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“Fantastic New Years Break”
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62 reviews
Front of cottage with enclosed garden and patio area
Spacious hallway
Wood burning stove
Open plan kitchen/dining room
Living room
Living room
Welcome basket with local produce
Welcome basket
Bedroom with super king size zip link beds
Bathroom with shower over bath
Ensuite bedroom
Ensuite bedroom
Bedroom and ensuite bathroom
En suite bathroom
Complimentary luxury temple spa products
View of garden/parking area from secure garden
Water feature
Lovely dog friendly outdoor space with secure garden
Why not have afternoon tea on the patio?
Water feature
Secure storage for bikes
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England

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James H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic New Years Break”
Reviewed January 3, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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people found this review helpful

Stayed with my wife and 10 month old son for 3 nights over New Years and we all had an amazing time. The cottage was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need and more. The lovely owner Ang was there to show us around on arrival and also left us some welcome treats along with bread, milk, eggs, cheese etc - a very nice touch! The cottage was modern with some nice furnishings and had underfloor heating which kept it toasty warm throughout. We will definitely look to book again sometime soon, thanks Ang!

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Management Response
Jan 5, 2017
Thank you taking the time to leave such a lovely review, it really is appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and would like to come back. It was a pleasure to meet you all and would be great to see you again.
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Kate J
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous cosy luxury, with amazing attention to detail and fantastic welcome”
Reviewed November 22, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Angela gave us a warm welcome and explained how everything worked. In addition she has so many useful tips in her literature that it's easy to find a great place to visit or eat at. She also left lovely treats for us - fresh bread, local cheese, filter coffee and a bottle of prosecco! But as far as the cottage is concerned it is just total luxury. Lovely kitchen and dining area with a log burner in the lounge along with current luxury magazines plus books and games. The place is so well equipped and the toiletries really lovely. The furnishings are beautiful and it was the warmest place we have every stayed!! Around and about are great places to walk with train interests and lots of wildlife. Just can't fault it. THANKYOU Angela. See you again soon we hope!!!!

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Liked best: Everything about the cottage and our break was perfect.
Liked least: Could not fault it. So much attention to detail.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Management Response
Nov 23, 2016
What amazing guests I have. The reviews just get better and better. It really does mean a lot that you have taken the time to leave a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you hope to return. It would be an absolute pleasure.
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Theresa D
Saltash, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed November 18, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This is a wonderful cottage with a lovely host,Ang.Everything is immaculate and so well equipped. We will definitely return. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Nov 18, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed the cottage and your time in it. Look forward to seeing you both again. Ang
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PatziSarg
Kent
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Ultimate Luxury Indeed!”
Reviewed November 2, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
2
people found this review helpful

On arrival we were greeted by Ang who showed us around this perfect cottage. Everything was sparkling clean and the welcome pack even contained home-made dog treats and a dog tag with the address etc. Remarkable attention to detail, which continued through all the amenities. If you bring a dog there are spare beds, towels, bedding - even a cage! Outside is a WARM spray for washing muddy pets! Amazing.
The cottage is well furnished with comfortable (huge) beds. The en-suite and bathroom have all sorts of lotions and potions supplied. The kitchen is well stocked with anything you could possibly need, including a starter kit with milk, bread, coffee etc. The gardens are well tended with sitting area - we even sat outside, in late October! A sun-trap.
I cannot fault anything, a great place from which to explore the wonderful north-east.
(I inadvertently left a couple of items which Ang posted to me immediately, great service).

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Liked best: The comfort
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2016
Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. We really do appreciate it and are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and all it had to offer. It was lovely to meet you all - pleased you brought the lovely weather with you.
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bracken Hill Farm Cottage”
Reviewed October 28, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Beautiful cottage. So comfortable and well equipped. A lovely welcoming package for us and our dog when we arrived. Very secure and private. A truly lovely place. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

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Management Response
Oct 29, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review and recommendation. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely, cosy barn conversion of excellent high standard.”
Reviewed October 25, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here whilst visiting our daughter in Durham. The barn conversion is done to a very high standard with underfloor heating and a log burner, which makes it warm and cosy. It is equipped to a high standard and is a delightful place to stay. The owner, Ang, is very welcoming and helpful. The barn is in a peaceful and quiet location but only 15 minutes walk to a good local pub and 25 minutes drive to Durham.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 27, 2016
It was great to meet you all and lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and all the cottage had to offer. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review it really is appreciated.
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Dick A
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“well appointed and welcoming cottage with all facilities”
Reviewed October 18, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Angie has done a great job in setting up her holiday cottage with excellent attention to detail.
Dog friendly and a warm welcome from her in person as well as a substantial welcome pack of goodies for all - including dog!
Good location for visiting many regional attractions.
Quality all round.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 21, 2016
It was a pleasure to have you all stay with us. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the lovely Marley was happy with his welcome pack too. Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback it really is appreciated.
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