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82F Galgate

Barnard Castle

3.82

(64 Reviews)

4 guests

2 bedrooms

2 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Located in the popular market town of Barnard Castle, 82F Galgate is a welcoming and homely place to stay. Sleeping up to 4 guests, it’s the ideal place for a family staycation or a getaway with friends. You’ll have full access to the property during your stay which includes a living room, kitchen diner and two bedrooms.

Property Details

The Space
LIVING AREA
82F Galgate has a homely living area. The perfect place to unwind with your loved ones, you can relax on the sofa and chairs, whilst watching Freeview or a DVD on the flat screen TV.

KITCHEN AND DINING AREA
Fully equipped for self-catering stays, the kitchen has everything you could need to prepare meals easily. Also sharing this space is the dining area which includes a dining table and four chairs.

BEDROOM AND BATHROOM
Upstairs on the first floor, you’ll find two bedrooms, both with en-suites. Both rooms feature double beds with comfortable mattresses and premium bed linens to ensure you have the best sleep possible.

The en-suites have showers, basins, and a WC for your use.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Neighborhood
82F Galgate is located in the historic market town of Barnard Castle. Featured within the Guardian’s ‘10 of the UK’s best small towns’, there is something for everyone here. If you love to shop, the town has many antique shops so treasure seekers will be in their element. There are also lots of independent stores which you wouldn’t see on the average high street. Take your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs which serve lovely home-made food.

Barnard Castle is also known for its 12th century castle. The English Heritage property has great views over the Tees Gorge. You can try to spot Richard III’s boar emblem carved above the window in the inner ward or explore the sensory garden.

Getting Around
The closest train station to Barnard Castle is Bishop Auckland which is served by trains to and from Darlington and Middlesbrough. A number of connecting routes can also be found from these stations so getting to other locations around the UK could not be easier.

There are a number of bus routes throughout Barnard Castle. Hop on the Arriva X76 or X75 which travels to Darlington.

  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Path to entrance lit at night
  • Essentials
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Hot water
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Wireless Internet
  • TV
  • Heating
  • Bed linens
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Flat smooth pathway to front door
  • Refrigerator
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Private entrance
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Free parking on premises
  • Dvd player
  • Shampoo

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is free on site parking for two vehicles on the driveway.

Please note that the TV does not have access to terrestrial channels, however streaming services are available.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Guest Reviews

3.82

(64 Reviews)

Juan

28/11/2023

The apartment is very nice and looks quite charming
2 bed + 2 bath, decent size and decorations. Looked fairly clean and new
Management company is a disaster
They kept me waiting for more than 40 mins to get the check in instructions. On a Friday evening which should be pieak time for them.
They also charge you a mandatory fee regardless whether you want or not insurance from them. If you dont get insurance they charge you a deposit habdling fee anyway. The deposit is 250gbp which i thonk doesnr show anywhere
The heater on the house was on a timer so switched off every 2-3h. Outside was 0 degrees and the house at 1 point below 15 degrees.. I called the management company arpund 5 times during the weekend and they totally ignored me. They did actually nothing and we had a bad experience there

Tracy

19/11/2023

Lovely place to stay modern, clean and everything you need .
Would recommend

Richard

24/10/2023

Beautiful fresh looking great location
No remote control for television

Anna

19/10/2023

Very good

Marcin

15/10/2023

Nice property. Kitchen equipped well.
Quite. Good wifi
Hidden charges came up after payment thru booking. Com.
Spider webs everywhere....

Saavedra

04/10/2023

Imposible de contactar al anfitrión. Tuve que llamar muchas veces. Nunca me enviaron la información para poder ingresar a la casa. Tuve que esperar horas afuera intentando que contestaran el teléfono, hasta que lo logré.
Muy mala iluminación, debido a que las cortinas roller estaban malas y no funcionaban (ninguna). Tuve que subir arriba de sillas altas cada día para subirlas a mano y así lograr tener algo de luz.
Se dijo que tenía estacionamiento, y éste estaba ocupado todo el tiempo. Tuve que buscar afuera.
Muy mala experiencia. No lo recomiendo.

Teresa

30/09/2023

The location was wonderful loved everything about it close to all we needed x

Randolph

27/09/2023

Nice house
Nothing

Gary

21/09/2023

Really enjoyed staying here whilst working in the area - would definitely come back

Briony

21/09/2023

The light bulb in the kitchen was flashing constantly so you could put the light on. DVD player not connected and didnt reach the plug socket without unplugging everything and moving them around. No batteries in the DVD remote control so had to swap the TV remote batteries back and forwards to use DVD and TV. Received 4 emails gently reminding us to leave by 10am. 4 emails is NOT a gentle reminder but constant badgering. having to pay and extra £25 or pay £250 which you get back within 28days is and unpleasant addition not exactly highlighted when you book.Loved the accommodation just not impressed with host and stay as they're not maintaining their accommodation and badgering customers.

