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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Corbridge, Northumberland, England

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Hafodholi...
Oswestry, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not as described, unfortunately”
Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Our satnav sent us to the wrong property, but it had the 3 white gates, as described in the email from the owner. We then phoned to ask directions, but because we were looking out for the white gates, we drove another 3 miles and became even more disorientated! Eventually, the owner stood outside and waved us in. After I had questioned her instructions, she informed us that the gates were changed earlier on in the year to plain wooden ones. She then informed us that the key was in the door to the property and promptly dissappeared into her house!
The property itself was beautiful with lovely views over the rolling hills and Hadrians wall. Unfortunately, the attention to cleanliness was a little lacking. Particles of food in the fridge,microwave and kitchen surfaces were a bit offputting. One sofa was most uncomfortable and liberally covered with dog hairs, so we had to squeeze into the comfier one which was more like an oversize armchair for one.This too, smelt of dogs. Luckily I spent a lot of time sitting outside in the little garden as the weather was so kind. The sunsets were spectacular.
Although the property was described as " suitable for people with restricted mobility". It isn't, I'm afraid. The stairs are quite steep and there is no handrail half way up. I had to resort to semi- crawling up the last bit! There is also a step up into the bedroom, which I forgot about in the middle of one night! Could prove dangerous.
I would imagine if you were more restricted than myself, you would not find the shower very accessible either, as it's in the bath.
The beds were very comfy and clean, but we didn't get much sleep as the duvets were far too hot for the wonderful summer weather we were experiencing for a change! We slept with the windows wide open but were awoken early on a couple of occasions by the revving of cars, loud voices and dog barking below. A little inconsiderate of the owner, we felt.
We thoroughly enjoyed the area, Re-living my childhood at Chipchase Castle( the walled gardens are a must for garden enthusiasts) and meeting up with long lost relatives. Corbridge, Hexham and Allendale offer something for everyone, but the jewel in the crown, by far, was," Blanchland". The prettiest little village in the entire country I conclude!
The " Stencil Studio" at Stocksfield offers courses and a tour around the ground floor of the house if you enquire in advance. The lovely, artistic owners have stencilled it from floor to ceiling in stencils which they design and sell all over the world. Even the furniture has been stencilled. It sounds wierd, but this beautiful, much loved old house has been painstakingly decorated over many years and looks just fabulous.
On a last note- there was a lack of intructions in the property for some white goods. In the welcome pack it said to use" common sense." Perhaps we don't possess any and because of this comment, we felt too silly to ask! The instructions for recycling were beyond our comprehension, I'm afraid, so we just did what we thought appropriate. We curtailed our stay by one night as we were in need of a good nights' sleep!

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Liked best: Fabulous sunsets and views
Liked least: Inappropriate bedding on hot summer nights!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
28 Sep 2013
We are very sad that you had such a poor experience here at Dilston cottage, and disappointed that you did not draw our attention to the problems you had while you were staying here- we do have a feed back form in the cottage which we encourage guests to complete. The property should not be described as suitable for those with mobility difficulties and we have corrected this error on the holiday lettings website.The gates had just been renewed in the last month so unfortunately this guest had received details of arrival before the gates had been changed. It is always difficult to maintain a suitable level of non obtrusiveness to our guests when we live next door to the cottage and we are sorry that in this case we were obviously too hands off!
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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 30 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: I liked getting out of the car, pushing open our gate, walking through the small walled garden and through the front door to a pleasing comfortable space.h
Liked least: Not applicable.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Richard53...
Chester
2 reviews
“Perfect Location for our Annual Salmon Fishing holiday”
Reviewed 28 January 2013 for a stay in September 2012

We have chosen Dilston Cottage for the past 4 years for our annual weeks fishing on the River Tyne. As we as being ideally located for the beats that we fish, it is a beautiful, cosy well appointed cottage that allows us to visit our many friends from our college days in Newcastle. Corbridge, itself, is a delight with several good pubs and high class shops, and Newcastle is handy either by car or train. We love the region, and hope to keep coming back for many years to come.

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Kath B
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A fantastic & comfortable little cottage in a superb location”
Reviewed 26 January 2013 for a stay in May 2012

We have stayed at this lovely cottage for 2 years running now. The cottage is very clean, comfortable (beds especially comfortable), quiet and very well equipped. It’s a real bonus having your own private garden, and secure parking, and the owners are extremely helpful if you have any problems. The location is perfect, being so close to Corbridge and Hexham, and ideal for exploring the beautiful countryside of Northumberland, not forgetting the many National Trust and English Heritage sites to visit in the area.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. At the end of your stay in this cottage you will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.

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Liked best: The peaceful location and the proximity to Hexham and Corbridge.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Gilly H
Ambleside
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16 reviews
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“Heavenly location”
Reviewed 15 January 2013 for a stay in September 2011
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A delightful autumn break in this delightful & well- appointed cottage only a
short walk from historic Corbridge.
Lots to see & do - the nearby Newcastle Physic Garden is fascinating, various walks along the banks of the Tyne, unspoiled countryside with castles, ancient churches & many places of historic interest all made perfect by being able to return to the comfort of this perfect little cottage.

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Liked best: Overall comfort & design of cottage & peaceful location & our Westie being welcome!.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Carralex2...
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!!”
Reviewed 13 January 2013 for a stay in August 2012
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Our family has stayed here for around 3/4 years running! The accommodation is outstanding! It has everything you would need, staying in a quaint holiday cottage in the Northumberland district. The owner has great communication if you have any problems and to deal with bookings. The accommodation is a granny annex on the side of a house which has the most amazing views on the countryside. The best part of our holiday is sitting out on the little garden having dinner looking out on the view. Having this cottage means we can take our Staffordshire bull terrier dog with us, who now knows where her yearly retreat is. The cottage hosts two single beds and a sofabed which is perfectly adequate! The kitchen facilities are excellent! The only thing is it is not ideal for old people who can't get up the stairs for the toilet! Which didn't effect us but could be a consideration for other people.
Located near the little village of Corbridge is another asset which has a fantastic pub for food.

I honestly can't recommend it enough!!!

Guranteed not to dissapoint!!!

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1Hoody
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relax and enjoy”
Reviewed 13 January 2013 for a stay in June 2011
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This is a ideal cottage for 2 people who want to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and quite of the countryside. The cottage is very clean and has all the facilities to make your stay very enjoyable. The location is ideal and traveling to the local shops and towns are a very short distance away. We booked direct through their own website

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Liked best: Location, Location, Location
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