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Bracken Hill Farm Cottage Durham, Hunwick, Crook,

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
OFFER BOOK 7 NIGHTS GET 2 FREE Luxury self-catering cottage 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dog friendly. 15 minutes from Durham City and 5 minutes from Bishop Auckland home of Auckland Castle & Eleven Arches nightshow Kynren. Perfect for cyclists with Hamsterley Forest Descend nearby and set in the picturesque countryside of County Durham, the 2-bed detached single storey cottage is a perfect retreat for guests seeking a country escape in luxury holiday accommodation, to chill out and recharge in peace and tranquillity. Situated close to the village of Hunwick, Bracken Hill Farm Cottage is a delightful self-catering property situated at the gate-way to the Durham Dales and is easily accessible by car and public transport. This barn conversion has been sympathetically converted to the highest ...OFFER BOOK 7 NIGHTS GET 2 FREE Luxury self-catering cottage 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dog friendly. 15 minutes from Durham City and 5 minutes from Bishop Auckland home of Auckland Castle & Eleven Arches nightshow Kynren. Perfect for cyclists with Hamsterley Forest Descend nearby and set in the picturesque countryside of County Durham, the 2-bed detached single storey cottage is a perfect retreat for guests seeking a country escape in luxury holiday accommodation, to chill out and recharge in peace and tranquillity. Situated close to the village of Hunwick, Bracken Hill Farm Cottage is a delightful self-catering property situated at the gate-way to the Durham Dales and is easily accessible by car and public transport. This barn conversion has been sympathetically converted to the highest standard and provides guests with everything they need for a comfortable and relaxing stay whilst still retaining some of the original features. The cottage has underfloor heating thermostatically controlled in each room, WiFi and Sky TV. A spacious open plan living area with impressive vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove leads to a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with table and four chairs. There are two bedrooms both with super-king size zip and link beds easily converted to singles if required. The master bedroom is en-suite with a large walk in shower. There is also a separate bathroom. Guests can benefit from a secure south westerly facing garden with patio where you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the unspoilt County Durham countryside and stunning sunsets. The cottage is self-contained with its own private drive-way and car park plus a secured shed for storage and bikes. Well behaved dogs are welcome - maximum 2 Please note that smoking is not permitted in any indoor areas of the cottage. Bracken Hill Farm Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Hunwick which boasts two pubs with restaurants offering home cooked food and real ale and both within walking distance. The cottage is 9 miles away from Durham City and within easy reach of Weardale and Teesdale. Bracken Hill Farm Cottage is the perfect base for a holiday to relax and unwind and for exploring the County Durham and Northumberland countryside with it its many walking trails and cycling routes. There are a number of local attractions nearby such as Auckland Castle, The Bowes Museum and Binchester Roman Fort plus quaint market towns such as Barnard Castle, Stanhope and Wolsingham. County Durham is central for exploring further afield as it borders Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland where you will find the cultural cities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Harrogate and York together with Holy Island, Whitby and Hadrians Wall.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerSuitable for children
No parties Dogs must not be left unattended at the cottage - maximum 2 dogs allowed Check out 9.30
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Ang F
Hosting since May 2014
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe will always meet you on arrival at the cottage and are always at the end of the phone. Living nearby we are on hand if there are any problems

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Reviews (83)
gardeninggirl
gardeninggirl
164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A very comfortable stay
This is a really good barn conversion, great sized rooms, excellent bathrooms and absolutely dog friendly with a truly secure garden. We all enjoyed a week here, two couples and 3 dogs. Perfect spot to easily explore Weardale and Teesdale. Hunwick also benefits from an excellent village pub too.
Visited May 2022
Written May 13, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review it is very much appreciated.
Written May 15, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David M
David M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Bliss
Superb cottage that has everything you could need. Very good base for walkers or for people who are seeking some peace and quiet. Spent many an hour sitting out in the lovely garden. Highly recommended
Visited October 2021
Written October 6, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay
Written October 18, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Judith Tina W
Judith Tina W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings
We felt at home immediately in this beautiful, well equipped cottage. Everything we needed was provided. The garden was sunny all day and really peaceful. Ang was very helpful before we arrived and also during our stay. lovely area to visit if you enjoy walking and cycling.
Visited July 2021
Written July 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. It really is very much appreciated
Written October 18, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sallie D
Sallie D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfection
Pure perfection. 4 night stay close to family in the most beautiful cottage, attention to detail shone through, beyond expectations. Everything you could need, not one thing we could have said was not available to make your stay perfect. Took our westie Ted, so dog friendly, made friends with the cattle and sheep over the fence in the adjacent field. Lovely walks, a beautiful place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Took my disabled father, no issues. Trips to Durham, Whitley Bay, Bishop Auckland, setting and location superb. Only wish we had booked for a longer stay, will definitely rebook soon. Feel privileged to have been able to stay, welcome pack even included doggie treats :) thank you Ang, beautiful memories made.
Visited June 2021
Written June 25, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - it really is very much appreciated. Lovely to hear you enjoyed the cottage and your visit to family. Look forward to your next visit - hopefully be able to meet you next time. Ang x
Written June 26, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

IR_96
IR_96
Cumbria, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hidden gem perfect for access to the Durham Dales
Delightful cottage located in a quiet rural part of the North East with easy access to local villages and short walk away from Bishop Auckland. The cottage itself has everything you need for a break away from home; amenities, spacious with a large area outside garden area perfect for enjoying afternoon tea with a lovely view to wake upto everyday. Due to current restrictions Ang was unable to meet and greet us but was constantly in contact to ensure everything was as expected. The cottage is well maintained and decorated throughout and an extra special touch was the welcome pack upon arrival with a few essentials. Folders containing local attractions, walks aswell as details of local pubs, restaurants etc. were also bonus. Having just returned home, we are already looking to book our return trip and have recommended to friends & family........it certainly didn't disappoint!!!!
Visited May 2021
Written May 13, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It really is very much appreciated. Look forward to your return visit. Thanks again x
Written May 19, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah S
Sarah S
Dalbeattie, United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mrs
Brilliant stay. Cottage immaculate, cosy, well thought out and perfect for our dogs. The garden was safe for them to play in. Lots of fantastic places to eat within a stone's throw. Great dog walks nearby too. Will definitely return !
Visited March 2020
Written March 16, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review it really means a lot and is very much appreciated when I'm sure you have more important things on your mind. Look forward to your return visit. Thanks again x
Written March 26, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa J
Lisa J
Spain10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Little Gem
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay last week. We were a party of 4 adults and a couple of small dogs and this place was perfect for us to enjoy everything the North East has to offer. We went on fantastic walks locally and there were plenty of choice of eateries in the area. However, after a long day of site seeing we enjoyed heading back to the comforts of Bracken Cottage and cooking in the fully equity kitchen and relaxing in the cosy lounge area before retiring to the uber comfortable beds. Ang the owner is very welcoming and helpful about the cottage and the local area and there are lots of information packs in the cottage to help you plan your stay. As dog owners we found the out door thermostatically controlled dog shower and absolute blessing when we returned after our muddy February walks. We would definitely stay at this cottage again and would recommend to friends.
Visited February 2020
Written February 11, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - it really is appreciated. It was lovely to meet you all and look forward to your return visit should you decide to visit the area again
Written February 19, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen P
Karen P
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Christmas
Yet another fantastic stay at this wonderful cottage over Christmas. On arrival the cottage as usual was immaculate and tastefully decorated for Christmas Ang as ever, very helpful and friendly Can’t wait to return for a relaxing holiday Thank you
Visited December 2019
Written January 5, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. It really is very much appreciated. Look forward to your return visit
Written January 8, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie R
Debbie R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magnificent
This is our 3rd Visit, what a Gem of a holiday accommodation it exceeds all the others we’ve stayed in Durham over the last 24 years visiting twice a year. It’s beautifully restored to the highest quality. It is serenity, a haven away from it all. It has everything you could require, including being dog friendly. Ang is a fabulous host and as usual nothing is too much trouble. A pleasure to see you again. Here’s to visit no four. Debbie Amanda Florrie our Westie
Visited September 2019
Written September 6, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. Really pleased you enjoy your stay at the cottage. It’s an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us and I do look forward to your next visit.
Written September 11, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian L
Brian L
Northampton, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful, relaxing week in this lovely cottage
Our 5th stay in this beautiful cottage, 3rd-10th August, and as always everything was just perfect. The owner, Ang, is friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. This dog friendly cottage has everything you might need, including WiFi, sky tv, DVD player, and all the usual kitchen essentials. Open plan kitchen and living area which looks out onto the patio with views across the field. Two lovely bedrooms with one en-suite, and a spacious bathroom. The cottage is located in lovely quiet area but within easy driving distance to shops, village pub etc, and is a perfect base for visiting some of the many attractions and beautiful places that are nearby. The cottage is always immaculate on arrival with lots of folders full of helpful information and places to visit. Can highly recommend this cottage and rate it a lot more than the 5 stars given here.
Visited August 2019
Written August 10, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Bracken Hill F
Bracken Hill F
Lovely to see you both again it’s always a pleasure. Really pleased you had a lovely time and the cottage was as good as your last visit. Hope to see you again Ang x
Written August 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Parking available
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas

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About the neighbourhood
Bracken Hill Farm Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Hunwick which boasts two pubs with restaurants offering home cooked food and real ale and both within walking distance. The cottage is minutes away from the amazing night show Kynren, 9 miles away from Durham City and within easy reach of Weardale and Teesdale. Bracken Hill Farm Cottage is the perfect base for a holiday to relax and unwind and for exploring the County Durham and Northumberland countryside with it its many walking trails and cycling routes. Hamsterley Forest Descend is nearby. There are a number of local attractions nearby such as Auckland Castle, Beamish Museum, The Bowes Museum and Binchester Roman Fort plus quaint market towns such as Barnard Castle, Stanhope and Wolsingham. County Durham is central for exploring further afield as it borders Yorkshire, Cumbria and Northumberland where you will find the cultural cities of Newcastle upon Tyne, Harrogate and York together with Holy Island, Whitby and Hadrians Wall.
Getting around
If you're not staying with us for a walking or cycling holiday then ideally a car is required. There is a bus stop 5 minutes walk from the cottage which would take you to Bishop Auckland in one direction and Willington in the other. Both places having onward links and Bishop Auckland having a railway station 10 minutes walk from the bus station.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Easy access from A1 or A68
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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