First visit to East Briscoe and certainly won’t be the last. We’ve stayed in lots of cottages before but the bonus of the resistance pool, jacuzzi and games room drew us to here. The stunning scenery was the icing on the cake. Lots of friendly furry neighbours and great for spotting wildlife!
Very relaxing weekend in a super location, beautiful countryside, accomodation good. Hosts very welcoming, good food at local pub, interesting places to visit.
Where do I start with this place……? Wow! I just returned from a weekend stay and this property is nothing but perfect. I booked all 5 cottages for my group and I, over the weekend, to celebrate my 25th birthday, and it definitely had more than enough space + more left over. Everything was perfect for my needs;
From the very start of booking this cottage, Chris made it easy for me to gather information and that it was hassle free. From providing me with taxi numbers, collecting my online groceries prior to arrival, recommendations of places to eat close by; these were only a few of the many things he was very helpful at. Not only this, Chris came over to the cottage to welcome us, he ensured that we were at ease and comfortable, which made us feel welcomed.
The cottages all had their unique personalities; they were very well kept, clean, cosy and had lots of space. In fact, they were spacious and bigger than I had imagined. Perfect place for a large group of people. To top it off, upon arrival, the owners left a welcome note, teas, and biscuits; this was very kind and a thoughtful way to welcome us.
With having a large group I had to book up all 5 cottages, this gave us sole use of the pool house. The pool house was fantastic! It came equipped with seating area, fridge, a games room, gym, hot tub and swimming pool. I wish we had more time to spend in the pool house but it was so fantastic, space was incredible and it was a great place to use for any gathering.
I had a large number of people travelling from all over the UK; Midlands, Yorkshire, London and Northern England, so we all took different methods to get there. Therefore I hope this will give you an idea of the best way to get to the cottage;
The closest station to the cottage is Darlington- which is approximately 45mins/ hour way, in a car, from the property.
A few of us travelled via car and I feel this was the best way to get to location due to how remote it is. Also, we found that it is best to use the actual name “East Briscoe Farm Cottages” as opposed to the postcode. We used the postcode at first and it brought us to a place which was 8 miles away from our location.
Cost £45 from Train station/coach station to and from the property
Overall, it was a great place for any large gathering and I will definitely book again in the future. It was a great way to spend my birthday weekend and Chris made the process of booking very convenient & easy. I wouldn’t change anything; 10 out of 10 to a perfect location. Will definitely be returning!
Just back from a relaxing weekend at Low Barn, one of the cottages at East Briscoe. The cottage truly was home from home with everything needed, catered for. We had a lovely family time making much use of the pool, hot tub and games room. The little one particularly enjoyed spotting the chickens roaming around. It was a great location for visiting Barnard's Castle and walking to Highforce. We will be back!!
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.