Wearhead holiday cottages in County Durham are surrounded by heather moors, tumbling rivers and hay meadows in the heart of the North Pennines. Wearhead is a small village within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 39 miles east of Carlisle. It lies where the burns of Killhope and Burnhope meet to create the River Wear. It is more than a thousand feet above sea level and surrounded by some of Country Durham's highest peaks, including Killhope Law and Burnhope Seat. Once a mining village, it is now a peaceful community, making it an excellent base from which to explore County Durham. The surrounding County Durham countryside is wonderfully unspoiled and criss-crossed by footpaths where you can walk for miles with only the sound of the birds in the hedgerows for company. Look out for rare wading birds as you follow trails through woods, meadows and pastureland.
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.
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.