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The Old Miners Hall

(Ref. 946743)

Rookhope, Northumberland Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is stunning , well equipped and top quality."

    Could not have asked for more. Nicola was really helpful and recommended high force waterfall , then the high force hotel for sunday we were not disappointed

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jun 2024

  • "Amazing weekend."

    Beautiful cottage with stunning views. We couldn’t of asked for more. Nicola is a lovely lady and a fabulous host! We will be back ☺️

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2024

  • "Perfect family weekend away celebrating a big birthday."

    Well equipped kitchen (wish I had space like that!), lovely decor throughout, and the annex is so special and tastefully decorated, love the bath, separate kitchen and TV. The whole family enjoyed it, Nicola is a great host and explained everything we needed to know. Lovely hot tub and spa area with outdoor seating about 30 metres from the main house, brollies provided for adverse weather! Would definitely recommend, had a great time

    Ahh thank you Mandie You win the tidiest guest award ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mandie5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely stay - thoroughly enjoyed it"

    Reviewed by Olivia4.7May 2024

  • "We had a brilliant weekend away for my 40th birthday."

    Felt like home from home as we had everything we needed and more! Will definitely be booking again

    Ahh thank you Rachel x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2024

  • "I would highly recommend The Old Miners Hall."

    We hired this property for a family celebration and it was perfect. We were greeted by the owner and shown around the property, Nicola was extremely welcoming and helpful. It is obvious how much effort is put into this house as it was spotlessly clean and immaculately presented. The house is decorated to a very high standard and it was extremely comfortable and spacious for our party of 13 adults.

    Thank you Kathryn for your glowing review I’m delighted the family had a fantastic stay ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful property which is really well furnished with everything you need."

    This made our stay very comfortable and relaxing. With ages ranging from 11 to 70, we all loved our time here. Thank you Nicola.

    You are so very welcome Stephen Thank you for your lovely feedback and 5* review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Amazing cottage,high end luxury with fabulous openplan kitchen,everything you would need to cook and serve a feast."

    Beautifully presented. Large tv, cozy fire and plenty of room with original features through out makes this a great house for a get together with friends or family, amazing views,lovely location for walking or just relaxing in the peace and quiet. Very large hot tub a bonus.Owner very friendly and has thought of everything you would need to make your stay extra special,exceptionally clean.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2023

  • "Old Miners Hall is a perfect place for a family get away."

    The accommodation suited all in our party with age range of 27-85. Plenty of space to access including the wonderful hot tub. the whole set up is so well organised and everything is a really high standard. Nicola was a perfect host and has thought of everything and on hand for any queries. Good advice on things to do and see locally. We had the most amazing stay we will be back!

    We are delighted you had the perfect family getaway and thank you for your amazing review x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property, in a fantastic location."

    We would definitely recommend it to anyone. Thanks to Nicola for making us feel welcome.

    Thank you Chris for your lovely feedback of The Old Miners Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at the Old Miner’s Hall!"

    I would absolutely recommend it and would definitely come back.

    You are more than welcome Chloe ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Sep 2023

  • "I shared a week away with my family at the Old Miners Hall."

    It was simply superb. Nicola was a great host and the house was kitted out with everything you may need. The hot tub went down very well and its size was much bigger than anticipated. You are ideally situated to see Hadrian's Wall and many other wonderful places. I can see why so many other people loved this property. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Shea5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were a mixed age family group of 14 and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    All amenities were provided for in a luxurious way and it was the perfect setting for our family summer holiday. Nicola the host was ever so helpful and recommended lovely accessible walks and excursions- all proved to be wonderful. Thank you for a great time, from all the family

    Luxurious and perfect is a lovely thing to say Thank you for staying with us at The Old Miners Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eesha5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just had a great weekend here celebrating my birthday with all our family."

