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Reviewed 17 May 2015

I had booked accommodation for 7 and we stayed in Granary barn and Bowes cottage last week these two cottages are interlinked by lockable internal doors so it was fabulous that we could go between the properties without having to go outside. The cottages were well thought out and had everything that you could require for your stay, a real home from home. We were all very impressed with the cottages and their location which was perfect for our stay. Louise and Angus were great hosts and were very willing to give advice and answer my many questions as I was planning a birthday celebration for my mum. Louise had made a delicious birthday cake and left a card for my mum in the cottage for when we arrived which was a lovely surprise for her.
We visited Beamish with the discount vouchers provided by Louise and had a lovely day there.
The cottages were in a beautiful part of the world and it was so nice to just step outside and feel peaceful we saw lots of wild birds around the properties the information folder in the cottage was useful and informative.
I will be recommending these cottages to all my friends who want to stay in this part of the world

Room tip: Ask the owners your questions as they are very knowledgeable and will help if they can.
Date of stay: May 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Catherine H
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RidingfarmGateshead, Owner at Riding Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review Riding Farm Cottages and your stay in Bowes Barn and Granary Barn . We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay us and your trips out to Beamish Museum and Durham, and all the birthday celebrations , we look forward to seeing you and the family again soon
Kind regards Angus and Louise

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Reviewed 30 April 2015

We were delighted to be able to spend 4 days after Easter Sunday back at Granary Barn at Riding Farm. Every time we have been here, the weather has been fantastic - so I can't comment on what it's like otherwise. Again, we found it to be home from home with everything that we needed although the washing machine was broken throughout our stay. (Angus offered to wash the clothes for us, but our daughter lives fairly near so that was not necessary.)

Although situated down a quiet country lane, a short drive takes you to shop in Team Valley or onto the A1.

In terms of value, we could have stayed at a number of cottages much cheaper for the 4 nights (£124 per night) but I guess that you get what you pay for.

We will probably stay here again the next time we are in the area.

Room tip: One bedroom had twin beds and an en-suite bath and the other a double bed and a shower. If you want things re-arranged, Angus will make the double bed into twins on request.
Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Noel M
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RidingfarmGateshead, Owner at Riding Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review Riding Farm Cottages and your stay in Granary Barn. We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay us and your trips out to Beamish Museum and Durham, look forward to seeing you and the family again soon - the Easter Bunny is always waiting to welcome you to Riding Farm
Kind regards Angus and Louise

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Reviewed 11 November 2014 via mobile

I spent 5 days in Riding Cottage whilst
My partner has spent so far 10 weeks working in and around Durham filming.
It was such a lovely place to chill out and visit surrounding areas.
Louise and Angus were fabulous.
Loved cottage as it had a log fire.

Date of stay: October 2014
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank N5046ZTlisaw
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RidingfarmGateshead, Owner at Riding Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review Riding Farm Cottages and your stay in Riding Farm Cottage. We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay us and your trips out while your partner was working, we look forward to seeing you and the family again soon - hopefully you will both have time to relax
Kind regards Angus and Louise

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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Just back from a mid-week break in Bowes Barn. Found this on their very good website, and it lived up to the description. We arrived early evening,and, although their was no-one about, one of the other guests told us where to find the key. We had been sent a map and plan of where the Barns all where, so no trouble getting in. Meal we had ordered was all ready in the cottage (would really recommend the honey-glazed ham with salad and pots - lasted us 2 meals and sandwiches!) Angus called later that evening to welcome us with a bottle of wine.The cottage was ideal for us as a comfortable base very near to Beamish (our main destination) and the 25% off voucher was a bonus. Oh and the breakfasts in the farmhouse were very good with a good choice.
We had such a lovely time we would certainly stay again - say no more!

Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank JenAnnK
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RidingfarmGateshead, Owner at Riding Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review Riding Farm Cottages and your stay in Bowes Barn. We are all so glad you enjoyed your stay us and your trips out to Beamish Museum and Durham, look forward to seeing you and the family again soon - the honey roast ham is still as good as ever
Kind regards Angus and Louise

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

I booked here as my mum was keen to visit Beamish which is not far away at all. 10 minutes by car and Louise gave us a 25% discount voucher which was appreciated. We were booked into the main house for B+B and when we arrived we were upgraded to a cottage which was fab! It was really comfortable and had everything including lovely toiletries, dressing gowns and fluffy towels. The beds were so comfy and the cottage was spotless. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the terrace with a glass of wine. The breakfast was delicious and the Durham sausages went down well! We stayed two nights but really didn't want to leave on the Sunday! We were made to feel most welcome and we hope to return again.
Many thanks Louise and Angus for a lovely weekend!

Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Paul B
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RidingfarmGateshead, Owner at Riding Farm Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Thank you so much for spending the time to post your review - we are so glad you and your Mum enjoyed your stay with us in Millers Barn and your visit to Beamish Museum Durham and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you to Riding Farm soon . Kind regards Angus and Louise

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