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West House Family Cottage in Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham

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sleeps 5
2 rooms
1 bathroom

West House Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Situated on the outskirts of the delightful village of Middleton-in-Teesdale and just 10 miles from Barnard Castle is this early 18th Century stone-built semi-detached cottage. Full of charm and character, this property offers outstanding views of the surrounding fells and is able to sleep five people. The cottage is well situated for all the local amenities of Barnard Castle and is a good base for those wishing to experience 'village life', as there are a number of shops, pubs and village walks very close by.

Set in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in the heart of Teesdale, the pretty Pennine village of Middleton-In-Teesdale is perched on the riverbank of the beautiful Tees Valley. With a wide range of shops, pubs and places to eat, this lovely little settlement boasts a range of amenities. The surrounding countryside is a great place for walkers with pretty wooded valleys and high open moorland as well as the incredible waterfalls of High Force and Cauldron Snout, regarded as some of the most spectacular sights in the district. Barnard Castle, a lovely market town, is also close by and offers a huge range of facilities and 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?

Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/CD player, WiFi, small selection of books/games/DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Private fishing on River Tees available free of charge by arrangement with owner. Off road parking for two cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs, cafes and restaurant 5 mins walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mrs Spellman
February 2016
The quality and standard of the cottage was very high, hospitality shown by the owner was exceptionally good and we've had a wonderful and memorable holiday. Snow, wind, rain and sunshine couldn't dampen a fabulous week away. Loved it all!
Miss Jones
March 2016
This cottage is in a quiet, friendly village and has lovely views. All the rooms are large, but also very cosy. We had a lovely, relaxing break enjoying the surrounding countryside. I have already recommended it to friends and we will be back for another visit.
Mr Seller
January 2016
A lovely cottage in a really good location. The owner came to meet us soon after we arrived and was very helpful. The views from the cottage are first class and the situation is perfect for walking into Middleton and accessing walks on the Tees-High Force, Cauldron Snout etc.
Ms Forster
May 2015
Very relaxing and the cottage was cosy and in a beautiful location.
Mrs Groombridge
May 2015
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, and the owners were extremely helpful. The area is attractive and there were plenty of interesting places to visit.
Mrs Bright
August 2015
A well equipped cottage with every thing you needed for self catering. It is furnished well in keeping with the cottage and very homely with plenty of room for 4 Adults and 1 child. We particularly loved the separate dining room come reading room, a place to be on your own if you wanted to, or for family dinning. We really enjoyed our stay.
Mr Bennett
February 2015
A lovely roomy cottage, very convenient for visiting the area. We especially liked the garden birds.
Mr Waterhouse
December 2014
A beautiful quiet location with stunning views. The owners had made the house feel like a home and we enjoyed a lovely few days there.
Mrs Sidebottom
March 2015
Very good standard of accommodation. All was as described.
Mrs Naylor
March 2015
West House is a gorgeous cottage, cosy and homely, the views are amazing. Briliant location, didn't want to leave it is really home from home. Lots of walks from the door of the cottage. will recommend and hope to return
Mr Armitage
February 2016
A lovely cottage in a beautiful area and a charming village. The owners were welcoming. Wouldn't hesitate to stop here again and have recommended it to family and friends.
Mrs Whitehead
November 2014
West House and its' owner were excellent, the area is beautiful, people very friendly. Great walks from the cottage and the meals were very good at Teesdale hotel.
Mrs Doyle
June 2014
Loved the views and the village. Also the thoughtful touches for the children like the toys and games. The cottage was very spacious and well equipped. We were sorry we couldn't stay for longer but definitely hope to be back.
Mr Jarvis
July 2014
The property was so pleasant and friendly it gave you the feel that you was in the middle of the countryside when in fact you were only a 5 minute stroll to a quaint village with everything that you needed.
Mr Apted
October 2014
A lovely warm spacious home with the most magnificent views.
Mr Bellairs
July 2014
The House, the village and the area were all that we hoped for.
Mrs Buckden
May 2014
Very comfortable cottage. The owner called soon after our arrival to check that everything was in order. She was friendly and very helpful regarding places to visit and pubs and restaurants for meals. Very quiet, a good place for a relaxing holiday.
Mrs Brides
April 2014
Central location for many attractions. Fantastic and very welcoming pubs and restaurants within walking distance, glorious views from the cottage. My friends and I were only there for the weekend but could easily have stayed the rest of the week. Having breakfast whilst watching the many different species of birds in the garden, and the lambs frolicking in the field opposite was a joy.
Mrs Hartley
June 2013
We love this cottage and the area. The owner is very welcoming and it is good to be able to walk into the village and also to walk into the countryside. It is a beautiful part of England.
Ms Sutherland
August 2013
The cottage was lovely with an amazing view, I could have looked at the view all day! It seemed really well set up for children, I think it would be a great place to bring kids.
Mr Ballard
July 2013
Excelent walking country side straight from the door and good eating and drinking choice in the Village. Great views from the rear windows. Friendly and helpful owner of cottage.
August 2013
A beautiful, spacious cottage in a brilliant location. We thoroughly enjoyed eating in the garden and loved the walk into the town.
Mr Slater
June 2013
A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting and just a few minutes walk to the village; which had everything we needed.
Mrs Harrison
June 2013
Very welcoming and friendly owners. Lovely outlook from the cottage, we had a very pleasant stay.
Mr Phelan
January 2013
Good standard of property. Everything was clean and nice interior decor. Good location on edge of town with lovely views. Helpful owner.
Miss Lowrie
March 2013
The view from the windows and all round the property. The location being close enough to the village to walk comfortably but far enough to have no traffic. West House is so very comfortable and felt like home. The owner was very helpful, available and approachable.
Mr Hale
September 2013
Excellent house to stay in, owners very helpful, perfect area for walking and cycling.
Mrs Hall
December 2012
Lots to do in area and the property was very comfortable with lovely views over the valley and to the hills beyond.
Mrs Short
April 2013
The cottage, view and location were spot on, with many areas to walk and explore without having to travel too far both for short strolls or longer hikes. The village had every facility we required.
Mr Fraser
October 2012
A wonderful, cosy and warm cottage overlooking the hills of Teesdale. Ample opportunities to walk from the village on the Teesdale Way. I would recommend West House cottage as the overall standard was excellent, the owners were very helpful and we can not wait to return.
Mrs Savage
August 2012
The cottage was lovely and warm. It was really clean and cosy and the owner made us feel very welcome. It was a very homely cottage and was a pleasure to come back to after a lovely day out. We loved the wood-burner.
Mrs Balaram
November 2012
One of the best cottages we have visited. Friendly welcome, very well furnished etc, excellent location, views and proximity to the village. Visit the Strathmore Arms at Holwick for good food, a unique experience.
Mrs Gillett
October 2012
This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Extremely comfortable (especially the beds), very spacious and well-equipped. We had a lovely, warm welcome from the owner and her family. The views from the house are beautiful.
Mr Lynch
September 2012
The farmer brought a lamb to the cottage for our toddler to bottle feed which was a really nice thought.
Mrs Hartley
August 2012
The cottage is a beautiful Yorkshire stone cottage with lovely views from the house and garden of the surrounding hills. It is within walking distance of a village where you can buy all necessary provisions. The cottage owner is very helpful and welcoming even bringing eggs from their own chickens.
Dr Patience
July 2012
The house was lovely, well equipped and in a good location for us to explore the surrounding countryside. The owners were friendly and helpful.
Mrs Potter
July 2012
Everything about the cottage and the location was great. We would recommend this to anyone wanting a quiet break. Since our weekend here, we have now thought about moving to the country when our children have left home. Would go back to West House again.
Miss Folkes
August 2012
The house was warm and cosy. Lovely views from the windows. Good base for touring the area. Middleton a good town with variety of shops. Friendly owners and welcome pack appreciated.
Mr Wright
July 2012
Lovely quiet cottage. The owners who live locally were very, very helpful. Thanks for the eggs - delicious.
Mrs Redfern
March 2012
Good location, property excellent.
Dr Hartley
February 2012
It is such a fantastic location but the property itself is also brilliant. There were so many lovely touches from the owners too - milk in the fridge, flowers on the table and eggs from their chickens. We can't rave about this place enough!
Mrs Swift
September 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at West House, the cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.
Mrs Musk
January 2012
Very comfortable cottage, quite modern but still had a lovely cosy feel so best of both. Lovely little touches left by owner. What a lovely way to spend Christmas.
Mrs Stringwell
August 2011
We were very impressed with the cottage and the welcome from the owners was great - milk, eggs and flowers provided on arrival. We would certainly choose another cottage through Sykes. The cottage was well equipped and the views were fantastic!
Mrs Keay
July 2011
It was in the countryside but a short walk to town. Very friendly hosts with extras left for us, nice touch. Beds very comfy with lovely linen.
Mr Daniels
May 2011
This is a fantastic property with a great location for enjoying days in and days out. The owners are available if you need them but leave you alone if you don't. Middleton has all the amenities you need and is a great base for traveling further afield.
Miss Tully
March 2011
The property was very comfortable and welcoming with all the home comforts you expect at home but with the added lovely scenery and the warmth of a log burner. A very enjoyable stay at the cottage.
Mrs Pimlott
June 2011
The cottage was beautifully appointed. It was like stepping into a country living magazine. The views from the cottage were over stunning countryside. We had a fabulous time and would recommend to anyone.
Mr Cowman
August 2011
Excellent property and brilliant location - could not fault anything!
Mr Robinson
January 2011
The size of the cottage was better than our expectations. The super king size bed was most comfortable. The central heating kept us nice and warm through the wintry weather. Excellent accommodation all round, and Middleton proved to be an ideal centre for our needs. Finally, even though we booked with only 2 days notice, everything was prepared, and particularly enjoyed the fresh eggs, milk and biscuits thank you.
Mr Skelhorne
June 2011
Excellent cottage and a brilliant location. The owner is brilliant and the little touches such as eggs and biscuits are lovely. This is our second visit to West House and we will return in the future. The service Sykes offer is excellent and we will book again with them for our holiday next year.
Ms Evans
September 2010
The situation of the cottage was lovely we had a good time. The overall standard of the cottage was very good. We will use Sykes Cottages again as we have had 2 really good venues from you.
Mrs Whitborn
October 2010
View lovely from front of cottage. Kitchen well equipped with great cooker. Seating very comfortable in lounge. Lovely village and great 'chippy'.
Mr De Bruijn
October 2010
The house was lovely! Beautiful countryside. We loved the brownies at 'The Fox and Hounds', Cutherstone and a pint at the 'Strathmore Arms', Holwick.
Mr Poulter
November 2010
A return visit for us. Stunning cottage in a great location. Owners extremely helpful. Exceeds expectations. Great centre for walking holidays.
Mr Mrs Minton
August 2010
The owner was lovely. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous. The area where West House was was beautiful and we found lots to do. Certainly go back again and hopefully to West House.
Mrs Nelson
March 2010
Great cottage, great location, friendly people, good for walkers with plenty of interesting places to visit. We had a great week.
Mrs Langdale
May 2010
A lovely cottage in a lovely setting, lots of walking from the door, didn't use the car at all some days.
Mr Wills
December 2010
The cottage was simply stunning, the surroundings were breath taking. The owners catered for all needs perfectly and there were wonderful Christmas touches throughout including a beautiful tree. We had a magical time in West House!
Ms Zoio
April 2010
The cottage is delightful, very comfortable and easy to live in. The views are beautiful and its location is excellent for a relaxing country break. I particularly enjoyed reading on the deep window sills looking out over the Tees valley.
Mr Mrs Bartlett
June 2010
The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed as well as being very well placed for exploration of the local area. The owner was extremely helpful and the welcoming provisions were much appreciated. The situation close to the village was also an advantage once we got used to the uphill climb back home!
Mrs Bays
August 2010
Good location, fantastic views from cottage. Couldn't fault anything other than the weather, which still couldn't spoil it. All in all a great holiday. A lovely cottage would recommend.
Mr Mrs Johnson
January 2010
Cottage owner was very friendly and helpful. The cottage was very comfortable with lots of character and beautiful views. Excellent location for walking in Teesdale.
Mrs Higgott
October 2010
Returned so it must be good! Property in a very good position, with a beautiful outlook.
Mr Poulter
November 2009
Had a wonderful week at West House. Excellent, scenery spectacular and owner very helpful. Cannot fault it!
Mrs Carter
December 2009
A home from home feel with special touches like the Christmas tree. Beautiful decor, furniture soft furnishings. We loved the cottage, it was a magical weekend. The snow covered countryside was a dream come true.
Mrs Phelps
October 2009
This cottage is stunning and you feel at home straight away. The views and wildlife are excellent. There is a log burning fire which adds to the homely feel. 5 minutes walk into the village. A perfect break.
Mrs Murdoch
November 2009
Fantastic cottage in beautiful location - exceeds our expectations. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. Had never used 'Sykes' holiday cottages before - will be our first choice now. Great cottage at very reasonable price.
Mr Rawcliffe
July 2009
The cottage was delightful and our hosts welcoming and helpful. We liked Middleton on Teesdale, a nice little town, everybody was friendly, shops services etc. We would recommend West House and The Teesdale Valley - in fact we already have.
Mr Hambly
July 2009
Delightful cottage with beautiful views. Convenient location for local shops and exploring area. Gorgeous walks virtually on the doorstep.
Mrs Russell
April 2009
Lovely and beautifully restored cottage, in a beautiful area. Very welcoming owner.
Mr Frith
February 2009
The cottage was lovely, much more spacious than we imagined. Views were spectacular. Very warm and cosy and very well equipped. Very good value for money. Lovely extra touches such as the milk and fresh eggs.
Dr Krull
July 2009
There is only one word for this cottage and the situation of the surroundings: Excellent! The owner shows a really great hospitality!
Mrs Hartley
April 2009
The very pretty village is within walking distance and has a butcher, baker and co-op, plus tea shops and pubs. South facing garden over fields with lovely terrace and table and chairs.
Mr Bell
November 2009
Lovely cottage in ideal location. Beautiful scenery.
Mrs Visser-lees
July 2009
Very well situated for trips nearby and further a field.
Mrs Parker
August 2009
Superb location, excellent views and scenery..cottage comfortable and restful with all the comforts of home
Dr Evans
May 2009
Wonderful cottage. Very clean, peaceful, nice decor and great location. Particularly liked having some little extras provided e.g. milk and eggs.
Mrs Hartley
April 2009
We love the location, small but lively village. The area is beautiful, rural with sheep and cows. The cottage is delightful, old world charm but with comfortable furnishings, bedding, beds, kitchen very well equipped. The owners are very thoughtful and nothing seems too much trouble.
Dr Mcdermott
December 2008
Snug and comfortable property in a very peaceful area. Fantastic views. Easy access to amenities.
Mrs Allen
February 2009
Extemely well presented, very, very comfortable.
Mrs Noble
August 2009
Excellent for wildlife and flowers with lovely walking countryside. The cottage is comfortable and spacious and of a very high standard
Mr Jefferies
September 2008
A great base for touring the area and local and distant walks. Would thoroughly recommend to couples and families alike.
Ms Spiers
October 2008
West House was delightful and a very comfortable base for exploring the surrounding beautiful area. This includes the views from the property. Cottage had everything necessary, and extra touches by the owners added to the comfort. Very relaxing holiday.
Dr Evans
August 2008
Beautiful cottage and wonderful location. The cottage decor and facilities were in great condition.
Mr Hogg
June 2008
Very high standard of accommodation.
Mr Wake
April 2008
West House was a lovely welcoming place to stay. It was very clean and well maintained having all the required modern amenities but still retaining both character and charm.
Dr Gorley
May 2008
The cottage situation was excellent. The car didn't move from arriving on 16 May to departing on 23 May. The cottage was warm, comfortable and well- equipped and the views over the Tees valley are first class.
Prof Norton
September 2008
A very well-equipped cottage in a lovely setting. Very convenient for local shops and services. We had a great 3 weeks.
Mrs Hartley
April 2008
Excellent cottage in wonderful location. The owners were very welcomming but not intrusive. Very clean and pretty town, had all basic ammenities, easily accessed on foot.
Mr Stokoe
April 2008
Peaceful setting over looking the hills from the lounge and bedrooms. We are looking at booking again in the very near future. Well done.
Mr Campbell
February 2008
Peaceful, relaxing, beautiful views from cottage, lots of walks and car rides on the doorstep.
Mr Elliott
October 2008
Very peaceful and quiet location. Shops literally only five minutes walk away. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
September 2011
Loved this cottage was spotless. plenty room for kids to play outside, lovely view when sitting at patio. Bedrooms smashing bed to big l couldn,t kick my husband when he was snoring. will be back felt to relaxed when l got home
Mr Whitaker
April 2008
Over all we enjoyed our holiday and would use Sykes again
Mr Shield
July 2008
The hospitality of free fresh farm eggs on arrival was greatly appreciated. A nice family cottage. Very spacious. Information pack for guests was very thorough and useful.
August 2011
A lovely friendly welcome made by the owner. Lots of advice given regarding the beautiful walks from the cottage . Furnishings in the cottage were beautiful , straight out of the Country Living magazine. Large Kitchen , well equipped with everything for a lovely holday . We didn't need the car once we got there as the village shops catered for everything we needed. The cottage was in such a good location for High Force & Low Force Waterfalls . A splendid walk from the doorstep . Off road parking . We could not have asked for anything more .
March 2011
The house was everything we could have asked for. Following the cancellation of another property in the area at short notice, the owners of West House couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. Fresh eggs, milk and biscuits all left for us, spacious, comfortable rooms, excellent heating in the teeth of very cold wintry blasts and to top it all a super-king size bed for a great nights sleep. We highly recommend this cottage to anybody, it met our needs and more. Hopefully we may book there again next time we visit our relations and friends in the North East. Forgot to mention the views as well...
February 2011
This was our first Christmas away from home, and my wife and I wanted to show our children what Christmas is like away from the city. The cottage was beautiful, we all loved the wood burner, comfy beds and thick stone walls. It was made even better by the snow! The owners were fantastic, providing lovely touches such as decorations and a beautiul xmas tree, fresh eggs and logs. I would recommend this cottage to anyone!
November 2010
super service , extended help with fishing rights , fresh eggs, beautiful view ,comfortable house.good amenities in the village
What a find!
June 2010
Loveliest cottage we've stayed in. Thoughtfully decked out with all that ws needed, and more. Very friendly owner, who brought new-born lambs around for the children to feed. Teesdale - what a find! Super walks - even for little legs!
December 2009
This cottage far exceeded our expectations. Beautiful setting great location amd wonderful accommodation. Owner couldn't have been nicer.One of the best cottages we have stayed at. Would highly recommend!!
Jeff Rawcliffe
December 2009
We have already writen a review for this property which you have included in your property advertisment. I would also like to add that we thought hte service from Sykes cottages to be excellent and friendly in the finding and booking process.Many thanks we will certainly use your services again .Kind regards and Merry Christmas Jeff Rawcliffe
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