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The Hayloft is a luxurious barn conversion between Barnard Castle and Darlington

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Five star romantic retreat,superking bed and lovely rural views-an ideal getaway

The five star Hayloft is full of character with its exposed beams and wooden floors. This delightful Grade II Listed Building has been tastefully restored to provide spacious, high quality accommodation with charm and character.

There is an open plan sitting/dining area with fully equipped stylish kitchen, a wooden staircase leads to a mezzanine style bedroom with super-king bed or twin beds from which you can enjoy lovely unspoilt views of the surrounding countryside.

The luxury ground floor bathroom has a double ended bath, overhead shower, heated towel rail and soft fluffy bathrobes to provide the ultimate relaxation after a busy day sightseeing.

The Hayloft has it’s own secluded garden with patio area, seating and BBQ. The perfect place to sit back and unwind while listening to birdsong.

The villages of Piercebridge and Gainford and both located within one mile and provide friendly local services including newsagents, general stores, a great selection of cafés, butcher, post office, hairdresser, ‘Chippie’, organic farm shop. There are some fantastic local country pubs and quality restaurants in the area.

A stone’s throw from the Teesdale Way we are an ideal base for walkers who want to explore the Dale. The Dales include the nearby Swaledale and Weardale which have many bridleways, riverside footpaths and cycle trails. We have a drying area and lock up/store room for walking and cycling equipment.

Delightfully situated in the foothills of the glorious rolling Teesdale countryside in County Durham, our holiday cottage is perfect for a romantic break, a family holiday or as a country retreat for the discerning business traveller.

Facilities include:

Welcome hamper

Fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker/hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Tassimo pod coffee machine and washer/dryer

Free Wi-Fi connection

Freeview TV and DVD, CD player, iPod docking station and DAB radio

Excellent selection of books, DVD's, music and games provided.

Full oil central heating

Linen and towels provided

Cot, high chair and stair gates available

Secluded garden with patio, seating and BBQ

Ample parking

Morning paper on request

Sorry, no pets

No Smoking in property

The owners also have Bothy Cottage (sleeps two) and Stable Cottage (sleeps four) at East Greystone Farm and two, two bedroom cottages near to The City of Durham. Please refer to the owners website for further details and availability.

More Details

Sue Hodgson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gainford in North East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double ended large bath
  • Heated towel rail and soft fluffy bathrobes.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Mezzanine style bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Mezzanine style bedroom (1 super king-size bed or 2 singles)
  • Flatscreen television in bedroom. Cot or child's bed available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Beautiful Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and well equipped holiday home, the owners were lovely and the home made jam and scones were a right treat. You are perfectly placed for many days out, there are lots of things to see and do near by. Would definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us for your birthday and hope to see you both again in the future, Sue
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Lovely, comfortable, well equiped, peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The 'Hayloft' was just superb, clean, well equipped (esp kitchen), looked after and nicely decorated. Can't fault the place or the friendly owner. If you want a peaceful, pretty place to stay, this is just the ticket.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Sue
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Delightful countryside escape

  • 4 of 5

My fiance had a very peaceful and relaxing time here.

Located on a working farm it was very quiet and peaceful, yet we had Hens and cats and a very friendly Dog passing by our front window, with a wonderful bedroom window view of the fields. The split level room is ideal for a romantic getaway, with a well equipped kitchen for self catering, and a luxury bedroom upstairs. The nearby towns of Darlington and Barnard Castle were close enough for small excursions, and we enjoyed meeting Sue and her husband Michael who are the perfect hosts. Wi Fi internet was fast enough for doing emails and using social sites. The cold weather made no difference to our stay, as the place was always warm and very cosy.

ps. The scones were delicious - and a welcome treat, with a very nice red wine too. We would definitely return !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you both again in the future. Many thanks for your review, Sue
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mid-High Season
20 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid-High season
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season
30 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices start from £345.00 per week. Shorter stays are available (minimum of three nights).

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