Wood Street Cottage

Barnard Castle

4.54

(93 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

1 bathroom

Property Overview

Located in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, Wood Street Cottage is a welcoming and homely place to stay. Sleeping up to 4 guests, it’s the ideal place for a family staycation or a getaway with friends. You’ll have full access to the property during your stay which includes a living room, kitchen diner, two bedrooms, a family bathroom and a yard space with outdoor furniture.

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Property Details

The Space
Wood Street Cottage is bright and comfortable. It’s the perfect place to unwind with your loved ones. Relax on the sofas watching Freeview on the flat screen TV or listening to CDs on a good quality audio system after an enjoyable excursion into the Dales or a trip to the castles (there are two within easy reach) or the Bowes Museum.

Fully equipped for self-catering stays, the kitchen has everything you could need to prepare meals easily. Also sharing this space is the dining area which includes a dining table and four chairs and a quality CD player. There’s extra lighting so the space can double up as your office for those days you need to log on for work.

Upstairs on the first floor, you’ll find two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The master bedroom has a zip-link king-sized bed and the second room is a double. Both bedrooms have comfortable mattresses and premium bed linens to ensure you have the best sleep possible. There are mirrors and hairdryers supplied for your convenience.

The family bathroom has a bath, walk-in shower, WC and basin.

Outside there is a small courtyard with outdoor seating. Start your day with a coffee in the sunshine at the front or enjoy a glass of something bubbly as the sun goes down at the rear.

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.

Neighborhood
Wood Street 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 still small 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.

If you fancy some live entertainment whilst you’re away, check out The Witham to see which performances, films or exhibitions will be available when you visit.

Whilst there are lots of lovely walks to be done straight from the property, there is easy access to 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 entertainment is your ‘thing’ check out thewitham.org.uk to see what performances or exhibitions will be showing 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 (13 miles) to provide insights into the flora and fauna of the upper dale including rare blue gentians at Cow Green. The Grassholme Observatory at Mickleton (7miles) is a good place to explore the dark skies. And the list goes on…

Getting Around
The closest mainline train station is at Darlington, offering easy access to Durham, Newcastle, Saltburn and York.

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

The best way to visit the Upper Dale is by car, or bike if you are travelling with them. You can use the space in the back yard to lock your bikes up when not is use.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Free parking on premises
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • 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
  • 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 free on site parking for one vehicle on the driveway with on-street and inexpensive long-stay car park nearby.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews

4.54

(93 Reviews)

Paul

21/04/2024

Excellent location in the centre of Barnard Castle. Everything we wanted to do was within walking distance.<br/><br/>We hadn't really noticed that the property was dog friendly, so sofas etc pretty basic and not comfortable.

Rebekah

31/03/2024

Lovely house in a great location, really clean and cosy. Would have preferred the ‘insurance/damage fee’ was more obvious at the booking stage rather than the surprise just before my holiday. Be prepared for a £25 or £250 refundable damage deposit.

Joanne

28/03/2024

Nice and spacious, clean and tidy<br/><br/>Nothing

Linda

18/03/2024

in a quiet private road but close to town center

Julie

03/03/2024

This accommodation was really nice and comfy. Really liked this property. This is a property that you don't meet the people renting. Collect the key from a safe box. Not a problem for me.<br/><br/>Driving into the accommodation parking was tight .<br/>The bathroom window was a skylight an extractor fan would have been easier.<br/>Cooker instructions were needed.

Amanda

26/02/2024

A really nice cottage, located in the heart of town and yet it was so quiet. Great location to visit the Bowes Museum, Castle and shops. It was perfect for our weekend stay to visit relatives.

Lucy

21/02/2024

Great place

Lucy

02/02/2024

Great place

Fotheringham

05/01/2024

Very comfy and near town centre

Christopher

14/12/2023

Matt

31/10/2023

We had a great long weekend stay, this house was perfect for us as we were visiting friends that lived locally. Would recommend to all. Thanks

Diane

08/10/2023

Would book again clean and parking is the main reason I booked this place.

Davina

07/10/2023

Suzanne

01/10/2023

The cottage is centrally located in a quiet back street. The town centre is only a short walk away, as is the Bowes Museum, the Castle and the river. Cleaning and the amenities offered, are of a good standard. <br/>Host and Stay are very prompt in replying to email queries. <br/>Electronic Guide book.<br/><br/>The overall cleanliness is let down by the stairs, living room carpet and rug being dirty and stained. <br/>The freezer was still in a largely unusable condition (as per an earlier review). <br/>No oven gloves (also as per an earlier review) and the rug in the main bedroom is a trip hazard as the corners curl up. <br/>Only 5 mugs and 5 tumblers. <br/>The shower – a tepid shower or a warm dribble. <br/>There is a security deposit charge which was not mentioned prior to booking. A £5 charge for transacting a security deposit of £200 on a credit card or £25 for deposit insurance - it has to be either or! <br/>Too many emails from Host and Stay <br/> <br/>We did contact Host and Stay while we were on holiday regarding some of the above, who said we did not give them 'enough' time to rectify the issues. Given there had already been ample time for them to put right some of the previously reported issues and they had not done so - how long would be 'enough'?

Cathryn

24/09/2023

Nice clean place exactly as described unlike the extra hidden fees. <br/>Shame they couldn't be transparent about this in initial description. <br/>Nearly three weeks later and still waiting for a substantial £250 insurance refund or some communication as to why it hasn't been refunded. <br/>Extra cleaning fees at check out and an extra £10 random fee. Never had this on any other booking anywhere else.<br/>All these extra fees and we still had to chase up a code for entry. <br/>Couldn't fault the property, quiet, clean and well equipped.

Nancy

16/09/2023

Barbara

10/09/2023

The area at the back of the property was poorly maintained in comparison to the rest of the cottage it was quite scruffy and in my opinion let the property down.. <br/>Despite the cottage having very good facilities being decorated to a high standard the lounge was quite small and I do feel the cost for just 2 nights was rather high...

Mike And Emily

22/08/2023

We loved Wood St Cottage. It's in a great location in centre of Barnard Castle, with the bonus of a parking space. Easy walking distance to the Bowes museum and restaurants. Cozy and tastefully decorated, with a spacious kitchen diner. Cute courtyard garden and the benefit of being able to admire the wonderful flowers in neighbouring garden! Super comfy beds. Would recommend and love to come again.

Carolyn

18/08/2023

Everything <br/><br/>Home from home<br/><br/>Nothing

Natasha

11/08/2023

Very nice house just out of the town, so quiet, but everything is in walking distance. Perfect for what we needed and would recommend.

Verified traveler

17/07/2023

Very clean and tidy perfect 3 day break

Ingrid

11/07/2023

Close to town and very clean. Very good accommodation. Would use again.<br/><br/>2nd bedroom a bit small. Didn't say key box at back door. Struggled to find initially.

John

23/06/2023

Susan

18/06/2023

Cottage lovely, very convenient to walk into town centre Friendly helpful neighbours ?<br/><br/>Could not find instructions for oven or microwave <br/>Unable to find oven gloves

Georgie

04/06/2023

A beautiful cottage in an excellent location, close to the centre but off a lovely quiet street. Very comfortably furnished and we loved the sunny garden. Definitely recommend a stay here and we'd love to come back!<br/><br/>Please don't stint on loo roll, and it was very cheap quality, plus there was no hand soap in the bathroom so we had to buy our own of both items. The freezer needs defrosting, as you could only open one drawer with some difficulty.

Susan

03/06/2023

Very clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was provided. Quiet and secluded. Walking distance from shops and amenities.<br/><br/>Access by large car was tight as the lane is narrow due to parked vehicles (although passable with care).

Ian

30/05/2023

The property was ideal , clean and tidy we would definitely stay again

Sheila

26/05/2023

Excellent cottage, convenient for town centre, very friendly and helpful neighbour (David)

Patricia

19/05/2023

This is our second visit to the property and plan on going again.

Sirinya

02/05/2023

Steven

05/04/2023

Location was close to the town

Laura

27/03/2023

Overall a very nice property, well kept and nice.<br/><br/>Would like some of the information/links you sent actually at the property rather than having to look up. I am a of the older generation and find to much online a problem or can't be bothered with it.

Ian

21/03/2023

Only the weather spoiled our trip. A little!

Stephen

14/03/2023

property was fine.<br/><br/>power cuts a few times, but due to energy supplier to be fair

Ian

15/02/2023

Nice enough place and very convenient for Barnard Castle and shops. Booking let down by two main factors, additional fees not described prior to booking and access to parking, very narrow road with vans parked making it almost impossible to get past, and parking really only enough for one car not two as advertised. Could have been a little cleaner as well with rubbish under sofa left from previous stay.

