Detached cottage set in the most magical of surroundings | Buckswell Cottage, Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle
Relaxing living room with amazing views  | Buckswell Cottage, Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle
  • Cottage
  • Baldersdale, near Barnard Castle
  • UKC2739

Buckswell Cottage


out of 10

  • 2

  • 1

  • 1

  • 2

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

Relax and enjoy amazing scenery from Buckswell Cottage, or venture out and explore Barnard Castle and its many amenities.

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.

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.


  • Customers' Choice 2020, 2019


Accessible – Ground Floor Wet Room


Cycle Store

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 8 reviews


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Local amenities


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  • Rotherham

  • Couple


out of 10

If you want a holiday away from it all, this is the property.

1 Aug 2022


  • Washington

  • Couple


out of 10

Stunning location, the most beautiful views ever, lovely walks from the door, quiet & peaceful

10 Oct 2021


  • Billericay

  • Couple


out of 10

Home from home comfort. Views were absolutely stunning. Walks around local reservoir minutes from the cottage. Garden is dog secure. A pair of Barn owls visited the cottage garden on a couple of occasions, brown hares roamed in the adjacent field.

22 Aug 2021

Customer reviews