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Prospect House

Rookhope near Stanhope, Northumberland (Ref. 31199)


(39 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was extremely spacious - ideal for a mix of families coming together."

    All mod cons also helped. The location was stunning with walks from the cottage - would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SaraJun 2022

  • "The property was exactly what we were looking for."

    . plenty of room, clean and great facilities. It was disappointing to see the local pub had closed which meant we were more rural/isolated than expected but that didn't spoil our time at all.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2022

  • "Beautiful spacious house, well equipped kitchen and very clean."

    Great for a large family and pets. The area is outstanding, lots of lovely walks around. The locals are very friendly.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2022

  • "A lovely place for a family holiday, big open rooms , plenty of everything available for cooking etc."

    The playroom was well used. Really enjoyed being there.

    Reviewed by PaulineApr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay."

    The whole house was well equipped and nothing was an issue. Photos don’t do the place justice. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KellyMar 2022

  • "The property was really nice, loads of space and very clean."

    The pictures dont do it justice. It's the perfect location and offers the opportunity for different types of holidays, you can go for walks or drive to the bigger towns to learn and see the history of this area and county.

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2022

  • "We enjoyed a great holiday with 3 families and 2 dogs over Christmas and even had snow!"

    We found the house very spacious, it has a large hallway for shoes/wellies (very helpful in winter!) and a lovely open plan kitchen / diner which was well equipped with everything you need. All the bedrooms are a good size but I would recommend a chest of drawers and an extra bedside table for the double room without the en-suite and also black out blinds particularly for the rooms with the street lamp outside. The owner was extremely helpful and easy to contact. We had tea towels and duvets delivered the very same day! The house could benefit from a smart TV or Sky/Netflix package but it’s not essential. We would definitely recommend this house and would stay again.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2021

  • "The house was fantastic."

    ..even better than we had imagined. The table football was very popular! The place was luxurious, but at the same time very practical and provided us with a great base from which we could explore Weardale. The Christmas decorations were tasteful and gave the house a lovely atmosphere. Wifi was excellent, which was very useful because there was no phone signal. The only thing that could have been better was the water supply to the bath in the main bathroom - it could have been hotter, but was adequate. All in all we absolutely loved it, and felt that it was an absolute bargain. We would definitely encourage anyone to go there.

    Reviewed by GillianDec 2021

  • "Great location."

    Lovely property with lots of space in the kitchen/dining area for large groups. Bedrooms good size. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by JacquieOct 2021

  • "Rookhope is a very isolated village with good walks in the vicinity."

    Unfortunately the local pub has shut down. Stanhope is about 5 miles away. The house has a lovely spacious kitchen/diner very well equipped with ample crockery ,cutlery pans etc. We found the slow cooker very useful. The large oven and hob are ideal for a large family. We found the en-suites in two of the double bedrooms to be very small. The space saving concertina door in one of the en-suite bathrooms was difficult to use and in effective. The other en-suite bathroom was tiny. Bathrooms would benefit from some TLC. The downstairs WC off the diner was very useful for families. the owner Mrs Price was helpful. Access to the key safe allowed for ease of entry to the property. The outdoor space was gated and safe for dogs and small children. The outdoor furniture was good to use on a warm September weekend.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "A lovely spacious and clean holiday home with everything you need for your stay and the most comfy beds for a great night sleep too."

    There are many public footpaths to walk along from the house or if you want to get out by car, there are a lot of places to visit along the scenic country roads including Rookhope mine, Brough Castle and Frosterley Forest all within about an hour's drive. A great place to stay to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2021

  • "Well equipped house in a quiet area with many opportunities for walking and visits to local attractions."

    A fascinating area for industrial heritage.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "The house is clean, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Our extended family really enjoyed the week - there is plenty of room to spread out, and the sun even shone so we could sit outside! There are some great bike rides on quiet roads from the house (it's on the C2C route), if you like hills!

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2021

  • "We had a 3 night mid week break at Prospect House and loved it!"

    The property had all the facilities we required and more - well equipped and spacious and within a peaceful and relaxing location. The owners sent a great welcome pack beforehand which included really useful information for the surrounding areas including places to visit and explore. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2021

  • "Beautiful place with lovely walks/hikes and just fantastic to get away and disconnect."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Prospect House was just what was needed for our family break."

    The table football in the games room was unexpected, it doesn't feature on any photographs, but much appreciated. One member of the party thought the kitchen was better equipped than her house. Altogether we would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "The house itself was perfect for our requirements."

    Lots of space and well equipped. The description was a bit misleading; the details stated the property was in Stanhope, when in fact, it is in Rookhope about 5 miles away. As it was in Rookhope there are some great dog walks. Overall we had a very good week.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Lovely to find somewhere so nice that could accommodate our family including two young babies and five dogs!"

    The house was very spacious and comfortable and the location was peaceful with beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by DeborahJan 2020

  • "Prospect House is a wonderful, spacious cottage perfect for families and group getaways."

    We stayed for New year and the place was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and warm. The owners were in contact with arrival information and were contactable if needed throughout. The pub in the village is lovely and there is everything you need for a relaxing few days away. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2019

  • "It's well located for walks around the dales and the house itself was well furnished, all amenities are there and even the kitchen is well stocked with utensils and pans etc."

    .. Would go back again

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2019

  • "Great location"

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2019

  • "What a delightful place for a family getaway, set in the most charming village and gorgeous surroundings."

    Absolutely everything went just perfectly and we had a fabulous time. We would love to visit again in the future!

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "Prospect house is a great place to meet up with family and friends."

    The kitchen is well stocked but what let it down was the dirty cooker and pans that greeted us on our arrival. This may well of been the previous occupants but it should of be checked before our arrival. We all had a lovely time , the mutts enjoyed the walks and the weather was kind. As a family we all enjoyed ourselves , there was plenty of room for everyone and we all agreed would return for another stay.

    Reviewed by DebMay 2019

  • "We stayed here Monday-Friday over the May school holiday."

    There were 9 of us and the house was really spacious. The kitchen was massive and we spent most of our time in there, though the kids loved the football table in the playroom! The house was well equipped with everything you can think of and there was plenty of car parking space. Also, can highly recommend The Rookhope Inn literally 2 minutes walk from the house. We ate there twice. It was welcoming and cosy and even catered for my niece who is coeliac. We will definitely be rebooking and coming again! Thank you for a lovely week!

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2019

  • "House was excellent great place to take family house was very clean tidy great ..."

    House was excellent great place to take family house was very clean tidy great location everyone enjoyed the experience plenty of accessories in house would definitely return

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely family get together."

    Plenty of room for all 8 of us. Even had a spare bedroom. The weather was good and the area was excellent for exploring. The facilities in the house were amazing. Our teenage grandsons loved the football game and kept them away from their phones etc. Thank you for an awesome time. Sylvia Firth

    Reviewed by SylviaApr 2019

  • "We had a warm and comfortable time at the cottage both the adults and the children appreciated the facilities."

    We especially appreciated the help and assistance given to book a meal at the local pub and the friendliness of the villagers.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2019

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful location"

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2019

  • "Stayed here over christmas 10 of us."

    i couldnt fault anything regarding the property. from the second we walked through the door where the owner had put up some xmas decorations we couldnt feel any more at home. the property was finished off to a very high standard and we found everything we needed in the kitchen to easily accomodate us cooking for 10 people. the beds were so comfy . i would recomend anyone looking to stay in a house to book this . if you do stay pop along to the local pub as the two landlords will make you feel very welcome .

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2018

  • "Brilliant weekend away at this 'perfect' retreat."

    Our party consisted of 8 people (4 couples) plus dogs. This house had everything. It was warm, clean, cosy AND spacious. The kitchen was fully equipped. Living room for chilling in - plus a playroom with games and toys if families with children were visiting. TV's in the three rooms downstairs. So much room for guests to spread themselves about. Bedrooms were immaculate too. Many thanks to the Caretaker, Paul who took the trouble to email us with all the details AND who came to introduce himself to us when we first arrived. He couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely walks around the village and we would recommend a visit to the pub if you are at Prospect House for a holiday. Everyone so friendly. Altogether a VERY happy, chilled out weekend.

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2018

  • "Just to use the back door when going out with the road if you have children with you"

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "Booking the house was exceptionally easy and straightforward."

    I had to change the dates and this was no problem either. The cottage was immaculate and the friendliness and helpfulness of the caretaker Paul was greatly appreciated. Wouldn’t hesitate to book the cottage again or any other through Sykes as our reunions are really important to us so all these things matter.

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2018

  • "Fabulous house, just perfect for our family get together for my milestone birthday."

    Very comfortable and extremely well equipped and furnished. "The Cook" (my husband) was very impressed with the quality and very comprehensive cooking and dining equipment and facilities. :-D. The whole party really enjoyed the stay and appreciated the wealth of information re local places of interest and also the walking opportunities directly from the village. 5 stars for the information provided to welcome us to the house from owner Susie***** and caretaker Paul***** and a mention for the local pub the Rookhope Inn, thoroughly entertained on the Friday night by the Quiz, and welcome for the " Weekend Blow Ins" (we came third). Also provided a great meal on the Saturday for nine people including 3 vegans. Would highly recommend Prospect House to any large party of family or friends wanting to explore the Weardale Valley or North Pennines in general.

    Reviewed by ClareApr 2018

  • "Very nice house we had a great time caretaker Paul very helpful"

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2018

  • "Large and lovely house with easy parking."

    Kitchen really well equipped with a table that took a large party v happily. The beds were the most comfortable ones that I have slept in at a holiday cottage and the rooms were v quiet at night. The house was very nice and clean and Paul who looked after the cottage for the owners was very caring and welcoming. Just a couple of things for consideration; not all the bedrooms had enough storage for our clothes, one bedroom only had a chair over which to lay clothes. A bigger fridge/freezer would be nice too! We coped with these two small niggles and they certainly did not spoil our stay. The village itself had a good pub with very friendly staff, a part-time shop whose owner was very kind and helpful too. There were a number of small walks around the village which we and the dogs enjoyed. Neighbouring Stanhope had good shops including an excellent café/bakery and a number of gift shops. The church was v interesting and worth a visit. A good house in a good location for exploring Weardale, I would recommend it as a base for a large party of people.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2018

  • "Paul, the onsite contact, was excellent; very helpful."

    The house was very spacious, well equipped and warm. Beds comfortable and with luxurious linen. We had heavy snow all week and the house was a joy to come back to. Thank you to everyone involved.

    Reviewed by SallyFeb 2018

  • "We really enjoyed this holiday in Rookhope it made it even more special with the snow!"

    The house was even larger than we expected from the photos , plenty room for everyone and all of a very good standard . Paul the caretaker was very helpful not only with help about the cottage (which was better than we have experienced before ) but also the best walks to go on with the children and on the surrounding area . All in all it was a perfect break!!!

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2016

  • "I didn't think the fridge was big enough for 10 people Village was very friendly"

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2016

  • "The overall ease and use of the property was excellent."

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 3 x double (two with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room (seats 8)
  • Snug.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Parking for 3 cars in village hall car park behind property
  • Passes for cars and keys for car park gates can be found inside property upon arrival
  • Additional parking for 2 cars in garage adjacent to property, and on roadside to the front
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Prospect House is a detached double-fronted cottage in the charming former mining village of Rookhope, County Durham.

This attractive Rookhope cottage is perfect for large families or groups of friends wishing to explore this stunning region, or simply as a place to enjoy a relaxing break away.

Offering tasteful decor, this cottage in Rookhope has wooden floors, a superb kitchen with large dining table and a comfortable sitting room, plus the snug room is an ideal place for children to unwind in peace with their own TV, giving the adults time on their own.

There are five wonderful bedrooms at your County Durham cottage, including two with en-suite facilities, and the first floor family bathroom is perfect for soaking aching limbs after a day spent walking and exploring the rolling hills of County Durham.

This striking Rookhope cottage also has a rear lawned garden with patio, so pour a long cold drink, and soak up the unique sounds of the surrounding countryside, or why not stroll along to the friendly village pub for a pint or two?

The area surrounding this Rookhope cottage is perfect for walking, birdwatching, cycling and touring, and is well-positioned for trips to the Northern Lakes, historical Hexham, Hadrian's Wall and Durham City, with its magnificent cathedral.

Take a trip further afield and visit Newcastle and the Metro Centre, Bowes Museum, Beamish Open Air Museum, and the magnificent Heritage Coast.

This large County Durham cottage is an excellent base to discover the numerous delights of this unspoilt area.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas