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Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 5 Crook B&B and Inns
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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“Lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had another lovely stay with Jill and Rupert at Dowfold house. We slept in the very comfortable red room and enjoyed the invigorating shower in the morning. The house is immaculate, very comfortable and the breakfasts are the best. We have used this B&B several times while traveling to Scotland as it makes a handy stop over and the route north via Jedburgh to Edinburgh is spectacular.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you. we always look forward to welcoming you and I'm glad we continue to come up to scratch! We ARE popular for a break for those heading Scotlandwards - just exactly half-way between London & Inverness, and we always enjoy greeting our cousins from "Alba" (the old name for Scotland, according to my Scrabble dictionary...).
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

I cannot fault Dowfold House, I had a warm welcome from Jill and Rupert, the room was spotless, thoughtful and beautiful, you could not get better in a 5 star hotel. The breakfast was one of the best I have ever had in a B&B and the setting is lovely. I will definitely return!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Coo! There's really nothing more to say except "thank you very much!" It's what we aim for & it's nice to hit it.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This was our second visit and it was even better than I remembered. Jill and Rupert gave us a very warm welcome, fantastic breakfasts and a spotlessly clean room. I particularly loved the attention to detail - the snowdrops in our room, a torch in case of fire and delicious cookies.. The food is especially good using local produce and with home made soda bread. I left with the recipe and have since used regularly!

Room Tip: We liked the pink one!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you. It was great to see you again. We're delighted the soda bread recipe is working well for you (Paul Hollywood's book: "100 breads", if anyone wants to know - and make sure to use bread flour; some recipes don't mention this).
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

So good, we arrived wet and dirty on bikes but the welcome was great.
Beautiful and interesting house, warm spotless and comfortable.
next time we will visit with our dog as B+Bs welcoming pets are rare.

Room Tip: if you can get the room looking across Weardale, your visit will be complete
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
Thank you. We like bike people - they are always so positive about everything. It just shows there may be something to this biking thing.
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Perfect: Open fire in an elegant sitting room; comfortable bed ; spotlessly clean; charming but unobtrusive hosts and outstanding breakfasts. We wish we had discovered this wonderful place to stay when two of our children were at university in Durham. We have never found anywhere else as pleasant, comfortable and welcoming.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you very much. We wish you had discovered us earlier, too! You've identified just what we try to do - pleasant, comfortable and welcoming. It's so rewarding to know the message gets through.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Returning from Scotland, we again stayed at Dowfold House in Crook. Jill and Rupert are so welcoming and we had a lovely one night's stay. The bedroom and en-suite were spotlessly clean, the bed extremely comfortable and all the facilities have been well-thought out with everything you need and extras. They were also very accommodating when it came to my dietary requirements and we enjoyed an excellent breakfast. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this B&B and look forward to visiting here again soon. Thank you!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you very much. We're so pleased we could help with your dietary issues; we do this for many guests and haven't been defeated yet... All we ask is a little notice, and then we try to rise to the challenge!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed here for the night on our way to see family. We found that it really is a lovely place to stop over especially on a dark and wet October night and could warm are selves in front of the real log fire in the sitting room.. Jill and Rupert are very welcoming, the beds are very comfortable and the bathroom was spotlessly clean as on our previous visits. Breakfast was excellent and set us on our way.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you, elksatthame, for your kind words. We do find the fire makes all the difference, and we're delighted you found it so comfortable.
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Property: Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast
Address: Dowfold House Low Jobs Hill | Low Jobs Hill, Crook DL15 9AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > County Durham > Crook
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Crook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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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