About this listing
Our 150 year old characterful stone cottage in beautiful Upper Weardale, County Durham sleeps up to 5 people. Located in Westgate village, immediately behind the front street. The local pub micro-brewery serves evening meals (booking required).
Weardale Cottage can sleep up to 5 persons - there is a double bed and two twin bed, plus a fold-out single bed. The cottage was originally two "one up one down" miners' houses, now joined together. It retains many original features, and has two separate staircases to the bedrooms. The lounge has a multi-fuel stove and the dining room features a solid fuel Rayburn cooker. A small but well equipped kitchen leads off the dining room; and also on the ground floor is the shower room with handbasin and toilet. The double bedroom also has its own ensuite toilet and handbasin.
Locally there is the village pub, where they brew their own 'Weard Ale' beer and serve evening meals. Further down the valley is the market town of Stanhope, for a range of shops and facilities, and the excellent Durham Dales centre, for tourist information, arts and crafts and cafe.
Interaction with Guests
Guests have the use of the whole house - we are not present during your stay. We can offer guided walking if required, please contact us for further details.
Westgate is a very quiet village, but is part of the wider Weardale community of small towns, villages and farms. The walking around the area is fantastic, and the lead mining history of the area adds an additional layer of historical interest to a beautiful and rugged area. Upper Weardale is part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is also within the geopark, having its own unique geology.
Weardale Cottage is located in the village of Westgate. The local brew-pub is called The Hare & Hounds, and there is a bus service - the 101 - that runs up and down the valley, enabling easy access to the other villages and the local market town of Stanhope, even if you don't have a car.
Other Things to Note
If you book a stay in the winter months, (October through April) you will need to be confident to run the solid fuel appliances - stove and/or Rayburn, to supplement the electric heating.
We ask our guests to leave our cottage clean and tidy, not to smoke in the house, and not to bring any pets. We also request that guests are considerate to the neighbours in the village.
We loved staying in the cottage- it is very peaceful place. Weardale is incredibly beautiful. We enjoyed walks in the heather covered hills,went swimming in outdoor pool,visited Durham, The Bowes museum...
We had a good stay in this traditional house with lots of space and well situated in a beautiful area. We discovered Weardale: nice pubs, good food and lovely sights.
We had a wonderful 3 days in Weardale. Whilst we didn't meet Chris, advice regarding the property was provided in a timely manner and everything was as we expected. The cottage is fabulous and is perfectly located for exploring the countryside. We would definitely consider another visit.
Fantastic traditional cottage, great base to explore the Lakes District, Greater Werardale, Hadrians Wall and Newcastle upon Tyne it was a perfect size for our family and was very homely. A couple of minutes walk to a friendly convienence store and local Pub, the Hare and Hound
Chris' communication through out was excellent. We loved the cottage, it was homely and unique. Chris recommended an enjoyable walk for us, we couldn't believe how much wildlife we saw - rabbits, pheasants and lots of different birds.
The local pub was just as welcoming and we had a lovely meal and drink there. It was handy to be able to walk to an eating place.
Thank you for everything Chris.
We found Chris place last minute on the day and communications was brilliant, the cottage it self was lovely easy to find clean and tidy. Had lots of space and even a fire which was amazing in the evening over a board game. Overall would recommend this to any one and will definitely think of the cottage for our next trip away.
The place very beautiful and Quiet. The house was cozy with all the comforts necessary for those wishing to spend days of real peace