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Oak Cottage
Ranked #12 of 40 Durham B&B and Inns
malta
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11 reviews
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“Wow, Wow, Wow Just Excellent”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We cannot begin this review without thanking the charming hosts Kim and Mike for welcoming us in their nice cottage.

Nice excellent BIG room with all facilities which one can expect. Apart from bed, tea & coffee facilities the room also has a nice spacious ensuite and also a couple of comfortable armchairs on which one can relax after a day out.

Also one gets FREE WIFI included (which wasn't easily available in other places we visited)

Room Tip: Just one room which is ideal for a nice quiet relaxing stay and where all the attention is gicen by...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

There is only 1 room at Oaklands which is spacious and spotlessly clean, with tea and coffee making facilities.A very quiet spot with welcoming hosts and an excellent breakfast overlooking a beautiful garden and open countryside. It was a bit of a drive to find an evening meal, especially in the dark along narrow country lanes, but we were given excellent directions, as we were the following day when we headed for Durham, very good tips about where to park etc.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Small B&Bs rarely come better than this. For only £50 per night, my wife and I spent 2 very comfortable nights here. Very pleasant comfortable and well equipped room. Kim and Mike are charming hosts and provide an excellent breakfast in their conservatory looking out into their lovely garden. Free WiFi is available, although connection in our room was a little dodgy, but this is a tiny criticism of an excellent B&B.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

A nice return visit. Lovely room, king size bed, free wifi, freeview, beautiful gardens, adorable hosts and the best English Breakfast. The only problem we were so relaxed we slept most of the time we were there. Will be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We used this B&B as a base to explore Durham and Beamish and very pleased that we did so. Having arrived in the dark, we did not understand the comments about the views and the birds, but what a great place to eat a great breakfast. Very welcoming, informative hosts - hope to go back!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancashire
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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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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 #12 of 40 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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