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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: £242.00 - 502.00

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.


We booked this cottage as we both love the countryside and liked the idea of being on a farm. If you like to go out in the evenings this is probably not the place for you, although it suited us fine as we don't really do pubs and are happy to cook and eat at the cottage in the evenings. There are good sides and not so good sides to this cottage. Highlights of our stay included the Beamish Museum, the Killhope Lead Mine and the walking trails in Richmond. Good On a farm with animals to see - horses, llamas, cows and sheep Country walking in your doorstep Big comfortable bed DVDs to watch in the evenings Dog friendly All the important things were clean (bedding, bath, sink, shower, kitchen surfaces etc) Across the border in North Yorkshire our dog was welcome in almost all pubs cafes and many of the shops Not so good It's not in the Yorkshire Dales as advertised, it's in County Durham None of the shops, cafes, tea rooms or pubs we visited in County Durham allowed dogs i side Most places of interest are an hour's drive away Cottage a bit shabby in places. Little things like light bulbs not being changed let it down Only basic kitchen equipment - no grater Hot tub leaks and takes a long time to heat up Thin walls - the neighbouring cottage had a very reactive dog A bit grubby in places All in all not bad but not the best. Go with low expectations, after all you are paying a budget price so don't expect luxury!

worst ever holiday
the cottage is nothing like the photos stuck in middle of farm nearest place 3 miles away not 1 the place stunk the hot tub is tiny and leaky never even lit it the was scruffy the dust was that thick on telly unit and under bed and the flies were horrendous we were booked for a week and stayed only 3 days for 500 pound i was expecting some thing better.
Beverley W

Beautiful farm cottage
Stayed here with my fianc?e for 4 nights. We loved it. The setting is wonderful and the hosts, including the dogs and lama, were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was clean and we loved the hot-tub. My fianc?e isn't used to the countryside but felt at home as the cottage is well equipped for comfort.
Dan W

Beautiful location
Fantastic location beautiful views. Very welcoming and friendly. Lovely and cozy and spotlessly clean. Hot tub fantastic and a lovely treat for us. I would highly recommend to anyone. We will definitely return.

No where in the description does it say FARM! Its thrown up out of an old farm building and stinks. We are all for middle of nowhere and out in the sticks but would love to have cooked some food in two days without feeling sick in the kitchen!Thank God for the strong vanilla candle we took!! As for using the antiquated fuel run leaking hot tub ... I dont think so. Terrible shower old bedding tired towels no dishwasher and Lack of glasses. At nearly 200 pound a night over Easter my advice stay at home save your money!



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds


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 included in rent
Fuel for hot tub supplied on an honesty box basis
Bed linen and towels included 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 isnt pot holed or rutted

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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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