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Middlehope Cottage

Westgate near St John's Chapel, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1050609)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Pub less than 1 mile

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3 Customer Review(s)

  • “Excellent cottage and location.”

    Ideal for a single person or couple. Lovely walks straight from the front door. Owner provided lots of useful information about the local area, and some nice touches such as tea, coffee and biscuits. Would definitely recommend.

    Ideal for a single person or couple. Lovely walks straight from the front door. Owner provided lots of useful information about the local area, and some nice touches such as tea, coffee and biscuits. Would definitely recommend.

    - Mrs Heffernan, May 2021

The property

St John's Chapel 1.6 miles.

Set in the beautiful countryside of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is Middlehope Cottage, a historic, whitewashed cottage offering a romantic retreat to Durham.

The cottage is believed to have been built in the mid-1600s as a barn or animal shelter using stone from the nearby site of Westgate Castle, which was the Pele Tower, hunting lodge and western gate of the Stanhope Park estate of the Prince Bishops of Durham.

Take in your scenic countryside surroundings as you park up outside of the property, before stepping into the welcoming open-plan living space, finding before you a wealth of wonderful, contemporary appliances to assist you in preparing home-cooked meals, a quaint dining table tucked next to the warming woodburning stove making a lovely spot to toast to your retreat, or make the most of your outdoor space and dine alfresco, with plenty of space for your canine companion to play too!

End your evenings snuggled up before the fire on the sofa beneath the characterful beams of the room, before taking the stairs up to discover the beautiful double bedroom, decorated in elegant blue and yellow tones, with an adjoining en-suite shower room where you can prepare for your day in style.

Explore the local area by foot, with plenty of natural wonder to be discovered, perfect for the outdoors lover, as well as a host of fantastic amenities close by; visit the pub in the local village of Westgate, with its own real ale brewery and exceptional, good value food, it makes a great spot to stop off after a day of rambling, with the long distance paths of Weardale Way and Pennine Journey both passing 50 meters from the front door of the cottage!

For even more amenities venture out to the nearby village of St John's Chapel where you will find a wider selection of pubs as well as cafés, a Post Office and a local shop, while Allendale also makes a popular tourist destination for its eateries and shops, as well as boasting romantic countryside and riverside walks.

Visit the splendour of the Allen Valleys where you're sure to find the perfect picnic spot, and with the local area being popular for cycling, there are plenty of ways that you can explore the wonder of the area, with nearby horse riding too!

Visit the Killhope Lead Mining Museum just a scenic car journey away where you can observe the workings of a 19th century lead mine, or for even more history amidst scenic beauty be sure to find Hadrian's Wall.

In reach of Stanhope, the Northumberland coast, Newcastle, Durham and Teesdale, you'll never tire of adventure with a stay at the superb Middlehope..


  • One double bedroom with en-suite corner shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV & WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One designated off-road parking space
  • Lawn and gravelled garden with furniture
  • Secure bicycle storage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Christmas

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