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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cosy cottage."

    Well equipped and beautiful location Friendly and caring hosts The perfect place to relax and explore the locality

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Feb 2023

  • "Amazing break with the family, the cottage come with everything you need for a great stay."

    Surrounding areas are a s stunning beauty.

    Reviewed by Dean5.0Feb 2023

  • "There is no WiFi as advertised!"

    Only a very weak network coming from the owner's house and can't be seen unless you're on a particular point of the cottage. the wifi password was incorrect and the owner couldn't give any help with that. I lost a few business Opportunities because of that and wouldn't go if I knew about that previously, especially since there is no mobile signal at all at this place. Everything else was perfect, cleanliness, facilities, decoration and vintage details and even a Christmas tree and some chocolates ❤️. Amazingly, the cottage was equipped with everything needed for a family stay from kitchen gadgets to family games. I would give it 5 stars for sure if there was a WiFi network as advertised.

    Reviewed by Ahmed4.4Dec 2022

  • "A wonderful week in a beautiful cottage surrounded by stunning scenery."

    We even had snow! The track to the cottage is not for the faint hearted, especially in the dark/ice but well worth it. The hosts are so welcoming, with milk in the fridge, tea, coffee and chocolate cake on the side, and even a Christmas tree and lights to make our stay so special. Lynn and Robert live in the attached house and are there if needed but otherwise keep a low profile. We love the area and this is the perfect base for Weardale and the Lakes. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Lynda4.7Dec 2022

  • "Brilliant week away in a stunning location."

    Area new to us and didn’t disappoint with a range of places to visit. The cosy cottage was a lovely place to return to each late afternoon and provided the quiet location we were looking for. The hosts next door were very friendly but not intrusive, just right! Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "We were looking for a cottage with remote beauty and Beckelshele delivered this in spades!"

    We had a wonderful time seeing the local sites, walking the hillsides and along the rivers and even just sitting by the upstairs window taking in the views with a glass of wine (the photos don't do the views justice). Add to this the fact that the property was spotlessly clean and the property owners couldn't have been nicer! In fact there was even milk in the fridge and an M&S chocolate cake waiting for us when we arrived. As our holiday there was winding down we actually checked availability to extend our stay by another week, but unfortunately they were fully booked for the next few weeks (which really came as no surprise to us). If you're looking for a break with stunning, stark landscapes and an escape from the constant bombardment of phone calls, emails, texts and social media (mobile reception is patchy at best and you typically have to catch up on your news where the driveway meets the main road across the hillside) then look no further. We can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent , and was extremely clean and comfortable ."

    We found this a good base for visiting the Lake District , Newcastle ,and the surrounding area which is beautiful . We feel that the photograph advertising the cottage does not do it justice as it is set in beautiful country side and is quite and remote . Helen . East Yorkshire

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage - amazing views, and an abundance of moorland birds to watch and listen to."

    The cottage was clean, well equipped and very cosy. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "Beckelshele is a lovely cottage with such a relaxing atmosphere."

    The views are amaxing. The cottage has been well thought out for visitors with everything you need. We had such a warm welcome from the owners and a delicious chocolate cake to eat by the open fire. Thankyou very much.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing holiday here!"

    The photos really don't do it justice. Gorgeous views all around, lovely and peaceful and remote. So clean, comfy, toasty warm and homely. Comfy beds. Very dog friendly place (owners have a dog so they were very welcoming of our dog). The owners, who live next door, are really friendly and helpful, greeting us on arrival, but then leave you to get on and enjoy your holiday. Thoughtful welcome gifts of box of biscuits, milk in fridge etc. Upstairs spacious lounge makes the most of the incredible views and the sunrise through the big window is stunning. Walks straight from the door, or short drive and you're across the border into Cumbria or Northumberland. If you like peace and quiet, snuggly remote cottage, and amazing views this is for you. A real get away from it all haven. If wifi is your thing you'll not get that here, not a problem for us, as we were able to access data on our phones in lounge by window and garden to check messages if needed :) Lovely lovely peaceful holiday and great walks. Totally recommend this cottage and so glad we took a chance on it. You should too! :)

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely hosts, very friendly and welcoming."

    House was lovely and cosy. I don’t think it should be advertised as having wifi though. We were unable to get online at all. Only a minor problem.

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Sep 2021

  • "A real get away from it all."

    Plenty of walking from the cottage which was very warm and cosy. Dog friendly enclosed garden. Glorious views. Very friendly hosts. Good all day breakfast at Chatterbox cafe in St. John's Chapel which is dog friendly and a well stocked Co-op.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    ... Lynne and Rob were very welcoming and ensured we had everything we needed. We were very comfortable and certainly enjoyed our stay. The WiFi is quite limited but that meant we enjoyed our stay even more!!!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, wonderful position, walks from the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous, very comfortable and fully equipped with stunning views across the dale."

    WiFi was a little patchy. However, it's was a relief not to be connected. A truly hidden gem.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location with great views."

    The cottage had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The owners were very welcoming and were even kind enough to post our 4 year old daughters favourite Teddy bear home after we left it. We would definitely recommend this property. Thanks very much for a great long weekend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beckelshele is a perfect cottage for a peaceful break in amongst our wonderful countryside."

    Lynne and Rob are excellent hosts and were there to meet us on arrival. The cottage is comfortable, warm and with all the facilities you need to enjoy your stay. The kitchen is well equipped and the lounge upstairs has outstanding views. The bedrooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and the bathrooms clean, warm and plenty of hot water. The location is ideal for walking and visiting local attractions and the wildlife and farm animals are an added entertainment! We highly recommend this property and will be returning in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2021

  • "A real home-from-home, everything you needed was provided."

    Really quiet location with great views and walks. Rob & Lynne were really friendly and welcoming. Great stay

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Possibly the best cottage i’ve ever stayed in, completely surrounded by amazing views in every direction."

    So peaceful and totally relaxing! Us and the dogs felt immediately welcome and at home. Loved the remote location and how cosy, well equipped and comfortable the cottage is. Just wish we’d booked to stay longer and can’t wait to return for longer!

    Reviewed by Lily5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic family holiday at this property, absolutely stunning surroundings, with walks from the door, the cottage is well equipped and comfortable and the owners are very welcoming and friendly without being intrusive at all - perfect, just what we needed!"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "The lack of wifi and mobile signal could be more clearly explained; I was happy to work around and enjoyed the peace and quiet - our children were less happy!"

    Vehicle access to the property is challenging - I was happy but others might not be, so again, a clearer explanation could help. Make more of the quiet surroundings in the listing - this aspect exceeded my expectations, also the little dog-secure yard and back garden was great to let them out :) Cosy, warm and characterful - great little place - a proper get away.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Oct 2019

  • "This was just what we wanted, peace n quiet, great walks just a general escape, time out."

    The cottage/location enabled us to do this

    Reviewed by Emma3.8Sep 2019

  • "It was a lovely warm cottage in a stunning location."

    It had a lot of varied wildlife around and it was very quiet and peaceful. We had a very pleasant welcome and was then allowed to enjoy our holiday which is exactly right.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2019

  • "Warm and friendly welcome from Rob and Lynn."

    Great cottage in a wonderful spot, with great views. Weather was kind to us.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2019

  • "Stunning remote location and will certainly return."

    Reviewed by Cheryl & David5.0Aug 2019

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  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with open fire
  • First floor sitting room with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, courtyard garden at front and rear with patio areas and seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5.4 miles
  • Note: The WiFi signal at this property is limited
  • Note: Property cannot accept arrivals within 2 weeks of booking

The property

St John's Chapel 5.4 miles.

Beckelshele is situated in a remote location, surrounded by the North Pennines AONB, just outside Lanehead in the heart of Weardale.

It is accessed along a single-lane track that meanders across the fells.

This charming, reverse-level accommodation is bursting with character, retaining a lot of its original features throughout, with exposed stone walls and wooden beams.

The first floor sitting room makes the most of the views across the fells, where you can get cosy on the sofas and unwind into a cool winter's evening by the fire.

Take in the peaceful surroundings and fully relax in this secluded location.

Entrance is gained straight into the kitchen, which is traditional in style and boasts a lovely open fire, warming those family feasts, which you can prepare with ease.

Next you have the bedrooms; the double and twin are equally as inviting after a day exploring the local area, with bedside tables and reading lamps.

There is an en-suite shower room serving the double, while you also have a lovely bathroom for you to soothe any aches and pains in the bathtub.

On a warm summer's day, you can truly appreciate the remarkable views enveloping the cottage and enjoy an afternoon on the patio with a refreshing drink.

Nearby is the village of St. John's Chapel accessed by car, with two friendly pubs and a shop for convenience, while the market of Stanhope boasts many more facilities and is a hub for outdoor activities.

Enjoy walks along the tranquil River Wear; visit the famous fossil tree, which is approximately 320 million years old, or the 12th Century church of St Thomas.

The surrounding area has many historic attractions, including Raby Castle, Long Meg and Her Daughters, a Bronze Age stone circle near Penrith, and the Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill.

You are also within reach of the Lake District and pretty villages of the Yorkshire Dales.

This semi-detached, Weardale cottage offers the perfect escape with your loved ones at any time of the year.

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About the location


Stanhope 7 miles; Middleton-in-Tees 12 miles; Alston 12.5 miles

This quaint County Durham village sits in Weardale in the heart of the North Pennines AONB, an area known for its excellent bird watching, cycling and walking. As well as two friendly village pubs, one serving food, St John's Chapel offers a Post Office, a shop and a couple of cafés. The nearby market town of Stanhope sits on the fringes of the AONB and offers a wider choice of amenities and an outdoor pool. The magnificent city of Durham is slightly further afield but well worth a visit, laced with tremendous architecture and much to see and do.

Note: Property cannot accept arrivals within 2 weeks of booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas