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 always enjoy our stays in Kate’s cottages and this visit lived up to expectations. Church Cottage is a beautifully presented cottage in a lovely location. The highlight of this trip was seeing High Force in full force over both sides, very impressive in the sunshine. The weather could have been better but after a day out it was great to have such a warm,cosy,comfortable cottage to return to. Thank you for another successful holiday Kate, hope to be back again soon.
Accommodation - as advertised, comfortable, clean and cosy. Garden added bonus especially during exceptional weather!!!
Location - peaceful location, walks direct from the door along River Tees, Bowes Museum and interesting buildings, local shops & cafes. Barnard Castle good base for visiting wider area by car
10/10 Thank you Kate
What a wonderful stay at Mill Byre! Two of us and our dog stayed at the Mill Byre for 5 days in March and what an excellent stay it was.
From the initial booking, Kate was so helpful and quick with her responses to my (many) questions. I was greeted on arrival by Kate and it was a lovely touch to have fresh scones and milk to arrive. There is also an adorable little doggy welcome pack for your fur babies including treats and blankets.
After arrival you are given complete privacy, yet the comfort to know they will be on hand for any questions or advice you might need about the local area.
Very impressed by Mill Granary, it is exactly as good as it looks in the photos. Very high standard of furnishing and finishes. Perfect for a large group, plenty of space. Also allows dogs which is a great bonus. We will definitely return.