John

19/09/2023

Clean & tidy, in a side passage off a busy through road but convenient for access to shops & restaurants. Able to park car outside.
Entrance passage dirty, overgrown and littered.
Rooms dark with poor natural lighting. Some lights needed replacing & one flickered constantly.

Ste

17/09/2023

Great place to stay and great value for money.

Mitchell

10/09/2023

The airbnb was adequate at best. It does state in the description that there is a £250 "damage deposit" or a £25 "damage waiver" but this could be cleaner in the breakdown of price.
As lots of other reviews mention the bedrooms both have skylights - so you'll wake up when the sun does. Blinds could be installed or an eye mask provided.
There is no information about the local area or recommendations, this very much feels like a soulless agency run airbnb with a poor landlord bodge job vibe. Lots of handles are loose and the walls are very scuffed.
The bathroom wasn't clean in my ensuite and there was a large skid mark in the toilet which was really unappealing. There were also cobwebs everywhere and several large spiders in the rooms.
The cups and glasses were mostly dirty and had a thick coating of dust on them.
Barnard Castle however is a truly lovely area.

Dan

03/09/2023

Enjoyed our stay here while we attended a wedding nearby. Very responsive communication and the apartment was furnished with everything we needed. A few slightly frustrating parts too though, such as the lack of blinds covering the skylights in the bedrooms, the 10am checkout (which seems to have stayed a thing post Covid), and the somewhat hidden mandatory insurance costs.

Nathalie

02/09/2023

Lovely decor
Nice bedrooms
Lovely bathrooms
Feels like a hotel
Not enough pots and pans
No wardrobe or cupboards
High windows in the bedrooms which let the light in first thing in the morning

Susannah

29/08/2023

The property was beautiful, just as shown on the website and is in a great location.
Check in information wasn't sent so needed to be chased up.

David

25/08/2023

Very comfortable and had all you need for a few days away.
Nothing to dislike, perhaps consider putting a washing machine in the garage but other than that all good.

Lisa

13/08/2023

Host was very communicative and sent a guide the week before. The location was perfect for our needs. Would consider revisiting.

Janet

06/08/2023

Location
Not as clean as it could have been
Light bulbs flashing and needed replacing but no spares

Catherine

04/08/2023

The house is very pleasant, modern and comfortable, well stocked with crockery etc although there were only 3 glasses in each set for 4 people!
Unfortunately the hot water in the shower was only lukewarm which was not a pleasant experience on a cold, damp and extremely wet break. The hosts did respond very quickly and sent an engineer however this did not fix the temperature of the shower. Still lukewarm.
There is a skylight without a blind in both bedrooms, resulting in early morning wake-ups which is slightly frustrating when you are on a mini break. If you can’t fix blinds supply eyemasks!! Or recommend you take them.
Other than these little irritations, the house is ideal for a break in Barnard Castle; location is ideal. Lovely cafe next door to the house and castle, shops, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance. “Barney”folk are very friendly and welcoming.

Beverley

12/07/2023

Lovely apartment, ideally located and every amenity catered for. Parking in the alley was a bit tight but we managed to park in the street without any problems. Nice little deli at the end of the road for breakfast too. Would stay again.

Tommy

11/07/2023

Lovely place in a great location in Barnard Castle. Huge flaw in the bedrooms - the huge skylights in the roof of both bedrooms with no curtains/blinds. If you're a light sleeper then bring an eye mask - we were there in the middle of summer with our 14 month old who is quite a light sleeper, and as it didn't get dark til 2200 and then got light again at 0430 we didn't get much sleep.

Marion

29/06/2023

Clean, comfy beds,good location.
Couldn't work tv.
Very annoying to be asked for a further insurance payment after we had booked and paid.for the accommodation.

Rowena

27/06/2023

The location was great, very peaceful and centrally located.
The house was comfortable and clean, with ample sofa rooms.
The bedrooms have skylights with no blinds, which make summer sleeping difficult. They really should install black out blinds, as the main windows give ample light. Also, the upper windows had spider's webs - they should be cleaned away. The kitchen had no cupboard space for food, and not having a washing machine could be an issue for families staying more than a few nights.

Ruchi

16/06/2023

The property was fairly well located and close to the High Street and Morrison’s
initially there was a lot of confusion about the damage waiver being paid or not. I had paid it and I had even submitted the payment receipt to host in stay but when I called them one hour before my arrival, they said I don’t have access to the property because I haven’t paid the damage waiver. Complete miscommunication and breaking down of communication at their end. This caused me a lot of stress.
The second problem with the property was that if you have a big car like I do you cannot take the car in to where the main door is which means you have to carry luggage and other things like Morrisons shopping all the way in which is quite a distance and not conducive specially if you have elderly parents with you, which I did.
Third issue I thought was very important and relevant, that there is no toilet on the main level . Both our ensuite, so if you are chilling in the living room and you have, especially older guests like I did they have to go up to the ensuite in order to use facilities. This is not mentioned in the description and if it was I would have never chosen this property.
There was a spotlight flickering in the kitchen on top of the fridge area and it was not a very pleasant feeling.
They have a window in the roof and dad does not have any kind of blind so when you are sleeping and it’s sunrise at 4:30 am I was advised that you take a sleeping mask or you will be wide-awake. also a basic thing like a fairy liquid and a sponge was not available for us to wash dishes. There were literally two drops of fairy liquid.

Sally

14/06/2023

Accommodation was really good. Location great.
Very disappointed having to pay insurance for cleaning/breakages after we had already paid in full (non refundable) for accommodation. We were advised we would not get key til it was paid!!! This was like the hidden extras on a flight. Price u pay should be final.price. just put it in the list price, not as an extra. I've never paid this before and I've used booking.com for years.

Andy

29/05/2023

we had a great time at this property, perfect location and good facilities.
TV is streaming only which isnt really a problem but suppose we get used to freeview channels.

Shirley

18/05/2023

Parking access, sometimes block by others. Metal chairs at dining table, cold and very uncomfortable. Heating only came on at 2am, cold during the day and evening. Tv unable to get channels. All films netflix etc. Could see no news or weather updates.

Caroline

06/05/2023

the location is great . the property is modern clean and well facilitated.
all groups catered for .
The Tv is a bit of a pain . but manageable.

Joanne

17/04/2023

Good location, spacious & suitable for what we wanted
We had no heating or hot water throughout the break so this impacted upon what we were able to do

Kathryn

16/04/2023

Gorgeous house, excellent facilities
Water temp and pressure in shower

Anonymous

11/04/2023

lovely & modern. central location. great facilities
shower pressure wasn’t great and water temperature wasn’t hot

Jackie

01/04/2023

Great location, nice and roomy, everything you need for a stay, plenty of clean towels, even had tea and coffee on arrival,
Beds nice and comfy,
Kitchen well equiped .
Very private just at the back of main street.
Seating, in sitting room not the best seating arrangement, also could do with a pair of oven gloves,
Parking is off road but very tight, just make sure you pick the correct bay, as shop owners on main street are not impressed if you park, not in the allocated space..
Tv did take a while to suss out, (could be cause we are older)

nellym1963

31/03/2023

Location is good if not a little difficult to find, it's down a side street under an arch. Quiet area, just an owl hooting kept us awake(no complaints, it was great). Modern style, with everything needed in place for cooking anything. The only negative, which was quite a big one for us, was the seating in the living area it looked lovely but after a day tramping about it wasn't very comfortable at all.

Damian

19/03/2023

Excellent location with separate rooms, this property is great for family travel of for parties that would like some privacy.
The only downside is that the water for the showers is cold after one person showers.

Richard

12/03/2023

The location as excellent - we walked into the town for some lunch. The snow made travelling difficult and our car was stuck at the property in the snow on friday.
The shower in our room was luke warm. we tried many different settings but couldn't get a hot shower. There was veery little space in the rooms. We have wedding clothes and other clothes with little space.

Steve

04/12/2022

Place was fine - for prospective renter, make sure you have appreciated the very high cleaning charge and also the fact that the hosts make you either pay a £25 insurance policy for any breakages or lodge a massive security deposit. In my opinion, goes against the ethos of AirBnb and didn't reflect the profile of the renters. a couple in their 50s renting a place for a long weekend is slightly different to a group of lads on a stag do.

Rhoda

04/12/2022

Exceptional

Adrian

21/11/2022

fantastic location and very warm.
living area is poorly furnished for actual use. looks good but not at all comfortable. showers in both bedrooms are freezing, too far away from the boiler with not enough bar pressure to feed to rainfall shower heads. top tip - use the smaller shower head, at least that lets the hot water through.

Lilian

16/11/2022

Exceptional

Dodd

04/11/2022

Modern, clean and great location.
Intermittent WiFi issues.

