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Blackton Grange: Large Farmhouse in Amazing Location

Bedrooms 10
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Large property for hire, sleeping up to 40, set in an 11 acre hillside estate along the Pennine Way

Blackton Grange is a traditional stone built farmhouse which nestles deep in the heart of the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) rumoured to be England's last wilderness. Enjoying unspoilt views of hills and Blackton Reservoir, Blackton sits between the picturesque towns of Middleton-in-Teesdale and Barnard Castle.

The property accommodates up to 40 guests across 10 bedrooms, with further sleeping potential in our onsite camping field.

At Blackton we have 10 comfy bedrooms (two if which are en-suite), with a mix of single, double and bunkbeds to cater for every type of group. There are 5 shower rooms, 5 WCs and a disabled bathroom on the ground floor. We also offer both an indoor and outdoor meeting room, and a laundry room for guests to use.

The large, cosy lounge with open log fire is the ideal place for groups to gather and relax. Blackton Grange also has a fully-equipped professional kitchen, and a rustic dining room seating up to 24, and onsite catering can be easily arranged on request.

Situated in 11 acres of stunning hills and fields, our wonderful outdoor facilities include a garden patio with picnic benches, BBQ with an amazing view, and a camping field adjacent to the house.

There are hundreds of activities available at or in close proximity to Blackton: we have a fleet of mountain bikes available to you on request. Use these, or simply pop on your walking boots to explore the local peaks and rolling moors on your doorstop. Home to some of the country's best walking landscapes and plenty of beautiful wildlife, guests are guaranteed to leave Blackton with a lot of happy memories. The Baldersdale Valley is a fantastic place to explore on foot, and the Pennine Way runs alongside the house. Close to the spectacular High Force falls walk (reputed to be the highest unbroken fall of water in England), you could visit the lovely town of Middleton-in-Teesdale for delicious cream teas.

Activities that can be arranged for the more adventurous amongst you include kayaking, abseiling, gorge-walking, climbing, off-road driving, water-skiing and more: perfect for families, school trips, or groups of friends.

Alternatively you could use Blackton Grange as a base to explore some of the gems of the North East, including Barnard Castle, Beamish Open Air Museum, the National Railway Museum, and Durham Cathedral.

Facilities include disabled access, wifi, satellite tv, 10 bedrooms (two en suite), open log fire, bbq, fleet of mountain bikes as well as catering available on request.

More Details

Bev Cranwell
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2018


Barnard Castle Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 40
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Shower room 4 - shower
    Shower room 5 - shower
    Shower room 6 - shower
    Shower room 7 - shower
  • En-suite to Bedroom 4 with bath/shower. En-suite to bedroom 5 with shower. Disabled WC/Shower adjacent to bedroom 3. 1 shower/WC on ground floor. 4 showers/4 WC upstairs corridor.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Balderhead - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 x Bunk Bed
    Blackton - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Cow Green - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 x Bunk Bed
    Kirkcarrion - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Shacklesborough - 2 twin/ single
    Goldsborough - 1 twin/ single , 2 x Bunk Beds
    Hury - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 x Bunk Bed
    Selset - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 x bunk bed
    Little Hury - 2 twin/ single
    Grassholme - 1 double , 1 x Bunk Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Large Farmhouse sleeping up to 40 persons
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 15 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Outside: Gardens with bench tables. Camping field for games with covered area ideal for barbecues. Use of BBQ. Utility Room: Washing machines and tumble driers with drying racks for outdoor wear/boots. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen included. Please bring own towels Other: Large dining room, tables can be rearranged to accommodate your party. 1 indoor meeting room with conference table and 1 outdoor meeting room.


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Blackton Grange: Large Farmhouse in Amazing Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Fantastic Holiday....

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Blackton Grange. Ideal family cottage for large families. Kids loved it. Everything is there in the cottage. Special thanks to Jan for the warm welcome and the support throughout.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janaka, we're glad that you had a great time at Blackton Grange! We hope to see you again soon. Blackton Grange Team
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Blackton grange is accessible from the A1, A66 and M6. Darlington is the nearest mainline railway station. Newcastle or Durham are the nearest airports. Car is essential due to the rural location of the property.


Nearest shops are located in Middleton-in-Teesdale some 9 miles away. The nearest large town is Barnard Castle which is 9 miles away. Bowes museum and the Norman Castle are in Barnard Castle. The nearest pub which serves food is in Cotherstone /Romaldkirk approx. 7 miles. Surrounding villages are home to an eclectic collection of shops and country pubs.

Further Details:

2 supermarkets will accept online ordering and will deliver to the property. We can arrange catering if required for a special occasion. Outdoor activities can be arranged i.e. Kayaking, abseiling, gorge walking with some of these activities only a short walk away from the farmhouse.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $418

Booking Notes:
Booking form and 25% deposit required for confirmation of booking. Full payment to be made 8 weeks before arrival. Cheques/online payments accepted.

Changeover Day:
Any day for changeover Arrival times 4 pm, departure 12 noon. These times are flexible in some instances.

Notes on prices:
Above rates are for Friday-Sunday. Minimum stay 2 nights.

For more than 1 week hire please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.