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Barforth Hall Cottage
County Durham

Barforth Hall Cottage, Gainford, County Durham

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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £415.00

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 Beautiful
Just come back from a 3 night stay for a surprise birthday treat for my partner and it was fabulous, I asked Paula if she could get some Prosecco and chocolates on arriving in the cottage which she did, we went with our 8 month old son and there was a high chair and cot which was brill, a carton of milk in the fridge ready for us, the on look in the morning is picturesque horses and pheasants, our son loved seeing the alpacas and goats, on the night time we went in the hot tub it couldn?t have been more better just chilling relaxing while there's just fields to look on to, thru the day we went into Barnard castle about 15 minutes in the car lovely town which has a beautiful Bowes museum that we visited, and had lunch, on the Sunday we went to the fox inn restaurant for Sunday dinner and the meal was great best beef ever, all a can say is Paula and her husband are lovely and that we will definitely be back great little place to visit

Lovely relaxing break again!
This is our second stay and we really enjoyed it as last time.. We would return. Reading the reviews I wonder what people want from a country side stay. The hot tub leaked a little and within five minutes of telling the owners they came and rectified it, and left us a lovely bottle of prosseco.. People need to actually ask for assitance. The hot tub gets red hot, so unsure what the people reviewing were doing. If your not careful it can end up too hot. For us it's all part of the being away from it all, heating the hot tub and enjoying sitting under the stars in it at night, in the middle of no where. Everything you need In the cottage, towels, kitchen items etc. It was clean and tidy on arrival and the heating and water had been put on. The water pressure is a little low, but it doesn't make it difficult being there. Yes it's down a lane, however you hardly ever meet anyone and all the locals are very friendly and helpful at manoeuvring thier cars to assist if needed. If your looking for a peaceful country setting then lanes are expected. The owners Paula and Jason could not be more helpful and friendly and are there always when needed. Lovely big four poster, romantic retreat and bonus of dog friendly with a fenced of yard. Very peaceful and tranquil surroundings, with horses, llamas, sheep and cows. Both times found lots of great places to visit, High Force Falls, Raby Castle , Bishop Auckland. Thank you for a lovely stay again, and we will return.

My stay here was lovely! I?m going to have to disagree with all the bad reviews. The hot tub was perfect, clean and piping hot - not leaky at all! The place was clean and cosy- there was no sounds from the attic or in the kitchen as suggested in the previous review. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed, and the owners were happy to help when we needed extra wood for the hot tub. We would recommend to everyone. It is a bit off the beaten track but it's what you come for after all! A nice rural escape. The Bernard town is fantastic to so we recommend going here, it's only about a 15 minute drive. Also we visited the Teesdale Alpaca Farm which was also not far and we also recommend this!
Lucy G

Where do I start. First of all in the description it doesn't say it's on a farm at all. The water pressure was terrible was a pain to try have a shower or run a bath. We stayed next to an old barn and whatever was getting in the attic at night was keeping us up at night, but we also heard noises at night coming from the kitchen. The hot tub took four hours to heat up but even then it was only just warm. Kitchen utensils are at a minimum and likes of can opener doesn't work. The shops and pubs aren't a mile walk as described. They are a good 3 mile walk. Every morning the next door neighbor was very loud in slamming doors and waking us up. We will not be staying here again.
Lizzie H

Amazing stay for a wedding!!
Stayed at the cottage in July with my partner. The location is wonderful, set on a beautiful farm. It's a short drive/long walk to any local shops/pubs but is worth it for the peace and quiet and wonderful setting. Cottage is simple but clean and comfortable. Great value for the money. Will definitely be staying again! Shout out to Jess and her pups (the best sheepdogs ever)



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi



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
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
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 isn't pot holed or rutted
Please note the wood burning hot tub can take up to 4 hours to heat up and needs to started and maintained by yourself during your stay, you need to stay with the fire once it is lit
More information is available in the property
less than 2 mile to Winston village -pub on a bridle path and 3miles to Eppleby shop and Tea rooms tarmac lane

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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

Staindrop, St Mary's Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church) 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

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