6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

2 bathrooms

Hecklers Cottage, Barnard Castle

in Barnard Castle

Hecklers Cottage is a stunning property located in the market town of Barnard Castle. Beautifully renovated, this traditional stone cottage has stylish interiors with character and flair in abundance. Perfect for dog friendly retreats, you’ll have plenty of country walks to discover plus a whole host of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Four Legged Friends Welcome

Hecklers Cottage is dog friendly so you can bring your pup along for your family getaway!

Property Highlight #2

Enclosed Yard Area

Hecklers Cottage benefits from an enclosed decked area at the rear of the property where you can relax during your stay.

Property Highlight #3

Beautiful Interiors

Hecklers Cottage is a traditional stone property which has been transformed inside into a modern and stylish holiday home.

The Space
Hecklers Cottage sleeps up to six guests across two bedrooms. You’ll have full access to the property during your stay which also includes a cosy living room, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and two bathrooms. Ideal for family staycations and getaways with friends, it is the perfect base to explore the area.

On the ground floor, you are welcomed into the dining room. With soft pink walls and dark wood accents, this space is warm and luxurious. The dining area features a large oval table with seating for up to six guests.

Head to the kitchen and you’ll find a sleek space. Grey shaker style cabinets complement white brick style tiles creating a great balance of traditional and modern. Fully-equipped, the kitchen includes an oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.

At the rear of the property, you’ll find the ground floor bathroom. This space includes a walk in shower, WC and basin.

Featuring blue wood panelled walls and a stone fireplace with a log burner, the living room is the ultimate cosy spot to unwind. Every care has been taken to ensure you have the most relaxing stay possible so the space also benefits from a 50” Smart TV with access to BT TV and Netflix, plus two comfortable velvet sofas.

Take the stairs up to the first floor and you’ll find two bedrooms plus the family bathroom. With vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the rooms on this floor have an incredible feel.

The master bedroom boasts a statement king size bed, an oval freestanding mirror and two bedside tables. Sleeping four guests, the second bedroom features two double beds, a wardrobe and a clothes rail. In keeping with the style of the rest of the cottage, you can expect beautiful interiors in both bedrooms.

Spacious and elegantly designed, the family bathroom includes a free standing bathtub, large walk in shower, double sink vanity unit and WC.

Hecklers Cottage also boasts an enclosed yard space with an outdoor seating area.

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.

Hecklers Cottage is located in the heart 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 a host of small independent stores and you can take your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs which serve lovely home-made food.

Step outside the cottage and enjoy lots of lovely walks. You can easily reach the 12th century castle with 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.

The ruins of Egglestone Abbey are also within walking distance. The Bowes Museum is just a 5-minute stroll away and it is a lovely place to picnic after you’ve viewed the art collection. If you fancy live entertainment whilst you’re away, check out The Witham to see which performances, films or exhibitions will be available when you visit.

Watch out for the agricultural shows over the summer to get an insight into farming life in the North Pennines. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty holds events at the Bowlees Visitor Centre to provide insights into the flora and fauna of the upper dale, including rare blue gentians at Cow Green. The Grassholme Observatory at Mickleton is a good place to explore the dark skies.

Getting Around
The closest mainline train station is at Darlington, offering easy access to Durham, Newcastle, Saltburn and York. 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
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free parking on street
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • 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 on-street parking to the front of the house, on a first come first serve basis and a public car park to the rear of the property. Charges may apply.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00


Home Truths

Due to the nature of the property, there isn't private on site parking. However, there is on-street parking to the front of the house on a first come first serve basis.

The second bedroom in the property sleeps four guests as it has two double beds.

The dining area is located in the hallway of the property.


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