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Foxholes in Staindrop, Durham

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Foxholes description

Holiday home
Foxholes is set on a working farm close to the village of Staindrop in Teesdale, just five miles from Barnard Castle. The cottage has two double bedrooms (one with an ensuite) and one twin as well as a family bathroom which makes it suitable for six people. Also in the cottage are a fitted kitchen with a breakfast area and a sitting room with a dining area. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars, a sheltered shared front courtyard with furniture and a designated play area for children (adult supervision required). Ideal for exploring the northern Dales, Foxholes is sure to appeal to the whole family.

Set in the York Dales, the pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop has always been closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle. This impressive building is open to the public and is one of the finest in England. Extended and modified over the centuries, the castle is medieval in origin and boasts a walled garden and 200-acre deer park. The village of Staindrop itself has many interesting shops, pubs and cafes, all set around its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is only five miles away and, in addition to it's famous fort, is home to the Bowes Museum and a wide selection of shops and tea-rooms. The area also offers many exceptional walking and cycling routes through the beautiful countryside.

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?


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • On a farm

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Mr Humphrey
December 2004
Excellent accommodation. Lovely area. Lakeland, North Yorkshire, Co. Durham and the coast easily accessible.
Mrs Martyniuk
December 2004
Excellent standard of accommodation. Excellent location. Friendly owners, friendly local children. Plenty to do in the area for elderly and young alike. I recommend this holiday to everybody. It is also good accommodation for the disabled as there is only one step to negotiate.
Mr Moffat
April 2016
Greeted on arrival by the owner who was very welcoming and friendly. The cottage was very cosy with a fantastic heating system and abundance of hot water which made for great power showers. Good base for touring the Durham area.
Mr Cresser
July 2015
Comfortable well appointed cottage in a delightful part of the country.
Miss Varutti
September 2015
The accommodation was perfect for us and it was furnished to a very high standard. It is in the country but ideally placed to visit local sites and places of interest. When there was a small issue the owner responded immediately and was very helpful.
Mrs Clemmett
October 2013
Fabulous well equipped cottage, with very pleasant owners.
Miss Lynch
March 2014
Lovely countryside. Lovely views, cosy cottage.
Mr Chinnery
May 2015
We chose Foxholes for the all on one level accommodation and the en-suite. The layout was great with the en-suite room at one side of accommodation and the bedroom with bathroom on the other side of the lounge. It was also good to be able to park close to the front door.
Ms Smith
June 2013
We were made to feel at home and it was lovely area, our dog felt at home too and the accommodation was ideal for my mother-in-law too as she isn't very good on her legs but she was in her own end of the accommodation but with easy reach if we were needed.
Mrs Johnson
November 2011
If you want peace and quiet, this is the place to go. Many well known tourist attractions are within easy reach of this property - even the Lake District.
Miss Pearson
July 2012
The owners were friendly and made us all feel like we were family - nothing was too much trouble. It was home from home and set in a great place with wonderful views and places to visit. The kids loved being able to play safely in the court yard on the front, we enjoyed ourselves and liked it so much that we are looking at re-booking again next year. Would recommend it and have told family and friends.
Mr Mrs Banks
August 2011
The friendliness of the owners was excellent. We'd booked it especially for my parents, with my dad being unsteady on his feet, and the property did not disappoint.
Mrs Kimmings
October 2011
We had a lovely stay and were planning to come back next year! Thank you and we hope to see you again in 2012!
Mrs Cross
November 2010
Beautiful scenery quite close to property - this area of the country is really undersold. Very cosy and warm for our week.
Mr Hellings
July 2011
Foxholes is a spacious property with excellent facilities near many interesting places, but away from the hustle of nearby towns. It is not overlooked and is in a beautiful location.
Mrs Lavery
August 2010
Very comfortable beds; excellent layout of the property and very good position for sight seeing eg York; Beamish; Windermere; White Scar Caves and of course Barnard castle and Bowes Museum.
Mr Longbottom
July 2008
Ideally suited to our requirements. We had 2 disabled friends staying with us and they found the ease of access excellent. Very convenient for the local beauty spots. Would definitely book again.
Mrs Young
November 2009
Home safe from a too brief stay at Millstone and Foxhole. Fantastic accommodation in a lovely location. Would definitely recommend although would prefer to keep secret for ourselves!
Mr Woodcock
August 2009
Truly an away from it all holiday. Lots to see and do and the accommodation and family were top notch. Worth the 240 mile trip.
Mr Erwin
February 2008
Great location and the layout of property was excellent.
Mr Hall
July 2008
Fantastic accommodation. Peace and quiet with very pleasant and helpful owners. Will be visiting again in the future.
Mrs Cundy
November 2007
Foxholes is an ideal base for the Tees valley, Durham and the Lakes. The accommodation is first class for a 'get away from it all' holiday and the excellent amenities make it feel like a home from home. The cottage was very well heated with lots of lovely hot water and big enough for 6 people to all have their own space. The surrounding countryside absolutely beautiful!
Mrs Heylings
August 2007
This cottage is extremely suitable for young and old...and also if two families are visiting together, there is plenty of space for everyone.
Mr Harris
August 2006
Lovely setting and friendly people.
Mr Spencer
September 2006
Excellent location and a very impressive barn conversion. The property was top quality. We really liked the lay out of the property, a bedroom at each end allowed the two halves of our family their own privacy.
Mrs Dixon
June 2006
The three properties were ideal for our family. They offered individual space and yet were accessible to each other. A good location in the country but lots to see and do in the area. A very enjoyable holiday. The welcome bottle of wine added a nice touch to the holiday.
Dr Day
August 2005
This was an excellent property, and I would have no hesitation in returning, or recommending it to a friend. The perfect place for a relaxing break.
Mrs Campbell
June 2006
Excellent accommodation, helpful owners, beautiful countryside with many places of interest to visit.
Mrs Massey
August 2005
The property was of a very high standard, with lots to do in the surrounding area.
Mr Kierans
February 2006
The property was furnished to a very high standard. We all thoroughly enjoyed staying there. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone, and we hope to go back there soon.
Mrs Mcardle
December 2004
An outstanding cottages in a beautiful area with the highest standards maintained by the owners.
Mr Mrs Hancock
April 2005
Fabulous set up with ensuite at one end of the property an 2 other beds and bath at other.
Mr Mrs Walker
December 2004
Cottage was a very good central location for the Dales, the Moors , the Coast the Lake District. Very spacious. The Bridgewater Arms Bistro serves delicious food !! Very friendly staff !!
Mr Mrs Archer
December 2004
Location was fantastic, loads to see and do. Beamish and Hartlepool Historic Quay are well worth a visit. The accommodation is located in an ideal area for children as there are no major roads running through. The owners are friendly and welcoming. We would definitely recommend Foxholes or any of the adjacent properties to family and friends. Well worth the visit and we have been twice so far.....
Mr Mrs Archer
December 2004
The property is first class, my two girls loved the small play area. Great base for touring surrounding countryside, picturesque towns/villages.
Mrs Hart
December 2004
The accommodation was of a very high standard and the owners were very welcoming. Lots of places to visit in the Teesdale area - most enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Palmer
December 2004
Brilliant play area. Lots to do in the area, a great position for visiting many areas.
Oliver family
October 2013
Wanted to visit the north and the Dales, relax, visit some well known places like Beamish, NRM Shildon, High Force, etc. and found much more was here to see. This was the perfect base, child friendly, (3 kids in our group ages 6 to 10), set in a beautiful situation, well fitted out cottage, we loved it. We all agreed that it would be nice to come back. Great service, great spot, we give it an a+.
Ms Froud
December 2004
No problems. Party was happy with cottages. Owners very helpful
December 2011
A well-furnished and very comfortable cottage in a marvellous countryside. The owners were very friendly and helpful. A quiet and relaxing stay.
November 2010
Surrounding area was very interesting. House was a very spacious and well appointed renovation. Very hot water on instant supply. Owners were very friendly. Negatives - the oven took a lot of understanding, as did the dishwasher, and the cow byre was too close. No smell inside the house but outside was quite often a bit smelly.
September 2011
This is an excellent property in a nice quiet location.There are 3 bedrooms which for us was ideal (2 teenagers). the facilities are great and we thoroughly enjoyed our hassle=free stay
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