Scargill Lodge Cottages offer stylish interiors balanced with all of the home comforts to create the most relaxing escape this Summer! Think lazy mornings breakfasting in the country cottage garden, which offers an idyllic spot nestled between the trees and rolling hillsides before getting out and exploring everything that the local area has to offer.

The Coach House is perfect for a romantic hideaway for two or The Bothy next door is ideal for a family of four looking for an escape to the countryside this Summer!

With 2022 Summer holiday availability, we have the perfect plan to make the most of your stay in North Yorkshire this year…

A Summer getaway at Scargill Lodge Cottages...

Friday:

Pack your bags and start with an adventure at High Force waterfall in Teesdale; the perfect place to stretch your legs before arriving at your holiday home for the weekend. Beautifully set in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this where the River Tees spectacularly drops 21 metres into the plunge pool below, and its origins date back over 300 million years. Explore.

Gentle woodland walks run around the falls. High Force is worth visiting at any time of the year because its character changes with the seasons. After heavy rainfall, the river may be in full spate which is a spectacular display.

For a coffee or a late lunch before heading to your luxury holiday cottage, there is a choice of cafes in Middleton-in-Teesdale or head to the cafe at Egglestone Hall Gardens en route.

 

On your way to these luxury holiday cottages in the Yorkshire Dales, pick up some supplies for the weekend from the award-winning Mainsgill Farmshop. There’s freshly baked bread and cheeses to buy, to be enjoyed in front of the fire with a bottle of something special to help get you settled in.

After walking through the door and exploring your perfect weekend getaway, everybody will be tempted to an early night after seeing the King-sized beds, swathed in luxury linens and a roll-top bath is perfect for a relaxing soak after a long day travelling. And relax…

Saturday:

Barnard Castle is only a 10-minute drive away from the cottages and is a treasure trove for visitors. Experience the rich history, heritage, and beauty that the unique market town has to offer, as well as antique shops and independent boutiques selling clothing, local crafts, and gifts. We love Niche Interiors to pick up an ornament or other trinket, or to admire the iconic Mouseman furniture at Ignet Antiques.

There are plenty of cafes to enjoy along the main street. At Moments Café enjoy a delicious scone with cream and jam. Near the Buttermarket is No.15 Coffee House and Deli who serve a great English breakfast or sandwich at lunch.

Barnard Castle’s market day is held on ‘the cobbles’ in the marketplace every Wednesday.

Pick up some locally produced food from any of the independent butchers, greengrocers, bakers, and specialist shops on the high street and make yourself a picnic to enjoy at the impressive ruins of a fine medieval monastery, Egglestone Abbey.

After your picnic, stretch your legs and walk along the river to the 12th century Barnard Castle in the heart of the town, where you can explore the ruins, as well as visit the sensory garden.

The main attraction whilst visiting Barnard Castle is the Bowes Museum, an impressive French-style chateau, surrounded by gardens and parkland. Now over 130 years’ old, the museum houses a collection of European fine and decorative arts and is regarded as one of the most significant museums outside of London.

There are works by El Greco, Francisco Goya, and Canaletto, as well as a sizable collection of decorative art, ceramics, textiles, and costumes. We recommend checking what exhibitions are on during your stay.

After all that shopping and exploring, and the sandwich or homemade cake your enjoyed at the local tea rooms on the high street, make sure you save room for your evening meal as we have big plans…

If you are visiting for a special occasion we recommend dressing up and heading a 20-minute drive away to the Coach House at Middleton Lodge. Fine dining here means a ‘Mediterranean chargrill menu, inspired by the Yorkshire countryside.’ Explore the beautiful gardens and have a walk around the gorgeous setting before tucking into a three–course meal. They also make and excellent and carefully crafted cocktail, and have a wide range of handpicked wines; our favourite is the refreshing ‘Coach House Garden’ which is filled with gin, apple liqueur and elderflower cordial.

If you would prefer to keep the weekend more casual, the picturesque village of Romaldkirk has the Rose and Crown and Mickleton has The Crown, both with great menus to enjoy in front of the roaring fire.

Sunday:

In the morning, wake up and enjoy a lazy morning drinking coffee on the patio whilst admiring the colourful gardens and listening to the plentiful birdlife. In the cooler months snuggle up in front of the fire inside, soak in the large free-standing tub and start planning today’s adventure.

Make sure you have packed your walking boots as if you fancy something a little more active while on holiday, there is a great walking route from Barningham, across the Yorkshire moors with fabulous views from the Pennines to the sea before arriving at the large man-made Stang Forest with a walk through a corner of the forest on the route of an ancient pack-horse way. The walk emerges from the forest into the arable countryside. Pleasant field-walking follows, taking you through the tiny hamlet of Thwaite before entering into the wild, wooded River Greta gorge in the area known as Brignall Banks. The walk emerges from the gorge into farming land for a short walk back to Barningham Village.

When you get back you will deserve something to eat around the open log fire with a good ‘ole local ale at The Milbank Arms, known for its welcoming atmosphere. During the warmer months, there is an outdoor kitchen with a full menu, perfect for some alfresco dining.

While in Barningham, pop into Coghlans for some local deli shop produce for breakfast tomorrow morning or why not put your feet up and order a three-course meal, from their selection of a la carte dine at home meal options. Our favourite is the fillet of Teesdale Beef Wellington, but make sure you leave room for their scrumptious sticky toffee pudding and cheese board with wine paired!

We can’t wait to hear what else you have enjoyed during your stay at these luxury holiday cottages…

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