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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
steve p Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 reviews 4 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I stayed at Dowfold House B&B over the weekend 5th/6th October as I was in the area for the Etape Pennines bike ride. From the moment I booked the whole experience has been great. Jill and Rupert sent eMail confirmation of my booking, and followed it up with some additional information about the restrictions in place on the Sunday owing... More

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

Thanks very much! And, we understand you'll bring your mates who didn't have as good a B&B experience as you! I'm actually overwhelmed by the comprehensiveness of this endorsement, so, instead of waffling, I'll just say again: Thank you. We'll try to live up to it next time. More

Cheshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My Wife and I booked a couple of nights at Dowfold after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. When we arrived we thought will it live up to the excellent reviews that we have read. In short YES. I had hardly stepped out of the car (we were staying while attending The Raby Castle Car Show) and Rupert appeared and... More

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

Well, what a review!! Thanks very much. You do understand that, when you turn up in an interesting car, you'll always get super VIP treatment! Seriously, though, it was a great pleasure having you and, yes, Jill is SO good at those thoughtful little touches like the wine glasses. We'll look forward to seeing you next June for your 25th... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

My Mum and Dad stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast and I have heard nothing else but praise for the very comfortable and elegant accommodation. Jill and Rupert looked after them so well; they did not want to leave. The breakfast was 'The best breakfast ever'. I live locally and feel like booking in for a few days of... More

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

Thank you very much. I'm so pleased that your parents enjoyed their time here; we certainly really enjoyed having them! Looking after them was a positive pleasure - and, yes, we can extend the same level of "luxury" to you! Book now! More

Seascale
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Dowfold for a night last weekend and what a wonderful stay we had. The welcome, the room, facilities and breakfast were all excellent. The B&B is just outside Crook and is a great location for Durham City. The views are fantastic and it is quiet. We booked the pink room and what a wonderful... More

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

I don't know what to say - except thank you very much. Certainly, we run Dowfold House as we would want others to be when we stay there - and we do set high standards - for ourselves as well! It's really great when they are appreciated. There's not a lot we can do about the step, sadly. If we... More

gerrards cross
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

How we wish there were even hotels that could come close to the elegance and simplicity. We were treated like house guests, not strangers or consumers. So good, we are almost reluctant to tell anyone in case it is full next time to travel to that part of the world. The owners should be giving lessons on taste and style... More

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

Thank you, Stauntons, for your kind words. We're delighted that you bought into the ambience we try to create and, indeed, we get a lot of people heading to & from Scotland arrive on our doorstep, and leave refreshed. More

Ambleside, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were visiting family in the area and consider ourselves very fortunate to discover Dowfold House. The welcome we received from Jill and Rupert was exceptional. The tea in the garden was most welcome after our journey. Our room, the Pink Room, was most comfortable and well supplied with a variety of drinks, home made biscuits and toiletries. It was... More

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

Thank you for your kind words, and we're SO glad you enjoyed the gooseberry jam. We think it's one of our best, but gooseberries have a largely negative press, so few people even try it. Those that do usually love it, as you do. We're also delighted to see guests using the garden and other facilities - and over the... More

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Additional Information about Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

Address: Dowfold House | Low Jobs Hill, Crook DL15 9AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Crook
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Crook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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