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Garden Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Mickleton, Durham

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sleeps 3
1 room
1 bathroom

Garden Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This grade II listed building - a pretty stone and slate structure – is situated on the owner's working farm on the edge of the village of Mickleton. This property was once the gardener's cottage though the property has undergone a tasteful and imaginative conversion since. The cottage now provides very comfortable and well-equipped accommodation with a number of character features such as sloping ceilings and exposed timber beams. There is also and open-plan living area which incorporates a kitchen, dining table and sitting area which also has an electric coal effect fire. Surrounded by spectacular Teesdale countryside, this charming little building is well-positioned to offer visitors the very best of what the region has to offer.

Situated in the heart of beautiful Teesdale close to the villages of Romaldkirk and Middleton is the small hamlet of Mickleton. Within Teesdale and just a few miles from the market town of Barnard Castle, this pretty village consists primarily of a cluster of stone houses set along a single street. With a post office, village shop and two pubs, Mickleton has everything a visitor could need. However for more specific amenities, Barnard Castle provides a huge range of shops, restaurants and pubs. Just on the doorstep are The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, providing beautiful walking routes through the local countryside. The River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are also close by.

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 electric fire in sitting area. Combination microwave oven, electric hob, fridge, TV, portable stereo/CD player. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. Highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Pretty shared sitting area to front of cottage with garden furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Private brown trout fly fishing on farm. Shops 1 mile, pubs 10 mins walk. Note: This property is suitable for 2 adults and 1 child.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • On a farm

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Mrs Halligan
June 2015
The cottage was very cosy and in a beautiful part of the country.
Mr Ripley
September 2015
A lovely cosy cottage in beautiful surroundings, and there were plenty of walks on the doorstep. We will definitely visit again.
Mr Link
July 2016
A lovely little cottage which was very clean, and the owner was very nice. Had a lovely relaxing week.
Rev Everett
August 2010
Good venue - pleasant hosts. It was a nice venue and great for the dog.
Mrs Baker
September 2010
The friendliness of the owner and the excellent standard of cleanliness throughout the whole property. Would recommend highly.
Mr Peacock
October 2010
Very peaceful and perfectly situated for walking. The cottage was warm and comfortable and the owners were friendly and helpful but didn't fuss.
Mr Acharya
November 2010
It was very cosy, very quiet and very friendly.
Mrs Jaklin
June 2011
We had a wonderful time in Garden Cottage. It is in a great area and there is a lot to see. Very polite people around.
Mr Wilde
August 2011
Setting and scenery, nice and quiet.
Mrs Seddon
August 2011
The cottage was in a beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful, great for walking. The owner was very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Doe
July 2012
The location was excellent for walkers with many circular walks within a short distance.
Mr Whitehead
September 2012
Great location, great access to local area. Quiet cottage with excellent fit and finish. Friendly owner. Pet friendly and spotlessly clean. All round had a great stay in a lovely area.
Mrs Evans
October 2012
Friendly welcome and closed in garden which the dog could roam in safety. No noise which for a working farm was surprising. All villages were fairly close and the scenery fantastic.
Mrs Callaghan
July 2014
The owner made us feel welcome, the free eggs were really nice. Fishing was wonderful, it was a nice comfortable cottage. Should have booked two weeks instead, only booked one.
Mr Lyne
July 2010
Lovely, nice tranquil cottage. Friendly owners. Central for the 2 villages of Mickleton and Middleton. Ideal for the dog.
Mr Henderson
October 2014
Everything walkers with a dog could want from a holiday cottage. A cosy cottage with good quality appliances. The owner was friendly and most helpful. The cottage is in a perfect location, quiet but near enough to lovely walks good pubs serving super food. The outside garden/courtyard area is fully enclosed so safe to let the dog roam. Certainly ticked all our boxes!
Mrs Spouncer
October 2008
One of the best cottages we have been to over the years. Thank you.
Mr Mrs Dawson
April 2009
Great for dogs, less than 5 minutes walk to the old railway track where you can walk for miles with no lead needed.
Mrs Mason
October 2009
There is very little light pollution and therefore excellent for stargazing!
Mr Harrison
November 2009
The owners were absolutely great, very friendly and a pleasure to know. Very quiet and relaxing. I look forward to going again. Even a torch at the doorway in case of power-cuts. It was ALL GREAT.
Mr York
July 2010
Excellent cottage in an excellent location. Within easy reach of the many attractions; the wild moors and nature forests, waterfalls and reservoirs. Peaceful, clean, little traffic and fantastic!
Mr Newton
September 2008
Peace and quiet among the beautiful surroundings. A very enjoyable relaxing holiday.
Mrs Storer
December 2006
Good walking area. Quiet retreat close to many interesting places to visit. Enclosed court yard garden for young children.
Miss Barnfather
January 2007
The proximity to local walks from the door of the cottage. The cottage didn't smell of dogs at all which was great! The owners were lovely, and the settings were perfect.
Mr Webb
August 2008
A clean and comfortable cottage with friendly helpful owners.
Ms Lawrence
August 2007
The cottage was good value for money and in a beautiful area. Plenty of scenic walks alongside the river and the disused railway and a very peaceful relaxing location. Friendly welcoming owners but not intrusive.
Ms Ford
March 2006
Immaculate cottage in stunning countryside. Excellent walking from door of the cottage. You can walk along the disused Railway path to Middleton where there is a good local Butchers, shops and cafes. In the other direction is Romaldkirk, with the award winning Rose and Crown. Ideal cottage for a cosy Christmas break.
Mr Reid
October 2006
Lovely peaceful cottage, super location, excellent cycle rides and walks.
Mrs Moon
October 2006
An excellent cottage in a lovely area. The owners made us feel very welcome and the dog was made to feel welcome also and loved the walks in this area. We would come back anytime.
Mrs Steel
August 2006
Good, quiet location.
Paul W
October 2012
Lovely location. off the beaten track and really quiet, just what you want in a country cottage, immaculately turned out, and in very good decorative order, Handy for the local walks and eateries, small only really suitable for 2 with a basic kitchen, but if you plan on being out a lot this wouldn't be an issue, our host couldn't have been more pleasant. Only down side is the small windows make the cottage a bit dark, but that's not really a major issue, overall a very well turned out small cottage, can't wait to get back to the area!
Mr Kirby
May 2006
Peaceful situation. Good walking right from the door.
Mr Plumbridge
July 2006
We went on holiday to chill out and we certainly did that. The weather was brilliant, the cottage was good and we would certainly go back again. We have already recommended the area to our family and friends and have lent out your brochure.
Mr King
April 2006
Very quiet location. Could walk without use of car. Villages nearby. People very friendly. Superb eating places close by. Wonderful scenery.
Mr Mrs Bailey
April 2006
Garden cottage offered excellent peace and quiet, as it sits on the outskirts of the nearest village (a short walk away). Teesdale has excellent walks for all walkers, and lots to do if the weather is bad.
December 2012
We were made to feel welcome to Garden Cottage by the very helpful owner. The cottage is delightful and the area is lovely, not busy and not 'touristy'. Bar/Restaurant in village is excellent and would highly recommend. The enclosed garden is great for dogs as you can open the door and be sure they are safe to wander around. Would love to go back as we did enjoy it
June 2015
Nice area, good for walks, cycle rides and pubs. However the Agency's description of the property is very misleading. The property is very small and indescribably dark inside - you will have the (tungsten filament) lights on all the time. Yes, old cottages are dark, but the two windows on this property look out onto a grey 6' wall surmounted but a 20' yew and holly hedge. Early morning sun can't get in because of the trees on the other side of the lane. If you intend cooking anything much more than a tea bag you will find that difficult using the ancient microwave / combination and 2 ring electric hob which seems to get hot all over. If you bring in a takeaway there is no table to use*. If you eat it off your knees, there is not a coffee table to use. If you choose "al fresco", the "garden" is a gravel car park you will share with your neighbour, two wheelie bins and two dead pot plants. Upstairs there are two ill lit steps between the gallery bedroom and the bathroom which are a trip hazard at any time and at 2am in particular. At least gentlemen will know when they get there, because they will crack their head on the beam. Incidentally, there are no bathroom towels which is a bit rich for a 4 tick property. I am no architect but I suspect only the stone shell of the building is period and that everything else is 21st Century. * There is a "breakfast bar" but space is so limited we could not see how it was in any way useful.
Mr Steele
October 2006
Great area for walking. Owner very helpful and friendly.
Mrs Lynskey
December 2004
The surrounding area offered stunning scenery and its was an excellent base for touring and walking. The Red Well Inn at Barnard Castle was excellent for food and there were some really nice Olde-Worlde pubs within driving distance. Dont miss High Force Waterfall, Castle Bolton and Barnard Castle.
Mrs Dutton
December 2004
Excellent situation, quiet, and superb walking from the door.
August 2011
A nice and cosy cottage. Welcome-eggs. The cottage is small but enough for 2 adults. It is not easy to find if you are not from Great Britain. We missed the small road two times. But when we reached the "goal" it was, for us, typical English, nice and kind. We had a wonderful week with good weather and not so good weather. And I had never seen so much sheeps in my live.
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