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County Durham Self Catering cottage, Chester House, Westgate, sleeps 8

Chester House
County Durham
DL13 1PG

Chester House, Westgate, County Durham

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 8

Pricing From: £900.00

This cottage is situated in the village of Westgate, near Alston, and can sleep eight people in four bedrooms.

Chester House is a delightful cottage located in the village of Westgate, Cumbria. Hosting four bedrooms and a bathroom, this property can sleep up to eight people. Inside you will also find a ground floor shower room, kitchen/diner with woodburner, and a sitting room with woodburner, along with a conservatory.

To the outside is off-road parking, and a full site extending to approximately 1.32 Hectares (3.26 Acres), south facing gardens to the front and side of the property with pond.

Situated in a lovely destination taking an isolated position, Chester House is a wonderful cottage in a desirable part of England.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Loved it....
What a brilliant weekend we had. We had a great time socialising at the large dining table. The kitchen is well equipped with a ?Rangemaster? cooker and all the kitchen appliances you would require. The house always feels lovely and warm due to the underfloor heating. We did a picturesque walk straight from the property which was recommended in the guest book. One of the evenings we lit the wood burner in the lounge, plenty of wood is supplied. This is truly a ?get away from it all? house which has been refurbished to a very high standard. It is the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. Looking forward to our next weekend break later in the year to use the hot tub....

Absolute gem of a cottage!
What a gem of a cottage ? Chester House has been newly renovated to a really high specification, spotlessly clean and has absolutely everything you need for your time there - tucked away on the side on the hill just out of Westgate overlooking the village, it is remote enough to let you feel you are in the middle of nowhere but still close enough to civilisation. The views of the Weardale valley below are amazing and probably best taken from the conservatory (where the underfloor ground source heating is absolutely spot on if it's a bit chilly outside). The layout works well with a bedroom and a bathroom downstairs and with a further 3 bedrooms and a fantastic main bathroom, again with fantastic views all upstairs. All the rooms are spacious and well laid out although the bunk bed might be a bit high for smaller children. Whilst it was chilly during our stay we didn?t really need to use the log burners as the temperature from the ground source heating kept everything at a constant temperature. For those who enjoy walking there are some really good walks right on the doorstep ? we were a family of 6 (a 20 year old, two 14 year olds and a 9 year old) and also our dog ? all enjoyed the stay and walking the surrounding countryside taking in the views. We did some of the smaller walks but there are so many places to explore round and about. There is a pub in the village of Westgate which is approximately less than 1 miles downhill from the cottage which also serves food but you'll probably need to book in advance as it gets booked quickly, especially on a Sunday ? nearest shops are Stanhope (5 miles) where there is also a good chippy and for the bigger shops we went to Consett, which is about 15 miles drive. If you love this part of the country this is an ideal place to stay ? would definitely recommend Derwent Reservoir, High Force Waterfall and Barnard Castle as places to visit.
Dan S



Parking Space Parking Space
Jacuzzi Jacuzzi
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Televsion Television
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds

Bunk Beds


Ground sourced underfloor heating system, with two woodburning stoves
Rangemaster cooker with 6-ring induction hobs, 2 x electric ovens, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 1 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair available upon request
One well behaved pet
Ample off road parking, 2 spaces in front of the house & multiple spaces adjacent to the front gate
Bike storage available in the utility room
Courtyard garden with 6 person hot tub
The hot tub is housed in its own dedicated hut complete with luxury bathrobes, fairy lights & an Amazon dot so you can listen to your favourite tunes whilst taking a dip in the tub
Wrought iron table and 6 seats for outdoor dining plus BBQ
Conservatory with underfloor heating & seating, a great place to watch the sun go down
Sorry, no smoking
Nearest shops are 2 miles away in St Johns Chapel, public house less than a mile to walk in Westgate
Note: The access road is a long, bumpy farm track and not suitable for low slung vehicles
Note: A chef service is available consisting of a home-cooked 2, 3 or 4 course dinner, afternoon tea, BBQ, Sunday Roast & bespoke cakes for all occasions all prepared by a trained chef using locally sourced produce at an additional cost, please contact the owner for more information
Note - The Check in time for this property is 4pm Note - This property does not accept any Stag, Hen or similar parties
Note: A spa service is available on site offering a full suite of beauty treatments from facials, massages, reikhi, pedicures, manicures all provided in the luxury of Chester House by a 5* trained beauty therapist, for an additional cost, please contact the owner for more information

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Nearest Attractions

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

Weardale Museum and High House Chapel - 2.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

High Force - 6.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Wynch Bridge - 6.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Low Force - 6.7 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Blanchland Abbey - 8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cauldron Snout Waterfall - 8.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Eggleston Hall Gardens - 10.6 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Shotley, St Andrew's Church - 13.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Northumberland National Park - 15.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Hexham Abbey - 15.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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