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Terrace Cottage

Rookhope near Stanhope, Northumberland (Ref. 1000008)


  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Corrigan

    “This was a lovely cottage with beautiful views.”

    .Every care was taken to supply everything we needed for a short break,

    .Every care was taken to supply everything we needed for a short break,

The property

Stanhope 5.7 miles.

Enveloped by the North Pennines (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), Rookhope is a small picturesque village nestling in its own valley just off the A689 through Weardale, steeped in history with a strong community feel.

A number of walks, cycle paths and bridle ways are easily accessible in the area and enjoy stunning scenery and beautiful surroundings.

Set all on the ground floor, this cosy property offers lovely views across the village to the countryside beyond, allowing you a restful break at any time of the year.

On entrance, theres a porch for shoes/coats and a utility area housing a fridge/freezer and washing machine for your convenience.

This leads through to the kitchen area, which is well-equipped for cooking up a delicious meal for the whole family and getting together at the dining table.

Later, wrap yourselves around the warmth of the woodburning stove and tune into the TV or simply chat late into the evening over a few drinks.

There are two well-presented bedrooms in this property with bedside tables, lamps, chester drawers and open wardrobes.

The double hosts an en-suite shower room, while the twin has an en-suite bathroom with shower over bath.

To the outside, beyond the parking area you have a small seating area, where you can soak up this peaceful, countryside setting with a refreshing drink and/or BBQ.

North of the village is the pretty village of Allenheads, leading through to the South Tyne valleys and Allendale.

To the South, Stanhope has a selection of pubs and there are also specialist shops, a Co-Op, art galleries and an outdoor swimming pool.

Further East is the historic City of Durham with the Romanesque Durham Cathedral and Norman Durham Castle.

Medieval Crook Hall is home to gardens and a maze.

Durham University offers a Botanic Garden with woodland and tropical plants.

You have off-road parking and a secure storage shed to keep any bikes, should you wish to do any cycling while you are in the area; Rookhope is right on the coast-to-coast cycle route!

The local pub, the Rookhope Inn (a 2 minute walk from the Cottage), offers a selection of beers/food and a warm welcome.

Choose this characterful retreat for a restful break in the countryside.


  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, high chair available, dehumidifier (for drying clothes), TV, DVD, NOW TV, WiFi fibre broadband, selection of books and games
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Wood/coal for the multi-fuel stove is available at cost price
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Outside shed for firewood/coal, BBQ and secure bike storage
  • Small outdoor seating area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (more by prior arrangement)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, Co-Op 5.7 miles.

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About the location


Durham 22 miles.

The ancient market town of Stanhope lies in the beautiful Wear Valley in the heart of superb walking country. Described as the "Capital of Weardale", it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. The town is home to a delightful high street, offering a wonderful selection of pubs, specialist food stores, coffee shops, art galleries, a heated outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks, plus the town is on the C2C cycle route. Beautiful Blanchland, the "perfect village", lies just 10 miles away. The city of Durham is just 22 miles away and is a World Heritage Site boasting a magnificent cathedral and castle, plus 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. Further afield is the award winning Beamish Living Museum along with the Metro Centre housing 300 shops and a 12-screen cinema.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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