Hecklers Cottage is a stunning property located in the market town of Barnard Castle. Beautifully renovated, this traditional stone cottage has stylish interiors with character and flair in abundance. Perfect for dog friendly retreats, you’ll have plenty of country walks to discover plus a whole host of independent shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy.
Property Highlight #1
Four Legged Friends Welcome
Hecklers Cottage is dog friendly so you can bring your pup along for your family getaway!
Property Highlight #2
Enclosed Yard Area
Hecklers Cottage benefits from an enclosed decked area at the rear of the property where you can relax during your stay.
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Hecklers Cottage is a traditional stone property which has been transformed inside into a modern and stylish holiday home.
Hecklers Cottage sleeps up to six guests across two bedrooms. You’ll have full access to the property during your stay which also includes a cosy living room, fully equipped kitchen, separate dining room and two bathrooms. Ideal for family staycations and getaways with friends, it is the perfect base to explore the area.
On the ground floor, you are welcomed into the dining room. With soft pink walls and dark wood accents, this space is warm and luxurious. The dining area features a large oval table with seating for up to six guests.
Head to the kitchen and you’ll find a sleek space. Grey shaker style cabinets complement white brick style tiles creating a great balance of traditional and modern. Fully-equipped, the kitchen includes an oven, hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher.
At the rear of the property, you’ll find the ground floor bathroom. This space includes a walk in shower, WC and basin.
Featuring blue wood panelled walls and a stone fireplace with a log burner, the living room is the ultimate cosy spot to unwind. Every care has been taken to ensure you have the most relaxing stay possible so the space also benefits from a 50” Smart TV with access to BT TV and Netflix, plus two comfortable velvet sofas.
Take the stairs up to the first floor and you’ll find two bedrooms plus the family bathroom. With vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the rooms on this floor have an incredible feel.
The master bedroom boasts a statement king size bed, an oval freestanding mirror and two bedside tables. Sleeping four guests, the second bedroom features two double beds, a wardrobe and a clothes rail. In keeping with the style of the rest of the cottage, you can expect beautiful interiors in both bedrooms.
Spacious and elegantly designed, the family bathroom includes a free standing bathtub, large walk in shower, double sink vanity unit and WC.
Hecklers Cottage also boasts an enclosed yard space with an outdoor seating area.
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.
Hecklers Cottage is located in the heart 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 a host of small independent stores and you can take your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs which serve lovely home-made food.
Step outside the cottage and enjoy lots of lovely walks. You can easily reach the 12th century castle with 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.
The ruins of Egglestone Abbey are also within walking distance. The Bowes Museum is just a 5-minute stroll away and it is a lovely place to picnic after you’ve viewed the art collection. If you fancy live entertainment whilst you’re away, check out The Witham to see which performances, films or exhibitions will be available when you visit.
Watch out for the agricultural shows over the summer to get an insight into farming life in the North Pennines. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty holds events at the Bowlees Visitor Centre to provide insights into the flora and fauna of the upper dale, including rare blue gentians at Cow Green. The Grassholme Observatory at Mickleton is a good place to explore the dark skies.
The closest mainline train station is at Darlington, offering easy access to Durham, Newcastle, Saltburn and York. 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)
- Bed linens
- Coffee maker
- Dishes and silverware
- Extra pillows and blankets
- Enhanced cleaning practices
- Garden or backyard
- Hair dryer
- Hot water
- Laptop friendly workspace
- Wireless Internet
- Patio or balcony
- Private entrance
- Smoke detector
- Cleaning Disinfection
- Carbon monoxide detector
- High touch surfaces disinfected
- Fire extinguisher
- Towels provided
- Free parking on street
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 on-street parking to the front of the house, on a first come first serve basis and a public car park to the rear of the property. Charges may apply.
From the guestbook
We loved the location as were staying n Barnard Castleto visit family.
The cottage itself is amazing, beautiful furniture, lovely decor, the beds were comfy
Sadly the cleaning was below Satisfactory.
We had planned to cook all our meals, spent a fortune on food however the kitchen was not clean, greasy plates and cutlery, cooker had not been cleaned at all which was disappointing.
It felt like the entire cottage needed a deep clean. Having said that we adored the cottage and are already planning our next stay as I’m sure this was a one off
Lovely place, really well decorated. Heated flooring was a nice surprise!
Great central location, very well decorated throughout.
Nothing to dislike
A very well decorated, comfortable and well equipped house in a very central location of a nice town with a great curry house.
Good location and very convenient check in
me, my wife and daughter used Hecklers cottage as a base to explore the Northeast.
barnard castle is a beautiful little town, plenty to see and do. Every room was well sized and the cottage well decorated. Had everything we needed and the coal fire added to it.
The hosts communicated everything well and we're very helpful.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to people and the only downside was we didn't stay longer!
Thank you again for everything!
Overall the property is as described and perfect location for a break in Barnard Castle. However, we had to vacuum the floors in the kitchen and dining room on arrival, clean the dining table, and the master bed had animal hairs and marks on the bedding.
Lovely cottage, full of character and very tastefully refurbished to a high standard. Great location, only few minutes walk to Barnard Castle town centre. On street parking a bit hit and miss but Morrissons literally at back of property and parking there for through the day after 2pm. Just be aware the there are two steep steps into the bathroom which could be a problem for elderly or those with mobility problems as no handrail.
Really enjoyed our stay and would certainly go back again.
Lyndsey H., Huntingdon
Beautiful property. Spotlessly clean. Very well equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room. Only one thing is bedroom with 2 doubles, beds a little hard but that is just my preference. Great location for day trips. Would highly recommend
Lovely place to stay!
I booked this for me and my children so we could visit High Force for my birthday and it housed us all perfect! The house was absolutely gorgeous, every room was gorgeous and even had a little garden to sit in with a glass of wine. My little boys wanted to stay longer as they loved the interior so much! The house was situated in the middle of town and close to Barnard castle so if you was wanting to visit there it’s a perfect location!
High Force was 30 mins up the road and a lovely drive!
Everything was fabulous and we will definitely be booking back in to visit again. Thank you!
Clean, comfortable and cosy - the cottage is a lovely place. It’s a short walk into town, castle, museum, shops and restaurants/pubs. Morrison’s supermarket is also around the corner to pick up bits and pieces which was handy!
quality of the fittings and furniture. modern and quirky in a very old shell . well stocked with lots of yhiught into needs
no designated parking
Great stay in the middle of Barnard Castle. Lovely accommodation every thing you need . On street parking was good, always found a spot. Thank you
Well decorated and cosy place. Location is very near to the shops.
Cosy, relaxing cottage. Comfy beds. High spec furniture. Very clean. Warm. Excellent location to centre.
Nothing we didn't like or even love.
Lovely place and very helpful hosts.
Fantastic stay here. House is beautiful, lovely and spacious. Location is really good for local amenities and there are some amazing walks just a short drive away ?
Property is well situated in Barnard Castle, a stones throw from shops, pubs & restaurants.
furnished exceptionally well, cosy and modern. underfloor heating used in conjunction with the log burner means the property is toasty always.
The microwave doesn’t function. whilst it turns on it doesn’t heat
Due to the nature of the property, there isn't private on site parking. However, there is on-street parking to the front of the house on a first come first serve basis.
The second bedroom in the property sleeps four guests as it has two double beds.
The dining area is located in the hallway of the property.
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