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Falcus Cottage

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


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "We all 5 adults and two dogs had a wonderful stay at Falcus cottage, everything was well thought of."

    A very well equipped kitchen. We had forgotten our dogs bowls and were pleased to find some in the kitchen. The beds and quilts were comfortable and cosy as was the sofas. Loved the underfloor heating in the dining room. Seeing the stars through the skylights was a highlight for us. A perfect place to stay for exploring the North Pennines, Barnard castle is also a lovely town with lots of shops. Always good to find a butchers. Our only niggle was the towels need to be bigger and it was very difficult to park outside, with one rude neighbour telling us not to park outside her house and to park further up. We would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gorgeous unique cottage in a beautiful, friendly location which is quiet, yet within easy distance of places of interest and amenities."

    Parking is on the road… usually in front of the cottage and there is a safe dog friendly garden at the back. Falcus House is very clean, spacious and welcoming with comfy sofas and snuggly cushions, a kitchen which is generously stocked with all you need to rustle up a meal to eat in the dining room, while upstairs we found sumptuous comfortable beds and a huge bathroom. Having a downstairs shower-room is a plus and very handy. In fact this cottage is a real gem which I’m very glad we found .

    Reviewed by Joan4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely wonderful stay."

    The information pack we received prior to arriving was brilliant. The cottage itself was gorgeous, had everything you needed and more, plus some surprise goodies on arrival. The owners have thought of everything and the little details and extras made the stay so pleasurable. There is only 1 tiny thing I would suggest: bigger towels. I couldn’t wrap the towel around me, and with a father-in-law in the house it was a bit restrictive and felt I had to dress and undress in the bathroom. However the towels you did have were so soft a fluffy, they felt so luxurious. All 3 bedrooms are spacious and have very comfy beds. The living space downstairs was cosy and comfortable and the garden was lovely. The kitchen was so well equipped and had everything and even more than I have at home! There is a little park just at the end of the road which was a highlight for our daughter as we could easily pop to it in the morning and evening. Overall it was a wonderful stay in a fabulous cottage, the owners have thought of everything and should be really proud. We would highly recommend Falcus cottage.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, just right for us to have a family weekend and to use as a base for walking the Teesdale way."

    Really comfortable, welcoming and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Falcus cottage the cottage was in a wonderful location Barnard castle was just 5min drive the cottage it’s self was equipt with everything you could possibly need the bedrooms were all large and spacious and the beds were amazingly comfortable everywhere was spotlessly clean my husband has limited mobility and could not manage the steps to the garden however Ian and Jane the owners went above and beyond to help us and they very kindly brought the table and chairs down so that we were able to sit outside and enjoy the evenings we would very much recommend Falcus cottage to anyone wanting to visit this area and a special thank you to Jane and Ian for the lovely welcome hamper it was just fab !"

    !! we will be returning to Falcus cottage in the winter

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed the property, everything was easy to use and the guide explained how everything operated."

    The property was really clean and well prepared. The eggs, bread, milk and biscuits were very nice! The owners had good communication with regard to the key etc I would definitely recommend the cottage to others

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Apr 2023

  • "Really lovely property."

    Warm, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Views on to fields at front. Plenty of parking on road outside. Just a short 30 mins walk over fields to Lidl or slightly further into Barnard Castle.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2023

  • "Thank you so much for the wonderful stay!"

    We stayed there to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a group of 5 and 2 dogs and had the most amazing time. The kitchen was equipped with everything you need to make a fantastic meal. The fireplace was adding extra coziness and the hosts were so amazing and welcoming - we even found two doggies Christmas crackers (that we didn’t know even exist:). The location is brilliant, we specifically came there for a hike and if you drive it is an easy access to Lake District and other wonderful destinations for epic walks and adventures. Highly recommend - you would really enjoy it!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We have tried to think of everything that our guests might need for a comfortable stay. Teasdale is a hidden gem with so much to see and do. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yulia5.0Dec 2022

  • "Falcus cottage was clean and cosy with everything you could possibly want and need (it even had a teapot!"

    ). Our party ages ranged from 0 -70 + dog and all were well catered for. Central heating was very efficient, though it was warm weather for October, and the cottage kept the heat in well. I am told, all the beds were comfortable with very good pillows. The property is very well situated for exploring the area, we had great days out at Raby Castle, Low and high force waterfalls, Barnard itself, and good walks from Middleton and Staindrop. I would recommend taking an Ordinance survey map of the area if you are intending to walk as there are so many paths to choose from. Also, for autumn and winter evenings perhaps take some board games and books with you. There are plenty of cafes and eating establishments in the area and can recommend the cafe at the theatre in 'Barney' and the Old Well Inn for Sunday lunch. All in all a good time was had by everyone and who knows, we may yet be back. Thank you.

    Sorry for the late response: thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that the cottage met everyone’s requirements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.1Oct 2022

  • "Very nice and comfortable."

    Outside at rear slightly unkempt for access to terrace. SERIOUS issue with inside staircase- rail did not reach to top of stairs.Potential for accidents especially when descending and considering stone floor at bottom. Cottage warm and cosy and provided everything we needed. Excellent position for exploring the area. Quiet and peaceful with comfortable beds.

    Thank you for your review we will take onboard your comments with regard to the rear yard and stairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage had all we could wish for , very comfortable and lovely host , would recommend it"

    So pleased you found Falcus cottage well equipped and thank you for the recommendation Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic family holiday with our 6 year old son and 3 year old daughter."

    The cottage was absolutely lovely, everything we could have ever needed. Lots of space and the beds were so comfy! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    It was a pleasure to host you and your family at Falcus Cottage. So pleased that it was well equipped for your needs. Always good to have a comfy bed. Hopefully we’ll meet again on a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, we were four adults and a dog, Everyone happy!"

    The owners popped round to tend the garden next door and gave us freshly picked raspberries. Lovely.

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased everyone was happy while staying at Falcus cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    It was a real home from home. The cottage has so many beautiful features. The hosts Ian and Jane could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. Thank you for a lovely few days.

    Thank you so much for your feedback we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Jun 2022

  • "Everything we needed was there, clean and tidy."

    Cosy lovely cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback. Good to hear that you were well catered for and were comfortable at Falcus Cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neville5.0May 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: x1 King-Sized x 1 double 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with TV and woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • Solar-powered
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • On-street parking
  • Front enclosed garden with patio, rear enclosed garden with raised lawned terrace with children's tree house
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note: There are quite a few steps leading up to the raised terrace, please take care
  • Notes: WiFi can not be guaranteed due to variable connection

The property

Barnard Castle 2.2 miles.

Nestled in the popular village of Stainton near Barnard Castle in Durham, is this lovely three-bedroom terraced cottage, Falcus Cottage.

Enjoying a prime position within easy access to Teasdale and North Pennines AOND as well as the Yorkshire dales national park and the historic cities of Durham, York & Harrogate, There are many beautiful market towns and villages to explore across the area, Falcus Cottage is a wonderful is a wonderful pet-friendly dwelling for a group or a family of six and their pooch.

Step into the sitting room, where you can look forward to spending quality time with your loved ones as you select a much-loved film to watch on the TV.

Whip up tasty meals in the well-equipped kitchen, with a handy washing machine and dishwasher, as your guests set the table.

Savour a delicious meal at the dining table for six as you make plans for the days ahead, there is a TV and woodburning stove, sure to be your canine companions favourite spot.

After dinner, why not enjoy the last of the day’s sunshine on the raised terrace where you play fetch with your dog and the little ones enjoy the the treehouse?

Completing the ground floor is a beautiful shower room, ideal for freshening up after a day of exploring!

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you can indulge in a soothing soak in the gorgeous freestanding bath, before catching your rest in one of three well-appointed bedrooms, one King-Sized, one double and a twin which could all accommodate the available travel cot.

Head into Barnard Castle the gateway to Teesdale for your amenities, here you will find well stocked convenience stores, welcoming pubs, restaurants and cafes and the impressive castle of the same name which overlooks the River Tees take the time to visit Teesdales natural beauty spots of ‘high force’, ‘bowlees’ & ‘Couldron snout’.

Wildlife enthusiasts can enjoy leisurely strolls through the Deepdale Nature Reserve or alternatively at Hamsterley Forest, or if that isn’t your thing, you can explore The Bowes Museum or test out your clubs at the excellent Barnard Castle Golf Club.

Be sure to check out the fascinating site of Egglestone Abbey which rests on the outskirts of the town.

Venture into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you can expect picturesque waterfalls, scenic walking and cycling trails, challenging peaks with exceptional views at their top and the popular sites of The Forbidden Corner, Druids Temple, Parcevall Hall Gardens and Bolton Priory.

Staindrop rests nearby and is home to the impressive 14th-century Raby Castle Park and Gardens or drive over to Darlington where train enthusiasts can revel in the delights of the Head of Steam Darlington Railway Museum.

For a taste of city life, Durham can easily be accessed and boasts a superb cathedral, a stunning castle and a wonderful selection of pubs, shops and museums.

Cultural opportunities await with immersion at ‘Kynren’ near Bishop Auckland; the Hippodrome at Darlington host excellent shows, the smallest theatre in England in situated in the nearby market town of Richmond where you will also find ‘the station’ cinema.

For the train and travel enthusiast a trip to the Birthplace of the railway and the locomotion exhibitions at Darlington and Shildon are a must; a day trip to the historic city of York and the national Railway museum is but a short journey away.

Your adventure in Teesdale and the surrounding area awaits with a stay at Falcus Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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Short breaks accepted on Friday and Monday only.
Bookigs can only be accommodated on the specified changeover days.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas