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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Barnard Castle, Durham, England

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Jim S
Durham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Very comfortable weekend for four generations of our family!”
Reviewed 9 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We love Teesdale and have had many weekends in the dale but this was our first time at Red Lion Cottage. We needed a family base from which to attend our Nephew's wedding at Lartington Hall, in the next village about a mile away (an amazing venue, but for another review!). We were six adults plus a baby, age range 5 months to 94 years! The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable, spacious dining room and comfortable living room. We had a really comfortable and relaxing weekend. Sunday lunch at the Rose & Crown in Romaldkirk, a couple of miles up the dale, was excellent. A minor caveat is that the top floor rooms are a little cramped for adults, although would be fine for children. We used them to let the youngest and oldest in our party have the excellent first floor bedrooms. Overall, highly recommended.

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David O
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Spacious, comfy, warm and lovely location”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We loved it, kids loved and our friends loved it. The house is homely and warm, with lots of space and a central location in the village. All the rooms are of a very good size and well fitted, nothing flash, but nothing cheap either. The bathroom and shower room have proper showers and are a great size. The kitchen is a good size with everything you could need to make a Sunday roast or bake a cake. The beds are comfy, clean and don't squeak, the dining room and front room are ideal for entertaining or a gathering and being within 5 minutes walk of two pubs is very handy. Their is a convience store across the road and a cafe in the village for all your needs. Barnard Castle is a 15 minute drive for shopping, supermarkets, restaurants and a couple of not so hot night clubs as well as a cricket club and just about everything else you might want. From the house itself you can go on excellent walks in the surrounding area, or a have a run by the River Tees (Highly recommended, but can get a bit wet and muddy) or take a drive up to High force water falls and have a beer after at the High Force Hotel across from the falls. Cant recommend this house enough, the area and people are lovely, open and sincere. Go and Enjoy..

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Stay62663...
1 review
“Very well appointed in a great location”
Reviewed 29 September 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The village the cottage is in, is particularly nice. Two pubs - one with lovely evening meals a local shop and a cafe for breakfast if you didn't want to cook it yourself! The cottage is a good size - there were four of us and we were definitely not crowded! The only continuing problem was the head height thru' some doorways.......in our opinion it would be a good idea to have more warning signs and/or buffers to stop heads being bashed....my husband cut his head and banged it several more times as did our male friend.....There were lots of useful "everyday" things left in the kitchen...salt, pepper, washing-up liquid etc. We would definitely recommend the cottage.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Head height of some doorways - real problem
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Godders_O...
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Perfect hideaway in a glorious little village!”
Reviewed 16 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

We stayed here the first week of June and had a fantastic time with the whole family. More than enough space for everyone, great surrounds and perfect walks right out from your doorstep with public footpaths all over the village.

It was a 5 minute drive to Barnard Castle which has plenty of amenities for eating etc... Very close for visiting High Force waterfall too which was a great sight!

Lovely little cottage that was just perfect to what we needed and wanted! Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Extended Family
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tSophieho...
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Family Weekend”
Reviewed 16 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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What a beautiful cottage. We stayed as a family over a rainy wet weekend in November, in this snug cosy cottage, with the craft ale pub next door. I arrived later to my parents and arrived at around 6pm to find my mum merrily cooking away in the brilliantly stocked kitchen. Chris the owner had also left us a cake and some jams and the family had also been to the Cotherstone fireworks which he'd recommended which the family thoroughly enjoyed.

Very close to Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum, we also had a lovely walk to an amazing waterfall which wasn't far. So many walks from the campsite, and we had a meal at the Fox and Hounds in Cotherstone (a short walk away) which was so nice.

We felt like we moved in! Plenty of space, really warm and a luxurious fizzy bath which we all had a relax in, we had such a nice time. For a family stay it was perfect for us, thankyou so much! Chris also very kindly took a percentage off the price as we didn't use the 4th bedroom. Lovely time away.

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Liked best: The dining room.
Liked least: That we had to leave so soon!
Travelling group: Large Group
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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