Stephen

10/02/2023

Excellent location. <br/>Very cosy.<br/><br/>The shower.

Monika

31/01/2023

Lovely cottage in a great location for town. Large rooms. Nice decor. Well equipped. Decent shower. Comfy beds. Good internet, TV/satellite & sound system. Host always responded quickly. Really enjoyed the stay.<br/><br/>The arrangement the management company had for a damage deposit which they charged you an admin fee for even if no damage was done. This was not described in the listing. Only told about it after we booked. Also inflexible early check out time.

Gavin

02/01/2023

Barry

27/12/2022

The house was just as described, clean, well equipped, and as it was Christmas, decorations were put up. Fabulous place and I would recommend it.

Michael

27/11/2022

Clean, cozy and perfectly located in a private road close to the town centre.

George

25/11/2022

Perfect house to act as a base for our work stay. Comfortable accommodation and great location near the town.

Andrew

09/11/2022

really well appointed <br/>tastefully decorated <br/>lots of space<br/>bath and shower bonus <br/>lovely kitchen dining area

Sarah

16/10/2022

excellent location, perfect for families or couples, clean & all information available.<br/><br/>was all great but bin was very small in the kitchen & shower was quite weak.

Mark

03/10/2022

The electronic visitors guide and hard copy version in property were comprehensive and helpful. The property is well located near the heart of town and the excellent Bowes Museum. It came with lots of nice touches: coffee and tea, all mod cons in the kitchen and practical domestic touches throughout<br/><br/>The accidental damage links didn’t work but managers helped to resolve in reasonable time.

Mark

25/09/2022

Well equipped, clean and spacious bathroom<br/><br/>everything was fine

Des

21/09/2022

Great accommodation very well thought through very clean and well located<br/><br/>Nothing

James

20/09/2022

Great property in a great location being so close to everything the town has to offer. The parking space outside the front door was a big plus point but not so sure it would take two large cars without being a problem for the next door neighbour - 1 large or 2 small cars maybe.<br/><br/>The "use by" date on the milk left in the fridge by the host was up on the day we arrived. <br/> <br/>Too many unnecessary emails. One email confirming the booking and one confirming the access arrangements would have been sufficient - 12 emails in two weeks is just ridiculous.

Gail H.

12/09/2022

A very well presented 2 bedroom property we rented to stay for a family wedding. Clean, tidy and really well appointed. Could not fault it.

David

06/09/2022

Nigel

20/08/2022

Number provided in advance<br/><br/>Oven was unusable which altered our eating arrangements

Janette

15/08/2022

Kaye

07/08/2022

Deb

26/07/2022

Ideal location. <br/>Everything was in the flat that was needed<br/><br/>N/a

Julie

25/07/2022

Sandra and Richard B.

20/04/2022

The property worked well for us. We had a ride to and from, but didn't have a car and everything we needed was in walking distance, supermarket, restaurants, etc.

Howard

18/04/2022

Awesome cottage few mins walk from town centre.Liked it so much was able to contact Host and Stay and they organised another nights stay for us at a good rate. Cottage has everything and more that you could need making it an enjoyable experience all round. Deffo would Stay again.<br/><br/>Nothing to dislike

Anonymous

28/03/2022

Kevin

16/03/2022

A lovely little house in a quiet street, close to the town centre, with all facilities as per the Airbnb listing. <br/>If you arrive at the weekend and drive a large car you might find it tricky getting along the street and turning around outside the house if residents are parked outside their own houses

Roy

11/02/2022

Heating on for arrival, clean , great location and quiet area, spacious, well appointed.<br/>Responsive staff.

Joseph

21/01/2022

Syeda

03/01/2022

A wonderful stay at this cottage. We booked this last minute and felt it was perfect for our 2 night stay. It is in a great location, its very cosy and had convenient outdoor parking. I'd recommend this place if visiting Bernard castle and for beautiful countryside drives. It is just 25 minutes away from highforce waterfall.

Jen

01/01/2022

Absolutely loved this little place. Great location, cosy and clean. It was well equipped in all required ways. the photos do not do it justice, it's really quaint. Would love to return if ever visiting Barnard Castle again.

Sally

12/12/2021

Lovely cottage. Very cosy everything we needed and more.

Elena

10/12/2021

Great wee flat in excellent location for wandering the alleyways of Barnard Castle, and within short drives of countryside walks and stately homes

Toni

05/12/2021

Great cottage centrally located in Barnard Castle. It is very comfortable and has everything you need for a pleasant stay.

Wessex Archaeology North

19/11/2021

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

James

08/11/2021

Great location, just five minutes from the town centre, yet on a private lane that was beautifully quiet. The cottage has good sized rooms (the second double is adequate, but not large) and is very well decorated and equipped. It was spotlessly clean and well presented and very comfortable. The small rear garden was beautiful. There is private parking for two large cars.<br/><br/>Nothing. Please respect the fact that this is not a ‘party house’, and don’t ruin life for those who live permanently on the lane.

Julie

03/11/2021

Perfect for our short stay.The house was very stylish and cosy and Barnard Castle is seriously cool.

Claudi

30/10/2021

Samantha

20/10/2021

Lee

07/10/2021

My mum loved it, great location

Hilary

01/10/2021

Great location. Very well equipped. Clean and well presented. Very comfortable beds with good quality linen. <br/>Lovely little market town with great walks from the doorstep.<br/><br/>Found text on 2 large pictures in main bedroom sexist & offensive - shame as rest of decor was tasteful. <br/>Shower head could have done with very good clean.

Mel

26/09/2021

I was impressed with the fast and friendly communication with the host. I have stayed at a lot of properties but this one was very professional. Thank you! Everything was clean and well maintained. It is perfect for a small family.

Fiona

24/09/2021

The cottage was amazing, clean, comfortable, well equipped, very homely.<br/>We were very impressed.<br/><br/>Nothing at all to not like.

Kevin

20/09/2021

The shower could possibly do with a little upgrade but that’s only a minor observation

David S., Maldon, Essex

17/09/2021

A well maintained, recently refurbished property within walking distance of scenic town centre, Bowes Museum and scenic River Tees.<br>I would be perfectly happy to stay again.

Anthony

13/09/2021

Andrew

26/08/2021

Spotlessly clean house with everything you need. It's in a great location and can walk easily to restaurants, bars and town centre

Alison

24/08/2021

Comfortable accommodation close to local shops & restaurants. We all slept well. Small garden, but nice to sit out in. We enjoyed our 3 night stay.

Hannah

21/08/2021

Great location, well presented and spacious house with lovely courtyard garden.

Christina

17/08/2021

lovely cottage well appointedand a very good position near to the town centre.

Samantha

15/08/2021

Very clean, mod cons, great location, close to Morrisons for supplies, thoroughly recommend.

Daniel

08/08/2021

Sweet little house. Nice and clean.

Geoff

06/08/2021

This is an immaculate property in a really central spot in Barnard Castle. At the time of our stay (Aug 2021) everything seemed brand new and spotlessly clean. Great to have a dedicated parking spot too as the town can get very busy on market days. We would definitely stay again & would highly recommend.

Maureen

31/07/2021

Lovely quiet location but so handy to walk to the shops, restaurants etc. Very clean and comfortable house.

Julie G., Cheshie

30/07/2021

Wood Street Cottage is absolutely lovely! Quiet, Clean, Spacious, all the facilities required. There is lots to do and see! close to local amenities. I couldn't have asked for more, we had a great stay and would highly recommend this property and area. Will be returning as we only did a fraction of the sites we wanted to visit.Brilliant!!

Anonymous

19/07/2021

Located right in centre within walking distance off shops & parks & attractions.parking was available at property & very quiet location.

Linda

11/07/2021

Very central location and great size for four.<br/><br/>Everything was spot on

Susan

25/06/2021

Quiet location in Barnard Castle yet five minutes walk from shops, cafes and restaurants. The house is furnished to a very high standard and has light and airy rooms. We loved everything about it and will definitely return

Jan

10/06/2021

This property is in a great location to enjoy Barnard Castle and the Bowes museum. It is modern, clean and spacious.

David

04/06/2021

Good location, lovely cottage ideal for a small family

Carolyn

02/06/2021

This is a lovely little cottage, in a convenient location. It is very clean and the kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, so you can make a proper meal. The beds are comfortable and the bathroom large. The neighbour in the adjoining house is really friendly and helpful. Enjoy!

Mark

02/05/2021

Lovely clean property

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