This stone built detached cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms in the village of Boldron near Barnard Castle, in Teesdale. Black Barn is a stone built detached cottage in a rural location just five minutes walk from the village of Boldron, two miles from Barnard Castle on the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. With one double bedroom and one twin as well as a wet room, this cottage can sleep four people in luxury. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a sitting room with a woodburning stove and a seperate study. Outside the cottage are spacious gardens with a patio area and garden... furniture as well as off road parking for two cars. Beautifully decorated and with stunning views, Black Barn is a fabulous holiday cottage in a beautiful location.
Amenities: Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, books/DVDs. Fuel, power and initial supply of logs for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars - must be parked in the compound area and the gate kept closed at all times due to farm animals in adjoining fields. Spacious gardens and patio area with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome (kept downstairs) by prior arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk over fields.
Region: From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?
Town: Tiny Boldron is a settlement in the wonderful countryside of Teesdale, and is made up of a handful of stone houses, farms and a good local pub. Boldron is exceedingly well placed for those wishing to enjoy good walking in this part of the Yorkshire Dales, with the Pennine Way and Teesdale Way running very close by, and lovely walks by the River Tees and to the renowned High Force waterfall on the doorstep. The nearest town of note is Barnard Castle, whose cobbled characterful streets hold a variety of shops, pubs and eateries, and whose castle ruins and riverbank still offer a wealth of interesting afternoon strolls. With good access to attractions in the northern Dales and up into Northumberland, this is a great destination for your Yorkshire holiday.
Had a lovely break, accommodation is first class...very tranquil. Set in the middle of a field, kids loved playing in the garden and opening and closing gates when we went out. Barnard castle is a quaint little place...visited lots of other nice towns and villages too.
Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend?
Steve & Mandy
Burton on Trent
Left on 08/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Steve & Mandy
What a fantastic cottage, a real escape from it all. We absolutely loved the position of the cottage in the middle of fields and all the livestock coming up to say hello. Would recomend Black Barn without hesitation. George & Dragon in Boldron has the best food in the area although Barnard Castle is well worth a visit with lots of pubs, shops and a great fish and chip restaurant/takeaway.
An Interresting and Pleasantly Relaxing Holiday
Left on 06/30/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Marysia
We received efficient and professional service from the outset. The contact with the Property owner was helpful and friendly. The accommodation was as stated, providing a level of comfort and cleanliness appreciated by us. The (all inclusive underfloor heating was especially welcome so early in the year.
The central location for too many beautiful places to list here, is ideal, even for dog owners. The Bowes Museum deserves a special mention, and leave yourself much more time than we did, to enjoy this treat.
We did not enjoy the best weather, but the cottage was cosy inside. It is, however, rather exposed to the wind and has little shelter to the outside, being located in the middle of a field. The dog liked the space!
We would certainly like to return someday.
Damon & Wendy
Wonderful location and cottage
Left on 12/10/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Damon & Wendy
My fiancee and I loved this cottage. The location is pretty unique, a cottage alone in a huge field with stunning 360 degree views. Fantastic! Plenty of parking space out front and the fixtures and fittings within are tasteful and pretty luxurious. The wet room, bathroom and kitchen/lounge are particularly great. The utility, dishwasher and large fridge with ice maker were added bonuses, although the ice maker made some alarming noises late at night! We enjoyed some cosy afternoons and evenings in front of the fantastic fireplace/large TV, a very romantic place, take lots of candles, wine and chill out. Barnard Castle and Richmond are decent visits. There were some unusual additions to this holiday. Mainly the cattle, dozens of them and able to come within feet of our windows. They were endless entertainment and seemed to enjoy watching us as much as we did them. We both felt the owners should provide some tips on a laminated sheet inside the cottage on how to handle the cows i.e. getting out of the car to open/close the 2 gates - or when some of the herd decided to stop on the trail that leads to the cottage to stare-out our approaching car. We managed (took several blasts of the horn) but a couple of times it was a bit daunting, cows can be dangerous if unsettled. Those with faint hearts may want to ask what animals will be in the field during their stay. Other niggles included a fairly hard double mattress and very creaky bed (part of the charm?), a missing kitchen blind (not nice at night despite the quiet location), underfloor heating that took an age to get going (once it does boy does it work - but then it takes a while to cool down). We also didn't like the extra 2 weeny curtainless windows (bedroom) as the dawn light wakes you... at dawn! Not what we wanted for a holiday thanks. We had to stuff magazines/paper up against those to get some creaky sleep. But, despite these things, we will fondly remember one of the loveliest holidays we have had so far.
We got more than we expected from both the property and the owne
Left on 11/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Hughes family.
We arrived and were greeted by the owner who made us feel at home right away. The cottage was excellent along with the location. We had lots of information about the local area in the cottage and we made full use of the accomodation and the area. We had a great stay and look forward to going back in the future.
A superb find!
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Graham Mackenzie
An excellent location, close to the village but without any neighbours. The underfloor heating was a bonus, no real need to have the heating on high. The utility room on the way in was great for washing muddy boots and the dog before entering the living room. Plenty of space for storage, the walk-in shower was fantastic and a separate bathroom upstairs. I always take a holiday for my birthday, and this was extremely memorable. The George & Dragon in the village do excellent food, as you would expect from trained chefs.
Stay here, unwind and go home refreshed.
Mr Mrs Collins
Fantastic five star accommodation in a beautiful location
Left on 03/09/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Mr Mrs Collins
We had a great week at the Black Barn, a lovely property with excellent attention to detail in both facilities and furnishings. The downstairs wet room was really appreciated and with a deep luxurious bath upstairs its your choice, quick shower or long soak, brilliant.
Good quality utensils and plenty of them meant not having to think about 'can we make this', 'have they got a ...?' everything you could think of is there.
The small utility room was a bonus, having somewhere to dry off our dog after a walk before letting her back into the main rooms was great.
The location is brilliant, sitting watching the sheep and horses wandering past the windows, not being over looked from any angle, being able to take the dog for a walk from the door of the property, such luxury!
Its close proximity to Barnard Castle (10 minutes in the car) for picking up the newspapers or a bit of shopping and 5 minutes in the car for forest walks, perfect.
Black Barn is the first property we've used that we'd return to and we've recommended the property to friends and family what more can we say!
Superb accomodation, wonderful location
Left on 09/22/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Mrs Coleman
Wonderful location surrounded by fields with far reaching views yet close to a village with very helpful and friendly villagers. Walks from the door.
The owners were on hand and extremley helpful, the barn was immaculate with every item of equipment you could ever wish for.
Fantastic house, everything you could need for a relaxing stay
Left on 01/05/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Mr/Mrs Walker
A beautiful conversion with everything you could need for a relaxing break in the country. Will be back in the summer! Thank you to the owners for such an eye for detail.
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Left on 01/04/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | Tracey Walker
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The layout of the property was superb, the fixtures and fittings were top notch.
Fantastic cottage in a fantastic location.
Left on 11/14/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Jo
Very high standard cottage in beautiful surroundings would recommend it to anyone.
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