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The Cote

(Ref. 16414)

Staindrop near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful ,cosy cottage with everything we needed and more."

    Stunning views and very friendly, helpful host . Beautiful walks even in the rain. It is a working farm however so wellies are a must !

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful comfortable holiday cottage equipped with everything we could have needed."

    Owners really helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend booking for anyone seeking to get away from the busyness of life yet still wanting facilities under a 10 minute drive away.

    Reviewed by Elspeth5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful warm greeting from the owner."

    The cottage was warm, cozy and everything you could wish for. Thank you for an amazing week pn your farm

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing stay!"

    The location was perfect for us and the dogs. Only a short 10 minute drive in the car to Bernard Castle which is lovely. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is beautiful, very country cosy and has everything you need. The local villages are filled with little shops, restaurants and coffee shops and there are loads of lovely walks nearby also. I would highly recommend and would definitely look to book another stay in the near future.

    Reviewed by Monique5.0Oct 2023

  • "The place was lovely, clean and well stocked,we had everything we needed for our ..."

    The place was lovely, clean and well stocked,we had everything we needed for our stay and the dogs loved the field just yards from the front door ,there was lots to see and do in the area,we visited the wheatsheaf pub and had a great night with the locals who gave us advice on places to visit, we had such a great time that on our second night there we booked again for next year,we would highly recommend the cote especially for people like ourselves who would enjoy the farm animals, horses and cats,can't wait to visit again, thanks

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Cote, the owners were lovely and welcoming."

    The property was very clean, comfortable and had everything we needed! The location was perfect as a base for exploring the local areas, there is lots to see and do. The outdoor space around the property is great, the dogs and children loved exploring and enjoyed watching the sheep/cows & ponies!

    Reviewed by Shannon5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place ran by lovely people."

    We had a fantastic week. The location is amazing. Cozy cottage which dogs, children and grandparents alike all appreciated. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well presented, well kept and a joy to stay in ."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is the 2nd time we've stayed at The Cote (previously 2020) and we loved our stay."

    It's a lovely, clean, comfy home and the park is great for the kids and the field was perfect for the dogs. The owners are friendly and helpful. Whilst we stayed our kids were able to feed the sheep and even had a horse ride which made their day.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a great time the cottage is lovely has everything you want our 3 dogs loved ..."

    Had a great time the cottage is lovely has everything you want our 3 dogs loved the exercise paddock and being on a working farm was good to watch the shearing the week we were there will go back one day soon

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "A fantastic place to stay."

    I really enjoyed the time spent at the cote and thoroughly loved walking in the fields around the farm with my three dogs Many grateful thanks to the owners for providing such a great cottage which catered for all our needs

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, hosts were so welcoming, the facilities were superb and everything immaculate."

    My granddaughter loved the horses and sheep and especially the two cats Theodore and Simon. I can’t recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Cote and we plan to return again later in the year if possible The cottage itself is beautiful."

    Everything is finished to a high standard. The kitchen is really well equipped with all you need and the cooking utensils and pans were really high standard. The sofas in the living room were really comfy. Upstairs was beautiful too. The two back bedrooms were quite cool however there was a portable plug in radiator that worked really really quickly and soon sorted that. The field directly opposite the house was excellent for our dog to run. There were also loads of great walks just from the front door. Loads of sheep in nearby fields, one of which came right up to the kids and wanted stroking. The private play park was a huge hit with our daughter. We visited Valentines Restuarant (centre of Barnard Castle) on the last night and it was AMAZING. So 100% recommend trying there if you're looking for lovely food in a nice atmosphere. The only thing we would say that needs improvement is the road leading up to the cottage. The middle of the road was much higher than the sides so it kept dragging on the car and we were worried it would cause damage. The farmer did say that would be his next big job, to tarmac it. It wouldn't put us off returning but if you have a low car be very careful driving here. Overall absolutely beautiful cottage and surroundings. Very peaceful and would definitely like to return.

    Im pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Cote. We have now removed the middle of the track leading to the property and a new tarmac road has been done. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jan 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at The Cote over Xmas."

    We will definitely be returning at some point. Probably in the summer

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Dec 2022

  • "Third time at The Cote!"

    Wonderful cottage in a lovely area, perfect for touring and visiting County Durham, and there is great walking right from the front door. It’s also a warm and inviting cottage for relaxing in the evening. Our hosts are extremely friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating, and it’s a treat to see all the farm animals roaming in the fields outside the cottage.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Nov 2022

  • "Suggest a 2nd bin for recycling in kitchen, sorry Johns dad!"

    !!! Thankyou for helping to carry things in and being helpful during our visit. Got lovely picture of the sheep gathered in the car park and watching the sheepdog at work amazing. Was concerned using the lane that the ruts were deeper in places and scrapping underneath the car otherwise a beautiful setting and a great holiday. thankyou.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time away at The Cote."

    The cottage was immaculate and had everything we could have needed for our stay. Hosts went above and beyond to ensure that we were looked after. Would definitely recommend and we are hoping to return next year.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a great find - a real home-from-home!"

    We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage had everything you could want and is in a great location to explore Durham with so much choice within an hour's driving. The dogs also really enjoyed the attached field. We will definitely be going back soon.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent location, cottage, cleanliness, facilities, hosts and family, can't ..."

    Excellent location, cottage, cleanliness, facilities, hosts and family, can't fault anything except wish we had gone longer

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Myself, my daughter and her family enjoyed every minute of our stay. The cottage was fully equipped with everything that we needed and the views across the open countryside were amazing. The owners were friendly and helpful and on hand to suggest nice places to go to. We enjoyed visiting nearby castles, waterfalls, walks and paddling in the rivers, visiting tea shops and walking around the local towns and villages. Fantastic!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely area out looks from the cottage are beautiful so many places close by to ..."

    Lovely area out looks from the cottage are beautiful so many places close by to visit the cottage itself very good and the field for the dogs excellent will return again

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was of excellent standard, very comfortable, welcoming, easy to manage."

    The location was lovely and convenient. The owners were lovely, approachable and on hand to answer any queries. We really enjoyed our stay there and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at The Cote."

    It was perfect and in such a lovely location. John was very helpful and advised us of different walks with our dogs in the area. There are not many properties that would accommodate three dogs and we there was plenty of space for them (we brought a Great Dane, a Bearded Collie and a Toy Poodle). The kitchen was well equipped, the only thing we did find we could have used is foil (to keep the oven cleaner whilst cooking) but that is a very minor detail. We will definitely be staying again. Our only advice (and this isn’t related to the property) is that if you have a dog larger than a Labrador quite a few of the stiles were difficult to cross and had metal bars at the top as well as being quite steep.

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage is stunning,clean and with everything inside you could possibly need, beautiful place to stay and the area is beautiful and plenty to do round about with the kids too."

    You have a large enclosed field for the dogs to run in and a big play area for the kids and tree swings too,highly recommend this place it’s a gem.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean on our arrival and had everything we needed."

    Mattresses, bedding, crockery etc were high quality. The owners/farmer were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful scenery and lovely villages nearby. We did have some minor wifi issues and couldn't download films, games etc. The dogs loved it, especially running round the paddock and we enjoyed seeing the lambs and horses. Plenty to do in the local area.

    Reviewed by Dianna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Brilliant owners who made sure we was ok. There was a snow storm and high winds. Worse weather possible however the cottage was cosy and warm. There is a fully enclosed paddock to walk the dogs. A separate enclosed play area . Everything is driving distance. Nice scenic walks, pretty villages, quirky shops and traditional dog friendly pubs.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Nov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage"

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Cote was perfect for our needs."

    Our host was most attentive.The property situation opened onto countryside walking,and the farm activities were almost unnoticeable in intrusiveness.. Sykes properties and staff have always met our expectations because they have set that standard.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely stay in a lovely part of the world."

    Friendly and approachable hosts. Easy to get to plenty of places from here, though car is required. Really nice and cosy house in which to spend a week.

    Reviewed by Benedict4.7Sep 2021

  • "Has fab holiday owners very friendly and helpful, only downside no pubs serve ..."

    Has fab holiday owners very friendly and helpful, only downside no pubs serve meals on an evening the one that does isn't dog friendly

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. The owners were really welcoming and friendly and gave us the benefit of their local knowledge. Lots to see and do. Our 7year old Granddaughter loved both Raby and Barnard castle’s and the visit to the Bowes museum and High Force. We would love to visit again as we had such a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful location."

    The owners were friendly and readily available to help. The cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived. Good location to access what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Jenna4.7Jul 2021

  • "The hosts at Friar Cote went out of their way to welcome us and make us feel at home, including showing our granddaughter around the farm."

    It was great to have the field opposite the cottage to exercise our dog. The setting is lovely - stunning countryside views all around and very tranquil but you have amenities in the village only a couple of miles away. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely book the property again.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Apr 2021



    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was brilliant the cottage was just what we expected and very cosy."

    The owners were lovely and very friendly. The beds were very comfy and the rooms were lovely and clean. Having a few bathrooms was very convenient since there was a few of us. The cottage is spacious which we needed for our dog luna who runs around quite alot with her being a very lively young dog. She loved the field across from the cottage which we could use for her exercise and toilet duties. We would definitely rebook next year but stay for a whole week this time cannot wait until we go again it was well worth the money we paid.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely homely cottage in a beautiful rural location."

    Friendly helpful owners nearby. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Lin4.4Sep 2020

  • "Very friendly hosts , lovely comfortable cottage with very good facilities."

    Very enjoyable stay

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2020

  • "Went with my daughter and g/son aged ten."

    Lovely scenery with lots to do in the area.good area eating out .Recommed to others. The owners made us very very welcome! Ean &Olive McGregor/ Alison &Jake Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and large enough for our family of five with a park area directly outside for our children to play on."

    The owners also live on the site and were extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Aug 2020

  • "The host was extremely attentive and helpful throughout the week and his family were really nice to talk to."

    We couldn’t have asked for a better first little holiday for our 9 month old baby boy. He absolutely loved meeting all the animals on the farm and playing in the playground. Thank you so much, John and the family.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely gorgeous, every facility that you need on holiday."

    It was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. The hosts were welcoming and very friendly offering advice on places nearby to go and see. I would highly recommend the Cote.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "The hosts where really lovely and made us feel very welcome."

    Our grandson loved the animals and the play area, the cottage and the area are really lovely.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Cote is a lovely cottage in a great location, situated in easy reach of some great places to visit."

    The cottage is warm and comfortable and well equipped. The farm owners are friendly and helpful, and being in a working farm didn’t create any issues for us staying with our three dogs - the nearby secure exercise field was much appreciated! We had a lovely week and would happily return to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a amazing time everything was perfect will be going again soon x"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nothing to say against it ………."


    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2019

  • "We thought The Cote was an ideal holiday cottage in a great location."

    The owners were very friendly and on hand to help if needed. Our two dogs enjoyed the field and the countryside walks. We will definitely return at some time as we would like to visit more of the local attractions.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2019

  • "This’ cottage is an idyllic get away, the views are exceptional."

    The cottage itself was spotless and has everything you need. The beds are comfortable, showers hot with great pressure. John and his father Ken are genial hosts. The spring water supply is not suitable for drinking and there is a bottle of water supplied, but it may be an idea to take a supply if you don’t want to go shopping! The field for exercising your pets is just across the farm track so is convenient. This cottage is somewhere I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "As the details explain this is a working farm so control has to be exercised over any dogs taken."

    The exercise field is a great place for dogs to run in but if we are to clear up after them then the grass needs to be kept shorter. Also there is no secure ground attached to the house, to get access to the field you have to cross a narrow lane on a sharp corner into the farmyard.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Aug 2019

  • "The Cote is a beautiful cottage."

    The pictures dont do it justice. This is a very spacious cottage. A dedicated field and play park right out side the cottage provides a safe place to play. Mark and Sarah are wonderful hosts. There is plenty to see and so much to do in and around Staindrop. From an Ancient woodland which had so much to offer to walks along the yorkshire moors, There were castles to see and a beautiful museum. There is something to suite everyone budget. We will gback to The Cote

    Reviewed by Reneira5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage set in a beautiful location."

    Very well equipped. Plenty to see and do around the area. Co.Durham is a stunning county and Durham city itself is also beautiful. I would return to this holiday cottage, no question.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage located in a beautiful location."

    The owners go above and beyond to ensure your stay is home from home providing everything you can think of. The cottage is furnished to a high standard offering off road parking and even a large, secure field which our dog absolutely loved. The location itself is perfect for exploring the local attractions (Barnard Castle, Raby Castle and Hamsterley Forest to name a few). We are a mature couple and adored this cottage but it would equally lend itself to families (large fantastic play area in field in front of the cottage). We would definitely recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2019

  • "This is such a lovely location - peaceful and refreshing."

    We were given a wonderfully warm welcome by great hosts. There is lots to do and explore in the local area. We thoroughly recommend a stay at the Cote.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Apr 2019

  • "Great holiday."

    ..great cottage..had a lovely time at the cote...

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet place."

    A great place to relax and enjoy the countryside

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Dec 2018

  • "A lovely house which we were only able to stay in for 2 nights."

    We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2018

  • "The Cote was all we had hoped for."

    Our re-union with our son and his family for a 90th birthday party for our aunt was made more memorable by the quality of the accommodation and the friendliness of the hosts. Lovely place to visit!

