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


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Whitcombe

    “A very enjoyable few days prior to Xmas.”

    Cottage was superb in every way, well equipped and complete with Xmas decor and sweeties.

    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.

    - Mr Whitcombe, December 2020

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.


  • 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

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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.

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