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Holiday Rental House -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Mickleton, Durham, England

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Di_xie194...
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't beleive what it says on the tin.”
Reviewed 7 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Nice area, good for walks, cycle rides and pubs.
However the Agency's description of the property is very misleading. The property is very small and indescribably dark inside - you will have the (tungsten filament) lights on all the time. Yes, old cottages are dark, but the two windows on this property look out onto a grey 6' wall surmounted but a 20' yew and holly hedge. Early morning sun can't get in because of the trees on the other side of the lane.
If you intend cooking anything much more than a tea bag you will find that difficult using the ancient microwave / combination and 2 ring electric hob which seems to get hot all over. If you bring in a takeaway there is no table to use*. If you eat it off your knees, there is not a coffee table to use. If you choose "al fresco", the "garden" is a gravel car park you will share with your neighbour, two wheelie bins and two dead pot plants.
Upstairs there are two ill lit steps between the gallery bedroom and the bathroom which are a trip hazard at any time and at 2am in particular. At least gentlemen will know when they get there, because they will crack their head on the beam. Incidentally, there are no bathroom towels which is a bit rich for a 4 tick property.
I am no architect but I suspect only the stone shell of the building is period and that everything else is 21st Century.

* There is a "breakfast bar" but space is so limited we could not see how it was in any way useful.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Sykes Cottages are usually good. I do not trust them any more.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Biggar
Reviewed 5 December 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
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Paul W
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice little find,”
Reviewed 12 October 2012 for a stay in September 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely location. off the beaten track and really quiet, just what you want in a country cottage, immaculately turned out, and in very good decorative order,
Handy for the local walks and eateries, small only really suitable for 2 with a basic kitchen, but if you plan on being out a lot this wouldn't be an issue, our host couldn't have been more pleasant.

Only down side is the small windows make the cottage a bit dark, but that's not really a major issue, overall a very well turned out small cottage, can't wait to get back to the area!

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Liked best: location
Liked least: dark interior
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers People with pets
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Germany
Reviewed 18 August 2011 for a stay in May 2011
1
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Value Rooms
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Liked best: The warm and cosy bed
Liked least: We had only two stools and no chairs.
Travelling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
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Friends getaway A romantic getaway
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