Stanhope Cottages

This beautiful market town is known for its stunning countryside, historic buildings, and vibrant community. Explore the nearby North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which boasts breathtaking landscapes, walking trails, and cycling routes. The town is home to the picturesque Stanhope Castle, a Grade II listed building with a fascinating history. Stroll along the River Wear or visit the nearby High Force Waterfall. The town hosts several events throughout the year, including the Stanhope Agricultural Show, which attracts visitors from across the region. With its natural beauty and friendly locals, Stanhope is a must-visit destination in County Durham. Explore this area at your leisure from one of our Stanhope cottages.

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Popular Holiday Cottages in Stanhope


Inspiration of things to see and do from our cottages in Stanhope

Stanhope, a picturesque town nestled in the heart of the Durham Dales in England, offers a wealth of natural beauty and cultural attractions. With a wide selection of Durham holiday cottages on offer, we have the ideal holiday home for you.

Here are the top five things to do from our cottages in Stanhope:

Visit the Dales Centre

Start your exploration of Stanhope at the Dales Centre. Learn about the town's rich heritage, geology, and wildlife through interactive exhibits and displays. The centre also serves as an excellent resource for information on local walking trails, cycling routes, and outdoor activities in the surrounding area.

Explore the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Stanhope is located within the North Pennines AONB, making it an ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the stunning landscape of moors, hills, and valleys by hiking along one of the many trails that crisscross the area. Highlights include the scenic Weardale Way and the challenging Pennine Way, which passes through nearby Alston.

Stanhope Old Hall

Step back in time with a visit to Stanhope Old Hall. This beautifully preserved 17th-century manor house offers insight into the region's history and architecture. Explore the oak-panelled rooms, period furnishings, and tranquil gardens, and learn about the hall's former residents and its role in the local community.

Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool

Cool off on a warm day with a dip in the Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool. Located in the scenic surroundings of the River Wear, this historic outdoor pool has been providing summer fun for locals and visitors alike since the 1930s. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the freshwater pool or relax on the grassy sunbathing area.

Stanhope Show

If you're visiting Stanhope in early September, don't miss the Stanhope Show. This annual agricultural show celebrates the best of rural life in the North Pennines, featuring livestock competitions, equestrian events, craft demonstrations, and family-friendly entertainment. It's a great opportunity to experience the local culture and community spirit.

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