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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015
CWRnNorfolk Norwich, United Kingdom
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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 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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12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 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
1 helpful vote 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 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Our second stay at Dowfold House and I'm sure we'll be back. Beautiful spacious room, everything spotless and very comfortable - slept much more soundly than at home! Lovely views, delicious breakfast, vegetarians very well catered for. Home-baked biscuits in our room every day, and a flask of fresh milk which makes such a difference to a good cup of... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. You're not the first to want take the Pink Room bed away with you, and I'm sure you won't be the last! We're also glad you enjoyed the biscuits; Jill really likes making them and has them off to a fine art these days! More 

leeds
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a lovely three day break at Dowfold house . Excellent B and B with very friendly hosts. The bedroom was very good with everything we needed and cleaned and decorated to a very nice standard. The breakfast was superb with fresh fruit to start and lovely cooked breakfast to follow.would definitely recommend Dowfold house .

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

We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday in this lovely part of the world. We've had a great summer, hence the profusion of home-grown fruit you were able to enjoy. And, we're just starting to serve the first of our home-grown tomatoes. Simply gorgeous. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a great time staying here for a wedding. The room was very spacious and clean, and had a lovely bathroom. Jill and Rupert were extremely welcoming and kind. Great breakfast. Many thanks! Chris & Tching

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

Thank you for this. It was a pleasure to do our small bit to help make the wedding a success, and we're glad you enjoyed it. More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

A lovely guest house in a beautiful setting. Lots of local information available. The hosts, Jill and Rupert, are charming and very helpful. The room was comfortable and the breakfasts superb. The hosts kindly sent on to us something we had left behind; many thanks.

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

Thank you. We're delighted you enjoyed your four-night stay here, and it was a pleasure to have you. Not enough people seem to appreciate our Green activities and aspirations - and we're delighted to have been accepted as a Platinum member of TripAdvisor's GreenLeaders programme. We are also, of course, first and foremost, a four-star GOLD-rated B&B; "Green but without... More 

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