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Black Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Boldron , Durham

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Black Barn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

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Black Barn is a stone built detached cottage in a rural location just five minutes walk from the village of Boldron, two miles from Barnard Castle on the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales. With one double bedroom and one twin as well as a wet room, this cottage can sleep four people in luxury. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area, a sitting room with a woodburning stove and a seperate study. Outside the cottage are spacious gardens with a patio area and garden furniture as well as off road parking for two cars. Beautifully decorated and with stunning views, Black Barn is a fabulous holiday cottage in a beautiful location.

Tiny Boldron is a settlement in the wonderful countryside of Teesdale, and is made up of a handful of stone houses, farms and a good local pub. Boldron is exceedingly well placed for those wishing to enjoy good walking in this part of the Yorkshire Dales, with the Pennine Way and Teesdale Way running very close by, and lovely walks by the River Tees and to the renowned High Force waterfall on the doorstep. The nearest town of note is Barnard Castle, whose cobbled characterful streets hold a variety of shops, pubs and eateries, and whose castle ruins and riverbank still offer a wealth of interesting afternoon strolls. With good access to attractions in the northern Dales and up into Northumberland, this is a great destination for your Yorkshire holiday.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, books/DVDs. Fuel, power and initial supply of logs for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 3 cars - must be parked in the compound area and the gate kept closed at all times due to farm animals in adjoining fields. Spacious gardens and patio area with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome (kept downstairs) by prior arrangement. Sorry, no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk over fields.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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October 2010
Lovely well-equipped warm country cottage, very modern interior, kitchen had everything in it you could possible need (we had family visit us and were able to have 8 people for dinner and had plenty of crockery for this).Especially loved the free standing bath with my glass of wine and candles,just what you need after a day in the countryside. Enjoyed playing the board games provided with the children. Would not hesitate to book again as it was the nicest cottage we have stayed in in this area.
Mrs Timson
April 2015
Such a great location and gorgeous scenery. The Barn was spotless and full of style, a beautiful cottage. The owner was very helpful too. We we would love to go back one day. The sheep and horses were an added extra!
Mr Baker
August 2015
Black Barn has a very high standard of equipment fixtures and fittings you would need on holiday. The location in the middle of a field is a bit different from the holidays we are used to but it was very relaxing. Would recommend this Barn to anybody and would go back again without hesitation.
Miss Buckle
February 2016
We had a family holiday with 2 dogs and it was perfect. Beautiful location, beautiful cottage and friendly village. The cottage was constantly warm even with the -2 highs! I would recommend it to anyone. We shall definitely be returning!
Miss Gibbons
December 2014
Absolutely beautiful location. A stunning barn conversion and very well equipped!
Miss Holford
November 2015
A cosy cottage in a fantastic rural location. Facilities were excellent and we had an enjoyable week away.
Mrs Whateley
May 2015
Excellent accommodation in a great location. Definitely one to recommend to couples and families.
Mrs Scott
December 2015
The location and setting of Black Barn are perfect, also being able to take our dog is a bonus. The cleanliness of the cottage is excellent.
Mr Overton
November 2014
Beautiful barn renovation and great secluded surroundings with plenty of good walking opportunities.
August 2015
Liked the location in between fields and animals, and the perfectly renovated building.
Mrs Beard
September 2015
Simply Fantastic! We would recommend it to anyone. The area, the cottage and the location were perfect. We will book again. Thank You.
Ms Mackie
May 2015
Liked everything about my holiday. The cottage was very special.
Miss Whittaker
February 2015
As soon as we saw the cottage sitting alone in the beautiful surroundings of sheep and horses, it took our breath away. Such a stunning cottage, especially in the wintry sunset. The solitude was our favourite thing, being greeted by nothing but horses when we ventured outside.
Mrs Best
June 2015
We have been using holiday cottages for over 20 years and I have to say that Black Barn is the best cottage that we have stayed in. Not only is the situation perfect for our needs; accessibility to local amenities and all of our favourite holiday spots but also the cleanliness of the property. Hard floors throughout, tiles and wooden flooring give the cottage a fresh feeling. The furnishings are modern and again with a leather suite you have the clean feeling. Overall an excellent property, we loved it so much we have booked again for next year, only 51 weeks and 5 days to go!
Mrs Hughes
April 2015
A beautifully furnished retreat to unwind and enjoy the countryside from. An excellent base for visiting local attractions and those further afield.
Ms Hickin
September 2014
Nice location. Good layout. Lovely bathrooms. Good appliances.
Mr Davis
April 2014
Very peaceful and quiet.
Mrs Francis
March 2014
Black Barn stands alone, so the feeling of being way out in the middle of the country is with you. However, you are in fact within the village of Boldron. Excellent location if you enjoy country living and doing lots of walks in some fantastic countryside. Further to this, the accommodation is perfect, everything you could possibly need. Warm and welcoming.
Mrs Smale
November 2013
A lovely cottage in a really nice location with fields all around. Beautiful area. Very well equipped cottage.
Mrs Powis
April 2013
Good location for town and country. Easy access to places of interest. Cottage very warm and comfortable. Facilities available to cook at home an advantage to me as I have many food allergies, making it difficult to eat out. Dog friendly garden with safe close walks.
Mrs Hartley
April 2015
The Barn is in a fantastic location and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday surrounded by wonderful countryside. Waking up to peace, calm and just the sheep bleating was pure bliss. We will be booking again!
Mrs Hill
April 2014
Great location, good standard of accommodation - just like as shown in the images at the time of booking.
Mrs Upton
March 2014
The accommodation was so relaxing and comfortable we spent much of our time enjoying it.
Mr Sage
September 2014
It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Close to Barnard Castle for any shopping.
Mrs Armiger
May 2013
Very well situated for all attractions. Accommodation probably the best we have had, finished to a high standard.
Mr Allen
July 2013
Peaceful location. Lovely countryside views. Closeness of farm animals. No neighbours. Comfortable and well equipped accommodation.
Mr Love
May 2013
The solitude and the area were superb. Second stay which for us is extra-ordinary! which describes this property.
Mrs Collins
January 2013
Our second visit to the Black Barn and once again we couldn't fault anything with the property. Quality fixtures and fittings, more than sufficient utensils and a high standard of cleanliness make it a pleasure to visit.
Mr Draper
November 2012
The Barn was so warm and comfortable. There was no need to close the curtains as we were literally in the middle of fields. It was within easy reach to some lovely villages and towns. One of our favourites being Richmond, and of course Barnard Castle with its many privately owned shops.
Mr Barber
October 2012
The cottage was secluded and was lovely and peaceful, surrounded by open fields, loved the cows and sheep right outside cottage. High standard of finish in cottage.
Mrs Robinson
August 2012
Superb facilities. The layout of the house is brilliant (large kitchen/diner, two bathrooms, utility room). The wet room and underfloor heating were superb. The good selection of DVDs was also great. We had a great holiday in a beautiful house. Thank you.
Mrs Hughes
August 2012
The barn was exactly how we hoped it would be, the owner was there to meet us she was very welcoming and made us feel right at home. A fantastic property, everything we wanted.
Mrs Pollard
July 2012
Black Barn was immaculate. Tastefully furnished and decorated with high quality fixtures and fittings. Spotlessly clean and warm and welcoming on arrival. Lovely peaceful location.
Mrs Wilson
September 2012
Standard of property was very good - as described in brochure. Barn converted, decorated, furnished and equipped to a high quality. Would definitely return to this property and would not hesitate to recommend.
Mrs Mcloughlin
July 2012
The property was lovely and in a wonderful location.
Mr Mackenzie
May 2012
The location was ideal for a perfect wind-down. The local pub was friendly and even did takeout meals with 24hrs notice.
Ms Miller
November 2011
Black Barn was a beautiful property located in a rural location which provided an excellent base to explore the area from. We had a lovely holiday.
Ms Tague
April 2012
Exceptional standard of property and location - very relaxing!
Mrs Gibson
March 2012
Beautiful detached cottage and very spacious. Very clean and everything has been thought of. A 5 star property, will definitely be revisiting in the future.
Miss Purdy
August 2012
What a fantastic cottage to stay in, surrounded by fields as far as the eye can see. No neighbours, no traffic - pure bliss. Perfect. Gorgeous inside with everything you'd need. A proposal of marriage (it took 8 years) topped it off perfectly! We will be back.
Mrs Rawson
April 2012
We liked the location and the facilities in the property. Ideal for us as we are walkers and we always have the dog with us.
Mrs Collins
January 2012
The Black Barn is a very well maintained and presented property and I'd class the accommodation as 5 Star. The wet room and the underfloor heating were a real treat. The location is perfect for a relaxing break, but close enough to amenities if you would like to use them. The fact that there are walks available from the door of the property is excellent for dog owners, although I'd recommend wellies to anyone wanting to use them!
Mrs Sagon
June 2011
The cottage was brilliant, we did not want to leave.
Ms Strothers
November 2011
The location and the amazing cottage was perfect for a relaxing break in luxurious surroundings!
Mr Whateley
October 2011
The location was excellent, it is nearby for several amenities and there are good walks from the door. It will be somewhere where we would like to go back again, and was by far the best holiday home we have had!
Mrs Coleman
August 2011
Excellent service, accurate description, superb location and very well equipped property. Will recommend to friends and family.
Mr Dodds
March 2012
The whole week was just fantastic, Black Barn is a credit to its owners. Great location for seeing the sites and walking. To wake up in the morning and look out over the open countryside was great - very peaceful. We will return!
Mr Jackson
December 2010
This cottage was idyllic. A real retreat away from it all. Everything you could possibly need was provided and of a very high standard. We had to cut our break short due to the heavy snow, but we will return for longer next time.
Mrs Walker
November 2010
A truly beautiful cottage, furnished to a very high standard. Everything you could need for a relaxing break. The walks in the area are excellent and the town of Barnard Castle is well worth a visit. Can't wait to return!
Dr Dawson
June 2011
Lovely cottage in a great location; high quality barn conversion with real character. Our daughter loved seeing all the animals in the surrounding field. Lots to see and do in the vicinity.
Mr Love
January 2011
Superb cottage in a fantastic location! We recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a quiet relaxing well situated holiday!
Ms Walker
November 2010
A superb cottage; renovated and finished to the highest standard. Cannot fault it.
Mr Searle
June 2011
This was a really well equipped and well laid out property, on a large plot and a great position. Views and working farm outlook are fantastic. Everything we needed in the cottage. Not bothered by anyone - completely private.
Mrs Coady
October 2010
The barn was a beautiful cottage in a lovely countryside location. It was very well equipped and superbly presented. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Mr Davison
October 2010
Excellent location. Way above average cutlery, crockery, furniture, fittings etc. Friendly owner.
Mr Curtis
August 2011
Very quiet and peaceful - excellent location. Very well equipped cottage, tastefully furnished and very helpful owners.
Mr Stuart
January 2011
Probably the best cottage we have stayed in. Good location, superbly fitted out to the highest standard. We could barely stand to leave at the end of the week. It could only be nicer if we visited in the spring as given the situation in a working farm it must be wonderful at that time of the year.
January 2016
Very nice accommodation. Disappointed to find no milk or coffee on arrival after long drive. Although this is optional it does make a nice welcome. Bedding creased but clean. Beds uncomfortable but rest of furniture comfy. There was very little information on display as to how things work etc...outside lights wouldn't work so we contacted owner who told us to go outside and empty any water out of light fittings (very disappointed in this) lights still didn't work and trip switch constantly flicked off throughout our stay. Extremely dark outside so lighting would have made a difference. Not a lot of thought gone onto outside area for winter months. Very muddy and sludgy which dogs kept carrying back into the house (especially at night as we couldn't see where they had gone) We must have mopped up twice a day everyday we were there. Barnard Castle is lovely so is Beamish.... which was the highlight of the visit.
Danielle B
October 2016
We have just came back from having a week stay in Black Barn. It was beautiful and peaceful just what we wanted. The barn was clean and very well equipped had everything we needed. The log burner fire was lovely on a night and the barn was so warm with the under floor heating making this the warmest cottage we have stayed at! The garden was a lovely size and enclosed so our dog didn't get out. There was enough parking for four cars if needed. My children loved seeing the horses in the field and we loved watching them grazing from the lounge window. We walked to Barnard Castle which took us 45 minutes (slow walking) in a car will take less than 5 minutes. We went to Bowness, Keswick and loved shopping in Barnard Castle. We will definitely be booking up again next year.
Jill S
September 2016
The barn was lovely, in an isolated location and had been renovated to a good standard. I had read on Trip Advisor that the beds were uncomfortable, but the double bed I slept in was fine, but the bedding was not fresh, nor the towels, in fact the smell from the bedding kept me awake the first night. The duvet and the pillows in the double bed room needed washing properly. I washed all the towels and used a single duvet from the second bedroom which was fine. There was no welcome pack of basics, i.e. milk, etc. The cooking equipment was minimal and basic. If you have a dog, you could not walk from the barn without being harassed by the cattle (although I am used to livestock) it made it rather annoying, and sometimes threatening. All of the above spoilt the experience.
June 2016
Black Barn is beautifully renovated. It is warm and clean and the kitchen is well equipped. It is wonderful for viewing farm animals up close. The downstairs furnishings are adequate. The worst aspect of this cottage is the beds. We went well prepared with an additional foam topper for the double bed mattress. Despite this the beds were not comfortable The double bed was rickety and the mattress hard and lumpy. The mattresses on the single beds were totally inadequate. No springs and even a child would find them uncomfortable. We put both single mattresses on one bed but even that was not a success. An upgrade of the beds would make this cottage truly 5 star. Barnard Castle, the nearest town is quaint. The area has a lot to recommend it.
August 2013
What a fantastic cottage, a real escape from it all. We absolutely loved the position of the cottage in the middle of fields and all the livestock coming up to say hello. Would recomend Black Barn without hesitation. George & Dragon in Boldron has the best food in the area although Barnard Castle is well worth a visit with lots of pubs, shops and a great fish and chip restaurant/takeaway.
August 2014
Had a lovely break, accommodation is first class...very tranquil. Set in the middle of a field, kids loved playing in the garden and opening and closing gates when we went out. Barnard castle is a quaint little place...visited lots of other nice towns and villages too.
June 2016
We have just had an amazing week staying at Black Barn, the barn is amazing, the facilities are very good, the kitchen is so well equipped we could have baked a cake if we wanted to! It was a great point to travel from, went to Lakes, Hadrian's Wall, and Beamish. ( you must go) We have 2 children 2, & 8 they loved seeing the sheep and the cows. My only criticism is The Beds! They are terrible, it felt like the master bed was going to collapse when we turned over, and our 8 year old complained about his too. It's the only thing that would stop us going back again. It lets the Barn down as the calibre of the finish and facilities are 5*
Hughes family.
November 2012
We arrived and were greeted by the owner who made us feel at home right away. The cottage was excellent along with the location. We had lots of information about the local area in the cottage and we made full use of the accomodation and the area. We had a great stay and look forward to going back in the future.
December 2012
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.
June 2013
We received efficient and professional service from the outset. The contact with the Property owner was helpful and friendly. The accommodation was as stated, providing a level of comfort and cleanliness appreciated by us. The (all inclusive underfloor heating was especially welcome so early in the year. The central location for too many beautiful places to list here, is ideal, even for dog owners. The Bowes Museum deserves a special mention, and leave yourself much more time than we did, to enjoy this treat. We did not enjoy the best weather, but the cottage was cosy inside. It is, however, rather exposed to the wind and has little shelter to the outside, being located in the middle of a field. The dog liked the space! We would certainly like to return someday.
January 2011
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. The layout of the property was superb, the fixtures and fittings were top notch. Superb.
January 2011
A beautiful conversion with everything you could need for a relaxing break in the country. Will be back in the summer! Thank you to the owners for such an eye for detail.
September 2011
Wonderful location surrounded by fields with far reaching views yet close to a village with very helpful and friendly villagers. Walks from the door. The owners were on hand and extremley helpful, the barn was immaculate with every item of equipment you could ever wish for.
March 2012
We had a great week at the Black Barn, a lovely property with excellent attention to detail in both facilities and furnishings. The downstairs wet room was really appreciated and with a deep luxurious bath upstairs its your choice, quick shower or long soak, brilliant. Good quality utensils and plenty of them meant not having to think about 'can we make this', 'have they got a ...?' everything you could think of is there. The small utility room was a bonus, having somewhere to dry off our dog after a walk before letting her back into the main rooms was great. The location is brilliant, sitting watching the sheep and horses wandering past the windows, not being over looked from any angle, being able to take the dog for a walk from the door of the property, such luxury! Its close proximity to Barnard Castle (10 minutes in the car) for picking up the newspapers or a bit of shopping and 5 minutes in the car for forest walks, perfect. Black Barn is the first property we've used that we'd return to and we've recommended the property to friends and family what more can we say!
September 2014
My husband & I stayed here for 1 week, the barn is exceptional, good quality fixtures & fittings, peaceful setting surrounded by sheep & cattle. We would definitely consider going again
August 2015
Just come back from a wonderful week with my husband and the dogs. The barn is stunning and we really loved watching the cows and sheep come right up to the barn. The garden is secure and a great seize for the dogs. Inside the barn is really modern and homely. I am a clean freak and I have to admit this place passes my test. Local pub that opens at weekends is 2 minute walk down the road, Barnard Castle is a 5 minute drive where you will find anything you require with a large Morrison's. Main walks are about 20 minute drive and if you fancy a beautiful walk through a forest with the kids or mountain bike ride for all levels then Hamsteley Forest is amazing - 30 minute drive. The only complaint I do have is the beds, in my opinion they need replacing however that said best place I have ever stayed with the dogs. Booked already for next year - cant wait!
September 2012
An excellent location, close to the village but without any neighbours. The underfloor heating was a bonus, no real need to have the heating on high. The utility room on the way in was great for washing muddy boots and the dog before entering the living room. Plenty of space for storage, the walk-in shower was fantastic and a separate bathroom upstairs. I always take a holiday for my birthday, and this was extremely memorable. The George & Dragon in the village do excellent food, as you would expect from trained chefs. Stay here, unwind and go home refreshed.
November 2010
Very high standard cottage in beautiful surroundings would recommend it to anyone.
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