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Softley View

Stanhope, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1049387)


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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was wonderful,very clean, everything we wanted and more."

    Will definitely will be using them again

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2021

  • "Accommodation was absolutely amazing!"

    The bathroom was fabulous and the jacuzzi was perfect after some long walks! Such a perfect location for numerous walks, including High force waterfalls and Hadrian’s wall, we also visited Durham, South Shields, Sunderland and Harrogate! We can’t leave feedback and not mention the local Spanish restaurant Che, the food was amazing here and the staff were lovely too! Will definitely return to Stanhope!

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2021

  • "Lovely place beautiful location and very friendly."

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "The place was listed as a luxury stay, but the cleanliness left a lot to desired."

    The head board on the bed was very dirty, no dusting under furniture. The duvet was stained as was the sheet on the bed.The spa bath was a waste of time and the sofa was very uncomfortable. The decor was beautiful and very high spec but this needs to be kept clean. I would also think that if it's being sold as luxury a little welcome package would be nice, milk, bread that sort of thing.

    This property has fantastic feedback and checked by the manager before all guests arrive. We did ask to provide us with photos for the feedback, that we haven't unfortunately received yet. We provide full canisters of fresh, tea , coffee and sugar before each new guest and were there for your arrival. Fresh dressing gowns , towels , bedding , toilet rolls, tea towels, oven gloves , tin foil, washing up liquid, hand wash were also provided. Unfortunately we do not provide bread. However there is a lovely bakers across the road that sells lovely, freshly made produce. Thank you for providing feedback on your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2021

  • "High quality fixtures and fittings with nice touches we wouldn't normally expect on a self catering holiday ( house keeping offering fresh towels and loo rolls half way through the stay)."

    Great location ,close to local amenities and plenty to see in this part of the country.

    Reviewed by KirkSep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic break once again Sykes cottages met the remit and more thee ..."

    Absolutely fantastic break once again Sykes cottages met the remit and more thee only grumble was the uncomfortable mattress and pillows but bought some locally and a topper all good just old foggies having a moan ie hubby see you all again next year thank you all at Sykes xx

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Beautiful decor, tiling very well done loved the large deep bath in main bathroom, thought the very small jacuzzi bath was far too shallow and small for two average size people."

    The crockery and glassware very high standard. The sofa was a little uncomfortable as too near to the large tv mounted too high so we were uncomfortable after a short while, it would be an easy fix if tv could be lowered then it would be perfect. Great location good pubs, bakery and convenience store, friendly staff and community

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage set in beautiful surroundings with everything you could possibly need for a fantastic break."

    Even better thsr we could take our dog and the standard was so high. Would recommend 100% and will probably be back in the future .

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2021

  • "The facilities and location were great!"

    Although cleanliness on arrival was poor and instantly noticed our feet getting dirty, had to sweep and mop the floor. Washing machine was giving off a horrible smell and had to clean the drawer as it was very dirty. Dirty toilet brush, shower head was blocked with build up. Emailed the owner to let them know about this, but received no reply and no other way to contact them. Also found it a bit odd to not have a contact number or any other way of contacting the owner with any other problems.

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2021

  • "Softley View was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean."

    We had a wonderful, relaxed week’s holiday in this quiet apartment. A minor problem with the WiFi was dealt with immediately and pleasantly. The grounds and far reaching scenic views were a pleasure and there are some beautiful walks locally. Stanhope is a lovely, friendly place. We enjoyed wonderful meals in the Bonny Moorhen and at Che (Spanish Tapas).

    Reviewed by CharlotteMay 2021

  • "Lovely clean accommodation great facilities in the centre of the village,highly recommended."

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2021

  • "Loved Softley View."

    It was like a posh home from home and had everything and more which you could possibly want. It was perfect for the two of us and had quite clearly had time, money and love invested in it. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2021

  • "Softley View was an amazing cottage ."

    We had everything that we needed for our stay and the whole place was absolutely amazing. Can't wait to go back. We were kept up-to-date with our booking and nothing was any trouble .Thank you all for a most enjoyable stay. The people who live there and the towns folk are so friendly. And the scenery is stunning and not too far to drive to all amenities . We can't wait to go back .

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "Softly view is a very nice comfortable apartment it is in a very quiet area and is furnished to a high standard."

    Although I would recommend a warning sign near the shower as it is fully tiled including the floor and becomes very slippery. Stanhope is a nice village with a great chip shop & The Pack Horse pub is very welcoming. The area of County Durham has lots to see and plenty of places to visit.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "We stayed here for a week in Softly View."

    The apartment was absolutely gorgeous. Everything from the furnishings to the gardens were spot on. Its a 1 minute walk to the town centre so is so handy for takeaways and shopping. The bathroom is stunning with a shower and bath and two sinks. There is also a separate room with a jacuzzi bath in it just off the living room. It comes with all the amenities that you would need and any problems are quickly dealt with. We've enjoyed it so much we've booked to go again next year. Thanks so much for a fantastic stay. Ps if your taking a dog with you theres an old quarry called Ashes Quarry and that's a 5 min walk away from the apartment. Don't hesitate to book here it will exceed all your expectations

    Reviewed by RaymondAug 2020

  • "Lovely stay for the week."

    Loved the facilities especially the jacuzzi bath and the copper bath!! Shops local to stock up and the Local curry house is great! Social distancing from others wasn’t a problem and everything is well thought out, limiting numbers in shops and mask wearing etc. Would 100% stay again. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by MatthewAug 2020

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The property

Set at the heart of the market town of Stanhope, in County Durham is this striking castle, which has been transformed into a romantic bolthole.

Bring your loved one to Softley View for some quality time together as you discover all that the historical county has to offer and the glorious countryside of the North Pennines AONB.

Relax and unwind into your evening within the open-plan living room, which enjoys an elegant colour palette, contemporary fixtures and plush furnishings to ensure a welcoming space for you to enjoy for the duration of your stay.

In here, sleek kitchen units contain everything you could need to rustle up a delicious meal that can be enjoyed at the dining table, set up to two, and perfect for a toasting to a special occasion.

For those more relaxing evenings, grab your snacks from the kitchen before sinking into the plush sofa and tune into the state-of-the-art TV to while away a couple of hours before bed.

Once the evening comes to end, retire to the double bedroom, which boasts elegant furnishings and crisp white sheets to snuggle under after an action-packed day exploring.

From here, step into the impressive bathroom, where you have a spacious walk-in shower and a beautiful, freestanding copper bath.

Continuing to impress, the interior is completed by a second bath, where you can look forward dipping into the bubbles for an indulgent soak and set the light to suit your mood.

During a summer’s day, take your morning coffee to the picnic bench or enjoy a spot of lunch on the large lawn area and admire your surroundings.

Step out of the castle grounds and explore the winding streets and lanes of Stanhope, home to a plethora of pubs, specialist food stores, coffee shops and shops for picking up the essentials.

As you explore the market town you will also find a heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as charming strolls along the River Wear, or if you bringing your bike along, Stanhope is on the C2C cycle route.

For days out, be sure to venture to the medieval Raby Castle, set among 200 acres of deer park or visit Hamsterley Forest, which is home to a magnitude of scenic walks amidst endearing woodland with unique wildlife awaiting to be discovered.

If you are feeling adventurous, the city of Durham is scenic drive away and is home to a magnificent cathedral and castle, and the historical landmark of Hadrian's Wall is within driving distance.

With so much to see and do, a stay at Softley View will delight you and your partner.


  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, freestanding copper bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off-road parking within the grounds
  • Large lawn gardens with picnic tables
  • One well behaved pet welcome, two may be considered by the owner with prior authorisation
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note - This property has a £100 good house keeping bond payable to the owner on arrival

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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