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“Great size, perfect for our family holiday”
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The Old School - a large detached cottage with amazing views of the surrounding North Pennine hills
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The Old School - a large detached cottage with amazing views of the surrounding North Pennine hills
The steps leading up to the gardens the view of the surrounding dale
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The Old School - a large detached cottage with amazing views of the surrounding North Pennine hills
The steps leading up to the gardens
the view of the surrounding dale
The lawns and patio area
Steps leading up to the garage
The four car garage.
gardens
Terraced Garden
Patio area
Durham city with its magnificient Cathedral is only 20 miles away.
The well equipped kitchen with large stove, american fridge freezer, dishwasher etc
Kitchen
Lounge 1
living room
games room with pool table, bar and free view tv
the 2nd lounge area and games room
the pool table and bar with mini fridge
the original entrance way and cloak room
the dining room with serving hatch from the kitchen. The larger table adequately seats 15
dining room and door leading to outside patio area
the landing area and staircase
Master Bedroom with amazing countryside views.
master bedroom
the ensuite bathroom with bath and shower which adjoins the master bedroom
Double room
Twin ensuite bedroom
double room
Double room
double room
twin room with vanity unit
double room
Ensuite Bathroom
Twin ensuite bedroom
Ensuite Bathroom
family room with double and twin bed and vanity unit
twin room with ensuite bathroom
twin room with vanity unit
house bathroom
house bathroom with corner bath
downstairs wet room with toilet and sink
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Cottage -
7 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 15
Frosterley, County Durham, England

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Neal2K
Darlington, United Kingdom
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“Great size, perfect for our family holiday”
Reviewed October 8, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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With a group of 14, there aren't many places that will accommodate us so it's great to know the Old School has the space and size to fit us in. 2nd time we've stayed here, last time was 2 years ago. It's a very large, well-appointed property in a good location. The quality of the internal fixtures, fittings and facilities is very high, however it is looking a little tired now and could do with some updating, but it has large rooms and plenty of bedrooms which works well for us. The games room is a great facility which keeps the noise away from the main house when the kids go to bed. We stayed here for a weekend (3 nights), it's also one of the cheapest properties of this size in the surrounding area. There have been a few "upgrades" since last time such as new TVs and Wi-Fi, nice to see.

Things to do in the area... During our stay we had a trip on the Weardale Railway to Wolsingham, plus a drive to Bradley Burn Farm which were great fun for the kids. There isn't much to do in Frosterley itself (or Stanhope for that matter) but Hamsterley Forest is also not too far a drive away.

We've already booked for next year, looking forward to a return trip to the Old School house. :)

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jill H
Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic, spacious house in a lovely location”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 for a stay in September 2013

With a group of friends I spend a weekend at the Old School once or twice a year. We love going and it has become a home from home. It has an amazing amount of space and having two living rooms means the pool players can play without disturbing the tv viewers. Weardale is a beautiful part of the world and there are some lovely walks starting close by. Highly recommended.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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