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Stable Cottage

(Ref. 1067566)

Boldron near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely area and Cottage."

    Enjoyed every minute.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Mar 2024

  • "Had a wonderful Xmas spent at Stable Cottage ."

    Cosy, comfortable and clean and has everything you need . Hosts Mark & Trish were kind enough to put up a Xmas tree and few decorations to make the place Christmassy. Village is small and everyone friendly, and the Pinfold Club is literally 10 steps away from the Cottage front door.. perfect . Weather all week was diabolical , wind and rain but didn't stop us venturing out , make sure you pack wellies , and waterproofs . Highly recommend a drive out to High force waterfall for a mornings walk . Beautiful place ..and Barnard Castle has all you need as far as shops , pubs take aways are concerned . Will certainly return again in the future. Thank you Trish & Mark for your hospitality. Happy New Year

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, please come again! Happy new year to you both, Mark and Trish Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2023

  • "Another wonderful stay even a bit of snow x"

    Thank you, I am pleased you enjoyed your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2023

  • "Myself and my sister in law came to stay for a long weekend and had the best time!"

    The hot tub was a brilliant bonus. The cottage was spotless and really comfortable, Trish was so welcoming and helpful. It's a short drive to Barnard Castle and only a 45 minute walk. The pinfold club was lovely, all residents were so welcoming! We'll definitely be back!

    Oh that was a lovely review, please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Nov 2023

  • "Nice cottage and well maintained and exactly as described on the website."

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Nov 2023

  • "Stable cottage is gorgeous and full of character."

    It was very clean and comfortable with everything you need in the kitchen to prepare food. The locals are very welcoming, and I can imagine the perfect place to live. Trish was in contact throughout my stay as she lives close by. The garden was secure so our dog couldn't get out, the hot tub was spotlessly clean. I had a couple slight niggles, the hot tub wasn't up to the correct temp so couldn't be used the 1st night (the owner wavered the early exit from the tub on the last night to compensate) If you are in the hot tub and someone uses the shower and they don't pull the blind down you can see everything! The TV kept buffering alot which made it impossible to watch anything. These things would not stop me returning or recommending to friends and family. Thank you for a perfect stay Melissa

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. The buffering on the TV is I don’t think normally an issue, it might have been the storm?? We have fibre broadband coming in early next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a fantastic couple of days in a charming cottage."

    Downstairs felt like a stereotypical cottage, with a lovely roaring fire. Upstairs was modern, and had a well appointed bathroom. The hot tub was a great addition and made the stay for the kids. Lovely people, great cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2023

  • "We only went for the weekend to celebrate my partners 50th birthday, but we wish we had stayed longer."

    What an absolutley amazing place to stay. Stable Cottage was everything we could of dreamed of and more. Such a beautiful cottage, everything was cleaned spotlessly. The bed was so comfy, i didnt want to get up on a morning :-) The hot tub was amazing and also very clean. We couldnt get the wifi to work on our phones and Trish came around straight away to sort it out. We went into Bernard Castle, what a lovley little town, and walking around the castle was a joy for me and my partner. Thank you for the prosecco and milk, the processco went down a treat :-) Thank you for a lovley stay, we are looking forward to coming back :-) Emma & Scott xx

    Oh thank you for your lovely feedback, I am pleased you had a good weekend. Please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Oct 2023

  • "It was an amazing cottage with everything that you could possibly want."

    The host are extremely helpful and friendly and the welcome pack and hot tub was a wonderful bonus. Would definitely recommend and we are hoping to return sometime soon.

    Oh thank you for your feedback, means a lot to us. It would be lovely to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay in Stable cottage which was comfortable and had everything we needed including a charger for our electric car, rugs and treats for our dog and a secure garden."

    Peaceful countryside around yet it was easy to reach other places of interest such as Durham. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it or return!

    Thank you for you positive feedback, glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely stay in this very quaint , comfortable cottage."

    Everything we needed to make our holiday lovely, including the hot tub which was a real treat. Owners and villagers all very friendly and helpful. The only down side at all was that there isn’t a local shop and a long walk to nearest in Barnard castle - though only a few minutes drive so not really a problem, and Barnard Castle lovely. Bathroom window could be more private with frosted glass but not a problem to pull the blind down. All in all a lovely stay and loved seeing the beautiful views across the back and all the little rabbits running around. Pinfold club warm and friendly and service great. Thank you Trish and Mark

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, we will look at frosting the bottom part of the bathroom window. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annamaria5.0Jul 2023

  • "On the plus side it was a nice cottage in a great location."

    Hot tub was excellent and the community pub across the road was great. On the minus side it needed a good clean and some TLC to bring it up to spec..

    I am sorry to read your feedback, this is the lowest score/review we have ever had. The cottage is cleaned by a cleaner every turnover and we have never had issues previously. It would have been helpful if you had drawn our attention to issues at the time and we would have done our utmost to address them. We pride ourselves on the fact we have had so many good reviews previously. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Russell3.1Jun 2023

  • "Great cottage, great location, and everyone we met was warm, welcoming and helpful."

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Les4.7May 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at stable cottage."

    Loved the area and that you can walk from the doorstep. The cottage had all the facilities needed for a break away. The owners very helpful. Hot tub bliss and with a view of fields. Would happily recommend and helpful return back.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4May 2023

  • "The location is ideal."

    Very peaceful with lovely countryside views, yet within easy distance to visiting plenty of interesting places. Stable Cottage is very cozy and characterful providing all you need . Biscuits were provided on arrival and a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge, which we enjoyed in the lovely hot tub. A very nice welcoming touch. The standards of the the cottage , inside and out are faultless. I just think the 9AM vacating time of the property is a little early, but I’m sure there must be a good reason for that, and it did give us longer that day to enjoy the area before returning home. A big thank you to the owners who are extremely welcoming but not intrusive.

    Oh thank you for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a glorious log burner for the cold nights in."

    Very clean and cosy with everything you need for your perfect holiday. The hot tub was lovely especially after the long countryside walks just what you needed. Lots of sights to see around the area and cosy country pubs. Definitely recommend to my family and friends and we will rebook in the future. Thanks to Trish and Mark who were brilliant such a lovely couple

    Thank you for your kind feedback, we hope to see you again, Trish Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stable cottage is a small cosy home but has everything you need for a relaxing stay."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage with lots of character."

    Very comfortable place to chill by the fireplace and jacuzzi.

    Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Olga5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and welcoming, obviously we loved the hot tub, the beds were comfortable and the log burner the icing on the cake."

    We'll be back!

    Thank you for your feedback, hope we see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather Marie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a lovely relaxing break , can't wait to go again , thankyou very much Trish and Mark"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jan 2023

  • "For anyone wanting a quiet getaway surrounded by great walks on your doorstep this is perfect."

    It's dog friendly but just as great without a dog, clean & fresh. 3bnights felt like a week because it cleared our heads & recharged our batteries just great. The owners Trisha & Mark, & their son Rob were really helpful & friendly.. You won't regret it.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback, happy new year to you all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Stable Cottage and we enjoyed it every bit as much as last time."

    The hosts Trish and Mark are very friendly and helpful as are the locals. Highly recommend

    It was lovely to see you again, hope you noticed the tree did go up (alternative type !) mulled wine and Carols on Thursday, sorry you missed it this year. Trish Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay a lovely cottage."

    Great for the dog as the garden was secure. Loved the hot tub and the Penfold club (pub) where we were made very welcome by the locals. Would stay again

    Thank you for your feedback, pleased you enjoyed your stay, always welcome to return! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a fabulous week, the cottage was beautiful."

    It was our first visit but definitely won’t be our last

    Thanks for your lovely feedback, would be lovely to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2022

  • "Just the loveliest break at Stable Cottage."

    I'd had a hard week and it was perfect to get away. The cottage was so cute, in such a good location, the hot tub was amazing, the log burner very cozy - and importantly, dog friendly. Trish and Mark were the best hosts; they dropped in to invite us to the local pub Oktoberfest, offered us a corkscrew, brought us some more logs and gave me some support with using the log burner. Would definitely stay again, it was brilliant.

    How lovely, Thankyou! Will be sending dog lead Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zara5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were delighted with this lovely cottage!"

    It was very clean, comfortable and we had everything we needed. The hot tub was fab at the end of the day after walking in the area and the owners were very accessible if we had any questions (we didn't). A lovely area to explore, highly recommended

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Oct 2022

  • "Relaxing mini break."

    Perfect for anyone wanting to wind down. Hot tub was a nice touch and much needed after hikes with dog. Would recommend. Thanks to owners Trish and Mike.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area."

    We all enjoyed the hot tub and the peace and quiet of the area. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Pleased you all had a good stay, please come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful family stay at the stables cottage."

    The owner Trish was wonderful nothing was too much trouble and was very welcoming. The added touches of dog biscuits was a great touch. The village is lovely and quiet within easy reach of many places of interest and a short 2 minute drive to Barnard castle. We will definitely return in the future.

    Thankyou for your feedback, it would be lovely to see you again. Take care x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent base with which to explore the local area, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and meeting with the friendly locals at the Pinfold Club, the hot tub was a nice touch and was great to relax in after a days walking."

    Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry we were away and not able to meet you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful little cottage."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful and the hot tub was perfect. Thanks.

    Its a pleasure Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was beautiful, especially loved the beamed country style living/ dining ..."

    Cottage was beautiful, especially loved the beamed country style living/ dining room, lovely quality furnishings make all the difference, everything had been thought of for a relaxing stay, loved the walk in shower, The hot tub was fab and regularly maintained for safety,, we would've stayed longer to explore this gorgeous area, will definitely rebook and recommend,, thankyou for a great stay & the delicious prosecco

    Reviewed by Mandi5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly little village."

    Had a wonderful time. The area is amazing, fantastic walks, drives, towns villages and pubs. Would love to return and would recommend to others. Many thanks Valerie, John and Meg

    Sam is missing Meg Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wow,what a gorgeous little cottage!"

    It wasvery clean and well set up. The owners are so friendly as are the locals who really made us feel at home. I strongly recommend the "Pinfold Club" across the road...you'll be amazed!! I can't wait to re-visit!

    Thank you for your feedback, would be lovely to see you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that exceeded expectations."

    Clean throughout, comfy bed and the hot tub was amazing! Hosts Trish and Mark were very friendly and helpful. All in all a fabulous weekend!

    So pleased all was good for you, hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Location perfect, views excellent. Close to everywhere for days out. Icing on the cake is the hot tub. Wish we could have used it on our last night but needed to be emptied and cleaned for the next guests so totally understand. Wouldn't hesitate to go again x

    I am so pleased you had a good week, the weather helped! Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Very well presented cottage. The shower went cold on two occasions and it was not clear how to get extra hot water, but other than that we had a great stay. We woke on two occasions with sheep in the garden so not great if you have a dog as one has to be a bit cautious. Would recommend staying.

    Hi glad you enjoyed your stay. The problem with the sheep has been sorted, the farmer moved them to another field. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.1May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was excellent With added bonus of hot tub Would recommend the cottage to anyone

    Thank you for your feedback, hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "We spent a 4 days at Stable cottage and it was a very peaceful break."

    There was prosecco on arrival & the hot tub was brilliant. Barnard Castle is only a couple of miles away, and the car charger was a real bonus.

    I am pleased you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need and very comfortable."

    We had a lovely stay. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic stay at stable cottage, very nice place homely and cosy, Everything there you could need."

    Set in a ideal place for exploring the outdoors an a short drive to many places of interest. very relaxing stay will definitely return.

    We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay, Thankyou for your feedback and I do hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynnsey5.0Feb 2022

  • "Everything had been thought through thoroughly."

    The hosts were lovely and looked after us so well. Excellent hot water, heating, shower etc. Extremely clean hot tub, lovely view, very private. Quiet area, but also excellent access from A66 and close to Barnard Castle. Would highly recommend.

    Ohh thanks for that lovely review, it was a pleasure having you stay. Unfortunately the snowman built by your girls melted later that day. Hope you had a safe trip back in the storm! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    The owners and locals were really lovely and welcoming. Best bits were hot tub and log burner but also the vouchers for the community pub, and the dog treats were really thoughtful touches. Lovely place to stay, in a lovely part of the country, and would definitely recommend to others.

    Thankyou for your much appreciate comments, I am pleased your son enjoyed his birthday and enjoyed the pool in the pub! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great place to stay very comfortable didn't find any faults owners and people ..."

    Great place to stay very comfortable didn't find any faults owners and people of boldron were very friendly would definitely recommend this cottage to all hope to return in the future

    Thankyou for that, pleased you had a good week and enjoyed the new refurbishments. Hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay after Christmas."

    The cottage is beautiful, the hot tub is a real added bonus. We were welcomed with a bottle of Prosecco which was a lovely touch. Definitely will be visiting again.

    Thank you for that lovely response, hope to see you again. Happy and safe new year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a brilliant weekend away at the cottage."

    The village was a lovely welcoming village and the cottage beautiful. Also a great spot for exploring as well

    Thankyou for your feedback, pleased you had a good weekend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2021

  • "A fantastic property in a lovely and friendly little village."

    Your welcome, hope to see you again, have a good Christmas. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is in a very idyllic little village just off the A66 ."

    But no noise can be heard. The cottage is very homily and welcoming. Downstairs is very big and ideal for families small kitchen but has everything you need . Bedrooms nice & clean beds very comfortable ( if you are affected by light for sleeping the street light is intrusive in the main bedroom) . Only gripe. The hot tub is great anytime of the day but better at night time looking at all the stars if a clear sky . Loads of information in the cottage about local attractions. We had a great stay at stables cottage and would recommend it. The hosts live a couple doors down if any problems but didn't have any .

    Thank you for your positive feedback, pleased you had a good break. We recently fitted, about 4 weeks ago a blackout blind in that bedroom, I am sorry you missed it. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    We were greeted by Mark and Trish's son, he happened to be walking up as we pulled in, he was so friendly and let us know how to get in and the hot tub was ready. We loved the prosecco, it was a lovely touch! We bumped into Mark the following day who helped us figure out a route for our walk, and trish knocked to welcome us on our first night. Thanks so much for being so welcoming! If you're staying, highly recommend a walk through the fields to Eggleston Abbey, as well as a pub lunch in one of the many pubs in Barnard Castle!

    Thank you for your feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2021

  • "Would be nice to have some tea and coffee and sugar to make a drink in the morning other than that as everything else was fine."

    Bed was comfortable and warm.

    People tend to bring their own tea and coffee etc, we don’t normally leave any. In the survey at the property you left us 100% feedback and would likely return. We are sorry to see you only left us 87% on here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Nov 2021

  • "What a delightful cottage, a real home from home, so welcoming."

    Everything in the cottage to make our holiday perfect. The owners were absolutely amazing nothing to much trouble. They live close to hand which was amazing. Loved “The Pinfold Club” a community club over the road. Great places of interest to see just a short drive away. We loved Barnard Castle a wonderful thriving town with wonderful dog walks too. We will definitely be back, loved every minute of our holiday.

    Thankyou, we hope you return, hopefully with new bathroom and wood burner installed! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2021

  • "What to say, we stayed at Stable Cottage for 3 nights."

    What a find, the pictures don't do it justice. A beautiful cottage ina small and quirky village, 2 miles from Barnard Castle. The cottage was clean, and had everything you need. Hot tub was a bonus, only thing I'd say is that it could do with some lighting from the tub to the door but that's just me. Couldn't fault the place. We went to thr local club, The Pinfild Club on the Friday night and met and chatted with locals, played pool, so nice. If you like running, perfect up from the cottage into Barnard and back just over a 10km. Bed are so comfy too and I'm not the easiest to please with the bed type, shower was great and powerful. We shopped before we went but there are some small supermarkets in Barnard where you can get essentials. We went for a walkaround High and Low force kne day, was only about 25 mins drive or so, then Durham the other day. Perfect location for the cottage, so nice to be away from the lights and noise but not too far. TV has netflix etc installed which is a bonus for the chilled nights after sitting in the tub. Will definitely go again.

    Thank you for your feedback, sorry we didn’t get to meet you! Lovely to see you back, we have installing a new bathroom and a wood burner in January! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mattheuw5.0Oct 2021

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week in stable cottage."

    Everything we needed was there. We spent a nice evening in the pinfold club over the road. Plenty of places to visit close by. We enjoyed coming back to the cottage to use the hot tub, it was great that it was enclosed so we could use it even in the bad weather. A lovely quiet village just what we needed to relax Have to mention the comfortable bed And how clean the cottage was Very comfortable and would love to return.

    Thank you for your feedback we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "This cottage was a really quaint home from home experience."

    The village of Boldron was so pretty and the locals made us feel so welcome. We were invited to the quiz night on the Saturday at the Pinfold Club and we had a really good laugh. All in all a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very nice cottage in a lovely location"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was all ok."

    Not the luxury we imagined though. The hot tub was very nice as were the treats left for us. The cottage is in a lovely village and is opposite a great little social club. The cottage itself was cluttered. The mattress and duvet were old and stained. The bathroom wasn't overly clean and is quite outdated. The hot tub needs more attention if it is being used frequently by guests and it turned cloudy despite my request for a clean. The shower wasn't secured to the wall and we had to call for the owners to fix it, but the quick fix didn't work. We couldn't secure the upstairs outer door very well either. The garden wasn't really very private and we had a number people pass by when we were in the tub or using the patio. The gravel path under the main bedroom window is very noisy and we were woken early on a couple of occasions. We had a nice time exploring the local area and beyond though. Barney is a lovely town, well worth a visit.

    We were sorry to hear that everything was not as you expected. We strive to provide our guests with a relaxing comfortable break and any shortcomings we address as soon as possible. With regard to the comments Stable Cottage was cluttered, there was no difference internally to the photos on the website, so not sure why this would have disappointed you. The bedding is all new for the season however, we have taken your comments onboard and replaced the mattress and duvet with new. The bathroom is a little outdated, but again, this shows in the photos, however we are planning a full replacement bathroom in our January shutdown. The hot tub is emptied and cleaned before each new guest arrives and regular inspections are made, however we will increase the monitoring accordingly. The shower was perfectly fixed prior to your arrival and although an initial repair carried out on the day failed, we did attend again the following day and repair permanently and finally the door hinge has been oiled. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Jul 2021

  • "Stable Cottage was a fantastic find."

    It was well equipped, with kind and thoughtful extras such as the biscuits and Prosecco. We loved the hot tub - a great way to round off the day. We thoroughly enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2021

  • "The only reason for putting met expectations is that we have been using Sykes for years and I think because of that our expectations are quite high as Sykes cottages are always of a very high standard."

    Mark and Trish are a gem. Nothing was too much trouble. The hot tub is a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Caorunn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very close to many different counties, so access to Durham, North Yourkshire and Cumbria."

    The cottage is in a lovely quiet village on a no through road. Surrounded by countryside with lovely views across the fields.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "A really lovely phase to stay, owners very helpful as we’re all the locals."

    Cottage had everything you could need including an EV charger. When open the the little pub across the road is lovely. Walks nearby, we even walked to Barnard Castle for fish and chips one evening. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a fabulous cottage in a beautiful location."

    I'd highly recommend staying here. The cottage itself is well appointed and equipped, cosy and very comfortable. The views from the back of the cottage are stunning looking out towards Barnard Castle; and the village (including the community pub) was friendly and welcoming. Very well located for accessing Barnard Castle and other fabulous places to visit. Excellent hosts too!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Stable Cottage for our mini honeymoon and would definitely come back!"

    The cottage was cosy, clean and had everything we needed. The card, chocolates and prosecco to congratulate us was a lovely surprise and really appreciated too, such a personal touch. Thank you for a brilliant stay!

    Reviewed by Liam5.0May 2021

  • "Boldron is a beautiful and friendly village."

    The cottage is wonderfully apportioned with all facilities necessary for a staycation. The hot tub in the garden was an added bonus (although why we booked it) and lovely to enjoy the views of nesting birds at this time of year. Access to Barnard Castle is easy and within walkable distance (20-30 mins walk) across the fields. Access to the beautiful scenic areas of The Pennines and the North Yorkshire Dales was easy and very picturesque. The Pinfold Club is a friendly local club. The owners were friendly and accessible if required.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2021

  • "What a lovely little cottage in such an excellent little community!"

    We felt so relaxed and comfortable at Stable Cottage and the locals were more than happy to have us there. Access to Barnard Castle by foot was quick and enjoyable and the Pinfold Club opposite the cottage was a great addition to the visit! We would recommend the cottage to anyone looking for a classic British weekend away. Thank you Trish and Mark!

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Apr 2021

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room/dining area with Log burning stove (Starter park provided for first night) Additional logs can be purchased from the owners
  • Electric heating
  • Electric double oven/grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free to use EV charging Point inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with a fiberglass 4 person hot tub
  • Suitable for Children
  • One dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 50 metres
  • Note: Bottle of Prosecco on arrival

The property

Barnard Castle 1.5 miles.

Set on a quiet cul-de-sac in the peaceful village of Boldron near Barnard Castle fronting village green is Stable Cottage, a delightful Grade II listed, semi-detached barn conversion, ideal for two couples or a family wanting to explore the countryside of Teesdale, the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales, all of which are within easy reach.

Enter the property to discover a welcoming sitting room with a choice of a sofa or two armchairs to relax on at the end of a busy day of exploring, here you can make plans for the days ahead, curl up with a good book in front of the cosy log burner or switch on the TV and enjoy a family film night.

Use the well-equipped kitchen to prepare delicious meals for your loved ones using the double oven/grill provided, and enjoy it around the dining table in the spacious dining area whilst talking over your plans for you holiday.

Take advantage of the washer/dryer to clean any items that may have gotten muddied on a long walk.

From here, access the lawned garden with its far reaching views across the dales, and end your day with a relaxing dip in the large hot tub, soaking up your quaint surroundings.

As the evening draws to a close, make your way to the first floor to catch up on rest in the master bedroom, complete with a double bed plus a wardrobe and chest of drawers where you can store your belongings, while the twin room is ideal for both adults and children.

Prepare for each day in the family bathroom, which boasts a walk-in shower before heading into the garden with a morning coffee while your four-legged friends stretch their legs.

Opposite the cottage is the village community pub, The Pinfold Club, housed in a converted former chapel, with picnic benches which holds regular social events where visitors would always be welcome and where you can enjoy a drink in the friendly atmosphere.

The cottage sits just a mile away from the Teesdale and Pennine way, perfect for when you want to strap on your hiking boots and get in them steps.

The historic town of Barnard Castle is a short drive away, with its ancient cobbled market place lined with Georgian and Victorian architecture, as well as a host of antique shops, independent craft and gift stores, cafés, pubs, restaurants, a supermarket for all your essentials and a monthly farmers' market in Market Place, where you can pick up fresh produce, also available in many of the local shops, for a wonderful home-cooked meal.

The town boasts a wealth of historic attractions, including its impressive castle ruins, an English Heritage Site that stands in an imposing position on a high rock, overlooking the River Tees.

The Bowes Museum is a nationally renowned attraction, housed in an incredible 19th century French chateau-inspired building, surrounded by picturesque landscaped gardens.

Walkers can enjoy exploring Teesdale and local beauty spots like Low Force and High Force waterfalls, as well as Egglestone Abbey and nearby Raby Castle, while the Deepdale Nature Reserve is great for wildlife lovers.

Travel further afield to the North Pennines AONB and the Yorkshire Dales National Park to discover a plethora of fantastic walking and cycling opportunities, surrounded by peaceful countryside.

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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
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  • Christmas