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Rockwell House

(Ref. 1009463)

Wearhead near St John's Chapel, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely spacious property with everything you could possibly need."

    Amazing scenery and villages to explore around Wearhead which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Not much outdoor space but an ideal base for walkers and sightseeing. We would definitely have another visit to Rockwell House.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Dec 2023

  • "Rockwell House is a gem of a holiday home."

    It's very rare to find such spacious accommodation with big beds AND all en suite, plus a bathroom downstairs. The house was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The kitchen had all the equipment you need and the generous welcome pack was much appreciated. The neighbours were very friendly. There was no problem parking our two cars. The surrounding countryside is beautiful. Have no hesitation in recommending this lovely property.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Where do three generations of family go for a good holiday - Rockwell House!"

    The size of bedrooms, the quality of beds, an en-suite in each room made for great accommodation, along with the two very good sized living rooms, each with a television - and a spacious dining/kitchen area. The accommodation is clearly a winner for many needs, a group of walking or biking couples would find the area, the natural environment with its many walks and the near villages and small towns enjoyable days out. We were able to park all three of our cars in parking spaces outside the property. There is no garden but a short 10 minute walk over the bridge and down the road, leads to a children's play area and sports court. The children loved it...and so did we.

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Rockwell."

    The cottage was so roomy, we were 4 adults and 3 children and it was very comfortable. It was good that the 4 bedrooms were all en suite, plus a downstairs bathroom which was useful when it came to the kids bath time. The two lounges were also handy so the kids could play in one while we relaxed in the other. The kitchen was a delight, so much space and well stocked with lots of equipment and cupboards. The parking was fine for us as one larger car fitted in front of the cottage and the other across the road where there was enough parking.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was very comfortable for 5 of us."

    The kitchen was well equipped for cooking. Thank for the kind hospitality we received. The property was spotless. It was a wonderful place to rest and unwind.

    Reviewed by Cecilia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Jane is ecxcellent host,responsive and caring and property is warm,comfortable and well maintained"

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage plenty of room to spread about kitchen was extremely well equipped"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at rockwell house."

    It has been renovated to a very high standard,and was spotlessly clean. Good quality beds and bedding, with en suites in every room, double sized showers, even an extra bathroom downstairs. The kitchen had everything you could need, again good quality utensils, plates etc. The two lounges were comfortable with lots of space. The house itself deserves 5 stars, but I had to reduce it to 4 as there is not a lot of seating outside, just a small area at the back., and parking may be awkward for 2 or more cars, although street parking is an option. The welcome pack was generous and a nice surprise. Although access was with key code, the owner went to the trouble of calling down to welcome us, a nice touch. The area itself is superb, amazing scenery, views, and plenty of great places to visit. I would fully recommend rockwell house.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Rockwell House is so much bigger than you expect."

    Jane is a fantastic and friendly host and the welcome pack was greatly appreciated. The bedrooms with en-suite in every room is a rarity on Sykes but certainly an absolute joy to have. The whole house was immaculate and the private parking to the rear of the house made it easy to load and unload the car. The kitchen is one of the best equipped kitchens that we have had the pleasure to use and cooking a meal for eight people is absolutely no bother at all. Everything is there from plates to wines glasses, from pots to serving dishes. The nearest pub, just under 2 miles away is an easy walk down by the river and a friendly pint or two makes it all worth while. What an absolute gem of a house and we would certainly book it again if we were in the area. Thank you Jane.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "The property was very comfortable and cosy, really nice welcome by the owner leaving jam, bread, milk, eggs and butter."

    The kitchen was fantastic fully equipped with utensils and the double oven was great for cooking for a large family. The bedrooms were spacious. The shower in one of the front bedrooms over filled with water every day even though it was only used once. There was no parking outside the property as one of the neighbours cars was parked outside all week, parking was limited and not good for anyone with a walking disability. I felt some of the neighbours did not welcome us parking as one car purposely parked that close I had to climb in via the passenger side. Overall we had a good week despite the parking issues.

    I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and sorry you had difficulty parking. There is off street parking for 2 cars so this is usually ample parking for my guests. There is also plenty of on street parking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Apr 2023

  • "Rockwell house is a stunning house in a beautiful part of the world."

    The kitchen had everything to make a roast dinner in, bake a cake and the knives were even sharp. (Something that doesn’t happen all too often) The owner came to check everything was ok and told us if we had any issues to let her know. It was a cosy home, with everyone having their own bathroom this was excellent as everyone got privacy as well. The beds were comfortable. Unfortunately our holiday didn’t turn out as planned and my son was taken poorly and I had to leave during the night. However as my husbands parents couldn’t fit everything in the car Jane agreed to keep hold of the items and for us to come back I get them. We would highly recommend it, also think it should be rated 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very clean and well presented with excellent facilities."

    V comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really lovely house, clean and comfortable and with everything we needed."

    When we arrived, we found eggs, bread, tea, coffee, milk, butter and jam which were very much appreciated after a long drive. The beds were incredible, really comfortable, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "On arrival we were welcomed with coffee, tea bags, sugar, bread, spread, eggs and jam."

