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“Beautiful 15th century country home.”
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Stanhope, Durham, England

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wingspan5...
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
“Beautiful 15th century country home.”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed in Unthank Hall with my wife and two young kids (3 & 4). The house is full of character with plenty of space and amenities. Stone floors, old fireplaces and original features all make this a genuine old country house experience. There's plenty of indoor and outdoor space for the kids and the adjacent farm and stepping stones to the park provide interest and distractions to keep them entertained. The setting is beautiful, unspoilt Durham countryside, next to the river and close (walking distance) to the center of Stanhope. The hosts, Alan and Polly are very friendly and willing to help with any needs.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pug71
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed 1 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Absolutely fantastic, the owners have refurbished this property to a very high standard. It is extremely pleasing on the eye and welcoming and warm. The owners Alan and Polly could not be more welcoming! The situation is perfect, set a few yards from a babbling stream with a ford and stepping stones which lead to a play park for young children and to the village. Perfect family retreat, I want to go back there, asap! xxxxxxxx

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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helenc901
Flitwick, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mrs H”
Reviewed 10 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Without doubt the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in.
We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome,starting with a phone call the week before asking if we needed anything for our arrival?
On arrival we were greeted with smiles as if we were old friends. We were shown round and given a brief informative history of the house, and presented with a tin of home made muffins!
Alan and Polly are great, on hand if you need them but not at all intrusive.
This holiday can be described in one word...FANTASTIC!
Fantastic house, fantastic people, and we even had fantastic weather who can ask for more?

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zulu1964
Durham
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3 reviews
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“Brilliant Holiday”
Reviewed 31 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We went to Unthank as we needed to be close to home (Durham City) the brochure doesn't do it justice, it was fantastic, the owners were very friendly and made us extremely welcome, the house was full of character and in a beautiful location, we went with our 2 daughters and their partners our 10 month old grandson (he loved it) and our staffy, stunning scenery, friendly locals and great pub's. We all want to go back next year never enjoyed walking so much!

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Liked best: The House
Liked least: all good
Travelling group: Extended Family
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ashleighn...
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I am thankful for Unthank Hall”
Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

What a beautiful place, I would have stayed forever given the chance. My family and I had an amazing time, Alan and Polly were lovely, as were the delicious homemade chocolate muffins that were waiting for us when we arrived!

Stunning, spacious house, with lots of history and a gorgous walled garden!

To read more on our stay, please follow this link https://ashleighnicoleblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/i-am-very-thankful-for-unthank-hall/

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Large Group
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Susan G
Aberfoyle, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous Historical House.”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We arrived to be met with a warm welcome from the owners ( Alan & Polly ). They had put the log burning fire on for us and Polly had made us gorgeous chocolate muffins !!. The house is a listed property lovingly restored to make it into a fabulous quirky home. There was everything you could need for a great stay , from logs for the fire, hand wash and matching hand cream in the bathrooms , games and plenty books available. The rooms are large and comfortable and the bathroom has a huge free standing bath. The garden is massive and a great place to sit on the decking area with a glass of wine watching the sun go down in the evening. The dogs loved it too !! We had a bar-b-que one night when it was a bit cool. Alan ( the owner) went out of his way to bring a brazier round which heated us all up nicely. The owners couldn't do enough for us but weren't intrusive. Stanhope is a lovely wee town with shops, cafes and pubs. There are plenty walks fom the house and also some a short drive away. The house sits on the edge of the town with a pretty walk beside the river which only takes about 10 mins to get there. There is a great pub 3 mies away called The Black Bull who do beautiful meals. I would have no hesitation in recommending Unthank Hall to anyone who wants a great stay in a brilliant home with amazing owners in a beautiful part of the country.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: We loved it all !
Travelling group: Friends
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caz9306
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A Beautifull special place”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

what a fabulous find,my family and myself got together for my dads birthday and stayed here for a week,fab walled garden where dogs played all day and we sat in the sun.,log fires by night in the beautifull restored hall it is full of character and yet has all you need for a carefree relaxing holiday the village is just a short stroll across the river,the owners are helpful and friendly and welcomed us with a plate of bootifull chocolate muffins,well worth a visit you won't wanna leave.

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Liked best: loved it all
Travelling group: Extended Family
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