4.9★ Sykes rating 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Off road parking Open fire Garden / Patio Highchair available Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (46) garden (33) lovely (28) well (27) great (26) everything (25) 63 Customer Reviews "Beautifully presented, extremely well equipped and thought out cottage." Warm and clean on arrival with a couple of treats made us feel welcome straight away. Good selection of games and books, as well as tvs and radio to keep us entertained in the cottage, and plenty of beautiful countryside walks and places to visit on the doorstep. Secluded sunny walled garden, great for our dog, and we even managed to sit outside a couple of mornings with a nice hot coffee! (Coffee machine provided) Made good use of the slow cooker, great to return to a nice hot meal after a long day out, and 1 thing less for us to pack! Had a grocery delivery just after arrival, with plenty of space in large fridge/freezer. Nice and spacious with plenty of room when our family visited for games and meals. We were so impressed with finish and quality of the cottage, we have booked the smaller cottage next door for a return visit in the Autumn. Highly recommend , and looking forward already to our next visit! Reviewed by Susan5.0★Feb 2024 "Had a brilliant stay at the cottage." It had everything we needed and more. Not only was it dog friendly, but the welcome book provided lots of information on local walks from the door which helped our first couple of days. Reviewed by Amanda5.0★Feb 2024 "Hall Cottage lived up to expectations." It was a comfortable, enjoyable place to spend the week, with facilities as described. The location was perfect, enabling exploration in the surrounding area. The Four Alls, the pub across the street, was exceptional, but book early to avoid disappointment. We would definitely stay at Hall Cottage again! Reviewed by Mark5.0★Dec 2023 "Spacious and well equipped lovely cottage" Reviewed by Maxine3.8★Oct 2023 "A Spectacular, spacious, sparking and superb cottage." Perfect location for exploring surrounding areas of natural beauty. Everything we needed in the cottage and enclosed large gardens perfect for Molly the dog. Highly recommend. Reviewed by Susan5.0★Oct 2023 "What a wonderful property." Clean, comfortable, warm, well equipped kitchen, great showers and a lovely big garden no dog could escape from. The bedding and beds were lovely too, for a great nights sleep.. Ovington is a very, very quiet village close to many lovely walks and places to visit. Can highly recommend this wonderful holiday home. Five stars plus any day. Reviewed by Brian5.0★Sep 2023 "Thanks for a great stay." We really enjoyed ourselves and happily recommend Reviewed by Roger4.7★Sep 2023 "Loved the property." Great garden.Very clean and comfortable. Ann.Bill. Dogs Florence and Myrtle. Reviewed by Ann5.0★Sep 2023 "Lovely clean and well equipped cottage." Very peaceful and lovely village. Beds are very comfortable and all facilities excellent. The pub down the road did excellent food. Reviewed by Keith5.0★Jul 2023 "Amazing cottage with stunning private garden in a beautiful part of the country." Reviewed by Sandra5.0★Jul 2023 "Excellent dog friendly property." Perfectly secure front and back garden. Rooms spacious and downstairs layout well thought through. Would recommend providing a short hose and shower head so folks can wash dogs as it would help keep the property nice - not an issue for us as we took our own. Reviewed by Keith4.7★Jun 2023 "A beautiful and tastefully furnished cottage also taking in account the dogs." Brilliant enclosed sunny garden which we all loved. Very friendly village and lovely walks from the cottage. Would not hesitate in recommending a stay here. We cooked most days and the one item we missed was a steamer instead we had to use saucepans. That was our preference though. Dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid provided etc. Thank you for a lovely stay. Reviewed by Debra5.0★Jun 2023 "The cottage is situated in a lovely little village with walks from the cottage itself." The local pub serves good food. The cottage is spacious and well equipped with a wonderful enclosed garden which is perfect for dogs. The cottage has everything we needed and it was an absolute pleasure staying there. Reviewed by Lynne4.7★May 2023 "We couldn't have asked for more." A very well equipped cottage. It had everything we needed. It is spacious, comfortable and has lovely gardens. I could live here! The gardens are extremely secure even for the smallest, most accomplished escape artist. Reviewed by Bridget5.0★May 2023 "Brilliant, spotless, very comfortable, spacious and dog-friendly cottage in a quiet village." We all loved it! Garden is really properly enclosed. Everything you need for a home-from-home stay . No wonder it is booked well-in advance. A gem of a place. Reviewed by C5.0★Apr 2023 "Thank you for a lovely holiday." The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped for 3 couples and a baby and especially welcoming for dogs. We really appreciated the dog bowls and dog treats and sofa throws left for us. We brought along our own baby gate so the dogs could sleep in the utility room at night without climbing onto the sofa! Lots to do around Barnard Castle and Richmond too. We loved the walk from Low Force to High Force and back. Also the Ovington village pub landlord was so welcoming and friendly. Thanks again. Reviewed by Jennifer5.0★Mar 2023 "Just WOW..." Returned from a week at Hall Cottage and it was amazing. Everything you could need and more!! Spotlessly clean and the photos don't do it justice. Great garden for the dogs and comfy cosy on the cold nights with the log burner. Highly recommended Reviewed by Joanne5.0★Mar 2023 "We were very impressed with the cottage, it’s facilities and the attention to detail." We didn’t have the weather to try out the barbecue, but enjoyed mastering the wood burning stove and picking herbs from the garden for cooking. The enclosed garden was great for the dog to have a quick run about between walks. We’d love to come back to enjoy sitting out in warmer weather and to revisit The Four Alls for dinner - definitely a highlight of our stay. Reviewed by Jane5.0★Feb 2023 "Lovely accommodation beautifully renovated listed building - downstairs worked ..." Lovely accommodation beautifully renovated listed building - downstairs worked well with 5 adults , a baby and dogs - beautifully warm on the coldest week of the year and idyllic walled garden - completely secure and dog friendly - unfortunately didn’t get to local pub but would love to return Reviewed by Jenny5.0★Dec 2022 "Hall cottage is the best cottage we have stayed in." Immaculately clean. Very well equipped with everything you need and more. Spacious, warm and cosy. The beds are so comfy. Great garden. Any communication with the owners was quick and friendly. We have booked to return. Next door (Garden cottage 1 bedroom) is owned by the same people and just as nice. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants a break in a country setting. The owners have thought of everything nothing negative to say. Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0★Nov 2022 "Have stayed before and was not disappointed on the return visit , would ..." Have stayed before and was not disappointed on the return visit , would recommend it to anybody wanting a relaxing break Reviewed by Drew5.0★Nov 2022 "It’s a beautiful cottage well equipped for all your needs Clean,spacious ..." It’s a beautiful cottage well equipped for all your needs Clean,spacious beds are comfortable great location what more do you need Reviewed by Michael5.0★Oct 2022 "Wow! What a beautiful, comfortable and spacious cottage situated in a quiet village." We have had a wonderful stay at Hall Cottage, upon our arrival we were welcomed with cookies, milk, tea and coffee, much needed after a 3 hour journey. You have everything you need and more. Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and the beds were so comfortable plus ample parking for two big cars. Both gardens were fully enclosed and safe for both children and dogs. The owners emailed us personally before our stay with helpful information we needed about the cottage, the surrounding area and supermarkets, making us feel welcome before our stay. It says it all when you get home and our 4 year old granddaughter says to her mum, I don't want to be here I want to be back at the cottage, so many happy memories, it was definitely home from home. We would recommend this cottage to all, great for families with children and dogs and very dedicated owners who care about giving you the best holiday experience. We will be going back to this beautiful cottage. Reviewed by Rachel5.0★Oct 2022 "Good clean cottage." Everything you could need.Good local pub.Very nice stay. Reviewed by John5.0★Oct 2022 "What a fabulous property." Extremely well equipped and comfortable. The bedrooms were of the standard of a boutique hotel. Wonderful bedding and towels with bathrobes for our use. There were 5 TV sets in all. The kitchen had everything we needed and the lounge was spacious and comfortable. The large enclosed garden was very safe for our dogs and the nearby pub very welcoming with excellent food. Very highly recommended. Reviewed by Sandra5.0★Oct 2022 "Lovely property and extremely quiet location." Great garden for dogs as it's 100% secure. Everything was supplied that was required for the week. Reviewed by Philip4.7★Sep 2022 "Fabulous spacious cottage." Wonderful big enclosed garden which our dog loved plus a separate smaller garden at the back of the property. Very clean and comfy and felt at home as soon as we entered. Already booked again for the summer. Would highly recommend Reviewed by Alison5.0★Sep 2022 "Absolutely fabulous property, felt at home as soon as we walked in." We could have stayed forever. Lovely little village with a wonderful pub opposite the property that served the best food ever. The owners were a complete joy. Beds were really comfortable, garden was gorgeous and enclosed so our dogs could not escape. Good base to see Yorkshire, the scenery is spectacular. Reviewed by Carol5.0★Sep 2022 "Lovely spacious accommodation, very well equipped." Dog friendly with enclosed garden. Quiet and peaceful village . Great