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.
Our first stay at this property, although we have stayed at another one of the family's cottages before. We were not disappointed - beautifully decorated and well appointed including super comfy beds! Excellent location - walking distance to Bowes museum and shops of Barnard Castle. Many places to visit within a short drive, in beautiful part of the country. We will definitely be back.
We were looking for accommodation for 7 people who would be using the Pennine Way and Coast-to-Coast cycle route as well as visiting Museums in Shildon and Hartlepool, and taking in Whitby and Angel of the north. Here we were centrally placed for all of the above, and only Whitby more than an hour away.
At the end of a tiring day, here was the perfect place to rest and relax. We especially enjoyed the two outside decks, south facing, and with magnificent views over miles of rolling countryside.
Car parking was right next to the building - so easy to load and unload.
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We have stayed in many cottages in the UK over the last decade and this is definitely one of the best. Mill Byre is tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished and enjoys lovely views over the surrounding countryside.