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4 Star Country Cottages with Pool & Hot-tub - West Cottage (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 30-Sep-2016
Cottages in Baldersdale, Nr. Barnard Castle, County Durham, England - Ideal Location To Explore The North Pennines

We have just opened our new leisure facility, with a hot-tub and swimming pool, a small gym, and a games room with pool/table tennis/air hockey table. The facilities are shared between the 5 cottages, but can be booked for private use at no extra cost.

East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in a beautifully peaceful, south-facing position, on a 14-acre wooded riverside estate in Teesdale, County Durham.Set in truly beautiful North Dales countryside, East Briscoe is the perfect place to escape the city and unwind; offering a wealth of interest for naturalists, cyclists and walkers. The holiday cottages are situated in Baldersdale (made famous as the former home of Hannah Hauxwell), two miles from the village of Cotherstone, which has two excellent pubs and a village shop/post office. Holiday guests can enjoy nature walks around the estate, fishing on the estate and in nearby reservoirs, free-range eggs from the resident hens and seasonal food from the vegetable garden. Owner/Managers Emma & Chris live on site with children Grace & Sam.

Details for holiday cottage West Cottage (2 Bedrooms), 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Our largest cottage. Both bedrooms can accommodate an extra folding bed and the under stairs alcove has a double sofa bed. There is a big sitting room with an open staircase leading to the first floor with the bathroom, one twin and one king-size bedroom. The kitchen/dining room leads from the sitting room.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

East Briscoe is a family-run establishment - mainly Chris & Emma, with a bit of help now and again from children Grace & Sammy. We live on-site so are generally on hand to sort out any problems, or provide help or information about the area.

We try to be friendly, without interfering too much into your holiday - we know a lot of people come here for some peace and quiet, especially outside school holiday times.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

“Fabulous location, quality accommodation = perfect break”

“Tranquil unspoilt area, quality accomodation and welcoming owners.”

“Great welcome, great location”

East Briscoe Farm is a treasure amongst Farm Cottages. Chris and Emma's welcome and the shared barbecue (inside the greenhouse), made our stay something special.

A great base for walking and touring an unknown area to us, with maps and information aplenty within the cottage.

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From the Owner

We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to take over East Briscoe when Emma's parents retired, and we've never looked back. We had visited many times, so we knew what a special place East Briscoe was, and we still think so today.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Fox & Hounds, Cotherstone at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Barnard Castle at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Darlington at 22 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Fox & Hounds, Cotherstone at 2 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal area for walking, cycling and running.


Use of car fairly essential, unless you're a very keen walker/cyclist!


2 miles to nearest village, Cotherstone (with pubs, village shop)

6 miles to Barnard Castle, with good selection of local shops, plus supermarket.

22 miles to Darlington, nearest train station and major shopping center.

6 miles to Bowes Museum.

11 miles to High Force Waterfall

31 miles to Durham City

Further Details:

Great selection of local shops in Barnard Castle, with antiques and art being a speciality. Also great independent butchers, bakers, greengrocer, coffee shops and restaurants.

Excellent country pubs nearby - choice of 6 in three villages within 5 miles.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit due on booking, balance due 1 month before arrival. Most payment methods accepted.

Changeover Day:
During peak season - Easter to end of October, preferred changeover days are Monday and/or Friday. May be some flexibility for last minute bookings.
Arrival time 4pm onwards, departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for a full week booking. Short breaks are available all year, either Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday - Short break prices are approximately 65% of the weekly price.

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Updated: 30-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

New leisure facility with swimming pool, hot-tub, gym and games room. Surrounded by beautiful, peaceful countryside. A walk down to the river on a warm spring day is a unique experience.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • forests
  • playground
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: Good quality bed linen and towels are provided. Wifi internet access is available at no extra charge. Outside: East Briscoe is situated on a 14 acre estate, with lawns, meadows, woodland and our own stretch of the River Balder (fishing available). There is a children's play area with swings, slide and trampoline, which is situated slightly away from the cottages so as not to disturb the peace! There is a shared barbecue, or a portable one that can be used directly outside your cottage. The greenhouse provides a pleasant spot to sit out in cooler weather. We can also provide bicycles to borrow free of charge.

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