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The Old Dairy Pet-Friendly Cottage in Gainford, Durham

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sleeps 2
1 room
2 bathrooms

The Old Dairy Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Old Dairy is a stone built cottage in the village of Gainford in Teesdale near to Barnard Castle. The cottage sleeps two people and has a four poster double bedroom with an ensuite, a family bathroom, a fitted kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room. Outside the cottage is off road parking for one car and an enclosed patio with outdoor furniture. Set in beautiful countryside and with so much to see and do in the area, The Old Dairy is a superb cottage for a romantic retreat.

Gainford is a village in Teesdale on the river Tees at. The village has a shop, a number of pubs and a tea rooms. The town of Barnard Castle is within easy reach and has castle remains overlooking the town.

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?

Gas central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car on a first come, first served basis, additional roadside parking available. Enclosed patio with furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 mins walk, golf course/health spa 2 miles. Note: No children, including infants.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Near pub

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Mr Robinson
April 2016
The whole holiday experience from arriving at the property to departing was fantastic. The four poster bed was large and comfy and the living area was cosy, all in all it could not have been better. The dogs were well catered for as well, with pleasant walks close by and even a bit of swimming. We would all go back again, thank you.
Ms Copson
March 2016
The Old Dairy is a small cottage that suits 2 people down to the ground. The cottage had everything we needed to use in the kitchen to cook an evening meal. Location is perfect for Durham and the Yorkshire Dales which we enjoyed visiting. The local people were friendly.
Mrs Dean
January 2016
The cottage was very cosy and tastefully restored with a wonderful, cosy lounge and well kitted out kitchen. The bedroom was a very good size and the bed was very comfy. I especially loved the enclosed patio area ideal to let the dogs out first thing in the morning. I would imagine in the Summer months it is lovely to sit out with a glass of vino. The Old Dairy is situated next door to a very nice local pub and a great butcher. The village itself is beautiful with a massive village green and minutes walk to the riverside walks. I will be recommending to everyone and hope to come back soon.
Mrs Hanslip
November 2015
The Old Dairy was a lovely property, decor was lovely and I would recommend it to my friends
Mrs Mccabe
October 2015
The Old Dairy was just what we needed after a stressful week. It had everything and more, the owner had thought of just everything! The cottage was lovely, warm and comfortable and we just loved the roll top bath and candles. The king size bed was so comfortable. The locals were friendly, kind and helpful, and we will be coming back soon. The best holiday cottage we have had so far, we cannot wait to return! Thank You.
Miss Wood
September 2014
A lovely area to stay in, with a friendly pub opposite serving nice pizzas and walks around by the river. The cottage was cosy and every need was catered for.
Mrs Bartlett
October 2014
Wonderful quiet location,very friendly locals.
Mr Robson
November 2014
The Old Dairy is in a good location for exploring the area and has good local facilities.
Mr Benson
November 2014
The property has been beautifully done and lacks nothing, all the small touches are great. The layout is perfect for two people and the property is in a great location to strike out into the locality.
Miss Farrall
February 2014
I loved the cottage we stayed in, every little thing was thought of. I would highly recommend staying in this cottage. Added bonus - within walking distance of a local pub where everyone was very welcoming. Great walks, great area, just 20 minutes away and you are in the thick of the Yorkshire Dales. Cannot rate this holiday and cottage enough.
Mr Wilks
June 2014
A very nice cottage in a good location and the first impression and hospitality by our host's set the holiday off to a good start.
Mr Donnelly
June 2014
The cottage was cosy and very comfortable. The village is lovely with great riverside walks.
Mrs O'shea
June 2014
The property was a real home from home, everything we needed and more. The location was perfect for relaxing and also lots of walks straight from the door along the river. The locals were lovely and friendly, a nice welcome at the pub in the evening made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Williams
June 2014
The bedroom was lovely, the welcome hamper was superb and it was in a good location to do lots of sightseeing. The locals in the village were very helpful, friendly and in a great location. Perfect for taking a dog as it was very close to a lovely riverside walk. The butchers next door was well stocked and there was a good pub opposite with free WiFi. Highly recommend.
Miss Johnson
September 2015
Gorgeous cottage, the web page does not do it enough justice. Having read the other reviews we can now fully understand why people have come to the cottage for their honeymoon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Perfect stay in a lovely village with lots to do just a short drive away.
Mrs Kennedy
May 2015
The Old Dairy was cozy. The owner had considered every possibility to make you feel welcome and to enjoy your holiday.
Mr Parker
August 2015
A fabulous location in a beautiful village. The cottage was very luxurious, everything that you could possibly need had been thought of. The villagers were all very welcoming, and there were lots of things to do in the surrounding area, a great base to explore a picturesque part of the country.
Mrs Horsburgh
April 2015
The area is beautiful and the cottage had been a converted dairy and had lots of character. Also the weather was great!
Miss Molloy
April 2015
A very cosy cottage in a peaceful location with great walks from the doorstep. Had a comfortable bed. Our dog loved the cottage and it was a bonus having the enclosed outside area. The butcher next door sold excellent produce and pizzas from the Stable Hearth across the road were fab! Lots of local information was provided by the owners. We took trips out to the coast which was just over an hour away, with glorious sandy beaches for the dog to run on.
Mrs Torrance
December 2014
The cottage was fabulous, and the welcome pack to was so thoughtful. Our dog was so relaxed and loved the river walks. Had a lovely atmosphere in the cottage, the locals were lovely too.
Miss Ormston
March 2015
A lovely cosy cottage which was comfortable and clean, had a great holiday.
Mr Ramsay
December 2014
Loved it. The welcome package was very much appreciated. The cottage was excellent. Thank you, we had a really nice time.
Mrs Beaumont
July 2014
The location was great to use as a base with lots of great places to visit all within a 30min drive. The village is idyllic and the river walks were great for an after tea walk followed by a visit to the very friendly local pub, just opposite the cottage. We look forward to re-visiting this cottage in the very near future.
Mrs Bacon
October 2011
We had a lovely week at The Old Dairy. The cottage was beautifully presented, no detail missed even had a lovely welcome hamper with wine and home made goodies! The owners family have done a wonderful job, it was a really comfortable home. We would love to go back, they even made our dogs welcome with bed and treats! Thank you all.
Mrs MacDonald
January 2012
The cottage was cosy and warm, spotless and the welcome hamper was a real delight. The village location was a bonus and good accessibility to other areas.
Mrs Smith
January 2012
The Old Dairy is very homely and a lovely place to come back to. A lovely touch of a hamper, perfect for arriving late and not knowing the area. Great having the butcher next door. Perfect location for what we needed. Thank you!
Mrs Riley
February 2012
The house was really great! We could find no faults. It has obviously been recently renovated to a very high degree. Its very comfortable and we would definitely stay there again.
Mrs Massie
August 2012
The location of this property was ideal for our needs. The quality of the accommodation and the extras, including linen, were second to none. A welcome hamper was provided and that too was exceptional.
Mr Wilhelmer
August 2012
Very warm welcome in the house with home-made specialities and flowers.
Mr Roberts
September 2012
The owners made us extremely welcome, with some very nice personal touches such as home-made bread and cake. Cottage cosy and romantic as described, would highly recommend.
Miss Kimberley Weil
October 2012
The cottage was beautiful and the owners very friendly and accommodating.
Miss Flint
January 2013
Great location, standard of property and attention to detail. The welcome produce - homemade bread, sweet chilli and the wine were excellent along with the doggie treats. All aspects were catered for, will go back and can fully recommend The Old Dairy.
Mrs Self
May 2013
It was a well-earned break needed by both of us and the cottage was ideal.
Mr Lee
September 2013
The cottage was lovely, the village beautiful, and the local people were very friendly.
Mr Wadsworth
September 2013
Very good welcome from the owners. Everyone in the village was very friendly to us. Enjoyed the holiday very much. The Butcher and the Fish Chip shop, both highly recommended!
Mr Potter
October 2013
We would definitely go back and stay again The owners were very friendly and the welcome package was absolutely delicious.
Mrs Roach
January 2014
One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in and there have been quite a few! Just loved everything about it - warm and cosy, very well-equipped with lots of little special touches eg the candle by the bath, the home-made goodies, fresh flowers etc. Just loved the interior design which was in keeping with the history of the building but with all modern conveniences. The locals made us very welcome - we never felt like strangers in the village - would love to come back in the summer and sit on the green!
August 2014
Warm welcome, great welcome treats including for the dog, very nicely decorated and in a great location - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you
August 2014
The day after our wedding, my husband and I travelled over to stay at The Old Dairy. We wanted a quiet break with our two dogs in a quaint cottage near to decent attractions - this was just perfect. Others have said it, but the photos just cannot do this cottage justice. The restoration job the owners have done is remarkable throughout: there are wonderful original features whilst everything is cosy and comfortable. On going upstairs I think we both uttered an involuntary 'wow'! The welcome gifts of homemade produce, wine and dog biscuits along with flowers and fruit was a lovely touch and immediately made us feel at home. We really appreciated the owners' information file, which told us everything we needed to know about the cottage and local area. I can't imagine a single need which wasn't catered for from the pint of milk in the fridge to the DVD selection. Gainford itself is lovely, with incredibly friendly locals and all the things you need on your doorstep. The butcher shop next door also sells fantastic fruit and veg and bread so that couldn't be more convenient. We enjoyed a different country walk each day with our two Greyhounds and found the pub opposite to be fantastically welcoming. There's a wealth of places to visit just a short drive away so we were never at risk of being bored. The owners have provided plenty of leaflets and information so even if, like us, you didn't have time to research the area beforehand you won't be stuck for ideas. We hadn't been at The Old Dairy a night before we were vowing to come again when we can. After a week there is still plenty more to do.
December 2012
We stayed here for a week in October - it was just beautiful! So cosy with a real cottage feel to it. Would definitely come back and stay again Owners were very friendly and the welcome package was delightful - a really nice touch
July 2014
This was such a fantastic break from when we were met by the owners and given a tour of the cottage to that moment when we reluctantly posted the keys back through the letterbox and began the journey home. It's a wonderful cottage; you know the type...where you feel comfortable, at ease and well looked after. A home-made loaf, bottle of wine, sweet chilli jam and fruitcake were all waiting on the kitchen table and as extra welcoming touches, they got full marks. From the four-poster bed to the small, enclosed garden off the kitchen, there were delights to mark this out as a great place to come to unwind. Everything worked how it should - even to the point where we inadvertently tested the smoke alarm when grilling the sausages from the butcher next door. The cottage is centrally located in the village across from the Cross Keys pub - a friendly local with Cornish Doom bar ale on tap and the outstanding pizza from Stable Hearth at the back of the property. Local walks along the river Tees or to neighbouring villages like Ingleton, Piercebridge or Winston make this an idyllic spot with plenty on the doorstep and you can hop in the car to the likes of Raby Castle or Barnard Castle. There is no phone signal in the village - which may or may not disconcert you - but for us, it wasn't a problem and seemed to sum up how we could disconnect from the stresses of work and the normal things that tug at our attention. Overall, wholeheartedly recommend both the cottage itself and the friendly village to anyone looking to relax and explore this corner of County Durham.
Mrs Crafts
January 2014
We wanted to stay in a authentic cottage and that is what The Old Dairy was. The owners were very welcoming, the home made bread, jam, butter and wine were a lovely touch.
Lizzy L
November 2016
We have just returned from a week in this cottage and found it to be everything we expected. It was well appointed, warm and cosy and with all the touches that made it a home from home. Would most certainly recommend it as the perfect retreat for two! The welcome pack was very thoughtful - homemade cake and bread and a bottle of wine. We loved it.
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