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“Lovely Couple”
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Oak Cottage
Ranked #13 of 37 Durham B&B and Inns
Lancashire
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142 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Couple”
Reviewed 9 August 2013

What a lovely couple Kim and Mike are, the welcome and hospitality could not have been better. Both were always most willing to offer suggestions on where to visit, a wealth of knowledge and some humour from Mike (especially as the phone lines were down at one time). A real tonic.
Lovely breakfast overlooking a magnificent garden with lots of birds to entertain you.
A really nice bedroom with the addition of a sitting area which made it so much more comfortable than sitting on the bed to watch TV or read. If you stay you must start to read "Keeping Up Appearances" I did and now want my own copy.
A big thank-you to Kim and Mike for welcoming us into their home.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Really enjoyed my stay, quiet, beautiful garden full of birds and an excellent breakfast. The scrambled eggs were the best I have ever had. I could not have asked for more, really friendly and very accommodating. I would highly recommend Oak Cottage, and I have only ever written a review once before, so it must be good. Hope to go again soon for a real break.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2013

I know we have said it before but this must be the place to stay if visiting this part of the world. Kim and Mike Foreman make you feel so special and welcome it's hard not to come back for more. Comfortable beds, great bathroom, always clean and fresh, lovely garden, great breakfast. We will be back, again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

We arrived at Oak cottage Friday afternoon,we were made welcome by Kim and Michael Foreman.Our room was excellent,we had a very good breakfast with a lovely view of the garden watching many different birds flying and feeding from the bird table.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Our room was extremely spacious with a couple of comfortable armchairs in which to browse a very interesting collection of books. As already mentioned in previous reviews, breakfast is an avian spectacular with an enviable number of specimens visiting the feeders. The breakfast itself is also rather good (all good quality local produce). I particularly enjoyed the scrambled eggs. Kim and Mike are very welcoming and an absolute mine of information about local attractions. I would certainly return to Oak Cottage and not hesitate in recommending it to others.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Made to feel very welcome, we enjoyed the very spacious room. Quiet location, so a car is essential, but as many others have mentioned, the breakfast in the conservatory, watching a multitude of birds, was an absolute highlight. Mike & Kim are lovely and made us feel at ease and at home. We've already recommended it to the in-laws!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

we visited in Sept 2012, stayed just one night but wish it had been more. a quiet location, an absolutely beautiful room, friendly owners who are very helpful, lovely breakfast with a stunning view- will definately be back

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Oak Cottage
Address: Oak Cottage Holmside | Beamish, Durham DH7 6EX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Durham > Durham
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oak Cottage 3.5*
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious Double/Twin En-suite. Countryside location.Garden with many Wild Birds with direct access to lovely Woodland Walks. Easy reach for Beamish Museum, Durham, Newcastle/Gateshead & AIM. Major Credit Cards accepted. Local Inns and choice of Food all within easy reach. Car Parking on site. Welcome Hosts Voted 4th in the UK by Laterooms "Simply The Guest" Awards 2015 ... more   less 
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