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“Perfect accommodation for our wedding weekend”

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Farmhouse -
6 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

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Katy_Brad...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect accommodation for our wedding weekend”
Reviewed 5 December 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We stayed here in September 2015 for a long weekend when we got married at nearby Matfen High House Brewery. We rented the main guest house along with the three cottages for a long weekend, and the property could not have been better!

Dave was very helpful beforehand, with emails and telephone calls.

The photos on the website are amazing but en they do not to the place justice! It was really incredible, a truly unique place to stay, wonderfully quiet and spacious with beautiful gardens and an amazing kitchen and games room. All facilities were comfortable and in good working order.

Dave and Gill gave us all the privacy we needed but were always on hand if we needed assistance.

Could not recommend this place highly enough, it was an excellent experience which made our wedding even more memorable.

Would definitely go back!

5 stars! Thanks Dave and Gill.

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Travelling group: Large Group
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Anonymous...
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“Exceptional Property in great location”
Reviewed 15 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

12 of us stayed at the Guesthouse for a long weekend to watch some of the Rugby and were overwhelmed at how amazing both Dave and Gill were at welcoming us but also at the quality of the Guesthouse and surrounding countryside. All the rooms were finished to an exceptionally high standard and the whole house extremely spacious! Pool room and family rooms great for socialising too. I would highly recommend the Guesthouse for any large group staying around Newcastle or Durham.

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Shoreditc...
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“A fantastic house in a beautiful countryside setting!”
Reviewed 2 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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The Guesthouse exceeds hotel standards & the countryside setting just like a postcard. Extremely well equipped, the huge farmhouse kitchen was perfect for mealtimes & there is plenty of space in the lounge & games room. The bedrooms were beautifully decorated, cosy with the comfiest beds & fluffy white towels. Dave and Gill were very helpful and had thought of everything to the tiny last detail from advice on countryside walks, coat hangers in all the wardrobes & coffee/wine on arrival. Thank you for a super break!

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Clare N
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Excellent, well-equipped holiday home for large groups”
Reviewed 2 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We just returned from a week at The Guesthouse with extended family. Dave looked after us very well, providing extra Z-beds and a lovely welcome pack on arrival. The house is very comfortable and has a lot of charm. It really did feel like a home away from home. The kitchen is very well-equipped, with 2 toaster, 2 kettles and enough cutlery and crockery for a large group. The beds are really comfortable and the bedrooms well-furnished, with lovely bathrooms. We needed to be within easy reach of the Freeman hospital in Newcastle, but also wanted to be close to Hadrian's Wall and some good walks. For both of these, the house proved to be well located. We have already re-booked and only came home yesterday!

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Liked best: Size and feel of the house, comfort levels
Liked least: Situated on the road, although traffic noise wasn't too bad as it's not a busy road
Travelling group: Extended Family
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“Simply fabulous!”
Reviewed 24 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We have just returned from The Guesthouse, where we stayed with our extended family for our son's wedding at nearby Matfen.

The Guesthouse comfortably accommodated twelve of us - thirteen when the sofa-bed in the front lounge was used. When further friends and family arrived they were happily accommodated in the equally lovely Roman Well and Dean Field Cottages close by on the farm.

Our numbers included a one year old, a two year old and a five year old so stair gates, high chairs and travel cots were helpfully provided. Dave, the owner, is to be highly commended for his patience and helpfulness.

The Guesthouse is comfortable, warm, full of character and equipped to a very high standard. The huge farmhouse kitchen is where everyone gathers, but there is plenty of space in the two lounges and snooker room for those who need their own space. There is also a delightful garden to enjoy in dry, warmer weather.

There are a vast number of Roman remains, English Heritage and National Trust properties to visit nearby as well as good walking along the route of Hadrian's Wall, which passes by the house (although nothing of the wall itself can be seen here).

Would we return to The Guesthouse? Absolutely! As soon as we can again gather enough people to fill it! Otherwise Roman Well and Dean Field Cottages also come highly recommended.

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Liked best: The Five Star Quality - and the view across the valley - particularly on misty mornings
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
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