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East Briscoe, Teesdale Holiday Cottages
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Cottage -
8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
Barnard Castle, Durham, England

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Liz G
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Something special”
Reviewed 3 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed in Farm Cottage in the half term week, just the two of us looking for a relaxing break. The accommodation is lovely, spotlessly clean and spacious, just as you would expect from looking at the website. What makes the difference at East Briscoe is hard to define, the location is so beautiful with walks around the farmland yet it's handy for things to see and places to eat. The chickens that wander around hoping you might have a crust to share, the wood fires, the free range eggs, the owners who are friendly and ready to make sure everything is as it should be. All of this and more but the thing for us was the absolute silence and complete darkness. We loved it, if you're looking for somewhere as you read this then we would definitely recommend it.

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dianah833
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great base from which to explore”
Reviewed 23 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We (family of 4) spent 3 nights in late September in Barn Cottage. We explored each day on foot or by car, and returned to cook each night. The place had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. My 10-year-old loved the chooks (poultry), and both boys enjoyed feeding the donkeys. The old barn is warm and cosy. The main bedroom is generous, the second a bit crowded with 2 beds in it, but has plenty of storage. Showering over the bath led to drips onto the sofa in the living room below but that was being addressed (fix grouting at bath side?). I was impressed with the separate bins for recycling and rubbish, the supply of local information, and the fresh eggs with biscuits awaiting our arrival. I'd love a longer visit to fit in more activities.

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Liked best: Space both inside and outside.
Liked least: Meeting nettles
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dennis P
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“Charming, peaceful, and relaxing in comfort at this farm cottage”
Reviewed 31 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This has been our fourth stay, at Farm Cottage and it suits us down to the ground. Well equipped and furnished. Scenery is fabulous. The chickens come to the door to be fed (if you want) and there are walks and great places for just sitting and contemplating. It's a place to go for a full refresh and boost. Well situated for the North Pennines, the town of Barnard Castle is nearby and there are plenty of sightseeing options. Eco friendly and the perfect place for a peaceful holiday.

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Liked best: Quiet and peaceful
Liked least: Bathroom ceiling low and so a bit tricky to shower if tall!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Janet S
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place!”
Reviewed 19 July 2013 for a stay in May 2011

Stayed in Barn Cottage and it was lovely, everything you need in a stunning countryside. Going back end of July with friends, can't wait!

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
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helenmitc...
Belper, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Lovely place, would go again”
Reviewed 19 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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We booked the studio cottage for three nights in June 2013 and were not dissapointed. Very clean and tidy with a lovely kitchen area. Situated in a beautiful location; we even spotted a deer and we had a visit from one of the farm's chickens. Would love to visit again and would recommend to anyone wanting a short break away from the city.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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