A splendid Teesdale cottage, this unique property is a ground floor wing of a stone-built detached barn, only one minute from the village centre on the edge of the charming Yorkshire Dales village of Romaldkirk in County Durham.
Carefully renovated and distinctly styled, the cottage, all on one level, has been well appointed throughout to provide good quality comfortable accommodation in a tranquil location, just the place for that romantic hideaway. An open-plan living room opens out onto a tranquil garden, while the kitchen provides all modern appliances and a comfortable dining area. Just beyond the cottage are a myriad of scenic walks and nature trails, whilst the superb pub with its award winning food are just a minutes stroll, as is the lovely village green.
OUTSTANDING by David O on September 25th 2017
My partner and I and our Dog Tyke had the most amazing time at this very special cottage. The workmanship that has gone into this cottage is to the highest standard. The owners are very welcoming and lovely to talk to. Wilfred and Parkin the donkeys are a bonus. Lovely orchard at the rear to sit in with a glass of wine and a good book. Private parking with lots of space. Five minute walk to the Rose and Crown, which is dog friendly with good food. A good base to explore Durham, Cumbria, Lake District, and Holy Island on the North East Coast. Wish we could have stayed longer and would highly recommend this warm comfortable cottage in this amazingly peaceful village. It fully deserves its Four star rating.
Mr by ian b on October 11th 2016
A tiny flat not a cottage living dining and cooking area is cramed into a space 12ft by11ft .no coffee table cant watch tv if cooking as kitchen fan very noisy .bath to small if slighly larger tha average shower with plastic screen needs to be hand held and lots more .this is the worst place i have stayed dont understand any body given this kitchen a good review not worth one star
by Mrs Henry on July 10th 2016
This is a lovely property - compact but ideal for us. The owners were friendly but not intrusive. We will go back.
by Mrs Maxwell on October 4th 2015
A lovely cottage in a very idyllic village location. Great access to local areas and walks. Dog friendly garden. We would definitely recommend Balkcote and would love to go back again.
by Mr Armitage on August 2nd 2015
We liked the peace and quite of the lovely village of Romaldkirk and the cottage setting. We loved the little cottage itself, it is cosy and quirky, spotlessly clean and fitted out to high standard.The owners were friendly and kind.
Nice, very cosy, homely by Trudy v on June 30th 2015
Althoug living/dining arena not to big....very cosy. Bedroom and bathroom very nice....every thing we needed was there. Hosts are very friendly and helpfull. Loved the area, beautiful settings.
by Mr Downey on May 24th 2015
The whole package. It is in a fantastic location with the accommodation being just perfect for 2 and a dog.
by Mrs Smith on April 23rd 2015
A well maintained lovely village location. A snug cottage in an Idyllic setting, it was extremely well equipped, with a lovely orchard garden to relax in. Had good links to many walks and was close to other towns. Would recommend this cottage for a super relaxing holiday.
by Mrs Sylvester on March 17th 2015
The accommodation was lovely, same as the location. We would definitely recommend to family and friends and will return at some point in the future.
by Mr Sharp on March 12th 2015
"The village and surrounding areas are rural and peaceful. The owners were helpful and polite and the place itself was lovely. It was exactly what I wanted and would recommend it."
by Mrs Marshall on November 13th 2014
The cottage had beautiful views over the countryside. It was very very cosy and warm, small but had everything needed. The central heating was very efficient, always plenty of hot water and most of all, a very comfy bed.
by Mr Lord on October 26th 2014
The property was located in a wonderful village and was to a good finish and whilst small, was perfectly suitable for two people. The owners, were very welcoming. We enjoyed our week there and would recommend it as a good base for exploring the area and beyond, and would consider staying there again, if we were planning to explore the area further.
What a fantastic week! by Simm0124 on September 1st 2014
My girlfriend and I have just returned from a wonderful week staying here with our two dogs. The property is beautifully kept and is in a fantastic location, surrounded by walks and only one minute from a great pub (The Rose and Crown). We will definitely be returning!
by Mr Davies on August 24th 2014
Lovely location, very friendly and helpful owners. Ideal for a relaxing break with lots to see and do.
by Mr Stretton on May 3rd 2014
The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings with a lovely garden. The property is a little on the small side but not enough to spoil our stay. The owners were extremely accommodating and gave us a really nice welcome. It is rather quiet there so we were able to fully relax and enjoy the surroundings. Barnard Castle nearby is a lovely town with lots to offer. We can recommend this very highly and would have no hesitation in going back there.
by Mrs Webzell on April 21st 2014
The owners were so friendly and welcoming. The garden was ideal for our energetic collie. It was set in a very peaceful village but well-placed to visit surrounding Dales etc.
by Mr Fluhrer on November 28th 2013
Cottage was well located for walks and visiting local towns. Nice old railway line walks between local villages
by Mr Ashton on November 11th 2013
The cottage was of a high standard, and the landlords friendly.
by Mrs Martin on November 9th 2013
Great walks from the cottage into the surrounding areas. Very comfortable cottage.
by Mr Fitzpatrick on May 15th 2013
Excellent cottage, great location and just what we needed for a relaxing break.
by Mr Knott on May 9th 2013
Beautiful location and setting, very peaceful. Accommodation ideal for a short break and very well equipped.
by Mrs Colenutt on November 12th 2012
We have booked before with Sykes, a very good service. We love the Yorkshire Dales lovely walks and peaceful. The people are very friendly. The holiday is also for my dog and she loved it too. Thank you.
by Mr Bamforth on November 4th 2012
There was a variety of walks from the door. The cottages was spotless and ideal for two and a Labrador. The owner was helpful, telling us about where to walk our dog off lead and recommending good dog friendly country pubs.
Peaceful by A FlipKey verified reviewer on September 14th 2012
A very well-equipped and comfortable cottage with wonderful views and lovely outside space. Slightly inconvenient not having a 'permanent' table - the gate-leg table was not ideal, otherwise very comfortable and the owners were very helpful and friendly but not at all obtrusive. Village delightful with great food at the Rose and Crown. Thoroughly recommend this cottage.
by Mrs Lean on September 11th 2012
We had a wonderful time and the cottage was perfect for our needs. Our hosts helpful. The cottage was really well equipped.
by Mr Hopkinson on August 1st 2012
The cottage is an excellent place from which to explore the area by car or on foot. With the enclosed garden and layout it was dog friendly.
by Mr Higgin on July 30th 2012
We were so relaxed. We enjoyed the walks and even our dog enjoyed her holiday!
by Mrs Williams on July 24th 2012
The cottage was lovely and had everything you could wish for and had everything you needed. The owners were lovely and very helpful and we hope to return again in the future. Excellent and very dog friendly - I would highly recommend
by Mrs Hayes on July 24th 2012
Very friendly and very helpful hosts. A well designed, well equipped cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.
by Mrs Rushworth on June 6th 2012
The property was excellent in every way. The garden was lovely to sit in and the owners couldn't do enough for us - really nice and friendly.
by Mrs Lawlor on September 27th 2011
A very relaxing break. The location was idyllic and perfect for exploring the surrounding areas. The cottage was very cosy with everything you would need. Very friendly hosts who made us feel very welcome. Very dog friendly, our two dogs had a great time and we all loved everything about it. We will highly recommend to friends and family.
by Mrs Fisher on April 18th 2011
Balkcote is in a beautiful setting. The owners were extremely welcoming and took the trouble to provide us with a few essentials.
by Mr Hubbard on April 18th 2011
A great place to stay with easy access to places. A great cottage with great hosts.
A special place by A FlipKey verified reviewer on November 11th 2010
Looked forward to our holiday for weeks - was not disappointed! The cottage had everything we needed. Very clean. The enclosed garden was a plus - especially for Roxy, our dog. Great views. We arrived on the day of the village fete - we went along and were made vey welcome.
Relaxing by A FlipKey verified reviewer on November 5th 2010
Friendly, helpful owners, lovely cottage and grounds, handy for trips out and our GSD had a great time and a nice friend at hand, very quickly tracked my husband to the local pub. very relaxing holiday, recommended
fantastic, just what we needed. by A FlipKey verified reviewer on September 25th 2010
fantastic setting, quite & well placed to go traveling, i really enjoyed the place,
by Mrs Lassetter on August 30th 2010
Brilliant location, cosy cottage, friendly hosts, didn't want to leave!
by Mrs Sorley on August 24th 2010
Peaceful location, lovely outlook, really friendly hosts and locals(pubs as well as people!) Everyone we met along the way on our trips out, was so friendly and helpful. Our German Shepherd dog had a great time and quickly found the way to the local pub!!!
by Ms Crown on August 9th 2010
We had a lovely stay - the setting and accommodation were fantastic. Our thanks to the owners.
by Mrs Bostock on June 29th 2010
Our second visit. Truly superb accommodation and location. Very friendly and helpful owners. Highly recommended.
by Mr Richardson on June 9th 2010
The location and cottage were really lovely, the owners whilst very friendly and welcoming are not 'in your face' and leave you free to come and go as you please. The cottage is excellently stocked and has everything you might need, including some very nice personal touches. Absolutely ideal for dog owners, so relaxing, would recommend to all.
by Mrs Edwards on June 2nd 2010
It was a perfect cottage in an ideal Teeside village & an excellent centre for walking.
by Mrs Gibbons on May 3rd 2010
Great cottage in lovely location.
by Dr Archetti on April 12th 2010
The cottage was extremely cosy, clean and everything was new. It was absolutely clear that the owners had put great care into even the smallest details.
by Mr Kirkwood on January 28th 2010
The people, the property and the location.
Just what the doctor ordered! by A FlipKey verified reviewer on December 22nd 2009
Romaldskirk is a beautiful unspoilt village near Barnard Castle, Teesdale. The cottage was warm and welcoming, kitted out with everything you could possible need. I couldn't have asked for a better weeks break in October. I was researching my family tree and I found the local people freindly and helpful. Teesdale is a wonderful area for walking the scenery is stunning. I will definately be going back.
by Mr Barrack on November 4th 2009
The cottage was beautiful, in a wonderful location, with friendly helpful owners. The village is very pretty and tranquil, with some lovely walks right on the doorstep. Highly recommended!
by Ms Smith on October 17th 2009
The area was beautiful, the cottage warm and cosy, with a beautiful view from the large garden. The owners were friendly and helpful.
by Mrs Bradley on September 29th 2009
Cosy, comfortable cottage. Brilliant location for walking. Didn't need to use car if we didn't want to. People friendly and helpful. Relaxing holiday.
by Mrs Welsh on September 24th 2009
A lovely property with very pleasant owners next door.
by Mr Johnson on September 23rd 2009
Unspoilt area within easy reach of northeast attractions and countryside.
by Mrs Pugh on September 11th 2009
We had a lovely holiday and the cottage was lovely. It was close to good walks and places to see. The owners were very helpful and suggested local events to see which made our holiday extra special.
by Mrs Gibbins on August 18th 2009
The cottage is beautiful and the location/village was wonderful. We were delighted with the garden and our 10 month old son really enjoyed playing in it. The baby equipment - cot and high chair were of a very high standard. There were lots of lovely little touches that were much appreciated. We had a brilliant holiday!
by Mr Nelson on August 16th 2009
Its a very nice and comfortable cottage in a beautiful little village.
by Mr Juett on July 14th 2009
The most friendly owners made our holiday a "Holiday To Remember". The cottage and village were just out of a film set. The whole experience was made even greater by the friendly greeting and openness of all. Great food at the local pub (Rose and Crown). The local shopping town of Middleton was a breath of fresh air. A HOLIDAY TO BE REPEATED!
by Mrs Bostock on June 29th 2009
The cottage was superb, in a very pretty village with excellent surrounding county side. Very friendly and helpful owners. We don't think the whole holiday could have been any better.
by Mr & Mrs Burn on June 22nd 2009
Property was in excellent condition, everything clean and tidy. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
by Mrs Creek on June 8th 2009
Owners were lovely people, cottage much better than expected, lovely place. Would definitely go back there!
by Mr Kitchen on June 2nd 2009
Friendly owners added to the enjoyment of our holiday. Location and standard of property superb.
by Mr Warr on May 6th 2009
The friendliness and helpfulness of the owners was fantastic. The property had everything anyone would need for a great holiday. I highly recommend this property not only for the above but also for the surrounding area. The scenery is stunning.
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Cottage added 5th March 2018