Weardale Cottage - peace and tranquility in the North Pennines
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Welcome to Weardale Cottage

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. There is a TV with Freesat channels, Netflix and I player. WiFi is available.

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.

 

The North Pennines has many attractions for walkers and cyclists. 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.

Killhope Lead Mine is the best preserved in Europe and underground tours are available; it is about 5 miles away. 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.

St John’s Chapel has a well-stocked Co-op, two pubs ( Bluebell Inn and Golden Lion) and the Chatterbox Cafe all within walking distance of the cottage.

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.

 

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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.

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