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Badgers Sett

(Ref. 1027477)

Winston near Staindrop, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Just come back and I have to say it was amazing!"

    The owners went above and beyond for us, very friendly and helpful! The place is amazing, so relaxing, we loved sitting in the hot tub watching the stars and listening to the sheep (who were very active after being in the field

    Reviewed by Chelsea5.0Feb 2024

  • "My husband and I went for a three night break in Badgers Set."

    It was a wonderful experience. The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly; showing us around the hut and how to warm the hot tub. They phoned us in advance of us arriving to ask our estimated arrival time so that the hot tub could be warmed. There was a folder containing helpful information about the facilities and local amenities. We brought along our Labrador who had a welcome pack of his own waiting for him with throws for the furniture, treats and bowls. The setting was absolutely ideal for relaxing in a ‘get away from in all’ place. I was initially worried that the hot tub would not be private enough, but the careful layout of the huts meant that it absolutely was. While enjoying the hot tub, we were able to hear only a small waterfall near by and enjoyed a clear sky and all the stars! The hut itself was spotless with beautiful fixtures and fittings. It was warm and comfortable, with both central heating and a gas log burner. There is a large parking space allocated to each hut with well maintained pathways to each hut. Whilst we were there, we enjoyed nice walks in the local area and visited the nearby small towns. In the town we bought a picture of an owl, drawn by a local artist, to remind us of an amazing barn owl that flew overhead whilst we were in the hot tub. We would not hesitate to recommend Badgers Hut, we had the best time. Thank you.

    What a super review thank you so much. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that you were able to relax. The wildlife is fantastic here and we tend to take it for granted so it’s lovely that you saw some of it. All the very best and thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wow what a stay!"

    5* doesn’t even do it justice. Mary and Steven are fabulous hosts and couldn’t do enough for us. We were greeted by Mary who showed us around the lodge and left us some Prosecco and biscuits which went down a treat. We were also fortunate enough to see the northern lights during our stay. We will definitely book this again. Thank you so much for making our mini break fantastic. Steph and Olly (The happy hot-tubbers) x

    Thank you for your great feedback. You shall now be known as the “ happy hot tubbers” that made us laugh out loud. The comment about 5 stars not doing the stay justice put a little spring in our steps so again many thanks. Well done for capturing the northern lights on your camera as we always miss them. All the best and hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful log cabin with high quality fittings."

    There are three cabins very carefully thought out both inside and out to give you privacy from the other two cabins. The wood fired hot tub was superb and even though it was late October we were able to sit out on the veranda for an hour at 8pm after using the hot tub. All in all a wonderful, restful place to stay at any time of year. The owners Stephen and Mary are very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. On arriving home we immediately booked the lodge again for June next year. I cannot rate these lodges and the owners highly enough. Although dogs are welcome in the lodges do not be put off if you if you do not have a dog, the lodges were spotless on arrival. Thank you to our hosts Stephen and Mary, we had a great time. See you next year, hopefully the lambs will be out in the fields then.

    What lovely feedback, and thank you for booking again so soon. It was great to meet you both and enjoyed our long chats!!! We are delighted that you used the hot tub and enjoyed it, as we are aware it was a first for you. We are both really looking forward to seeing you again. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Another lovely relaxing week at Badgers Sett."

    The cabin is beautifully fitted out to a high standard and everything you need is provided. Steven and Mary are perfect hosts, always available to help or for a chat but never intrusive. This was our fifth visit to Badgers Sett, but it won't be our last. I think that says it all.

    As always it was lovely to see you both again and we can not thank you enough for choosing to stay with us again. You know the ropes better than we do now and that’s great. Hopefully you will keep returning. All the very best to you both and hope you don’t get too much snow over the winter months. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely second stay in Badgers Sett."

    A great base for lovely walks and also a very relaxing break away from it all. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. A fantastic friendly host, nothing too much trouble. Will be back.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Thank you again for returning and of course for the 5 star rating. It is always lovely for us to see people, and their dogs, come back. We are pleased you could relax and get away from it all. Look forward to seeing you in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely holiday."

