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Otters Holt

(Ref. 1082439)

Winston near Staindrop, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, solid cabins cleverly designed & sited to maximise privacy."

    Immaculate throughout with everything you need for your stay. Kitchen has a 2 ring hob, microwave and electric grill with all necessary cooking utensils, crockery & pans. Plenty of electric sockets, placed exactly where you need them. Bathroom is spotless, shower pressure and heat great. Sofa and bed are super comfy! Heating in cabin, easy thermostat control with a separate gas fire Dog blanket, towel, bowls and poop bags provided. Wood fired hottub with plenty of logs & kindling for our 3 night stay. Stunning countryside location….glorious! Food for the soul. Thankyou to Mary and Stephen for your recommendations of things to do/see and for creating such a perfect idyll for you guests. We will be back.

    What a super review, it sounds like the hotel inspector!! We are delighted with all your comments and chuffed that you will return. All the very best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really lovely little find."

    Hot tub was amazing and the cabin had everything you could ask for. Lovely hosts, very welcoming and helpful. Such a peaceful place which gives you the opportunity to reset and relax. Highly recommend

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We like the fact that you thought the hot tub was amazing and that you could relax. Best wishes and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic place accommodation 5 star 5 star amenities 5 star cleanest."

    Host 2 nd to none we will be back.

    What fabulous feedback, thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet you both and of course your lovely dog. It’s great that you intend to come back. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Feb 2024

  • "Last minute getaway and it was perfect."

    What a lovely place and owners are lovely. Definitely will be coming back

    Sometimes the last minute and spontaneous things are exciting so we are pleased that it worked out well for you and especially that you thought it was “perfect” Thank you so much and glad to see that you intend to return. All the very best for the festive season Property Owner

    Reviewed by Demi5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything with our stay (2 nights) at Otters Holt was spot on."

    Mary & Stephen are so accommodating, always thinking of us from complimentary milk, biscuits (top tier biscuit choice!), bottle of Prosecco and keeping the hot tub warm & ready each night. Everything in the cabin is so clean, kitchen lovely, bed comfy, bathroom clean/modern, & the gas fire is amazing. Lastly, a great touch is the binder full of info on nearby need-to-know things & details about local wildlife! 100% recommend a stay here :)

    So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for all the very positive comments. It was lovely to meet you and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes for the coming festive season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fraser5.0Nov 2023

  • "My boyfriend and I had an absolutely amazing weekend here."

    The lodge was gorgeous and so cosy. Can’t wait to come back!!

    Lovely feedback so thank you for sending this. We are pleased you had “an amazing” weekend and that you “can’t wait to come back”. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Nov 2023

  • "This property was absolutely amazing."

    We brought our two small dogs along with us and I didn't expect two blankets and bowls for them. Also we were spoilt with complimentary Prosecco, milk and biscuits. The getaway was just what we needed and we were welcomed. The hot tub was ready and warm to use and the sky was clear with stars in abundance. We've booked again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    The pleasure was ours. It was lovely to meet you and delighted that you thought the property was “absolutely amazing”. Thank you for taking time to provide feedback and for booking for next year. You are super organised. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a great stay with very mixed weather as storm Babet blew through."

    Hot tubs and facilities were very relaxing. Hospitality and information on local eateries was really helpful. Thanks

    It’s great to hear that the weather did not stop you from relaxing and that you had a great stay with us. All the best of wishes and many thanks for taking time to share your feedback. Take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thank you for a fantastic stay."

    This property is lovely and exactly as described. Mary and Stephen are great hosts, and made sure our stay was excellent. Our dog came with us and was well catered for with his very own field to run around in. I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay.

    Thank you for recommending our holiday cabin. We are so pleased that you had a good time and of course that your dog enjoyed it too. Hopefully we might see you again in the future. All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    A great little bolt hole for a wonderful relaxing break. Well appointed, comfortable and an ideal base for our first trip exploring the North East. The hot tub was a real treat and the perfect way to enjoy the clear dark skies.

    We are so pleased that your first visit to explore the north east was a good one and that your stay with us was “absolutely perfect”, we can’t ask for better feedback. We think this is a wonderful part of the world and hopefully you will return to see more in the future. All the very best and thank you again for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything humans and dogs need for a chilled stay."

