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East Briscoe Farm Cottages, Barnard Castle, Co Durham

Sleeps 2 - 16 8 Bedrooms 16 Dining

Holiday cottages sleeping 16 with an indoor current pool, hot tub and games room, in the North Pennines

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. East Briscoe Farm Cottages, Barnard Castle, Co Durham, sleeps 2 - 16 in 8 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 16 in 5 cottages

Barn Cottage: sleeps 4, one king sized double, one twin.
Low Barn: sleeps 4, one king-sized double, one twin
West: sleeps 4, one king-sized double, one twin
Studio: sleeps 2, one double
Farm: sleeps 2, one king-sized double.

East Briscoe is an ideal location for all sorts of groups. The pool-house provides a great place to socialise, either relaxing in the hot-tub or pool, or enjoying a get-together in the games room. The accommodation, spread between the 5 adjacent cottages, means that guests have their own space too.

The cottages are 2 miles from the picturesque village of Cotherstone which has 2 pubs, a village shop and post office and an excellent play park as well as scenic walks along the River Tees. Six miles away is the market town of Barnard Castle which has interesting shops and cafes as well as the ruined castle and the amazing Bowes Museum. Teesdale also boasts High and Low Force waterfalls, Raby Castle and is fantastic walking and cycling country. Nearby, Bishop Auckland is host to the new Kynren open air live action spectacular in the summer.

On-site facilities and activities include:
- Endless Pool (swimming pool with current)
- Hot-tub seating 6
- Gym
- Large games room, suitable for parties and able to seat 16 for dinner
- Pool table/air hockey
- Table tennis
- Barbecue
- Lawn games
- Picnic benches
- 14 acres of grounds for walking, exploring, fishing or outdoor games such as a treasure hunt

Optional extras we can help with include:
- Barrel of local beer
- Pamper days – local therapists can be arranged to come on-site
- Guided bike ride
- Take-away deliveries
- Supermarket deliveries

And there’s lots to do in the surrounding area as well, such as:
- 4×4 off-road driving experience
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Golf
- Paintball
- Assault course
- High ropes
- Birds of prey experience
- Kynren (10% discount available if booked through us)
- Friendly local pubs and restaurants



Free WiFi throughout. Reception for EE, BT and Vodafone mobile networks.


Low Barn Cottage is accessible to wheelchairs. The bathroom in this cottage has a shower above the bath.

Dog Friendly

Pets are welcome in Studio, Barn and Low Barn Cottages. There is a pet fee of £12 per animal.


All cottages have a fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven and gas or electric hob.

Dining Room

The dining room in Barn Cottage can seat up to 10 people. 16 or more people can be seated in the games room area for a meal.

Sitting Room

All cottages have a sitting room with TV/DVD. Farm Cottage has an open fire.

TV and Music Facilities

Quality Bluetooth speaker system in the games room.

Games Room

The newly finished games room has beautiful views, pool, table tennis, air hockey and is ideal for a party. Free WiFi available.

Heating and Open Fires

All the cottages are centrally heated via our biomass boiler. Farm Cottage has an open fire.


Barn Cottage, Low Barn and West: each has king sized double, twin. Farm: king sized double. Studio: double.


Bed linen and towels are provided.


All cottages have bathrooms with a shower over the bath. Low Barn and Studio have grab rails.

Children's Facilities

There is a children's play area with trampoline and play system.


Each cottage has an outdoor seating area. To the front there is a lawn with picnic benches. There is a children's play area which also has a barbecue.

Swimming Pool

The 14ft pool has a current to swim against which is also fun for children to play in.


There is space to park up to 12 cars (more can be accommodated if necessary).


The cottages are all non smoking but smoking is permitted in the garden.

Booking Information

Changeover days are Friday and/or Monday.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

East Briscoe Farm Cottages

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £2800
2 Night Weekend
From £2250
3 Night Weekend
From £2250
Midweek per night
From £450


In a rural location close to pretty villages and the River Tees, 6 miles from the market town of Barnard Castle, on the edge of the North Pennines AONB.

  • No local buses available.
  • Bishop Auckland, about 20 miles.
  • Barnard Castle (6 miles).
  • Cotherstone village shop (2 miles). Supermarket and other shops, Barnard Castle (6 miles).
  • Fox & Hounds, Cotherstone (2 miles).
  • Durham Tees, about 24 miles.

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