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Grade 2 Listed Cottage In A Rural Location

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Holiday Home in Barnard Castle, County Durham, England - Just Over A Mile From Barnard Castle

Originally built in 1810 the Bothy is a detached Grade 2 listed building, converted to a small but comfortable holiday cottage for up to four people. In a rural location, with good road access, it stands just over a mile from Barnard Castle in the south of County Durham and at the eastern end of Teesdale.

The Bothy has off road parking and lockable storage for bikes, use of a garden and one well behaved dog is welcome by arrangement (please mention in enquiry).

Two ground floor bedrooms (one double and one twin) and bathroom, with an open plan living room and kitchen upstairs.

More Details

Richard Graham
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Richard Graham

I have lived in the house next to the Bothy, which we we have recently converted into a holiday cottage, for the last ten years with my wife Wanda. I work from home a fair part of the time so can hopefully answer any questions either before your visit, or during your stay, and suggest good places to visit and things to do.

Richard Graham purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Richard Graham chose County Durham

We enjoy living here for the beautiful Teesdale countryside, which is still fairly undiscovered, and the market town of Barnard Castle itself. We also appreciate the good roads links to other areas, including a range of interesting towns and cities and other areas of great countryside.

What makes this cottage unique

The Bothy is a detached holiday cottage in a rural location, but has all the services of Barnard Castle just over a mile away.

It has been carefully converted from a 1810 listed building to provide accommodation for up to four people in one double and one twin bedded room.

Although not everyone will need it, there is storage space for bikes and coming in wet and muddy from a mountain bike ride etc. would not be an issue.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnard Castle in North East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Ground floor bathroom with an over bath shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The two bedrooms are both on the ground floor, one double bedded room and one twin bedded room.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is well insulated with modern rapidly controllable electric heating and electricity is included in the price. All bed linen and towels are provided. There is off road parking for one or two cars, lockable storage for bikes, canoes etc. and use of our garden. One well behaved dog is welcome by arrangement (subject to not being left unattended) and we have a dog and 2 cats. Mobile phone coverage is generally good in the Bothy and there is a TV/DVD player. WiFi is generally accessible in the lounge depending on the phone/tablet/computer being used. Smoking is not allowed internally and the Bothy is fitted with hard wired smoke and heat detectors and 30 minute fire doors to the bedrooms. Outside: Guests are very welcome to use the garden and there is a range of outdoor furniture and (by arrangement) a barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: The Bothy is handed over fully cleaned at the start of each letting period and all towels and linen are included.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)


Cozy cottage for 2 adults and 2 children

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous,cozy and well appointed cottage with everything you could need for long weekend. Would love to return if staying in the area again.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review and glad you had a good stay. It was a pleasure to meet you and we'd be very happy to see you again at our cottage.
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Excellent property in a very good location for touring the area and staying local

  • 5 of 5

We were greeted by the owners on arrival who showed us into the bothy and explained where everything was etc., there was a very helpful folder as well with instructions for use for the all appliances and the heating. It was extremely well equipped, even with t towels which I didn't expect as at other places I've always taken them. There was a welcome bottle of wine,nice biscuits, milk and tbags and coffee to keep us going until we got to the shops. It was very cosy, we had some windy/wet days but the house was always warm we didn't need to put the heating on at all. The beds were comfy, the shower worked well, everything was spotlessly clean. We had use of tables and chairs in the garden. There was a dog in residence at the main house but he was very friendly as were the owners!!!

I would certainly recommend this holiday accommodation, it ticked all the boxes for us. Great value for the money.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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PERFECT quiet vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

First off, the cottage provided was absolutely perfect for our family of four (15 yo. boy & 11 yo. girl). It was basically a small home away from home with all the necessary amenities and located close to Barnard Castle. All the major grocery chains are available within 20 minutes drive (Morrisons in Barnard Castle, and Sainsbury's and Tesco Express in Bishop Auckland). The location provided a perfect "base camp" for our daily excursions (although likely too far for many others) as we travelled to Liverpool, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gretna Green, and even Edinburgh.

The owners, Richard and Wanda were absolutely delightful and greeted us on our arrival. We also had many subsequent conversations during our stay. They also have two cats and a dog which were a pleasure to meet and quickly became "adopted" by us.

My family has no complaints and would HIGHLY recommend this rental to ANY couple or family of 3 or 4!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a kind review, and it was real pleasure to meet you and your family.
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An absolute gem!

  • 5 of 5

The Bothy was a delight to stay in. It has been renovated to a very high standard with clever and imaginative design. It is very well equipped (everything you might need has been anticipated). It is also very clean and well maintained.

We stay in holiday cottages regularly and this is better than most - and may well be the best we have stayed in.

The owner is very helpful and has given thought to what a visitor may need to know both before arrival and during the stay. It is an easy to find property and the directions we were given were spot on. We received a warm, friendly welcome on our arrival.

It's very close to Barnard Castle and High Force but situated in open countryside so days out were close by without having to stay in a town or village - the best of both worlds.

I would thoroughly recommend this property and hope to return for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a generous review.
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A great week at "The Bothy"

  • 5 of 5

First time for us at this lovely cottage but we have stayed in the area many times. The "Bothy" is an interesting property because the owners have put the living accommodation upstairs and the bedrooms and bathroom downstairs, we thought this worked well and made best use of the space and best use of the great views. The kitchen was very well equipped, we've stayed at cottages where the knives are blunt, the casserole dishes don't have lids and you have to spend a few hours cleaning up before you can start cooking. Not so here, everything was spotless and working. The sitting area was comfortable and we felt at home straight away. The bathroom was modern, spotless and well laid out. The main bedroom was well equipped although I found the mattress a little firm, this is obviously a very personal view, I simply like a soft mattress!! The cottage has electric heating in all rooms which is very efficient but probably expensive to run, however the weather was kind and we only needed it during a couple of cool evenings. Again all the equipment is spotless and worked perfectly. So all in all a great place to stay, our host Richard, was very friendly and helped to make our stay memorable. Would we return? yes we certainly would. many thanks Richard "The Best Bothy in Barney"!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such a lovely review, and just a quick note for future visitors to say that electricity costs are included in the price and we hope the idea of a slightly firm bed won't put you off too much!
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Lovely and cosy

  • 5 of 5

An enjoyable couple of days helped by the lovely welcome treats (wine, biscuits and milk). Cottage clean and cosy with everything needed for our stay including washing machine and tumble dryer. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
22 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 4
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 7
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

The Bothy has a Saturday changeover for full week lets, and is available from 4.00 pm on the day of arrival.
Alternative changeover days may however sometimes be available, subject to bookings either side - please enquire.

Notes on prices:
Prices include towels, bedlinen and heating costs.

Short stays:
Weekend and midweek short stays are welcome outside the main summer holiday period (3 nights minimum over Xmas and New Year and 2 nights elsewhere).

Short stay prices quoted are for three or four people for up to three nights.

Please enquire for prices for one or two people or for four and five night stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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