    The accommodation and facilities were excellent everything you needed ,my small grandchildren loved the location and didn’t want to leave.Nicola the lady who welcomed us when we arrived was very friendly and made us feel welcome from the start ,she was very helpful over the weekend too . We would definitely recommend this to anyone and would stay here again . Keith and Jean xx

    Thank you Jean and Keith for the amazing review and thank you from all the staff for the birthday cake x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful holiday at the Old Miners Hall for our extended family."

    Our host Nicola was brilliant throughout our stay. The house is lovely in every way with well thought out layout of the kitchen /dining room and living room. The bedrooms are also well arranged and are diverse to meet the needs of a large and diverse group. I have no hesitation of recommending The Old Miners Hall and would gladly stay again.

    Thank you for the amazing review We are glad you enjoyed your family holiday with us at The Old Miners Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nicola the host was fantastic, she was there to help from the minute we arrived and was beyond accommodating the whole time."

    We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Donna Louise5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in June with our family from the States."

    The two children will have great memories of England. A special thanks to Nicola who made us very welcome and who acted promptly in posting on a computer that was left behind to the great relief of the owner. I have no hesitation in recommending this property

    A luxury holiday home for a family holiday is very important especially when some are travelling from America We loved having you at The Old Miners and you really made the most of every day Thank you for your fantastic review Nicola x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous hen weekend at the Old Miners Hall!"

    It’s a beautiful property, lovely and clean on arrival and well stocked with everything you could need. Plenty of little touches that really made a difference including towels and robes for the spa area. Lots of beautiful walks and plenty of parking space, would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your Amazing review The Old Miners Hall is perfect for a Celebration or Special occasion I’m delighted your weekend was a great success Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gang of lovely ladies celebrating some milestone birthdays, couldnt of been better."

    Even got the sunshine. Well equipped kitchen, comfy sofas and even more comfortable beds. Would love to visit again in winter time and bunk down. Thank you for helping create some long lasting memories xx

    Thank you Ashleigh Big birthdays are very important and you were very well organised Over the moon The Old Miners exceeded your expectations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashleigh4.4May 2023

  • "Fabulous house for a family get together with loads of space and really lovely decor and furnishings, very good quality bedding, towels and bath robes too and spotless - exactly as described on the website and in such a beautiful peaceful position with gorgeous views."

    We loved the spa room with hot tub and made use of the BBQ area too - again loads of space and very comfortable seating. Everything you could wish for and more! Nicola met us on arrival and helped with information on eateries and sights to see. Many attractive towns to visit within easy reach.

    It was an absolute pleasure to host your family and I’m delighted The Old Miners Hall exceeded your expectations Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "Just returned from a 2 night stay at a hen do here and it was the perfect place."

    The house is spacious, clean and had everything you could ever need and more. Thank you for a wonderful stay :-)

    Thank you Laura you were a lovely group to host and really chuffed you all loved the Old Miners Hall Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura-kate5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Old Miners Hall was everything, and more, that we needed."

    Ages from 19 to 80 and it suited us all. Property was clean and tidy, Nicola couldn't be more helpful and showed us round, whilst given us info on the area. Beautiful setting, waking up to these views was magical. Ashgill Waterfall High force Waterfall and the hotel.. we ate breakfast there and then returned for evening meal Durham Raby castle Barnard Castle All of the above are a must.. whilst staying at the old Miners Hall. If i had to be picky the only thing that could improve the property is tiny things like... toothbrush holders in the bathroom, a few more saucepans, hooks on the back of bedroom doors, more drawers in bedrooms. These are silly little things and the holiday was still perfect. Thank you

    Alison you were an absolute pleasure to host and thank you for our perfect score on your feedback One extra large pan and door hooks ordered and additional shelf space in one bedroom on its way Please come back xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were a group of 14 ladies enjoying a birthday celebration for a weekend."

    The old miners hall was the perfect place to relax and get together with family and friends. The house is fully equipped with everything you need and the hot tub was a great hit too. Nicola the owner was brilliant at communicating with myself as the weather particularly wasn’t great, and she met us on arrival to show us around. A truly lovely break.

    Thank you Liz for your lovely review you really made the most of your weekend and I am delighted you loved The Old Miners Hall and it’s facilities for a large group Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Mar 2023

  • "Old Miners Hall is a beautiful house."

    There was 14 of us staying for 3 nights and we had a fabulous time. Nicola is very helpful and met us at the house on arrival to show us round and explain everything. The hot tub holds 6 people comfortably and robes and towels are provided for all guests. There is also additional seating in the hot tub area. The kitchen has a huge table that can sit 14 people. Bedrooms are very nicely decorated and 3 of the bedrooms are en-suite.

    Thank you Jayne for your fantastic feedback it was a pleasure to host your group Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jan 2023

  • "We rented the Old Miners Hall to celebrate our mum and dads golden wedding anniversary - three households came together (11 people) and it fitted us easily."

    There is so much room!! I’ve never stayed anywhere that is so well stocked, the kitchen had everything…even a food mixer and a slow cooker. And two of the households have purchased a coffee pod machine after using the one at Old Miners Hall. That said, we actually used a local catering company to provide food (pulled pork/brisket sarnies/ribs/various salads etc) - would definitely recommend Highrigg catering. And we also ate out at the Crosskeys in Eastgate (about 5 mins drive), which was good and very reasonably priced. The scenery from the house is amazing and there are a number of walks direct from the house. We saw so much wildlife and remnants of the old mining history right on the doorstep. Personally I didn’t use the hot tub, but the kids had a great time in it! The good news it is inside (with bi fold doors), so can be used whatever the weather. There is also plenty of seating and a chiminea barbecue (which worked perfectly for toasting marshmallows). Would definitely recommend the Old Miners Hall. The quality of furnishing (the sheets and towels were great!) and cleanliness was spot on. Nicola was the perfect host, easily contactable, provided great recommendations and thank you for the Prosecco on arrival…really helped get the celebration started.

    Thank you for your amazing review Luxurious furnishings and interiors Quality beds and bedding and a squeaky Clean well maintained property is our aim thank you so much for staying with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Old Miners Hall."

    We were a party of 8 friends of mixed ages. It was fairly rural so driving was essential but the view was amazing. We loved the large kitchen table where we all met for meals & evening games. The local pub within walking distance was permanently closed but that didn't bother us. The Hot Tub was really lovely as it was in an enclosed space....so even when others didn't want to get in they were able to sit inside & chat even when it was raining. The kitchen was well equipped & the decor was modern & clean. We would happily stay here again.

    Hi Lisa thanks for your lovely review and for staying with us at the Old Miners Hall .nestled in the spectacular Durham Dales Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful house in stunning countryside!"

    The house had everything you need for a relaxing stay, the host was lovely and greeted us on arrival. The hot tub was wonderful, the BBQ area very pleasant, although the weather prevented us using it. Very comfortable house with many original features which added to the ambiance. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Thank you Emma for being wonderful guests It’s an absolute pleasure hosting to a lovely group Lots of amazing memories x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay in this superb house."

    We were a multi generational family of 14. The house was spacious enough for us all and was suitable for all ages from toddler to 70 years old. The house sits in the most stunning location and the luxurious fittings and furnishings are absolutely beautiful throughout. Nicola was a fantastic host, always on hand, so helpful and easily contactable. HIGHLY recommend!!

    Thank you soooo very much for your wonderful review it makes my job so satisfying to see families and friends enjoy this amazing location and space Absolutely blown away by your review xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautifully well kept and well equipped property."

    The owner is easily contactable and quick to address any concern. The setting is unbelievably beautiful. We loved every minute of our stay. Highly recommended.

    Claire this was a very special big birthday and I’m over the moon it exceeded you expectations You were lovely guests and an absolute pleasure to host Happy birthday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2022

  • "A great week!"

    Holiday accommodation was very clean and beautifully decorated. Bedrooms were roomy and comfy. Good storage. Kitchen very well equipped. Host very friendly and happy to help.in any way. Prosecco and flowers on arrival was a lovely touch.

    Thank you Karen for your amazing feedback The Old Miners Hall is perfect for celebrating getting together and family of course You were a lovely family and thank you for staying with us x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2022

  • "From start to finish we had the best stay."

    The property was finished to such a high standard, and all the little details were so great, down to fresh flowers and prosecco on arrival! A stunning location too! Just gorgeous. Such a great property for getting together, and if you like cooking it has the best kitchen! Nicola the host could not have been more accomodating, and was so helpful! I couldn't reccommend this property anymore! We will definitely be back! Thank you so much we had the best time!

    Thanks Katie for your amazing feedback The Old Miners Hall is perfect for a celebration and you were lovely guests to host It makes my job really rewarding when we get 5 star reviews Thank you ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful house in an idyllic setting."

    Hot tub and BBQ area is a short 30sec walk from the property as is ideal for hosting for 10+ people. Would love to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "We stayed at the old miners Hall as we decided to get married at hexham and wanted a family celebration afterwards."

    The house was more beautiful than the photos could ever show. The scenery is amazing waking up to the trickle of the stream and the countryside was fabulous. The hot tub and spa garden was fabulous and was an extra special touch as we had lovely weather too. Nicola was so helpful during our stay. We would love to come back and would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2022

  • "This property was amazing!"

    ! Comfortable, spacious & so well equipped Nicola greeted us and took time out to show us around every single room and reassured us that she was available at all times if we had a problem. This was our family holiday which consisted of 11 and we just didn’t want it to end. Finally a massive thanks to Nicola and we will see you again for sure. Kind regards Mark & Lorraine

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "The house is simply amazing, every room is beautiful but the owner has managed to create something special that you still feel you can relax in!"

    The extra touches with fresh flowers, chilled prosseco on arrival were just lovely. The host was exceptional making sure we were all happy during our stay. We were a group of 14 ladies celebrating a BIG Birthday and I can't think of anywhere else I would have rather been.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2022

  • "Amazing stay at the old miners hall."

    Huge house which didn’t cause over crowding with having 12 people. We also used Jane at High Rigg Catering which was a god send as all the food came cooked and ready for serving. 100% recommend that if you don’t want to allocate people to have to cook. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your lovely 5star review and delighted that our local recommendation for afternoon tea and evening meal were a success Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2022

  • "We’d a brilliant time staying at all the Old Miners Hall."

    The house was fantastic - clean, spacious and beautifully decorated. The hot tub was fabulous as was the BBQ area. Beautiful walks on it’s doorstep. Nicola made us feel very at home. Would highly recommend!

    Squeaky clean is a must and luxury interiors make all guests feel extra special We loved having you as our guests thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A fabulous property where we could all relax and enjoy the space."

    It was wonderfully comfortable with everything one might need. Nicola greeted us at the start of the stay and was super friendly and helpful, providing some walking material which was much appreciated. The countryside is stunning and the hot tub was a welcome addition at the end of a day on the hills. All in all we had an excellent time.

    Stunning scenery and amazing walks from the doorstep we loved having you as our guests Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Ideal property for 3 generation family getaway"

    Thanks Charlie for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Apr 2022

  • "Nicola had been amazing throughout our entire stay."

    She is one of the loveliest host I ever met. We arrived to a very wonderful welcoming and she showed us the house and how to use appliances.Nicola was very accessible and attentive to see if we required anything. The house was very clean. When we arrived the rooms were impeccable especially the one with the copper bath tub and very comfortable beds. There was plenty of space. The kitchen was the heart of the house. Beautiful island kitchen and lovely wood aesthetics and the wine chiller.It had everything you need from cutlery to cheese boards and cooking appliances. The house had a lovely jacuzzi with spa robes provided and a bbq area. The area was lovely with beautiful scenery and waking up to the sound of the river flowing. I and my guest had a great time celebrating my graduation and birthday. It was surely 10/10 experience. I would recommend this place and would definitely in future rebook again.

    Reviewed by Tendai Blessing5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had an amazing weekend."

    What a place to make great memories. Everything was beautiful, so well equiped with everything you need, plus things you hadn't thought of. Nicola was so helpful every step of the stay. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a really lovely stay for a friends hen do!"

    The house is huge has so much space and is beautiful - the beds are very comfy. Nicola was very helpful in recommending a local pub and helping when we had no hot water. The house gets very warm despite it being so big - we didn’t have to use the beautiful fire!

    Ahh thank you Lauren for you fab review It’s an easy fix when one of your guests accidentally switched the hot water off Hope to see you again in the future Nicola Property Owner

    Reviewed by lauren5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just returned from our New Year break at The Old Miners Hall and let me tell you we had the best time ever, the house itself is beautiful and full of character, from the original stone floors to the fireplaces and windows, we were a party of 13 and found the house very spacious with lots of comfortable sofas to seat everyone, the attention to detail is first class with everything you could possibly want or need, the beds and bedding are quite possibly the best I have ever experienced away from home, we made full use of the spa area which housed the hot tub where towels and robes were all provided, lastly, a special mention goes to Nicola the owner for the personal touches, she was there to greet us and show us around on our arrival and had provided Prosecco and flowers to welcome us, nothing was to much trouble, thank you."

    An outstanding experience all round.

    Gillian it’s wonderful to see families and friends of all generations enjoy the Old Miners Hall and you we’re lovely guests Please come back x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, would highly recommend and have already booked again for next year."

    I visited with a group of friends for a 40th Birthday weekend and it was perfect. Cleanliness and decor throughout is done to a very high standard with beautiful finishing touches that made us feel right at home. Beds are possibly the most comfortable I have stayed in away from home. Hot tub area is lovely and private, the hot tub area is not attached to the property but this didn't bother us at all as the location itself is lovely and private. The owner Nicola was great, very welcoming on arrival and gave us a thorough tour of the property. We discovered a lovely place for Sunday lunch called the Hare and Hounds which was only a 10 minute drive. Although we visited as a group which was lovely this property would aldo be great for a family gathering which I intend to do myself next year. Looking forward to our return

    Claire thank you for the amazing review it makes all our hard work worth it ! Looking forward to hosting you in 2022 and show you our new annex See you then Nicola Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is the second time I have booked with Sykes and everything was simple with easy access to payments and reminders etc… it makes booking really simple and gives peace of mind - especially when organizing a hen party!"

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay as a group of 12 ladies on a hen party weekend."

    Nicola is fantastic at quickly answering any queries you may have. Property was stunning and the views brilliant. The outside hot tub area is lovely although we didn’t quite expect it to be around the corner of the house, there was also an extra downstairs bedroom advertised in the profile which appeared to be blocked off by a bookcase. Rookhope itself is very rural, which Nicola had already explained. Numbers were provided however so we could get to nearby cross keys Eastgate pub for a Sunday lunch. There is a bus also, 102, which we discovered whilst walking which took us into Stanhope. Overall a beautiful property, ideal for big groups.

    Reviewed by Chantelle4.7Oct 2021

  • "After re-arranging our week away three times during lockdown we all thoroughly enjoyed our long-awaited escape to such a comfortable, warm house."

    The surrounding countryside is stunning and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Beth4.4Oct 2021

  • "We were so overwhelmed with how clean and tidy the house was."

    There was so much attention to detail and nothing was forgotten. We had robes in every room and towels at the door ready for the hot tub. The beds were very comfy. There is a lovely little stream running at the front of the house and the views are outstanding. It exceeded expectations and we would all love to visit again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had been bit nervous as had booked this for a large group for friend's 40th birthday celebration, and didn't know all those invited, but everyone was thrilled with the property which was fabulous."

    Beautiful surroundings and loved the hot tub space too.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely situation with great walks from the door step."

    Equipment high spec and beds very comfortable. Everyone in our party had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great host and really helpful with ideas of what to do in the area."

