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Bracken Cottage

Stanhope, Northumberland (Ref. 1063869)



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13 Customer Review(s)

  • “Great little cottage, lovely welcome treats from Mark and family including breakfast for our first morning.”

    Definitely recommend this cottage.

    Definitely recommend this cottage.

    - Tracy, September 2021

About the property

Set amidst the bustling market town of Stanhope is this traditional stone built cottage, perfectly positioned for exploring the beautiful Wear Valley and across County Durham with your partner or small family.

To the exterior, the property boasts bags of character, whilst on the inside, you are greeted by a seamless blend of tradition and style, making an exceptional base to call home at any time of the year.

Upon entering the property, be welcomed into the living/dining room, where a woodburning stove set with a characterful reveal takes centre stage before the plush seating arrangement and the dining table, providing a great spot for unwinding at the end of a bracing day and for simply enjoying the company of your loved ones.

The country kitchen comes complete with a host of quality appliances, arranged in a contemporary assortment, sure to entice the chef of the group to whip up family-favourite dishes.

The first floor landing affords access to the two bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a single bedroom, both enjoying crisp white linens and a refreshing colour palette, ensuring you have a lovely spot to rest in following a fun-filled day.

From the doorstep of the cottage, you will find a superb assortment of places to eat and drink, including the local pub, The Bonny Moorhen, which is family and pet friendly and has great choice of food and drink, why not see if you can manage the Stanhope Stomper the pubs biggest burger!

Also, close by are a number of shops for picking up the essentials, an art gallery to meander and an outdoor heated swimming pool for some family-fun in the sunshine.

Don your walking shoes and enjoy a gentle stroll along the peaceful waters of the River Wear or if you are feeling more adventurous, visit the ford and cross the river using the giant stepping-stones!

Other local attractions include the famous fossil tree, which is approximately 320 million years old, and the 12th-century church of St. Thomas; there is certainly something for everyone here.

The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies just a stone’s throw away, providing greater walking, cycling and wildlife spotting opportunities, whilst the exciting city of Durham is slightly further afield, featuring a magnificent cathedral, castle and great shopping experiences.

Other attractions that a family of all ages will enjoy, includes visiting the dramatic Raby Castle, which is set in a scenic deer park or there is the Summerhill Force & Gibson's Cave promising breath-taking scenery.

With all of this and much more awaiting to be explored, secure your stay at Bracken Cottage for an adventure filled holiday in County Durham.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove, washer/dryer, coffee machine, microwave, DVD player, iron and ironing board
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear enclosed yard
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles Please note: travel cot, high chair and stair gate will be available on request.

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About the location


Durham 22 miles.

The ancient market town of Stanhope lies in the beautiful Wear Valley in the heart of superb walking country. Described as the "Capital of Weardale", it occupies a sheltered position on the north side of the Wear at the confluence of the river and the Stanhope burn. The town is home to a delightful high street, offering a wonderful selection of pubs, specialist food stores, coffee shops, art galleries, a heated outdoor swimming pool and pleasant riverside walks, plus the town is on the C2C cycle route. Beautiful Blanchland, the "perfect village", lies just 10 miles away. The city of Durham is just 22 miles away and is a World Heritage Site boasting a magnificent cathedral and castle, plus Hadrian's Wall is within easy touring distance. Close by are Hamsterley Forest, Killhope Lead Mining Museum and Barnard Castle - a short picturesque drive away. Further afield is the award winning Beamish Living Museum, along with the Metro Centre housing 300 shops and a 12-screen cinema, plus the Lake District National Park is 43 miles away.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas