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Bowes, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 963701)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cabin with great facilities and spotlessly clean."

    We had a wonderful time. Thanks Jason and Sharron

    Great to here thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We are glad you had a great stay in Curlew. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JasonJun 2022

  • "I spent the bank holiday weekend at this lodge with my husband and 2 dogs."

    It is a beautiful place with stunning views. The lodge was immaculate and far bigger than we were expecting. The hot tub was great. We were made to feel very welcome and wished we could've stayed longer. There are some beautiful walks close by. Bowes is very quiet so if you like walking, but not much else then this is the place. My only negative would be that there would've been somewhere closer to the lodge to let the dogs off lead. The lodge itself is very dog friendly and had a small area for them to toilet, but would've preferred them to have a run so we didn't have to get up and take them out so early. Will hopefully return soon

    Thanks for taking the time to give us some great feedback, we are happy you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Enjoyed my stay, the owner was very helpful, facilities were good and the Jacuzzi was excellent."

    Thank you

    We are happy that you had a great stay in Curlew, thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MMar 2022

  • "Great hosts, loved the property!"

    Hot tub was amazing, great facilities & well equipped. Bathroom was brilliant, loved the whole interior & design of the lodge. Super dog friendly, he had a great time as did we! There were some lovely walks right on the doorstep, highly recommended!

    Pleased to here you had a great time staying in Curlew, always good to get feedback thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LeighMar 2022

  • "Great hosts and great facilities, hosts were very accommodating and were only a text or phone call away if there were any issues, which there wasn’t."

    Nice location and dog friendly. Would definitely go again.

    Great to here you had a good time even though the weather was challenging at times. Be good to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DamonFeb 2022

  • "This is a lovely, well-equipped property with a wonderful aspect of the beautiful countryside which surrounds it and well situated for interesting places to visit."

    Our pup had a great time chasing the numerous rabbits in the snow. Unfortunately, our stay coincided with the aftermath of storm Arwen and we were with without power for the first three nights of our stay. It did not hamper our enjoyment too much however (a camping stove and some hot water bottles helped!) The owners, Chris and Sue were very helpful and kept us fully informed at all times. When the power eventually came back, Chris wasted no time getting the hot tub ready for us. It was much appreciated! We hope to revisit in the Spring and use it as a convenient half-way stop for a trip to Scotland.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "Such a beautiful place to stay."

    Was more than what we were expecting. Lovely walks for the dogs and local to shops. The only let down was the bed was no overly comfortable but other than that it was great.

    Reviewed by AshleighNov 2021

  • "The property was lovely and clean and the bed was extremely comfortable."

    The views from the lodge were lovely. The hot tub was great after a long walk. We had a fantastic time and everything was so peaceful and just perfect. The host was friendly and helpful. We will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by LevenaNov 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous, amazing views, just what we needed for our mini moon after a busy couple of weeks."

    We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by GailOct 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge and a great location."

    Accommodation was just as described. Hosts met us on arrival, and showed us around the lodge. Extra towels, hair dryer, limited tea, coffee and sugars were available on arrival.

    Reviewed by KimSep 2021

  • "Chalet was lovely, with superb views, plenty of local walks."

    Owner gave us very useful suggestions about places to visit, restaurants etc. Hot tub was great. very well maintained.

    Reviewed by EthelAug 2021

  • "Lovely and very clean accommodation in a stunning location."

    Attentive hosts ,without being intrusive. Very thoughtfull that nessesities to get you going are provided . Coffee ,tea ,toilet rolls, dishwasher tables etc Far enough away from it all but within traveling distance of shops. I would consider booking again late or early season. It would not be somewhere I would book in hot weather . The bedroom is incredibly hot even during the cool nights we were there . If air con was installed in the bedroom ,this would be a definite summer staycation for us .

    Reviewed by DorothyAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday, Sue and Chris are brilliant hosts."

    The view from the cabin is stunning. We took our 2 Persians with us and they enjoyed the little garden. It was unseasonably hot when we visited so if you are planning on visiting in the summer take a fan. I believe they are planning on putting a freezer and washing machine in a communal area as the site isn't completed yet. Bowes village is great for a walk, the nearest town is Barnard Castle, lovely tea shops and cafes. Some gorgeous walks can be done right from the cabin as the Pennine way is literally opposite. It was a lovely holiday and we'll definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2021

  • "Such a lovely cabin and met with such friendly hosts."

    Thank you Chris and Sue had a fantastic break. Highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jill & DaveJul 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • 1 x King Size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Enclosed area with decking and hot tub
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Up to two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Resting in the medieval village of Bowes is this detached lodge, Curlew.

Set over a single-storey and sleeping two guests, Curlew is a ideal and desirable dwelling for your next getaway to County Durham, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines Area of AONB.

Off-road parking is available before you enter the property, via the decking, straight into an open-plan living space which allows you to enjoy a home-cooked meal around the table, cooked in the amply-equipped kitchen with a handy dishwasher, or flick on the TV as you bagsy a space on the sofa.

Carrying on through the property there is one king size bedroom where you can escape to when the evening draws to a close, as well as a shower room.

For a pleasing countryside getaway to County Durham, choose Curlew.

This property can be booked with Ref. 963684, together sleeping up to six guests.

If you wish to book a stay above 7 nights, please call us before placing the booking so we can understand the reason for the stay.

The Laurels At Bowes

Set in the charming village of Bowes, resting on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are a pair of well-presented, single-storey cottages, providing an exceptional self-catering experience for groups of couples, friends and families looking to explore this part of the county. The two lodges enjoy a superb interior design, containing everything you could possibly need to enjoy a holiday with loved ones. From here, you can look forward to meandering the village of Bowes, home to the medieval castle built within the perimeter of the former Roman fort and the breath-taking Mill Force. Within the village, you will find a choice two endearing pubs, where you can linger over a pint at the end of a long countryside walk. Alternatively, just a short drive away is the town of Barnard Castle, which also boasts a medieval castle as well as cobbled streets, yards and back lanes that were originally laid in the 12th century, as well as a larger selection of great places to shop, drink and dine. Within easy reach of the Bowes Museum, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Pennines AONB, with the beautiful High Force waterfall, there is certainly lots of things to do within the area. This excellent group of lodges is sure to complete a perfect getaway to County Durham.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 4 miles.

The pretty village of Bowes is situated amid the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale, in County Durham. The village boasts a traditional old pub and has a long history dating back to the Romans. Its most famous landmark is Bowes Castle, built on the site of the original Roman fort soon after the Norman Conquest. Bowes also has a significant connection with Charles Dickens and Dotheboys Hall in the heart of the village is believed to have been the inspiration for Nicholas Nickleby. Nearby is the market town of Barnard Castle, whose medieval ruins still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. The town itself boasts cobbled streets, yards and back lanes that were originally laid in the 12th Century. Within easy reach are the Bowes Museum, Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the River Tees and the magnificent waterfalls at High Force.

Region Information

Please note, this property is adults only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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