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Hall Cottage

Ovington, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1045366)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "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 CoralJun 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 IanApr 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 RichardApr 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 ScottApr 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 HilaryApr 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 LouiseMar 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 KarenFeb 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 JulieNov 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 DavidNov 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 JenniferOct 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 EllieOct 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 JohnOct 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 RonaldOct 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 StuartSep 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 VivienneSep 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 JeanetteSep 2021

  • "Superb holiday cottage that definitely exceeded expectations."

    All in a great setting with a fantastic local pub just 100 yards away!

    Reviewed by NigelAug 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 SamanthaAug 2021

  • "Superb cottage with excellent facilities."

    Had a fabulous time and will be back to explore the area in more detail.

    Reviewed by RowenaJul 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 HelenJul 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 SarahJul 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 SteveJun 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 FayeJun 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 KatherineMay 2021

  • "Excellent location with lots of activities, places of interest and towns close by Well equipped accommodation"

    Reviewed by AlisonOct 2020

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a great location."

    Local pub, FOUR ALLS, serves great food.

    Reviewed by RonaldOct 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 JenniferSep 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 SharrynSep 2020

  • "Cottage as described, lovely and clean, with lots of added extras i did not expect"

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 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 JohnAug 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 AmandaJul 2020

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  • 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
  • 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...

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About the location


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.

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