Cottage in Staindrop with Whirlpool & Garden

The Back House

1400 ft² Cottage

Overview

3 bedrooms
6 guests max.
Cottage
1400 ft²
1 bathroom
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Hot tub
Hairdryer
Heating
Fridge
Parking
Patio
Golf
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen

What's nearby

Fishing

Outdoor

Garden
Rooms
3 bedrooms
1 extra large bed
Description

The nearest town to Staindrop is Barnard Castle, which has been named by the Times as one of the best places to live in England.
It was described in various press articles as a 'beauty spot' - come and see for yourself and admire the new English Heritage blue plate that was erected for the infamous visit by Mr Cummings!
The Back House is a very pretty Grade II listed building quietly located off Front Street in Staindrop, some 5 miles from "Barney".
The local public footpath system starts from the access lane to the property and includes circular routes.
The Back House is part of a historic coaching inn next to the owner's property; the accommodation is very spacious and features a large sitting room which offers a warm and welcoming space with plush sofas and a delightful woodburning stove resting in the original 18th-century inglenook, backed by a beautiful stone wall.
The property's rooms are bright and airy, and all overlook the south-facing courtyard with a lovely raised planted area.
Socialise in the splendid kitchen with quality fittings together with ample room for six to cook and eat together at the beautifully restored table The cottage is very well finished with Karndean floors, Voyage fabrics and stunning velvets with Farrow and Ball paintwork and is simply a haven for families and friends seeking a high-quality retreat.
Step upstairs to the three bedrooms; all featuring super-king-beds, perfectly polished and tastefully decorated with coordinating high TC linens, cushions, and upholstery – should you wish for alternative sleeping arrangements, the zip/link beds can be twins on request (NB please request at time of booking)
The bathroom is large, very fresh and airy, whilst the ground floor cloakroom benefits from a WC and basin.
Step outside into a lovely south-facing courtyard area with raised flower beds.The area is well planted. There is a fully enclosed and screened seating area with sofas for 6, this leads to the charming enclosed and private screened pergola area. This features a luxury 6-person hot tub, and provides seating with cashmere throws and cushions for added warmth when the weather is not at its best. There is a 6-person outdoor dining set of table and chairs to enjoy al Fresco dishes.
Staindrop is a pretty village with a large conservation area and one of the long greens typical of County Durham.
The oldest parts of the Church of England parish church of St Mary are Anglo-Saxon, built in the 10th or 11th-century.
The church contains monuments including effigies of members of the Neville family.
The village is situated near to the historic market towns of Barnard Castle and Richmond both with many independent shops and multiple restaurant and tea shop options.
The magnificent Raby Castle is approximately 1 mile from the front door of the house.
A new adventure playground, The Plotters Forest, designed and built for real adventurers, is very popular with younger guests – Charges apply; please check the Raby Castle website for availability. The Castle is open to the public and boasts a top-rated tearoom as well as a wonderful gift shop; activities take place in the grounds throughout the year. The walled gardens are magnificent, whilst dogs on leads can be walked in the stunning deer park for a small charge.
The dogs in your party are also have an adventure field, just 5 minutes in the car! Guests staying for more than 3 nights can book a session at the field. Please enquire for full details after booking.
The renowned Bowes Museum is close by, together with its famous silver Swan automaton. Durham city with the twin attraction of world heritage sites Durham Castle, and the cathedral is 15 miles away. The cathedral is recognised as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Europe.
Also to the north is the unique Beamish Museum, which offers access to a preserved example of everyday life in urban and rural Northeast England at the time of industrialization in the early 19th-Century.This attraction is very popular with guests.
The Back House is also a great choice for those who love the outdoors, with ample walking, birdwatching, and cycling opportunities nearby including the National Cycle Route 715.
The Back House has achieved "Dark Skies" status and provides night binoculars and guides.
The Back House is a truly unique base which offers a memorable holiday break for the whole family looking to explore the area.
A digital guide to the property is provided before you arrive to help you have the best time during your stay. Details include where to walk, eat, visit and lots more.


The market town of Darlington lies on the southern boundaries of County Durham, a town well known for its railway connections. Darlington has a wide range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, an active Civic Theatre, a Forum Music Centre, multiplex cinemas, plus lots of retail outlets, both indoor and outdoor, which are sure to keep you busy. It provides various points of interest including the City of Durham to the north, plus Saltburn-by-the-Sea and Saltholme RSPB Reserve, to the east on the coast, fringing the North York Moors. To the south York, Harrogate and Ripon beckon, whilst in the west, the wonderful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales is close by.

House rules
Pet-friendly
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

26A Front Street Staindrop

DL23NH Darlington, United Kingdom

Victoria v.
5.0
Outstanding
‘Dit is echt een fantastische plek! Heel erg ruime, gezellige cottage van alle gemakken voorzien. Een super goed geoutilleerde keuken en heerlijke bedden. Bij aankomst lag er een heerlijke door gastvrouw Judith zelfgebakken Victoria sponge cake voor ons klaar, kaasscones, verse eitjes van eigen kippetjes en een fles Prosecco. We voelden ons direct helemaal thuis. We hebben enorm veel plezier gehad in de heerlijke ruime hottub. Ook hebben we pizza’s gebakken in de eigen pizza oven buiten. Dit huisje is top, een echte aanrader!’
Reviewed on 08/08/2022
5.0
Outstanding
‘Such a lovely cottage, with big airy rooms, beautifully decorated, with large comfortable beds. Located just off the high street of one of the prettiest villages in the area. A warm welcome from the hosts, with some very welcome baked treats, milk, and eggs. Dog friendly with the yard close to the dog walks. Lots of places to visit, very pretty villages, and castles, and nearest town Barnard Castle is lovely, recommend a visit to Beamish Museum and nearby Raby Castle’
Reviewed on 30/05/2021
5.0
Outstanding
‘Our must have things when we book a cottage are that it has to be dog friendly, have good wifi, a log burner, put and shop within walking distance and stunning surroundings. The Back House does not disappoint on any of these points. The owner, Judith, was so welcoming and friendly and it's obvious that a lot of thought and details has gone into the decor of this beautiful home. On our arrival Judith had left us a lovely homemade cake and scones, fresh free range eggs from their own chickens, milk and prosecco - we were spoilt! There was even a dog bed and bowls for the pooches. The cottage was spotless which is so reassuring in the current Covid climate. There is a secure area outside the back door where you can let your dogs out, it is a paved area with no grass which our dogs aren't used to but they soon got the hang of it and it wasn't an issue at all. Staindrop and the surrounding area are stunning, there's so much to see and do and plenty of off lead walks for the dogs. There are a few shops within a short walk of the cottage - Spar shop, newsagents, butchers, and also a pub which unfortunately we couldn't make full use of as the second lockdown came into place whilst we were there. There's so much we haven't had chance to explore yet in this beautiful part of the country and we will certainly make a return visit to the Back House to continue our adventure.’
Reviewed on 09/11/2020
5.0
Outstanding
‘We (mum, dad, two teenagers and our dog, spent 6 nights at the Back House, it was so comfortable we'd happily have stayed forever. This is a beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and very well equipped cottage. On arrival were met by Judith who'd provided the most generous welcome treats ever, freshly made brownies, a delicious Victoria Sponge cake, fresh eggs from the farm and a lovely bottle of sauvignon blanc and organic milk in the fridge. Albeit we were in relaxation mode the area offers much to explore and we found ourselves wandering to Bernard Castle, (where there are loads of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants) Raby Castle, the Beamish Museum and Hamsterly Forest. We hardly scratched the surface, which is why we'll be paying the Back House another visit next year.’
Reviewed on 25/10/2020
5.0
Outstanding
‘Wow - what an amazing place! We absolutely loved our week staying at the Backhouse. With the recent covid restrictions we were a little apprehensive about going on holiday but with all the practices owner Judith has put in place in regards to her guests safety, we knew all was going to be OK. The place itself is beautifully decorated, comfortable and immaculate with everything you need for your stay - including some extra special treats! The location is fabulous too with walks from your doorstep or only a short drive away, High Force, Barnard Castle and Teesdale are all within a short driving distance.....a beautiful part of the country. We're already planning our next stay here!’
Reviewed on 27/07/2020
5.0
Outstanding
‘Stayed for the second new year running and loved it just as much. Judith & Richard have maintained the highest standards and are the perfect hosts. The cottage is absolutely immaculate with everything you could possibly need at your disposal, in fact we think there’s even more crockery, cutlery and utensils available since last year which shows constant monitoring and improvement. On arrival we were met by Judith’s lovely welcome pack including delicious home baking, the mince pies and chocolate roulade were especially delicious, we could move in permanently haha. It was really ovely being able to see the new born lambs again, both Judith & Richard are so accommodating and you would definitely be hard pushed to find a better cottage with such lovely caring owners, we will definitely be booking to return again.’
Reviewed on 02/01/2020
5.0
Outstanding
