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Bleat House

COCKFIELD, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1016648)



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Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was welcoming, comfy, clean and well equipped."

    Such a lovely quiet location but within easy reach of places of interest. We thoroughly enjoyed our short break there. The surrounding countryside is beautiful and attractive towns and villages. Thank you for being a lovely host.

    Reviewed by CarolineNov 2021

  • "Had a smashing time."

    Very friendly people in the small hamlet of High Lands. Approx 50 houses.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "Great location to explore the area."

    Hamsterley Forest is a must visit especially if you have young children.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "Lovely base for outdoor holidays."

    Cottage was very clean and welcoming. Plenty of room for a small family and garden was enclosed and safe for my 2 little dogs. We would be happy to rebook this home if we ever go back to County Durham

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "Bleat Cottage is set in some lovely surroundings."

    There are plenty of local footpaths to explore, don't miss the dismantled viaduct down in Low Lands! It's also a great base to explore further afield. We enjoyed visiting Barnard Castle, West Auckland, High Force, Beamish and Yorkshire Air Museum. Bleat Cottage was clean and we'll presented with lots of lovely little touches, from tea, coffee and ginger biscuits on arrival, to clean towels, bedding and even washing up liquid. Even our dog was catered for with dog bowls and treats. The neighbours were friendly and gave us some ideas of places to visit. Will definitely be back to explore some more.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, although it was a bit remote local shop and eating/drinking place was a short drive away as oppose to a walk."

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2021

  • "Great communication from the owners, a lovely property and very friendly neighbours in a small community."

    Brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2021

  • "Great accommodation with lovely countryside all around."

    Much more dog friendly than expected - a bonus!

    Reviewed by YvonneOct 2020

  • "It was a cosy, clean and comfortable cottage and the wee garden was perfect for the dogs."

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay here very much."

    It was definitely as good as was indicated in the information. The area was nice and we enjoyed the few days we spent there some lovely places to go to and see. The problem we had was that my husband is 83yrs old and therefore the stairs and the fact the bathroom was downstairs was not good for him. We would definitely stay there again if it was not for that one thing. the beds were fab and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a very interesting area."

    Great views.History....local,mining,iron ore,railways.In the area...Roman.If you like walking a great place to base yourself.Cottage clean and comfortable.Nice garden for a dog

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2020

  • "Bleat House is a beautifully presented, spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage."

    Set in a quiet hamlet it was perfect for our short break and our hosts went above and beyond to ensure everything was spotlessly clean in light of COVID19 and put our minds completely at ease. A very comfortable and homely cottage. The only downside to this cottage is that there is no local pub within walking distance so someone has to drive. Not a real issue for us but when I researched the area it did say there was a pub nearby however we found this to be closed and it would be a long, dark and steep walk back home. But nonetheless Bleat House makes a great base and we plan to return.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "I know you was out in the wild but it was full of spiders webs and ended up with loads of midges in on the of the bedrooms and on the landing around the fire alarm the was loads of them."

    It wasn’t to my standard of cleanliness for been a cleaner myself. But other than it was okay.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

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The property

Bleat House is situated off the road, towards the far end of a stone terrace in the tiny hamlet of High Lands, close to the village of Cockfield in beautiful Teesdale.

This charming, centrally-heated property is suited to families, friends or couples looking for a base from which to explore the regions of County Durham and North Yorkshire and is dog friendly.

Entering the property through the securely fenced garden, feel welcomed into a contemporary sitting room with a colourful rug adding a wealth of character to the property.

Curl up on one of the armchairs and let the electric fire provide that extra bit of warmth during the chillier winter months, with a Smart TV for all your entertainment needs.

Walk through the open archway into the dining space with enough seating for all four guests and makes for an excellent sociable space with the benefit of a second electric fire.

The kitchen rests towards the rear of the cottage and has been fitted to a high-standard with worktops providing plenty of preparation space for cooking.

Choose from two well-presented bedrooms on the first floor, set up as a super-king-size and twin, both of which have zip and link features for flexible sleeping arrangements.

Discover a family bathroom with comes with an elegant bath and shower over so you can enjoy a long soak in the tub at the end of a tiring day.

Outside has a South-facing enclosed lawned garden and a decking area where you can sit out of a morning with your cup of tea and a good book.

Nestled in the open countryside of County Durham and within reach of the North Pennines AONB, you can join a network of pathways for walking, hiking and cycling opportunities, or enjoy a day out at Hamsterley Forest with its tall pines, classic woodland walks and challenging cycle routes.

Further afield is the market town of Bishop Auckland which has a range of tourist attractions that are well-worth visiting such as Kynren show - a captivating experience for all the family.

For a spot of history, venture towards Auckland Castle with over a thousand years of history to explore and is set in stunning landscaped grounds.

Bleat House is the place to be for those who enjoy the secluded countryside.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request), 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size upon request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating with 2 x electric fires
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed front lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping
  • Shop 1.7 miles and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Minimum 3 night stay.

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About the location


Bishop Auckland 8.5 miles; Durham 18.1 miles.

A 15 minute drive takes you to the magnificent Hamsterly Forest with a multitude of foot and cycle paths, a visitor centre and cafe. Also within easy reach is the market town of Bishop Auckland which has a range of tourist attractions including Auckland Castle with over a thousand years of history and which is set in stunning landscaped grounds. This is the stage for Kynren. Kynren - an epic tale of England - brings to life the story of Arthur with dazzling pyrotechnics and amazing stunts is set in seven and a half acres of the park. Kynren is rated in the top 5 of performances to see in the UK. Other attractions include the Mining Art Gallery, the Bishop Trevor Gallery and Auckland Tower Visitor Centre. Within close reach is the spectacular Raby Castle, where you can explore its treasures and tapestries, as well as the scenic deer park, gardens and tearoom. Also close by is the market town of Barnard Castle, where you will find further amenities and attractions including Bowes Museum, Egglestone Abbey and the ruins of the medieval castle. Slightly further afield is the superb city of Durham, with its Norman Cathedral and Castle.
For those feeling active, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a few miles away and offers miles of walking routes amid breath-taking scenery.

Region Information

Note: Minimum 3 night stay.

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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