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Corner Cottage

(Ref. 943949)

Staindrop near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was everything we expected with plenty of character, quiet location with plenty to do."

    . Mike & Fiona have had these cottages for a number of years and within the welcoming pack they have provided some interesting history of the property. Mike & Fiona are great host, and very accommodating. They will respond to your text within a reasonable time with a positive response. We enjoyed our time at Corner Cottage, enjoyed the location. There is a great cafe just up the street which serve some excellent meals served but friendly staff. We would have no hesitation on a return visit to Corner Cottage.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cosy comfortable cottage."

    Well equipped . Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Very cosy " chocolate box " cottage with gorgeous wood burning stove, perfect for our New Years break."

    Situated in lovely little country village. Cottage has loads of character, beds were fabulous. Friendly and supportive owners, there if we needed them, fortunately we didnt ! Fully intend to return some day soon

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a great location for exploring the local area."

    A nice welcome pack on our arrival with some seasonal goodies. Kitchen was really well equipped. Local shop was handy for any essentials. The lounge had a good wood burning stove and comfy sofas for relaxing at the end of the day. We would have no hesitation in staying again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Corner Cottage."

    Well placed for visiting County Durham and had good facilities. The owner was very helpful and easy to get in touch with. The village was lovely with some nice walks and a friendly pub.

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful village staindrop."

    The cottage as everything you need if self catering,there are plenty of dog friendly places to eat, just a drive away and the village county tearooms is a lovely place for a great lunch.The cottage was clean and decor was lovely.Barnard castle is close and great for walks and Darlington,so much to do.We had a lovely week and will be back.Thankyou to Mike and Fiona for sharing their lovely cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent little cottage in a lovely village location."

    Nicely restored and well equipped. It has a genuine country cottage feel about it. The furnishings were not over-elaborate but comfortable, and the main bed was certainly comfy. We would like to spend more time in the area and will certainly consider coming back here if so.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay, owner friendly, very helpful and dealt with minor boiler issue very promptly, offering to come the same evening late on."

    I liked that he was approachable and easily accessible but respected our holiday space and time. In regard to a point raised in a previous review about it just being a business - these cottages are the owner’s business, and he isn’t in it for the joy of dealing with difficult customers or making new friends! Mike repeatedly asked if everything was ok and if there was anything at all he could help with, as well as recommending things to do, and it was more than we could have asked for. Cottage not immaculate, but clean and modern with plenty of amenities, and given this is a regularly booked out holiday cottage there is always going to be a bit of wear and tear, in answer to earlier points raised in reviews. It was clean, easy to maintain with 2 dogs, and because it was cosy we weren’t too obsessed about keeping it spotless so had a lovely relaxed stay. It is quite small but that was clearly mentioned in the property details, and it worked fine for the 3 of us plus 2 dogs. A stair gate might be useful in future to keep dogs downstairs as it’s quite hard to stop clingy disobedient dogs following you upstairs, maybe that is just ours! We used a chair as best we could, as we are reasonably resourceful. We were welcomed with a bottle of chilled wine, coffee and tea, milk and muffins (thank you for this!), and bin bags, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, hand wash, a couple of rolls of toilet paper, along with other bits and pieces and condiments were provided. There is decent rechargeable mini Dyson which we could use most days quickly to keep on top of dog hairs/garden leaves, which just about kept enough charge to do the house top to bottom. As there is regularly cut grass from the frontage and village green, along with some gorgeous climbing roses around the door, a brush is provided (in and outside). Take dog towels and a Muddy Dog if you have one! Upstairs there is an ironing board/iron, decent hairdryer, decent pressure shower, plenty of storage (more hangers would be appreciated

    Reviewed by Nic4.4Aug 2023

  • "Great little cottage in fantastic village."

    Unfortunately, the cottage is in need of a deep clean and tlc. Garden overgrown, kitchen grubby with chipped glasses and crockery. Lounge stank of cigarette smoke and was very dirty. Upstairs faired a lot better with comfortable beds and adequate bathroom. Bedroom 1, however, did have a mound of bird faeces on outside window sill so couldn't be opened. Owners communication was good but felt this property and sunny cottage next door was just a business. Shame as it could be stunning.

    We wished to attend our guests immediately upon arrival to address their issues of smells and chipped glassware - no issues of cleaning were raised at all. They did not want us to call in because as I found they were leaving their third large dog in the cottage on the sofa while they took the other 2 out. Much cheaper than boarding kennels - and then complain about the smell ! . Cottage is strictly non smoking, cleaned properly and there are no chipped glasses or crockery. Guests enjoy our rambling roses, regularly cut grass and nesting swallows - windows can all be opened and are cleaned regularly. We have a 2 small dog limit out of consideration for our non doggy guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin1.9Aug 2023

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage in a very beautiful and friendly village."

    Good well-stocked local shop. Plenty of walks straight from the doorstep. Impressed with the spacious bedrooms and storage, plenty of parking next to the cottage. One of the best shower pressures we have had in a cottage for a while. Blessed with good weather and plenty of long walks to tire us out, such a comfortable bed for a good nights sleep and quality bedding. A lovely stay.

    Reviewed by V5.0May 2023

  • "Cottage in need of a spring clean and lick of paint"

    We assisted Linda as a special favour to accommodate with 1 hours notice outside our normal cleaning routine and she raised no issues at all Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda2.5Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time , cottage was very comfortable, loved the log fire each ..."

    We had a lovely time , cottage was very comfortable, loved the log fire each evening, would recommend, lots of places to walk the dogs Every thing you need in the cottage , home from home

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2023

  • "A late decision to go away for new year to relax and we couldn’t have been more pleased with our choice."

    The cottage is cosy, well equipped and very clean. A lovely pub just up the road, and not far from the village Barnard Castle. We spent a great day there exploring the ruins and getting a feel for the place. Some lovely little shops, everything you could possibly need. Great communication with owners, lovely to read the history of the building too in the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2022

  • "Excellent property in the heart of the village."

    Everything you need for our half term break wi thy h our dogs.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Oct 2022

  • "Charming cottage in a very friendly and picturesque village."

    Excellent location for day trips to the Northumberland/North Yorkshire coast and the beautiful Dales. Plenty of places to walk the dog and a very warm welcome at the Wheatsheaf for a well earned early evening pint. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we’re blessed with excellent early Autumn weather.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Sep 2022

  • "The Corner Cottage was a perfect base for our stay."

    The village of Staindrop is a pleasant village,we are dog owners so the woods over the stream were a great place to exercise the dogs before we went off for the day, if your lucky you’ll see the Dears as we did. We have various days out from the cottage we walked to Ravenseat farm from Keld and were served cream tea by some of the Owens family from the Tv program Our Yorkshire Farm. We also ate up at The Tan Hill Inn. All in all a perfect little base to explore that part of the world. Thanks Matthew and Family.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great shower pressure - comfortable bed and wonderful walks from the door."

    Very friendly village with an excellent shop extremely close by.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here, a great base for touring the North East."

    Reviewed by Leigh4.4Jun 2022

  • "What a treasure this cottage is."

    Comfortable beds. Great shower. Real fire. In the heart of the village. The villagers made us so welcome dog friendly pub a minute away to finish the walk ! We went on fantastic walks from the door. Raby castle is within walking distance Durham and Richmond half a hours drive. Hope to visit again

    Reviewed by Jannine4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, very homely would book again and have already recommended to others."

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Had everything we needed for the week. Great location. The owners communicate well through text making sure we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage with everything you could need."

    I used to live in the area, perfect location for a catch up with family and friends will definitely return.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jan 2022

  • "We loved this cottage."

    From the minute we walked in, it was warm and welcoming. There were books to help with questions that you may have and manuals for the microwave/oven etc. The bed was extremely comfortable. The location of the cottage was excellent and the information about the walk over the road was great and used to walk the dog. The village itself was lovely, with everything that you may need. It was a shame that the tea room/ restaurant was closed for Christmas, but to be expected. We would visit again.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is warm and comfortable."

    The kitchen is well appointed for making meals. The live Christmas tree made our holiday stay extra special. Staindrop is a picturesque village. I loved walking at night and locating the advent windows in the shop and cottage windows. I look forward to another visit.

    Reviewed by Serena5.0Dec 2021

  • "Delightful cosy, extremely clean and welcoming cottage."

    Everything you need. Very comfortable beds with good quality linen. Home from home. Great location and quaint village, with a fantastic Butchers and Tea Room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great communication from the owners Mike and Fiona before our arrival and on the day of departure, you can tell they care about their guest. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lisa J5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous little cottage with really friendly and helpful owners."

    Great value, cosy warm, with a log burner that burns brilliantly. We explored the River Tees locally and also went right up the Dale. It is truly spectacular. Corner cottage was perfect for us and the dog liked it also. Thanks to Mike & Fiona for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Chris and Lisa4.7Oct 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage in great setting."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great week at the Corner Cottage."

    The general location is close to dome beautiful places to keep us and the dogs busy and coming back to the gem of a cottage each evening made to a relaxing holiday. Mike and Fiona were excellent hosts and were there when needed and we would highly recommend this cottage for its facilities and general location. Hoping to return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2021

  • "Just back after spending a week in the beautiful Corner Cottage."

    Prosecco upon arrival and a delivery of beautiful freshly laid eggs a few days into our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.7Aug 2021

  • "Really good holiday, great location off the village green."

    Perfect place to visit other local spots. Good walks, places to visit and good options for eating out or takeaways. The cottage was cosy with everything you need. The only issue was dirty oven.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Was maybe a bit of a squeeze for 4 adults, but we managed fine and still had a great time. The road running through the village was a bit busier than expected (not necessarily the cottages fault). Nice period features in the cottage, especially the beam above the cooker. Found some beautiful walks in the area, especially high force waterfall.

    Reviewed by Zoe3.8Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a very friendly village."

    We felt like locals. On the main bus route to Barnard Castle so no need to use the car. Walking distance to Raby Castle. The cottage itself was so lovely, the garden was a great place to relax in the evening and watch the world go by.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay the cottage was small but cosy."

    We did not have our own transport so we spent a lot of time just sitting in the garden, being together after the Covid restrictions, 3 sisters. Going to the lovely tea room in the village and getting the bus into Barnard Castle as well as enjoying the cottage .

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely, characterful, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful historic village."

    While it’s in the middle of the green near the through road to Barnard Castle, it’s surprisingly pretty peaceful. I’m a light sleeper but we both slept well. The village has a lovely feel to it and everyone’s very friendly. Spar very useful! Surrounded by countryside with walks from the front door if you wish but also only a short drive to great walks in the Dales as well as nearby Barnard Castle and Raby. The cottage is very comfortable - great having 2 sofas, the kitchen has everything you need as we mainly cook in and a decent size fridge freezer. A bonus to find TV with Netflix and Amazon! Lovely to sit outside in the garden in the morning with a coffee and watch the world go by on the green or read a book. Lots of helpful little notes around to help you operate things and Mike was very responsive to queries before and during our stay which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 2021

  • "We were looking for somewhere to stay so we could visit Durham, and Corner Cottage seemed to fit the bill."

    Durham was, of course, wonderful but the village of Staindrop was a revelation. Much more charming than we expected. We loved living there for a week. Corner Cottage has the old world character you might expect from a 17th Century house, but with up to date necessities. The decoration is the right balance of homely and tasteful. The sofas are very comfortable, and a lovely place to sit and enjoy the woodburning stove. The kitchen has a good sized fridge and the equipment a holiday chef might need. The main bedroom was cosy, with ample storage and the king-sized bed very comfortable. We didn’t notice the road at all. There are a variety of walks from the door and Staindrop is well placed for touring the area. The pleasant market town of Castle Barnard is a short drive away and the lovely, larger town of Richmond a bit further. Lots of other things to do and see, or you can just enjoy the wonderful countryside.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with welcoming hosts."

    Lots to do in the area. Thanks for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, well equipped and great character, old beams, well ..."

    Lovely cosy cottage, well equipped and great character, old beams, well decorated Beautiful village with lots of old buildings and interesting architecture Area of outstanding natural beauty, dales, moors, coast, rivers, historical villages, castles, museums, waterfalls

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and cozy wonderful log burner, had everything we needed and in a lovely setting, great hosts, can't fault would highly recommend."

    , William and trish

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is cozy but would benefit from a deep clean and some general maintenance."

    We have always followed the newly updated guidelines on Covid hygiene from Sykes Cottages and have taken extra steps to provide additional protection for our guests . All surfaces are either steam cleaned or disinfected as appropriate between guests with additional sanitisers and cleaning materials provided. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.5Oct 2020

  • "Great location, good quality comfortable furnishings which is unusual at the price point of this cottage."

    We would definitely go there again and can highly recommend the cottage to anyone who wishes to visit the Teesdale Valley.

    Reviewed by Ken4.1Sep 2020

  • "We had a great stay at Corner Cottage - the location far exceeded our expectations with so much to do so close to the cottage - Raby Castle, Barnard Castle (both the town and the castle) and the Bowes museum were all places we had never been to before - but now - I think we will be back."

    The cottage was comfortable and well equipped - we couldn't have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Sep 2020

  • "We came to Staindrop on a mission of mercy for a family member having a hard time."

    Corner Cottage very much exceeded our expectations. Staindrop is a beautiful village with many very friendly helpful residents. It is delightfully rural and quiet, with civilisation nicely nearby. The cottage is hard to find, but very well equipped. Cosy and warm with a great log burner. Very spacious and comfortable. There is so much to see and do, though it was sad that under the current circumstances most of them were shut, but we still managed to find things to do. I cannot rate this cottage highly enough, and we will certainly be staying here again. The owners are very helpful and friendly too, we accidently left an electronic device behind, and they posted back to us. Stay here, you will not be disappointed Scott and Julie. P.s. The eggs are lovely!

    Reviewed by Scott4.7Mar 2020

  • "Charming cottage in a wonderful location."

    So much history to learn (even with cottage itself). Great walks and places to see nearby! As others have said, Welcome tea tray and communication was excellent. Cottage amenities were wonderful if you required it however we eat out locally such as Clarendon’s for afternoon tea and the Three Horse shoes for dinner. All well worth a visit. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Feb 2020

  • "We loved our stay at Corner Cottage, a lovely place to stay, very well appointed and in an ideal place to explore the surrounding areas."

    Corner Cottage is clean and well equipped. We stayed in January, so the log burning fire was a really nice feature. Plenty of local attractions close by, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Pennines ANOB, and the Durham coast line.

    Reviewed by A5.0Jan 2020

  • "From the moment we stepped into the cottage it felt like home from home everything we needed was there xmas tree was all lit up on arrival just lovely cosy nights in front of the log fire after a day exploring the beautiful surroundings!"

    Had a lovely time!! Nothing was a problem!

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Dec 2019

  • "Corner Cottage is ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of the world."

    The wood burner made it particularly cosy for the chilly autumn weather. The hosts were very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2019

  • "We came for a week long break to explore and relax."

    The cottage is in a beautiful position. Right in the heart of Staindrop. Clean, comfortable with everything that you may need provided. The fire crackling away on an evening is just what need to help you unwind after a day of explorations. The beds are so comfortable! If you love quant little villages with a friendly atmosphere this is the place for you!

    Reviewed by Cassandra5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is situated in a small picturesque village in a central location however is close to a very busy main road and traffic noise was a constant irritation especially early in the morning."

    The beds were wonderfully comfortable with luxury linen. We did experience a problem with the hot water which was very quickly sorted by the owner. We were lucky enough to have really nice weather but the temperature did dip considerably in the evening as it does in September so the lovely log burner came into its own. A beautiful part of the country with lots of places of interest

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.4Sep 2019

  • "A stunning little cottage in a beautiful village,the cottage had everything you needed and more ."

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage is cosy and very comfortable."

    We were staying there during the hottest weather of the year so far so it did get a bit hot in the cottage even with all windows and the door open but not much you can do about that. Staindrop is a large and pretty village and it is very quiet. Only a few shops, a Spar, a butchers and 2 tea shops, with one local's pub, so you need to travel if you wish to go out to eat. People very friendly. Good base for walking.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were delighted with this cosy and comfortable cottage, which is situated in the tree lined village green."

    The comfortable bed , milk , tea , shower gel and extra toilet rolls etc are a plus. We appreciated having a Spar shop, excellent butchers, friendly hairdressers and Ls' small cafe. Good bacon sandwiches and quiche. There are interesting walks around the village, and recommend the use of the local guide books, which pick out the historic buildings there. Of course Staindrop is well situated for visiting Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and the beautiful surrounding area. Thanks to Mike and Fiona for the books on the local area.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2019

  • "On a positive note - the cottage was clean and comfortable and it was good to have eggs, milk, tea and biscuits left for us."

    Thanks! One thing, though, that we hadn't realised was how close the cottage is to the very busy main road through the village. We found the traffic noise woke us up every morning, which was a shame. I think this fact should be included in the information because we wouldn't have chosen it had we known how noisy the road is. Also - there was a problem with the shower while we were there - which was fixed - but for three days we had to have a bucket catching water by the front door (the seal around the bath had come away and water was just coming through the ceiling). This wasn't great while we were trying to relax on holiday! The other thing is that the cottage says that dogs are welcome - but then when we got there the info in the cottage said that dogs were not allowed upstairs. My partner's dog is a guide dog, and is accustomed to sleeping in the bedroom. I think if there is a restriction on where the dog is allowed to go within the property - that information should be included in the description on the website (apologies if it is there - I didn't see it).

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were disturbed by the road noise, this hasn't been a complaint previously. The cottage does have double glazing and faces away from the road. If we had been aware that the dog you had was an assistance dog we would have endeavoured to help, the rules regarding dogs are part of the booking terms and are there as a courtesy to all guests. We hope you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna3.8May 2019

  • "If you are considering renting Corner Cottage then I would have absolutely no hesitation in urging you to do it."

    The cottage itself is compact, but has two double bedrooms so will comfortably sleep 4. The open plan kitchen is small but very well designed and equipped with everything you could ask for. The bathroom is also quite small, but well planned and the roof window makes it really light and airy. The shower over the bath is awesome. The main bedroom has a tv and DAB radio, and there is a tv and another DAB radio CD player in the living area. The two of us found it a great place to stay, and very comfortable. The views out across the green were also really nice, giving it a great village feel. To be fair though, we didn't go to the Dales to sit indoors, and this cottage is perfectly placed to enjoy the area. There are nice walks around the village and Raby Castle is very nearby. Barnard Castle is also close, as is Bishop Auckland (and both of those have numerous places to eat or get take-aways). The Dales themselves are obviously also very close by, (amongst other things we walked from Keld to Muker and back which was superb, visited High and Low force waterfalls and took a trip to the Tan Hill Inn, England's highest pub, which was also very enjoyable with some great views). The Durham Coast (we went to Seaham) to the East and the Lake District to the West are also very easy to get to for a day trip. The cottage has plenty of information and leaflets for the local attractions, as well as a very useful OS map. We would return to Corner Cottage without a second thought, (to be fair we would both like to live there permanently!) and the whole booking process through Sykes was as easy as it could possibly be. If you like the sound of the cottage from the advertisement but are just not quite sure, then in our opinion you should just go for it.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    We wouldn't hesitate to come back.

    Reviewed by Derek4.4Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Corner Cottage."

    The village is very pretty and the cottage is right opposite the village green. Our 7 year old son loved it & it was great we could take our small spaniel. The cottage had everything we needed and the beds were super comfy. It was very clean and well presented. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a great stay at Corner Cottage."

    We knew it was small (as is our own home!) but it was well-equipped and very comfortable. We really appreciated being able to take our two dogs. Corner Cottage was very easy to find and parking was straightforward. We appreciated being left some milk, coffee, tea and biscuits: many holiday home hosts don't seem to bother with these small but important touches, so thank you. We also appreciated being contacted by text message before and during our stay by the owners. We found this much less intrusive that the host knocking on the door. We would certainly recommend Corner Cottage to other guests. The information file provided by the owner was very comprehensive and would be a fantastic resource for any visitors who do not know the area. Thanks: overall an excellent experience.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Corner Cottage."

    The cottage is in a lovely position on the village green in the delightful village of Staindrop with several dog walks straight from the door and an excellent butchers shop just over the road. The cottage has everything you need and the tea & biscuits and gorgeous daffodils to greet us on arrival were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Mar 2019

  • "Very comfortable and well located for trips to the hills, Durham and lower valley walks."

