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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely welcome from hosts Jill & Rupert. The room was absolutely beautiful, very comfy beds, the grounds and views were amazing. Will definitely stay there again, everything about the b&b was perfect. Thanks again Jill and Rupert for your hospitality. Carol & John. X

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B has it all, from the warmth of the welcome, the comfort of the rooms, the excellence of the breakfasts to it location, close to Durham, Bishop's Auckland and some wonderful walking country. Thank you once again, Jill and Rupert!

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

Not bad for our 100th Excellent review on TripAdvisor (out of 104)! Thank you very much. It really says it all. People are beginning to appreciate our location, right at the heart of County Durham, with so much history, scenery, activity, and just plain fun within easy reach. It's the place to be! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights on our way to London from the Highlands and stayed in the pink room which is very well appointed and contains a very comfortable bed. Breakfasts were excellent and so filling that we only needed one of Jill's home-baked biscuits to sustain us through the whole day.

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay, and that you managed to go and see the Zurburan paintings at Auckland Castle - which are actually magnificent, as is the rest of the Castle. The endorsement of the breakfasts is also most welcome; we'd hate our guests to go hungry into the world! More 

Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From arrival to leaving for a 1 night stay our hosts were charming . The accommodation is excellent . location 15 minutes from centre of Durham with superb views over countryside . Our room ( 1 of 3 ) would put many large hotels to shame . Very comfortable with everything you might need . Attention to detail makes this... More 

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

Well! Overwhelming! Many thanks. Only one small point: i hope we're not TOO hidden... And, we do like a challenge when it comes to dietary needs! We're delighted you appreciated the lactose-free milk & spread (we could have done vegetarian too). More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

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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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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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
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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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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 

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