Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Stanhope

Along the River Wear and in the northern county of Durham is the small market town of Stanhope with a smattering of cosy holiday cottages. Surrounded by the North Pennines moorland, Stanhope falls in England and Wales's second largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rent a Stanhope holiday home with your loved one in this picturesque place and explore all it offers, such as the Durham Dales Centre, which includes an elegant tea room, a sweet crafts shop and plenty of tourist information. Go for a walk around Stanhope and cross the stone bridge, or choose the local ford, which has many large stepping stones dotted through the water. For a truly unique and magical experience, take a dip in the Weardale Open Air Swimming Pool, where you can float along heated waters while looking up at the sky.

Double-fronted exterior of a limestone block-built cottage with sash windows.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Explore Rockwell House, a large holiday home in the Pennines and an enticing Wearhead holiday let. It has modern comforts and period charm and boasts spacious bedrooms with en-suites, a cosy living area with wood-burning stoves, and a fully equipped kitchen. Nearby attractions like Killhope Lead Mining Museum and Hamsterley Forest offer outdoor adventures. With room for nine guests, it’s perfect for family getaways. Discover more about this inviting retreat.

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Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9

With stunning rural views and a hilltop position, what is there not to like about this large, luxury Yorkshire Dales holiday cottage in Wearhead? The elegant and dog-friendly Burnhope Shooting Lodge sleeps 16 in 9 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms with fabulous walks from the front door and a fishing lake.

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A fascinating town with endless culture and history, Stanhope is perfect if memorable holiday experiences are what you seek. Stanhope’s history is evident everywhere you turn – look at the local church, which boasts a fossilised tree stump, over 300 million years old! The church dates from the 12th century, while the gorgeous and colourful stained glass windows are medieval. Stanhope Castle in the heart of town is a majestic must-see, while the heritage railway, running from the nearby civil parish of Bishops Auckland to the calm village of Frosterley, provides stunning scenery all along the route. Visit Stanhope during the autumn, and you can participate in the agricultural show, which has been running since 1834. If you come with the kids and are looking for excitement, travel one mile away to the neighbouring town of Ashford, where the Imagination Play Centre, fitted with trampolines, slides and plenty more, guarantees fun for the youngsters (and young at heart).