These are our guest comments and reviews from our visitor book:
Dec/Xmas 21, J & S, Newcastle
Thank you for a wonderful stay. A lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful setting
Dec 21, P & C, Darlington
Comfortable, warm and very welcoming - thank you for the extras! An excellent holiday cottage!
Nov 21, M & P, Hastings
A perfect visit yet again, We hardly had a drop of rain, With our hosts Sheila & Neil, Everything here is just ideal! See you next year!
Nov 21, A & T, Largs. T & C, Macclesfield
Enjoyed our stay very much! Hope to be back some day
Oct/Nov 21, T & D & A
Thank you for a lovely stay!
Oct 21, Z & W, Retford & Stockport
A home from home! Thank you for a lovely stay. This cottage has everything you need and more!
Oct 21, A & C, Tyneside
We're back at last! Reminded of the comfort of the cottage & the beauty of Teesdale. Here's to the next time!
Oct 21, J & S, Littlebrough, Lancs
Beautiful cottage, peaceful & quiet with lovely views. Lovely hosts made it perfect. Thank you
Sep 21, J & J, W Yorkshire
A lovely week in such beautiful surroundings! We'll certainly be back for another visit to your lovely cottage! Thank you
Sept 21, C & K, Suffolk. M, Essex
Another wonderful week in our favourite cottage with entertainment laid on by a visiting weasel! Thank you
Sept 21, P & H, Sheffield
Thank you, we couldn't have had a better week. The cottage is lovely. Our first visit, hope to be back soon! Enjoyed meeting you both.
Sept 21, B & N, Cambs
Thank you both for another wonderful stay!
Aug/Sept 21, W,D,H & N,
Another lovely holiday! Such a special place!
Aug 21, C&D, Nottingham, K&P, N. Derbyshire
Wonderful to be back at Toby Hill Cottage. Thank you for your warm welcome & superb hospitality. We look forward to visiting again next year!
July 21, R,H & M, Cambs
What a find! Fabulous views and have fallen in love with the area. Great cottage & wonderful hospitality! Thanks and we plan to be back!
July 21, S & A, Cumbria
Fabulous cottage in a wonderful setting with loads of walks on the doorstep. Great hospitality, we were made to feel like one of the family!
July 21, The K Family & S, Leeds
What a joy to return, after missing out last year so much. Even the weather smiled on us! So lovely to see S & N again and their lovely peaceful farm & cottage. See you next year!
June/July 21, S & A, Hants
Back again. Nothing changes. Still wonderful. Back again next year. Love to S & N & Family who have welcomed us so warmly
June 21, C & H, Shropshire
We have had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage enjoying the wonderful views and your friendly hospitality!
June 21, P, B, D & E
Smashing week! Thanks to you both, see you next year!
May/June 21, L, A, S & Grandma
Another lovely stay at Toby Hill. Thanks to S & N
May 21, D & C
Once again, absolutely superb! Many thanks
May 21, M & P
Covid made us miss last year. A visit that we hold so dear. But we are back again this time for our visit number nine. S & N what can I say, they really do enhance our stay! Now we look to later on when we come again for visit no 10! + visit No 11 next year. This really says it all!
Apr/May 21, W, D, H & N
Another amazing stay. Just too short this time! See you in the summer!
Apr 21, A, T, L & R
A beautiful spot. Thank you for making us so welcome. We will definitely be back. A perfect stay!
Apr 21, P & C
Ideal! Thoroughly agree with all the other appreciative comments in this book. Not far from home but actually a world away! Thanks for all the little extras - much appreciated.
Oct 20, W,D,H & N
Perfect, needed a break and this was really nice and clean as well, exactly what we wanted!(Heidi)
Love it! Thanks S & N, another fab holiday. See you at Easter!
Oct 20, J & D
Simply perfect yet again! We really needed a break away this year. Thank you both
Sept/Oct 20, B & C
First visit & blessed with good weather. Bowes Museum great for a rainy day! Great week, thanks S & N
Sept 20, C & C
Wonderful to be back again. Can't wait to return! Thank you so much!
Sept 20, P & A
Our 6th visit! We think this says it all! Thank you Sheila & Neil!
Sept 20, J,S,K,M & A
Everything we needed in a cottage, including breathtaking views, friendly hosts & fantastic countryside. Thank you so much!
Aug 20, B & N
Lovely to see you both again, Looking forward to next year
Aug 20, C & D
Thank you for a lovely week! We are looking forward to doing it all again next year.
Aug 20, L,A,S & Grandma
Thank you to you both for a very warm welcome. A wonderful cottage in a perfect location with everything we needed.
July 20, A&N & J
Wonderful stay, thank you so much
Mar 20, E, W.Yorks
Thank you for a warm welcome! Loved the cottage and the wonderful view. Also seeing the lambs & baby calf. Beautiful!
Mar 20, D, W. Yorks
Lovely to return to the welcome of the cottage & the view. A lovely 'time out'! Thank you both. Hope to come again!
Dec 19/Jan20, V & T, Northallerton
Thank you for arranging the fantastic weather! Another great week - just perfect as always. Recharged and ready for 2020! See you soon, can't stay away!
Nov 19, G & S, Glasgow
Thank you for a lovely weekend - the peace & quiet was wonderful!
Oct 19, N & T, Kent
Many thanks to you all for such a comfortable stay and a lovely warm welcome. Hope to see you again!
Oct 19, K, A, S, M & A, Co Durham
Our 2nd stay. Brilliant time again. Thanks for the goodies - Much appreciated x
Oct 19, B & J, The Netherlands
Thank you for a wonderful 2 weeks in the cottage. We have had a GREAT time again! Hope to be back soon xxx
Sept/Oct 19, S & A, Hants
Another lovely stay at Toby Hill. Thanks as normal for your fab hospitality! Back next year!
Sept 19, J & D
Yet another perfect stay & we'll book for next year before we leave! Thank you so much!
Aug 19, P, H, G, E & F
We love coming here! Thank you for a great week in your lovely cottage!
Aug 19, B & N, Ramsey
Thank you both for the very warm welcome & another wonderful stay! Hope to see you both next year!
Aug 19, The B Family, Norwich
Our first visit. We loved the cottage & views. Thank you for the warm welcome. Hope to be back soon!
July/Aug 19, P & A, T & G, Essex
Thank you once again! Low Force, just to sit and relax & High Force magnificent after the rain! Just what the 4 of us needed! See you soon!
July 19, L,F,M & S, Oldbury, W.Midlands
We have had a great time. A lovely quiet location with a beautiful and well equipped cottage. Thank you.
June/July 19, M & C, Rayleigh, Essex
Our 2nd visit to this super cottage. Had 2 lovely weeks here enjoying the view & the surrounding countryside.
June 19, J & M, Wigton
Had another very pleasant stay in our favorite cottage! Thank you!
June 19, A & C, & B & E, Leeds, Wakefield & Wetherby
Very lovely & peaceful place. Clean & well equipped. Lovely owners. We've all had a lovely time. Thank you!
Always a pleasure!
May/June 19, H,D,H,H & T, Halifax, W.Yorks
A cosy well equipped cottage within a beautiful setting. We've all enjoyed a relaxing family holiday. Thank you!
May 19, D & C, Hampshire
One word says it all - Superb! Many thanks!
May 19, N & A, Hamberg, Germany
Thank you both for a wonderful stay in your wonderful cottage. The weather was super - the views superb and the cottage immaculately clean & comfortable!
Apr/May 19, M & P, Hastings
Visit No. 8, still the only fault we can find is that 2 weeks goes to quick! We have booked for next year already! Thanks again!
Apr 19, C, D K & P, Derbyshire
A wonderful cottage and location. Thank you for being so welcoming. We'll be back again!
Apr 19, H,B,B,M & T
The cottage is as good as ever - beautiful scenery, walks, dogs, lambs & ferrets. Thank you once again!
Feb 19, V & D
Rested & restored! Perfect. Thank you, see you all soon!
Jan 19, D
Lovely to be back, Didn't intend to leave it so long between visits & plan to return already!
Jan 19, A
It's been another restorative time, a truly healing place. The view is magical with its changing light and it is like sitting in a painting.
Dec 18, The A Family
The cottage is perfect, every detail covered and fitted out to reflect you have thought of everything - a lovely place to stay. Teesdale just beckons you from every window. I am sorry to leave. Hope we will be back soon!
Nov 18, , K, A, S & M
Our first visit, lovely cottage and location. We'll be back!
Nov 18. P & B
We love this cottage & hope to return before too long. Beautifully done, beautiful surroundings. Thank you!
Nov 18, C & S, Hertfordshire
Many many thanks for a great welcome and a beautiful retreat with all the additional touches. Would love to come back x
Oct/Nov 18, V & T, Northallerton
Perfect in every way, as always. Lovely to see you all again - thank you for being so kind & helpful. Hard to leave again but will be back soon xx
Oct 18, N & A, Abingdon
Wonderful,Relaxing & restful stay! Thank you so much!
Sept/Oct 18, B & M. The Netherlands
We lost counting but we think it was our 7th Stay! Once again, it was GREAT!! Looking forward to next year already!. Thank you all!
Sept 18, S & A, Hants
Another 2 glorious weeks at Toby Hill and then back to southern England hectic living. Except for snow we have experienced every form of weather, gales, rain and glorious sunshine!. Thanks as ever to Neil & Sheila, Chris & Michael and the ever expanding family we have had the pleasure of meeting and making our stay so welcoming and wonderful! x
Sept 18, B & L, Bucks
Wonderful area & view. Lovely cottage. Would have liked to stay for a month!
Aug/Sept 18, B & N, Ramsey, Cambs
Perfect hosts, perfect cottage. Many thanks for a lovely stay. Hope to be back next year!
Aug 18, R & M, Cheshire
Thanks to the Tarn family. Good digs & good views! See you soon!
Aug 18, J, G, A & O, E Yorks
Our third visit & another wonderful holiday - quiet & beautiful as ever. Fantastic cottage, perfect setting & brilliant hosts. Thank you!
Aug 18, R, L & Family, Holland
Thank you for this beautiful & serene place, the lovely cottage & all your help
July 18, P, H, G, E & F, York
Thank you so much for a lovely holiday and being so kind. W don't want to leave! See you again!
July 18, A & P, Essex
Thank you S & N once again. Perfect setting & cottage & hospitality! We are well rested, keep it up, you are amazing!
June 18, M & C, Essex
2 weeks stay in a superb cottage. Beautiful area, plenty to see and do - 2 weeks not long enough! We hope to return. Thank you, S & N for such a comfortable & relaxing stay.
June 18, A & C & B, Leeds
Perfect as usual 7th visit and as ever we have good weather. We leave Toby Hill & Sheila & Neil with regret but we will be back.
May/June 18, R & M
Probably our 7th visit. Very good accommodation. Lovely quiet countryside. Thanks one and all. Sheila,Neil & boys
May 18, J & M, Wigton
Another pleasant visit - I think our 6th! Thank you both!
May 18, J & D, Cambs
Our second holiday with you proved to be as perfect as the first. Thank you again for the warmest of welcomes in the most idyllic of settings.
Apr/May 18, M & P, Hastings
Another 2 weeks of bliss in this amazing cottage! Sheila,how you continue to present such a spotlessly clean cottage is a real credit to you! Neil never too busy to stop & chat or show us things. Our biggest compliment though is we have already booked 2 weeks for 2019! Thank you once again
Feb 18, V & T, Northallerton
Brilliant, as always. Great to see the fantastic view covered in snow! Thank you for everything. You have all been so kind!