    Very clean and comfortable and well kitted out. With a warm welcome from the hosts. The photos of the cottage don’t do it justice, will definitely return. Lovely area to explore and not too touristy.

    It was great to meet you both and your lovely white fluffy dog. Good to hear that you got to explore the area a little and that you intend to return. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bronwen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Steven was very helpful and knowledgeable. Plenty of places to visit and the surrounding landscape is exceptionally beautiful.

    Many thanks for your feedback and your 100% score it’s much appreciated. Best wishes and enjoy what is remaining of the summer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our 2nd time visiting which speaks for itself on how spectacular the Badgers Sett is along with the setting, the views, the property and the owners."

    Steven, Mary and the family really go above and beyond to ensure there’s everything you need to have the perfect stay away; the extra touches really go along way and just make you feel at home instantly. We will continue to return to this stunning lodge and can’t wait for our next visit. I can’t recommend this place highly enough, Thankyou again, Jade, Devon, Vinnie & Minnie.

    It was great to see you all again and especially to see how much Minnie had grown. Obviously Vinnie has been a great role model. It will be great to see you all again in the future and thank you so much for your lovely review. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Aug 2023

  • "I actually dont know where to start with the review."

    We had the most perfect break at Badgers Set Cabin. Its been a stressful 6 months and I actually only buried my mum two days before we arrived. This place has given me time to reflect, repair and rebuild my soul. The owners are amazing! Welcomed us and showed us around...lit the hot tub so it was all ready when we arrived. A warm exceptionally clean Cabin. Stocked with all the cooking utensils and crockery you need for cooking on the hob and microwave. Little touches of emergency contact numbers, treats on arrival, a book with local restaurants, pubs, places of interest and much more. Our dogs loved being able to walk through the fields and go down to the stream in the woods. So if you are looking to relax, unwind, recharge your batteries.or explore further afield....then this is the place. We didnt want to leave!!!!!..I could have stayed another week. We will definitely be back soon....its just PERFECT!!!! Thank you to the owners for helping me through this difficult time .

    What a lovely and very heartfelt review. We are so pleased to have provided somewhere to help you during a very difficult time. Loosing anyone is always so hard. We hope that you are able to see some light. It will be lovely to see you again in the future. Take care and all good wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow, we loved this place."

    Everything was tip top from the location to the peacefulness. The owners were very accommodating, having the hot tub up and running on our arrival which we thoroughly enjoyed. Would definitely go again.

    What lovely feedback thank you so much. It would be great to see you in the future. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic lodge with hot tub , they have everything covered, lovely place will ..."

    Fantastic lodge with hot tub , they have everything covered, lovely place will definitely recommend it to friends and family

    It was lovely to meet you and many thanks for your feedback. Best wishes and enjoy the rest of the summer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Running a busy pub business we were looking for a quiet short break away from life!"

    ! We found it here at alwent farm! Stephen greeted us on arrival and was very warm and welcoming. He showed us the lodge which was perfect and he had already fired up the wood fired hot tub. Another nice little touch, was the mini prosecco in the fridge alongside a handwritten tag wishing us a lovely stay. We were then left to our own devices, peace and quiet not bothered or hassled but help was right there if required!! The lodges, although in close proximity to each other, had more than enough privacy and seclusion! I would 100% return to stay here again. The surrounding areas are magnificent and beautiful adding to the whole experience, just be prepared to get back to nature and put on your exploring boots.

    What lovely feedback, thank you so much. We would love to see you again in the future. We understand just how busy you are going to be over the summer period so good luck and take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is our 2nd time at Badgers, and it didn't disappoint!"

    We absolutely love everything about it. If you like a relaxing holiday then this is the place to come. The owners, Stephen & and Mary, are such lovely people who can't do enough for you. We would highly recommend this place.

    Well it was lovely to see you both again and of course your two four legged family members. Thank you for your great feedback too. Look forward to seeing you for your Christmas booking. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wow! What a fantastic place in such a beautiful peaceful setting, it was just perfect for our three night romantic getaway."

