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Rookhope Terrace Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Cosy living room

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed


The Terrace Cottage is a charming stone built 2 bedroom cottage with original features and a really cosy feel set in a terrace of C19 mining dwellings. It has been recently refurbished to a high standard, and newly open for bookings for 2014 so there are only a few reviews so far. As the owners, we use the cottage regularly and our objective has been to make it as comfortable as possible so have made sure the furnishings and linens are to a standard we would expect!! You can see more on RookhopeCottage website.

Set in the village of Rookhope in upper Weardale, you are in the heart of the Pennines, which gives amazing walking, cycling and touring opportunities. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and within a few minutes drive, from Hadrian's Wall to Beamish Museum, Raby Castle and High Force!

The cottage is fully equipped, with quality linen, bedding and towels in the two ensuite rooms (one is double and the other twin). There is a bench to enjoy morning coffee in the sun on the terrace - where there is also a large shed ideal for bike storage, if you're wanting to take advantage of the excellent cycleways nearby.

You can look out over the village from the terrace while enjoying a barbecue, or maybe stroll down to the Rookhope Inn. With a logburning stove in the inglenook, you can snuggle up on cosy nights in and enjoy a movie or listen to your music on the iPod dock.

Weardale cuts through the high Pennines in County Durham and is an ideal base for all sorts of holidays with the C2C Cycleway passing through the village and plenty of walking routes into the Pennines. There are also a number of Heritage Railways within easy reach in Weardale, South Tynedale and Wensleydale. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Pennines are a breathtaking backdrop for your holiday at any time of year.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: NCL 45 km, Nearest railway: Bishop Auckland 33 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Access Parking

Northern England region

Rookhope is an ideal base for exploring the high pennines on the Co Durham and Northumberland border, with some charming villages in easy walking or cycling distance. Alston, Stanhope and Wolsingham are the closest and all have a variety of galleries, cafés and decent pubs. Upper Weardale has a wild rugged beauty, and gives the opportunity to explore further 'over the tops' into Teesdale and Allendale.

The region also boasts some spectacular heritage sites in easy reach, from the World Heritage site at Durham Cathedral to some of the great castles and stately homes, the Bowes Museum, Beamish Museum, Hadrian's Wall, Hexham, Corbridge and Newcastle upon Tyne all within an hours drive. The famous Stanhope Show, with Geese herding and Wife carrying contests happens each September. so watch out for details.

Killhope museum is a fascinating visit for all ages with a chance to go underground and to see the largest mill wheel in England. There are several other disused lead mines in Rookhope such as Grove Rake, Bolts Burn Mine, Lintzgarth Smelt Mill and Stotsfield, which produced huge amounts of lead and fluorspar in its time. The North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish is one of Britain's most exciting immersive experiences enabling you to really experience life in times past.


Rookhope is a small, picturesque village nestling in its own valley just off the A689 route through Weardale, steeped in history with remains of local mining nearby, the village has a school, village shop and a welcoming pub with excellent ales and food. Nearby Stanhope is the main shopping town with all amenities including an open air swimming pool!

Some excellent walks, cycle paths and bridle ways are easily accessible in the area and enjoy stunning scenery and beautiful surroundings. There are also horse riding fishing and sailing facilities not far away - let us know if you'd like those arranged for you.

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10 Sep 2014


"Beautiful Cottage in Idyllic Surroundings"

We had a wonderful stay at Rookhope Terrace Cottage. The cottage is tastefully decorated and very well-equipped. We booked the cottage to use as a base for taking part in the Great North Run, with N… More

Thank you for your lovely comments. We're so glad you enjoyed your holiday in Rookhope and look forward to welcoming you back to Terrace Cottage next year.

28 Jul 2014


"brilliant stay"

What a fantastic stay we had here. No faults at all. Fab location for a relaxing few days away. Views to die for!!! The cottage itself is well equipped with every thing you need and the decoration is … More

Glad you loved our cottage as much as we do. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.

8 Jul 2014


"We really had an enjoyable stay at Rookhope Terrace Cottage"

The cottage is very well equipped with everything you need, the large bed in the double bedroom is very comfortable. There were two things we loved most: The logburning stove and the wonderful view… More

Thank you for your lovely comments - we are glad you had a good stay in Terrace Cottage and enjoyed exploring everything Weardale has to offer.

16 Apr 2014


"Lovely cottage with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside"

The cottage has been refurbished to a high standard. The beds are extremely comfortable and both showers are very good. The cottage is equipped with everything you need and had some lovely touches s… More

Thanks very much for your feedback - we are glad you enjoyed Terrace Cottage and your stay in Rookhope.

27 Mar 2014


"A cosy, little gem"

A little gem, cosy and perfectly placed for touring the Durham Dales or walking or cycling. We went to Barnard Castle (nice river walks), Egglestone Gardens, Stanhope (lovely cafe in the old railway s… More

Thanks for your comments and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We'll have to check out the Stanhope Station Cafe as well!

Gill & Chris

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