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A light, spacious converted stable set in the yard of a grade two-listed farmhouse & working smallholding in the village of Mickleton (Just 8 miles from historic market town of Barnard Castle). Approached via a small, enclosed garden, Percival's retains the charm & simplicity of the original building.

On the ground floor is a modern bathroom with over bath shower & double bedroom. Upstairs is open-plan with feature beams, a well-equipped breakfast kitchen & cosy sitting area with log burner.

The space

Located at the eastern edge of the Teesdale village of Mickleton, with views East and West to the valley of the Tees and surrounding hills, Percival’s is a light, spacious converted stable situated in the yard of a grade two-listed farmhouse and working smallholding.

The farmyard provides a dedicated parking space and the possibility of storage for bicycles. The cottage is approached via a small, enclosed garden with a table and chairs and retains the charm and simplicity of the original building. On the ground floor, either side of the hallway, are a spacious modern bathroom with over bath shower and a ground floor double bedroom, suitable for a couple sharing and babe in arms (cot available on request).

Upstairs on the open-plan first floor with feature beamed ceiling, is a well-equipped breakfast kitchen, with small table and chairs for meals and cosy sitting area with log burner (a fire can be lit for your arrival in winter months).

The cottage was last the home of a bibliophile and archaeologist and we have retained many of his extensive selection of books. It has been sympathetically renovated and recently redecorated.

The village road carries dales traffic to and fro and Mickleton and is served by public transport. We have two local pubs within a short walk, our favourite, The Crown, serving particularly delicious food with friendly service.

Percival’s is perfectly placed for all kinds of excursions, whether you wish to walk, cycle, ride, canoe, or fish. There is immediate footpath access to the Teesdale Way, and this, in turn, can lead to longer walks, on the Pennine way or in the surrounding hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty. Or visit High Force, a spectacular waterfall, surrounded by the stunning countryside of Upper Teesdale. A variety of animal and plant life can be seen throughout the seasons, from a vast array of wildflowers, ferns and towering trees, to roe deer and rabbits.

The nearby historic market town of Barnard Castle, is just 8 miles away, with its many cafes, antique shops, galleries and the internationally renowned Bowes Museum, or, simply put your feet up in front of the fire and relax.

Guest access

Percival's is a self contained cottage, situated in the yard of a working small holding, you will have access to the whole property and private enclosed garden.

Other things to note

We respect the privacy of our guests, but note that the property in situated in the grounds of a working small holding and family home, there may be the occasional noises that accompany this idyllic rural setting or persons going about their day.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

11 Reviews

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Andy User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay at the cottage. It made a lovely cosy place to stay for a long weekend. It's finished to a good standard, the pictures can't quite do it justice. The basics such as tea, coffee, Sugar, milk and the first days breakfast were all provided, which is something I find you don't normally get. It is a well equipped cottage, better than most I have stayed in. There are great views from the windows upstairs and you can go walking from the cottage or from a short drive away. Communication with Polly was good, and the owners were friendly and helpful, but not intrusive.

Lesley User Profile
September 2017
Beware - so comfy you may not want to go out! We had such a lovely relaxing time. No Tv or WI-FI meant we enjoyed our books and we slept so well in the comfy bed. Came back home feeling restored...

Judith User Profile
September 2017
This is a beautifully situated and comfortable cottage, most attractively decorated - a real pleasure. The hosts are warm, kind and very interesting! The library (depicted in photos) is a splendid collection of literary fiction, history and belle-lettres - I could have immersed myself in it all week, had it not been for the lure of walking in the lovely Teesdale countryside. And I can certainly vouch for the home-made marmalade ....

Charlotte User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Percival’s cottage. It’s charming, very comfortable and full of character. The kitchen is very well equipped, and had everything we needed to cook filling meals after our days walking. The hosts went out of their way to ensure we had an excellent stay. A true home from home, we’ll be back.

Erika User Profile
August 2017
The pictures don't do this place justice! Percival's Cottage was home from home. Stylish, bright and cosy and had so much charm. We ate at The Crown which Pollyanna had recommended and was absolutely delicious. A night of card games and tea on the floor in front of the fire was very cosy! Would recommend!

Martin User Profile
August 2017
We had an absolutely fantastic stay at Percival's cottage. The pictures just don't do it justice. The house is beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you could possibly need. The living room is the cosiest of places with the log burner forming the centrepiece and a great selection of books on the surrounding shelves. For breakfast there was a loaf of bread, cereals, yogurt, fruit, marmalade and orange juice in the kitchen. A shame we only stayed one night, we'll definitely be back.

Steve User Profile
August 2017
An absolutely gorgeous cottage, one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. Polly, David and Jane are great hosts and Teesdale was at it's best! We would thoroughly recommend Percival's Cottage.

Barnard Castle, United KingdomJoined in July 2016
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