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is ideally located for Barnard Castle, Raby Castle and Bishop Auckland."

    Plenty of space to park the car. The hosts responded quickly to texts in a warm and welcoming manner. They left a box of shortbread for our arrival. Initially the cottage was cold (but it was minus 4 degrees Celsius outside) so was to be expected. Log burner easy to light, and the cottage warmed quickly. Very clean, well-equipped kitchen, extremely good/comfortable mattresses on beds and plenty of storage in the bedrooms. Shower sufficiently powerful, and it proved easy to regulate the temperature. (These things are so important in cold, snowy weather!) Although the cottage feels rural from inside, there is a Spar directly across the road for essentials, and a bus stop close by. Definitely ideal for two people interested in a little rambling, culture, history and great pub meals on a wintry night! Good value accommodation.

    Reviewed by S J4.7Feb 2019

  • "Very coy cottage it had everything we could have asked for."

    The village of Staindrop was charming as was the surrounding area

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jan 2019

  • "What a lovely little cottage."

    Christmas booking at a very reasonable rate. A real christmas tree put up for us and lights around the door. Owners very flexible and had total privacy. Easy access and so convenient for public transport Shower fantastic...bed so comfy and log burner very easy to get going. Thank you for a lovely stay...Tina

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage and Village except the local pub didn't do food."

    .. But had a complete week of R&R and even the power cuts probably due to the weather didn't affect me at all... Many thanks..

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Sep 2018



    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Sep 2018

  • "This was a very comfortable cottage and key collection was easily managed"

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jul 2018

  • "This was a beautiful cottage in the centre of the village and was very comfortable."

    The location was ideal for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and indeed the Lake District. The village was very friendly containing a Butchers, Spar shop, Pub and a couple of lovely cafes. Raby Castle is only 5 minutes away by car or about 20 minutes walk through the Churchyard and is a must visit venue. Main problem is the lack of eating establishments in the village although there are some wonderful pubs just outside in Winston or Barnard Castle. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2018

  • "We had a lovely relaxing short break in this little cottage in County Durham."

    It was a really nice touch to find lots of farm eggs in the kitchen. The cottage is lovely and cosy, with a very comfortable king-size bed. We didn't need the wood burning stove, but can imagine the lounge area would have been very cosy with that lit. I really liked the way that there were climbing roses surrounding the front door, with small fairy lights which came on at night, and a small seating area in the front garden which overlooks the green. It is a very convenient spot from which to explore various places in Co. Durham and N. Yorkshire - and great to have the very good café at Raby Castle virtually on our doorstep. The owner was very helpful - and although we only needed to check out a couple of things he was very quick to respond. The information file was also extremely helpful - especially the recommendations about local eating places: we went to two of those and both were really good. There were only 2 of us and we found that really comfortable, but thought it might have felt a little over-crowded with 4 adults, although it may be that we just like to spread out, as others had clearly managed very well!

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Kettle issue quickly sorted by owner. Nice and comfy for a quick break. Some road noise.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2018

  • "Small village of Staindrop was better than we expected."

    It was pretty and had good facilities for the size We thought the locals were friendly and helpful. We were very pleased with the situation of Corner Cottage because it enabled easy access to all parts of County Durham. We liked the history of the cottage and it was warm and welcoming.We were lucky with the April weather and sat outside a few times when we returned from our travels. We enjoyed visiting many places including the coast and NT properties, and the attractive town of Barnard Castle had everything within about 5 miles. Our favourite visit was to Raby Castle, only a mile from Staindrop, with wonderful views and interesting rooms..

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2018

  • "Suberb cottage, well equipped, and so cosy and warm."

    Situated in the lovely village of Staindrop we were ideally situated to visit the many places of interest. A big thank you to Mike and Fiona. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2018

  • "Thank goodness the cottage was warm and cosy."

    This was the coldest week ever! Still managed some nice walks and will definitely come back...

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Feb 2018

  • "Corner Cottage was just as charming as we had hoped; very cosy with a comfortable bed and well-equipped kitchen."

    Parking was no problem. Communication with the owner was exemplary, as were the instructions how to find the Cottage & key exchange. We appreciated the fresh eggs and cookies! Staindrop was a great choice of location - we had some lovely hikes around the village and also along the river in Barnard Castle, from Bowlees to Low Force & High Force, and visited Durham Cathedral.

    Reviewed by Carys4.6Oct 2017

  • "Nice cosy cottage ,good location and nice free range eggs left at the cottage for breakfast."

    Reviewed by Carol4.8Sep 2017

  • "We had a wonderful week, started off by a lovely welcome parcel of some lovely biscuits and some wonderful fresh farm eggs from the owners."

    The cottage was beautiful, with everything we could possibly need and more. The village of Staindrop is so pretty, a lovely little place to walk around. There is a brilliant butchers just round the corner and a small shop and just a short walk of only 5 minutes a lovely little cafe that sells the most wonderful cakes among other things

    Reviewed by Tim4.8Sep 2017

  • "The whole experience was so relaxed."

    The owner made us feel really welcome and so helpful and the property was more than what we had expected when we had booked. A beautiful and peaceful location with lovely surroundings perfect for walks with the dog. Ideal location to get on the road to so many places. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxed week away.

    Reviewed by Ashley4.8Jun 2017

  • "We had a super week in this lovely cottage, the beds are very cosy, nice bedding and towels."

    The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven and hob. Good selection of cutlery and crockery. Wi-Fi connection good and we were surprised to find fresh eggs and bread greeting us. The lounge area is cosy with two settees. Games, TV and Radio. This cottage is central to all sorts of attractions, garden centres and waterfalls. The butcher across the street also does, cooked meats and bread, our first stop every day and the spar shop for bits. Big supermarkets approx 4 miles away. Would certainly visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2017

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay at Corner Cottage in Staindrop."

    The cottage was charming, cosy and comfortable. The amenities and furnishings were all up to date. We had very easy access to daytime excursions, hiking, visiting castles, etc. The owner was very helpful and kind, and even had provided fresh bread and local eggs for us in the kitchen, and plenty of firewood and kindling by the wood-burning stove. Super value for our trip, would highly recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage itself was perfect, with super-comfy beds and very well equipped throughout."

    ... Picture perfect village, with a spar, chippy, butchers and friendly pub.... Some great walks with the dog .... The owner was on hand to help with any queries - we'll be back!!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2017

  • "We had a great weekend in this pretty and very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    The mulled wine, fresh bread and eggs were a lovely welcome gift and the owner couldn't have been more helpful. We would love to come and stay here again.

    Reviewed by Amy4.6Dec 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be 2' 6" twin on request), 1 x double with walk-in wardrobe
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, integrated microwave combi oven, Filter / Cappuccino maker, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, Digital streaming TV, CD/radio, iPod dock, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Welcome pack
  • Roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Front lawned garden with furniture and unsecure for dogs, two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property only accepts bookings on a Saturday Changeover
  • May be booked with Sunny Cottage (943950) next door to sleep 8

The property

This beautifully-appointed, comfortable, terraced 17th century grade II listed cottage is situated in the pretty village of Staindrop, just a mile away from Raby Castle.

Providing comfortable accommodation for up to four people, this cosy cottage is well placed to enjoy the wide variety of local attractions including nearby Barnard Castle and Middleton-in-Teesdale.

The well-equipped open plan kitchen area provides all that is needed to create and enjoy some fine meals from local produce, or to gather for breakfast and plan how to spend the coming days.

At the end of a busy day exploring enjoy curling up with a good book in the cosy sitting area in front of the woodburning stove.

Upstairs there is one king-size bedroom which is zip/link and can be made up to make a twin if required, as well as a further double room with a walk-in wardrobe.

The surrounding countryside is ideal for cycling, walking and sightseeing, with a host of historical buildings to visit nearby, including impressive Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum, the roofless ruins of Barnard Castle and Eggleston Hall.

Not to be missed is a visit to the spectacular set of nearby waterfalls, including High Force, Low Force and Cauldron Snout, then why not finish the day off with a pint and a bit to eat in the charming village of Middleton-in-Teesdale.

This is a perfect cottage in an excellent location for discovering the delights of this lovely region.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 943950, together sleeping up to eight guests.

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About the location


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.

This Property only accepts bookings on a Saturday Changeover

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas