River View Cottage

Barnard Castle


(6 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Whether you’re travelling with friends or family, River View Cottage will be a tranquil home from home as soon as you step through the door. Sleeping up to four guests, this charming cottage has a spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a balcony overlooking the River Tees, and a garden with outdoor furniture. Located in Barnard Castle in County Durham, River View Cottage is a fantastic choice for self-catering staycations in the North East.


Property Details

The Space
With a neutral colour scheme and quality finishing throughout, River View Cottage has a refined and stylish look. When booking this holiday home, you’ll have full access to the property which includes an open plan living, kitchen and dining area, two bedrooms, a family bathroom, a balcony and a private garden with outdoor furniture.

The kitchen perfectly combines modern and traditional with white wooden cabinets and a minimalist design. You’ll have everything you could need to prepare meals easily during your stay as the kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and cookware.

Sharing this space is the dining area which features a large wooden table and matching wooden chairs.

The property also has a cosy living area with comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV making it perfect for relaxing. Exposed beams add plenty of character to the open plan space at River View Cottage.

Take the stairs down to the lower floor and you’ll find two bedrooms and the family bathroom.

The master bedroom boasts a king size bed with an ensuite shower room and the second bedroom is a double. Both bedrooms have premium bed linens and ample storage space.
From each of these rooms you have access to ideally placed balcony. Featuring two lounging chairs and a side table. This is the perfect sopt for enjoying a morning cuppa as you listen to the natural sounds of birdsong and the running river.

The family bathroom has a bathtub with overhead shower, WC and vanity unit.

Outside you’ll find a private enclosed garden, featuring outdoor furniture and a BBQ. Perfect for al fresco dining and unwinding in the sunshine, this outside spaces is a real bonus to this property!

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

River View Cottage is located in the historic market town of Barnard Castle, just two minutes from the town centre. 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.

  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Dishwasher
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Baby bath
  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dvd player
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Garden or backyard
  • Gym
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Private entrance
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Water View
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Wireless Internet

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

Private on-site parking is available for one vehicle.

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome to stay at River View Cottage per reservation.

Children should not be able to access the balcony unattended.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(6 Reviews)



The place needs a very deep clean. We reported this right away to the host and all they offered was for a cleaner to call round. Which wasn't very practical considering we only spent 2 nights there, we were out walking most of the main day so nobody around to meet a cleaner.<br/>Be aware there are excessive fees to say here. Also be aware that they initially state they hold your £250 damage deposit for 3-5 days, then I was informed it would be 7, now it's 14 days. I find this very troubling since I had to contact the host 3 days after check out to make sure everything was OK with the cottage and I will be receiving my deposit back. (minus an admin fee) <br/>They do give an option to pay £25 for a damage waiver however I feel this is nothing more than a cash grab scheme. The stay does have potential to be very nice and it's very disappointing that I've had to write my first bad review of a place, but until the host company is to address and take responsibility of the issues it remains.



lovely location<br/>all the places weve stayed and thats alot each year but this is a first for us having to mend the light pull in the bathroom as theyre wasnt one also had to fix the toilet seat which was broken off and left under the sink!!



The house is in a great location next the river with good views and plenty of bird life. It is close to the town. Could be better lighting in some areas, they have dark shades, the light pull cord was missing in one bathroom and there was a fair amount of dust around. Not very keen on the Host and Stay damage system. You can put down a deposit which is then returned with a £10 handling charge deduction, never heard of this anywhere else, or you pay a £25 insurance. Not really that great. The property handbook send in advance is comprehensive. The underfloor heating is very slow to respond and takes some getting used to.



River View Cottage was fairly easy to find and park right outside the front door. Its standout feature is the view of the River Tees from the rear of the property and the balcony that's accessible from both the bedrooms, this also faces the river. The main living area of the lounge, dining room and kitchen are all one big open plan room. It was all very well furnished and equipped. The main bedroom is a good size and is well furnished. It could do with a brighter bulb in the main light fitting, though. The second bedroom is quite a bit smaller but very well lit. Personally, I would swap the chest of drawers with a combined wardrobe and drawers unit. The beds and bedding were all comfortable. We didn't make use of the garden due to weather conditions. This property really could do with a condensing type tumble dryer being installed. Its location was excellent with regard to walking into the town centre and accessing local walking paths. Overall, we were warm and comfortable here.



Beautiful character property in an idyllic location on the river. Tastefully decorated with interesting items and very well equipped. Super comfortable bed. Excellent location within easy walking distance to shops, pubs, restaurants and attractions of Barnard Castle<br/>Nothing



The size, standard of equipment, car parking, views and location of the cottage.<br/>Nothing

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