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North Pennine Escapes
Ranked #8 of 11 Consett B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed in The Heathers for 1 week 15th - 22nd May 2014. Cottage is superb, very clean and well equipped. Lovely large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge, two very comfortable sofas and nice tv. The whole site is very well looked after, the grounds are well tended and the grass cut once a week. The seperate games/activity room is a godsend for families on a wet day and commands a lovely view across the field to Derwent Reservoir. There are many opportunities for walking locally, and cycling is also popular. Good local pubs abound, the nearest is a short car trip of about 2 miles, and most serve excellent evening meals. This really is a peaceful and relaxing spot and well worth a visit. Vouchers are also provided to enable guests to use the pool and gym facilities at the nearby Slaley Hall Hotel.

Room Tip: The Heathers was excellent - but other guests we spoke to all enthused about their own accommodation...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We travelled as a family group and we were not disappointed by the lay out of the accommodation and the communal areas within which enabled us to all sit comfortably together on an evening. The standard of the furnishings is excellent along with the cleanliness. Our only gripe was the view of a works wagon that was parked in the gravelled area in the centre of the village over the whole of the weekend that we stayed. Not something that you want to see as you open the drapes on an morning! However, we would recommend staying here although perhaps request a cottage on the other side not facing a tool hire van!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Had originally booked to stay for the week at the smaller site and were contacted by the owners to inform us there was a problem with that accommodation and would we mind moving! We had been looking forward to our break and worried that this would be the start of things not being as good as we had hoped for. How wrong we were.
When we first entered our home for the week,'Birchinlee', we could not have been happier, the first impression continued throughout the property by all the family. Very clean, excellently equipped, a real home from home. Our teens enjoyed the wifi and the little one the freedom to run freely in the 'barn' and the outside play area. We all enjoyed the space in the property, and the ability to all comfortably relax in the lounge in the evenings, enjoy breakfast around the table in the mornings, and the quality showers in our bathrooms (ensuite). The vouchers for 'Slaley Hall' were a bonus which enabled us to use the leisure facilities free of charge, and we were warmly welcomed by their staff and provided with towels, nice way to spend a family afternoon.
A great base from which to explore the surrounding area and only 25 minutes to 'Metro centre' which was hard to believe given that it is so secluded and remote from city life.
Would have no hesitation recommending this location and hope to return.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

A very nice place to stay, very clean & tidy with lots of new equipment.
Only one door to get in or out, not too happy about that, but there was a fire certificate.
No area immediately outside the building to sit and relax with a cuppa.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Had a great weekend based at The Meadows for a wedding in Consett. Very nice accommodation and plenty of space for our group of seven. The kitchen is well layed out and perfectly adequate for meal times for a large group.
Wifi would have been a benefit.
We all enjoyed our stay and agreed to use The Meadows again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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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.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, 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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North Pennine Escapes Consett, Durham

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