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Riverdale Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £495  to  £655

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  • £70 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Riverdale Cottage

Riverdale Cottage is in the heart of Barnard Castle, providing 4-Star accommodation for couples and solo travellers (plus one child under 12 years old). The self-catering holiday cottage is Grade-II listed and dates from 1860 with beautiful original features and all the expected modern comforts that make it feel like a welcoming home-away-from-home. It is in a unique quiet location just two minutes walk from the town centre with secure on-site car parking which is at boon, especially on Market Day [Wednesday] and the fantastic Farmers Market on the first Saturday of each month. Despite being a three-minute walk from the Coach and Horses pub, Mad Hatter's Tea Room and a wealth of other independent shops and businesses, it is tranquil thanks to its position on a leafy lane close to the River Tees.

Barnard Castle has everything you could hope for in a historic market town, including a busy marketplace and medieval castle ruins. A stroll around town is a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Fuel yourself with a pot of tea and homemade cake from a local cafe before taking a walk around the medieval walls and treating yourself to a bit of shopping. Visitors who are there on the first Saturday of the month will be lucky enough to catch the monthly farmers' market on the Cobbles. There is a family-run greengrocer, a Morrisons and two small supermarkets, and a good choice of restaurants and take-aways for times you do not want to cook.

Things to do on your holiday in Barnard Castle include visiting the spectacular Bowes Museum, where the building is as impressive as the collections it holds. High and Low Force are popular walking destinations, as are the trails around Flatts Wood and Hamsterley Forest. The North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Lake District are also within reach. Raby Castle, Auckland Castle, and Egglestone Abbey are lovely in all seasons. You're close enough to York and Durham for exciting days of shopping and sightseeing.

Guests who have stayed at Riverdale Cottage love the relaxed atmosphere and fantastic location for a walking, cycling or sightseeing holiday in Teesdale and the wider area.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Colin Bunn joined Independent Cottages in June 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Durham)

Accommodation Comprises:

The former gamekeeper's cottage has been lovingly restored to a 4-Star standard. Accommodation is all on ground floor level.

  • Light colours and comfortable furnishings make the living room a place you'll love to spend time. It has an electric "coal" fire for a cosy ambience in winter and glazed French doors that let sunlight flood in all year.
  • Fitted cupboards, quality appliances and cupboards and drawers well-stocked with pots, pans, plates and all those bits you need for easy self-catering.
  • Your bedroom has a double bed made up for your arrival, bedside tables with reading lights, and storage. A Z-bed is also available for one child aged up to 12 years old.
  • There is a shower over the bath, WC and handbasin in the bathroom.

Outside: An enclosed courtyard garden is safe for dogs and has seating so you can eat outside in fine weather. There is off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. One well-behaved dog is welcome by arrangement. The cottage is a non-smoking property.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Riverdale Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
Enquire with owner
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £495
To £655
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7867 557248 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Colin Bunn
Member Since June 2022

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd July 2024

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