Byre Cottage, in the heart of Weardale, North Pennines, DL13 1NP, Tel: +44(0)1325 488939



Living room

Master Bedroom

Summer Evening


Byre Cottage is a charming cottage in the picturesque village of Daddry Shield that boasts beautiful countryside views from every window. Built in the 1850s, it was converted from a byre in the 1970s. Situated in Weardale in the North_Pennines, near the Cumbrian border, it is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Byre Cottage has been newly renovated and great care has been taken to retain and enhance its original features. Among these are the wood-beam ceiling, stone window seat, open fireplace and the bathroom objects from the early 20th century. Fibre Broadband has been installed recently.

A stay at the cottage is perfect whether you want to see the romantic English countryside, find the perfect walk, or bike and cycle down Weardale’s famous winding roads. The area is filled with valleys, moors, rivers, and breath-taking hilltop views just waiting to be explored. The yellow Mineral Valleys Walk signs will lead you on the many walking tracks around the local villages.

Its location is also ideal for couples, families and friends who want a convenient base to explore nearby places such as the Lake District, Northumberland National Park, the Yorkshire Dales and a whole host of historic towns and villages.

The area represents a unique part of English heritage. Book your stay with us to explore one of England’s best kept secrets.

Recent reviews from our customers

This is our second stay at the cottage and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Weardale is such a lovely part of the country. We really liked the fact that we could walk straight from the cottage without the need to drive anywhere. We have walked all over the surrounding hills and valleys. On the odd ocasion we have driven anywhere, we really enjoyed a long walk around Tunstall Reservoir, and uo tp Allenhead to see the old mine working. ... ... (John and Diane from Eaglescliffe - Co Durham, June 2018)

Thank you for yet another wonderful New Year Week in our 'Weardale home-from-home'of Byre (fifth time!). …. ( Mark and Paul from Bristol)

Thank again for the loan of your beautiful Byre Cottage. We were very surely to have beautiful weather al week. ... (Patsy, Ma 2018)

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