“Superior cottage in a great location.”
Nicola was a great host and all the neighbours were extremely friendly. Would certainly recommend this accommodation.
“Everything was good.”
As expected only let down was not being told there was no WiFi fit and that the only mobile service that works around there is EE and we only found that out on arrival. This would most likely of changed our booking to something that would have include wi fi as we were unable to go places until we could log into a WiFi area for our sat nav to work or our mobile phones to have service as it is important that I keep in touch with home.
Clean and well equipped. Personal welcome from owner. Champagne and fruit hamper on arrival Loved it!
“Lovely little gem”
A lovely little find to enjoy all that Weardale and surrounding areas have to offer. Cosy, comfortable and a warm, personal welcome started off the week break perfectly. Thank you
“Cosy cottage in lovely, peaceful surroundings”
No need to repeat what others have already said about this excellent cottage in Weardale. Everything is as described on the webpage and the owner couldn't be more helpful. She really goes the extra mile to make her guests feel welcome and we can only think of positive things to say about it. We will certainly recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting the area. It's also useful to know, for larger groups, that the cottage can be rented along with the large house next door.
“Very comfortable property, very well equipped.”
Booking with Sykes Cottages was very easy & we found exactly what we were looking for immediately.
“Perfect little cottage”
If you need some peace and quiet with wonderful scenery, then book this lovely little cottage. Nicola the owner couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming.There was a welcome hamper and bread and milk provided.After a very long journey seeing the light on in the window and upon entering seeing fresh flowers and a spotlessly clean warm and homely cottage it made it all worth while. We met Nicola the next morning and she is very helpful if you haven't been to the area before.She is a lovely person and will I'm sure succeed with The old Miners cottage next door. The cottage is very well equipped with lots of wild life just outside the door. A perfect cottage for a couple wanting a relaxful holiday. Even though there was no wifi I didn't miss it really but my husband did.Though I understand Nicola is going to get it soon. Would definitely recommend.
“Switch off and relax at this lovely, cosy cottage”
We were very late in making plans for Easter, and were very lucky to stumble across this cottage. We wanted to get away from London to somewhere relaxing with lots of fresh air. This cottage was just the ticket! The cottage was well equipped and really nicely decorated, with very comfy beds and great lounges- perfect for afternoons spent reading! Nicola was very welcoming and, knowing we were arriving late at night, she kindly left us bread, butter and milk for the morning. The welcome hamper is also a lovely touch. There is no wifi or telephone reception so it really is an escape from the world, but the pub up the road has wifi so there's nothing to fear! Stanhope (6 mile drive) has a very nice fruit and vegetable store, sweet shop and a great butcher as well as a co-op and bakery, so everything you need is just a srone's throw away. On Nicola's recommendation we had dinner at the Lord Crewe Arms one evening which we would highly recommend. We didn't have a chance to have a drink in the bar there but it looked fantastic.
“The welcome was amazing, both warm and generous.”
The cottage was very comfortable, stylish and able to navigate with ease.
Great cottage very clean and in a great rural location the cottage has all the amenities you require for a great stay, if you enjoy walking the area is fantastic for walks and there are towns and village within easy reach by car we had an excellent weekend with our two friends and would consider a return very good value.
“Lovely cottage, well fitted out with everything you would need.”
Beds very comfortable and decoration throughout excellent.
“Superb location, charming property”
I booked this trip at the very last minute and I am just so grateful that it was available. The property is located in a deep valley in the pennines (so don't expect phone signal!), Rookhope itself is a quaint village, and it is easy to get around to the surrounding areas. The cottage is extremely comfortable, and an ideal place to relax after long walks. I traveled with my two brothers and we all were really happy with the accommodation. It's a great mix of traditional character and modern amenities. If the outdoors are your thing then this is a great base, we went walking every day - you can start at the doorstep or easily travel elsewhere (e.g. Derwent reservoir 20 mins away), I went on a run around the surrounding hills every day also as it was just so spectacular, we also enjoyed renting bicycles from Weardale (10 mins away). Although we did not meet Nicola (property owner) she left a lovely impression, she provided us with perfect directions and information about the immediate area along with a fantastic welcome hamper that I will leave to be a surprise for future bookers! Oh and finally the shower was really powerful, I was reluctant to get out!
“A fabulous cottage in an unspoilt landscape”
The cottage was a last minute booking and we landed well and truly on our feet. the cottage is brand new - ie completely refurbished and therefore in superb order. Comfort is the order of the day. Complimentary dressing gowns, a hamper of 'freebies' on arrival and a very welcoming owner in Nicola. Rookhope is remote but set in the beautiful Weardale valley but very close to all the North East's main attractions eg Hardian's Wall, Beamish Museum, Durham, North Pennines, Northumberland, and an hour to Alnwick castle and the beautiful Northumbrian coast. We were made exceptionally welcome by Nicola and our 7 year old daughter loved feeding the ponies in the adjacent field. Whilst the river is nearby the cottage, in our opinion, is very safe for children. The 5 minute walk to the pub is also a minor adventure if one goes the scenic route but worth the amble. We loved it and genuinely would return to stay at Riverside Cottage.
This wonderful semi-detached cottage is situated on Rookhope Burn, a delightful babbling stream, in a stunning rural location, next to the Old Miners Hall, on the outskirts of the former mining village of Rookhope in the North Pennines.
Surrounded by spectacular countryside, this charming, single-storey holiday home is the perfect location for a relaxing break whilst discovering this lovely part of County Durham.
Inside, this superb cottage has been furnished in a modern style with a bright, cheerful feel, with a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable sitting room with a cosy dining area.
Completing the accommodation are two welcoming bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside, the cottage has its own small private patio to the front, which provides relaxation after a bracing countryside walk or a day exploring the region.
Why not wander along to the popular village pub to sample some of their delightful fare or simply curl up in your cottage and soak up the surrounding countryside?
Jump in the car and take a trip to the Northern Lakes, historical Hexham, Hadrian's Wall and the city of Durham with its magnificent cathedral.
Alternatively, travel further afield and visit Newcastle and the Metro Centre, Bowes Museum, Beamish Open Air Museum, and the magnificent Heritage Coast.
This gorgeous cottage is in the perfect position for a luxury break at any time of the year.
Note: This property is next to Ref. 946743, together they sleep 14.
- Hot tub
- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Sky TV
- Broadband / WiFi
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
- Gas central heating with woodburner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with Sky, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Hot Tub
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Front patio not enclosed
- One well behaved dog welcome
- Sorry no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 mins walk
- Note: A river runs beside this property, children to be supervised
- Note: No Stag/Hen or similar
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About the location
Stanhope 6 miles; Hexham 18 miles; Durham 25 miles.
The small former mining village of Rookhope in the North Pennines offers stone cottages, a shop, Post Office and a pub, and a local landmark, Rookhope Arch at Lintzgarth is situated a few hundred yards away. The village is also on the C2C cycle route, and there are a number of walking routes in the area. Within easy reach is the market town of Stanhope, which is situated in the beautiful Wear Valley and offers the Durham Dales Centre, housing tourist information, a coffee shop, local arts and crafts. The town also has a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, art gallery, Stanhope Steam Railway which hosts the famous Polar Express, 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.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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