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Kingfisher Cottage - Mellwaters Barn

Barnard Castle, County Durham

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The cottage offers a picturesque view of undulating hills and breathtaking agricultural fields that will captivate your desire for exploration. Kingfisher Cottage features a convenient entrance porch designed specifically for hikers to conveniently remove and securely store their boots after traversing the nearby countryside, ensuring effortless access to the cottage regardless of the weather conditions. In case you're organizing a larger family gathering, you have the option to combine Kingfisher Cottage with Robin Cottage, providing extra room. Please note that dogs are not permitted in this particular cottage.

Upon your arrival at each cottage, you will find a delightful welcome pack awaiting you.

Typically, the welcome pack includes:

1 pint of fresh whole milk
A small loaf of bread
Delectable shortbread biscuits
Mackays 3 fruit marmalade
Approximately 50 grams of butter
Two Weetabix biscuits
Two portions of either Rice Crispies or Cornflakes
Indulgent Chocolate Fayre chocolates
A bottle of Shiraz

Please note that the items in the welcome pack may occasionally vary at short notice.

If you're in search of the perfect spot to bask in the afternoon sunlight until sunset, Kingfisher Cottage is the ideal choice. This west-facing cottage offers a stunning view of our farm from its upstairs living area. The living space is impressively roomy and furnished with two spacious armchairs and a comfortable sofa, all strategically positioned to face the window, allowing you to witness the delightful sight of our playful lambs during springtime. Additionally, for your convenience, there is an upstairs cloakroom to ensure easy access.

The generously sized dining area can comfortably accommodate six people, making it ideal for families who are staying in two cottages and require some extra space. Whether you're planning a large gathering or a more intimate affair, the kitchen is fully equipped with all the modern amenities you would expect, catering to the needs of a contemporary family.

Living Areas

On the ground floor, the two bedrooms in Kingfisher Cottage offer the flexibility of either double or twin beds, depending on individual preferences. Additionally, the cottage features a conveniently located bathroom equipped with an over-bath shower, a WC, and a hand basin, ensuring easy accessibility for all guests.


Nestled a quarter mile away from the A66 Trans Pennine Road, Mellwaters Barn Cottages are reached by traversing a well-maintained lane and crossing a charming grade 2 listed pack horse bridge. We frequently receive inquiries regarding potential road noise, yet once you arrive, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the minimal disturbance from the road that you'll experience.

Outdoor Areas


Sleeps 4

Free Wifi