My fiancee and I loved this cottage. The location is pretty unique, a cottage alone in a huge field with stunning 360 degree views. Fantastic! Plenty of parking space out front and the fixtures and fittings within are tasteful and pretty luxurious. The wet room, bathroom and kitchen/lounge are particularly great. The utility, dishwasher and large fridge with ice maker were added bonuses, although the ice maker made some alarming noises late at night! We enjoyed some cosy afternoons and evenings in front of the fantastic fireplace/large TV, a very romantic place, take lots of candles, wine and chill out. Barnard Castle and Richmond are decent visits. There were some unusual additions to this holiday. Mainly the cattle, dozens of them and able to come within feet of our windows. They were endless entertainment and seemed to enjoy watching us as much as we did them. We both felt the owners should provide some tips on a laminated sheet inside the cottage on how to handle the cows i.e. getting out of the car to open/close the 2 gates - or when some of the herd decided to stop on the trail that leads to the cottage to stare-out our approaching car. We managed (took several blasts of the horn) but a couple of times it was a bit daunting, cows can be dangerous if unsettled. Those with faint hearts may want to ask what animals will be in the field during their stay. Other niggles included a fairly hard double mattress and very creaky bed (part of the charm?), a missing kitchen blind (not nice at night despite the quiet location), underfloor heating that took an age to get going (once it does boy does it work - but then it takes a while to cool down). We also didn't like the extra 2 weeny curtainless windows (bedroom) as the dawn light wakes you... at dawn! Not what we wanted for a holiday thanks. We had to stuff magazines/paper up against those to get some creaky sleep. But, despite these things, we will fondly remember one of the loveliest holidays we have had so far.