4.3★ Sykes rating 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (21) lovely (20) great (18) comfortable (18) well (17) good (16) 44 Customer Reviews "The loaf of bread and doughnuts in the welcome pack were 2 days out of date!" On opening the fridge we were overwhelmed by the smell!!! It was clear nobody had cleaned it!!! The shelves were dirty and on closer inspection a lot of milk had spilt and had harden. Cutlery drawer was dirty and needed a good clean. The whole house needed a good clean and a lick of paint. I will send photos by email. Reviewed by Dewi2.2★Feb 2024 "Lovely place." Private with large parking area. Dirt track up to property is narrow with a tight turn at top but plenty of roadside parking around village green. Fab well equiped kitchen. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Enjoyed our week here. Reviewed by Joan3.8★Nov 2023 "Was dirty ,only one shower worked." Reviewed by Tracey2.5★Sep 2023 "Lovely house had everything you needed in the kitchen for self catering." Plenty of space to chill, comfortable and well set out. The dogs loved it although our old girl was not too keen on the stones. The owners were very helpful and lovely people. Lovely walks from the doorstep as long or as short as you wanted. The Kirk Inn is definitely worth a visit, the landlord is such an interesting character and he keeps good beer. Reviewed by Elizabeth4.4★Jun 2023 "We felt very much at home in this quirky cottage with lovely weather sitting outside most of the time." What a truly unexpected scenic and beautiful area the whole of Teesdale is. The cottage was well equipped and we were able to cook some great meals and sit in the lovely dining area. We came without a hairdryer but the owner quickly went to Barnard Castle and bought one for the cottage. Very much appreciated. Just a great place to chill in a picture postcard village. Oh yes Eggleston Hall Gardens just down the road. What a gem! Hury resevoir 3.5 mile peaceful circular walk. Plenty of things to do. Loved it all! Reviewed by Eirian4.4★Jun 2023 "We really enjoyed our stay in Romaldkirk and would recommend this property." It was extremely comfortable and contained everything we needed for a lovely holiday. The cottage is perfectly located and we enjoyed some great walks and trips from the property. Reviewed by Michael4.7★May 2023 "Great location and loved the property with lots of character Perhaps an outside ..." Great location and loved the property with lots of character Perhaps an outside tap for washing dogs down would be only feedback for facilities Outside tap is a very good point so we will definitely look into the possibility of this and having one fitted. So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving the house spotless. Property Owner Reviewed by Christian4.4★Mar 2023 "Beautiful place to stay." The area is stunning. Accommodation was excellent and extremely comfortable. We all had such a relaxing stay Reviewed by Michael4.4★Mar 2023 "A perfect cottage in a great location" Reviewed by Peter5.0★Dec 2022 "Absolutely lovely cottage with a very well equipped kitchen diner." The fire in the living room was spot on and welcoming on return from our walks. The owner was friendly and available to answer questions. Zoe went out of her way to try to find us Christmas markets sadly we were a week too early, but we appreciated the time and effort taken. The welcome pack was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed. We stayed in the larger bedroom (not the en-suite, which we left for our friends, who sadly had to cancel last minute) and the bed was very comfortable. We were a little cool though, so used extra duvets from the unused beds. A real find and we will be back. Reviewed by Karen4.4★Nov 2022 "Having just returned from a week's stay in this Gorgeous cottage we will be sure to return, we loved everything about it, ie the size , it's quirky character, lovely bed linens and towels, Gorgeous k." S. comfy bed, well equipped kitchen, fabulous walks from the back garden, Such a cosy cottage, couldn't wait to return each day after our jaunts out! The owners endured a long round trip on turnaround day to ensure everything was as it should be, They also left us a fantastic welcome pack, A couple of people have commented on the sofas, They are slightly low But suitably comfortable and most apt for a dog friendly cottage, I for one was relieved they were not fabric sofas that my dog could rub or lean against and get covered in hair! Thank you for your lovely feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you also for the pristine condition you left the cottage in. It did not go unnoticed that you had swept the carpets too. We look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner Reviewed by Mandi5.0★Nov 2022 "A lovely cottage plenty of character plenty of room good shower bed very comfy ..." A lovely cottage plenty of character plenty of room good shower bed very comfy set in a lovely quiet setting would go back any time Reviewed by Alan4.7★Sep 2022 "Needs a lot of updating and a good clean." I even had to clean the toilet seat as it was dirty both sides. Complaints in the visitors book had clearly not been addressed as they were still relevant. The leather chairs need a good clean and prior to arrival “the cleaners” effort’s were obviously minimal with plenty of dust under the furniture. We won’t be booking this cottage again. Reviewed by Brenda3.1★Jul 2022 "2, The Coach House is in a lovely location, with beautiful walks from the doorstep, and a lovely pub (The Rose and Crown) nearby." We were very pleased with our welcome gifts, and with our party having 2 dogs, they very much enjoyed the enclosed outside area. However, the cleanliness of the cottage was very disappointing, and, in general, the property needs some TLC. There was also very little communication from the Owners prior to our stay, and we had to get in contact with them to receive the key code details. Reviewed by Claire3.1★Apr 2022 "Beautiful area for a holiday." Plenty of short and long walks to local beauty spots and places of interest. Breathtaking views on the moors. Delightful homely cottage with enclosed garden. Would definitely recommend. Reviewed by Louise4.7★Apr 2022 "Loved that this cottage was warm and cosy when we arrived." Good Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. Reviewed by Hilary4.4★Jan 2022 "Fantastic holiday at the coach house." Everything was perfect. Smashing property. Clean. quite. comfortable .lovely surroundings. Reviewed by Alex5.0★Dec 2021 "Enjoyed a wonderful week in Romaldkirk!" The house gave us the perfect base to explore the local area, as well as a couple of trips into Durham. Both the Teesdale Way and the rail path provided great walks from the doorstep, particularly enjoyed walking down to the river from the footpath at the back of the house. Good selection of local facilities including the pubs in the village, enjoyed a nice meal in the Rose and Crown. We can also recommend the tea room at Eggleston Hall! Slightly disappointed to not receive the starter pack of wood as advertised, especially as the weather was pretty bleak the first few days! Overall though, we really enjoyed our stay in County Durham!! Would love to return one day. Reviewed by Matt4.7★Oct 2021 "An excellent, comfortable holiday cottage." Plenty of space, with lots of character, in a beautiful village. Lots to do on the doorstep, with a lot of things to do within a short drive. The Rose & Crown in the village is an excellent local pub, with amazing food (make sure you pre book). One note of caution, we have never had to bring our own cleaning supplies previously (hand soap, cloths, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid) to a UK holiday cottage, but we’re surprised to find none of these supplied. We had to go and drive to the supermarket in Middleton to get all of these. This was not made clear to us before we left home, otherwise we would have brought them with us. Reviewed by Joe5.0★Sep 2021 "Great location, plenty of room both indoors & out, as well as good parking & dog secure, and in a great area for walking, cycling etc." Pretty much everything you needed, good supply of crockery, pans, cutlery, towels etc. I think other reviewers forgot it was self catering as there was nothing to moan about! 2 good pubs in village & others in nearby villages which were a couple of miles walk along the old railway line so a nice walk. All in all a great place I'd happily go back to & would recommend to anybody wanting some peace & serenity in a lovely area. Reviewed by Lynda4.4★Aug 2021 "The Coach house was set up well for 3 generations of family and 2 dogs." Three toilets and 2 bathrooms helped keep family peace.The kitchen/dining room had plenty of space and storage and was well equipped for all our needs. The WiFi was good, ( kept the teenagers happy). I had some questions for the owners before our trip and they were prompt and honest with replies and couldn’t have been more accommodating. There is a BBQ and a fire brazier which were used at length. My elderly father forgot his walking stick (which he needs) and the owners kindly asked in the local pub if we could borrow one for the week. Which they kindly obliged. Both the Kirk Inn and Rose and Crown are great pubs. There are many local walks from the accommodation which is great to not get in a car for a day or two. We managed swims in the river Tees in secluded beautiful spots, as well as paddle boarding, in several locations. (We found a local paddle board company that helped us out with those). We had a fabulous holiday which was made by having a very comfortable and well planned house for such occasions. Reviewed by Hels5.0★Aug 2021 "We had a very enjoyable break." The property was comfortable and well presented. On reading the reviews, others had reported that the shower leaked due to the shower tray not being deep enough. We noticed immediately that the plastic seal on the bottom of the door was on the wrong way and on adjusting it, we didn’t experience any leaks on the floor when showering. The door dripped a little on opening but apart from that, no dramas. The bed in the en-suite room was squeaky as others have reported. There were plenty of towels but because we like bath sheets, we took our own. I also took my own hairdryer (but I usually do). We enjoyed sitting in the garden in the late afternoon/early evening sunshine. The garden could do with a tidy but this didn’t spoil the peace. We had great days out to High Force Falls (with a beautiful walk along the river to Low Force Falls and visitor centre (recommend the cheese scone)), Ullswater, cycling in Hamsterley Forest and Durham. The circular walk from the property is beautiful. The fish and chips from Middleton were fab! We enjoyed drinks at both pubs in the village which couldn’t have been more different from each other! Reviewed by Lucy3.8★Jul 2021 "I have emailed and spoken to 2 skyes staff since returning and have had no replies." Reviewed by Jane1.3★Jul 2021 "Romaldkirk and surrounding areas are beautiful ." The coach house is lovely it could do with a few repairs the shower tray overflows the seals gone . The garden needs abit of TLC it’s veryovergrown and the access driveway to get to the property is getting very very overgrown making it difficult to drive up if you are in a larger vehicle . The property however is beautiful really good kitchen facilities beds are comfortable It’s perfect location for walks we would definately return . Reviewed by Andrew5.0★Jul 2021 "A mixed bag." ......a traditional house with some lovely features, let down by a few issues. Not as clean as we would have expected; under sofas and beds were not adequately hoovered. And finding personal items left by previous visitors is never good! Bathrooms were very clean, but towels were of poor quality. Disappointed not to have had a starter pack of wood left as promised - it was chilly some evenings although it was summer. Kitchen was fine overall, but again the fridge could have done with a good clean. Welcome pack was a nice touch. I imagine Covid restrictions were to blame for the lack of any operating instructions for appliances, which would have been useful! So overall we appreciated the location and the spaciousness of the cottage but as they say 'could do better'. Reviewed by Sharon3.4★Jun 2021 "We loved the location and the cottage itself is great." We were 4 adults sharing as the other couple could not make it but I think 6 adults would feel a bit more squashed. Both bathrooms are small (very small sink in the ensuite!) and the double bed in the ensuite room could do with replacing (very squeaky frame just on sitting on it!). The shower in the main bathroom leaks out onto the tiles when in use and the cottage does smell a little damp on arrival. On the positive side the kitchen is well excellent and well equipped. We made use of the fire pit and BBQ outside although I feel the BBQ should be part of the cleaners checks between rentals to make sure it is clean and fit for use. We had to give it a major scrub prior to use as it looked like it had not been cleaned after it's last use which may have been a while ago. Despite all this we had a great time and would return and recommend. Lovely area for walking, scenery and pubs. Reviewed by Lynn4.4★Jun 2021 "We had a wonderful stay, first time out of Manchester since lockdown and brought my eighty year old parents." The Coach House is beautiful, located in a stunning small village however within striking distance (by car) to Durham, Barnard Castle, Raby Hall etc. We were not able to walk as much as we would have liked due to the weather but this did not spoil the stay. The Rose and Crown was fully booked (lockdown rush) therefore we had two wonderful meals at the Fox and Hounds in Cotherstone, absolutely lovely food, atmosphere and service, highly recommend. We also had a superb meal at The Cross Keys in Hamsterley. The Coach house is just lovely, super comfy beds with what looks to be brand new bed linen. Kitchen well equipped, welcome pack a nice touch. My only niggle is the heating - it is understandably on a controlled timer but given the damp weather we stayed in more than we would usually and it was cold during the afternoons. Bath towels were super small - have mentioned to cleaning company. All in all it was just lovely, looking forward to coming back with my hubby, kids and Hugo the King Charles Cav. Reviewed by Sarah4.7★May 2021 "We had a good time in this cozy cottage." It is a very comfy place to stay even with missing touches due to Covid .. empty bookshelves and cushions made us realise how much more cozy it would usually be. There were small hiccups in kitchen requirements but we managed easily to cook everyday. Some items could do with replacement or cleaning, eg table mats and carpet, but we appreciate it is a pet friendly accommodation. We really liked the welcome pack and the extra touches for our baby, eg pretty baby towels. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would book again. Reviewed by Karen4.1★Aug 2020 "We had a good week - the cottage is really well appointed and well-designed, warm when needed, and comfortable." Great location in a stunning landscape and with all that you would want for a holiday within easy reach. We would return happily. Reviewed by Catherine4.4★Aug 2020 "There were just a few things missing that you can normally expect in a holiday cottage." There was nothing to wash up with at the kitchen sink apart from washing up liquid - we needed a brush or sponge or just something and went out to buy. There was no kitchen cloth to wipe surfaces. There was no liner in the General waste bin. 3 light bulbs were not working, one being the bedroom. Perhaps most disappointing was no starter pack of wood for the woodstove as promised, which we were really looking forward to. Otherwise it was lovely and warm thank you. Reviewed by Sally4.1★Mar 2020 "Great place, all home comforts catered for, welcome pack was much appreciated and a nice touch." A lovely warm and comfortable holiday house. WiFi worked great for planning walks etc. Access in and out of the property can be 'awkward' if the neighbour is cleaning his cars! A few light bulbs out and one missing altogether but nothing major to distract from our visit. We would highly recommend and stay here again! Reviewed by David4.7★Nov 2019 "Beautiful and comfortable house." Well equipped. Great for dogs with secure yard and straight onto Teesdale Way. Perfect location. We will be going back! Reviewed by Carole5.0★Nov 2019 "Not very easy to get in touch with the property owners before we arrived." Calls made, messages left and long delay before getting a call back. Quite difficult to actually find the property in the dark. Property in need of a touch of TLC. Reviewed by Antony3.8★Sep 2019 "Really lovely accomodation in a gorgeous area - thoroughly enjoyed our time there." Reviewed by Isabel5.0★Jul 2019 "Lovely cottage in wonderful location very well appointed, comfortable beds plenty of parking and a secure yard for the dogs, great kitchen and dining room master bedroom was enormous, lovely and cosy (we had bad weather!" ) Reviewed by Debra4.1★Jun 2019 "Beautiful cottage, the only criticism that we had was not enough comfortable seating in the lounge and could have done with some occasional tables for drinks etc." Would stay again. Reviewed by Jo4.7★Mar 2019 "This is a great area with lots of walks, interesting local towns and villages, and plenty more to keep you busy; moors and waterfalls, abbeys and gardens - Eggleston Hall is just a mile or so up the road (or path), excellent." The Coach House is spacious; as described, comfortable, with very good facilities - a well executed conversion and renovation. Lots of walks radiate from the village; Tees Railway Path, Tees-side Way and numerous others based on public footpaths. There's a distinct contrast between the two pubs in the village; you pays your money and you takes your choice ... literally. The Rose & Crown is a good example of an inn with food, comfy but costly; The Kirk, on the other hand, is an old-school local, hidden in plain sight ... a breath of fresh(ish) air. In a market dominated by artfully contrived ambience, The Kirk offers the real thing; a pile of logs for the fire, a dose of random furniture, a couple of dogs and a landlord who's happy to share wise words and hospitality with anyone who comes through the door - one evening that was nobody, another, there were a dozen or more, all engaged in lively conversation; just brilliant! We had a great time, despite some pretty mixed weather; snow and ice, brilliant sunshine, lashing rain, gale-force winds. Always a warm welcome awaits back at The Coach House. Reviewed by Gus5.0★Feb 2019 "Property was very good in a great location, although we sensed that access to it was an issue for neighbours on the other side of the track." It was generally very well equipped although it could have done with a hairdryer. It was well maintained though the downstairs toilet seat was a bit wobbly. A vacuum cleaner would also be useful. The bathroom facilities are good although space is limited and there is no bath which could be an issue for some people. Overall we enjoyed the stay in a very nice part of the world in a very good holiday property. Reviewed by Paul4.1★Dec 2018 "The Coach House is wonderful." Cosy and well equipped. The enclosed garden was great for our dogs too. Beautiful walks round the village and nearby stunning countryside. We enjoyed The Kirkby Inn too for a good chat and a great drink. Reviewed by Louise5.0★Oct 2018 "Fantastic area for exploring the dales, perfect for our three dogs for walking." However with having three dogs we could have done with a hoover to just keep the cottage tidy. Would definitely recommend this lovely cottage. Reviewed by Catherin5.0★Sep 2018 "Great cottage, great place, the pub the kirk inn mega, fabulous walks and scenery" Reviewed by Stephen5.0★Aug 2018 "Comfortable house, beautiful, peaceful location, dog-friendly and with excellent broadband." Ideally placed for short or long walks of varying difficulty. Pubs close by, shopping within easy driving distance. Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0★Jun 2018 "Owner was very flexible interms of checking out time, I asked for leisurely checkout and the owner allowed it, then it took bit longer as our infant became unwell, still the owner was really helpful Appreciate!" Reviewed by Nuwan5.0★May 2018 "Great cottage in an excellent area for walking dogs, owners left us a lovely welcome pack." Good pubs within walking distance can highly recommend. Reviewed by Elaine4.4★Mar 2018 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x Double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin Shower room with shower, basin and WC Ground floor basin and WC Kitchen with dining area Sitting room with woodburner. Oil fired central heating with woodburner Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Stairgate, highchair and travel cot Off road parking for 4 cars Two well-behaved pets welcome Sorry, no smoking Two pubs 2 mins walk Shop 3 miles Note - Please be advised that the twin beds can be made into a super king upon request. Note - Starter pack of fuel and power for woodburner inc. in rent Please note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins, if you would like to request another day to check in please contact Sykes Cottages - 01244 345700 Please note: Any booking within 24 hours of the check in day please contact Sykes Cottages on 01244 345700 The property A stone-built former coach house, boasting exposed stonework, an abundance of character and resting within the idyllic little village of Romaldkirk. Perfect for families or friends, this lovely cottage is everything you need for a memorable stay and the warm interior promises many peaceful nights in. The ground floor houses a wonderful kitchen/diner, beautifully presented so you can prepare those home-cooked meals in comfort and join your loved ones at the dining table. Afterwards, you can gather together in the sitting room, spending a few hours in front of the woodburner on a cooler evening. When it's time to wind down, wander up to the delightful bedrooms; a king-size with en-suite and a super king-size, boasting nothing less than charm and tradition. The twin set up is ideal for children, and a family bathroom is complete to a lovely standard with a hotel-quality finish. When you are not relaxing inside, outside is where you will want to be, enjoying a refreshing drink amongst the unspoilt surroundings. Romaldkirk has pretty greens, old stone cottages, an old church and two pubs. The northern Lakes and the cities of Durham and Newcastle are all within reaching distance, whilst the ancient market town of Barnard Castle, with its many historical and cultural attractions, is just a 10 minute drive away. All you need for a holiday to remember. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250. View on map About the location ROMALDKIRK Barnard Castle 6 miles; Richmond 14 miles. Arguably the most idyllic little village in unspoilt Teesdale, Romaldkirk has pretty greens, old stone cottages, a beautiful old church and two pubs. The village itself is surrounded by stunning Dales countryside and makes an ideal base for walking and touring throughout the Northern and Yorkshire Dales areas, boasting superb fell, flat or river walks and cycle rides from the doorstep. The northern Lakes and the cities of Durham and Newcastle are all within easy driving distance, whilst the ancient market town of Barnard Castle, with its many historical and cultural attractions, is just a 10 minute drive away. Please note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins, if you would like to request another day to check in please contact Sykes Cottages - 01244 345700Please note: Any booking within 24 hours of the check in day please contact Sykes Cottages on 01244 345700.