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4-5 The Green

(Ref. 1044024)

Piercebridge, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely cottage in an even lovelier village."

    Will certainly go back. Owner really friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DeniseNov 2023

  • "We love staying at this cottage but as before it has two issues."

    The first being that the bathroom now desperately needs updating. It is very calked up and did not feel clean. The grouting and corners were visibly yucky. Secondly the damp in the lower kitchen is really bad. Everything in the cupboards holds the damp smell so has to be washed before use. I kept everything on the top. It is a cosy cottage though I will not be staying again until a new bathroom is installed.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    A nice welcome package which was very appreciated, thanks Joanna. Neighbours were friendly and helpful with information on walks and places to visit. Nice spacious rooms throughout, stairs were wide (not steep) which wasn’t expected in a cottage. Comfortable beds with good quality linen. In all a fabulous place and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2023

  • "Well I wouldn’t go again."

    Dangerous shower very slippery and door gets stuck when closed. All the downstairs windows won’t open painter over. Smells of damp in the kitchen. Garden table held together with cable ties fell apart as soon as I put a cup on it. Living room is very dark and depressing needed lights on during the day but still dark. There was a wasps nest out the back and some wasps got inside my friend got stung. Welcome pack considered of chocolate brownies costing £2.64 and 1 pint of milk what an insult after renting the place for Nearly £600.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in this cottage; unlike some we've stayed in, there was plenty of room and enough comfortable seating - there was only two of us, but even with four I think that would still be the case."

    Piercebridge itself is very nice and even though the main road is quite busy, because the cottage is set back on the green and there are trees on there, it is barely noticeable. There is plenty of walking directly from the cottage and walking along the river Tees was especially nice. The farm organic shop, that is literally two minutes walk, has all the provisions that you might want. The local area around Piercebridge can be recommended, with Barnard Castle, Middleton-in-Teesdale (with High Force) and Raby castle with in easy reach.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location but close to plenty to do."

    No complaints. Just a couple of suggestions - a hairdryer would be great as these are generally provided in most holiday lets now. Also, the shower door could either do with a good spray of WD40 or replacing….was very stiff when trying to pull it closed, was worried it may break.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at 4-5 The Green."

    Joanna was very helpful and accomodating. The cottage was bigger than we expected and the secure backyard was very useful for our dogs. We would definitely recommend this place to our friends and hope to return to see some of the sights we didn't manage to visit this time.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2023

  • "We loved this cottage."

    It is ideal to take a dog, great for walking. This is an old cottage so accept that things are not going to be modern and perfect. Everything we needed was provided. Things to be improved - smell of damp in lower kitchen cupboards and the shower+sealing need replacing but neither will stop us booking again. Beds very comfortable with good quality linen. Thank you Joanne

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2022

  • "This cottage was just perfect for a quiet and peaceful week."

    Beautifully warm and cosy with everything we needed. Added bonus was the milk and delicious brownies - thank you so much. Lovely organic farm shop next door too with everything you need. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2022

  • "We had a great week staying here, the cottage is both comfortable and spacious with everything we needed."

    We loved the style of the rooms which matched the house perfectly. The shower room could do with a 'spruce up' but was functional, the back yard could be made more inviting, but again provided a functional space for washing down dogs / bikes etc., this is why we only gave four stars. We did have a few issues with the wifi, but the owner quickly sorted this out. Overall the cottage, village and farm shop allowed us to have a great break and provided us with a comfortable base to explore Teesdale and Weardale. Good value for money.

    Reviewed by MikeOct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Piercebridge is a great location and a lovely village. The cottage was clean and had good sized rooms. Upstairs is delightful. The bed in the main room is comfortable. The kitchen is a good size and well equipped. Thank you for the extras eg. milk - a nice touch. The oven works very well indeed. The downside for us as older people was that the bathroom is downstairs, and the stairs are very steep. This made night visits to the loo a bit nerve-racking. The bathroom is cold (stone tiled floor) and a bit uninviting. It lets the rest of the cottage down. A wooden floor would improve it. Probably cool in a hot summer, though. We liked the front garden, but the back courtyard is bleak - it could be a real asset with a few tubs and simple outdoor furniture. The nearby organic farm shop and butchery is excellent and highly recommended. The Roman remains are spectacular. The dog loved the riverside walks.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a 4 night stay at this quaint little cottage in Piercebridge."

    The cottage was very much as listed. We were fortunate to be able to get an earlier access on arrival which was very much appreciated by me and my husband and our two cockerpoo's. The cottage is 2 bedroomed and the king bed was very comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped to self cater but there is also a lovely farm shop and butcher next door for additional fresh produce. The lounge due to the dark beams is a little dark during the day but cosy with the lamps on an evening. Externally there is a cottage garden to the front of the property and an enclosed courtyard with sheds at the rear. The only recommendation I would have to the owners would be to make more of the rear area for customers to enjoy sitting out. A power wash of the concrete to remove the moss and the addition of some planters and more comfortable patio set would make an inexpensive improvement to the overall experience. Only a recommendation. This did not detract from what was an overall delightful little cottage. One additional issue was the slow internet. After reporting to Joanna it seems that this was unusually slower than normal and the owners were keen to get it resolved. The village has the added attraction of the remains of a Roman fort and grassed area which is a hidden gem. Our two dogs absolutely loved this for running with the ball daily. As stated the local pub is within walking distance and served very good food. The owners of the property are a local family and were very accessible and friendly in dealing with our enquiries. Would definitely recommend the property. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by JosephineSep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage Spotlessly clean Very dog friendly Enclosed garden/ ..."

    Lovely little cottage Spotlessly clean Very dog friendly Enclosed garden/ yard 2 lovely pubs nearby Only down side was bathroom was downstairs Otherwise lovely

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2022

  • "Great place ."

    Clean tidy and everything we needed.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2022

  • "Very pleasant cottage, on a lovely village green."

    Handy farm shop next door.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2022

  • "Great short break, beautiful village and cottage very private and spacious."

    Lovely welcome with tea/coffee, milk and brownies, great farm shop a stones throw away. Cottage was spacious, clean and cosy, pretty private garden well fenced in for my small dog, also walled back yard area to sit outside in evening sun. We enjoyed visits to Barnard Castle and Raby Castle only 20 mins drive. Would stay again, everyone we met were very friendly. Thank you!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a beautiful village."

    It was spotlessly clean with large pretty bedrooms and a lovely front garden overlooking the village green. Kitchen was well stocked and we had everything we needed . Owner very kindly left us a welcome brownie on arrival. The location was perfect for days out or just to relax and enjoy the local walks. The owner was accommodating and helpful. Only negatives for us were tiny and did not spoil the enjoyment of the cottage or it’s location. These were that the shower room needed an improvement but it was serviceable and clean. The rear courtyard had chairs and table to enjoy the outdoors but could benefit from a few flowers to carry on the cottage garden theme. Overall it was good value for money.

    Reviewed by DebraJun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful area."

    Set back from the road in a quiet village with a farm shop and working farm. Lovely to sit out in the garden and watch village life in this part of the world. There are so many places to visit within easy reach. We visited Barnard Castle, Whitby, Richmond and Masham during our stay.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2022

  • "We had another fantastic stay at 4-5 The Green."

    The property has everything we need, including great kitchen, loads of space and outbuildings for bikes. Love that provided with eco friendly products and organic farm shop a few doors away. Location great: the village and the area, with walking along the Tees from the door. Thanks Joanna and family.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2022

  • "It was a last minute booking and the host Joanna was great and accommodating."

    The cottage was cosy warm and lovely to come back to after exploring the area. With an enclosed front garden and back yard was great taking the dog, it also meant I was able to hose the dog off prior to coming in the back door. The kitchen was well equipped with decent sized fridge and freezer. Super to have a Roman Fort across the road, such a lovely village and the organic shop was well stocked. Overall a super stay!

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "We enjoyed a weeks stay at The Green in February."

    A charming and welcoming cottage with period features. Perfect for our family get away. The rooms are spacious, the beds were really comfy and the towels were huge. We asked for the second room to be made into 2 single beds before arrival which was no trouble at all. The kitchen is very well equipped and the complimentary organic chocolate brownies were very well received! Piercebridge is a lovely little farming village. We visited the ruins over the road - a nice place to explore and let the kids have a run around and the local pub ‘The Fox Hole’ - we ate there once, the food was great. We visited Barnard castle, Raby Castle, there is Archers ice cream parlour nearby and another farm shop with playground called Ulnaby. We also went to the swimming pool in Darlington which was great. We ate at the Picco pizzeria in Darlington centre which was delicious and at the Black Horse in Ingleton which was great.

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful 3night stay over New Year with our dog ."

    The cottage was warm and inviting with the option to light a wood burning fire which we did. The chocolate brownies were a lovely touch as well as tea coffee and sugar. All cleaning products were available. Would definitely recommend and return

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2021

  • "Very clean."

    Tastefully furnished. Well equipped Kitchen. A great base to explore the surrounding towns and Ripon. Organic Farm Shop next door a must visit to shop.

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2021

  • "Holiday cottage ok but living room very dark needed to have lights on."

    Unfortunately we only stayed 2 nights due to petrol shortages we left on Sunday morning

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2021

  • "The owners of the cottage are lovely, friendly and helpful."

    The bedrooms were spacious and very comfortable. But the kitchen does need remedial work as all the lower cupboards smelt very badly of damp and cold even though they were spotlessly clean. The front garden was beautiful too.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable, clean and it was nice to have an enclosed garden at the front and back for our use only."

    The local pub was a 2/3 minute walk away, the food was excellent as was the service our four legged friend was made to feel welcome. There is a farm shop that has local produce and a little cafe on the side just a 2 minute walk. It was nice to have walks within the area that we could take our dog on, as he is an old boy. The Dales and the coast were within an hours drive.

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2021

  • "A stunning location in a lovely friendly village on the green."

    Lots to do in the area and we ran out of days but be prepared to travel a minimum of 20 minutes plus to get there but thought it was definitely worth it. Highlights included Raby Castle, Barnard Castle, High Force Waterfall, The Dolphin Centre for swimming and slides. The cottage is well equipped for those who want to actually cook whilst on holidays and even had sharp knifes! A lovely and quaint cottage whilst still very comfortable with great quality bedding and towels. The rooms are large and perfect for a family of four adults. The owners warned us about the WiFi which was patchy but worked perfectly late at night so that I could still work. The brownies provided were delicious and their cafe and farm shop next door but one is definitely worth a visit. A fabulous relaxing holiday with great owners who checked with us to make sure everything was just right for us. Recommended.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2021

  • "Joanna and Harry were lovely hosts, very welcoming."

    The supplies and food from the just about on site farm shop we’re excellent. We didn’t really have to cook as the shop sold home cooked ready meals. It was a great place to stay and we enjoyed the general location, plenty to do and great walks within reach I really look forward to going back to stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "This is a nice little cottage, with a broad expanse of tree covered Village Green between you and the B-road traffic."

    Very quiet, especially in the evenings. Surrounded by farm land, with an interesting and once important, Roman Fort to investigate across the road, but when you realise the whole village is built on top of the fort remains, you really get an understanding of the Fort size. There is a great restaurant (and pub), the Fox Hole, just 100 metres from the house. The owner's farm shop has a mountain of organic choices both home-grown meat and veg. Lovely country cottage garden with lots of bees drawn to the lavender and other traditional plants. We had a great time - 2 adults, 2 children 10 and 13. Though it was a bit of a drive to get to any attractions, the cottage is actually in the centre of a large area of attractions from the seaside at Whitby to the World Heritage city of York, another World Heritage site - Durham Cathedral and Castle, the Beamish Living Village and Fountains Abbey.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2021

  • "It's a lovely spacious cottage with all the facilities we wanted."

    Beds were very comfortable. The garden furniture looked great but was a bit unstable so something more solid would have been good. There was only one comfortable tub chair in the dining area and two would have been nice. Unfortunately the lighting in the lounge was too dim and not conducive to relaxing and reading there, which was a pity, ok for watching TV though. Overall it was great and the owners were friendly and helpful. It's a really good spot for exploring the area and there's a lovely walk along the river.

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "The cottage, location, setting and owners all fabulous, we would definitely recommend it and return for another holiday."

    2 suggestions …. It needs an upstairs bathroom or at least a toilet and, 9.30 am for check out is a little early

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Last minute booking but what a gem Friendly hosts, farm shop near by with wonderful food to buy( and a plant for my garden) Dog friendly in every sense of the word - secure front and rear garden and both food and water bowl provided."

    As a chronic sciatic sufferer the bed was wonderfully supporting and firm and the shower had a wee shelf to put shampoos etc ( missing in so many establishments which means a struggle to pick up stuff of the floor). The green had many a wonderful array of established trees Just loved it - thank you

    Reviewed by SotiriosJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village location."

    The hosts were very friendly and helpful. Amazing organic farm shop next door. Lovely walks by the river. We had a really lovely week.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic with everything we needed, clean, comfortable and warm."

    The village is picturesque and the Walks from he village are lovely. Also, the Roman remains across the road are an extra special treat! It was a pleasure to meet the owner too - Thanks

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and it was a great place to relax for the week."

    Good transport links and we enjoyed exploring the local area. Joanna was a great host and was happy to help us with anything we needed.

    Reviewed by TabithaApr 2021

  • "Very enjoyable stay in an idyllic setting."

    Beautiful cottage, a few miles from the A1(M) which gave us an excellent base to allow day trips to Durham, Northumberland and Newcastle. Piercebridge is a peaceful, delightful village with friendly locals and hosts a well stocked farm shop for all essentials. Our 2 large dogs equally enjoyed the enclosed space at the rear. Our host Joanna was very helpful and presented us with a wonderful carrot cake. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2020

  • "Excellent cottage, beautifully presented and very well equipped, ( although might we suggest a stair gate to keep furry friends downstairs?"

    ) Joanna and family are extremely welcoming, very local, with nothing too much trouble. An excellent base for exploring the area where there is plenty to see!

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "Everything very efficiently organised."

    Cottage was fabulous, in a wonderful location, lovely local walks, interesting places to visit, farm shop next door, village pub with great food. Our first trip since lockdown, but nothing to worry us. Owner came round after. We arrived, to check everything ok. Her whole family were friendly and helpful. Many thanks for a great break.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request), 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Parking available within the village on first-come, first-served basis
  • Enclosed courtyard with bike storage and outdoor kennel
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

The property

Nestled within the idyllic countryside village of Piercebridge, you will find the charming cottage of 4-5 The Green.

Beautifully decorated with calming neutral tones and original feature fireplaces, this charismatic cottage provides a wonderful base for families of four in search of a relaxing retreat to the beautiful county Durham.

Open up the front door and step inside the welcoming ambiance of the airy hallway, taking off your coat and shoes before moving your way into the warmth of the sitting room to unwind with a movie on the TV.

Spend an afternoon baking with the children in the delightful kitchen or rustle up a mouth-watering home cooked meal with the help of the handy utensils and well-thought appliances, for the whole family to feast upon in the dining room.

Once the dishes have been cleared and the wine has been poured, hash out your plans for the rest of your days in the area or curl up in the armchair by the open fire as you get lost in the gripping narrative of your favourite book.

Freshen up with a cooling wash in the ground-floor shower room before climbing the staircase to discover two beautifully appointed chambers, including a homey double with fabulous floor length curtains and a flexible king-size bed that can be transformed into two single beds upon request.

Head outside to the rear courtyard, grabbing your bikes from the storage shed before embarking in a scenic cycle through the countryside, stopping off at popular attractions such as the English Heritage Site of Piercebridge Roman Bridge or the 18th century Tees Cottage Pump Station to soak up the local history.

Explore the nearby town of Darlington or head to Hartlepool for a stroll along the Marina with a tasty portion of fish and chips.

On your way back to the cottage, visit the owner’s Farm Shop to pick up some fresh produce before an evening spent cooking indoors with your loved ones or get to know the locals with a pint in the pub.

Book 4-5 The green for a relaxing retreat to the countryside.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 10 miles.

The attractive village of Piercebridge with its splendid village green, excellent village pubs and organic farm shop is located on the Teesdale border, next to the river Tees, just 10 miles east of Barnard Castle. The village is renowned for its Roman heritage, which dates back to around 70 AD. The Piercebridge Roman Fort Site, a recognised ancient monument, forms part of the region’s Dere Street Roman Trail, a celebration of the rich Roman heritage still to be enjoyed in the area. Forming part of the Teesdale Way, and within easy reach of the Cleveland Way, this walker’s paradise provides an excellent base from which walkers and cyclists can explore this delightful Dales area including nearby Swaledale and Weardale, with many bridleways, footpaths, cycle trails and lovely riverside walks available. Local attractions include the magnificent Raby Castle in nearby Staindrop, the Bowes Museum, Yorks National Railway Museum, Durham Cathedral and of course the delightful market town of Barnard Castle. The village is also ideally placed for touring the Lake District and the Northumbrian National Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas