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“Blissful-a little piece of paradise”
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64 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, Durham, England

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MandyBags
2 reviews
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“Blissful-a little piece of paradise”
Reviewed 29 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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people found this review helpful

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. The attention to detail is second to none. So luxurious and fully equipped with all you need and more. The perfect base from which to explore Durham. Our dog was welcomed too. Thanks Ang- will definitely return

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review it is really appreciated. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to return. Look forward to seeing you again. Ang
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Vrumvrum
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Luxurious comfort and a little bit of heaven too”
Reviewed 26 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Self catering holiday accommodation doesn't get better than this. Lovely touches such as identity tags for dogs, treats for them, treats for us. Ang was so very friendly and helpful.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. It is very much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you all. Hoping you can visit us again soon.
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Jacandhow
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
592 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
“Another fantastic week”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed last year in this beautiful cottage in July, and we decided to go again at the end of May this year. It was still as beautiful as last year, Ang does a wonderful job of keeping it spotlessly clean, and in pristine condition. The beds are still super comfy as are the settees. The addition of lambs in the filed backing onto the cottage was so very relaxing, sitting in the garden and watching them eat and frolic around.

As I wrote last time this cottage is "absolute luxury" with everything you might need and more.There are nice nice pubs to eat in near by, this year we found The Copper Mine very good food. There are lots of places to visit, not to far away Beamish, Walworth Birds Of Prey, and Tanfield Railway have tea on the train on Sunday a real treat.

We will return again in a year or two as it's like a home from home in this very comfortable, modern cottage. Thank you once again Ang, hope the weather will be better for our third visit!!!! I am putting on some photos of near by places to visit, as well as the lambs.

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Liked best: Everything from first contact with Ang till her kissing us goodby
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling 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
9 Jun 2016
It was really lovely to see you both again and I am so pleased you found the cottage to be just as nice as it had been the last time. I always try my best to arrange for good weather but unfortunately I got it wrong by a couple of days!!! Look forward to seeing you again. Ang
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232roger
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent base to discover Durham County's places of interest.”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Clean and new, this cottage suited us just fine. Delightful personal attention and contact from the owners. It was our first break in Durham and it was an excellent base, a pleasure to get back to. Don't miss a trip to Auckland Castle to see both what is there but also to see what they are planning to do - it's very ambitious.

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Liked best: Location and pece and quiet
Liked least: Good outlook but slightly restricted by rising field.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jun 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We really do appreciate it. Its lovely to hear you enjoyed your break. Hope you can visit again in the future. Ang
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helenquna...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage, Wonderful Host”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in December 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay at Bracken Hill Farm Cottage couldn't have been better! Highly recommended and we'll definitely be coming back.

Us: 2 couples + 1 dog, 3 night stay over new years.

The Host:

Angela is the most warm and helpful host anyone could ask for and really went out of her way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.

We were arriving on NYE and didn't think of making any dinner reservations until last minute. Of course, everywhere we called was fully booked but Angela helped us find a dog-friendly pub which luckily had a cancellation and saved us from having to order a takeout as our new years dinner.

We didn't rent a car (again, poor planning on our side) but Angela gave us several lifts to/from Bishop Auckland and managed to find us a taxi driver who was working on NYE.

The Cottage:

The cottage was beautiful, cosy and everything was at highest standard.
Underfloor heating throughout the cottage, fireplace, comfortable beds, brilliant showers, good wifi connection, torches, anything you could think of!

Very comfortable living space, perfect for 2 couples.

Peaceful and quiet location with pubs and shops nearby. A lovely walk along the old railway to Bishop Auckland for a nice day out.

Truly Dog Friendly:

For anyone who likes bringing their dogs on holidays, we can all tell when the fluffy one is comfortable with a place and Bracken Hill Farm Cottage nailed it! My dog loved it there and because he was happy, we were able to really relax and enjoy our holiday.

Upon arrival and after a quick sniff around the cottage, he quickly jumped onto the nice fluffy bed Angela laid out for him and snuggled up just like that. He loved spending his days lying down in front of the glass doors in the living room watching the fields outside. Angela's sheep were moved to the next field down so my dog had an entire fenced up field all to himself! For a London dog, that really was quite something.

Angela provided dog treats, towels, bowls and there were even dog tags with the cottage address/phone number in case he got lost during our holiday. Every little detail made us feel truly welcome.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Friends
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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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We really do appreciate it. It was lovely to have you staying with us and look forward to your return visit. Cant wait to see the "fluffy one" again. So pleased you enjoyed your trip and that we was able to help. Thanks again.
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