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Skyline

Barnard Castle, County Durham
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Luxury
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stunning barn conversion in beautiful Durham
  • Set in a wonderfully secluded spot near the Teesdale Way
  • This fantastic property is perfect for celebrations and family get-togethers
  • Relax in the hot tub and enjoy the rural views
  • Perfect for exploring the North Pennines and Yorkshire Dales
  • Discover the charming towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle
Property code: G0126

Set in glorious open countryside in Teesdale, this stunning barn conversion has been designed to cater for larger groups looking to get together and celebrate in beautiful surroundings.

We are thrilled to introduce you to this luxury barn conversion in beautiful Teesdale County Durham near the northern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. With five fabulous en-suite bedrooms, a wow-factor open-plan living area and hot tub with knock-out views of the Teesdale Way, this is the ultimate celebration property for discerning families and groups of friends.

No expense has been spared in transforming this old stone barn into a contemporary and luxurious holiday home. Designed to cater for larger groups, you'll find spacious accommodation and every modern comfort throughout, including underfloor heating downstairs.

Enter the property via a dramatic entrance hall complete with a feature chandelier, sweeping staircase and mezzanine landing. Heated Yorkshire flagstones underfoot provide a warm welcome. Make your way through to the heart of the barn, the beautiful open-plan living space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Those gorgeous heated flagstones continue in this room and are joined by exposed stone walls, oak trusses and vaulted ceilings. Light streams in from the large French doors leading to the stone terrace outside, and beyond, those glorious uninterrupted views of the Teesdale Way.

Take your pick from the choice of two comfy sitting areas, the first of which snuggles around the cosy wood burner. Get the fire roaring and settle down for a good old catch up with a glass of wine or two. The second snug area sits at the opposite side of the room, just the place for children and teens to have their own space. There are lots to keep you entertained each evening including a Smart TV with Netflix. Settle down to a family movie after a day exploring the Dales. A Bluetooth speaker provides the soundtrack and Wi-Fi is included. If you're craving a little off-line fun, board games are also provided.

The living area leads onto the striking kitchen with its super-stylish units and sleek quartz worktop. You'll love the breakfast bar area, the perfect spot to perch with a glass of bubbly while someone rustles up dinner. The kitchen comes with family-sized appliances including a six-plate induction hob, two NEFF ovens, a large fridge with separate freezer, a dishwasher and two full-size wine fridges (well this is a celebration house after all!). There's also a washing machine housed within a large hallway cupboard, very handy if little ones have enjoyed a good old jump around in muddy puddles.

The dining table sits adjacent to the kitchen within this open-plan space, a wonderfully rustic huge slab of wood which has been honed into a family-sized table. Pick up some local produce at one of the excellent local delis and settle down to a laughter-filled feast. Plenty of room for the whole family as this large table will seat up to 10.

There are five generous en-suite bedrooms in this large luxury holiday home, two of which are set on the ground floor. Both ground floor bedrooms are large rooms boasting wall-mounted TVs and king-size beds (which can also be configured as two full-size singles if requested). In the first bedroom, exposed stone walls combine with soft shades to create an elegant peaceful feel. This room enjoys access to an en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower overhead.

Bedroom two continues the luxurious feel with its upholstered bedstead, soft carpet underfoot and en-suite shower room. As an added luxury, the ground floor is also home to a separate contemporary wet-room and WC.

The remaining three bedrooms are all upstairs and again, all benefit from en-suite shower rooms and TVs; a nice little extra if you fancy escaping on your own to enjoy a lazy morning in your pyjamas. Bedrooms three and four both have king-size beds and walk-in wardrobes, with the final bedroom configured as a twin with two full-size single beds.

There is much to love outside too. Throw open the French doors from the lounge and step out onto a large flagstone terrace which is completely enclosed by traditional stonewalling. The views from the terrace are simply amazing looking directly down over the River Tees and Teesdale Way. And the best thing is, you can enjoy them from the bubbly warmth of your hot tub. Grab your swimming costume and a bottle of fizz, it's time to celebrate!

Outdoor furniture and a BBQ are provided, so you can make the most of those balmy summer evenings as the sun sets over the horizon. There's also a handy outside tap if you need to wash down bikes, muddy walking boots or dogs. Keen cyclists will also appreciate the bike secure provided.

Please note, the cottage is set a mile down a private gravel and tarmac lane. It is perfectly suitable for normal vehicles with due care and attention.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 5 bedrooms, each with TV – 2 king-size rooms which can be made up as twin rooms on request, 2 king-size rooms, 1 twin room
  • 4 en-suite shower rooms and WC
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • 1 ground-floor wet room and WC
  • Induction hob, 2 ovens, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, 2 wine fridges
  • Washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • Smart TV with Netflix, Bluetooth speaker
  • Garden with BBQ and garden furniture
  • Private hot tub
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Welcome pack included
  • 2 medium dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating
  • Pub and shop within 3 miles
  • Barnard Castle 5.5 miles
  • Please note the property is set a mile down a private gravel and tarmac lane – it is perfectly suitable for normal vehicles driving with due care and attention

 

The cottage has a stunning location set in open countryside in Teesdale County Durham near the northern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. With its elevated position, it enjoys uninterrupted views down over the River Tees and Teesdale Way beyond. It is the perfect location if you enjoy walking with a myriad of beautiful routes nearby including three local reservoirs, the High and Low Force waterfalls, and Hamsterley Forest. It's also a superb location for mountain biking if you want to bring your bikes along.

Just 4 miles from the cottage is the historic market town of Barnard Castle. Recently listed as one of the ‘top 10 rural places to live in the UK’, there is a host of boutique shops, cafes and pubs to explore. The excellent Bowes Museum is here and is well worth a visit. As the name would suggest, there's an English Heritage castle to discover too.

Other nearby attractions include Eggleston Hall and Gardens (3.5 miles) which has a great cafe on-site, Raby Castle at Staindrop (11 miles) and Auckland Castle (19 miles) - all excellent options for days out with the family. The cottage is also within easy reach of Richmond (19 miles), a historic market town with much to offer the discerning holidaymaker. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. The cottage is also well placed for a day trip over to the Lakes and Durham City if you want to explore those areas too.

This property is personally managed by Phil.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Rebecca 9th February 2019

We stayed at skyline cottage during a snowy weekend in February. You definitely need a 4 wheel drive car to access the property in bad weather as it is at the bottom of quite a steep hill. The owners were lovely and made us feel very welcome. The property has everything you could need from ample towels to cooking oil, salt and pepper etc. Even a hiRead moregh chair for our toddler. A beautiful property a great location for a family get together and lots of things to do in the local area. Hide

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Location

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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