We stayed here last year around the same time, 16 mums 14 of us returned again this year, perfect cottages, everything you need is already there! We have just returned home and have booked for 2019! Ideal location to chill out and perfect for walks to nearby pubs! Owners on hand if anything is needed!! Pool and hot tub is great and the games room is an awesome place to be during the day, not over crowded and pleanty of room for us all to be together for evening meals and just generally spending time all together! Can’t wait to return again next year!!!! Hopefully minus the snow...but oh what fun we had sledging like big kiddies down the hills!! Thank you Again and we look forward to seeing you next year!!!!
Just returned home yesterday from a fantastic 4 days with family to celebrate New Year. The group consisted of 19 with ages ranging from 16 months to 79 years old. And 2 dogs...
We hired all 5 cottages which were all very comfortable. Although they could have been a bit warmer but that's something that can be sorted. A lovely welcoming touch was the milk & home made biscuits. Condiments were provided but we had took our own tea, coffee & sugar. Loads of books to choose from if you just wanted to chill out. Plenty of jigsaws & games for the kids. The pool was a fabulous place for the kids (& big kids) to play together. Lots of inflatables for them to use. They even provide shampoo, conditioner & shower gel in the pool & changing room. You only need to take towels for the pool as they are provided in the cottages. We had 3 nights in the games room where we played killer pool & darts. There's no mention of a dartboard so we didn't take any. The ones there have been well used so if you fancy a game when there I would suggest taking your own. Lots of books & games again are in the games room. Even down to toys for the tiny ones. Although my 14 year old granddaughter enjoyed playing with the building blocks lol. The only thing missing really in the games room is a tv but it's no big deal.
We had a meal New Years Day in the Fox & Hounds in Cotherstone. Beautiful food & really friendly people. Barnard Castle is only a few miles away with lots of pubs & a Morrisons. Nice Fish & Chip shop too. Also plenty of take aways.
It really is the perfect place to chill out & relax. I think in the spring & summer it would be just lovely to go for nice walks in the countryside. We looked for New Year 2018 but it's booked already !!!!
Will definitely try & go back
East Briscoe farm cottages was the perfect venue for our large family Christmas and we couldn’t have asked for anything more- it really was idyllic in every aspect.
On the drive up to the cottages we saw the Christmas lights twinkling outside welcoming us and bringing serious Christmas magic to us all - there were 16 of us ranging in age from 7 to 60+! - we fell in love instantly. Chris the owner couldn’t have done more to help (even sorting a very minor problem on Christmas Day). All of the cottages were decorated for Christmas with a tree and lights and even the games room had a huge twinkling tree and lights all round. The cottages were seriously well equipped and we all said how Chris and Emma had thought of everything. We even had extra tables and chairs in the pool house so we could all sit together for our special meals.
Cannot praise this venue and owners enough really, only to say that this will not be our last family outing there! We are all looking at when we can go back.
Although a little out of the way, these cottages are just beautiful and, once you are there, there is no need to go out and about anyway! We booked all cottages to accommodate a hen party weekend for 16 and it was perfect. The cottages were extremely comfortable, with ample cooking facilities. The pool/hot tub room and the games room were perfect communal spaces, and accommodated the 16 of us easily. Would absolutely recommend!
Myself, my husband and kids (4&6) stayed here during the half term holidays. What a lovely place this is, we have stayed here before although this was a few years ago and some excellent changes have taken place since. This time around we stayed in West Cottage, very spacious for the 4 of us and well equipped. The complimentary tea, coffee and sugar was a nice touch as was the welcome biscuits and milk. Lovely eggs from the chickens. The pool house is a welcome addition to the farm cottages, easy to use and book (2 hours private usage per day). The games room was well presented with air hockey, pool and table tennis as well as a dart board. A small gym was available also but we didn't use this during our stay. The children really enjoyed the pool and we enjoyed the hot tub. Nice and relaxing place to go. Would definitely recommend not far from Barnard Castle which is a lovely market town with plenty of shops to browse. All in all an excellent holiday and I'm sure we will be back.
Just returned from a weekend with 14 of my friends to celebrate my 40th, we had lots of fun the cottages provided everything we needed, the pool and hot tub were a big hit and the surroundings are beautiful. I would definitely recommend