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5 Star (Gold) Romantic, Self Catering Country Retreat - Kearton Cottage - (Sleeps 2)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Kearton Cottage - (Sleeps 2)

Luxury fitted master en-suite bedroom sleeps two in super king sized bed. Patio doors lead from the bedroom to private terrace, overlooking large pond, lush green pastures and gorgeous views of the Dales. Luxury en-Suite bathroom with bath/shower over bath, wc, bidet, towel warmer, underfloor heating. Towels, robes and hairdryer provided. Fully fitted oak kitchen with luxury granite breakfast bar dining area overlooking the lounge. Electric hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, ironing facilities, all crockery and pans provided. Underfloor heating. The living space is open plan with a real log burner for those cosy nights in. Electric underfloor heating throughout the cottage. Comfortable sofas, perfect for relaxing on and watching TV, a DVD, listening to your favourite music or reading. Internet Access. All linen, towels and robes are provided in the price and changed weekly.

About the property


Luxury self catering cottages, with fabulous views across the dales, conveniently appointed with easy access from the A66. A great base for visiting, walking or cycling in Teesdale an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Exploring Richmond, Durham, Newcastle, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes. Beautifully rebuilt and refurbished into luxury self-catering accommodation adjoining the main house and set in large attractive landscaped gardens with very own Stonehenge feature. The property boasts magnificent views across miles and miles of beautiful open countryside. Ample on site parking.

Anne Kearton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Anne Kearton

Your hosts at the cottages are Stephen and Anne they have lived at East Roods for over 20 years in the main house adjoining the holiday cottages.

They have a family business close by in the village of Boldron established for over 30 years, in construction, plant and machinery hire for earthworks, crushing and screening in the quarrying industry.

They have three grown-up children who enjoy visiting home in between travelling, and working around the UK and abroad.

Their interests include good food, nice wine, country pursuits, sailing and theatre.

Anne is a qualified holistic therapist, who enjoys gardening, dance and cooking.

Stephen is Managing Director of the family firm and enjoys vintage tractors and steam engines.

Anne Kearton purchased this cottage in 1993

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful accommodation, NO faults. Pleasant, sociable, helpful hosts. The whole area is full of interesting places to visit STUNNING. Rob Sylvia Mike & Maree. Fabulous week's stay a treat to see the collection of steam engines. First class beauty treatments. Melanie & Andy. Our 2nd stay had a great time again, wonderful accommodation & hosts. Kate & Pete What a gem of a place, superb in every way. We loved it so much we have already booked our next two holidays here. Derek & Salma Found something special, all aspects of our stay lived up to & beyond our expectations. Beautifully presented in every way Tim & Julia Our 3rd visit, great stay every time, a real home from home. Gina & Tim Thank you so much for the lovely warm welcome, your cottage is beautiful, so comfortable & relaxing. Frances & Bob Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, stunning surroundings 5* hospitality. Kim & Dave FANTASTIC! attention to detail made it. Richard & Jennie
Aug 2009
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Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible depending on availability.

Please note: Arrival times 4pm. Departures 10am.


Barnard Castle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is cleaned prior to your arrival and we ask guests to leave it in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. The accommodation is fully centrally heated. Sorry we do not accommodate pets. Assistance dogs welcome. The cottages are non-smoking. Outside: Delightful large gardens with Stonehenge garden feature. Guest terrace with barbecue facilities and outdoor furniture. Ample on site parking.


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Kearton Cottage - (Sleeps 2)
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful cottage, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect, cosy with all the comforts of home. The sun room is wonderful with views of the pond and surrounding countryside, it’s a great place to sit, read and relax. Anne greeted us with the log fire burning, a sparkling drink and homemade quiche. This break was a lovely start to 2018 and we will be booking another stay soon. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for sending such a lovely review of your stay. Delighted you've both enjoyed your visit to Teesdale renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. We look forward to welcoming you both back to the cottage in the future. Best Wishes Stephen & Anne
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely one bed bolthole with all you need for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send a classy review of your recent stay. Delighted to hear you had all you needed for a pleasant and enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you both back one day to enjoy more time together in our beautiful Dale. Best Wishes Anne
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Outstanding accommodation, highly recommend!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the best places we have ever stayed, cosy, beautiful scenery to blow your mind, wonderful facilities and extremely helpful and kind hosts. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time and sending such a lovely review of your recent stay. We are obviously delighted to hear how much you had enjoyed your stay with us. I am sure guests considering a stay will find your review most helpful. We look forward to welcoming you both back again in the future to enjoy more adventures in our beautiful Dale, Cosy nights in together and stunning scenery. Best Wishes Anne
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Holiday in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations and 5 star hosts. Luxurious comfort in the country with hosts knowledgeable about area. Perfect English hospitality in warm comfortable surroundings.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful part of the UK. County Durham and the Dales have a wealth of history, scenery & hospitality just waiting to be discovered. Hope you will both return again one day for more adventures. Best Wishes Stephen & Anne
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A warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time ever we had used a holiday cotttage. The experience was Brilliant!

A 5 star cottage with everything we could ask for {and more}..

We loved it so much we deffinitely will be going again {Soon}.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear your first time holiday cottage experience was a great success and exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future for more adventures and exploration of our beautiful Dales. Best Wishes Anne
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Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking of booking this cottage, do not hesitate, just do it. Everything about it is perfect, the location is fabulous, it is extremely comfortable and well equipped and Anne and her husband could not have been friendlier or more welcoming hosts. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a positive review of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you both back for more exploring of our beautiful Dale sometime in the near future. Best Wishes Anne
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
South Sheilds
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest airports are: Durham Tees Valley approx 40 minutes drive (26.7 miles). Newcastle Airport approx an hours drive (62.4 miles). The property is easily accessed from the A66, 13 miles west of Scotch Corner from the A1.


Boldron is the nearest village. Barnard Castle is approx 3 miles away with a wide range of pubs, restaurants, hair and beauty salons, antique shops, supermarkets, butchers and bakeries. Barnard Castle is the home of the magnificent Bowes Museum and its famous Castle Ruins. There are many wonderful places to eat in the surrounding area. We are only 9 miles away from Tan Hill the highest pub in England and 12 miles away from High Force Waterfall.

Further Details:

Whether its shopping, fishing, riding, sailing, off roading, walking, cycling, bird watching or simply chilling out and escaping to a little known about beautiful place with your friends and family. All your needs can be catered for in Teesdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.