Dec/Jan 18, C & K, Suffolk
A truly cosy and enjoyable retreat at this time of year. Just so sorry it took us 2 years to get back here! Thank you.
Oct/Nov 17, T & D, Suffolk
Thank you for your warm & friendly welcome. Cottage fantastic. Lovely relaxing week with great weather! Couldn't have hoped for more!
Oct 17,V & T, Northallerton
Thank you for making us feel so welcome - it's always hard to leave! Another wonderful week - Perfect house, perfect setting, perfect hosts! See you soon!
Sept/Oct 17, B & J, The Netherlands
Another Great Stay. Thanks for your warm welcome again. Looking forward to next year already!
Sept 17 - S & A, Hants
Another glorious two weeks in Teesdale. Thanks as always to S & N for making our stay in Toby Hill so lovely! We really needed our holiday this year & it has been wonderful. See you in 2018!
Sept 17 - C & J, Anglesey
We've very much enjoyed our week in the North Pennines beautiful countryside. Great walks & places to visit & good food & catch up with friends. Lovely cottage & thank you for flowers & treats
Sept 17 - I, E & B, Newcastle & Sunderland
Another super holiday at Toby Hill. Thank you for all the treats - delicious & very much appreciated. This is our 7th visit and we hope there's many more!
Aug/Sept 17, R & M, Macclesfield
To all the family, thank you for your help and generosity. Coming back for our 6th stay. See you all next May 2018!
Aug 17 - L & K, Minnesota USA
We loved waking up each morning to see where the sheep are! Raby, Durham, Middleham were a history lovers dream. But meeting you two and Chris & Michael was the best!
Aug 17 - J & L
Have always loved Teesdale. These few days have just reinforced it! You have made a wonderful holiday home. The views are stunning - especially in the sunshine!
Aug 17 - The M Family, York
Thank you for a wonderful holiday. The cottage feels like home and the surroundings are beautiful. Hope to be back!
July 17 - A, C, J, R & G, Leeds
Such a great holiday, the cottage and location exceeded our expectations! A beautiful setting, cottage wonderful & immaculately clean. Great suggestions of places to visit & things to do. Thank you for taking us to feed the lambs. We will take away such lovely memories.
July 17 - M & B, Wilts
We have enjoyed every moment of our stay. The cottage, the countryside, the cattle & sheep and to S & N for making us feel so welcome. Thank you.
June/July 17 - A, C & E & Aunty B, Leeds
Needed Toby Hill Farm more than ever this year and it didn't fail us. Thank You
June 17 - H & M, Bootle
It is all so beautiful. Location, House, Sheila & Neil. Everything provided for our comfort again. Thank you!
Well what can we say? We'll be back next year. A truly wonderful break for us. Just perfect in every way! Thank you both!
May 17/June 17 - L, A, L & S & Grandma
A wonderful stay in this lovely, immaculately clean cottage which has everything you need. Thanks for making us feel very welcome. We will be back!
May 17 - R & M, Macclesfield
To all the Tarn family at Toby Hill - Thanks for everything. A good stay! See you in August for our 5th stay!
April/May 17 - M & P, Hastings
Here we are again, our sixth visit to this wonderful cottage. Sheila, Neil, Chris, Michael, the lovely new Rachel all do so much to make you welcome. Needless to say we are already booked for 2018!!
April 17 - J & M, Wigton
Another great stay in this special place. Thank you!
April 2017 - H, B, B, M & T
Another amazing week on the farm. Thank you for making it so special & our favourite lamb!
March 2017 - A & C, Whickham, Newcastle
Thank you for a most comfortable, friendly, nostalgic venue for a 70th birthday treat. We must return!
Feb 2017 - L & F & Family, Norfolk
Lovely break, enjoyed many walks. Comfortable cottage, a great place to relax. Thanks to Sheila & Neil & Family. Hope to visit again soon
Jan 2017 - Z & G, Durham/Newcastle
Our first visit inspired by work. Absolutely totally amazing. A complete home from home. We honestly can not fault this place, a pleasure to stay. I can't thank the family enough. Shall be back soon!
