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“Very nice cottage in a lovely place”
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62 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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Richard J
Downham Market, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Very nice cottage in a lovely place”
Reviewed 31 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage is very nice. From the entrance you go into the "upstairs" where there is a large living area with a kitchen area at the far end. The views across the valley are wonderful. Then "downstairs" is the very comfortable bedroom with the bathroom off it.

As with some other visitors, we weren't able to connect to the wifi. Bruce offered to lend us a laptop which would have connected to it, but because there was a very good mobile signal (3-mobile) we chose to use my iPad instead.

The owners house is next door. They were having some building work done and went away for a few nights. While they were away the builder managed to turn off first the water and then the electricity for the cottage. But in each case the problem was soon put right, and the circumstances were so unusual that it's very unlikely to ever happen again, so don't let that put you off! This really is a lovely place to stay.

We found plenty of walks within Weardale including some where we could walk from the cottage. And it's only a short drive into Teesdale or South Tynedale where we found many more walks.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
31 Aug 2015
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. The wifi connection problems have now been fixed so everyone should be able to access the internet from now on using their own devices. We are sorry for the inconvenience you suffered with regard the building work in our own property next door. Unfortunately a family matter needed to be tended to so we were away from the property, this is something we would not normally do, but we understand both issues were remedied quickly within half an hour. As a good will gesture we reimbursed a nights stay.
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doyster
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 24 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

3rd stay in this wonderful little cottage - we would love to live here. Warmest welcome from Anita and Bruce, wine, flowers, chocolates and freshly baked bread also included. Wonderful little home from home with every amenity you could wish for. Bed is so comfy and there is a choice of bedding available. Lovely little patio to enjoy an al-fresco breakfast or delightful setting for evening drinks complete with fairy lights. Lots to see in the area - Killhope Leadmine is a must! Beautiful moorland - we were lucky enough to see black grouse. High Force waterfall is only a short distance away. This cottage - and its owners - are so highly recommended. We will be back soon

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing to dislike
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
31 Aug 2015
Thank you for your kind review. We shall look forward to seeing you again.
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Karen0812...
Wirral, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Butterfly Cottage^^^”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We found the cottage to be very clean and modern, Anita and Bruce very welcoming. Only downside was not being able to access the internet.

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Liked best: The quietness and scenery
Liked least: Unable to access internet
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
31 Aug 2015
Thank you for your kind review. We have now solved the internet issues and everyone should be able to access the internet from any where in the cottage.
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Vanessa H
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful cottage with beautiful views.”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed three nights in this lovely little property, which more than exceeded our expectations. Our hosts were very welcoming, helpful, and unobtrusive. Living next door to the cottage they were available if needed and very concerned that their dogs did not disturb us - they never did! The property was well equipped and comfortable with views across the valley which could be enjoyed from both the living room and the small terrace outside.

The property is well placed to either have a quiet relaxing break or a more active holiday in this Area of Outstanding Beauty. We would definitely stay again!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jul 2015
Many thanks for your smashing review of Butterfly cottage. It would be lovely to see you again sometime in the future.
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Jen T
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifully situated and peaceful cottage.”
Reviewed 2 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Butterfly Cottage is the perfect place to stay for a relaxing holiday surrounded by stunning scenery- for myself and my daughter just a short break which the owners were happy to oblige. The cottage is well appointed, easy to find, has beautiful views and private parking. It is very well laid out with comfy furniture. Lots of literature and OS map provided for the area which is always useful. Friendly welcome and home-made bread, chocolates and wine waiting for us was a lovely start to our break. A good travelling base for visiting Teesdale and Hadrian's Wall country too. Just lovely!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jul 2015
thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found this to be a good base for Durham, Northumberland and further afield.
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