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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: £341.00

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.


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)

Peaceful break
Stayed here for a week and it was excellent. Everyone we encountered were super friendly. Craig for the pints and paula for helping us with walking routes. The cottage was clean and everything it said in the description. The hot tub does not leak it works fine and easy to use. You get what u pay for so don't understand the negative reviews if you want pure luxury you pay alot more then what u pay to go here. You everything you need in the cottage for cooking washing and free WiFi. Also people moaning about flies lol your on a farm in the middle of no where what do u except..u don't give a negative review to the riu palace Macau in the Dominican for mosquitos well I certainly didn't. If you want a break that feels in the middle of nowhere but yet walking distance to a little town then this is the place for you. Will defo be back. P.s the little black goat that always escaped is a howl. Will miss jess the dog coming tongue cottage door until we throw a stick for her ha.
Danielle C

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



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair



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
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 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
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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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