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The Barn

(Ref. 1071176)

Frosterley, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our week at the Barn, a very homely and comfortable place, very clean with a relaxing feel about it."

    The hot tub was lovely and relaxing, there was also lots of space for our grandchildren to explorer. The hosts, Debbie and Nick were great. The location is also well situated for places to visit in Weardale / Durham. We will definitely be back .

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at The barn was very clean and enjoyed the hot tub Debbie and Nigel were very helpful and was a pleasure to meet them."

    Would love to come back as we really did relax and enjoyed the quietness. Highly recommend The barn perfect. Loved exploring the surrounding areas Beautiful. Margaret Griffiths.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have just returned home from a long weekend at this beautiful, immaculate lodge."

    Debbie & Nigel went above and beyond to make us feel welcome, especially with the lovely flowers & freshly baked muffins on our arrival. We couldn’t fault one thing. The hot tub was ready for our arrival and despite the miserable weather, it didn’t spoil our weekend. Would 100% recommend. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Kita5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay in The Barn - we had pushed the boat out and paid that bit extra for luxury accommodation for just the two of us, including a hot tub and The Barn lived up to and exceeded all of our expectations."

    Extremely well furnished, very comfortable and peaceful, and extremely clean, what more could we ask!

    Reviewed by Sarah-jayne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely place, comfortable, clean and well equipped."

    Just as described. Location great for looking round local area. Debbie and Nigel on site if needed. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Sheenagh4.7Nov 2023

  • "Idyllic location."

    Very comfortable and beautifully appointed. Very impressive

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was well presented, very clean and comfortable."

    We were a multi generational party and all enjoyed our stay (even with the torrential rain). We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had such a lovely time and the little gestures with the muffins and ‘welcome’ chalk board were great."

    Absolutely stunning property.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Barn was exactly as described, brilliantly equipped and exceptionally clean."

    We had a perfect week. Hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous weekend at The Barn."

    The accommodation is wonderfully appointed, comfortable and well equipped. Debbie and Nigel are very welcoming and helpful. Beautiful house with enclosed garden for the dog. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great week at the barn, our two children and dog loved the outside spaces to run around and have fun."

    We all enjoyed a soak in the hot tub each afternoon when we returned from our adventures to nearby attractions. The cottage was really spacious, clean and well stocked with lovely flowers and cakes to greet us on our arrival. Debbie and Nigel were great friendly hosts available when needed and ensured we had all we needed and made sure the hot tub was checked each day so it was always clean and well maintained. The children are already asking when we can return, would highly recommend thanks for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Shaunna5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have had a wonderful 2 week stay at The Barn with our inlaws staying in adjoining Coach House."

    The House is great, beautifully decorated with everything you need and some lovely little extras like nice soaps etc. Debbie and Nigel are so lovely, showed us round and explained how everything worked, they have been on hand for anything we might need. The paddock at the back is great for the dog, she loved chasing her ball (and rabbits & pheasants!) the view from the top is really lovely. The hot tub is great for relaxing after a long day exploring the area. We enjoyed a few long dog walks along part of the Weardale Way which can access from the village. Enjoyed a drink and pizza in the local pub. Chip shop in Frosterly and Stanhope are good and the Indian in Stanhope is great too. Woolsingham just a few mins drive has a lovely Italian that we went to one evening, also has a local park with ice cream van which kids enjoyed. There are two lovely bakerys one in Stanhope and one in Woolsingham for some nice lunch treats and also lovely fruit/veg/florist in Stanhope. We went swimming at Woolsingham pool and also larger pool with flume and waves in Spennymoor. Enjoyed a day out to Hall Hill Farm Park and Homeside Park. The in laws enjoyed Bowes museum and Barnard Castle. We have had a great 2 weeks here and would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation."

    Well stocked, great grounds, extremely lovely owners, and a cake on arrival. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful and immaculate cottage with friendly and helpful owners."

    There was plenty of room for 6 people (and a dog!) and everything was very comfortable. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a stay in the Barn for 1 week mid-June."

    It’s a beautiful property in a beautiful part of the country. Nigel & Debbie were there to greet us with freshly baked scones when we arrived & stepping in to the Barn we were delighted with our choice of accommodation….they’ve thought of everything & Barn is finished to a very high standard. Our dog especially enjoyed exploring the paddock which was fully fenced and safe. We enjoyed breakfast in the garden & hot tub in the evenings to the sounds of the local wildlife. Explored the local area during our stay & North Pennines/Durham/Northumberland truly is a hidden gem….plenty of dog walks on doorstep but we enjoyed venturing a bit further afield. 7days of 20++ deg sunshine was the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful Barn lovely surroundings couldn’t of asked for anything better."

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0May 2023

  • "We all loved our stay at the Barn."

    It felt like a home from home. Beautiful design and decor. Well kitted out. Great location too.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0May 2023

  • "This is a wonderful cottage, the condition was fantastic, Debbie and Nige were ..."

    This is a wonderful cottage, the condition was fantastic, Debbie and Nige were great hosts, we all had a great weekend Would definitely recommend going there Thanks for a great weekend

    Reviewed by Deane5.0Apr 2023

  • "We spent a very relaxing week at the Barn in Frosterley and really enjoyed the local area."

    The accommodation was extremely clean, warm, well equipped and both Debbie and Nigel were very welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend this property, especially the hot tub and the outdoor space which our dog loved running around in.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful, comfortable, very well equipped cottage in a pretty village with a shop and pub."

    We loved the hot tub! The garden was perfect for our dog and there are lovely walks from the front door. Hamsterley Forest, High Force, Raby Castle and Barnard Castle are all within a short drive and worth a visit. Debbie and Nigel are great hosts.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely looking property with all amenities you’ll need."

    Very homely and great for a couples holiday (with baby in tow for us!) the hot tub was a fantastic edition and we had great stargazing opportunities from the tub! The only slight negative is that if you are staying in the downstairs bedrooms, you can hear what is going on upstairs as if you are in the same room. The first floor seems like it may be a mezzanine and so the soundproofing isn’t great. The master suite was well sound proofed though and our friends had no trouble there.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Feb 2023

  • "Amazing secure gardens with lovely views."

    Great for our dog. Very comfortable and well appointed cottage. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2023

  • "Back home from an amazing stay at The Barn!"

    Ideal location and walking distance to a shop, we really liked No10 cafe and the bakery along the road and had some lovely walks around Hamsterley forest, which is a short drive away. The outside space is wonderful, we would take our morning coffee up to the seats in the paddock every morning and look at those lovely views and enjoyed the hot tub on a night time. The Barn itself has been exceptionally renovated and was so clean and comfortable. The kitchen was lovely to cook in and chill out with the family with it being open plan and all the small little touches like toiletries, hotel slippers, cakes on arrival etc made all the difference. We will be back Summer 2023

    Reviewed by Kimberly5.0Jan 2023

  • "The house had everything you needed and more!"

    The owners are extremely friendly and helpful. The garden area and hot tub were fantastic. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed the most relaxing and comfortable Christmas in The Barn."

    The property was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need to make a full Christmas dinner as well as being beautifully decorated. The hot tub was a real treat and we were able to stargaze on clear nights. Debbie and Nigel were most accomodating and even left some delicious Christmas treats for us to enjoy on our arrival. The Barn is located in a truly stunning part of the country and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending this 5 star property.

    Reviewed by Carina5.0Dec 2022

  • "We booked at short notice, Debbie and Nigel were very helpful and accommodating."

    We really enjoyed our stay, the accommodation was lovely- such a great find. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Jesse5.0Nov 2022

  • "Cosy, quiet and convenient cottage hideaway - close to essential amenities like pub, shop, dog walks as well as sites of interest around and about."

    Friendly and helpful hosts and the hot tub is lovely way to enjoy the garden and surroundings even in the dark!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very well appointed and comfortable."

    Lovely old building sympathetically converted.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "Prefect House for a family get together weekend."

