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Softley View Stanhope Castle

(Ref. 1049387)

Stanhope, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Absoloutley beautiful holiday home."

    Baths outstanding, very comfortable a home away from home. Already been recommending to friends & family. Scenery also beautiful a lovely stay & we hope to return soon x

    Reviewed by Steph4.4Jun 2024

  • "Lovely property in a nice little village."

    Could not fault the holiday accommodation, it was clean and well equipped and very comfortable and was also nice and peaceful. We had a lovely day in both Durham and Beamish and the surrounding area is very beautiful. All in all we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful property!"

    Really enjoyed our stay here watching The Races! We’ve been to a few of the Stanhope properties now and we’ve never been disappointed! Any problems or any queries and the owners are amazing. Always go above and beyond for the people staying in their accommodation. Would definitely come back and would always recommend them to everyone else!

    Reviewed by Alisha4.7Mar 2023

  • "Softley Veiw was clean and tidy on arrival but there was a strong musty smell coming from the toilet/shower room area which proved difficult to get rid of."

    Apart from this the apartment was lovely and we will definitely be back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Oct 2022

  • "Softley View is a great holiday property."

    It is close to all of the local amenities that you will need and the property is well maintained. The only issues are that the bathroom shower area is very slippery and the rugs need to go. Other than those two issues the place is perfect.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Softley View and were very impressed with the accommodation."

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fab interior!"

    only criticism from a female point of view is there was nowhere to dry hair in front of a mirror.

    Reviewed by Salvatore4.1Feb 2022

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

    Will definitely will be using them again

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 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 Amanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place beautiful location and very friendly."

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 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 Matthew3.1Sep 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 Kirk5.0Sep 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 Christine4.4Sep 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 Karen3.8Aug 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 Michelle5.0Aug 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 Rachael4.4Jul 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 Charlotte5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by Phil5.0May 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 Elizabeth5.0Apr 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 Linda5.0Oct 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 Alan4.4Oct 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 Raymond5.0Aug 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 Matthew5.0Aug 2020

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, freestanding copper bath, basin and WC
  • One person 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 shared communal lawn area with woods and picnic tables
  • Two small dogs welcome
  • No smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Softley view is located in Stanhope castles private grounds in the market town of Stanhope.

The local high street is just outside of the castle with a large selection of shops, pubs and the Durham Dales visitor centre is opposite the entrance.

Perfect for obtaining leaflets for walks and local visitor attractions.

Open plan living area with large tv and satellite tv.

Softley view has a modern open plan kitchen diner with a dining table for two people.

The kitchen is well equipped with all modern appliances.

Double bedroom which leads through to a large open plan bathroom with roll top bath and walk in shower, with double sink area.

Single spa bath in separate annex off the living area.

This property welcomes two small dogs.

The castle has a large communal lawn with picnic benches for guests to use during their stay.

Dogs may be walked on the lawn area and private woods on their leads.

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.