Cottage in Mickelton near Middleton in Teesdale, Nr. Barnad Castle, Co. Durham

Character Cottage Nestling In The Village Of Mickelton In The Heart Of Teesdale

Within Beautiful Teesdale, Regularly Referred To As the ‘Best Kept Secret of the North’

Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £295 - £380WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Pets accepted


    Property description

    Renovated to retain its original charm, it has exposed beams, wood flooring, and an inglenook fireplace with a multi burning stove. The cottage is tastefully furnished and decorated to a high standard. There is a safe sunny walled garden to the rear with lawn, patio seating area and barbeque. This homely property is well positioned for walking, mountain biking or sight seeing, with many wonderful walks, including the Pennine Way and the Teesdale Way. Situated in the village of MICKLETON within beautiful Teesdale, regularly referred to as the ‘best kept secret of the north’, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, also on the doorstep is England's highest waterfall High Force. The ancient market town of Barnard Castle is situated 8 miles away, with it's many craft and antique shops.

    Accommodation description

    Bedroom 1 with double bed.
    Bedroom 2 with twin beds.

    Large fully tiled family bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and shaving point.

    Modern fitted breakfast kitchen with patio doors opening onto rear garden. Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster etc. Table and chairs to seat 4.

    Utility Room:
    Freezer, washer/ dryer.

    Living Rooms:
    The spacious living room has a log burning stove. There are 2 comfortable sofas, a TV, DVD player, Free view box and a surround sound system.

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Towels and bedlinen are included within the price and changed weekly. The cottage is cleaned prior to your arrival and we do ask our guests to leave the cottage in a similar clean and tidy condition upon departure.


    Fridge, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

    Central Heating, High Chair, TV.

    Location Type:
    Rural, Village.

    Secure, walled garden with flower borders and lawn. Patio area with garden bench and barbecue.

    Important notes on accommodation

    Sorry this is a non-smoking cottage but one well-behaved pet is welcome by prior arrangement. Please note that all logs, coal and electric costs are included in rental. A high chair and cot are available upon request.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    4 April 2015 - 25 April 2015 £ 380.00 3
    26 April 2015 - 23 May 2015 £ 320.00 3
    23 May 2015 - 30 May 2015 £ 350.00 3
    31 May 2015 - 18 July 2015 £ 320.00 3
    19 July 2015 - 5 September 2015 £ 380.00 3
    6 September 2015 - 24 October 2015 £ 320.00 3
    25 October 2015 - 31 October 2015 £ 350.00 3
    1 November 2015 - 19 December 2015 £ 295.00 3
    19 December 2015 - 9 January 2016 £ 350.00 3

    Notes on prices
    Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Short breaks also available starting from £125.00

    Changeover day
    Changeover day is Saturday(High Season). Please enquire about short breaks, available in low season, prices from £125. The cottage is available from 2.30pm and must be vacated by 10am.

    Booking notes
    Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Please enquire about short breaks available in low season, prices from £125. Rental periods (Saturday to Saturday). Please e-mail or telephone owner. A non -refundable deposit of £75.00 is required on booking, balance due 4 weeks before your holiday.


    Cottage in Mickelton near Middleton in Teesdale, Nr. Barnad Castle, Co. Durham

    About the area

    Barnard Castle Golf Club, approx 8 miles away, is an easy walk, open parkland course set high above the River Tees.

    How to get there
    40 mins drive from Durham Tees Valley airport.
    An hour from York, Newcastle and Durham City.

    Situated in the village of Mickleton, two traditional dales village pubs are within 300 yards.
    Two Miles from the well resourced village of Middleton in Teesdale and eight miles from Barnard Castle. Other sights include the world famous Bowes museum, High Force waterfall, Raby Castle and the ruins of Eggleston Abbey.
    Further afield within a 1 hour's drive to:
    Histoic City Centres of York or Durham.
    Lake District, Yorkshire Dales.
    Hadrians Wall.
    Beamish Open Air Museum.

    Further Details
    The cottage is an excellent base for walking as Teesdale enjoys an abundance of walks for all ages and abilities across fells, disused railway lines, Pennine Way, Teesdale Way, River Tees, High /Low Forces, Stang and Hamsterly Forest. Other outdoor pursuits enjoyed locally include fishing, canoeing, horse riding,bird watching, cycling and visiting antique and craft shops. There are many very good restaurants and coffee shops in the locality including the award winning Rose and Crown Inn located in the beautiful village of Romaldkirk (1.5 miles from cottage).

    Guest reviews

    3 reviews
    in total with an average rating of



    Reviewed by: Karen, Ron and Poppy, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 19 September 2014

    Date of stay: September 2014

    "Our new home from home"

    This pretty cottage in the heart of Mickleton was everything that we had hoped for and more. The photographs do not do reflect just how nice this cottage is decorated and everything we needed was provided. We were concerned that being on the main road would mean traffic noise but there was hardly any traffic! In fact, sitting out in the garden of an evening with our wine, there was nearly complete silence - very unusual for a village location. The walking was excellent with the Mickleton railway walk being only 300 yards from the front door - an excellent and flat way to start walking to the other villages before picking up different walking routes. Also the Crown pub just down the road from the cottage has a lovely large beer garden which is dog friendly. We really enjoyed our short break here and we will definitely be back. This is the first time we have visited Teesdale and we have fallen in love with the area. The beauty of the Dales without being crowded.

    Recommended for: Pet friendly

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    Reviewed by: David & Linda Pond, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 9 October 2013

    Date of stay: September 2013

    "A real Home from Home"

    We discovered the Cottage on this website and went for it. We needed a cottage with a secure garden for our dog so after a quick phone call about the garden the cottage was booked. A couple of days later the confirmation and instructions about how to get there were with us. When we arrived we had intended to park the car in the Village hall car park 100 or so yards down the road over night as there is no off street parking by the cottage but the road is that quiet there was no need so 2 steps from the car and you are at the front door. Once inside we found that the pictures on the website don't do it justice it's far better, it's light bright and airy and has the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. Having watched Channel 4s "Four in a bed" we know what to look for when looking for dirt but we could not find any trace, the cottage was as clean as a new pin and grass in the back garden freshly cut. We made full use of the log fire most evenings, using the plentiful supply of wood in the back garden. The kitchen was fully stocked with all the kitchen type stuff you could want. We had no problems all week but knowing Alison and Tony were only on the end of the telephone was reassuring. Mickleton is ideally situated for the town of Barnard Castle, walking in Teesdale and generally getting away from it all. High And Low Force waterfalls are not far away, defiantly worth a visit. On the way to or from the falls is Middleton in Teesdale. The Chip shops Pies are well worth trying and the chips to die for. We would defiantly recommend this cottage and will certainly be booking again in the future.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: salmosalar, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 17 September 2013

    Date of stay: September 2013

    "Deightful cottage amidst lovely scenery. "

    I found the cottage listing to be very accurate regarding layout, facilities and contents etc. Location could have been a little better described however this did not pose a problem. In fact the exact location in the village of Mickleton was a bonus. The cottage is spacious, well laid out with all modern facilities yet still retains its charm and character. On arrival I found it to be very clean and well maintained. I was also assured by the owner Alison who has been a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process that any problems I might find just to give her a ring. Most reassuring. Directions to the cottage which she gave could not have been better. All in all a lovely spacious cottage and an excellent base to explore the dales. Thanks Alison. I will return.

    Response to review:
    Many thanks for your review, we were delighted you enjoyed your stay and were thrilled for the repeat booking. We look forward to welcoming you in October!

    Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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