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The Flat

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 918609)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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72 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely flat so comfortable and spotless with little extras provided by owners such as welcome pack and dressing gowns so appreciated."

    The location was perfect centrally located in Barnard Castle and great for exploring surrounding area .Would definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2022

  • "Fantastic location and wonderful apartment, we had everything we needed."

    Highly recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by RapinderApr 2022

  • "The Flat is in a central position in Barnard Castle where you can access shops, cafes and especially ice cream which is just next door!"

    I would certainly recommend The Flat to future occupants.

    Reviewed by LyndaApr 2022

  • "Excellent location, very informative and friendly owner, very warm and comfortable, would stay again anytime."

    Thank you Mel

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2022

  • "Beautiful flat, really well equipped and superb location."

    Reviewed by ZoeApr 2022

  • "We had a great time staying in the flat in Barnard Castle ideal base to see surrounding areas and Banard itself."

    The flat was lovely with everything you could need and very comfortable we would definitely stay there again. Mel could not have been more helpful before we went and made us feel very welcome. Many thanks to her and Adrian.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2022

  • "We were very happy with the flat, clean and comfortable with all the amenities you could need."

    Good communication with the owner, the welcome hamper was much appreciated. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KateMar 2022

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at the flat."

    Beautifully clean , in a lovely position. Just what we needed for a weekend break.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Spotlessly clean. Very well equipped. Brilliant location. Would recommend and will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by CarolynJan 2022

  • "We stayed here for 5 nights over New Year wow what a beautiful flat."

    So warm and cozy clean and everything you could wish for.Loved the wooden christmas tree.Thankyou for the lovely treats very much appreciated.Parking round the back was no problem.Looking forward to booking again

    Reviewed by ShirleyDec 2021

  • "Excellent location and large spacious apartment with parking."

    Owners were easy to contact and provided good local knowledge. Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by BrendanNov 2021

  • "This flat was very well equipped, comfortable."

    It met all our requirements. Having 2 bathrooms was a bonus, as was having the 2 tv's and Netflix in the property. It was in the center of town which had plenty of restaurants and cafes and local shops. This property was fantastic, the cleanliness was above and beyond our expectations. The welcome hamper left for us was lovely, also having the dressing gowns was a lovely touch. This is our second visit to The Flat, I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SOct 2021

  • "Wonderful flat."

    Full of character but with every comfort. Great location too. Couldn't fault it or experience with Sykes.

    Reviewed by MarionOct 2021

  • "Lovely, well appointed flat."

    Excellent location for shops, food, walking and touring. Welcome hamper was much appreciated. We would definitely look to book the property again

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2021

  • "What a wonderful holiday property."

    Beautifully restored to a high standard with every need catered for. Being right in the centre of town was a real bonus with a range of shops steps from the front door. The parking permit was a real bonus. I would recommend this property to others

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    Spotless and all needs catered for. Good central location with lots of pubs, restaurants, and takeaway outlets near by. We felt very cosy in the flat and the bread, butter, milk, etc on arrival was most welcomed after a long drive. We highly recommended this property.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Fantastic apartment close to all amenities- welcoming hosts, with good local information."

    Modern decor with good modern kitchen/dining equipment (not full of odd bits).

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "Everything we needed was there even down to dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid detergent for the washing machine we needn't have taken anything the flat was beautifully furnished and decorated in a very central position and spotlessly clean."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this accommodation to anyone visiting the area.

    Reviewed by SueAug 2021

  • "Superbly appointed (no bath - but that's very personal!"

    ) and spotlessly clean. Bang in the middle of BC but the busy street scene didn't intrude. The sympathetic conversion / decoration / furnishing, with excellent wi-fi / TV in every room + Freesat made for a brilliant stay and we'll try to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by MaureenJun 2021

  • "Excellent holiday in every way ."

    Accommodation great. Did not need to contact owners, but knew we could easily do so. Just wary of Sykes itself after last year's booking problems.

    Reviewed by MaryMay 2021

  • "Accommodation was exceptional."

    Very clean and goid beds. Great location. Had everything you need for a self catering apartment. One niggle. I like a cold bedroom and was unable to open window as painted closed but there was a fan which i used.

    Reviewed by KimMay 2021

  • "The Flat is a credit to the owners."

    We wanted for nothing and everything in the flat is top quality. We have taken holidays with Sykes every year and always pick a property and location by reading previous guests feed back. This is one of the best we have stayed in. The location is perfect. Step out of the door and you are in the center of lovely Barnard Castle's old Market place. With history so close the lovely Castle, River Tees and The Bowes museum are only 5 minutes walk away. We did not move the car for 3 days. It is in an ideal position for venturing further a field. It was perfect. We will return. Mrs Gullett 30.04.2021 to 7.05.2021.

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2021

  • "A fabulous flat in a central location with easy access to all local amenities plus the local and regional beauty spots/attractions."

    Reviewed by AApr 2021

  • "Really good property (this is our second stay there)."

    Town centre location is great and there are many walks from the door, plus shops, restaurants, pubs, takeaways, etc. Everything very comfortable and clean, we felt very happy with all the extra cleaning for COVID. We would definitely recommend this property and would stay there again.

    Reviewed by HenrySep 2020

  • "The Flat was fabulous."

    Large, bright, airey rooms. Clean and tastefully furnished. Ideally located with everything you need on the dootstep. Lots to see and do in the area. Lovely welcome basket. Owners very attentive. Would recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2020

  • "Very comfortable and contempary accommodation."

    Welcome hamper very much appreciated. Ideal location for visiting surrounding areas.Local restaurants, pubs and supermarkets all within walking distance. Well worth booking.

    Reviewed by VickyFeb 2020

  • "Flat well equipped and in good location in the middle of town."

    Reviewed by CliveDec 2019

  • "The flat itself was spotlessly clean the location couldn't have been better and the welcome pack was great wasn't expecting an email asking what kind of bread milk tea and butter which was great."

    The housecoats were a great idea as we could change and relax after being on all day

    Reviewed by MarySep 2019

  • "Really nice apartment lots of good features."

    The location in the middle of town was great lots of nice restaurants and coffee shops. Parking was easy considering we were in the town.

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2019

  • "The flat is bigger that it looks on the pictures."

    Reviewed by JaapAug 2019

  • "I felt not having a clear view of the street as Venetian blinds always down over lovely big windows was annoying."

    No need for this as flat above a shop. Having plenty of space and the interesting layout of the flat was welcome. The kitchen is well equipped, comfy bed plenty of storage. The flat is well placed for local walks and places of interest as well as going further afield.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "The Flat is in a very good position in the town with easy parking ,just around the corner at no cost using the parking permit provided."

    It was very easy to find The Flat using the excellent joining instructions and the quality of The Flat is superb

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2019

  • "Gorgeous little flat in the heart of Barnard Castle."

    Immaculate and cosy with lovely touches like dressing gowns and a welcome basket that enhance your stay. We loved staying at the flat, it was an ideal base for stunning hikes and enjoyable lazy days . We would love to come back in the future, and do it all again.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "A perfect base for a great area."

    We used the bus to go out of town and that worked well A super holiday home

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at number 3."

    The flat was beautifully presented and very well equipped. Slight reservation that parking is in a car park not visible from property but encounted no problems. Had a wonderful week exploring the area.

    Reviewed by JoMay 2019

  • "Unfortunately we thought this was a top floor flat as the arrow on the listing seems to depict this."

    We left a night early as we couldnt cope with the major noise from the flat above at night. Banging moving furniture and all very late which disturbed us. Such a shame because the flat itself was beautiful. spotlessly clean and in a great place for town and the owners had gone to a lot of trouble to make it nice but for us the noise issue was not condusive to a relaxing break so we wouldnt return .

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry that you did not fully enjoy your stay. I have spoken with the other tenants who do not recall moving any furniture or being noisy but I am sorry if you found this to be the case. Had you called me or Sykes, we would have been happy to assist as we have a good relationship with the other tenants. In 4 years of owning the flat, we have never had a complaint about noise before. I am glad that you liked the flat itself but I am sorry you would not return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2019

  • "Beautiful presented flat , in central location for all amenities, with lots of extra touches the personalised welcome pack was such a lovely thought as was the extras like dressing gowns , the owners had really gone the extra mile to make our stay really enjoyable."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by AlexandraApr 2019

  • "What an amazing apartment it had everything thank you mel"

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2019

  • "Location was ideal."

    Plenty of equipment in kitchen.

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2018

  • "A lovely clean comfortable flat."

    The property was in a very good position for all amenities, with lovely walks in the area without using the car.

    Reviewed by EuniceNov 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Flat in Barnard Castle."

