Farm Cottage (1 Bedroom)
Perhaps the most like "a traditional country cottage" of all our cottages. Upstairs has a bathroom and a good sized bedroom (with king-sized bed) which can take an extra folding bed or a cot. The fair sized sitting room downstairs has a matching sofa and easy chair. It also has an open fire - we provide free firewood. The kitchen/dining room overlooks the meadows at the back of the farm.
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.
About the Owner
About Chris Tarpey
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.
Chris Tarpey purchased this cottage in 2003
Why Chris Tarpey chose County Durham
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.
What makes this cottage unique
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.
20% deposit due on booking, balance due 1 month before arrival. Most payment methods accepted.
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.
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
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
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.
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.”
- Dining Area
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- pets not allowed
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Golf ...
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.