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“Haven in the woods”
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The Sawmill - looking through the trees
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The Sawmill - looking through the trees
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The Sawmill - looking through the trees
Bright and fresh fully equipped kitchen
All modern appliances included, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
Breakfast table in the Kitchen
Plenty of storage in the newly renovated kitchen
We provide oursleves in provide a home from home experience in the kitchen
Dogs welcome. Bowls, toys and towel provided.
Wood burning stove in the Living and FREE View TV
Cosy sofa's and chairs making the Sawmill a very relaxing place to best
Relaxing in front of the french windows which a perfect place to watch wildlife
Dinning room with electric wood burning effect stove
The Master Bedroom with Ensuite and Walk-in Closet
Master bedroom
Twin bedroom with the option of zip and link Super King Bed on request
Single Bedroom
Family bathroom with shower over bath
Complimentary hot water bottles - not that you'll need them as the Sawmill is super toasty!
Natural enclosed garden makes for a perfect haven for wild life
The sun streaming through the trees at The Sawmill
Front door and private drive
The view from the Master Bedroom Window
Bat's also welcome in our bat boxes outside
Bike storage shed
Children love to make a den in the woodland garden
The driveway to The Sawmill
Private entrance to The Sawmill
A friendly pheasant in the garden
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Durham, County Durham, England

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KerryH176...
1 review
“Haven in the woods ”
Reviewed September 25, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

The Sawmill is a haven of peace and tranquility in a lovely wooded and secluded location. This is our second visit to the Sawmill and it won't be our last. The cottage is so comfortable and really is a home from home, we didn't want to leave. Our dog had an amazing time exploring the secure garden and woods. After a day of walking in the surrounding area with its river walks to fell walking, it was lovely to return to the comfort of the cottage where so much thought and detail has gone into making your stay there as lovely as the cottage itself.

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Management Response
Sep 27, 2016
Thank you for your review . I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again,
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Colin S
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Really nice and very quiet”
Reviewed August 11, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Accommodation is excellent, just be aware the bathrooms are in the eves, so if you are very tall may be an issue. I am 6 feet 1 inch and it was a bit tight, but liveable. The garden is large a completely fenced in which was brilliant for the dog. She got loads of exercise chasing the rabbits and there is a nice walk to Blanchland. A car is essential and it is 10 miles plus to a decent pub, but the roads are really quite and we enjoyed a drive out and then return for cards and wine. My sister in law spent a small fortune in feeding the birds and squirrels and you can easily loose an hour of your life just watching them out of the large doors in the lounge. No mobile signal, but Wi-Fi and a landline.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PhilipK13...
Oxspring, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Work & Play”
Reviewed July 6, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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I booked this for work as we were working at Durham Cathedral for a week. Myself and 2 colleagues really enjoyed the cottage and it was like a home from home. Much more enjoyable than staying in a hotel and half the cost. My partner joined me on Saturday for the week-end and she was also impressed. The area is beautiful and the surrounding villages made it a stay to remember. Would definitely book again.

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Liked best: The tranquil surroundings after a days work.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Rosemary...
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Excellent, spacious clean accomodation.”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This property provided everything you could hope or wish for to provide an extremely comfortable stay. Nothing appeared to be overlooked in the choice of linen, plentiful towels, soap, every conceivable kitchen gadget and plenty of pots and pans. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds comfortable.
When a problem did arise this was dealt with swiftly and we were told that if any further problems occurred on our holiday to ensure that we made Joanna or Tim aware and they would be sure to put these right asap.
There is secure fencing around the property and this is sufficient to keep small dogs in the garden. However there is a possibility of small dogs and puppies getting under the garden and far gate. Also be aware that there are rabbits in the garden and where you get rabbits you get burrows and rabbit holes and small dogs and puppies may venture down these -ours did !!!

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Liked best: I enjoyed the location
Liked least: lack of mobile phone access
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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