Dec16/Jan17 - P & S, Harrogate
A wonderful Christmas and New Year - great weather. Thank you both, can't wait to get back!
October 16 - V & T, N.Yorkshire
Our second visit - as fantastic as the first! Fantastic cottage, lovely area & Sheila & Neil & family are all such lovely people. Can't wait to visit again!!
Oct 16 - N, A & J, Abingdon
Great stay! Thank you Sheila & Neil
Sept 16- The K Family, Leeds
Just gets better every visit. Restores body & soul. Thanks to Sheila & Neil & family for the care they take.
Sept 16 - S & A, Hants
Another wonderful holiday in Teesdale. Two weeks of sunshine, glorious walks & hospitality from Neil & Sheila which could not be bettered. Two weeks is still not long enough here. See you next year x
Aug/Sept 16 - R & M, Cheshire
Thanks to S & N & family for helping us to have a good holiday. Excellent cottage. Lovely area, good views. Weather quite good. See you next May 2017!
Aug 16 - J, A, L & M, Rocester, Staffs
Wonderful & well equipped cottage. Plenty to see and do in the area. S & N brilliant hosts! Thank you x
Aug 16 - R, S,D & F, Durham
A fantastic weeks holiday. Many thanks for hospitality. See you again
July 16 - The K Family, Leeds
The peace & quiet was just what we needed, The welcome & care as wonderful as ever! We have enjoyed it and will return.
July 16 - H & M, Liverpool
Just the two of us this time, nice & restful. Thank you all. Would like same week next year 2017. The weather is lovely and so are you!!
July 16 - D & B, Durham
Lovely cottage, everything you could wish for plus a big thank you to the lovely Tarn family for making us feel so welcome xx
June/July 16 - J & R, Tunbridge Wells
Our third visit. We just love it and are still finding new things to do! Thanks again
June 16 - B & S, Isle of Man
Really lovely people. Super cottage & fabulous location. - Perfect! Very much hope to return. Thank you
May 16 - R & M, Macclesfield
Thank you for making our stay a good one. Great cottage & area. Will see you again in August!
May 16 - C & D, C & E, Turin
Magnifica vacouza, splendido, Grazie
April 16 - M & P, Hastings
Thank you both yet again, we've had a wonderful holiday & our 6th visit is already booked for Spring 2017!
April 16 -The B Family, Newcastle & Sunderland
Visit no. 6. A perfect stay again. Thanks for the warmest of welcomes. This feels like our second home now!
April 16 - C & A, Whickham, Newcastle
Great! Thank you for everything. Hope to see you next year!
April 2016 - B., M & S, Huddersfield
We have had a lovely stay here, a great place to explore & relax. Thank you
March 16 - O & I & family
A lovely spot. Cottage so well equipped, best we have been to. Ideal position for boys to walk the Pennine Way.
March 16 - P & T, Lincs
Our 3rd visit to this lovely cottage. Good to see little Rob the pup is now a fully qualified sheepdog! Thanks to you for another great holiday. One of the highlights was having a cuddle with a new born lamb!
Feb 16 - A R, Penistone, Sheffield
What a beautiful special place, so warm & welcoming. The cottage is immaculate, refined & generous. Many thanks
Feb 16 - D, Wakefield
What a wonderful cottage, so welcoming, well equipped & generous. So glad to have rediscovered a bolt hole in Teesdale which I hope to use regularly. Thank you for sharing you very special house.
Feb 16 - E,I,B & J, Stanstead
Beautiful cottage with everything you could need for a relaxing week, unspoilt views in a beautiful location. Lots of lovely pubs and things to see & do. Thank you for being fabulous hosts, we have all enjoyed our time here and hope to come back again soon.
Dec 15/Jan 16 - C & K, Hadleigh, Suffolk
The best of holiday homes, the best of welcomes. Our first, but definitely not our last stay with Sheila & Neil. Thank you