Cummins & Goings Cottage

Barnard Castle


(62 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Cummins and Goings Cottage is a welcoming place to stay when holidaying in Barnard Castle. Whether you’re travelling as a small group of friends or with family, this is the perfect getaway for four. You’ll have access to the full property during your stay which includes a living room, kitchen diner, two bedrooms and a family bathroom. A home from home in the heart of the North East, Cummins and Goings Cottage will provide memories to treasure.


Property Details

The Space
Cummins and Goings Cottage has a stylish living room with a flat screen TV and log burner making it the ideal place to unwind with your loved ones. Herringbone flooring and a statement blue feature wall make this a really cosy place to relax.

The house has a spacious kitchen diner. Fully equipped for self-catering stays, the kitchen has modern appliances and cookware. The dining area includes a dining table with four chairs. Outside there is a small yard area with outdoor furniture so you can enjoy your meals alfresco style too.

Upstairs on the first floor, you’ll find two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and the second room is a twin.

The family bathroom has a spacious bath with overhead shower, WC and basin.

Cummins & Goings Cottage is directly next door to Castle View Cottage, and together both properties can accommodate up to eight guests. Please contact our friendly team to enquire about booking both properties together.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Cummins & Goings Cottage is located in the historic market town of Barnard Castle. Featured within the Guardian’s ‘10 of the UK’s best small towns’, there is something for everyone here. If you love to shop, the town has many antique shops so treasure seekers will be in their element. There are also lots of independent stores which you wouldn’t see on the average high street. Take your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs which serve lovely home-made food.

Barnard Castle is also known for its 12th century castle. The English Heritage property has great views over the Tees Gorge. You can try to spot Richard III’s boar emblem carved above the window in the inner ward or explore the sensory garden.

Getting Around
The closest train station to Barnard Castle is Bishop Auckland which is served by trains to and from Darlington and Middlesbrough. A number of connecting routes can also be found from these stations so getting to other locations around the UK could not be easier.

There are a number of bus routes throughout Barnard Castle. Hop on the Arriva X76 or X75 which travels to Darlington.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Children’s dinnerware
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Dvd player
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is free parking on the premises for one car.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews


(62 Reviews)







Exactly as described. We had a very enjoyable stay here



Nice place everything you would need for a few nights away. <br/> <br/>Clean and tidy<br/><br/>N/A





For me it was a perfect location. <br/>Comfortable, clean environment. Nice touch with the welcoming basket ?<br/><br/>It was a bit cold and the 2 seater was small in the living room. <br/>The fan in the bathroom needs a clean.



The welcome basket and goodies in the fridge, lovely touch! The style and all the wee attention to detail. Place is great<br/><br/>Couldn't fault it!



A clean, comfortable and cosy house in a quiet area near the Tees. <br/>Lovely hamper discovered on arrival, Prosecco in the fridge and plenty of towels, loo rolls, bedding for longer stays and kitchen essentials. <br/>Logs for the wood burning stove in good supply. <br/>Heating system/ thermostat easy to use if weather gets nippy. <br/>Nice comfy bed. <br/>Games, dog bowls/blankets, hoovers, brooms and even a sewing kit under the stairs - the owners have thought of everything! There’s also a small desk and chair for those who wish to work. <br/>A ten-fifteen minute walk into the town, with plenty of independent shops, cafes and pubs, there’s also a Morrisons there. <br/>Thank you.



lovely place, everything was perfect.<br/>Great location.<br/>comfortable place to stay, with plenty of room



Lovely cottage, had everything you need and more.<br/>Highly recommend



great place to stay



Lovely cottage, nicely decorated, good quality furniture and equipment and lovely garden<br/><br/>Did not like fact we could not operate/control heating, no information on how to operate heating even though there was information on everything else. <br/>Wifi was very poor and as tv was all streaming this was very frustrating. <br/>Whilst in general there was plenty of equipment there was no bread knife



Barnard Castle is a lovely place to stay, we were near the castle, so had some lovely views and the walks are lovely.<br/><br/>The cottage doesn't have great parking, when we stayed there was work being done next door, which we were not told about before our stay and a grumpy builder in a red van who just gave us looks! There were always vans on the drive parking area which made it a nightmare! Nosey neighbour kept a close eye on things! Always had her head out her window ! Sofas uncomfortable and stank of dogs.



Very well decorated, facilities thought through, clean, excellent location. Prompt responses.<br/><br/>Outside Bin emptying needs sorting pls and the mattresses could do with an upgrade pls.



Clean, cosy - everything there that you’d need for a short visit<br/><br/>Nothing



Clean and equipped with every eventuality<br/><br/>Nothing



Excellent location and comfortable cottage, great communication with Hosts. Easy reach of walks, shops, and pubs.<br/><br/>There isn't anything we can think of.



Beautiful cottage , prime location.<br/><br/>Parking





The house was spotless, the welcome hamper, flowers and prosecco was a lovely touch. The extra towels, tea towels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and toilet roll were added extra.<br/><br/>Internet was not the best even after resetting the router, everything else was good.





Lovely Cottage and location. <br/>Stayed for 2 weeks with children and struggled to dry laundry as nowhere to hang outside also Wi-Fi really bad.<br/>Perfect for short stay!!!!



Very clean and well equipped cottage within 5 minutes walking from town centre. Surprise basket on arrival, very kind!<br/><br/>Combined toilet and bathroom upstairs a bit inconvenient. Otherwise nothing to complain!



The location was perfect! We were so close to the centre and had a lovely view of Barnard Castle at the bottom of the road. We really appreciated the hamper left by the hosts and all the facilities in the property such as fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher came in good use. There were so many nice restaurants and lovely walks nearby. We we really pleased that there was a space to park one car right outside the property.<br/><br/>The check out time of 10am and the check in time of after 4pm



We loved Barnard Castle and the accommodation was brilliantly situated for a stroll into town. Lovely welcome pack on arrival - felt straight at home.



Really good stay thank you. Lovely property, great hamper, location spot on, arrangements all good.<br/><br/>A disappointment though was no wifi available, which we raised with your help line only to receive no call-back as had been promised. This may or may not have been something that could have been be resolved of course but the lack of a call-back was the issue for me. A very weak mobile signal meant no alternative connection was available.



First of all I would like to make it very clear that this property was absolutely excellent. I shall explain why I have knocked points of during my review. The pros of Cummings and Goings were many including the excellent welcome pack, spotlessly clean property, easy to use TV (Which cannot often be said these days), extremely comfortable beds, plenty of towels and toilet roll, well equipped kitchen, great décor, comfortable temperature, powerful shower, very quiet location and a wonderful view of the castle at the end of the drive. The only downside of the property we found was the lack of instructions for the hob which we eventually worked out how to operate.<br/><br/>Unfortunately I don’t have anything good to say about the management company of this property, Host and Stay. They have a very haphazard approach to responding to email enquiries. I booked the property and paid the non-refundable fee. Only at that point was I made aware of a previously undisclosed admin fee of £10. I searched the site and there was absolutely no mention of it anywhere. The fee was apparently charged in order to process the refund of the £250 damage deposit which was taken from my credit card on 1st April 2023 and later refunded on 25th April 2023. My visit to the property was from 14th to 17th April 2023. It took 3 emails dated 24th January 2023, 28th January 2023 and 2nd February 2023 before anyone at Host and Stay deigned to respond when I challenged this admin fee. In an era where I can transfer money to any bank account in the world from my mobile phone in a matter of moments I felt that the £10 fee was scandalous. The fact that it was hidden until the non refundable fee had been paid made it very sinister. I understand the need to protect property owners from rogue visitors so the damage bond was very reasonable. Why it had to be taken 14 days before our visit and held for a further 8 days after we had vacated is beyond me particularly in view of the barrage of messages from Host and Stay prior to our departure making it clear that their housekeeping team would arrive shortly after the check out time so it would be apparent that same day had we caused any damage. I did successfully challenge the hidden £10 admin fee which has also been refunded but the whole episode has left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Suffice to say I will not book any property that is managed by Host and Stay at any point in the future which is unfortunate as Cummings and Goings is a lovely property.



warm well equipped cottage<br/><br/>flakey EE WiFi



The property was so close to the city, attractions and restaurants. The breakfast and little treats were amazing!<br/><br/>It was hard to get the key out at first but not a problem once we figured it out!



Good location , close to town .Very homely cottage .



The festive decorations and Christmas tree were a lovely surprise. As was the welcome goodies.<br/><br/>A warmer duvet would have been welcomed as the weather was very cold.



This is a fantastic cottage in a must visit destination. Really generous welcome pack, fully stocked amenities, top quality furnishings and plenty of towels. Lovely wood burning fireplace too. Absolutely nothing to fault.



lovely decor throughout, generous welcome basket.<br/><br/>nothing to dislike



nice and clean<br/><br/>parking could be an issue



A very comfortable cottage in a perfect location.



Wonderful house in super location. Very well equipped & comfortable. Bonus to have a beautiful wee sun terrace at the rear which is a sun trap. Generous welcome hamper from host which was so much appreciated after a long journey.



Well Barnard castle is way better than expected! I thought it’d be for Oldes (which it has lots of) but plenty of pubs and outdoor walks etc. I’d especially recommend Bagul for curry and cocktails. Cottage and host are lovely, the care package is borderline excessive and lots of wood for the fire which is really nice to see. Had a great week.



We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It's well located, within walking distance of Barnard Castle town centre, but in a secluded spot which avoids you being exposed to the noise of the roads or traffic.<br/><br/>Lots of nice walks nearby along the river and plenty to do in the surrounding area.<br/><br/>The house itself is clean and nicely decorated, with comfortable beds and high quality bedding and towels. The kitchen has plenty of glasses, crockery, utensils and appliances - as well as a great welcome hamper with snacks and supplies. No complaints whatsoever.



The accommodation was excellent and very comfortable. The food basket was a surprise and well enjoyed. Immaculate clean. Very close to the river walks, the castle including the rabbits in the evening, and the town centre. Lots of shops, places to eat and supermarkets. High Force was brilliant including the ice cream. Good walks close by. Close to Beamish, Durham and other places. All very good,<br/><br/>Nothing that we could find. Minor points were the outside garden which was tiny but suitable. Car parking a little tight but workable.



Lovely house very well equipped. <br/>Great location<br/><br/>Nothing



Lovely little cottage in a central location



Excellent, apart from the hob



Arrived and looked ok but when i walked through the door, wow, omg wow, so clean, well presented, fell in love with it. <br/>The welcome basket was a lovely touch, including well, lets not spoil the surprise too much. <br/>Had all that you needed for a very comfortable stay. <br/>Sofa's and beds very comfortable. 5 star property. inside is bigger than it looks from the outside. <br/>Easy enough to find, although i did miss the turning, but that's me. <br/>Great location, quiet, below the castle, short walk in to the high street and it is up hill. <br/>Best place for food that i found was the "3 horse shoes" as a side note. <br/>Getting out and about in the countryside is easy, High Force water fall and walk is worth it and not to far from Tan Hill Inn, worth a trip out to. <br/>Hosts very pleasant to talk to and very helpful.<br/><br/>Parking, a bit short of space, just enough for one car at the cottage.



Stylish accommodation, good quality furnishings, great location.<br/><br/>No shampoo or shower gel..... probably my fault for not reading everyrhing before hand. Shops not far away so wasnt a big deal getting some.



A wonderful place - all the home comforts you need and so beautifully furnished and decorated. And a gorgeous little outside area at the back. <br/><br/>Really cosy yet modern at the same time.<br/> <br/>And a very generous welcome food box. <br/><br/>Convenient for the town - just a short walk up past the castle to the centre. Lots of places to eat and drink.<br/><br/>Easily one of, if not THE, best AirBnBs I've ever stayed in.



Great location. Quiet. Log burner. Induction hob. Kitchen equipment. Decor. Towels. Comfy bed. Welcome pack. Wine. Flowers. Outdoor seating. Path to back gate.<br/><br/>Tricky parking for our estate car. Square heavy plates and bowls. Fiddly key box. Numerous messages to do with booking from various sources.



great communication with the hosts. clean and tidy, great location, lovely welcome hamper.



Stunning Cottage. We arrived late and the Cottage was lovely and warm. It is decorated to a very high standard and all appliances are top spec. All the bedding and towels are top quality and the Cottage was spotless. Love the pictures around the Cottage. The basket of goodies on arrival were amazing and also the items in the fridge. This all makes a big difference. I have stayed in alot of Air Bnb and this Cottage is by far the best one. A short walk into town. We also cycled to Middleton in Teesdale, you can pick up the Tees Trail and cycle the old rail track, 20mile round trip. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be back. This Cottage is a must.



Beautifully presented cottage, very well equipped and totally spotless. We found it to be comfortable and cosy and the welcome hamper was amazing. Fantastic location for walking into town and walks along the river. We loved it.<br/><br/>Couldn’t fault it.



Decor and Cleanliness. Owner's response to a WiFi problem was instant and resolved in 30 minutes.<br/><br/>Car parking was restricted to0 only 1 car but at this time of year there was public parking across the main road



Super house, beautiful inside, great location, would definitely recommend staying here.

Wessex Archaeology North


Great communication, a lovely home from home for our colleagues. Easy check in. Would book again and recommend to all contractors for accommodation

Wessex Archaeology North


Great communication. Our colleagues loved it and made it a great home from home. Would and have booked again. Thankyou very much :)



We had a relaxing time at the cottage. We chose this property because of the location just across the bridge from Barnard Castle and because pets are allowed on the ground floor of the property. Access was by a key safe for which we had already been sent the code. There was a comprehensive book of instructions about the cottage which was helpful. The cottage was very clean and welcoming due in part to the comprehensive included grocery pack. The cottage kitchen is very well equipped with cooker, hob, microwave, 50% fridge/freezer, crockery, pans etc. The two bedrooms included 1 with double bed and 1 at the back with twin beds. There is a large screen smart TV which included Netflix and other apps and I was able to use my own Firestick TV. The 4G internet wasn't working when we arrived, however the owner responded immediately by SMS text with advice how to restart, which restored the service. It subsequently worked at speeds between 3MBps to 22MBps. The parking is just in front of the cottage. Although it seemed a little tight for me, as I am currently driving a 5m long T5 campervan, I was able to leave sufficient room for others to pass and none of the neighbours complained. There are lots of excellent dog walks within walking distance. Your dog's quick morning and evening exercise needs to be done away from the property by crossing the road. This is busy at peak times, so keep your wits about you. This cottage was a good place to stay which I recommend.



Clean, well equipped and comfortable home from home in a great location.<br/><br/>Very small outdoor area and somewhat awkward parking but plenty space available nearby.



Great little place, wonderful location right by the castle. Well equipped and very nicely furnished. Excellent for a small family (and dog).



Really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was beautifully decorated. We had everything we needed and the breakfast and food gift basket was helpful. Location was great, just a short walk into the town centre. Nice shops and cafes. Parking was easy.All information was in the handbook. Wi-Fi and TV was easy to access.<br/><br/>I really can't fault anything. The only thing I could suggest is 2 sets of keys so that each person can access the house if they are out separately.



barnyard castle is a delightful town and we enjoyed being so close.<br/>the bed is good, wood burning stove, too. welcome package thoughtful.<br/>one must cross a busy thoroughfare to access a place for the dogs to do their business, often stressful in the early morning. kitchen well outfitted. we were easily able to self-cater. place looks more spacious than on the pictures. communication with an agency is less personal than with the other 3 airbnb locations we had on this trip. all that said, we enjoyed our time there.



Lovely stay here, spotlessly clean and in great location. We loved it



Location was great for town and for walking<br/><br/>Outside space small <br/>Coffee table in lounge would be nice



Fantastic house. Everything there you could need, right down to an electric whisk. All top quality appliances. No cutting corners here. Worth every penny! So handy to the castle but yet quiet. Wonderful week there!



Very clean and quiet cottage with all the amenities we needed and close to Yorkshire wand Durham Dales.

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