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Raygill cottage & courtyard

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 20

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 73 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Raygill is a group accommodation which can sleep up to 20

Set in beautiful Teesdale, minutes from the historic town of Barnard Castle on the river Tees.

We cater for large self catering groups, some pre arranged catering options might be available.

The cottage has;

1 En-suite family room, sleeps 3 with a double & single

1 Twin room

1 Bunk room sleeps 4

1 loft room room sleeps 9

2 spare camp beds

The cottage has a fully fitted modern kitchen with attached large dining room, spacious living room with pool table, laundry/drying room secure outdoor equipment storage ie. mountain bikes, canoes etc.

We also offer stables for short term livery for DIY horse riding holidays.

The cottage is an 17th century conversion attached to the family home of the Walls of Raygill farm, with separate large guest garden set in 100's of acres of beautiful scenery surrounded by open countryside & woodland in the heart of Teesdale. The family has farmed at Raygill for 5 generations and still is a working farm.

The cottage is ideal for large groups on holiday or to take part in many local activities utilising the unique position of Raygill to Cycle & walking routes, bridleways, canoeing (High Force)/river Tees, sailing, fishing, shooting and much more

Size Sleeps up to 20, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Redcar 73 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Durham Tees Valley 41 km, Nearest railway: Darlington 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (14), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 19, Lounge seats for 14
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Self catering & catered options available.

The cottage has;

1 En-suite family room, sleeps 3 with a double & single

1 Twin room

1 Bunk room sleeps 4

1 loft room room sleeps 9

2 spare single camp beds

The cottage has a fully fitted modern kitchen with attached large dining room, spacious living room with pool table, laundry room & drying facilities, outdoor equipment storage ie. mountain bikes, canoes etc.

We also offer stables for short term livery for DIY horse riding holidays.

Further details outdoors

Laundry/dry room

Secure equipment storage

Livery stables available for riding holidays

Flood lit outdoor arena

Access to many bridleways, cycle and walking routes directly

Set in 100's of acres of private land surrounded by woodland

Minutes from the river Tees for Canoeing, fishing etc

Sailing clubs

Clay pigeon

Off-road driving

Northern England region

Raygill is on the border of County Durham and North Yorkshire, in Teesdale near the historic town of Barnard Castle on the river Tees.

The beautiful rolling hills of the Yorkshire dales with sights such as High force waterfall on the river Tees set this up to be one of the most stunning locations in England.

Barnard Castle

Barnard Castle Near Richmond is a Norman Castle set on the banks of the River Tees, the town has built around the castle over the years and still keeps its original authentic look. Shopping in the town has really changed over the years going from a farming market town to what is more becoming a boutique experience.

One of the best kept secrets is the ever increasing places of high quality places to eat supported by fantastic local produce. Local produce is sold throughout the town and displayed at markets on selected weekends

Many attractions and activities can be found here to make a stay very memorable such as; cycling, canoeing, Walking, climbing, off-roading, sailing, shooting & fishing all set in stunning landscape abundant in natural flora and fauna.

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Review 1-10 of 30

15 Sep 2014

5/5

"Everything we needed in a beautiful area."

The cottage was more a large country house, basic clean & comfortable. The owners had been updating and improving rooms, toilets etc, which was mentioned in previous reviews, but now working fine & look very good. The kitchen was large with everything we needed to self cater for our large family & friends. The large garden was great for the kids to run around & for the adults to sit out having a BBQ with a glass of wine, the views from the garden were lovely. It is a working farm, but we loved that, seeing the animals in the fields. I would definitely come back & reccomend as a clean, comfortable, basic holiday which is affordable.

Thanks we hope to see you again soon.

Peter

10 Aug 2014

3/5

"Response to "dissaponting stay - miss sold holiday" review"

We visited RayGill in April for a long weekend with extended family.Regarding the previous review I would agree that what is advertised is not strictly what is on offer. The photos are of the farmhou… More

Hi Adrian
We are glad you enjoyed your stay overall and despite a few negative comments found Raygill extremely good value for money. The previous cover Photo was an overall shot of both Raygill farm House and holiday accommodation. The outdoor space is a Patio area directly outside with stables & large courtyard with Adjoining guest 200m2+ garden/BBQ area overlooking beautiful open countryside. I am not sure what you mean by the kitchen requires a new oven? The oven is a large double oven & grill purchased last year. The Toaster was replaced this year I think after your group visited. The Kitchen in general, is large clean and fit for purpose, well stocked with almost everything you would expect to find at home to cater for 20 persons. The toilets are dated, which is why we have purchased new suites thoughout, to be installed September/October.

We are a budget large group accommodation which offers a clean comfortable & affordable accommodation in stunning countryside with only a short walk to Barnard Castle, I would hope that your review rating was adjusted to reflect the price you paid.

Kind regards,


Peter Wall.

25 Jul 2014

4/5

"A lovely weekend at Raygill Farm"

It was a lovely weekend at Raygill Farm, There were 11 of us and it was a spacious place, the kitchen facilities were good. Rooms were clean and tidy. We were very excited when we got there. The owner was really nice and welcoming. We had good communications throughout the whole booking and staying time.

The only tiny problems I noticed were the toilet upstairs didn't work that well. But it was workable if we flushed for a few more times. The sound proofing systems was OK as long as we would not big noise at night .

In general, we had a great time there and the view nearby was amazing. We had walk and took lots of lovely photos.

Thank you Cecilia for your good review,
It was very nice to meet your group and we look forward to having you stay with us again. The toilets are quite dated and we have recently purchased new suites from Victoria plumb, ready to be installed after the fully booked August Holidays in Sept/October in line with our complete planned 2014 refurb'. Please keep up to date with our progress by joining our page on Facebook "Raygill".

Many thanks,

Peter Wall

13 Jul 2014

4/5

"Brilliant house for large parties."

The house had everything that we needed, the beds were comfy and there were enough plates, glasses and cutlery for all 17 of us! We had an online shop delivered and cooked while we were there, and the kitchen had all the pots and pans we needed. Peter was very flexible with our arrival and departure time and gave us lots of information about the house that we needed. We didn't have any problems during our stay but I imagine he would be happy to help with any requests. The location was just what we had needed, somewhere in the country that would cope with the laughs and antics of a hen do! We had booked taxis to take us to a nearby village for dinner one night - I would recommend The Crown at Mickleton as it had brilliant food at a really reasonable cost.
Some of the decor was a little dated but Peter did say that they were in the process of making lots of upgrades with new flooring and bathrooms, which would make it even better.
We felt the cost was fantastic for what we got and I would recommend it for anyone who was looking for somewhere for a large party.

Thanks,
We are very happy you enjoyed your stay & hope to see you again.

13 Jul 2014

4/5

"Great weekend had by all"

We had a great weekend, place was clean and tidy. Plenty of space for all 18 of us to sleep and relax. Even tho its a working farm we were not disturbed by noise or anything. people were friendly and… More

Hi
Thanks for your positive feedback, we hope you return again. The toilet downstairs is 1 of 4 been fitted with new items and decorated. We are also decorating throughout these next few months and creating new extended gardens and outdoor spaces. I hope to post pictures as works completed in each area on our facebook page "Raygill".

Many thanks,

Peter Wall,
Manager

27 Jun 2014

5/5

"Perfect for cyclists doing W2W"

Great welcome, great accommodation and ideal for large groups.Perfect for a stay near Barnard Castle.… More

Thanks Joy,
I hope the group made a lot of money for the Armed forces charity, it was a pleasure having them stay.


All the best,

Peter.

6 Jun 2014

1/5

"Dissapointing stay - Miss sold holiday"

We have just returned from what we expected to be a fantastic stay with our family, which consisted of 18 people. We are celebrating my brothers 40th birthday with family member ranging from 5-65. Wh… More

Hello

Please ignore the comments posted by this guest, the party involved tried to extort monies from their arrival by saying "they would post a bad review on TripAdvisor if I did not reduce the cost of the rental from £15 pppn to £5 pppn" - as you can imagine that is a ridiculous amount. The reasons given were mostly made up or exaggerated:

1. Raygill is a working farm & we do not hide the fact, but promote it with several references in text associated with all adverts.

2. All photos are correct and show exactly what is available. To the rear of the property is the farm yard, which is not for guests and is marked as a fire exit. To the front of the guest accommodation is a patio with table & chairs leading on to a courtyard with a large 200m2 fenced lawn overlooking open countryside and woodland. The garden gate and partial garden views 20m from house is with picnic benches and charcoal BBQ. The BBQ had been rained on so I turned upside down to dry, and as the lawn was wet from rain, I explained I would return in the morning to cut grass again and put BBQ in the correct position (which I did).

3. The showers as described and photographed show 2 ladies showers and 2 gents showers with an additional shower in the triple en-suite room. The guests pointed out 2 shower curtains were ripped, so I drove 4 miles to town & bought all new and replaced them.

4. I was made aware that the shower head from the previous group in the En-suite was broken, I fixed it immediately & have ordered a new suite to replace.

5. I am replacing all bathroom suites with new from Victoria Plumb. 1 downstairs toilet was not available, 3 toilets were available.

6. The farm yards are not for guests and to rear of property have potholes and a muck heap for horses (mostly loose straw) over 40 metres away from property, not in front as stated.

7. The farm smell was extremely over exaggerated which they never mentioned once, like many things.

8. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned between each group including the kitchen and was in no way grimy

9. The safety bond was returned in full and there were no issues with damage etc. I explained that after checks, money would be transferred within a couple of days, visible in her account no later than Friday. I received calls and texts each day, to which I replied and kept her informed politely. The guest identifies that this is what happened, but phrases it as a negative issue.

10. A downstairs toilet was blocked due to a member of party repeat filling it with toilet paper and not flushing, therefore causing the blockage.

I spent hours with this group trying to resolve any issues they had, it was quite obvious no matter what I did, their ultimate goal was not to pay or get to an unrealistic reduction. They told me at one point they wanted money off because they could not play a game of pool with only 1 cue.

Witnesses who live and work at the farm saw the guests laughing and having fun throughout their stay, with BBQs and games on the lawn, and in no way looking miserable which contradicts the statement in this guest's review.

Peter Wall

Manager

Thanks to my many previous & future guests who leave great reviews which are a true reflection of what we offer.

31 May 2014

4/5

"Relaxing Break"

Just stayed a couple of nights at the cottage with my extended family.The location is beautiful and the cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing break.Peter the owner was very helpful and const… More

Thanks Paul & we are looking forward to having your family stay next year.

All the Best,

Peter.

5 May 2014

4/5

"Fab hen weekend"

Fab location had a lovely time celebrating my daughters hen weekend the cottage is a good size so you didn't feel like you where on top of each other. Peter the owner was very friendly and welcom… More

Thanks Linda
It was very nice having your group and thank you for leaving the place clean and tidy and we look forward to having members of your group stay with us again.

Regards

Peter

22 Apr 2014

4/5

"A lovely weekend with friends"

I chose this cottage because we were a very big group, 18 people, and this house was definitely big enough to accommodate all of us. We spend only a weekend there as part of a birthday party and we had a lovely time!

The house is very well equipped; living room is pretty comfortable and has a table pool which is a plus and the kitchen was clean and had everything we needed. The house was warm and beds comfy although some of them a bit small for adults...

Peter was very kind and let us left the property a bit later than the check-out time which was much appreciated from all of us.

We didn't think it was going to be so close to the farm, in particular to the stables but that wasn't a big problem really. The only thing is that we couldn't park many cars in the entrance of the house because we needed to let space for the horses to get to the stables. There is additional parking a bit further away from the house but it was very muddy when we were there so it was a bit of a nuisance to have to walk that distance as your shoes got all muddy. But hey, at the end of the day, you are in the countryside!

Overall a very good experience. I would definitely recommend this cottage for large group of friends looking to spend a weekend in the countryside

Hi Maria
It was a pleasure having your group stay with us & great to hear you would recommend to friends as a place to stay. It is planned for the overflow carpark to be moved with better access, the winter weather can make much of the countryside quite muddy, but has since dried up. We are always looking at ways to improve Raygill and the overall experience of our guests, so thankyou for you feedback and we look forward to having you back.

Kind regards,

Peter

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