Open plan living space with beams and wooden floor | The Cottage at Northside Farm Retreat, Boldron, near Barnard Castle
Charming barn conversion  | The Cottage at Northside Farm Retreat, Boldron, near Barnard Castle
  • Cottage
  • Boldron, near Barnard Castle
  • UKC3190

The Cottage at Northside Farm Retreat


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Swimming pool

This charming barn conversion is the perfect base for a wonderful couples retreat, surrounded by stunning countryside and with access to on-site leisure facilities (at cost).

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floor.
Living area: With 40" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
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Bedroom: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and French doors leading to patio.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small patio. Swimming pool (12.5m x 5.5m) with sauna and shower facilities (private hire by prior arrangement, at cost). Tennis court (by prior arrangement, at cost). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking on the premises. Please note: All facilities are at an additional cost, and to be arranged and paid for with the owner prior to arrival.

Tucked away amongst the peace and tranquillity, yet so close to major transport links across three counties, guests will find this beautifully restored, semi-detached barn conversion sitting quietly and comfortably in the best of locations. All on one level and renovated to the highest of standards, the property offers a large open plan kitchen and living area with wooden floors, exposed beams and an excellent standard of fixtures and fittings. The shower room is worthy of high praise with a top quality shower cubicle, heated towel rail and underfloor heating. The bedroom is spacious, light and well-presented throughout, with a kingsize bed and French doors opening out on to the private patio to the rear. Surrounded by fields and open countryside, yet only 4 miles away from the popular market town of Barnard Castle, The Cottage at Northside Farm Retreat provides a perfect base for exploring the local area and planning great days out in County Durham and North Yorkshire.
Guests wanting to visit the historic market town of Barnard Castle will not be disappointed. Only a short drive away, the town stands on the site of an ancient Roman fort which crosses the River Tees. The medieval ruins of the castle still stand on the banks of the river and are well worth a visit. With a weekly farmers market, plenty of places to eat and drink and also a variety of shops, galleries and antiques stores, there really is something to offer for all tastes. The very popular Bowes Museum is also worth a visit; with the ever changing exhibitions all year round, a quaint tea shop, café and beautiful grounds to enjoy, guests will find themselves surrounded by much beauty and history. The cottage is also brilliantly located for guests who enjoy walking or cycling, with nearby attractions including the breathtaking High Force, England’s highest waterfall. Do not miss a visit to the historic Raby Castle, traditional Eggleston Hall and its walled gardens, and Egglestone Abbey, which is an abandoned monastery on the banks of the River Tees. Reeth, Leyburn and the North Yorkshire Dales National Park are all under an hour’s drive away and offer some fabulous walking and cycling routes as well as magnificent scenery and countryside. The ancient market town of Richmond is just over ten miles away and has some super places to enjoy a quiet romantic meal for two, as does the cathedral city of Durham which has a thriving program of street festivals, entertainment and arts, as well as great places to eat, drink and shop.
However, The Cottage at Northside Farm Retreat is equally perfect for guests wanting to enjoy their time on-site. With a top class relaxation area, sauna and dipping tub to hand for those lazy hours away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, guests will find themselves immersed in luxury. For a more energetic afternoon, guests can take the opportunity to book the full-size, on-site court for a friendly game of tennis, however guests do need to bring their own tennis rackets and balls. It is ideal for a couple wanting to relax, unwind and treat themselves, as guests can enjoy use of all of the facilities, at an extra cost, with prior agreement with the owner. Whatever the weather and whatever the occasion, The Cottage at Northside Farm Retreat really is a special place to stay and guests will find themselves not wanting to leave. Shop and restaurant 4 miles, pub 1 mile.


  • Customers' Choice 2022, 2021, 2020


Customers' Choice

Cycle Store

Garden or Patio

Golf nearby

Internet Connection


Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile

Shower Cubicle

Swimming Pool


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 18 reviews


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  • Bridlington

  • Couple


out of 10

A beautiful cottage in the most perfect setting. It was spotless and wanted for nothing. Wonderful for a peaceful time away. The views are amazing and the location is great for exploring the area.

2 Aug 2022


  • Heversham Cumbria

  • Couple


out of 10

We had a lovely stay. If you are booking late to stay here then the likely hood is that the pool will not be available, this isn’t a complaint but just a warning that it needs to be booked in advance. Maybe the owners could allocate a time for the cottage and charge in advance so they don’t lose any money. The area is lovely and it’s a good location to get out and about to explore but a car is definitely needed If I had a negative about the cottage it would be a lack of a washing machine, we came here after being away elsewhere so it would have been good but again, not enough to stop us coming back.

19 Jul 2022


out of 10

Great setting, comfortable cottage - would return 

28 Jun 2022

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