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Burnhope Shooting Lodge

Wearhead, Weardale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 13416)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


28 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing location by the reservoir."

    We did loads of cycle rides and run round it every day. I am sure as our children grow older walking around would have been amazing too. Very comfortable- almost slightly too big for just 8 of us. Great views- just couldn’t take it in enough. Really enjoyed the sitting room and playing games together. Very friendly staff Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by MyrtoMay 2021

  • "What an amazing place to stay."

    The photos don’t do it justice. There was 15 of us and every one was very impressed with everything. Very high standard Would highly recommend it. We had the chef and butler service one night too and that was exceptional

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2020

  • "We were a wedding party of 17 and a dog."

    The Lodge was perfect for our needs - warm, comfortable and in a beautiful location with amazing views from every window. The snooker room was a bonus. Athol braved wind, rain and even snow at the BBQ to provide us with a feast of cooked meats and a variety of salads. Nick was extremely helpful throughout. We are already planning a reunion at the same venue!

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2019

  • "Wonderful place for a large family to get together."

    We had children from 2 to 16 experienced fun. Loved ensuite in every room,comfy beds and lovely countryside.Helpful staff who were accommodating.

    Reviewed by SinclairJul 2017

  • "This holiday property was without doubt the best property we have stayed at, in over 30 years of having large family group holidays."

    Everything we needed was provided - and worked! Two top quality washing machines and dryers, a large fridge and chest freezer, an enormous electric kettle, two dishwashers, a wine chiller, plenty of crockery and cutlery, the list is endless! The beds were all comfortable, the showers (all en-suite) worked and provided hot water. We have never returned to a holiday property we may return to this one.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2016

  • "The accommodation was superbly comfortable."

    It was great to come back after a long walk, leave boots and damp gear in the boot room and, after tea and cake, sink into steaming baths. There seemed to be an endless supply of hot water. A highlight was our final meal, the chef and the butler gave us a superb evening. Not only was the food top class, but the meal incorporated surprises and treats, fun and good humour. We were bowled over by the friendliness of the team.

    Reviewed by LizJun 2016

  • "We liked the whole holiday; from the professional and friendly staff to the house and grounds."

    I cannot say enough about it. The house was warm, well stocked and we felt completely at home and relaxed. We loved it.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2016

  • "The caretakers were absolutely lovely and very helpful."

    The house is absolutely beautiful and the bedrooms are massive with stunning views from every window. There were bathrooms absolutely everywhere. We would recommend this house to absolutely anyone.

    Reviewed by JackDec 2015

  • "A fabulous house and location - we all LOVED it and would definitely use this property again, it exceeded all expectations."

    Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2015

  • "A fantastic spacious house, ideal for a large family gathering."

    The standard was top class. We hired the services of the chef and butler for one night to celebrate a 60th birthday and it was the highlight of the week.

    Reviewed by JoannaJun 2015

  • "Liked the location, the sheer luxury of the property, the outstanding Kitchen and the plentiful supply of hot water/heating."

    Also the professionalism and friendliness of the house manager. A well deserved Five Stars.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2015

  • "This property is wonderful."

    This was our second visit and if it was not such a long journey we would visit many more times. Having said that, I don't think this will be our last time at Burnhope Shooting Lodge. The owners are so friendly that it felt like seeing old friends again. The house is huge, cosy and so clean. Everyone there should be very proud. We have these group holidays every year and Burnhope has rather spoilt us for any where else!!

    Reviewed by JudyMay 2015

  • "This is an exceptional property, the kitchen we particularly well equipped, and the rooms are also all really large and airy."

    Also really clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2015

  • "As a group of 9 couples we have stayed in over 20 large houses over a period of over 30 years, and this property is the best we have been to."

    Everything about the house is outstanding and it is in such a wonderful position to explore Weardale, the North Pennines & Teesdale. The views are fantastic with birds, hares & lots of sheep just outside your window. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2015

  • "Perfect if you want isolation and space for contemplation."

    Feels very safe, very big, well furnished and the open fires at this time of year made us really cosy. Thanks to our hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 2015

  • "A well appointed property that did not disappoint and certainly met our expectations."

    In a fine location with superb views.

    Reviewed by GaryDec 2014

  • "A beautiful house in a stunning location with plenty of room for a very big party (15)."

    Lots of space both inside and out for active children. Superb kitchen with plenty of room to cook meals for this amount of people and a great dinning room to sit in and eat together. Overall an excellent find and we would definitely use this cottage again for a large group.

    Reviewed by AnnaJul 2014

  • "A stunning house set in a wonderful location."

    Despite the house being exceptionally large it has a very homely feel and our small party of eight all felt that the accommodation is home from home albeit on a grander scale !! The Housekeepers made us feel very welcome. The house and grounds are a credit to them and their team.

    Reviewed by JudyMay 2014

  • "A stunning location and a fabulous property."

    This was a rare opportunity for the whole family to be together. There was plenty of space for 15 adults and 2 small children for the week. The ground floor bedroom was excellent for our 80 year old mother who could retreat for a rest when required. It could not have been better and all the family loved the ice machine!!

    Reviewed by HilaryApr 2014

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Burnhope; it is an excellent venue for a family holiday and we were sorry to leave."

    It is so spacious it is easy to be together and yet there are places to be alone. We are a family of eldest 93 years youngest 8 years. Burnhope met all our needs.

    Reviewed by HeatherApr 2014

  • "Just an amazing lodge."

    Reviewed by RobJan 2014

  • "A beautiful house!"

    Lovely beds. Plenty of parking.

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2013

  • "Incredible house, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful setting. The website photos did not do the house justice.

    Reviewed by MarjoryJun 2013

  • "Burnhope Shooting Lodge was exceptional."

    Great comfort, a huge amount of space and everything perfect. Greatly exceeded expectations.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2013

  • "The Lodge is beautifully appointed, well equipped with everything you need to hand."

    Nick and Angela were very helpful, attending to our every need. The Lodge is an ideal place for a celebration and, although quite remote, it is in a beautiful place with plenty of walking in the area. We had CCS Catering for a special meal and had a fabulous meal.

    Reviewed by EricMay 2013

  • "Beautiful house set in wonderful countryside."

    Mr LeinwebberMar 2013

  • "Amazing standard of house, exceptionally spacious and unbelievably well equipped."

    Beautiful surroundings and worth the money paid. We will definitely visit again. Our entire party felt that Burnhope Lodge surpassed all our expectations. The house is amazing in every sense and the staff, whom we only met on arrival and departure, were excellent.

    Reviewed by DanielFeb 2013

  • "The space was excellent, greeting was lovely."

    The place was very clean and very well stocked. We really loved it.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2012

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The property

The moment that you arrive at Burnhope Lodge you realise that this is something special.

Burnhope Lodge is a stunning shooting lodge in a spectacular hillside position above the pretty village of Wearhead in County Durham.

With stunning views over the surrounding hills and moors, Burnhope Lodge is luxuriously appointed throughout to provide first-class accommodation for friends or families wishing to get together in one of the most spectacular destinations imaginable.

It offers guests the opportunity to experience the traditional hospitality and elegance of a traditional sporting lodge in the heart of the Durham moorlands.

At Burnhope Lodge your every wish will be catered for from the enormous sitting room with sumptuous sofas, amazing views and large roaring fire to the grand formal dining table.

The vast kitchen has an AGA and range cooker which will keep even the most experienced cooks happy, or why not take some time off and arrange for a local chef to come in and cater for you?

An impressive staircase takes you up to eight spacious bedrooms with panoramic views and en-suite bathrooms, whilst a further bedroom on the ground floor has a wet room and full facilities for the less mobile.

A study provides respite for those wanting some quiet time alone plus a drying room is on the ground floor to warm up coats and wellies before taking a bracing walk on the hillside.

Outside, there is a games room with a full-size snooker table, bar and television, a perfect spot to spend those rainy days.

Close to the lodge, a large reservoir provides fishing for guests with up to four rods, however for those not wishing to participate, there are endless miles of hill walks which are more than enough to satisfy even the most adventurous explorer.

Why not spend a day exploring the area?

Durham lies just 30 miles due east, High Force and Barnard Castle are to the south or head north to discover the delights of the Heritage coastline and Hadrian's Wall.

A visit to Burnhope Lodge will be a truly memorable experience with outdoor pursuits and endless walks, while at the end of long day, ultimate luxury and pampering await you.


  • Nine bedrooms: 5 x king-size doubles with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 king-size bed and 1 single en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 3 x ground floor basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 16)
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Study (seats 6) with open fire
  • Games room
  • Drying room
  • Gun room.
  • Oil central heating with open fires in dining room, sitting room and study
  • AGA and gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, drinks cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, computer with internet access, WiFi, telephone, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel, power and fuel for open fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Fishing lake
  • Large games room with full size snooker table, bar and TV
  • Four well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 8 miles
  • Note: This property is beside a reservoir
  • Note: Butler, chef and housekeeper available on request
  • Note: No hen/stag parties or similar group party allowed

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Stanhope 10 miles; Durham 30 miles.

Wearhead is a small village in County Durham at the top of Weardale. Named after the source of the River Wear, the village sits at 1,104 feet above sea level and boasts some of the highest peaks in County Durham. Wearhead is set in rural countryside with the nearest shop being 3 miles away in St John's Chapel, and further amenities can be found in the village of Stanhope, ten miles away. Stanhope is described as the "Capital of Weardale" as it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. The village is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop and local arts and crafts. In addition it offers a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, art gallery, outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks. Durham is just 30 miles away and Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Musem and Barnard Castle - a short picturesque drive away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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