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Rockwell House

Wearhead Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Lakeside, seaside, countryside, hillside…wherever you can picture your perfect cottage, you’ll find it with Welcome Cottages!


Within an hours’ drive of Newcastle, so after a busy day in the city enjoy the tranquillity of life in the country and attractions in the area.

This spacious holiday property opposite the River Wear in the small village of Wearhead offers superb holiday accommodation. Spectacular walks lead from the door in every direction in Weardale – ’the ‘last wilderness’. High Force, England’s highest waterfall with a 21m drop, is well worth a visit, as well as visitor centres and nature reserves in the local area. Weardale Ski Club is nearby and offers weather alerts when snow is due. The Durham Dales are England’s best kept secret, with a multitude of historic sites, Barnard Castle, Raby Castle, Killhope Lead Mining Museum (small visitor attraction of the year 2008) only 2 miles away. Close to the C2C cycle route, and great mountain biking down hill courses through Hamsterly Forest with bike hire for all ages less than half an hour away. A great area for shooting grouse and pheasant, with fishing on the Wear for salmon and sea trout on the doorstep. Fishing is also available at Burnhope Reservoir (license required), as well as next to the river, 1 mile. Hadrian’s Wall running from Newcastle to Hexham is within ½ hour’s drive. Beamish Open Air Museum, the O2 arena and the annual Great North Run at Newcastle are within 0.75 hour’s drive. The location for the film Beowolf is close by. During the festive period, visit the Polar Express at Stanhope, just a 15-minute drive away. Ideal base for both Newcastle and Sunderland arenas. Horse riding can be found nearby. Golf 10 miles. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional folding bed (for child), two twin, one bunk. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TVs. DVDs. CD. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • Baby and Toddler FriendlyBaby and Toddler Friendly
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • FishingFishing

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-02
    Beautiful walks straight from the door. Cottage comfortable, cosy and very clean. A couple more deck chairs would have been useful.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-02-23
    Great house, lots of room, every thing you need away from home. Lovely surrounding area. Locals very friendly. Pubs very welcoming even when we were a large party..

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9.5 out of 10 – based on 4 reviews collected by Reevoo

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