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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bowburn, Durham, England

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Michael M
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not such a quiet retreat”
Reviewed 25 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Lovely cottage on a working farm. Well equipped and comfortable..very helpful,especially with us oldies and out electronic stuff.. BUT despite the triple glazing and thick walls, the traffic noise from H .G V, so was unrelenting. It would have been difficult to sit out during good weather. Pitty as it was a superb place.

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Liked least: Traffic noise
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Alasdair...
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great short break”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Fabulous cottage set on a farm.Very spacious with all the amenities of home.HUGE garden with plenty of room for children and the farm animals an added bonus.Well situated to explore the area.No faults here.

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daithelif...
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Complete and comfortable”
Reviewed 1 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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A very pleasant cottage with everything you could need for a break in this part of the world. Of particular interest to some will be the very disabled friendly layout. With a bedroom with an en-suite on the ground floor and seperate self contained bedroom and bathroom upstairs this is ideal not only for someone like me who finds difficulty with stairs on a break with my wife, but also for anyone taking a disabled friend or relative on holiday. Wheelchair access is good except, perhaps, to the bathroom downstairs which may mean reversing in.

well done at this price, na real find.

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Liked best: access for disabled
Liked least: only the weather - but fog not their fault (HaHa)
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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keropos
Busselton, Australia
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Everything to make your stay comfortable”
Reviewed 1 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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My husband, sister and I stayed in this cottage during our recent trip to England. The cottage was beautifully presented and contained everything you would need to wash cook and entertain yourself.
It was a great base to explore Durham and walking distance to a couple of very good pubs made eating out easy.
A welcome inclusion were the many brochures and especially the road atlas of the local area.

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Liked best: The location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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JanetMyat...
Morecambe, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage in a handy location.”
Reviewed 2 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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people found this review helpful

The cottage itself is beautiful with plenty of outdoor space and outdoor furniture, ideal for families. The farm animals are very friendly and it is the perfect place to take children.
We rented the cottage with my parents and found it an ideal location for visiting the coast and countryside being so close to the A1M. Very handy for Durham City, Beamish Museum and Hartlepool Maritime Experience.
The farm owners are very friendly and welcoming and the cottage is well equipped though it could do with some coat hooks and more towel rails. I would certainly recommend this cottage to my friends and would try to book it again in the future.

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Liked best: The location and decoration of the cottage.
Liked least: No towel rail in upstairs bathroom, no coat hooks in hall.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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realCalif...
Tustin, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect Holiday...and I was on a business trip!”
Reviewed 15 June 2012 for a stay in May 2012
2
people found this review helpful

What an unexpected perfect holiday, whilst I was on business. This cozy well appointed cottage rivals any premium hotel. The outside is lovely in its humble used brick exterior, then you walk in the front door and find an inviting, well decorated, comfortable retreat from the world. All in the country village of Coxhoe. The pictures do not do the place justice, and the pictures are very good. All the amenities with top drawer appliances.

Comfortable for a family of four, or for two couples as there are two Bedrooms with private ensuite baths.

When you arrive, the place is well lit and ready to move in. Very well kept and cleaned. The owners Doug and Rita, will be as invisible or on-the-spot as you require. They are a lovely couple and Rita is available for any need (better than most Hotel maid service). The hard wood floors are a wonderful touch. There is laundry facility in the cottage and Rita even left fresh eggs, toast and butter for the first breakfast before I could get to the market. With the fully equipped kitchen, meals were easily managed.

I was on business from the USA to my home office HQ nearby. I am tired of standard hotels and wanted a more comfortable setting. This will now be my home in England's North East. So much to see and do all within 3 to 20 minutes drive. There is so much history in Durham, wide open country all around Coxhoe and many "Harry Potter" film locations within the area. My local colleagues thought I was crazy until they came to the cottage and now they've all requested business cards for friends and other colleagues stay.

Best of all was the quiet and picturesque environs of this small farm. If you have a larger group there are two larger cottages just as or more lovely (I took a tour). One can even sleep 9 or more.

The price, the style, the features, the surroundings and the quiet were all pleasant surprises to make my business trip the unexpected holiday.

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Liked best: Almost everything. It exceeded all my expectations
Liked least: No Wi-fi or internet access, but they are working on that
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
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Reviewed 7 December 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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