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“Just Perfect!”
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Butterfly Cottage
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63 reviews
Butterfly Cottage
The balcony decking area with view beyond
The Hillside Setting
view from the cottage balcony
kitchen
Dining table with complimentary wine, chocolates flowers on arrival
Wood burning stove
Downstairs mini vestibule
bathroom en suite
waterfall at Westgate
the neighbours!
Well bank
the Hamlet of Newhouse
the church at St Johns chapel
Chatterbox café in St Johns Chapel
Winter sunset at Burnhope reservoir
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Durham, Durham, England

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Joan W
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just Perfect!”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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I stayed in this cottage for two nights over the bank holiday weekend with my 2 dogs Harley & Lily. It was the perfect little getaway, beautiful cottage, well equipped, with a great mix of traditional & modern decor it is nice & light with a lovely butterfly theme throughout. Well managed by Bruce & Anita who are both friendly & helpful but unobtrusive.
On arrival I was greeted by a scented candle burning with a nice welcome note & information. Wine, Chocolates, fresh flowers, treats for the dogs & a freshly baked loaf of bread & milk! Fantastic attention to detail & very much appreciated
I ate breakfast on the deck both mornings, the view is fantastic, whilst the dogs explored the private garden which is both secure & safe. At night the garden is lit with subtle lighting & fairy lights on the deck which is a very pretty touch.
The bed was super comfy & the pillows & duvet were amazing - best sleep Iv had in a while!
Would loved to have stayed a while longer & I will definately be back.

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Management Response
11 Sep 2016
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you found the bed so comfy. It's good to know when putting investment into something a bit more costly guests appreciate it.
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Carol B
Basildon, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“beautiful view surroundings and cottage”
Reviewed 24 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The cottage is just as described but was absolutely amazed at the beautiful surroundings and views from the cottage. The layout of the cottage is lovely and love the split door so even on a coolish day you can have the top open and have a cup of tea and see the views. The bedroom was cosy and the bed and bedding one of the most comfortable I have slept on. Everything you could need was in the cottage and the little extras such as homemade bread wine and chocs left by Anita was an added bonus. If you are a walker there are some beautiful walks and lots of hills. The only little thing is it would be nice to have had a little vanity unit that you can sit at near a socket so can do hair and makeup. Loved it and if going to the area will definately book again.

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Liked best: the location and views and the cosiness of the cottage
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
11 Sep 2016
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We try not to clutter the cottage too much with furniture and I think most people would use the large anti mist mirror in the bathroom and vanity unit in there also there is a plug next to the large dressing mirror where we keep the hair drier in the chest of drawers, however we will take on board your suggestion that some people might want to sit down to do their hair and make up and will try and address this issue.
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Lunnpolyd...
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect perfect perfect”
Reviewed 2 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Butterfly cottage is just perfect. Amazing views, great for a real away from it all break, however not so remote that it's inconvenient, we walked to the local village in 30 minutes where there were 2 pubs, a little shop and a tearoom.
The cottage is so comfortable and welcoming, you feel relaxed as soon as you arrive. Fresh bread, wine and chocolates waiting on arrival and candles lit made for a lovely welcome. Gorgeous kitchen and bathroom, and great wood burning stove that made it really cosy on an evening. Bed was lovely and comfortable and everything was spotless.
Can't rate highly enough, it's just one of those little gems that you're so glad you found. Thankyou so much to Anita and Bruce who have created such a lovely little place. We will absolutely be back

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Liked best: So relaxing
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
3 May 2016
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your break at Butterfly cottage and shall look forward to seeing you again sometime in the future.
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Pcgh2016
Rotherham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Warm, comfortable and delightful”
Reviewed 23 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Can't believe it is a week since we were at the Butterfly Cottage. The cottage itself is lovely; well laid out with marvellous views from the windows. I especially enjoyed my morning cuppa, with the top half of the door opened up, leaning out and taking in the fresh air accompanied by nothing more than the sounds of the birds singing, the leaves in the breeze and the occasional bleating of the lambs. Heaven! Provisions are well thought out and the added extras (fresh bread, butter in the fridge, wine, chocolates, fresh flowers and a scented candle) go that little bit further to make you feel that, yes .. I am on holiday and give a genuine sense of hospitality and welcome. And, I defy anyone to open that kitchen drawer and not find what they were looking for!! The bed was very comfortable with the bathroom next door, all clean and sparkling. Thank you Bruce for directions, welcoming us on the doorstep and showing us around and giving us the reassurance that any further help is on hand if needed. Phone (O2) and Internet access fine. We had a lovely break visiting Beamish museum and Bowes museum, walking and enjoying the views as well as chilling and relaxing and just letting the world go by. I am so glad we chose the Butterfly Cottage for our break ... perfect.

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Liked best: The location and views, the snuggliness of the cottage
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
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Management Response
3 May 2016
So pleased you had a perfect break at Butterfly cottage and that we made you feel welcome
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MattCav
Redditch, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent Cottage, great stay and highly recommended”
Reviewed 31 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Fantastic 3 night stay in what is an outstandingly beautiful area and fantastic cottage. The cottage is very well laid out and brilliantly decorated. The kitchen is well equipped and functional. All furniture is excellent and extremely comfortable. Particularly good is the bed which is large, soft and has a wonderful duvet. The layout of the cottage is excellent with the living area upstairs, the bedroom and bathroom feels nice to retire to downstairs in the evening. Views from all the windows are great even on a more dull day. Thoroughly recommend if you are visiting anywhere near the area. We used it as a base to visit Durham and also waterfalls at High and Low Force. The area is well served by roads and the drive is an enjoyable experience in itself.

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Liked best: Interior decoration and views
Liked least: Personal preference would have been for a full shower but the facilities provided were very good.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Apr 2016
Thanks for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage
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