    The flat was in a great location with all the shops, pubs and restaurants within a very short walk. Parking in the public car park behind the property was fine and we never had any problems getting a space. Everything we needed was provided (including a welcome hamper) and the flat was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and had been fitted out really well. Barnard Castle is a lovely town too with lots of historic buildings, local walks and longer walks nearby. And don't forget the Bowes Museum which is fascinating. We had a couple of favourite places to eat out - The Three Horseshoes pub and Spice Island Indian Restaurant - both very good food and service. Thanks for a great stay and I'm sure we'll be returning.

    Reviewed by HenryOct 2018

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    We enjoyed being right in town for walks and visiting the Bowes Museum. The owners were kind to leave a hamper for us to begin our stay. “The Flat” was immaculately clean and lovely to return to at the end of the day. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is likely to visit the area. Thank you for a lovely week!

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2018

  • "Superb flat with everything you could want including a welcome pack."

    It was so good to leave the car because restaurants etc were walking distance and we used the buses for everything apart from Beamish. I would recommend going via Darlington for Durham and Richmond was lovely.

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2018

  • "We had a lovely 5 nights at the flat."

    The owners provided a lovely welcome pack. The flat was very clean and lovely bed linen, towels and bath robes were very welcome. It felt very home from home. Lovely country side to explore and beautiful village. The flat is located in a fabulous market town with everything on the doorstep. We would recommend the flat to anyone.

    Reviewed by LindsayJul 2018

  • "The flat was absolutely lovely."

    Clean, nice bathrooms, very comfortable beds. Everything looked new. Good wifi. It was in a charming old building in a very charming town. We will be back!

    Reviewed by RiaJun 2018

  • "2nd time we have stayed in this superbly equipped apartment."

    Location fantastic for walking and plenty of places to eat and drink. Welcome pack a lovely touch. Would recommend a stay here xx

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2018

  • "I love this Flat it is a gem."

    Reviewed by EvelynJun 2018

  • "A lovely apartment in a central location in Barnard Castle."

    Owners are very hospitable and generous in providing a nice welcome pack on arrival. Ideal location for walks along the Teesdale Way, shops or pubs / restaurants.

    Reviewed by HughMay 2018

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Bowes Museum was literally around the corner within walking distance. We had a lovely Sunday roast dinner in The Old Well Inn 2mins away. There are a number of quirky pubs etc. We would love to return, but bring our little dog next time so we would have to book somewhere else unfortunately. Would definitely recommend The Flat, the owners were very informative and the welcome hamper was a nice touch too! 10/10

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2018

  • "The flat is centrally located in the town and handy for all amenities."

    On arrival everything was clean and the welcome pack meant we didn’t have to shop that evening. We had a great time and would consider staying there again.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Great self catering property, spacious and spotlessly clean."

    Central in Barnard Castle so everything in easy walking distance. Have already booked again.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2018

  • "Flat was perfect in every way."

    Location the same. Will return.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2018

  • "We thought the cottage was brilliant and we will certainly be using Sykes Cottages again."

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "Comfortable and stylish apartment in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by MarcusMar 2018

  • "We were very happy with the flat."

    Very clean. Very well equipped. Very easy to communicate with the owners.

    Reviewed by DianeFeb 2018

  • "The flat is absolutely excellent."

    A bit misleading about 3 floors, one floor has just a shower room and another just the entrance with all main rooms being on one floor. Whoever does the laundry needs to be rewarded as the bedding was absolutely cleaner than clean. Very impressed. Everything you could want is provided in this property and owners go the extra mile to provide a welcome pack of milk bread tea bags coffee butter and jams, absolutely brilliant and really appreciated. Unfortunately during my stay, mid week someone moved into flat above and had tv and music on loud and an annoying barking dog. Our plans for lazy mornings were spoilt by workmen arriving at 8.15 working on path outside. Both of these things not the fault of the flat but unfortunately spoilt our stay. That said the flat is marvellous, clean and well equipped and superb location.

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2018

  • "Absolutely fabulous property."

    Definitely 5 star. Beautifully renovated and loved the attention to detail both with the presentation and the quality of the furnishings and fittings. Wouldn’t hesitate to rebook

    Reviewed by PaulaOct 2017

  • "The flat in barnard castle is by far the best yet with sykes excellent value and ..."

    The flat in barnard castle is by far the best yet with sykes excellent value and the facilities are on the doorstep I highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2017

  • "The Flat is a great place to stay very central for everything my husband and I spent our wedding anniversary here and had a fantastic holiday."

    The weather was also superb which was an added bonus. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2017

  • "Flat was superb in every way"

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2017

  • "This was a very enjoyable holiday the Flat is our second booking there."

