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County Durham Self Catering cottage, The Back House, Staindrop, sleeps 6

The Back House
County Durham

The Back House, Staindrop, County Durham

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £266.00

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 and 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.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Perfect in every way, hard to leave behind
Just returned home after staying here for new year, On arrival we were met by the lovely Judith who showed us around and explained everything, Judith really made us feel welcome and the food ?welcome pack? was an absolutely lovely gesture, the home made scones were scrumptious and the prosecco nicely washed them down . The cottage is perfect in every way, it just feels so homely, everything you could possibly want is provided and it is all of excellent high quality. The bedrooms are all lovely and the actual beds are unbelievably comfortable, we can honestly say we?ve had the best nights sleep we?ve ever had, even the dog loved the provided dog bed. Judith & Richard farm sheep and during our stay they were lambing, they invited us to see the new born lambs which was a lovely gesture & experience. The location is absolutely perfect whether you just want to sit and chill out or if you want to get out and do some walking & exploring. We?ve stayed in numerous cottages over the years and have to say this is definitely the best one yet, as per the above title it?s perfect in every way and so hard to leave behind, we?ve just rebooked for next (this) new year, can?t wait for it to roll round.

Great location and comfortable property
The Back House was in a quiet location, nearby are local shops and tea rooms. Accommodation was exceptional, well furnished with themed rooms, beds very comfortable ( super king). The welcome pack was luxurious, prosecco, local butter , cheese, eggs, tea , coffee, wonderful victoria sponge, scones ......yummy. Smart tv with netflix. Visits to Eggleston Gardens, Raby Castle, Bernard Castle and lots of local walks especially good with Zelda our black lab. Even the weather was kind with glorious early Autumn sunshine. Well recommended.
Tom K

Perfect pet friendly cottage
My brother and I together with his dog had a wonderful stay at the Back House. It is a fabulous property, very spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated, very very clean and very dog friendly. We were slightly worried before we arrived as there is a review on Trip Advisor claiming it is not suited to dogs. This is incorrect. It is a great property for dogs, you just have to put on a lead to walk them rather than letting them run loose which is what the other guest must have wanted to do. The rabbits that were mentioned are feral so they will be hopping about in the countryside, the previous guest seemed upset there were rabbits running around in the paddock next to the house. There are miles of lovely walks from the back door and the dog enjoyed the stay as much as we did! He was provided for and supplied with a bed, blanket and towels by the Owners. Judith and Richard were very good hosts and Jeanette their lovely helper as very kind. When I lost my mobile Judith helped me contact my daughter. We liked the village Tea Shop , it is good value with a decent menu. There is lots to do round and about. Definitely plan to return.

Beautifully decorated cottage, exceptionally clean.
We couldn't believe how gorgeous this cottage was as we stepped through the door! As you progress through each room the themes are complimentary to each other. Kitchen: geese, Living room: Highland cattle, Hallway and Landing: Hares, Bathroom: Pheasant, 1st Bedroom: Sheep, 2nd Bedroom: Foxes and 3rd Bedroom: Stags. In the kitchen was a most welcome basket contain: bread, cheese biscuits and crisps, the fridge contained: organic milk, butter, cheese and a bottle of wine. To top it all a lovely homemade chocolate cake and scones were also left for us. The bathroom contained lavender toiletries and each room had a pile of white towels with lavender bar of soap on top. The beds were extremely comfortable (fantastic night's sleep) and the whole cottage was immaculately clean, Communication with owners (Judith & Richard) great, they are there if you need them without being intrusive, Jeanette an absolute gem. Would definitely stay here again.

Lovely cottage and location
What a great cottage! Judith and Richard made us very welcome and provided helpful hints on local sights and attractions. The cakes, wine and snacks provided on arrival were splendid and very welcoming. The cottage was of a very high standard and had everything we needed for a great holiday. We would happily return again in future.



Gas central heating and also heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, coffee maker (please brings your own capsules), Smart TV, WiFi
Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Allocated off-road parking for 2 cars in secured area
Secure bike storage
Gravelled patio/pergola area with seating as well as sheltered courtyard
Once well-behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub
Note: Sorry, can't accept children under 14
Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs
Due to local council requirements, dogs must be kept on leads at all times

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Raby Castle - 1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rokeby Park - 5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bowes Museum - 5.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Egglestone Abbey - 5.4 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

St Mary's Church, Barnard Castle - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Barnard Castle - 5.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Stanwick Iron Age Fort - 6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Piercebridge Roman Fort and Bridge - 6.2 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stanwick. St John's Church - 6.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Escomb Saxon Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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