Cottages in Weardale - perfect for hiking holidays
Find great places for walking holidays in Weardale and the north of England
The wild rugged northernmost reaches of England offer some of the best isolated spots in the British isles. Bleak moorland, ancient dales carved by the last ice age strewn with boulders where sheep graze and acres of sky above welcome the traveller.
Keep a look out for hawks scouring the landscape below, patterned adders at your feet and bats flitting across the sky at dusk.
Stop for a refreshing pint at one of the greystone pubs en-route.
Serious walkers may wish to tackle part of the 73 mile Weardale Way or the Pennine Way. Mountain bikers can explore the quiet country roads of Weardale and County Durham.
It's a welcoming part of northern England with friendly folk pleased to see a visitor. Stanhope, the capital of Weardale has the fine old church of St. Thomas with a 250 million year old fossilised tree in its grounds.
|Self-catering cottage in Stanhope, Weardale, County Durham
Outstandingly beautiful, unspoilt and accessible, Weardale, County Durham. Eastcroft is a charming miner’s cottage renovated to a high standard to include central heating and modern appliances and yet still retains its old country charm and home from home appeal.
Set in the village of Stanhope near to the stepping stones over the River Wear it is an ideal place to return to after a day exploring the surrounding moors and waterfalls of the Durham Dales.
The sitting room seats 6 comfortably and has a wide selection of books of local interest, maps, DVD’s.
The dining kitchen is well equipped for catering for a family and has seating for 6 at the large oval table.
In the spacious family bedroom there is a double and a single bed also a cot, TV and video and a charming period fireplace.
The second bedroom contains a full size double bed with a single bunk bed above and ample fitted units. The bed linen, towels, electricity and gas are all included in the price of this non smoking accommodation.
Please click on the cottage photographs for more information about this holiday cottage in Stanhope, Weardale.
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