Luxury holiday cottage in Barningham, near Barnard Castle - sleeps 3

2 The Reading Room Cottages, Barningham, near Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL11 7DW.

Property Reference: UK31801

Bedrooms - 2

Sleeps - 3

Bathrooms - 1

Pets welcome - 2

Living room | Barningham Estate- 2 The Reading Room Cottages - Barningham Estate, Barningham, near Barnard Castle
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  • Living room | Barningham Estate- 2 The Reading Room Cottages - Barningham Estate, Barningham, near Barnard Castle
  • Living room | Barningham Estate- 2 The Reading Room Cottages - Barningham Estate, Barningham, near Barnard Castle
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  • Kitchen/diner | Barningham Estate- 2 The Reading Room Cottages - Barningham Estate, Barningham, near Barnard Castle
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2 The Reading Room Cottages
2 bedrooms, sleeps 3

Situated in the picturesque village of Barningham, the cottage is conveniently located and is a perfect for a base for enjoying the Yorkshire Dales.

Accommodation details

Ground floor:
Living room: With 32" Smart TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
First floor.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and 32" Smart TV.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet, heated towel rail and wooden floor.

Both properties: Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 1 car; alternative private car park opposite. No smoking.

Extra Amenities

Reading Room Cottages are 2 lovingly furnished, traditional style cottages set on the historic Barningham Estate. Situated in the picturesque village of Barningham, the cottages are conveniently located next to a great local pub, where guests can enjoy delicious locally sourced food and drink to both eat in and take away. The cottages have been decorated in keeping with their surroundings, using a mixture of antique and contemporary furniture, giving it a traditional and natural aesthetic.
The cottages gets their names from their traditional function as a place where the inhabitants of the village could come and read the daily newspaper that had been delivered to Barningham Park – the home occupied by the Milbank family since 1690. Barningham village is a picturesque village situated between Richmond and Barnard Castle. It was named Durham Rural Community Council’s ‘Best Small Village’ in 2010 and is a tranquil conservation village, with a large village green, a church, a village bakery, shop and an active village hall.


The Reading Room Cottages are ideally situated for guests wishing to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. There is a wide range of activities to pursue in the area including walking, cycling, fell running, birdwatching and wildlife spotting. Fishing and shooting are available by private request with the owners- seasonal walked up and driven shooting and stalking for individuals or groups can be arranged.
History lovers can enjoy the rich Bronze Age heritage that can be found at remote sites on Barningham Moor, including Chieftan burial mounds and the Cup and Ring Stones. Visit historic market towns including nearby Barnard Castle, offering many independent shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as a large supermarket.

Other attractions in Barnard Castle include the Bowes Museum, Witham Arts and Cultural Centre, Rokeby Hall and The Chocolate Fair.
Historic Richmond is 12 miles away and is where you will find Richmond Castle and a large cobbled market square surrounded by shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. Other attractions include Auckland Castle, Raby Castle, High Force Waterfall, The Forbidden Corner at Leyburn, Duncombe Park, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens, which can all be reached in under an hour. For special occasions, spa treatments are available at Middleton Lodge, 11 miles away, or the Morritt Hotel and Spa, 2½ miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 25 yards.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 7 guests

Barnard Castle map and 2 The Reading Room Cottages location

Self-catering features

  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Grouped Properties
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • WiFi
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Pet Friendly
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Heritage Collection
  • North Pennines
  • English Country Cottages
  • Accessible Cottages
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site
  • Last Minute Breaks
  • GroupA
  • GroupB
  • GroupH
  • GroupT