out of 10
The cottage is clean, comfortable, and particularly well-equipped, especially in the kitchen that has a good range of good quality cooking resources, including sharp knives, plates of all sizes, and there is a radio in the kitchen area. The conservatory catches the sun from mid morning onward and is a great space for relaxing. The cottage is ideal for families, as there is a range of toys, games, and children's books, as well as large TV and DVD player, with a good range of films, for both adults and children, to view. The beds are comfortable, and the village, Whorlton, is a quiet, peaceful and friendly place, with walks directly from the cottage, or within easy driving distance. The Tee Valley is a relatively unknown part of northern Britain, and certainly deserves to be 'discovered' - the walks along the upper Tees valley are beautiful. We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and will return. There are only two drawbacks - and the second of these may not be for some; it certainly wasn't for us. The first are the low beams in the upper bedroom - a tall person will have to watch their head; the second is absence of internet connection in the cottage, although their is an adequate signal for the more up to date smartphones. The cottage is also a very convenient point for visiting other nearby towns, obviously Barnard's Castle, but also Richmond, Leyburn, and Darlington; York &Harrogate are only an hour's drive away, too.