Kingfisher Cottage Mellwaters Barn Cottages

East Mellwaters Farm, Stainmore Road, Bowes, Barnard Castle, DL12 9RH
£630 - £1050 per week
Self catering, Farm stay
Accommodates up to 4 guests
2 bedroom(s)
1 bathroom(s)

Kingfisher Cottage at Mellwaters Barn Cottages has been designed with its surroundings in mind. The bedrooms are situated downstairs and an exceptionally spacious living area upstairs so that you can enjoy the wonderful views into the valley below.

The property has parking directly outside the front door and level access.  Downstairs there are two bedrooms that can be made up with either double or twin beds subject to personal preference.

The bathroom has a ceiling hoist from the toilet to the bath, an over-bath shower with hand-held shower attachment, WC, and a wall hung wash basin.  Toilet frames can be provided and equipment hire is free of charge at the Cottage.

The property has a Pollock through floor lift that takes you from the downstairs bedroom area to the upstairs open plan living, kitchen and dining area. the lift takes wheelchairs but there is also a pull down seat in the lift too. Maximum weight 255kg (40st).

The upstairs dining area comfortably accommodates at least 6 people, whilst the sitting area has a large settee plus 2 arm chairs, widescreen TV and DVD player. The is also a well-equipped kitchen with wheel-under sink and hob.  The oven is at wheelchair height. There is also an additional cloakroom upstairs.

Kingfisher Cottage is one of four Cottages at Mellwaters Barn Cottages. Kingfisher cottage connects to Robin cottage via an interconnecting door just off of the living area of Kingfisher cottage next to the upstairs cloaks. This takes you into the upstairs corridor of Robin cottage where the bedroom and en-suite bathroom are.

The cottages were converted from the old granary at East Mellwaters Farm, a 345 acre natural grassland farm believed to have been built on the site of a Roman settlement. There are two main purpose built footpaths on the farm which are maintained for wheelchairs and buggy’s. As this is a working sheep farm occasionally the paths can get dirty, however the hosts are happy to provide a hose and brush to clean down chairs and wheels.

Situated near Barnard Castle, this is the perfect base from which to visit such places as, Barnard Castle, Bowes museum, Raby Castle, Locomotion railway museum and multiple locations where you can hire mobility scooters in the north Pennines and North Yorkshire. Please see their website for this information.



General Property Features and Amenities
Cycle store
Off-street parking
Rural views
Cot/travel cot
Bed linen included
Laundry facilities
Accessibility Features
Step free access at front of property
Wide doorways
Raised sockets
Lowered light switches
Non-slip bathroom floor
Raised toilet seat or frame
Wheel-under wash basin
Ground floor WC
Ground floor accessible bedroom
Mobile hoist
Assistance dogs welcome
Wheel under kitchen sink
Riser/recliner chair
Accessible parking
Additional accessibility equipment available to hire
Full accessibility guide on website
Wide space around bed
Location Information
Hospital less than 10 miles away
To Book

This is just a snap shot of the facilities on offer at Kingfisher Cottage. Please take a look at their website for more details and booking.

“Beautiful place. The sunrises are something special. Rooms always spotlessly clean. We've been coming here for 13/14 yrs that's how much we like it here. Ideally situated for trips to east coast and also 1hr from lake district.”
“I would highly recommend these cottages for people with disabilities. All the equipment we required for our stay was provided and made our stay much easier. The cottage was clean and big enough for the family and the views were spectacular. We will definitely recommend to our friends.”
“This place is fantastic for me as a carer and a wife who has ms from entering the place little touches cereals jam bread butter milk to start you off, what a welcome. The place is well positioned for lakes and Richmond and the other area. We have been here twice in the last month so that says it all. The reason for a 4 and not a 5 is because ideally I would like a ceiling hoist in the bedroom. But overall definitely one of best true mobility accommodations going."