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Low Shipley Cottage

(Ref. 16399)

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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96 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage was amazing, it’s a long track to the actual cottage and it’s alittle bumpy so you will need to take your time."

    Never let that put you off the quality and standard of this cottage and opportunity. Stunning setting, quality inside and outside. Wonderful walks for all kinds. Stunning perfect and amazing

    Reviewed by Su4.7Jan 2024

  • "We had the best time!"

    Very pet friendly. Hosts were very friendly. The views were immaculate. Lots of local walks. We had the most relaxing time celebrating my boyfriends birthday. The property was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for a chilled week away! We hope to visit again in the summer when the weather is much nicer. Thanks again!!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great remote cottage furnished to a very high standard."

    Very clean and with everything you could need for a cottage stay.

    Reviewed by David4.4Nov 2023

  • "Gorgeous space, really is so much bigger than the photos show."

    The views were stunning and the hot tub was the cherry on the cake. Took a little while to heat up, but worth the wait. Everything was beautifully kept, even had tea and coffee for our first cuppa before we got our own. The fresh flowers, prosecco and chocolates were so generous and made our stay that little bit more special. If we come back to the area again we would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic stay - thank you very much!"

    Loved the cottage - beautiful setting, amazing place to sit in a hot tub and relax! The cottage was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed for a chilled weekend away.

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Oct 2023

  • "One of the loveliest place we’ve ever stayed."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished, immaculately clean and all the finishing touches are top quality. It’s very comfortable and cozy. The views are beautiful too. The host was extremely helpful and friendly. Located just outside the beautiful town of Barnard Castle, there are plenty of lovely walks all around the area.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage it was very comfortable and the online pictures don't do it justice, came home refreshed after a great relaxing weekend."

    Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2023

  • "A couple of minor things , sorted out immediately, you only need to ask the owners, who are great."

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Sep 2023

  • "Perfect in every way!"

    Beautifully furnished and so clean. Stunning views, quiet and peaceful. The hot tub was a blessing. Amazing walks all around. We loved every minute of it. Have recommend to so many people. Definitely want to go back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a superb holiday based out of Low Shipley Cottage."

    The cottage is deceivingly spacious, the setting is stunning and hot tub after a long day out exploring is amazing. I’ve seen a comment or two re the access road and disappointed for the owners to receive this negativity. The cottage is set in a rural, farm based location and to benefit from the stunning scenery and peaceful location, you kinda expect to have to travel a little off the beaten track to get there! It’s a wonderful place to stay! Derek and his family were completely respectful at all times, nothing too much trouble and as mentioned by many, the welcome treats were really appreciated. Would strongly recommend. Paul & Nic Quinnell (and boys and Winnie the pup).

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and fantastic views, clean and had everything we needed many thanks"

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and hot tub in tranquil surroundings spoilt only by the very poor access road."

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2023

  • "I loved it so clean and quiet the views were stunning it was home from home only ..."

    I loved it so clean and quiet the views were stunning it was home from home only 2 things the washing machine did not spine so had to squeeze the water out of our clothes and it was raining so couldn't go in hot tub as had no cover otherwise loved the holiday so much to do stunning town

    Reviewed by Kiyla4.7Jul 2023

  • "Our stay here was absolutely great, hosts are more than accommodating."

    House was spacious and plenty of room for us and our doggo. Lovely walks near by and into the local village. The only watch out was the Wi-Fi wasn’t great (which usually is wouldn’t be a problem! But for us we were working from the cottage so was a little bit of a struggle when taking calls). Will definitely look to stay again.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    We really enjoyed our week, exploring lots of footpaths and the surrounding fields around the cottage which was perfect for our children - aged 5 and 1. The wood fired hot tub was lovely. Derek, Nina and their whole family were very welcoming. We would love to come back!!

    Reviewed by Gavin4.7Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely, location was reasonable the road to Cottage needs some ..."

