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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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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £633.00

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.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Excellent cottage
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
Jacqui R

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.



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi



Offers a 6-person luxury hot-tub at an additional charge of 150 per stay which is arranged directly with the owner
Gas central heating and full DG
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Sage Bambino coffee machine, please bring your choice of coffee, grinder available
Fuel, power and wood burner starter pack included
Bed linen and towels plus hot tub towels and gowns
Please bring suitable footwear if using the hot tub
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
Access to sheltered courtyard which leads to a fully screened private pergola area with hot tub and seating for 6
Additional seating area, also enclosed and screened with luxury sofas for 6
Two well-behaved dogs over 6 months welcome at no additional charge
Please enquire if 3 dogs are included in the group
This is a no smoking property
Shop 300 yards, pub less than 1 miles Catering can be arranged on request
There is no EV charging available at this property, the nearest EV charging is less than 4 miles on the outskirts of Barnard Castle
Please Note: The Owner complies with HSG and ROSPA rulings, no children under 5 years of age are allowed to use the hot tub
The facility is open from 10:00 hours to 22:00 hours daily
Testing and treatment of the water is undertaken twice daily

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

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

Staindrop, St Mary's Church - 0.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Raby Castle - 1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Rokeby Park - 4.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bowes Museum - 5.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Egglestone Abbey - 5.4 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

St Mary's Church, Barnard Castle - 5.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Barnard Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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

Piercebridge Roman Fort and Bridge - 6.3 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Stanwick. St John's Church - 6.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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