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Prospect House

Prospect House, Rookhope, Northumberland

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Sleeps a maximum of: 10

Pricing From: £619.00

This detached cottage situated in the village of Rookhope near Stanhope sleeps ten people in five bedrooms.

Prospect House is a double-fronted, detached cottage situated in the charming former mining village of Rookhope, six miles from Stanhope in County Durham. This cottage sleeps ten people in five bedrooms, consisting of two doubles with en-suite, another double and two twins, as well as a bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area, a sitting room and a snug.

Outside there is off road parking in a garage for two cars, as well as additional roadside parking at the front of the property. There is also a lawned garden with a patio and furniture. Prospect House is a great base with plenty of walking and cycling routes in the area.


Spacious, warm, clean and well-located
We had a lovely stay at Prospect House - a great place for a group of friends, clean, spacious, well-equipped kitchen, nice big table, conveniently located for Hadrian's Wall country (45 minute drive to Vindolanda), plus local walks from the front door. We had a toddler with us, and the playroom and toys were very welcome (plus there's a good playground 5 minutes' walk away). Great heating system - nice and warm on what was a very cold weekend.

What a wonderful house!! There was everything we needed and more. Plenty of space for 9 of us. Will definitely return!

Beautiful place to stay
We came away on a holiday with the family: 8 adults, 1 four-year-old, 1 three-year-old, 1 18 month-old and 1 newborn. We had a really fun time staying here, but one or two small issues that could have been easily sorted. Positives As a location the village was stunning and the surrounding walks were lovely. It was so nice to be outside so much of the time as we were very lucky with the weather for the time of year. The rooms were really nice and spacious, and the bathroom was a good size too (especially considering there were two ensuites). Having the use of a travel cot there was great as we only had to bring one ourselves. The downstairs was nicely spaced with a small playroom and a comfy 'adults lounge'. Also having the living space in the kitchen-diner was great as we could all be in there, or spaced out for peace and quiet. The kitchen had all that we needed in terms of cooking utensils, washing machine, dryer etc. which was especially good for how many children we had with us! The slight drawbacks: Having a caretaker nearby was great as, in theory we could resolve any problems very quickly. However getting in touch with him was problematic as there was no landline and no mobile signal. The phone box in the village wasn't working, so it did make things more tricky. This proved more of a problem when the village had a power cut. As we didn't have a landline (and no wifi with the power out), we couldn't find out how long the power would be off for. This was an issue with having a newborn baby there, and the stove is electric so we couldn't boil any water, and the heating required electric to work. Considering we are all from very rural backgrounds, it would have been easy to not be bothered by something as small as a power cut at home. But here the torches provided didn't work, the house got steadily colder and there were no backup measures for heating the house. We didn't have a way of cooking any food with it being an electric stove, or a way of heating bottles. A simple camping stove or something would have solved this problem (perhaps left in a locked box which the caretaker could come and unlock in the case of a power cut?). Being unable to contact anyone to find out when to expect the electricity to be back on was an issue too. Perhaps a landline could be installed? Thankfully the pub landlord was great - he gave us a load of wood so we could make a fire outside to boil a kettle. The DVD player in the play room worked well, but not the one in the front lounge unfortunately. As one of the children was sleeping in the playroom we struggled to connect to watch a DVD in the evening. Also the TV in the front room wasn't properly fitted onto the bracket - perhaps something to look at from a health and safety point of view? The dishwasher stopped working properly while we were there but it was very quick for the caretaker to come round and organise for an engineer to come out. Overall we had a really fun time, but there are one or two things that could have been improved (especially regarding provision for power cuts).

The cottage was used for a family long weekend. There was plenty of space for everyone and the children's play room was a huge hit with my 2 grandchildren. The location was excellent, and made better with the snow. Having a really friendly pub with great beer one minute away was just the job. Would highly recommend this cottage.
Mr Routledge

Great Place To Stay
Prospect house provided a great place to stay for a family get together! Every room in the house has been finished to a high standard and looks very impressive as soon as you walk in. On a weekend where it was freezing outside with a lot of snow showers the house felt warm and cozy and was the perfect setting for a few days of relaxation! A lot of thought has clearly been put into the house when setting it up as a holiday let. It gave everyone a chance to be together but also to have their own space. The kids loved having their own play room and the lounge was big enough for everyone to sit in together. The highlight for us though was the huge kitchen which became the hub of the house. The village is really friendly with a great little pub literally a 1 minute walk away. Paul the caretaker was nearby to help with any queries and made us feel very welcome. Hope to go back soon!
Lee R



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair on request
Parking for 3 cars in village hall car park behind property
Passes for cars and keys for car park gates can be found inside property upon arrival
Additional parking for 2 cars in garage adjacent to property, and on roadside to the front
Lockable bike storage
Lawned garden with patio
Three well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 5 mins walk

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Weardale Museum and High House Chapel - 4.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Blanchland Abbey - 5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Wynch Bridge - 9.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Low Force - 9.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

High Force - 9.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Shotley, St Andrew's Church - 10.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cauldron Snout Waterfall - 11.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Eggleston Hall Gardens - 12.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Northumberland National Park - 12.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hexham Abbey - 13.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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