We had a great week at Desmond House, even though the weather was not ideal. The house is spacious, comfortable & well equipped, with everything we needed for our stay. There is a lovely patio which is a perfect sun trap but unfortunately the weather meant there was only one day when we could use this! Middleton in Teesdale has a well stocked Co-op store, a lovely independent butcher, several small cafes & a couple of pubs which serve food. Other options are available in nearby villages. If you like walking, it’s a great location with various footpaths starting close to the house. We hope to return to this cottage next year, which says it all.