‘My sister & I had a wonderful week here. You're made to feel very welcome, the cottage is spacious with themed rooms. The village is lovely with walks from the door and is a great location for exploring Raby Castle, Hamsterly Forest, High force Waterful and Beamish. The welcome pack is amazing, probably the best we've ever had. We would'nt hesitate in recommending this cottage.’
Reviewed on 28/09/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘Back House Staindrop is owned by a lovely friendly couple, who will help you with any requirements if needed. Beautiful stunning property, set in a quaint village. The property has lovely luxurious furnishings and three very comfortable super king size beds. WiFi and Netflix available to watch a film at your leisure. On arrival you receive lots of lovely treats and essentials to help u start your holiday off with a warm welcoming feeling. I cannot thank the owners enough myself my fiancé son and his girlfriend all had a lovely week. Including our four legged family member milo, with an outside sitting area to unwind in A must stay 10/10 x’
Reviewed on 07/09/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘Just wanted to say a big thank you for letting us stay in your stunning cottage. The cake and scones and the rest of the welcome pack was a lovely surprise, the village was lovely and the pub and locals were so friendly. Barnard Castle is a lovely place and we loved highforce waterfall. We would highly recommend anybody looking for a cottage to stay there. After staying for a week it was so hard to leave as we loved every minute and once again a big thank you to Judith and Richard.’
Reviewed on 12/07/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘Wanted to say a big thank you for our weeks holiday, the cake and scones were most welcome and very much enjoyed, the cottage is one of the nicest we have stayed in could not fault anything. Will recommend and definitely return’
Reviewed on 17/03/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘We have stayed in many holiday homes, but this is by far the best! The accommodation is immaculate, the kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly need, The three bedrooms are furnished beautifully as indeed is the whole house. The owners Richard and Judith are really lovely people so kind and friendly, the homemade cake is so good you just have to try it! Fresh free range eggs, milk and country butter awaits their visitors. This accommodation is not to be missed! They have some Suffolk sheep, and we were lucky to help with some lambing, which was a long life dream, so dreams do come true when you stay here! Thank you so much Richard & Judith for a truly amazing stay.’
Reviewed on 20/01/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘Just returned from a lovely weekend at the Back House & cannot wait to plan our next visit. We travelled as 4 adults and a dog, the house has plenty of space, it’s beautifully decorated and has all the amenities we needed & more...we loved the theme of each room, the dog bed & towel was a lovely touch too. The village is very pretty with a pub (dog friendly) in walking distance. Raby Castle & tea rooms are also only a short stroll away. Judith & Richard we’re wonderful hosts! We will be back!’
Reviewed on 14/01/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘Just returned home after staying here for new year, On arrival we were met by the lovely Judith who showed us around and explained everything, Judith really made us feel welcome and the food ‘welcome pack’ was an absolutely lovely gesture, the home made scones were scrumptious and the prosecco nicely washed them down. The cottage is perfect in every way, it just feels so homely, everything you could possibly want is provided and it is all of excellent high quality. The bedrooms are all lovely and the actual beds are unbelievably comfortable, we can honestly say we’ve had the best nights sleep we’ve ever had, even the dog loved the provided dog bed. Judith & Richard farm sheep and during our stay they were lambing, they invited us to see the new born lambs which was a lovely gesture & experience. The location is absolutely perfect whether you just want to sit and chill out or if you want to get out and do some walking & exploring. We’ve stayed in numerous cottages over the years and have to say this is definitely the best one yet, as per the above title it’s perfect in every way and so hard to leave behind, we’ve just rebooked for next (this) new year, can’t wait for it to roll round.’
Reviewed on 02/01/2019
5.0
Outstanding
‘The Back House was in a quiet location, nearby are local shops and tea rooms. Accommodation was exceptional, well furnished with themed rooms, beds very comfortable (super king). The welcome pack was luxurious, prosecco, local butter, cheese, eggs, tea, coffee, wonderful victoria sponge, scones......yummy. Smart tv with netflix. Visits to Eggleston Gardens, Raby Castle, Bernard Castle and lots of local walks especially good with Zelda our black lab. Even the weather was kind with glorious early Autumn sunshine. Well recommended.’
Reviewed on 20/11/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘My brother and I together with his dog had a wonderful stay at the Back House. It is a fabulous property, very spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated, very very clean and very dog friendly. We were slightly worried before we arrived as there is a review on Trip Advisor claiming it is not suited to dogs. This is incorrect. It is a great property for dogs, you just have to put on a lead to walk them rather than letting them run loose which is what the other guest must have wanted to do. The rabbits that were mentioned are feral so they will be hopping about in the countryside, the previous guest seemed upset there were rabbits running around in the paddock next to the house. There are miles of lovely walks from the back door and the dog enjoyed the stay as much as we did! He was provided for and supplied with a bed, blanket and towels by the Owners. Judith and Richard were very good hosts and Jeanette their lovely helper as very kind. When I lost my mobile Judith helped me contact my daughter. We liked the village Tea Shop, it is good value with a decent menu. There is lots to do round and about. Definitely plan to return.’
Reviewed on 18/10/2018
2.0
‘I cannot fault the cottage itself, and the welcome pack was excellent. My issue with this property is that the immediate outside space is not enclosed. The door to the outside opens straight onto the yard, which then leads onto the car parking area. I left after one night. Wandering about a farmyard in my night clothes late at night and first thing in the morning is not my idea of a relaxed holiday. During the day there were loose chickens and rabbits running around at the far end of the yard. The private patio is enclosed, but not attached to the property, it is just a penned off area in the corner of the yard. I drove over 300 miles and spent a lot of money; I hope this review might prevent others making the same mistake. Because this was my “error”, neither the owner nor Sykes offered any refund, Poor show really, but you live and learn.’
Reviewed on 24/09/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘We couldn't believe how gorgeous this cottage was as we stepped through the door! As you progress through each room the themes are complimentary to each other. Kitchen: Geese, Living room: Highland cattle, Hallway and Landing: Hares, Bathroom: Pheasant, 1st Bedroom: Sheep, 2nd Bedroom: Foxes and 3rd Bedroom: Stags. In the kitchen was a most welcome basket contain: Bread, cheese biscuits and crisps, the fridge contained: Organic milk, butter, cheese and a bottle of wine. To top it all a lovely homemade chocolate cake and scones were also left for us. The bathroom contained lavender toiletries and each room had a pile of white towels with lavender bar of soap on top. The beds were extremely comfortable (fantastic night's sleep) and the whole cottage was immaculately clean, Communication with owners (Judith & Richard) great, they are there if you need them without being intrusive, Jeanette an absolute gem. Would definitely stay here again.’
Reviewed on 23/09/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘What a great cottage! Judith and Richard made us very welcome and provided helpful hints on local sights and attractions. The cakes, wine and snacks provided on arrival were splendid and very welcoming. The cottage was of a very high standard and had everything we needed for a great holiday. We would happily return again in future.’
Reviewed on 31/08/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘If, like me, you are seeking a location to rest, relax and re-charge then look no further than the Back House. The accomadation is superbly appointed with a very welcoming and helpful owner. There are some wonderful walks around the village and surrounding area and some have been helpfuly mapped by the owner. There are loads of nearby attractions to visit, such as: Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum, Kinren- in the summer, Raby Castle and loads more. The house itself is super clean and spacious and very importantly- dog friendly.’
Reviewed on 14/08/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘Richard and Judith have done a marvellous job setting up The Back House as a beautiful holiday rental. Everything in the cottage is of an excellent standard and they have not missed anything that a visitor might need. The welcome pack was the best we have found at a holiday home and thought Judith's baking sublime. The village is near Barnard Caste and Teesdale with Durham and Richmond also nearby. We went with our dog and also found the house very suitable for him with plenty of walks on your doorstep.’
Reviewed on 30/07/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘My family and I have had the pleasure of being the first guests to stay at The Back House, and we cannot recommend it enough. The cottage is finished to an amazing standard and offers extremely comfortable accommodation. Judith and Richard have been marvellous hosts, always attentive when needed, but allowing us to relax and and be up to our own devices without intrusion. If any of the guests to come, and they would be foolish not to, are greeted by Judith's delicious baking, they will be fortunate indeed. We would thoroughly recommend the back house and can say, if we were staying in the area again, would definitely book it if it is available.’
Reviewed on 12/07/2018
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