    Facilities and décor are above expectations very good quality.

    Reviewed by EvelynJun 2017

  • "Lovely property in an excellent location, great value for money."

    Flat has been tastefully modernised. Owners are very helpful and provide welcome hamper on arrival.

    Reviewed by HughJun 2017

  • "An absolute gem."

    An extremely well presented and appointed apartment in the perfect location.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2017

  • "The Flat is a lovely property, right in the heart of the market town."

    On arrival we found the property to be spotlessly clean and a small welcome hamper had been provided, milk, butter, bread, jam, tea and coffee. The property was well furnished and extremely tidy, it looked like it had just been furnished and decorated. The location was excellent we walked directly from Barnard Castle, we hardly used our car. In the town we ate out every evening, the choice of restaurants and pubs serving food were fantastic and every meal we had was excellent. The owner had provided us with a paid parking ticket for the week, for the public car park at the rear of the property, we found this to be perfectly fine and when we did use the car we were able to park without any problem. On arrival and departure we parked directly outside the door in the market place. We had a really lovely holiday and would definitely consider re-booking.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2017

  • "We had a great weekend."

    although we were delighted with the Flat ( a very high standard of property), we were disappointed with Barnard Castle and probably wouldn't stay there again.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2017

  • "Five star accommodation-we had a great holiday-would highly recommend the Flat to anyone."

    We will be back when next visiting the area.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2016

  • "Lovely flat in a great location."

    Welcome hamper and parking voucher very nice touches which were much appreciated. Hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by GillOct 2016

  • "Barnard Castle is a very busy town with a huge number of places to go out for coffee, lunch or evening meal."

    There are many independent shops but it is also close to some beautiful countryside for those who don't want to spend the whole holiday shopping! The Yorkshire Dales, moors, Pennines and the east coast are all reasonably close with some beautiful places to visit and there are also beautiful places to visit in and around Barnard Castle itself without driving.

    Reviewed by TrevorSep 2016

  • "Very good flat in super town Very good flat clean and well thought out"

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2016

  • "The property was a good place to relax for a week."

    The owners were excellent at communicating and we enjoyed the hamper on arrival.

    Reviewed by KarlAug 2016

  • "Having booked with Sykes last year we new what excellent service we were to expect, and we're not disappointed."

    Reviewed by NigelAug 2016

  • "A great flat in a great location."

    We enjoyed staying in the pleasant town and being able to walk to the shops, museum and the castle. There are lots of pleasant places for coffee and cakes it was fun going out for bacon and sausage baps from William Peat's Deli for breakfast, and we highly recommend lunches at the Bowes Museum and at Eggleston Hall Gardens. The bedrooms are very quiet, despite the central position and we are looking forward to a return visit in the near future.

    Reviewed by Roger JJul 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two first floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Ground floor utility.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Parking permit for 1 car in car park to rear of apartment (£1 fee on arrival and permit for rest of stay)
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 11am.

The property

A first class apartment located on the high street in the pretty market town of Barnard Castle.

Set over three floors, this beautifully-renovated apartment is a real delight and provides the perfect location for that much-deserved romantic break, just a short walk from the many amenities of this popular town.

Guests will find an unusual layout with the main living area set over the first floor, providing interesting views of the ancient Market Cross.

The utility/storage area and access is from ground floor level, whilst the two bedrooms, a king-size double and twin with en-suite are located on the first floor, with a separate shower room being located on the second floor.

Individually styled with many of the old features of this delightful apartment, the sitting room boasts panelled walls and modern furniture, and is bathed in a lovely light from the feature windows, the perfect place to relax after a long day.

There are so many ways to enjoy the town that once you’ve parked up the car, you won’t need it during your stay.

Visit the nearby Bowes Museum with its colourful collection of European art, browse the bustling weekly market or spend time in the one of the many pubs and local eateries set on the doorstep of this lovely holiday home.

There are lots of things to see and do, including the breathtaking High Force, England's highest waterfall, and a wealth of history waiting to be discovered at the fantastic Raby Castle, whilst the stunning Witham Hall, in the centre of Barnard Castle, and Egglestone Abbey, an abandoned monastery on the banks of the River Tees, both sit just outside the town.

Within short drives are the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the historic North Yorkshire market towns of Richmond and Ripon, the Stang Forest, the Northern Dales town of Reeth, the city of Durham, and even the Lake District, making this excellent property a superb base for touring the many delights of this historic area.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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