Dowfold House

Low Jobs Hill, Crook, Weardale, County Durham, DL15 9AB, England
Country House, In the Country / Bed & Breakfast
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
1 Bath / 4 Showers

Exceedingly homely, lovely and eco-friendly

This charming Victorian house in the heart of County Durham was built in 1860 for Joseph Pease, the UK’s first Quaker MP, for his senior mine managers, and now offers the very warmest of welcomes. This ‘home from home’, near to the North Pennines National Landscape, has attractive grounds with views over the Wear Valley and beyond.

Ample parking is available. Drive through stone gateposts, park by wisteria-clad outhouses and be welcomed by your hosts. Then enjoy tea and home-made biscuits in the cosy guest sitting room, conservatory or patio, depending on the weather.  (It is, of course, ALAWYS sunny in County Durham…)


Classically furnished, every nook and cranny house parts of an eclectic book collection. Bed and breakfast guests will enjoy an award-winning breakfast in the elegant dining room, which is adorned with portraits of family forebears.

The comfortable bedrooms are individually furnished, all with en suite facilities and pleasant views, thoroughly warmed through the winter months by wood-pellet fired central heating. Quality linen, great showers, tea/coffee tray with home-made goodies, stylish toiletries and flat screen digital televisions all make for a restful stay.

NEW! Bring your electric car.  We have a 7Kwh charger that fits most types and can charge your car while you sleep.  See our website for further details.

Dowfold House suggests:

Book direct for the best prices. You won’t find cheaper rates on any of the online booking sites.


Lodge Facilities

  • Building of Historical Interest
  • Children by Arrangement
  • Croquet
  • Dogs by Arrangement
  • Electric Vehicle Charger
  • Free off-street parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden

Local Amenities

  • Museums & Galleries
  • Places of Historical Interest
  • Walking



Room Rate, based on 2 people, including breakfast 1 Super King (6') B&B Room (en suite shower)  - from £105 1 King (5') B&B Room (en suite bath & shower) - from £105 1 King (5') B&B Room (en suite shower) - from £90 1 Twin (2 x 3') B&B Room (en suite shower) - from £105

Single occupancy from £75 Discounted Rates for 2 nights or more, for bookings made directly via telephone
Meals Breakfast only


Just nine miles from Durham, close to the A68 and being half way between London and Inverness, it is a great stopping off place. Those staying a while will find the area steeped in history, heritage and the most inspiring scenery. Durham Cathedral & Castle, Auckland Castle, the oldest Saxon church in the UK, Gateshead’s Angel of the North and Weardale and the wild windswept North Pennines are all easily accessible. There is much to do, see and explore for all interests.


What our Guests say to the World

Click HERE to Check out our reviews on the independent review sites, below.

And to see what guests have written about us in our Guest Book. We've looked very hard, but we can't find any bad ones!

Jill & Rupert Richardson

  • Bio : 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 B&B.

Dowfold House Bed and Breakfast
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