Blackton Grange, Barnard Castle, County Durham

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  • Weekly price
    from £ 3455
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1590
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 2385
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 495
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Large farmhouse sleeping 40 for reunions and group outdoor activity holidays in the North Pennines

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Blackton Grange, Barnard Castle, County Durham, sleeps 10-40 in 10 bedrooms.

Blackton Grange is a traditional stone-built farmhouse which nestles deep in the heart of the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), rumoured to be England's last wilderness. Enjoying unspoilt views of hills and Blackton Reservoir, Blackton Grange sits between the picturesque towns of Middleton-in-Teesdale and Barnard Castle.

The property is fully equipped to welcome up to 40 guests for accommodation inside the house itself, with further sleeping potential in our camping field adjacent to the main property. We have 10 comfy bedrooms (two of which are en-suite), with a mix of single, double and bunkbeds to cater for every type of group. There are 5 shower rooms, 5 WCs, and a disabled bathroom on the ground floor. We also offer both an indoor and outdoor meeting room, and a laundry room for guests to use.

The large, cosy lounge with open log fire is the ideal place for groups to gather and relax. Blackton also has a fully-equipped professional kitchen and a rustic dining room seating up to 24, and onsite catering can easily be arranged on request.

Situated in 11 acres of stunning hills and fields, our wonderful outdoor facilities include a garden patio with picnic benches, BBQ and an amazing view, and a camping field adjacent to the house.

There are hundreds of activities available at or in close proximity to Blackton: we have a fleet of mountain bikes available to you on request. Use these, or simply pop on your walking boots to explore the local peaks and rolling moors on your doorstep. Home to some of the country's best walking landscapes and plenty of beautiful wildlife, guests are guaranteed to leave Blackton with a lot of happy memories. The Baldersdale Valley is a fantastic place to explore on foot, and the Pennine Way runs alongside the house.

Facilities include disabled access, wifi, satellite tv, 10 bedrooms (two en suite), open log fire, bbq, fleet of mountain bikes as well as catering available on request

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The kitchen is designed with the professional chef in mind. Enough equipment to cook for an army of hungry walkers plus dishwasher for the aftermath.
A large room designed with a country kitchen feeling. Can seat up to 24 in one go.
The place where everyone naturally congregates in the evening. Spacious room with large open fire, piano, board games, small library and TV.
Large TV in the sitting room with Sky, DVD and a CD player. WiFi throughout the building though mobile reception is strongest in the car park.
Mobile reception is best outside but does work inside in places.
The property has central heating throughout yet the fire in the sitting room does a grand job too.
10 bedrooms, 2 en-suite. There are 7 family rooms with both double beds and bunk beds.
Linen is provided within the cost.
Six shower rooms.
Disabled shower room and downstairs bedrooms are spacious. There are a few steps to get to the dining room, kitchen and lounge unfortunately.
Lots to do locally including farms, play barns and pony trekking.
The farm sits within 11 acres of its own land with a large barn providing shelter if it starts to rain during the BBQ! Bikes are included in the rent.
Closest pool is Barnard Castle, 10 miles away.
Room for up to 20 cars or a coach if you so desire.
Covered area outside.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed.


Blackton Grange lies just 10 miles from the A66, the main trunk road linking the M6 with the A1. Scotch Corner (A1/A66 junction) is 35 minutes away.
Barnard Castle is 10 miles away though there are some closer villages with country pubs closer.
7 miles away in Cotherstone.
Renowned country pub just 5 miles away in Romaldkirk.

Booking Information

Weekend rental costs from £1,340 to £1,590 (peak). Mid-week/week rental varies. Normally a minimum 2 night stay. Minimum 3 night stay over bank holiday weekends, and minimum 4 night stay over Christmas.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 9UP
United Kingdom
Both Kirby Stephen and Darlington are 30 miles away
Blackton is not on a bus route but local buses pass through Romaldkirk from Barnard Castle.
Durham Teeside and Newcastle are the two closest airports

Rental Rates

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Blackton Grange, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Bev Cranwell

+44 (0)1223 223 807
+44 (0)7946 184 426
Barnard Castle
County Durham
DL12 9UP
United Kingdom