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

Barnard Castle, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Kearton Cottages at East Roods Boldron, near Barnard Castle, County Durham, England - Elevated Location With Stunning Views Of The Dales In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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.

Book your break with a private viewing of an extensive Vintage Steam and Classic Tractor Collection. Viewing by Appointment.


Anne Kearton

Member Since 2009
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 03, 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 collecting vintage tractors and steam engines.

Anne Kearton purchased this Cottage in 1993

What makes this Cottage unique

The Stunning Views of the Dale.


    • Internet
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2


          • 1 Bathroom
          • Bathroom 1
            toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

            Location Type

              • Rural


                  • Away From It All
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Living Room
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Heating
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Tumble Dryer
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Wood Stove


                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 2 people


                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                      • Stereo
                                      • Television


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Golf
                                            Barnard Castle Golf Club is approx 4 miles away.
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Available upon request
                                          • Tennis
                                            Available locally


                                              • not suitable for children

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Private Pool
                                                    Private Pool Available at North Side Farm a short drive from your cottage
                                                  • Sauna
                                                    Available On Site


                                                      • autumn foliage
                                                      • churches
                                                      • forests
                                                      • 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. Book your break with a private viewing of an extensive Vintage Steam and Classic Tractor Collection. Viewing by Appointment.

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        28 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Beautiful cottage, perfect for a relaxing holiday.

                                                                        Sean D.

                                                                        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.

                                                                        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


                                                                        Ray W.

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

                                                                        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

                                                                        Outstanding accommodation, highly recommend!!!!

                                                                        Robert R.Whitstable

                                                                        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!!!

                                                                        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

                                                                        Holiday in paradise.

                                                                        William and Barbara E.

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

                                                                        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

                                                                        A warm welcome

                                                                        Chrissy A.

                                                                        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}.

                                                                        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


                                                                        Perfect Stay

                                                                        Rachel R.

                                                                        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!

                                                                        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



                                                                        Barnard Castle, UK

                                                                        Travel: 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. Distances: 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.

                                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                                        Short Breaks Changeover Day: Changeover days are flexible depending on availability. Please note: Arrival times 4pm. Departures 10am.

                                                                        28 Reviews
                                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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