The Hay Barn - Self catering holiday cottage in Scargill, Barnard Castle, Teesdale, Durham, The Yorkshire Dales, England - Sleeps 6
Lodge Farm is home to The Hay Barn which sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms. It is a small family run livestock farm specialising in Highland cattle, ideally located in beautiful Teesdale countryside, just five miles from Barnard Castle in the Durham Dales.
Providing comfortable holiday accommodation, The Hay Barn is ideal for those who want to get away from the pressures of everyday life. Here you can relax in a beautiful countryside setting, rich in flora, fauna and wildlife (including stoats, deer, hares and plenty of birdlife).
The farm also offers The Bluebird caravan on a self-catering basis (please see the owners website), providing a very pleasant comfortable base for four guests with fantastic views.
Lodge Farm sits in a picturesque position between Teesdale and Swaledale and is an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Here you can enjoy lovely riverside walks on the farm where you will see the highland cattle graze and private fly fishing can be arranged by the owner's on the River Greta. The area offers superb walking opportunities with a vast network of paths and tracks to explore and for the more energetic long distance walker, the Pennine Way and Teesdale way are within a short car ride. Other outdoor activities that can be enjoyed locally include horse riding, mountain biking and shooting.
The delightful historic market town of Barnard Castle is just five miles away and has much to offer with its antique shops, traditional pubs, restaurants and historic castle. There is a farmers' market once a month in the cobbled market place and also a weekly market.
A little further afield, you have the North York Moors, the Lake District and the North Yorkshire coastline, along with the historic cities of York, Carlisle and Newcastle, all within driving distance and providing plenty of attractions.
- Horse Riding Nearby
- Log Burner
- Garden/Outside Area
- iPod Docking
- Bike Storage
- Internet Access
- Fishing Onsite
- Off-Road Parking
- Satellite/cable TV
- Washing Machine
- CD Player
- Kingsize Bed
The Hay Barn affords lovely views and adjoins the farm house.
- Three bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms. There is one twin bedded room upstairs; one bedroom with zip and link beds upstairs which can be made up as a king or twin and a ground floor double bedroom which may be suitable for people with limited mobility (please discuss your requirements with the owner before booking to ensure the cottage meets your personal needs both inside and out).
- Spacious open-plan living area with comfortable seating, log burner, Freesat television, Hi-Fi (with CD player and iPod dock) and DVD player.
- Well equipped kitchen with cooker, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge and table with chairs for dining.
- Outside there is a 'plant room' adjoining the cottage with freezer and drying facilities.
Outside: There is a spacious patio that runs the width of the property which has garden table and chairs.
Additional information: Under floor heating throughout, heated by ground-source heat pump and a log burning stove in the living area which can complement the water heating. Short breaks are often available - please enquire with the owner. Dogs are accepted by prior arrangement.
Low Season from £250
Mid Season from £600
High Season from £720
Peak Season £720
Pets: Enquire with cottage owner
Changeover Day: Saturday
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin & 1 King/Twin)
Owner: Gordon Thomson click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
The Hay Barn joined Independent Cottages in March 2012
Approximate Location of The Hay Barn
Reviews and Testimonials for The Hay Barn
“A great thrill to be the first in the Barn. It is so cosy, comfortable and well equipped with lovely views and is finished to an exceptionally high standard. Totally peaceful and relaxing atmosphere but with lots of things to do and see. Will definitely return again—hopefully for longer next time.” Lady from Cumbria.
"Have just returned from a lovely week near Barnard Castle. The Hay Barn is very comfortable, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms and 2 teenagers we did not want to leave!! The Barn is idealy situated in peaceful countryside, with wonderful views and perfect night skys. Took a couple of days to get used to the quiet!! We will certainly be coming back."
The Allen Family - Milton Keynes
"Fabulous place to stay. Ideally located to visit lots of beautiful places - the Lakes, Barnard Castle, Hign Force, Tan Hill, Yorkshire Dales, Hawes, the list is endless! The Hay Barn is comfortable, warm and well-equipped. The Highland cow and calf were just adorable. We'll be back!"
"Family of 4 with two young children (aged 3 and 5) joined by grandparents -
Excellent, very comfortable, very well equipped accommodation. Every need catered for. Modern appliances blended well with original features.
Beautiful surroundings; very quiet and peaceful. Good location, plenty to do but ran out of time! Will have to come back."
"The house was wonderful, it was great. - Niamh age 5"
"Absolutely lovely place. Excellent place for a base whilst exploring the surrounding area. There is so much to do, so many places to visit; next time we must stay for longer.
Everything is catered for at the Hay Barn. Brilliant for families but also for those seeking a retreat from it all - or even a bit of adventure in the Dales.
We are already looking forward to the next time."
"We've had a wonderful short stay at the Hay Barn, wish we were staying longer!
Couldn't ask for more - cottage is very well equipped, furnished beautifully and so cosy and welcoming. Great hosts too!
Hoping to visit again, definitely for longer next time."
"Very comfortably furnished and very well equipped. First class all round and thoroughly enjoyed our stay"
"The accommodation is extremely comfortable, well equipped and dressed tastefully.
The Hay Barn has stunning views and a variety of interesting walks - many of which you will find on the many useful leaflets at the accommodation.
The hosts strike the perfect balance of welcoming friendliness without being intrusive in any way!"
"A beautiful cottage in a great location!
The cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and cosy. The location means it is very peaceful, surrounded by fields and the sound of water from the nearby stream.
we have never visited this area before but wasn't disappointed by what was on offer.
The area is a great base for visiting North Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and Teesdale towns.
Would definitely recommend to friends."
"Had a lovely holiday. Beautiful scenery and surroundings"
"We only wish we had longer. A warm welcome and quickly felt at home. Garden a pleasure to sit out in; saw woodpeckers, deer and stoats to name but a few while in the garden. Lovely base with beautiful surroundings right outside the door."
"Beautiful location and holiday cottage, we've had a lovely time and would love to come again."
"Much nicer than a hotel!"
"We had the great good fortune to see the new year in in this wonderful part of the country. Having enjoyed some delightful walks and town visits we were able to return to Lodge Farm for a cosy fire and home cooked food.
All in all, a very, very pleasant stay and a real home from home."
"What a beautiful place! We've had a fab weekend and really don't want to leave."
"Thank you for your hospitality; it has been a lovely stay. Hopefully we shall see you again in the near future"