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“very peacefull retreat”
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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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Malcolm S...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very peacefull retreat”
Reviewed 6 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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l ,cosy cottage .the smell of fresh baked bread as we arrived there.thanks Anita. lovely scenary great for walkers a little steep for me.

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Liked best: just enjoy,d few days away,
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
8 Jul 2015
We are so pleased you found the cottage so welcoming and many people who stay here tell us it's a great base for walking. I suppose the steepness of the hill up to the hamlet where the cottage is has the pay off of the wonderful views over the valley from the property.
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angelbaby...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“We saw fairys!”
Reviewed 1 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Such a lovely stay with such warm welcoming people!!!

The cottage was beautiful warm and a country cottage home away from home! The area is gorgeous and a pleasure to scout on foot and drive through. We had peaceful sleeps and me and my son have fallen in love with Durham and it people. 0;o

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Liked best: The stove fireplace
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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NicolaGT
2 reviews
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“Beautiful cottage, very helpful hosts, excellent value”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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We stayed for a birthday weekend in January. The cottage was even nicer than expected and really well appointed. Very spacious, warm (despite snowing outside!), lovely thick eider duvet, comfy sofas, posh bathroom etc. Beautiful views across the valley. The owners had even baked us some bread and left us a little gift for our arrival, and when we'd forgotten the butter they gave us a whole block to save us heading back to the shops. Lots of useful info provided including picks of favourite pubs (the food was lovely).

Only problem was that Holiday Lettings forgot to send us the directions, but the owner provided these promptly when requested.

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brian g
1 review
“lovely butterfly cottage”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

spotless pristine cottage all modern furniture the owners anita and bruce very nice helpful people and accomodating

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Liked best: clean well furnished property relaxing place with good views
Liked least: nothing really would be nit pickingif i did
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Shahna_f
1 review
“Absolute Gem”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Amazing views of the countryside from the inside and viewing deck. The cottage itself is gorgeous and beautifully decorated. Absolutely everything needed for a relaxing weekend (or longer) away. The bed was a little slice of heaven.
Anita and Bruce were absolutely lovely and accommodating. Overall a really great experience. Would highly recommend The Butterfly Cottage and would love to go back!

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