Welcome to Millstone House

Escape to the Picturesque Village of Staindrop

Gary and Helen look forward to extending you a very warm welcome.

Millstone House  is a high end, adult only Bed and Breakfast, which can be found on the outskirts of the historic village of Staindrop, County Durham.

There are many great destinations on our doorstep, for example, Raby Castle is only a 3 minute drive, inside 10 minutes you can find yourself visiting places such as Barnard Castle, a 20 minute drive will take you to Bishop Auckland or Darlington and Durham City is only a half hour drive away.

If it is a weekend treat or a longer relaxing getaway you are looking for, then Millstone House is the perfect setting for your tranquil stay in our luxurious Bed and Breakfast. 

Millstone House can also be used as a great base for visiting an array of amazing places further afield including places like the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the east coast and York. If you fancy some retail therapy then the Metrocentre in Gateshead is less than an hours drive away.

We are also ideally located for visiting fantastic local attractions like Kynren (June-Sept), Locomotion at Shildon, the Bowes Musuem, Beamish - the Living Museum of the North, and also events at Raby Castle, The Witham in Barnard Castle and The Scarth Hall in Staindrop. 

There is ample free on-site secure parking. All of our bedrooms are located on the groundfloor (see our access statement for further information).  

Although we love all our four legged friends, it is with regret that we do not accept any pets at Millstone House.

Check-in time is between 3pm to 6pm on the day of arrival (please see terms and conditions for futher information).

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Millstone House offers three large luxury bedrooms, en-suite facilities, TV, free WIFI, hairdryer, luxury toiletries, bathrobes and super king beds.

Bedroom One

This west facing bedroom overlooks a garden shrubbery, where you may see our resident Hens roaming freely about their home environment.

Bedroom Two

This south facing room looks out over unspoilt views of the lower Teesdale Countryside.

Bedroom Three

Just like bedroom two, this south facing room is delightful catching the morning sun and looking out over unspoilt views of the lower Teesdale Countryside.

Second wonderful visit

This is the second visit to Millstone House and once again it was a lovely break. The accommodation is first class and Gary and Helen are wonderful hosts, where nothing is too much trouble and Helen's homemade cake in an afternoon is a real treat. It is a wonderful location to visit the area or just sit and relax.

We are already looking forward to our next visit.

— Peter and Lynda - South Yorkshire - 09/09/2019

An absolutely wonderful 5* experience

Beautiful accommodation in a stunning location, calm and peaceful but not too far from interesting places to visit and lovely walks. The house has been so cleverly designed and thought through to provide exceptional comfort and quality. Breakfast was superb, the bedroom beautifully appointed, the mattress blissfully comfortable. The real gems were Gary and Helen. Such lovely warm, welcoming hosts. We have travelled extensively (and expensively) but the Millstone House experience stands out in so many ways. 

We will definitely return. We just didn't want to leave.

— Joe and Finola - Oxfordshire - 09/09/2019

Just as good as before

Sometimes, when you go back to a place where you have previously stayed, it doesn't seem to quite measure up to your first visit. This is definitely not the case with Millstone House B&B! Our second visit was for three nights in Aug 19 and it was as immaculate as when we were there the last time. Gary and Helen are welcoming and friendly hosts who provide top quality accommodation and excellent breakfasts. Everything we said in the review after our first visit still stands. We strongly recommend this B&B and look forward to staying again in the future.

— Phillip and Isabel - Lincolnshire - 25/08/2019

The perfect antidote to 'normal' life

The most amazing place. Gary and Helen make this stay incredible, they have thought of everything. You feel that this is not only a business to them but somehting they are both passionate about and have gone above and beyond to create a small but amazing 3 room B&B and with no kids under 16, it certainly is an adult escape. Very peaceful with beautiful surroundings, just back from the main road of a lovely little village. All rooms have patio doors out to a paved area... just the sound of chickens, sheep, and cattel --- the perfect antidote to 'normal' life. 

We will certainly be back for more spoiling!

— Frank, Jackie, Kerry, Steve and Liz - Lancashire - 25/08/2019

Highly Recommended

From the moment we arrived we were greeted like VIP's. I travel a great deal with work and stay in numerous hotels and B&B's and I must say this is the best I have experienced. Gary and Helen are so attentive and they have thought of everything, from soft robes to the provision of Alexa. Both quinquagenarian and my octagenarian Mum would like to thank Gary and Helen for making our stay so relaxing and enjoyable.

— Sonia and Doreen - South Yorkshire - 19/08/2019


Well all I can say is we had a lovely 2 night break and couldn't fault anything!

We loved sitting outside on the terrace, by day - eating lovely tasty and fresh cake, having a drink, watching the rabbits, very peaceful. Also, by night, the sky was so clear and dark - no light pollution, we spotted 5 shooting stars!!

Breakfast both mornings was scrummy, best quality sausage I've had! Rooms immaculately clean and furnished comfortably with high quality finishings/gadgets. We would recommend Millstone House, if you are looking to stay in this area don't look any further, you will not be disappointed! Ideal place to stay if attending Kynren also. We shall return! 

— Anthony and Caroline - Northumberland - 02/08/2019

Superb Break

We had 2 rooms here last week, for two nights. Certainly the best B&B we've ever experienced - a beautifully designed house; with every facility that you could wish for a short break - comfortable beds and chairs, large TV and WIFI, very stylish ensuite. Breakfasts to suit every taste; and hosts dedicated to the wellbeing of their guests.

— Norman, Margaret and Lucy - West Yorkshire - 22/07/2019

5*Plus Property

This is how every B&B should be run. The rooms are superb, everything has been thought about for your absolute comfort. The breakfast is amazing with so much choice and presented to a very high standard. The location is so peaceful. You must stay at this property, it's an absolute treat.

— Janice and Darryl - Nottingham - 21/07/2019


Dont hesitate to book here - everything about it is perfect. This is an exceptional place and the hosts are fantastic. It is the best B&B I can ever remember staying in. Wonderful breakfast, just hope we can come back soon.

— Debbie and Ian - 20/07/2019

Breathtaking 5* stay

Wonderful warm friendly greeting by the lovely owners Gary and Helen. They have created their dream of perfection and we were treated to an amazing experience. Lovely comfy bed, excellent bedding, towels, robes, slippers, toiletries. Wifi was quick too. Outside area with lots of communal seating to watch the world go by, so peaceful. The hens kept us amused with their funny little ways.  

We cannot describe how much we enjoyed our stay and felt so welcome. Look forward to a return visit later in the year. 

— Lynne and Phil - Hartlepool - 16/07/2019