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Low Shipley Cottage

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 16399)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • 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

Reviews & Ratings

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "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 CarolynMay 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 BrianMay 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 VictoriaMay 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 RachelApr 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…’s simply awesome!

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 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 DavidMar 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 SamanthaMar 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 EmmaFeb 2022

  • "Perfect cottage."

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

    Reviewed by TonyFeb 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 DarrellJan 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 JoyceJan 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 DavidDec 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 GemmaDec 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 RichardDec 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 DonnaNov 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 & LynnNov 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 BethanieNov 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 JessicaOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by JulianOct 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 StanleySep 2021

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

    Peaceful with lovely walks.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 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 JenniferAug 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 TinaAug 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 MegJul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by StaceyJul 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 PhilipJun 2021

  • "Fantastic location run by fantastic hosts."

    Perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 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 MelissaMay 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 BenjaminOct 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 MarkOct 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 KarenSep 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 IanSep 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 KarenSep 2020

  • "Outstanding property, fantastic hosts."

    Immaculately clean. 10/10.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and friendly!"

    The location was perfect for Visiting Barnard Castle

    Reviewed by CarolynAug 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 MariaJul 2020

  • "Derek and Nina were lovely friendly helpful hosts ..."

    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 KatherineJul 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 AnitaOct 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 TimmSep 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 MavisAug 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 DebbieJul 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 LarryMay 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 AndrewApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by KayApr 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 MrDec 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by IanApr 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 WendyMar 2018

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

    ..Thinking of rebooking.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2017

  • "Lovely high end cottage with the perfect view"

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 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 NeilFeb 2017

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

    Lovely view, comfor table and we'll kept.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJan 2017

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

    Thank you

    Reviewed by JaneJan 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 JeffreyNov 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 AnnaSep 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 SusanAug 2016

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

    The owner is trying to rectify this

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2016

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  • 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


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.

Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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