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Thorne Cottage

Stanhope, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1057453)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Woolnough

    “This is a beautifully renovated and decorated cottage.”

    The shower and room is fabulous. ...

    The shower and room is fabulous. There is everything provided for your holiday. Dog treats, milk , Prosecco and biscuits left out for your arrival. The cottage is within walking distance of the town. Parking is on the street, close to the cottage (if space available) I think it is worth mentioning, that the cottage has a path outside the lounge window (which leads to a housing estate) not so good if your dog is ‘reactive’ it is also surrounded by other buildings. The outside space is approx 1x1.5m, which has an unsecured gate, that opens onto a footpath and entrances to other house’s. We took our 2 dog beds, which just about filled the floor in the lounge. This is a 2up, 2 down house. Furnished to a high standard. If you don’t need space and want to be close to town, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed

    - Mrs Woolnough, April 2021

The property

Thorne Cottage is the perfect pick for your next romantic escape to the North Pennines, situated in the bustling town of Stanhope off a quiet side street.

This tucked away retreat benefits from the many amenities of Stanhope, whilst being in the heart of the Weardale Valley and the North Pennines AONB, so it's more than ideal for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts!

Make your way into the cottage, coming into the warmth of the sitting room where a woodburning stove sits in the small, stone inglenook, with exposed beams above, a plush sofa and armchair and a flat screen TV, you have all you need for a relaxing night in.

Discover the pretty kitchen to the rear of the property, with checkerboard tiling and fitted units housing all the appliances you need to whip up a tasty treat for two, with a fabulous wine rack feature set into an alcove and a sleek table with tractor style bar stools to perch on as you tuck into your food.

A small courtyard sits at the rear of the property with two folding chairs, perfect for delighting in summer evening drinks following a fun-filled day of breath-taking views and scenic rambles.

Take the stairs up to the first floor to find the beautiful bedroom, painted in a sunny yellow and featuring lovely pine furniture, you can settle down in the double bed and wake up to a refreshing shower in the sleek bathroom, fully tiled and home to a large, double shower enclosure.

The town of Stanhope is a lovely community with a fantastic high street home to local shops, pubs and cafés, all practically on Thorne Cottage's doorstep!

Head up the main street passing the Market Cross and the 12th century St Thomas Church to come to the incredible Fossil Tree, approximately 320 million years old (!!!), before finding the Durham Dales Centre and the Weardale Open Air Pool, very popular in the warmer months!

Take a trip on the Weardale Railway for a scenic ride through the beautiful countryside, with this heritage line spanning 18 miles and running from Stanhope to Bishop Auckland.

Head into the North Pennines AONB to find the Weardale Museum and High House Chapel, along with the Weardale Adventure Centre which offers all manner of exciting activities from gorge walking and caving to canoeing and kayaking!

Walkers can look forward to tackling the areas' peaks and fells including Collier Law, Warren's Peak, Pawlaw Pike and Fendrith Hill, whilst more leisurely rambles can be had at places like Derwent Reservoir.

Make the most of quality time with your other half at Thorne Cottage in Stanhope.


  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Small rear courtyard with table and chairs
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile

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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.

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