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Rockwell House

Wearhead near St John's Chapel, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1009463)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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11 Customer Reviews

  • "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 PatSep 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 ShaunaJun 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 HelenMay 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 LesleySep 2020

  • "Lovely house with large rooms."

    The area is a fantastic place to explore.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Showers were not very good ..."

    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 RebeccaAug 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 PennyJul 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 SallyDec 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 DishalAug 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 CaitlinJul 2019

  • "Very good accommodation."

    Very clean, nice amenities

    Reviewed by ParameswaranMay 2019

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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