“Mixed feelings”Firstly the good points - it's a lovely cottage in a very pretty village. Amazing bathroom, very comfortable beds, pretty "messy" garden and beautiful yard at the rear and the sun room is lovely. Nice touches such as the welcome tray were very much appreciated and, for facilities and location, I'd recommend it. ...Firstly the good points - it's a lovely cottage in a very pretty village. Amazing bathroom, very comfortable beds, pretty "messy" garden and beautiful yard at the rear and the sun room is lovely. Nice touches such as the welcome tray were very much appreciated and, for facilities and location, I'd recommend it. The down side - the en suite really smells of damp. The flies were shocking - over a dozen in the lounge when we arrived and there were swarms every time we had the back door open. Admittedly this isn't the fault of the cottage owners but some sort of fly screen or the installation of an industrial fly zapper would be a VERY good idea. And there was also an untreated wasp nest, which the owners were aware of, immediately over the front door. This made entering and leaving the cottage interesting (allergic to wasp and bee stings here) and also meant that we couldn't have the front door and windows open. Mixed feelings here - it was a lovely place in many ways with great walks locally and my dog had a fabulous time. So I wouldn't NOT recommend it. But it would be with some reservations.
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
An outstanding, stone-built, terraced cottage in a lovely setting, on the edge of the village green in the attractive village of Piercebridge, 10 miles from Barnard Castle.
This single-storey Piercebridge cottage is a real delight, and every care has been taken by the owners to provide a beautiful holiday home, perfect for a romantic holiday or family break.
From the high quality fixtures and fittings, to the co-ordinated furnishings, this Piercebridge cottage is one of our finest Yorkshire Dales cottages.
Featuring a cosy and warm sitting room with a feature fireplace, which contains a woodburner and lovely soft furnishings, this room provides an ideal place to relax and unwind.
The well-equipped kitchen leads out to a lovely summer room.
The main bedroom features a king-size bed with a lovely en-suite shower room, whilst the second bedroom provides a king-size bed which is zip and link, thereby providing flexible sleeping arrangements.
The accommodation is completed with a luxurious main bathroom.
A great Piercebridge cottage to relax and unwind and enjoy this lovely area.
Enjoy a walk to the local gastropub or take an evening stroll along the nearby River Tees or to the impressive Roman ruins in the village.
For the more energetic, take advantage of the many walks available in this attractive area, including the renowned Teesdale Way, just a few hundred yards from the cottage.
A short drive away is the fascinating market town of Barnard Castle, with its cobbled streets, quaint alleyways, The Bowes Museum of Art and, of course, its dramatic castle, while beautiful Raby Castle, the National Railway Museum and the High Force Falls are also nearby.
With the Northern Dales and the Lake District waiting to be discovered further afield, this first class holiday home has much to offer!
All ground floor. Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC , 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request). Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Summer room with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
- Electric central heating with woodburner
- Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel and power inc. in rent
- One basket of logs inc. in rent, additional fuel available to purchase from shop next door
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Roadside parking in quiet, private lane by front of cottage
- Front enclosed cottage garden with furniture, rear enclosed patio garden with furniture
- Four well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop and pub 3 mins walk
- Note: The cottage may be suitable for less mobile guests, please contact the owner for more details.
About the location
Barnard Castle 10 miles.
The attractive village of Piercebridge with its splendid village green, excellent village pubs and organic farm shop is located on the Teesdale border, next to the river Tees, just 10 miles east of Barnard Castle. The village is renowned for its Roman heritage, which dates back to around 70 AD. The Piercebridge Roman Fort Site, a recognised ancient monument, forms part of the region’s Dere Street Roman Trail, a celebration of the rich Roman heritage still to be enjoyed in the area. Forming part of the Teesdale Way, and within easy reach of the Cleveland Way, this walker’s paradise provides an excellent base from which walkers and cyclists can explore this delightful Dales area including nearby Swaledale and Weardale, with many bridleways, footpaths, cycle trails and lovely riverside walks available. Local attractions include the magnificent Raby Castle in nearby Staindrop, the Bowes Museum, Yorks National Railway Museum, Durham Cathedral and of course the delightful market town of Barnard Castle. The village is also ideally placed for touring the Lake District and the Northumbrian National Park.
This property offers the following short breaks:
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