Jollies @ Jacob's Lodge

Sarah Smith on 16 June 2018
Jacob’s Lodge, Egglestone, Teesdale, Northern England.

Finding a large cottage of the best standard, the right amount of parking, enough bathrooms, a games room, and in the right location for 15 of us over three generations was never going to be easy, but we fell lucky with Jacob’s Lodge Cottage in the northern part of the Yorkshire Dales. Located north of the A66 not far from the market town of Barnard Castle, in the most stunning rolling hills the views are to die for.

With a huge wooden farmer’s-style kitchen table we self-catered for huge breakfasts. We enjoyed some wonderful walks from the front door over hedges and stiles into sheep-filled fields once coming across local farmers learning to sheer their sheep. Great for the young (and old) to watch.

A short drive away we found amazing gastro-pubs in Middleton for a cracking Sunday lunch, and lovely antique shops, craft shops and homely cafes.

Another day we scaled the rocks at High Force Waterfalls for that fabulous insta-moment!

Bookable by our UK supplier Sykes Cottages, please get in touch for more details.

Top tips:

If you ask the owner they will wheel round their BBQ to use. They live close by.

Make sure you book a table at the local gastro-pubs for Sunday Lunch as they are very popular and get very busy at peak times.

Escape the rat race once in a while, pack the car up, don the walking boots and breathe in the fresh air, it’s good for the soul!