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East Briscoe, Teesdale Holiday Cottages
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Cottage -
8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
Barnard Castle, Durham, England

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SarahDarr...
Keighley, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely hidden get away”
Reviewed 21 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Just back from a weekend break here, had a fab time. Everything you could want or need. We stayed in studio cottage which was great, very clean and tidy. We visited the pool and hot tub a few times and really enjoyed this. Would highly recommend!

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Liked best: Pool and hot tub!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Cloustonc...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fab family break”
Reviewed 16 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Just back from a four night break in the barn cottage.
Cottage very well equipped, comfortable and cosy with plenty of space for three teenagers
All the family made the most of the pool, hot tub and games room and the wifi in the cottage ensured no complaints from the younger generation
Beautiful, scenic location
Very enjoyable stay
Hosts very welcoming

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Liked best: Pool and hot tub
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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rachelg75...
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Blissful and beautiful”
Reviewed 23 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Had a fabulous time at East Briscoe. The location is stunning and the accommodation outstanding. We particularly enjoyed spending time in the newly opened leisure suite. The pool was great but the highlight was sitting in the hot tub next to floor to ceiling glass which opens out onto breathtaking views. I can't think of a better place to stay to explore beautiful Teesdale.

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Dorothea...
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“wonderful cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 29 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed in Studio cottage. Two of us and our dog.
The cottage was very comfortable.
The areas of Teesdale and Weardale are lovely.
We thoroughly enjoyed our beak.

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Liked best: Cottage was very comfortable, ideal for us.
Liked least: nothing.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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841JohnN
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great for family get together”
Reviewed 31 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We rented all 5 cottages for the weekend of my son's wedding in Barnard castle. The accommodation was very comfortable, the surroundings very attractive and the owners very helpful and friendly.

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Liked best: High standard accommodation is attractive rural setting
Liked least: Weather was cool for July
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Dave H
Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place/location & people”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Stayed for 4 nights in July 2015.

Lovely welcome pack inc. plenty of (good) coffee & tea bags, sugar, milk, biscuits, cooking oil, freshly laid eggs !!

Spacious, comfortable accommodation with everything you would normally need from kitchen utensils/pots/pans/toaster/fridge/freezer/dishwasher, books, DVD's, radios, jigsaws, WiFi etc. depending how the weather treats you. Washing m/c's, dryers & washing line at communal washroom.

Some lovely walks including down to the river Balder behind the accommodation. Also a nice picnic spot at the Balderhead Reservoir (the 4WD vehicle notice is a bit OTT so long as you drive slowly/carefully !)

Kids play equipment/trampoline that can be used (with supervision), donkeys to pet, wild rabbits to watch, chickens to feed your spare bread/pasta to, gorgeous friendly family cat & in the near future hot tub/pool/games room.

Well placed just North of the Yorkshire Dales with easy access to the Yorkshire Moors & the Lake District.

Very easy going laid back hosts that have a lovely place + a larger cottage nearby if you need something bigger.

A bit tricky if you take the dog along as have to be kept on the lead, dogs are normally allowed off-lead in the field adjacent to the accommodation which leads down to a small stream & there is also a 'dog toilet' - small grassy enclosure near car-park - overgrown when we were there but just needed cutting. The only tricky part for me was how to let our dog have a last minute pee before bed when we were all in pj's ?!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Philip H
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful accomodation in a wonderful setting”
Reviewed 28 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We recently had a week's holiday at Chris and Emma's East Briscoe Cottages.
The accommodation was clean and well maintained and the location is just stunning.
If you're are looking for a peaceful and beautiful location as a base to visit the very underrated area of Teesdale then this is it.
Chris and Emma are always on hand with advice for places to eat and visit and they really make your stay a special one.
The cottages themselves have everything you need and Chris was kind enough to lend me his bike to explore the local area. I will certainly bring my own bike next time as it's perfect cycling country. Virtually no traffic on the roads and stunning scenery to enjoy.
With the chickens and rabbits as visitors to the garden in front of the cottage, it's just lovely and you feel like you are in another world. It's just so quiet and peaceful. Certainly a world away from Birmingham!
I can't wait to go back and I can't recommend this place enough. Just a fantastic holiday.
Many thanks

Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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