Stay in a 15th century Teesdale castle, magically transformed into a sumptuous living space fit for romantic royalty.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Scargill Castle cuts an imposing dash on the spectacular Teesdale landscape, set within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  

Close to the refreshing Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, Scargill Castle was built in 1560, on the site of a former medieval castle and located on the edge of a working farm. Recently rescued from ruin, this newly transformed and beautiful retreat perfectly combines characterful history with plenty of contemporary creature comforts.

Enter your castle for two through your very own sheltered courtyard garden, created from the former Tudor manor house, and the perfect setting from which to plan your many royal visits!

The garden leads you through an arched entrance hall and into a traditional dining area with a long oak table, framed by ornate roof beams uniquely carved from trees felled over 400 years ago. A grander celebratory setting simply can’t be imagined, while a light and charming kitchen area, overlooking the Tudor gardens, completes this picturesque scene.

Take the spiral stone stairs to the living room, with antique furniture, oak floors and welcoming wood burning stove crackling in an authentic Tudor fireplace…the perfect setting for evening storytelling. By day, luxuriate in the views from deep set windows that look out over the lush Teesdale landscape.

A further set of stairs lead to an opulent bedroom, complete with exposed timber beams, mood lighting and oak flooring covered with richly coloured Persian rugs. Relax in the cosy double bed, perfectly enrobed in royal luxury.

Wake to bedroom-window views of the high moors in the distance – ideal for gazing over with a steaming mug of fresh coffee, take a long and luxurious soak in the roll top bath, and then decide how you’re going to spend your free time.

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At a glance

  • Restored former castle building in Teesdale, providing romantic and luxury accommodation for two spaced over three floors. Underfloor and central heating are included.
  • Two private parking spaces are available at the castle.
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional charge. Please note that the property is on the edge of a working farm.
  • Close to a range of walks, villages and attractions, with the Yorkshire Dales, the North Pennines and the Lake District further afield. An authentic Tudor dining experience can be organised on request.


  • Dog Friendly


Sleeps 2, double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, private bathroom, roll-top bath, persian rugs, underfloor heating, central heating, wood burning stove, kitchen area, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric cooker, lounge, digital TV, DVD player, iPod dock, laundry room, washing machine, tumble dryer, garden furniture, BBQ, herb garden, 2 parking spaces available.

Local activities

Walking, museums, cycling, horse riding, market towns, Wensleydale creamery, climbing, bushcraft, golf, hiking, orienteering, climbing.

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You’ll certainly have plenty of options, with plenty of beautiful rural Pennine Way walks beginning right from your front door.  Why not map out your own route along country land that has inspired countless artists?

There are plenty of traditional inns to hole up in, including the quirky, bar-less Millbank Arms in Barningham, or Barnard Castle’s Blagraves on the Bank, once visited by Oliver Cromwell.

The scenic village of Romaldkirk is a joy to wander through, while further afield, days out at the Lake District, the North Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales simply can’t be beaten for tranquil beauty.

Once all the exploration is over, why not return to your castle to a freshly prepared Tudor dining experience – perfect for rounding off a special celebration.

If you’ve always wondered just what the royal life you were always meant to lead would be like, a stay in romantic Scargill Castle will give you the perfect opportunity to find out!

Things to note

Local chef services may be hired. Minimum 3 night stay. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are permitted to stay upon prior arrangement.  Strictly no smoking.

Where you'll be staying

Scargill, Yorkshire

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