Desmond House

Located in the heart of the beautiful Durham Dales near Barnard Castle, Desmond House is a delightful property sleeping up to five people.

Just a short walk from the market town of Middleton in Teesdale, where you will find numerous local pubs, specialist craft shops and tea rooms serving delicious home baked treats.

Surrounded by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Desmond House is a great base for walkers and cyclists, with plenty of picturesque routes on the doorstep including the Pennine Way and Teesdale Way, as well as the spectacular High Force waterfall.

A vast array of attractions can be found close by including the stunning Barnard Castle and Raby Castle with its 200-acre deer park. The Bowes Museum with its outstanding collections of art and family activities is a must visit when in the area. Plus, a day trip to the world famous Beamish open-air museum is a great day out for all the family.

Sleeps 5

3 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom




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Guest Reviews

Beautiful house in an amazing location. The wooded area opposite the house has some lovely walks and a stream which was great for the kids to play in with their wellies on. Plenty of places to eat out within walking distance and the Co-Op was handy too for meals at home. We loved waking up in the morning to see fields of sheep before venturing out. Everything we could ever need was provided for a perfect relaxing holiday. We cherished every minute here and will be back this summer!

1st February 2018

Well done for the superb renovation of Desmond House: it has a very comfortable, cosy ambience. The property offers excellent facilities and is furnished to a very high standard; it met all our requirements – ‘ home from home’. The location is exquisite: providing beautiful, tranquil walks; a friendly village and stunning views from the house. The spectacular High and Low force waterfalls are definitely worth a visit. Hamsterly Forest provides a fun-filled, action-packed family day out (for children and adults alike!). Thank you.

1st March 2018

Gorgeous house. We immediately felt at home. Loved sitting on the front bench drinking tea and enjoying the afternoon sunshine. Super walks to Low Force then High Force.

The Almonds
5th April 2018

We have had a lovely holiday. A beautifully equipped cottage.

Beecroft Family
14th April 2018

Enjoyed a fantastic stay in this cottage, Everything is on hand and we especially enjoyed a meal at The Forrestors Arms. loved the cottage which is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything we needed.

18th May 2018

Had a lovely week exploring this part of the country. House warm and cosy – just what you need after long walks and bike rides and plenty of hot water. Hope to be back.

The Kutney Family
2nd June 2018

Have very much enjoyed staying in this well-equipped, comfortable cottage. There is so much to see and do in this area. Fabulous walks from the door with good pubs for refreshing.

The Winchcombe Family
2nd August 2018

Our second visit to Desmond House and it is just as impressive as the first time. We have loved our stay and only wish we could stay longer. We visited Raby castle, well worth a visit and spent a lot of time over the road at the stream with the children. Seeing wild deer in the woods was a delight.

The Cummins
10th August 2018

Outstanding Holiday Home – exceptionally well equipped, great location, comfortable and spacious.

Paul Commute
17th August 2018

Stunning property. We loved it ,especially with  having Netflix

6th November 2018

This property is absolutely stunning. I have never  felt so at home in a holiday cottage. We loved loved our stay here and would love to return.

The Falsons
3rd January 2019
Welcome to Desmond House

The Durham Dales

Desmond house is in the heart of the breath-taking Durham Dales and is the perfect location for a getaway break.

Situated in the stunning North Pennines AONB, the characterful white-washed cottages, village green and traditional tea rooms and shops in Middleton-in-Teesdale make it a charming location for a cottage holiday, with many tremendous attractions and beautiful countryside walks to enjoy in the area.

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