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Stables Cottage Family Cottage in Whorlton, Durham

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Stables Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
This charming property lies two miles away from Whorlton and is situated on a former farm, three miles from Barnard Castle. The cottage has been imaginatively converted from an old stone stable and much consideration has been taken to transform the property into unique and superior holiday cottage, whilst retaining the original features and character throughout. The sitting, dining and kitchen areas are open-plan and the kitchen is well equipped with all mod-cons. There are two bedrooms, one double and one twin, making this a great cottage for a family holiday. The property is served by underfloor heating making it a cosy place to stay off-season. There is also an outdoor play area for the children and a small private courtyard for guests to relax in. To the rear of the property is open farmland and lots of pathways to explore, making this an idyllic rural retreat at any time of year.

Whorlton is a pretty Teesdale village and has always been closely identified with the nearby Raby Castle and its owners. The castle has been enhanced and changed over the centuries, but has always retained its medieval heart. A walled garden and 200 acre deer park add to the beauty of the castle. The popular ancient market town of Barnard Castle is only three miles away with its own 12th Century Norman castle founded by Bernard de Balliol make this a fascinating place to visit. Coupled with a wide range of shops, an antiques quarter, a host of tea-rooms, pubs and restaurants, the region has something for everyone. The Bowes Museum, High Force and Shildon Railway museum are only a short drive away, and walkers will enjoy the many trails and footpaths around Teesdale.

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. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, CD/radio. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Sunny, sheltered enclosed front courtyard with furniture. Play area for children (adult supervision required). Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Ms Mondville
June 2015
A lovely stay. Had lots of privacy and it was such a nicely furnished cottage. We would certainly recommend it to anyone!
Mrs Walden
July 2015
Stables Cottage is absolutely delightful and very spacious with a relaxing atmosphere. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Mrs Cantwell
April 2016
A beautiful cottage which was well equipped and very clean. It was decorated very nicely and in a lovely location.
Mrs Beesley
July 2014
Stunning, spacious, spotless cottage and a very friendly owner. This was the best cottage we have ever stayed in!
August 2014
Stables Cottage is a beautiful property which is both immaculate and tastefully decorated. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay with our two year old son. We would love to return. A huge thank you to the owner.
Mrs Bond
December 2014
Stables Cottage was lovely, just what we needed for a last minute week away. The owner couldn't have been more accommodating and it was perfect for our little 15mth old to potter around in. Would recommend it to anyone.
Mrs Goodyear
March 2015
Clean, warm well equipped. In an excellent location for touring Teesdale.
Mr Dixon
March 2015
There was snow on the hills but the cottage was beautifully warm. It was very comfortable and well appointed. Will definitely stay there again with family.
Mr Jowett
July 2012
The property was all on one level and not allowing pets and smoking was ideal for anyone with access difficulties and allergies.
Mrs Mifsud
June 2013
Comfortable cottage with lots of up to date kitchen equipment. We liked the under floor heating. Also the lovely lemon cake that the owner left for us!
Mrs Bell
October 2011
Very spacious accommodation which was well equipped.
Mr Mrs Clay
October 2011
The cottage was in easy reach of towns and countryside. The owner provided a small welcome pack of milk etc and was very helpful and on hand if required.
Mr Hale
November 2011
The cottage was comfortable, welcoming and so clean. Very well furnished with lovely little touches. Our host was very helpful. Loved her special bread!
Mrs Shaw
July 2012
Very safe for our toddler - an enclosed patio area, no steps, counter-level oven, safety feature on hobs etc. Knowing he was safe to run around and enjoy himself made our holiday! Our son also enjoyed seeing the chickens and using the play equipment.
Mr Thompson
July 2012
The accommodation exceeded our expectations and the welcome we received was very cordial. The accommodation was central to the places we had planned to visit and there were other suggestions available in the cottage if we had run out of ideas.
Mrs Tarn
June 2014
The owners are perfect hosts, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The many little extras, such as a welcoming home made cake and milk in the fridge made us feel very welcome. The cottage was superb, and is the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in. If we stay in the area again, we will definitely stay here. Thank you to the owners for allowing us to stay!
Miss Sharp
May 2011
Very pleased with the cottage and enjoyed it very much, will recommend and return.
Mrs Tarn
June 2014
Absolutely superb in every way. The owners are wonderful - so friendly helpful. The best cottage we have ever stayed in.
Mr Newton
June 2014
The quality of the accommodation. The friendliness of the owners.
September 2013
Great cottage - lovely and quiet, no hassles. Can't wait to stay there again one day!
Miss Griffiths
June 2011
Nice views from the cottage and lots to do around the local area.
Miss Lawrence
November 2010
A fantastic cottage with excellent facilities. High quality furnishings and very warm and cosy.
Mr Humphreys
March 2011
This was a beautiful, well maintained cottage. The play area is fantastic with good equipment and safely enclosed from the busy road - this was loved by our little boy!
Mr Millican
December 2009
A brilliant welcome, at a very high quality accommodation.
Mr Collins
July 2010
Excellent accommodation. Very pleasant hosts. Highly recommended.
Mr Allen
July 2010
Relaxing place to stay. Very comfortable and would not hesitate to recommend to friends.
Mr Mrs Walters
July 2010
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Great jumping off point for Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland Castle, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District.
July 2010
Fantastic property, very modern, open plan feel with lots of natural light. The high ceilings also provided a real sense of space. The cottage was immaculate and extremely comfortable. With the owner having kindly baked a delicious cake along with providing milk tea and coffee for our arrival, we were made very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay from start to finish. We will definitely be returning. Thank you.
Mr Melia
August 2010
First time we have done a cottage holiday and we were very pleased with where we went. The accommodation overall was first class. Everything we needed was already at the cottage and the extras such as CDs games books etc were very welcome!
May 2011
This cottage was really welcoming, nicely furnish and well equipped. The additoonal bonus of the extensive outdoor play area was a real hit with our 3 year old.
Mrs Murdoch
November 2009
A beautiful cottage. Wonderful hosts and easy access to Durham, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lakes. Plenty of good walking ares. The Redwell Inn at Barnard castle was excellent for food.
August 2014
It stood out in our trawl for a holiday cottage and it exceeded our expectations by a long way. Extremely comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed.
January 2014
A very comfortable, well equipped, warm (underfloor heating) cottage. Everything we needed was there. Within easy reach of Barnard Castle where there was a large supermarket & lots of individual shops & a weekly market. Very close to Bowes Castle if weather is inclement. Within easy reach of beautiful countryside & attractive towns & villages. An excellent base, with friendly helpful owners.
November 2010
Well kept cottage, deservced it's star rating very clean & modern. Just to far to walk to Barnard Castle with young children but still an excellent location. Would definatly return
November 2010
Really enjoyed our stay, it provided all the comforts of home. Extremely friendly hosts, loved the cake and the recipe! Good location for walking.
September 2010
We had a warm welcome and were so pleased with our choice of accommodation. It was first rate, clean, spacious and comfortable. We could not fault it. We found plenty of places to visit in our weeks stay and certainly would recommend to friends.
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