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Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

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Dowfold House | Low Jobs Hill, Crook DL15 9AB, England
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Ranked #1 of 4 Crook B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights with my dog. A warm welcome with tea and homemade biscuits in the sunny garden with a great view. Very comfortable room with many thoughtful extras including dog treats and even hot water bottles (thankfully not needed in July!). Delicious generous breakfasts with plenty of choice and a lovely sitting room to relax in. Cannot fault... More 

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What a nice review! It reflects much of what we are trying to achieve here at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast. We ARE keen on Green - but not at the expense of guest comfort. "Green without the hair shirt" is our motto. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a 2 night stay at Dowfold House in June 2015. Very comfortable, attractive bedroom and bathroom with all the details for comfort covered. Charming garden with beautiful views. We needed a very early breakfast which was provided as no problem at all and was delicious. Would highly recommend. Like staying with old friends.

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Brilliant! we now have 100 reviews! And, this one is all we could hope for. Thank you for your kind words; "Like staying with old friends" is exactly how we want our guests to feel - only you don't have to do the washing up! We're also very proud of our Platinum-level TripAdvisor GreenLeader award for eco-friendliness, and we'll continue... More 

Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This delightful house, and its charming owners, made our 5 night stay at Dowfold House a great pleasure. Every aspect of the accommodation, breakfasts, and the attention offered was 100% and we three had not the slightest criticism to make - it was perfect! Thank you, Jill and Rupert.

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to have you here. And, the glass of Prosecco with you on the sun-drenched terrace at the end of your stay was very much the icing on the cake. Thank you for that as well. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean house, excellent breakfasts and very friendly hosts. Peaceful situation on the edge of Crook with wonderful views. Very handy location from which to travel to Durham city and the scenic Durham Dales.

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It's often overlooked just how central Dowfold House is for all that County Durham has to offer, from the Big (well, small, actually) City, to the major attractions such as Beamish , Auckland Castle Killhope Mining Museum and the like to the wild beauties of the Durham Dales. Even Durham's delightful Heritage Coast is... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I found and booked Dowfold House through the Wolsey Lodge group. I have stayed in a number of these before, and so a high standard was a basic expectation. Jill & Rupert met the expectation without any hesitation, and then surpassed it. I was there with my elderly parents who, although mobile, are somewhat doddery. Jill & Rupert were amazing... More 

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Well! We couldn't have put it better ourselves! Thank you for such a fulsome review. After that how can we NOT pass on Jill's Anzac recipe? Flattery will get you everywhere (or, at least, somewhere). Ummm... Funny you should mention the Michelin Guide. We have been told (last summer) that a Michelin inspector may well be coming - but we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a first-class B&B with warm, personalised service, a delicious breakfast (with a notable potato cake), and impeccable green credentials. The owners even offered me a lift every day. Highly recommended.

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Many thanks for this lovely review. We really like the potato cakes too! (It's Rupert's Ulster antecedents coming out.) Since we checked with our insurers that we were covered for offering lifts, we've been happy to run people into Crook or nearby. The hill between us and Crook is excellent for going down; rather harder work coming up... Oh, and... More 

Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed here for three nights. In many ways, this place ticks all the boxes and is full of thoughtful touches - there were homemade biscuits in the room every day, a range of toiletries in the bathroom, hot water bottles, fresh milk for coffee...lots of wonderful touches. But somehow the place lacked heart. I asked to be in a room... More 

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We’re grateful for this considered review. It’s actually the most critical TripAdvisor review we have had in our 8½ years and 95 reviews, so it has made us really sit up and take notice. You always learn more from criticism than compliments. The facts as outlined are quite correct and we appreciate the mentions of so many of the little... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Whilst arranging a weekend away for my girlfriend's birthday in Northumberland and County Durham this November, I chanced upon this unbelievable find. Not only was it in the most beautiful location, but the house itself is magnificently charming with breathtaking views of the countryside from your bedroom. Although the house and the room itself were faultless in their charm and... More 

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Well! What can we say! This reviewer has said it all. Being essentially a show-off, Rupert was delighted to exercise his (rusty) French - and he'll do the same in German and Italian, too, given half a chance. This was clearly a very important trip for this couple, and we're just delighted it was such a great success. More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stayed at Dowfold House for one night and definitely want to return for longer . We were met on arrival and offered a lovely cup of tea and delicious home made flapjack , our room was lovely, spotless and very comfortable and our breakfast was second to none ! The hosts were wonderful very informative about the area and... More 

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this. It really encapsulates all we try to do for our guests, however short (or long) their stay. It's GREAT to be appreciated! More 

Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Rupert & Jill were very welcoming and helpful. Lovely room and cosy beds. Fresh milk in the room is very thoughtful. Excellent food and everything you need for a relaxing break. We're nearly finished the delicious homemade strawberry jam.

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we really do NOT like those UHT milk sachets you find in most B&Bs, so we do cold fresh milk in a thermos flask for our guests (an idea filched from a B&B in Stanstead - thx!). And, Jill does make GREAT jam! More 

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