Self Catering in County Durham - Gainford

Barforth Hall Cottage
County Durham

Barforth Hall Cottage, Gainford, County Durham
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £271.00 - 493.00

This stone-built, semi-detached cottage situated close to the Teesdale village of Gainford sleeps two people.

Barforth Hall Cottage is a stone-built cottage situated in a rural location, one mile from the village of Gainford and within reach of Barnard Castle. This ground floor cottage sleeps two people and has a four poster king-size double with sitting area and electric fire, a bathroom and a kitchen/diner. The cottage also has off road parking for two cars and a patio area with wood-fired hot tub. With many walking and cycling routes in the area, as well as plenty of attractions to enjoy, Barforth Hall Cottage makes an excellent base for a romantic retreat.


Just back from our week stay. Disappointed first view of the outside nothing like the picture just a hanging basket with 2 artificial flowers in. The cottage is roomy and nice and clean. Very large comfy bed. Think it would benefit from 2 chairs instead of the small settee which was cramped and not very comfy. We were not left a welcome pack which has always been the case in all the other properties we have stayed in. The surrounding areas are lovely with lots to do and see.

We've booked several cottages for weekend breaks away as we find them really relaxing and enjoy the peace and quiet away from it all. We always envisage pub meals, log fire, old world style cottage. This cottage was a bit different... We approached via a long single track road which leads down to the farm buildings. We were met by the friendly owners who saw us into the cottage and let us know that they were just nearby if we need anything. The cottage is clean and tidy and the 4 poster bed is massive and very comfortable. There was a small two seater sofa (not quite big enough to sprawl out on but adequate for sitting to watch the large TVs which had satellite channels and a selection of DVDs. We tried to walk to the village but after trying several attempts across the waterlogged fields, even in wellies we realised this wasn't going to be an easy task at this time of year so turned back. There went our evening walks to a cosy pub. But maybe that was a good thing. We went in the car to Barnard Castle and stocked up on wine and food and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the cottage instead. We tried to use the hot tub but after a few hours of waiting for it to warm up we concluded February is obviously far too cold and the water being like ice to start off with. Our phone signal disappeared on approaching the cottage but there was adequate wifi signal in the cottage to keep in touch with the outside world if you want to. I think we chose the wrong time of year for this particular cottage but still enjoyed our weekend. The scenery and area around the cottage are beautiful and plenty of places to visit close by. The cottage is worth going to just for the bed. Honestly the most comfiest I have ever slept in!
Michelle S

A very relaxing holiday with lots of attractions nearby to visit.
Mrs Buckley

Arrived on 25th May amazing cottage beautiful 4 poster bed ,Huge TV and a stunning hot tub which we used every night chilling with a glass of wine ,looking at the stars , brilliant !!! Very friendly and accommodating hosts. The alpaca's are great fun so are the horses in field backing onto the cottage , they are very friendly and nosey. The cottage is in an ideal setting, The location is ideal for touring the local area , with some spectacular waterfalls nearby within a 1hr drive . A brilliant time spent here , will definitely be back.!!! Geoff & Su Kent

The location was lovely and the accommodation was first class with a huge four poster bed and fantastic hot tub which we used every night whilst sipping wine and looking at the stars. A truly relaxing experience with friendly and accommodating owners, plenty of information in the cottage for exploring the local areas. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this cottage and of course will be re booking in the not too distant future.
Mr Barr

Services / Facilities:

Electric central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for hot tub supplied on an honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio area with wood-fired hot tub and furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: There are riding stables next to the cottage. Note: Access to the property is via a one-mile narrow track, which is a bit rough in places, but isnít pot holed or rutted.

Changeover Day


Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Stanwick Iron Age Fort - 3 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Piercebridge Roman Fort and Bridge - 3.4 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stanwick. St John's Church - 3.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Raby Castle - 4.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rokeby Park - 5.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Egglestone Abbey - 6.4 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Bowes Museum - 6.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

St Mary's Church, Barnard Castle - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Barnard Castle - 7.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Escomb Saxon Church - 8.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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