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Peaceful Rural Setting In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage in Middleton in Teesdale, Nr. Barnard Castle, County Durham, England - Ideal Base For Walkers, Cyclists And Those Interested In Wild Flowers Or Geology


A comfortable annexe to the owners' stone-built farmhouse, the cottage is in a quiet position on the hillside less than a mile from the charming village of Middleton-in-Teesdale. Fully restored and offering well-presented accommodation, this cottage provides an ideal country retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy the sights and sounds of the countryside. This cottage features an open plan living area with cosy sitting area, a stylish kitchen and fabulous views across the village to the Tees valley and the surrounding fells. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a spacious shower room, and there are two lovely bedrooms on the first floor, including a super king-size master bedroom, again with magnificent views across the Teesdale countryside. East Farm cottage is a great touring base, ideal for a small family, a couple keen on walking, or a romantic break. Well placed to enjoy the many delights of the area, it is perfect for guests to experience village life with shops and pubs just a short stroll from the doorstep. The nearby market town of Barnard Castle, with its cobbled streets and quaint lanes, attracts visitors all year round, while the northern dales are waiting to be discovered. Visit medieval Raby Castle with its deer park, The Bowes Museum, High Force Waterfall and Egglestone Hall. This cottage is ideal for a break whatever the time of year. Accommodation : Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request at time of booking), 1 x single. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC (there is no bath). Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with additional electric fire. External utility room with washing machine and shared access to a tumble dryer and freezer. Amenities Oil central heating throughout, with fuel and power included in the rent. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of freezer and tumble dryer in external utility room, slimline dishwasher, free Wi-fi, 28" TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Bed linen and towels included in the rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Covered bike storage. Enclosed garden with small patio area and patio furniture. The cottage is pet friendly and up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome, provided that they are kept under strict contrrol. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, cafes and pub 10-15 mins walk.

Nick Long
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

About Nick Long


Guestbook comments from the owner

“Excellent cottage, very comfortable”

Lovely cottage, very clean. Everything you need as far as equipment goes. Owners very helpful and friendly, Would have no hesitation recommending to family and friends and will be back. Excellent base for touring this beautiful part of the country.

“Perfect holiday destination”

Fantastic cottage with eveything you need for a perfect holiday. It was spotlessly clean and the views were amazing. The owners were extremely helpful & were always on hand if needed. The cottage was ideally situated to visit many of the attractions in the area.

"“That will do us nicely!”

Courteous hosts. Exceptional accommodation. Scenery to die for. Natural England personified. You will not find a finer, more relaxed environment with such wonderful surround anywhere in the British Isles. Local to friendly and accommodating situations with outstanding facilities a stone's throw away.?We will be back."

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Barnard Castle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two bedrooms: bedroom 1 has a super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request at time of booking) and bedroom 2 a single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Outside: Private patio area with outdoor furniture looking south west over the beautiful Tees Valley with a small garden area beyond. Dependent on the grazing of livestock one of our fields may be available to give a dog a run. Utility Room: External utility room with washing machine and shared access to a tumble dryer and freezer. It also has a basin, drying rack and heater and provides an ideal drying area for coats and boots. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided free of charge


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Peaceful Rural Setting In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews

Everything has been thought of

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth & Nick have obviously spent time researching what a holiday cottage should be, and then put it together. Everything had been thought of - scones and jam as a welcome, free range eggs, fully equipped kitchen, seriously comfortable beds, guide books, reading books, maps, dog friendly, storage for kit; be it bikes, boats or something else, and the cream for us as canoeists - a drying room :-) A fantastic welcome, a clean, comfortable cottage and dry kit every morning, we left very happy after our week stay. A great location for Tees, Tyne, Eden, Allen and even the Lake District, if we're back in the area, we'll be in touch. Thank you once again :-)

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Steve. It is good to know that we are meeting the needs of canoeists as well as our more regular guests. I hope that your final day was successful and that we shall see you again in the future. Nick
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Very cosy and comfy; great views and location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely welcoming owners. Cosy and very comfy cottage. Everything we needed. Best dog friendly accommodation we've ever stayed in. Great views from garden, lounge and master bedroom windows.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Andy. Glad that you enjoyed your break and we hope to see you both, and the dogs, again soon. Nick
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Looking for the best? here it is.

  • 5 of 5

Over many years and many destinations we have stayed in self-catering Cottages and apartments, this is by far the best I have stayed in with hosts to match.

The Cottage/views/accommodation/hosts/area/welcome is all 110%.

Our very best wishes and thanks go to Nick and Elizabeth.

Alan, Sharon and our little bit of trouble Benny the dog

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Alan and Sharon. I'm glad that you enjoyed your break and hope that we shall see you all again soon. Nick
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Absolutely delightful charming cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival we were greeted by the owners Nick and Elizabeth... lovely people...we were shown around the cottage, told about all the amenities and briefly about the surrounding area.

Elizabeth had left us some freshly baked scones complete with jam and butter and Nick plenished us with some fresh eggs...what a wonderful welcome!

We were then left to get on with our short break which was an absolute joy...we really couldn't have wished for anything more!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review Lynn. I'm glad that you enjoyed your break and hope that we shall see both of you (and the dogs !) again soon.
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Beautiful cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We just had the most perfect week away in this beautiful cottage. The views from every window are wonderful both day and night, and the owners Nick and Elizabeth are so welcoming, and their local knowledge was invaluable. Our three year old son enjoyed every minute of our stay especially checking the hens in the morning to see if they had laid eggs.

The cottage is within walking distance (across some fields or via a quiet road) to the pretty market town of Middleton-in-Tessdale where there are plenty of good restaurants a couple of pubs, a (brilliant) butchers, a convenience store, and a few interesting shops for browsing.

The cottage itself was warm, spotlessly clean with a nice kitchen area with every utensil you would need. The bedrooms are a good size, with comfortable beds (the bed in the master room is HUGE) and the bathroom again is spotless with a nice shower. There is an added bonus of use of a washing machine and tumble dryer, and a place to store your walking gear if the weather is against you.

The real gems of this property are the owners who are just lovely, it will be a while before my son stops talking about what an amazing time he had.

There is a lot to do on your doorstep, plenty of beautiful walks and a waterfall to visit on everyday of your stay. Cauldrons snout should not be missed, and the Strathmore Arms pub in Holwick a few minutes drive from the cottage is also well worth a visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind review Nicki. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay with us and discovered what a beautiful area Upper Teesdale is. Hope that we'll see the three of you again (with a dog ?).
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Use of a car is strongly recommended


3/4 mile to Middleton (with pubs, cafes, garage and shops including a good Co-op)

11 miles to Barnard Castle, with good selection of local shops, plus supermarket.

26 miles to Darlington, nearest train station and major shopping centre.

11 miles to Bowes Museum.

6 miles to High Force Waterfall

16 miles to Raby Castle

35 miles to Durham City

52 miles to Keswick in the Lake District

58 miles to Newcastle

70 miles to York

Further Details:

Middleton-in-Teesdale, with its shops, pubs and cafes is not only at the centre of Upper Teesdale and the Durham Dales, it also offers easy access to other beautiful areas of Britain; the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the Howgills can all be reached within an hour, whilst the North Yorks Moors are not much further away. For those wanting a day in one of the most interesting historical and cultural cities in England, York, Durham or Newcastle are all within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
25% deposit due on booking, balance due 1 month before arrival. Payment by cheque or electronic transfer.

Our usual change over day is Saturday.

Short Breaks are either Saturday, to Monday or 3 days from Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, but we can be flexible to meet individual needs.

Low Season short breaks can be booked at any time, mid season no more than a month and high season no more than two weeks before arrival.

Full Terms and Conditions are available on our web-site ( .

Changeover Day:
Usual change-over day Saturday. Guests are asked to arrive after 3.00 pm and to depart before 10.00 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund