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Two bedroomed cottage (sleeps 4) & Camping Pod (sleeps 2 adults & 3 children) - Ivy Cottage (2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



Ivy Cottage (2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4)

Ivy Cottage is a two bedroomed cottage all on one level. One double room and second bedroom with twin beds. Fitted kitchen (hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer) with freezer compartment), sitting/dining room with electric fire, shower room with basin, WC and shower. TV with Freeview and DVD player. It has a private outside spacer and off street parking. Wi-Fi is available in the cottage.

About the property

Dog friendly accommodation

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.

Hillcrest was once a working farm, but the outbuildings have been converted into Holiday Cottages and part of the site is now provided with electric hook up points for Touring Caravans. And, for those who want all the pleasure of camping and outdoorsiness, but without the hassle of wet tents on a windy day, we also have ten timber Camping Pods. Most importantly, we aim to offer all our guests a comfortable, get-away-from-it all, rural retreat. Wi-Fi is available on site.

More Details

Kate Nichols
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Kate Nichols

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.

Kate Nichols purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Kate Nichols chose Richmond

Staying in a Camping Pod is a camping experience, only much easier! There is a heater, light and electric inside - but no bed. You'll need to bring all your camping kit - apart from the tent! There is a kitchen facility in the amenity building, with hotplates, microwaves, kettles, toasters and a fridge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Me, my wife, my 5 year old son and our little 14 week old puppy stayed in a pod for a weekend away. Firstly, Kate and Ed are very welcoming and their hospitality is just incredible. They couldn't make you feel anymore welcome if they tried. We all had such a great time and will definately be returning again this year. Thank you both so much for a fantastic weekend. You haven't lived until you've experienced 'podding' :)" - March 2014

"We have just returned from 2 nights in a family pod that slept 5 comfortably. The showers were immaculately clean and the water was lovely and warm. There was also a small kitchen area with a microwave and a 2 ring hob which you were free to use, this would have been brilliant if it had rained, however we were blessed with sunshine! Kate and Ed were very welcoming and Kate had a wealth of local knowledge that we used to fill our two days. Our pod overlooked the playing field which the children and the dog enjoyed. Would recommend a stay and hopefully we will visit again soon." - April 2014
Jun 2014
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Changeover Day:
For Elder Cottage, the changeover day is either Friday or Saturday, check in is from 4pm and check out 10am.

For the Camping Pod, it can be booked for a minimum of 1 night low season, and 2 nights high season. Check in is from 2pm and check out 11am.

Notes on prices:
3 night minimum stay. Shorter or longer stays by negotiation.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Richmond in Barforth

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Our visitors have access to our 24hr amenity building, which has a small 'camping kitchen', free showers, loos and a coin operated laundry. We also have a small tourist information area and library. Outside: The cottage and the pod both have picnic tables outside, and guests have access to the 3 acre dog walking field onsite. Elder Cottage has a private, enclosed garden.


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Ivy Cottage (2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4)
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


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Hillcrest Park est très bien entretenu et très calme et les propriétaires sont accueillants. Nous logions dans Ivy Cottage qui est très confortable, bien équipé et suffisamment grand pour que toute la famille s'y sente à l'aise. Un grand pré clôturé permet de promener son chien en liberté. Nous garderons un bon souvenir de notre séjour qui fut très agréable.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Brownlow Arms
Stable Hearth
The Bridgewater Arms
The Oak Tree Inn
Fernaville's Rest
Raby Castle
Hamsterley Forest
High Force
Barnard Castle
Richmond Castle
Wensleydale Dairy Products Ltd
The Forbidden Corner
Car: necessary


Barnard Castle is 9 miles away (10min drive)

Richmond is 11 miles away (20 min drive)

Darlington is a 20min drive away.

Further Details:

We have several pubs within a couple of miles of us - The Brownlow Arms at Caldwell, The Bridgewater at Winston and the Four Alls at Ovington.