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



Updated: 16-Jul-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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8 Reviews

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The cottage was first class. I need not have worried about my car on the road..no traffic. Lovely sp

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my second visit to Mickelson. Weather slightly dull but did not spoil our stay. See you again next year,...

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. let's hope the sun shines on your next visit! We look forward to welcoming you again next year. Alison and Tony
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Lovely, clean, home from home

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful, comfortable and cosy cottage in a lovely friendly village. The photos don't do it justice. A lovely comfy bed and all appliances as per description including washer dryer and freezer for dog food. Lots of wonderful walks from the door were made all the better because of the good weather. The Crown is 2min walk and has a lovely beer garden, Strathmore Arms in Holwick well worth a visit and serves very generous sized meals. Also recommend walking from Bowlees to lLow and High Force, as well as walking along the old railway line to Middleton and Romaldkirk, both walks about 2 mile. The secure enclosed garden is a sun trap and perfect for the dog. Very friendly owners who reply very quickly to any query. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to get away from it all.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely feedback, we thrilled you had a good time.
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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
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back!
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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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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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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 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

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Updated: 16-Jul-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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