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The Carriage House

(Ref. 929734)

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful, well appointed, well maintained holiday cottage in the centre of Barnard Castle with everything we needed and with the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance."

    The cottage comes with off road parking which was ideal and appreciated.

    Reviewed by George F5.0May 2024

  • "The house was lovely, well situated, spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    Thoroughly recommend, would stay there again

    Reviewed by Penelope Jane5.0Feb 2024

  • "Spotlessly clean and well equipped house in the centre of town."

    Perfect location for the shops, pubs, castle and river walks.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage, clean & modern!"

    It's in the perfect location around the corner from the beautiful town. Rooms and beds were really comfortable, with plenty of space to relax. Thank you for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay."

    Just perfect

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2023

  • "I was part of a group of ladies catching up for a long weekend."

    Everything was great, especially the location, situated just off the main street of Barnard Castle and a short walk from the river for walking. The only small negative was, that on arrival, we could not initially find the welcome book, which we eventually, after much hunting, found under a stack of magazines on the bottom shelf of a coffee table. Once located, we could access the WiFi!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable."

    Very well equipped. Small private garden. Ideal situation in town. Private parking. Ideal for touring N Pennines. Recommend a visit to Beamish. Egglestone Gardens, small but a treat.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is what it says except for the parking!"

    . Space is very limited and very awkward even for one small car! With 1-2 big cars impossible. More accurate to say park on the road outside and there is normally space there most days even market days . Leave the information booklet on the kitchen counter. Did not find it until 2 days into the holiday!! Instruction relatingto sheets towels could be clearer in how to leave them and bins every alternative Thursday? How do we know which week? Just little things to make better not criticism. Staff at Hotel friendly enough Property is comfortable, good quality and everything works!

    Reviewed by William3.8Aug 2023

  • "Only issue was the step in the hall towards living room/ dining room which is not very visible to people with limited mobility."

    Maybe this could be looked at as one of our party (89 years old) fell - but the cottage is beautiful, well equipped etc - lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property which was very conveniently located within Barnard Castle."

    The property was very well maintained, with excellent amounts of crockery, glasses and other equipment. There was a great deal of attention to detail in the furnishings and everything was very clean.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stayed here twice, great location in centre of town and at the heart of Barnard Castle."

    Just perfect

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house was well equipped and very comfortable."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thought I should point out the hoover left at the property was helpful as we had young children with us. The power cord needs checking though as it had a tear in it. The rubbish required separating for recycling and general waste however there is only one bin inside the house. It would be helpful to provide clearly marked bins inside the house. The location of the carriage house was fantastic, we had such a good time we have booked to come again next year!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful location and a homely cottage."

    With the town of Barnard Castle having all that you need. 5 star all round

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Carriage House ( as I told the owners) was absolutely 5 star."

    The quality of all amenities both inside and outside ( as in the Courtyard at the back) were perfect. We have booked many excellent holiday cottages and villas over the years and this was the best of all!!! We found Skye Cottages very efficient too. The added bonus was great weather and very central to Barnard Castle amenities such as restaurants; supermarkets; shops and bars.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equiped."

    Only thing i would say is some of the information leaflets about places to go need updating. Also the recycling and rubbish bin info was confusing. Otherwise it was very clean and in a fantastic location. Great holiday .

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Carriage House was a lovely place to stay - clean and comfortable, everything you could need."

    Off-road parking for two cars. The location was particularly good - right in the middle of the town (but quiet at night) so we could walk to shops, pubs, restaurants - I recommend The Three Horseshoes Sunday lunch, Rise bakery, and 149 fish and chips - absolutely divine! A short walk to Bowes museum is a great day out. Surrounding countryside was just lovely - the Dales are stunning!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2022

  • "A very nice well decorated house in centre of barnard castle."

    The house is . a 2 min walk to the Main Street .. all communication with the host is great . We would definitely recommend. We Had 2 very nice meals in the three horse shoes hotel which was also a 2 minute walk

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Jan 2022

  • "The property was nicely appointed and clean."

    Was in a good central location. The property was cold on arrival and would have benefited from the heating being on in advance. The parking proved to be an issue. The small courtyard we were told on arrival was for our use only. On arriving back to the property after a day out we couldn't park as two cars were in the courtyard. I had to go to the Hotel where the keys were collected from and reported the problem. The member of staff I spoke to seemed to know straightaway who was parked there and got them to move the cars. As this is clearly an ongoing issue it needs to be resolved.

    Reviewed by Sylvia3.8Nov 2021

  • "Lovely base for two families to spend a half term holiday."

    House was warm, kitchen well equipped and beds very comfortable. It's very, very quiet for such a central location too! The sofa and armchairs in the lounge could do with replacing (the springs have gone in places), but were comfortable enough and this didn't bother the kids one bit! Enormous smart TV in the main lounge and broadband good enough to stream a film via a Chromecast. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great place and position in Barnard Castle The accommodation is excellent and ..."

    Great place and position in Barnard Castle The accommodation is excellent and recently upgraded ,clean , spacious and comfortable for our family The snug area was brilliant for the children to have their own space We thoroughly enjoyed our second stay here at the Carriage House , what a beautiful area , we visited some wonderful places and knew we could be safe and secure back in “Barney” Many thanks for going the extra mile with the birthday cake and bbq unit

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic property with all amenities and really clean and tidy."

    Everything is covered. Parking space is definitely for 2 cars and with big cars a bit tricky. But the property is so ideally placed there is much you can do from the house, we didn't use the car much anyway. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was in a perfect location with shops and restaurants very close by."

    The bedrooms are large and very comfortable. The garden is private and a perfect place to sit and relax. I would highly recommend this property to my family and friends.

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Jul 2021

  • "Upon arrival I had to collect keys for the property from the hotel Although it was only a couple of minutes walk away, it would have been easier if the keys could have been left in the key safe."

    Calling at the hotel first is problematic due to extremely limited parking

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Jul 2021

  • "Beautifully kept cottage, renovated to a very high standard."

    Spotlessly clean and plenty of room.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2021

  • "We were all delighted with the Carriage House at Barnard Castle."

    It was comfortable, modern and had easy access to the town. We had a wonderful stay. The countryside adjacent to Barnard Castle was exceptionally beautiful and we particularly enjoyed going to the Bowes Museum and Hamsterley Forest. All in all a very successful trip and many thanks for all your information which made it very easy.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2021

  • "Central location so accessible to shops, sights, walks, pubs,etc."

    straight from door. Leave car parked in courtyard. Private courtyard to relax. Everything perfect.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0May 2021


    Reviewed by Rodney4.7Sep 2020

  • "Pleasant cottage very modern good space for 5 Adults and 3 children , excellent space for us all."

    All amenities very close , great base for days out , glad we had off street parking for the cars . The condition of the property is in good order but A repaint throughout Probably on the cards and the taps in the toilet and en- suite need attention , Very good property we would stay again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Carriage house was a great base for our group consisting of 6 adults and 1 teenager, the beds were comfortable and clean, the house was very homely and clean but could do with a lick of paint in some parts but overall it was lovely."

    The walled garden was nice to relax in after a busy day, the bonus of 2 car parking spaces was really good as it could get busy around the surrounding streets. The location of the house was perfect to wonder around Barnard Castle and to Walk to Bowes Museum. We travelled to Durham and Richmond in about 30 mins so great place to travel from. Most things are open but due to Covid you do need to be organised and book in for meals as there are not as many places open as there would normally be, the Three Horseshoes who own the Carriage House do a nice meal, I would happily go back to this house and would recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage, perfect location for all amenities, and access to walks around the area."

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent house that offers everything."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2019

  • "Accommodation was faultless and would not look elsewhere for future visits."

    Perfectly sited for its proximity to the pubs and the pie shop ! Ideal location for touring the dales.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic location- in centre of Barnard Castle with parking."

    Ideal for walking and exploring straight from the cottage, Lots to see and do a short drive away too.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location is perfect for local shops and services."

    There are good walks nearby starting from the cottage and without need for car or public transport. There is generous space for families. Warm and welcoming to come home to at the end of each day. The private garden for eating in the fine weather. Friendly and helpful staff at the Three Horseshoes.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2019

  • "This house was easy to be in, spacious and comfortable and in a great spot for the lovely town of Barnard Castle (many small independent shops, a rare thing these days)."

    the walking from the house and nearby was perfect for us and spectacular in places. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2019

  • "Comfortable furniture and beds."

    Good location ... close to all amenities

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Cottage is comfortable & perfectly located being centrally located in Barnard Castle."

    As the cottage is slightly away from the main road, there is no noise from traffic or pedestrians in the shopping area. Ideally located for Shops & walks along the river etc.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Nov 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage Warm, cosy , well equipped , clean, great location, home from home perfect."

    Highly recommend xx

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Oct 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was brilliant."

    Every room was very clean, comfortable beds and plenty of room. Kitchen was very equipped with everything we needed. Location to the main street was less than 5 minutes walk, ideal for shops, restaurants and pubs. Local people very friendly. Will be going back definitely.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Sep 2018

  • "This house is excellent."

    Brilliant location. Very well equipped. Lots of space. We were 4 adults and two children and ample room for everyone. The children claimed the small sitting room as a games room which was great. On a quiet street but only 1 minute from a delightful little town. Castle, park and mini golf just across the road.We are definitely returning next year.

    Reviewed by V5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great location, very good cottage in very good condition."

    All amenities to hand.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic property."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jun 2018

  • "The place was probably the best that we have stayed in over many years of our boys annual walking/cycling weeks."

    It was ideally located for local services and also for start/end of numerous cycling/walking days

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2018

  • "This is our second visit to the carriage house."

    Location of property excellent. Christmas tree a nice touch as well. Bedrooms and kitchen spot on only slighteat negative is the lay out of downstairs. Would be better as a bigger sitting room than having an unused snug room.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Carriage House - the location is fantastic if you are looking for a town centre stay."

    It is probably the cleanest holiday home we have ever stayed in and the facilities were great, with the kitchen being well stocked with cutlery, utensils and gadgets! Thoughtful touches such as dishwasher and washing machine detergents were plentiful too. If we ever need to come back to Barnard Castle we would definitely want to stay here. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by Sally4.8Jun 2017

  • "Its a first class property."

    The location was a stones throw from Barnard Castle itself. Amenities were within walking distances.

    Reviewed by Ken4.8May 2017

  • "This cottage is exceptional, a first class property, we had a fantastic time celebrating my husbands 60th birthday."

    Absolutely fabulous, will definitely be returning sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2016

  • "This cottage is a fabulous place to stay."

    The location is perfect. But most of all I would like to mention the property itself. It was absolutely spotless everywhere. The kitchen was very well equipped and so much fridge/freezer space for the amount of food we needed for 8 adults for the weekend. The bedroom were spacious and very comfortable. Toiletries were plentiful and towels fluffy and soft. Everyone was very impressed with everything about the property. We had an amazing weekend and would not hesitate to book this cottage again. Thank you to the owners for such a well kept property.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2016

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  • Four king-size double bedrooms (zip/link, can be twin on request), one with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room (seats 8)
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with electric fire
  • Snug (seats 3).
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas 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
  • Cot and highchair if requested in advance
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for bikes
  • Patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Castle and river 2 mins walk.

The property

A fantastic, detached townhouse located in a quiet courtyard setting in the heart of the popular market town of Barnard Castle in Teesdale.

This modern holiday home is well situated for groups to get together and enjoy the many delights of the town and has excellent access to the Yorkshire Dales.

The cottage is nicely furnished with contemporary styling throughout to create a wonderful place in which to relax after a day exploring the local area.

The ground floor features a large, well-equipped kitchen and a spacious dining room, perfect for gathering friends and family for a group meal.

The first floor offers four spacious and modern bedrooms all boasting comfortable zip/link king-size beds to accommodate a variety of groups and the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

Outside, there is a private, enclosed courtyard with patio furniture plus a useful garage that can be used as secure storage for bikes.

The historic town of Barnard Castle boasts a traditional weekly market and there are many excellent restaurants, cafés, bakeries and shops within a few minutes’ walk of this cottage.

A visit to the Bowes Museum is a must but make sure you get there in time to see the Silver Swan in action.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is easily accessible by car as are the popular market towns of Richmond and Ripon, the Northern Dales town of Reeth, the city of Durham, and even the Lake District.

This townhouse provides a perfect base for your Teesdale getaway.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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