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Chester House

Westgate, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 966392)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


  • Over two floors
  • four bedrooms: 1 x double on the ground floor with adjacent shower, basin and WC, 2 x double rooms on the first floor, 1 bunk room with two singles, (the bunk bed is accessed via a steep ladder, not suitable for small children) a bathroom with cast iron freestanding bath, separate walkthrough shower, 2x basins and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen and dining area with woodburning stove, ground floor sitting room with woodburning stove, outside utility room with washing machine.
  • Ground sourced underfloor heating system, with two woodburning stoves
  • Rangemaster cooker with 6-ring induction hobs, 2 x electric ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 1 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Cot and highchair available upon request
  • One well behaved pet
  • Ample off road parking, 2 spaces in front of the house & multiple spaces adjacent to the front gate
  • Bike storage available in the utility room
  • Courtyard garden with 6 person hot tub, wrought iron table and 6 seats for outdoor dining plus BBQ
  • Conservatory with underfloor heating & seating, a great place to watch the sun go down
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Nearest shops are 2 miles away in St Johns Chapel, public house less than a mile to walk in Westgate
  • Note: The access road is a long, bumpy farm track and not suitable for low slung vehicles
  • Note: A chef service is available consisting of a home-cooked meal or afternoon tea prepared by a trained chef at additional cost, please contact the owner for more information
  • Please note: hot tub available from 14 June 2019 and seats 6 people
  • Note - The Check in time for this property is 4pm Note - This property does not accept any Stag, Hen or similar parties.

The property

Chester House is a wonderful stone-built, detached 19th century cottage located in 3 acres of it’s own land, situated adjacent to the village of Westgate, within easy reach of Stanhope.

It has been renovated to an incredibly high standard and is heated via a ground sourced heating system.

Individually styled and furnished, this fabulous cottage is a unique property steeped in history, offering traditional accommodation with beautiful oak beams and open vaulted rooms, ideal for extended families and groups of friends looking to discover this delightful area.

With the benefit of its wonderful location near the popular Weardale Way, this Weardale cottage rests amongst glorious countryside with a great local public house less than a mile stroll away in the hamlet of Westgate, serving fabulous home cooked local speciality dishes and with it’s very own onsite micro brewery.

Bright and cheery throughout and offering stunning views from every window, guests will find plenty of space in which to relax and unwind, with each of the rooms offering the luxury of underfloor heating, each room can be individually thermostatically controlled.

The cosy living room in this Weardale cottage has beautiful oak flooring; the furniture is centred around the large wood burning stove and flat screen TV for those chilly evenings.

The kitchen/dining area provides an excellent space to gather together over dinner and discuss the events of the day.

The kitchen units are bespoke built from oak complete with quartz counter tops.

A ground floor bedroom with double-size bed has beautiful exposed stone walls with an adjacent shower room, and is great for those requiring downstairs accessibility.

A further three bedrooms of varying sizes and layouts can be found upstairs.

All upstairs bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings, original oak beams and skylights for night sky viewing.

There are two bedrooms each with double beds, one with an original stone fireplace, and an additional bunk room with two single beds.

Every room offers breath-taking views of the Weardale valley landscape and provides a comfortable night’s rest.

The property is situated just outside a lovely hamlet location and is ideally placed for exploring the historic small market town of Stanhope and further afield Wolsingham, both offering Victorian architecture, independent shops, fabulous teashops, restaurants and traditional public houses.

Also in the area is the medieval Stanhope Castle, a heated open air swimming pool, the Weardale Railway, Killhope Mining Museum, Weardale museum, Weardale Ski centre and the stunning High Force waterfall.

A luxury cottage, perfect for family and friends to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquilly of this increasingly popular area.

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


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20 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Dunsmore

    “Wow! That was our reaction as we drove up the hill and saw Chester House.”


    We were looking for a perfect little hideaway to celebrate a big birthday and also get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life and that's exactly what we got! The house is set in stunning surroundings and VERY private! There's everything you need from a fully supplied kitchen to a HUGE hot tub just outside the back door. Karen, our host, has been great and very quick to come back with answers to any queries we had pre arrival and while we were there. We enjoyed the Slitt Wood walk (on Karen's recommendation) and then enjoyed some chill out time at the house, perfect! We also took advantage of Chef John who cooked us our evening meal on Saturday night at the house including some of the best cheese cakes we've ever eaten! We also had afternoon tea on Sunday, again prepared by Chef John, which has to be THE best afternoon tea we've ever had the pleasure of eating. The homebaking was incredible and we were able to take some home with us on the Monday to enjoy when we got home! If you're looking for a quiet, out of the way getaway with access to walks whilst still being close to some good sized places for amenities and shops then Chester House is ideal. Thanks Karen and Chef John for making our stay and birthday celebration so special. Looking forward to staying again in the future.

    - Mr Dunsmore, April 2021

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About the location


Alston 14.3 miles; Lanchester 21 miles; Barnard Castle 23 miles.

Westgate is a small village in Weardale, popular for walking and cycling. Westgate once marked the boundary of Stanhope Park, the scene of many grand, historical, hunting expeditions. Nearby is Slit Wood, a site of Special Scientific Interest, with interesting footpaths and delightful waterfalls. Westgate is set in rural countryside and is home to a pub, whilst further amenities can be found in the village of Stanhope, five miles away. Stanhope is described as the "Capital of Weardale" as it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. Stanhope is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop and local arts and crafts. In addition it offers a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, an art gallery, outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks. Durham is just 28 miles away and Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Museum and Barnard Castle - a short picturesque drive away.

Region Information

Please note: hot tub available from 14 June 2019.
Note - The Check in time for this property is 4pm
Note-This property does not accept any Stag, Hen or similar party's.
Note: Free afternoon tea if you book this property for the weekend 7th May -9th May 2021
This offer is worth up to £80 for up to 8 people
All food is local and organic.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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