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.
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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!
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.
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.
We have had a lovely holiday. A beautifully equipped cottage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outstanding Holiday Home – exceptionally well equipped, great location, comfortable and spacious.
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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