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THE BOTHY - Detached listed cottage, rural location close to town, pet friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Barnard Castle, County Durham - just over 1 mile from town

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 the garden and one well behaved dog is normally 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.

Open from Easter to the end of September, with bookings taken from January onwards for the current year.

More Details

Richard Graham
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Richard Graham

I live in the house next to the Bothy, which we had converted into a holiday cottage, 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 Barnard Castle

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 Marwood

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Washing Machine
  • 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.


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THE BOTHY - Detached listed cottage, rural location close to town, pet friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic holiday cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were extremely welcoming, friendly and helpful. Cottage was immaculately clean and very well equipped. Lovely area for great walking and countryside views.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Journey down memory lane.

  • 5 of 5

We found our "home" in the country delightful. Everything we needed for the three nights of our stay was provided. The location is perfect for so many interesting sites and activities in the north-east. We appreciate the kind welcome of our host Richard Graham and would recommend this HomeAway to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent underscores this true gem

  • 5 of 5

This great property surpasses every expectation, and truly ticks all the boxes. Hadn't realised just how much Barnard Castle had to offer let alone the perfect location to head in any direction for a great day out, and to come back each night to the comfort and relaxing cottage was simply fantastic..

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent facilities, very clean, comfortable and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

I loved this delightful cottage which was very comfortable for us (two couples). The amenities are excellent, with adjustable controls on the heating in all the rooms, lovely bathroom with a fantastic shower and well-equipped kitchen with everything you would want for a weekend away (ie. cafetiere, microwave, dishwasher etc). Everything was in excellent working condition and the owners were friendly and helpful. I would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 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: 26-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Barnard Castle is easily reached by road, via the M6 and A66 from the west and the A1 and A66 from the East.

Approximate distances/guide times: London 250 miles/5 hours; Leeds 75 miles/1.5 hours; Manchester 120 miles/2 hours, Edinburgh or Glasgow 150 miles/3 hours.


The Bothy is just over a mile from Barnard Castle and provides a perfect base for exploring Teesdale. Half an hour by car also opens up Swaledale to the south and Weardale to the north, both good walking areas, and an hour by car will easily let you reach the Lake District, the North York Moors, Durham or Newcastle/Gateshead.

Further Details:

Barnard Castle is an attractive Georgian market town on the Durham/North Yorkshire border sitting on the River Tees. It has a wide range of good local shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, a supermarket and garage. The extensive Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle is well worth a visit, as are the remains of the Castle and the Abbey ruins at nearby Egglestone. Raby Castle and Rokeby Hall are nearby major historic houses, but please check their opening details if these are of interest. Barnard Castle Golf Course is under a mile away and there is a good swimming pool in Barnard Castle.

There are riverside paths and woodland walks starting from the town and in the rest of Teesdale there are walks ranging from riverside and woodland trails to fells and moorland. Middleton-in-Teesdale is just under ten miles, an attractive Teesdale town with several teashops and pubs, and High Force (one of the most impressive waterfalls in England), Cow Green Reservoir and the waterfalls of Cauldron Snout are a few miles further on. It is also well worth travelling through to Alston, one of the highest market towns in England.

There are several mountain bike trails in nearby Hamsterley Forest, and a specialist downhill trail. For road cyclists Teesdale and Weardale offer some great rides, including some of the highest roads in England. There are also some little visited local reservoirs, with good circular paths, and some railway trails for family cycling.

Durham Cathedral is often described as the greatest Norman building in England, and the Newcastle/Gateshead riverside has been transformed with the Millennium Bridge, Baltic Gallery and Sage Music Centre. There is good city centre shopping in Newcastle and out of town shopping at the Metro Centre on the A1.

The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall and the Nothumberland Coast also make good longer days out.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Barnard Castle, North East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
3 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 7
20 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
2 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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