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Hilton near Staindrop, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • 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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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was extremely clean, spacious, welcoming and warm."

    Very well equipped with everything we needed and more. The beds were comfortable and the shower was powerful and hot. The welcome pack of fresh bread, milk, cheese and butter was thoughtful. Fantastic views from the cottage, great dark skies too. A great base for travelling around the north-east and further a field. Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Lisa J5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was good, great location to get places, on a working farm, but quiet."

    Cows came to visit us over the wall. A mouse also came to visit, which upset the ladies, but the owner will sort that with a trap. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2023

  • "This cottage has so much potential but is just letting itself down."

    Cleanliness is poor. Dust on all surfaces, terrible shower room floor (pebbled and dirty which is dangerous and slippy). Loads of faults such as toaster didnt work, shower screen flapping around as its not secured on the runners, broken drawers in the freezer. We were also bombarded with flies (I know its a farm but this was off the scale). Sofas old and dated with feather pillow cushions on as well. I have taken lots of pictures and happy to supply of needed. I wont book with Sykes again on the basis of this cottage. We paid £800 for a week here which should be a luxury cottage. Ive stayed in better cleaner caravans. Very poor!

    Reviewed by Andrea1.6Aug 2023

  • "Very peaceful cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    Unfortunately as it is near fields, there were a lot of flies and moths around. The kitchen was well equipped, but it would have been nice to have the salt and pepper pots filled, as they were empty. There were a few loose towel hooks and the shower door handle was loose. The shower was intermittent as the water ran freezing water a few times, but this may have been because the water boiler was broken, as was explained to us when we arrived. I'm glad I remembered my ear plugs as the boiler ran all night, sounding like the washing machine was on full spin! Overall this was a lovely big house, with plenty space.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely quite place to stay, views fantastic."

    Cottage could do with updating due to mould by the sink, oven door didn`t close properly. However the cottage was clean and tidy just needs a bit of TLC Had a great holiday...

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.4Jun 2023

  • "Heating was a bit patchy ,but otherwise would recommend to anyone."

    Thank the owners for a wonderful experience

    Reviewed by Neville4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous location for exploring - just what we wanted!"

    Fabulous facilities in the house especially in the kitchen. The house was a brilliant size and the views were amazing! We loved our stay here, however, it does need a bit of TLC e.g. sealant replacing and new bed frames needed - they have been repaired so much and now just creak and squeak which isn't great for getting sleep! The freezer drawers were broken too and a little annoying. Also there are so many flies in the house and no idea how they are getting in - some sort of screening so we could open a door and keep flies out would have been brilliant! These issues didn't detract from our holiday though and we had the best week! The bread, milk & cheese on arrival was lovely too! Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Nicola3.4Aug 2022

  • "An excellent cottage and location."

    A nice base for the Pennines, County Durham and North Yorkshire. The Cottage was very clean and spacious with every convenience you would need for a week away. A nice touch was the welcome pack of cheese, home baked bread and butter provided by the owner. The only negative was the weather…..but that’s the UK in the summer for you !.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a fantastic stay we had."

    The accommodation was perfect for our 4 night stay. It was very well equipped and the mattresses and bed linen were good quality so had a super nights sleep! We didn’t meet the owner as the key was in a lockbox but if I needed anything I could have contacted her. Would 100% recommend this holiday cottage/farmhouse for anyone wanting a peaceful break away and enjoys walking and wants to explore Durham.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Property was comfortable and warm. Nice quiet area to stay and very near to Bishop Auckland and with easy access to Barnard Castle and Raby Hall. Enjoyed visit to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. Owners were very helpful. Could not fault anything.

    Reviewed by George5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful location, extremely well equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage, beautiful area, would recommend."

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Jul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful location."

    Need a car but within easy reach of plenty of lovely places to visit and a range of restaurants. Very well equipped kitchen

    Reviewed by Clair4.7Jul 2021

  • "Modern,exceptionally large property,ideal for 6 but just the two of us, so we had plenty room."

    .Two bathrooms made showering and washing very convenient, although the main bathroom shower was like something from Starwars. It only took about 2hours to work it out. All in all a very comfortable stay with tremendous views from every aspect.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2021

  • "We enjoyed a really lovely stay at Wellberry, the setting was perfect."

    The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could think of and we loved the open planned living space. The bedrooms were a good size although the twin rooms would benefit with a bit more storage. The garden was perfect, more garden furniture would have been welcome as the stone set although looked lovely was not the most practical for relaxing and we would have liked a washing line.

    Reviewed by Adele4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent and extremely good for a base to visit the surrounding countryside."

    A very nice pub was within walking distances that served wonderful Italian meals, unfortunately we could only eat outside due to Covid. We were fortunate with the weather and the garden enjoyed the sun all day. I would recommend that to benefit fully from the garden, relaxing chairs should be provided.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "Such a brilliant location for close enough for Visits and shopping but far enough away to be private and relaxing."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very quiet location, just what we wanted."

    Plenty of space and comfortable sofas. Bedrooms equally comfortable. Only issue was that, as we like to cook on holiday, we expected the pots and pans to be clean, but quite a few still had some food on, so we ended washing everything, including plates and cutlery, just to be sure. I know that turn-round times on changeover days are short, but in these days of Covid-19, I feel that the priority should be on making sure that anything related to food, cooking, eating etc. should take priority. Other than that no complaints, and we had a really good rest despite the weather!

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Aug 2020

  • "Absolutely fabulous cottage."

    Booked over Christmas for a family get together and it didn’t disappoint . The cottage itself is very well designed with an overall feeling of space. There were 4 adults and 3 children, aged 8,6 and 7 months and we were joined by 3 more adults and a 9 year old on Christmas Day and not once did it feel cramped. The boys loved the outdoor space. Then there are the extras. The Christmas tree and decorations were perfect and the welcome pack of milk, fresh bread, butter and cheese board were very appreciated. We have never stayed in such a well equipped cottage . The kitchen made Christmas dinner a breeze and the games/ jigsaws available kept everyone entertained until Father Christmas had been with their own toys. The real fire was lovely and the views felt like we were in the middle of nowhere. Best Christmas ever. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic ,and in a lovely location."

    We were surprised by the amount of things and places to visit in the area. We will certainly visit north Yorkshire again.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2019

  • "This beautiful cottage had more the feel of the hotel about it than a self catering holiday home, equipped with everything anyone could need for a comfortable stay including towels, tea towels, hand soaps, shower gels, cleaning products, and much more."

    We were even left a welcome package of fresh bread, butter and cheese, plus milk in the fridge ready for the first cuppa, for which the tea and coffee were supplied too! Truly wonderful, looking forward to another stay soon!

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Well equipped, spacious, luxury cottage."

    Owner / owner's family more than accomodating and friendly. Lovely setting and surroundings. Will be booking this one again!

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and spacious, the owners really welcoming and some lovely touches for a festive break like decorations a tree and even a turkey roasting tray."

    Generous logs and nice welcome pack. Would highly recommend Wellberry.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent position get away from it all."

    Well equipped. Fantastic walking around virtually traffic free country lanes. Just could do with a more deep clean,several areas in the property like under sofa and bathrooms. Also little areas like light bulbs out handles loose in kitchen. Also plumbing in en suite made a loud noise every time you used the sink/toilet could do with a handy man around just doing little touch's here and there. We have stayed in several Sykes properties and they are normally spotless clean. But on a good note nice welcome from owner and bread,milk cheese in kitchen. Great log burner and the under floor heating is amazing the whole cottage lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Oct 2018

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage, with great views from the garden."

    Ideal for disabled access.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2018

  • "Would like to add a personal thanks to the owner of the property who met us on our family's arrival from the USA."

    Four very tired children felt at home straight away and when they left were wanting to take the cottage with them! As one of them said 'This has been a blast' Thanks again

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2018

  • "This is our 3rd visit to Wellberry, it is a beautiful location and the space inside is well laid out, ideal for two families as there are two sides to the cottage and all rooms are very generous in size."

    The owners have thought of everything you may need and are always friendly and welcoming. The house is always well kept, clean and equipped with a welcome of fresh bread, butter, cheese and milk. There is a garden outside for children to play and to sit and take in the glorious views. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2018

  • "The accomodation was of a very high standard of decor and fit it also had lovely surroundings."

    A couple of things took the gloss off it for us. Not everyone likes dogs, unfortunately the adjoining properties that have permanent residents have dogs and a few times during the week we got woke up very early in the morning by dogs barking. The dogs also hassled us when trying to get from the car to the cottage, and they also went to the toilet on the lovely lawn. If a dog is your best friend then this probably wont be a problem. In the accomodation the table runners in quite a few of the rooms were quite dusty, hence the reason we folded some of them up and didn't use them. In our opinion it looks as though rooms that hadn't been used recently may not have been dusted

    Reviewed by John4.1Mar 2018

  • "The stay in this Cottage was absolutely fantastic,on arrival a nice hot Loaf of Bread was there in the Kitchen for us."

    A selection of local Cheeses in the Fridge,over all a wonder full seven days in the lovely Yorkshire Dales. My Wife and I together wit my Son ,Daughter in Law and our sweet little Grand Child had all a fantastic and enjoyable time. So thanks again for this lovely Place.

    Reviewed by Siegfried5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with raised bath, separate shower, basin, WC and TV
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Geothermal underfloor central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: WiFi unsuitable for gaming or streaming (20gb per week supply).

The property

This semi-detached Staindrop cottage offers accommodation across one floor and makes an ideal base for exploring the area.

At this Staindrop cottage there are three bedrooms and a large open plan living area encompassing a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area with toasty woodburner.

With the owner's interior design expertise throughout, this Staindrop cottage has been lovingly furnished.

A wonderful family Staindrop cottage.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 30558, together they sleep 12.

Berry Cottages

Staindrop 2.3 miles. A pair of beautiful, stone-built, semi-detached bungalows, set in the grounds of the owner’s working livestock farm near the villages of Hilton and Staindrop, County Durham. These single-storey, eco-friendly Staindrop cottages have been stylishly decorated and boast geothermal underfloor heating to provide all the energy requirements of these first-class holiday cottages. These beautifully-presented County Durham cottages boast modern contemporary styling, with the interiors being of an exceptionally high standard, with sleek wooden floors, open beams and trusses, wonderful farmhouse-style kitchens, spacious sitting areas with woodburning stoves, as well as three delightful bedrooms. These superb Staindrop cottages also offer scenic views of beautiful unspoilt countryside. Outside, a spacious lawned garden provides guests with the opportunity to relax and enjoy the panoramic views across the ever-changing County Durham landscape. There are fabulous walks from the doorstep of these Staindrop cottages, and a host of historical buildings to visit nearby, including Raby Castle, Bowes Museum, the ruins of Barnard Castle and Eggleston Hall. Enjoy a stroll along the nearby River Tees or for the more energetic, follow the Teesdale Way up the valley. A few miles drive brings you to the popular market town of Barnard Castle with quaint tea rooms and antique shops lining the cobbled streets. High Force, Low Force and Cauldron Snout lie further up the river valley and are well worth visiting, as is the charming village of Middleton-in-Teesdale. A fabulous pair of Staindrop cottages in a superb location.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 5 miles; Durham 20 miles.

The pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The Castle (open to the public) is one of the most grand in England. Enlarged and beautified over the centuries, the medieval heart remains and a walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the splendour. Staindrop has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is 5 miles away, with its castle, the Bowes Museum, plus of course its wide range of shops and tea rooms. Walkers will enjoy the many walks around Teesdale.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas