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The Old Miners Hall

Rookhope, Northumberland (Ref. 946743)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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59 Customer Review(s)

  • Miss Renwick

    “Went for a well needed break with the girls and this place did not disappoint.”

    It was so lovely we loved everything about this place And the beds were amazing would defiantly go back

    It was so lovely we loved everything about this place And the beds were amazing would defiantly go back

    - Miss Renwick, September 2020

The property

The Old Miners Hall, Rookhope, is a period property dating back to the 1800s and has been extensively renovated to an exceptionally high standard, boasting uninterrupted views of the North Pennines in an AONB.

The Old Miners Hall is an established Holiday and Celebration property for up to 12 guests, and is perfect for all occasions from a wonderful family holiday filled with memories, to that extra special birthday party, or perhaps a lady pamper weekend or a mid-week outdoor adventure!.

The property exudes quality with designer interiors, and first-class fixtures and fittings, with the ground floor boasting a spacious and contemporary open-plan sitting and dining room with original features such as exposed stone walls.

The lounge has large sumptuous sofas, a 67-inch TV and digital music system with its own crackling fire, just perfect for entertaining guests.

The kitchen is a chef’s dream, with an enormous contemporary island with induction hob and a wall of Neff appliances including a double oven, microwave, integrated freezer, wine chiller, steam oven, dishwasher and large fridge.

Continuing to impress, there is a coffee station that doubles up as a drinks bar with Nespresso machine, toaster and cafetières.

The large kitchen table has ample space for 12 people, and is the perfect entertaining space for that celebratory meal with all your loved ones amidst.

There is an adjacent laundry area with Bosch washer and separate dryer, and completing the ground floor is a beautifully appointed bathroom and hallway leading up the impressive original stone staircase to the first floor.

On the first floor you will find five spacious, hotel-quality bedrooms, boasting Hypnos beds, designer headboards, handmade furniture, crisp white Sheridan linen, fluffy white towels and sumptuous interiors.

Three of the bedrooms have their own en-suites, and two bedrooms share the large family bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi whirlpool bath.

All guests are supplied with spa robes and spa towels for the outside chill out area, and the log cabin with aluminium bi-folding doors and hot tub.

This area allows guests to enjoy the hot tub 365 days of the year so whatever the weather, you can soak up those bubbles, relax and enjoy the facilities.

Outside you can also find a stone BBQ which can be doubled up as an outdoor fire, perfect for a summer barbeque, or toasting marshmallows in winter months.

The Old Miners Hall overlooks a magnificent uninterrupted view of the North Pennines AONB, and is situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Rookhope which has been written about by the poet W.H.Auden, as well as being frequently used in the TV series Vera, highlighting the incredible setting surrounding the property.

The property is a short walk to the famous Rookhope Arch which is incredible in late autumn and winter for viewing the dark sky constellations, and is only a short distance from a local pub and Post Office.

For further amenities, head to Stanhope where you will find a selection of shops, takeaways, a village bakery, local butcher, a café, and an Art gallery featuring local artist Alex Clark.

In summer months it hosts its own Agricultural show, as well as a steam railway, an open-air swimming pool and even stepping stones across the River Wear.

Brush up on the local history by venturing to Killope or Beamish.

Visit Blanchland, where you will find the remains of a 12th century abbey, and priests hiding hole above the fireplace in the Lord Crewe Arms.

Head to Derwent for a spectacular walk around the head of the reservoir with opportunities for day fishing.

The newly opened Auckland project and Auckland castle is well-worth a visit, and offers the opportunity to explore a thousand years of history, culture and art.

For those feeling adventurous, the property owner’s work in conjunction with a local outdoor activity centre, where you can try your hand at abseiling, canoeing, crate stacking, archery and gorge walking.

For those seeking something extra special, the owners can arrange local caterers to set up an impressive afternoon tea with fizz upon arrival.

Furthermore, within the surrounding area, you will find a magnitude of attractions including, High Force, the Roman wall at Corbridge, Durham Cathedral and Luminaire, and further afield is the beauty of the Lake District National Park.

This cottage is the perfect destination for that long awaited get together for family and friends at any time of the year.Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 981414, together sleeping 16 people.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family bedroom with super-king-size bed (zip/link, can be made into twins on request) and one single bed, 1 x family bedroom with king-size bed and single bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 separate rooms with king-size bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Master Bathroom with shower, Jacuzzi bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Neff double oven, Neff microwave, Neff induction hob, steam oven, freestanding AEG fridge, integrated freezer, dishwasher, wine chiller, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels, spa robes and spa towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgates provided upon request
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Access to Keopps log cabin with bi-folding aluminium doors, area with fire/barbecue, hot tub (available 6am-10 pm daily)
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Pub within 0.3 miles, shop within 6.2 miles
  • Note: Tesco, Asda and Waitrose do online deliveries daily
  • Note: The stone staircase may make this property unsuitable for those with mobility problems
  • Note: There is a stream outside the property so children should always be supervised
  • Note: No stag or hen parties Unless authorised prior to booking by the owner in writing
  • Note: No additional guests or vehicles permitted unless agreed by the owner in writing
  • Note: This property has a £200 good housekeeping deposit

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 Aukland 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

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