    Cottage was lovely, location was reasonable the road to Cottage needs some improvement, unfortunately for the week we where there had little or no sleep as mattress on bed had a huge dip in the centre so not at all comfortable

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Jun 2023

  • "The Cottage was lovely and clean and surrounded by amazing views."

    Sadly there was construction of a further property in progress which was delayed and this meant that building work was ongoing. This didn’t spoil our holiday but was at times noisy. The owners had left a welcome pack of Prosecco, chocolates and flowers which was extremely thoughtful. This cottage is certainly worth visiting.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Had a wonderful long weekend at Low Shipley Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely, location was great - beautiful scenery from the property and easy access to places of interest, hot tub was exactly what was needed and flowers, chocolate and wine on arrival were such a lovely touch. Great communication with host. Comfy, quiet and relaxing. Would definitely recommend : )

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "We both had a very relaxing week, just what the doctor ordered!"

    The owners were excellent hosts and any small issues we had were addressed immediately. Unfortunately I did damage my car driving down and back up the track to the cottage. You would be fine with a 4 x wheel vehicle but the massive unmade tracks of nearly a mile took its toll. This really does need addressing. Apart from that everything was superb!

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Apr 2023

  • "This is the best property I have stayed in (and go away a lot to cottages)."

    A lot of care and attention clearly goes into the preparation and upkeep, everything is of high quality, luxurious and comfortable. Very generous welcome gifts of chocolates, prosecco and flowers. The owners were really kind and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.Generous with provision of logs for fire and hot tub plenty of towels and extra items such as tea, coffee etc. The surroundings are beautiful and lots of interesting places around to visit.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Perfect as always"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with stunning views."

    Remote location but fantastic walks straight from the door. The cottage itself was spotlessly clean, had everything we needed with a good array of cooking utensils etc (we find this a struggle sometimes in other places). The hosts were very kind but also very discreet, we can't wait to return already :-) The hot tub is log burning but we got the hang of it in the end and the owners were very helpful with this! Really can't recommend this place enough if you are looking to get away from it all. We hope to return very soon with our dog.

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage with beautiful views."

    The hot tub was a delight. The hosts Derek and Nina were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our few days here.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had the most incredible stay at Low Shipley Cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean, well equipped and the cosiest cottage. Much bigger than the photos make it seem. The views from rear garden and hot tub are simply breathtaking. The owners were so attentive when we needed anything and recommended good restaurants for us. We have already recommended it to so many people and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great cottage, fab hot tub, lovely quiet location, friendly and helpful owners."

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic facility owners very discreet but there if needed Don’t let the coal burning hot tub put you off it’s easy once you have the hang of it and the owners will always light it if you are out and wish to use it on your return."

    We will return

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property is an amazing first class find, the property is in really good condition and has everything you need for your stay."

    It was kept very warm during our Christmas stay, and had such lovely and unexpected touches with a Christmas tree and welcome gift. It is in a good location for exploring both the yorkshire dales and north pennies, with lots to do even during the winter. There are a few hikes and view points walkable from the door step also. The hosts were always reachable, friendly and helpful. The drive to the property is about 1 mile from the main road and well maintained. There are a few other cottages that are part of the same complex but its well laid out so you don't feel your privacy is affected. The bridge across to Cotherstone is easy to find from the caravan park and has two pubs. All the wood and fire materials we needed were provided. We did experience issues with the wifi due to the remote location, and mobile phone signal was also very limited inside the property, so I would not recommend planning to work from the property or expect BBC Iplayer/Netflix etc to work. I would note that whilst the freezer space was ample, the fridge space was only a couple of shelfs, which would be more than enough if you are picking up food every couple of days, but due to Christmas we stocked up and were struggling a little for space. We also found the log fueled hot tub very hard to get to the right temperature, we often found we made it too hot or only just warm, however, we were in external temperatures of 1 degrees so it is unlikely to be an issue in the warmer months. Worth considering it may take up to 4hrs to warm in cold temperatures. The only possible improvement we noted is there weren't any arrival/depature instructions, and felt a little more about how to do things in the property and nearby recommendations could have been provided in the welcome letter. More towels could also have been made available at the property as think they would be needed if more than two of you.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Truly excellent accommodation fitted to very high standard hot tub is a nice ..."

    Truly excellent accommodation fitted to very high standard hot tub is a nice touch owners very friendly and helpful shall be booking again in 2023

    Reviewed by Rosetta5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely location."

    Good facilities. Friendly and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very clean and well presented properly."

    Nice and warm on a cold November evening. Great location and interesting walks in the area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very peaceful area."

    Hot tub is great and amazing views. Cottage had everything we needed and the owner was very friendly. The pictures don't do it justice. We would definitely like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Stephenie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Brilliant place to stay, amazing views and great host!"

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a wonderful weekend away in a lovely cottage, it really was a relaxing place surrounded by beautiful scenery and the host was very helpful and friendly."

    Our dog Harry loved the place too which was perfect

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage."

    From the minute you enter the cottage you will be impressed. The personal touch of flowers chocolates and a bottle of fizz were a very kind touch. Bedrooms and bathrooms are absolutely immaculate. We took kitchen cleaning products which were already in place. The owners Derek and Nina are most welcoming and nothing is a problem to them. Wood fired Hot tub was no problem to us, we managed to keep it hot the full 3 days. The views are outstanding.. We honestly didn't want to come home. I would most certainly recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had a great stay at this lovely cottage."

    Very peaceful with beautiful views. Good walks nearby. Nice wood fired hot tub. Friendly hosts. The cottage was spotlessly clean. The only negative was the single track access road as parts of it are in bad condition, but once we'd been up and down a couple of times we'd mastered it.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, extremely clean and tidy 5 stars ⭐️"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "Had a lovely couple of days away here at low Shipley cottage."

    Owners were very welcoming and left a lovely gift of prosseco and chocolates for us arriving. Cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed for our stay. Hot tub was nice and hot ready for us to jump in to straight away. Views were amazing and very relaxing. The only thing I could say that was a bit negative but definitely not an issue was there was nowhere outside to hang any washing out but there was a clothes horse which we managed with and there is no longer a shop village so we had to get a bus into Barnard Castle for bits but we had a lovely day out so again not an issue. We will def be returning here as soon as we possibly can. 5 out 5 definitely. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "Just returned from a 4 night stay at Low Shipley Cottage."

    The cottage was lovely, clean and comfortable with all the facilities that we could have needed. Set in a peaceful location, perfect for a relaxing break or in our case a family wanting to explore the local area. The views over the valley from the hot tub were beautiful. If you head down towards the caravan park there is a nice walking route into Cotherstone where the Fox and Hound pub is. The cottage has been finished to a high standard and the bedding and towels etc were of similar quality to those you would find in a luxury hotel. The Wi-Fi works well and my son was able to watch YouTube videos without any problems. The welcome gift of Prosecco and chocolates was a nice touch. Really enjoyed our stay and hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed at Low Shipley Cottage in July 2022 and we had a lovely time."

    The cottage is well kept and the hot tub is lovely especially on an evening as the sun sets. The welcome package of prosecco, chocolates and flowers were a lovely touch. The track to access the cottage is bumpy and single track only.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great holiday in Low Shipley Cottage."

    Very clean and all facilities working. Nice touch of welcome treats on arrival. Friendly and helpful owners. The hot tub and views were amazing. Managed to negotiate the track down to the cottage in a Fiesta driving very slowly, though the track really does need some of the larger holes filling in. Only slight disappointment on arrival was to find the cottage is joined onto additional holiday accomodation and both bedroom windows looked directly into and were within the adjoining holiday makers' gardens. The description on Sykes makes it sound like it is just Low Shipley Cottage and the owners' house on the site. Everyone was very friendly and considerate though so this did not distract from a great holiday in a lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage."

    Beautiful location and stunning views. Equipped with everything you could possibly need. Extremely comfy beds and ensuite a massive bonus. Immaculately clean. Warm and cosy. Lovely hosts. Thoughtful welcome gifts on arrival. Loved the hottub! Can't wait to come back. Thoroughly recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2022

  • "Our second stay here was just as good as the first."

    Hot tub heated and drink chilling on arrival! Immaculate cottage in the most calm and peaceful setting, overlooking a beautiful panoramic valley view. Friendly and attentive owners close by if help is needed - an idyllic haven for complete relaxation! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2022

  • "Low Shipley Cottage was a lovely place to stay, very comfortable and clean, beautiful scenery all around the property, the owners are lovely people and very helpful, we will be going back next year sometime."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay at low Shipley cottage."

    It's not often that you go away and it feels like a home from home. Definitely returning and looking forward to it. The owners were fantastic and the views from the property were outstanding. Thank you Derek and nina

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "WOW! What a fantastic place!"

    We had a wonderful stay at Low Shipley cottage. I will definitely be recommending to all my friends and family. The owners are friendly and on hand if needed. The cottage itself is incredibly clean, comfortable and much larger than the photos show. I’m not sure if I have any words that can describe the view from the hot tub…..it’s simply awesome!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful location and the cottage is well equipped."

    Owners Derek and Nina are next door and very helpful. Hot tub is great with amazing views across the valley but can take a couple of hours to heat up, first time we've seen a log fired one but fairly easy to master. Access road isn't as bad as some reviews make out, just take it steady! Thank you for the lovely welcome pack of wine, chocolates and flowers.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely stay!"

    Beautiful views from the hot tub. Owners very accommodating, we stayed for 2 weeks and they provided us with fresh towels and bedding for the second week. Thank you ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Mar 2022

  • "This is the second time of going to the cottage and the second time was just as nice as the first."

    Cottage lovely and clean well equipped. This time found the walks from the cottage to different areas which ment we didn't have to move the car. Owners are lovely. Welcome pack wad nice and thoughtful. Would defo go back.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Everything you could possibly need and more. Loved the wood-fired hot tub.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage that was perfect for our week away."

    Views to die for and very friendly and helpful owners. The rooms are hotel standard as are the bathrooms. The view from the hot tub is amazing. Will come again.

    Reviewed by Darrell5.0Jan 2022

  • "Low Shipley Cottage is warm, comfortable and immaculately clean."

    Situated just off the Teesdale Way means good walks to Barnard Castle and other directions and spectacular views from a hot tub after. Hosts live next door and get the balance of support and privacy just right.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic place Derek was very accommodating xmas tree a nice touch."

    Not a criticism but an hoover in the property would be good.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Low Shipley cottage is just gorgeous."

    The pictures make it look nice, but they really don’t do it justice. We came for a pre-Christmas break and it was everything we could have asked for and more. From the pre-lit Christmas tree, to the welcome gift of Prosecco and chocolates, to the selection of DVDs and board games; the owners have thought of everything. We came with a 7 and 3 year old and they loved it too. We’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2021

  • "An absolutely wonderful cottage."

    Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is very well sized, and absolutely immaculate. The area is very quiet and the views from the garden are stunning, especially good to catch the sunset from the hot tub! Plenty of good walks and places to eat in the area. Just a couple of points - but by no means negative ones: - The track down to the cottage is quite bumpy, so beware if you are in a low car. - The hot tub took us around 10 hours to heat up from cold, so plan in advance. - The wifi can be a bit temperamental, which isn't really an issue, but if you are planning on doing any work or zoom meetings whilst here then bear this in mind. All in all we had a wonderful break and wouldn't hesitate to return! Thanks! Richard & Sarah.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was exactly what we where hoping for."

    It had absolutely everything you could need or want and then so much more. We wanted a holiday which allowed us to be off the grid and that was exactly what we got. Everything down to the hot tub over looking the fields full of sheep where just perfect. I couldn’t recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Bethanie5.0Nov 2021

  • "An absolutely beautiful setting and very spacious cottage for the 4 of us to celebrate a 60th birthday."

    Cannot fault anything Derek & Nina were the perfect hosts. The drive down to the cottage a bit tough but once you are there the views are stunning. An easy 1.5 mile walk in to Cornerstone the Fox & Hounds is only open in winter 12 - 2 very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Nov 2021

  • "We have stayed here before, and love the location!"

    Beautiful scenery (especially now it can be enjoyed from a hot tub). The wood fired tub did take a bit of getting used to, the first day was spent getting it up to temperature. After that though, it only took a couple of hours each day to get it back to 40c. The house is lovely as well, a very peaceful and relaxed holiday. Also, nice being so close to Barnard Castle (10 min drive), plenty of places to eat and drink.

    Reviewed by Andrew & Lynn5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had an absolutely amazing week's holiday here at Low Shipley Cottage!"

    It was so comfortable and felt like a home from home. Extremely well equipped kitchen which was fantastic as we cooked in every night. Perfect for our 14 month old to roam around and even had a high chair and travel cot which was a massive bonus. We could not find anything wrong with the place and would not hesitate to book to come again. Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful location, well appointed, lots of space, helpful owners"

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cooker was a nightmare the oven did not work and the hobs were touch respond but were difficult to master as there were no instructions and owners were unable to supply any as there were no visible references to the model type."

    The on suite shower head washer was wasted and leaked so there was no shower spray. The road to the cottage is unmade and very difficult. Otherwise this was a great location and the cottage is comfortable, we enjoyed our stay and if the cooker were fixed and the road improved we would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Stanley3.4Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, every need was thought of."

    Peaceful with lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage at Low Shipley is absolutely perfect."

    The views from the garden and hot tub are absolutely amazing. The owners are both very friendly and went out of their way to try and make our stay even better. There are some brilliant little walks nearby we found a rope swing over the river nearby which was hours of fun for our girls. All in all it was a brilliant little holiday and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, exceptionally clean, gorgeous surroundings."

    Nina very hospitable and friendly. Flowers, chocolates and bottle of fizz waiting for us was a lovely surprise! Access road a little bumpy but soon got used to it! Will definitely come back. :-)

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2021

  • "Me, my boyfriend and my two friends spent a week in the cottage, I enjoyed every minute of it, the place was clean and neat."

    They left brochures for us, so we could plan days out. When we first arrived they asked if we wanted the hot tub to be filled, and they filled it instantly, half way through the week we needed the water changing and they came round and cleaned it ready for us. Loved it and would go back again

    Reviewed by Meg4.7Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, stunning views and fantastic hot tub."

    It was the most peaceful stay and would love to go back

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Jul 2021

  • "It is a very quiet & peaceful place to stay with brilliant views miles to the south across the Tees valley & beyond, all from the hot tub."

    It is remote - 1.5 miles from the main road. - but a short drive to local facilities & attractions. There is great walking from the doorstep, especially along the Tees valley. Nina & Derek were very welcoming & on hand if we had needed them.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic location run by fantastic hosts."

    Perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and the views are just amazing."

    The hot tub too is a bonus. We loved it and would definitely recommend to friends and family.. and even come back again.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0May 2021

  • "We loved our stay here, we were comfortable and warm and close enough to Barnard Castle to be able to not need to worry about forgetting supplies!"

    The cottage was well equipped, with everything we needed for our stay and perfect for a family of four (incl. four month old). We’ll definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Low Shipley Cottage is comfortable, spacious and well equiped."