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely warm cottage for a very cold and snowy weekend."

    Owners rang beforehand to check that we had suitable vehicles for getting down the icy car track. Left a toboggan out for us too. Great fun playing on Sunday morning. Stayed before and would stay again

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jan 2018

  • "We had booked a cottage through a different company and this became unavailable at late notice."

    After little panic and some searching we found The Cote advertised through Sykes, but were worried that it wasn't going to be a nice as the one previously booked. How wrong we were!! It was just superb! The photos on the website really do not do it any justice at all! The cottage was clean, very comfortable and had everything in it to make it feel like home from home. The kitchen/diner was well-equipped, bright and spacious. The lounge was comfortable and still had Christmas decorations in place which was an added surprise (as we had cleared ours away early at home to go on holiday). There were lovely views from the windows. The bed was very comfortable. There was an added benefit of a separate shower room and bathroom. There was a laundry area and downstairs toilet too. The thing that we noticed more than anything was how quiet it was inside. There was a violent storm outside on one night of our stay but we hardly heard anything from inside the cottage. We heard on the local news the next morning that most properties in the area had lost power, but that didn't affect the cottage so it must have been on a different supply. The cottage is lovely and warm which was great to go into as the weather was cold (expected in December/January). In fact we had to turn the thermostats down as it was a little too warm. With regards to the surrounding area, we absolutely fell in love with Staindrop, especially with the beautiful Christmas decorations through the village. We had a walk through the nearby Hamsterley Forest which is highly recommended (the tea room served delicious Turkey broth which was very welcome after getting rather wet and cold). We visited the coast (Whitby/Sandsend) which was about 1.5 hours away, but a favourite place. We also were able to spend time with both our children who are at University in Newcastle (about an hour away). The farm itself was lovely, and the owners so helpful and friendly. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2017

  • "A fantastic cottage and thoroughly lovely people who own it, nothing was any trouble, it was warm, clean and comfortable."

    Our German Shepherd sulked all the way home. Cannot recommend it enough

    Reviewed by Shani5.0Nov 2017

  • "Had a lovely stay - cottage was beautiful, had a lovely cosy atmosphere although was very spacious and had everything we needed."

    .. Great location will be back soon hopefully!

    Reviewed by Paula4.8Oct 2017

  • "A great holiday cottage, lovely location and friendly owners."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage is simply stunning, the views are breathtaking."

    If you are looking for a getaway where you are away from the busy rush of a normal day this is the place to be. I would highly recommend this place we are already booking out trip back for next year

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2016

  • "A very nice relaxing weekend."

    Reviewed by Judith3.8Oct 2016

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Cote while attending a wedding at the nearby Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle."

    We were travelling with a baby and the cottage was well equipped with a high hair, playpen/travel cot, stair gates and a microwave. Our little one enjoyed visiting the sheep and cows in the morning and saying hello to the farm cats. The welcome parcel of milk, tea, bottled water (tap water requires boiling before use) was very thoughtful. We also had a nice chat each morning with the farmer - so all in all a great experience.

    Reviewed by Sally4.6Sep 2016

  • "The Cote is a lovely property, spacious, well equipped and comfortable - the owners were very welcoming and the house was a great home from home for myself and my two friends."

    Great to have two bathrooms and a cloakroom when you're with friends sharing and all trying to get out in the morning! The location was good and easy to find.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2016

  • "Fabulous cottage and would stay again."

    Great enclosed area for the dog.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x compact adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Spacious kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Ground source underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Field for exercising dogs
  • Three well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Note: New Children's Play area which is located in field next to the property and is securely fenced
  • Note: Has a private water supply which is not suitable for drinking but bottled water is provided
  • Please note pets not to be allowed up stairs in the property

The property

Staindrop 2.5 miles.

An attractive stone-built, semi-detached cottage, rurally situated on the owners' livestock farm, 2.5 miles from the pretty village of Staindrop near Barnard Castle.

Boasting lovely views of the surrounding countryside, this Staindrop cottage is a wonderful base for family and friends to get together and explore this beautiful area.

Renovated to retain much of its original character, this traditional Staindrop cottage offers a spacious sitting room with beams and luxurious underfloor heating, whilst the kitchen has been fully modernised and is well-equipped, with a dining area and a pleasant outlook over fields.

With two bathrooms and an additional ground floor cloakroom, this Staindrop cottage provides comfortable living in an enviable quiet setting.

There are fabulous walks from the doorstep of this Staindrop cottage, 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 minutes' 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 Staindrop cottage in a superb location.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas