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The Byre

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Eggleston, near Barnard Castle, County Durham
Grade 4 Star rating
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This cosy cottage is ideal for a small family to enjoy the picturesque countryside as a wonderful retreat.

This eco-friendly, cosy holiday cottage creates its own electricity by photo-voltaic roof tiles, and is adjacent to a cattle and sheep farm, a mile from Eggleston. The converted cattle byre with level access and wide doorways, provides a picturesque countryside retreat. Durham city, 25 miles, has a 12th century cathedral, boutiques in cobbled streets, the Victorian market, restaurants and galleries. Visit the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland. Historic Barnard Castle on the River Tees is 6 miles. Shops 5 miles, pubs 1 mile.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With wooden floor.
Living area: With wood burner, digital TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player and double sofa bed (for children).
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With induction hob, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
Wet room: With shower and toilet.

Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Patio with garden furniture. 9-acre meadowland (shared). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    Just Perfect

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2018
    Very nice cottage with fabulous views..friendly welcome . Very quiet and relaxing weekend .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/03/2018
    Lovely quiet place with easy access to good walking country - pity about the snow! Great location for accessing the road network and to get to the local tourist attractions. It was exactly what we needed.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    The owner could have done no more for use then she did and the bird feed in her garden, seen from the Byre was entertaining with woodpeckers, coal tits etc. The Byre was over equipped for us, ( a personal thing, we like knobs and switches not apps )yet for most people it will be almost perfect. We did miss a conventional oven and we do like to cook on gas, yet if you are into induction hods and other semi automatic stuff (lighting, heating, shower ) and a wood fire stove, then the place is great. We really enjoyed the wood fire which we used by turning off the other heating or to very low. The ethos of the Bryer is good, with highly insulated walls and solar slates on the roof thus one knows that ones carbon footprint is low.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017
    Lovely cottage with a very warm welcome Only slight criticism No wi fi available and a very poor phone signal made contact with the outside world a little difficult. Limited hot water for showers too because of the system installed, only 2 people could shower at any time before the water ran out Having said that ,would happily stay there again knowing these minor problems

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2017
    The Byre was lovely and nothing was too much trouble. Exactly what we needed for our annual reunion.

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9.2 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by Reevoo
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