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Dowfold House, Low Jobs Hill

Crook, 

Durham, 


DL15 9AB,  England
Jill & Rupert Richardson (not to mention our dog and two cats...) look forward to welcoming you to this lovely, comfortable Victorian house with its delightful gardens, which was recently recognised as the Bed & Breakfast of the Year, at the North East Tourism Awards 2011. As a small, high-quality bed and breakfast establishment, we aim to provide a comfortable, welcoming - and peaceful - home for you to enjoy; and we do GREAT breakfasts! - full of local produce.
  • Countryside
  • Walkers
  • Railway
  • Dog Friendly
  • Durham City
  • Cyclists
  • Peaceful
  • Free parking
  • Open fires
  • Gardens
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Dowfold House, Crook are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.8
Value:
4.7
Friendliness:
4.9
Cleanliness:
4.9
Facilities:
4.8
Staff service:
4.9
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
4.8
Guest Rating: 4.9
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Elizabeth
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Excellent"
Enjoyed a very nice three night stay. Everything about dowfold house was excellent and would definitely recommend.… Read more
"Excellent"
Enjoyed a very nice three night stay. Everything about dowfold house was excellent and would definitely recommend. Read less
Likes:
Lovely bedroom and excellent breakfast
Dislikes:
No
Response from Dowfold House:
We appreciate your kind words. As you've found out, three nights is enough to start to get to know the area, but there's so much history, countryside and stunning places to enjoy around here, it could take weeks!
Guest Review for Dowfold House, Crook
K L
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"lovely countryside b&b"
Two nights to enable us to visit the surrounding area… Read more
"lovely countryside b&b"
Two nights to enable us to visit the surrounding area Read less
Likes:
Excellent stop off for local area or stopping off when travelling north or South. Lovelywelcome and eexcellent breakfasts.
Dislikes:
None
Response from Dowfold House:
Thank you for your kind words. You're right; we're a good distance from both Scotland and the South and make a splendid half-way point to stop at, we're delighted you managed to extend your stay; as you now know there's so much to do see and enjoy around here and Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast is right in the thick if it!
Guest Review for Dowfold House, Crook
Sarah
Alone
Stayed: May '14
3
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
2
Friendliness:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
3
Location
4
Breakfast:
2
"Cosy room, disappointing breakfast"
Nice Bed and Breakfast which was conveniently located, cosy and had good facilities… Read more
"Cosy room, disappointing breakfast"
Nice Bed and Breakfast which was conveniently located, cosy and had good facilities Read less
Likes:
Good location, cosy room, nice ensuite. Tea and coffee making facilities plus home made biscuits in the room were a nice touch.
Dislikes:
Disappointed not to receive a cooked breakfast in the morning. I had to be away by 7.30am and they didn't serve them at that time, so cereal it was! Disappointing due to the price I paid to stay.
Response from Dowfold House:
We're really sorry about your dissatisfaction with breakfast; we do try to do our best, but this time we didn't handle it well. We can do earlier breakfasts by prior arrangement, but this wasn't explained as well as it could have been. We have offered you a free stay oin the future and hope you may be able to take us up on it.
Guest Review for Dowfold House, Crook
More Information
Visit Britain 4 Stars Bed & BreakfastVisit Britain GoldBreakfastGreen AwardLove Food Brilliant Breakfasts - Local Food HeroLove Food Brilliant Breakfasts - Regional WinnerBed & Breakfast of the Year - North-East Tourism Awards
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking, Secure parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Dowfold House
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque
Payment Cards accepted at the property
Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron 
Check-in: 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
French
German
Italian
Jill & Rupert Richardson (not to mention our dog and two cats...) look forward to welcoming you to this lovely, comfortable Victorian house with its delightful gardens, which was recently recognised as the Bed & Breakfast of the Year, at the North East Tourism Awards 2011. As a small, high-quality bed and breakfast establishment, we aim to provide a comfortable, welcoming - and peaceful - home for you to enjoy; and we do GREAT breakfasts! - full of local produce.

As a recent, regular, guest put it: “Jill & Rupert at Dowfold House are a class act. They offer bed and breakfasting in grand style, but somehow make it friendly and intimate.” It's a brilliant encapsulation of all that we try to do - and I half-wish I'd thought of it myself, although it sounds better from a third-party.

Our rooms are comfortable and well-equipped, all with ensuite facilities, while our home & gardens offer plenty of opportunity for relaxation - or wickedly competitive croquet! Guests love it here. We're proud of our Bed & Breakfast's green credentials, but intensely aware we need to do more. "Green, but without the hair shirt" is our motto. You can find prices and booking information HERE.

And, from Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast, there's plenty to do. From railway rides to walks & cycle rides; from gardens to more strenuous pursuits. There's something for everyone.

Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast is in a quiet location overlooking Crook, with stunning views over Weardale as far as the North Pennines. We welcome business visitors, tourers, cyclists, walkers, dogs, horses [NEW] and children. People just keep coming back!

Crook is an ideal, peaceful, place to stay when visiting the North East of England. The City of Durham is a 20 minute drive away and our Bed & Breakfast accommodation is close to the A68, a major route to and from Scotland.
Environmental Statement
Dowfold House’s Green PoliciesRight from the word go, we have determined to run Dowfold House as efficiently and with as little harm to the environment as possible. As members of the Green Tourism Business Scheme, we're serious about minimising our footprint. Energy Our electricity comes from Scottish Power under their Green Energy scheme. Almost all our light bulbs are now energy saving ones. We have been totally rewired and try to run as much domestic machinery at night on cheaper rate electricity. Time switches are used. We switch off as many lights and standbys as possible when not in use. Our chimneys and flues are swept once a year for maximum efficiency. Although it is oil fired, our boiler is modern and fuel efficient. We are investigating its replacement with an alternatively fuelled boiler within the next few years. Hot water cylinders are lagged to the maximum capacity.And much more.But: DON'T WORRY! You won't find a hair shirt ANYWHERE!
Style of property
Comfortable, Eco-friendly, Elegant, Opulent, Traditional
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