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Barforth Hall Lodge

Gainford near Barnard Castle, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 919938)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 5

  • Pets Yes

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  • “As a group of 11 women, we stayed ...”

    As a group of 11 women, we stayed at Barforth Hall Lodge (the one that sleeps 12) for 2 nights and it was the best weekend ever. It was more than adequate to comfortably accommodate 12 adults. ...

    As a group of 11 women, we stayed at Barforth Hall Lodge (the one that sleeps 12) for 2 nights and it was the best weekend ever. It was more than adequate to comfortably accommodate 12 adults. The lodge was warm and welcoming, well equipped particularly in terms of the kitchen and kitchen essentials and it was the perfect venue for a girls weekend away. The owners (who live on site) were on hand throughout our stay to help with anything we needed particularly lighting up the log burners and heating up the hot tub. Both Paula and Jason were friendly and more than accommodating and were never more than a text away. The wood burning hot tub was an added luxury; even in minus temperatures and thick with snow, we all spent time in the hot tub which was extra special because of the very cold weather. Jason was tending to it all day to make sure it was ready for us to use on the evening/night. This accommodation really is worth a visit and we will definitely be returning (kids in tow the next time)!

    - Miss Hanson, March 2018


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Barforth Hall Cottages

Gainford 6 miles. These charming cottages are set in a beautiful rural location in the grounds of Barforth Hall, six miles from the village of Gainford and eight miles from Barnard Castle. They form part of a group of former farm buildings and provide an excellent base for touring this unspoilt and historic area. Featuring a variety of accommodation, these ground floor cottages provide wonderful holiday homes for couples, families and groups of friends who want to relax and discover County Durham and the Yorkshire Dales. The cottages are an ideal base for animal lovers as there are horses in stables next door, and just across the entrance is a small paddock, which is home to a family of alpacas. Footpaths spread off in every direction straight from the door, including a lovely trail which meanders along next to the river, or you can pop to the pretty village of Gainford, home to a shop and pub. There are plenty of opportunities for cycling, hiking and touring in this beautifully scenic area, with Hamsterley Forest, the deer park at nearby Raby Castle, or you can discover the waterfalls at High Force and Cauldron Snout. The market town of Barnard Castle, with cobbled streets and the Bowes Museum, is within reach, plus a short drive brings you into the heart of Durham, with its majestic cathedral standing high above the River Wear. These lovely cottages provide well-equipped accommodation in a wonderful countryside location.

The property

This single-storey detached cottage provides the perfect base for a group of friends and large families to get together and enjoy a break in the great outdoors.

It features a spacious sitting room with a 50” TV and a cosy woodburning stove, ideal for sitting round to catch up on old times and enjoy the odd round of drinks.

The separate dining room also features a woodburning stove, as well as a TV and a sitting area, ideal for a smaller group to enjoy a chat and share a bottle of wine.

The six bedrooms are individually styled and decorated, and provide flexible sleeping arrangements for whatever group size is required.

There are two bathrooms, a shower room, wet room and a separate cloakroom, ensuring that guests have all the facilities to enjoy that well-earned break in the country.

Outside, the spacious grounds have an Italian masonry-style barbecue and a wood-fired hot tub, making it a great place to chill, enjoy the country views and just reflect on another great day out.

Whether you stay close to home or head out to explore Teesdale and beyond, this is a family cottage to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 915731, 927830 and 927831, together they sleep 21.


  • All ground floor
  • Six bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with TV), 2 x double (one with TV), 1 x twin, 1 x twin with 3’ single and 2’ single (suitable for children up to 10)
  • Two bathrooms with bath, basin and WC
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 6)
  • Dining room (seats 4) with woodburning stove and sitting area (seats 2)
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove


  • Electric central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for hot tub and woodburning stoves supplied on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Spacious garden with wood-fired hot tub, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: There are riding stables next to the cottage and stabling can be arranged at additional cost through the owner
  • Note: Access to the property is via a one-mile narrow track, which is a bit rough in places, but isn’t pot holed or rutted
  • Note: The tables in the dining room and kitchen can be combined to seat 10-12 people
  • Please note the wood burning hot tub can take up to 5 hours to heat up and needs to started and maintained by yourself during your stay, you need to stay with the fire once it is lit
  • More information is available in the property.

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About the location


Barnard Castle 8 miles; Darlington 8 miles; Richmond 13 miles.

Gainford is a pretty village in Teesdale, standing on the River Tees at the boundary with Yorkshire. The village offers a scattering of Georgian houses set on an unspoilt village green, as well as a Post Office, butcher/greengrocer/bakery, newsagents/general store, fish and chip shop and a pub, and is close to spectacular waterfalls, sweeping moorlands and magnificent castles. There is also one Michelin starred restaurant within easy reach of the village, giving the opportunity to dine out in luxury. Ancient market towns dot the area and the historic town of Barnard Castle lies within easy reach, boasting castle remains overlooking the town, as well as the impressive Bowes Museum. Built as an impressive French-style chateau, the museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and decorative art. Other places of interest close to Gainford are the ruins of Egglestone Abbey and Rokeby Hall, High Force, Cauldron’s Snout, Derwent Reservoir, and Hexham with its stately abbey, as well as the magnificent cathedral city of Durham. A little further afield the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North York Moors, Lake District, Northumberland National Park and the coastal towns of Whitby and Saltburn are all within easy driving distance.

Region Information

Note: It may be possible to arrange matching changeover days for this property with the others in the group, if they are being booked together. Please contact Sykes for more information.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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