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Character Cottage Nestling In The Village Of Mickelton In The Heart Of Teesdale

Character Cottage Nestling In The Village Of Mickelton In The Heart Of Teesdale



Updated: 14-May-2016
Cottage in Mickelton near Middleton in Teesdale, Nr. Barnad Castle, Co. Durham - Within Beautiful Teesdale, Regularly Referred To As the ‘Best Kept Secret of the North’

Renovated to retain its original charm, it has exposed beams, wood flooring, and an inglenook fireplace with a multi burning stove. The cottage is tastefully furnished and decorated to a high standard. There is a safe sunny walled garden to the rear with lawn, patio seating area and barbeque. This homely property is well positioned for walking, mountain biking or sight seeing, with many wonderful walks, including the Pennine Way and the Teesdale Way. Situated in the village of MICKLETON within beautiful Teesdale, regularly referred to as the ‘best kept secret of the north’, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, also on the doorstep is England's highest waterfall High Force. The ancient market town of Barnard Castle is situated 8 miles away, with it's many craft and antique shops.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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6 Reviews

based on 6 holidaymaker reviews


Cosy & clean

  • 5 of 5

On arriving & opening the door, felt at home

Great location for exploring areas natural beauty,would recommend this cottage without hesitation

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely family stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely three night stay, once we got the fire going it was very warm and snug , much nicer than in the photo's.

Great running from the door, snowy walk around Low and High Force and a fantastic trip to Beamish.

We will be back thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you had a good times and thrilled you enjoyed the stove, it does make the house so cosy! We would welcome you both back again, anytime. Best wishes Alison
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a wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautifully prepared and equipped, and the enclosed garden wonderful for toby the dachshund! We know the area quite well, and visited high and low force from Bowleaze, Richmond station and Easby Abbey, Egglestone and barnie. We ran into the Tour of Britain cycling in Alston and found the Kilhope lead mining museum excellent. Stanhope and its railway are fun. The middleton fish and chips were excellent! The weather was fantastic too, and we went home in the first rain we'd seen. The owners were ever so helpful by email.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Radcliffe Manchester

Our new home from home

  • 5 of 5

This pretty cottage in the heart of Mickleton was everything that we had hoped for and more. The photographs do not do reflect just how nice this cottage is decorated and everything we needed was provided. We were concerned that being on the main road would mean traffic noise but there was hardly any traffic! In fact, sitting out in the garden of an evening with our wine, there was nearly complete silence - very unusual for a village location. The walking was excellent with the Mickleton railway walk being only 300 yards from the front door - an excellent and flat way to start walking to the other villages before picking up different walking routes. Also the Crown pub just down the road from the cottage has a lovely large beer garden which is dog friendly. We really enjoyed our short break here and we will definitely be back. This is the first time we have visited Teesdale and we have fallen in love with the area. The beauty of the Dales without being crowded.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A real Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We discovered the Cottage on this website and went for it. We needed a cottage with a secure garden for our dog so after a quick phone call about the garden the cottage was booked. A couple of days later the confirmation and instructions about how to get there were with us.

When we arrived we had intended to park the car in the Village hall car park 100 or so yards down the road over night as there is no off street parking by the cottage but the road is that quiet there was no need so 2 steps from the car and you are at the front door.

Once inside we found that the pictures on the website don't do it justice it's far better, it's light bright and airy and has the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. Having watched Channel 4s "Four in a bed" we know what to look for when looking for dirt but we could not find any trace, the cottage was as clean as a new pin and grass in the back garden freshly cut.

We made full use of the log fire most evenings, using the plentiful supply of wood in the back garden.

The kitchen was fully stocked with all the kitchen type stuff you could want.

We had no problems all week but knowing Alison and Tony were only on the end of the telephone was reassuring.

Mickleton is ideally situated for the town of Barnard Castle, walking in Teesdale and generally getting away from it all. High And Low Force waterfalls are not far away, defiantly worth a visit. On the way to or from the falls is Middleton in Teesdale. The Chip shops Pies are well worth trying and the chips to die for.

We would defiantly recommend this cottage and will certainly be booking again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thorne S.Yorks

Deightful cottage amidst lovely scenery.

  • 4 of 5

I found the cottage listing to be very accurate regarding layout, facilities and contents etc. Location could have been a little better described however this did not pose a problem. In fact the exact location in the village of Mickleton was a bonus. The cottage is spacious, well laid out with all modern facilities yet still retains its charm and character. On arrival I found it to be very clean and well maintained. I was also assured by the owner Alison who has been a pleasure to deal with throughout the booking process that any problems I might find just to give her a ring. Most reassuring. Directions to the cottage which she gave could not have been better.

All in all a lovely spacious cottage and an excellent base to explore the dales. Thanks Alison. I will return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review, we were delighted you enjoyed your stay and were thrilled for the repeat booking. We look forward to welcoming you in October!
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Activity and Interests


40 mins drive from Durham Tees Valley airport.

An hour from York, Newcastle and Durham City.


Situated in the village of Mickleton, two traditional dales village pubs are within 300 yards.

Two Miles from the well resourced village of Middleton in Teesdale and eight miles from Barnard Castle. Other sights include the world famous Bowes museum, High Force waterfall, Raby Castle and the ruins of Eggleston Abbey.

Further afield within a 1 hour's drive to:

Histoic City Centres of York or Durham.

Lake District, Yorkshire Dales.

Hadrians Wall.

Beamish Open Air Museum.

Further Details:

The cottage is an excellent base for walking as Teesdale enjoys an abundance of walks for all ages and abilities across fells, disused railway lines, Pennine Way, Teesdale Way, River Tees, High /Low Forces, Stang and Hamsterly Forest. Other outdoor pursuits enjoyed locally include fishing, canoeing, horse riding,bird watching, cycling and visiting antique and craft shops. There are many very good restaurants and coffee shops in the locality including the award winning Rose and Crown Inn located in the beautiful village of Romaldkirk (1.5 miles from cottage). In the village itself we have two friendly public houses, one of which sells wonderful food!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
20 Mar 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
17 Jul 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds. Please enquire about short breaks available in low season, prices from £125. Rental periods (Saturday to Saturday). Please e-mail or telephone owner. A non -refundable deposit of £75.00 is required on booking, balance due 4 weeks before your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday(High Season). Please enquire about short breaks, available in low season, prices from £125. The cottage is available from 2.30pm and must be vacated by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK pounds.
Short breaks also available starting from £125.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 14-May-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Large fully tiled family bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, washbasin, heated towel rail and shaving point.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Sorry this is a non-smoking cottage but one well-behaved pet is welcome by prior arrangement. Please note that all logs, coal and electric costs are included in rental. A high chair and cot are available upon request. Outside: Secure, walled garden with flower borders and lawn. Patio area with garden bench and barbecue. Utility Room: Freezer, washer/ dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bedlinen are included within the price and changed weekly. The cottage is cleaned prior to your arrival and we do ask our guests to leave the cottage in a similar clean and tidy condition upon departure.

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