    Everything we needed and more. Really comfortable beds, so peaceful. The secure garden was prefect for our little dog and sitting in the hot tub at night watching the bats was lovely. Would definitely recommend this house. We ate at Che is Stanhope on the Sunday which was fabulous and would definitely recommend - definitely need to book.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, fabulous hosts and perfect location for exploring the surrounding areas."

    The facilities in the cottage along with Debs and Nigel (hosts) are 5* quality. Will be returning to this little gem again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful property, lovely people, great location!"

    Nigel and Debbie were so friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived and throughout our stay. The Barn is immaculate and finished to a very high standard with a well equipped kitchen and everything you could need for a weeks stay. In the past few years we have holidayed in the UK a fair bit and this was by far the most comfortable and luxurious place we've stayed. We really enjoyed the outdoor space and using the hot tub (the stars are amazing), we also appreciated the fact the water is changed between guests. There's loads to do within half an hour to a hour radius- our favourites were Beamish, Raby Castle, High Force/Low Force and Cragside (a bit further but worth it). Also worth a mention that the scenery and roads are just amazing and we were more than a little sad not to be on our motorbike! We would not hesitate to recommend staying here and we would love to come up for a return visit

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic, relaxing week at the Barn."

    The Barn was excellent, beautifully decorated and well equipped. We loved the quiet setting and the hottub was an added bonus. Highly recommend a stay at the Barn. The owners Nigel and Debbie were available if required and are wonderful hosts.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Spacious and well furnished property with good space outside which was perfect for the dog."

    Lovely location with fantastic views from the top of the paddock of the local area. Good base for a visit to the North of England - was able to visit East coast and Lakes from this property. Hosts were very friendly and helpful. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed in the Barn for 1 week from 08th - 15th July."

    The stay was exceptional. Debs was on hand to meet and greet us with the key and both her and Nigel were available throughout the stay if needs be without being obtrusive. The barn itself is exactly if not better than the pictures. The surrounding area is really nice and despite the Barn being just off the main road through the village, it was tranquil and relaxing. The hot tub was clean and worked a treat after a long day site seeing. We will definitively look to come back.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We booked The Barn for a girlie birthday retreat and had a fantastic time, it was the getaway we all needed."

    Debbie and Nigel have done such an amazing job on The Barn; it is absolutely gorgeous and the views from the garden were stunning. The Barn had everything you could ask for in a holiday home; the kitchen was better equipped than any I’ve seen so far, the bedrooms and bathrooms were exceptionally clean and the beds were very comfortable… we all slept like logs! Admittedly, however, we spent most of our time outside in the hot tub, which was positioned perfectly to take in the view. It was easy to use, no faff and Nigel had started it up ready for when we got there

    Reviewed by Nia5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay in The Barn, the location is perfect for lovely walks around the area , we enjoyed especially High and Low Force and eating out at The Lorde Crewe Arms."

    The Barn itself is beautiful, with is grounds and hot tub to enjoy . Deb is a wonderful host , we will most definatly be back, Steve and Sue

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous break at the barn which suited us, a family of 3 adults and 2 young children."

    It has been beautifully converted and is very comfortable with everything we could possibly need. Our hosts were helpful and attentive without being obtrusive and we appreciated the little extras. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage."

    Very clean and airy. Owners really friendly. So great walks nearby. Thank you for such a special time away.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thank you so much Debs and Nigel for a wonderful stay!"

    The property is exactly as pictured online, we arrived to everything clean and perfect, with a lovely welcome pack. It’s peaceful, warm and very quiet, with countryside / garden views out of most windows. We were a family of 6 adults staying and it was comfortable to relax in. We moved armchairs out of the bedrooms into the living room for extra seating. The fireplace is perfect and very cosy. The house is really well stocked, with pretty much all equipment you could need for home cooking, which we did most days. The facilities (dishwasher/ washing machine etc) are all good quality too. Debs and Nigel are also extremely responsive and helpful hosts. The gardens are really lovely, hot tub is amazing and the field behind was perfect for our dog to run about in. The view from the top of the hill is great. There is some building work being done on the top field behind behind which was noisy with beeping on one of the days of our visit but was quiet the rest of the time. The house is great for access to local walks straight from the door. One we wouldn’t recommend is the Weardale way to Stanhope - even though the views were stunning, some parts of the walk weren’t signposted and had been cut off by a farm fence. Plenty of other amazing walking options though, and good walking guide books at the house! The views are really wonderful in the area, and lots of interesting stuff to see: rivers, Hadrians wall, Pennines etc. There is also a local railway being opened between the Weardale villages which will help with walks! We hope to come back one day to try it out!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay."