    Beautiful house with everything you could possibly need. The views and setting are just breath taking!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Old Miners Hall was an amazing property, perfect for large family or group of friends."

    The owner was so friendly and helpful, sharing suggestions for local activities and checking in on us when we saw her during our stay. The property was clean, comfortable and had everything you could need for a week away. The location was beautiful with so many activities just a short drive away. A gorgeous part of the country that we'll definitely be returning to.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a wonderful family holiday at the Old Miners Hall."

    We made use of the hot tub and the bar-b-que area.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2021

  • "Thank you very much Nicola for a lovely week away in the picturesque setting of Rookhope."

    A hidden gem of Northumberland, the old mill house provided all the space and facilities myself and ten of my friends needed throughout our stay. A stunning house, decorated and furnished to the highest standard, we couldn’t have wished for a better place to stay. We particularly enjoyed the outdoor bbq space and private hot tub that came with the property. We would all highly recommend staying at this property and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Cara5.0Jun 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Sep 2020

  • "The holiday home was perfect for are family event and in a great location"

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful house and exceptionally well equipped for a holiday rental."

    Luxurious, stylish and modern yet did not feel on edge with the children. All bedrooms equally lovely which means no problems with who sleeps where!! Owner very relaxed, helpful, quick to respond and friendly. Hot tub great and lovely views. Visited some really lovely places although be prepared to drive. A great holiday!

    Reviewed by Tess5.0Aug 2020

  • "We just loved our whole holiday."

    The peaceful location, the wonderful views, the beautiful home with everything you could wish for. Thank you for a wonderful holiday x

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely weekend away."

    The host was friendly and very helpful. The house was beautiful and warm. Very clean and had everything you could ever want.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fabulous house for 10, fresh flowers & prosseco upon arrival."

    Lovely little touches around the house made it a pleasure to stay, plenty of walks around about & River running right past the front door. Hot tub situated at end of property, would have been nice if dressing gowns had been supplied & not enough towels for 10 people. Reading the feedback book from within the property previous comments suggest not enough mirrors in bedrooms/bathrooms which has not been resolved.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Dec 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage beautifully restored with high spec furnishings."

    Gorgeous surroundings for a peaceful stay. Loved the extra touches the owner provided to make it extra special.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2018

  • "The photos couldn’t do justice to the wonderful views, and the cosy accommodation."

    It was a welcome return after exploring the beautiful nearby countryside. Nicola was a great host, friendly and accommodating, especially as we had to arrive late at night. The house was great for us as a large family group, it didn’t feel cramped at all. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2018

  • "Our group of 10 ladies had a wonderful weekend at the Old Miners Hall."

    The accommodation is just stunning and exceeded our expectations. The owners have restored it to perfection so that the old traditional features can be enjoyed. The high tech kitchen is really well equipped and makes self catering a delight. The house is beautifully presented, fresh and clean throughout. We loved the hot tub which has beautiful views of the rolling countryside. The owner was so warm, friendly and helpful. Personal touches were really appreciated including fresh flowers throughout the house and a bottle of bubbly to welcome us on arrival. I couldn’t recommend this accommodation more highly enough.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant property with exceptional facilities, could not fault."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2018

  • "We booked this property for our annual family holiday (8 adults and 2 children) and we were not disappointed!"

    The house is fantastic. Every room has been tastefully decorated to a very high standard. The beds in particular were very comfortable. The best I’ve found in a holiday cottage. The location of the cottage is idyllic. The surrounding views are stunning. We made good use of all the facilities including the wonderful hot tub. We had a minor issue with the dishwasher but this was dealt with promptly by the lovely owner, Nicola, who made us feel very welcome and comfortable throughout our stay.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2018

  • "The house is very spacious and comfortable, excellent kitchen facilities."

    being welcomed is a clean house with fresh flowers made us feel very welcome!

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Jul 2018

  • "The Old Miners Hall is perfect for a family holiday."

    The property is a great example of an old property with great features which has been married with modern living, allowing the family (especially the teens/twenties) to keep themselves in touch in the usual ways, whilst enjoying a bit of 'Character' in the place. So comfortable and spacious, it was a really good experience for all, and we ranged from 90 - 18 years in age. The Owners were so helpful, and very nice people to deal with. The local people too were so friendly, and the local pub, a short walk away, was good to visit. The Hot Tub was perfect for relaxing after an active day of walks, sightseeing and shopping. Durham well worth a visit too.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fantastic house that had everything we needed."

    Arrangements and communications were very good and helped everything go smoothly. I had the best sleeps I’ve had since I can remember. Beds were superb! Location is ideal for getting away from it all but just a small drive to great places to visit in the North East. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Old Miners Hall is stunning."

    Very clean, good quality comfortable furniture, especially the beds. There were a few snags, i.e. doors not fitting, toilet seats slipping, but apparently these have now been fixed. There were a few too many rules, but these may be necessary for some parties of people. We were a group of middle aged women who always treat other people's homes with care and respect. I would not hesitate to recommend The Old Miners Hall to anyone.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful clean comfortable spacious accommodation with all amenities set in a peaceful location surrounded by countryside and footpaths for walking."

    Easy walk to the village pub/restaurant and under an hours drive from many popular attractions and days out. A warm welcome from the owner and greeted with a complimentary bottle of bubble and vases of fresh roses. Couldn't fault it and would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Brilliant property, and it was lovely you have someone to welcome us and give us a showround."

    Lovely touches that went that extra mile, like fresh flowers, soft and fluffy towels, log fire already lit.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2018

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at the Old Miners Mill and we will definitely be booking up again ."

    We were hit by the snow but it just made it even more magical. Nicola the owner was so warm and welcoming and even left us a bottle of champagne on arrival. What a fabulous weekend we had! Thank you x

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2018

  • "This holiday home is ideal for a large family get together."

    The village is a friendly place to stay for a week and the pub serves very good food and reasonably priced. Transport is certainly required. Nicola, the owner met us at the property and explained how everything worked. The house is fabulous and had everything we needed. Would recommend it!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2018

  • "This cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    It exceeded our expectations and was the perfect setting for a catch up with friends. The kitchen was extremely well equipped which made cooking breakfast for everyone a breeze - a rarity in most holiday lets. We visited during a cold snap and enjoyed coming back to a lit fire after our stroll to the local pub. Nicola, our host, went beyond the call of duty; greeting us on arrival, leaving a welcome hamper, helping us with taxi arrangements and making sure we were comfortable during our break. We would highly recommend to any large groups looking for a cosy luxurious getaway!

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful holiday location combined with relaxing luxurious accommodation made our family holiday for 6 adults and three boys a fabulous experience."

    The stunning scenery and the wide choice of visitor attractions made our first visit to the area a memorable one. But most of all the friendly welcome we received from Nicola, and the private use of the hot tub in the summerhouse were above all the reasons why we will return.

    Reviewed by June4.8Jul 2017

  • "Great place for a family get together."

    We were a party of 10, 3 generations celebrating a big birthday. All of us loved this place. The kids played hide 'n seek. We all enjoyed walks in the beautiful countryside and we laughed for hours around the big kitchen table. This is a house that takes care of you whatever you feel like doing.

    Reviewed by Thomas4.8Jun 2017

  • "This is by far the best of many of the weeks away that we have had away."

    We were made welcome the minute we arrived by the lovely Nicola and the locals were all friendly so we felt right at home. The furnishings and equipment at the Old Miners Hall are all brand new and of a very high quality. The kitchen is a dream to cook in and we had to drag ourselves away to eat out. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and it was very helpful to have do many ensuites and bathrooms. Having come up from the South East it was delightful to experience the relative tranquility of the area and we really immersed ourselves in the history of the surrounding cities towns and countryside, and the property itself in particular. There is so much to do we can't wait to go back and wholeheartedly recommend the property to other guests.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2017

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Summary

  • First floor. Bedroom 1 Super king zip and link with additional single bed. Bedroom 2 King sized bed. Bedroom 3 King sized bed and en-suite with shower Basin and WC. Family bathroom with jacuzzi bath, shower, basin, WC. Second floor. Bedroom 4 King sized bed with additional single bed and en -suite with shower basin WC. Bedroom 5 King sized bed with en suite with shower basin WC. Bothy adjoining living room through doorway separate living sleeping accommodation. Bedroom 6 on mezzanine floor in annex with open plan en-suite bathroom with copper bath. Ground floor cloakroom with basin WC. Ground floor main house. Open-plan living room with seating for 14 persons with WIFI smart TV, music system and feature fireplace. Open plan sitting area leading into the kitchen open plan dining area. Dishwasher, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, coffee machine, double oven, steam oven, built in microwave, induction hob, washing machine. Ground floor bothy attached to living room with its own living area, small kitchen feature fireplace, cloakroom and mezzanine with bedroom and copper bath.
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels Spa robes and Spa towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair provided by prior arrangement. Parking for 7 cars. Spa garden enclosed with seating ,BBQ and Hot tub available 6am -10pm. Sorry, no additional visitors ,pets ,smoking or candles allowed at this property. Pub within 3.2 miles, shop within 4.9 miles. Tesco and Asda Home deliver. Stags/Hens or similar must seek approval of owner and agree simple rules. This property has a good housekeeping deposit of £200. Warning this property is close to a river and has original stone staircase which may be unsuitable for elderly and small children.

The property

The Old Miners Hall is a fabulous holiday home for friends and family and an established Celebration property for all occasions including birthdays , anniversaries, afternoon teas and even Celebrity Chef dinning. Located in County Durham accommodating up to 14 guests The Old Miners Hall has its very own Spa Garden with hot tub outdoor dinning with fire /BBQ.

We have breath-taking views walks and waterfalls from your doorstep and are located next to the Rookhope Arch a famous landmark for Visit Durham dark skies. A 30 min drive to High force one of the most impressive waterfalls in England , and within an hours drive of Hadrians wall, Durham City, Beamish open Air museum. We host annual guests visiting Kynren a spectacular outdoor show and Luminaire the largest outdoor light festival in the UK.

Centrally located we are accessible to Hadrians Wall, English lake District and the Northumberland coast. The accommodation has six luxurious bedrooms to choose from with oodles of space. You will find 3 large en-suite bedroom all with king sized beds one of which has an additional single bed 1 super king-size zip and link with an option for an additional single bed. 1 king sized bedroom. The large well appointed family bathroom has a jacuzzi bath to soak in after a long walk all en suite bathrooms have shower, basin and WC. 1 large open plan mezzanine bedroom in adjoining bothy with king sized bed and open plan bathroom with feature Copper bath.

(New for 2022). Spend evenings within the open aspect living room through to kitchen which boasts an large island with wide range of appliances and equipment including wine and drinks chiller and coffee-making machine, as well as an enormous dinning table seating up to 14 guests. After dinner, retire to the living room with a feature fireplace with woodburning stove and smart TV or chill out in the adjoining bothy perfect for those who want to have their own separate accommodation connected to the property or utilise the space with the whole group.

The bothy is very en trend and has its own luxurious seating and feature fireplace with small kitchen and cloakroom with WC and basin. Above is a mezzanine floor with a superb king sized bed with a decadent copper bath. The outside views and walks are breath taking and to ensure guest enjoy the hot tub 365 days of the year we have built our very own enclosed Spa garden with its own luxury Keops log cabin housing hot tub with bi folding doors, outdoor fireplace/BBQ and outdoor dinning experience we provide Spa robes and Spa towels for added luxury. We have a local pub Cross keys at East gate serving pub grub or splash out at the Lord Crewe Arms Blanchland for posh nosh , have a pint at Allenheads or a famous milk shake at Pow hill.

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

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About the location

ROOKHOPE

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute