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Black Dog House - Westgate - North Pennines - UK

Very good
12 reviews
Split Wood - 5 mins walk
Kitchen with all add ons
Comfy Sitting Room with large log fire
Sleigh bed master bedroom - 17 Seconds
Twin room facing North to the hills and church
The hill behind - 10 mins
Attic for all the smalls
The hill over the other side - 15 minutes - rainbow not guaranteed
Westgate from the north
High Force Waterfall - 25 minuts
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10
Durham, Durham, England
Black Dog House is a lovely place to unwind, relax and enjoy. The house and the surrounding countryside have something to offer all ages and interests. It's grand for couples, groups of friends and families, with flexible accommodation and every comfort provided. The house is actually two 19th Century stone-built terraced cottages, joined together to provide a fine place to stay over 3 floors, and has been fully refurbished - I should know, i was in there grappling the RSJ's through the bedroom window! There is plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing indoors, whilst the front garden is good for breakfast, and the rear yard is a place for evening drinks or a small BBQ. The set-up can be seen quite easily from the pictures, but essentially it's a walk in to the dining room area with a wood burner, then through to a... Read more
About the Owner, Martin G
Languages spoken: Norwegian, Swedish, English, Danish
Response Rate: 75 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 2 days ago
Listed since : Nov 2013
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 12 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Clare the Housekeeper and her team all live locally, so should be able to answer any queries you might have.
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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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kings lynn
Reviewed 20 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Bath, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

5 adults 3 children family, plenty of space, fresh white sheets, comfy pillows, ample towels, vast array of kitchenware/ china/utensils, coffee machine (much to my husbands delight) Working fire place, all logs provided, used them sorry! house not cold, just added to the ambience of the comfy room. The area is outstandingly beautiful, fabulous countryside, wonderful walks for adults and...

Management response:

Oh Jenny, thank you so much for a lovely review. Certainly look forward to having you back and looking after you again, and will hopefully have some new delights at Black Dog House for you to report on. All the best until then, Martin


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Fechti F
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Black Dog House is a welcoming,cosy, comfortable home from home providing ideal accommodation for a larger party.We spent a brilliant December week with family . We even had half a day of snow. Great ambience - blazing log fire and woodburner. Children's playground opposite and super walks from Cottage door.15 mins to the Weardale Railway Polar Express trip and Stanhope....

Management response:

Thanks for your review Anje, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. I'll pass on your kind thoughts to Linda the Housekeeper, and we have now indeed sorted the sticky locks. look forward to hopefully seeing you another time. All the best, Martin


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(1)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Shared Tennis Court
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
All I really ask is that you treat the House as a family home, which it in effect is. I thank you in advance for treating it that way.
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    2 Super Kings
    1 Sofa
    1 Crib
    1 King
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
Westgate lies within the Wear Valley which is part of the Pennines designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; perfect for mountain biking, bird watching, riding, painting, photography and even skiing. There are lots of things to see locally - museums, mines, castles, gardens, railways, historic cities, Hadrian’s Wall 30 minutes to the north and the spectacular High Force Falls 30 minutes to the south. Only 15 miles further up the Pennines is the market town of Alston, sitting 1300 feet above sea level, and the starting point for the South Tyne Railway. The market towns of Barnard Castle, Hexham (with its racecourse and Abbey), Newcastle and Durham are all within 30 miles. The village itself has a riverside pub and small shop, playground and public tennis court, The surrounding area is... more
Getting around
A car or bike is the best way to enjoy the local area, although straight walks out from the House are glorious! More details are on the website about where to visit, plus a comprehensive set of tourist booklets at the property. Clare the Housekeeper has also done the County Durham 'World Host' course, so you should be well looked after in places to go!
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 60.0 km
Railway: Durham main line: 44.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 74.0 km
One hour and 35 miles from Penrith off the M6, or Durham up the A1 (M), or 40 minutes south of Hexham. A car is likely best way to get here, and best for enjoying the local area. Any other queries, do be in touch.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 64.0 km.
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