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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Durham, County Durham, England

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nick l
1 review
“Beautiful quaint little cottage with character and in a peaceful location.”
Reviewed 20 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This is a well restored and beautifully decorated little cottage with character. The owners have thought carefully about what they have provided within it, providing good quality furniture, china, cutlery etc. Anita and Bruce were very welcoming, provided bread, milk and lit some candles for our arrival. We also had a puncture on the way and Bruce was very helpful in contacting a garage so that we could get a new tyre the following morning. The cottage is out in the countryside where there are plenty opportunities for walking. We particularly enjoyed our visit to Beamish which is about 20 miles away (a really good day out). Our only disappointment was the restless nights we had due to our difficulty sleeping on a memory foam mattress. It may suit many other people, but our advice to everyone is to try one out for a night before you book a week away, or make sure it has a topper which can be removed if necessary. It was our own fault, as we had not done this and the type of mattress had been well advertised on the site. A lesson learned for us that we need to make sure its a normal mattress when we book elsewhere. We did love the cottage and would recommend it to others, but unfortunately we would be unable to return.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Apr 2017
Thank you very much for your kind review. I'm sorry the mattress didn't suit you. It is a pocket sprung mattress with a memory foam top and it does seems to suit the vast majority of people who visit who usually give us very positive feedback on it. We bought it as both of us have bad backs and Anita also suffers from Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, we slept on one and thought it was marvellous, so got one for the cottage. When we come to change the mattress in the future we will obviously consider your kind suggestion of a sprung mattress with a memory foam topper, which can be removed and we are also thinking about buying a bed which can be split into 2 single beds making the bedroom arrangements more flexible. I will be happy to let you know when we change the mattress so if you'd like to come again you will feel able.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lunnpolyd...
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Another perfect stay ”
Reviewed 9 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Another perfect stay at our favourite cottage.
Breathtaking views, comfy & cosy cottage, gorgeous bed. Just perfect in every way.
Hamsterley forest was a great Saturday morning out for a lovely long walk and bite to eat at the little cafe. Would definitely recommend a trip here whilst staying at the cottage.
Thanks again for a lovely get away from it all break x

Date of stay: April 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Apr 2017
Very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Butterfly Cottage. It's lovely to see people coming back as this means we must be getting something right! Please do come again and of course bring Maxi too!!
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LLPyb
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 22 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017
2
people found this review helpful

We had a 3 night break at Butterfly Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a lovely little cottage that is fitted out to a very high standard, it is obvious that the owners of the property take great care of it. We were even greeted with some fresh bread, butter, milk, wine, chocolates and flowers which was a very nice touch and made us feel so welcome, they were much appreciated. The views are absolutely stunning - well worth the drive/walk up the steep hill! It is in a great location near loads of local attractions. All in all we had a lovely break and hope to stay here again in the near future.

Date of stay: March 2017
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Apr 2017
Thank you for your smashing review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to appreciate some of the things to do which are on the door step or near by. We'd love to welcome you back in the future.
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Ekin T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Butterfly Cottage - Idyllic!”
Reviewed 31 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

What can I say that hasn't been said already. The booking process was straight forward. Bruce and Anita were very punctual in replying to my emails. A warm welcome awaited from Bruce, explaining how everything worked etc. The extras such as the freshly baked bread, flowers, chocolates, wine and dog biscuits were such thoughtful touches and very much appreciated. The cottage itself is beautiful, well presented, very well equipped and extremely cosy, the wood burning stove adding to the ambience. Everything you need is covered. The bathroom was quality, and it was nice to be able to take a bath or have the option of a hand held shower, especially after a long walk. The bed was extremely comfortable and the Alpaca pillows and quilt were fabulous.
The view from the cottage is breathtaking, it was wonderful to be surrounded by natural beauty and there are some great walks right on the doorstep. I came away full of admiration and knowing I need to return, in the not too distant future!

Tracey

Date of stay: January 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Apr 2017
Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and would be happy to welcome you back any time.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
rosemaryc...
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed 14 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Lost count of the number of times we've stayed here now. Can't get enough of the beautiful cottage, its a home-from-home for us now! Everything is just spot on and the wonderful little extra touches are an added treat. Flowers, chocolates, wine and the delicious freshly made bread, not many places give such luxury goodies! We love everything about Butterfly Cottage. Anita and Bruce, the owners are so friendly and welcoming. We enjoy meeting all the collies and our collies have fun on visits too. Perfection and bliss - we even saw a little snow on this visit! Nothing at all missing nor is there anything to dislike. Here's to the next stay!

Date of stay: December 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
10 Apr 2017
It's always lovely to welcome you to the cottage. You are smashing guests to have and we always enjoy seeing your dogs when you bring them as well. Here's to the next visit!!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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