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The Old Miners Hall

Burnside near Rookhope, Northumberland (Ref. 946743)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No


  • Sleeps 12 people

  • 5 bedrooms

  • 4 bathrooms

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Hill

    “Great house.”

    Very high standard. Loved the luxury touches and hot tub. Had everything we could have wanted (...although a cake tin would be a tiny improvement). Liked that all five bedrooms were master style so everyone had a great room. Location is very rural (i.e. a drive from other sights) but in a pretty village, with good walks for all levels on the doorstep. Highly recommended.

    Very high standard. Loved the luxury touches and hot tub. Had everything we could have wanted (...although a cake tin would be a tiny improvement). Liked that all five bedrooms were master style so everyone had a great room. Location is very rural (i.e. a drive from other sights) but in a pretty village, with good walks for all levels on the doorstep. Highly recommended.

The property

The Old Miners Hall is a luxury stone-built period property perfectly located in the rolling hills of County Durham.

Nestled in the small hamlet of Burnside overlooking a babbling stream, this property commands spectacular views of the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Renovated to the owners’ very high specification the property is perfect for groups of up to 10 persons with the possibility of extending that to 14 with the additional hire of adjacent Riverside Cottage (Ref 916782).

The Old Miners Hall is a blend of period features, state of the art living and boutique chic interiors akin to a small luxury hotel.

An impressive, original door opens into a handy area for boots and coats so dump your wellies, and then behold the stunning ground floor.

To the left there is a spacious living area with sumptuous cream sofas, exposed stone fireplace with original range and inset woodburner.

Handmade bespoke designer furniture, interiors and original artwork adorn the room and add that extra touch of luxury and comfort.

To the right of the hallway is the luxury kitchen area, a chef’s dream with solid oak and cream Farrow and Ball painted kitchen with enormous island with a combination of granite and solid oak worktops.

Amenities include Neff and AEG appliances, induction hob, double electric oven, integrated microwave, integrated steam oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler, and triple Blanco sink.

The Old Miners Hall kitchen is the social hub of the property and provides everything you could possibly wish for to prepare that celebratory meal.

The adjacent open plan dining area with enormous solid oak table and crackling open fire is the perfect place for that long awaited family get together in the Durham countryside, great for hosting Sunday roasts, hearty breakfasts or formal suppers.

In the kitchen is a separate small utility which houses a washer and dryer.

The hallway has a ground floor WC and leads up an impressive original sandstone staircase with beautiful exposed stone walls.

On the first and second floors there are five beautifully furnished bedrooms with three benefitting from en-suite facilities.

The family bathroom is also located on the first floor and has a large Whirlpool Jacuzzi bath for those who want to linger in the tub with a glass of fizz.

All the bedrooms have hotel quality Hypnos beds, handmade designer headboards, bespoke furniture and original artwork and four of the rooms are large enough to class as a suite where you can sit back and relax in the comfort and privacy of your own room.

Outside fronting the hamlet is a the Weardale Way so to give guests a special holiday experience the current owners have built on an adjacent parcel of land a separate luxury summerhouse with surrounding privacy screening with a hot tub.

In addition there is an exclusive picnic area with picnic tables and fire pit.

Just five minutes’ stroll will take you to the village centre, with a shop, Post Office and an excellent pub serving great food and beverages.

The area surrounding your cottage is ideal for walking, cycling, birdwatching and fishing and is centrally located, giving easy access to both the Northern Lakes and the many delights of Northumberland.

This cottage is the perfect destination for that long awaited get together for family and friends at any time of the year.


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double
  • Family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, separate shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Summerhouse with hot tub.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Double electric oven and induction hob, steam oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner and open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Side garden with patio and furniture
  • Summerhouse with hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to original stone staircase, this property may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility, however adjacent riverside cottage available
  • Note: Due to the stream to the front of the house, hot tub and stone staircases, children need be supervised at all times
  • Note: No stag/hen parties
  • Note: Hot tub available until 10pm daily
  • Note: Chef and waitress service available at additional cost and upon request, prior arrangement is needed
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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