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Barnard Castle Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Barnard Castle is an ancient market town situated in the lovely Durham Dales. Here you will find ancient architecture, an interesting museum, plus an excellent local market. For those seeking a relaxing break in the UK, this is a great place to soak up some of the country's rich heritage.
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54.545577, -1.927192

Barnard Castle is the perfect destination for a relaxed walking holiday. This Grade-II listed holiday cottage is in a quiet location close to the River Tees, the Castle and Bowes Museum. Great for cafes, pubs, bars, restaurants and shops, Barnard Castle is renowned for its diverse range of independent shops and the Town's Antiques Quarter. Riverdale Cottage sleeps two people in one bedroom (plus one child under 12) and is dog-friendly with accommodation entirely on ground floor level. Barnard Castle is in Teesdale, close to High Force and within easy reach of Durham, York, the Yorkshire Dales, North Pennines, and Lake District. Guests love the quiet location that is convenient for amenities, sights and attractions.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£495 to £655
Short breaks from £70 per night

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Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

54.541782, -1.928028

1 Teesdale Road is a riverfront holiday cottage a short walk over the River Tees from Barnard Castle, shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and traditional markets. We have been awarded 4 star Visit England Gold awards in 2022, 2023 and 2024 !  The accommodation is suitable for six people in three bedrooms - two on the ground floor - with an open-plan living area and a patio with lovely views. The location is perfect for a walking or cycling holiday, and the self-catering property has a lockable garage so you can store bikes, SUPs, kayaks and other equipment. Bookings are available all year round for families and friends.

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £785
Short breaks from £150 per night

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Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 2 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.629943, -2.082209

A cosy period cottage in the beautiful Durham Dales, Owl Cottage has been beautifully restored and refurbished to provide a very comfortable holiday home for couples and individual travellers. It is in the historic market town of Middleton-on-Tees, within walking distance of pubs, tea rooms and shops, and within excellent access to fantastic footpaths and cycling routes. Though well-known as a walker's paradise, Middleton-on-Tees is also close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Lake District National Park, putting you within easy reach of some of the best views in the north of England. Bookings, including short breaks of at least three nights, are possible all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£371 to £529
Short breaks from £53 per night

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Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri

54.570682, -1.928418

Relax in the beautiful Teesdale countryside in this comfortable holiday home which has panoramic views and a dressing room with an infrared sauna. Avelin Cottage is 1.5 miles from Barnard Castle. It's superbly finished and furnished, offering couples and solo travellers a peaceful place to relax while staying close to shops, restaurants, and favourite walks and attractions. Guests rave about how comfortable and welcoming it is, loving everything from the well-equipped kitchen for self-catering to the bathrobes that add to the atmosphere of staying at a private spa retreat.

Weekly price:
£630 all year
Short breaks from £80 per night

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Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 3 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.508294, -1.696261

"Bracken Fern" is a 1 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. The rural village of Eppleby is located in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. This village, located near the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, serves as an excellent base location for...

Prices from £158 per night

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54.404815, -1.741707

"Hutchinson House" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in North Yorkshire. Richmond, the ancient market town at the entrance to Swaledale, stands on a conspicuous hilltop position to the north of the River Swale. Its cobblestone streets and small alleyways, or wynds, are home to over nine centuries of bustling history...

Prices from £206 per night

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54.652334, -1.756096

"Cottage in County Durham" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Durham. The perfect base for guests wanting to explore the North East. Only a little over 3 miles away from excellent transport links and just 3 miles away from Bishop Auckland retail park, guests will find themselves surrounded by countryside walks on...

Prices from £203 per night

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54.480770, -1.801290

"Sykelands Cottage - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. Guests will have a special experience as this holiday home provides a hot tub. Featuring a private entrance, this holiday home is comprised of 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. The holiday home's kitchen, which features a dishwasher and...

Prices from £161 per night

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54.480770, -1.801290

"Mill Cottage - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. The hot tub is a top feature of this holiday home. Boasting a private entrance, this holiday home comes with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. The holiday home's kitchen, which has a dishwasher and kitchenware, is available for cooking and...

