Weardale Cottage is situated in the North Pennines, an area of outstanding natural beauty, in the charming vilage of Saint John's Chapel. It is fully centrally heated and has a cosy sitting room with log burner, ideal to relax in front of after a walk in the countryside in Upper Weardale. It also has a gorgeous kitchen diner with a large dining table. The two large double bedrooms both have king size beds and are very comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped and includes a washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. The village is served by two pubs, two tea shops and a local shop which provides all your daily needs. The cottage is ideally situated for High Force, the most spectacular waterfall in England. The walking is superb with the Weardale Way running through the village and the Pennine Way nearby as well as the newly opened footpath 'A Pennine Journey' which runs through the village. There are many towns to explore including Barnard Castle, Middleton in Teesdale and Alston, the highest market town in England. The area is a haven for wildlife with some of the most spectacular upland hay meadows in the country and the highest density of breeding wading birds in Europe as well as black grouse. Britain's best preserved lead mine is at Killhope which makes for a good day out. The rich mineral heritage of the area is reflected in the area's designation as a European Geopark. Allied to this is the close proximity of Hadrian's Wall, Durham and its magnificent Norman cathedral and the Lake District. The Weardale Museum is nearby. Cyclists will enjoy the fact the cottage is on the C2C cycle route but there are many gentle rides along the Wear which are less strenuous. The river Wear is an excellent fishing river for sea trout and there is even the Weardale Ski Club should you time your stay to coincide with snowfall! I am sure you will enjoy a wonderful stay.
Martin and Fiona Pearman
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 7, 2019
About Martin and Fiona Pearman
Martin and Fiona live in Ripon. Martin is a retired headteacher of Ripon Grammar School and Fiona is a clinical skills educator. We have three sons Tom Alex and Joe. We love the area of Weardale and spend time walking and cycling in the area. Weardale Cottage is very relaxing and we feel very much at home there.
Martin and Fiona Pearman purchased this House in 2017
Why Martin and Fiona Pearman chose Bishop Auckland
Weardale Cottage is a real home from home. It is very cosy and relaxing and Weardale is an undiscovered gem. Martin and Fiona have fallen in love with the area and feel instantly relaxed when we stay. The locals are very friendly and it is ideally situated for interesting days out in the surrounding area to Hadrian's Wall, the Lakes.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Weardale is a quiet and unspoilt region in the North of England. It has a rich history of farming, lead mining and Methodism. The walking and cycling is quiet and peaceful and there are gentle routes as well as challenging ones. The Weardale Way runs through the village and the Pennine Way is nearby. Killhope Lead Mine makes a great day out and the Weardale railway is nearby. The upland hay meadows are rich in botanical interest and the wildlife is excellent. Red squirrels, sea trout and salmon in the River Wear, the largest black grouse lek in England is very nearby. The upland hold some of the most important breeding populations of wading birds such as the curlew and lapwing in Europe. The scenery is wild and spectacular. High and Low Force are very nearby being the most spectacular waterfalls in England. The charming market towns of Alston, the highest in England, and Middleton in Teesdale are worth a visit. The dark skies mean that this is a great place to stargaze. If you want to get away from it all and relax then Weardale is for you.