Terrace Cottage was been refurbished to ensure we kept the character of the original building. There is double glazing throughout to keep the weather on the outside and is has an excellent energy efficient heating system to keep things cosy. As the owners we like to spend time here ourselves – so we make sure its somewhere you’d want to stay! Unlimited free Wifi keeps you in touch with the outside world if you want it – and quality linens and towels and complimentary toiletries bring a touch of luxury to your stay.
Your accommodation has tea, coffee and milk to welcome you with the heating on for a warm reception in colder months. Every effort has been made to make sure guests feel completely at home – and have a relaxing stay in this corner of the Northern Pennine hills of County Durham.
You can check availability and book online or simply call us on 0191 290 1541 or email us to reserve your dates firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the hub of the cottage, with cosy seating, dining area and cooking facilities including an electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, kettle and toaster. There is also a family size fridge-freezer, automatic washing machine, iron and ironing board – but do remember you’re here to have a holiday!
Heating is by energy efficient electric radiators to keep the whole place comfortable, though its always a pleasure to get a roaring log fire going for a cosy evening in and toast some crumpets. You’ll find logs provided to start you off, you can get supplies of hard-wood logs from lots of places there is also a local delivery service.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, chest of drawers, hanging space and is heated by a panel radiator. The bed is a deep pocket sprung mattress divan, with quality linen, duvet and pillows with additional pillows and blankets provided in the bed drawer.
The ensuite shower room has a toilet and hand basin, with an electric shower and complimentary toiletries. Good quality towels are provided.
Bedroom 2 has twin pocket sprung divan beds, bedside table, chests of drawers and hanging space and is heated by panel radiators. The beds are deep mattress divans, with quality linen, duvets and pillows with additional pillows and blankets provided in the bed drawers.
The ensuite bathroom has a bath with electric shower over and toiletries. Good quality towels are provided.
Hot water throughout is via an immersion heater and a back-boiler on the log burning fire.
The terrace area is great for an al fresco breakfast to take in that amazing view – and of course, ideal for sitting out on balmy evenings and looking out over the Pennines listening to the sound of Curlew and Grouse chattering. We even provide a barbecue which is stored in the shed.
There is space for car parking in the front of this area – and to the right of the picture is the path that leads down to the shop and Rookhope Inn pub.
If you are bringing your own bikes or hiring locally, then the large shed is adequate for 4 bikes and secured with a Yale padlock.
In summer the County Durham hills and dales can be as gorgeous and warm as anywhere in Britain, with temperatures reaching the 30s ºC on occasions. Winter months will see snow appear here sooner than many other places as we are pretty high up here in the Pennines – the Ski clubs just up the dale give a hint at that!
Its fair to say that the old adage that “there’s no bad weather, just the wrong clothing” is one to remember – so make sure you pack layers and water/windproof outer clothes in case the sun’s not quite so bright. Check out the Walking Gear page where we’ve added a brief guide.
We hope you have a wonderful stay in Rookhope and recommend the Terrace Cottage to your friends.
To book or to reserve a week, fortnight or longer, you can book direct online via Sykes Cottages