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5 Star Gold luxury holiday cottages in County Durham

Teeswater Cottages

Our self catering Holiday Cottages are set in beautiful rolling unspoilt countryside in Lower Teesdale on the Durham/Yorkshire border. Conveniently situated within easy reach of Northern England's most beautiful scenery and historic sites, including the North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales, Durham Cathedral, Barnard Castle, Richmond, Hadrians Wall, Newcastle and the Lakes. Locally there is an abundance of walking and cycling routes through peaceful lanes and quiet limewashed hamlets with everything from a Michelin-starred restaurant, to welcoming local pubs, restaurants, farm shops and cafes.

Church Cottage

A peaceful village cottage retreat for relaxing in style
Sleeps 4

Dating back to the early 1600's, Church Cottage sits next door to the church, which overlooks the pretty village green of Gainford and is just a stone's throw from the delightful River Tees.

Cheeseborough House

A wonderfully preserved early 19th century, grade two-listed weavers cottage
Sleeps 4

Located in Thorngate, one of the oldest parts of historic Barnard Castle, with views over the River Tees just a few metres away, retaining many of its original features.

Further accommodation also available via our sister company


We also have available via our sister company Mill Granary Cottages, two stunning barn conversions and a traditional yet luxurious Shepherds Hut. Please check our sister site for details of these and to make a booking.

The Mill Granary

A delightful stone built 18th century converted barn
Sleeps 8 (Dogs Welcome)

Set in tranquil open countryside with beautiful rolling views across its large open lawns and wild flower meadows. The Granary is amazingly spacious with open beams throughout.

The Mill Byre

A spacious stone built single storey barn set in open rolling countryside
Sleeps 7 (Dogs Welcome)

Lovingly converted into a stylish home, set in open rolling countryside and beautiful rural views. Its light filled interior is open beamed throughout.

The Shepherds Hut

A cosy and luxurious Shepherds Hut set in beautiful rolling countryside
Sleeps 2

Our recent addition to the Mill Granary portfolio, The Shepherds Hut, a delightful and luxurious accommodation for those looking for something a little different

Recent News & Updates

Check whats been happening, what local events and exhibitions are coming up and what news and updates we have around the Teeswater Cottages. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries about local events, specific requirements for your booking or require any further detail around any of our properties.

Bishop Auckland Food Festival 2019 13th/14th April

Calling all food festival fans..... A scrumptious day out!

Catwalking, Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore at the Bowes Museum.

7th July until 6th January an exclusive exhibition presenting 230 stunning images by the king of catwalk photography Chris Moore.

The BFG in Pictures

BFG (Big Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl exhibition at the Bowes Museum. The kids will love it and the adults too!


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