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Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 6 Crook B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We couldn't have had a better place to stay as we finished our 3 day trek along the Weardale Way.We were collected from it and welcomed with tea and cakes.Nothing was too much trouble--taxis ,bus times, places to eat etc.And a supremely comfortable room.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2014

Thanks for your kind words. As occasional walkers ourselves, we know just how good it is when you can stop, so we're always happy to pick up and collect walkers or cyclists from their arduous routes - and, we are insured to do so, which had stopped us in the past. As for the rest, we're here to help and enjoy doing so. Getting involved (but not intruding) makes your stay more rewarding for us as well.

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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Myself, my husband and our boxer dog Humphrey stayed here for one night whilst visiting family in Durham. Beautiful accommodation, fantastic views from bedroom. Welcoming hosts, even though they weren't expecting the dog. Lovely little touches such as handmade biscuits and fresh milk and ground coffee in the room. Great breakfast, lovely and fresh. Would definitely stay here again but for longer next time

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank kerlip20
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2014

Thank you for your kind words. We're sorry about the mix-up over the dog: you booked through LateRooms, and the information you put on your booking about the dog was not communicated to us by LateRooms. Of course, there was no problem, and Humphrey was a model guest! We hope he enjoyed the complimentary Fish4dogs snacks we left out for him. I have to say, we really like having dogs to stay; they're almost no trouble at all and, in our experience, they do bring a nice class of human guest with them. The only reason we ask for advance warning of a dog guest is in case of other dogs staying who may not appreciate another dog. It's never happened, but just in case...

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

A lovely place in a fabulous location. You can expect a very warm welcome here.

The room was lovely (getting the idea?), spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was very large, and had a fantastic deluge type shower in a super spacious cubicle.

The breakfast was magic with plenty of options, and most of the food being either home or locally made.

Overall, a really nice stay in a lovely property where you're truly made to feel welcome. Definitely one for the return list!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank niceul
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you very much. We really like being lovely! Not a lot more to say, except we enjoy getting business guests; we're really central for County Durham and offer free WiFi and secure parking. Oh, and we do try to be lovely, so it's great to be appreciated!

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Excellent January stay and so good to return again after a couple of years absence.
Excellent local recommendations for food and outings - we enjoyed really getting to see all of nearby Trimdon.
Everything was top notch and we look forward to return visits over the years.
Potter family - up from the Cotswolds

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank steve p
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thanks for the excellent review. We're always pleased when our guests get out and appreciate the surrounding area. Trimdon's medieval church is, alone, worth the trip, and we're delighted you enjoyed the lunch provided by Dropswell Farm Shop & Farm Yard Café.

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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Excellent, friendly, lovely location with a great view of Crook and the lovely countryside beyond. Staying again next week. Owners are very helpful and very friendly. Breakfast is worth getting ready for!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2014

Thank you for your kind review. We especially enjoyed your comments about the breakfast. We put a lot of effort in sourcing the best ingredients, locally, if possible, and often home-made, home-grown or home-baked, so it's great to be appreciated!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

When looking for accommodation, I read (& admit I am influenced by) the reviews, so do my utmost to pass on my experience in the hope of helping others make their choice.........
Everything about our stay was outstanding. In the order we discovered them - the lovely welcome in the elegant & very comfortable guest's lounge,(so we weren't confined to our rooms) the rest-inducing & really well appointed bedrooms (we stayed in the pink bedroom & as family were staying in the green bedroom we had a look round in there too), the delicious & hearty breakfasts (loved the home-produced compotes) in the dining room which overlooked the garden with bird-feeders by the window, the Green values & ethos of our hosts & the general ambience of Dowfold, all contributed to a wonderful stay. There was lots of helpful guest information readily available.
Dowfold House has fantastic views, a lovely garden & is in a convenient situation for Durham (20 min drive) but don't miss Teesdale & Weardale, every bit as majestic as their more famous neighbours.
The responsibility of choosing a place to stay with accompanying In-laws always weighs heavily but finding Dowfold was one of my triumphs. Thank you.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2013

Thank you very much. We're delighted you were happy. It's what we're here for, and motivates us to do even better.

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Reviewed 12 November 2013

I tried this B&B as a last minute booking and was glad I did. The welcome was friendly and the room comfortable. They appear genuinely interested in feedback and the customer experience, which is rare in my experience. If you are visiting this area give it a go......

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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dowfold, Owner at Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Thank you for your kind words. We do value our guests' feedback; we know we need to improve, but don't always know just how. Sadly (sort of) we get so little criticism, it often doesn't help that much! Apart from encouraging us to reinforce what we already do, that is.

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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Crook
Price Range: £83 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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