Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast
Guest Comments

A marvellous stay & a wonderful breakfast. Many thanks.

— Angela & Vic, June 2017

You have thought of everything to make your guests comfortable, well done!

— John & Marjory, June 2017

Thanks for a great stay & congrats on the high standards

— Gordon & Mary, June 2017

5 star + delightful personal attention!

— Geoff & Marjory, May 2017

Excellent stay - evoked wonderful memories as a past Crook Resident!

— Ailsa & Jeannette, May 2017

Everything absolutely delightful. Wonderful welcome, rooms and, of course, breakfast. 

— Sally and David, April 2017

Wonderfully friendly welcome!! Beautiful house in a picturesque setting... perfect!

— Geoff and Jan, April 2017

We were made to feel very welcome in your immaculately decorated home, and impressed with your great attention to detail.

— April and John, April 2017

Thank you for a very comfortable and relaxing 'Lodge' to rest and reflect on the North-South balance

— Dave and Tricia, March 2017

Only one night, but everything lovely - good food, beautiful rooms, courteous, helpful hosts.  Many Thanks

— John & Jill, February 2017

Perfect! Lovely visit; would definitely return

— Sam & Colin, February 2017

Very comfortable. Great breakfast. Lovely stay. Thank you

— Andrew, February 2017

A wonderful stay! Exceedingly homely. Thank you.

— Michael, January 2017

Thank you so much for a lovely stay. Great hospitality. Thank you again.

— Lisa & Paul, January 2017

Lovely stay - thank you.

— Luke, January 2017

Thank you. we had a fantastic stay, and great to show my family around Crook, and to catch up with the relatives. Have a great Christmas

— Peter, December 2016

Easy to find and lovely welcome.

— Steve, October 2016

Lovely welcome.

— June & Fay, October 2016

Thank you for a warm welcome and lovely breakfast,in delightful surroundings. We hope to return. 

— Penny, Peter & Daniel, October 2016

We booked for two nights, but stayed for four wonderful days. We would like to extend for much longer!

— Heidi and Bernd, September 2016

Great to return, comfy bed & wonderful breakfast.  Many thanks; will return ere long!!

— Jerry and Andy, September 2016

Very comfortable, with all one needs for a pleasant holiday.

— Gill and Margaret, September 2016

Temperature of 25ºc in mid-September-is there anything Dowfold House can't provide? Seriously, great attention to detail without being intrusive.  Thank you.

— Nick and Jean, September 2016

Excellent Accommodation.  welome 2nd to none. Breakfast lived up to its reputation. Thank you.

— Joan, September 2016

"We had a wonderful relaxing stay.  Great hosts.  Kynren [a historical son et lumiere fantasia nearby at Eleven Arches, Bishop Auckland] was awesome."

— Malcolm & Debra, June 2016

"Thank you for a very comfortable and welcoming stay. We will definitely return!"

— Liz & Ellie, September 2015

"A warm welcome and another lovely stay. 5* accommodation! Thank you"

— Ruth & Robyn, September 2015

"Excellent in every way - really enjoyed it. Many thanks. George & Whispa [dogs] loved it too xx."

— Barry & Sara, July 2015

"A lovely, relaxing couple of days in a very comfortable home.  Thank you"

— Lynn, August 2014

"Made to feel very welcome, even with 15 minutes from booking to arriving.  Lovely room, clean and bright.  Glad we came to stay. Thank you."

— Ceri & Peter, April 2014

"Lovely rooms; log fire in living room, nice cup of tea & home-made biscuits on arrival." 

— David & Frances, November 2013

“It was amazing! So nice & welcoming, everything was great!  :)  I loved it here.”

— Sabrina, July 2012

“Thanks for a super couple of days.  Wish it had been longer.”

— Evelyn, June 2012

“Beautiful.  Thank you.  Hope to have the opportunity to return to stay here & revisit Dad's area again.”

— Roger & Donna, May 2012

“Great place to stay. Welcoming, great food, Lovely views. Will come again”

— Barrie & Ann, May 2012

“Another lovely, comfortable and hospitable stay. Thank you again.”

— John & Nuala, May 2012

“Thank you for the wonderful hospitality. Fantastic home and so grateful to have been able to experience this in Crook. Thanks, Jill & Rupert.”

— Paul & Mairi, June 2011

“First-class, best ever B&B. Polite & obliging proprietors made us very welcome over all our stay. Will be back.”

— Ivor & Mary, March 2011

“Enjoyed a wonderful night's sleep. Excellent all round. x.”

— Rita, March 2011

"Thank you for making our first trip to the area very enjoyable, first class in every way. Hope you win competition - we will be back"

— Graham & Anne, August 2010

“Warm welcome & lovely surroundings”

— Chris & Joelle, June 2010

“Lovely comfortable house and warm welcome on a grey & grizzly day. Thank you”

— Rob, Nancy & Iain, May 2010

“Made very welcome and would love to visit again. Many thanks”

— Dot & Ian, March 2010

Welcome to Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast

Jill & Rupert Richardson, Raffie the dog, and Heidi the cat welcome you to our lovely, comfortable Victorian house with its delightful gardens. As a small, luxury 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.

We welcome business visitors, tourers, cyclists, dogs, horses and children. People just keep coming back!

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Luxurious, peaceful, quality accommodation

We pride ourselves on the comfort and tranquility of the rooms we offer, with quality linen, fluffy duvets and fluffier towels. They each have their own character, so one is bound to suit you.

The Pink Room

The Pink Room is a luxury double bedroom with a king size double bed and a proper bath.

The Green Room

The Green Room is a luxury twin room, which can be converted to become a SuperKing bed.

Dowfold House - the Green Room

The Red Room

The Red Room is a luxury double bedroom and (say our guests) the most comfortable bed in the world

Breakfast at Dowfold House

With a wide variety of breakfast dishes to choose from there will be something to suit everyone. Orange juice, a choice of cereals, a selection of seasonal fruit and a variety of yoghurts are on the table, so just help yourself.

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Being Green

We're proud of Dowfold House Bed & Breakfast's green credentials, but intensely aware we need to do more. "Green, but without the hair shirt" is our motto. 

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Local Attractions

A marvellous stay & a wonderful breakfast. Many thanks.

— Angela & Vic, June 2017

You have thought of everything to make your guests comfortable, well done!

— John & Marjory, June 2017

Thanks for a great stay & congrats on the high standards

— Gordon & Mary, June 2017

5 star + delightful personal attention!

— Geoff & Marjory, May 2017

Excellent stay - evoked wonderful memories as a past Crook Resident!

— Ailsa & Jeannette, May 2017

Everything absolutely delightful. Wonderful welcome, rooms and, of course, breakfast. 

— Sally and David, April 2017

Wonderfully friendly welcome!! Beautiful house in a picturesque setting... perfect!

— Geoff and Jan, April 2017

We were made to feel very welcome in your immaculately decorated home, and impressed with your great attention to detail.

— April and John, April 2017

Thank you for a very comfortable and relaxing 'Lodge' to rest and reflect on the North-South balance

— Dave and Tricia, March 2017

Only one night, but everything lovely - good food, beautiful rooms, courteous, helpful hosts.  Many Thanks

— John & Jill, February 2017