UM2
The amazing openplan 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
Log burner
Another little area to sit and chat
SIt and relax
The gorgeous kitchen
Look at the space
Lighting over the kitchen
Welcome
Hand crafted oak  dining table
Seating for all around the hand crafted oak dining table
Cheese board - a must
Walking today?
Amazing bedroom
Look into the en suite
Spacious and beautiful bedroom
Littlle extra's make Skyline so homely
Beautiful bathroom
Fabulous bedroom with beautiful furnishings
Walk in shower
Fresh and invigorating
Look out across the views
Beautiful oak beams
Freshen up after a long day in the dales
Breakfast in bed, why not.
Luxurious bedroom
Look out of the window, what do you see?
Gorgeous interiors
Twin room at Skyline
Comfy single bed
Amazing veiws
Breathtaking
Just perfect
End your day in the supberb hot tub
A little glass of fizz to celebrate
Peaceful location
Your'e nearly there!
Wonderous landscape
1 / 42  The amazing openplan living kitchen and dining area - perfect for socializing
2 / 42  The fabulous hot tub with breathtaking views
3 / 42  The sweeping staircase
4 / 42  Beautiful lighting
5 / 42  The welcoming entrance
6 / 42  All sit round and have a chat in the cosy living area
7 / 42  Log burner
8 / 42  Another little area to sit and chat
9 / 42  SIt and relax
10 / 42  The gorgeous kitchen
11 / 42  Look at the space
12 / 42  Lighting over the kitchen
13 / 42  Welcome
14 / 42  Hand crafted oak dining table
15 / 42  Seating for all around the hand crafted oak dining table
16 / 42  Cheese board - a must
17 / 42  Walking today?
18 / 42  Amazing bedroom
19 / 42  Look into the en suite
20 / 42  Spacious and beautiful bedroom
21 / 42  Littlle extra's make Skyline so homely
22 / 42  Beautiful bathroom
23 / 42  Fabulous bedroom with beautiful furnishings
24 / 42  Walk in shower
25 / 42  Fresh and invigorating
26 / 42  Look out across the views
27 / 42  Beautiful oak beams
28 / 42  Freshen up after a long day in the dales
29 / 42  Breakfast in bed, why not.
30 / 42  Luxurious bedroom
31 / 42  Look out of the window, what do you see?
32 / 42  Gorgeous interiors
33 / 42  Twin room at Skyline
34 / 42  Comfy single bed
35 / 42  Amazing veiws
36 / 42  Breathtaking
37 / 42  Just perfect
38 / 42  End your day in the supberb hot tub
39 / 42  A little glass of fizz to celebrate
40 / 42  Peaceful location
41 / 42  Your'e nearly there!
42 / 42  Wonderous landscape

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
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
13 more

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.

This property is personally managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.9
Overall equipment
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.7
Overall comfort
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating5
Overall location
Star ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar ratingStar rating4.6

Reviewed by Mark 7th February 2020

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

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

Reviewed by Emma 29th November 2019

The property is beautiful throughout. Amazing decor, stunning views and fully equipped with everything you need. We are already considering returning here again

Reviewed by Julie 25th November 2019

A stunning barn convervion where no expense has been spared. Extremely comfortably and well equiped with the owners providing a generous welcome pack making the stay even more special. Amazing views with lovely walks and plenty to do in the surrounding area. Part of the road down to the accommodation was a bumpy cart track in desparate need of repaRead moreir. However this added to the experience and was a small price to pay for such a splendid break. Only wish it was my home! Hide

Reviewed by Kate 18th November 2019

Amazing! Lovely hosts. Felt so relaxed, warm and comfortable!

Reviewed by Carol 8th November 2019

Skyline is an amazing, well designed, well furnished, well maintained and comfortable property. 10 of us had a brilliant weekend and had no complaints. The views down and across the Tees Valley and over to Cotherstone from the outside area and hot tub were fantastic - especially as we had all the autumn colours on show. Wed definitely recommend a wRead morealk from the property down to and along the river Tees to either Barnard Castle or Romaldkirk. The scenery couldnt be better. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 28th October 2019

An amazing holiday house with breathtaking views. Everything you need, superbly equipped and very clean and comfortable. Everyone having their own en-suite was a bonus and soaps were lovely! Well placed for visiting castles in the area and the local walks. Children loved the hot tub in the dark. Ive stayed in many holiday homes and this was the cleRead moreanest, most comfortable yet with an outstanding welcome pack with treats for adults grandchildren and dogs there was even a pumpkin for Halloween. Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 25th October 2019

We had an amazing stay at Skyline to celebrate a 30th birthday. The house is stunning, one of the best we have ever been to-every thing is to an extremely high standard and is immaculately clean. The welcome pack was very generous and even included treats for our dog! The house is a long way down an uneven track but it is worth it for the unspoilt Read moreviews of the countryside; stargazing at night was excellent! The garden area with the hot tub was totally enclosed- perfect for children and dogs. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 20th September 2019

Skyline was exceptional.The comfort, provision of every possible cooking utensil and crockery , ambience and location were superb .All of our party were delighted with our stay.As a party of 8 to all have our own en-suite was the icing on the cake and the doggy treats in the welcome pack for our four legged friend was a lovely thought. We will defiRead morenitely return . Hide

Reviewed by Alastair 30th August 2019

The cottage was excellent, good space and all bedrooms to a high standard which was good for a large group of adults. The feedback we can offer is that we needed a couple of small essentials; washing up liquid and hand soap in all the bathrooms and kitchen. I am aware there may be little you can do about it, but the access road desperately needs woRead morerk. Or a firm warning when booking to bring a car with as high clearance as possible. This was an issue for some of our party. Overall, excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 2nd August 2019

We have stayed in many cottages on holiday but Skyline was by far the best. The location was fantastic with great views and so peaceful. The barn was immaculately clean and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. All of the furniture, soft furnishings, bed linen, towels, crockery was of a very high standard. The overall look of the Read moreproperty decor wise was stunning, with all the barns features shown in their full glory. The quality and workmanship was amazing. We loved it. Hide

Reviewed by M 19th July 2019

The house is beautifully appointed with the reservations mentioned above. Very comfortable and set in beautiful countryside.

Reviewed by Paul 5th July 2019

This is beautiful, and quality barn conversion. A real getaway from it all. Great walks to Cotherstone (1m), Barnard Castle (2.5m) and Romaldkirk (3m) where there are good pubs, shops and eating places.

Reviewed by Joanne 14th June 2019

Lovely cottage for a large family gathering, well equipped and decorated to a high Standard - along way down a country/uneven lane but great if you just want to stay there or walk

Reviewed by Linda 26th April 2019

Our visit had an age range of 1year to 75. All were catered for and 5 children 12 and under has a great time in the hot tub. The situation of the cottage is away from any major roads giving peace and quiet and uninterrupted views of the valley. The cottage is beautifully furnished and decorated and a deal of thought has been given to providing for Read morethe needs of the visitor. Our visit was enjoyed by all and we hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 22nd April 2019

Excellent cottage which ticked all boxes for cleanliness, comfort and once there- location. As a large party celebrating a 30th we enjoyed the well organised space both inside and outdoors. The hot tub is a fantastic facility with lovely garden lights adding to the experience. The equipment provided was already excellent but the owners really went Read morethe extra mile by providing extra highchairs, travel cots and goodies for the babies and the child in our party in the very generous welcome pack.l Hide

14 more
The amazing openplan 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
Log burner
Another little area to sit and chat
SIt and relax
The gorgeous kitchen
Look at the space
Show 30 moreLighting over the kitchen

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210