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Bolt's View

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Rookhope, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage everything needed and more Contracts booked for Saturday never turned up but wasn't issue ."

    Generally very clean although buts cleaners missed but hoover was there some minutes and it was done. Peaceful and relaxing

    Reviewed by Dereck3.8Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped ."

    . and really big although sleeps five we only used one bedroom, comfortable bed and quality bed linens, the shower was awesome, we didn’t need to use the fire, but it is very warm and cosy.. and well situated.. we traveled to Durham, Beamish, High Force and The Metro centre all with in an hour ,, oh our two pugs enjoyed their stay..

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely quiet, well appointed cottage in an absolutely stunning location."

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage located in a peaceful little village."

    A great hub making exploring further north possible. The kitchen is exceptionally well equipped, I was especially surprised to find that the owners had even factored in the dogs when thinking what a guest might need whilst staying at this location… with that being said I was disappointed to find that in the very detailed and helpful handbook/manual of appliances, that they had mentioned that dogs were not allowed on furniture or even upstairs… as this is not my home I attempted to respect their rules, which wasn’t always possible (no stair gate provided, dogs had to be shut in kitchen at night) as I do not restrict my dogs in their home and they are used to following my family wherever they please. Correcting my dogs was not how I wanted to spend my short break. I would not have booked this property had I known of these restrictions beforehand. Please make it known in the details for future potential guest. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Gemmah4.4Jul 2023

  • "Overall the cottage is lovely, I wanted for nothing, and there is such a charming and relaxing atmosphere there."

    The location is difficult to get to but more than worth the bumpy drive. The peacefulness is unbelievable, the only time the quiet was broken was by a sometimes noisy dog (Jet), and he’s mine

    Reviewed by Joyce4.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely house in an excellent location for both cycling and hikers."

    Very comfortable and warm. Car parking can be a challenge, especially for a second car and anything above a small hatchback size, but the video provided by the owners was a great help. Dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Apr 2023

  • "We have had a lovely 3 days here, the cottage has everything you need, extremely comfortable and in beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Apr 2023

  • "Not an issue as I think the owner understands, due to the Coal bunker being opposite the door any venture outside brings in a lot of black dust."

    We didn't have to much strong wind but soot is falling down the Chimney stack landing on the Wood burner.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Mar 2023

  • "Peace perfect peace."

    Lovely cottage, only difficulty was finding a car parking space when we arrived in the dark.

    Reviewed by Karen Jane5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning area!"

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we could possibly need. The extra touched were great, games, blankets and the wine went down a treat in the beautiful garden watching the sunset. This is a great cottage for a family and dogs. My 10 year old daughter absolutely loved the cottage and watching the sheep from the bedroom window. The beds are the comfiest beds I've ever slept in! We enjoyed near by walks and the drives to nearby places were out of this world! The perfect stay if you're wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. We felt so relaxed all week. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Tammy5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Bolts View."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped, cozy and with wonderfully comfortable beds. Dog walks straight from the door and very easy access to nearby towns and villages. We had no problem at all with the access road but had two large cars and found it easier to leave one at the bottom of the hill ( a very short walk ) as the turning circle was very narrow if other cars were parked. This wasn’t a problem at all but could be worth bearing in mind for other visitors. We would definitely look to return.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property is very well presented with lots of thought and had plenty of equipment in the kitchen for a family ."

    Extra touches such as the radio , games , extra blankets and pillows were a great touch . En-suite and bathroom excellent quality . Beds , bedding were of good quality . The cottage is fabulous for a family . The hill up to the property was fine as it was a sunny dry day but it could be challenging in wet conditions . But you could park down the bottom . The communal footpath up to the property is very steep and is a little overgrown so does need cutting back a little . There is parking at the front or back of property and a gated garden . The garden has a bench and a picnic table to relax . The picnic table could do with a parasol for shade . The garden is planted beautifully but could do with a prune to make it easier to sit out in the garden without bees all around you . So we didn’t sit in the garden . The area is a beautiful place to walk and discover .

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jun 2022

  • "What a find!"

    Had a wonderful stay at Bolt’s view. The cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The views from the cottage are beautiful and we enjoyed a glass of wine in the garden watching the sun going down before a return to the cosy lounge and log burner. Great location for exploring the area and would love to return again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Everything we needed for a very enjoyable holiday."

    Beautiful area to explore.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and spacious for the five of us."

    In a beautiful location, very good for walking, cycling. Our stay was in February and many local attractions still closed for the winter but we enjoyed exploring the area. The cottage withstood the stormy weather we had and was very warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a really lovely stay at Bolt's View."

    Pet and child friendly. Well proportioned house that was clean, cosy and had everything we needed for a relaxing Christmas. Super comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, great stock of fuel for the fire, and biscuits and wine on arrival! Thank you

    Reviewed by Corrina5.0Dec 2021

  • "The large kitchen diner is well equipped."

    Joy of joys, the knives were really sharp and it was easy to prep veg and meat with them. Sharp knives alone would make me give a good score but we also enjoyed the peace and quiet, the sunsets and long walks over Bolts Law. The only slight downside is the accessibility. It’s unmettalled and doesn’t suit low slung cars, though standard cars will have no problem.

    Reviewed by Stefan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Bolt's View is a lovely cottage with stunning views."

    It had everything we needed and we had a great week. The garden was a bonus and a perfect spot to sit with a drink after a long walk. We would have made use of the fire in the lounge but the weather was too warm! The surrounding area is well worth exploring. Would definitely recommend and would love to return. I'd just say be prepared for the track up to the cottage from the village but you soon get used to it!

    Reviewed by Gill4.7Sep 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage in a very peaceful village."

    The cottage was clean with lots of home comforts, the kitchen was one of the best we have stayed in with saucepans big enough to cook for a family of 5.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage itself was amazing the highest quality bedding etc used x my only concern was the garden, we were expecting an enclosed garden but I guess we got although to get to garden is not enclosed."

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Aug 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage and facilities were all excellent."

    We'd even book there again. Great communication from Karen and a Steve. Lovely touch of milk, biscuits and wine too. Perhaps it might be possible to add a parasol (very hot weather with little shade to eat outside )and table cloth to the cottage please. Also a note to say the gravel track to the cottage is steep and does not provide any equipment for children i.e. Highchair or travel cot (we brought our grand daughter's own equipment!). We were very impressed and had a wonderful week. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7May 2021

  • "This cottage is very nice ,but it would not be suitable for the disabled or people with walking difficulty’s, as access is not very good, to get to it you have to drive up a very steep ,rough track,it’s very nice countryside but it is very hilly,if you go out to get the bus you have to walk down a steep hill and walk back up again when you come back ,you have to be fit."

    I think this should be pointed out on your web site.

    Reviewed by Ann4.1May 2021

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  • 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
  • x2 well-behaved pets welcome - though the Owner is open to queries regarding any additional pets
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles
  • Please Note: Local Pub is closed for refurbishment and we are waiting for details of the new opening date
  • Nearest Pub is within 3 miles
  • A Personal chef is available on request, please contact owner for more information
  • Access to the property is via an uphill farm track, the track surface is uneven in places and may not be best suited for sports profile or lower suspension vehicles (in snowy and icy conditions, a 4WD would be ideal If conditions are really bad and the track cannot be used then there is a footpath leading up to the cottage)
  • Vehicles can be parked near the bottom of the track and it is a short walk, approx 100 metres, to the cottage. Owner is open to queries regarding any additional pets Note - This property can accept a Friday, Saturday and Monday as a check in day
  • Please Note,the log burner stove is out of action until the 6th November.

The property

Situated on the spectacular hillside of Bolts Law and 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.Across the drive you will find an enclosed terrace 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.

Owner is open to queries regarding any additional pets

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Owner is open to queries regarding any additional pets
Note - This property can accept a Friday, Saturday and Monday as a check in day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas