Welcome To East Briscoe

  • East Briscoe Cottages
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East Briscoe Farm Cottages has a fantastic leisure facility – The Pool-House, which boasts a 6 seater hot-tub, and an “Endless Pool” swimming pool with current. There is also a gym area and games room, which has a pool/table tennis/air hockey table, plus a seating area overlooking our orchard. The gym has a treadmill, static bicycle, and kettlebell weights.

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  • The holiday cottages and beyond, towards Barnard Castle
  • A lovely place to relax on holiday in West Cottage
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Award-winning East Briscoe Farm Cottages are set in a beautifully peaceful, south-facing position, on a 14-acre wooded riverside estate in Teesdale, County Durham, near Barnard Castle.

Surrounded by beautiful North Dales countryside, East Briscoe is the perfect place to escape and unwind; offering a wealth of interest for naturalists, cyclists and walkers. The holiday cottages are situated in Baldersdale (made famous as the former home of Hannah Hauxwell), two miles from the village of Cotherstone, which has two excellent pubs and a village shop/post office.  We are 6 miles from Barnard Castle, a thriving market town with the  famous Bowes Museum and English Heritage Castle.

Children are well catered for, with a play area and sand pit for the little ones, and a trampoline, woodlands and river to explore for all ages.

All holiday guests can enjoy nature walks around the estate, fishing on our own stretch of the River Balder and in nearby reservoirs, free-range eggs from the resident hens and seasonal food from the vegetable garden.


What do our guests say? – Some quotes from Cottage Visitors’ Books:

“Very quiet and relaxing. We had an amazing time” ( Farm, February 2015)

“Amazing location and beautiful festive touches to the cottage made it feel like home away from home. We will definitely be back for another visit.” (Farm, New Year 2015)”

“Cottage lovely, warm and cosy as always. See you soon.” (West Cottage, November 2014)

“Very comfortable, Lovely and quiet. Good views to wake up to in a morning. Best cottage I’ve stayed in. (West, November 2014)

Owner/Managers Emma & Chris live on site with children Grace & Sam. We also have a larger, 4 bedroom holiday cottage available in Cotherstone (right next door to the pub!) – for more details see Red Lion Cottage.

We have online booking available. You can still book by email or by phone if you prefer. You can also book online then pay by cheque if you don’t want to give out card details. Please let us know if you have any problems with the online booking system.

Winner of: Silver Award, Sustainable Tourism, North East England Tourism Awards 2008; Northumbria Self-catering of the Year; County Durham Environment Award; Durham Wildlife Trust Award; Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award.