Our self catering Holiday Cottages are set in beautiful rolling unspoilt countryside in Lower Teesdale on the Durham/Yorkshire border. Conveniently situated within easy reach of Northern England's most beautiful scenery and historic sites, including the North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Durham Cathedral, Barnard Castle, Richmond, Hadrians Wall, Newcastle and the Lakes. Locally there is an abundance of walking and cycling routes through peaceful lanes and quiet limewashed hamlets with everything from a Michelin-starred restaurant, to welcoming local pubs, restaurants, farm shops and cafes.
Mill Granary and Mill Byre are two luxuriously appointed stone built 18th century converted barns, sleeping eight and seven guests, these are separated by open fields and a wild flower meadow teeming with wildlife. They are great for family gatherings and celebrations.
Our village property is 16th century Church Cottage which can sleep four guests. It occupies an idyllic setting on the quiet green in the historic village of Gainford.
Cheeseborough House is our jewel in Barnard Castle, a 19th century grade two-listed town house within walking distance of Bowes Museum, shops and restaurants, sleeping four guests.
Also a stunning Shepherds Hut with a chic interior lovingly created for you to enjoy. A perfect retreat for two.
Dogs are welcome to stay in the Mill Byre and Mill Granary.
We had a fantastic week at Mill Byre. The property is spacious, stylish and comfortable and has a wonderfully welcoming vibe. Photos alone can’t do it justice. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and we really enjoyed the seclusion and the lovely views, with some wildlife spotting of owls and hares. The property is beautifully set up for sociable dining indoors and out, while the layout of the bedrooms allows for lots of space and privacy for each room. We can’t wait to return!
This was our second stay in Cheeseborough House. We find it a most comfortable cottage - clean, warm and most welcoming. It is for us in the perfect position. A quiet street, near the river with its paths and within walking distance of the town with its fine array of independent shops - in fact we never used our car all week. Barnard Castle, like the cottage, is most welcoming. All the people we met were friendly and helpful and you just feel as if you are one of the locals ! It can be a busy town but there are so many places where you can find peace, quiet and relaxation.
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Our family of four, plus our 14 week old puppy had a fabulous time. Mill Granary is stunning inside and out. The kitchen was the best equipped of any self-catering cottage I’ve ever stayed in. We made the most of the great outdoor space and it was fantastic to have the hot tub too. We really want to return for a full week, both because of the cottage itself and also so we can spend more time exploring the local area.