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“Return to our ideal retreat.”
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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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c0lindk
Kingsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Return to our ideal retreat.”
Reviewed August 2, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
3
people found this review helpful

When we drove in to be greeted by Angie we knew we were in the place of memories and luxury. After last year who would think you could beat it, but we did, because this time we stayed for 2 weeks and I have to say the cottage and all its facilities are as good as ever, if not better, with one or two little additions making it an ongoing pleasure to be there. Being a Crook lad and visiting numerous relatives it is easy to get around and after a long day the most quiet and restful place to relax with a glass of wine in the courtyard. We have booked for next year and must say can't wait to get back.

Date of stay: August 2017
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
Aug 3, 2017
Another amazing review, thank you so much, and to add to that yet another repeat booking. Its lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us again and we are delighted you have chosen us for next year. Looking forward to it already. Once again we really do appreciate you taking the time to leave reviews for the cottage.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Juggatheh...
Crewe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Perfection indeed!”
Reviewed July 16, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
2
people found this review helpful

The superlatives for this cottage are difficult to come by such is its excellence! And by that, I include the whole experience- the booking formalities, the correspondence, the information, the cottage itself and in particular the insurpassable hosting skills and attention of Ang herself.

We have rented many many cottages but without doubt this one was by a long chalk the best one for the overall experience, and one that when you left, you had a feeling of sadness of departure, but with a warm inner glow of having not only had a wonderful stay, but having been treated like Royalty when you were there. That Ang really really CARES about you while you are there is something we have not encountered before and it was a very uplifting and cosy feeling I must say.
She has been doing this for 3 years almost to the day now- and its to her huge credit that she is clearly as attentive and scrupulous as the first day she opened it for us lucky customers. The cleanliness was immaculate, the quality of all fixtures and fittings was superb-but the attention to fine detail was just awesome.
To include the dog so highly on the list of importance and priorities was just touching and to provide safety collar tags is unique...but to go to the lengths of baking her own safe ingredient dog treats as well..?? who goes to those lengths??
There is for example an outside box with a dog shower..so handy ...but even that was heated (to tepid) water so as to not shock the dog. Wow.
The Welcome pack was so well thought out and presented, and even on top of this there were other lovely touches such as fragrance gift for my wife. Little subtle touches of class throughout exist as for me (being an ex- Potteries person), quality china crockery...a wooden hangers in the wardrobe instead of those plastic things...
I could just go on and on about all the great things in this cottage, the host, and the area. Most of it has already been covered in her 100% 5 star reviews by others...But take it from me- you just NEED to come here and experience it!
Thanks again Ang for such a memorable week. XX

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2017
What a fantastic review, thank you so much. It really is very much appreciated. Its lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and everything the cottage had to offer. It was certainly lovely to meet you all and we hope you can visit us again soon. Once again thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
dawn B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect”
Reviewed June 30, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage was absolutely perfect so clean and comfortable. A great location and in a lovely spot. There was everything you could possibly need in the cottage and more. Ang the owner had thought of everything. We had a really enjoyable week and would thoroughly recommend Bracken Hill Cottage.

Date of stay: June 2017
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
Jul 3, 2017
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review and to hear that you enjoyed your time at Bracken Hill Farm Cottage. It was great to meet you and we hope you are able to return in the future. Thanks again Ang
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Caroline...
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent dog friendly accommodation”
Reviewed June 26, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Very quiet location close to some lovely walks. Extensive information available in the cottage with a very friendly, helpful owner. The most dog friendly cottage we have stayed at. Extremely clean, well maintained cottage with an enclosed garden. We will most certainly visit again.

Date of stay: June 2017
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
Jun 27, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and its facilities and look forward to seeing you all again
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
maureenw3...
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful pet friendly cottage”
Reviewed May 5, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

On arrival we were welcomed by the owner Ang. She showed us round her beautiful recently renovated cattle barn. What a fantastic job they made of it! An absolutely stunning transformation - beautifully decorated to a really high standard. It had everything that we needed - a proper home from home. Not only was there a welcome pack for us - milk, cheese, butter, bread, eggs, biscuits, tea, coffee and a bottle of bubbly - but also some locally hand made treats for our dog - a really lovely touch.
The cottage is ideally situated for walking and there are many attractions easily accessible by car. We visited Beamish museum (a definite must for insight into days gone by) and also did part of the North coastal path walk at Seaham (the marina development is well worth a visit). The Durham dales are only about half an hour away and make for great walks.
Overall this was one of the loveliest cottages that we have stayed at, and is highly recommended.

Date of stay: April 2017
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
May 6, 2017
Wow!! what an amazing review. Thank you sooooo much. Its lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay and everything the area and cottage had to offer. Co Durham is an amazing place and well worth a visit. I do hope you are able to stay with us in the future. Thanks again for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It really is very much appreciated.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
karenposs
Askam in Furness, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent cottage”
Reviewed April 29, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Fantastic, well equipped cottage in a tranquil location. The cottage was immaculate on our arrival, and we were greeted by Ang the owner who is extremely pleasant and accommodating
Lovely walks from the doorstep, but within easy reach of local attractions.

Date of stay: April 2017
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
May 2, 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 hope you are able to visit us again. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage and the area.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 14, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Date of stay: April 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Apr 16, 2017
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It really is much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and the surroundings and look forward to welcoming you back.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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