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Chris Tarpey

Member since: 2013
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4 Star Country Cottages with Pool & Hot-tub - West Cottage (2 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Barnard Castle holiday cottage

Cottages in Baldersdale, Nr. Barnard Castle, County Durham, England - Ideal Location To Explore The North Pennines

We have just opened our new leisure facility, with a hot-tub and swimming pool, a small gym, and a games room with pool/table tennis/air hockey table. The facilities are shared between the 5 cottages, but can be booked for private use at no extra cost.

East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in a beautifully peaceful, south-facing position, on a 14-acre wooded riverside estate in Teesdale, County Durham.Set in truly beautiful North Dales countryside, East Briscoe is the perfect place to escape the city and unwind; offering a wealth of interest for naturalists, cyclists and walkers. The holiday cottages are situated in Baldersdale (made famous as the former home of Hannah Hauxwell), two miles from the village of Cotherstone, which has two excellent pubs and a village shop/post office. Holiday guests can enjoy nature walks around the estate, fishing on the estate and in nearby reservoirs, free-range eggs from the resident hens and seasonal food from the vegetable garden. Owner/Managers Emma & Chris live on site with children Grace & Sam.

Details for West Cottage (2 Bedrooms) 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

Our largest cottage. Both bedrooms can accommodate an extra folding bed and the under stairs alcove has a double sofa bed. There is a big sitting room with an open staircase leading to the first floor with the bathroom, one twin and one king-size bedroom. The kitchen/dining room leads from the sitting room.

  • pets considered
Chris Tarpey (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Chris Tarpey

East Briscoe is a family-run establishment - mainly Chris & Emma, with a bit of help now and again from children Grace & Sammy. We live on-site so are generally on hand to sort out any problems, or provide help or information about the area.

We try to be friendly, without interfering too much into your holiday - we know a lot of people come here for some peace and quiet, especially outside school holiday times.

Chris Tarpey purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Chris Tarpey chose County Durham

We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to take over East Briscoe when Emma's parents retired, and we've never looked back. We had visited many times, so we knew what a special place East Briscoe was, and we still think so today.

What makes this cottage unique

New leisure facility with swimming pool, hot-tub, gym and games room. Surrounded by beautiful, peaceful countryside. A walk down to the river on a warm spring day is a unique experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Fabulous location, quality accommodation = perfect break”

“Tranquil unspoilt area, quality accomodation and welcoming owners.”

“Great welcome, great location”

East Briscoe Farm is a treasure amongst Farm Cottages. Chris and Emma's welcome and the shared barbecue (inside the greenhouse), made our stay something special.

A great base for walking and touring an unknown area to us, with maps and information aplenty within the cottage.

More guest comments available on Tripadvisor
Apr 2013
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Fox & Hounds, Cotherstone
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Barnard Castle
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Metres
Fox & Hounds, Cotherstone
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Ideal area for walking, cycling and running.


Use of car fairly essential, unless you're a very keen walker/cyclist!


2 miles to nearest village, Cotherstone (with pubs, village shop)

6 miles to Barnard Castle, with good selection of local shops, plus supermarket.

22 miles to Darlington, nearest train station and major shopping center.

6 miles to Bowes Museum.

11 miles to High Force Waterfall

31 miles to Durham City

Further Details:

Great selection of local shops in Barnard Castle, with antiques and art being a speciality. Also great independent butchers, bakers, greengrocer, coffee shops and restaurants.

Excellent country pubs nearby - choice of 6 in three villages within 5 miles.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Barnard Castle, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
30 Sep 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
18 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit due on booking, balance due 1 month before arrival. Most payment methods accepted.

Changeover Day:
During peak season - Easter to end of October, preferred changeover days are Monday and/or Friday. May be some flexibility for last minute bookings.
Arrival time 4pm onwards, departure time 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for a full week booking. Short breaks are available all year, either Friday to Monday, or Monday to Friday - Short break prices are approximately 65% of the weekly price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Barnard Castle, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Golf ...
  • pets considered
  • forests
  • playground
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Good quality bed linen and towels are provided. Wifi internet access is available at no extra charge. Outside: East Briscoe is situated on a 14 acre estate, with lawns, meadows, woodland and our own stretch of the River Balder (fishing available). There is a children's play area with swings, slide and trampoline, which is situated slightly away from the cottages so as not to disturb the peace! There is a shared barbecue, or a portable one that can be used directly outside your cottage. The greenhouse provides a pleasant spot to sit out in cooler weather. We can also provide bicycles to borrow free of charge.