Unthank Hall

Stanhope near Durham, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 21851)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps

    7

  • Bedrooms

    4

  • Bathrooms

    2

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

This is a beautiful and historic Grade II* listed 16th century country house, attached to the owner's home, superbly located on the edge of the village of Stanhope, County Durham. Step back in time in this Stanhope cottage, and enjoy a wealth of original character, including a stone spiral staircase, stone flagged floors, and original Tudor arched fireplace with woodburner. All features in this cottage combine with modern facilities, thereby creating a unique opportunity to experience a truly lovely property, perfect for families and friends who wish to enjoy time together in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. This large cottage in Stanhope benefits from four bedrooms, a very well-equipped kitchen, a lovely sitting room with huge comfortable sofas and an enclosed walled paddock garden, ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco. Glorious walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Stanhope cottage, including the Weardale Way, which passes through the village. Stanhope, reached via stepping stones or footbridge over the River Wear 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.

Accommodation

Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburner. Large landing with reading area. Note: The double and single bedrooms are connected by a curtained doorway.

Amenities

Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. One acre enclosed walled paddock with lawn and furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk (via stepping stones) or 15 mins walk if not accessed via stepping stones. Note: Due to the stone spiral staircase, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility and children to be supervised. Note: Unfenced river 20 yards away, children to be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

About the location

STANHOPE

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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