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Buckswell Cottage


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Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Pets 2
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Relax and enjoy amazing scenery from Buckswell Cottage, or venture out and explore Barnard Castle and its many amenities.

Perfectly nestled away overlooking the beautiful Hury Reservoir, Buckswell Cottage really is set in the most magical of surroundings, within the grounds of a working upland farm. With south facing views overlooking the stunning scenery of Baldersdale, guests will find this detached cottage a perfect retreat for a peaceful romantic break or creative and art inspired holiday. With views from every window there’s always something new to see.

The unspoilt beauty of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty can help you relax and unwind from everyday life. Unleash your creativity by drawing on nature to write, paint, draw or photograph all the area has to offer. The peace and tranquillity can work wonders for guests, helping them feel refreshed whilst creating lasting memories.

Perfect for walkers and cyclists, there are many established public footpaths that pass directly through the dale, including the Pennine Way. They link with the small villages of Romaldkirk, Mickleton, Middleton-inTeesdale and Egglestone, providing many scenic walks. A popular route winds along the banks of Hury Reservoir and can be extended further to link with Blackton and Balderhead reservoirs, before taking you past the former home of the famous Hannah Hauxwell. The land she farmed is now a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to the diverse flora and fauna it boasts. For avid birdwatchers, this habitat supports a variety of native birds, some of which are on the red list for endangered species. Examples to keep a look out for in the surrounding landscape are the curlew, lapwing and the black grouse.

Alternatively there is fly fishing for trout on Hury Reservoir, or water sports including sailing and windsurfing on nearby Grassholme Reservoir. A little further afield, but still within a 10 mile drive, there are opportunities to go clay pigeon shooting, golfing or enjoy a gentle stroll to High Force waterfall.

The quaint little villages between Buckswell Cottage and the historic market town of Barnard Castle are also well worth a visit. Between them they have a good variety of shops including, butchers, bakers, fish and chip shops, pubs, cafés, bistros arts and craft shops and antique shops. The Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and Eggleston Abbey can be reached within a 30-minute drive. Shop 5 miles, pub and restaurant 4 miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living room: With 29" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and tiled floor.
Kitchen/dining room: With open fire, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Wet room: With shower, shower seat (available on request), toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for open fire included. Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children, including babes in arms. The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 12/11/2018
    Great little place with a location to die for. Booked it again for next August.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/10/2018
    Beautiful cottage with fantastic views. A real home from home.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2018
    Lovely place, views to die for, very peaceful, very comfortable. Owners very friendly, lovely cakes and a pint of milk , dog biscuits on arrival. Will definitely be going back.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/09/2018
    Quiet location with lovely views. Comfortable and relaxing. Owners welcoming and friendly but not imposing. Appreciated milk, cakes etc on arrival. Not far to travel to shops by car. Lots to see and do in all directions.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2018
    This was our second break at Buckswell Cottage and it won’t be our last. The location is outstanding with beautiful views over Hury reservoir. It’s secluded yet within easy reach of local amenities. There are good shops and restaurants a short drive away but if you want to be reclusive there’s no need to see another soul! Good walks although we drove to the reservoir car parks (5 minutes) and walked from there. You can hit the pennine way and Hannah Hauxwell’s farm is a mile up the road. Sunrises and sunsets can be outstanding and a morning cuppa on the patio sets you up for the day. Plenty of wildlife around and lots of birding available from the sofa!! Perfect cottage

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2018
    The cottage totally lived up to expectations. So peaceful, and scenic. Lovely cakes on arrival, and sitting in the lounge, overlooking the fields and resevoir, we instantly felt relaxed, and our dogs loved it. Very helpful and friendly owners. The shower room, would perhaps benefit with an update, but we liked the cottage so much we have rebooked for next year.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 29/06/2018
    Lovely cottage positioned in fantastic location. Clean and very well equipped. Nearest shops only a short drive away and the views from the property far outweighed this. If you want total peace and quiet apart from birds, walks from the door then this is the place to stay

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    Great cottage which had everything we could ask for including our welcome home bakes. The beautiful views over the reservoirs was a delight to wake up to and there always seemed to be something different to look at. Our host John always stopped when he was passing to have a chat and to check that we had everything we needed. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to blocking again some time in the future.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    We had an amazing time here, it is in a beautiful locatation with amazing views and walks. The owners are really friendly and provided everything we could need and more and some delicious cakes on arrival.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    This is lovely peaceful place clean nd comfy its perfect if you want to get away from cities its rural absolute heaven xx

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 21 reviews collected by Reevoo
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