Yuan

27/10/2022

The location is great. Within 1 hour to many AONB. The apartment is tidy and clean. Would recommend.

Anonymous

18/10/2022

Superb

Helen W

06/10/2022

Ok lets start with the positive, the property is wll appointed and in an ideal position set back from the road it is quiet and there is off road parking. Downstairs is spacious with a large wello equipped kitchen the living area is comfortable. Now the not so positive, upstairs the bedrooms are small as they have made them both ensuite, there are no wardrobes or drawers jus some open shelves and hat stand. As apoor sleeper i was delighted to see the bedroom window had a black out blind and the bed was really comfy but my delight was shorted lived as in the morning i realised there was a skylight without a blind above my bed which was bad enough in September and wouldve been even worse had it been in the hight of summer had i been aware of this i would not have booked this property and lack of sleep ruined my birthday celebration The ensuites are small but that said the shower enclosure ar large The bathroom i used had a leak around the toilet which was going thru the floor onto the ceiling below Be aware that you may have to be off grid for your stay which also means no tv as it only has streaning services. We had wifi fir rgw first day then when next door was occupied it went down We phoned host & stay and they said an maintanance person was going out to next door and they would ask him to call in to us. When he arrived he told us that this was an ongoing probable becaise the owner was trying to run 2 properties on one supply Needless to say we had no wifi for our 4 night stay. This made life difficult as we wanted to find places to go When we returned home i contacted H&S and they were adament the problem with the wifi was down to BT which is obviously not what we had been told or what we had seen for ourselves. Eventually H&S staid they would give us £40 refund as a gesture of good will for our inconvenience which one month and several emails later i have not yet recieved In short i would stay again if they sorted out the maintenance issues but i wouldnt book with H&S again

Janet

05/10/2022

fabulous situation, beautifully decorated
seating area in sitting room not comfortable, I had the two seater and my husband sat on a chair, we left a day early as my husband’s back and neck were aching

Rhoda

28/09/2022

Exceptional

Steve

28/09/2022

Property had all that was needed for a self catering break. Good location for evening entertainment and shops. Central location for exploring.
Lack of clarity on where to park.

Lynn

15/09/2022

great location and facilities
the TV had been moved and a portable ariel put on there, which we were unable to get any TV channels from.
the upstairs passage window must have been left open prior to arriving as the windowsill was full of water, the window had been shut prior to arrival but the water not cleaned up.
the right-hand bedroom ensuite has previously had a leak as you could see that the flooring had been taken up previously, but the room still smelt damp, and this is starting to show downstairs in the living room ceiling. did not affect us but needs looked at.

Sambabee

08/09/2022

I felt a bit vulnerable sitting in the living room at night alone as there were no blinds curtains across the front door area so anyone could see straight in- a door curtain would be more secure and ensure privacy Also parking was challenging with unfriendly neighbour pointing out “her parking space”!!!

Howard

02/09/2022

The town centre location was ideal for visiting the Bowes Museum and Barnard Castle, both just a few minutes walk away. The apartment is modern, well equipped and comfortable. In addition, both double bedrooms are en-suite. Four person occupancy would make the accommodation better value for money.
Not being able to meet the hosts. Too much administration - so many emails, messages etc. Having to verify our identity (I can understand why this is aked for, but it was a trial) by sending our passport details and a selfie photo. Having to video the property on arrival.

Alexandra

29/08/2022

very modern, cosy and beautiful little home away from home. the only downside would be the cleaning however we really enjoyed the stay

Joe

21/08/2022

We had a lovely stay here and I thought the place looked even better than the photos. Immediately felt at home here. Easy check in, good communication, modern interiors. I would have happily stayed a whole week.

Vaishali

19/08/2022

well done up and very comfortable.
parking was a bit of a struggle / access was very narrow

Etienne

22/07/2022

Great apartment, highly recommended.

Tourist58529856161

18/07/2022

Perfect location near centre of town. Well equipped and comfortable beds But we had to sweep cigarette butts from outside the front door. One blind had a missing chain so couldn’t be lowered, Kitchen tap loose A previous leak in bathroom had not been fixed, smell in bathroom and damaged bathroom: floor, unsightly stain on living room ceiling. Couldn’t find out how to increase the water temperature of the shower. Shame that the maintenance of an otherwise attractive property isn’t kept up

Katie

12/07/2022

Nice decor, well-equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and great location close to the centre of Barnard Castle
The Bedrooms were tiny, and there were large velux roof windows in the bedrooms with no curtain (and located on ceiling which is approx 12ft high) so no way of blocking out light at night to allow a decent night's sleep in early July when it's only dark for about 5 hours per night. Large amount of black mould in one of the bathrooms, toilet had obviously been leaking for some time so floorboards were squelchy and the smell of mould permeated the entire upstairs of the building. Lots of loose fittings (kitchen tap, toilet roll holders and coat rack in living area, which fell completely off the wall after I gently removed my v light rain mac from it!).Overall, while the decor was trendy and modern and the place looks v plush on first inspection, there was general attention to detail lacking and the Host and Stay staff offered no help when I brought some of our concerns to them on the first day of our 5 night stay, so I just couldn't recommend either this property or Host & Stay as a company

Laura

11/07/2022

Despite the guide in the property stating that TV Freeview was available in 2 easy steps - after several hours trying and a phone call to Host and Stay - TV was not available only NETFLIX - I presume so that the owner did not pay a license fee. Very poor and a huge waste of time, the info was completely incorrect.
The kitchen sink drained directly onto the driveway as the outside drain we think is blocked - so smelly water all over the drive every time the sink was used. The overflow on the kitchen sick is not even connected.
The outside windows are filthy and the outside space has litter all over the place
Cobwebs in the hall with dead spiders in several areas
Dust and fluff on the bedroom floors
Outside of kitchen cabinets were smeared and sticky - clearly not cleaned
Dust and fluff behind the TV
A neighboring business owner blocked our cars in the drive several times and was difficult about allowing us to move cars out of the drive
En suite sink was loose
Shower upstairs would not drain easily
Kitchen tap very loose and wobbling

Dodd

05/07/2022

Really comfortable, modern and clean. Great access to the town.
A few minor maintenance issues… tap in kitchen not secure and some repair needed following an earlier flood in one of the shower rooms. Outside needs sweeping to remove old cigarette ends.

Dan

26/06/2022

Was OK. Location is wonderful and the accommodation is well equipped and modern. Let down by cleanliness/maintenance in bathroom (assume 3rd party cleaner) and parking not as described, although parking on street is no problem.

Eric

02/06/2022

This is a lovely house in a great town centre location with loads of amenities nearby. Great for exploring the area, or even just spending time in Barnard Castle which is a nice town. The Bowes Museum is fantastic.

Clare

31/05/2022

handy location
very grey but that’s not a huge criticism

Border

04/05/2022

Good location on edge of town centre, so quiet at night, especially in its cul-de-sac location. Kitchen looked well-equipped, but was wasted on me, as I was using it as a place to sleep in order to attend functions in the town and visit friends, so ate out for all meals. TV is Firestick equipped, so able to log onto my own account and watch my Netflix/Amazon Video, as well as use apps like iPlayer, All4, ITV Hub, etc. Both bedrooms are ensuite shower-rooms with sink & toilet and water pressure was good in shower. The hot water temperature was also good. Bed was comfortable, bedside lockers have storage cupboards in them and there are electric sockets both sides.
Somewhat lacking in storage space in bedrooms - e.g. no wardrobe, but a chrome coat stand for hanging things on hangers and what I presume was a trouser stand for hanging two pairs of folded trousers (never seen something like it before).
Dressing table is only a free-standing "bench" three feet wide by six inches deep, due to space constraints, and has no drawers, so doesn't accommodate much clutter.
Hand basin in ensuite is about the size of a wok and, typical of a bowl shape, it takes little to get water sloshing all over the place. I have a dislike of square toilet seats, but that's me, and the design of the seat attachment to the toilet is, as with many modern designs, prone to torque resulting in the seat twisting and not sitting centrally on the porcelain base. The only place to store stuff in the ensuite is around the hand basin (which gets wet) or on the window sill behind the toilet.
Car access up the narrow mews is difficult with anything but the smallest car, and requires reversing out. More difficult again if the next door property is also occupied. Street parking in town can be difficult to find: I was lucky to find a spot immediately outside - my neighbours also parked elsewhere, but I don't know where.
The external environment was, however, a mess - higgledy-piggledy waste/recycling bins, some with lids open and full to the brim, litter (and probably overflow from the bins) strewn all over the mews area outside the property. Not a great welcoming sight.

Tom

09/01/2022

Excellent location,very quiet,lovely property but severe maintenance problems..central heating did not work on arrival,then broke down again overnight....garage where boiler was situated was crammed with bags of rubbish including food waste...Outside where I parked had builders rubbish including broken wood and pallets leaning on property....wife wanted to use oven dish to cook in the morning but had dead spider in it....it had been there a while...
Working heating,rubbish cleaned up and generally checking over before guests arrive...company in charge should make sure all is ok on a regular basis...

Norma

03/12/2021

Very good

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