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Huckleberry Cottage
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Huckleberry Cottage
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33 reviews
Huckleberry Cottage
Sitting Area with Central Gas Fire
Open Plan Kitchen and Breakfast Bar
Master bedroom with King Size bed and doors opening onto patio
Sitting Area with double doors opening up to Orangery
Open Plan Living
Orangery / Dining Area for 6
Orangery with double patio doors leading to garden
Second Bedroom with doors opening onto patio
Second Bedroom sleeps 3
Bathroom with shower
Our stunning view of rolling countryside
Secluded and private location
Local Gastro Pub  'Black Horse Beamish' 2 minutes walk
Northumberland Coastline - Bamburgh Castle
Durham Cathedral in the winter (only 15-20 minutes drive)
Newcastle Quayside and City Centre (only 15 minutes drive)
Beamish Museum - http://www.beamish.org.uk/
Beamish Wild - http://www.beamishwild.co.uk/
Alnwick Garden and Castle owned by the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Durham, Durham, England

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Very good - based on 33 reviews
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mrj6j
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“'Could' have been stunning but...”
Reviewed 24 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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Pros

Lovely location and very quiet. Beautiful views and close to many attractions which were very much enjoyed. Lovely beds which were very comfortable. Much effort had gone into the ‘look’ of the place. Clean oven. Entrance bell when front door is opened which is great when you have children.

Cons

Very dirty cottage which was not expected even though all occupants pay a cleaning fee of £35. Grease stain on wooden dining table, dishcloth not washed, glass bottles left outside from previous tenants with my children playing in garden, bathroom shower screen not cleaned, large amount of previous tenants hair on bathroom floor, 7 light bulbs not working including bedroom, no WIFI at all no matter how hard I tried to connect, chewing gum on a door bolt I had to remove, secure gate close to cottage is not secure and could have easily been used as an entrance instead of the difficult dirt and stone track. Smoke alarm went off a number of times during the first night waking whole family up including my young children. No reason given for this.

However, most concerning was following my request to have the light bulbs changed. The morning after they were changed (third day into holiday) I stood on a piece of glass and cut my foot whilst walking around barefoot in the morning. My two and half and six and a half year olds were also barefoot at the time and my dog stayed in the lounge overnight. I went around the lounge and kitchen very carefully and picked up 5 pieces of glass that had certainly NOT been there the previous day. These were shown to a member of staff and identified as part of a light bulb. This was totally unacceptable and I dread to think what my very young son would have done with glass stuck in his foot.

I contacted the owners and expressed my concerns over these issues and received an apology and they said it was a one off but have struggled to receive any confirmation since this incident as to the reasons behind it even though the owner stated that she was going to express my findings to 'key' staff.

I am not being picky as I take great pride in my home and I had hoped for a home away from home. If a payment is made for cleaning, I expect the place to be clean!

I hope it was a one off as this could have been a lovely place to stay.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: VERY dirty
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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Liked best: Stylish decoration in the cottage
Liked least: They were a little slow to return the deposit
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: The location and views
Liked least: There wasn't anything to dislike
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
People with pets
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Ralphy55
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gorgeous property in lovely location.”
Reviewed 15 August 2011 for a stay in August 2011

The property is delightful- beautiful decor and well thought out layout. Everything you need for a wonderful holiday, full of thoughtful finishing touches. Location is superb, very quiet, and ideal for touring the Durham area and Northumberland. Beamish Museum is only a mile away and is a fabulous day out. Would highly recommend.

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Location Cleanliness
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Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Luxury-minded travelers
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