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5 Star (Gold) Romantic, Self Catering Country Retreat - Kearton Lodge - (Sleeps 2)

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Minimum Stay 3 nights



Kearton Lodge - (Sleeps 2)

Luxury fitted master en-suite bedroom with super king sized bed. Patio door with external ornamental staircase, showcasing outreaching views of the Dale, large pond and lush green pastures and leading to ground floor outdoor seating area. Luxury en-Suite bathrooms with individual shower and shower over bath, wc, towel warmer, Oil Fired Central Heating throughout. Towels, robes and hairdryer provided. Fully fitted oak kitchen with granite dining table. Electric hob, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, dishwasher, ironing facilities, all crockery and pans provided. The living space is open plan with comfortable sofas, perfect for relaxing on and watching TV, a DVD, listening to your favourite music or reading. Internet Access. All linen, towels and robes are provided in the price and changed weekly.

About the property


Luxury self catering cottages, with fabulous views across the dales, conveniently appointed with easy access from the A66. A great base for visiting, walking or cycling in Teesdale an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Exploring Richmond, Durham, Newcastle, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes. Beautifully rebuilt and refurbished into luxury self-catering accommodation adjoining the main house and set in large attractive landscaped gardens with very own Stonehenge feature. The property boasts magnificent views across miles and miles of beautiful open countryside. Ample on site parking.

Book your break with a private viewing of an extensive Vintage Steam and Classic Tractor Collection. Viewing by Appointment.

More Details

Anne Kearton
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 12, 2018

About Anne Kearton

Your hosts at the cottages are Stephen and Anne they have lived at East Roods for over 20 years in the main house adjoining the holiday cottages.

They have a family business close by in the village of Boldron established for over 30 years, in construction, plant and machinery hire for earthworks, crushing and screening in the quarrying industry.

They have three grown-up children who enjoy visiting home in between travelling, and working around the UK and abroad.

Their interests include good food, nice wine, country pursuits, sailing and theatre.

Anne is a qualified holistic therapist, who enjoys gardening, dance and cooking.

Stephen is Managing Director of the family firm and enjoys collecting vintage tractors and steam engines.

Anne Kearton purchased this cottage in 1993

What makes this cottage unique

The Stunning Views of the Dale.

Available Rentals

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3 Night Short Breaks are available throughout the year.

Booking Notes:
Please telephone the owner or email via our web page. A deposit is required with the full amount payable 6 weeks prior to commencement of your holiday.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible depending on availability.
Please note: Arrival times 4pm. Departures 10am.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Barnard Castle, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Luxury fitted bedroom with Super King Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
The accommodation is cleaned prior to your arrival and we ask guests to leave it in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. The accommodation is fully centrally heated. Sorry we do not accommodate pets. Assistance dogs welcome. The cottages are non-smoking. Outside: Delightful large gardens with Stonehenge garden feature. Guest terrace with barbecue facilities and outdoor furniture. Ample on site parking. Book you break with a private viewing of an extensive Vintage Steam and Classic Tractor Collection. Viewing by Appointment.


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Kearton Lodge - (Sleeps 2)
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews
Southport, Merseyside

Lovely setting, quiet, great views and the property is very high spec throughout

  • 5 of 5

Had a fabulous fortnight stay in a great setting. Lots of walks in the countryside, plenty of museums nearby.

  • Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always appreciate our guests taking the time to send feedback on there experience of staying in our beautiful Dale. Delighted to hear you had enjoyed your time together in the cottage, taking in some of the stunning scenery on your walks and visiting nearby places of interest. We are sure your comments will be most helpful to couples considering a stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you both back sometime. Anne & Stephen
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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all really. We enjoyed a short break in the absolutely fabulous Kearton Lodge and look forward to making a return visit!

  • Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to send a review of your stay in the Lodge. We are delighted you both had 'an absolutely fabulous' visit. We very much look forward to welcoming you both back to your new found bolt hole next time your ready to recharge. There are a lot of places left for you both to still explore. Best Wishes to you Both Anne
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay in a very modern and luxurious property.

Hosts were first class and lovely people.

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to send in a great review of your stay. Delighted to read you thought your cottage was a fantastic place to stay and everything you experienced ensured you a luxurious, first class holiday. We look forward to welcoming you both back for more adventures in the beautiful Dales. Best Wishes Anne
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Excellent presentation,very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Anne is a lovely host who greeted us on arrival and introduced us to the property. She provided a delicious welcome pack. Throughout our two week stay she was available for advice on local places of interest, and just friendly conversation.

The cottage is a gem, fitted and furnished to a very high standard.

The location is central for Co. Durham attractions.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to send a review of your stay in Kearton Lodge. It is good to hear you were very comfortable in your cottage and you enjoyed your time together visiting the many varied attractions County Durham has to offer. We are sure you will be returning home with many wonderful memories of your UK adventures. We hope to welcome you both back to our beautiful Dale some day. Kindest Regards to you Both Anne & Stephen
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Excellent cottage, everything you need and a warm welcome too.

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, in fact somewhat luxurious cottage, ideally situated just outside Barnard Castle. We had a wonderful stay, made all the better by the delightful warm welcome. Frankly, the best cottage in which we have stayed.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sending such a shining review of your recent stay. I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful time together. I hope you will have the opportunity to the cottage and explore more of beautiful Teesdale some time in the future. Best Wishes Anne
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Wonderful Lodge Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at the Keaton Lodge it had everything you could want and a little more. The facilities at the lodge were brilliant it was so clean and well finished. Anne was lovely to deal with and would certainly stay here again. Thank you for a great holiday.

  • Submitted: 12-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Delighted you had both enjoyed the cottage and your visit to the Dale. Hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best Wishes Anne
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
South Sheilds
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Barnard Castle
Nearest Beach
80 Kilometres
Car: necessary


The nearest airports are: Durham Tees Valley approx 40 minutes drive (26.7 miles). Newcastle Airport approx an hours drive (62.4 miles). The property is easily accessed from the A66, 13 miles west of Scotch Corner from the A1.


Boldron is the nearest village. Barnard Castle is approx 3 miles away with a wide range of pubs, restaurants, hair and beauty salons, antique shops, supermarkets, butchers and bakeries. Barnard Castle is the home of the magnificent Bowes Museum and its famous Castle Ruins. There are many wonderful places to eat in the surrounding area. We are only 9 miles away from Tan Hill the highest pub in England and 12 miles away from High Force Waterfall.

Further Details:

Whether its shopping, fishing, riding, sailing, off roading, walking, cycling, bird watching or simply chilling out and escaping to a little known about beautiful place with your friends and family. All your needs can be catered for in Teesdale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.


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