Prices from £161 per night

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54.472647, -1.645190

"The Wheelhouse" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. Barton is an attractive village in the northern Dales, with a village green, river, shop and pub. Barton is close to the town of Richmond, as well as within easy reach of Barnard Castle, the Teesdale Way, Raby Castle, High Force Falls and more....

Prices from £100 per night

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54.414432, -1.768046

"Yorkshire Dales Lodge 14 Premium Family, Kirby Hill, Richmond" is a 3 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 6 guests in North Yorkshire. This spectacular, luxury lodge is one of nine, sustainably designed eco retreats, offering three spacious bedrooms with whisper soft beds and contemporary en-suite bathrooms. Comprising of an incredibly spacious, open-plan living area, a...

Prices from £266 per night

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54.533333, -1.760000

"The Stang Hideaway" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. Hidden within the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, you will find the rural village of Eppleby. Sitting close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this village acts as a great base location...

Prices from £136 per night

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54.564237, -1.643807

"Walworth Castle Holiday Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Darlington. Walworth is a small scattered village in the borough of Darlington, County Durham. The nucleus of the village is the 16th century Walworth Castle and Park, and the surrounding area is known locally as 'The gateway to the Dales'. There's also a...

Prices from £173 per night

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54.723700, -1.836500

"Cottage in County Durham" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. Situated in Weardale in the heart of the stunning Durham Dales, this lovely cottage is just a couple of miles from the pretty village of Wolsingham. Only twelve miles away is the historic and vibrant city of Durham with its famous cathedral and...

Prices from £136 per night

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54.686325, -1.730277

"Barn in County Durham" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. This beautiful romantic retreat set on a former working farm and is perfect for a couple looking for somewhere different to spend time together. There are wonderful views across open countryside towards Witton castle and the cottage is situated...

Prices from £158 per night

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54.580300, -1.802200

"Bailey Cottage - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. This holiday home features a fireplace. The holiday home's kitchen, which has kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. The holiday home features a washing machine, a private entrance, heating, as well as a TV. The unit has 1...

Prices from £145 per night

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54.622625, -1.835927

"Ferngrove Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. Butterknowle is a village in the Teesdale district of County Durham, England, resting a few miles from the thriving market town of Bishop Auckland. Discover a local pub and post office for your amenities, with a shop situated just under two...

Prices from £117 per night

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54.389603, -1.944722

"The Little Barn - Reeth" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. Nestled in the heart of Reeth, away from any roads, this former barn or cow’us (cow house) as they are known locally, has been transformed into a charming retreat, perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. These cow houses are a distinctive...

Prices from £188 per night

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54.723700, -1.836500

"Cottage in County Durham" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. Situated in Weardale in the heart of the glorious Durham Dales, this lovely cottage is just a couple of miles from the picturesque village of Wolsingham. Only twelve miles away is the historic but vibrant city of Durham with its famous...

Prices from £127 per night

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54.404000, -1.737023

"Friary View" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. Friary View is a two bedroomed first floor apartment, in a central location close to all the amenities that the popular market town of Richmond has to offer.  The property has views over Friary Park and is a 5 minute stroll from Richmond...

Prices from £159 per night

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54.598330, -1.973610

"The Byre - Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. Guests will have a special experience as the holiday home features a fireplace. Featuring a private entrance, this holiday home also consists of 1 separate bedroom and 1 bathroom with a shower. The holiday home's kitchen, which features a...

Prices from £167 per night

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54.623796, -2.080720

"Langlands" is a 4 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 7 guests in Durham. Nestled by the banks of the River Tees is the pretty town of Middleton-in-Teesdale, which lies in the heart of Teesdale, on the fringes of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This charming town offers a range of shops, pubs...

Prices from £153 per night

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54.524036, -1.943204

"Stable Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Durham. The market town of Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort and boasts medieval castle ruins that tower over the river. Known affectionately as 'Barney’, the town has charming cobble streets and back lanes that were first laid...

Prices from £186 per night

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54.580432, -1.797668

"Clementine Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 3 guests in Darlington. Staindrop is a picturesque village resting within County Durham. At the heart of the village you can find a 200 acre deer park, making an extremely scenic spot to spend your days, as well as Staindrop benefiting from shops, pubs, cafés, a Post...

