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The Retreat

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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
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property and the surrounding area is outstanding."

    Enjoyed watching the cricket which is close by. Overall excellent

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean property only a minute’s walk from shops."

    Comfortable beds. Beautiful kitchen. Easy to operate heating dial. The owner Julia very helpful and friendly on phone. Thanks for the Easter egg left for us on arrival. We’d love to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    My mum is 73 and would have definitely benefited from a hand rail on the stairs. That’s our only comment on what was a lovely property. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely property - well decorated and very clean."

    Lovely furnishings and a very comfortable stay. The only thing missing was a few items we expected to be provided - oven gloves, potato masher, heatproof glove for the fire, spare candles, hand soap in kitchen/ bathroom etc. (we left a masher, new peeler, fire glove and hand soap). Overall though a really lovely stay and we would definitely come again!

    Reviewed by James4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully decorated and furnished property with all modern day requirements provided."

    Loved the log burner which kept us warm and comfortable during the storms we had. Host were excellent, responding to our questions very quickly.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "The house was ideally located for exploring Barnard Castle."

    It was beautifully furnished inside, with great attention to detail. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated, very clean and comfortable!"

    10/10, would definitely recommend it and stay here again. The cottage has been absolutely lovely to stay in and a pleasure to organise, thanks Julia!

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2021

  • "10/10 This is such a Lovely and Warm cottage."

    Everything you would need is within the house . Its decorated to such a high standard and all the appliances within the kitchen are top end, it has nice wee touches such as a very impressive expresso coffee machine !! We have been using Skye’s properties for sometime now and by far this one has been the cleanest we have stayed in and everything is perfect!! For that we would score it 10/10. It’s so handy to the town we were only there for a few days and never used the car once as so much to see in the town and lovely walks and very handy to all the pubs and restaurants which are very dog friendly. Julia is a fantastic host and is very friendly and wants her guest to have a very enjoyable and relaxing time. We are returning back here again next year again

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Bolt and Hide is a gorgeous cottage, beautifully furnished with a cosy log fire and all mod cons."

    Julia was very welcoming and willing to do anything to make our stay more enjoyable. The location is great and there are wonderful walks by the castle and down by the river. Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Oct 2021

  • "Beautifully done cottage with everything you could need, and a wonderful log burner to keep you cosy."

    Perfect location for a family break.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2021

  • "The house is in a fantastic location for Barnard Castle, and is on a side street away from the high street, and within very easy reach."

    Barnard Castle itself had a fabulous high street and bustling shops, there were great eateries and everything you should need. As well as being on the Teesdale Way, there is also a plethora of walking routes and footpaths straight from the front door. The house was stylish, comfortable and well equipped. The cost was on the high side and a few tasks do need to be finished off (handle on the bathroom window, lock on the bathroom door, mirror in the small room, long length mirror somewhere). A couple of items needed in the kitchen would be a tray, wine and bottle opener. There were only 4 mugs, which is appropriate for the guests, but did mean you had to wash them up after every use. Julia made us very welcome and made herself very approachable for any queries. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would recommend the house for anyone looking in the area.

    Reviewed by Madeleine4.4Oct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size in main bedroom, 1 x double 2nd bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • High chair and cot available
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well - behaved pet welcome - £40.00 pet supplement.Sorry, no smoking
  • Pubs and shops 1 min walk from cottage
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The property

Nestled in Barnard Castle, County Durham is this wonderful mid-terrace cottage, The Retreat.

The perfect property for a trip with friends or a loved one to a historical town with the countryside on its doorstep.

The property boasts a luxurious and modern interior, thoughtfully decorated throughout.

Entering the cottage, you will find an elegant sitting/dining room with an inviting leather sofa, Smart TV, woodburning stove and a seating area for enjoying a home-cooked meal, or fish and chips from the local takeaway, after wandering the cobbled streets of Barnard Castle.

The kitchen is a lovely contemporary space with an electric oven and hob, wine cooler and a large American fridge/freezer ready to be stocked up for your stay; the enclosed courtyard just outside is the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee from the coffee machine in the sunshine.

On the first floor, Hide & Bolt has two bedrooms, one double and one single, and a beautifully tiled bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower to start your day, topped off with a warm towel from the heated towel rail.

Sitting in the centre of town, and a stones throw from all this historical village has to offer, the cottage is close to local shops and eateries, along with contemporary wine bars, pubs, and historical and cultural sites such as the castle, The Bowes Museum and Egglestone Abbey.

You will also find the bustling market place just a short walk away, making this cottage the perfect base to experience Barnard Castle to the fullest.

Staindrop is another picturesque town a short journey away, with the stunning Raby Castle Parks and Gardens, a traditional pub for a tasty lunch and surrounded by countryside for excellent walks.

To the south rests Richmond, a market town with a unique character surrounded by stunning scenery, where you will find the ruins of Richmond Castle, Richmondshire Museum or catch a performance and one of Britain's oldest theatres, Georgian Theatre Royal.

The bustling city of Durham sits north of Hide & Bolt, where there are plenty of options for shopping, the spectacular Durham Cathedral and Castle, and pleasant riverside walks to see the best of the city's amazing architecture.

Choose The Retreat as your home-from-home in the fascinating town of Barnard Castle.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Staindrop 6 miles; Richmond 13 miles; Darlington 16 miles; Durham 20 miles.

The market town of Barnard Castle is situated in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale in County Durham. It stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort which crosses the river. The medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. Known affectionately as 'Barney’ by residents and visitors alike, the town boasts cobble streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century. The nearby Bowes Museum is well worth a visit and a wonderful way to spend a day wandering around this beautiful building and experiencing the fascinating exhibitions. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this lovely market town, with woodland walks and cycle routes and the Lake District, the Pennine and Teesdale Ways, and the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.

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Please note: A minimum of 3 nights is required from 28th December 2021. Less than that will not be accepted by the owner.