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Wood Street Cottage Is In The Heart Of Historic Picturesque Banard Castle

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wood Street Cottage is a refurbished cottage in the heart of historic, picturesque Barnard Castle, minutes walk from the town centre, Bowes Museum and River Tees. It is an extremely comfortable cottage furnished to a high standard. Large fully equipped kitchen/dining room, separate lounge with TV, Free view and DVD player, 2 double bedrooms, one with king size bed and a large modern bathroom with separate shower. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Small selection of DVDs, books and games. Welcome Pack and information about the local area. Private parking for 1 car and additional parking on road. Wifi. Courtyard garden with seating.

Michael and Pauline Hanby
Member since: 2015
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Michael and Pauline Hanby

Local owners live next door to the cottage. Michael is an accountant with a practice in Barnard Castle and Pauline is recently retired from Local Government. Both heavily involved with voluntary work within the town. Lots of friends in the town.

Michael and Pauline Hanby purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Michael and Pauline Hanby chose Barnard Castle

Wood Street Cottage is tucked away, however, only a few minutes walk from the market place, Bowes Museum, castle and river. Barnard Castle is a vibrant market town with lots to offer.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Barnard Castle in Barnard Castle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please use rear access.
Location Type:
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Large separate shower cubicle
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Travel cot available on request
  • Both bedrooms furnished to a high standard and both have black out blinds as well as curtains.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Wood Street Cottage Is In The Heart Of Historic Picturesque Banard Castle
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Clean and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A very nice property in a delightful area. Enjoyed our stay in Barnard Castle, there is lots to do, Bowes Museum and the Castle are both worth visiting. A good range of local shops and places to eat. Mr & Mrs Hanby made us very welcome.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cottage in the middle of Barnard Castle

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very clean, with plenty of space and equipped with everything you need for a holiday. It is situated in the centre of Barnard Castle within walking distance to the town. Pauline and Michael are lovely hosts, you are met on arrival and a welcome pack is provided which is very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Central, comfortable and accessable to Durham and Cumbria

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay with very friendly Hosts. This place is convenient for visiting the Lake District, and the East coast (HMS Trincomalee is a must). A very comfortable, well set up cottage. Walking distance to some excellent sites in Barnard Castle and well placed for the markets. Loved our holiday in this area and Wood Street Cottage just made things so much easier.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent all round experience

  • 5 of 5

We were made very welcome to this superbly appointed, faultlessly clean and well serviced cottage just minutes from the town with lots of information regarding the walks & attractions that are so easily accessed - many without needing to drive. We are in the process of booking again for next year - the visitor book suggests many are similarly impressed and make return visits.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable spotlessly clean cottage. Everything you could need provided plus so many thoughtful extras. Superb central location in a very quiet street with the bonus of parking. Our third time here and we have no doubt we will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superbly presented house in a lovely town

  • 5 of 5

Wood Street Cottage is one of the best holiday lets we have stayed in. It is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We had a very warm welcome from Pauline (who makes very nice flapjacks!).

The kitchen/diner is spacious and has everything you need, even down to washing powder. The lounge is comfortable and the TV etc. very good.

The main bedroom is very large, with a massive wardrobe, the bathroom is very good, too. Didn't use the second bedroom, so can't comment.

The location is strange at first, if you aren't used to the ins-and-outs of an old Northern market town, but it is actually in a great position for nipping through to the main shopping street, and also walkable to The Bowes Museum (less than 5 minutes away).

There are also walks from the cottage (Pauline provides a pile of walks leaflets, among other tourist information).

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very glad that you enjoyed your stay and for the lovely comments about both the Cottage and the personal comments. Pauline
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Barnard Castle Golf Club
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Darlington Station
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary

As well as all the facilities. walks and beautiful countryside offered on the doorstep, Barnard Castle is ideally situated to visit Durham City, Beamish Museum, Raby Castle, the beautiful Lake District, York and Richmond.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Arrival time is after 3.00pm - Departure time before 10.00am

Any breakages or damage to property or contents to be paid for before leaving the property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.