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Peace Cottage is a fabulous cottage for couples, a perfect romantic rural retreat in the Yorkshire Dales whatever the time of year.

Set in the small rural village of Stainton, a mile from Barnard Castle, this mid-terraced cottage makes a lovely cosy base for a romantic break or family holiday. There are two bedrooms, a double with an en-suite shower room, and a twin. There is also a family bathroom, a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with an electric fire in an attractive fireplace. Outside, a small front garden with furniture makes an ideal spot for a BBQ, and there is also off road parking for a few cars. Barnard Castle has a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as the castle ruins, riverside walks and narrow cobbled alleyways to explore. There is great walking through the Teesdale countryside, and impressive waterfalls including High Force, within easy reach.

This Stainton cottage is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic break, or for a small family to get away from it all. Set in a quiet location, this Stainton cottage is only a short drive from historic Barnard Castle, the popular market town. A host of scenic walks and nature trails can be enjoyed nearby, or visit Romaldkirk, with its superb award-winning pub. Historic Eggleston Hall, The Bowes Museum and splendid Raby Castle, with its impressive grounds and deer park, are all close by.

Accommodation * Two bedrooms:

  • 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC

  • 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC

    • Well-equipped kitchen with dining area
    • Sitting room with electric fire in feature fireplace.

Amenities * Gas central heating with electric fire * Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer * TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, WiFi * All fuel and power inc. in rent * Bed linen and towels inc. in rent * Cot and highchair on request * Ample off road parking to the front of the cottage * Bike storage * Small front garden area with furniture and BBQ * Two well-behaved pets welcome * Sorry, no smoking * Shops and pub 1 mile.


Stainton is a small village in the unspoilt countryside of Teesdale, in County Durham, just one mile from the market town of Barnard Castle. Consisting of a small group of traditional cottages and boasting lovely views of the surrounding Dales countryside, Stainton is a great rural base for this part of the northern Dales. A mile distant, Barnard Castle stands on the site of an ancient Roman ford which crosses the river. The medieval ruins of the castle still tower over the river and are well worth a visit. Known affectionately as 'Barney' by residents and visitors alike, the town boasts cobbled streets, yards and back lanes which were first laid out in the 12th century. Beautiful walking country is right on the doorstep with The Pennine and Teesdale Ways, the River Tees and magnificent waterfalls at High Force are all within easy reach.

Peace Cottage by lau2512 on January 2nd 2017

Booked a cottage for New Year Weekend with Friends. The cottage was aptly named and was in a quiet village; not a sound apart from the odd car going past was heard (We were probably the ones causing a noise). Arrived on Friday Night; Cottage was lovely and warm when we came. Little things like a bottle of Prosecco and a pack of biscuits on the table in the kitchen gave that added little extra (I thought this was a lovely touch). Fresh flowers in a vase; It just looked so homely. We didn't have to worry about a thing; towels were provided, even a pint of milk was in the fridge for us. We stayed with another couple; we got the twin room. The beds for us were lovely; mattress very bouncy but you sank into it (heaven). Cottage was homely and cosy; sometimes it was a little too cosy but nothing that the windows being open didn't solve. We took the Pooch along with us and there was miles around for us to walk her. Forgot her bowls but didn't have to worry as there was 2 bowls for her there. Apart from going to High Force on Saturday afternoon and 2 trips to Morrisons, we didn't leave the cottage. If you are looking for a quiet retreat with friends or family that is dog friendly, I would recommend this Cottage and holidays at work permitting; we will be booking again!

by Mrs Bowyer on April 23rd 2016

Very warm and comfortable cottage in excellent location for visiting the area.

by Mr Axten on April 9th 2016

A warm cosy cottage in a friendly village. It was the perfect base for walking or touring.

by Mrs Kenyon on January 18th 2016

Lovely warm cottage with everything you could need. It was clean and cosy.

by Miss Jobling on November 21st 2015

The property was in a great location and was equipped with everything we needed. It was clean and tidy and a good size for two adults and two dogs.

by Mr Axten on October 3rd 2015

Beautiful Cottage in a small village. Wonderful for touring/walking and close to the North York Dales. Friendly locals and a great place if you have dogs. Have already booked next year's holiday in this cottage.

by Mrs Richardson on July 25th 2015

The Cottage was like a home from home, extremely clean and comfortable, the linen was immaculate. The owner has thought of every single detail. Hope to go back again soon.

by Mr Malkin on July 18th 2015

A beautiful cottage, would highly recommend it to friends & family. It was perfect for a relaxing holiday and we are hoping to book up for next year shortly, it was that good.

by Mrs Blundell on July 15th 2015

The quality of the accommodation and the peace and quiet of the location were exactly what we wanted and needed.

by Mrs Cheshire on May 23rd 2015

The house was spotless and the furnishings of a high quality. It was all beautifully coordinated. Felt like home. The location was perfect, total peace.

by Mrs Nasim on May 17th 2015

One of the better dog friendly cottages we have stayed in, the wifi was particularly useful. Peace Cottage is very spacious and clean, and car parking facilities were good as you could park right outside the property which was a big help when loading and unloading luggage.

by Mrs Sadler on May 3rd 2015

The cottage was so comfortable and a home from home, it was a pleasure to stay there.

Appropriately named "peace cottage" by magicalholidays on April 23rd 2015

This is a stunning little place, although little not being the operative word as this cottage is bigger than it looks. I think this might be one of the oldest buildings in the village. It has a lovely welcoming approach with small enclosed front garden, very dog friendly. On entering you immediately feel the comfort and quiet and the stillness is very calming. It is very well equipped and furniture and decor lovely. The provisions and 2 bunches of flowers were a kind and lovely touch. The kitchen is very spacious with everything in it you might need. This also houses a large table and 6 chairs. The front master bedroom is very spacious and has a romantic feel to it, maybe the romantic pink, it's lovely with its own shower room. This overlooks the front of the village and views beyond. The twin room at the back, again, is very well decorated with lovely calming teal blue colours and brilliant views. This has a family bathroom/over bath shower just at the top of the landing. The cottage is very well cared for and it is Immaculately clean and beds are very comfy!, There are no shops for supplies in the village but the town centre of Barnard castle is only a couple of miles away and you can get everything there. This has been a lovely place to relax in and it's very homely indeed. In fact I don't know why I'm telling you all this as I want to keep it to myself as I will definitely be returning

by Mrs Stones on April 21st 2015

by Mr Axten on April 4th 2015

Despite some poor weather we were cosy & warm in this wonderfully furnished cottage. The owner was kind & helpful. This is an excellent base for touring, walking or just resting. We have already booked to come back.

by Mrs Smith on February 24th 2015

We had the most wonderful stay at Peace Cottage - actually surpassed all expectations. It was cosy, very warm and well equipped. Perfect for us with a dog too - plenty of room for the dog to stay in the kitchen. Also, there were lovely soft white towels and plenty of them and the water was hot with plenty of it. We just loved it - perfect for exploring the surrounding area and I would not hesitate to return there for more visits.

by Miss Schofield on February 23rd 2015

A great cottage, very well presented and equipped.

Super cottage, super location by Rachael J on February 11th 2015

Deceptively large cottage very well presented, a good base for exploring moors and dales, and with a little more travel York and the coast, could also get to the lakes but we ran out of time. Much more to see and do, would definitely go back.

by Mrs Holmes on February 1st 2015

A lovely cottage with top quality furnishings and equipment.

by Mr Kinnear on December 28th 2014

The cottage was an excellent property for a quiet and peaceful Christmas break. It was also situated not far from other larger towns and cities should you wish to see further afield. The cottage provided all that was necessary and more for our holiday, with a few Christmas decorations to make it feel more homely and festive.

by Blacker on December 23rd 2014

Liked the quiet location, and how lovely and cosy the cottage was.

by Mr Wareham on December 18th 2014

It was a very cosy, comfortable cottage in a convenient location. It was well equipped and clean.

by Mrs Leak on November 18th 2014

Delightful, relaxing break. Close to Barnard Castle. Wonderful selection of wild birds attracted to next door's feeders!

by Miss Daykin on November 17th 2014

The cottage is really lovely and in a lovely quiet village location. Everything you can possibly need is provided for at the cottage. I will definitely be back!

by Mr Blatchford on November 11th 2014

Celebrated a birthday here at Peace Cottage. A lovely quiet area, friendly village, warm and cosy cottage. Ideal for a couple wanting to get away on their own - a little romantic hideaway. Would have liked to have been able to stay longer.

by Mr Radford on September 26th 2014

We were thrilled with the Cottage, whoever it belongs to have taken a lot of time and money making it look so pretty and homely. Credit due to you.

by Mrs Downie on August 10th 2014

Delightful Cottage in a lovely village. Well equipped, can't think of anything we would want that wasn't there. Very pet friendly, ideal for trips to Barnard Castle.

brilliant cottage by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 8th 2014

Highly recommend. This was are first cottage holiday with are young cairn terrier disappointed we where not, lovely cottage well set out everything you need, the bedrooms very tastefully decorated, lovely bathroom, lovely big kitchen. We shall be returning very soon.

by Mr Spencer on June 28th 2014

Lovely cottage, clean and well equipped. Very quiet village, near to Barnard Castle with quite a lot to see and do in the surrounding area. We had lovely days out at Raby Castle and The Bowes Museum..

by Mrs Brown on May 25th 2014

The cottage was a real home from home with superb furnishings and very well kitted out.

by Mrs Parry on April 19th 2014

The holiday was brilliant; the cottage was very tastefully done and the weather was very good. We couldn't ask for a better holiday we were sorry to come home. Sally our young dog really enjoyed her first holiday.

by Mr Shewan on April 4th 2014

Liked everything! The location of the cottage, the peace and quiet, it was well off the road but not isolated. The cottage was well stocked, enough towels for an army and very soft indeed. A very roomy cottage with nothing skimped on. We enjoyed the short stay very much and we wouldn't hesitate in requesting to stay again. Thank you.

by Mrs Louch on December 16th 2013

The cottage was very cosy, warm and comfortable.

Peace Cottage - lives up to its name! by A FlipKey verified reviewer on December 12th 2013

Excellent cottage, so comfy and cosy. A real home from home! Lovely area and so peaceful. Will definitely book again.

by Ms Taylor on November 26th 2013

Peace Cottage was exactly that! Peaceful and warm. A home from home. In fact, better than home, as we did not want to leave. We enjoyed our stay there, and would like to stay again some time next year. We went to High Force waterfall, which was magnificent, and went to The Coach and Horses pub in Barnard Castle to play pool and darts each evening, where the real ale was excellent.

by Ms Thomsett on November 16th 2013

The cottage was like a tardis, much bigger than it looks from the outside, and very warm and comfortable, in very good order. One of the best we have stayed in. It was a good area to explore the surrounding countryside, which is beautiful, lots of places to visit, we could not fit it all in.

by Ms Kuta on October 8th 2013

A very relaxing holiday in a lovely comfortable cottage. Would definitely stay here again.

by Mrs Booth on October 4th 2013

Great cottage. Well placed for visiting Northern Dales. Good bus service.

by Mr Thompson on September 27th 2013

Wonderful cottage.

Comfortable cottage in quiet location by A FlipKey verified reviewer on September 25th 2013

Spoilt by unkempt state of cottages next door. Well appointed clean and tidy cottage.

by Ms Kuta on September 16th 2013

Loved everything. Area very nice, and cottage so comfortable. Will definitely be returning.

by 0 0 on September 6th 2013

Had everything you could possibly need. We have stayed in many cottages, but this tops them all.

Just right for a lovely holiday by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 22nd 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Peace Cottage very much indeed. The cottage was of a very high standard without exception. Tastefully furnished and decorated with a high standard of equipment. Everything was provided down to the smallest detail. The area is perfect for days out with more places than you can fit into a week. Very varied attractions with museums, galleries and castles with attractive towns such as Barnard Castle and of course the city of Durham. All in all, everything for a perfect holiday and we would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to visit again sometime. The lovely quiet location was just ideal. Many thanks to the owners!

by Mr Davies on June 28th 2013

The cottage was well presented and very comfortable. Everything was of a high standard and good quality. There was everything needed for a first class holiday stay. It was in a quiet village and a peaceful location. There were lots of things to do within easy traveling distance for days out. We had a super holiday and would highly recommend this cottage.

Perfect cottage by A FlipKey verified reviewer on May 30th 2013

We went to the cottage to celebrate our 30th Bithdays with our two children (1&4). Lovely cottage, very well equipped, biscuits, milk and flowers were a lovely touch. Nice quiet location, we had a very relaxing time.

wonderful by A FlipKey verified reviewer on April 9th 2013

Fantastic and spacious 2 up 2 down with main bathroom and en suite shower room. Spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable and everything and more could want in the kitchen diner. Contained front garden for dogs and a lovely country walk very close by. Would love to come back

by Mrs Whitaker on November 20th 2012

Everything was fantastic, we will definitely be going again!

by Mrs Jackson on November 13th 2012

Excellent place for visiting the area and the cottage was very comfortable. We had a lovely stay and would certainly go to Peace Cottage again and book a Sykes cottage again.

by Mr Massey on October 2nd 2012

Cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Very quiet area with safe parking. Nice walking area with lovely views from the roads in the village.

by Mr Egan on September 12th 2012

Beautiful countryside, quiet and peaceful village and main shopping facilities in Barnard Castle near to hand. This is the second time we have been to the North East of England and on each time the holiday has exceeded expectations. Good walking and cycling country.

by Mr Egan on September 11th 2012

Our holiday was lovely. The weather was brilliant and the cottage was gorgeous.

by Mr Mckay on August 23rd 2012

Beauty of the area and friendliness of the locals. Also a well equipped kitchen with quality utensils.

by Mrs Symmons on July 29th 2012

Excellent weather. The cottage was well equipped and homely.

by Mr Lightwing on July 26th 2012

A superb location within easy walking distance of Barnard Castle town. Property within 100 yards of a bus stop link between the town and Darlington. Peace Cottage was particularly well maintained and in a peaceful location. A very relaxing holiday.

by Mrs Best on May 30th 2012

The location was perfect for us - easy access to the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Barnard Castle is only a couple of miles away for all your daily requirements.

