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14 reviews
view from driveway
dining area
open plan living area, with fully equiped kitchen with american fridge freezer
dining area for up to 10 people
one of the two double bedrooms with castle view
twin room with castle view
living room with view
view from drive walworth castle 1 minute walk
next turn from castle
garden view, half an acre plot with beautiful surroundings
bunkroom: 
small double with single above
Disability wet room with shower
Ramped wheelchair access
Bathroom 2
Family bathroom:
Bath basin wc
Bedroom 5: 
2 single beds, flatscreen t.v
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Bungalow -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Durham, Durham, England

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Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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Mrs E D
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fair value for money but several shortcomings”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Roomy bungalow with all the pots and pans crockery and cutlery you need for up to 8 people. However there is only a small fridge with icebox so if you do not want to shop daily you are limited to what you can store.
The settees and chairs are rather worn and well used but serviceable. However the beds leave a lot to be desired. The two single beds in one of the larger bedrooms need new mattresses as they are lumpy and so uncomfortable that we could not get to sleep. Could do with some more mirrors in the bedrooms
The bathroom and ensuite are fine and there is a washing machine and tumble dryer for your use.
We spent New Year there with friends and had a great time but my sides still hurt from trying to sleep on an awful mattress

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jan 2016
Thanks for your feedback--really pleased you enjoyed your stay and constructive criticism which i value------i am always looking to improve and i am upgrading fridge and mattresses in mid -january---------many thanks for your stay------john
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abromley1...
Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed 23 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Lovely house with plenty of space for everyone and more than enough home comforts., Visited for 1 night with husband and three young children - so much easier than staying in a pokey hotel room. We were attending a party at Walworth Castle so location was perfect. Thanks John - your attention to detail in providing the basics like milk and cooking oil were very much appreciated!

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Liked best: Homeliness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Shehara S
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
“The old fernhouse was fantastic!”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We really enjoyed our stay! The Old Fernhouse was spacious, clean, well equipped and quiet. We would specially like to thank John for accommodating all our requests! we were truly impressed..

Thank you once again & we will definitely return!

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Travelling group: Friends
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jimmymac6...
Penrith, United Kingdom
1 review
“For a family/friends gathering in the North East, look no further.”
Reviewed 9 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

We booked The Old Fernhouse for a family get together as it looked to be exactly what we wanted and we were not disappointed. It is welcoming, warm, pet friendly, very spacious and secure, with a high wall surrounding the property so your pets/kids can safely run around. There was ample parking space too.
The access to the property is fantastic and appears to be wheelchair friendly with wide doors and an ensuite wetroom in one of the two double bedrooms. Furniture is top quality throughout and you will not be left wanting for anything in the kitchen, with plenty of crockery, cutlery, and gadgets to make you feel at home.
The heating is electric, simple to use and very effective with individually controllable radiators throughout.
All in all, we could not have asked for anything more as the owner seems to have thought of everything already. We will be back.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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VShipton
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect base for”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

The Old Fernhouse has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. The bedrooms were clean and very comfortable. The place was truly set up for 8 people. So many times there aren't enough chairs, glasses or plates for everyone - this was not that case at the Old Fernhouse. There was a large table with 8 chairs (plenty of cutlery and crockery).

It was nice to have a large entry way (to keep our muddy boots out of the way). It was great to have a large walled garden too. We are looking forward to visiting again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
30 Oct 2014
REALLY PLEASED YOU ENJOYED YOUR STAY AT THE OLD FERNHOUSE AND LEAVING IT SPOTLESS
MUCH APPRECIATED AND HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN----MANY THANKS-JOHN
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