Exterior | The Snuggery, Staindrop, near Barnard Castle
Living room | The Snuggery, Staindrop, near Barnard Castle
  • Cottage
  • Staindrop, near Barnard Castle
  • 30559

The Snuggery


out of 10

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Enclosed Garden / Patio
Pub within 1 mile

Ideal for exploring Barnard Castle and the surrounding area, this holiday property is packed with character, charm and original features.

All on the ground floor:
Living/dining room: With gas wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, Amazon Fire Stick, DVD player, DAB Radio/Bluetooth Speaker/Hifi System, beams and stone floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed and beams.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small enclosed patio with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

Nestled away behind the quaint village green of Staindrop and facing Langley Beck, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is ideal for couples wanting to get away from it all, relax and spoil themselves in a well-furnished cottage that is packed with charm, character and original features. The comfortable living room boasts an original stone floor and a gas wood burner-style fire that heats up quickly and gives character and warmth to the room. There is also a small courtyard to the rear of the property which looks out on to the beck and borders the Raby Castle estate. Famous for its history, architecture and fabulous garden and grounds, Raby Castle is only a short walk away from The Snuggery and really is worth a visit for guests of all ages, if only to catch a glimpse of over 200 deer which wander the grounds. Staindrop is set in a dedicated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is home to a wonderful mix of glorious countryside, stunning views, historic towns and villages, as well as High Force, England’s highest waterfall. Perfect for walkers, Staindrop is the ideal base from which to explore the many and varied faces of the county, starting with the network of public footpaths that run in and around the village. A tea room, shop, local family butcher, pub and post office serve the everyday needs of residents and visitors alike. Only five miles away is the thriving market town of Barnard Castle which offers a weekly market and more local pubs, shops and restaurants to enjoy. The cathedral city of Durham is a mere 30-minute drive away and is perfect for a romantic boat ride along the River Wear, a meal out in one of the many bistros and restaurants, some boutique shopping or the opportunity to visit the famous cathedral and Durham Castle, both of which are steeped in history and tradition. Beamish, the living museum of the north, is a must-see attraction for all visitors to the area while the Metrocentre and Newcastle upon Tyne can be reached in just over an hour’s drive. For guests wanting to explore even more of what the northern counties have to offer, Cumbria (and the Lake District), the Yorkshire Dales, the North Pennines and Northumberland are all within a 2-hour drive away. Shop 120 yards, pub 430 yards.


  • Customers' Choice 2019, 2018


Accessible – Walk In Shower/Bath

Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities

Internet Connection - Internet Wifi

Pub within 1 mile

Romantic Getaways

Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

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


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 20 reviews


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  • Selby

  • Couple


out of 10

A wonderful place to stay, very comfortable, full of everything you could possibly need for a break away. Ideally situated for touring Durham Dales, North Pennine hills and further afield. Quiet and set by a quaint beck, we had a great time and were spoilt for choice for walks and attractions nearby. Lots of information provided by the owner in advance which was a novelty for us and very clean with a few goodies in the fridge to welcome us. Would definitely return as a base for future holidays.

9 Aug 2022


  • Hessle

  • Couple


out of 10

Great location with everything you could possibly need. As a mature couple we did find the bed to be too firm for us but of course it's impossible to meet everyone's taste. The welcome pack was gratefully accepted.

22 Jul 2022


  • Northampton

  • Couple


out of 10

The snuggery was the perfect retreat from which to explore Durham and all other historical sites of interest. The cottage was very comfortable and private in a very pretty village surround. Perfect location as a start point to explore Durham and other local areas. Would highly recommend this for a couple.

21 Jun 2022

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