    Badgers Sett was so clean, well equipped and maintained,as we're the grounds. Steve and Mary were the perfect hosts who went above and beyond for us, we had car issues and they took us to a garage and even gave us a lift to Barnard Castle. Sitting in the hot tub with your loved one, watching the sun go down with a glass of champagne in that gorgeous setting it really doesn't get much better. A gem of a find,we didn't want to leave,we will definitely be recommending and returning.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. It was great to meet you both and we are so pleased that the car issues did not spoil your time with us. It would be great to see you both again in the future. All the very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was more than it says."

    Steve and Mary were so lovely and helpful. I’ve never stopped anywhere in the world that I felt so relaxed. To sit in the hot tub and look over the fields and watch the sun come down and no noise

    Thanks so much for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you and your fabulous dogs. We are so pleased that you enjoyed it and managed to relax. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay at Badger's Sett."

    Steven and Mary make you feel so welcome and could not be more helpful. Excellent location for a quiet relaxing break. Already looking forward to our next visit.

    Well it was absolutely lovely to see you both again and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Take care and enjoy the rest of the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful property, quality throughout."

    Would highly recommend, this a very peaceful private property with stunning scenary, every need has been catered for, you don't want for anything during the stay. Thanks for a lovely weekend.

    You are more than welcome and we are so pleased you had a good time. It was a pleasure to meet you. All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location for a quiet, relaxing break."

    Lodge is fitted out to the highest standard and has everything you need. The hosts, Mary & Steven, are very friendly and welcoming and could not be more helpful. Highly recommended.

    Thanks again for your feedback and it was lovely to see you both again and to meet some of your family this time. Best wishes to you both and hopefully we will see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "What an absolutely stunning location."

    The layout of the cabins allows you privacy. Steven and Mary were both extremely accommodating and approachable. A phone call the day before to see if we wanted the hot tub on for us arriving, a welcome info pack in the cabin including little bottles of Prosecco and biscuits and even a goody bag for the dog. We thoroughly enjoyed our quick break and are looking at returning soon for a longer period. We have recommended the cabins to family already.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback and for recommending us to your family that tells us a lot. Hopefully we will see you again. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Mar 2023

  • "If you believe in heaven, then this is a slice of it."

    If you like peace and quiet, beautiful views, amazing accommodation, this is the place. We've always wanted to find a place like this, and now we have. Thank you, Steve and Mary. See you in June.

    What lovely feedback, it has been an absolute pleasure to meet you both and your lovely dogs. We are delighted that you have booked to return already and look forward to seeing you again. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Calum5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved our weekend here!"

    We received a lovely warm welcome on arrival and everything we needed to know about the lodge was explained to us. There’s a fab information folder in the lodge with everything from local history information to food recommendations. The lodge itself was immaculate and all facilities such as the shower etc were great. We were provided with lots of wood for the hot tub and also a lovely bottle of wine and biscuits! :) We were recommended the Brownlow Arms for a pub lunch and it was great. Proper pub food! Thank you so much for a great stay and hopefully see you again!

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and do hope that you will return in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Feb 2023

  • "Gorgeous property with everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay - a home away from home with the added bonus of a woodburning hot tub!"

    Dog friendly place too with some really thoughtful touches like dog blankets and bowls to use during the stay. Frank especially loved the open field he could run and play in! The owners were lovely - really helpful and friendly. The location was perfect too with lovely walks on the doorstep or some interesting places to visit close by. We would love to come back!

    Well we would love you to come back as you and Frank left the cabin spotless and we were delighted to meet you all. All the very best for 2023 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Well what can I say apart from WOW!"

    .. my partner and myself booked for Xmas week to get away from the hussel and bustle and was nothing but an escape to relax and chill .. chill we did .. the cabin was immaculate..few seasonal decorations still had us in the Xmas mood .. the hot tub was on everyday and Steve brought us more logs for the burner we used alot lol .. All info on surrounding area places to eat or takeaways .. I recommend the pizza delivery ☺️.. the cabin is beautifully placed and very private ..we never seen a soul .. next to the cabin there's a huge field on the farm land which the owner Steve allowed our 2 dogs to run free ..they even swam in the river at bottom of the field .. We sat outside with our blankets and listened to the river flow and birds tweeting .. and because there is no artificial light ( street lights / road

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing Christmas here at the farm. We note you have booked again so are looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes and thanks again for choosing to stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2022

  • "A really welcoming and positive experience."

    First rate, would highly recommend.

    How lovely to use the term, first rate. Thanks so much, it was great to meet you both. All the very best for the festive period. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful!"

    The lodge is amazing , spotless, so cosy , has everything you need ! The hot tub is out of this world , with amazing views ! Privacy , your in your own little world ! We will definitely be booking again ! The hosts are both so friendly and have so much information ! Top places to stay 10/10

    Thank you so much for the really fabulous feedback and we would love to see you again. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Nov 2022

  • "My daughter, dog and I had a wonderful time in Badgers Sett Lodge."

    The surroundings are serene and the lodge itself is cosy but modern. The owners were very warm and welcoming, making sure the log burning hot tub was ready to use on our arrival and had even decorated the lodge with Halloween decorations for my daughter. We didn’t want to leave and will definitely book again. Thank you for making our stay special.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. We couldn’t resist the opportunity to use the halloween decorations when you were bringing your daughter. It was lovely to meet your whole family too during your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Best wishes to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Oct 2022

  • "First class choice for a relaxing, get away from it all break."

    The lodge is fitted out superbly and everything you need is provided. Steven and Mary are very friendly, welcoming and the most helpful of hosts. This was our second visit to Badgers Sett this year and we will definitely be back again next year. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We were delighted that you decided to return. It was great to see you again. Also can we thank you for leaving the lodge so tidy and clean it was much appreciated. It will be good to see you again. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Badgers Sett and will definitely be visiting again in the near future."

    The property was amazing and perfectly secluded. It is also in a lovely location with a lot of nice surrounding walks. Everywhere was kept spotless and it was very comfy and cosy. The hot tub was gorgeous and is in an amazing setting - definitely a view to see. The host Steven couldn’t do enough for us and he was very kind, helpful and made us feel very welcome and at home. If you are visiting this area I’d definitely book a stay here it’s gorgeous!

    What lovely feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the surroundings. Thank you for the recommendation. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic place to stay, it was so quiet with excellent facilities it was just a perfect week we had there."

    We will be coming back in the future.

    We are delighted that you had a "perfect" week with us. Many thanks for taking the time to give your feedback and we do hope that you will return in the future. Enjoy the remainder of the summer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Badger Sett was nothing but spectacular and exceeded our expectations."

    The build quality, fit and finish of the property was top notch. The property is extremely private, very quiet and romantic. The wood fired hot tub was epic and our dog Ronnie loved the freedom of running about in the field adjacent to the river. The owners made us very welcome. The layout is exceptional and very cleverly designed and laid out. We cant thank them enough and will be returning without any doubt. The Badger Sett is a real gem in a wonderful part of the country.

    Gosh that's fantastic feedback, especially the use of the word "spectacular", thank you so much. Its great that you will be returning, and of course that Ronnie had a fab time too. All the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mat5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at Badgers Sett."

    Our weekend away here was everything we wanted and more. The owners had thought of everything which just made the stay more pleasant. Our springer was in his element too. We really can’t fault anything. We will definitely be looking to return. Thank you!

    Delighted you "all" had a good time and its great to hear that it was "everything you wanted and more" We are adding bits all of the time that we think will make our guests stay better, so its good to hear we are on the right lines. it will be lovely to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "The lodges are extremely well presented and positioned very well for privacy from other lodges."

    The owners seem to have put a lot of thought into the planning of the site. I would have liked the use of a small oven in the lodge and upgraded bedding. But these are minor points, as overall the lodge was exceptional and would recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing break. The owners were brilliant, helpful, and very welcoming.

    Many thanks for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to provide positive feedback. We are pleased that were able to relax while with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Such a beautiful lodge and setting."

    We had a very peaceful and relaxed stay. Even our nervous rescue dog settled quickly and loved running through the meadow next to the lodge. The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly and we had everything we needed. Will definitely book again.

    We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and delighted that your lovely dog settled and was able to have a good time too. It will be lovely to see you again. All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic property with extremely welcoming hosts set against a beautiful backdrop."

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam4.4Jun 2022

  • "Great! Very clean property, cleverly designed exterior layout ensures privacy."

    Down to earth and genuinely friendly host, always busy keeping things ship shape. Some really thoughtful arrival and interior design touches, courtesy of Steven's wife - loved them, thank you. Our very large, 3 yr old rescue dog, is excitable in new surroundings but we were able to secure him on a 10 metre training lead and he still couldn't see other guests, given the grassy bank between cabins, which relaxed him perfectly. One afternoon we were saying how impressed we were with the hosts, just as a paraglider passed overhead - we both said "that'll be Steven" making a delivery! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - calm happy dog = calm happy people. Have already recommended to friends and will definitely be back.

    What lovely feedback and brilliant the your lovely, and very well behaved dog, enjoyed the stay too. You made us laugh out loud with the comment about the paraglider. Good luck with your continuing dog support. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing "getaway from it all" break, this is the place for you."

    Lodge is beautifully fitted out to the highest standard. Steven and family have a great set up and could not have been more helpful. We will hopefully return in the near future.

    Many thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. Thank you too for leaving the lodge so clean, you would never have know you had been with us for a week. It will be lovely to see you again in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay,the farm was so scenic and peaceful and the lodges were extremely comfortable."

    Plenty of room for us, the dog and our 6 month old baby. Steven and his wife were fantastic hosts who made us feel very welcome. Would 100% recommend and would definitely stay again. Thanks for a great stay.

    It was lovely to meet you all and to welcome our youngest guest. Thank you for the great comments and hopefully you will return at some point in the future. All the very best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Steven our host was awesome, once letting us know about how everything worked he left us in peace, but as soon as we needed something he was there and got sorted."

    Had a great stay and would recommend this anyone who wants peace and quiet.

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback. Pleased you had a great stay and even more pleased that you would recommend us. Thanks again and all the very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "The owners were so friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for us to make our stay special."

    The farm and surroundings was impeccably maintained and so were the cabins which provided such comfort, warmth and a touch of luxury. Surrounded by the stunning scenery and peacefulness of the countryside gave us a wonderful, relaxed holiday and memories to treasure.

    It was lovely to meet you and your dogs. Thank you for the great feedback and of course for the lovely letter that you left for us. Very kind words indeed. We are delighted that you were able to relax and enjoy your time with us. All the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location and beautiful cabin."

    You can watch the sunset in the hot tub every evening. So peaceful, no noise pollution and a brilliant location to see the stars on a clear night! The cabin was layed out perfectly, so many small details put in by the owners. Steven and Mary were so welcoming and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. I would stay again for sure!

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. It was great to meet you both and of course your 2 beautiful dogs. We do have some amazing night skies here as there is no light pollution either. Thanks again for choosing to stay with us. All the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danni5.0May 2022

  • "Our stay at Badger’s Sett was amazing, everything we could have asked for."

    We were looking for a holiday perfect for our two anxious dogs and we found the place here. It was so quiet, reserved and private. Steve got the hot tub ready upon our arrival and even while we were out on walks (Teesdale way and Barnard Castle river walk are great to do) we came back to a fully loaded burner. A dog bag was provided for the dogs, plenty blankets and towels for us. Milk, short bread and Prosecco were left in the lodge ready for us to enjoy. Our only feedback would be to maybe keep spare soft pillows in the wardrobe, but that’s just preference! Could not fault it at all and really a 5* stay. Thanks again.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback, we are so pleased that it suited your dogs too as we know that they were of concern for you. The fact that they were OK means that you could relax and that is the aim of what we are trying to achieve. It is always nice to meet people who care so much for their pets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0May 2022

  • "Great host was very welcoming, we had a lovely time and it’s a great place to relax with everything you need."

    We are so pleased that you had a relaxing time, that is our aim. Thank you for taking time to provide feedback it is appreciated. All the best to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Apr 2022

  • "Had a brilliant stay."

    Would highly recommend. Definitely be back. Lovely area and friendly host.

    Lovely to hear that you will definitely be back and that you had a brilliant stay. It was great to meet you both and your 2 "4 legged" friends Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "It’s safe to say that Badgers Sett surpassed all my expectations even after reading all of the other outstanding reviews."

    The standard of everything is amazing; the friendliness of the whole family, cleanliness of the property, maintenance of the hot tub, the area and the overall kindness. All of this just made our stay so much more memorable and we can’t thank all of the Alwent Hall Family enough for that. We will certainly be returning soon! Jade & Devon x

    We are delighted to hear your stay was memorable. It was a pleasure to meet you both and of course Vinnie and your very cute young puppy. We will miss seeing Vinnie on a morning at the fence. It would be great to see you all in the future. Many thanks again for the lovely feedback. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Devon5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived and shown how to work the items in the cabin/ hot tub."

    It was added to the homely feel of staying on a working farm. When we got there Steven was attending to some lambs being born. The cabin and hot tub are perfect and we had plenty of logs for our stay to keep the hot tub to a temperature we were comfortable with. There is a lot to explore loacally, we took a walk to Raby Castle and then went a little further out to the coast. It is a very picturesque area and the farm only adds to it all. It is dog friendly, be aware you will be sharing the green space with the other cabins, even though your area is private, be aware if you have a dog that wanders. We will be staying again in the future.

    Great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you had the opportunity to visit Raby Castle. It is a real local treasure. Thanks again for the 100% grading, it always helps us to keep going. All very best and hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Apr 2022

  • "Our break in Badgers Sett was just perfect."

    The location is fabulous with beautiful views from the property. As Badger lodge is at the end we were not over looked at all. The attention to detail in the lodge was exceptional. Kitchen, bathroom, fire, huge bed all were faultless. Even a bag of items for the dog was provided - bowls, towel, blanket, poo bags. The hot tub was ready for our arrival and throughout the break, the owner kept the burner topped up. Beautiful evenings spent in the hot tub - plastic glasses provided for drinks and the clearest sky full of stars. The owners were so helpful and friendly, offering advice and conversation but only on our initiation and not intrusive at all. Would recommend without reservation to anyone!

    We are pleased that you enjoyed your break and the wonderful dark skies and stars. We have recently added an easy guide to the star constellations to each lodge as many of our guest say how beautiful the stars are and that they would like to name them etc. Thank you for your recommendation. It was lovely to meet all "3" of you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing weeks stay with our two dogs."

    Idyllic location and accommodation. Lovely hospitality by Steven couldn’t do enough for us and nothing was a problem. We experienced warm sunshine and snow as Steve said two holidays in one! It was a pleasure to stay here we look forward to returning and cannot recommend it enough. Thank you

    What lovely feedback, thanks so much, it was a pleasure to meet all 4 of you and delighted that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again in the future. All the very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect from start to finish!"

    The lodge has everything you need and is beyond cosy. The hot tub steals the show looking out on open countryside, if it’s relaxation you want this is the place. Steven the owner set up the hot tub for us everyday and was helpful every step of the way. We went for our honeymoon and when we left had a gift on our car windshield, which was obviously unexpected and above and beyond! Can’t wait to come back : )

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and of course for choosing to spend your honeymoon with us we felt quite privileged. We would like to wish you both all the very best for the future and many happy years together. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2022

  • "Me and my boyfriend had an amazing time at badgers sett."

    Lodge was beautiful and the owner was so helpful and accommodating, would 100% recommend

    Thank you so much for the recommendation. Its great to hear you had an "amazing" time. Lovely to have met you both. All the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous 5 nights stay at Badgers sett."

    Steve the owner was great. Nothing was to much trouble and we would highly recommend a great place to stay. The lodge is well equipped and the hot tub was fabulous. A very tranquil setting. We will definitely be going back again.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Great compliment from someone in the business and you would have thought the fairies had been in before we got to clean. . It will be lovely to see you again. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely little set up with three lodges, suitably separated to give some privacy."

    Steve the owner called us earlier on arrival day to see what time we'd be arriving and had the log burner hot tub fired up so we could soak away the travelling. The cabin itself is spacious enough for two. Big comfy bed, a large shower. Kitchen has all you need with a two ring hob, microwave and health grill for cooking provided but no oven. It's a new place having only just opened in December but he is building a separate cabing to house a bar which wil be open later in the year. The location itself is great with Barnard Castle on 7 miles away, Durham, Darlington and the coast all under an hours drive. Loads of local walking for those who do like a wander. A little gem that we hope to get back too sometime soon.

    Thank you so much for the detailed feedback, this is really useful for anyone looking to book with us. We are pleased that you got to see some of the surrounding areas. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really great stay."

    The cabin was perfect and super clean! Had all the amenities needed and loved the hot hub. The owners were super accommodating and friendly and the place is a perfect location for setting off on dog walks. Hoping to come back soon and book the other cabins for a big family stay.

    Many thanks for your comments and a lovely idea to have the "big family stay" we hope to meet you again and your family, including the four legged ones. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2022

  • "Such beautiful little lodges, with everything you need."

    Steve was so helpful, giving us a ring before our arrival asking if we wanted the hot tub firing up ready for our arrival. He gave us advice about places worth a visit in the local area. Our fridge was even stocked with Prosecco, milk and some choci biccys

    So pleased that you enjoyed it. We would like to thank you both for being patient with us during the storm on Saturday and hope it did not have too much of an impact on your stay. All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jan 2022

  • "Just had a fantastic stay at Badgers Sett, so much so we nearly extended our holiday because we were having such a fantastic time."

    The lodge was amazing and had so many little touches that showed the owners had gone above and beyond to make it a good stay. The fire and heating were fantastic, the bed comfortable and spacious, lovely large shower and the hot tub! Well it was brilliant, and having it pre-lit for our arrival was a lovely touch. I notice another reviewer suggested stepping stones from the tub to lodge, we didn’t need these as we took some flip flops each but whilst we were there these were added, clearly listening to feedback and looking to make everyone’s stay as enjoyable as possible. We’ve already recommended the lodge to numerous friends and family and would love to come back again. We’ve visited a few lodge/hot tub locations and this is by far the best we’ve ever stayed in. Steven the host is brilliant - thank you for such a lovely stay! If you book this holiday you will not be disappointed.

    What lovely feedback, thank you so much we are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and do hope that you come again. All the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2022

  • "We just got back Sunday 23rd Jan we had a fantastic three nights stay, We were warmly greeted by Steve, He rang before we arrived to see if we wanted the hot tub fired up which we did, The lodge was perfect had everything we needed and was absolutely spotless Nothing was to much trouble for Steve and he was very approachable at all times also very informative and lovely smiley chap?"

    Scenery from our lodge was outstanding and perfectly situated, We ate at the Brownlow arms as recommended by Steve and the food was excellent, Would not hesitate staying there again, It’s a massive TEN from us, Val and Trev, x

    Thank you for the lovely comments. We will certainly pass your feedback onto the Brownlow arms as well. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and laughed out loud at the comment "smiley chap" Best wishes to you both and hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jan 2022

  • "Great welcome to the property, informative intro and brief to the site."

    We didn't feel rushed, we felt like we could contact Steve if we had any issues. Great stay would love to come again in the future

    Delighted you did not feel rushed, we aim to slow everything down a little, so you feel relaxed and refreshed. Thank you for providing such a positive review and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Jan 2022

  • "Badger's Sett at Alwent Hall was EXACTLY what I'd been wanting for well over a year."

    It was immaculate, comfortable and warm. The views over the surrounding farm land were incredible and the wood fired hot tub was definitely the highlight for me. Alwent Hall is quite easy to navigate to and find. There is a huge white stone at the top of the driveway that indicates where you need to turn in. There is also ample parking for large cars in the designated accommodation spaces. Alwent Hall is conveniently located between the Yorkshire Dales and Pennines National Park so ensure you plan a long enough stay to explore all they have to offer! Steven is a gracious host (he called me on the day of my stay to ask if I wanted the hot tub heated up!) and very easy to talk to, with plenty of life stories if you want to hear them - at the same time, he will happily leave you be to enjoy your time there on your own (unfortunately we did not get to meet his wife, Mary). There is a lovely pizza restaurant in the nearby town that delivers right to your lodge doorstep and the local pub, The Brownlow Arms, was a typical country pub that served AMAZING food. The one and only suggestion we have to improve (this does not affect our stay at all, just a nice comfort addition) is to add stepping stones from the door to the hot tub. The gravel was a little sharp under foot! Thankfully the distance from the hot tub to the lodge isn't far at all. I believe this place is ideal in winter and summer! We will absolutely return when the weather is warmer so we can enjoy a drink on the deck overlooking the rolling hills, stream and surrounding farm land. Overall, the lodge and its setting at Alwent Hall was a gorgeous, calming environment and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering a hot tub/nature walk/log cabin getaway. I left feeling totally relaxed.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback we are just happy that you enjoyed yourselves and if you do return in the future there are many more life stories to be told!! Just thought you might like to know we have taken your suggestion on board and each of the lodges now have smooth stepping stones to the hot tubs-thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jan 2022

  • "Stephen and Mary are lovely hosts."

    The cabins are very comfortable, clean, set on a very tidy farm and with lovely views. They made our Christmas break extra special with small touches and gifts on the 25th :) Would highly recommend and will definitely return.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future. All the very best of wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bharat5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fabulous weekend, really relaxing and very friendly people everywhere we went definitely will be going back very soon 10 out of 10 for me."

    Thank you for your very positive feedback and it will be lovely to see you again in the future. All the very best for 2022 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Dec 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas stove-effect fire
  • Gas central heating with gas stove-effect fire
  • Hob and microwave, and fridge/ freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi (please be aware due to remote location - this can occasionally be intermittent service)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Front private outdoor space with decking, furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.4 miles
  • Note: Garden is not enclosed
  • Note: The lodge is on a working-farm but secluded from other lodges

The property

Staindrop 1.9 miles.

Tucked away in the charming countryside village of Winston near Staindrop, resting on a working farm with a plethora of wildlife, is this lovely lodge, Badgers Sett.

Nestled besides a river and bosting an alluring hot tub and wonderful interior, this single-storey lodge makes a superb base for a romantic getaway.

Be welcomed by private parking to leave your vehicle before admiring the quaint setting and moving your luggage inside with ease.

Enter into the studio-style lodge, home to a kitchen and delightful sitting area, where you can unwind on the plush sofa as you enjoy a movie night, courtesy of the Smart TV.

There is a grey fitted kitchen with a hob, microwave, toaster and kettle to assist with your self-catering desires.

Soak in the last glimpse of the sun in the front garden where you can lounge on the outdoor furniture or savour a moment of relaxation in the indulgent hot tub.

As the sky grows dark, head into the warmth where a gas fire gently heats the space and you can prepare for a night's embrace in the contemporary shower room.

A sumptuous king-size double bed awaits you with pretty bedding, which reflects your rural location.

For a recuperating holiday with your loved one, choose Badgers Sett.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1082438 and 1082439, together they sleep six guests.

Alwent Lodges

Settled in the wonderful countryside, on a working-farm with an abundance of wildlife including otters, kingfishers, deer, and buzzards are these wonderful, single-storey lodges, Alwent Lodges. Each with a private balcony with garden furniture and an alluring hot tub on their own private outdoor space, this superb group of lodges offer a romantic escape to the quaint village of Winston. These lovely lodges are within easy reach of historic sites, including Raby Castle Park and Gardens, Piercebridge Roman Bridge and the magnificent Rokeby Park to explore the captivating interior of the manor house. Alwent Lodges offer a well-presented, studio-style layout, with a living and kitchen area, as well as a king-size double bed and a contemporary shower room. Resting within easy reach from the bustling market town of Barnard Castle, home to The Bowes Museum for engrossing art, the stunning architecture of Barnard Castle and Egglestone Abbey to view the mysterious ruins. There are plenty of walking opportunities to enjoy with many foorpaths including the Teesdale Way. For those who enjoy a bit of fishing there is 1 mile of fishing rights on the land where the lodges are for guests to use. Visit the vibrant city of Durham for an even greater selection of amenities and attractions with its marvellous Cathedral, delightful Botanic Gardens and enjoy a tour around the Normal castle. You can also fuel your excursions at the array of delicious eateries or rummage around the plethora of shops, both quirky independent stores and high street retailers can be found in Durham. Whatever lodge you choose, this is a splendid group of properties, offering a recuperating retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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 offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas