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



Updated: 22-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


Kearton Lodge - (Sleeps 2)

Luxury fitted master en-suite bedroom with super king sized bed. Patio door with external ornamental staircase, showcasing outreaching views of the Dale, large pond and lush green pastures and leading to ground floor outdoor seating area. Luxury en-Suite bathrooms with individual shower and shower over bath, wc, towel warmer, Oil Fired Central Heating throughout. Towels, robes and hairdryer provided. Fully fitted oak kitchen with granite dining table. Electric hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, ironing facilities, all crockery and pans provided. The living space is open plan with 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.

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About the Owner

Anne Kearton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 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

Available Rentals

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3 Night Short Breaks are available throughout the year.

Kearton Cottage - Price £250 per minimum stay of three nights (for a maximum of 2 guests)
Kearton Lodge - Price £250 per minimum stay of three nights (for a maximum of 2 guests)

The above offers are subject to availability.

Booking Notes:
Please telephone the owner or email via our web page. A deposit is required with the full amount payable 6 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible depending on availability.
Please note: Arrival times 4pm. Departures 10am.

19 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)


Excellent cottage, everything you need and a warm welcome too.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, in fact somewhat luxurious cottage, ideally situated just outside Barnard Castle. We had a wonderful stay, made all the better by the delightful warm welcome. Frankly, the best cottage in which we have stayed.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sending such a shining review of your recent stay. I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful time together. I hope you will have the opportunity to the cottage and explore more of beautiful Teesdale some time in the future. Best Wishes Anne
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Wonderful Lodge Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Keaton Lodge it had everything you could want and a little more. The facilities at the lodge were brilliant it was so clean and well finished. Anne was lovely to deal with and would certainly stay here again. Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Delighted you had both enjoyed the cottage and your visit to the Dale. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes Anne
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Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Anne is a charming hostess and the cottage is superb in every respect and exceeded our expectations. There are many places to visit in this wonderful area. Barnard Castle is very close where you can get anything you want. We enjoyed our stay and wish we had booked it for longer. We would definitely recommend it to all ou friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments, it is wonderful to hear how much you had enjoyed your stay. There is so much to see and experience in this beautiful Dale, guests always find plenty of things to do and places to explore. Teesdale and County Durham are becoming so much more popular as people find out what a gems we have. Thank you for your recommendations. I look forward to welcome you both back one day. Best Wishes Anne
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the property was first class and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

we enjoyed the property and the stunning views, there was everything you needed in the house, it was exceptionally clean, tidy and comfortable. The owners were very accommodating and looked after us very well. We would definitely return to explore more of the area, Barnard Castle was very nice, with Bowes museum a must see. Raby Castle also worth a visit and we also enjoyed the evening at the open air show Kynren. The next time will be for a longer visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for such a lovely review of your stay. We are delighted you had both enjoyed visiting some of the many local attractions. We are so lucky to have six castle's in the area, all offering a different visitor experience. It was fantastic you got tickets for the open air show Kynren and I am sure like me felt this show is truly amazing, the fabulous 1000 volunteer characterful actors, beautiful costumes and scenery, sound system, pyrotechnic lighting, fireworks, horses, sheep not to mention the gaggle of geese and tale of Historic England seen through young Arthur's eyes is a must see. I am sure this alone will bring many visitor's to the area over the next 10 years. We look forward to welcoming you both back to your cottage for a longer visit next time and more exploring of the area. Best Wishes to you Both Anne & Stephen
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Great property in a lovely position

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weeks stay at Kearton Lodge. The cottage is very nice and comfortable. Anne was very accommodating and even had cakes, fruit juice and milk waiting for us. The views from the lodge look straight over the rolling country side. The area was great to explore. Barnard Castle is a lovely town. We were spoilt weather wise as the week we stayed was the hottest this year. We will definitely be staying again. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone who wants a great holiday cottage in an outstanding area with lovely owners.

Paul Taplin

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to hear you had a wonderful stay. There is so much to explore in the area there is no wonder a return visit is definitely worth considering. Thank you for your recommendation, I am sure this will be most helpful to potential guests considering a visit to our beautiful Dale. I look forward to welcoming you both back to Kearton Lodge one day. In the meantime, best wishes to you both. Stephen & Anne
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Fantastic 5* Stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just had 5 wonderful days at the Kearton Lodge from arrival to departure we have enjoyed every moment.

On arrival Anne gave us a lovely welcome along with a full introduction to the cottage answered any questions we had gave info on the local area and were to visit etc.... and even had the kettle on ready for us with fresh warm scones.

The cottage is fantastic and has everything you need the little extra touches are so lovely (easter egg bunny) and fresh flowers along with high quality toiletries and the beautiful smelling reed diffusers all make it extra special

The cottage is of such a high standard and is a real treat and you feel welcome and at home from walking in.

We used the sauna during our stay which was brilliant and was such a lovely thing to have been able to use.

We re-booked with Anne just as we left for a stay over christmas and new year and we cannot wait to return

Thank you for a great holiday

Emma & Lee

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for sending such a shining review of your recent stay. We are delighted you both had a wonderful experience and have chosen to return to celebrate the New Year in Kearton Cottage, We are sure you will find this a very magical experience when the stone henge feature is illuminated and the cottage is decorated with festive cheer. The time you have taken to send your feedback is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you both back to your cottage in December. Best Wishes Anne
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Barnard Castle at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : South Sheilds at 80 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Barnard Castle at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Darlington at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A66 Nearest Restaurant : Barnard Castle at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Redcar at 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.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Luxury fitted bedroom with Super King Bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children

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


  • 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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