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Keswick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Just a one night stay but so comfortable and welcoming. If anyone could teach people how to run a successful b&b I think it would be Jill and Rupert. We would certainly go back and may have a good excuse in a few weeks - hope they have a room spare.

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely review. I suspect we may be better at doing B&B than teaching it, however! We certainly look forward to seeing you again - but we are pretty busy through July & August. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Arnside, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I was in one of the coloured rooms but I can't remember which one. The view was over the town which is far lower down, with hills surrounding. I was staying for three nights as I was a guest at a wedding at the Methodist/UR church in the town centre (I could see it from my room; it's next to...

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for the delightful review. We do think it's part of our role to help guests to get the most out of the stunning area in which we are lucky enough to live, not just provide the best possible accommodation. We like to think of ourselves as "co-conspirators" with our guests in their pleasure (if that doesn't sound silly...).

Spalding, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed at Dowfold House whilst at a family wedding, we were made very welcome. The house is spotlessly clean and the beds are very comfortable with quality bed linen and duvets. The rooms are spacious and have everything you need and more. It is very quiet and tranquil with beautiful views out of the bedroom windows. This is a...

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much. A family wedding is a BIG event, and we're glad we were able to play our small part. (The weather helped too - but then it's always sunny here...)

Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Myself and my family visited Dowfold house for a family wedding. The country side is stunning, Dowfold house is in a quiet location, but if you Like walking or a short drive the local shops and eateries are only a short drive. Jill the proprietor was most welcoming. The rooms were beautiful set in lovely grounds. Thanks for making our...

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Jill and Rupert R, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. we're delighted that you had a memorable weekend. You've hit upon one of the key reasons that we chose to take Dowfold House on as a luxury Bed & Breakfast. We wanted somewhere quiet, but a pint of milk had to be an easy walk away. You can walk to the centre of Crook...

Oakville, Canada
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We stayed four nights at Dowfold House which is a short drive from Durham in an attractive rural setting overlooking a valley. It is a charming,comfortable house and our hosts attended to our every wish with kindness and thoroughness. Breakfasts were delicious and the jams and marmalade were outstanding.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We stayed just for the one night when attending a friend's birthday party in Crook recently. Having grown up in the town it had been over twenty years since I'd been back and although I remembered the houses on Low Jobs Hill I did not realise how attractive they were. Dowfold House is a lovely old house, carefully restored and...

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I'm particularly glad that you entioned the wondrous views we have; living here 24/7, it's easy for us to forget how good thwy are...

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Spent 3 nights in this lovely place with my mother, 89 years. Our delightful hosts, Jill and Rupert were attentitive, informative and welcoming. Lots of information and iinteresting bookshelves in the residents lounge. Beautiful breakfast choice in with gorgeous pressed apple juice and home made preservesComfortable beds, good views - and, as my mother pointed out: sparkling taps! "Dogs welcome"...

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely sentiments. Much appreciated. We have to say, following your mother's comment about the taps, we went and had a look - and she's quite right! Who needs mirrors? We also appreciate your comments on "dog-friendly" - we are very dog-friendly (and have a very friendly dog), but would never let that compromise the stay of...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This was my second stay at Dowfold and it deserves its great reputation : warm friendly welcome from Jill and Rupert with tea and home made cake/biscuits served in the lounge, very comfortable rooms (the Green room is my favourite as the countryside views are amazing), excellent breakfasts with a wide selection of food on offer, really peaceful setting with...

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Jill takes ALL the credit for the delicious biscuits! The Green Room is one of our favourites, too. On a sunny day, it positively glows!

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We initially chose the Dowfold House due to its location as we were attending a wedding reception at Crook Golf Club which was 50 yards away. On arrival we were warmly greeted at the car and shown to our room during the greeting we were offered refreshments which we are glad we accepted, homemade meringue and shortbread biscuits and a...

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We are VERY convenient for functions at Crook Golf Club - a mere 5-minute stagger! I think our Red Room is particularly appealing - a bit smaller than the others, but cosy & comfortable.

Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely welcome from hosts Jill & Rupert. The room was absolutely beautiful, very comfy beds, the grounds and views were amazing. Will definitely stay there again, everything about the b&b was perfect. Thanks again Jill and Rupert for your hospitality. Carol & John. X

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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're delighted you had such a good stay, and we'd be very pleased to see you again. You won't be alone; over 30% of our guests are repeat bookers... which (I hope) means we're doing something right).

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come & visit our lovely, comfortable Victorian house with its delightful gardens. As a small, high-quality bed and breakfast establishment, we aim to provide a comfortable, welcoming, peaceful - home for you to enjoy; and we do GREAT breakfasts!Our rooms are comfortable and well-equipped, all with en-suite facilities, while our home & gardens offer opportunities for relaxation. We're proud of our green credentials. "Green, but without the hair shirt" is our motto. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

Address: Dowfold House Low Jobs Hill | Low Jobs Hill, Crook DL15 9AB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Crook
Price Range: £83 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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