    Enjoyed the hot tub and the honey from the honesty box! Plenty of places to visit nearby - Raby Castle deer park a particular favourite with the dog. Owners very friendly and helpful. Will definitely visit again.

    Glad you all enjoyed it and that you got to see some of the lovely countryside. We will pass on comments to Raby Castle on your behalf. Delighted you liked our honey as We have not had bee hives at the farm for many years. We are trying to support the ecosystem. It will be great to see you all again in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "The location was beautiful, really easy to find with the sat nav."

    Log cabin was spotless and the welcome milk, biscuits and bottle of fizz was a nice touch. The owners are lovely nothing is too much trouble. Hot tub super easy to light and stays warm. Bed really comfy, shower amazing and the gas flame effect fire is nice. Try the Brownlow Arms the food is amazing and recommended by the owners. We will be back soon. Not having an oven we thought we would struggle but there is a hot plate grill machine and we cooked pizza on it the first night and the hubbie cooked steak and all the trimmings for our anniversary

    Thank for the great feedback. Impressed that you’re hubby looking after you so well. We will pass on your compliments to the Brownlow Arms too. We are delighted that you intend to return. All the very best of wishes to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Otters Holt; everything was as described with a few little extras that made our stay extra special."

    The owners went out of their way to make us welcome and were very pleasant and friendly. We went to chill out and relax and did exactly that because the lodge, hot tub and surroundings were just what we wanted them to be.

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax. Hopefully we will see you and your lovely dog again in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a fabulous 3nights stay, very relaxed and enjoyable."

    Otters holt, was absolutely lovely, everything you could need, Hot tub amazing too. Could not fault a single thing, Steven the owner was very helpful and accommodating, and nothing was any trouble. Would definately visit again

    What lovely feedback. Saying that the cabin was “absolutely lovely “ and that you “could not fault a single thing” has put a spring in our steps. Hopefully you will visit again in the future. Take care and best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "I know why this has a perfect score!"

    I have to say, this is the nicest lodge we have ever stayed at. Stephen and Marty are just lovely. We arrived late but Stephen was still there to greet us and show us what was what. Milk and a bottle of wine were awaiting our arrival. The cabins have been very carefully thought out, down to place mats and are very private. We didn't hear a peep from the other 2 cabins! The views are amazing and it is so peaceful. Lots of literature provided for what to do round and about. Stephen was kind enough to get the hot tub ready for us each day. We were supposed to take our dog but she had to have an op beforehand. She would have loved it and we will definitely be back so that she can enjoy what we did! Would recommend Sunday lunch at The Fox Hole. Thanks again to you both, the cabin really is a credit to you both, thanks again Lisa & Rob :)

    Great to hear that it was the nicest lodge that you have stayed in. Your feedback is lovely so many thanks for sharing it. It makes our efforts really worthwhile when guests enjoy their stay. Hopefully your lovely dog is now up and about and that you might get to bring them in the future. Best wishes and take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Stayed in the Otters Holt for 2 nights last weekend."

    Stephen the owner met us upon arrival to show us about and explain everything to us, he gave us some useful info on the local area and facilities. The cabin was spotlessly clean, could not fault a single thing. Would defiantly come back here. Thanks

    Many thanks for your very positive feedback it is much appreciated and it will be great to see you in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with wood fired hot tub"

    Thank you for the 100% score. Ver much appreciated. Best wishes and hope you enjoy the rest of the summer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were recommended Otters Holt by a neighbour."

    The lodge is in a beautiful, peaceful and private setting that instantly lets you unwind...and the hot tub was all ready for us on arrival complete with complimentary fizz! Surrounded by countryside and bird song we watched swallows feed their chicks and heard curlew fly overhead. Our hosts were on hand for anything we had forgotten or needed. Our elderly dog even had his own bag with bowls and snuggly blankets in case he was chilly. A great place to bring dogs with local walks and many others a short drive away. The cabin is cozy and fitted out to a standard much higher than we expected and nothing had been forgotten. A wonderful place in mid summer...it never seemed to get dark. With a flame fire and central heating a visit in the winter would be delightfully cozy. We highly recommend this cottage or the other two on site. Thank you for a fabulous week of peace and rest.

    What a lovely review thank you so much. We are delighted that all 3 of you had a good time and were able to relax. Best wishes and enjoy the rest of the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "My daughter booked this for us for a little break."

    The property and the area was idyllic. A perfect get away for a break with picturesque scenery. We would highly recommend this holiday home. Enjoy an evening meal at the local pub with a £5 voucher off supplied by Steve and Mary. Amazing log burning hot tub for us to enjoy and unwind. We will return again in the future.

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback. We are delighted that you thought it was a perfect getaway. We are also delighted that you will return in the future. All the very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2023

  • "What a perfect property, fantastic facilities and well kept, maintained and clean."

    Incredibly accommodating of pets. Welcoming hosts will definitely be back!

    What lovely feedback and great that you will be back, all the best and many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Another lovely week at Otter's Holt."

    We stayed last year and there are even more lovely little touches It's all so relaxing and the owners go above and beyond to ensure you enjoy it all. We will be back (with Roxy!!!)

    It was lovely to see you and Roxy. Enjoyed the golf and still haven’t spent the pound yet. Thank you for the review. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was such a lovely place to stay, we will absolutely be coming back."

    Beautiful location overlooking the fields and it felt nice and secluded which is exactly what we wanted. The lodge itself was of such high quality and had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing break. Cannot recommend enough!

    Thank you for the lovely feedback and for the recommendation. We are pleased it was “exactly” what you wanted. Best wishes and thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Polly5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was so brilliant to be able to relax and unwind with no distractions from the outside world."

    The hosts are so lovely and very responsive. We had no issues during our stay and both ourselves and our pets enjoyed the calm atmosphere, plentiful walks, and beautiful scenery. I will definitely be looking to head here again!

    Thank you for taking time to give us this lovely feedback. We are delighted that you are looking to return in the future and that you were able to relax and unwind. All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely Incredible!"

    We stayed beginning of April for 3 nights including our puppy :) The whole experience was incredible, we have never been so relaxed! You can very clearly see the love and pride that Steven and his wife have put into the cabins, the cabin felt cosy yet open it was light and had everything you needed for your stay including some very appreciated extras such as a little pack for the pup ( blankets, bowls and

    How lovely to say that your stay with us was”absolutely incredible” we are delighted that you had such a good time. All the very best and thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Me, my wife and our dog had a lovely time at Otters Holt."

    It’s so peaceful and it’s lovely being in the hot top looking up at the stars on a night time. Would definitely recommend and we will be staying again in the future. Thanks for your hospitality Steven.

    Thank you for sending some feedback and for the 100% score, it is much appreciated. Glad that you were able to relax and enjoy the amazing dark skies here. It will be great to see you again in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2023

  • "When we arrived Steven met us at the cabin and ran through everything we needed to know, he let us know we could contact him if we needed anything but also left us to relax and enjoy out break, which was a great balance."

    On arrival there was milk and wine in the fridge and some biscuits, which was a lovely touch. The cabin is beautiful and has everything you could need, the kitchen is well stocked to be able to prepare simple meals. The gas fire is a little tricky to start with but heats the whole cabin and it is very cosy. Sofa and bed were both incredibly comfortable. It is very clear that a lot of love goes in to getting the cabins ready and ours was absolutely spotless. Steven called us before we arrived to see if we wanted the hot tub pre heating so we were able to get in pretty much from arrival :) there is plenty of wood available to be able to use the hot tub every day. We visited with our dog, there is lots to do locally and most places we visited are dog friendly. There are some secured fields/wooded area next to the cabins that you are able to use for dog walking, which has a beautiful beck at the bottom. All three cabins had a dog staying while we were there, because of how the cabins are arranged we didn't see the other dogs or guests unless walking in the field. There is a very handy welcome file in the cabin which has lots of information in. The week we visited was valentines day (we had some cute cupcakes left by our door!) and my 40th Birthday and I honestly could not think of a better place to have celebrated! Thank you for a lovey stay and we will definitely be returning.

    What great feedback, thank you so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and would love you to return in the future. Once again many thanks and all the very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great deal of thought has gone into these lodges."

    Steve and his wife were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. But at the same time we were left alone to our own privacy. Exactly the right balance. The lodge was clean and well maintained. Steve was very knowledgeable and helpful about local places and getting the hot tub prepped for our arrival was a really nice touch. I would highly recommend these lodges to anyone who wants to get away from it all and have a really peaceful time with dough facilities nearby should you want them. Thank you.

    Great that you had a good time while you were with us. Thank you for giving us such positive feedback. All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely time and Steve made us very welcome,the hot tub was amazing and the lodge was beautiful,we loved the way we left alone just to enjoy ourselves."

    The walks where amazing and all in all what a great get away from the fireworks,Thankyou we will tell our family and friends to go there

    We are pleased that the lack of fireworks helped. Thank you for the lovely feedback, best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2022

  • "We recently had a 2 night stay in the Otters Holt lodge."

    Upon arrival, we were met by the owners who went through everything with us. The lodge had been set up with birthday banners and we were kindly left a few treats. This was an amazing gesture as my wife had no idea of where we were going. The lodge was beautiful - had everything mentioned and was very clean and tidy. The owners definitely take pride and this was very reflective of all the details of our stay. They were very kind, knowledgeable about the area and made some great recommendations about where to visit and to eat. The hot tub was great, was secluded from other lodges and very peaceful. The lodge is on a working farm and in a quiet location, it was perfect for a chill out few days. We used the opportunity to visit nearby low / high force, raby and barnard castle. We would definitely come back and recommend to others. A real gem!! Thanks for a lovely stay.

    What lovely feedback we are delighted you both had a good stay here at the lodge. All the best to you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a lovely few days break at Otters Holt."

    The cabin and facilities were just what we needed and the added bonus of the hot tub all ready for our arrival was brilliant! In a lovely location with plenty to do around and even with being on a working farm we never seen a soul and felt private and covered. Its difficult to find places that allow 2 dogs to come along but I would definitely recommend Otters Holt and their brilliant hosts and thankyou for making it a lovely stay.

    We are delighted that your stay with us was “just what you needed” and that you would “definitely recommend” us. Thank you for such positive feedback. Best wishes and hope to see you all again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grace4.7Oct 2022

  • "It was beautiful, will be booking this again for next year."

    Definitely for longer.

    Ooh, that’s great, we look forward to seeing you again, best wishes and thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annuska5.0Sep 2022

  • "Would highly recommend staying here, Steven was so welcoming and we couldn't have asked for more from the lodge."

    The area is lovely with plenty to do nearby without traveling too far.

    Many thanks for the recommendation and thank you for choosing to stay with us. We appreciate your feedback. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week stay at Otters Holt ideal for a weeks break in the countryside with a hot tub and peace and quiet and lots of space for our dogs in the adjacent large field - they are missing it already."

    We were very grateful for the owners for providing a charging point for our car. Lovely people who are happy to help.

    It was lovely to see you both again and of course to see Poppy and Merlin. We are all happy when the dogs are happy!! Thank you too for the gift that you left-a lovely thought and much appreciated. Hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just enjoyed a second fantastic visit (There will definitely be more) As before we were well looked after and nothing was to much trouble for the owners Steve and Mary, We had the best time!"

    Thank you It’s a

    It was so nice to see you both again and of course to see that lovely red hair walk along the path. You are both lovely guests and we do hope to see you again. All the very best to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a super stay at Otters Holt."

    The location is just beautiful & the host was very friendly & happy to help. Thanks for making our stay so special. I hope to return soon!

    We are so pleased that you had a "special" stay. We are also delighted that you thought the location was beautiful, we sometimes take it for granted and have to remember to stop and appreciate it more. Enjoy the rest of the summer and it would be lovely to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2022

  • "Spent 3 nights at Otters Holt and it was absolutely amazing, the owners were excellent, they rang us the night before to ask what time we were expecting to arrive so the hot tub could be on and at the right temperature ready to start our mini break."

    The little touches that were left like prosecco, tea and coffee and some biscuits were a really nice touch. Would definitely recommend anyone who just wants to just get away and relax this is the place, we will definitely be returning on our next short break.

    Lovely to hear that you will be returning and that you had a relaxing time. Thank you so much for the lovely comments. Hope you have time to relax some more over the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing place to stay, I was so impressed by how helpful and friendly the hosts were and how amazing the location was!"

