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E13390 - Ivy Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Ivy Cottage

Ivy Cottage has a large sitting/dining room with electric fire, TV with DVD player and Freeview. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob and microwave. It has electric central heating and Wi-Fi is available.

About the property


Hillcrest Park is our rural, 6 acre, holiday location in the northernmost of the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale. Surrounded by farmland, it offers peace, tranquillity and beautiful views of Teesdale – yet is only 10mins from the A66. It is ideal for walkers, cyclists and dog owners (we have a dog walking field onsite) and is close to Richmond, Barnard Castle, High Force Waterfall, Raby Castle and a host of other Dales attractions.

We aim to offer all our guests - and their pets! - a comfortable, get-away-from-it all, rural retreat.

More Details

Kate Nichols
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Kate Nichols

We (Ed and Kate) have been at Hillcrest Park since March 2011, and have been delighted that many of our visitors return again and again. Ed's local knowledge is pretty comprehensive and we enjoy welcoming people to this beautiful area and providing a peaceful base for them to explore Teesdale and the surrounding Dales.

We live on site and are on hand to help out our guests with anything they may need, but also happy to leave guests to enjoy their break in peace.

Kate Nichols purchased this cottage in 2011

What makes this cottage unique

We have a 3 acre field, which our visitors use to exercise their dogs, or just to wander around and take in the views - which makes us just a bit different to your average holiday cottage, and truly pet-friendly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The service we received was very good, very friendly and very helpful owners. Hawthorn cottage was excellent and well stocked food cupboard, also very clean. The location was good.What we liked best was the peace and quiet.

Kath and Peter, Wigan, July 2013

Excellent location to see lots of interesting places, all within an hour's drive: Teesdale, Weardale, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Durham and North York Moors. Rose cottage was beautifully clean and equipped to a very high standard.

Mrs Warren-Smith, Wantage, August 2013

Having self catered many times, Ivy was one of the best cottages we have had. The kitchen was well equipped with breakfast bar, the bathroom roomy and shower brilliant, the lounge spacious, TV worked better than ours at home. As for the bed, well, what a shame we had to get out of it. Dog walking area was a real bonus. It had everything we needed. Would certainly recommend to others. A gem of a place. Thank you again.

Molly, TripAdvisor, Sept 2013
Jan 2014
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Ivy Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Ivy Cottage was spacious, clean & had everything needed for a perfect stay. Kate & Ed were very friendly and welcoming. Their properties are beautifully situated in a rural surrounding but within easy travelling distance of Richmond, Barnard Castle and the surrounding villages. The whole area is very well cared for & the local villages all have very welcoming pubs! Richmond itself is a lovely, well maintained town with a super selection of shops, including the old Richmond Station (very nice cafe & artisan shops) and a very pleasant river walk. Kate & Ed are definitely dog friendly and the dog walking field is an absolute bonus with tracks mowed (by Ed) through the long grass for ease of walking. Overall this was a perfect few days, with perfect hosts and a 'home from home' cottage. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Brownlow Arms
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Brownlow Arms
Car: necessary


Car is essential.


Caldwell is 1.7m away (with pub)

Ovington is 1.5m away (with pub)

Winston is 1.5m away (with restaurant)

Gainford is 3m away (with chippie, corner shop and 2 pubs)

Barnard Castle is 8m away

Richmond is 9m away

Further Details:

We are less than a mile away from the River Tees, and you can pick up the Teesdale Way at Winston Gate and walk to Whorlton, where there is a very dog friendly pub called The Bridge Inn. It is a beautiful (appx) 10m circular walk, taking in the suspension bridge at Whorlton and some stunning Teesdale scenery.

The nearest shop is at Gainford (a 7minute drive), but we usually keep a stock of basics available from our kitchen, in case you run out!



Barforth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We have a laundry room on site with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron. We also have a Tourist Information area with lots of leaflets and pointers about what to do. All accommodation is non-smoking. Outside: All cottages have off road parking, garden area with bench/table. Hawthorn Cottage has an enclosed garden, and all are close to the dog walking field.

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