The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Tucked away in the unspoilt Durham Dales, our Weardale cottages nestle in the stunningly beautiful North Pennines AONB and offer a plethora of things to see and do.
The hunting ground for the Prince Bishops of Durham and later a centre of lead-mining, limestone quarrying and textile production, Weardale is steeped in history and culture. Look out for handmade goods like intricate quilts and knits and don't miss the Dales Centre, the Weardale Folk Museum and Killhope - an award-wining lead-mining museum. Alternatively, hop aboard the heritage railway linking Stanhope and Wolsingham.
Sample sensational local produce and cuisine in the region's many attractive settlements - a great number of pubs and restaurants serve delicious home-cooked meals prepared in the traditional way. And Stanhope's monthly farmers' market is always a good place to stock your Weardale cottage's fridge!
Weardale's ever-changing landscape varies from sweeping moorland to dense forest, encouraging all forms of activities - long-distance rambles and leisurely ambles, adrenalin-pumping mountain biking or family-friendly, traffic-free cycles; riding, fishing, swimming, skiing…they're all here. And, of course, the splendid, unspoilt habitat is home to plentiful wildlife including the black grouse and elusive red squirrel.
Enjoy Weardale's many festivals and events ranging from agricultural shows to the fascinating Northern Rocks Festival, showcasing an array of displays around the geological secrets of the North Pennines AONB and European Geopark.
So whether you wish to escape and relax or plan a holiday jam-packed with activity and adventure, a Weardale cottage ticks every box!
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Englewood Cottage | Allenheads, Allendale | Northumberland
Spacious stone-built character cottage just outside village of Allenheads in beautiful North Pennines. Quality accommodation in peaceful setting. Allendale Town 7 miles.
Garden Cottage | Mickleton near Middleton-in-Teesdale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Immaculate stone-built cottage in unspoilt countryside 10 mins walk from Mickleton. Superb, cosy, comfortable accommodation. Fishing on site. Middleton 1 mile.
Westfield Cottage | Mickleton near Middleton-in-Teesdale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Immaculate Grade II listed stone-built cottage, 10 minutes walk from Mickleton in unspoiled countryside. Superb accommodation with trout fishing on site. Middleton 1 mile.
Woodhill | Eggleston near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
A single-storey detached cottage set on the outskirts of the village of Eggleston in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Woodburning stove, lawned garden, pet-friendly. Barnard Castle 6 miles.
Leadmill House Workshop | Copley near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
An attractive stone-built, detached cottage set in a secluded, pretty valley on the edge of woodland. Single-storey cottage, open plan living area. Public footpaths from doorstep. Barnard Castle 6 miles.
Balkcote | Romaldkirk near Middleton-in-Teesdale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Idyllic ground floor Teesdale cottage a minute from superb pub in pretty Romaldkirk. Lovely accommodation, spacious garden. Barnard Castle 6 miles.
Henberry | Romaldkirk near Middleton-in-Teesdale | Yorkshire Dales - North
Idyllic first floor Teesdale cottage a minute from superb pub in pretty Romaldkirk. Lovely accommodation, spacious garden. Barnard Castle 6 miles.
Moorgair Cottage | Slaley near Hexham | Northumberland
Lovely stone-built cottage, adjoining farmhouse, in rural hamlet of Slaley. Quality accommodation with private lawned garden. Ideal touring base. Hexham 6 miles.
Stable Court | Eggleston near Barnard Castle | Yorkshire Dales - North
Spacious detached Yorkshire cottage in Eggleston. Four poster, open fire, woodburner, en-suites, great views. Barnard Castle 4 miles.
Prospect Cottage | Lanchester near Durham | Yorkshire Dales - North
Stone built terraced property in village of Lanchester. Cosy accommodation close to amenities. Ideal touring base. Durham 8 miles.