local pub serving delicious food (dogs allowed) Lots of places to visit in the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend, Reviewed by Pam5.0★Sep 2022 "Clean spacious cottage with secure dog friendly garden, ideally situated to explore the surrounding area, local pub very friendly also dog friendly with excellent food." Would definitely recommend the cottage to others. Reviewed by Steven5.0★Aug 2022 "We had fabulously weather and a parasol in the garden would of been welcome." Absolutely loved the house and garden and dog friendly touches. Very clean and no doggy smells etc have recommended to many friends already Reviewed by Katy5.0★Jul 2022 "Brilliant cottage, lovely and clean." All you could possibly need in kitchen, TV with sky, also great. Dogs loved the garden as did we! Mel really helpful with any of our questions and needs. Will come back again as very central to visit the north. We drove over to Cumbria for the day, went up to Bamburgh in Northumberland for another day, over to York. Brilliant. Loved it. Reviewed by Teresa5.0★Jun 2022 "What a wow, from the moment of opening the door and entering." Nothing more could have been thought of to make our stay certainly one to remember. The first class quality for both ourselves and our four legged family made for a relaxing fortnight. The house is situated within a picturesque village with such a friendly welcoming population ( in fact we both said that we could feel at home if we were to live permanently in the house). This holiday cottage is one which we certainly aim to return back to Reviewed by Coral5.0★Jun 2022 "Great property and location." We were very happy with the property and had everything with we needed. Dogs were week well catered for and loved the enclosed gardens. Four Alls pubs was lovely pub, great food and very friendly. Reviewed by Ian5.0★Apr 2022 "This is just a lovely property, spacious, beautifully laid out and decorated, light and well equipped." We are delighted with the dog friendliness of the owners, together with the lovely, large and fully secure garden. The setting and village are also lovely, right down to the great little pub down the street with such friendly owners and clientele. Reviewed by Richard4.7★Apr 2022 "Absolutely beautiful cottage and location is idyllic." Really peaceful and just what we needed to unwind for a week. The cottage has everything we needed and is well presented. Numerous walks on your doors step. The Four Alls pub in the village is worth a visit, really good friendly service and very reasonably priced. Highly recommend this cottage and the area. Reviewed by Scott4.7★Apr 2022 "We had a wonderful week staying at Hall Cottage - a perfect venue for our 3-generational half-term holiday." The cottage is spacious, beautifully decorated and furnished set in a really lovely small village, with a village green and a super little pub. There were so many lovely extra touches which made us feel really welcome from the minute we walked through the door. (In fact we had felt welcome before we set off having received helpful, friendly emails from Mel.) There were shortbread biscuits, lots of tea and coffee sachets, along with a generous selection of 'pods' for the coffee machine. There was a generous number of loo rolls, as well as finding lovely, pristine white bath robes for the adults. The kitchen is so well equipped and easy to prepare food in; there is also a utility room equipped with a huge fridge, freezer and a microwave - and, to the delight of the children, an old-fashioned set of scales complete with lots of different weights! The rooms are really good, with plenty of seating in the lounge and really comfortable beds. Having a bathroom and shower room worked extremely well for us. The house was spotless throughout and, although the weather wasn't very warm, we enjoyed the garden and really appreciated the note in the information book suggesting the herbs in the raised beds were there to be used. It is hard to convey in a review just what a great place this is - all I can say is that we are already telling all our friends about it and can't recommend it highly enough. Reviewed by Hilary5.0★Apr 2022 "This cottage was amazing everything you could possibly want and absolutely perfect for three dogs." The garden is so secure and the house is so welcoming for dogs. There were lovely walks provided by the owner also well as a handy guide for the property. The house it’s self was so comfortable and relaxing we will definitely be back again. Reviewed by Louise5.0★Mar 2022 "Lovely location." Garden space good. House had everything we needed. Really helpful to have soaps, toilet rolls and things like cleaning products available to use so not having to bring with us. Decor lovely and relaxing, enjoyed couple of fires when the weather was poor. Plenty of hot water and heating and everything easy to operate. Had all the comforts we needed and dog friendly. An OS map of the immediate area would have been useful in the information basket. Pleased with cleanliness of the property, this is a rarity in our 25 years of cottage holiday experience. Reviewed by Karen4.4★Feb 2022 "Fantastic place." Nice to see extras in the kitchen such as slow cooker. Place was so comfy and kept well. Can't fault anything. Reviewed by Julie5.0★Nov 2021 "We have stayed in a lot of different places around the UK and this is honestly the best we have ever stayed in." Absolutely perfect in every aspect! Will 100% be coming back! Stunning! Reviewed by David5.0★Nov 2021 "It was a wonderful comfortable cottage, , bathrooms and showers lovely and clean, the cottage was warm and had a lovely wood burning stove." Had a lovely pub across the road, have already booked again for next year Reviewed by Jennifer5.0★Oct 2021 "Was a really lovely holiday." Everything was so clean and there was everything I could possibly want provided in the kitchen. Really appreciated the dog treats left as well. It’s a very special extra touch that would definitely make me come again. The area was also really lovely with lots of nearby walks and the information booklet was very informative. Couldn’t have asked for a better cottage holiday Reviewed by Ellie5.0★Oct 2021 "Ideal cottage, all as described but whole cottage and garden is in harmony with visitors expectations." Good local pubs.,and unspoilt Teesdale on the doorstep. Reviewed by John5.0★Oct 2021 "We enjoyed a great week in the Hall Cottage." The cottage, as last year, was spotless on our arrival and the large enclosed garden is ideal for the 2 Cavapoo dogs we brought along. We found nothing to fault and we recommend this property to any would be holiday makers in a great location for exploring N Yorkshire and County Durham. Reviewed by Ronald5.0★Oct 2021 "First impressions were good but finding toe and finger nails, dog and human hair, toilet not fixed to the floor." Shower that would become a trickle after 20 seconds of use was not acceptable. It put us off staying there which is such a shame as the cottage and village is lovely. We are extremely sorry that we failed to meet your expectations. We so wish you had contacted us about the shower - we could have fixed this. In our cleaners defence the hair was behind the 6 seater L- shaped sofa which cannot be pulled out from the wall by one person. Going forward we will remedy this. We are devastated by this feedback and would ask potential guests to read some of our other reviews. Property Owner Reviewed by Stuart3.1★Sep 2021 "We would highly recommend a stay at Hall Cottage." The bedrooms are all a very generous size and boutique hotel standard with soft towels and dressing gowns. Very well equipped kitchen and utility room. Comfortable lounge for relaxing in the evenings. The dogs were well catered for with xlarge throws to protect the furniture. The weather was beautiful so we were able to enjoy the beautiful walled garden. We will definitely plan to return soon. Reviewed by Vivienne5.0★Sep 2021 "We had a wonderful week at Hall Cottage." A beautiful cottage in a beautiful tranquil location perfect for exploring this wonderful part of the country. Hall cottage was a home from home and offered everything. The bathrobes were an added bonus. Can not recommend highly enough. Reviewed by Jeanette4.7★Sep 2021 "Superb holiday cottage that definitely exceeded expectations." All in a great setting with a fantastic local pub just 100 yards away! Reviewed by Nigel5.0★Aug 2021 "Stayed here for a week in August the house was fabulous." The owners had thought of everything to make your stay comfortable for arriving. Very dog friendly with enclosed garden plenty of space for them to run around. It’s a small village but an ideal base to visit plenty of places. Reviewed by Samantha5.0★Aug 2021 "Superb cottage with excellent facilities." Had a fabulous time and will be back to explore the area in more detail. Reviewed by Rowena5.0★Jul 2021 "Fantastic cottage in a great location, the cottage exceeded our expectations." It was so well equipped, and all the extra touches the owners had provided made it feel very luxurious. The part walled garden was lovely and very dog friendly. Reviewed by Helen5.0★Jul 2021 "Amazing! We had a wonderful holiday at Hall Cottage." The cottage had everything and more that we could have possibly wanted/needed. The location was wonderful and we found so much to do (the good weather helped). The village pub was so welcoming and we had a lovely meal there (definitely need to book). Raby castle and Hamsterley forest were great trips out and Winston Bridge, just down the road, was the ideal spot for the dogs and children to play in the river. We could definitely have stayed in this beautiful place for another week. I would definitely recommend Hall Cottage to anyone and I would have booked again for next year instantly, had the cost not almost doubled! Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Jul 2021 "We loved our stay at Hall Cottage, it had everything we could have asked for and more besides." It was a very comfortable place to be, a real home from home, and the owners had clearly put a great deal of thought into making their guests feel welcome. The walled garden was so pretty and it was an absolute delight to sit out enjoying the late afternoon sunshine after a day out (we were very lucky with the weather). The countryside around is as beautiful as anywhere else in the country, but a great deal less busy. I recommend the Four Alls pub in Ovington for a meal (very dog friendly and very welcoming) but be aware there is no village shop so plan ahead! All in all, the three of us and our two dogs had a wonderful holiday. We would definitely go back and have no hesitation in recommending the area and Hall Cottage in particular. Reviewed by Steve5.0★Jun 2021 "Perfect cottage, perfect location, perfect holiday!" Hall Cottage provided us with a wonderful set-up, with incredible views from the bedroom windows and traditional features and comfort throughout. There are some really lovely walks, waterfalls, castles and quaint towns all within easy reach - we wish we had longer to explore more! Hall Cottages was such a lovely place to return to after each day trip - the dog loved the enclosed gardens and we all loved the BBQ, climbing roses, herbs and garden furniture. As well as the woodburner, spacious bedrooms and sociable living area with comfy U-shape sofa, snuggly blankets and Sky TV. Internet connection is there, but it isn't always perfect (as you are in the countryside after all!), so I wouldn't expect to go there and be able to do endless video calls for work, for example (but why would you want to?!). Such thoughtful treats left by the owner (treats for the dog and treats for the humans went down especially well!), so we felt really welcomed from the first moment. And we also appreciated the anti-bac by the key safe. The cottage was also absolutely spotless. The owners were also really friendly and helpful, they left lots of instructions and tips. We felt they would be there if ever we needed them during our stay, but we never felt 'watched'... we were left to enjoy our holiday, which suited us perfectly. Had such a refreshing break and wouldn't think twice about booking again! Thank you, thank you, thank you. Reviewed by Faye5.0★Jun 2021 "Absolutely fantastic cottage in a lovely area that we have completely fallen in love with, so much to see and do, yet easy to get away from crowds." The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay with a well equipped kitchen and a great selection of books and board games to keep everyone occupied. The 2 dog secure gardens are beautiful and sheltered and our pooches adored sleeping on the steps outside the kitchen in the afternoon sun. Great walking straight from the cottage door and the owners are really helpful and welcoming. Can’t recommend enough. Thanks for a wonderful holiday! Reviewed by Katherine5.0★May 2021 "Excellent location with lots of activities, places of interest and towns close by Well equipped accommodation" Reviewed by Alison5.0★Oct 2020 "Lovely clean cottage in a great location." Local pub, FOUR ALLS, serves great food. Reviewed by Ronald5.0★Oct 2020 "This is a wonderful cottage, so comfortable plenty of space, everything we needed was supplied." All good Quality The garden was beautiful , it was lovely to sit outside in the sunshine very dog friendly The area is great for getting around with the Yorkshire Dales on your doorstep Reviewed by Jennifer5.0★Sep 2020 "Everything detailed in the description is exactly like that in the cottage." Clean, comfortable and very well presented. Great location for a relaxing holiday. We will use again for sure. Recommend the Four Alls as a fabulous place to eat great food, friendly owners and affordable prices. Reviewed by Sharryn5.0★Sep 2020 "Cottage as described, lovely and clean, with lots of added extras i did not expect" Reviewed by Nicola5.0★Sep 2020 "Just a perfect cottage, with a lovely private garden and well placed to explore the surrounding area; very comfortable and has everything you need." Although no local shops, we had groceries delivered. We had a few excellent meals at the Four Alls pub, managed by Dave and Christine who were extremely welcoming and great hosts. Plenty of sights in the area requiring a short drive, such as Barnard Castle with Egglestone Abbey, Raby Castle, Low & High Force Falls and easy access to Yorkshire Dales. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a peaceful stay, to unwind from hectic daily life. Reviewed by John5.0★Aug 2020 "Had a great week staying at Hall Cottage, really didn't want to come home." The property is fantastic and has everything and more that you need. The rooms are a great size and the layout really works. Beds and linen are very nice quality. All appliances are good standard, lots of extras like tv's in all rooms, coffee machine, bbq, dishwasher. Property was spotlessly clean. The owners seemed very nice and helpful. Two fully enclosed gardens the main one is really big. Good off road parking. Ovington is a good base to stay in. Couple of decent walks from the front door. The local pub The Four Alls is fab, great food and friendly service. Would highly recommend this rental, we will definitely go back. Reviewed by Amanda5.0★Jul 2020 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Three bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link) with Freeview TV, 1 x king-size with Freeview TV Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC, ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC Kitchen/Diner with Freeview TV Utility Sitting room with woodburning stove Oil central heating and woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and Nespresso machine, 5 x Freeview TVS, 1 with Sky Sports & Movies, DAB radio, WiFi, selection of books and games Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Highchair available Off-road parking for two cars Secure bike storage Enclosed front garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue, enclosed rear garden Three well-behaved pets welcome Sorry, no smoking Shop 4.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles, River Tees 0.1 miles Note: The check in time for this property is 4pm Note: 2 bags of logs included for woodburner, any additional wood can be purchased on-site for £5 per bag The property Hall Cottage is a delightful, stone-built terraced cottage in the peaceful hamlet of Ovington, six miles from Barnard Castle, in County Durham. This spacious cottage is ideal for a family, including pets, or a small group wanting to explore the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales, both of which are in easy reach. The property has a private driveway with parking for two cars. Heading through the front door, the hallway leads into the sitting room, with a cosy woodburning stove, TV with Freeview, Sky Sports and Movies, for endless entertainment and a huge sofa with plenty of room for everyone to relax on. From here, the spacious kitchen/diner has a dining table, chairs and a bench, perfect for gathering hte whole group together for delicious home-cooked meals, prepared in the well-equipped kitchen, complete with an excellent range of amenities, including a Nespresso machine and a dishwasher to take care of the washing up, there's also a TV with Freeview to enjoy whilst preparing meals. There are two bathrooms in the property, one on each floor, with a choice of walk-in shower or bath with power shower over, so you can decide how you prefer to get ready each day and t prevent queues for the bathroom. Upstairs are the three generous bedrooms, two super-king-size with zip/link feature and a king-size, all have lovely village views, a TV with Freeview and ample storage for all of your belongings. Outside there is secure bike storage, a small enclosed rear garden and to the front is a large, walled, fully enclosed garden with a spacious lawn, patio, picnic bench and barbecue, perfect to make use of and dine alfresco in the summer months. Guests can access the front garden directly through a side gate once they have access the main property. Just down the road from the cottage, past the pretty village green, you will find The Four Alls, a traditional pub serving home-cooked food and cask ales. A short drive will bring you to the market town of Barnard Castle, with a bustling high street full of shops, pubs and cafes, as well as the impressive Bowes Museum, where you can admire a collection of art, ceramics, textiles, tapestries and more. Further afield you will find the historic Yorkshire market town of Richmond, great for strolling along the cobbled high street and admiring its Norman castle walls. Nearby attractions also include The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, while the North Pennines AONB and Yorkshire Dales National Park are easily accessible, offering plenty of stunning scenic walking routes. Also enjoy visiting the medieval Raby Castle, with its 200-acre deer park and the magnificent waterfalls at High Force, and why not venture into Durham and see its majestic cathedral standing high above the River Wear? Hall Cottage is a well-placed cottage for exploring Teesdale, The Durham Dales and North Yorkshire. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1021694, together sleeping 8 guests. View on map About the location OVINGTON Barnard Castle 6 miles; Richmond 12 miles. The lovely small, picturesque rural 'Maypole village' of Ovington is situated on the south bank of the River Tees in County Durham and North Yorkshire boundaries. With a village green and a traditional pub that serves homemade food and real ales, Ovington is an ideal place for you to enjoy wildlife and country walks with golf, horse riding, fishing and swimming being just some of the wide range of activities which are available within an eight mile radius. Both the charming and popular market towns of Barnard Castle (6 miles) and Richmond (12 miles) are within easy reach. Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman ford which crosses the river Tees. The medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. Known affectionately as ‘Barney’ by residents and visitors alike, the town boasts cobble streets, yards and back lanes, which were first laid out in the 12th century. The nearby Bowes Museum is well worth a visit and a wonderful way to spend a day wandering around this beautiful building and experiencing the fascinating exhibitions. The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the medieval Raby Castle with deer park and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all nearby, and Durham, Richmond and Ripon are within driving distance.