East Briscoe Farm Cottages, Barnard Castle

Holiday Cottage: 4108 County Durham

East Briscoe Farm Cottages

Barnard Castle
Enjoy England:   4 star
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Award-winning East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in a beautiful, peaceful, south-facing position on a 14 acre riverside estate. The cottages are six miles from the attractive market town of Barnard Castle and two miles from Cotherstone, the nearest village which has a village shop and two pubs one of which serves excellent food.

Surrounded by High Pennine moorland and traditional farmland meadows, East Briscoe offers a wealth of interest for nature-lovers, walkers and cyclists, and forms an ideal base for touring the north of England. Guests can enjoy free trout-fishing on the estate, free-range eggs from the resident hens, and seasonal food from the vegetable garden.

The Cottages

Studio Cottage - Sleeps 2 (4 with double sofa bed)Pets allowed
Studio is ideal for two people. It has a bathroom, double bedroom and large living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting room. There is room for an extra bed in the sitting room or the sofa converts to a double bed.

Barn Cottage - Sleeps 4 (5 with extra bed)Pets allowed
Originally a grain store, its high ceilings and spaciousness are unusual for a country cottage, as is its large arched sitting room window. The sitting room is a good-size with open stairs to the first floor which has a spacious double bedroom, a twin bedroom and the bathroom. The dining room leads from the sitting room to a separate kitchen with a dishwasher

Low Barn Cottage - Sleeps 4 (5 with extra bed) Pets allowed. All areas are wheelchair accessible.
The entrance lobby leads to the bathroom, a double bedroom, and a good-size kitchen/dining room with a dishwasher. A gently sloping passage leads to the sitting room and through this to the twin bedroom which is comfortably large enough for an extra bed.

West Cottage - Sleeps 4 (or 6 with extra beds) No pets.
Our largest cottage. Both bedrooms can accommodate an extra folding bed or the understairs alcove can hold two beds. There is a big sitting room with an open staircase leading to the first floor with the bathroom, one twin and one double bedroom. A kitchen/dining room leads from the sitting room.

Farm and Middle Cottages - Each sleeps 2 (or up to 4 if folding beds are used). No pets.
These two cottages are very similar. Upstairs, each has a bathroom and a good-sized double bedroom which can easily take an extra folding bed. The sitting rooms downstairs have an open fire. There are modest-sized kitchen/dining rooms overlooking the meadows at the back of the farm.

Fuel for the electric storage heaters and the gas fire is included in the rental price. All linen and towels are included in the rental price. Colour TV, radio, microwave oven, enclosed garden, barbecue, video, fridge freezer, plenty of parking. Cot and high chair can be included free of charge. Washing machines and a tumble dryer are provided on site.

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Low Barn Living Room
Low Barn Living Room
West Cottage Bedroom
West Cottage Bedroom
The View from West Cottage window
The View from West Cottage window

Sleeps:   5
Bedrooms:   2
Cot Available:   Yes
Disabled Facilities: Yes.
Low Barn Cottage is wheelchair accessible, Studio Cottage is accessible for those with limited mobility
Linen Provided: Yes.
Bedlinen and towels are provided
Pets Allowed: Yes.
Pets are allowed in Studio, Barn and Low Barn Cottages
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: Yes.
Fuel type: Various / Other
Smoking Allowed: No.

Outdoor Facilities: Yes.
East Briscoe has a large lawned garden with picnic benches, a sandpit and outdoor games. In a separate area there is a children's play area and greenhouse/conservatory. The East Briscoe estate has woodland, pasture and a meadow where guests are welcome to walk.
Local Services: Cotherstone is the nearest village (2 miles) and has a shop/post office and two pubs, one serving excellent food. Barnard Castle is a market town 6 miles away which has a supermarket and petrol station as well as an interesting range of local shops

Consult a road map. For most approaches the A66 running East West from Scotch Corner to Penrith is the key road. East Briscoe is approximately half way between Barnard Castle and Middleton-in-Teesdale, off the B6277)

ming From The South or From The North by the West Coast:
Travelling either East or West on the A66 turn off onto the B6277 (signposted Barnard Castle). X Continue on the B6277 past Barnard Castle, through Lartington to Cotherstone (4 miles from BC). Pass almost completely through Cotherstone. After passing the Fox and Hounds pub, you will be signed left to ‘East Briscoe’. The sign is repeated at the junction, turn left here and continue for 2 miles along the country road. Immediately after a hump back bridge and before a telephone box there is a sign right to the cottages. Turn right and proceed 350 yards along the track to the cottages.

Coming From The North by the East Coast:
Travelling south on the A1(M), leave the motorway at junction 61 taking signs for Bishop Auckland on the A688. Continue on the A688 for 25 miles to Barnard Castle. At Barnard Castle pass through the town centre taking signs following the A67 down to the bridge over the River Tees. Over the bridge, turn right onto the B6277 (signed Middleton) and carry on as from X above. (NB if travelling south on A68 turn onto A688 at West Auckland)

The nearest bus service is at Cotherstone (2 miles) The nearest train station is Darlington (23 miles)
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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Low Season: 1 bedroom: £165.00; 2 bedroom £195.00.
High Season: 1 bedroom £320.00; 2 bedroom £450.00.
New Year: 1 bedroom £360.00; 2 bedroom £495.00.

Awards and Accolades
Guest Book Comments:
County Durham Environment Award; Durham Wildlife Trust Conservation Award

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