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“5 Star....Simply Stunning”
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Excellent
37 reviews
River views
Open countryside
Cottage private car parking area.
We are dog friendly
Friendly neighbor.
River view
Lounge wood burning stove with a warm welcome.
Well equiped kitchen
Dining area
Entrance hall
Ground floor spa shower.
Ground floor wc and wash hand basin.
Lounge
Time to relax
Relax
Main bedroom with super king size bed.
Main bedroom
Twin bed configuration if preferred.
Breakfast in bed is always a good start to any holiday.
En-suite shower room
Front view
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

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PippaRose...
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“5 Star....Simply Stunning”
Reviewed 15 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

From the moment we arrived in to the drive, we wandered around saying wow at everything. The cottage is simply stunning and nicer than some 5 star hotel we have stayed in. Our trip was to celebrate our 7 year anniversary and we wanted a place by a river and in a peaceful location with things to do in the local area. Plum Tree Cottage exceeded all expectations. I could write on and on about how lovely everything is and still not cover it all. The beautifully kept gardens, the view to the river, the chic and stylish décor, beautiful welcome touches of chocolates and a welcome note, the blankets on the sofa, all of the utensils and kitchen equipment were exactly what you needed, the huge bed (best nights sleep ever), the gorgeous bathrooms (even the towels smelt beautiful) and the books, DVD's and games provided......so many thoughtful touches and so well designed. It really was a home from home. Love the homemade touches down to the use of haberdashery to hang the pictures and the wicker wreath that hangs on the stairs. So much to be admired. If that wasn't enough, the welcome and farewell we received from Bev & Mark was just the icing on the cake. Such wonderful and attentive hosts. The only thing was we just didn't want to leave. If peace and relaxation in the most luxurious and sumptuous surroundings is what you are seeking....look no further. This is top of the list and will remain my most favourite place to stay for some time....not sure how we will top this stay so will have to come back instead!! Thank you so much Bev, what a wonderful thing you have created xxx

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Smashed a glass by accodet and felt horrendously guilty!!
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blueskyLa...
Lancashire
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 8 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed for a couple of nights in early June with our two dogs. This is a beautifully appointed cottage in a fabulous location. Lots of nice touches provided by Bev as mentioned by previous reviewers and extremely comfortable for relaxing after a long day's walking.

A definite 5-star experience and one that we will repeat as soon as possible.

Thanks again to Bev for everything, a perfect host.

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Helen J
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely fantastic!”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We have just got back from a stay at Plum Tree Cottage, it was a fantastic experience from beginning to end. The owner was an absolute pleasure to deal with and attended to our every need, we where welcomed with wine chocolates and even a treat for our dog.
The cottage itself is truly delightful, decorated to an extremely high standard and the owner has thought of everything you could possibly need to make your stay 5 star. The view from the cottage is stunning, we sat out having dinner over looking the river, then lit the log burner and enjoyed our cheese and wine next to the fire.
I can not express enough how truly fantastic Plum Tree cottage is , we had the best nights sleep in the beautiful king size bed, listening to the river.
We have already told all our friends and family about this hidden gem and we are booking to go back next month.
We where waved off by Beverly which was just the perfect ending to a blissful stay!

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Liked best: Everything was 5 star!
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Jun 2016
Thank you so much Helen I really enjoyed meeting you both and of course little Truffle . You were super guests and took great care of the cottage which I really appreciate . Great to know your stay was so pleasurable and I hope to see you again soon .
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Paul H
1 review
“A real home from home”
Reviewed 19 May 2016 for a stay in March 2016

A real home from home cottage in it's own private grounds which really does have everything which we needed, including being dog friendly. We were celebrating and had pre-booked Champagne on our arrival and were not disappointed as we were greeted by the friendly owner, everything was perfect, our dog even got treats. The cottage was warm, very comfortable and so cosy. The decor was very relaxing and of a very high professional standard throughout with quality soft furnishings and lighting which gave a very classy, comfortable ambience throughout. We lit the log burner and never looked back it was so cosy. The kitchen area is very well provided for with lot's of worktop space and essentials (huge fridge/freezer) and a dining area which has a wonderful cosy bench seat, which was ideal for reading the Sunday newspapers and for using my laptop. Upstairs the bedroom was so comfortable with ample hanging space in the built-in wardrobe and drawers for everything else. A great ensuite with large shower and a fabulous view looking up river from the sky light opening window. Parking was so easy in the grounds of the cottage. I was so relaxed listening to the river and watching the wildlife which visited it. The location was ideal for us as we visited Hamsterley Forest and Weardale and there are 2 good pubs in the village of Witton Le Wear (5 minutes walk) one pub serves food which we enjoyed. We like to 'get away from it all' when we rent a cottage and this little gem has it all, highly recommended from us. We'll be back soon.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
20 May 2016
Hi Paul, thank you so much for your kind words, it's so great to hear that your stay was everything you wanted it to be .As I said to you at the time it's important to me to make sure your stay was happy , positive and remembered fondly . You were fantastic guests { many thanks for leaving the cottage so neat and tidy } and you Sheila and Millie are very welcome any time .Best wishes Bev
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