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The Stone Byre

(Ref. 21862)

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage, even nicer than described."

    Everything we could wish for. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jul 2024

  • "We found he cottage was everything my husband and I had hoped for,everything was there that we needed and more it was just a delight,as was the welcome basket such a nice touch ."

    We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Jul 2024

  • "It was excellent could not fault anything so clean and comfortable would ..."

    It was excellent could not fault anything so clean and comfortable would recommend it to anybody The welcome pack was much appreciated

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2024

  • "We have stayed at this cottage three times in the last twelve months so that probably says it all."

    Perfect cottage for us in all respects. Many thanks to the owner Rob and look forward to staying again soon.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. My only criticism is that (at 6'3") I had difficulty fitting in the short bath and not enough head room to stand up to use the shower. There appears to be plenty of room for a longer bath. Would definitely return all the same.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2024

  • "Nice cottage."

    Reviewed by Jinrui5.0Apr 2024

  • "The cottage was very nicely presented."

    There was a very nice surprise of items on our arrival including milk in the fridge, home made jam, and fresh flowers in the lounge. And in a lovely quiet location overlooking the countryside.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything that we needed."

    The atmosphere was very warm and welcoming we loved it. Even when the weather was bad there was enough entertainment that the cottage provides.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely warm cottage ideal for those winter days after you hav been out walking to return to it cosy and warm."

    It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owners contacted is before our stay to make sure that we had all the information we needed with directors and how to get access to the property. There is an extensive library of things to do in the area which was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely warm, cosy cottage which had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay."

    The stove in the lounge was a bonus. Well located to access walks, cycle trails and castles in the local area. Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Trish5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage!"

    Very cosy, lovely welcome hamper including shortbread and bottle of prosecco! Perfectly located with easy access to Barnard Castle and the countryside on your doorstep. Hosts lovely. Only negative was I was hoping to do some work during the stay but the WiFi wasn't up to it unfortunately.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Nov 2023

  • "What's not to like."

    This is a wonderful cottage set in a quiet location. The cottage has everything you need for your stay and the extra touches are a lovely. If looking to come back to the area I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Absolutely loved our stay here.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Stone Byre was everything, and more, than we expected."

    The cottage was beautifully appointed and decorated with absolutely everything we needed for a restful time away. It was wonderfully warm and comfortable with the owner on hand to answer questions, if required, but never intrusive. Great position for exploring the many areas of interest locally with an abundance of fantastic walks. This property is an absolute gem...we loved it! Thank you for the opportunity to have such a special time.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our second stay at The Stone Byre this year was just as good as the first."

    We really like this property which is ideally located for us, has everything we could wish for and the owner could not be more kind or helpful. Really looking forward to staying at The Stone Byre again in 2024.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0Oct 2023

  • "An immaculate, cosy cottage in a beautiful area."

    Peace and tranquility come as standard. The owners live next door and are there if you should need them, otherwise you are left to enjoy your holiday. You will want to return, we have done!

    Reviewed by Byron5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Very clean and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jul 2023

  • "This was our second stay at the Stone Byre as we love the house and the surrounding country side."

    The owner is so helpful and friendly The house is so well equipped and furnished with care and attractive detail. I really would love to live there and I miss it when I go home.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2023

  • "A superb cottage which met our needs perfectly."

    The owners have paid great attention to detail and supplied everything we needed for a peaceful relaxing holiday. We very much look forward to returning to this cottage soon.

    Reviewed by Edwin5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect cottage in beautiful location."

    Owner helpful and friendly. Lots of little extras which were very much appreciated - many thanks!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2023

  • "Another lovely stay at the Stonebyre."

    Comfortable & well equipped. Cosy, warm & welcoming at the end of each day. Quiet location with wonderful country views. A great place for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in the countryside."

    Very peaceful and lovely little pond you can sit and relax. Owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed it that much that we booked the bungalow next door for a week in October,whilst we were still there"

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything one could wish for."

    We will certainly make return visits.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "A warm, welcoming gem of a cottage in a lovely location."

    The photos do not reflect the spaciousness of the property, which far exceeded our expectations. Not only did the generous owner provide a fabulous hamper, but also plenty of supplies, maps, local information, dvds, books etc. We certainly hope to return, preferably in a warmer season, when we can enjoy the outside space.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Feb 2023

  • "First time at this cottage and it won’t be the last."

    Had a lovely relaxing stay. Cottage well maintained and clean. Great welcome basket too. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2023

  • "The Stone Byre was a lovely clean warm cottage."

    We have stayed with Sykes a number of times and this is one of the best we've stayed at.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2022

  • "A home from home."

    Equipped with everything you might need and a lovely welcome hamper awaits you. Get the burner lit on a cool autumn day and settle in for a cosy evening, perfect! Amazing cottage in lovely and tranquil setting. Owners were lovely and have thought of everything. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another great week at The Stone Byre."

    A beautiful, clean and cosy cottage in unspoilt countryside. Just the place to get away from the madding crowds!

    Reviewed by Byron5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage, comfortable with lots of lovely little extras."

    Really felt like home.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2022

  • "A big thank you to Rob who made sure that we were well provided for."

    The cottage was lovely and well equipped. We would certainly recommend booking this cottage especially if you enjoy a rural setting not too far away from the lovely town of Barnard Castle.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "This must be one of the best holiday property I have ever booked."

    . It really could never be improved as it is quite perfect. We were so comfortable there and I believe the sense of peace that we felt in the house was beneficial to us. The owner was so kind and very helpful We do hope to return.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very cosy and comfortable cottage which suited our needs during the short stay."

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a superb stay at The Stone Bryce cottage."

    We were welcomed by a lovely hamper on the kitchen table. The cottage itself is beautifully decorated and spacious. And the view was stunning. The beds were comfy and the bathroom was a good size. Thank you again for a relaxing stay. We will definitely return in the future!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, the photos really don’t do it justice!"

    All the amenities you could possibly want, lovely welcome basket on arrival as well with tea coffee etc! We really enjoyed our stay, perfect base for exploring Barnard Castle

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Aug 2022

  • "The Stone Byre is a lovely property with everything you need."

    We had a very enjoyable stay and it was quite cool in the cottage despite the unprecedented heatwave. The owner was very nice and available should we need anything. Would highly recommend as such a peaceful location. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a part of the country we had never explored before."

    Both far exceeded our expectations and we will return to both the cottage and area.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our 3rd stay here and would recommend this cottage."

    it is warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Just the place to relax.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "A warm welcome awaits you at The Stone Byre."

    The cottage is clean, cosy & comfortable. It is well equipped & a small welcome hamper provides a few essentials. The rural location means you have lovely countryside views, but is still only a few minutes drive from Barnard Castle. The cottage has a sheltered patio area looking onto fields & is quiet & private. Secure parking is available at the cottage & is easily accessible. A great base from which to visit the many local attractions.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was a really lovely cottage."

    Nice to arrive into to an already warm cottage. The furniture and fittings in the cottage were first rate - one of the very nicest cottages we have ever been to. The hosts were very friendly and left a nice basket of biscuits and home made jam in the welcome pack. We loved the fact that there was farmland just outside the door. The sound of Curlews calling around the cottage from dawn until dusk was wonderful. Our only slight criticism of the cottage was there was no shower only a small bath.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Mar 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, warm and cosy cottage with lots of personal touches including a lovely welcome basket and lots of information about the local area."

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2021

  • "The Stone Byrd was one of the best cottages we have stayed in, the sort of place we could have made home."

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were absolutely delighted with the Stone Byre and Dr Pearson."

    An exceptional amount of thought and care had gone into every aspect of the cottage. We could’ve stayed for ever and long to return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2021

  • "An excellent conversion to good quality living accommodation which caters adequately up to 4 people."

    Clean and warm accommodation, good furniture, excellent kitchen with facilities with a very generous welcome pack. Lovely quiet location with good access road, providing secluded parking spaces, nice front patioed garden overlooking paddock area, with a nearby gated garden with resident friendly duck. A varied selection of DVDs for films and a good selection of books and guides regarding the area. Thanks to the owners for use of the accommodation and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Evan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Clean and comfortable with a lovely welcome basket. The emails from the owners and the visitor book provided all the information we needed. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a total gem, a lovely cottage, well equipped, spacious, with beautiful views over fields of sheep and within easy reach of lots of attraction."

    Everything was spotless, nice quality plates, pans, bedding etc. Plenty of guides, maps, information about the local area. The only surprise was that there wasn't a shower head in the bathroom, only a bath - that was a new experience for our 21 year old who is used to jumping into the shower in the morning; for us his parents it was more of a trip down memory lane. We really loved staying there, it was absolutely wonderful.

    Reviewed by Muriel4.7Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely restful break and were very lucky with the weather."

    There was a lovely welcome box with homemade jam which we enjoyed all week. This cosy cottage was very clean, well decorated and well equipped. Plenty of guides, maps and information about the local area. The only downside was there was only a bath which very short, so not for tall people!

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2021

  • "Immaculately clean, well furnished and homely."

    We didn't want to go home it felt so comfortable. All areas were well equipped and the welcome basket on arrival was a thoughtful touch. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, extremely well presented and equipped."

    Spotlessly clean and warm. Excellent location, so much to see and do we didn't have time in one week so have already booked to return in spring. Lovely owners, we would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent and the owner Val and Rob were great."

    ..the cottage had everything, very clean and great views, would definitely stay here again, the owners were very helpful. Fantastic cottage

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Owners very welcoming. Lots to do in the area and the Kynren event at Bishop Auckland was spectacular.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent best accommodation ever could not fault."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing stay at The Stone Byre, made even more enjoyable by the welcome we received from Valerie and Robert, who made us feel like old friends."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable with all we could have needed to make us feel at home, as well as a 'welcome basket' full of goodies - and a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge! The views were stunning, looking out across fields filled with sheep and lambs, and we were very lucky with glorious, sunny weather. We will definitely recommend The Stone Byre to friends and family in future, and would stay there again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2019

  • "Great cottage well stocked with comforts and good hospitality I would certainly ..."

    Great cottage well stocked with comforts and good hospitality I would certainly visit this place again Look forward to future visits You do not need to take anything with you all the equipment is of a high quality and standard so just sit back and enjoy the facilities

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Stone Byre was amazing."

    Its facilities, surroundings, views and peace and quiet were exceptional. Thanks to Val and Rob for sharing such a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Stone Byre is a well appointed and comfortable cottage in beautiful and quiet surroundings."

    The owners are most welcoming but did not intrude at all and provided us with undoubtedly the best complimentary hamper we’ve ever had (again)! Many thanks to Mr & Mrs Pearson once again and we have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped."

    It was very quiet with lovely views . The owners stayed next door and they were very friendly and helpful. There was a lovely welcome basket with essentials, coffee, tea, bisc etc including a bottle of prosecco.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2019

  • "A most comfortable cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything- a very generous welcome pack and a very tasteful, well- equipped house. Valerie and Robert are perfect hosts. We will go back as much to see and do in area.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2019

  • "We have just spent a week here and I tried to think of some way to make it better but I failed."

    Every thing was just perfect and we felt at home straight away. We have stayed in many 4 star hotels that are not as good as the Stone Byre. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jan 2019

  • "The area we visited was great ."

    We have stayed in many of sykescottages but this was certainly the best all round and a credit to the owners who were very helpful and oblgeing.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Stone Byre from our warm welcome and cottage tour from Valerie to the day we sadly departed."

    The view of the fields with the sheep was particularly enjoyed from the bed. The cottage was warm, cosy and very clean. There was a lovely welcome basket in the very well equipped kitchen and in the lounge many books about the area and a varied selection of DVDs for young and old. The one very minor problem we had was immediately rectified. It would have been great to sit outside in the garden area but alas it was a bit cold at the end of October - perhaps we will return at a warmer time of year.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Oct 2018

  • "This cottage exceeded all expectations."

    On arrival there was a welcome box containing goodies including a bottle of sparkling wine, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits. A container of fresh milk was in the fridge. The kitchen had a full size fridge / freezer and dishwasher; there was also a washing machine. Towels were provided for each person and the bedding was spotlessly clean, all of the highest standard. The beds were amazingly comfortable. Loo rolls, washing up liquid etc were all provided. The cottage was lovely and warm and we were able to adjust the heating as required. Fuel for the multi stove was provided although we only used it once as the heating system was so efficient. There was no 'walk-in' shower in the bathroom due to the size and level of the roof, however the water was plentiful and hot and there was a very powerful hand-held shower over the bath which was more than adequate. We didn't find this was an issue. We would highly recommend this cottage, you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Kym5.0Oct 2018

  • "Beautiful peaceful cottage with everything you could need and more."

    Lovely welcome touches. This is the cleanest cottage we have ever been in . Its quiet location is wonderful but only 5 minutes drive from barnard castle and other places of interest not too far away either.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2018

  • "What lovely little cottage, in lovely setting with great views."

    Cottage it self had plenty of room and was very comfortable and cozy, had everything there. we loved our time at the cottage and would of happily stayed there longer, and will definitely go back there.

    Reviewed by Siwan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Perfect cottage just a couple of miles from Barnard Castle."

    Very peaceful and the owners were extremely welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, exceptionally clean, and well equipped the bed is so comfortable!"

    The cottage is exactly as described and the owners are so welcoming and friendly nothing is too much trouble. Location is fantastic for visiting surrounding areas. This is the best cottage I have stayed in and will definitely return. Overall a credit to the owners would very highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2018

  • "A charming cottage with many delightful touches in a quiet rural situation with an outlook over open grass fields grazed by sheep (not forgetting the odd Curlew !"

    ), yet only a couple of miles from Barnard Castle. Although the cottage is attached to the main house, it has a private west facing patio which gets the sun for a large part of the day. The owners have obviously put considerable thought into ensuring that the cottage is well set up with everything that one could possibly want. There was a welcome pack on arrival which was also much appreciated. An excellent base from which to explore the surrounding are. My wife and I had an idyllic week there and we would heartily recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect - so pretty, comfortable, well- equipped."

    The owners were helpful but unobtrusive, the welcome pack an unexpected bonus! We will be returning

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2018

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage in a great location."

    Thank you for a wonderful break!

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Mar 2018

  • "One of two properties attached to the owners house."

    Lovely owners on hand but not intrusive. Excellent welcome pack and welcome on arrival. Lovely well thought out and equipped cottage. Recently refurbished kitchen much improved from the pictures on the advert. Spotlessly clean with nothing missing that you might need - just add yourselves good and clothes!! Quiet but in easy reach of lots to do what ever the weather. The only thing that might be a negative for some is the shower is over the bath but due to the roof you can't stand up and shower in it unless you aren't very tall but we weren't too troubled by this as it was an excellent shower it's self. Thank you. We loved it and would certainly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Mar 2018

  • "First class cottage."

    As advertised. Friendly helpful owners.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2017

  • "Cottage was absolutely beautiful, there wasn't a thing that hadn't been thought about, everything was there."

    Decor and furnishings were beautiful , everything was top quality, well done mr and mrs Pearson!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2017

  • "Could not ask for anything more ,had a fantastic time."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and all fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture and gas BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 2 miles.

The property

Boasting superb accommodation, this spacious cottage offers two charming bedrooms, one double and one twin along with a first floor family bathroom.

Downstairs, the homely sitting room has elegant furnishings and a feature stone fireplace with a multi-fuel stove, a lovely comfortable room to relax in following an enjoyable day out.

Outside there is a small pretty private patio, ideal for alfresco dining whilst enjoying panoramic views of beautiful unspoilt countryside.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref 21863, together they sleep 6.

Hauxwell Grange Cottages

Barnard Castle 2 miles. These delightful stone built cottages are situated just two miles from the popular town of Barnard Castle. Superbly set in stunning countryside, these Barnard Castle cottages would suit anyone wanting peace and tranquillity while being within easy reach of a network of wonderful footpaths tracing the upper reaches of the River Tees. With one cottage set all on the ground floor, the accommodation is suitable for a variety of groups. Both cottages have a multi-fuel stove to keep you warm on any cooler evenings and outside is a front patio where you can enjoy your morning cup of tea. A short 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 river bank at the foot of the castle and serious walkers can take the 15 mile hike further upstream to High Force and Cauldron Snout. Nearby are the Bowes Museum and Raby Castle with its splendid grounds and deer park. This is a wonderful holiday base, 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.

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