    Definitely would recommend staying here and will be staying in the future! Loved it! Thank you especially to host Stephen! :)

    We love the fact that you "loved it." Thank you for the recommendation and positive, upbeat feedback. Best wishes and take care Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jasmine5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time staying at otters we chose this because its dog friendly and it does not dissapoint the field next to the cabin is massive and perfect for excersizing the dogs and the cabin is lovely very modern will definitely be booking again."

    We are pleased that you had a "brilliant time" with us and of course very happy that your 2, full of energy, dogs enjoyed it too. It will be lovely to see you all again in the future. Enjoy the summer weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Couldn't have had a better stay."

    Owner was responsive and friendly whenever we needed anything or had questions. The cabin has everything you need for a short stay and the surroundings are perfect for walking and exploring. We'll be back again for sure.

    Thank you for taking time to give us some feedback and such positive feedback at that. It will be great to see you again. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "WOW ! What a beautiful place."

    My daughter and I stayed for 3 nights in this perfect lodge, extremely high standard of accommodation in a picture perfect setting. The owners were very welcoming and very attentive in ensuring we had a lovely stay, they went over and above anything I have experienced before by leaving little extras in the lodge on arrival such as biscuits and sweets for my daughter and lighting the hot tub for our arrival. I cannot recommend highly enough, just absolutely perfect and I would definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for such lovely feedback. We are so please you both enjoyed it here and of course hope you do return in the future. All the very best to you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade5.0May 2022

  • "The holiday property exceeded our expectations with room for our dogs to have a good run; the property was very comfortable and very private to enjoy the hot tub and much appreciated the property owner having it all ready for us to use on arrival."

    Lovely area with lots of interesting places nearby - Raby Castle, High Force and Low Force waterfalls and plenty more. We will definitely book again soon.

    Thank you so much for taking time to provide such lovely feedback. Hopefully we will see you again. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "The property was lovely exactly how it's was described."

    Felt very seculded and private which is not common. The location was beautiful plenty of walks for the dogs. Hot tub was amazing perfect relaxing getaway to unplug and reduce stress.

    Lovely to meet you both and of course your dogs. Delighted you managed to de-stress while you were here-that is our aim. Its always good to unwind. Many thanks for choosing to stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by L5.0May 2022

  • "We had a warm welcome by friendly Steve on our arrival, we were shown around, the hot tub was ready for us to use too."

    We were shown where we could take the dogs for walks during our stay, there were ewes & lamb in the fields next to our cottage which Steve made available very next day for us to walk the dogs freely. The Otters Halt was so peaceful, we enjoyed watching the birds, the village have a wonderful tearoom Which I would highly recommend. Have already recommended our families & friends the cottage and places we visited, the walks in Raby Castle, High Force Falls, Egglestone Nursery, Bernard Castle & the walks around, visited Seaham beach, Durham City the magnificent cathedral, and the lively Riverside walk not to forget the lovely picturesque drive through the North Penines. We were well looked after throughout our stay and whenever Steve met us also asked if everything was ok & if there was anything he could do for us . We will definitely make another trip in near future, well done and keep the good hospitality going

    Thank you so much for taking time to provide the detailed feedback that helps other potential guests with activities in the area. We aim to keep the hospitality going be rest assured. It would be great to see you both and of course your dogs again in the future. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "Just finished a fantastic week at Otters Holt."

    The Cabin was spotless and Steve and Mary made us very welcome. There was a lovely welcome pack awaiting us and our Spaniel Newton had his own doggie Bag with Blanket,Towels and doggie bowls etc. The King size bed was lovely and there was a lovely log effect gas burner.The hot tub yes the hot tub was fantastic, and I have been suffering for a while with a fractured shoulder, what a relief to get into the log heated hot tub with our complimentary bubbly. The farmland was great for walking Newton especially by the river. Our only regret is we did not see the Kingfishers and the Barn owl but my husband has promised a return journey to remedy my bird watching. Thanks again for a lovely holiday

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. It was lovely to meet you both , and of course Newton. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us . We thought it was really funny that you needed a leg up to the bed. We had them made high so that guests could store luggage underneath and that it was easier to clean. It gave us a giggle! It would be lovely to see you again in the future. All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "We will go back again"

    Great to hear that you will come back again. It will be lovely to see you again. Thank you for your 100% score it is much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2022

  • "Me and my partner came here for a relaxing break and we couldn’t have been any happier with our experience!"

    ! The owner went above and beyond and even rang to ask if we wanted our hot tub putting on before we arrived! He was extremely helpful but also left you to completely do your own thing! It is the most beautiful area with lots of nice walks and a beautiful outlook. The lodge itself was spacious, cozy and clean! We definitely will be returning it was amazing. Thank you!

    Thank you so much for the great feedback and saying that "it was amazing" We hope that you do return in the future and wish you all the very best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Apr 2022

  • "Just spent a wonderful weekend in the fabulous Otters Holt."

    The cabin was immaculate on our arrival and the site owner greeted us warmly, with a ready hot tub, and an introduction to our home for a few days. The cabin itself was delightful, with those extra touches that make all the difference, it’s clear that the owners have both impeccable taste, and fantastic attention to detail. Relaxing in the hot tub after a long day walking in the beautiful local countryside, was just so peaceful. All 3 cabins at the site have been so well thought out, they are secluded, private and set in a stunning location, with everything you need. There’s no oven, but there is a hob and a microwave. We thoroughly recommend a visit to Barnard Castle, very quaint with some lovely cafes. Aside from the Castle itself, we followed the Teesdale path to the Abby, a lovely 3 mile meander alongside the river Tees. We also visit High Force and Low Force waterfalls: We opted for a long walk from Middleton in Teesdale, but you can also dive to Bowlees and take a much shorter route. The cafe in Bowlees had some scrumptious cakes and sausage rolls. All in all we had an amazing time and feel thoroughly refreshed after our visit. We will definitely be back. Thank you to our fabulous hosts for creating such a special place.

    Wow, what a lovely reflective summary of your stay. We are delighted that you thought it was a "special place". We love the area so are pleased that you enjoyed it and hoping to return. Thank you for taking time to provide the feedback. All the very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cabin!"

    Perfect setting, very peaceful and quiet. Owner was amazing, there to welcome us in and heated up the hot tub for our arrival. Will be revisiting again very soon!

    Thank you for your very positive feedback. We are pleased that you felt it was a "perfect setting" and that you are considering returning. Best wishes and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Steven was really helpful."

    Place is exactly as you can see in the photos. We enjoyed our stay. Place is quiet and relaxing. Hot tub was amazing. Facilities were great. Kitchen well equipped. Pot and pans provided. As well as plates and other basic things needed to cook your own meals. Cabin is well insulated. We did not feel the cold at all. Wifi has good reception. There is a television as well if you want to watch. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Lora Joy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely superb."

    .. Couldn't have been any better. Not sure why this website won't let us give it maximum ratings to be honest. I fully recommend this lodge and lovely little town for a weekend break away.

    "Absolutely superb" that has added a spring in our step. Thank you for the lovely recommendation. Best wishes to you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2022

  • "I could not recommend them enough our stay was absolutely wonderful from start to finish, such a a cozy little cabin with everything you need and done to a high standard."

    They were so helpful and accommodating especially with our dog who can be reactive to other dogs. The privacy from the other cabins was spot on. Oh and the Hot Tub is just a 'Yes', i don't think I could go away without one now. So much to see locally and they gave us tips on walks and where to eat. We are looking to book again at the end of the year. Absolutely loved it. Thank you Abby, Pete & Pig

    Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and when we say Pig he was extremely well behaved so absolutely welcome anytime. Glad the hot tub was a hit too. All the best and hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abby5.0Mar 2022

  • "My boyfriend and I had a great stay at Otters Holt - after a few stressful weeks at work it was very much needed!"

    Everything was perfect - the lodge was just as beautiful as the pictures, the farm surrounding the lodge was idyllic, Steven was very helpful and friendly and even provided some biscuits/Prosecco and a goody bag for our four legged baby. The lodge had a very helpful information book of local walks and pubs/takeaway pizza. We had a lovely few days out at High Force waterfall and Raby Castle. I couldn’t recommend this lodge enough. Thank you for hosting us.

    Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we are so pleased that all 3 of you enjoyed your time here. Several guests have said the walk book is helpful so we are going to add others to help when choosing where to go. All the very best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very welcoming introduction,beautiful lodge in amazing surroundings, a lot of ..."

    A very welcoming introduction,beautiful lodge in amazing surroundings, a lot of thought has gone into making this an incredible place to stay , couldn’t of asked for more

    Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely to meet you both and hope that we may see you again in the future. Hope your daughter does well with her final assessments. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful Cabin on a working farm, close enough to amenities and days out but secluded enough to think you are miles away from anyone."

    Steve and his wife were very welcoming and always on hand if we needed anything and was kind enough to get our hot tub up to temperature while we went out for a couple of hours. Amazing place if you just want to get away from it all and relax for a few days. Dogs enjoyed it as well. We will definitely be back :)

    Thank you for taking time to give us feedback. We are pleased that you felt it was a "get away from it all " place as we all need one of those now and again. Of course we are extra pleased that your dogs enjoyed the stay too. It will be lovely to see you again in the future, best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at the lodge the hosts were great Steven gave lots of information about wildlife and local walks it’s a wonderful place to unwind and look at the stars at night from the hot tub ."

    A very big thankyou to Stephen and family for making our stay perfect , spotlessly clean lodge and very cosy we will definitely return of that I am sure regards Clive

    We are delighted that you had a good time and were able to unwind-that is our aim. It was great that you got to see our resident Barn Owl too. It would be lovely to see you again in the future. Best wishes to you both Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Mar 2022

  • "Otters Holt was absolutely perfect for our weekend away."

    The property was beyond expectation, as it has only been open a few months everything is brand new. Really great levels of comfort are provided and there is good attention to detail in what has been achieved here. As it was February we anticipated the cabin might be on the chilly side; fortunately the gas fire and central heating system kept us really warm and toasty. Hot Tub was super and the outside space has been created to feel really private; there are 2 other cabins on the same plot but you have the perception of total seclusion. The star visibility on an evening was like nothing we have ever experienced and added a different dimension. Hospitality from the owner was fantastic! Some treats has been left for us which was kind and unexpected, and Steven even took some time out of his day to give us a tour of his farm and meet the new baby lambs. We took our little dog with us for the weekend and he was provided a literal doggy bag with everything needed; he loved the open space and walks available in the local area. Location wise the cabin is perfectly positioned for Raby Castle & Deer Park (which we visited twice), Barnard Castle & High Force Water Fall. We generally don’t leave reviews but on this occasion the property and experience was to such a level that we had to.... all in all a proper gem and we will revisit as soon as we the chance.

    What a lovely review, thanks you so much. We have been up most nights lambing, so get to see the starry sky, but tend to be rushing around so don't always appreciate it, so we are delighted that you got to see how fabulous it is. All the very best and hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "My daughter and I had a lovely short break at Otters Holt."

    Steven and Mary are very helpful, welcoming and friendly hosts. Steven was kind enough to let my daughter visit the lambs that had been born that morning (she was over the moon), quickly returned an item we had left there and also, bought us a drink at the Brownlow Arms. Above and beyond service! The lodge is in a good location with countryside view. It, and surrounding space, are very well designed. The lodge is very well insulated (ideal for winter breaks), has everything you need (kitchen area is fully equipped, WIFI, Smart TV, lots of sockets) and is very comfortable. The deck area is nice and the wood fired tub is a fab extra. It's an excellent base to visit the area. Bowes museum is well worth a visit.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback and the details will help future potential guests. Bowes Museum and coffee shop are fabulous- we think too. Hopefully your daughter did well with the music exam- good luck for any others in the future, it is a wonderful skill to have. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really enjoyed out break away at Otters Holt."

    Lodge cabin was immaculately clean on arrival, Also had milk, cookies and hot chocolate. Also some prosseco. Hot tub had been lit before we arrived which was great. Some nice walks by river and some interesting local wildlife. We were even given chocolates on Valentine's day!

    Thank you for taking time to provide such positive feedback. We could not believe that you were with us for a week with your two dogs. Your dogs are obviously very well behaved as the cabin was immaculate, despite rather muddy weather, when you left, so a huge thank you. We obviously need to teach our dogs a thing or two!!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just returned home from a 4 night chill out break in Otters Holt and wasn't ..."

    Just returned home from a 4 night chill out break in Otters Holt and wasn't disappointed Otter holt is a warm ,cosy , well equipped lodge with a fantastic hot tub The owners were very welcoming and helpful but just left you alone to chill but they would have been there if you needed anything no doubt This is defiantly another lodge to add to our must return list and the only problem we had was the time went to fast

    Many thanks for your super feedback, it was lovely to meet you both and your lovely "big softy" pooch. Great to meet another NHS worker who is as passionate about the service as we are. Hopefully we will see you again at some point in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just come back from a lovely stay at otters holt."

    The cabin was lovely and warm when we arrived and the hot tub had been set going so it was ready for our arrival. Little finishing touches to welcome us were amazing, there was milk, 2 mini bottles of prosecco and some lovely cookies. The cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable short break. The surrounding area was beautiful and peaceful and was a joy to wake up to in the morning! We didn't want to come home. Thank you for the warm welcome and for making our stay a memorable one. We will definitely be coming back.

    "a joy to wake up to in the morning" is a lovely comment as we do tend to take our surroundings for granted. It will be lovely to see you both again, thank you for your comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2022

  • "An amazing property to reside at during our break away."

    Relaxed atmosphere.Everthing in the property including the Property was High Spec . The Owner was so friendly and was very knowledgeable about the area giving information that might inhance the holiday during our stay

    Many thanks for your high score of the facilities here, it is appreciated. Hopefully we may see you again in the future. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an amazing 3 night break."

    Hot tub and accommodation was fantastic. Great host nothing too much trouble.

    Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the score, and thank you for exercising "Henry". All the best of wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2022

  • "Definitely visiting this place again , a great place to stay with dogs"

    We are delighted that you will consider visiting again and that you were able to relax with your dogs. There are some amazing walks and many dog friendly cafes/pubs etc in the area if you visit again when the weather is better.Many thanks for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Warren5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fab stay at otters holt!"

    The owners were lovely and the cabins and facilities were amazing and very dog friendly! We will definitely be going back in the summer!

    Many thanks for your feedback. As dog lovers ourselves we are pleased that you felt it was dog friendly. We are pleased that you will consider staying here again. All the very best of wishes for 2022 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2021

  • "A lovely cosy and comfortable getaway!"

    We had a fantastic time at Otters Holt! The cabin and farm were beautiful! Everything had been thought of and the cabin facilities were brilliant. The hosts were great and couldn’t do enough to welcome us. The local area offered lots of nice scenic walks and wildlife. We had a wonderful long weekend and hope to book again soon.

    We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us and would like to thank you for your lovely feedback. You were the first guests in Otter's Holt so appreciate your comments. To note- you suggested that it would be useful to have means to cook a pizza. We have now supplied each lodge with a pizza maker/cooker. Best wishes for the new year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy4.7Dec 2021

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One king-size double bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail 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
  • Electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV and 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: lodge is on a working-farm but secluded from other lodges

The property

Staindrop 1.9 miles.

Otters Holt is a charming, detached, open-plan lodge lying in Winston near Staindrop, County Durham, on a lovely working farm surrounded by beautiful scenery.

With an outdoor log-fire hot tub, the lodge is perfect for a couples retreat to explore historical local towns and take long walks in the countryside.

Otters Holt sits picture-perfect on a gravel path, where inside you will find a bright and airy open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area; the kitchen is equipped for rustling up a hearty breakfast to start your day, as well as a sofa for two by the gas stove-effect fire and Smart TV, perfect for putting your feet up after a long day's walking.

The open-plan space also has a king-size double bed nestled in the corner with storage for your belongings, as well as a sliding door leading to the shower room, complete with a spacious walk-in shower and heated towel rail to warm you up in the morning.

Outside the lodge, there is a pretty decking area with furniture to sit and take in the surrounding countryside, where you will also find wildlife havens with viewing platforms, or relax and unwind in the hot tub under the stars.

Otters Holt is a delightful property for a memorable escape to the countryside.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1027477 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

STAINDROP

Barnard Castle 5 miles; Durham 20 miles.

The pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The Castle (open to the public) is one of the most grand in England. Enlarged and beautified over the centuries, the medieval heart remains and a walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the splendour. Staindrop has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is 5 miles away, with its castle, the Bowes Museum, plus of course its wide range of shops and tea rooms. Walkers will enjoy the many walks around Teesdale.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas