Your cosy Middleton-in-Teesdale Holiday Cottage

Explore Unspoilt Landscape from the Doorstep

Just 10 minutes from the Historic Town of Barnard Castle

Owl Cottage at a glance

Owl Cottage is a one-off Durham Dales lovers’ retreat, as cosy as a fireside chat on a snowy night. Stretch your legs over heather-clad hills, then come home to wiggle your toes in front of the fire, pop a cork, and snuggle down to romantic evenings binging a box set on the smart TV.

This is a dog-friendly Middleton-in-Teesdale holiday cottage packed with traditional charm. And yet the vintage, the upcycled and the quirky give way to contemporary luxury right where you need it: in the modern kitchen, the refurbished bathroom and the sumptuous super-kingsize bed.

Middleton-in-Teesdale seems to belong to a time of bright-red phone boxes, of doffed caps, and of pubs, restaurants and cafés with all the time in the world for you. Owl Cottage sits on the edge of this gentle bustle, right by Raby Woods, where Hudeshope Beck beckons your boots.

Relax and reconnect with your special someone in a land of castles, waterfalls, and reservoirs, claimed only by hardy hikers who’ve kept their secret hushed. Where Dark Skies at night are a multiplying canopy of fireworks. And where you’re lulled into deep sleep by our resident owl.

Owl Cottage is a hoot.

Sleeps

2 Adults
(no children)

Dog Friendly

1 Dog Only
(additional £15 charge)

Bedrooms

1 Bedroom with comfy
Super-king Size Bed

Multi-Fuel Burning stove

Main Source of Heating
Coal and Logs Provided

Parking

Roadside Parking for 1 Car

Walking

Miles of Woodland/Moorland Walks accessible from the doorstep

Village Location

Situated in a quiet and peaceful location

Pubs & Restaurants

2 Pubs/Restaurants serving fantastic local produce
3 Minute walk from Cottage

Local Services

Your holiday cottage sits in Teesdale, which makes up the Durham Dales with Weardale. If ever an area deserved the phrase ‘hidden gem’ or ‘undiscovered secret’, this is it. With the Lake District to the west, the Yorkshire Dales to the south and historic Durham to the north, Teesdale’s often overlooked. Yet it has all the gorgeous charm of the Dales with none of the high-season crowds. And of course, those Lakes and Dales are just a short, scenic drive away.

On your doorstep

It's just a short stroll past rows of stone cottages into Middleton-in-Teesdale. It's an ancient market town with everything you need and some things you just want.

Shopping

Make sure your fridge is full. The Co-op's just five minutes on foot or one by car. Stock up on meat at McFarlane's butchers.

Pubs, cafes and restaurants

Try a little French at The Forresters, tuck in to award-winning fish and chips, or grab a butty and check out the local artwork at The Tees'pot. Drop in to The Teesdale Hotel for fresh, locally sourced food washed down with real ale, Aspall's cider or a fine malt. Or scoff the cake and coffee at Samuel James.

What else?

We hope you won't need to do any DIY, but J Raine and Son is a classic hardware store. Think it and you can probably buy it here. Elsewhere, explore shops for antiques, books, and crafts, or buy fresh stuff straight off the land from the monthly farmers' market.

What we offer

Home Away From Home

Our Middleton in Teesdale holiday cottage is furnished with all of the comforts of home including a fully-equipped kitchen, super-king size bed, towels, TV, free WiFi, and much more.

Everything you need on the Doorstep

The best thing about booking Owl Cottage is the convenience of all the village amenities. Park the car up and forget about it until it's time to go home.

Book & Save

When you book a stay at our Middleton in Teesdale accommodation there are no added booking fees or commission. What’s more, when you book direct you’ll enjoy the best rates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bookings made more than 30 days in advance of the start of the holiday require a 25% deposit. The balance is due 30 days prior to the start of the holiday.

Bookings made less than 30 days in advance of the start of the holiday require 100% payment at the time of booking.

If you have selected supplements they will be added to the total price of the booking.

We have a 3 night minimum stay policy.  

For bookings cancelled 14 or more days before the start of the holiday, there is a charge equal to 25% of the full booking amount.


For bookings cancelled less than 14 days before the start of the holiday, then a charge of 100% of the booking amount will be made.


In the event of a no show (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.


If the booking is cancelled after the booking start date we will not issue a refund for any remaining nights of the booking.

We welcome one well-behaved dog for a charge of £15.


We do not allow dogs on the beds or furniture.

NO. 

Our accommodation is not suitable or insured to accomodate children.

Check-in is at 5pm and check-out is at 10am. 

Please advise your requirements at the time of booking and we will confirm if it’s possible to accommodate an earlier check-in.

Yes, we provide free WiFi although during busy times of the day it can be slow.

The pubs, cafes and shops are all a 3 minute walk from Owl Cottage. 

There is a fairly steep hill on the way back to the Cottage which may not be suitable for the less mobile guest.

No, we supply clean bed linen and towels for your stay.

No, we supply all the coal and logs for your stay.

Benefits of Booking Direct

We have provided everything you need and what’s more, book direct and you’ll enjoy the benefits listed below.

Best Rates - No Booking Fees or Commission

Early Check-in

Exclusive Discounts - up to 10%

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