Scargill Castle

Scargill, Barnard Castle, Yorkshire

Cottage features

  • A dog walkers dream
  • Enclosed garden
  • Log burner
  • Private parking

Cottage Details

Irresistibly quirky, Scargill Castle was originally built in 1560.  Located in Teesdale, on the north eastern side of the Pennines, this wonderful dog-friendly holiday home offers something truly unique.  Surrounded by farmland and countryside, it’s a perfect rural spot for getting away from it all.

Two well-behaved dogs are welcomed, subject to a small additional charge per dog.

On-site parking is provided.


Stone-built, the cottage was renovated on the site of a medieval castle. With accommodation over 3 floors, and stonework in abundance, the presence of some uneven surfaces adds to the building’s overall character.

Entering the house through the arched doorway, your will instantly see the character from the stone floors to the timber ceiling beams.

Ahead of you in the entrance hall is the dining area with a traditional-style long dining table and chairs. At ground level you will also find the kitchen which is equipped with microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is also a lovely breakfast table, at which you can sit with your morning coffee and take in the view of the garden.

You will also find the bathroom on the ground floor. A sumptuous room, it’s fitted with a roll-top bath but also boasts a separate cubicle with steam shower.  

The ground floor benefits from underfloor heating, keeping you wonderfully cosy in the winter months.

Taking the stone spiral stairs to the first floor, you will find the cosy living room with wood burning stove surrounded by a traditional stone Tudor fireplace. There are oak floors and deep-set stone windowsills which overlook the beautiful garden on one side, and the countryside on the other. There is a digital TV, DVD player and iPod Dock, giving plenty of options for entertainment.

The spiral staircase continues up to the second floor where you will find a tranquil bedroom. The room is furnished with a double bed, and finished in rich, Tudor colours. There are exposed beams above, oaks floors and Persian rugs below, and windows mirroring the outlooks of the living room.


Tradition abounds in the lovely enclosed courtyard garden area too.  Designed to reflect a Tudor-style, this space is private and secure and also has herb and vegetable gardens. With garden furniture and a barbecue, this is a wonderful space from which to enjoy the rolling countryside all around.

Location and surrounding area

The Teesdale valley is situated within the beautiful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  With a diverse range of landscapes and wildlife, there is much for you and your four-legged friend to explore. The area is surrounded by pretty villages with a range of dog-friendly pub options such as the Old Well Inn at Barnard Castle.

For days out, there is plenty to see and do. The beautiful Raby Castle and grounds is around 12 miles away.  With its dog friendly policy, visitors and their dogs are welcome in their Stables Café and shop, as well as in the Deer Park and Walled Gardens.

Cottage location

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