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 were extremely lucky to stumble across the Shepherd's Hut and were the first guests to stay there.
Couldn't fault it in any possible way. The attention to detail and perfect private location made it the ideal place to get away from it all.
Everything you need is there, just perfect.
The lack of Wi-Fi didn't cause any issues as the 4g signal was fine. When getting away from it all Wi-Fi is something we were happy to be without anyway!
Lovely hosts, lovely place, will definitely book again!
The cottage is in an excellent location a short walk uphill to the town and 5 minutes drive from the Bowes museum. It is also very close to the river and the walks along the river bank. The cottage itself is well equipped, comfortable and clean with an enclosed courtyard at the back with seating and a water feature. The beds are comfortable and both bedrooms have en suite. It is an ideal place to stay to explore the local area.
Very agreeable week spent at Mill Byre in July. The children enjoyed having their own rooms, appreciated the large exclusive garden, and made good use of the patio and barbecue. The cottage fully lived up to the high expectations raised by the photography and description on the Mill Granary Cottages website. Warmly recommended.