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Scarcroft Cottage

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Holwick, Upper Teesdale, County Durham
Grade 4 Star rating
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Bedrooms2
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Description

Suitable for holidays year round - Enjoy a roaring fire in winter or the beautiful lawned garden in the summer.


This charming, 18th-century holiday cottage, the middle of three, is set in a peaceful hamlet within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has a pretty, small, forecourt garden and a larger lawned garden. There are lovely views surrounding the cottage and superb walks from the doorstep, with easy access to stunning landscapes of scars, moors, the Pennine Way and Cow Green Reservoir. The Teesdale poet once lived next door. Nearby are the picturesque Low Force (canoeing by permit), Bowlees Visitor Centre and the dramatic High Force (England’s highest waterfall). Within easy reach are Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum and Raby Castle. Beamish Open Air Museum, Durham, York and the Lakes provide excellent days out. Upper Teesdale is beautifully wild and noted for its flora (gentians, hay meadows) and its breeding birds. Middleton-in-Teesdale, 3 miles with tea rooms, inns and small shops. Pub ¼mile.

Entrance porch. Beamed sitting/dining room with open Georgian hob fireplace. Galley-style kitchen with dining area. First floor: Double bedroom with brass/iron bedstead, rosewood suite, period fireplace. Twin bedroom with pine furniture. Fully tiled bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Open fire – coal at cost. Electricity and NSH by meter reading. Bed linen, towels and tea towels included. Cot (bumper included). High chair. Digital TV. DVD/CD. Microwave. Double oven. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Picnic bench and chairs. Garage. No smoking.

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine

Customer Comments

  • 1

    25/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    THE LOCATION FANTASTIC. THE OWNER, DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback. It's rather difficult to respond to such a poor review when there are no specific reasons given for the very low scores. The main equipment is listed in the cottage's description therefore guests can see what is there prior to booking, again without any further comments it’s difficult to respond. People generally judge the comfort of settees, chairs and mattresses based on what they are used to at home - a medium level of comfort level was aimed for in the cottage and possibly for some people this is too firm and for others too soft. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned before each let; bed linen and towels are always well ironed. Freshness of carpets and upholstery is important and a Vax carpet/upholstery washer is used 2 or 3 times a year to maintain their appearance. As regards value for money, the cottage is at the bottom end of prices for cottages of a similar size and with a 4 star rating in the region. Unfortunately (and as it turned out mistakenly) I send this guest a letter as it seemed he had brought a dog to the cottage without declaring it. He took exception to this (rightly as he does not have a dog!) and wasn’t happy that I had asked for a pet payment which should have been made at the time of booking or at a later time. I have written to the guest to explain how my error was made and to apologise for the upset I have caused him. As it happens, 12 days before the guest’s stay the cottage had its annual inspection by the regional manager and the cottage maintained its 4 star rating. There was no use of the cottage between the inspection and this guests’ arrival apart from me staying overnight on the Friday before his arrival in order to turn on more fully the NSHs. Before I left, the cottage was given a light dusting and vacuuming, leaving it just as it was when it was inspected.

  • 10

    14/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 01/10/2016
    Lovely cottage with fantastic views. Beautiful cosy lounge. Cosy but yet all mod cons.


  • 9

    06/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2016
    great cottage & location, 3 miles from Middleton in Teesdale great for walkers / cyclists & dog owners strathmore arms 5 minutes walk away is superb too


  • 9

    29/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2016
    A great week spent with the kids in this lovely cosy little cottage. Everything you need for a base and some cosy nights in front of the coal fire. An ideal location for country walks to nearby beauty spots such as 'High Force' and 'Low Force' waterfalls on the Pennine Way. A short stroll to the local pub (a proper little country pub) where the hosts and locals were so friendly with good grub and very good ciders. The kids have already asked if we can return next year and I daresay it is very likely.


  • 9

    27/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    Excellent location & comfortable - owner vey helpful .


  • 6

    30/07/2016
    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2016
    A beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. The area was exactly what we wanted and the locals were great. A good base for Beamish, York and Durham. My reason for not going back? The separate payments for heating and electricity. That in itself wasn't unexpected but the way it was done at the cottage wasn't great. You have to check the metre on arrival and before leaving and then complete and equation before leaving cash or a cheque in a plastic wallet. Not acceptable really and put me off as soon as we arrived. Coal has to be paid for also. Itdoes get cold at night even in July. I honestly feel it would be better to include this with the overall price. There is even a file with a mini essay on why the owner insists on separate payment. Not welcoming. You've tomakr sure the night stirage heaters are left on during the last night so you don't embarrass the owner? You are also asked to check for teaspoons which you may (accidentaly) take. I found that file quite offensive and not a good part of the holiday. Just be aware - lovely cottage, lovely area but hidden costs.


  • 9

    03/07/2016
    Confirmed guest, 25/06/2016
    We've stayed before and it never disappoints. Lots of useful information in the cottage which is in walking distance to Low Force and beautiful countryside.


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