The Coach House
Luxury bed & breakfast guest house, near Barnard Castle in County Durham, North East England
Meet Your Hosts
Enjoy Picturesque Greta Bridge
A History of Artists & Poets
Many Country Sports and Activities
Ideal for Exploring County Durham & Beyond
Peter and Mary have been country-based all their lives. Gregarious and outgoing, they en joy entertaining in their home. Peter has looked after the family estate for several years, following his career in farm and land management.
Peter & Mary, who both enjoy painting as a hobby, take great interest in the artists and poets involved in the area - especially those of historical significance, such as J. S. Cotman, J. M. W. Turner, Sir Walter Scott and John Ruskin.
Charles Dickens stayed at nearby Thorpe Grange, then the "George and New Inn", on his way to Bowes, where he researched Nicholas Nickleby. Peter has recently written a book "Two Days in Teesdale" which recounts the Dickens' visit to the area and describes strange happenings at The Coach House. Sir Walter Scott stayed at neighbouring Rokeby Hall, which is open to visitors during the summer.
The area offers a very high standard of Country Sports, including game shooting, hunting and stalking. The area also offers some of the best walking routes in the North of England.
You can visit the wonderful 14th century Raby Castle & its gardens & deer park. The Bowes Museum houses collections of fine and decorative arts. High Force waterfall is England's highest uninterrupted drop of water.
For Horse Racing, Race-goers can enjoy several good flat and jump meetings in the area throughout the year, including York, Ripon, Catterick, Sedgefield and Newcastle. The area is also blessed with many golf courses.
|Explore Teesdale||Catterick Racecourse|
|Barnard Castle||York Racecourse|
|Bowes Museum||Dickens in Teesdale|
|Raby Castle||J. S. Cotman|
|Auckland Castle||John Ruskin|
|Kynren||J. M. W. Turner|
|Yorkshire||Sir Walter Scott|
|Explore Northumberland||'Rokeby' poem ( Scott)|
|Golf Courses in Durham|
Enjoy more photographs of North East England by Graeme Peacock