Self Catering in County Durham - Stanhope
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Pricing From: £485.00 - 868.00
This historic Grade II* listed 16th century country house is situated on the edge of the village of Stanhope, County Durham and sleeps seven people in three bedrooms.
Unthank Hall is a beautiful and historic Grade II listed 16th century country house, superbly located at the edge of the village of Stanhope, County Durham and can sleep seven people. The cottage has two doubles, a twin and single bedroom, a bathroom, a shower room, a kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room with a woodburner and a large landing with reading area. Outside there is off road parking for three cars, lockable bike storage and a one acre walled paddock to the rear with lawn and furniture. Unthank Hall is a wonderful location for your holiday.
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This is a magnificent listed building but very homely for a period of Rest & Relaxation.
The setting, next to the Wear and on the edge of the moors, is ideal for a number of outdoor activities. We visited in the autumn when the colours were great and the log burner was a real joy.
Steeped in history, oozing character, the dream holiday home
Unthank Hall in Stanhope will take your breath away. If the awesome scenery on the journey in through Weardale isn't stunning enough wait until you see this magnificent Hall dating from the 1500's. From the flagstone floors, mullioned windows, superb open fire place, beams, original stone spiral staircase the house just takes your breath away.
The accommodation is so comfortable you won't feel the need to leave. The bedrooms are huge and beautifully decorated, the main bathroom with its centre claw bath will make you gasp (the second bathrooom is pretty awesome too). The house is warm both with the open fire and oil fired heating which you have control of. Outside is a massive walled garden with decking ideal for soaking up the sun.
If you have dogs as we have (2) then this house is a dream holiday for them. The owners are very dog friendly and well behaved dogs are made very welcome. Once through the private gates they have a huge play area. The drive (when the gates are shut) plus through a little door is the massive walled garden with lawn and a zillion rabbit burrows offering hours of play and 'chase the bunnies'. If that wasn't enough adjacent to the garden through another gate is an even larger walled field which the dogs are also allowed to play in throughout the day and evening. That too is bunny central. I guarantee your dogs wont need a walk after an afternoon chasing balls and rabbits here. But if they do then the river with its little banks is literally yards from the front door and runs along the side of the property.
Stanhope itself is a lovely friendly village. Attractively laid out with independent shops and pubs. There is a great fish and chip shop in the centre of the village and just a five minute walk from the house. The Weardale gift centre has lots of little outlets to browse as well.
The villages and walks in the surrounding area are great and just over an hour's drive takes you to the Lake District. We loved it so much we have already booked to go again next year.
Oh and I have to mention the owners Alan and Polly who are delightful and definitely go 'the extra mile' for the guests. From the lovely little pamper products in the bedrooms and bathrooms to the scrummy chocolate muffins that Polly bakes for every new arrival, nothing is too much trouble. They have put their hearts into this property and it clearly shows.
Staying in Unthank Hall was a magical step back into history. Absolutely loved being there. But even better than the property were the owners. If Sykes ever offers seminars to train potential property owners on how to make guests feel welcome, the owners should be the keynote speakers. Welcoming, generous, helpful and interesting conversationalists. By the end of a week they made us feel like we had good friends in Stanhope.
The property is amazing very homely and the owners were great, I would certainly recommend this property to anyone. The living room is so grand with the log burner just finishes it off nicely. The whole house is furnished to a high standard.
The welcome to the property was very warm and it was interesting to hear about the history of the house. There were lots of leaflets about activities and walks in the local area. The house had everything we needed for the week and was big enough for two families holidaying together.
Services / Facilities:
Oil central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with full Sky, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lockable bike storage. One acre enclosed walled paddock with lawn and furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk (via stepping stones) or 15 mins walk if not accessed via stepping stones. Note: Due to the stone spiral staircase, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility and children to be supervised. Note: Unfenced river 20 yards away, children to be supervised at all times.
Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 2
Twin Beds: 1
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