    The property was well organised and had everything we could ask for. Every utensil had been considered and we really couldn't ask for much more, there was a lot of things I had brought which came home, they were not needed in the end as they were already supplied in the cottage. We had lovely days exploring, and found our hosts to be extremely helpful with suggestions. We would 100% recommend and have already been looking to rebook.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2022

  • "We couldn't have picked a better property for our family."

    We have three children and wanted a break to keep us all occupied finishing the day with relaxing evenings in the hot tub. The property was situated perfectly with lots of scenic walks and amenities in walking distance but a short drive away many more beautiful days out. We visited High Force, the Diary Barn, Hamsterley Forest, disused quarry walks and our favourite just across from the property was the Mineral Valley Walk. There is a lovely play park and playing field opposite the barn and the garden is huge meaning the children can run some energy off safely. We ate out at the Derwent Manor Hotel, Bonny Moor Hen and Derwent Arms which all served lovely food. We had a takeaway from Freddie's in Stanhope and Laus in Wolsingham which were delicious. A trip to the butcher's joined to the Spa in Wolsingham is a must, we had some lovely meals made from their produce. The hosts were most attentive and friendly and nothing was a bother, couldn't have asked for a better break. Will definitely be back soon as we miss the amazing fire too!

    Reviewed by Kayleigh4.7Jan 2022

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Summary

  • Reverse-level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility **This property can be booked with Property Ref: 1072675 (The Coach House) **
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher and coffee maker
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking
  • Walled garden with private hot tub
  • Enclosed garden with patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: please can guests bring their own towels for the hot tub

The property

The Barn is a beautiful, semi-detached cottage located in the pretty village of Frosterley, Durham and is 3 miles away from Stanhope, the old market town of Weardale and Wolsingham.

With ground-floor bedrooms and bathroom, and a spacious living area, The Barn makes a wonderful base for a couple's retreat or a family getaway to the countryside, with fantastic towns and cities within reach.

The Barn sits on a charming unit among traditional, stone cottages, with private parking so you can get settled in with ease; enter through the quaint blue door, drop your bags and make yourself at home in this wonderful space.

With a stone feature wall, wooden floors, classic décor and cottage windows bringing in plenty of natural light, The Barn is scattered with lovely spots to quietly read a book or catch up with loved ones including the peaceful paddock or the relaxing hot tub, perfect for unwinding with a glass of bubbly.

On the first floor, an open-plan living area offers a well-equipped, smart kitchen with a gas hob, electric oven and a coffee maker to kick-start your mornings, alongside plenty of storage space and a fridge/freezer to stock up for your stay.

Set the dining table for six to plan the next day's adventures over a home-cooked dinner, before settling into the plush seats in the sitting area for a movie night by the warmth of the woodburning stove.

Each guest is welcomed into a homely bedroom to unpack their belongings and get ready for the day ahead, with the ground floor hosting one double and a twin, along with a first-floor double.

Take a well-earned bubble bath in the ground-floor bathroom after adventuring through the North Pennines, or energise your day in the spacious walk-in shower found in the first-floor shower room.

Whether rain strikes or for unexpected muddy walks, The Barn has a handy utility with a washing machine and tumble dryer to quickly clean your clothes ready for the next day.

There is also an enclosed, rear garden with outdoor seating; make a tray of hot chocolates, gather your guests and catch up on the day's events in the peaceful surroundings of the cottage.

There are plenty of attractions nearby such as Stanhope's heated, outdoor swimming pool, Killhope's Lead Mining Museum with free of charge entry and Weardale Adventure Centre with abseiling, rock-climbing and canoeing on offer!

With the stunning countryside and the picturesque towns of Hadrian's Wall, Blanchard and Derwentwater with its excellent "Derwent Arms Public House" with delicious home-cooked food within reach, choose The Barn to make your family holiday a memorable one.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref: 1072675, together sleeping up to eight guests.

Frosterley Cottages

These two-lovely stone-built cottages are settled in the heart of the charming village of Frosterley, in County Durham. Enveloped in miles of picturesque countryside, these two delightful holiday homes provide comfortable and welcoming accommodation for couples, families and friends sharing. The smaller of the two, The Coach House, is an idyllic base for a romantic retreat, home to a sumptuous double bedroom and boasting an open-plan living space, perfect for making the most of your quality time together with your significant other, whilst The Barn offers three bedrooms in a quirky reverse-level layout, each beautifully-appointed with an effortless pairing of traditional and contemporary décor. All of your local amenities are nestled on your doorstep, with two traditional country pubs alongside a well-stocked convenience store settled a short walk away from Frosterley Cottages, whilst a larger variety of choice can be found in the market town of Barnard Castle. Be sure to pack your clubs and test your swing with a round of golf at Barnard Castle Golf Club, tour the medieval ruins of Barnard Castle, dating back to the 12th century, or if that's not your thing, take a scenic stroll through the woodland at Deepdale Nature Reserve; a lovely spot to indulge in a picnic in a tranquil setting. Just short drive away you will find the charming village of Stanhope, home to an impressive castle, the Weardale Nature Reserve, sure to entice any keen ramblers and cyclists with its rolling landscape, as well as a vintage railway and historic mining museum. A wander through the village will find a delightful selection of gift shops where you can purchase souvenirs to remember your trip by, art galleries showcasing local artists, tea rooms, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, ensuring there is something for every taste and budget. Nearby you will find the scenic hiking trails of the Weardale Way, Harehope Quarry Project, Pine Woods and Warren’s Peak for those who cannot get enough of the scenery. Jump in the car and journey to the town of Bishop Auckland, where you can marvel at the captivating Gothic Revival architecture of Auckland Castle or immerse yourself in local history with a tour of Bishop Auckland People’s Museum. Whilst you're in the area, take a step back in time with a trip to Kynren, where the haunting tales of the Vikings, Tudors, King Arthur and Queen Elizabeth are brought to life with an enchanting blockbuster performance, rated one of five top performances to see in the UK. Get better acquainted with your surroundings and embark on a two-wheeled adventure via the former railway line running between Brandon to Bishop Auckland Railway Path, a traffic-free 9-mile trail enveloped in unspoilt woodland or lace up your walking boots and follow the The Pennine Way through the rolling hills of the Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Venture further afield and discover the bustling city of Durham, where the cathedrals ancient cloisters are famed as the backdrop for scenes in the Harry Potter franchise; here you can tour the vibrant 10-hectare Botanic Garden, hire a rowing boat and float atop the waters of the River Wear, or treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy with a wander through the indoor market. For a memorable retreat to the North East, choose Frosterley Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

FROSTERLEY

Barnard Castle 15 miles; Durham 20 miles; Newcastle 26 miles.

Frosterley is a pretty village situated 20 miles from Durham and 26 miles from Newcastle. The area is described as England’s last wilderness and possibly one of the best kept secrets, nearby Bollihope Common, is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a place of Special Scientific Interest for birdlife and dragonflies, made up of a wonderful blend of rugged upland, impressive waterfalls, fertile river valleys and wild flower meadows. Pleasant market towns dot the area and the historic market town of Barnard Castle lies within easy reach, and boasts castle remains overlooking the town, as well as the impressive Bowes Museum. Built as an impressive French-style chateau, the museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and decorative art. Other places of interest close to Barnard Castle are the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, High Force, Cauldron’s Snout, Derwent Resevoir, Hexham (with stately abbey) is within easy reach, as well as the magnificent cathedral city of Durham. A little further afield, the Lakes and Northumberland Heritage coastline await exploration.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas