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Footway Cottage

Stanhope near Durham, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 14840)



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Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second time at footway cottage,beautiful place,beautiful cottage."

    Everything you need is on hand.very relaxing,beautiful scenery and a very comfortable place to stay and a massive thank you to norma,lovely happy giggly lady that is on hand to great you.thanks norma

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in an amazing place, cottage had everything you would ask for and more, outside space front and back which was great for our dog, kitchen has full size fridge freezer plus dishwasher and washing machine, the whole place was immaculately clean, lots of little extras provided, wine, fruit, chocolate."

    Loads of room for 3 and a dog, would comfortably fit 4 people. Can't say anything negative about this cottage, will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Excellent base for all over the area."

    Beautiful walks near by would highly recommend we will be back.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean cottage in a beautiful location."

    Had everything we needed. The owner, Norma, is very friendly and helpful. Lots of lovely walks straight from the doorstep and plenty of places to visit within an hours drive at most. We headed up to Hadrian's Wall, Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Durham, Hamsterley Forest and Gibside. Very pleasant walk into Stanhope along the river. If I have one criticism it is that the listing states off road parking. It is roadside parking, either outside the cottage, in front the garages at the end of the row or further up the lane. We never had a problem getting parked but please be aware off road parking is not available at this property.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2021

  • "Very last minute."

    Booked an hour before we left. Guy on the phone really helpful and owner met us at the property and she was really helpful. There is no wifi so great for a digial detox.

    Reviewed by SueOct 2020

  • "Lovely holiday in this cozy cottage with amazing views."

    Comfortably furnished. Host was very helpful and sent texts with ideas of things to do. It was spotlessly clean and had been fogged, which made us feel much safer during covd-19! Beamish museum and Bernard Castle are lovely places to visit. We aldo did an alpaca experience near Hexham. A few things to mention- we would have liked more kitchen equiptment such as overproof dishes. Also the single bed matresses could do with replacing. Overall though a lovely cottage with good facilities and wonderful views. Would definitely recommend. Hoping to return.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "My son and I had a very enjoyable stay at Footway cottage."

    The cottage is immaculately clean and comfortable. The area is also very peaceful and there are plenty of outdoor spaces to explore, including a river path within walking distance of the cottage. Stanhope is also relatively easy to walk to and even quicker by bike. Norma is friendly and helpful. She gave us good advice on things to do in the area, including all the dog friendly places in the vicinity. The highlights of our visit included Hamsterly Forrest for cycling and walking, Barnard Castle for the Bowes Museum, market and surrounding countryside, the Beamish Museum and Derwent Reservoir. The Mega Milkshakes at the Boat Shack alone make the short drive to Derwent Reservoir worth it. Bring your appetite! Durham isn't that far a drive either. If you haven't been before it's well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by JustinJul 2020

  • "Cottages was a place to relax, country side views all around, very comfortable."

    And we had Norma looking after us via the occasional text message, location was perfect Barnard Castle market day Wednesday only 20 miles from the cottage, if visiting Barnard Castle we would recommend lunch at the 3 horse shoes, locally the Dale centre Stanhope, Durham only 20 miles. Plan to return next year to the cottage

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2019

  • "Nice secluded place,and was a good base for exploring."

    Reviewed by JuneAug 2019

  • "Even though the weather was quite wet some of the days, the local town of Stanhope was really nice, with coffee shops etc and pubs with nice gardens for meals."

    Our cottage owner had mentioned also that through the village there is an open air heated swimming pool - this was really good for our grand-daughter and for me (a non-swimmer) I could sit with a coffee and watch. The staff were very helpful about times and information - certainly worth mentioning in the info regarding local attractions nearby. The walks along the nearby riverbank were very nice, especially when the water was high after some very heavy rain. The cottage itself was very nice and comfortable and I think our grand-daughter would have moved in if she could :-) Many thanks, Ann, Keith and Taylor

    Reviewed by IanAug 2019

  • "The owner made us feel welcome,and the welcome goodies were a lovely touch."

    Only thing is a mirror in the second bedroom would be an advantage.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2019

  • "My second stay at this lovely cottage it is very clean comfortable and the owner does everything to ensure your stay goes well."

    Reviewed by SheilaDec 2018

  • "Cottage in a lovely location ."

    Very comfortable and clean , owner very helpful. Left us a lovely welcome pack

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2018

  • "Very nice place in a nice environment and lovely little town."

    Kitchen is well-equipped. A pitty that wifi is not available in the house.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2018

  • "Footway Cottage was a beautiful cottage in an amazing location."

    Everything we needed was there, plus a few extras on arrival.Had a fantastic time at this place.Will definitely try to get back there soon, as there are many things to see and do.A fantastic place to go if you like to chill out or like us,like to explore the hills and dales.Thank you for that oportunity NORMA your a star.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2018

  • "Nothing that springs to mind."

    Everything was as expected. The owner was on hand when we arrived to give us the the information regarding the property and all the helpful local knowledge. Extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "The creaky stairs together with the bedroom footfalls add to the minimalistic nature of the cottage."

    The location is ideal for exploring the Durham Dales with pub/eateries close by. Altogether a quaint cottage in a superb location - simply splendid for the simple life.

    Reviewed by PamelaSep 2017

  • "Sykes met the expectations for booking, the real credit has to go to the lovely couple who set up such a wonderful little cottage for me and my family."

    Thanks a million have a great summer to you both.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2017

  • "Visit Beamish"

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2017

  • "This is a lovely cottage in an ideal position if like me you have dogs and like walking."

    Close enough to the village to access the facilities it is far enough away to be peaceful. The facilities in the cottage are good and the views are outstanding. The master bedroom is a great size and the bed is very comfortable. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful. Walks along the river are lovely and I saw a kingfisher!

    Reviewed by SheilaApr 2017

  • "Perfect base for exploring the whole area, owner very helpful and will visit again"

    Reviewed by EdwardMar 2017

  • "Lovely cottage in a great area, very comfortable with super bedding and linen."

    The owners Norma and David were very welcoming, contacted us to tell us the cottage was ready. After having driven from home in pouring rain we were more than ready for a cup of tea, Norma had filled the kettle and put teabags in mugs ready for us which we very much appreciated. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2016

  • "An ideal location for walking and cycling."

    Within easy reach of Stanhope,a town that catered for all my needs. I did not need to use my car for the week that I was there.The cottage itself is well presented. The neighbours were nice and so were Norma and Dave the owners.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2016

  • "Had a great holiday, fine location."

    Jinny our wonderful dog had her last holiday there.

    Reviewed by Simon JohnMay 2016

  • "The cottage was a home from home with everything you needed and more."

    There were beautiful views from the front and back, and the owner was fabulous.

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2015

  • "This is a well kept, smart cottage and well situated in Stanhope."

    Reviewed by IanOct 2015

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Footway and it was just as lovely as the first time."

    It is very comfortable and well furnished, cosy and in a quiet location, but just a short walk into Stanhope itself. It is also dog friendly which is important to us, and is a good base for visiting the area.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2015

  • "This was a little gem; the cottage was very comfortable."

    The owner left a welcome pack which was very thoughtful, the neighbour is a delightful gentleman and the location is superb. The owner is lovely and very accommodating. We will recommend this to all our friends. The cottage is lovely and the scenery outside was lovely, we watched all sorts of birds including long tail tits, blue tits, red wings etc.

    Reviewed by JeanOct 2014

  • "My husband, our dog and I had a fabulous week at Footway Cottage."

    It was like a home from home. It is situated on a quiet road with outlooks to fields with lots of wildlife on show. The Cottage had everything we needed for the week and even accommodated the dog. It was very clean and comfortable. The village is within walking distance with a variety of shops.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2014

  • "Footway Cottage was close to family and Friends and had everything we needed."

    The linens provided were spotless and the owners most helpful. The welcome pack was perfect and being over the Easter period even included a chocolate Egg!

    Reviewed by GailApr 2014

  • "The cottage was beautiful, and the so were the views and countryside."

    We all had an extra special christmas.

    Reviewed by ClaireDec 2013

  • "Had a wonderful week in a nice warm cosy cottage, lovely walks and nice part of the world."

    The owner was extremely helpful. We would like to go here again.

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2013

  • "Everything was perfect or better!"

    Lovely owner. Beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2013

  • "We had a fantastic time at Footway Cottage."

    The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed. Although in a rural location, the shops were only a short distance away. Their were lovely walks straight from our doorstep.

    Reviewed by LisaAug 2013

  • "This was the nicest cottage that we have stayed in."

    Beautiful cottage in an excellent, quiet situation. The welcome pack was exceptional, including a sticker book for our 4-year old grand-daughter. The facilities in the cottage were better than expected and the owner was most helpful at all times and we hope to visit Footway Cottage again next year.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2013

  • "A wonderful, characterful cottage, spotlessly clean, excellent facilities, friendly and helpful owners."

    Fantastic location, peaceful and rural yet close enough to town for groceries etc. The best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2013

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area with lots of walks."

    One of the best cottages I have stayed in. Will use again.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2013

  • "Beautiful little cottage with plenty of room for the two of us."

    Stanhope is a lovely little village with very friendly people.

    Reviewed by LouiseDec 2012

  • "The countryside is spectacular, people very friendly."

    Cannot believe the nature just outside the window - wonderful! Owner was very helpful. Would love to return and would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2012

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need."

    We had a week there at the end of May and could not fault the cottage or location - we would recommend Footway Cottage.

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2012

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The property

A lovely, terraced cottage situated on the outskirts of Stanhope in the heart of the Durham countryside.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this former railway worker's cottage offers comfortable, well-equipped accommodation.

This Stanhope cottage boasts a fitted kitchen with access to the rear decked area, a cosy sitting room with electric fire and wonderful countryside views.

Glorious walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep of this Stanhope cottage including the Weardale Way, which passes directly in front of the cottage.

Stanhope and the surrounding moorland are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the second largest in England and Wales, boasting great scenery and wildlife.

Take a trip to Barnard Castle, The Bowes Museum, High Force and Rokeby Hall, all easily reached from your Stanhope cottage, plus Corbridge, Hexham and Durham are just a short drive away.

With so many delightful things to do in the area, this Stanhope cottage makes the ideal base for a holiday at any time of year!


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area and door to rear patio
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Electric heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer,washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio, selection of DVDs, books and games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Decked garden to rear with furniture and BBQ
  • Shared rear lawned area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property overlooks the heritage Weardale Railway line.

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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 the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop, local arts and crafts, and a delightful high street. In addition Stanhope offers a selection of pubs, specialist food stores, art gallery, 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 Musem 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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