Located in Crook, 29.2 miles from Middlesbrough, Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast provides a shared lounge and free WiFi.

A continental breakfast is available daily at the bed and breakfast.

Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast offers a terrace.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy hiking and cycling nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Newcastle upon Tyne is 25.5 miles from Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast, while Durham is 8.7 miles away. The nearest airport is Durham Tees Valley Airport, 24.9 miles from the bed and breakfast.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 13 Aug 2015.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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  • The staff speak English
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Hosted by Jill and Rupert Richardson

9.6
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Jill and Rupert Richardson
Jill and 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 and 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. And, from Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast, there's plenty to do. From railway rides to walks and cycle rides; from gardens to more strenuous pursuits. ...
Escaping the rat race, Jill and Rupert bought Dowfold House several years ago as a going concern. Much tender loving care has since been lavished - and it shows. B&B guests, many who return regularly, appreciate Rupert’s background in baking and catering and Jill’s natural affinity with hospitality and attention to detail. Jill is the gardener, while Rupert enjoys singing with the local choral society. Environmental issues are close to their hearts and the household is run with a green ethos making it a gold winning environmentally friendly Bed and Breakfast.
Dowfold House is a lovely Victorian house in a quiet rural location overlooking Crook, right at the heart of County Durham, with wonderful views over Wear Valley and beyond to Weardale and the North Pennines. Built in 1860 for Joseph Pease, local mine owner and first Quaker MP, the house has some historical interest. It is an ideal place to stay when visiting the North East of England. Durham City is just a 15 minute drive away and we are just a few minutes from the A68.
Languages spoken: German,English,French,Italian
Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Auckland Castle
    4.4 miles
  • Bishop Auckland Golf Club
    4.9 miles
  • Ustinov College
    6.7 miles
  • Mount Oswald Golf Club
    6.8 miles
  • Durham University
    7 miles
  • Institute for Computational Cosmology
    7.2 miles
  • Bill Bryson Library
    7.3 miles
  • Durham Cathedral
    7.4 miles
  • Palace Green Library
    7.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Copper Mine (gastropub)
    0.8 miles
  • Restaurant Viva (Italian)
    1 miles
  • Restaurant Perla Nera (Italian)
    1 miles
Top attractions
  • Beamish Museum
    11.7 miles
  • Lumley Castle
    11.8 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Wear
    3 miles
Public transport
  • Train Durham Train Station
    7.4 miles
Closest airports
  • Durham Tees Valley Airport
    18.9 miles
  • Newcastle International Airport
    22.1 miles
  • Leeds Bradford International Airport
    58.8 miles
How to get to Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast from Newcastle International Airport
    Taxi
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
View
  • Garden view
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Wellness facilities
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
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House rules Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

17:00 - 19:00

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children older than 1 years are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

1 - 2 years
Cot upon request
£6 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 1 and older are allowed)

Mastercard Visa Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print

Please notify if you wish to check-in outside of the check-in times of between 17:00 and 18:00.

Please inform Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply. Learn more.

FAQs about Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast

  • Room options at Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast is 0.8 miles from the centre of Crook.

  • Check-in at Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast is from 17:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast by:

    • Taxi 1h 20min

  • Yes, Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • The prices at Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte