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Guest Information and Advice



This access statement does not contain any personal opinions as to the suitability of Nuns Cottage for those with accessibility needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer to all our guests.

Nuns Cottage Bed and Breakfast is a charming Grade II Listed cottage formerly 3 separate dwellings dating back to the 1800’s and named after a site on which it stands named ‘Nuns Closes’, where a medieval nunnery was situated.

There are narrow corridors, low ceilings and uneven floors in areas. The windows are timber single glazed Georgian sash windows in keeping with the buildings Grade II listing. There are low ceilings in the dining room and the landing areas within Nuns Cottage due to the age of the building.


The entrance to Nuns Cottage has large green metal gates with simple sliding bolt giving way to the pretty courtyard which has garden seating for our guests enjoyment. There is a block paved area directly inside the gates, which has a 14cm step down into a further area of courtyard, of slightly uneven stone paving, followed by a further 4 stone steps to the cottage level of courtyard and the front entrance. The paving throughout the courtyard garden is characterful and uneven in many places.


Inside Nuns Cottage guests will find a standard staircase with a turn, and a split level landing. The building been lovingly decorated and attractively furnished by the current owners to provide a comfortable and captivating bed & breakfast for up to four guests currently. 100% wool carpeting adds a touch of luxury to our guest areas and to preserve the quality and cleanliness of this we ask all our guests to adhere to our shoes off policy and leave outdoor footwear in the boot trays provided in the guest lobby. We do provide slippers for our guests who don’t bring their own.


Although we do not have animals in the guest bedrooms, anyone with an allergy to pet fur will not find the accommodation suitable as we have a dog in the building.


Those arriving by car will be sent an email giving directions from the A1 or you can plan your journey using Google Maps.

Our postcode is DL10 4AR.

Our nearest rail station’s are Darlington (12 miles) and Northallerton (14 miles) If you would like us to help arrange a Taxi to collect you please ask when you book.

The nearest bus stop is 250 feet from Nuns Cottage B&B on Victoria Road.

Car Parking and Arrival

• The entrance to Nuns Cottage Bed and Breakfast is in Nuns Close car park.
• We have permits that can be borrowed otherwise parking is pay and display.
• We can accommodate Motorcycles off road by arrangement.
• Free parking on Hurgill Road approximately 200 metres.
• The front door is 80cm wide by 188cm high and is well lit.
• There is a 13.5 cm step up from the entrance door into the Porch.
• The porch door is 90cm wide/186cm high and leads to the  Guest Lobby.
• The porch doorway has a slightly raised (1.5cm) wooden threshold.
• Assistance with luggage can be provided.

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Breakfast is served in the dining room each morning from 8:00 am to 9:30 am at a pre-arranged specific time to suit guests

The lounge/dining room is carpeted and well lit with wall lights and lamps.

There is a 15.5cm  step down from the guest lobby into the dining room, and an area of very low ceiling (202cm) directly inside the doorway, the rest of the ceiling in this room is approximately 222cm.

We are able to cater for varying dietary requirements. Please advise when booking if you want us to prepare something specific.

Public Areas

Porch, Guest Lobby, Stairs, Landings.

All public areas, are well lit. There is a twice split level staircase with a return and handrail to the first floor landing, and further handrail on the first floor landing. there are 3 steps that lead downwards to access Bedroom 2 and the private bathrooms. There is a low ceiling directly above the stairs on the landing and taller guests are advised to please mind their heads.

Fire Safety

Nuns Cottage is fitted with a fire alarm system, and emergency lighting. The ground and first floor have smoke detectors and extinguishers in the Guest Lobby and on the landing. There are notices in each of the guest rooms detailing what to do in the event of a fire. If you think that you would need additional support in the event of an emergency evacuation, please discuss this when booking and we will be able to advise you as to the suitability of the accommodation.

Bedrooms are centrally heated with thermostatic valves that you can adjust for your comfort and are well lit with overhead and bedside lighting.

All Bedrooms Offer the Following Amenities:

  • Good lighting as above.
  • Quality wool berber carpeting throughout.
  • Hair-dryer and Radio Alarm Clock.
  • Dry Iron and Ironing board.
  • Wide-screen digital TV with remote control, sub-titles and audio description facilities, DVD and Freeview.

  • Tea and Coffee making facilities.
  • Chilled filtered water.
  • Fluffy Robes.
  • Free WiFi Internet Access.
  • Complimentary toiletries.

Bathrooms and Shower Rooms

Toiletries and fluffy towels are provided. Each bathroom/shower room has a heated towel rail, Vinyl flooring, safety shower mat and floor mat.

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