Scargill Castle

Scargill, Barnard Castle, Yorkshire, Country village

Check-in Time: 16:00
Check-out Time: 10:00

Outside Description

Enclosed, courtyard gardens.

Downstairs Description

From the garden, the arched entrance hall leads into a dining hall with long oak table; take a moment to admire the ornate roof beams carved from oak trees felled over 400 years ago! From here you can wander into the sunny kitchen which overlooks the Tudor gardens.

First Floor Description

The stone spiral stairs lead up to the living room with oak floors and a wood burning stove set within a Tudor fireplace. Two deep set windows pierce the ancient thick walls and overlook the Tudor courtyard gardens to the east and the rolling landscape of Teesdale to the west.

Second Floor Description

Further up the spiral staircase is the romantic bedroom with double bed on an oak floor adorned with Persian rugs. The rich colours reflect the Tudor love of golds, reds and rich greens which are highlighted with mood lighting enhancing the exposed timber beams above. Windows to east and west provide views of the walled garden and the high moors beyond.

Other Notes

The historic building means that surfaces can be uneven and rooms are spread over 3 floors with the bedroom on the top floor and the bathroom on the ground floor.

The property is situated on the edge of a working farm so please keep your dogs under careful control when outside the castle grounds.

Dogs Welcome: Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at the property (small additional charge per dog).
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway
Tourist Attractions:
  • Barnard Castle’s Castle: With fantastic views over the Tees Gorge this fortress sits on the fringe of an attractive working market town also known as ‘Barney’ so there is plenty to do for families on a day out. Try and spot Richard's boar emblem carved above a window in the inner ward or visit the 'sensory garden' of scented plants and tactile objects. Visit website
  • The Bowes Museum: Is situated in a beautifully ornate 19th century building modelled on a Fench Chateau. It houses some of the town’s best coffee in the attached cafe which also does delicious food. Entrance in the cafe and gift shop is free. Visit website
  • Bowes Castle: The impressive ruins of Henry II's 12th century keep, on the site of a Roman fort guarding the approach to strategic Stainmore Pass over the Pennines. Visit website
  • Raby Castle: Is the picturesque home of Lord Barnard. It opens is door through the summer at weekends and has a cafe and gift shop. At Christmas it has a Christmas shop. The gardens are beautiful and the wider parkland has deer roaming – see if you can spot the albino ones! Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • The Morritt Arms At Greta Bridge: The 2 rosette award winning Gilroy’s Dining Room offers seasonal produce with a contempory twist and in contrast The Dickens Bar offers classic dishes cooked in a homely fashion. We also offer Afternoon Tea, light snacks and al fresco dining along with the above to really meet everyone’s taste’s. Visit website
  • Blagraves, Blagraves House Restaurant: Blagraves offers a rich and varied selection of fresh food cooked to order. Our menus are changed monthly and are accompanied by a comprehensive wine list. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Co-op: In Barnard Castle Visit website
  • Tesco: In Richmond so why not pre order your grocery order for delivery for the cottage. Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Golf At Barnard Castle: Natural water hazards can catch you out with streams, and a pond, coming into play no fewer than 15 times in your round – and perhaps more for some! Many new trees and shrubs around the course are now well established, creating further problems for an erratic shot. Visit website
  • Brookleigh Riding Centre: Tuition with very experienced, qualified instructors. Riding lessons for all abilities, your horse or ours! Supervised hacking in beautiful North Yorkshire. Lots of events throughout the year held at our premises, fully equipped Indoor School with top of the range surface. Visit website
  • Teesdale Sailing Club Ltd,: Visitors can sail their own craft subject to them pre-registering and adhering to the sailing instructions and safety rules. If you don’t have your own boat, don’t be put off. You can always sail with another member or, if competent, use a club boat Visit website