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1 Claire House Way

(Ref. 1107098)

Barnard Castle, Northumberland Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay at Claire House in November."

    It was cosy, well equipped, had everything we needed. The garden was perfect and safe for our little dog. Property was comfortable, quiet spot but 5 mins from the main high street. Will definitely stay again and recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Nov 2023

  • "Even the Premier Inn provide hand soap!"

    Difficulty of stairs should have been mentioned in description. We had a real performance to guarantee that the toilet seat had been fixed before arrival. Furniture needs updating or replacing, springs coming through king sized mattress and dining chairs. Bedside tables only low boxes. Sofa too wide and low, cushions too soft. Nowhere comfortable to sit. Equipment not working e.g. radio and hoover. Claims to be dog friendly, many notices up prove not so. Items provided such as washing up liquid, loo roll, washing liquid etc.very cheap. No extras such as cling film or foil. Food from previous guests left in cupboard. Only one hand towel per floor and only one tea towel. Overall felt very cheap, which is a shame because it is a beautiful property in a fantastic location. The finishing touches let it down. It felt like the owners were just trying to make as much money as they could out of you. We do appreciate that it is a business, but there was a distinct lack of customer service.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear that you weren't fully satisfied. This is very surprising, as 1 Claire House Way is one of our most popular properties in the Barnard Castle area; and we receive fantastic reviews overall. Regarding items not available in the property, it is a self-catering cottage, therefore the owners are not at liberty to provide such things as cling film, etc. Guests are expected to bring their owner provisions for their stay. furnishings and soft furnishings are all subjective, we are sorry these weren't to your taste. There are a couple of signs politely asking guests not to allow pets upstairs or on furniture. We advised the owners to provide these as not all their guests will be pet owners and they have to be more mindful of them. In terms of the hand towels, the cleaning company should have left more however if you had contacted us or the owner they could have supplied more. We are sorry that this property proved not to be the correct one for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.8Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful house tastefully decorated nice garden to sit and relax well located ..."

    Beautiful house tastefully decorated nice garden to sit and relax well located for walking in to town and visiting local attractions we had such a lovely holiday and would definitely recommend and we will be visiting again, and the welcome basket was a lovely touch

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely stay, super clean and great location."

    Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful property, which has everything needed, great location and close to the town, along with some lovely walks and places to visit."

    Sadly, let down by the overall cleanliness (toilet dirty, floors still with dog hair, beds not made and more) and not being ready for our check in time. Owners very helpful when first notified and some things rectified. However, follow up text to owners not responded to, leaving us to contact Sykes, which was disappointing. There is a washing machine available which is missing from the listing.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house, our second visit and I expect we’ll be back again."

    Reviewed by Ross5.0May 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely use it again."

    Reviewed by Baz5.0May 2023

  • "The house was in a perfect location and close to town."

    It was quite difficult to find though as it's not clear from the directions that you have to drive through the entrance to the hospital. It would help people find it if this could be included. We had a wonderful stay and would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "This is a beautiful house in a great location."

    We had everything we needed during our stay Everywhere was spotlessly clean and of a very high standard The enclosed garden is private and was ideal for our little dog to have a potter round The house is ideally located for walking to all the amenities in Barnard Castle The lovely hamper was an added bonus We look forward to visiting again and recommend it highly

    Reviewed by Kaye5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice property, very clean and tidy, only things to note 1 no bin liners provided 2 could do with small tables in living room to place drinks on when watching TV."

    3.TV,s in Bedroom would be nice Only little things but this property is so close to being perfect, really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful property, really well kept and clearly a lot of thought has been put into the detail of what is there for you to be able to use during your stay."

    The welcome hamper really was welcome ! Great location and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in 1 Claire House."

    It's in a great location, with a 5 minute walk to the town centre. The house was spotless and it was lovely to receive some welcome gifts on our arrival. The accommodation is very comfortable and the layout is great for a family. Barnard Castle area is great for a short visit with plenty to do in the town and the amazing Tees valley and Pennines close by.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2022

  • "A stunning property."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have had a lovely holiday, weather has been kind to us."

    The property is one of best that we have stayed in, very well equipped, warm, quiet, with high quality fittings and finishings. Parking & location are very good. Leisure facilities close by. Lovely enclosed private garden. A few little touches would enhance the property further, a non slip shower mat along with a soap dish & a little more support in the lounge furniture. Would definitely recommend & return for another stay. Thanks for the lovely welcome pack, much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property, well appointed, hopefully return next year !"

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Nov 2022

  • "This property is one of the best I have stayed in it had the wow factor that's ..."

    This property is one of the best I have stayed in it had the wow factor that's for sure it had everything you needed as soon as we walked in we knew we would be happy for a week including the fantastic location

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "A really lovely house, great location too and we’d definitely recommend a stay to anyone visiting Barnard Castle."

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Sep 2022

  • "Immaculate property."

    Couldn't fault it. Had everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2022

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Summary

  • Three double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine cooler
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Offroad parking along a private driveway for 3 cars
  • Front lawn, enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, furniture and bike storage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (please do not allow them on the furniture or upstairs
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles, River Tees 1 mile
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior

The property

Centrally positioned in Barnard Castle, a thriving market town in Durham, is 1 Claire House Way, a contemporary three-bedroom holiday home.

Within proximity to local amenities and landmarks, and a short journey away from the Yorkshire Dales National Park, whilst featuring state-of-the-art appliances and an enclosed pet-friendly garden, the property welcomes six guests, perfect for both friends and families.

Enjoy preparing meals in the sleek kitchen, featuring marble worktops and high-quality culinary appliances, before gathering around the breakfast bar, ready to plan your itinerary.

Travel into the sitting room, homing a plush corner sofa and wall-mounted TV, before heading outside to enjoy the last of the sunshine in the private patio area.

Climbing the stairs with luscious carpet underfoot, choose from one of three double bedrooms, all boasting ample storage, before completing your nightly routine in the stylish bathroom.

Come morning, prepare for a day of exploration by heading into Barnard Castle for the essentials; you'll find various shops, eateries, and parkland to enjoy.

Barnard Castle, a 12th-century fortress, is also within walking distance, along with The Bowes Museum, and Deepdale Nature Reserve.

Those who relish in the outdoors will appreciate the abundance of beauty spots dotted across the national park, whilst Raby Castle Park and Gardens is recommended for both history and architecture fans.

Richmond is a short car journey away, home to Richmond Castle and the Richmondshire Museum, whilst the Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum and Drinkfield Marsh Nature Reserve rest near Darlington, also perfect for visiting on your travels.

Explore Durham with your loved ones with 1 Claire House Way as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

BARNARD CASTLE

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

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

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas