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Merlin House

Cockfield, Yorkshire Dales - North, DL13 5ER (Ref. 1021676)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Brewer

    “A lovely location and very friendly people in the village.”

    There is wonderful walking from the front door of the property and good cycling country and so much to see in easy distance. Barnard Castle and the wonderful Bowes museum, Bishop Auckland castle and the beautiful city of Durham. Just 2 miles away is Raby Castle which is stunning and a must see. All very close whether by car bike or bus. An excellent stay in a beautiful well equiped house.

    - Mr Brewer, September 2021

The property

Our charismatic, dog friendly, family holiday home is ideally situated above the historic fell land of County Durham; where you can explore the imprinted marks of mining history throughout the ages.

This ideal location boasts a wealth of areas to discover for families, dog walkers, cyclists and couples of all ages.

Merlin House is in the perfect setting to escape hectic lives and unwind whilst digesting the beauty of Teasdale.

Why not take a stroll to one of the local, dog friendly, pubs to find out more on Cockfield’s hidden treasures?

Nestled within the village of Cockfield in the picturesque county of Durham is this well-presented, mid-terrace cottage, Merlin House.

This elegant accommodation is perfectly positioned for a couple or a family holiday to an area steeped in historical landmarks, rolling dales and a dramatic coastline.

Enter into this real home-away-from-home and look forward to relaxing into your evening within the contemporary-style sitting room.

Cosy up on the armchair placed in front of the bay window and flick on the electric fire as you delve into a good book or simply watch the world go by.

From here, you will find the dining table, offering a perfect setting in which you can gather with your loved ones toast a wonderful holiday and tuck into a home-cooked delight that was prepared within the kitchen.

The kitchen boasts sleek cream units and elegant black counter tops, where you can whip up a self-catered meal with the quality appliances left to assist you.

Head up the staircase once the evening has drawn to a close, where you and your loved ones can catch your rest within the elegantly-presented bedroom, each enjoying a refreshing atmosphere and wardrobe storage.

Here, you will find a plush double bedroom with a dressing table and a twin bedroom, designed to offer a tranquil ambiance to wake up to each morning.

To the outside there is a quaint courtyard terrace, where table and chairs offer an opportunity for alfresco dining and savouring a glass of something refreshing during a balmy evening.

If you can tear yourself away from this abode, a short stroll will bring you to the amenities of Cockfield, including a shop for stocking up the essentials and a selection of pubs and takeaways for when you don’t feel like cooking.

Immerse yourself in your surroundings by exploring the nearby medieval Raby Castle set in a deer park, promising a wonderful family day out.

Explore Hamsterly forest on your doorstep, from wildlife watching to stargazing, and adventure play for all the family to exhilarating mountain biking, there is something to keep everyone busy.

Travel slightly further afield to Barnard Castle where further attractions are awaiting to be explored, including the Bowes Museum, Egglestone Abbey, High and Low force and the ruins of the medieval castle.

Durham City is 18.4 miles away and plays host to a superb selection of galleries, museums and cafés and bars.

Whilst here, be sure to visit Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site before visiting the outstanding Gala Theatre.

What is on your checklist when visiting Teasdale?

Hamsterly forest (10.8 mile), High and Low force (18.4), Gibson’s Cave (18.6), Raby Castle (2.7), Auckland Castle (9.2), Kynren (9.3), Barnard Castle (9.1), Bowes Museum (9.9), Eggleston Hall and Gardens (11.4), Railway Museum (9.9) Beamish (25.6), Hall Hill Farm (16.1)


  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip and link available upon request)
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bike storage
  • Cot and highchair
  • Rear courtyard with table and chairs
  • Off road prking for two care, one at front and one at rear
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 0.2 miles

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About the location


Bishop Auckland 8.5 miles; Durham 18.1 miles.

This pretty village can be found resting on the edge of Teesdale, in County Durham. Within the small village you will be delighted to find a couple of shops, a butchers, a pub and a selection of takeaways. Within close reach to the village is the spectacular Raby Castle, where you can explore its treasures and tapestries, as well as the scenic deer park. Also close by is the market town of Barnard Castle, where you will find further amenities and attractions including Bowes Museum, Egglestone Abbey and the ruins of the medieval castle. A short drive will bring you to the town of Bishop Auckland and slightly further afield is the superb city of Durham, where you can spend time discovering its Romanesque Durham Cathedral and Norman Durham Castle. For those feeling active, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a few miles away and offering miles of walking routes amid breath-taking scenery. Cockfield promises to be an endearing base to explore County Durham further.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas