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17 King Street

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1062818)


(5 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve had a horrible stay."

    On arrival we were very surprised by the outside and location of it as it’s not as advertised. The photo is showing a rear door which isn’t used as a door at all making out like that’s the entrance in the photos. On entering the property we could see straight away that the house hadn’t been cleaned to a reasonable standard, toilets, bathroom floors and bins were filthy with mud all over, bedrooms and living room were thick of dust and muck even causing us to sneeze all the time and one of our party had an asthma attack! We had to go and buy cleaning products and take the time to clean. Carpets marked and dirty to the point where we wouldn’t let anything on the ground, walls full of dirty marks. No sweeping brush or vacuum. The cellar which is advertised as a games room is what I can only call a hazard with the stairs and smell of damp and not very nice down there at all. Outside there is no area for children and dogs which is a huge surprise when you’re welcome to take 3 dogs and it said in the description there was a patio area. There is a large bench blocking the front door which is just an eyesore and filthy and took up so much room. There was a stuffed crow which was hideous and not in the pictures along with a huge stuffed fish in a glass cabinet on the living room wall! Not a great use of the space at all, the layout of the kitchen was so tight and not being able to eat together or even facing one another was far from what we expected. pictures did not give an accurate expectation of the limited space. The place is not at all suitable for 8 people and 3 dogs. We couldn’t wait to leave!!

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation."

    Plenty of room for all the family. Really cosy evenings with subtle lighting and cosy sofas. Beautifully fitted kitchen and lots of glasses and plates. Great little games room. Beds were all really comfortable and a really clean and modern bathroom. Highly recommend to anyone holidaying in this beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2021

  • "No washing machine as listed on the site, which was a major issues for us as we didn’t have enough clothes for the week!"

    We never book accommodation without a washing machine. The owner told us it was Sykes is fault. Also within an hour of us leaving the house on the last day we were accused of leaving dog poo and breaking a bed. We are yet to see evidence of this which we know doesn’t exist! Disappointed in how Sykes accused us without asking for this evidence. We have used Sykes before and been happy but this has left a bitter taste.

    Thank you for bringing the washing machine issue to our attention, you'll be pleased to learn that one has recently been installed. Please accept our apologies as this was not something under our radar. With reference to your comments about the damages, these were documented with Sykes and due to us shopping around, we managed to reduce costs significantly to avoid yourself further costs. Best wishes, The Owners of 17 King Street Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2021

  • "Inaccuracies in listing eg no washing machine…which was annoying with 4 small kids."

    Listing also says that the cottage accommodates 8 people and whilst there are enough beds, there are not enough chairs for everyone to eat/sit at the same time.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "We loved the location of the property as it was central and within walking distance to the town and the castle."

    No parking facilities but we never struggled to find a parking spot on the street out the front of the property. The living room was missing a lamp or two as was pretty dark but we just moved a bedroom lamp in there to brighten it up in the evening to make it more cosey. The decor in the house was fab! We had fresh new towels delivered to us on arrival and milk and bread left in the kitchen which was so thoughtful. I would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by CharlotteJun 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 4 x doubles
  • 1x Bathroom with bath (shower over bath), basin and WC
  • 1x En-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner.Games room
  • Patio area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Three well behaved dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile. Note: the games room will not be available until current COVID restriction have been lifted.

The property

Resting in the centre of Barnard Castle is this lovely terraced cottage, 17 King Street, just a stroll away from all the delights of the historic town.

Perfectly suited to a group of couples seeking a relaxing break from the everyday, 17 King Street boasts four bedrooms and benefits from an off-road parking space.

Be welcomed into the sitting room upon entering the property and look forward to relaxing in here following a busy day being a tourist, a TV for entertainment and sofas to curl up on.

Head through to the sleek, modern kitchen where a kitchen island takes centre stage, followed by a range of excellent appliances for cooking up your favourite dishes.

Travel up the stairs when night falls to find four delightful double bedrooms, all home to storage for your things, with some boasting views over the quaint courtyard and others offering a look onto the street and the town.

Serving the bedrooms is the bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bath to freshen up in.

The centre of Barnard Castle is lined with Georgian and Victorian architecture and is known for its quality antique shops, as well as being home to plenty of independent shops, cafés and restaurants, with a Morrisons nearby too.

Wander over to the weekly market every Wednesday and the Farmer's Market on Sundays held in Market Place, perfect for picking up local produce and finding a lovely holiday souvenir.

Head to The Bowes Museum and be amazed by this French chateau-inspired building, purpose built in the 19th century and known to be one of the finest museums outside of London.

Of course you can't visit Barnard Castle without paying a trip to its namesake, with the ruins of Barnard Castle set on a high rock above the River Tees affording fantastic views over the Tees Gorge; see if you can find Richard III's boar emblem carved into the castle!

Walkers can explore the surrounding area and come across more historic sites on their travels like Egglestone Abbey and Egglestone Abbey Bridge, whilst a scenic drive venturing further afield to the North Pennines AONB presents plenty more walking country to discover, as well as in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Enjoy a relaxing stay in this historic County Durham town at 17 King Street.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


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

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

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