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76 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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JoJarman
Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Highly recommended beautiful cottage in stunning location”
Reviewed March 28, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

A friendly welcome on arrival was the start of our stay in a beautiful cottage where all the home comforts we could have wanted had been thoughtfully provided. Our two dogs loved the homemade treats and were made to feel as welcome as we were. The cottage was very dog friendly, with a fully enclosed garden. The excellent local information guides provided meant we were never at a loss for things to do. The local Hamsterley Forest was a particular favourite of ours. Despite being in the middle of.the countryside a large retail park at Bishop Auckland is a only short drive away drive away, where supermarkets, clothes shops and many more can be found.

We will be returning to Bracken Hill Farm Cottage!

Date of stay: March 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Mar 31, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review it really is appreciated. It was lovely to meet you all and I'm pleased the dogs enjoyed the treats. Look forward to your return visit.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
merrowjon...
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Luxury pet friiendly cottage in County Durham”
Reviewed March 25, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Fabulous cottage near Durham. Great location for days out through the North East. Very high spec cottage, very warm and welcoming. We will be back.

Date of stay: March 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Mar 26, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it really is appreciated. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sueT8832Z...
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfort, sheer comfort”
Reviewed February 8, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed at this cottage two years ago and it was as we had found it that previous visit; warm, comfortable, spotlessly clean, well furnished, décor top market, and exceptionally well equipped. The warm welcome and welcome pack were truly appreciated. Thank you Ang, you will see us again.

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 12, 2017
Really pleased you enjoyed your second visit. It was lovely to see you again, look forward to the next time. Ang
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
J5141TYsa...
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed January 11, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
2
people found this review helpful

First stay here and won't be our last. Amazing location, lovely accommodation and fantastic amenities. It's a real home from home with so many nice touches. We loved having the log fire on an evening, going for a walk or visiting to local pub which was also fabulous. Rooms are well presented, clean with lots of luxuries. Our dog was even made to feel really welcome. The owner. ( Ange) could not have been more helpful, and every need was catered for.

Date of stay: December 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Jan 13, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. It really is very much appreciated. We are pleased to hear you loved the log fire (perfect for those chilly nights) and that it wont be your last visit. It would be lovely if you could visit us again.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
2
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!

Date of stay: December 2016
Was this review helpful? Yes
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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.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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!!!!

Date of stay: November 2016
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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
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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.

Date of stay: November 2016
How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
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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
  • 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?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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