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Guest Rating: 4.9
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Low Jobs Hill

Crook, 

Durham, 


DL15 9AB,  United Kingdom
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. 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
See all 72 reviews
Camilla
Alone
Stayed: Mar '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Whistle stop visit"
Mr and Mrs Richardson were very hospitable especially after a difficult journey. I arrived late and left early but nothing was too much.… Read more
"Whistle stop visit"
Mr and Mrs Richardson were very hospitable especially after a difficult journey. I arrived late and left early but nothing was too much. Read less
Likes:
The host were warm, friendly and welcoming.
Dislikes:
N/A
Response from Dowfold House:
Thank you for your kind words. We hope we look after our guests, especially when we understand their situation, and we were most appreciative of your keeping us up to date on your journey excitements!
Guest Review for Dowfold House, Crook
Bernhard
Group of Adults
Stayed: Sep '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"For wonderful days of relaxation and discovering Durham County"
we planned to days for visiting durham. after first night all of us had the wish for a longer stay in wonderful dowfold house. our hosts gave us all information about what to see in the area. the even… Read more
"For wonderful days of relaxation and discovering Durham County"
we planned to days for visiting durham. after first night all of us had the wish for a longer stay in wonderful dowfold house. our hosts gave us all information about what to see in the area. the evenings we preferred to stay in dowfold house and we were convinced, that no pub or restaurant could offer such a hospitality. Read less
Likes:
the house, the hosts, the atmosphere, the hospitality - outside: the landscape, the excursion to near durham, also visits to york and to the coast.
Dislikes:
None
Response from Dowfold House:
Thank you very much. We're always delighted when guests book for two nights, then extend it to four! Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast is indeed absolutely at the heart of County Durham, and offers the possibility for travelling far and wide from our comfortable haven. And not only County Durham: North Yorkshire; the Lakes; South Northumberland - all are within relatively easy reach.
Guest Review for Dowfold House, Crook
Alan
Mature Couple
Stayed: Mar '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Best place to stay in Crook and surrounding area"
2 nights visiting family. Always happy to help and very friendly. Everything done to highest quality.… Read more
"Best place to stay in Crook and surrounding area"
2 nights visiting family. Always happy to help and very friendly. Everything done to highest quality. Read less
Likes:
Evrything was excellent. Location and facilities are superb.
Dislikes:
Nothing. We have stayed 3-4 times before and our experience is always the same.
Response from Dowfold House:
Thank you, Alan. It was lovely to welcome you again, and thank you for your kind words. We have to say that seeing people again and again is a real pleasure and, as we get to know you better, it helps us to make your stay that little bit more comfortable.
Guest Review for Dowfold House, Crook
More Information
BreakfastGreen AwardLove Food Brilliant Breakfasts - Local Food HeroLove Food Brilliant Breakfasts - Regional WinnerBed & Breakfast of the Year - North-East Tourism AwardsBed & Breakfast of the Year - National 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
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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. 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 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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