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Cosy, pet-friendly cottages in North Yorkshire - Ivy Cottage



Updated: 11-Oct-2016
Cottages in Hillcrest Park, Nr. Richmond, Yorkshire, England - Tranquil, rural location within 2 miles of pubs, and 3 miles of shops.

Hillcrest Park is our rural, 6 acre, holiday location in the northernmost of the Yorkshire Dales, Teesdale. Surrounded by farmland, it offers peace, tranquillity and beautiful views of Teesdale – yet is only 10mins from the A66. It is ideal for walkers, cyclists and dog owners (we have a dog walking field onsite) and is close to Richmond, Barnard Castle, High Force Waterfall, Raby Castle and a host of other Dales attractions.

We aim to offer all our guests - and their pets! - a comfortable, get-away-from-it all, rural retreat.

Details for holiday cottage Ivy Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Ivy Cottage has a large sitting/dining room with electric fire, TV with DVD player and Freeview. The main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, oven, hob and microwave. It has electric central heating and Wi-Fi is available.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We (Ed and Kate) have been at Hillcrest Park since March 2011, and have been delighted that many of our visitors return again and again. Ed's local knowledge is pretty comprehensive and we enjoy welcoming people to this beautiful area and providing a peaceful base for them to explore Teesdale and the surrounding Dales.

We live on site and are on hand to help out our guests with anything they may need, but also happy to leave guests to enjoy their break in peace.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The service we received was very good, very friendly and very helpful owners. Hawthorn cottage was excellent and well stocked food cupboard, also very clean. The location was good.What we liked best was the peace and quiet.

Kath and Peter, Wigan, July 2013

Excellent location to see lots of interesting places, all within an hour's drive: Teesdale, Weardale, Swaledale, Wensleydale, Durham and North York Moors. Rose cottage was beautifully clean and equipped to a very high standard.

Mrs Warren-Smith, Wantage, August 2013

Having self catered many times, Ivy was one of the best cottages we have had. The kitchen was well equipped with breakfast bar, the bathroom roomy and shower brilliant, the lounge spacious, TV worked better than ours at home. As for the bed, well, what a shame we had to get out of it. Dog walking area was a real bonus. It had everything we needed. Would certainly recommend to others. A gem of a place. Thank you again.

Molly, TripAdvisor, Sept 2013
Jan 2014
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Ivy Cottage was spacious, clean & had everything needed for a perfect stay. Kate & Ed were very friendly and welcoming. Their properties are beautifully situated in a rural surrounding but within easy travelling distance of Richmond, Barnard Castle and the surrounding villages. The whole area is very well cared for & the local villages all have very welcoming pubs! Richmond itself is a lovely, well maintained town with a super selection of shops, including the old Richmond Station (very nice cafe & artisan shops) and a very pleasant river walk. Kate & Ed are definitely dog friendly and the dog walking field is an absolute bonus with tracks mowed (by Ed) through the long grass for ease of walking. Overall this was a perfect few days, with perfect hosts and a 'home from home' cottage. Will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle at 40 Miles Nearest Barpub : Brownlow Arms at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Darlington at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1(M) at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Brownlow Arms at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary


Car is essential.


Caldwell is 1.7m away (with pub)

Ovington is 1.5m away (with pub)

Winston is 1.5m away (with restaurant)

Gainford is 3m away (with chippie, corner shop and 2 pubs)

Barnard Castle is 8m away

Richmond is 9m away

Further Details:

We are less than a mile away from the River Tees, and you can pick up the Teesdale Way at Winston Gate and walk to Whorlton, where there is a very dog friendly pub called The Bridge Inn. It is a beautiful (appx) 10m circular walk, taking in the suspension bridge at Whorlton and some stunning Teesdale scenery.

The nearest shop is at Gainford (a 7minute drive), but we usually keep a stock of basics available from our kitchen, in case you run out!


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
29 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday, but we can be flexible if necessary. Arrivals not before 4pm and departures by 10am. Again, there can be flexibility in this.

Notes on prices:
Three night breaks are available from £180 to £250, dependent on the time of year. Please ignore the misleading Owners Direct short break pricing.

Long stays by negotiation.

We ask for a (non refundable) deposit of £50 and the balance to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival. We take card payments over the phone or direct bank transfers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 11-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

We have a 3 acre field, which our visitors use to exercise their dogs, or just to wander around and take in the views - which makes us just a bit different to your average holiday cottage, and truly pet-friendly.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

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


  • Notes on accommodation: We have a laundry room on site with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing board and iron. We also have a Tourist Information area with lots of leaflets and pointers about what to do. All accommodation is non-smoking. Outside: All cottages have off road parking, garden area with bench/table. Hawthorn Cottage has an enclosed garden, and all are close to the dog walking field.

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