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Ferngrove Cottage

(Ref. 996441)

Butterknowle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (8)
  • lovely (7)
  • clean (5)
  • well (5)
  • location (4)
  • needed (4)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property, warm and cosy."

    Lovely comfortable beds, had everything we needed for our stay. Great location for the area.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2024

  • "As previously, a lovely cottage and restful stay"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was very clean and well appointed."

    Lisa and Richard are lovely people, very welcoming and approachable. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely location."

    Cottage spotlessly clean. Would definitely recommend this cottage. Nice welcoming gift. Also Kitty and Dora made our holiday most enjoyable. Raby Castle is only minutes away from the cottage and is well worth a visit. Will definitely visit again on our return to the area. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "Immaculate throughout and very friendly."

    Great location to explore from.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    Lovely, clean and comfortable. Plenty of places to visit or just relax on the outdoor seating area. Hosts very friendly and very accommodating. We would certainly return. Thank you, Lisa and Richard.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2022

  • "A comfortable and well equipped property in the countryside, very welcoming and warm."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless and very well equipped and Lisa the owner was very pleasant and helpful and had supplied a lot of extras, pity the kitchen/lounge did not have a main window which meant lights were needed all the time."

    There were no amenities nearby so a car was essential.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jul 2021

  • "A lovely, clean, well-appointed accommodation that was ideal for a restful week in County Durham."

    Everything we needed and a warm welcome from the host.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Simpson family were extremely welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for them."

    We would highly recommend them to our friends. John & Maura Burdon

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Quite simple no fuss, tidy,well equipped, little retreat good position for getting out and about."

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was extremely clean, full kitchen with all utensils you would need, lots of trays for the oven."

    Overall all I could wish for in a holiday cottage. Only thing missing was a hair dryer for my wife.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was very tastefully decorated with all we needed."

    The location was excellent with easy access to lots of lovely places. We did lots of walking and saw some beautifully places and countryside, we feel thoroughly refreshed. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2020

  • "We were let down by another company and stranded at our holiday destination."

    You guys found and booked a cottage immediately. 4 hours later it was ready for us to move in. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jul 2020

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Electric central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, shared washing machine and tumbler dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Shared enclosed patio courtyard with furniture
  • Communal laundry room in external building
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles and pub 1.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the small village of Butterknowle, in the Teesdale district of County Durham, is this superb barn conversion.

Renovated to a high-standard, inside the owner has provided a warm and welcoming base for couples to enjoy a relaxing stay in the open countryside.

Discover an open-plan living space, with a sofa to curl up and unwind into the evening, having a movie night and keeping warm by the electric fire.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could need to rustle up a delicious meal, whilst the dining table provides space for a romantic meal for two.

Upstairs has a spacious double bedroom, supported by a family shower room with deluxe fixtures and fittings.

Use the shared enclosed patio courtyard to enjoy a refreshing drink and watch the sunset.

A delightful choice for a rural based holiday to Durham.

Note: Property can be booked with Refs. 920251 and 920252, together they can sleep 10 people.

Copley Bent Cottages

Three beautiful barn conversions on a working farm and set next to the owner’s home in the little Durham village of Butterknowle. Converted with great attention to detail, these single-storey cottages have been lovingly finished to provide the perfect destination for those seeking a countryside break with a luxurious touch. Each has an open plan living area offering a sleek fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove for chilly evenings, all set beneath a pitched roof exposing original beams to combine character features with an elegant design. Outside is a pretty shared patio to the side with furniture, barbecue and a relaxing water feature. Why not settle here with a glass of wine after a busy day and enjoy the simple charms of the surrounding countryside, watching over the owner's distinctive Belted Galloway cattle in the adjacent field? There’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area, including nearby Hamsterley Forest with its tall pines, classic woodland walks and challenging cycle routes. Raby Castle is also a must visit, along with the stunning waterfalls at High Force and Cauldron Snout. The market town of Barnard Castle, with its charming cobbled streets and impressive Bowes Museum is nearby, plus a short drive brings you into the heart of Durham, with its majestic cathedral. Booked together with friends and family, or individually as a romantic, rural retreat, these two superb cottages are sure to delight.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 7.6 miles; Bishop Auckland 8 miles; Darlington 15 miles.

Set between the pretty market towns of Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle is the sleepy little village of Butterknowle, near to Hamsterley Forest. Head West to spend the day in Barnard Castle, set on the site of a Roman fort, where the medieval castle ruins still tower over the River Tees. The town boasts quaint cobbled streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century, along with rows of attractive, old stone houses. The town centre hosts an arts complex should you be in search of a bit of culture, whilst there’s a range of independent shops to peruse, where you’re certain to find the perfect holiday keepsake. A short drive eastward from Butterknowle brings you to bustling town of Bishop Auckland, elevated above the River Wear and known as the Gateway to Weardale.On the outskirts of the town you can wander the ancient stones of the Binchester Roman Fort, the largest in the county. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this village, with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a few miles away, whilst an array of interesting towns and a wealth of historic attractions can all be found within an easy drive.