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Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here separately with work and returned with my wife for the kynren experience. We were provided with free transport to and from the venue. What brilliant service!! The rooms are great and the breakfast is one of the best I've had recently. I would recommend this b&b to anyone and will be returning next year when we come... More 

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Thank chaffp
Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Kynren has been a HUGE success in this part of the world, and we're glad to have played our small part in it. Indeed, many of our guests, like this one, are determined to come and see it again next year (it will have been updated, you may be sure). Don't miss... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great welcome from Jill and I was looked after from start to finish of my stay. Room very comfortable with all the amenities, lovely bathroom. Good selection of food at breakfast and it was excellent. Definitely would stay there again when working in the area.

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North Yorkshire
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102 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for just one night when we went to see Kynren. From the moment of booking Jill and Rupert did everything they could to ensure we had a lovely stay. From advice on places to eat to help with the taxi to and from the event nothing was too much trouble. The room was large and had two lovely windows... More 

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We're delighted that you had such a good time. Isn't Kynren fabulous? I'm glad to say that our apple trees are fruiting well, so we hope to have lots more apple juice for people to enjoy next year. Our new bees have clearly been attending to their pollination duties (and the honey is GREAT!) More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here so that we could attend the Kynren history experience. It more than met our expectations and was quite close to the event. The room was very clean and comfortable with very friendly hosts. The breakfast was very good with a good selection and choice. Dogs are welcome but there was nothing to indicate this. We will certainly... More 

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Isn't Kynren great! we've been laying on taxis for our guests which, with the help of Moore's Taxis, has worked a treat. No queues to get in or out. Sadly, however, we're completely full now for every Kynren event, so can take no more bookings for it. We're surprised at the point about the... More 

Staffordshire
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We stayed at Dowfold House for two nights recently and it is a top notch B&B with green credentials. From the beautiful house with it's fabulous views and lovely garden, to the immaculate rooms and delicious breakfasts, Jill and Rupert provide attentive but not intrusive hospitality. With very helpful advice about getting around the area too, this is a lovely... More 

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

What? Only "Superb"? Actually, we're very flattered, and thank you very much. Our favourite line was: "Jill and Rupert provide attentive but not intrusive hospitality". It encompasses exactly how we try to work with our guests, with the ultimate goal that they have a great time. Jill in particular is a walking encyclopaedia of all things local and works hard... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Stayed just the one night on the way up to Scotland. Excellent B&B. Light, airy room (Red Room), really good shower. Good breakfast, ordered the night before which I don't see as a problem. Jill & Rupert are excellent hosts.

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you indeed for your kind words. we get - and enjoy having - a lot of Caledonia-bound visitors; we're perfectly placed exactly half-way between London and Inverness and about three hours from Edinburgh or Glasgow. We do invite guests to order breakfast the night before; it's certainly not compulsory and, if you don't want to, then by all means... More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Jill and Rupert couldn't be better hosts, always making sure we had everything we needed, from food to the accommodation to places of interest nearby. We had to choose our breakfast the evening before to ensure whatever was to be cooked was available, something that not everybody can do.

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Thank Chris T
Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely endorsement. We were one of the earlier B&Bs to start asking for breakfast orders the night before - a practice that has now become widespread. We see it as benefiting us and the guests in a number of ways: first, it means, as Chris T says, that you get the breakfast you want; second, it... More 

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27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a lovely guest house with great views, nice big garden and well presented clean rooms. I was able to take the dog to this guest house (only one I could find in crook that would accept my pup!) and they were very welcoming to him as well as us. Breakfast was very nice and you had a great... More 

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your canine's endorsement! We loved meeting him - such a character. We do find that dogs seem to bring a particularly good class of human guest with them... We're certainly set in our policy of accepting pets; it just makes it all that bit more interesting. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you are near the Middlesbrough - Newcastle area, don't miss Durham. And if you need a place to stay near Durham, don't miss the Dowfold House. Jill and Rupert are the best hosts and their property is extraordinary. Very pleasant stay.

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Thank Eugenio P
Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We've never been called THE Dowfold House, before! (We ARE the only Dowfold House in the UK, AFAIK). Tip: put Dowfold House into your sat-nav instead of the post-code. It will hopefully bring you right to the door. More 

Edinburgh
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71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely B&B in the countryside just outside of Durham. Stunning views of Dales and pretty surroundings - impressive garden and very well maintained house. Dog friendly too! Pink Room is spacious, comfortable, nice amenities, and great bathroom as well. Breakfast is made with locally sourced ingredients and is very nice indeed. Also, they have a type 1... More 

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Thank peartree259
Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for this glowing endorsement. We were delighted to welcome you, your dachshund and your splendidly decorated Nissan Leaf EV. We only wish that more electric car owners came to stay. EV Charging is free for guests - we reckon we more than make up for any cost with the amount of free electricity our solar PV panels bring... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

Address: Dowfold House Low Jobs Hill | Low Jobs Hill, Crook DL15 9AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Crook
Price Range: $110 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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