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“Hen Party”
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Raygill Farm house and private garden with attached Stables guest cottage and separate garden.
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Raygill Farm house and private garden with attached Stables guest cottage and separate garden.
Barnard Castle River Tees, where Raygill wood meets the river
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56 reviews
Raygill Farm house and private garden with attached Stables guest cottage and separate garden.
Barnard Castle
River Tees, where Raygill wood meets the river
Family en-suite with 1 double bed & 1 single bed.
Twin room
Original 17th century carved stone staircase
Living Room
Kitchen from Dinning room
Dinning room from Kitchen
Large Garden with Views of open countryside & woodland
Garden BBQ area
Canoeing at Low Force Waterfall
Meg playing in snow 2010
Farm 2010 winter
Eggleston Hall gardens
Livery at Raygill
Raygill wins best of Barnard Castle Meet 2014
Sounds in the grounds annual festival
Weekly local pub bands
Hen parties welcome
Vintage rally WWII, Steam train from Bishop Auckland to Stanhope
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 20
Barnard Castle, Durham, England

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Very good - based on 56 reviews
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Dannii220...
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Hen Party”
Reviewed 12 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Second time I have stayed at this property so that says something to start with.

Stayed here in January for my friends hen weekend, from the minute booking this Peter was very responsive to questions asked.
Upon arrival Peter greeted us and talked us through everything in the house including recycling etc.
I feel it is important to the review to mention the fact that the heating did go off during our first night here, although we were not aware of this until Peter came and told us, the house was still very warm from the night before, and it was snowing outside.
Peter kept us updated regularly on the progress of getting the heating back up and running, including letting us know that if it was not able to be fixed (which was unlikely) then he understood we would have to relocate and would provide a full refund.
All in all the heating was off a few hours, we were out in town during these hours and Peter had stayed and ensured the house was toasty warm for our arrival back, also waiting on the table was a lovely bunch of flowers and a bottle of prosecco for the bride to be for the inconvenience (even though it was no ones fault) which was a lovely touch. Peter also gave us a late check out free of charge.
It was unfortunate that the heating went off for those short hours but the service we were given from Peter during this was fab and totally out done our expectations.
The house had all necessities required for our weekend, we ordered two minibuses which came right up to cottage doors and took us into town, where we had a wonderful day.

All in all another great stay at Raygill, and I am sure we will be back again.

If there was one thing that could be improved would be the bond process, even something as little as been given a receipt for this.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thankyou so much for this amazing review, really made my day:)

Looking forward to having you back, like our page on Facebook to see extra improvements we are making this year on top of the many we have already done.

Again thanks very much,

Peter
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tealejc
Isle of Gigha, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Ideal for large groups”
Reviewed 2 February 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Finding an accommodation for large groups at an affordable price can oft be difficult but Raygill was ideal for us. A group of 16 stayed for my mother-in-laws 70th for a weekend and you couldn't really fault it. The beds were comfortable, as was the furniture and there was plenty room for everyone to sit in the kitchen.

I feel that the welcome pack gives you some unwarranted concerns, there was always plenty hot water and we didn't experience any problems with pressure, the kitchen hot tap was a bit of a drag with the time taken to get any hot water. The rooms were basic but well adorned and the whole place is easy to clean at the end.

Tiny things could have been improved, e.g. The operator was not available when I arrived, which is fine (he was only to be an hour) and it didn't prevent us getting access. However I didn't feel 100% comfortable handing the cash security deposit to one of the farm workers (I believe the brother) without some sort of receipt, perhaps this could be adapted in some way? In any case that is more a procedural matter than anything to do with the accommodation which was great.


All in all excellent.

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Management Response
2 Feb 2017
Thanks for your review and really nice to hear you had such a great time. I normally meet each group as they arrive, however on this occasion I was unavailable for an hour and left keys for you to access on arrival and it was good to meet you shortly after.
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assumpta...
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Really good place to stay”
Reviewed 2 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

A group of 14 of us (8 adults, 1 teenager and 5 children) stayed at the cottage for New Year 2016. We had a brilliant time. There was plenty of space for everyone. The dining room had 2 tables and lots of chairs to allow us to sit together for all our meals. Plus the kitchen had everything we needed for a large group. The kids all adored the dogs owned by the owner and loved when they popped around to the courtyard outside the cottage during our stay. They also loved playing hide and seek in such a large house and really loved the loft room or what we called 'The Nanny McPhee room' upstairs with lots of beds. Will hopefully visit again sometime.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Jan 2017
Thank you very much, it was lovely meeting your group and look forward to seeing you again

Happy New year,

Peter:)
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paul B
2 reviews
“good accomodation for a larger group”
Reviewed 10 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

Good value and quality accommodation for a larger group. but they want 100 characters so I will just h

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Dec 2016
Thanks Paul, hope to see you back again.
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Gillybean...
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great 50th Birthday weekend”
Reviewed 30 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Stayed at Raygill Farm for the weekend for my friend 50th birthday with 10 friends, we arrived and Peter was there to great us and showed us around explained where everything is and if we needed anything to phone him.
The house is great for partying plenty of rooms we all loved it, we went into Barnard Castle on the saturday taxi was about £10 £15 for a mini bus which works out only couple of pound each, we used Hodgens and Ace had a great day there some great pubs got back to house on the night and carried on partying.
You do get the smell of the farm occasionally but that was not a problem as you are on a working farm.
Would defiantly recommend it for groups for whatever occasion and we will be back.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Oct 2016
Thanks so much, you've really brightened my day:)
Lovely guests and thank you so much, hopefully see you back again:)
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MrMike199...
1 review
“Mr”
Reviewed 17 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Peter communicated very quickly and clearly throughout the booking process and was happy to show us around each room when we arrived- which was very helpful!

The accommodation was perfect for our mixed group of 12 with large outdoor spaces and plenty of socialising room inside (big kitchen and living space)! We are a group who enjoy sport and Peter designated us a field to which we could crack on with football/rugby/rounders throughout the day!

Not far at all from Barnard castle, so easy to pop in for a pub lunch!

Would recommend!

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Management Response
18 Oct 2016
Thanks Mike
Hope to see you back again:)
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
Hi Robbie
Thanks for your review and we are happy you found it was a nice stay and good value for money, we are adding extra things to make more homely and have spent a lot of time and money this year already dramatically improving things with all new doors and windows, some new pieces of furniture, new bathroom suites throughout better garden outside facilities including a custom built large drum BBQ for big groups, a full size league pool table, new double oven, new large fridge freezer, new dishwasher, better dedicated car parking facilities, improved WIFI, part way through complete full redecoration, better signage and welcome information and lots more coming soon......:)
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