Terrace Cottage – a cosy base to exploreand the Northern Pennines
The Terrace Cottage is a charming stone built 2 bedroom holiday cottage with original features and character – a holiday home with a really cosy feel and available to book online on Holiday Lettings and Tripadvisor.co.uk.
On Hylton Terrace in the village of Rookhope in upper Weardale, you are in the heart of the Northern Pennines, which gives amazing walking, cycling and touring opportunities. There are plenty of places to visit nearby and within a few minutes drive. Look out over the village from the terrace area while enjoying a barbecue – and with a logburning stove in the inglenook, you can snuggle up on cosy nights in and enjoy a movie or listen to your music on the iPod dock. With quality linens and towels we make sure that despite being set in the wilds you can still have a touch of luxury! You can find us on Twitter, G+ and Facebook too. See accommodation details
“The cottage had all we needed and much, much more……finished to a high standard” Nicola C.
Rookhope is a small, picturesque village nestling in its own valley just off the A689 route through Weardale, steeped in history with a strong community feel, the village has a primary school, handy village shop, decent pub, working men’s club and a village hall. There are other self-catering properties in the village and dotted around the hills nearby and you’ll often meet others walking the lanes and hills nearby. A number of walks, cycle paths and bridle ways are easily accessible in the area and enjoy stunning scenery and beautiful surroundings, see more on the Walks page. Passing the Rookhope Arch and heading North from the village and is the pretty village of Allenheads, which is well worth a visit, leading through to the South Tyne valleys and Allendale.
Rookhope is about 1 hour by car from Newcastle or Sunderland and 35 minutes from Durham, via Wolsingham and Stanhope from the East. You can also reach us in 30 minutes drive from the Penrith junction on the M6 following the A686 via Alston, then the A689 to Eastgate. Travelling from the A1, go through Stanhope and continue west on the A689 for approximately two miles until reaching the village of Eastgate, at the Cross Keys public house turn right, signposted for Rookhope, and travel for approximately four miles. Drive up to the village from Eastgate and before reaching the Rookhope Inn Pub, at the sharp left hand bend, turn right up the hill onto a track, follow the track up the hill and bear right at the first opportunity following the lane to the rear of the properties. Travel along the terrace to the end following the lane around the property and the driveway is located straight ahead.
You can also arrive from the North via Blanchland across the tops from the Corbridge roundabout on the A69, via the A68. Alhough it’s not an easy route to follow without Satnav, it does reward you with amazing views across the moors in all directions and a visit to Blanchland village on the way through.
AIR – The nearest airports are Newcastle International and Durham Tees Valley, both of which have Car Hire facilities from the main providers. You can get great rates and choice of most companies via Auto-Europe:
FERRY – Visitors from continental Europe can also use the car ferry services operating from Amsterdam to Newcastle with DFDS Ferries and from Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Hull via P&O Ferries, both ports are an hour or so away from Rookhope.
BUS – Rookhope itself is quite remote though there is one bus service, the 102 running from the village to Stanhope via Eastgate (102 Timetable). From Stanhope there are connecting services to Crook, Durham and Newcastle.
RAIL – Northern Rail operates a service to Bishop Auckland, the nearest point on the national rail network, which connects with the East Coast services at Darlington. You’ll need to use local taxis to Rookhope.
The Weardale Railway lines don’t connect at Bishop Auckland. This privately operated service has had a fitful history since its official closure as an industrial line; volunteer services are starting again for 2014 in June.
TAXIS – being out of town there aren’t that many but Weardale taxis are in Ireshopeburn 01388 537800 and Wolsingham taxis 01388 526328 both cover Rookhope.
You can book online directly via Sykes Cottages
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