area was quiet. Lovely village and church, Raby Castle just over the road. Lots of interesting places to visit, particularly at the Bishop Auckland project and The Bowes Museum. Thank you for your feedback and kind words, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the wonderful places to visit in the area. We hope that we can welcome you back to Clementine Cottage in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by Kevin5.0★Jun 2022 "I booked the cottage for my daughter and husband who were visiting me, but I lack space to accommodate." They loved the cottage, were delighted at the welcome goodies, and found everything clean, comfortable and tastefully furnished. I will recommend it to other members of my family who are planning to visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, your kind words are much appreciated. We hope to welcome other members of your family at a future time. Property Owner Reviewed by Christine5.0★Jun 2022 "Everything that you needed and more provided." At peak times main road very busy but quiet at night. Shame no place to eat at night in village but fish and chip van appeared Friday tea time outside the pub. Overall a good base to explore. Reviewed by Richard5.0★May 2022 "Delightful cottage." Great location. Well equipped kitchen. Good amount of space. Reviewed by Patrick4.7★Apr 2022 "Very comfortable stay in a lovely cottage." Good quality furnishings and very well equipped with everything I could need. The welcome pack of wine, milk, bread, eggs, butter and biscuits was very thoughtful and most welcome. Reviewed by Karen5.0★Nov 2021 "Enjoyed our stay in this lovely comfortable cottage it had everything we needed including an excellent welcome pack." Thank you. Staindrop is an interesting well kept village with a historical church & pleasant walks. Enjoyed visits to Raby Castle High Force & Richmond. Bernard Castle was disappointing for meals but can recommend the Italian food in the Black Horse in nearby Ingleton booking needed. Reviewed by James5.0★Sep 2021 "I advise parking your car to L of the church where there are off-road parking spaces." It is a bit tight in front of the cottage. Otherwise, a lovely cottage, beautiful. Would go again. Reviewed by Jeanne5.0★Aug 2021 "Beautiful cottage with some lovely touches." Excellent selection of books. Generous arrival pack. Staindrop is ideally situated for lovely walks on the Tees, Raby Castle, Roman sites and the Yorkshire Dales. The church across from the cottage is magnificent and very interesting. Only downside is that the one pub serves no foods - but nearby Barnard Castle more than makes up for that. Highly recommended. Reviewed by Nicholas4.7★Aug 2021 "Charming cottage in an ideal location." Reviewed by John4.7★Jun 2021 "This is a really lovely, well appointed house." Stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed. The kitchen has everything and more and I loved using the range. We enjoyed a few glasses of wine on our first night in the quaint back yard. There is so much to do in the area and we made the most of that. The only thing I had an issue with was the church bells ringing during the night. Luckily the clock stopped at 3.20 am and the night after I got a full night’s sleep. Reviewed by Julia5.0★May 2021 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Two bedrooms: 1 x king-sized bed with TV, 1 x single Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC Kitchen/diner External utility Sitting room with electric 'wood-burning effect' fire Gas central heating and electric 'woodburning effect' fire Electric range oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi and a selection of books Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Rear enclosed courtyard with furniture and storage Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles Note: There is an internal step on the first floor, please take care Please note: there are double yellow lines outside of the property, therefore loading/unloading only outside of the cottage Parking is available to the left hand side of the church on the other side of the road Please note: no children under 14 this includes babes in arms The property Clementine Cottage is an endearing cottage resting at the heart of the charming village of Staindrop in County Durham. Resting opposite the village's imposing church, this idyllic abode is perfect for a couple or pair of friends seeking a relaxing retreat. Park up at the roadside and step into the welcoming sitting room, a contemporary-styled spot with a tasteful array of furniture, here you can sit before the electric 'woodburning effect' fire with a good book in hand or with the television on for some lighthearted entertainment in the evening. Move through into the kitchen/diner to be met by a good range of high quality appliances, with an impressive electric range cooker taking centre stage, you'll be sure to prepare all your favourite meals in no time! Accompanying the kitchen is the convenient utility resting in the private courtyard, where you will find all of a dishwasher, washing machine, perfect for a week-long stay. Once you've spent some time soaking in the sun with a refreshing beverage in hand, move up to the first floor to indulge in a relaxing bath beneath the bubbles, before choosing from either the master double bedroom with its own TV and the single room, both boasting a homely interior with pretty floral designs and ample storage space for your personal belongings. The local village of Staindrop offers all you could need for a self-catered stay, including a shop, pub, Post Office, a café and more, there's plenty to assist you in all of your culinary requirements, while the village also benefits from resting alongside the scenic Langley Beck so you can enjoy a scenic stroll after lunch. Explore the historic Raby Castle lying in close reach of the cottage, hosting an 18th century walled garden and 200 acre Deer Park, it makes a splendid day out to remember, with plenty of events being held here throughout the year too for a day out with a difference. Barnard Castle was recognised as a 'Walkers are Welcome town' in 2017 thanks to its wonderful hospitality in the form of tearooms and cafés and its great location for reaching some amazing walking country, begin by taking riverside strolls along the River Tees following the Teesdale Way, explore the Deepdale Nature Reserve and Flatts Wood, and venture onto the Durham Dales to experience some stunning scenery. Take a scenic drive to the bustling city of Newcastle upon Tyne, once playing an important role in the Industrial Revolution with it being a major shipbuilding and manufacturing hub, it now offers its visitors a vibrant arts and cultural experience, with plenty of museums and historic landmarks, even more markets and a nightlife well-worth experiencing while in the area. For those seeking a day out in the countryside, make your way into the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding, as well as more adventurous activities including fishing, climbing, canoeing, kayaking and even skiing and snowboarding! In easy reach of the coast for a traditional day at the seaside, as well as Middlesbrough, Darlighton and Durham, Clementine Cottage makes the perfect choice for a pair looking for a fun-filled escape in Staindrop. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250. View on map About the location STAINDROP Barnard Castle 5 miles; Durham 20 miles. The pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop 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 most grand 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. Staindrop has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is 5 miles away, with its castle, the Bowes Museum, plus of course its wide range of shops and tea rooms. Walkers will enjoy the many walks around Teesdale.