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Teesdale Self Catering cottage, Shepherd's Cottage, Middleton-in-Teesdale, sleeps 5

Areas: Teesdale

Shepherd's Cottage
County Durham
DL12 0NJ

Shepherd's Cottage, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £368.00

This detached stone built cottage is in the hamlet of Holwick, close to Barnard Castle, north of the Yorkshire Dales and can sleep five people in two bedrooms.

Shepherd’s Cottage is a stone built detached cottage located in the hamlet of Holwick, north of the Yorkshire Dales. This ‘upside down’ cottage has two ground floor bedrooms, which consist of one double and one family room with three single beds, plus the ground floor includes a family bathroom. The first floor has a living area including a kitchen, a dining and a sitting area.

To the outside, this cottage has ample parking and a garden with furniture and BBQ. Shepherd’s Cottage is a delightful cottage and a perfect family holiday home.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


We have just returned home after spending Christmas at Shepherd's cottage and it was simply stunning. The location was amazing and our 20 month old daughter was fascinated by the sheep grazing within metres of the cottage. The layout of the cottage meant that the stunning views could be taken advantage of in the living room on the first floor- so relaxing and we savoured every moment of tranquility. We were spoilt with all the beautiful walks nearby including High Force, Low Force and all the gorgeous villages within a few kilometres of Holwick. Our dog had the most exciting time chasing rabbits and exploring every inch of the route we took each day. He would then slumber in front of the lovely warm fire back at the cottage. The cottage had been festively decorated for the Christmas period and we were able to take home some fantastic memories which will stay with us for a long time. Mr and Mrs Scott ensured that our stay was as comfortable as possible and there were some really lovely chocolates waiting for us on our arrival too. They were very friendly and we had the pleasure of chatting to the local villagers who again made us feel so welcome. If we had to mention any negative points they would be that we wish we could have stayed longer. Gives us a good excuse to book again in the summer!
Claire S

Truly wonderful location...the perfect getaway
We really do run out of superlatives to describe how amazing the location of this property is. If you love the outdoors, if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, if you love being surrounded by unspoilt countryside, away from the well-trodden tourist trails, then this really is THE PERFECT place to come. That is no over-statement. We stayed in Shepherd's Cottage for two weeks and we loved every minute of our time there - we will most certainly be coming back. Having stayed in many beautiful locations the length and breadth of the British Isles over the years, this definitely ranks very near top of the list in our estimation. The cottage is a lovely place full of character, tastefully decorated and well equipped. No fixed line internet access, but we could get a good level of 4G mobile internet access (Vodafone), which was quite adequate; anyhow we were pleased to be able to escape the constant hassle of emails, etc, and just enjoy the peace and complete absence of 'noise' in all senses of the word. Just a few minutes walk through a field, over a stile and you're on the Pennine Way, with the delights of Low Force (1 mile) and High Force (3 1/2 miles) within easy reach. Many other excellent walks possible right from the doorstep, offering access to breathtaking scenery and complete solitude. If you enjoy getting the map and compass out, as opposed to following the masses along well worn paths (eg well known region to the west!), then this area is the place for you; a short drive to most parts of the North Pennines offers a similar experience. The owners, Mr & Mrs Scott, and their daughter, Karen, were very friendly and welcoming. We felt as though we were long standing friends coming to visit. All in all, a wonderful experience we are desperate to repeat in the future. We are absolutely sure we will never tire of this place and its beautiful, idyllic setting.

We had an amazing time at the cottage. The owners were great, very friendly and welcoming. The cottage had everything we could need for our stay, can't wait to go again.
Mrs Gray

Can't wait to return
Had a four night stay at shepherds cottage end of Nov.weather was terrible but this cottage is so warm and inviting the weather doesn't matter.the Scott family who own the cottage make every body feel welcome.lots of walks so take good boots,the local pub is a must visit.everybody so friendly.allready booked for seven nights in March 2016.

What a fantastic place to stay, the owner and family made us really welcome. The cottage was lovely, warm and relaxing, and the scenery of the area was stunning. Hope to go again in March for a week.
Mr Rayner



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television


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Gas central heating with gas stove
Gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with built in dvd player
Shared use of laundry room with automatic washer and dryer
All fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen inc in rent
Ample parking
Sitting area with garden furniture and BBQ
One well-behaved pet under strict control welcome
Cafe on owners' farm open at the weekends only with other shops and pub located 3 miles from the property
Please note: mobile signal can be poor in the area; please check coverage with your network provider

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Nearest Attractions

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

Wynch Bridge - 0.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Low Force - 0.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

High Force - 2.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Eggleston Hall Gardens - 5.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Cauldron Snout Waterfall - 6.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Weardale Museum and High House Chapel - 7.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Bowes Castle - 9.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Barnard Castle - 10.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

St Mary's Church, Barnard Castle - 10.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Brough Castle - 10.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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