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Meadows Edge
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Meadows Edge

The tranquil setting of Meadows Edge once saw it used as the village reading room and this same peaceful ambience will spoil couples seeking a romantic getaway. The old stone barn matches modern comforts with rural charm and is situated in the Teesdale hamlet of Holwick.

This pet-friendly cottage features upside-down design in order to capture the beautiful views of the Yorkshire Dales. The first-floor living area comprises the well-equipped kitchen, dining area and cosy sitting room with its views of the Holwick Fells and flame-effect electric stove.

The sitting room is reached via a stone staircase which is one of the property’s reminders of its former life. The ground floor houses the well-appointed double bedroom and the en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Gas heating keeps this cosy cottage warm and toasty in the winter months, when guests might want to watch TV or curl up with a gripping fantasy novel or crime thriller.

Hassle-free holidays are assured with the provision of a shared laundry room, off-road parking, space for the dog and a café on the owner’s farm. The furnished garden captures the sunlight and offers views of the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Excellent peaceful location

Owners very helpful and welcoming on arival. The cottage is very cosy and warm, its location is within easy walking distance of High & Low Force on the Tees. Plenty of other local outdoor walks from the door. Middleton is nearby and a delightful village with everything you need for a holiday. Within striking distance of Beamish Museum and Durham over the moors. Cothersdale, the local cheese is superb. Could not fault anything!

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Lovely People,Lovely Holiday,Would Return.

Service was second to none.
Home very secluded,Lovely for a nice quiet break.
Area had nice walks,(not to challenging)
House very clean,Good facilities.
Handy pub(Good Meals)Friendly.
Lounge could do with another armchair.

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After a stressfull time this cottage break helped revive my good spirits. The magnificent views from the cottage and fantastic local walks helped us to totally relax. The cottage was vey comfortable and the owners helpful and made us feel welcome. I would loved to have booked this year again but circumstances won't allow us to book ahead. I'm praying for an unlikely cancellation for this very popular cottage nearer the holiday season.

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Get away from it all..................totally!

The owners are very friendly and welcoming; that gets you off to a great start. We loved the views from every window in the living space - many rabbits to watch. It was heavily snowing all the time we were there, which meant we were unable to do much walking, but it was very cosy to be sitting watching the snow with the views from the comfort of the living room. The only small downside is that it was an exceptionally cold week (we were snowed in) and with the bedroom being downstairs, it was a little chilly - but not enough to effect our time there. We will definately be back.

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Lovely quiet country hideaway!

Stayed in this cottage over the Easter Period and had such a great time. We had snow outside on the evening we arrived but the cottage was very warm and cosy and the owner who lives nearby came and took us around and welcomed us. The fresh dafodils etc. which were supplied was a very nice touch. The Cottage is gorgous and very comfortable with outstanding views out over Holwick and Teesdale. It is in a very quiet area with a pub within walking distance and shops can be found in nearby Middleton. I would certainly recommend this property and would love to return soon.

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Spring-winter in one minute!

My wife and I stayed at the cottage for the last week in March, leaving on Good Friday. We had an excellent time for the whole week, with no negative moments. The cottage was very cozy with brilliant views across and down the dale and the village pub was very friendly, the local Sunday walkers even shared their 'cheese board' with us. Helen, the landlady of the pub, proved be a wonderful host. On our last day there, we went for a walk along the dale, arriving at the cottage in lovely spring sunshine, within a minute, we had a white-out!

A superb cottage and location - we'll be back!

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Lovely place

We got a warm, personal welcome from the owner. The weather was awful but that did not matter. We walked to High Force one day and spent a day mooching around the towns. It was a lovely weekend and so nice to be able to bring our dog.

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We had a wonderful, relaxing time

It is a lovely, cosy cottage with all the amenities, a home from home. The location is ideal for High Force waterfall and walking in the area.

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Very cosy, beutiful location

Ideal for 2 adults and a dog... Views are sensational. Walks in all 4 directions. Very cosy and well equipped. Fantastic pub down road

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The cottage was beautiful . Perfect and cozy for two , we arrived in the night so were astounded by the beautiful views when we woke the next day . The local pub was very friendly and inviting and the food was beautiful perfectly priced and very generous portions were a added bonus ! The walks were a little hard to figure out but once we got on the right track we were could really taken in the beautiful surroundings . The cottage was well equipt but make sure to bring towels ! The cottage is in a secluded location perfect for getting away from it all and relaxing would recommend this to anyone and will definitely be back .


Relaxation or Outdoor Pursuits - Meadows Edge is whatever you wa

My partner and i work in the city and wanted to get away from it all for a week, and thats exactly what we got from Meadows Edge. We were greeted by the owners daughter who lives down the lane, she was very friendly and offered her assistance if we needed it at anytime while we were there. The Cottage is off the beaten track, well kept and has everything you would need for a relaxing break, you will find every utensil you can think of in the kitchen! It has excellent views from all upstairs windows, cosy bedroom downstairs with a modern bathroom en suite. The cottage is less than 5 minutes away (walking) from the friendly local pub which does great meals and 10 minutes(driving) to shops. Lots to do in the area, farmers market in Barnard Castle, walks, High Force Waterfall is a must and is only 20 minutes away in the car. Overall we had a great stay even when the weather was bad we cuddled up on the sofa with the heating on and watched the world go by from the comfort of the warm cosy cottage. We will definately be going back for more in 2013.

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Neat little place

Great views from living area upstairs.
Good setup internally.
Really would like to use in summer when can make best use of garden.
Only one little thing for us was the boiler was right by your head in bed, so sleeping for me was an issue. For anyone who sleeps lightly this might be an issue.
Otherwise fab!!

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Away from it all

Meadows Edge is located in an ideal location for walking or just relaxing. With no mobile Signal and very limited wifi you can escape from the every day hustle and bustle.
This upside down cottage allows you to relax and look out onto amazing views of Holwick Scar and surrounding countryside.
The cottage is cosy even during some very inclement weather. The boiler however is located directly behind the bedroom so may disturb light sleepers.
Surprised to find that no towels are provided or a basic welcome pack. (Perhaps we have been spoiled by other letting agents?)
Local pub is just minutes away and serves some pretty decent meals.


Nice, but not outstanding.

The property is a converted farm building of some sort and is reasonably furnished in a 'holiday home' style. Nothing exceptional either way, not outstandingly bad, not outstandingly good, its 'nice' ,perhaps a little bit beginning to fray around the edges,
Located in a small hamlet, and here perhaps my own prejudices will reflect on the review, its not barren/ desolate/ isolated but when youre about 25 mins from the bright lights big city of Barnard Castle (sense the sarcasm in the last phrase) you get the picture that you are 'getting away' from it somewhat.
Whilst I was after a fashion able to get internet access, mobile coverage was non-existent. Its nice, the owner is lovely, but I sense the last of that type of holiday i'd do alone.


Very beautiful setting and convenient to have a pub literally 2 mins away.

Miss Raynor

The farm kitchen and the Scott family made the holiday special. We will be returning and hope to try one of the larger properties, and then we can bring more of our family. This has to be one of the best holidays we have had. Met some locals at the pub and enjoyed each others company.

Mr Curtis

Cottage was very cosy, essential for winter time, and we had our fair share of mist and rain! Walking in the area is superb and several walks can be done straight from the cottage.

Mr McIntosh

The seclusion and the freedom to walk in beautiful natural surroundings after months of city living.The cosy fire after wet, windy, foggy days out.

Ms Armstrong

Peace and quiet, lots of birds and rabbits. Easily accessible to main roads. Cottage very warm and comfortable.

Mr Cohen

A great place to relax and unwind. It was peaceful, the locals were friendly. Great countryside with lovely walks. Ideal for a couple.

Miss Hogger

Pub is a 2 minute walk.Strathmore Arms food is very good & welcoming atmosphere.Cottage has a music system.

Mr Kerrigan

Pleasant cottage.

Mr Pettitt

Excellent base for seeing the countryside. Local pub food good. Locals very friendly. We had a great holiday.

Mr Hume

Perfect spot for walking straight from the door. Pub within walking distance.

Miss Whalley

The best thing about the holiday was the setting. We absolutely loved the North Pennines. We enjoy walking so it was perfect for it. We loved walking along the River Tees, which was just a few minutes away from the cottage. The cottage was small but cosy and we loved going back there after a day out walking.

