“The location was fantastic with great views from windows Enjoyed looking around this part of the country”
“Nobody mentioned the upstair neighbour.”
An old lady that played the TV at 6 in the morning above my head in the twin bedroom. She also had some apparatus that made a lot of noise and gave a big thumb every two seconds. Also starting in the middle of the night. There was an overall lack of privacy.
“The settee was very uncomfortable, my friend and I both found it so.”
The unadopted road should be stated as very steep, gravelled and bumpy. unsuitable for some cars. I am most upset with Sykes cottages, not the owners because as soon as I saw the unadopted road I was unsure and rang them. I told the person who answered that I was worried about the road and they assured me there were no problems with it. Had I known how bad it is I wouldn't have chosen that property. We couldn't get the radiator in the living room to work at all and on that first evening it was so cold, the property had clearly been empty for a while and would have benefited from some heating to take the chill off.
“The cottage was very comfortable and was an excellent base for our trip to Weardale and surrounding areas.”
Excellent views from the cottage and private terrace area. Owners had a good selection of information and suggested walking routes available. They even went the extra mile in keeping us informed of local weather conditions prior to our stay as a major snowfall had occurred the week before. Welcome gifts of homemade jam and chutney from owners was a nice touch.
“Excellent accommodation in a lovely remote-ish location.”
Cottage was furnished and adorned to a very high standard and the facilities were excellent. Highly recommended, you couldn't ask for anything more.
“Lovely relaxing accommodation”
Clean, lovely accommodation.Log burner a bonus. Walked to the local friendly pub. Lovely area for walks and drives.
- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
This charming, terraced ground floor cottage in the village of Rookhope has been beautifully decorated.
Perfect for friends, couples or families the area is a haven for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The entrance porch has plenty of space for hanging your coats and storing your walking boots and also houses the washing machine and fridge/freezer.
Through from here is the cosy open plan living area with a pretty kitchen area which is well equipped and has a Belfast sink.
Adjacent to this is a cosy sitting area set around the woodburning stove where you can put your feet up at the end of the day.
There is also a dining area where you can enjoy meals together and discuss plans for the following days.
Both bedrooms are very comfortable and have en-suite facilities to give you plenty of space to get ready in the mornings.
Outside is a terrace where you can enjoy alfresco dining with fantastic views across the village and beyond as your backdrop.
The village of Rookhope is set on the coast to coast cycle route which opens up miles of countryside and with bike storage at the cottage this is a fantastic opportunity to explore this famous track.
Surrounded by the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty this is a fantastic area to really relax and feel away from it all.
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. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Electric panel heaters and woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair on request
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Large lockable shed
- Terrace with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop and pub 5 mins walk
- Note: The property is accessed up an unadopted road.
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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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