An Insta-worthy boutique cottage for couples in search of a luxury escape, set on the scenic edge of the Yorkshire Dales with the Lake District in easy reach.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights

Even before you’ve reached The Coach House, you’ll be itching to update your Instagram account with idyllic scenes from the surrounding area.

Perfectly positioned on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and Teesdale – with Barnard Castle close by – you’ll also be in ridiculously easy reach of the Lake District National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Then, once you’ve stepped inside the luxurious former coach house, you’ll be in photo-heaven!

Expertly combining original features with vibrant modern décor and high-end appliances, you’ll be greeted by steel beams, polished concrete floors, and soaring ceilings, all accented by rich colours and carved wooden furniture.

Natural daylight floods cheerfully inside from the many windows and doors. Yet when the sun has set there’s a gorgeous built-in log burner, all ready to warm your toes as you relax with a well-deserved glass of wine, and treats from your locally-sourced welcome hamper.

Snuggle up on the huge L-shaped sofa to watch a movie on the Smart TV, or get lost in conversation until it’s time for dinner. This you can whip up in the fabulously-equipped, open-plan kitchen and dining area…

…though if you don’t feel like cooking there are endless options, including pub grub, freshly-prepared deli meals, or even hiring a locally-recommended private chef.

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At a glance

  • A former coach house, expertly renovated into an Insta-worthy cottage for two, with a unique blend of original features and contemporary style.
  • The cottage is perfectly positioned on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales and Teesdale, close to Barnard Castle.
  • Fully self-contained, there are high-end, well-equipped kitchen facilities and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a freestanding tub.
  • The Lake District is in easy reach, with many beautiful walks and villages in the surrounding area. There are plenty of shops and pubs close by, with several dining options – including private chef hire – if you don’t feel like cooking.
  • Fire up the charcoal barbecue and relax under the pagoda, after a hard day of exploring the local area!


  • Adults Only


Converted coach house, sleeps 2 guests.  Lounge with built-in log burner with logs and kindling, L-shaped sofa, bookshelves with books, wall-mounted Smart TV.  Open-plan kitchen/diner with induction hob, electric oven, Smeg fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wine fridge, Nespresso machine with starter pack of capsules, breakfast bar, welcome hamper, dining table with 6 chairs.  French doors to bedroom: superking bed with bespoke wooden headboard, bespoke furniture, writing desk, dressing table.  En-suite bathroom with freestanding tub, shower, luxury toiletries, towels.  Outside: open pagoda with wooden table and chairs, charcoal barbecue, private gravelled parking area.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, picnic spots, historic sites, villages, pubs, independent shops, delis, watersports

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You could also choose to head outside as the sun begins to sink over the trees, and fire up the charcoal barbecue for a sizzling supper, savoured under the open pagoda.

When it’s finally time to say goodbye to the day, simply head through the French doors to access the characterful superking bedroom. Featuring exposed stonework, subtle lighting, and a downy bed with a bespoke wooden headboard, the scene is beautifully set for a dreamy night’s sleep.

Freshen up in the indulgent en-suite bathroom, where you’ll find both a shower and a freestanding bathtub, plus luxury toiletries and a stack of fluffy towels. Then, take time over that first Nespresso coffee of the day, as you make those excited holiday plans.

Take an energising morning stroll simply by heading through the garden gate and across the fields, or for a longer jaunt, take the walking route from Barningham, taking in fabulous views from the Pennines to the sea and through forest, gorge and countryside landscapes (with plenty more photo-ops along the way!)

There are plenty of charming villages to visit too, including Barningham itself, Romaldkirk, and Mickleton. You’ll find them brimming with independent shops and pubs to stop in, before making your way back to The Coach House for another glorious evening with your loved one.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted. The cottage is accessible for guests with limited mobility – please check the property website for more details. The neighbouring properties can also be booked together, to sleep 6 guests in total.

Where you'll be staying

Barnard Castle, County Durham

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