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A Self-catering Cottage For Up To Four Guests Standing In Its Own Grounds

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Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Teesdale, Nr Middleton in Teesdale 4 miles Barnard Castle 12 miles County Durham, England - Situated By Grassholme Reservoir In The Beautiful Unspoiled World Of Teesdale And County Durham

Situated on Wyn and Ian Gargate's 17 acre farmland and maintained to a very high standard, stone-built Brock Scar Cottage is converted from what was originally a farmworkers cottage, byre and hayloft. The cottage is totally self-contained to guarantee absolute privacy, but Wyn and Ian live nearby and are always close at hand if you need advice on where to go, what to do, or what to eat. The property is supplied with its own spring water, which is of a very high standard and fully tested and approved to EEC regulations. Supplied with Super Tariff electric heating and hot water, all electricity is included in the rent. All linen and towels are also supplied. The cottage garden has a patio with furniture.

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About the Owner

Wyn Gargate
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

About Wyn Gargate

I have lived in Teesdale all my life and lived at Brock Scar Farm for 25 years running the Self - Catering Cottage named Brock Scar Cottage which i enjoy very much i get many repeat booking upto 75%

Wyn Gargate purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Wyn Gargate chose County Durham

Brock Scar Self Catering Cottage Celebrates 25 years in 2016

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We just love Brockscar Cottage! We are Australian travellers who visit the UK each year and keep returning to Brockscar Cottage. It is beautifully remote and quiet, we enjoy eating breakfast and watching the birds feeding outside the window. The cottage is immaculate and the owners very friendly. We are looking forward to returning again for our fourth visit in July 2015.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Brock Scar Self Catering Cottage Celebrates 25 years in 2016

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

Teesdale is ideal for fishing on the River Tees and on peaceful reservoirs. There are also opportunities for sailing and canoeing. There is a wide range of activities organised at local outdoor adventure centres.

Teesdale, with its wooded valleys and characteristic white-washed farm buildings has long inspired artists, including J.S. Cotman and J.M.W. Turner and supports some of Britain's rarest plants. This includes the protected Spring Gentian, a very rare flower - you can see it flowering in Upper Teesdale.

Travel:

Hamsterley Forest covers 2000 hectares on the edge of Teesdale and Weardale and provides many opportunities for outdoor activities with forest walks, nature trails, orienteering courses and mountain bike routes. There are many picnic sites and also a visitor centre and shop. A wide range of events are organised through the year.

Distances:

Bowlees, located in Upper Teesdale, 3 miles beyond Middleton-in-Teesdale is an ideal spot for family picnics and short walks to the waterfalls at Gibsons Cave and Low Force. There is also a Visitor Centre run by the Durham Wildlife Trust which explains the landscape, farming and wildlife of the area. There are craft demonstrations in summer.

Further Details:

Take a visit to historic Barnard Castle, full of character with its cobbled Market Place, attractive shops and associations with Charles Dickens. Here you will find the Josephine and John Bowes Museum, a fabulous French style treasure house of European paintings and decorative arts. The town is named after its 12th Century castle, now a craggy ruin. In contrast, nearby Raby still stands as one of England's finest medieval castles.

Lying between the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park, the Durham Dales are also very close by and are part of the North Pennines, one of England's largest official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
MID
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
LOW
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 
 
MID
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
HIGH
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 
 
MID
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
LOW
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 
 
MID
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
LOW
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£320
for 7 nights
£320
 
 
HIGH
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£490
for 7 nights
£490
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £50.00 per week is requested at the time of booking, with the balance payable 45 DAYS prior to taking up occupation. If your holiday is booked at short notice, please pay the full amount at the time of booking.

It is requested that new arrivals take up occupation no earlier than 4:00pm and that the cottage be vacated by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Changeover Day:
Bookings normally run from Saturday to Saturday

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom with 3-piece suite

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: One double with original cast iron fireplace and one twin room, each having wash hand basin and vanity units

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Supplied with Super Tariff electric heating and hot water, all electricity is included in the rent. Outside: The property is supplied with its own spring water, which is of a very high standard and fully tested and approved to EEC regulations. The cottage garden has a patio with furniture. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board, automatic washing machine, use of the owner's tumble dryer by arrangement Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are also supplied.

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