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5 Star (Gold) Romantic, Self Catering Country Retreat - Kearton Cottage - (Sleeps 2)

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Kearton Cottage - (Sleeps 2)

Luxury fitted master en-suite bedroom sleeps two in super king sized bed. Patio doors lead from the bedroom to private terrace, overlooking large pond, lush green pastures and gorgeous views of the Dales. Luxury en-Suite bathroom with bath/shower over bath, wc, bidet, towel warmer, underfloor heating. Towels, robes and hairdryer provided. Fully fitted oak kitchen with luxury granite breakfast bar dining area overlooking the lounge. Electric hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, ironing facilities, all crockery and pans provided. Underfloor heating. The living space is open plan with a real log burner for those cosy nights in. Electric underfloor heating throughout the cottage. Comfortable sofas, perfect for relaxing on and watching TV, a DVD, listening to your favourite music or reading. Internet Access. All linen, towels and robes are provided in the price and changed weekly.

About the property


Luxury self catering cottages, with fabulous views across the dales, conveniently appointed with easy access from the A66. A great base for visiting, walking or cycling in Teesdale an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Exploring Richmond, Durham, Newcastle, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes. Beautifully rebuilt and refurbished into luxury self-catering accommodation adjoining the main house and set in large attractive landscaped gardens with very own Stonehenge feature. The property boasts magnificent views across miles and miles of beautiful open countryside. Ample on site parking.

Anne Kearton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Anne Kearton

Your hosts at the cottages are Stephen and Anne they have lived at East Roods for over 20 years in the main house adjoining the holiday cottages.

They have a family business close by in the village of Boldron established for over 30 years, in construction, plant and machinery hire for earthworks, crushing and screening in the quarrying industry.

They have three grown-up children who enjoy visiting home in between travelling, and working around the UK and abroad.

Their interests include good food, nice wine, country pursuits, sailing and theatre.

Anne is a qualified holistic therapist, who enjoys gardening, dance and cooking.

Stephen is Managing Director of the family firm and enjoys vintage tractors and steam engines.

Anne Kearton purchased this cottage in 1993

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful accommodation, NO faults. Pleasant, sociable, helpful hosts. The whole area is full of interesting places to visit STUNNING. Rob Sylvia Mike & Maree. Fabulous week's stay a treat to see the collection of steam engines. First class beauty treatments. Melanie & Andy. Our 2nd stay had a great time again, wonderful accommodation & hosts. Kate & Pete What a gem of a place, superb in every way. We loved it so much we have already booked our next two holidays here. Derek & Salma Found something special, all aspects of our stay lived up to & beyond our expectations. Beautifully presented in every way Tim & Julia Our 3rd visit, great stay every time, a real home from home. Gina & Tim Thank you so much for the lovely warm welcome, your cottage is beautiful, so comfortable & relaxing. Frances & Bob Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, stunning surroundings 5* hospitality. Kim & Dave FANTASTIC! attention to detail made it. Richard & Jennie
Aug 2009
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Changeover days are flexible depending on availability.

Please note: Arrival times 4pm. Departures 10am.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnard Castle in County Durham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The accommodation is cleaned prior to your arrival and we ask guests to leave it in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. The accommodation is fully centrally heated. Sorry we do not accommodate pets. Assistance dogs welcome. The cottages are non-smoking. Outside: Delightful large gardens with Stonehenge garden feature. Guest terrace with barbecue facilities and outdoor furniture. Ample on site parking.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Perfect Stay

  • 5 of 5

If you are thinking of booking this cottage, do not hesitate, just do it. Everything about it is perfect, the location is fabulous, it is extremely comfortable and well equipped and Anne and her husband could not have been friendlier or more welcoming hosts. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a positive review of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you both back for more exploring of our beautiful Dale sometime in the near future. Best Wishes Anne
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Holiday in paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accommodations and 5 star hosts. Luxurious comfort in the country with hosts knowledgeable about area. Perfect English hospitality in warm comfortable surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful part of the UK. County Durham and the Dales have a wealth of history, scenery & hospitality just waiting to be discovered. Hope you will both return again one day for more adventures. Best Wishes Stephen & Anne
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A warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time ever we had used a holiday cotttage. The experience was Brilliant!

A 5 star cottage with everything we could ask for {and more}..

We loved it so much we deffinitely will be going again {Soon}.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to hear your first time holiday cottage experience was a great success and exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future for more adventures and exploration of our beautiful Dales. Best Wishes Anne
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Fantastic Relaxing New Year Break

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at Kearton Lodge and it was just as wonderful as the first - we were met by the lovely Anne with hot mulled wine and mince pies which was just lovely - the cottage was nice and warm and inviting and just beautiful - we had a very relaxing 5 nights we felt very much at home and everything was great - we would like to thank Anne and Steven for getting the generator going one night during a power cut this was above and beyond and we appreciated it thankyou

We enjoyed using the Sauna too after cold days out it was a very welcome treat!

We would yet again highly recommend this property the level of service, and presentation is 100%

The cottage is very well located to the A66 and we were up and out early one crisp morning and in Robin Hood's Bay an hour and half later then on to Whitby and back by dusk which is a lovely day out, we also visited high force waterfall on NYE which was just lovely in the crisp winter sun again well located from the cottage, there are several farm shops along the A66 and also the cottage is a nice leisurely stroll into Barnard itself

Thank you for making our NY get away just what we wanted

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to send in your wonderful review. Delighted you had enjoyed celebrating the New Year in the Lodge. I am sure guests considering a stay will appreciate the feedback you have shared of your own experience. Teesdale is a very beautiful Dale and perfectly situated to explore County Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland and the Lakes. I look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Best Wishes Anne
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A lovely cottage with everything you could ask for and more

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome and Anne bent over backwards to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we wanted. Home baked scones with jam and cream were waiting for us on arrival, a lovely touch. The cottage was well maintained and furnished to a high standard. We had everything we could possibly need. Books, magazines, games, dvds were all provided if we needed them. The views from the cottage were lovely and it made a good base to explore the surrounding area. Hopefully we will be back for many more visits. Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum, Bowlees visitor centre and the walk from Low Force to High Force are all well worth a visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send in such a lovely review of your recent stay. We are delighted to hear how much you had enjoyed your cottage and some of the wonderful places you visited during your holiday. Teesdale is a beautiful Dale full of wonderful walks, amazing sights and great places to eat offering locally sourced produce. I look forward to welcoming you both back to your cottage in the future. Best Wishes to you Both Anne
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in kearton cottage for a three day summer break. The cottage was perfect, lovely and clean with exceptional decor and furnishings. Beautiful grounds and lovely owners who are kind and helpful, making every effort to ensure that each guest enjoys their stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am delighted you have both enjoyed your time together exploring Teesdale's wonderful countryside and our area's of outstanding natural beauty. I look forward to welcome you back in the New Year for more adventures and relaxation. Best Wishes Anne
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
South Sheilds
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest airports are: Durham Tees Valley approx 40 minutes drive (26.7 miles). Newcastle Airport approx an hours drive (62.4 miles). The property is easily accessed from the A66, 13 miles west of Scotch Corner from the A1.


Boldron is the nearest village. Barnard Castle is approx 3 miles away with a wide range of pubs, restaurants, hair and beauty salons, antique shops, supermarkets, butchers and bakeries. Barnard Castle is the home of the magnificent Bowes Museum and its famous Castle Ruins. There are many wonderful places to eat in the surrounding area. We are only 9 miles away from Tan Hill the highest pub in England and 12 miles away from High Force Waterfall.

Further Details:

Whether its shopping, fishing, riding, sailing, off roading, walking, cycling, bird watching or simply chilling out and escaping to a little known about beautiful place with your friends and family. All your needs can be catered for in Teesdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.