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Bolt's View

Rookhope, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1049394)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “Fantastic week away at Bolts view, my family enjoyed the whole week and what a cottage.”

    Really clean and had everything we needed and the local people really helpful. It’s a great place to explore with Stanhope the closest town with the most amenities. One thing that was missing is the local pub is still closed with no sign of it opening.

    Really clean and had everything we needed and the local people really helpful. It’s a great place to explore with Stanhope the closest town with the most amenities. One thing that was missing is the local pub is still closed with no sign of it opening.

    - Mr Mcdermott, July 2021

About the property

Encompassed by idyllic countryside views of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the stunning cottage, Bolt’s View, housing a group of five for an adventure-filled escape to County Durham.

Enter the property, being delighted by beautiful views of rolling hills surrounding, and into a homely abode, welcomed by a convenient utility room and into a well-equipped kitchen/diner which includes an American style fridge freezer, big enough to store more than enough food and drink for the week ahead.

Rustle up a hearty meal after a day of adventure in this country-style room before setting the dining table and tucking into a sociable evening meal, accompanied by a bottle of wine.

Spend a frosty evening inside and gather around the toasty woodburning stove, letting the TV entertain you and the serene views create a peaceful atmosphere.

Outside, you'll find an enclosed garden space with a handy shed for bike storage during your stay!

Retire upstairs to one of three delightful bedrooms, the master king-size room with an en-suite shower and heated rail, a spacious twin which can be made into a super-king-size on request, and a lovely single with a Velux window, all rooms boast characterful features of beams.

Guests can prepare for their days in the sleek shower room, a chic space where you can wake up underneath warm speckles of water in the walk-in shower.

Take a stroll out of the cottage and into the tranquil village of Rookhope, steeped in mining history dating back to 13th century, with the very last mine closing in 1999, now the village boasts a quaint village store/Post Office.

Set off on a number of walking trails, cycling routes and bridleways, accessable from the bottom of the garden, including the Pennine Journey, a circular 270 mile, which is a Wainwright walk, alongside pretty views of serene landscapes, as well as an abundance of outdoor adventure throughout the Pennines and Bolt’s Law, over to charming villages accessed throughout the South Tyne valleys and Allendale.

Visit the nearby market town of Stanhope, meandering around a wealth of shopping facilities, cultural art galleries, fine dining restaurants and country pubs, alongside a popular indoor swimming pool and the Coast to Coast cycle route, spanning over 140 miles and resting on the railway line close to the cottage.

Venture over to the bustling city of Durham, exploring the ancient cathedral, Norman castle, medieval Crook Hall, and the dreamy Botanic Garden found at the university, where you'll find exotic plants and wildlife.

Other must-see attractions in the nearby area include the Auckland Project, Auckland Castle, High Force Waterfall and the Derwent Reservoir.

Whilst staying at Bolt's View, make sure to discover the Pennine Journey long-distance walking path, and the wealth of stunning countryside during a memorable escape.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower and heated towel rail, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request), 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American style fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for two cars, one at the front of the property and one at the back of the property
  • Enclosed garden with secure bike storage
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles

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About the location


Stanhope 6 miles; Hexham 18 miles; Durham 25 miles.

Set within County Durham, the small former mining village of Rookhope offers a variety of traditional wonders, from its stone cottages to its mining history, there’s plenty here to explore all-year-round. Written about by the famous poet W.H.Auden, you can be sure that the area holds a wide variety of excitement. The village offers an array of amenities, including a shop, Post Office and a pub, making it an ideal base for exploring the North Pennines. Discover the local landmark, Rookhope Arch at Lintzgarth, or spend a day adventuring on the C2C cycle route, or one of the village’s many walking routes. Within easy reach is the market town of Stanhope, which is situated in the beautiful Wear Valley and offers the Durham Dales Centre, housing a coffee shop, local arts and crafts. The town also has a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, art gallery, an outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks. Blanchard is home to the Derwent Reservoir, whilst Hexham, another market town is nearby where you will find antique shops, and within driving distance are the famous Hadrian’s Wall, Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Barnard Castle, and the wonderful cathedral city of Durham. Immerse yourself in history at The Auckland Project, offering a castle, tower, park, garden, two art galleries and a museum, this picturesque part of England offers a wonderful day out for all tastes. Rookhope is ideally positioned for exploring a wide selection of attractions and countryside delights in the North Pennines.

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas