We stayed for.a week as a pre Christmas break. We booked The Heathers which sleeps 5 . There were only 4 of us so we had plenty of room to relax in the comfortable, well designed, well furnished cottage. The ground floor level is open plan with a well equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area. There is also a downstairs cloakroom, handy for walking gear etc. Upstairs, the bedrooms are very spacious and comfortable. We slept like logs! Although the weather was pretty cold, we were extremely warm and cosy inside The Heathers. We missed wi-Fi connection and had to venture out to the barn on site. Mobile phone signal is non existent so you do feel quite remote. A bonus to our stay was the free access to the leisure facilities at the Slaley Hall Hotel which we used a number of times during the week. We would certainly return to the Ruffside cottages, perhaps in the spring or summer months when we could really explore the area but even for a cosy, relaxing, winter retreat, the cottage is ideal . Would recommend you try it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer 10 recently renovated barn conversions split over two sites for self catering holidays. The cottages vary in size sleeping from 2 to 10 people and have fully equipped kitchens, flat screen TVs and wii consoles. Guests have use of leisure facilities at Slaley Hall. Each site has an outside play area and gamesbarn equipped with toys, games, DVD/book library and table games. All cottages rated 4-star gold by visit Britain. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- North Pennine Escapes Consett, Durham