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Thwaite Cottages, Scargill, nr. Barnard Castle, Co Durham

Thwaite Cottages on the Scargill Estate comprise two secluded self-catering holiday cottages converted from the original Thwaite Farmhouse and Barns: West Cottage and North Cottage. These cottages have lovely views over the beautiful countryside of Teesdale, near Barnard Castle. The Scargill Estate itself encompasses attractive moorland and woodland, featuring abundant wildlife of special interest to bird enthusiasts. There are lovely walks and bridleways on the moor and along the River Greta. The stunning rural location of Thwaite Cottages is only a 15-minute drive to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, 15 minutes from the town of Barnard Castle, and 45 minutes from Durham City.  Almost no light pollution means amazing dark skies too for all you stargazers!

The cottages are all furnished to a high standard and very well equipped, providing home comforts and making them ideal for all families, couples, friends ... The cottages each sleep four guests, have lots of outside space with patio furniture and ample parking.

North Cottage has a twin aspect tastefully furnished sitting room with views across the open countryside and a traditional open log fire (a basket of logs provided). The French windows open and lead onto the patio and large fenced garden. There is a bright, spacious and fully fitted dining/kitchen with a very well equipped kitchen.

The Master Bedroom is on the ground floor and has a King size bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinets and lamps, cheval mirror and chest of drawers. The family bathroom has a bath/shower, WC and heated towel rail.

The twin bedroom is on the first floor and has two single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair. The en suite bathroom has a bath/shower, WC and heated towel rail.

There is a large fenced garden in the back, and dogs are welcome in this cottage.

Please note: Gardens/Outside areas not necessarily dog proof, even if fenced/walled.  Please keep your dogs under control, especially near farm animals.


Access Statement available on request.

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Country Cottage Holiday


  • Tariff: £385 - £595 per week - short breaks possible - please enquire
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 1 King (Ground Floor), 1 Twin
  • Living Room / Dining Room: TV / Freeview / DVD player
  • Kitchen / Dining: Fridge Freezer, Oven Hob, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Dishwasher
  • Bathrooms: 1 En-Suite (Twin), 1 Family Bathroom (Ground Floor)
  • Utility Room: Washer/Dryer
  • Parking: Ample Onsite Parking
  • Outside: Garden With Garden Furniture
  • Open All Year: Yes
  • Check In / Out Day: Saturday
  • Iron & Ironing Board: Yes
  • Hairdryer: Yes
  • Bed Linen & Towels provided: Yes
  • Central Heating: Yes
  • Smoking: No Smoking
  • Disabled Access: No
  • Walking / Cycling: Walkers & Cyclists Welcome
  • Mobile Phone Signal: Limited
  • WiFi: Yes (intermittent due to remote location)
  • Entertainment: Board Games, Puzzles & Books
  • Telephone: No
  • Children: Children Welcome
  • Pets: Dogs welcome by prior arrangement at £20 per dog


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