One mezzaine bedroom with super-king 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.
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
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.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely, comfortable, well equiped, peaceful
About the Owner
(2 traveller reviews)
Lovely, comfortable, well equiped, peaceful
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.
Delightful countryside escape
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 !
Activity and Interests
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.
Spectacular waterfalls, sweeping moorlands, magnificent castles and ancient market towns are all to be found in Teesdale.
Nearby bridleways, footpaths, riverside walks, golf and fishing provide ample entertainment and opportunity to explore the countryside.
Within one mile the villages of Piercebridge and Gainford provide friendly local services including newsagents, general stores, a great selection of cafés, butcher, post office, hairdresser, ‘Chippie’, organic farm shop, doctors surgery and three churches. There are some fantastic local country pubs and quality restaurants in the area.
Meanwhile, 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.
For a more active way of spending a lovely day, there is the nearby Headlam Hall Golf Course & Spa, which offers a challenging and picturesque 9-hole course and a luxurious spa for anyone wanting to relax and unwind.
The local bus service stops at the end of the farm drive, going to Teesside, Teesside airport, Darlington, Barnard Castle and Middleton in Teesdale.
Local attractions & places to visit:
High Force Waterfall
Gateshead Metro Centre
Headlam Hall Golf Course & Spa
National Railway Museum Shildon
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
4 Jan 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Prices start from £345.00 per week. Shorter stays are available (minimum of three nights).
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Farm Holidays
- Tourist Attractions
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- autumn foliage
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- roller blading
- 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)
- Cot or child's bed available on request