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The amazing open plan living kitchen and dining area - perfect for socializing
The fabulous hot tub with breathtaking views
The sweeping staircase
Beautiful lighting
The welcoming entrance
All sit round and have a chat in the cosy living area
Another little area to sit and chat
Welcome
Hand crafted oak  dining table
Seating for all around the hand crafted oak dining table
Walking today?
Spacious and beautiful bedroom
Littlle extras make Skyline so homely
Walk in shower
Beautiful oak beams
Freshen up after a long day in the dales
Breakfast in bed, why not.
Twin room at Skyline
Amazing views
End your day in the supberb hot tub
A little glass of fizz to celebrate
Peaceful location
Your'e nearly there!
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Skyline

Barnard Castle, County Durham
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 6
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A stunning barn conversion in beautiful County  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 if you drive slowly and  with due care and attention. (Please note the cottage is a set a mile down an uneven gravel and tarmac track.  Driving slowly and with due care and attention is advised when driving a normal car.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • 3 x Travel cot sand highchairs available on request
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating
  • Biomass Heating
  • Shop within 3 miles
  • Barnard Castle 5.5 miles
  • Walk to pub under 1 mile and a little further by car
  • Wide doors for reduced mobility accessibility
  • Please note the cottage is a set a mile down an uneven gravel and tarmac track.  Driving with due care and attention is advised when driving a normal car 

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.

Elliot Albiston

This property is personally managed by Elliot.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Danielle 26th November 2021

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We really enjoyed your stay, the property is beautiful. Unfortunately our trip got cut short due to a storm. Owners were very accommodating and we would 100% return.

Reviewed by Amardeep 22nd November 2021

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This place is gorgeous. The photos (which are great) do not do it justice...its better. Im glad we chose to stay here. The house is perfect. Plenty of room, every room has its own bathroom and dogs are catered for too. Lots of towels provided for the hot tub. Everything has pretty much been thought about. Location is good with lots to do locally. ARead more great place to escape for some piece and quiet. Hide

Reviewed by Julia 29th October 2021

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Fantastic property, idyllic location, everything we could have wanted for a family week.

Reviewed by Petula 22nd October 2021

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This beautiful well equipped holiday home in lovely countryside is ideal for a family gathering.

Reviewed by Pamela 11th October 2021

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Our group loved our stay at this property. Spotless, brilliantly equipped and spacious. The views were fantastic. Having a pub that served food within walking distance was a definite bonus. The only downside is the road leading to the property (single track) is full of potholes and needs some attention. Apart from that, it is perfect.

Reviewed by Tim 24th September 2021

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We were very happy to have chosen this property and very much enjoyed our stay. It was clean, very well equipped, well furnished and everything was in good working order. The views from the rear are excellent and it was much appreciated to be able to walk to a decent pub in the nearest village just over a mile away, as well as having a variety of wRead morealks on the doorstep. Hide

Reviewed by David 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Simon 13th August 2021

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Reviewed by Emma 30th July 2021

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This is a beautiful and well equipped property with the most comfortable beds ever! Had a fantastic stay.

Reviewed by Lesley 5th July 2021

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This is a fabulous house with breath taking views, everything provided, however the dish washer caused a little confusion, and there didnt seem to be any instructions. The cleanliness and quality of the interior was excellent, dogs well provided for with bed and bowls. We would highly recommend skyline for your holiday.

Reviewed by Stevie 18th June 2021

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Wow factor from the moment we walked through the front door! Everything we needed for our family get together. We had some fabulous walks from the door including Barnard castle etc, The Fox and Hound pub in Cotherstone only a 15 minute walk. Our neighbours for the week were so freindly, we only had one issue during our stay and this was sorted straRead moreight away. We will definatly visit this property in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Claire 11th June 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting with lots of lovely walks on the doorstep. The cottage had a real comfortable luxurious home to home feel, was well equipped and had some lovely touches to make you feel welcome and make your stay enjoyable. Somewhere we would certainly be happy to go again!

Reviewed by Anne 4th June 2021

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This property was amazing, from the moment we walked through the door we were totally wowed. The entrance hall is grand, there was a beautiful dog bed to great our dogs. Which bedroom to choose? all were beautiful with en-suite facilities. Then walking into the kitchen dining area we knew we would have the perfect family holiday. On opening the dooRead morers to the patio area we really were blown away by the view, the hot tub and how large and dog secure the area was. Pub and river close, bliss. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 17th May 2021

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Lovely cottage. Only design change I would have made is swapping the positions of the fire and the tv. Lovely beds, loads of towels, warm and comfortable with amazing views of the countryside.

Reviewed by Eleanor 30th April 2021

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This cottage was huge, beautiful and quiet. We had an amazing week there with hot tub and log burner to cope with the hail days and the sun days! (Love the British weather!) The bedrooms were beautiful and the kitchen amazing. Couldnt ask for more

Reviewed by Sean 12th April 2021

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Excellent 5*

Reviewed by Mark 30th October 2020

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Great property, well laid out spacious and homely. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Claudia 23rd October 2020

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This was a fantastic cottage for a family long weekend away. Our group ranged in age from 10 to 84 and this property had something for everyone. The attention to detail in the amenities on offer was great and the views were spectacular. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Patricia 18th September 2020

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The cottage is fabulous and extremely spacious even for 10 people in normal times. It is very well equipped and tastefully presented in decor. The views over the valley are tremendous particularly when relaxing in the hot tub. Everything is of high quality and the cottage provides a good base from which to travel out to many lovely places of intereRead morest within close proximity. The owners were very friendly and helpful when contacted. We had a great relaxing holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Mark 21st August 2020

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A lovely week in a beautiful property, hot tub excellent, could do with some info on local walks.

Reviewed by Lisa 14th August 2020

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An outstanding house in a beautiful location. It was quite simply a home from home-the little things, that make such a difference to you stay, had clearly been well-considered. The house was beautiful, hot tub a very welcome feature and the kitchen was very well equipped.

Reviewed by Emma 3rd August 2020

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Skyline is absolutely amazing, this was our second visit and it didnt disappoint. It is a luxury property which is spotless throughout. The views are amazing and we enjoyed walking down to the nearby river. We would definitely return again and recommend this if you are looking for a relaxed luxury holiday.

Reviewed by Anna 31st July 2020

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A beautiful property in a great peaceful location. Fixtures and fittings were of a very high standard and the hot tub was an added bonus.

Reviewed by Paul 24th July 2020

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The property is wonderful and was beautifully clean when we arrived. Apart from a few issues with the hot tub which the owner did not respond to us about I would thoroughly recommend this property. Also a tumble dryer and a bigger clothes airer would have really been useful.

Reviewed by sarah 17th July 2020

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We paid a lot of money for a premium cottage and took a long time making our decision as we had a few preferences. Not on a working farm Privacy Ample parking Views Unfortunately the cottage was in the middle of a working farm with minimal parking and massively overlooked by other holiday homes. The view to the rear was lovely but the view from oneRead more side of the house was an enormous red lorry parked right outside the windows. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 10th July 2020

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Absolutely lovely Barn Conversion refurbished to a very high standard, stunning views easy access by car to local areas and nice walks. Ideal for chilling. Stunning views.

Reviewed by Keith 6th July 2020

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Our barn was clean and the views and the walks really made the break well worth the visit.Thank you.

Reviewed by Mark 7th February 2020

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5 star. Many places say 5* but not all are, this one is. The owners have clearly put in a lot of thought to create a wonderful property that delivers for all its guests. Loved it. Views amazing, hot tub great, wood burner fab, rooms immaculate. The welcome pack is beyond generous - best we have ever experienced.

Reviewed by Thomas 31st January 2020

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Went with a group of friends to celebrate my birthday Had the best time ever! Georgina was always on call whenever we needed assistance The house was spotless upon arrival and is a great, great place to host The hot tub is a stellar treat! All the rooms come with its own en-suite bathroom The kitchen is open planned (again, great for hosting) and wRead moreell stocked Hide

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The amazing open plan living kitchen and dining area - perfect for socializing
The fabulous hot tub with breathtaking views
The sweeping staircase
Beautiful lighting
The welcoming entrance
All sit round and have a chat in the cosy living area
Another little area to sit and chat
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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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