Prices from £231 per night

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54.470426, -1.695189

"Violet's Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 3 guests in North Yorkshire. This charming cottage is in the rural village of Melsonby, just over 5 miles from the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. There are some beautiful countryside tracks and trails to explore in the area, and there’s a friendly village pub for...

Prices from £175 per night

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54.616028, -2.072111

"The Stables" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Durham. The village of Middleton-In-Teesdale lies in the heart of Teesdale, perched on the riverbank in the beautiful Tees Valley. Situated in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', this is a well-served little settlement and offers a good range of...

Prices from £141 per night

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54.404140, -1.743450

"House in North Yorkshire" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. Fall in love with this luxury Grade II listed townhouse, complete with an inviting hot tub. Benefiting from a wealth of local shops, bistros and activities nearby, this property is in an ideal location for culture and cuisine. Explore the...

Prices from £285 per night

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54.630990, -1.653220

"Freville Cottage - Two-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Durham. Featuring a private entrance, this holiday home is comprised of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a kitchen. The holiday home's kitchen, which features kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. The holiday home offers a washing machine...

Prices from £121 per night

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When to Book a Cottage in Barnard Castle

Before booking your holiday cottage in Barnard Castle, it’s important to assess the best time to visit. The weather, attractions and opening times can all have an impact on your stay. Below is a little more information about the different seasons and what to do during this time.

Summer presents visitors with blue skies, plenty of sunshine, longer days and warmer temperatures. This is a great time to book your Barnard Castle accommodation if you’re hoping to explore the town or get out in the pretty countryside.

Spring displays plenty of flora and fauna as the flowers begin to bloom throughout the UK. This is an excellent time to visit Barnard Castle if you’re seeking pleasant temperatures and plenty to do outdoors. Many tourists choose a getaway here in spring when looking to spend their time hiking, biking and exploring the surrounding areas.

Winter is perfect for those desiring a festive break. With frosted landscapes and pretty lights throughout the town, a break during this time is ideal for those looking to relax and unwind. Wrap up and head to the Christmas market, or stay cosy in your lovely holiday cottage.

No matter when you choose to visit Barnard Castle, you’re sure to find an array of things to do for the whole family.

What to Do in Barnard Castle

One of the many draws of Barnard Castle is the opportunity to visit the ancient structure itself. Wander through the ruins that date back to the 12th century and learn more about the heritage of this quaint town.

After you have spent some time exploring the castle, be sure to check out the market at Barnard Castle. Here you will find several stalls selling fresh produce and local arts and crafts. This is a great place to go for those hoping to bring some souvenirs back home.

The Bowes Museum is another prominent attraction in Barnard Castle. Here you will find a stunning building that houses art, furniture, toys, and more all dating back many years. This is an excellent day out for the whole family with lots to learn and plenty to see.

For those hoping to make the most of the outdoors in Barnard Castle, you can also enjoy some scenic walks during your stay. There are some lovely trails to choose from in the area, all of which cater to a range of ages and abilities. Once you have spent some time in nature, be sure to check out the local pubs here where you can grab a bite to eat and a drink or two!

Barnard Castle Cottages FAQs

  • What day is the market on at Barnard Castle?

For those looking to spend some time scouring the many treasures at Barnard Castle, a trip to the market will do the trick. You can visit here on a Wednesday, the perfect time to try fresh produce and marvel over the many products on sale.

  • Are there dog-friendly cottages in Barnard Castle?

With so much outdoor space to explore and plenty of pet-friendly attractions nearby, it comes as no surprise that many tourists want to visit Barnard Castle with their four-legged friend. Luckily enough, you will find several lovely dog-friendly cottages here, perfect for those seeking a break with their furry companion.

  • Do you have luxury self-catering cottages in Barnard Castle?

Many of our properties offer self-catering, perfect for those who want to explore at their leisure. This is also a great option for families or anyone with specific dietary requirements. When searching our self-catering cottages in Barnard Castle, you will also find several rentals that offer plenty of luxury. These are an excellent option for anyone looking to relax and unwind during their stay.