Footway Cottage

Stanhope near Durham, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 14840)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

A lovely, terraced cottage situated on the outskirts of Stanhope in the heart of the Durham countryside. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this former railway worker's cottage offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation. This Stanhope cottage boasts a fitted kitchen with access to the rear decked area, a cosy sitting room with electric fire and wonderful countryside views. Glorious walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Stanhope cottage including the Weardale Way, which passes directly in front of the cottage. Stanhope and the surrounding moorland are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the second largest in England and Wales, boasting great scenery and wildlife. Take a trip to Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum, High Force and Rokeby Hall, all easily reached from your Stanhope cottage, plus Corbridge, Hexham and Durham are just a short drive away. With so many delightful things to do in the area, this Stanhope cottage makes the ideal base for a holiday at any time of year!


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and door to rear patio. Sitting room with electric fire.


Electric heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer,washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, selection of DVDs, books and games. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for 1 car. Decked garden to rear with furniture and BBQ. Shared rear lawned area. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: This property overlooks the heritage Weardale Railway line.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


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    • “We have just returned from our second visit to Footway and it really is just a joy to stay there. The cottage is very comfortable, well equipped, cosy, in a lovely quiet area yet close to Stanhope and dog friendly which is very important to us. The owners Norma and David are lovely people and nothing is a trouble to them. We would highly recommend this cottage.”

    VAL B, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, September 2015

    • “Another great stay!”
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    • “We once again stayed at Footway Cottage, it never disappoints, lovely relaxed break over New Year, great welcome pack, even a Xmas reindeer for our little girl! We shall return later on in the year!”

    Carl38_13, Leicester, United Kingdom, January 2015

    • “Delightful!”
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    • “My mother and I spent a very pleasant week here in August. Wonderfully clean cottage with everything you could possibly need for a self catering stay. Great location and lots to do, owners even provide leaflets and typed out a list of recommended places. Area is beautiful and the neighbours are really friendly. We visited the town of Stanhope which has a co op and crafts plus some nice cafés. Alex Clark has a boutique there with beautiful gifts. Would certainly hope to stay again. Great cottage run by great people and a great base for exploring Northumberland and County Durham.”

    Jouleshelen, East Riding Of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, August 2014

    • “Fantastic!”
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    • “We stayed in Footway Cottage for a week in Febuary. We had a wonderful stay, the welcome pack was very good, and even included a crayoning book for our little girl! The rooms are very good, very clean and nice and warm as it was very cold when we stayed. The location is superb, 5 minute drive into Stanhope. The view to the front is great with rolling fields and a stream winding down the hill. To the back is decking and views over the hills, would be great in the summer. The owner Norma was fantastic, even though we never met her ,the communication was great and even sent our child's book back by post which was left in error with a lovely letter telling my little girl that postman pat has sent it back to her! Overall I would give it 9/10, it would have got 10/10 if there was broadband as it would have been handy picking up emails etc, but that is being picky! We shall certainly being going back this year to this hidden little gem as we have family up there, fantastic!”

    Carl38_13, Leicester, United Kingdom, March 2014

    • “Lovely Cottage”
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    • “We had a nice stay in the lovely cottage. The Stanhope Show was good, and there are plenty of places to visit. Local pubs and Restaurants were also very pleasant.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Todmorden, December 2013

    • “Fantastic”
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    • “We was moved to Footway cottage after moving from the holiday cottage the we originally booked ( which was unfit for us to stay in) We was so pleased we had to move as this cottage was perfect, beautifully clean and in a fantastic location. On arrival we was welcomed by Norma, the owner. She showed us around and told us what we would need to know. Their was a lovely welcome pack, milk, coffee, tea, sugar, breakfast cereal and she had even brought our son some chocolate, so very thoughtful. We had an amazing few days. We visited, Beamish, Carlisle Castle, Barnard Castle and other local places of interest. The only downside was we didn't have long enough there. We will definitely go back next year. Thank you David & Norma.”

    Lisa C, Alford, United Kingdom, October 2013

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    • “This is a well kept, smart cottage and well situated in Stanhope.”

    Mr Weatherstone, York, October 2015

    • “This is the second time we have stayed at Footway and it was just as lovely as the first time. It is very comfortable and well furnished, cosy and in a quiet location, but just a short walk into Stanhope itself. It is also dog friendly which is important to us, and is a good base for visiting the area.”

    Mrs Barker, York, September 2015

    • “This was a little gem; the cottage was very comfortable. The owner left a welcome pack which was very thoughtful, the neighbour is a delightful gentleman and the location is superb. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. We will recommend this to all our friends. The cottage is lovely and the scenery outside was lovely, we watched all sorts of birds including long tail tits, blue tits, red wings etc.”

    Mrs Stones, Pontefract, October 2014

    • “My husband, our dog and I had a fabulous week at Footway Cottage. It was like a home from home. It is situated on a quiet road with outlooks to fields with lots of wildlife on show. The Cottage had everything we needed for the week and even accommodated the dog. It was very clean and comfortable. The village is within walking distance with a variety of shops.”

    Mrs Mcburnie, Broxburn, September 2014

    • “Footway Cottage was close to family and Friends and had everything we needed. The linens provided were spotless and the owners most helpful. The welcome pack was perfect and being over the Easter period even included a chocolate Egg!”

    Mrs Wilson, St Lawrence, April 2014

    • “The cottage was beautiful, and the so were the views and countryside. We all had an extra special christmas.”

    Mrs Doran, Doncaster, December 2013

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About the location


Durham 22 miles.

The ancient market town of Stanhope lies in the beautiful Wear Valley in the heart of superb walking country. Described as the "Capital of Weardale", it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. The town is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop, local arts and crafts, and a delightful high street. In addition Stanhope offers a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, art gallery, outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks, plus the town is on the C2C cycle route. Beautiful Blanchland, the "perfect village", lies just 10 miles away. The city of Durham is just 22 miles away and is a World Heritage Site boasting a magnificent cathedral and castle, plus Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Musem and Barnard Castle - a short picturesque drive away. Further afield is the award winning Beamish Living Museum, along with the Metro Centre housing 300 shops and a 12 screen cinema, plus the Lake District National Park is 43 miles away.

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