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Superb holiday cottage boasts a very picturesque and serene location near Durham



Updated: 16-Nov-2016
Extremely spacious two bedroom cottage with lovely rural views-an ideal getaway

Merrington Grange Cottages have been sympathetically converted from redundant barns, to produce two very attractive, fully equipped properties that are ideal for a comfortable and relaxed stay.

Located near to Durham City, the delightful Garth and Meadow Cottages offer an abundance of space and luxurious comfort. These cottages are also located in highly peaceful surroundings, while being close enough to the A1 motorway to allow for easy travel.

The beams have been retained in both cottages and achieve a rustic charm, while the arched windows provide delightful views from the cottage. Both cottages offer en-suite facilities and a fully equipped kitchen. The south-facing patios also come complete with garden furniture and allow for glorious views of the Cleveland hills. We are ideally situated for a quiet and relaxing break or holiday away from the busyness of life.

This superb two-bedroomed cottage boasts a very picturesque and serene location. It provides a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom (complete with a corner bath) and a twin-bedded room with an en-suite shower. The beamed lounge area is spacious and allows for glorious views of the Cleveland Hills. The kitchen/dining area is also light and airy and equipped to a very high standard, while arched windows and doors lead onto a pretty south-facing patio, which – complete with garden furniture - is particularly pleasant on summer afternoons.

Facilities Include:

Welcome pack provided

Full oil central heating throughout

Electric log effect stove

Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, electric cooker, fridge, microwave and toaster

TV and DVD

Free Wi-Fi connection

Digital Radio

Cot and high chair available

Linen & towels provided

Washing machine

No smoking in cottage

Sorry, no pets

South facing patio with garden furniture and lawn

Ample parking on site

All prices include electricity & heating

There are two cottages at Merrington Grange- Garth and Meadow both sleep four- please see our website for further details and availability. The owners also have The Hayloft (sleeps two), Bothy Cottage (sleeps two) and Stable Cottage (sleeps four) at East Greystone Farm between Darlington and Barnard Castle. Please refer to the owners website for further details and availability.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


Absolutely Brillant place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful inside, lovely and clean and had everything you could possibly need. For people with disabilities it is a well equipped and layer out cottage. The view from the lovely garden across all the fields is stunning and the farm animals are beautiful and lovely to sit and watch over a glass of wine. The cottage is in a great location for seeing the castles,museums,etc all within easy reach and i highly recommend a visit to the Beamish museum ,

Well to returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A home from home superb location outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely bungalow, very clean and welcoming. Two good sized bedrooms both ensuite, wonderful open plan living room, dining kitchen. Very well equipped and well maintained including the garden.

Equal distance between Barnard Castle and Durham City.

Would strongly recommend and will stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Durham holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

This holiday cottage was one of the best we have stayed in and we have been to many across the country. It was comfortable, very spacious, well equipped and in a superb location. Very peaceful and with lovely views across open countryside. The cottage has been converted to a very high standard. We really enjoyed watching the animals which visited the garden, rabbits, hares, pheasants and a small herd of friendly white cows looking over the fence each morning. It was a wonderful holiday location and we can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A delightful Home from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I have thoroughly enjoyed two stays to date in this delightful cottage. It is extremely clean and comfortable, surprisingly spacious, very well equipped and ideally placed for visiting Durham, Barnard Castle, the East Coast and the many tourist attractions in this lovely area.

The location could not be bettered, situated in beautiful and peaceful countryside but close enough to main roads. One of the many highlights was sitting on the attractive patio and enjoying the incredible views over farmland and the antics of the lambs, calves and occasional deer.

We arrived after a long drive to find fresh flowers and a welcome pack which was really appreciated. I am looking forward to more stays in this lovely home from home and have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to couples or families.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay. Don't miss it!

  • 5 of 5

This is a truly wonderful place to stay. The cottage is warm and inviting, roomy and comfortable, with everything you need to make for a wonderful stay. The farmland views are delightful, and although it is in a quiet, off the beaten track, area, it is just minutes from main roads to all major destinations and fascinating tourist spots.

The cottage was very clean, with extra little touches like fresh flowers and milk in the fridge. We travelled for four weeks and it was the best place we stayed.

When you are here, don't miss the Saxon church at Escomb and the Roman Fort at Binchester, little known historical gems.

We travelled as a couple and my 85 year old dad and the cottage was great for us - two ensuite bathrooms are a boon - and I would recommend for families, couples and anyone who wants relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings.

It is probably even better than the pictures make it look!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Durham and Auckland castles are within easy reach of Merrington, along with Low Barnes Nature Reserve, which is considered one of Durham Wildlife Trust’s premier reserves.

Weardale is at the heart of the Durham Dales. It is the perfect location for getting outdoors and going walking or cycling and there are many exhibitions, festivals and events throughout the year.

And you can also find an excellent selection of country pubs and quality restaurants in the area.

With the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, East Coast and cities of Durham, Newcastle and York all within easy driving distance, this is an ideal base from which to visit the sights of North East England.

Nearby attractions include:

Hardwick Park

Hartlepool Marina

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Crook Hall Gardens

National Railway Museum

Durham Heritage Coast

Durham City

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cricket Club

Barnard Castle

Bowes Museum

High Force Waterfall

Beamish Museum

Hadrian’s Wall


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
22 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices start from £365.00 per week. Shorter stays are available (minimum of three nights), please enquire

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Updated: 16-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Large corner bath


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, Travel cot and 'put me up' bed available on request


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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