We first stayed in this beautiful home in October 2017 whilst visiting my son (a student at the University of Durham). I can honestly say I nearly cried when I walked in, as it was just so beautiful. I'm a bit of a fuss pot when it comes to cleanliness (I travel with my own cutlery and cup!) but I just couldn't fault it. We had such a wonderful stay that we returned in May 2018. It's very hard to improve on perfection but, not to rest on their laurels, the owners had provided lovely slippers and robes, updates to the bathroom and a coffee machine.
We shall definitely be returning in the near future. It's not very often you get a 'holiday let' that's more homely than home. I can't recommend the home or the welcoming, friendly owners enough. Just perfect.
We have just returned from a 7 night stay at Millfield House and we had an excellent stay. We were impressed with the quality of the accommodation which was spacious, spotlessly clean and modern. It really did offer everything you would need for a self catering stay and it felt like a "home from home". The main bedroom is spacious and the added touch of dressing gown and slippers was appreciated. The location of the accommodation was great for lots of days out including Beamish Museum which is only 10 minutes away. If you are thinking of booking this accommodation then do it, you will not be disappointed. We will definitely return.
Not a place I would recommend. 1 star rating with 5 star pricing. Furniture throughout very old and dated, not comfortable. Curtains like tissue paper, wafer thin which allowed the sun to stream through into bedroom. 2nd bedroom had mattress with coiled springs which protruded, most uncomfortable and had no wardrobe. A mixture of cheap coat hangers and bedside cabinets of very poor quality. Bathroom had only a shower over the bath with no hand rail or safety rail. Quality of towels, of which there were only three, one hand and two small bath was very poor and hardly adequate for a 20 night stay. After 10 nights we checked out. No refund has been offered. We paid £1, 864.00 and stayed for half the time.
Would suggest to the owners that they visit other available cottages to let in the area and take note of the high quality.
This property need updating to compete.
All in all, a very disappointing experience.
Derek and Valerie McVickers
Just home from a lovely 3 day stay at Millfield house. Not so much a holiday let, as a home from home. The photos don't do justice to the size of the property. We were at a music event, so it was a lovely retreat at the end of the day, and what a comfy bed! Would definitely book again. Hosts were available but unobtrusive, so we could come and go as we wanted.
Great to have real space to relax. Would definitely book again. Want to keep quiet about it, so its available when I want to stay!!!
Definitely top of the list for our next visit.
We stayed at Millfield House for a month and everything was perfect!We felt right away ..at home.Very clean,cosy and warm, superbly decorated and with all the furnishings one might need.The views from all rooms are fantastic and there is a lovely, peaceful garden at the back.The owners are wonderful, very accommodating,helpful and discreet people.We couldn't have wished for anything more!