Miss Marlow

Compact yet ideal as a base for two people. The ideal location to chill out and recharge your batteries. Surrounding scenery is breath taking. A very peaceful location. Would definitely revisit, fantastic holiday!

Ms Southworth

The cottage was gorgeous and so cosy have recommended it to our parents and friends. The area is amazing and the people so friendly. Lovely pub nearby serving great food. Had a fantastic birthday and can't wait to return. Thank you!

Miss Jones

The location is stunning and the cottage is lovely and cosy- all a couple could ask for. We will be returning to Holwick with our family, and finding out what the bigger cottages are like.

Mr & Mrs Parry

Lovely place, fantastically peaceful, just the right spot to rest and recuperate. Friendly owners whose farmhouse kitchen restaurant did an amazing cooked breakfast. Highly recommend a visit.

Mr Barksby

The location of Meadow's Edge is lovely - beautiful views from the windows. The cottage was very cosy, perfect for two of us. It was good to be within easy reach of the pub. The owners of the property were very friendly and welcoming and the meat they sell on their farm is wonderful. We would certainly consider returning one day.

Ms Addison

Peaceful location with wonderful views from the windows, the cottage was warm and cosy with everything you could need.

Miss Mason

Spectacular view all around.

Mrs Fitzpatrick

The isolated location of the property was ideal for a quiet stress-free holiday which was just what we both needed. The scenery surrounding the cottage was second to none.

Mr Sivyour

It was an excellent centre for visiting friends and relations in the area, and very nice to come back to in the evening. The owner and her family were very welcoming and helpful.

Mr Winstanley

Enjoyed Meadows Edge. Very peaceful and great views, would go back.

Mr Renshaw

The cottage was just simply stunning. The owner gave us a very warm welcome, and I would again like to congratulate you for a great job done.

Mr Raymond

Meadows Edge was a lovely property tucked away in a great location for walking. The pub, just a 1 min walk down the road was great and extremely welcoming, with the sunday papers and warm fire - you couldn't ask for more. The lunch at the farm was out of this world and a absolute must. Thoroughly recommend to all my friends and family.

Ms Leesons

A beautiful cottage, lovingly cared for, in an amazing area with stunning scenery on the doorstep. The owners were very considerate, providing a wide range of guides and information about what the area had to offer. We were very happy with our choice of cottage and holiday destination - we really needed a break from the city and that's what we got.

Mr Angel

The cottage was in a excellent location with wonderful views. The owner of the cottage was very friendly and helpful.

Miss Hawkes

Peace and quiet. Beautiful scenery.

Mrs Constance

Perfect "out of the way" cottage ideally presented in its "upside down" layout; relaxing to watch sheep, rabbits and birds whilst we were having breakfast. Also stunning riverside and waterfall walks at the end of the lane. Yet only three miles to perfectly adequate village Co-Op, fish shop and cafes.

Mrs Woolley

The cottage, which could not have been any better, was very comfortable, clean and homely, with a very warm welcome from the owners.

Mrs Richardson

The cottage was beautiful, the views fantastic. Could not have wanted more. Can't wait to return.

Mrs Richardson

The scenic views were brilliant, walks very good and fresh air. Friendly people, we really enjoyed ourselves.

Mr McNeill

A lovely, small, cosy cottage...

Mr Allen

Area very quiet, peaceful and relaxing with magnificent views.

Mr & Mrs Hawkes

The cottage was welcoming and had most bits you would need. The views make it that extra bit special.

Mr Thomas

Surrounding area outstanding. Very quiet and peaceful; rabbits, sheep and occasional human!

Mr Blewitt

A splendid little cottage in an amazing location. I think Teesdale is one of the most beautiful regions in the whole of Britain.

Mr Bos

Lovely quaint cottage in beautiful location with some excellent walking country. Ideal for two people wanting to get away from it all.

Mr Downie

The views were breathtaking. Cottage was warm and cosy.

Mr & Mrs Braithwaite

The barn was lovely and warm when we arrived on a cold snowy evening. The location and views from the barn are magic.

Mr Wilson

The isolation of the cottage, with only farm vehicles passing, and the fact that some wonderful walks were right on the doorstep made this an ideal base for exploring the countryside. After a full day outdoors it was great to come back to a lovely warm cottage that provided views across the fields, enhanced by the fact that Meadows Edge was an 'upside-down' property.

Mr Griffiths

The peace and quiet. The cottage is located in a beautiful part of the country and was ideal for our purposes. The cottage was just what we wanted and we felt at home straight away. We had wonderful walks on our doorstep and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was beautiful and relaxing. We will be going back.

Mrs Garbacz

A delightful character cottage in a beautiful spot to which we hope to return.

Mr Cane

Cottage was ideally located to access local footpaths/walks to river, falls etc, beautiful surrounds. Local amenities were excellent, people very friendly.

Mr & Mrs Lester

The peace and quiet. Excellent local walks. The scenery from every window was lovely. Will certainly go back.

Mrs Tupman

A lovely cottage with many different walks and landscapes close by.

Mrs Cooper

No internet and no mobile phone signal - bliss.

Mr Kreps

Wonderful walking in the country. The cottage was very peaceful and quiet.

Mr Loach

Perfect place to walk, and just as perfect to relax in. The views from the sofa were lovely.

Miss Chesters

It was a wonderful, unique property that was very clean, well maintained, warm welcome, cosy and comfortable in a fantastic relaxing area of beauty. This is a great location for a "chillaxing" few days away.

Mrs Lane

An absolutely stunning place to spend a few days; amazing scenery from the warmth and comfort of the sofa - will definitely be back.

Ms Whitaker

Access to good walking country.

Mr Shevill

An excellent cottage in an outstanding area. Great walking from the doorstep. Would definitely visit again; a great holiday.

Mr Mutimer

A very beautiful area, lots of lovely walks to Low Force, High Force, with no difficulty for the fit.

Mr & Mrs Wright

This should be 5 star! All was 1st class with a very warm welcome, very clean and all amenities included. Great views, walks and farm kitchen we take our hat off to the owner. We will be back.

Mrs Draper

Excellent location, lovely views, very quiet.

Mrs King

Cottage was just right for the type of break we wanted. Owners very friendly and helpful. Wonderful position and views from cottage was just as good as the brochure said. Lovely walks without using the car. Good for pet owners too. Would book again!

Mr Noble

It was like a home from home, instantly relaxed. The peace and quiet is what I needed and got. Lots of lovely local walks so no need for lots of car journeys. I will return.

Mrs Tupman

Good walking. Good views from the cottage.

Mr Cashmore

Fabulous walks and views. Friendly hosts.

Miss Graham

Accommodation and location were first class. Views from cottage were fantastic. Local pub very friendly. Walks to High Force and the Holwich Scars are not to be missed.

Mrs George

Exactly as the brochure described.

Mrs Longden

This was our second visit to Meadows Edge, and it wont be the last. Wonderful place. It was lovely and warm and felt like home when we arrived. Had good weather, lots of walks straight from the door, fantastic.

Mrs Richardson

We had a wonderful holiday. The views from the cottage were spectacular. The local people were friendly and helpful. Our hostess was very helpful on arrival. We just had a most wonderful relaxing holiday.

Mrs Crannage

Location views were stunning with lots of good walks from the door. Comfortable cottage.

Mr Loyden

The cottage is situated in superb area and did every thing it said on the tin. We would certainly like to come again
and would certainly recommend it to anybody.
thank you sykes our first holiday with you and we were fully satisfied

Mr Leah

Lovely setting and convenient for local amenities. Cottage was very comfortable and great value for money.

Mr Murphy

The cottage was lovely, clean and warm. Lovely people.

Ms Mountford

The cottage is lovely, the location glorious, wildlife superb and the walking/ views were out of this world! We have already booked for our third visit!

Mrs Higginbotham

Lovely location, we explored various villages and towns. It's wonderful to be able to take the dog. The owners met us on arrival and showed us round the cottage - a lovely personal touch. We will come back.

Mr Smith

This gorgeous quirky little cottage is in a beautiful location, like stepping into a corner of paradise. The scenery from every window was panoramic, the cottage was warm and inviting. The owner of the cottage was welcoming, and although the place is set as if in the middle of beyond, the nearby pub is great and the local people that we met were wonderfully warm and inviting. We will most certainly be going back, again and again I suspect!

Mrs Colins

This was a lovely cosy cottage. Very warm and the view from every window is like a framed photo on a Dales Calendar. There are wonderful walks in every direction.

Mrs Fenwick

Fabulous views and walks from the door, we love this place.

Mrs Higginbotham

Peace and tranquillity, sheep and rabbits still attempting to eat all the grass in neighbouring fields. The local people who made us so very welcome especially the new Landlord and Landlady at the Strathmore Arms 500yds down the hill. The cottage is a good base for exploring Yorkshire & surrounding areas,waterfalls Low and High Force easy to walk to.

Mr Blewitt

The cottage was situated in a quiet area. Long walks and peace and quiet. The cottage is an ideal get away for any couple.

Mr Sykes

Excellent cottage just for two. With plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. Great place to unwind, hope to go back one day!

Mrs Foster

Lovely views, very quiet and peaceful. Will be visiting again. Very dog friendly and owners very friendly. We couldn't have wished for anything more. We didn't want to come home.

Mrs Horne

Cottage is situated in a very nice part of the countryside, quiet and peaceful with a very nice local pub!

Mr Cook

Location, friendly welcome by owner, views from every window, cosy warm cottage.

Mrs Hill

Friendly and helpful community. A homely cottage.

Mrs Higson

The cottage was a delight, it was in a beautiful area and the idea that it was an upside down property made good use of the scenery. It was very warm and very comfortable...full marks to the owner.

Mr Hanby

The Cottage is ideal for a romantic break, nice and bright in the day with fantastic views and warm and cosy in the evenings. Great location, close enough to the shops if needed, but far enough away for some peace and quiet.

Miss Dixon

The property was excellent, and was in a very nice part of England. There is a very friendly pub 5 minutes down the road. This was our second visit, and won't be the last hopefully!

Mr Leah

The location is excellent. There are stunning walks within 5 minutes of the cottage. I enjoy the calm and friendly nature of the area. I feel very secure and would have no hesitation on going on walks alone. Everyone is friendly. The local shops provide everything you require. We know we will make a return visit as this holiday was just about perfect.

Mrs Tupman

Lovely cottage very well set out, with the living room and kitchen upstairs, making the most of the fabulous views. Everything you need is in the cottage and the owner is very friendly and helpful.

Mr Norton

The peace and quiet which was exactly what the doctor ordered. Our week at the cottage was perfect, and we are hoping to return in the spring. The scenery is stunning and we went on lots of walks in all directions. I can honestly not think of a single negative thing to say.

Mrs Wehrle

A wonderful cottage in a superb location. Great for a get away break at any time of year. Easy walking distance to local pub which was really welcoming and friendly. Great walks and scenery all around. The cottage was warm and cosy with everything we needed. Loved it!

Ms Coleman

We know the area having used the cottage twice before. Property lovely. Great views. Quaint and everything needed to hand. Will be back!

Miss Collins

Great cottage, perfect for two people. In a beautiful location with a friendly owner.

Mrs Hocking

The area around the property is fantastic - especially for walkers.

Mr Pate

The views from the cottage were fantastic, a lovely quiet area, very friendly people, abundance of wildlife on the doorstep and nice big mugs to have a proper cup of tea.

Mrs Over

The views, the friendliness and the peacefulness cannot be faulted. The owner is absolutely lovely and we would not hesitate to recommend this property and hope to return in the not too distant future.

Mrs Parker

A lovely little cottage in a peaceful location.

Mrs Phillipson

We had great time, the owner is really nice, helpful and friendly.

Mr Yaseen

The location is stunning and the cottage is surrounded by beautiful countryside. A perfect area for walking. The local pub served good food and was very welcoming.

Mrs Friday

The location was great and the views were stunning. The little cottage we stayed in was cosy and warm. The owner of the cottage and the locals were all very welcoming. We can't wait to go back.

Mrs Andrews

A quiet warm refuge from the wet blustery weather.

Mr Jones

The location was lovely. The accommodation was very cosy and had everything we needed.

Mrs Chalk

This is a good location for walking, peace and quiet, friendly locals and a great pub 3 mins walk from the property.

Mr Drybrough