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“Simply fabulous!”

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

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Hampshire
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164 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Simply fabulous!”
Reviewed 23 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Steph1003...
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Perfect stay!”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We have rented many holiday cottages but this was the best by a long way. Perfect in every way; very well equipped, comfortable, lots of space for a family group, and spotlessly clean.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Carolyn65...
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
“Happy family reunion.”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Living in a different country and travelling back "home" to visit family is usually rushed and stressful,as we tend to stay with friends.Renting the guesthouse proved an excellent alternative.Lots of fantastic space both for us and family who came to visit.House was amazing both in size character and location.I would recommend friend to stay here ( and I have), especially if you have 4 or more people.

Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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Geoff60
Sheffield England
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Genuine 5 Star Experience. Great Location. Excellent Value.”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Where to begin?!
Stayed with my wife and family. Six adults and seven children in total.
Greeted on arrival by the owner Dave. Welcome provisions included milk,cereals,fruit juice and 3 bottles of wine!!
The property is to die for! A very large ancient farmhouse beautifully restored and decorated and furnished to the highest of standards. The kitchen is immense and equipped with everything you could think of including cooking range with a 5 ring induction hob.
With two lounges,snooker room and computer area there was plenty of room for everyone. WiFi broadband was included and was surprisingly good for a rural area.
Great location with lots to see within a 30 minute drive, including Newcastle, Corbridge, and Hexham.
If you are looking for a luxurious holiday for a large party I can recommend The Farmhouse without reservation.

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Liked best: The property was truly a 5 star experience.
Liked least: Not being able to stay for another week!
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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samuelpsm...
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Fabulous extended family accommodation”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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We were a large family group (one toddler, young and older adults) attending a family wedding. We only needed three nights and the owner was very accommodating. We had a lovely welcome from the owner's son and found the accommodation excellent - bedrooms and kitchen superb, with a billiard room and lovely gardens, ideal for an extended jamboree! We will try and find an excuse to visit again. Fabulous!

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Liked best: Kitchen, gardens and games room
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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