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East Cowton


County - North Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01325 | code search
Postcode: DL7 | code search
Population: 650
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Acorn Corner B&B
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East Cowton is a small North Yorkshire village situated between Northallerton and Darlington. Once with its own station on the main East Coast line the village though off the beaten track is still easy to access, just a fifteen minute drive along country lanes from Scotch Corner on the A1. All Saints Church to the west side of East Cowton is an Edwardian red brick building that replaced a much older one when it was constructed, and has elements within it from earlier times, including a round Norman font. The old vicarage is a more elegant grade II listed building from another era. East Cowton these days has just the one pub, The Beeswing Inn, named after a great racehorse of the past, but there is another just a mile or so away, the Arden Arms, near to South Cowton Castle. This fortress was built in 1470, near the end of the Wars of the Roses, as a fortified home for Sir Richard Conyers and his dependants. It has two towers four storeys high, the rest of the structure being three-storeys. Unusually the grade I listed castle – really more a fortified farmhouse - is still in private hands, and is occupied. Another building of note close by is St Mary’s Church, dating like the castle from the 15th century, and it contains alabaster likenesses of Sir Richard Conyers and his wives. Pepper Arden Hall, the stately home near the village, is of more recent construction, built in 1742 and revamped in Victorian times by a wealthy industrialist. There are pleasant walks in the country around the village, and plenty of local wildlife to look out for including hares and for those lucky enough and out late enough badgers. And for birders there are skylarks, curlews and lapwing, and in the wetlands greylag mallards and widgeon can be spotted.

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Acorn Corner B&B (1.49 miles)

Acorn Corner B&B

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Acorn Corner B&B has two bedrooms, both with shower ensuites. One room has a kingsize bed or twin beds and the other room is a double. Each room has a ... More

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Rockliffe Hall (4.24 miles)

Rockliffe Hall

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Rockliffe Hall is a new luxury hotel with an 18-hole championship golf course, a large spa, gym and luxurious bedrooms. Darlington, Newcastle, the A1(M) and Teesside Airport are easy to ... More

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The Croft (4.28 miles)

The Croft

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Whether your visit is for business or pleasure a warm welcome always awaits visitors at The Croft, with high quality. Standards in comfort and cuisine, traditional North East true classic value ... More

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Clow Beck House (4.31 miles)

Clow Beck House
Welcome to Clow Beck House, a real home from home with a friendly atmosphere and high quality accommodation. We are a 5 * Gold awarded guest house boasting many additional award such as the ... More | visit website
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Bridge House Hotel (5.33 miles)

Bridge House Hotel

A traditional, family-owned hotel, ideally located between the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales National Parks. Recently refurbished, we offer a friendly, dedicated service to commercial and leisure customers alike. Set in attractive gardens on the banks ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Scotch Corner A1 Southbound (5.44 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Scotch Corner Skeeby (5.76 miles)

Travelodge Scotch Corner Skeeby
Located on the A1 northbound just half a mile from Scotch Corner , this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation. Spacious en-suite rooms, television in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, free parking, plus on ... More | visit website
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The Village Inn (6.00 miles)

The Village Inn
Only 4 miles from the scenic North York Moors National Park, The Village Inn provides bright, airy rooms with free Wi-Fi. An on-site restaurant and pub serving home-cooked food and real ales. With a private guest ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Darlington A1 (6.11 miles)

The Holiday Inn Darlington-A1 Scotch Corner is ideally located for both the business and leisure traveller. This landmark hotel is on the junction of the A1 and the A66 near Darlington, and close to the ... More | visit website
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Allerton Court Hotel (6.18 miles)

Allerton Court Hotel
Positioned just a moments drive from the railway station (with a direct service from London), conveniently between the A19 and A1motorways and just a short drive from Durham Tees Valley Airport, Allerton Court Hotel can ... More | visit website

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