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

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking

Overview

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

Owner
Sue Hodgson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2017

Location

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Piercebridge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Headlam Hall
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Darlington
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
A1(M)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Piercebridge
Car: recommended

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:

Barnard Castle

Bowes Museum

High Force Waterfall

Raby Castle

Beamish Museum

Hadrian’s Wall

Durham Cathedral

Gateshead Metro Centre

Lake District

Headlam Hall Golf Course & Spa

National Railway Museum Shildon

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gainford in County Durham

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double ended large bath
  • Heated towel rail and soft fluffy bathrobes.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Mezzanine style bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Mezzanine style bedroom (1 super king-size bed or 2 singles)
  • Flatscreen television in bedroom. Cot or child's bed available on request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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The Hayloft is a luxurious barn conversion between Barnard Castle and Darlington
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Fantastic property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Hayloft is a fantastic barn conversion with great attention to detail. Great location for Durham , Teesdale and Yorkshire Dales. Only had 3 nights here but will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Deborah. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Sue
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5

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: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 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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5

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: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 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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4

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: 20-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Gainford, North East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low season
30 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£380
 
 
Christmas
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£490
 
 
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£385
 
 
Mid Season
24 Mar 2018 - 18 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
From
£105
Fri,Sat,Sun
£450
 
 
Mid-High Season
19 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£475
 
 
High season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
From
£115
Fri,Sat,Sun
£495
 
 
Mid-High season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
From
£105
Fri,Sat,Sun
£460
 
 
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
From
£90
Fri,Sat,Sun
£385
 
 
Christmas
15 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£440
for 4 nights
From
£110
From
£120
Fri,Sat,Sun
£510
 

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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