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The Wheelhouse

Barton, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1056697)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely property and we had a lovely stay."

    It had everything that we wanted and was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely stay at The Wheelhouse - it's in a great location for exploring the Dales and the Moors/coast."

    Kitchen and bathroom were all of a high standard and spotlessly cleaned. Would only say for taller people, the low beams in the upper bedroom will be a serious issue - managed to hit my head a few times and I'm only 5ft2!

    Reviewed by QinMar 2022

  • "Nice place, very clean."

    Good hub for walking etc. warm welcome from care taker. Very friendly locals all keen to tell you about the history of the village etc. Second bedroom adequate but bed very low and beams could be an issue for taller people. The only real grumble was the pillows which were like lead and really uncomfortable. Would not put us off stayin again. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're glad you mainly enjoyed your stay. With regard to your comments on the pillows we try to cater for all, and each king size bed has two soft pillows and two firm to give the maximum options. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2021

  • "Property was very cosy and everything down to the smallest detail was considered."

    . beautiful building. A good place for a base to visit the Dales, the coast and the moors . Just watch your head upstairs !!

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2021

  • "Good location, very clean and a lovely property."

    Coffee, tea, milk and biscuits left for us - all fresh new packs, much appreciated. Met the owner on the first day, very nice and helpful, no hesitation in going back.

    Reviewed by DorothySep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, great base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by DickAug 2021

  • "The house was great and very clean."

    It was comfortable and the cooking and kitchen facilities were very good. There is no private garden for relaxation but this was made clear in the listing. You can sit out on the green but it's not very private. The only minor discomfort was the low bed in the attic room, not for sleeping, but getting in and out of the bed could be problematic for older people. I would highly recommend the property and it was great for exploring the North Yorkshire Dales. We met the owner whilst we there and he was extremely pleasant and accommodating.

    Reviewed by GavinJul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped fir self catering. Comfortable furniture.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Wheelhouse, Barton."

    This quaint cottage was spotlessly clean and very welcoming. It's in a beautiful, peaceful spot on the village green with the Beck running alongside. Can also recommend the Shoulder of Mutton in Middleton Tyas, five minutes drive away, for a meal.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2021

  • "Attractive property in good village location."

    Position perfect for Dales one way and Coast the other. We enjoyed our stay Thank you

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2021

  • "Beautiful location, stunning conversion from wheelhouse, very comfortable stay."

    Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by NigelMay 2021

  • "The Wheelhouse was the perfect base for a wonderful stay in North Yorkshire."

    We were welcomed by a selection of goodies including a bottle of fizz in the fridge and sweets and fruit for the kids to get stuck into. Very clean, good sized main bathroom and bedroom and the kitchen has everything you need. Fully stocked DVD library too for cosy nights in front of the wood burner. The property is nestled in amongst stunning weeping willows, right next to a stream, which the kids loved. Incredible what they’ve achieved in the space they have available - highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2021

  • "A very enjoyable few days prior to Xmas."

    Cottage was superb in every way, well equipped and complete with Xmas decor and sweeties. Would certainly stay again but take the wellies for the inclement weather.

    Reviewed by KeithDec 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, seperate small freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking - Please note that the grassed area is village green, and therefore you must not park your vehicle on it
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is a beck next to the property, please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: There are sloping ceilings and limited headroom in the first-floor bedroom

The property

This unique former wheelhouse is a fabulous semi-detached cottage sitting on the Barton village green alongside the babbling Barton Beck, a beautiful location for a peaceful countryside getaway with friends.

This charming abode was built in the 1850s, and maintains traditional character with many original features of the former wheelhouse․ It is the inspiration for the illustration by the famous artist Rodney Matthews, entitled 'The Retreat'.

The features include a spectacular beamed ceiling, and parts of the original workings, adding to the immense charm and quirkiness of this homely cottage.

The open-plan living space features a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area with stylish sofas, a woodburning stove, and TV, all tastefully furnished with contemporary styling․ Featuring original character with exposed beams, this room is perfect for a snug winter's night enjoying a hearty meal and unwinding with a glass of wine by the fire.

Retire to the ground-floor master bedroom, boasting en-suite facilities, or choose the first-floor king-size room․ The upstairs room is home to a fabulous 'secret window' which overlooks the living space, as well as intimate sloped ceilings, and airy Velux windows.

Spend a relaxing Friday night letting a hot bubble bath soothe your muscles in the family bathroom, or let the spacious shower refresh your mind first thing in the morning.

Enjoy a stroll along the nearby stream, listening to the flowing beck on a tranquil afternoon, or visit the nearby Roman ruins in Piercebridge․ The more energetic can take advantage of the many walks available in this attractive area including the renowned Teesdale Way, just a mile from the cottage.

Not far from the property is a well-stocked, friendly village shop for you to pick up all your essentials on your self-catered stay, as well as a lovely country pub where you can enjoy an ice cold pint.

A short drive away is the fascinating market town of Barnard Castle, with its cobbled streets, quaint alleyways, The Bowes Museum of Art and of course, its dramatic castle which you can explore.

Beautiful Raby Castle, the National Railway Museum, Richmond and the High Force waterfall are popular attractions which can be found nearby.

With the nearby Yorkshire Dales to explore and the North Pennines leading to the Lake District there is much to be discovered in the wider area.

The Wheelhouse offers a unique experience for a small family or group of friends looking to uncover a peaceful Yorkshire retreat.

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About the location


Richmond 8 miles.

The attractive and peaceful Dales village of Barton is situated in lovely rolling countryside, just a few miles to the north of the popular market town of Richmond. Barton has a lovely village green, a stream winding its way through the village, a pub, a shop and a Post Office. Nearby Piercebridge is renowned for its Roman heritage, which dates back to around 70 AD. The Piercebridge Roman Fort Site, a recognised ancient monument, forms part of the region’s Dere Street Roman Trail, a celebration of the rich Roman heritage still to be enjoyed in the area. Forming part of the Teesdale Way, and within easy reach of the Cleveland Way, this walker’s paradise provides an excellent base to explore this delightful Dales area including nearby Swaledale and Weardale, with many bridleways, footpaths, cycle trails and lovely riverside walks available. Local attractions include the magnificent Raby Castle in nearby Staindrop, the Bowes Museum, York’s National Railway Museum, Durham Cathedral and of course the delightful market town of Barnard Castle. Nearby Richmond grew up around its castle set high above the River Swale, with panoramic river views. Within Richmond, narrow streets and alleys radiate from the cobbled market place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market) and there are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round. An ideal location for exploring all of Swaledale, Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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