My wife and I stayed overnight at Dales Farm on the eve of the Great North Run 2012. What a shame that we could only stay the one night - AND we had to be up early on the Sunday morning and miss what I guess would have been a great breakfast !
This farmhouse B & B is ideal in so many ways, and yet such great value for money.
Tucked away in the stunning scenery of Upper Weardale, you'd be hard pressed to find a more beautiful English rural location, and the roads we took in the last hour before we arrived were a joy to drive - it's worth a trip to this part of the country just for that; Dales Farm, with its slightly elevated position on a hill, allows you to soak up all those wonderful views.
What a friendly welcome from Terry & Anita ! Once we'd been shown our room, there was tea, coffee and home-made cakes waiting for us and two other guests - just what was needed after a long day.
The Sunday also happened to be my wife's birthday and I had asked Anita if she would provide a bottle of sparkling wine so we could celebrate. A chilled bottle of Cava was dutifully waiting in an ice bucket, together with two elegant wine glasses and a dish of strawberries - thank you so much.
Our bedroom was beautiful - just the way we would have designed it ourselves, i.e. light, airy, modern and with nice touches, plus modern conveniences such as Freeview (with a good signal) and free internet access. The mattress was firm but very comfortable; that, and some quality pillows, ensured a really good night's sleep. In the morning, we were treated to one of the best power showers we've ever had in what was an attractively tiled and spotlessly clean bathroom.
Whilst we had to leave shortly after 7am, Anita saw us off with a 'packed breakfast' of smoked salmon bagels, muffins and yoghurts, even though we would have normally sat down to a 'full English'.
We were both sad to leave and, if at all possible, we WILL be finding an excuse to return.
Thoroughly recommended !
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