    The actual house was spotless all the way through. The kitchen had everything we needed for the seven of us. The bedrooms were really comfortable and everyone had good sized en-suites. Jane the owner was really friendly and helpful, when we did have a minor problem she sorted it so quickly.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage just as advertised."

    It was clean throughout and the kitchen was well equipped. The nice addition of eggs bread spread and milk was well appreciated.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house in a lovely setting."

    The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Rockwell House for those wishing to explore County Durham

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Traditional property which has undergone a complete renovation to a high standard."

    Very clean, comfortable beds, warm and cosy. Large kitchen, lots of storage, large fridge and freezer in the utility. We personally didnt find the sofas comfortable as they were too low backed. The access and parking wast ideal. Good location for exploring the area, beautiful scenery.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2021

  • "The owner of the home was very friendly and helpful."

    The neighbors around Rockwell House were lovely and welcoming and the house itself was to a high standard we will definitely look to go back in the future

    Reviewed by Shauna5.0Jun 2021

  • "We stayed at Rockwell house at very short notice due to a problem with our original booking."

    Sykes and the property owner were fantastic in sorting everything out to accommodate us. The property is large and very well appointed, ideal for larger groups/families. Everything was spotlessly clean and we had a very comfortable stay. The village is on the weardale way, so plenty of walking from the door, however be prepared to drive for shops, pubs etc.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "The welcome pack is generous especially the home made jam but be aware the nearest shop is a small co op 2 miles away."

    Parking is in front of the house on the pavement. We found this unusual. Lovely neighbours very helpful.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house with large rooms."

    The area is a fantastic place to explore.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Showers were not very good It was lovely that there were enough but the fact ..."

    Showers were not very good It was lovely that there were enough but the fact you couldn't run more than two at a time negated the fact there were so many

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Aug 2020

  • "This house was fabulous and we all loved it."

    The owner very kindly lefty us some provisions such as eggs and tea/coffee. We loved the North Pennines as an area and can't wait to visit again soon

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fabulous place,great walking and house spotlessly clean,really nice touch from Jane leaving bread,milk eggs and jam for us on arrival,we ranged in age from 1year old twins to fifty somethings!"

    ! And we all enjoyed a very comfortable fabulous christmas here,only downside we had to bring our own christmas tree

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2019

  • "It was absolutely fantastic."

    Couldn't tell a single fault. If we visit Yorkshire again and it will be this cottage for sure. Thank you for making our holiday a perfect one.

    Reviewed by Dishal5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, really clean and spacious in a great area for country walks."

    Even provided us with bread eggs jams and board games which we weren't expecting. All 8 of us had a great time and would definitely go again!

    Reviewed by Caitlin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very good accommodation."

    Very clean, nice amenities

    Reviewed by Parameswaran5.0May 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twins with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom/utility with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Additional sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine, TVs, selection of books, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On gravelled area there is off-road parking for two average sized cars or one large car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

Nestled in the pretty village of Wearhead, in the Durham Dales is this superb stone cottage.

Rockwell House is the ultimate choice for friends and families to explore the wonderful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property boasts a bright and modern interior with high-quality furnishings, while retaining some of its period features such as the stone fireplace.

Step into the open-plan living space, where you can relax and unwind of an evening, with the warming woodburning stove to keep you toasty during those winter months, whilst the dining area provides ample space for family gatherings over a hearty breakfast.

Walk through to the open-plan kitchen, which houses a range of appliances, so you can rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family.

The ground floor also benefits from a family bathroom and utility room, housing the laundry facilities, as well as an elegant bath and walk-in shower in case you fancy a relaxing soak in the tub to soothe those aching muscles.

Follow the steps up to the first floor, which reveals four spacious bedrooms, consisting of two super king-size doubles and two twins, all of which benefit from their own en-suite shower rooms for a small touch of luxury during your stay.

Discover the nearby Killhope Lead Mining Museum, housing displays on local mining history and boasting a play park with plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.

Venture towards the majestic Hamsterley Forest, a nature site with wooded trails for scenic walking, cycling and mountain biking, not forgetting the wonderful kid's adventure play area - perfect for you and your little ones to explore.

There are plenty of nearby rivers and lakes with opportunities for fishing and sailing, or you can take a lovely drive towards the neighbouring region of Cumbria for a plethora of attractions nearby.

Rockwell House is the place to visit for its grand walks and sightseeing opportunities.

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About the location


Stanhope 7 miles; Middleton-in-Tees 12 miles; Alston 12.5 miles

This quaint County Durham village sits in Weardale in the heart of the North Pennines AONB, an area known for its excellent bird watching, cycling and walking. As well as two friendly village pubs, one serving food, St John's Chapel offers a Post Office, a shop and a couple of cafés. The nearby market town of Stanhope sits on the fringes of the AONB and offers a wider choice of amenities and an outdoor pool. The magnificent city of Durham is slightly further afield but well worth a visit, laced with tremendous architecture and much to see and do.