Had originally booked to stay for the week at the smaller site and were contacted by the owners to inform us there was a problem with that accommodation and would we mind moving! We had been looking forward to our break and worried that this would be the start of things not being as good as we had hoped for. How wrong we were.
When we first entered our home for the week,'Birchinlee', we could not have been happier, the first impression continued throughout the property by all the family. Very clean, excellently equipped, a real home from home. Our teens enjoyed the wifi and the little one the freedom to run freely in the 'barn' and the outside play area. We all enjoyed the space in the property, and the ability to all comfortably relax in the lounge in the evenings, enjoy breakfast around the table in the mornings, and the quality showers in our bathrooms (ensuite). The vouchers for 'Slaley Hall' were a bonus which enabled us to use the leisure facilities free of charge, and we were warmly welcomed by their staff and provided with towels, nice way to spend a family afternoon.
A great base from which to explore the surrounding area and only 25 minutes to 'Metro centre' which was hard to believe given that it is so secluded and remote from city life.
Would have no hesitation recommending this location and hope to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer 10 recently renovated barn conversions split over two sites for self catering holidays. The cottages vary in size sleeping from 2 to 10 people and have fully equipped kitchens, flat screen TVs and wii consoles. Guests have use of leisure facilities at Slaley Hall. Each site has an outside play area and gamesbarn equipped with toys, games, DVD/book library and table games. All cottages rated 4-star gold by visit Britain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- North Pennine Escapes Consett, United Kingdom