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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Barnard Castle, Durham, England

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Lizzie L
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in”
Reviewed 26 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had a fantastic week away staying in this cottage. We were given a very warm welcome on our arrival, with a welcome tray including scones and cakes. The owners live on site and nothing is too much trouble, it was a pleasure to meet them. The cottage is lovely and spotlessly clean. You will want for nothing. The coal fire was a lovely treat it was so nice to come back to the cottage after a day out and sit in front of an open fire.
The views across the reservoir from the cottage are quite simply stunning- we had lovely weather and I thoroughly enjoyed my morning cuppa sitting outside the cottage watching the lambs in the field and taking in the views.
The North penines are unspoilt and beautiful and without a doubt the cottage is sitting right in the middle of some of the most stunning scenery in England. Great walks from right outside the cottage door and we really appreciated the cottage owners top tips for local walks.
We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and would definitely return.

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Jenny B
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 7 April 2015 for a stay in August 2014

We got here early and had a very walm welcome and really enjoyed our stay.
We would recommend this and come back.

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luv0urh0l...
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“The perfect countryside getaway!”
Reviewed 30 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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From the minute we arrived we were thoroughly pleased! The location and surroundings speak for themselves with the unspoiled, tranquil, scenic Yorkshire Dales literally staring at us from the cottage's window! John & Diane were extremely welcoming and friendly and we were told right away that if we'd forgotten or needed anything just to ask!

Waiting for us was tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh milk in the fridge for a cuppa on arrival and a plate of scones (with jam and butter), cake and chocolate fancies! What a lovely welcoming touch! There was also a little dish of treats for the dogs too!

The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean! I can't get that across enough....I have no idea in a cottage where families, walkers and dogs stay how they keep it so clean (and with a beige carpet downstairs too!) but seriously, it was absolutely immaculate in every single room!

Aside from the cleanliness, what really impressed us was that they had thought of everything! When you go self catering, you are always thinking what you might need, especially for the catering side of things, but seriously, when you stay here you'll just need your food and clothes! There was even a dishwasher which meant that all of the cups, glasses, cutlery etc we're squeaky clean! (I'm running out of adjectives now to describe the standard of cleanliness but we have stayed in various types of accommodation throughout the world and this really impressed us!).

We will absolutely be back and have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone else....in fact our parents are already looking at going to stay!

The cottage aside, the area is beautiful and has endless walks to suit all levels and abilities. And if the weather sets in....you can always go back to the cottage and snuggle down in front of the open fire which is already prepared for you on arrival so you just have to light it, open a bottle, sit and relax and listen to the crackle of the fire! Just perfect!

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InCairo
Cairo, Egypt
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“lovely quiet retreat with wonderful, welcoming owners”
Reviewed 14 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We loved this cottage! We brought our new born so we're really pleased to see that the place was impeccably clean with lots of homely touches such as soft duvets, scones and coffee. There was a real family feel from the owners who made it clear that nothing was too much a bother for them. The cottage itself is situated opposite the reservoir and has a fantastic view. Unfortunately I was quite ill so unable to take up any walks but I will be returning to explore the immediate area! Very close by was an adjacent village where we had a top lunch and the town of Barnard Castle is a short drive away. This place is a real gem as are the owners and we will return hopefully quite soon. Do not hesitate to book this place! Thank you both.

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Liked best: homely feel and owners
Liked least: nothing
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ThePanthe...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Last minute find - absolutely perfect......”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Firstly, may I start by stating - I never give recommendations - having recommended people for jobs, who have messed things up, which then looked bad on myself. I also travel around for work for more than half of the year, so have stayed in a wide variety of accommodation... and this one deserves a write up.

We found this little place at 9pm the night before our trip - due to a last minute cancellation from the place we had previously booked.
We were met by the owner, John and Diana, and after a brief show around, they left us to enjoy this quaint little cottage.
Stunning views across the reservoir, gorgeous weather, and no noise at all, made this a mini-break to remember. The cottage was perfect, and the heating had been put on for us just in case it got chilly at night. A little barn-style door meant we could even savor the views from inside.
"Dog friendly" was the statement on the website, but it was way more... not only were we left "afternoon tea" on our arrival, but a little bowl of treats for our dog too (which she thoroughly enjoyed!).
I would like to thank John and Diana for a fabulous break - and we cannot speak highly enough about it.

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Management Response
22 Jun 2014
Hi Dale,
Many thanks for your more than generous review. It was a pleasure having you both to stay. Now in our 14th season here most of our guests come back year after year & have become good friends in the process. This is exactly what makes our work worthwhile, if we can give pleasure & help to introduce busy people to a more laid back lifestyle in this lovely area, then we have our reward.
Kind regards.
John & Diana.
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