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Hury Lodge Pet-Friendly Cottage in Baldersdale, Durham

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Hury Lodge Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Situated in its own grounds in the peaceful and tranquil hamlet of Hury, this property is a charming stone-built semi-detached cottage just 10 miles from Barnard Castle. Situated in the midst of beautiful surroundings, the property provides first class accommodation with a high-quality fitted kitchen and dining area, as well as a lounge with electric wood-burning-stove effect fire. Outside is a good sized garden and eating area, perfect for the long summer evenings.

Made up of a small cluster of hamlets and farm dwellings overlooking the reservoirs of Hury, Blackton and Balderhead, Baldersdale branches off Teesdale. Home to Hannah Hauxwell, this lovely settlement rose to fame in the 1970s when Hauxwell was featured on television for single-handedly running her farm from her home which had no running water. Now managed by Durham Wildlife Trust, 'Hannah's Meadow' is an attractive nature reserve. One of the most unspoilt villages in Teesdale – Romaldkirk – is close by and consists of pretty greens, old stone cottages, a beautiful old church and two pubs - one of which won the AA Pub of the Year award for England in 2003. The breathtaking Dales countryside provides some excellent walking and cycling routes whilst the cities of Durham and Newcastle are all within easy driving distance for more cosmopolitan activities.

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?

Biomass central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD,selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Mature, lawned front garden with furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 4 miles, pub 3 miles. Note: The water supply is from the local spring.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV

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Mrs Taylor
August 2015
We loved the cottage and the location. Stunning views and walks and plenty to do with young children. The owners were very friendly and the cottage was set up with everything we needed.
Mrs Coleclough
March 2016
We liked the peace, solitude and beautiful views from Hury Lodge. We would definitely go again.
Mrs Chandler
April 2015
Our second visit and it was just as we had remembered it. The owners were very friendly and always happy to chat. Had stunning views which the cottage makes the best of with the big picture window in the kitchen and the little porch/sun lounge. Care had also been taken with the garden. We hope to visit again. We all, including the dog, enjoyed it.
Mr Langley
October 2014
The peace and quiet plus the feeling of almost having a home from home!! The surrounding walks were also amazing!!
Mr Gray
November 2014
The property provided comfort and seclusion even though a thriving market town was only a short drive away.
Mrs Smith
October 2014
The cottage was ideal for walking straight from the front door with the dogs plus there were numerous walks which were only a short drive from the cottage.
Mrs Cobb
June 2014
Beautiful location overlooking reservoir with many walks in area. Had a dog friendly, enclosed sunny garden and friendly owners in adjoining property.
Mr Jackson
January 2014
Comfortable cottage, beautiful location and excellent walking area. Completely enclosed dog friendly garden a big plus for us.
Mr Grant
July 2013
The outstanding feature of this holiday was the incredible views, both locally and also from the cottage itself.
Mrs Assandyar
November 2013
It was the best cottage I ever stayed in, for us it was super, 5 star. You need to take just clothes, as this cottage is very well equipped. Beautiful place. Wonderful surroundings, and a homely, peaceful and stunning cottage.
Mr Steer
June 2013
The peace and wonderful scenery from the property. Lovely garden and the local sheep were very friendly! Perfect.
Mr Charles
September 2012
The beautiful location, the peace and tranquillity.
Mrs Tait
March 2013
This cottage was lovely and warm, spacious, well equipped and quiet.
Mrs Colchester
October 2012
A wonderful view and very friendly owners.
Mrs Cooper
November 2012
The property was cozy and warm and had beautiful views of the reservoir. It was great for our 2 dogs to go into the garden that was fully secured. There was plenty of information about the surrounding areas and local pubs and restaurants where we visited and had lovely food. All in all, we had a great few days.
Mrs Williams
August 2012
Cottage and enclosed garden excellent for young children and dogs. Loved views and nearby walks. Will go back again.
Mr Moody
July 2011
The view, the rural outlook and the wildlife that was present.
Mrs Masters
June 2011
The view from the cottage kitchen-diner was wonderful and the surrounding countryside beautiful. The cottage was comfortable. There were quite a few interesting things to do in the area.
Mr Kielty
February 2010
Wonderful location, beautiful views, quiet away from any noise or traffic. Relaxing atmosphere.
Mrs Upson
November 2010
Very peaceful area with lovely views. Safe garden for children to play. Good location for walking and sight seeing.
Ms Wolf
May 2011
It was a very peaceful location with beautiful views. This is the only cottage I have been to that I would most definitely return to. There are abundant walks and so many places of interest close by. We were made to feel very welcome, and it was nice to be able to go for some decent long walks from the doorstep with my dog. The list is endless!
Mrs Hamilton
December 2009
Fantastic cottage location overlooking Hury Lake. The cosy cottage had big windows and a conservatory with fantastic views. We wanted to stay forever and will definitely be staying again but next time for longer.
Ms Bateman
June 2010
The location was superb, the cottage was very comfortable and dog friendly and the owners were very hospitable and very accommodating. A thoroughly enjoyable holiday!
Miss Richmond
August 2010
Lots to do in the area. Visited the Tall Ships 2010 at Hartlepool. The cottage was of a high standard. The views were excellent. The owners were very helpful and friendly. This was our second visit, and we would come again. Pet friendly cottage.
Mr Munton
June 2009
Very nice cottage, in a very quiet setting ideal for a very relaxing holiday.
Mrs Arckless
June 2009
The property was excellent. The owner was very helpful and friendly. The views from the cottage were fantastic.
Miss Richmond
August 2009
This is a cosy, well-appointed, cottage with SUPERB views of the surrounding countryside. The owner was friendly and helpful, and had gone to great pains to provide useful information about both the house facilities and local attractions, and local maps. The standard of furnishing was very good for a 'Pet-friendly' cottage. The decor was particularly pleasing. We would really struggle to find fault with this cottage. It was a luxury to have a dishwasher, but I might have preferred a washing machine if we had been staying longer. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hury Lodge to others. Even my cats didn't want to leave!
Mr Parsons
April 2009
Beautiful location, pretty little cottage with a lovely enclosed garden which was safe for a toddler. Friendly, helpful owners. Cottage well equipped for a baby/toddler with high-chair, cot and child-friendly cups and plates.
Mr Dickinson
June 2009
Excellent location for those who like the quiet, tranquil holiday. Ideal for walkers, birders and nature lovers.
Mr Robinson
October 2008
It was very relaxing.
Mr Robinson
October 2007
We can't praise the property enough!
January 2015
This is a lovely cosy cottage adjoined to the owners house with it's own garden and stunning views over Hury reservoir and the dales beyond. If you are looking for peace and quiet and somewhere away from it all, then this is the place to be. The cottage is well maintained and equipped and each room feels very comfortable. My favourite was the kitchen with the lovely featured arch window overlooking Hury reservoir. The cottage is warm and homely with freshly laundered, ample supply of towels and comfy beds. One bedroom is located off the kitchen, and the other off the sitting room. Even during a very stormy 36 hours, we felt cosy and warm in the cottage. There are some walks round the reservoir or along the lanes in the immediate location and is probably even more lovely during the summer months. The nearest place, we found, to shop was Barnard Castle, so go with some provisions. Barnard Castle is a lovely market town and nice to wander around as it has some lovely shops and of course the castle. There is no internet at the cottage, which is sometimes a good thing, but also extremely scarce mobile phone network coverage, so be prepared to be cut off from the outside world for a while. This is a dog friendly cottage and the main reason I chose to stay here, especially with the enclosed garden. The sun room entrance porch is great for taking off muddy wellies and for drying off muddy paws before going inside the cottage. However, for two small Cockapoo's the garden was not secure enough as they could fit through the bars on the gate and the wire fencing also has gaps big enough for them to get through, so for us, it was supervised on the lead in the garden. Immediately across from the wire fence is a field of sheep, so something to be mindful of too. I would definitely recommend this cottage. Certainly a great place to unwind.
Mrs Mitchell
July 2008
Cottage and setting was great.
Mr Power
May 2008
The wonderful position of the property and the friendliness of the owners who made you feel at home.
Mrs Smith
October 2008
The cottage was lovely, cosy and warm. The sun room was an added bonus and lovely to view the reservoirs on a sunny, cool day. The views were fantastic. In a lovely, quiet location with good parking.
Mrs Greenwood
July 2008
A great location with plenty of walking in the area and directly from the cottage.
Mr Aston
September 2008
Beautiful view, lovely setting, good value.
November 2014
Wonderful - well appointed cottage conversion in what has rightly been described as one of the UK's hidden gems, the Durham Dales. a short drive from the thriving market town of Barnard Castle with award winning restaurants, yet secluded and with outstanding views. Cosy bedrooms, comfortable sitting room, well appointed kitchen (the rolling pin and mixing bowl saw some action this week).
July 2013
Comfortable accommodation in quiet backwater.Plenty of walks in the fells and around the nearby reservoirs,and plenty of attractions in the district.Even the weather[including rain and snow] didn't detract from the pleasant holiday.
Maureen and David
August 2013
The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. We moved the dining table in the kitchen to take better advantage of the views over the reservoir and hillside. The lounge was comfortable and the bedroom was fine, except for the small doorway which is fine if you are under 5 feet tall.
August 2011
Lovely views from this cottage. Surrounded by green fields and sheep. Bowes Museum very interesting
September 2011
A delightful view with adequate comforts must have transport as no facilities in walking distance.
May 2012
it was one of my best holidays ever plentey to do lovley views ideal for my border collie puppy enclosed garden just loved it we will be back
July 2010
Lovely cottage with all your homely needs cattered for, even for the dog. Fantastic scenery and views from the cottage. Beautifull countryside walks, lots of bird watching and breathtaking drives accross the moors to see the grouse. Best pub is the Fox and Hounds in Cotherstone and best cream tea was in The Laurels at Staindrop...yum yum!
Mr Adams
May 2016
This is an excellent cottage, that is very well equipped, in beautiful area.
Mrs Woodford
February 2016
A quiet and peaceful few days. Easy to reach Barnard Castle and Middleton. A beautiful part of the world and a comfortable well equipped cottage.
March 2010
A wonderful break away. Beautiful location, roomy, well equipped cottage. Helpful friendly owners who pulled our car out of a snow drift even! Barnard Castle a 20 mns drive away. Great location for walkers and for driving to explore the area, both north and south. Only negative was no internet acccess, but that was a minor gripe. We were there in winter. Would also be wonderful in the Summer. Highly recommended.
December 2009
the cottage was lovely,beautiful location,every facility. We did not have power for over 48hrs though,this did spoil the experience. Would return though.... Christine croucher
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