Charles Dickens Lodge, Barnard Castle

Galgate, BARNARD CASTLE, County Durham, DL12 8GD

Rental properties

For most of our Extra Care Housing estates we have agreements with the local authority to let a percentage of our vacant properties to people nominated by them. Hanover’s agreement for this estate is that all of the allocations are managed by the local authority, Durham County Council, who can be contacted on 03000 26 0000.

Estate overview

Charles Dickens Lodge has a range of 36 Extra Care one and two bedroom retirement apartments, set in a courtyard garden. The estate enjoys on-site facilities such as a hair salon, shop and restaurant, as well as a variety of social activities on offer.

Maintenance of the buildings/grounds is taken care of by the on-site manager, who can also assist you with accessing further help and support if required.

Estate services

  • Assisted Bathroom
  • Car Parking
  • Garden
  • Guest Room
  • Hairdresser
  • Hobbies Room
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Scooter Storage
  • Treatment Room
  • Internet Access

Local area

The properties are close to local shops, amenities and bus routes, while the area of Barnard Castle itself offers specialist shops, an antiques centre and excellent leisure and sports facilities including a 25m swimming pool and sports hall.

Attractions include Raby Castle and the Bowes Museum, which has tennis courts and a bowling green in its vicinity. You can also enjoy scenic walks along the River Tees.

Transport links

Barnard Castle sits on the north bank of the River Tees, around 21 miles from Durham. Located just off the A67, the estate is easily accessible from both the A1(M) and the M6. The nearest railway stations are Bishop Auckland or Darlington for services across the local area and beyond.

Hodgsons bus service 79 runs every two hours from Barnard Castle to Richmond. There are also bus services to nearby Darlington and Bishop Auckland.