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.

A few recent (genuine!) reviews from East Briscoe guests:

A super place to enjoy a relaxing away from it all break or base to explore the area from with great walks attractions and wildlife on your doorstep. The cottage has eveything you could want and more with the use of a hot tub to relax in thrown in. 


We stayed here last year around the same time, 16 mums 14 of us returned again this year, perfect cottages, everything you need is already there! We have just returned home and have booked for 2019! Ideal location to chill out and perfect for walks to nearby pubs!


Fab fab fab ! Can’t say much more than that. From arriving to leaving everything was perfect. We had all 5 cottages, they were lovely & warm & cosy, very well equipped, Chris and Emma have certainly thought of everything. Great fun in the pool house Will definitely be booking up again


Where do I start with this place……? Wow! I just returned from a weekend stay and this property is nothing but perfect. I booked all 5 cottages for my group and I, over the weekend, to celebrate my birthday, and it definitely had more than enough space + more left over. Everything was perfect for my needs; Communication From the very start of booking this cottage, Chris made it easy for me to gather information and that it was hassle free. From providing me with taxi numbers, collecting my online groceries prior to arrival, recommendations of places to eat close by; these were only a few of the many things he was very helpful at. Not only this, Chris came over to the cottage to welcome us, he ensured that we were at ease and comfortable, which made us feel welcomed. Cottages/ Space The cottages all had their unique personalities; they were very well kept, clean, cosy and had lots of space. In fact, they were spacious and bigger than I had imagined. Perfect place for a large group of people.


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