A delightful, well presented comfortable cottage. We really enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful countryside and walks on the doorstep. Raby Castle is very close and definitely worth a visit.

We were only here for 2 days but

could easily stay a week. 

Alison, David, Connor,

Eaian & Alfie

From South Lanarkshire and Sheffield

Stayed: June 2018

A beautiful comfortable cottage, which the online photos don't do full justice. There is lots to do and see in the area. Excellent local dog walks, the whole area seems to be dog friendly. We would definitely visit again. There are a lot more things we didn't have the chance to do and Stone Cottage is ideally placed for

touring the area.

Sara and Caroline with

Alice, Oscar & Rosie

From Stoke-On-Trent

Stayed: July 2018

We have had a good time, all the castles are lovely and we saw a big waterfall - Maisie (7)

Thank you for a lovely stay everything we needed and more we will be coming

back very soon.

Kerry, Rob, Maisie, Daniel & Gismo

From Holmfirth

Stayed: August 2018

Cottage lovely, everything we needed. Thank you for the treats it

was a nice gesture.

Thank you

Tony & Linda

From Skipton, Yorks

Stayed: September 2018

Thanks for the lovely welcome, everything was great, dogs loved it. We were only here 2 days could have stayed longer, neighbours friendly, will defo be coming back in the future.

Jules, Sue, Roxy & Rosie

From Sunderland

Stayed: October 2018

Thank you for such a lovely break, you guys have thought of everything! We had the best time making friends in the local pubs & getting lots of fresh air in the gorgeous countryside! Defo returning xx

Jennie, Jill, Dollie & Audrey dog

From: Cheshire

Stayed: October 2018

We love it here, we cannot wait to come back. The pointers have had an amazing time. Thank you, see you soon

The Hoopers - Richard, Dawn, Lola, Theo, Bryce & Bentley Boo

From: Colchester

Stayed: November 2018

Your cottage is absolutely fantastic, we've all been so cosy and comfortable. We've had fabulous days out walking - High & Low Force, Lartington & Cockfields Fell and thoroughly enjoyed coming back, cooking good meals & just chilling out. You've thought of everything Gemma, thank you so much, we've had a great New Year xxx

Sarah, Paul, Kai & Ted (The Beardies)

Julia, Bill & Esme (Scottish Terrier)

Stayed: December/January 2018/19

Had a lovely break, couldn't have hoped for better weather in February! Loved the cottage, so comfortable and cosy. Thank you Gemma for being so caring!

Lynn, David & Tess

From: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Stayed: February 2019

The Cottage is lovely and cosy. Love the log burner. Gemma has thought of everything. Thank you for the treats a very kind gesture. 

Anna, David & Lola dog

From: Manchester

Stayed: April 2019

Thank you for letting us stay here, we have been to lots of excellent places. We will come here again. We had a good time here. Thank you. :-) Maisie (7)

Kerry, Rob, Maisie, Daniel & Gismo

From: Holmfirth

Stayed: April 2019

(2nd Visit)

Lovely cottage, great to have the fire lit and a welcome bottle of wine on arrival 5*

Jazz, Scott, Lee & Chris (the humans)

Pagan, Gin, Titch & Sam (the dogs)

From: Corby

Stayed: May 2019

A very nice break for mams birthday. A beautiful cottage in a brilliant location. Will definitely be back.

Thank you so much Gemma

Tracy, Judy, Chris, Jeanette (mam), Sophie & Misty the dog

From: Newcastle

Stayed: May/June 2019

Many thanks for a great 2 weeks. A superb set up for both people and dogs. Good communication & looked after us so well. Nothing too much trouble.

Thanks again Gemma

Mike, Lisa & Meg the dog


From Amble

Stayed: June/July 2019

Stone Cottage is beautiful and it was fantastic to stay somewhere that Lincoln was so welcome! Gemma you are a legend! Thank you for making us feel so welcome and coming to our rescue!

Emma, Sean & Lincoln

From Bathgate

Stayed: July 2019

We loved our stay at Stone Cottage. Walter & Woody had a lovely long walk from the front door and were made very much at home with all the lovely doggie touches - two happy boys. And we had a great

time exploring the area too.

Will definitely be back!

Loved it, thanks Gemma

Charlotte, Steve, Millie -

Walter & Woody the 2 GSP's


From Lincolnshire

Stayed: July 2019

A good break away for us all, Evie found the horses and has visited with apples, the cottage is great and will look forward to visiting again.

Stephen, Ayla & Evie


From Uphall (Scotland)

Stayed: July/August 2019

We had an awesome time here. We had a look around, we found a field for the dog. All of us loved it, the best holiday house we have been to. Thank you, Sarah

The Allen Family


From Bury

Stayed: August 2019

A lovely warm cottage, we had a great stay, Tilly loved all the toys and treats.

Thank you x

Helen, Les & Tilly


From Meragissey, Cornwall

Stayed: September 2019

One of the best cottages we've stayed in. Warm and welcoming, very comfortable. Everything we needed for a nice restful break. Oscar loved his biscuits!

Louis, Mo & Oscar


From Redditch

Stayed: October 2019

Thank-you for the lovely cottage, and so much thought gone into providing all the essentials. A home from home from rural Lincolnshire. Lovely & clean & welcoming. 

Thank-you for the games, puzzles and DVD's for all ages, ideal for retreating from a wet weekend. 

Will recommend. Thank-you.

PS Am sipping Prosecco while waterproofs dry over the burner - bliss!

Amy, Mark & Alex (2 1/2 yo)


From Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Stayed: October 2019

We had a lovely stay at Stone Cottage, the cottage was everything & more that we hoped for, the extra touches were great and the dogs loved the dog box.

Loved the open fire, we will be back!

Joy, Lily, Mike,

Jasper & Dexter 


From: West Sussex

Stayed: October/November 2019

Stone Cottage is beautiful, welcoming, cosy and well equipped. The fire was lit ready for our arrival and the little treats waiting for us ensured a perfect welcome. We'd love to stay here again as the weekend passed too quickly! Thank you xx

Mark, Natalie, Sasha & Willow,

plus Remy & Belle 


From: Cornwall

Stayed: November 2019

It was such a nice night with the fire and just being all warm and cosy. Thank you.

Scott, Kelly, Lennon,

Phoebe & Darcey 

Stayed: November/December 2019

Thank you very much for everything. We really enjoyed xxx

Mohsen, Zahra & Vianna 

Stayed: December 2019

Fantastic short break, and thanks for the small touches that made the weekend special. Warm snug cottage we all enjoyed. Also the walks in the area were great, and the dog loved the openness.

Thanks for a great weekend. 

Chris, Nousch, Caitlin, Frankie,

and Belle the Spaniel

From: Amble, Northumberland

Stayed: December 2019

Thank you for providing such a wonderful home. Cosy and comfortable with everything we need. We are already calling it our 2nd home as we will definitely be back, we have had a fantastic time xx

Ellen, Derek & Mary

with 3 crazy std poodles,

Shiraz, Florence & Disco

From: Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland

Stayed: Christmas 2019

We've had a lovely weekend away at this beautiful cottage. Gemma could not have been more helpful. All of the little touches were so thoughtful and so much stuff for the dogs!

The Brown Family

and pups Amber & Ivy

Stayed: January 2020

What an amazing cottage, perfect getaway, accustomed for our needs, for my two daughters. Wood/coal supplied.

Perfect 5/5

Jonny, Sarah, Freya & Niamh


From: Canada

Stayed: January 2020

Lovely stay at Stone Cottage. Well equipped for the pooches. Beautiful countryside. Would love to stay here again, thank you.

Nic, Ann

Kylie & Pip

Stayed: January 2020

We had a wonderful time, just so good to switch off and play boardgames in front of the fire. Thank you!

Juris, Carrie-Ann

Vetro the dog

Stayed: February 2020

A spacious, comfortable and well equipped cottage and very cosy once we got to grips with the stove. Lots to see in the area, even though the weather prevented us from doing all the walks we'd planned.

Diolch yu faur iawr!

Lynda & John Weston

From: Caerphilly, S.Wales

Stayed: February 2020

Second visit, breaking our journey south from The Scottish Highlands - as good as the first time, just too short!

There will be a third.

Nick, Carol,

Rosie & Lucy

Stayed: March 2020

We had such a great stay! The cottage was all we wanted and more. So much thought has gone into making it comfortable and welcoming. Thank you!

Anne, Margaret

& Tor 

Stayed: March 2020

Fantastic!! Everything we could have needed was here. Great walks, games for the family, DVD selection. We all had a great time, especially Harley :)

We would love to come back.

Thank you Gemma

Tracy, Mark, Lucy, Archie

& Harley

From: Wales

Stayed: July 2020

The cottage is absolutely fantastic and perfect for a family. Well kitted out with some lovely touches. Gemma made it so easy and it was very well organised. We had some fantastic days out! Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

The Lamoury's

Beth, Paul, Sophie (5) and Josh (2)

From: Preston

Stayed: August 2020

The cottage is perfect for us, and the dogs, we've had a lovely time and will be back!

(our 13 yo labrador has decided he's a puppy again, he loved it!)

The Mornson Family

& 3 dogs

From: Yorkshire

Stayed: August 2020

What a beautiful cottage! We have really enjoyed our stay here! Our woofers have thoroughly enjoyed the dog toys and the new dog bed to sleep on every evening. The fire really makes this place so cosy! (Kraig has loved this!) We have already recommended to friends <3

Victoria, Kraig & 'Bump'

Bobby & Belle

From: Essex

Stayed: August 2020

Wonderful cottage and lovely area. Our GSP enjoyed all the home comforts and treats! Fantastic walk from Barnard Castle up the river. We will return as so much to do in this area! Thank you x

Kirk, Suzi, Tilly, Evie & Loki the GSP

From: Scottish Borders

Stayed: September 2020

We had a lovely stop over weekend after dropping daughter at Newcastle Uni. Such a wonderful dog friendly cottage. We were so cosy. We enjoyed eating in and relaxing in front of the fire. Every detail has been considered. Amazing falls at Low/High Force. Thank you.

Jane, Ellis & Buxton

Stayed: October 2020

A beautiful quaint cottage that has everything we needed for a wonderful break away. We are already planning our next stay. The cottage is ideally located and there was never a shortage of things to see, we really did not want to go home! Thank you for creating a lovely place.

Heidi and Lauryn

From Colchester, Essex

Stayed: July 2018

Many thanks for a lovely stay. The cottage was an ideal base to see the surrounding countryside. Some lovely touches as well as everything you needed for your dog. And to round it all up the weather was fabulous and all being well, we will come back to

Stone Cottage one day! 

Gail, Tom & Pepper

From Northern Ireland

Stayed: July 2018

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage is beautiful and is everything we needed to relax. Gemma is so lovely.

Sam & Katie

From Colchester

Stayed: August 2018

We have really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was well equipped and delightful. Gemma made us feel welcome from initial communications to when we arrived. We visited Killhope Mine which was great (especially seeing the Red Squirrels playing) We also spent a day in Durham and would highly recommend The Riverview KitchenRiverside Cafe. We will definitely return as there is so much more to explore! Thank you xx

Joanne, Barry & Biscuit

From Gravesend, Kent

Stayed: September 2018

Thank you for making your cottage so lovely and welcoming. Every small detail had been thought about. Benny says thank you for the treats and blankets and he loved sleeping in front of the fire

after a long walk! 

Sadly last evening here but would love to come back and will def recommend to friends!

Kevin, Dawn & Benny

From Sussex

Stayed: October 2018

Lovely warm welcoming cottage with beautiful walks and a great base which to explore the area from. Thank you!

Kevin, Georgina,

Billy & Oliver

Stayed: October 2018

What a beautiful cottage! Extremely cosy & welcoming. The attention to detail is incredible, nothing has been forgotten! Had a lovely walk round Low & High Force waterfalls. Barnard Castle is definitely worth a visit. Poppy dog enjoyed the evenings snoozing by the fire. Love to return again next year! Thank you!

Helen, Gaynor & Poppy dog

From: Essex & North Wales

Stayed: November 2018

Lovely 2 night break - Gemma had thought of every eventuality even catering to our 2 boys by providing sticker books. Lovely walk Saturday afternoon, just turn left out of property. Thank you :) 

Kerry, Pete, Jake & Harry

From: Stanley, Co Durham

Stayed: February 2019

We all had an amazing time. The extra touches for the dogs were brilliant. You were so thoughtful throughout our stay, it made the experience perfect.

We look forward to coming back and playing with more goats!

Sally, Freddie, Tess, Murphy & Brodie

From: West Lothian

Stayed: March 2019

We absolutely LOVED our stay at Stone Cottage. Everything has been thought of - it is a beautiful, well equipped place. Fabulous dog walks on the doorstep. Gemma has been so helpful and thoughtful. Can't wait to return - definitely check out High Force waterfall it is amazing!. 

Kate, Jason, Lottie, Emily,

and Lola & Mabel the labradoodles

From: Suffolk

Stayed: April 2019

We all had a great stay in the cottage, it had everything we needed. Great dog walks locally, in the forest and on the beach. All very dog and child friendly!​

Kate, Gueste, Billy, Michelle, Woody

& Willow the dog

From: Nantwich

Stayed: May 2019

A wonderful break away with our furry friend Floyd. Fantastic cottage and brilliant hosts. 100% will be coming back. Thank you

Chelsey, Adam & Floyd

From: Huddersfield

Stayed: May 2019

Great stay, loved the dog gate!

Thank you so much. Wonderful to stay somewhere so specifically set up for dogs! We had a lovely time too!

Cooper, Nin, Monky, Twinkle

& 2 adults!

(Odette & Alexander)

From Greystoke

Stayed: June 2019

What a lovely place to stay! We have been on our travels to see Durham University and after a long drive and much walking we were so grateful to relax in this home from home cottage. Just wish it was for longer! Marcie loved all the doggie

toys and blankets. 

Sindy, Cyrus, Alexander, Charlie

& Marcie the dog


From Kent

Stayed: July 2019

Can only agree with everything everyone else has written previously. You have gone the extra mile for us and our dogs and very much appreciated.

Mick, Carol & Springers (Rosie & Lucy)


From The Scottish Highlands

Stayed: July 2019

A wonderful break away. The cottage is beautiful and cosy. Lovely walk to the pub via feeding the horses. The people are so welcoming and friendly.

Will definitely come back xxx

Sarah, Dave & Bentley


From Sheffield

Stayed: July 2019

We had a fabulous week here, the cottage was just as lovely as we remembered! Both the dogs got very excited when we arrived in the village so they obviously remembered it fondly too. Would highly recommend a visit to

Lumley Castle Escape Rooms -

spooky but fab!

Jason, Kate, Lottie, Emily,

Mabel & Lola


From Suffolk

Stayed: August 2019

(2nd visit)

Lovely weekend break in this beautiful cosy cottage. You really have thought of everything (love the wrendale touches)

Thank you

Matt, Shani & Holly


From Billingham

Stayed: September 2019

Great cottage - very dog friendly. Many thanks for lighting the fire prior to our arrival it was a real treat along with wine and goodies - a lovely touch. Even though the weather has been very wet we've enjoyed ourselves.

Sue & Keith

Reuben & Freddie


From Leeds

Stayed: October 2019

This is our 2nd visit of many.

Gemma is a fantastic host. 

Thank you!



From: Beds

Stayed: October 2019

What a fantastic place to stay! We loved arriving to a glowing fire after a long drive, and the thoughtful touches like lego soap, chocolates for our son, bottle of wine, handmade bath treats and lavender bags on the towels just made us love the place even more! Thanks for creating more than a home from home, we couldn't have asked for more! xx

The Kelly Family


From: Rossendale, Lancs

Stayed: October 2019

Many thanks for an excellent short break. Enjoyed the cottage, countryside and friendly people. The extras were also greatly appreciated.

Alan, Anita,

Barney, Henry & Bertie 


From: North Lincs

Stayed: November 2019

We had a lovely weekend at Stone Cottage, lovely to find the fire lit on arrival and everything we could need.

We will definitely be back.

Russell & Lemonie

Bo, Badger & Biggles 


From: Thornton, Lancs

Stayed: November 2019

Lovely peaceful little stay in a cosy cottage. Thank you for making it so nice for us with all the little touches.

Many Thanks.

Olivia, Stephen & Joanne 

From: Wigan, Lancs

Stayed: December 2019

We have had a wonderful time! Lovely cosy fire on arrival, and thoughtful extra touches to make us feel welcome.

We will definitely return, and also

recommend to our friends.

Thank you so much Gemma!! 

Stephen, Kay, Lucy & Jasmine

Stayed: December 2019

Ideal for weekend break before Christmas. Lovely Cottage. Thanks.

The Hudson Family

Stayed: December 2019

Great way to stay with local family, very dog friendly, fantastic walks. Great comfortable cottage. Thank you.

Mary, Jon, Richard

& Rolo the dog

Stayed: New Year 2019/2020

Cosy, comfy cottage, nothing too much trouble for Gemma. Whats not to like!?

Thank you Gemma. We will be back!

Jayne & Will Smart

& Rosie the dog

Stayed: January 2020

Loved it!

Great cottage. Great Location.

Pat & Sarah McManus

Fen the dog

Stayed: January 2020

What a lovely welcome with all the personal touches of dog treats and soaps! Made it feel home from home. Thank you Gemma! All had an amazing time, 

definitely be back! 

Danielle, Lizi, Archie, Gracie

Teddy the pooch

Stayed: January 2020

What a find! Such a beautiful well equipped cottage. There is nothing you haven't thought of Gemma. We've had a brilliant long weekend. Visited the coast and Durham, best of all was Beamish. So worth a visit. We will return xx

Graham & Sam Mason

Joanne & Alan Wheatley

Stayed: February 2020

Amazing little cottage with beautiful walks on the door step, just what all 4 of us were after! Very relaxing and peaceful. Thank you for letting us stay!

Liam, Charlotte,

Barney & Fred the dogs

Stayed: February 2020

You have thought of all the little things to make this visit special, especially for my dog Max! Thank you very much for the breakfast package, it was delicious. We hope to be back very soon.

Thank you so much xx

Philippa, Adam

& Max 

From: Newcastle

Stayed: March 2020

Lovely to be back! Another great few days in your wonderful cottage.

Thank you <3

Helen & Les Hereward 

From: Cornwall

Stayed: July 2020

A lovely & peaceful place to stay. We really enjoyed exploring the area. The Teesdale Cheese makers are well worth a visit :)

Chris, Sara & Elizabeth

From: Peterborough

Stayed: July 2020

What a fabulous place! Spotlessly clean, decorated to a tee and so welcoming. All you could possibly need is here. Thank you for having us, hopefully it won't be too long before we're back <3

Mother, Andrea, Claire, Jay

& hounds (x3)

From: Northampton & The Fens

Stayed: August 2020

Perfect for pooches & exploring. Cozy cottage with all the amenities you need. Great stay :) even with the rain :)

Laura, Meia & Grandma Hazel

& Sandy the Lab!

Stayed: August 2020

Lovely cottage, great walks locally. Dog friendly. Enjoyed our stay. Very thoughtful set up for dog owners.

Would recommend a plug for the kitchen sink & more secure way of stopping bed from rolling in main bedroom.

Paul, Kathy & Decker

From: Somerset

Stayed: September 2020

A home from home! We felt so cosy and comfy in your beautiful cottage. Fantastic places to visit locally and a little further afield (including High Force Waterfall)

Thank you for making our stay so wonderful - it gets a 'paws up' from Rico!

Rachael, Lee & Rico

From: Leicestershire

Stayed: September 2020

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location! So many wonderful places to explore on your doorstep! The cottage was perfect for our 19 month old son and dog Betty - everything was catered for and plenty to keep them both entertained. So much thought has gone into every detail. Thanks for a wonderful stay :) x

Aimee, Simon, Seb & Betty

Stayed: October 2020