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The Little Flat

(Ref. 983102)

Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A really lovely little flat."

    You can tell that a lot of thought has been put into everything, it’s well equipped, very comfortable and so peaceful despite being in the centre of town. We had a great time - thank you!

    Reviewed by Phillipa5.0Nov 2023

  • "Always a lovely break at the 'little flat', we find it very central for our needs just what we are looking for."

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely perfect find for us & our Labrador."

    Right in the centre of Barney ( Barnard Castle) but very quiet with all amenities outside the gate. Lovely welcoming hamper, personalised dog bowl with doggy treats too . The flat has everything you need had one of the most comfortable beds & bedding ever & we’ve both slept do well. We’ve eaten at lots of lovely places in the town, tea rooms & pubs.. everyone is so welcoming & our dog was given a treat at nearly every place we shopped! Great walks along the river & lovely to sit out round the castle in the glorious sunshine. We will definitely rebook to stay again ! Thank you Mel x

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little flat right in the centre of Barnard Castle."

    Really quiet and very comfortable with everything you need. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "An excellent property."

    A perfect base to explore Barnard castle and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just returned from our wonderful stay at The Little Flat."

    What a fabulous place it is, there is everything there that we needed and more. .Plenty of crockery and cutlery to enable us to use the dish washer plus tablets for the washer too. It was so clean and comfortable, and the bed was sooooo comfortable. It is in town but no noise to be heard. We will definitely go back !!

    Reviewed by Constance5.0Jun 2023

  • "A nice place to stay, central to Barnard Castle and busy main road, walk through the street door into the courtyard and it’s so quiet the little flat is ideal for a couple, the surrounding area is fascinating so much to see."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in very convenient location right in the middle of Barney, will certainly stay there again"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2023

  • "The little flat was well equipped and comfortable."

    Being on the high street was convenient for shopping,with Morrisons only a stones throw away.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful stone building with lots of quirky features."

    Beautiful bedding, gorgeous dressing gowns, fabulous bathroom. Ample storage in bedroom and kitchen. In the centre of everything, but so quiet you forgot you were in the centre of a busy market town, even in the courtyard. Lots of independent shops and eateries. Had to contact owner when I first arrived as I couldn’t get in, but it was my fault I stopped at the first door, owner was lovely and helpful. A fabulous hamper awaited our arrival which was a very nice touch. Even provided a water bowl with my dogs name on it. We left items behind which the owner is returning to us and made me feel it was no problem. All together an amazing experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Two Words " Simply Excellant" This is a smashing place to stay with plenty of room for two people with or without a dog."

    Our dog is medium / Large size. The kitchen has everything you need to do meals is you like self catering as opposed to just eating out or take aways. it is in an excellant location for everrything in the town but once in the flat there is absoluely no noise from the traffic. Mel, our host contacted us prior to our dates to offer a choice of items in our welcome pack which was very thoughtful. The water dish even had our dogs name on it not that she can read. Ha Ha ! Thank you Mel for a lovely week and if we return to Barnard Castle we would hope to stay again. Good Luck for the future. Paul, Martha and Betty

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Very central, clean, well equipped, lovely welcome pack."

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "We loved The Little Flat."

    It is right in the middle of Barnard Castle in a quiet yard just off the market pace. The flat is furnished to a very high standard and immaculately clean. The owners had gone to a lot of trouble to make us feel welcome(including our dog). We'd love to return.

    Reviewed by Bernard5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous little flat."

    Exceptionally clean. Small but everything you need for a lovely stay. Central for shopping would stay again

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful little flat - comfy, cosy and extremely peaceful."

    Owners really helpful and approachable - thank you for everything Mel!

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Another lovely week in this beautiful little flat which is so quiet and peaceful yet in the very centre of town."

    Still missing a microwave but otherwise perfect!

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2022

  • "This is a lovely little flat in a fantastic location."

    Very clean. The downside for us, as we were there in very hot weather, was the lack of a freezer section in the fridge.

    Reviewed by Pat4.7Jul 2022

  • ""The Little Flat" What can I say?"

    This exceptional, immaculate and peaceful holiday cottage exceeded our expectations. We had everything we needed for our stay. It was decorated to a high standard, the huge bed was very comfortable, the welcome pack was a lovely touch with treats for our old dog ... even the dogs water bowl had her name on it!! The accommodation was well situated in the heart of Barnard Castle with plenty of wonderful walks on the doorstep. We hardly used the car!! The week went so fast and we would happily stay there again. Thank you so much Mel. Best wishes. Audrey and Phil.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect for a single person or couple."

    Lovely, modern and tastefully decorated. Clean with everything two people would need. The welcome pack was a bonus, with the best tasting bread I’ve tasted. During our stay we reported the light in the close wasn’t working and that was fixed the following day. The only slight issue we had was that the stairs up to the flat from the front door are very steep and our elderly dog couldn’t manage them at the end of a day and had to be carried up.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic place in a great location!"

    Really clean and comfortable flat with everything we needed and more. We had a great time and could have stayed longer, we would definitely recommend “The Little Flat” and “Barny” and will hopefully stay again soon!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2021

  • "I recently stayed at this lovely little flat for four weeks."

    The location is great and the flat itself is very comfortable, clean and quiet. Any queries I had were quickly answered and I would not hesitate to recommend it for a break in the Dales.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely flat in a great location."

    A little surprised it didn’t have a microwave but didn’t really matter to us. A lovely welcome hamper was left by the owners which was much appreciated Directions to flat were only given as coming in from the west. Would have been helpful to have also had directions from east as took us several miles out of our way in trying to connect with the instructions. All in all a great holiday and we would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The directions given by Sykes Cottages would have taken us directly to a long stay car park with all luggage is a fare track."

    Thankfully we was contacted by the owners who advised of two hour duration to park free almost directly outside the flat.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Aug 2021

  • "Lovely presented little flat in a perfect location."

    Owners were very helpful and it was nice to have a little hamper of goodies for us and our dog! Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely flat, great location, would come back again."

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Jul 2021

  • "The Little Flat was clean, comfortable and quiet."

    Great location with a good variety of shops in Barnard Castle and easy access to the surrounding countryside. Would definitely book this flat again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2021

  • "I found the Little Flat very clean and comfortable."

    Right in the centre of the town. Surprisingly it was really quiet and peaceful, with its location. The owners provide everything you would need for your stay ( ie foil, cling film, batteries). I was offered an arrival hamper, this I thought was a very kind gesture. Highly recommended. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Quinn5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a brilliant time in the little flat as it was very comfortable and in an ideal location."

    Absolutely loved Barnard Castle with walks which ever way you turned.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7May 2021

  • "The Little Flat is ideally located close to all facilities to the rear of the main street but it is really quiet."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and the flat comfortable and warm. Great for getting out and about in the beautiful dales. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sukie5.0Apr 2021

  • "The accomodation was everything we have come to expect from booking with Sykes."

    The flat itself is a credit to the owners. A little flat that does indeed meet all expectations.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2020

  • "We recently stayed in the Little Flat."

    We had booked the flat for 4 Nights commencing 14th September 2020. We found the flat itself very clean, tidy and cosy. It is tastefully furnished and of a high standard. Unfortunately, we only stayed one night as we found the flat totally unsuitable if you have mobility problems. My wife and I both use walking sticks and whilst noticing the comment about steps up to and within the flat. We did not expect the steps to be so high or steep in the central area. Because of this, my wife slept in one of the armchairs for the night, and I struggled to move from the lounge area to the bedroom. We were so disappointed as we were looking forward to our stay and this was the first time we used Sykes Cottages. I do think that it should be made clear in the information for The Little Flat that it may be unsuitable for people with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Edwin4.1Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay in Barnard Castle, the little flat is very clean, well ..."

    We had a fantastic stay in Barnard Castle, the little flat is very clean, well equipped and very comfortable, we loved our stay ❤️

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2020

  • "Words are not adequate to describe this property."

    It was simply perfect for our needs as an elderly but still lively (I hope!) couple. Luxury, comfort and style in abundance. And so central to enjoy the pleasures of a fascinating little town and it's surrounds. Excellent practical arrangements were provided by Sykes Cottages and the owner.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great little flat, 1 minute away from marketplace yet totally quiet and secluded."

    Cosy and clean with a very large comfy bed. Though the flat was compact the lounge and bedroom were a good size. Smashing area to explore - lovely market town yet beautiful countryside on doorstep. Only downside for us was the yard outside was not a tempting place to sit and for those it matters to there was no microwave nor freezer/ icebox. All in all though we'd go again and can recommend.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Aug 2020

  • "The little flat was very comfortable, the facilities were excellent."

    However our visit coincided with extremely hot weather.We found that the fridge struggled to keep our food fresh and we would suggest that the owners add a fridge freezer compartment in the future.We were also surprised to find no microwave.We would not hesitate to book the !little flat again due to it's excellent location in a lovely town.

    We are very pleased that you found The Little Flat comfortable with excellent facilities and wouldn't hesitate to book again - we wish you had contacted us during your stay and we would have adjusted the fridge to a colder setting for you. The fridge is less than 2 years old with a high efficiency rating and 7 settings, the coldest of which actually freezes delicate items. The property details do not list a microwave at the property. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne3.8Aug 2020

  • "A little hidden gem, just off the market place but private enough to chill out."

    Fantastic decor and maintained to a very high standard. Fabulous planned walks printed out in the flat which helped us a great deal. Keith our dog was over the moon with his treats and personalised dog bowl! The welcome hamper we absolutely fantastic. Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cosy flat, TV in the living room and bedroom."

    Flat was warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Mar 2020

  • "Fantastic small but cosy and inviting first floor flat."

    Just big enough for two, with a large bedroom, nice modern shower/toilet room, and cost lounge/dining/kitchen room. Tucked away up an alley you wouldn't know existed, but then straight out onto the high street, so perfect access for the lovely market town and all its joys. The flat was clean and in great condition, with a nice touch of a small food hamper on our arrival. Free parking in the nearby car park via a permit for the car. Fast wifi, Netflix and amazon, plus lots of dvd's, games and guides provided. Most definitely will go again. You must visit Bowes Museum, such a great place. Half hour to Richmond or Durham.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Terrific little flat, ideal for a couple and one dog (anymore would be a little cramped)."

    The flat is ideally situated just off the High Street and has adequate facilities. The welcome hamper was a nice touch, as was the free parking voucher for the duration of our stay. The flat is accessed by a steep but short flight of stairs which might not suit everyone but was fine for us. Mel (the owner) was very informative about any questions we asked about the area- dog walks/places to eat/drink etc. Entry instructions via the key safe were very clear and convenient. Overall a very nice "little flat" with added bonus of use of the amazon firestick and WiFi. We would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2019

  • "Everything was perfect and appreciated the TV options available rather than just BBC/ITV etc."

    The arrival basket was very much appreciated - thank you. There was nothing extra we wanted everything was there for us.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely warm accommodation situated in an excellent part of the town."

    Way beyond our expectations and sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2019

  • "I've been to Barnard Castle before but haven't stayed there before and was delighted by the welcome given to both me and my dog."

    The situation in the heart of the town was perfect for popping out for a walk round the many interesting shops (most dog-friendly) or along the fields by the river but nevertheless quiet when I wanted to "chill"

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely hide away in Barnard Castle, very comfortable and well finished for two."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "Sykes made booking this delightful holiday flat extremely easy."

    The flat itself is superb. It is extremely clean and comfortable. We will certainly be booking this flat again. Thank you for allowing us to relax and enjoy our holiday in comfort.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Nov 2018

  • "It was literally step outside the door and you was on the high street which had all the shops you could want and for evening there were plenty of little restaurants and pubs."

    Barnard castle is a good Base to travel to other market toes like Northallerton Richmond Durham were the cathedral is well worth it as theasy museum just round the corner of the flat. The flat is ideal for two people and has a little modern bathroom and the bedroom is very comfortable would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2018

  • "Great flat in Barnard Caste for an ideal getaway in an excellently appointed flat just off the Market Place."

    Great little touches such as welcome hamper and bathrobes make for an overall feel good factor. The flat has everything you need, quality finish throughout all the rooms if you need a place to stay in Barnard Castle look no further.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay there just ideal for a couple and a dog"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2018

  • "It would be nice to have a security light to help access in the dark"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2018

  • "This is a lovely flat and very comfortable."

    It is in the middle of the town could not wish for a better place to stay.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Little Flat was situated on the Main Street of Barnard Castle but was actually located at the rear of the building thus making it very quiet but very handy for the High St."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely property."

    Right in the centre of Keswick. Parking not far away and given a permit for it, although it's very busy at times. The property is to an exceptionally high standard, with all the mod-cons. Lots of JosephJoseph kitchenware. Would happily book again if staying in Keswick.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Aug 2018

  • "The Little Flat is a gem of a cottage, lovingly restored and decorated in a secluded location yet within a stones through of the market town and scenic river walks."

    Doesn't disappoint and would highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2018

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  • All first floor
  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin upon request)
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Amazon Firestick
  • WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking
  • Shared courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: internal steps up to the entrance of apartment and steps between rooms
  • Note: Check out is 11am and check in is 4pm

The property

This characterful stone cottage is tucked away into the village of Barnard Castle, not far from the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale in County Durham, and close to the town's high street.

Quirky and inspiring, The Little Flat is a unique place to visit, designed to offer couples comfort and relaxation from morning through to evening.

Situated on the first floor via internal steps, arrive at the super king-size bedroom, a stylish set up overlooked by an A-frame beam, with the addition of a TV to compliment the formation.

There are some lovely finishing touches to the room, including matching cushions, a wardrobe and windows with a glimpse of fine detail.

The shower room is wonderfully tiled, vibrantly decorated in a blue overtone, creating a unique place to get ready ahead of your days out.

Return home to the soothing lounge after a fun-filled adventure, a calming snug, with two arm chairs, and a woodburner effect fire, to create a night away from it all.

There is a dining table perfect for you and your loved one, backed by a contemporary kitchen which houses light units, and everything you need to feel right at home.

Make the most of the books, games, and Amazon Firestick available, courtesy of the owners.

Outside, lies a shared patio area with furniture, and some more hidden gems are yet to be uncovered.

The Bowes Museum is well worth a visit, spend a day wandering around this beautiful building and experiencing the fascinating exhibitions.

Walking country is right on the doorstep, with woodland walks and cycle routes in the Lake District, the Pennine and Teesdale Ways.

Also, safe dog walking area is only a 5 minute walk away.

The Witham arts centre, with an events programme of music, theatre, film and comedy is at the heart of the town’s wide range of cultural events.

12 miles away is Kynren the UK's most spectacular open air show, an epic tale of 2000 years of English history.

From events in the many village halls, to concerts in churches and an annual outdoor Shakespeare production by The Castle Players there’s lots of entertainment to enjoy.

A holiday experience not to be missed.

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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