Idyllic cottage on the banks of the River Tees, Yorkshire / Durham border

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Private kitchen
Living room
Sports court

Overview of Idyllic cottage on the banks of the River Tees, Yorkshire / Durham border

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Idyllic cottage on the banks of the River Tees, Yorkshire / Durham border

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
4.8/5 Exceptional
3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace
Barnard Castle, Durham

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEgglestone Abbey9 min drive
  • Popular LocationThe Garage Spa10 min drive
  • Popular LocationBowes Museum12 min drive
  • AirportDurham (MME-Teesside Intl.)44 min drive

Rooms & beds

3 bedrooms (sleeps 4)

double bedroom

1 Queen Bed

Twin bedroom

1 Single Bed

1 bathroom

Bathroom 1

Toilet · Shower only

Bathroom 2

Bathtub · Toilet


Deck or patio
Dining Area

About this property

Idyllic cottage on the banks of the River Tees, Yorkshire / Durham border

The historic Boot & Shoe Cottage, once a cobblers and a pub, lies on the southern bank of the River Tees at an ancient river crossing from Yorkshire into Durham. We offer a warm welcome with a roaring log stove and home-baking, comfy sofas and country antique furnishings. The River Tees flows past the back garden with an abundance of wildlife including the resident kingfishers and occasional otter and to the front there are fields with horses, sheep and rabbits. A short walk through our wood brings you to the tennis court. Private fishing is also available.
The cosy sitting room looks onto a small front garden and fields, while the kitchen and dining area has a log stove and French windows opening on to the garden overlooking the river. There is also a utility room. WC and shower on the ground floor.
Upstairs are two bedrooms - a large double bedroom and an attic-style bedroom with a single bed and a 2' 6" bed, ideal for chiildren.
The two bedrooms share a bathroom with bath (with shower over) and WC.
You will receive a "welcome hamper" of homebaking and groceries on arrival and frozen meals can be ordered in advance.
A cot and high chair are available on request.
Parkimg for 2 cars and EV charger adjacent to the cottage
There are several pubs nearby, the closest being a 5 minute drive. Barnard Castle has a wide selection of local shops, including several specialising in antiques, a weekly market, a farmers' market, banks and post office. There are also 2 excellent farm shops a few miles away.
The area offers something for everyone - gentle walks or the rugged Pennine Way, historic castles and museums including the fabulous Bowes Museum, traditional market towns and villages with shops and antiques, birdwatching, sports and more.


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Outdoor space
Barbecue grill

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House Rules

Check in after 3:00 PM
Check out before 10:00 AM


Children allowed: ages 0–17


No events allowed


No pets allowed


Smoking is not permitted

Damage and incidentals

You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law, including the right of withdrawal, will not apply to your booking. The cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property