Weardale Cottage is a delightful self catering cottage situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), in the charming village of St John's Chapel in Upper Weardale.
The fully centrally heated cottage has a cosy sitting room with log burner, a gorgeous kitchen diner with a large dining table, two large bedrooms each with a superking bed (or can be twin), and a stunning bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven, Smeg fridge/freezer, microwave, a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer so you can sit back and let the appliances do all the work whilst you relax in front of the fire.
Luxury Holiday Cottage
The cottage is perfectly situated for visiting the most beautiful areas of the North of England and the Borders. Hadrian's Wall lies about 30 miles to the North, the stunning cathedral city of Durham is 20 miles to the East, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is on the southern doorstep and the Lake District National Park is no more than an hour away. Apart from all of this the North Pennines themselves are a stunning place to visit, with Cross Fell, High Force waterfall, Barnard Castle, and many more wonderful landscapes to explore.
Britain's most famous long distance path, The Pennine Way, is only 5 miles away from the cottage so as you would expect there are tremendous opportunities in the area for walkers. The Weardale Way runs through the village of Saint John's Chapel starting at its source in Killhope a few miles away.
Wildlife abounds with wading birds such as curlew, lapwing and redshank breeding in high concentrations in the spring and summer. Black grouse are nearby and red squirrel can be seen. Sea trout and salmon can be found in the River Wear, one of the best fishing rivers in England.
The Weardale Museum is run entirely by volunteers and is in the neighbouring village of Ireshopeburn. It is housed in High House Methodist Chapel which has been conducting services longer than any other Methodist Chapel in the world.
The cottage lies directly on the Coast to Coast (C2C) Cycle Route, and with secure storage for cyclists is a perfect place for a stopover. The North Pennines is ideal for stargazing and is a great place to see the Milky Way. The nearest 'Dark Sky Discovery Site' is at Burnhope Reservoir.