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The Flat

(Ref. 918609)

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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112 Customer Reviews

  • "The flat was faultless and very clean every thing you needed was in the flat parking permit was great cannot fault anything about the property information and directions were great will be back ."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2024

  • "The Flat was great."

    Just what we needed for a comfy home from home to explore the area and meet up with old friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this excellent centrally located town flat with easy access to places of interest Thank you for the use of your flat It had everything we needed

    Reviewed by Cecilia5.0Jun 2024

  • "A lovely spacious flat."

    Very clean, very comfortable and in an excellent location for all the amenities of the town. Lots of places to visit locally and within easy walking distance of the Bowes Museum. A lovely welcome pack was provided.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2024

  • "This is our second stay at The Flat and everything was just as perfect for us as before."

    Stylish, spotlessly clean, well-equipped and centrally situated for shops and eateries and for walking in Teesdale. The personalised welcome hamper was a lovely touch too. Thanks Mel for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2024

  • "Our third stay in this beautiful apartment."

    So well equipped, so comfortable and welcome pack a treat. The location is superb, plenty of places to eat and drink within a few minutes walk. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2024

  • "The Flat is in a perfect location in Barnard Castle, with easy access to all the town has to offer - pubs, restaurants and a number of independent shops."

    The flat was very comfortable and well equipped. The personalised welcome hamper was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found everyone in Barnard Castle extremely friendly. We would happily have a return visit to The Flat in the future. Catherine and Iain

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2024

  • "The apartment lived up to its five star reviews."

    Clean,cosy and comfortable. Well equipped and a nice hamper on arrival. Ideally placed to explore Durham and the Teesdale area and all it has to offer. We would have no hesitation in booking this apartment again when we next visit Barnard Castle.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2024

  • "Clean, comfortable and all the facilities you would need."

    The downstairs space for muddy boots and coats was welcome considering the weather.The parking pass was a very helpful extra.

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0Apr 2024

  • "A fantastic place to stay!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely wonderful flat, in a perfect location right in the centre of the town."

    The Flat was a real home from home and quite quirky which was lovely. Felt so warm and welcoming. The owner has put a great deal of thought into welcoming visitors by providing a bespoke welcome pack taking into account your needs and also provided dressing gowns which were another lovely touch. We enjoyed it so much that whilst there we have booked another week next year!!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our first time in Barnard Castle."

    The flat was everything we hoped for, and more. The photos don’t do it justice. Very warm, clean and spacious, with everything you would need provided. A home from home. The properties location was perfect to see everything BC has to offer, with places to eat, drink and shop on the doorstep, as well as the Castle and the Bowes museum only short walks away. Parking is a two minute walk away, and the parking permit meant one less thing to worry about. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch, tailored to our requirements, as were the dressing robes, which was much appreciated. We will certainly be returning to the flat in the near future. Thank you Mel & Adrian for a fantastic and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2024

  • "Was a lovely cosy apartment with everything you could possibly need."

    The welcome pack was lovely as were the dressing robes. Brilliant location for visiting all that Barnard Castle had to offer and very easy to find and access. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property it is suitable for four people with plenty of space to spread out. Will be on our property to return to in the future.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really lovely place to stay, cosy and very clean with lots of character."

    Welcome basket a kind bonus. Flat in great position for exploring the quirky town. Barnard Castle full of independent shops as well as usual supermarkets. Bose museum a great place to visit, as was Low Falls north of BC. Lots of walks from the flat. Next door Indian restaurant with delicious food. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "The flat is in a great location in Castle Barnard, perfect for just popping down the High Street or round the corner to Bowes Museum."

    We found the flat sparkling clean, warm and very well equipped with everything we needed. The welcome hamper was great, personalised to us after an email with Mel so we knew that we didn’t need to take milk or bread - a real bonus. The flat is on a main road so you do hear some traffic noise but the bedrooms are at the back so that is minimal and not a problem. If you like a place where you can walk to get a meal whilst still be handy for beautiful scenery this is the place for you!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely property, even nicer than the photos depict."

    The owner, Mel, who lives on site, could not have been more kind or helpful. We woke one morning to find the heat and hot water had shut off. Within moments of receiving my call, she was at the property and had everything up and running. The property is located in a perfect spot, convenient to shopping and the center of town. We will certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Christie5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely property in the heart of Barnard Castle."

