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Old Workhouse Cottage

Stanhope, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1000076)


  • Sleeps 2 people

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Situated moments away from the centre of the lively village of Stanhope ‘Capital of Weardale’ is the characterful, stone built Old Workhouse Cottage.

Stanhope lies within the heart of superb walking country in the stunning North Pennines AONB and is within easy reach of a number of significant historical and cultural landmarks making this delightful cottage and ideal destination for a countryside getaway.

Once forming part of the 19th Century Weardale Union Workhouse the property has been tastefully and sympathetically converted to provide comfortable, characterful accommodation which includes an open plan living, kitchen and dining area with original stone fireplace and log burner; the perfect place to unwind at the end of a busy day walking or sightseeing.

Upstairs there is a spacious double bedroom with period, king size brass bed, ample storage and lovely views over the village and valley beyond.

An equally spacious and bright bathroom completes the first-floor accommodation.

Outside you will find a decked, south facing patio garden with table and chairs, perfect for an early morning breakfast or a relaxing glass of wine or two in the evening as you watch the sunset.

If you do manage to tear yourself away from the comfort of this cosy retreat you will discover an interesting array or shops, pubs and cafes on your door step.

In addition, Stanhope boasts an art gallery, visitor centre and the only outdoor swimming pool in Durham (open in the summer months).

Close by is the historic city of Durham with its landmark cathedral, Bishop Auckland Castle- home of ‘Kynren’, the magnificent Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle and beautiful Ushaw College, one of Durham’s hidden jewels and steeped in history.

Further afield you will find Hadrians Wall, the stunning Northumberland Coast and Holy Island.

You will find Old Workhouse Cottage is a truly delightful place to stay at any time of year.


  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Microwave, Electric oven and hob, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Private decked area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 0.2 mile, pub within 0.3 miles.

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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
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