• Caroline Cottage

    A delightful two bedroom holiday cottage in the picture postcard dales village of Romaldkirk

  • Cosy Lounge & Period Features

    A great place to unwind, including modern amenities and period features

  • Comfortable Dining Room

    Seats 6 people with space to dine, socialise and play. Includes books and board games

  • Spacious Double Bedroom

    Spacious, comfortable, tastefully appointed with modern fixtures and fittings

  • Bedroom Two (Single or Twin)

    Bedroom two, a single room that can be made into a twin room on request

What's on in Teesdale in 2015

16 Apr

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Annual Orchid Show featuring Garden Plant Sale

Flower fair near Caroline Cottage in Romaldkirk in TeesdaleDate: Sunday 3rd May 2015 until Monday 4th May 2015
Venue: Raby Castle, Staindrop, DL2 3AH
Opens: 11.00 to 17.00
Cost: Adult: £6, Concession £5, Child (under 15): £2.50
Contact: Raby Castle Tel: 01833 660202
Email: [email protected]

The Annual Orchid Show at Raby Castle, now in its 15th year, will feature a spectacular display of beautiful Orchids including exotic hybrid species. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk to the experts, attend lectures and demonstrations for advice on how to make the most of their orchids. A handpicked selection of local plant nurseries will also be in attendance, selling garden plants from the Coach Yard in the grounds Raby Castle in a new addition to the Orchid Show. The show at Raby has become one of the most significant orchid shows in the north. The North East of England and Darlington Orchid Societies along with the Orchid Society of Great Britain will be in attendance, as well as orchid growers and sellers from around England and Europe.

Raby Castle

Raby Castle near Caroline Cottage in Romaldkirk in TeesdaleDate: May to September
Venue: Raby Castle, Staindrop, DL2 3AH
Website: www.rabycastle.com
Contact: Tel: 01833 660202
Email: [email protected]

This dramatic medieval castle, built by the mighty Nevill family has been home to Lord Barnard’s family since 1626. Set within a large deer park, with delightful rolling landscape and walled gardens it is by far one of the most impressive castles in England. Uncover history in the halls and chambers which house fabulous interiors, art collections and dramatic architecture. Open to the public between May and September each year, with special events throughout the season.


Exploring Teesdale

21 Sep

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The Durham Dales, incorporating Teesdale and Weardale, is a peaceful and tranquil landscape of moors and hills, valleys and meandering rivers, dotted with picturesque villages and market towns. Part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Durham Dales truly is a special place and the perfect choice for your next holiday of exploration.

The green and tranquil town of Stanhope in Weardale is at the heart of the Durham Dales, and is home to the Durham Dales Centre where you will find craft shops a plenty and an award-winning tea room.

Visit High House Chapel, the world’s oldest Methodist Chapel still in continuous weekly use, and the Weardale Museum – a small independent folk museum where visitors can discover what life was like in Weardale in the 19th Century.

Take the pleasant woodland walk to High Force, the highest unbroken fall of water in England, where the River Tees spectacularly drops 21 metres – an awe-inspiring sight! Barnard Castle in Teesdale is another idyllic market town, and is home to The Bowes Museum, a magnificent French-style château which houses one of the greatest collections of fine and decorative arts in an array of stunning galleries. Nearby Raby Castle, built in the 14th Century, is one of the finest medieval castles in England. Set in 250 acre deer park with beautiful walled gardens, Raby is a must-visit.

Killhope, the North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a multi-award-winning Victorian Museum and the most complete lead mining site in Great Britain. It features a huge working water wheel and visitors can experience the life and work of lead mining families and put on hard hats to descend into the mine to take a tour underground – an unforgettable experience.

And don’t miss Hamsterley Forest – a fantastic adventure playground of woodland with walks, cycle routes and horse riding trails open to all. A mountain-bikers dream, visitors can hire bikes in the forest and tackle a range of rides to suit all abilities.

When it’s time to refuel, you’ll find great places to eat along the way, from tempting treats in market town tearooms, to hearty countryside meals in traditional country pubs, it’s all on the menu in the Durham Dales.

For more local visitor information on Weardale and Teesdale, take a look at  www.discoverweardale.com and www.exploreteesdale.com.

What's on near Romaldkirk during June

27 May

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Saturday 7th June 1pm-5pm

Fancy Dress Judging at 1.30pm (In the Village Field next to the Hall) (Categories: Under 5’s, 5-7yrs, 8-11yrs, 12-16yrs, Adults & Groups) Carnival opened at 2pm Followed by Fancy dress parade Usual Fun & Games on-going all afternoon Magic Show, Punch & Judy, Home-made Teas Tombola, Raffle, Skittles, Coconut Shy & lots more. Flyball Club Display at 2.30pm Children’s Sports at 3.15pm Prize giving & Raffle draw at 4.30pm Donations of prizes or goods would be appreciated, please leave at Mickleton Service Station anytime or the Hall on Carnival day from 10am.


Saturday 14th June 2pm

Something for everyone at this friendly village carnival. Live music, animal attractions, children’s activities, cream teas, craft stalls and much, much more! Raffle drawn at 4.15pm


Sunday 22nd June 2pm-5.30pm

Home-made teas in The Reading Room, opp the Rose and Crown Hotel. A group of 8 gardens of great variety. Most gardens are clustered around the village greens. Some are a short walk/drive to the edge of the village. Romaldkirk is an interesting, old fashioned village with a water pump, stocks and attractive church of St Romald. Some gardens are typical cottage gardens with herbaceous borders, another larger garden incls a pond and grotto, one has lawns, a rockery and interesting shrubs. Another garden which is well established has an attractive design of lawns, pond, herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs. Wheelchair access to some gardens. Visit www.ngs.org.uk

Easter Dates still available

19 Apr

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Have you booked your Easter Break? We still have dates available over Easter week!

To check availability and make a booking visit www.caroline-cottage.co.uk.

What’s on in Teesdale

Raby Castle – Easter Egg Trail – Sat 19th – Mon 21st April

Follow the clues around the garden to find a tasty treat at the end! There is also fun for the whole family with games on the lawn, bouncy castle, facepainting and general Easter Fun!

  • Opening Times: 11am – 5pm (last admission 4pm).
  • Included in normal admission to park & gardens.
  • Under 5’s charged child admission.
  • Free for season ticket holders.
  • Note a small extra charge applies to those wishing to visit the castle.

Easter Eggstravaganza – Family Fun Day at The Bowes Museum

Celebrate Easter with fun drop-in craft activities including Easter Egg card, Easter basket with a treat, create a window decoration and explore the Museum inside and out with a themed Easter Egg hunt. Please note children must be accompanied by an adult, for whom normal admission applies.

Opening Times:

  • Saturday 11:00-16:00

Enjoy your Easter break!

Best wishes from caroline-cottage.co.uk

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