by Mrs Wade on February 5th 2012

Great location and a very cosy cottage.

very peaceful and relaxing stay by A FlipKey verified reviewer on January 5th 2012

A very good relaxing cottage ideal to get away from it all. A good location for the local area plenty of walks to do,Barnade Castle close for shops if needed especially good for local produce. The cottage was comfortable with all the appliances you will need during your stay. The welcoming needs to be mentioned a very good and appreciated touch.

by Mrs Mcmenamin Smith on January 2nd 2012

A lovely home-from-home retreat. Warm, well equipped, clean and excellent furnishings.

by Mr Naisby on November 7th 2011

The area has great walks, plenty of shops and great local meats. The cottage was a home-from-home. It was very peaceful and relaxing, just what we needed.

by Mrs Simpson on October 24th 2011

A beautiful, tastefully decorated cottage with excellent facilities. A real home from home that made for a thoroughly enjoyable short break.

by Mrs Haythornthwaite on October 19th 2011

A nice area to visit with plenty Of interesting places. The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle was a must. Also, lots of walks ranging from a couple of miles upwards.

by Miss Hall on September 26th 2011

Very nice area - quiet and peaceful with beautiful views and easy access to lots of places. Excellent property and very good service from Sykes Cottages - would definitely recommend to friends. Thank you.

by Mr Searle on August 30th 2011

This is a lovely cottage, well maintained and a joy to return to after a long walk! It has all the amenities you would want for a self catering holiday. We would definitely return.

A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful part of the country. by familydays0ut on June 7th 2011

What a gem! Clean, comfortable, and in a lovely peaceful village location overlooking small green. The cottage is spacious in all rooms, and although says sleeps 4, there is plenty of room for a cot in main bedroom. Decorated and furnished to a high standard. Large TV/DVD. Small front cottage garden with seating and BBQ. Very quiet and cosy to sit and have a BBQ and glass of wine. Plenty of parking space. Welcoming extras are lovely thought from the owner. My only gripe was walking to the fridge when cooking or making tea. In such a big kitchen it needed to be nearer the prep areas and cooker, instead of the washing machine! You do need a car if stopping at this property, although Barnard Castle is just a very short hop down the road. Lots of little individual shops in Barnard, a real mix (no big brands here). A Morrisons and Co-Op supermakets. Many of the local attractions cater very well for disabled visitors and children. Reasonably priced and everyone helpful and friendly. The Jersey Cow Hotel (just outside Barnard) is THE place for Sunday lunch. Book early..you have been warned!

by Miss Dowling on May 23rd 2011

The cottage was so peaceful, clean and comfortable. Welcoming you felt as though the people who owned the cottage had put a lot of love into it and the energy was amazing. Amenities were excellent, Barnard Castle was really lovely and the walks were stunning. It was certainly everything we were looking for from a holiday.

Blissful Peace by A FlipKey verified reviewer on May 6th 2011

By far one of the most enjoyable places I have stayed and renting a cottage gives you the freedom to come and go as you please. The cottage itself was indeed very homely, immaculately clean and provisions included absolutely everything. A credit to its owner. Ideal for anyone just wanting a peaceful break. It must be said though that a car was necessary although I did spot a bus stop, and there's no nearby pub but apart from that I cannot fault this cottage. If its quiet and quaint you're after this ticks all the boxes!. Bravo.

by Mr Slight on May 2nd 2011

Comfortable, warm and quiet cottage.

by Mrs Bartholomew on April 26th 2011

The weather was very good, access to nearby town - Barnard Castlle was excellent and the cottage was very comfortable. The area was very quiet, and the owner was very prompt and helpful when I asked how to switch on the heating.

by Mr Dwyer on April 4th 2011

Everything! The cottage was correctly advertised, excellently furnished, including personal touches by the owner. A real gem. Five star!

by Mr Whitfield on March 21st 2011

Great cottage in a wonderful part of the country.

by Mr Butcher on February 28th 2011

The cottage and location really lived up to it's name.

by Mrs Hugall on December 16th 2010

Excellent cottage overall. Wonderfully furnished, spotlessly clean. The 'Morritt Arms' Greta Bridge, excellent for both adults and children, wonderful bar. Durham City a must, also High Force and Raby Castle.

by Mr Brocklehurst on August 24th 2010

Peace cottage was a very well equipped, clean and comfortable which greatly enhanced our holiday. It was easy to find and was in a peaceful village yet only two minutes to Barnard Castle with all the amenities of a small town. Overall we had a lovely time!

by Mrs Brooks on August 17th 2010

Never having been to the Yorkshire Dales before, was surprised at how much there is to see and do. Plenty of walks for all ages and abilities and the countryside very beautiful indeed. Peace Cottage was very comfortable and welcoming. I hope to return soon and will certainly use Sykes Cottages again.

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