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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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54.629943, -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

54.545577, -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

54.570682, -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 £90 per night

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

54.379246, -2.077806

"South Steps Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. South Steps is a beautiful two bedroomed traditional stone property with a real homely country feel about the place, with beamed ceilings stone flagged floors but with all the convenience of modern day living.  It would make a great getaway for...

Prices from £133 per night

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54.527651, -1.799688

"The Conifers" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. The hamlet of Ovington is situated on the south bank of the River Tees and has a village green and a traditional pub that serves excellent food and real ales. Eight miles away is the charming market town of Barnard Castle, which has the...

Prices from £96 per night

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54.543070, -1.922543

"The Print Shop" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. Barnard Castle is a market town in County Durham, set amid the unspoiled scenery of Teesdale. It is built on the site of an ancient Roman fort that had stood on the other side of the river. The castle's ancient remnants still rise over the...

Prices from £91 per night

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54.436760, -1.700969

"The Stable, Sedbury Park Farm" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. The peaceful Dales village of Gilling West is a lovely, attractive little town and was winner of the 'Yorkshire in Bloom' award. Set in lovely rolling countryside just a few miles to the north of the popular market town of Richmond, Gilling...

Prices from £115 per night

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54.727661, -1.958144

"The Coach House" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. Settled within touring distance of the bustling cities of Durham and Newcastle in the countryside of County Durham rests the pretty village of Frosterley. Home to two traditional country pubs as well as a well-stocked convenience store,...

Prices from £126 per night

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54.507260, -1.805180

"Cottage in North Yorkshire" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Durham. Discover this delightful two bedroom stone cottage located in the tranquil village of Hutton Magna surrounded by open countryside offering a haven for guests looking to uncover the beauty of North Yorkshire and Teesdale. Hutton Magna is located...

Prices from £110 per night

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54.674400, -1.815000

"Cottage in County Durham" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. A charming, 200 year old converted barn nestled in the picturesque village of Hamsterley in the Durham Dales. The village hosts an old traditional pub serving tasty delights. Hamsterley lies between Teesdale and Weardale, on the edge of the...

Prices from £126 per night

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54.389326, -1.941643

"Dibble Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. Reeth rests within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with lovely rolling hills and spectacular views, within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Reeth boasts a colourful history and offers a fantastic base for exploring North Yorkshire's...

Prices from £152 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 £103 per night

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54.401308, -1.740364

"Dillons Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. Richmond is a historic market town resting on the River Swale,, boasting cobbled streets, and a unique castle with a picturesque walking trail on the hilltop surrounded by valleys and waterfalls. The town also boasts a monthly farmers market...

Prices from £112 per night

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54.405806, -1.742342

"Jaipur House" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. Richmond, the old market town at the gateway to Swaledale, sits on a conspicuous hilltop position to the north of the River Swale. Its cobblestone streets and small alleyways, or wynds, are home to almost nine centuries of bustling history and...

Prices from £100 per night

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54.636120, -2.145646

"Meadows Edge" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Durham. Situated at the end of a no-through-road in the heart of beautiful, unspoiled Teesdale, the village of Holwick is a lovely, peaceful place ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The village is well served...

Prices from £130 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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54.624109, -2.082502

"October Cottage" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 guests in Durham. Middleton-in-Teesdale is a lively town lying just on the edge of the North Pennines aonb, home to an abundance of shops, pubs, restaurants, and walking trails along moorlands and valleys of the Pennines. Nearby attractions include the stunning...

Prices from £131 per night

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54.635231, -2.137896

"Shepherd's Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 5 guests in Durham. Situated at the end of a no-through-road in the heart of beautiful unspoilt Teesdale is the peaceful, charming hamlet of Holwick. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this lovely region is an excellent spot for walkers or bird...

Prices from £130 per night

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54.509465, -1.775853

"Cottage in North Yorkshire" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in North Yorkshire. Renovated in 2023, this beautiful detached farmhouse situated on the outskirts of Caldwell and surrounded by open countryside is a calming spot to hide away or explore by walking, cycling or driving. It has a great location set at the northern...

Prices from £266 per night

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54.402200, -1.736400

"Cottage in North Yorkshire" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. Richmond is a pretty market town which sits on the hilltop above The River Swale. Within the town, narrow streets and alleys spur off from the cobbled Market Place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers market). A hop and a skip will...

Prices from £157 per night

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54.593474, -2.007798

"2 The Coach House" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Durham. Romaldkirk has pretty greens, old stone cottages, an old church and two pubs. The village itself is surrounded by Dales countryside and makes an ideal base for walking and touring throughout the Northern and Yorkshire Dales areas, boasting...

Prices from £296 per night

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54.404388, -1.740662

"9 Victoria Road" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. Richmond, the ancient market town at the entrance to Swaledale, stands on a conspicuous hilltop site to the north of the River Swale. Its cobblestone streets and small alleyways, known as wynds, are home to nearly nine centuries of history and...

Prices from £126 per night

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54.441900, -1.729300

"Barn in North Yorkshire" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in North Yorkshire. A perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire, this delightful property is set in a beautiful location close to both the glorious Yorkshire Dales (12.5 miles to the west) and the heather covered North York Moors (18 miles to the east). There are...

Prices from £240 per night

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54.401855, -1.735258

"Honey Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in North Yorkshire. Honey Cottage is a bright and spacious two bedroom cottage, sleeping up to four guests, tucked away in a tranquil position in a delightful corner of Richmond, five minutes’ walk from the marketplace. With views over the River Swale, Falls and...

Prices from £160 per night

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54.533333, -1.760000

"Bowes Hideaway" is a 1 bed holiday Lodge 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 £162 per night

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54.403744, -1.736762

"3 Kings Mews" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in North Yorkshire. Richmond, the ancient market town at the entrance to Swaledale, stands on a conspicuous hilltop site to the north of the River Swale. Its cobblestone streets and small alleyways, or wynds, are home to over nine centuries of bustling history and...

Prices from £106 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 £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.