    Very clean, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2023

  • "Property very warm and clean, will recomend to friends."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely property in an ideal position in the town centre!"

    Reviewed by P5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Flat is a very comfortable and well located place to explore the lovely town and surrounding area of Barnard Castle."

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Oct 2023

  • "We found The Flat to be spacious & well equipped."

    It was decorated nicely and very clean. The owners contacted us and asked a few questions regarding a welcome hamper. This was very thoughtful and appreciated. It is cetrally located, and the free parking pass was a welcome addition too. We would definitely return and stay here again.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2023

  • "Extremely happy with everything about this property."

    The flat is lovely furnished and to a high standard. We could not fault the cleaniness. This was our 2nd visit and we will definately hope to revisit next year. We are always recommending / promoting it to our family and friends. The owners are very thoughtful to include a welcome pack and lots of extras. Thank you to Mel and Adrian for providing them.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Sep 2023

  • "As usual had a lovely stay at the flat."

    Nice and convenient in the centre of Barnard Castle. Property always clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have just spent 2 weeks at the Flat and cant fault it."

    The place was very clean and well presented, everything you could want for a stay was on hand from pots and pans to cooling fans we didnt feel like we could want for anything. You are on a High street so it can be a bit noisy in the lounge at sometimes of day, but in the bedrooms it is very quiet so you do get a good nights sleep. Both shower rooms are fitted out very well the shower in the upstairs bathroom was very powerful and refreshing. We would gladly return here in the future

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ideal location for us."

    Kitchen and bathrooms done to a very high standard. Should be back next August , will look to book The Flat again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "More than you need for a week away."

    Plenty in the local area to do and eat. Flat is in a great location to the town. Comfortable, clean and we'll serviced. You won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Flat was spotlessly clean on arrival."

    Right in the centre of town, it was lot busier than I expected, but its a lovely place. The welcome basket was a kind gesture, and the dressing gowns was an added bonus. It could do with some kind of little night light at the top of the stairs because when you need the bathroom in the middle of the night it's pitch black and you can't see where you're going. It's a great holiday place, I'd definitely recommend it to anyone!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great location for the town although a small outdoor seating area would have been nice."

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful apartment in a great location."

    Ideal for two couples with plenty of space and a well kitted kitchen. Very impressed with Barnard Castle . Everyone was friendly and very helpful. Great location to visit the area with lots of attractions within an hour's drive as well as Swaledale just over the moor.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2023

  • "First visit to Barnard Castle and didn’t disappoint."

    The flat is on the Main Street close to everything, Absolutely beautiful accommodation that has been renovated in keeping with the buildings age. Spotlessly clean everywhere.Everything you require is there. Top quality bathroom fittings and lovely bedding. Kitchen is small but everything you require is there. I knew from walking up the stairs this was going to be a beautiful place to stay. Barnard Castle is a bustling town with plenty of shops, cafes and pubs. Bowes museum is a nice leisurely walk away. The low force and high force waterfalls are a must visit.By shear luck it was the towns gala weekend which we really enjoyed. Will definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "The flat was lovely."

    Very well positioned in Barnard Castle with plenty of walking locally and further afield and lovely little towns and villages to explore. We loved everything about our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great location, great accommodation, would use again,"

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous location and accommodation- lots of space and little touches."

    Ideal location for walks in the local area and easy to access further afield too although almost no need to move the car as so much in the doorstep. The flat itself has everything you need and more. Would definitely stay again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fantastic flat - it had everything we needed and was far more spacious than we thought it would be."

    Very well decorated and the layout was great. The location in the centre of Barnard Castle was fab - close to shops and restaurants, but quiet at night (mainly due to the fact that the bedrooms were at the back of the flat, overlooking a courtyard). The parking permit and the welcome pack provided were lovely touches - it really felt as though the owners genuinely wanted us to have an amazing holiday (unlike in some properties which come with a list of rules which make you immediately feel unwelcome!). We would definitely return and have already recommended the flat to family.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, spotlessly clean and all you need is provided."

    Location perfect right on main street in the town, never any noise issues. Parking permit really handy but you can park right outside if space (2 free hours ideal for loading/unloading. Communication with owner, instructions etc top class. Can highly recommend and we will be back !!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great location excellent communication."

    Reviewed by Brendan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing property."

    Would definitely book again. Perfect location and facilities fantastic.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Feb 2023

  • "As always Sykes never fail to deliver on what they advertise."

    We went for my birthday and The Flat was perfect, everything you could need for an amazing week away. The accommodation was an old property, but a perfect example of how old doesn't mean run down, the decor was lovely throughout, with some lovely period features yet modern touches too. The bed was extremely comfortable, the 2 shower rooms immaculately done, a small but spot on kitchen with lots of crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment. The dressing gowns were a lovely touch, and the welcome pack had the best bread we've ever had, and the owner, Mel, was very helpful. The Flat is well situated to explore the market town, which has lots of pubs, eating places and independent shops, and an ideal location for exploring the beautiful area and getting some good long walks in. We would recommend a meal at the Italian, we went twice just to make sure the first meal wasn't a fluke with how delicious it was, and indeed was just as perfect the second time. The little coffee shop next to McNabs book shop had the best coffee in town. We will definitely be back as we have so much left to explore.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved The Flat."

    It was super clean, spacious and comfortable. We liked all the extras too - the welcome hamper of essentials, the dressing gowns, the handy bedside torches and so much more. The Flat is fantastically situated, right in the heart of this delightful town, with pubs, cafes, shops, the castle and a charming church just minutes walk away. Barnard Castle is also a perfect base for exploring county Durham and neighbouring Yorkshire. Thanks so much for making our holiday so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Aug 2022

  • "Property was great."

    A super location near plenty of eateries, even ones which serve vegan food for one of our party. A wonderful area to explore. Our grown up sons enjoyed the adult sized beds in the twin room and the ensuite. Bathroom for double room very good too. We needed to contact owners for instructions for window opening and location of thin blankets during a very hot week. They responded very quickly, which was much appreciated. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Katy4.4Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely flat in a very convenient position in the attractive town of Barnard Castle."

    There is everything you need, although no freezer or freezer compartment in the fridge, so no ice for drinks! It is a lovely interesting town, parking is free with the permit in the flat, and the area around is easy to get too, and well worth visiting. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2022

  • "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 Alan5.0May 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 Lynda5.0Apr 2022

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

    Highly recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rapinder5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Apr 2022

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

    Thank you Mel

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 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 Susan5.0Mar 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 Kate5.0Mar 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 Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

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

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jan 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 Shirley5.0Dec 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 Brendan5.0Nov 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 Sheila5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful flat."

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

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 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 Shirley5.0Oct 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 Pauline5.0Oct 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 Jane5.0Sep 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 Jill5.0Sep 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 Sue5.0Aug 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 Maureen4.7Jun 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 Mary5.0May 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 Kim5.0May 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 Carole5.0Apr 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 Deborah5.0Apr 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 Henry5.0Sep 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 Tina5.0Jul 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 Vicky5.0Feb 2020

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

    Reviewed by Clive4.7Dec 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 Mary5.0Sep 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 Ronald4.7Aug 2019

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

    Reviewed by Jaap5.0Aug 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 Michael5.0Aug 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 Chris5.0Jul 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 Karen5.0Jun 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 Patricia5.0Jun 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 Jo5.0May 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 Debbie3.8May 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 Alexandra5.0Apr 2019

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

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Mar 2019

  • "Location was ideal."

    Plenty of equipment in kitchen.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Dec 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 Eunice5.0Nov 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 Henry5.0Oct 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 Donna5.0Sep 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 Marie5.0Sep 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 Lindsay5.0Jul 2018

  • "I love this Flat it is a gem."

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 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 Mary5.0Jun 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 Ria4.7Jun 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 Elaine5.0May 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 Hugh5.0May 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 David3.8May 2018

  • "Flat was perfect in every way."

    Location the same. Will return.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 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 Carol5.0Apr 2018

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

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2018

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

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Mar 2018

  • "We were very happy with the flat."

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

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 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 Sharon4.8Feb 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 Paula5.0Oct 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 Michael5.0Aug 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 Janet5.0Jul 2017

  • "Flat was superb in every way"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 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 Evelyn5.0Jun 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 Hugh5.0Jun 2017

  • "An absolute gem."

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

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 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 Caroline5.0Apr 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 David5.0Mar 2017

  • "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 Gillian5.0Oct 2016

  • "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 James5.0Oct 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 Trevor5.0Sep 2016

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

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 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 Karl4.2Aug 2016

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

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Aug 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 J5.0Jul 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, freezer, 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas