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Millstone

Cleatlam near Staindrop and Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 897)

4.5

Very good

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Pleased, overall, with our stay in Millstone."

    The property was spacious and very well equipped with an abundance of crockery, kitchen utensils, etc. There were a few niggles - blinds in the master bedroom were incomplete and only two bulbs worked in the light fitting in the kitchen. Just little things which would be easy to rectify. It was very good value for money.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2022

  • "Stayed here last June in next doors cottage it has really gone down hill in cleanliness also had no heating in our bed room told the owners and he just said try turning the radiator on with we did he never came back to see if it was OK infact we didn't see anyone at all during our stay it's a lovely area pity tabout the cottages was really looking forward to my stay here after last year but very disappointed would not come back ."

    Reviewed by JeanApr 2022

  • "Great location, very clean, had everything we needed and more."

    Property owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by VivienMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay over the weekend."

    The accommodation is well equipped for families with a secret toy cupboard under the stairs that we found on the 2nd day! The furniture and decor could do with a little update (some mould in the main bedroom shower) but happy with the price we paid for the weekend! Thank you!

    Reviewed by JakeMar 2022

  • "Lovely and cosy and nice and warm."

    Lovely towels and comfortable beds. We didnt use the sauna but it was a great added extra. The upstairs is a great space for a group of friends or family. The bathrooms are very modern and fresh and clean.

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2021

  • "Great location and lovely property."

    Could have done with a "guide" folder maybe - just with hints / tips re TV, appliances and how to deal with rubbish - collection days, segregation etc

    Reviewed by JoOct 2021

  • "Millstone was every think we wanted warm and cosy in a nice setting we would return"

    Reviewed by DavldOct 2021

  • "Beautiful spot."

    Excellent accommodation. Well equipped. Friendly & relaxed landlords who were no nuisance but yet readily accessible. And to top it all we had good weather!

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Millstone."

    The play area was a big hit and it was lovely to have the private courtyard at the back. The kids loved being able to pop round and see the cows on the farm. The house was lovely, had everything we could possibly need. We even found a surprise toy cupboard which was great! The house was in a beautiful location and we will definitely be booking here again.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "Great location."

    15 minutes away from Castle, Waterfalls, restaurants, pub, 40 mins from Durham. Plenty big enough for 7 people. Would stay again. Kids loved horse in next field, watching the sheep and hearing the cows!

    Reviewed by TristanAug 2021

  • "A beautiful part of the country and a well equipped, comfortable place to stay."

    We had great fun visiting castles, museums and waterfalls. Grandson loved making friends in the play area and we enjoyed walks with the dog

    Reviewed by GuyAug 2021

  • "Pleasant rural location, close to farm and countryside and handy for many attractions, most within a 40 minute drive."

    Disappointed with the general state of the kitchen and downstairs bathroom, needs some tic and general repair (kitchen cupboards and dishwasher were loose or not fixed correctly).

    Reviewed by JenJul 2021

  • "The area was very nice with a lovely out look."

    The cottage was well equipped. The owner was very friendly. Supermarket was not too far away.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2021

  • "The property generally was fine in the broader context re location, size and most facilities, but was not without issues re description and service delivery ."

    The property was described as having a FOUR POSTER BED in main bedroom which it certainly did not have . Equally the adjoining property went further in also not having one and actually showing a picture of it . During our stay the boiler broke down so had no heating or hot water for at least a 12 hour duration.Wi fi was in the latter couple of days of our stay very intermittent. There was no lock on the back door which caused some concern re security . The owner was aware of this but felt was not a major issue . Some minor issues of cleanliness in main bathroom

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Everything was perfect"

    Reviewed by DetelinaDec 2020

  • "I am always happy booking with Sykes ."

    However this property was rather grubby . The jacuzzi bath had stains all round it not to mention other people's DNA ie hairs in the jets. The mattress in the main bedroom has seen much better days and the mattress in the twin room was stained also . Sadly the local footpaths aren't great . My partner and elderly dog got set on by the dog belonging to the property the footpath crossed . Luckily no one was hurt but the people don't even apologize or try and stop the incident . Never had anything happen like this before .

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2020

  • "We found ourselves alone in a 7 bed property due to Covid restrictions and thought it might feel too big, but Millstone manages to combine grand with cosy."

    We particularly enjoyed the open plan first floor living area with spectacular views.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay, watching the farmers do their work (omg so hard in the weather we had to endure) and the farm animals/wildlife was great."

    Lovely villages nearby were so quirky and took you back to lifestyles we are losing due to larger shopping facilties that produce mass foods that are nothing compared to the butchers and smaller local produce producers.

    Reviewed by LorraineFeb 2020

  • "Very spacious ,quiet ,peaceful ,not the best weather but a lovely location ..."

    Very spacious ,quiet ,peaceful ,not the best weather but a lovely location ,great facilities ,American fridge ,sauna ,barbecue ,spa bath all included lovely friendly people

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2020

  • "Owners friendly and helpful without intruding."

    Great area to explore. Two boys thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by GlennOct 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for a large family and toasty hot."

    In fact, so warm that we turned off the central heating - all week. Fabulous location next to a working farm but no noise at all. Great location for a trip to the Metro Centre at Newcastle and we loved Barnard castle (couple of miles away) which has lots of boutique style shops, a Morrisons and a small Salisburys. A total bargain holiday, with a lovely bottle of prosecco in the fridge and included use of a sauna and spa bath. I think we may come back here - we liked it that much. Thanks.

    Reviewed by JackyOct 2019

  • "Excellent family accommodation everything you could think of covered for both ..."

    Excellent family accommodation everything you could think of covered for both kids and adults lovely location nice and quiet

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "Very homey extremely spacious with an excellent view."

    We really enjoyed our stay thanks very much

    Reviewed by CarlFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was a lovely place to rest and relax, myself and my family had a great time."

    The owners were lovely and very helpful.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2018

  • "Good facilities spacious and lovely play area for children."

    Location is superb and lots of things to do in the area for children of all ages.We would have liked to have had an out door table to go with the chairs as the weather was very hot. The accommodation was also too hot upstairs as only two small windows which we had to keep open day and night.Unfortunately the smell from the cowsheds-which are directly behind the cottage was overwhelming and the cows were very vocal on several nights which kept us awake, not good when you are driving especially with two small children. Perhaps this is a one off due to weather but it appears that the cows are housed in the sheds all the time and it would be good to warn potential hirers. I live in the country side so it is not a complaint from a townie

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "The history and quirkiness of the cottage really suited us."

    The owner was very pleasant and happy to describe the farm and the area which was beautiful. With our friends from France we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2017

  • "Cottage further away from amenities than first thought, but great place for kids."

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2017

  • "Perfect location, clean and tidy venue, walking distance to pubs - ideal for family or group booking."

    Reviewed by RApr 2017

  • "Excellent location and facilities."

    We have two young boys, aged 2 and 7, so the play facilities were perfect for them. Day trips out to the various ruined castles and the abbey gave them plenty of fresh air and adventure. The accommodation was spacious and allowed the whole extended family to get together of an evening.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2016

  • "We had stayed here before so new what to expect."

    Owner is lovely and welcoming. Property is a really nice place to stay. Location is fab. Would thoroughly recommend. We will definitely re-book!

    Reviewed by ZendaAug 2016

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Summary

  • Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed, plus single bed, with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC and separate sauna, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with spa bath, shower on taps, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Stone steps leading from kitchen to private courtyard
  • Galleried area between sitting and dining area, leading down to entrance hall.
  • Central heating/hot water from eco-friendly wood-chip farm heating system
  • Electric cooker, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, WIFI, TV with Freeview, video/DVD, music system
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Shared courtyard to front, with garden furniture
  • Private courtyard/patio to rear
  • Designated play area for children (adult supervision required)
  • One well-behaved pet welcome, charged at £20 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub etc in Staindrop, 1.5 miles.

The property

Millstone boasts its own sauna and spa bath, and is laid out in an upside down fashion, with a large picture window making the most of the views.

Finished to the same high standards as the other properties, providing a superb base for any holiday.

Note: Butterwick and Millstone can be offered together to form a single unit accommodating 10/12, linked by solid wood soundproof door, ensuring privacy when booked separately, and a cosy atmosphere when taken together. Please note that Property Reference 896 and 897 will sleep 12 as one unit.

Strathmore Barns

Staindrop 1.5 miles. Situated on a working farm, on the edge of the sleepy hamlet of Cleatlam, Strathmore Barns comprise the imaginative conversion of old stone byres and barns, set around a central courtyard. Care has been taken to convert the buildings to provide high quality holiday properties, retaining original features and character. Picture windows provide visitors with wonderful views over the lower reaches of the Teesdale Valley. Cleatlam itself offers wide greens (often with ponies put out to graze) at its centre. Guests will enjoy a wide range of facilities, with a play area for children and relaxing areas for adults. With the owners on hand to ensure a warm and comfortable stay, these properties are in the ideal location for exploring nearby Teesdale, Durham and the Yorkshire Dales. Note: The properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 people.

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About the location

STAINDROP

Barnard Castle 5 miles; Durham 20 miles.

The pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The Castle (open to the public) is one of the most grand in England. Enlarged and beautified over the centuries, the medieval heart remains and a walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the splendour. Staindrop has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is 5 miles away, with its castle, the Bowes Museum, plus of course its wide range of shops and tea rooms. Walkers will enjoy the many walks around Teesdale.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas