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Dove Cottage is in a secluded courtyard
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11 reviews
Dove Cottage is in a secluded courtyard
comfy lounge
lounge
Light kitchen
stable door in the kitchen
Bedroom
bedroom
small landing
bathroom
bathroom
courtyard with seasonal flowers
view of Dove Cottage from the garden
Summer house and patio area
Summer house and patio area
Views over the countryside
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Durham, Durham, England

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FreddyFre...
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“First Class”
Reviewed 19 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Excellent boiler and heating. Really good cooking pans, knives and cutlery. Lots of kitchen work area. V. comfy bed, quality linen and towels. V. strong shower. Comfy chairs. Splendid garden with a four dove (and two rogue pigeons) dovecote. Just the job and the owners are most helpful and obliging. Close to country paths and 300 yds from the Co-op. On a bus route to Durham City. I got 5 Mb Wifi in lounge. No negatives at all. Thanks team!

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Liked best: The strong shower.
Liked least: Leaving.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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nigeljeff...
england
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“5 Star Cottage With 5 Star Host”
Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I would absolutely recommend this cottage for a couple or single traveller. The property is very well maintained with excellent kitchen facilities and utensils. The owner Carol could not be more helpful and it takes 10 minutes to get into Durham city. I would definitely go back.

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Liked best: The cottage and its facilities
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Chris H
Blackwood, United Kingdom
1 review
“A great break at Dove Cottage”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We chose Dove Cottage for a four day break before we went on a cruise from Newcastle. Dove Cottage is lovely, splendidly located in the village and perfect for touring around Durham and the Dales. We had a warm welcome from Carol and Brian. The cottage has been modernised to a high standard and is really well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I started to look for something that was missing but gave up when I found the emergency sewing kit! There are hundreds of books plus information leaflets, maps - which were all up to date. One of the nicest places I've ever stayed in - if you are going to the North East, try and stay there.

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Liked best: The comfort and quality
Liked least: Nothing - all good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Steve S
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great location and facilities”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had a fantastic week exploring city, countryside and coast, and the cottage is perfectly located for this. It was clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Carol also provided additional bedding for our young son and was very helpful with local knowledge. The delightful garden with great views is a real bonus!

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Liked best: Facilities, views and garden
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Christine...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great little holiday rental”
Reviewed 1 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Stayed here for three nights just after Easter. Perfect for a trip to this area. Very close to Durham and within half an hour of Newcastle. The owner Carole met us on arrival and showed us around the lovely Dove Cottage which is directly behind her home. She was charming, helpful and very friendly. The cottage was spotlessly clean and everything that you could possibly need was on hand. The garden behind the cottage is just lovely and the pots filled with pansies around the front door are simply beautiful. There is plenty to do in the area and we just wish we had been able to come for longer. The best bit - being gently woken each morning by birdsong instead of our usual horrible alarm!! Perfect location giving peace and tranquility as well as a village with a well stocked Co-Op within a few yards.

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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