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 thought we had drawn the short straw when we realised that we were staying in the Shepherd's Hut. We even took a hot water bottle but as soon as we opened the door we were aware of warmth and comfort. The heat provided by the radiator is so good we didn't need to use the woodburning stove. The bed is very comfortable,the shower is large and the creative design of the Shepherd's Hut provides maximum storage. The furnishings are beautiful.
This was our fourth visit to The Mill Granary and the first to The Mill Byre and The Shepherd's Hut. The venue was perfect for our group of 14 celebrating an 80th birthday. All three properties are beautifully furnished, comfortable and cosy. We were concerned that the Shepherd's Hut might be cold in November and we took a hot water bottle - there was no need as the heating system is excellent without the wood-burning stove. We found the Sheperd's Hut incredibly well designed with good storage and a lovely big shower.
We really enjoyed our visit to Church Cottage. The cottage has everything you need, it’s in a great location for a walk by the river, and other local attractions. We hope to be able to book the cottage again.
A beautiful, well-appointed cottage close to town centre and nearby walks.
We have stayed many times at Kate and Richard's cottages in the surrounding area.
The fact that we keep returning speaks for itself.
A beautiful farm building converted to the highest standard with a lovely full height living, dining, kitchen area perfect for a family get together.
Large grounds set in the countryside with great walks, the hot tub was a welcome bonus.
The owner was very welcoming and helpful and even made a delicious cake for my birthday.
Can’t recommend too highly, made for a perfect weekend away.