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The Back House

Staindrop near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 981909)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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    “Perfect pet friendly cottage”

    My brother and I together with his dog had a wonderful stay at the Back House ...

    My brother and I together with his dog had a wonderful stay at the Back House. It is a fabulous property, very spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated, very very clean and very dog friendly. We were slightly worried before we arrived as there is a review on Trip Advisor claiming it is not suited to dogs. This is incorrect. It is a great property for dogs, you just have to put on a lead to walk them rather than letting them run loose which is what the other guest must have wanted to do. The rabbits that were mentioned are feral so they will be hopping about in the countryside, the previous guest seemed upset there were rabbits running around in the paddock next to the house. There are miles of lovely walks from the back door and the dog enjoyed the stay as much as we did! He was provided for and supplied with a bed, blanket and towels by the Owners. Judith and Richard were very good hosts and Jeanette their lovely helper as very kind. When I lost my mobile Judith helped me contact my daughter. We liked the village Tea Shop , it is good value with a decent menu. There is lots to do round and about. Definitely plan to return.


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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The property

This very pretty, grade II listed semi-detached stone cottage lies peacefully off the main street in the village of Staindrop, near the bright and bustling market town of Barnard Castle situated on the North Yorkshire/County Durham border.

The cottage is part of a former coaching inn and adjacent the owners property.

It offers immediate access to the public footpath system over surrounding countryside.

Enjoy seeing the owners pedigree lambs grazing next to the cottage.

Elegantly positioned, adjoining a sheltered courtyard, this cottage oozes a homely yet stylish feel with fresh colourways trickling through the spacious interior tied together with cosy furnishings.

The sitting room offers warmth and comfort with plush sofas and a delightful woodburning stove resting in the original 18th century inglenook, backed by a beautiful stone wall.

Socialise together in the splendid kitchen/diner fitted with high quality appliances, accompanied by deluxe units for a chic look.

Finished with Karndean wooden floors, Voyage fabrics and Farrow and Ball paintwork, the cottage is simply a haven for couples and friends seeking a high quality retreat.

Step upstairs to the super king-size bedrooms; all three are perfectly polished, tastefully decorated with coordinating linens, cushions and upholstery.

Should you wish for alternative sleeping arrangements, the zip/link beds can be twins on request.

The bathroom is very fresh and airy whilst the ground floor cloakroom benefits from a WC and basin.

To the outside is a charming enclosed and private gravelled patio area, cultivated with plants and flowers varying in height, texture and colour.

Sit here and enjoy a chat amongst friends, wallowing in the afternoon sun or perhaps eat your evening meal at the outdoor dining table, the pergola offers a little shelter.

This unique base offers a memorable holiday break for all.

The fabulous Bowes Museum is located 10 minutes away in Barnard Castle together with the Castle ruins.

The seasonal running of Kynren, "an epic tale of England" takes place roughly 25 minutes away with this event being described as the UK's "must see" spectacular outdoor live action show.

The village is located in Teesdale, which is chiefly designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty.

There are many beauty spots to visit including those along the river Tees such as High Force which is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England.

Numerous walks litter the area and many are circular.

Nearby Hamsterley Forest is very popular with keen cyclists.

In addition to numerous cafes and tea shops the area is also well served with fine dining destinations including the renowned Michelin 2* Raby Hunt restaurant a mere 5 minute drive from the cottage.

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3 x super king-size double (zip/link can be twins on request) Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Entrance hall with further seating.

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  • Gas central heating and also heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker (please brings your own capsules), Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off-road parking for 2 cars in secured area
  • Secure bike storage
  • Gravelled patio/pergola area with seating as well as sheltered courtyard
  • Once well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub
  • Note: Sorry, can't accept children under 14
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs
  • Due to local council requirements, dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

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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.

Region Information

Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs. Due to local council requirements, dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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