County Durham Self Catering cottage, The Back House, Staindrop, sleeps 6
01244 352 197
Sleeps a maximum of: 6
Pricing From: £774.00
This idyllic, semi-detached stone cottage rests in the village of Staindrop in County Durham and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.
The Back House is a delightfully charming stone cottage resting in the small village of Staindrop near Darlington in County Durham. It plaaya host to three wonderful super king-size bedrooms with zip/link option of twin beds on request. There is a ground floor cloakroom as well as a family bathroom.
Also inside is a modern kitchen/diner and a sitting room with a woodburning stove. Outside is a gravelled patio area with seating. The area is cozy and welcoming with cashmere throws and cushions to provide on any chilly evening, with the added benefit of a stunning Planika Farrow propane gas fire.
Off-road parking via the working farmyard for 2 cars. The Back House is a splendid cottage offering plenty to the explorer with many walking and cycling opportunities nearby.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Such a lovely cottage, with big airy rooms, beautifully decorated, with large comfortable beds. Located just off the high street of one of the prettiest villages in the area. A warm welcome from the hosts, with some very welcome baked treats, milk, and eggs. Dog friendly with the yard close to the dog walks. Lots of places to visit, very pretty villages, and castles, and nearest town Barnard Castle is lovely, recommend a visit to Beamish Museum and nearby Raby Castle
Lovely cottage in a beautiful location
Our must have things when we book a cottage are that it has to be dog friendly, have good wifi, a log burner, put and shop within walking distance and stunning surroundings. The Back House does not disappoint on any of these points. The owner, Judith, was so welcoming and friendly and it's obvious that a lot of thought and details has gone into the decor of this beautiful home. On our arrival Judith had left us a lovely homemade cake and scones, fresh free range eggs from their own chickens, milk and prosecco - we were spoilt! There was even a dog bed and bowls for the pooches. The cottage was spotless which is so reassuring in the current Covid climate. There is a secure area outside the back door where you can let your dogs out, it is a paved area with no grass which our dogs aren't used to but they soon got the hang of it and it wasn't an issue at all. Staindrop and the surrounding area are stunning, there's so much to see and do and plenty of off lead walks for the dogs. There are a few shops within a short walk of the cottage - Spar shop, newsagents, butchers, and also a pub which unfortunately we couldn't make full use of as the second lockdown came into place whilst we were there. There's so much we haven't had chance to explore yet in this beautiful part of the country and we will certainly make a return visit to the Back House to continue our adventure.
What a find !
We (mum, dad, two teenagers and our dog, spent 6 nights at the Back House, it was so comfortable we'd happily have stayed forever. This is a beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and very well equipped cottage. On arrival were met by Judith who'd provided the most generous welcome treats ever, freshly made brownies, a delicious Victoria Sponge cake, fresh eggs from the farm and a lovely bottle of sauvignon blanc and organic milk in the fridge. Albeit we were in relaxation mode the area offers much to explore and we found ourselves wandering to Bernard Castle, (where there are loads of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants) Raby Castle, the Beamish Museum and Hamsterly Forest. We hardly scratched the surface, which is why we'll be paying the Back House another visit next year.
Wow - what an amazing place! We absolutely loved our week staying at the Backhouse. With the recent covid restrictions we were a little apprehensive about going on holiday but with all the practices owner Judith has put in place in regards to her guests safety, we knew all was going to be OK. The place itself is beautifully decorated, comfortable and immaculate with everything you need for your stay - including some extra special treats! The location is fabulous too with walks from your doorstep or only a short drive away, High Force, Barnard Castle and Teesdale are all within a short driving distance.....a beautiful part of the country. We're already planning our next stay here!!
Perfect in every way, hard to leave behind
Stayed for the second new year running and loved it just as much. Judith & Richard have maintained the highest standards and are the perfect hosts. The cottage is absolutely immaculate with everything you could possibly need at your disposal, in fact we think there's even more crockery, cutlery and utensils available since last year which shows constant monitoring and improvement. On arrival we were met by Judith's lovely welcome pack including delicious home baking, the mince pies and chocolate roulade were especially delicious, we could move in permanently haha. It was really ovely being able to see the new born lambs again, both Judith & Richard are so accommodating and you would definitely be hard pushed to find a better cottage with such lovely caring owners, we will definitely be booking to return again.
Gas central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel, power and fire/stove inc (starter pack for the fire/stove is supplied for bookings between October-March) in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Allocated off-road parking for 2 cars in private area, parking accessed next to cottage through farm parking area (not working area)
Secure bike storage
6 persons hot-tub available
Access to sheltered courtyard which leads to a gravelled private pergola area with seating for 6
Two well-behaved dogs over 6 months welcome at no additional charge
This is a no smoking property
Shop 300 yards, pub less than 1 miles
Catering can be arranged on request
This property does not accept any parties or events
There is no EV charging at this property, the nearest EV charging is less than 4 miles on outskirts of Barnard Castle
Property only accepts Friday arrivals
From 1st April 2023, property only accepts 7 night bookings
This property has a good housekeeping bond of £250
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Staindrop area.
Nearest AttractionsHeritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Staindrop, St Mary's Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church)
Raby Castle - 1 miles (Castle)
Rokeby Park - 4.9 miles (Historic House)
Bowes Museum - 5.3 miles (Museum)
Egglestone Abbey - 5.4 miles (Abbey)
St Mary's Church, Barnard Castle - 5.5 miles (Historic Church)
Barnard Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle)
Stanwick Iron Age Fort - 6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Piercebridge Roman Fort and Bridge - 6.3 miles (Roman Site)
Stanwick. St John's Church - 6.6 miles (Historic Church)
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