Laverock Hall Holiday Cottages, Eggleston, Co Durham
Laverock Hall Holiday Cottages offer award winning, dog friendly cottages based in Teesdale, near Barnard Castle, Co. Durham and our 50 acre farm is situated in the North Pennines AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and Unesco Global Geopark.
The cottages are specifically designed for people with dogs and we have lots of outdoor facilities for them as well including a fantastic purpose built 120 foot indoor Agility Area available all year round, a 5 acre fenced dog play field and a 35 square metre play paddock.
Each cottage has its own private (fully enclosed) front garden where you can leave your van/car securely (for those who like their dogs to sleep in caged vehicles at night). The area is gravelled over to allow for Summer barbecues (barbecue supplied) with outside furniture, and is completely unoverlooked, backing onto a 5 acre field with views onto the open fells.
Both cottages can sleep up to 5 people, there is an outside hot water tap and hose for washing dogs off then each cottage also has their own purpose built ‘dog shower room’ which is the entrance building you will access the cottages by. This is used as a boot room for jackets, wellies etc. and has a purpose built shower in the corner for further cleaning of happy muddy dogs!! Whilst they dry off they can happily watch you making tea through the specially fitted half stable door which leads to the kitchen area. Crates can be loaned FOC if you would like any for your stay and well behaved dogs can be left unattended in the dog shower rooms if you want to pop out for a while.
Each cottage has open plan kitchen/dining/lounge areas with full size oven and hob, toaster, full size fridge freezer, microwave, all utensils etc. Many of the rooms have beautiful exposed beams and where building regulations allow original stonework.
The lounge areas feature a real wood burning stove for cozy nights, set back in a fabulous stone fireplace, as well as a colour TV, books, DVDs etc. One of the sofas also converts to a sofa bed for a 5th person.
Two bedrooms, one double and one twin with radiators sleep 4, making waking up in the morning a pleasure, and a modern fully fitted bathroom is at your disposal with separate bath and shower.
Sheep Haven Cottage is all on one floor with an open plan raised ceiling in the lounge showing the handmade beams. It also has partial disabled access (low level light switches, wheelchair accessible etc), and a full size window in the main bedroom to show off the view.
Laverock Lodge is over two floors with the bedrooms and main bathroom upstairs in the wood beamed original Hayloft with a full size window to admire the view. A handmade wooden stairgate is fitted at the bottom of the stairs to restrict unwanted canine access!! There is also a second toilet downstairs.
As the cottages were designed with dogs in mind you will be pleased to know that there are no priceless ornaments at waggy dog tail height! The floors are simply covered (no white carpets!!), with tiles and rugs throughout. As previously mentioned the purpose built dog shower room provides an ideal area for cleaning the dogs up after a vigorous walk as well as storage for muddy boots/wet jackets.
Due to our location fixed Broadband is not possible, however both cottages are supplied with their own mobile WiFi broadband box and a free allowance of 12GB is allocated to each cottage per week.
A washing machine and tumble dryer is available (at small cost – honesty box) and is situated in a outbuilding in the farm yard. For those who feed their dog on the BARF diet, please let us know beforehand and if you need more space than the domestic fridge freezer we can supply a secondary mobile chest freezer free of charge.
Around the farm there is always a minimum 5 acre stock free field for you to allow your dog to run free in. Various farm activities take place during the year which you are more than welcome to watch/join in with.
Cots and high chairs are available upon request for a nominal fee.
Horses welcome by prior arrangement.
Please visit our website for more information.
Telephone: 07557 309952 / 07798 923902
Email: [email protected]