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East Greystone- Holiday Cottages in Teesdale, Durham on the North Yorkshire Border

Holiday Cottages Durham

Just one of our feathered friends at East Greystone

Welcome to East Greystone Holiday Farm Cottages, our Hayloft, Bothy and Stable Cottages are self catering  Holiday Cottages available for rental at East Greystone Farm on the outskirts of Gainford, near Darlington, County Durham. These charming cottages are created from delightful stone barn conversions. Original features and stylish, modern finishes are tastefully combined to ensure your stay is both comfortable and luxurious.

Traditional arches and original beams have been retained giving the holiday cottages a charming rustic feel. With garden furniture and BBQ, the patio overlooking the Goose Pond and summerhouse is ideal for early evening outdoor entertaining or just catching the late afternoon sun.

Delightfully situated in the foothills of the glorious rolling Teesdale countryside in County Durham, our holiday cottages are perfect for a romantic break, a family holiday or as a country retreat for the discerning business traveller. All you need to relax and make the most of your time away from home.

We have 3 Holiday Cottages at East Greystone Farm for you to choose from:

  • The Hayloft–  5 star – A luxury romantic retreat. This one bedroom cottage is full of character with its exposed beams and wooden floors, providing an ideal romantic getaway.
  • Stable Cottage–  4 star – A family friendly two bedroom cottage with a large open plan sitting and dining area and superb views of the surrounding countryside.
  • Bothy Cottage–  4 star – A lovingly renovated cosy one bedroom cottage with rustic appeal and stunning views for you to relax and enjoy.

Local villages:


The village of Piercebridge is just next to the river Tees. With its village green, local pubs and organic farm shop and café it makes for a great trip out with all the family. Piercebridge is on the site of a Roman fort which forms the part of the region’s Dere Street Roman Trail, a celebration of the Roman Heritage. Forming part of the Teesdale Way, Piercebridge is a great attraction for walkers and cyclists who want to explore the Dale. The Dales include the nearby Swaledale and Weardale which have many bridleways, riverside footpaths and cycle trails.


The delightful village of Gainford is in Teesdale, next to the river Tees. The village can suit all your needs with its amenities providing two cafés, an excellent butcher/greengrocer/bakery, newsagents, Post Office, fish and chip shop and a pub with a pizza takeaway. For the keen explorers, the spectacular waterfalls, sweeping moorlands and magnificent castles of Teesdale are sure to please. A little further afield the Yorkshire Dales and the magnificent cathedral in the city of Durham.

Piercebridge and Gainford are both just 1 mile from our cottages.

Have you also seen our Holiday Cottages at Merrington Grange, near Durham?

Holiday Cottages Durham

The Beautiful Highforce Waterfall in Teesdale

In County Durham, near Durham City and Newton Aycliffe, we also have the Merrington Grange Holiday Cottages. This location has an additional two holiday cottages- Garth and Meadow that offer an abundance of space and luxurious comfort. These cottages are located in highly peaceful surroundings, while also being close enough to the A1 motorway to allow for easy travel.

Please have a look throughout our site where you will find images of the holiday cottages, online bookings and our list of all the main, local attractions. If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact us, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make sure your stay is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

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We look forward to seeing you soon.


We are located in lower Teesdale on the County Durham / North Yorkshire border, between Piercebridge and Gainford, near Darlington. We are close to local attractions such as Durham Cathedral, Beamish Museum, Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, the Yorkshire Dales, High Force, Teesdale.

What our guests say...

Another very comfortable & relaxing stay here and good weather too! We hope to be here again next year.
Stella & Ian Wood, Chessington
We have stayed in many cottages and this is one of the best! Great attention to detail, we had everything we wanted. Sue & Michael were perfect hosts. Loved the dog, donkeys, pigs, sheep and chickens, also the eggs and scones were delicious. Many, many thanks.
Chris & Mavis Raine, Suffolk