Holiday home The Cote is a welcoming semi-detached cottage on a livestock farm in a rural setting near Staindrop. It has one double room, one twin and a room with adult bunks. There is a bathroom, a shower room and a ground floor cloakroom. The kitchen has a dining area, and the sitting room is cosy and comfy. Outside is off road parking for three cars, and walks from the doorstep. The Cote makes a lovely year-round base for walkers or those hoping to enjoy the market towns, historic houses and beautiful scenery of this part of the country.
Accomodation Details Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x compact adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Spacious kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room.
Area Closely associated with the fortunes of nearby Raby Castle and its owners is the pretty Teesdale village of Staindrop in the Yorkshire Dales. The castle, a monument that is open to the public, is one of the grandest in England. Extended and modified over the centuries, the heart of the castle is medieval with a walled garden and 200-acre deer park. Staindrop itself is home to many interesting shops, pubs and cafes, all set round its long village green. The popular market town of Barnard Castle is only five miles away, and is the setting for the Bowes Museum, in addition to its wide range of shops and tea-rooms. The area is a wonderful place for walkers and cyclists with numerous routes throughout the stunning scenery.
Region 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?
Amenities Ground source underfloor heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Bike storage. Field for exercising dogs. Three well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 2.5 miles. Note: New Children's Play area which is located in field next to the property and is securely fenced. Note: Has a private water supply which is not suitable for drinking but bottled water is provided. Please note pets not to be allowed up stairs in the property.
It was brilliant the cottage was just what we expected and very cosy.. The owners were lovely and very friendly. The beds were very comfy and the rooms were lovely and clean. Having a few bathrooms was very convenient since there was a few of us. The cottage is spacious which we needed for our dog luna who runs around quite alot with her being a very lively young dog. She loved the field across from the cottage which we could use for her exercise and toilet duties. We would definitely rebook next year but stay for a whole week this time cannot wait until we go again it was well worth the money we paid.
Mrs Neul, September 2020
Lovely homely cottage in a beautiful rural location.. Friendly helpful owners nearby. Would recommend.
Mrs Coward, September 2020
Very friendly hosts , lovely comfortable cottage with very good facilities.. Very enjoyable stay
Ms Fry, September 2020
The host was extremely attentive and helpful throughout the week and his family were really nice to talk to.. We couldn’t have asked for a better first little holiday for our 9 month old baby boy. He absolutely loved meeting all the animals on the farm and playing in the playground.
Thank you so much, John and the family.
Mr Davis, August 2020
Went with my daughter and g/son aged ten.. Lovely scenery with lots to do in the area.good area eating out .Recommed to others. The owners made us very very welcome!
Ean &Olive McGregor/ Alison &Jake Many thanks.
Mr Mcgregor, August 2020
The cottage was extremely comfortable and large enough for our family of five with a park area directly outside for our children to play on.. The owners also live on the site and were extremely friendly and helpful.
Mrs Watt, August 2020
The hosts where really lovely and made us feel very welcome.. Our grandson loved the animals and the play area, the cottage and the area are really lovely.
Mr Bennett, July 2020
The cottage was absolutely gorgeous, every facility that you need on holiday.. It was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. The hosts were welcoming and very friendly offering advice on places nearby to go and see.
I would highly recommend the Cote.
Ms Bradbrooke-burland, July 2020
The Cote is a lovely cottage in a great location, situated in easy reach of some great places to visit.. The cottage is warm and comfortable and well equipped. The farm owners are friendly and helpful, and being in a working farm didn’t create any issues for us staying with our three dogs - the nearby secure exercise field was much appreciated! We had a lovely week and would happily return to the cottage.
Ms Pengelly, November 2019
We had a amazing time everything was perfect will be going again soon x
Mrs Hardstaff, October 2019
This’ cottage is an idyllic get away, the views are exceptional.. The cottage itself was spotless and has everything you need. The beds are comfortable, showers hot with great pressure. John and his father Ken are genial hosts.
The spring water supply is not suitable for drinking and there is a bottle of water supplied, but it may be an idea to take a supply if you don’t want to go shopping!
The field for exercising your pets is just across the farm track so is convenient.
This cottage is somewhere I would highly recommend.
Mrs Harm, September 2019
Nothing to say against it ……….. PERFECT
Mr Clarke, September 2019
We thought The Cote was an ideal holiday cottage in a great location.. The owners were very friendly and on hand to help if needed. Our two dogs enjoyed the field and the countryside walks. We will definitely return at some time as we would like to visit more of the local attractions.
Mr Briggs, September 2019
As the details explain this is a working farm so control has to be exercised over any dogs taken.. The exercise field is a great place for dogs to run in but if we are to clear up after them then the grass needs to be kept shorter. Also there is no secure ground attached to the house, to get access to the field you have to cross a narrow lane on a sharp corner into the farmyard.
Mr Bilbie, August 2019
The Cote is a beautiful cottage.. The pictures dont do it justice. This is a very spacious cottage. A dedicated field and play park right out side the cottage provides a safe place to play. Mark and Sarah are wonderful hosts. There is plenty to see and so much to do in and around Staindrop. From an Ancient woodland which had so much to offer to walks along the yorkshire moors, There were castles to see and a beautiful museum. There is something to suite everyone budget. We will gback to The Cote
Mrs Hunt, August 2019
This is a lovely cottage set in a beautiful location.. Very well equipped. Plenty to see and do around the area. Co.Durham is a stunning county and Durham city itself is also beautiful. I would return to this holiday cottage, no question.
Mrs Marshall, August 2019
Fantastic cottage located in a beautiful location.. The owners go above and beyond to ensure your stay is home from home providing everything you can think of. The cottage is furnished to a high standard offering off road parking and even a large, secure field which our dog absolutely loved.
The location itself is perfect for exploring the local attractions (Barnard Castle, Raby Castle and Hamsterley Forest to name a few). We are a mature couple and adored this cottage but it would equally lend itself to families (large fantastic play area in field in front of the cottage). We would definitely recommend this cottage!
This is such a lovely location - peaceful and refreshing.. We were given a wonderfully warm welcome by great hosts. There is lots to do and explore in the local area. We thoroughly recommend a stay at the Cote.
Great holiday.. ..great cottage..had a lovely time at the cote...
Lovely cottage in a quiet place.. A great place to relax and enjoy the countryside
A lovely house which we were only able to stay in for 2 nights.. We hope to return!
The Cote was all we had hoped for.. Our re-union with our son and his family for a 90th birthday party for our aunt was made more memorable by the quality of the accommodation and the friendliness of the hosts. Lovely place to visit!
Lovely warm cottage for a very cold and snowy weekend.. Owners rang beforehand to check that we had suitable vehicles for getting down the icy car track. Left a toboggan out for us too. Great fun playing on Sunday morning. Stayed before and would stay again
We had booked a cottage through a different company and this became unavailable at late notice.. After little panic and some searching we found The Cote advertised through Sykes, but were worried that it wasn't going to be a nice as the one previously booked. How wrong we were!! It was just superb! The photos on the website really do not do it any justice at all! The cottage was clean, very comfortable and had everything in it to make it feel like home from home. The kitchen/diner was well-equipped, bright and spacious. The lounge was comfortable and still had Christmas decorations in place which was an added surprise (as we had cleared ours away early at home to go on holiday). There were lovely views from the windows. The bed was very comfortable. There was an added benefit of a separate shower room and bathroom. There was a laundry area and downstairs toilet too. The thing that we noticed more than anything was how quiet it was inside. There was a violent storm outside on one night of our stay but we hardly heard anything from inside the cottage. We heard on the local news the next morning that most properties in the area had lost power, but that didn't affect the cottage so it must have been on a different supply. The cottage is lovely and warm which was great to go into as the weather was cold (expected in December/January). In fact we had to turn the thermostats down as it was a little too warm. With regards to the surrounding area, we absolutely fell in love with Staindrop, especially with the beautiful Christmas decorations through the village. We had a walk through the nearby Hamsterley Forest which is highly recommended (the tea room served delicious Turkey broth which was very welcome after getting rather wet and cold). We visited the coast (Whitby/Sandsend) which was about 1.5 hours away, but a favourite place. We also were able to spend time with both our children who are at University in Newcastle (about an hour away). The farm itself was lovely, and the owners so helpful and friendly. We will definitely be booking again!
A fantastic cottage and thoroughly lovely people who own it, nothing was any trouble, it was warm, clean and comfortable.. Our German Shepherd sulked all the way home. Cannot recommend it enough
Had a lovely stay - cottage was beautiful, had a lovely cosy atmosphere although was very spacious and had everything we needed.. ..
Great location will be back soon hopefully!
Wonderful quiet retreat in a lovely-looking stone cottage, modernised within to a very high standard. Handily placed for many attractions in Teeside, Durham, Darlington and Barnard Castle areas. Dog-friendly too, with a field available for exercise.
A great holiday cottage, lovely location and friendly owners.. Would highly recommend.
What a lovely cottage! We were greeted by John the owner, who is very friendly and helpful. The cottage is very well equipped and in excellent condition. Field opposite is great for kids and dogs to run free all day, plenty of animals to see on the farm also. It's in a lovely location. Highly recommended
Fabulous cottage and would stay again.. Great enclosed area for the dog.
The cottage is simply stunning, the views are breathtaking.. If you are looking for a getaway where you are away from the busy rush of a normal day this is the place to be. I would highly recommend this place we are already booking out trip back for next year
Warren, October 2016
A very nice relaxing weekend..
Mrs Smith, October 2016
We had a lovely stay at The Cote while attending a wedding at the nearby Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle.. We were travelling with a baby and the cottage was well equipped with a high hair, playpen/travel cot, stair gates and a microwave. Our little one enjoyed visiting the sheep and cows in the morning and saying hello to the farm cats. The welcome parcel of milk, tea, bottled water (tap water requires boiling before use) was very thoughtful. We also had a nice chat each morning with the farmer - so all in all a great experience.
We booked through Sykes Cottages, whose properties we've used very successfully before. The Cote did not disappoint, the property was clean, cosy and well appointed: two great bathrooms with plenty of hot water plus a cloakroom/utility room, a spacious sitting room with three sofas - one each for me and my two girlfriends to crash out on at the end of a strenuous day out! The beds were very comfy - I slept in the room with adult sized bunks and got a really great night's rest every night. Good wifi service which we used extensively. Well equipped kitchen with lovely views. We enjoyed meeting the owners and chatting to them - thanks to them for showing us their own lovely garden :-) I would recommend it to anyone wanting a comfortable and modern home-from-home in the area - there's plenty to see and do there.
Ms Henfield, September 2016
The Cote is a lovely property, spacious, well equipped and comfortable - the owners were very welcoming and the house was a great home from home for myself and my two friends.. Great to have two bathrooms and a cloakroom when you're with friends sharing and all trying to get out in the morning! The location was good and easy to find.
A really lovely location with beautiful views, and a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, with friendly people who bent over backwards to be helpful.
Mrs Bund, August 2016
A really lovely location with beautiful views, and a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, with friendly people who bent over backwards to be helpful..
Lovely holiday cottage, nice and quiet with very friendly owners. Great location for visiting many local places and a great big field for exercising the dog.
Lovely holiday cottage which we found nice and quiet.Great location for visiting many local places. Great big field for exercising the dog. Very friendly owners.
Mrs Hillan, July 2016
Lovely holiday cottage which we found nice and quiet.. Great location for visiting many local places. Great big field for exercising the dog. Very friendly owners.
The Cote was clean and well maintained. |The owner was helpful and friendly. It was a really good base for the surrounding area and good value for money. For the first weekend I had another couple staying with us, it was handy having an extra bathroom.
Was staying while building work done to our house, fantastic place. The owner was really helpful but not obtrusive. Cottage lovely comfy and cosy.
Mrs Swanson, May 2016
The Cote was clean and well maintained.. |The owner was helpful and friendly. It was a really good base for the surrounding area and good value for money. For the first weekend I had another couple staying with us, it was handy having an extra bathroom.
Mrs Bousfield, March 2016
Was staying while building work done to our house, fantastic place.. The owner was really helpful but not obtrusive. Cottage lovely comfy and cosy.
The Cote was in excellent condition, the heating was efficient, the layout suited our needs. The laundry/ utility room was excellent for drying clothes.The master bedroom bed was superb we slept well every night.
Mrs Lee, February 2016
The Cote was in excellent condition, the heating was efficient, the layout suited our needs.. The laundry/ utility room was excellent for drying clothes.The master bedroom bed was superb we slept well every night.
The house was very clean, comfortable and located in a very peaceful spot. The owners were friendly and had provided everything needed for a good holiday.
A beautifully renovated cottage that is very comfortable. It had the best bed I have had slept on in a holiday cottage. The cottage had everything we needed.
Great house in a great location. Parents and children all had a great time for the second year in a row and we would highly recommend.
Mr Fish, September 2015
Great house in a great location.. Parents and children all had a great time for the second year in a row and we would highly recommend.
Mr Abenson, August 2015
The house was very clean, comfortable and located in a very peaceful spot.. The owners were friendly and had provided everything needed for a good holiday.
Mr Huxtable, August 2015
A beautifully renovated cottage that is very comfortable.. It had the best bed I have had slept on in a holiday cottage. The cottage had everything we needed.
An excellent property on a working farm. The owners were very welcoming, and the property is well appointed and to a high standard. I can't recommend it enough!
Mrs Harpum, August 2015
An excellent property on a working farm.. The owners were very welcoming, and the property is well appointed and to a high standard. I can't recommend it enough!
The owners were very friendly and accommodating. They even provided some indoor and outdoor toys for the children and allowed us to visit their lambs. The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed for an excellent holiday.
Miss Scobie, July 2015
The owners were very friendly and accommodating.. They even provided some indoor and outdoor toys for the children and allowed us to visit their lambs. The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed for an excellent holiday.
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the country with amazing views. Went for a relaxing week and definitely enjoyed that. Lovely to be on the farm when all the new lambs were there - so cute. Enjoyed lots of lovely walks across the bountiful farmland with the dog.
Mrs Gray, May 2015
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the country with amazing views.. Went for a relaxing week and definitely enjoyed that. Lovely to be on the farm when all the new lambs were there - so cute. Enjoyed lots of lovely walks across the bountiful farmland with the dog.
Very good place to stay. The owners were very helpful with arrangements and everything was exactly as we expected. Nice countryside setting, with some strolls straight from the door. Staindrop itself is a lovely village, with some nice shops/eateries.
Miss Morris, March 2015
The owners were extremely obliging, helpful and friendly.. We had a lovely relaxing break.
The Cote is an attractive stone building set on a farm with great views out of all windows. The facilities are of high standard with the water from all taps being extremely hot, the underfloor heating also provides you with nice warm feet after a day out in the country, especially during the winter! The kitchen is well proportioned with ample cutlery and crockery. The wooden beams give it a nice "oldy" feel whilst still appearing quite modern. Beds are very comfortable and warm.
The owners were extremely obliging, helpful and friendly. We had a lovely relaxing break.
Everything about The Cote was superb. The accommodation was of a very good standard and the welcome we received from the owner and his family was very friendly. We would recommend the accommodation to anyone and would happily return to stay there again.
Mrs Jones, December 2014
The Cote is magnificent.. The views and the area are a dream. Very well equipped with anything you could think of including extras like games and toys for the children – both indoor & outdoor. Friendly and accommodating hosts is an understatement. Well recommended.
Mrs Van Oppen
The situation was lovely - surrounded by lovely countryside and good walks close to the property. Central to investigate a wide area.
Excellent accommodation, lovely surrounding countryside and the friendliness and kindness of everyone on Friarcote Farm was lovely.
Mr Abenson, August 2014
Everything about The Cote was superb.. The accommodation was of a very good standard and the welcome we received from the owner and his family was very friendly. We would recommend the accommodation to anyone and would happily return to stay there again.
Rev Pynn, July 2014
Excellent accommodation, lovely surrounding countryside and the friendliness and kindness of everyone on Friarcote Farm was lovely..
Spacious accommodation in first class order. Welcoming friendly owners. Definitely to be recommended.
Beautiful property, very high standard and the views were fabulous. Very friendly hosts and an excellent experience.
Mr Maclean, July 2014
The situation was lovely - surrounded by lovely countryside and good walks close to the property.. Central to investigate a wide area.
Mrs Van Oppen, June 2014
Spacious accommodation in first class order.. Welcoming friendly owners. Definitely to be recommended.
Mrs Holmes, June 2014
Beautiful property, very high standard and the views were fabulous.. Very friendly hosts and an excellent experience.
Last minute booking at The Cote due to the owner of our initial cottage booked through Sykes Holiday Cottages being unavailable for the key collection (what a luck that was!) Booked & arrived at The Cote 2 hrs later. Wow!! The Cote is absolutely stunning..very well equipped. Beautiful location and the owners were very welcoming. Loved our stay so much we are going again in a couple of weeks
Fantastic accommodation, and lovely hosts..
Fantastic accommodation, and lovely hosts.
The Cote is the old granary and has been superbly renovated into a very nice cottage. If you want a relaxing back stay in driving distance of central Country Durham and the Pennines we cannot think of a better place.
Mr Thickett, October 2013
The Cote is the old granary and has been superbly renovated into a very nice cottage.. If you want a relaxing back stay in driving distance of central Country Durham and the Pennines we cannot think of a better place.
what great people John and John and Sarah, they made our stay just like being part of the family.
their hard work creating a comfortable get away on a working farm deserves all the praise heaped on them.
i love the area and environment and am planning to take my grankids up next time
just sitting outside watching the bat flit round your head in the evening was worth the stay.
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the cote can only be discribed as a place to recharge,relax and unwind.the property is very well laid out,great for the whole family.so comfortable,welcoming and peaceful.the owners were very helpful and welcoming.a lovely part of the country,with great places locally to see.would recommend to anyone.
Well laid out property.. Lovely spot. Very nice people. We will be going back soon. Our grandchildren love every minute of the stay.
Well laid out property. Lovely spot. Very nice people. We will be going back soon. Our grandchildren love every minute of the stay.
What a place, just loved it, great people, its great to be in amongst a working farm. Just what you want, lovely scenery. Idyllic location, we will return again and again.
Lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxing holiday in this beautiful part of the country. The grandchildren had a great time playing in the secure field next to the accommodation and seeing the Eagle Owl was a bonus. Great walks from the door and a pretty village not far away.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and the little touches like fresh flowers made us feel at home. Highly recommended.
Rev Erwin, October 2012
What a place, just loved it, great people, its great to be in amongst a working farm.. Just what you want, lovely scenery. Idyllic location, we will return again and again.
Great property in lovely quiet location. Every home form home comfort catered for. The children enjoyed the trampoline and swings. Lovely walks close by. The owners and family so very helpful and friendly. Hope to visit again.
Mr Smith, October 2012
Great property in lovely quiet location.. Every home form home comfort catered for. The children enjoyed the trampoline and swings. Lovely walks close by. The owners and family so very helpful and friendly. Hope to visit again.
The cottage was very spacious and had really good quality fixtures and fittings.
It was so peaceful and the surrounding area and views where amazing.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and someone was always there if needed.
Barnard Castle was very close and had everything you would need and has loads to see and do.
Mrs Walling, August 2012
The cottage was very spacious and had really good quality fixtures and fittings.. It was so peaceful and the surrounding area and views where amazing.
The owners were very friendly and helpful and someone was always there if needed.
Barnard Castle was very close and had everything you would need and has loads to see and do.
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