|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Originally a grain store, its high ceilings and spaciousness are unusual for a country cottage. There is a good-sized sitting room with open stairs to the first floor which has a spacious king-size bedroom, a twin bedroom and the bathroom. The dining room leads from the sitting room to a separate kitchen, with a dishwasher.
We have just opened our new leisure facility, with a hot-tub and swimming pool, a small gym, and a games room with pool/table tennis/air hockey table. The facilities are shared between the 5 cottages, but can be booked for private use at no extra cost.
East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in a beautifully peaceful, south-facing position, on a 14-acre wooded riverside estate in Teesdale, County Durham.Set in truly beautiful North Dales countryside, East Briscoe is the perfect place to escape the city and unwind; offering a wealth of interest for naturalists, cyclists and walkers. The holiday cottages are situated in Baldersdale (made famous as the former home of Hannah Hauxwell), two miles from the village of Cotherstone, which has two excellent pubs and a village shop/post office. Holiday guests can enjoy nature walks around the estate, fishing on the estate and in nearby reservoirs, free-range eggs from the resident hens and seasonal food from the vegetable garden. Owner/Managers Emma & Chris live on site with children Grace & Sam.
East Briscoe is a family-run establishment - mainly Chris & Emma, with a bit of help now and again from children Grace & Sammy. We live on-site so are generally on hand to sort out any problems, or provide help or information about the area.
We try to be friendly, without interfering too much into your holiday - we know a lot of people come here for some peace and quiet, especially outside school holiday times.
Chris Tarpey purchased this cottage in 2003
We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to take over East Briscoe when Emma's parents retired, and we've never looked back. We had visited many times, so we knew what a special place East Briscoe was, and we still think so today.
New leisure facility with swimming pool, hot-tub, gym and games room. Surrounded by beautiful, peaceful countryside. A walk down to the river on a warm spring day is a unique experience.
During peak season - Easter to end of October, preferred changeover days are Monday and/or Friday. May be some flexibility for last minute bookings.
Arrival time 4pm onwards, departure time 10am.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for a full week booking. Short breaks are available all year, either Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday - Short break prices are approximately 65% of the weekly price.
Special interest holidays:
Ideal area for walking, cycling and running.
Use of car fairly essential, unless you're a very keen walker/cyclist!
2 miles to nearest village, Cotherstone (with pubs, village shop)
6 miles to Barnard Castle, with good selection of local shops, plus supermarket.
22 miles to Darlington, nearest train station and major shopping center.
6 miles to Bowes Museum.
11 miles to High Force Waterfall
31 miles to Durham City
Great selection of local shops in Barnard Castle, with antiques and art being a speciality. Also great independent butchers, bakers, greengrocer, coffee shops and restaurants.
Excellent country pubs nearby - choice of 6 in three villages within 5 miles.