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North Pennine Escapes
Ranked #8 of 11 Consett B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 January 2013

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.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

We have stayed at the Ruffside Cottages three times over the last 3 years, last visit Oct 2012. The last two times were in Bracken End. They are the most beautifully modern cottages with very comfy beds. A play fort has been added to the outdoor play area which went down very well with our 8 and 9 yr olds (it's not on the picture). There is Wifi in the indoor play room and all the cottages have a Wii (take your own batteries incase they are running low in the cottage). I would highly recomend you visit here as most people who go end up going back, you only have to read the visitors book in the cottage to find that out.

Room Tip: Lots of different size cottages for you to choose from.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

I stayed here in Nov 2011 as part of a 10 person party , we had 2 cottages - The Heathers and Bracken end at the Ruffside site. What can I say , they were both amazing , spotless with all the mod cons you could wish for , bedrooms were stylish and comfortable , nice touch with the wooden beams and LCD tv , we even had an ensuite which was immaculate !
The games barn is really handy and plenty of space outside for relaxing / kicking a ball around etc and there are built in BBQ's (bit cold in Nov ! ). Surrounding area is beautifull and the cottages come with free passes to Slaley Hall about 1 mile away , swimming / sauna / gym etc all top class and free to guests of the cottages.Mark and Kate were really helpfull on site and couldn't do enough for you.
I'm going back with 12 of us in May bank holiday and I can not wait !! Keep up the good work !!!!!

Room Tip: Bracken End has a lovely en suite and living room window has a great view.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Had never been to the north east before. Went summer of 2011, stayed in these cottages, they are huge and the cleanest we have ever experienced. All luxury and a great price too. Couldn't believe it, knew from the moment we got there how great the holiday was going to be. So many things to do and see. Scenery is amazing, a great part of the counrty. Lovely places to go and eat. Durham City beuatiful, hall hill farm great for kids, also some lovely towns in and around the area and all within decent driving distance. There is also a great games barn (beside the cottages) that has snooker, table football, air hockey, a wii (they're in the houses anyway) a free dvd and book library. A very spacious play area besdie the games barn as well so when the weather is good, a great place to reast and play for all. You are well looked after at these cottages and we cannot recommend it strongly enough. Staff are always around to help out as well, not that this was required much. Going back again later this year (2012). Can't wait.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

Have visited Hadrian and Derwent country escapes 4 times in last 2 years and going back easter 2012. Have never stayed in accommodation as clean, spacious and luxurious as this anywhere in the UK. Perfect amount of cottages to suit small or large families as well as couples. Stunning scenery as well with loads to do in surrounding area as well as having plenty of places to go in and around Co Durham/Northumberland. All cottages have great size TVs, even in bedroom, with nintendo Wii to keep everyone amused. Washing machine, dishwasher, state of the art cooker, power showers etc, nothing ahs been missed. Even the great welcome pack of bread/butter/tea.milk etc makes the holiday that extra special. Would definitely recommend this as a short or week break for anyone wanting to get away somewhere different, and great value for money as well. Free use of luxury local leisure facilities too make it that much easier when wanting a swim/spa/sauna/pamper :-) You will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: All cottages stunning
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about North Pennine Escapes

Address: Summerfield Farm, Consett DH8 9BH, England (Formerly Hadrian and Derwent Country Escapes)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Consett
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Consett
Price Range: £50 - £200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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 
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