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“Like staying in a scene from a Harry Potter movie!”
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state of the art kitchen with all of the essentials and more to make your holiday feel like home
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Durham, Durham, England

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Excellent - based on 13 reviews
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Mandy C
Noosaville, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Like staying in a scene from a Harry Potter movie!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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Myself and son flew in from Australia to be with my daughter (a student at Durham uni) and we all stayed here over Christmas. My daughter was recovering from surgery and needed comfort, rest and cleanliness. We got all this and much more at this cottage. It's very cute, quirky and homely with close attention to detail and it was very clean. It's in a lovely village and was about a 9 mile easy drive to the hospital and the centre of Newcastle. We weren't able to do any sightseeing so we just rested. Luckily it was the perfect place to cosy up, eat, watch TV and enjoy a very English Christmas. Thank you to Lydia and her mum for making it so Christmassy and for the lovely welcome and cakes on arrival. The Wifi is great and having two TVs was very much appreciated. You need to reverse into a parking space at the rear of the house and as some have said before it is a little tight but not impossible. I would arrive in day light though for your first attempt. Felt very at home here and we are actually missing the cottage. We will be back!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Dec 2013
Thanks for your wonderful review, we are pleased you had a great stay and it was a pleasure meeting you. We endeavour to make everyone as comfortable as possible, so it's great that you felt at home albeit slightly colder than Australia :) hope to see you all again.
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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 17 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Nov 2013
Thanks for your comments, although I would just like to respond on the door issue, we did explain that the back door was a little stiff due to it being new and it swells a little when it rains, so I can only apologise for that. Also there is and always has been a corkscrew in the drawer by the sink. I ask every guest that if they need anything at all during their stay that they shouldn't hesitate to contact me, for example you didn't have a UK ipad charger and I gave you mine for the week, so I would have been more than happy to get you a corkscrew had the other one not been in the drawer. Thanks again for your comments and I hope I have responded to this appropriately so it doesn't put other guests off booking.
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Leralc
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a true home from home”
Reviewed 30 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

a lovely well apportioned house, well decorated and homely. We were comfortable and really enjoyed our stay. A definite must if you are planning to stay in the area. We wouldnt hesitate to stay again!

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Liked best: felt like a home
Liked least: no dishwasher!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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kg1082
1 review
“Home away from home...”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

My husband and our 6 week old son stayed for 4 days and would highly recommend the house. From the welcome home baking (yummy) to the beautiful interiors no detail has been missed! It was the perfect location for me (car-less for the week) to hop on a red kite bus to do some shopping at the metrocentre (about 30 mins away on bus). Great welcome and send off from Lydia and her Mum. Thank you so much. We hope to stay again!!

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Management Response
13 Sep 2013
Thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure having you all stay at our cottage and would welcome you back anytime. :)
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sesil
Rome
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“so english style”
Reviewed 26 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We spent 2 nights. 2 adults and a 10 years old child. the cottage is charming and perfectly mantained. we found more than we need and a warm welcome with hand made cakes. Just pay attention that parking space is not very easy to use with a big car. Although there was a raining weather it was a pleasant stay.

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Liked best: the shower
Liked least: the parking space
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
28 Aug 2013
Thank you for your lovely review, I'm pleased you had a good stay and the rest of your holiday was good too, thankfully the weather improved for you. We hope to see you again next time you visit England :)
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Reviewed 21 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Durham
Reviewed 17 May 2013 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing as I liked everything.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
21 May 2013
Thanks for your lovely review, we are pleased your family enjoyed their stay. We look forward to welcoming them next time they are in the area :)
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