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“An excellent cottage for a relaxing break”
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68 reviews
Front of cottage with enclosed garden and patio area
Spacious hallway
Wood burning stove
Open plan kitchen/dining room
Living room
Living room
Welcome basket with local produce
Welcome basket
Bedroom with super king size zip link beds
Bathroom with shower over bath
Ensuite bedroom
Ensuite bedroom
Bedroom and ensuite bathroom
En suite bathroom
Complimentary luxury temple spa products
View of garden/parking area from secure garden
Water feature
Lovely dog friendly outdoor space with secure garden
Why not have afternoon tea on the patio?
Water feature
Secure storage for bikes
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

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Wendy A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“An excellent cottage for a relaxing break”
Reviewed July 15, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
2
people found this review helpful

The cottage is of a very high standard, nothing could be faulted from cleanliness to equipment.
We found the owner Ang very helpful & friendly and the welcome pack was most appreciated.
The area is very peaceful but quite close to Durham city and many places of interest are easily reached from the cottage.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to pay a return visit to Bracken Farm Cottage at a future date.

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Liked best: The high standard of all equipment especially the shower
Liked least: Nothing to dislike at all.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jul 2015
We really do appreciate the feedback and are so pleased to hear you found the cottage to be of a very high standard and that you enjoyed your stay. We do hope you are able to visit us again at some point.
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andrea h
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to relax.”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

It's so difficult to describe such a wonderful place. The accommodation, the facilities, (everything you needed was there, forgotten anything Ang is your answer), the scenery(well Geoff and Ang did landscape the gardens). And the hospitality was wonderful.

Sil and Ernest (mum and dad in their 80's) came for a break, and all they did was gush, how fantastic everything was; "the beds are so comfortable", "the décor", "the fabulous tv", obviously that's Ernest comment. Because they both sang your praises so much, when we came to collect them, we took the opportunity to stay a night. It was all and more than they'd described.

Thanks isn't enough to you both, Geoff and Ang, You went the extra mile to make everything so special.

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Liked best: Whats not to like? Every single aspect was special.
Liked least: the wind.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Jul 2015
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your holiday at the cottage and that you were pleased with all of the facilities and the garden. It would be lovely if you could all visit us again soon.
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LauraG443...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage”
Reviewed June 29, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage is equipped with everything you need, is very clean and beautifully renovated. The garden is private, not overlooked and a real sun trap and again has everything provided, garden furniture, barbecue and umbrella. This is a lovely place to relax and unwind. The nearest pub to the cottage is the Quarry Burn, about a 10 min walk and the food is very good.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
2 Jul 2015
Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you were pleased with how well the cottage was equipped. I do hope you are able to visit again and perhaps this time take full advantage of the "sun trap"
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Tricia K
Farnham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely idyllic”
Reviewed June 14, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Our first visit to the north-east and delighted with what we found. The cottage is superbly presented and contains absolutely everything you could want for a holiday - Ang even provides picnic ware. Close to Hunwick, which has two pubs; we didn't try the QuarryBurn through lack of time but had a great meal at the Joiners' Arms. The cottage has its own private garden and gated car parking area surrounded by green fields. A really peaceful spot to return to after exploring the area all day. Like a previous reviewer we are reluctant to praise too highly as we don't want the cottage to be booked up when we want to visit next! Thanks to Ang and Geoff for a great holiday break.

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Liked best: The comfort of the cottage and is surroundings
Liked least: Having to come home !
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
16 Jun 2015
Thank you for the lovely review, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your break and would like to return. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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molly1272
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing!!”
Reviewed June 3, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had a wonderful time staying in the cottage, Ang and Geof were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was immaculately clean with very comfortable beds. Board games that were provided kept everyone entertained and sky t.v was great to keep everyone happy of an evening! Every little thing had been thought of and the lay out very well designed with the vaulted cellings . Plenty of things to do in the local area and lots of tourist information provided in the cottage by Ang. If we ever came to visit the area again this is the only place we would want to stay!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Jun 2015
Thank you for the great review, it was lovely to meet you and your family. So pleased you had a good time in the cottage and in the area. We really do appreciate the positive feedback
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Hugh B
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very good accommodation in a good location”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

This property is equipped to a high standard and spotlessly clean.
Great service by the owners as well.
If you are looking for accommodation in this area, give this one a try.

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Liked best: The cleanliness and comfort
Liked least: The weather
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
5 May 2015
Thank you so much for the great review and for the recommendation. Its always great to have feedback and to hear that our efforts have been appreciated. We hope you can visit us again. Ang
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 9, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Location and facilities
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Mar 2015
Thank you for the great review. I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay and the comfy beds. It is lovely to have the wood burning stove on those chilly nights - makes it even more cosy.
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