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Barforth Hall Dairy
County Durham

Barforth Hall Dairy, Gainford, County Durham

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £300.00

This end-terrace cottage near Gainford sleeps five people in two bedrooms.

Barforth Hall Dairy is a single-storey pet-friendly cottage in a group of former farm buildings near Gainford. The cottage sleeps five people and has a double bedroom, a twin room (with two double beds) and a family bathroom. The kitchen has a dining area and there is a sitting room with a woodburning stove.

Outside is off road parking, a wood-fired hot tub and free stabling available at the stables next door. Barforth Hall Dairy is well placed for enjoying walking and cycling, or for touring this lovely area.


I would never visit this cottage again as it was crawling with bugs and the hot tub took ages to heat up and didn?t have enough wood, didn?t have no hot water even though we pressed the boost button so disappointed with the stay came home early as we couldn?t stay any longer as it was so bad! Also dog roaming about which you could tell they was not nice at all! I would not recommend this to anyone at all! I am hoping to get some compensation as it ruined my family holiday!

Lovely countryside spot for a wedding stay
We stayed in this cottage for a local wedding. The wedding was in the main farmhouse house and it was a delight in all ways! It was a picture perfect marquee wedding spilling out onto the beautiful lawn of the farmhouse for a champagne reception. There was attention to the finest detail and everything looked perfect. The cottage itself was also a quaint countryside delight. There are lovely wooden finishings in the kitchen with lots of personal touches. The main bed was extremely comfy and made for the perfect night sleep in the silence of the countryside. The cottage is spacious and perfect for small groups. The wood fired hot tub outside is a perfect way to spend the evening while watching the horses in the neighbouring field. A lovely tranquil countryside experience!

Wedding cottage stay
Recently stayed in this cottage for a beautiful wedding in the stunning grounds of barforth hall. The drive down to the cottage puts you in the holiday mood, through lovely English countryside. The cottage itself was quaint and cosy and perfect for a relaxing stay away from the city. Fully equipped with amenities in the cottage and it was lovely and clean. Would love to stay again!

Idyllic break
We spent a really lovely weekend in this rustic little cottage in the heart of the countryside! All facilities worked very well, cottage was very clean and decorated very tastefully. Lots of nice little touches like the eggs, bread and milk that was waiting for us on arrival! The owners have a farm and we loved going for morning walks and saying hello to the goats and llamas (!) Very peaceful and quiet - great to escape the chaos of city life for a few days. Also very much enjoyed the hot tub. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back!

Very Lovely Place
We booked a little trip away with the dog in tow and after a couple of wrong turns, a blocked impassable bridge and the sat-nav not registering the road we were on, we arrived at the Dairy, Paula greeted after I called to get further directions.. she was friendly and on hand for anything we needed. At the back of our cottage we saw horses in the field and to the front there were goats and llamas, all set in a beautiful farm land. Now the hot tub was full of water I thought I would start the fire, if you have no previous experience with wood fired hot tubs, be warned, it can be quite a process! Friday night was not a night in the tub, after a re-think of strategy, Saturdays water temperature was much more pleasing! We played some of the board games on offer in the cottage but a mark down here as one of the games was missing a bunch of pieces and the deck of cards was incomplete! Hardly ruined our time though, all in all, very tidy place, lovely area and would visit again.
Joe H



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Electric central heating with woodburning stove
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 and stove 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 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 and stabling can be arranged at additional cost through the owner
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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