    It provides a perfect base for the many walks in the north pennines. The access road (farm track) if taken with care is not a problem but may be difficult for vehicles with low ground clearance. Pet friendly and in a lovely location this cottage is highly recommended for those who enjoy a peaceful rural holiday.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Took us a while to find this cottage as google maps took us to the other side of the River."

    Phoned the owner and was not disappointed when we finally arrived. Lovely welcome pack beautiful flowers, chocolates and bottle of wine. Cottage was immaculate and clean very homely had a very comfortable stay. Lovely walks close by. Would highly recommend this well equipped cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location for a nice peaceful and quiet week away, just what we where looking for."

    Will certainly look to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a fab weekend stay in the cottage and would highly recommend staying there."

    The cottage had everything you could need and was exceptionally clean. The owner was very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Outstanding property, fantastic hosts."

    Immaculately clean. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and friendly!"

    The location was perfect for Visiting Barnard Castle

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and fully exceeded our expectations, it is well equipped and the owners are lovely."

    There are some great walks right on the doorstep and there is plenty to do in the local area.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2020

  • "Derek and Nina were lovely friendly helpful hosts Cottage has a view to die for ..."

    Derek and Nina were lovely friendly helpful hosts Cottage has a view to die for Just let what the dr ordered after lockdown

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very nice cottage , lovely area for walking."

    The only thing is the condition of the access road, which we understand is beyond their control. Such a pity.

    Reviewed by Anita3.8Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, very tastefully furnished."

    Quiet and beautiful, it was a little haven for us. The hosts are very easy going and friendly. Would highly recommend both them and the cottage. The track down to the farm is quite bumpy and narrow but this is beyond the control of the owners but take your time and enjoy the view on the way down.

    Reviewed by Timm5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful,warm and cosy."

    The welcome e pack was an added bonus plus all the other bits and pieces such as dish washer tabs ,washing machine tabs,tin foil,hand wash etc.we have never had a holiday let that supplies so much.However I feel I must say the accesss road is dreadful,you should really make that plainer at the top of the TOP of the information.If you have a 4x4 it would be a bit easier but dire if you haven,t.Perfect for walkers though,if once you are there and don,t want to use your car

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cottage, which has been very thoughtfully laid out and is well equipped."

    The beds and bedding particularly were very comfortable and fresh. The cottage is all on ground level, which I had not appreciated from the description, which could make it very suitable for some people (although there is a very small step across the middle of the lounge). The conversion of the farm buildings into holiday accommodation has been done to a very high standard, and the owners were welcoming and friendly.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic views from this comfortable cottage."

    The owner, Derek Brown . and his staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. A great pub with excellent food was within walking distance with a little effort. Walks along the Tees were invigorating and rewarding. The unmade road to the complex was fine with a little care and gave super views. We felt this cottage was the best we have had.

    Reviewed by Larry5.0May 2019

  • "We loved the remoteness, the views, the peace and the overall comfort of this lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Apr 2019

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The property and surrounding area is lovely. Exactly what we hoped for! We were worried about the unmade Access Road due to previous feedback but found it is passable with care. Vehicle with high ground clearance recommended if you have no patience. No real complaints but a couple of enhancements to suggest; The WiFi could be much improved with modern repeater technology and a more modern TV that would allow a movie application to cast to its screen.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2019

  • "The road leading to the cottage is a challenge we have a 4 by 4 so not a problem ..."

    The road leading to the cottage is a challenge we have a 4 by 4 so not a problem but for smaller cars it could be a problem, WiFi was listed but none existent but this did not spoil our stay

    Reviewed by Mr4.4Dec 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage,warm and very clean."

    It was in a very quiet area,fabulous walking from the door...just great.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Apr 2018

  • "We have just had a fabulous weekend, the cottage was immaculate, it had all the home comforts you would need."

    Derek greeted us with a warm welcome, he told us about the great walks and eateries in the area which were just perfect. There have been a few comments about the track to the cottage, we took our time driving down and really didnt find it a problem at all. It was so nice to be off the beaten track. This is also an awesome location for stargazing with no light polution for miles. We will certainly visit again, very soon.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a very tranquil setting ,very friendly and helpful owners."

    ..Thinking of rebooking.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2017

  • "Lovely high end cottage with the perfect view"

    Reviewed by Chris4.6Jul 2017

  • "Brilliant cottage photos make it look small but we were shocked at the size."

    Kids love all the animals plus wild animals around the cottage.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage photos do not do it justice - much prettier in person."

    Lovely view, comfor table and we'll kept.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jan 2017

  • "The owners were very warm and welcoming and there wasn't anything that they wouldn't do for us."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for two couples."

    Well equipped with comfortable beds and warm ensuite bathrooms. Beautiful views and many walks from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.8Nov 2016

  • "Gorgeous cottage attached to a farm - about 2 miles down a partly-made/partly-unmade road."

    Can be accessed with low car if driven down carefully. On arrival the cottage was stocked with milk and bread, and had gorgeous flowers welcoming us. The rooms were cosy and ensuite. The cottage was warm and welcoming and looked out on a beautiful valley. Can't fault anything about our stay! It was comfortable, remote, and very clean.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2016

  • "When we arrived at the cottage, we had bread milk and biscuits, which was a lovely gesture."

    The cottage was very roomy and clean. Bedrooms where beautiful and beds where very comfortable. The scenery was breathtaking. Locals where friendly. Would recommend it to family and friends, We had a fantastic time. So would like to thank owener for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2016

  • "The only setback to this cottage is the unmade road accessing the property."

    The owner is trying to rectify this

    Reviewed by Julie4.8Jun 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in en-suites and woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • 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
  • Bike storage
  • Large shared lawns to rear and small private patio with furniture, Hot Tub and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles (or 10 mins walk across fields)
  • Note: This property is accessed via 1.5 mile unmade road.

The property

Barnard Castle 4 miles.

An outstanding, stone-built barn conversion in a courtyard setting, situated midway between Barnard Castle and the pretty village of Middleton-in-Teesdale.

Superbly set in stunning countryside, this Barnard Castle cottage would suit anyone wanting peace and tranquillity yet within easy reach of a network of wonderful footpaths tracing the upper reaches of the Tees valley waterfalls.

Boasting first-class accommodation, this spacious Barnard Castle cottage offers two charming bedrooms with TVs and en-suites with underfloor heating.

The homely sitting room has elegant leather furnishings, exposed beams, oak doors and a feature stone fireplace with a woodburning stove - a lovely comfortable room to relax in following an enjoyable day out.

Outside is a small private pretty patio, ideal for alfresco dining.

Take a relaxing dip in the hot tub whilst enjoying panoramic views of beautiful unspoilt countryside or simply enjoy the extensive shared lawns.

A short walk across the fields from this Barnard Castle cottage brings you to the delightful small village of Cotherstone with two local inns serving real ales and good food.

From the doorstep of this Barnard Castle cottage, a network of scenic walks and trails canbe enjoyed whilst a 5 minute drive brings you to the popular, historic market town of Barnard Castle with a host of antique shops, tea rooms and independent shops.

Be sure to visit the water front at the foot of the castle and take a hike further upstream to High Force and Cauldron Snout.

Nearby are The Bowes Museum and Raby Castle with the splendid grounds and deer park.

A fabulous Barnard Castle cottage, whatever the time of year.

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About the location

BARNARD CASTLE

Staindrop 6 miles; Richmond 13 miles; Darlington 16 miles; Durham 20 miles.

The market town of Barnard Castle is situated in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale in County Durham. It stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort which crosses the river. 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. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep of this lovely market town, with woodland walks and cycle routes and the Lake District, the Pennine and Teesdale Ways, and the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.

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There will be a Hot Tub available from 1st October 2020

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas