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Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   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 1 week ago
Gillian W Saffron Walden
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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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Saffron Walden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed with tea and cake even though we were unable to give a definite time of arrival. Our room and bathroom were exceptionally clean and we loved the full-on shower. The local information was invaluable for the two days we spent there and when we needed more specific information Ji8ll helpfully supplied it. We have no hesitation in... More

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

We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The shower in the Red Room IS rather good - in fact, we've installed a second one for ourselves! And, yes, Jill does make excellent cakes and biscuits for our guests. She also works hard on maintaining a comprehensive library of local information and we're always pleased to share this. We're glad you... More

Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my husband stayed at Dowfold House for two nights en-route to Scotland. We had not been to Co Durham before and Jill and Rupert were able to provide us with plenty of information and maps to help us make the most of our stay. We were welcomed with tea and home made cake. The room was small but... More

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

We're blushing in the face of all this praise! Jill does work very hard to keep a comprehensive set of information on the 1001 things there are to do withing easy reach of Dowfold House - and our guests' reaction says she succeeds. Dowfold House is a great place to see all of what County Durham has to offer, from... More

Scottish Borders
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Welcomed by Jill and had a tray of tea and coffee along with handmade flapjacks out in the garden. Wonderful views down over town and the local cricket match being played at bottom of hill. Beautiful room and en-suite. Breakfast was delicious and everything you could want, thanks Rupert. So much space here to relax and be comfortable. We will... More

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

Thank you very much for your kind words. Over 30% of our guests are repeat visitors, so we're delighted you want to come back. We must be doing something right. We can take no credit for the views - but they are both stunning and ever-changing. More

Bury
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We couldn't have had a better place to stay as we finished our 3 day trek along the Weardale Way.We were collected from it and welcomed with tea and cakes.Nothing was too much trouble--taxis ,bus times, places to eat etc.And a supremely comfortable room.

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

Thanks for your kind words. As occasional walkers ourselves, we know just how good it is when you can stop, so we're always happy to pick up and collect walkers or cyclists from their arduous routes - and, we are insured to do so, which had stopped us in the past. As for the rest, we're here to help and... More

Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Myself, my husband and our boxer dog Humphrey stayed here for one night whilst visiting family in Durham. Beautiful accommodation, fantastic views from bedroom. Welcoming hosts, even though they weren't expecting the dog. Lovely little touches such as handmade biscuits and fresh milk and ground coffee in the room. Great breakfast, lovely and fresh. Would definitely stay here again but... More

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

Thank you for your kind words. We're sorry about the mix-up over the dog: you booked through LateRooms, and the information you put on your booking about the dog was not communicated to us by LateRooms. Of course, there was no problem, and Humphrey was a model guest! We hope he enjoyed the complimentary Fish4dogs snacks we left out for... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A lovely place in a fabulous location. You can expect a very warm welcome here. The room was lovely (getting the idea?), spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was very large, and had a fantastic deluge type shower in a super spacious cubicle. The breakfast was magic with plenty of options, and most of the food being either home or locally... More

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

Thank you very much. We really like being lovely! Not a lot more to say, except we enjoy getting business guests; we're really central for County Durham and offer free WiFi and secure parking. Oh, and we do try to be lovely, so it's great to be appreciated! More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Excellent January stay and so good to return again after a couple of years absence. Excellent local recommendations for food and outings - we enjoyed really getting to see all of nearby Trimdon. Everything was top notch and we look forward to return visits over the years. Potter family - up from the Cotswolds

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

Thanks for the excellent review. We're always pleased when our guests get out and appreciate the surrounding area. Trimdon's medieval church is, alone, worth the trip, and we're delighted you enjoyed the lunch provided by Dropswell Farm Shop & Farm Yard Café. More

Redbourn
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Excellent, friendly, lovely location with a great view of Crook and the lovely countryside beyond. Staying again next week. Owners are very helpful and very friendly. Breakfast is worth getting ready for!

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

Thank you for your kind review. We especially enjoyed your comments about the breakfast. We put a lot of effort in sourcing the best ingredients, locally, if possible, and often home-made, home-grown or home-baked, so it's great to be appreciated! More

Bishops Stortford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

When looking for accommodation, I read (& admit I am influenced by) the reviews, so do my utmost to pass on my experience in the hope of helping others make their choice......... Everything about our stay was outstanding. In the order we discovered them - the lovely welcome in the elegant & very comfortable guest's lounge,(so we weren't confined to... More

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

Thank you very much. We're delighted you were happy. It's what we're here for, and motivates us to do even better. More

rjcphysio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

I tried this B&B as a last minute booking and was glad I did. The welcome was friendly and the room comfortable. They appear genuinely interested in feedback and the customer experience, which is rare in my experience. If you are visiting this area give it a go......

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

Thank you for your kind words. We do value our guests' feedback; we know we need to improve, but don't always know just how. Sadly (sort of) we get so little criticism, it often doesn't help that much! Apart from encouraging us to reinforce what we already do, that is. More

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Address: Dowfold House | Low Jobs Hill, Crook DL15 9AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Crook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast 4*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Come & visit our lovely, comfortable Victorian house with its delightful gardens. As a small, high-quality bed and breakfast establishment, we aim to provide a comfortable, welcoming, peaceful - home for you to enjoy; and we do GREAT breakfasts!Our rooms are comfortable and well-equipped, all with en-suite facilities, while our home & gardens offer opportunities for relaxation. We're proud of our green credentials. "Green, but without the hair shirt" is our motto. ... more   less 
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