Holiday home Burnhope Shooting Lodge is a large detached property in its own grounds near to the village of Wearhead in County Durham. The lodge sleeps eighteen people in nine en-suite bedrooms and also has a large kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room with open fire, a games room, a drying room and a study. Outside the lodge is a reservoir, a patio area with furniture and plenty of off road parking. Burnhope Shooting Lodge offers fishing and walking and is an impressive country lodge for a special occasion.
Accomodation Details Nine bedrooms: 5 x king-size doubles with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 2 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 king-size bed and 1 single en-suite shower, basin and WC. 3 x ground floor basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 16). Utility. Dining room with open fire. Sitting room with open fire. Study (seats 6) with open fire. Games room. Drying room. Gun room.
Area Wearhead is a small village in County Durham named after the source of the River Wear Wearhead is set in countryside and is home to a shop, whilst further amenities can be found in Stanhope which is home to the Durham Dales Centre, offering tourist information, a coffee shop and local arts and crafts.
Region From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?
Amenities Oil central heating with open fires in dining room, sitting room and study. AGA and gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, drinks cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, computer with internet access, WiFi, telephone, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel, power and fuel for open fires inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Lockable bike storage. Patio area with furniture. Fishing lake. Large games room with full size snooker table, bar and TV. Four well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 8 miles. Note: This property is beside a reservoir. Note: Butler, chef and housekeeper available on request. Note: No hen/stag parties or similar group party allowed
What an amazing place to stay.. The photos don’t do it justice. There was 15 of us and every one was very impressed with everything. Very high standard Would highly recommend it. We had the chef and butler service one night too and that was exceptional
We were a wedding party of 17 and a dog.. The Lodge was perfect for our needs - warm, comfortable and in a beautiful location with amazing views from every window. The snooker room was a bonus.
Athol braved wind, rain and even snow at the BBQ to provide us with a feast of cooked meats and a variety of salads.
Nick was extremely helpful throughout.
We are already planning a reunion at the same venue!
Wonderful place for a large family to get together.. We had children from 2 to 16 experienced fun. Loved ensuite in every room,comfy beds and lovely countryside.Helpful staff who were accommodating.
This holiday property was without doubt the best property we have stayed at, in over 30 years of having large family group holidays. Everything we needed was provided - and worked! Two top quality washing machines and dryers, a large fridge and chest freezer, an enormous electric kettle, two dishwashers, a wine chiller, plenty of crockery and cutlery, the list is endless! The beds were all comfortable, the showers (all en-suite) worked and provided hot water. We have never returned to a holiday property we may return to this one.
The accommodation was superbly comfortable. It was great to come back after a long walk, leave boots and damp gear in the boot room and, after tea and cake, sink into steaming baths. There seemed to be an endless supply of hot water. A highlight was our final meal, the chef and the butler gave us a superb evening. Not only was the food top class, but the meal incorporated surprises and treats, fun and good humour. We were bowled over by the friendliness of the team.
We liked the whole holiday; from the professional and friendly staff to the house and grounds. I cannot say enough about it. The house was warm, well stocked and we felt completely at home and relaxed. We loved it.
The caretakers were absolutely lovely and very helpful. The house is absolutely beautiful and the bedrooms are massive with stunning views from every window. There were bathrooms absolutely everywhere. We would recommend this house to absolutely anyone.
A fabulous house and location - we all LOVED it and would definitely use this property again, it exceeded all expectations. Thank you so much.
we stayed here in June this year on our annual family holiday. Our ages ranged from 4 months to 86 years and the house was more than we anticipated. Whilst we were here it was my husbands 60th birthday and we engaged the services of the chef and butler to cook and serve our meal which was absolutely out of this world. The food was amazing and the service was second to none. We really felt like lords and ladies for the week and would not hesitate to recommend the place to anyone looking to book somewhere truly 5 star and away from it all.
A fantastic spacious house, ideal for a large family gathering. The standard was top class. We hired the services of the chef and butler for one night to celebrate a 60th birthday and it was the highlight of the week.
Liked the location, the sheer luxury of the property, the outstanding Kitchen and the plentiful supply of hot water/heating. Also the professionalism and friendliness of the house manager. A well deserved Five Stars.
This property is wonderful. This was our second visit and if it was not such a long journey we would visit many more times. Having said that, I don't think this will be our last time at Burnhope Shooting Lodge. The owners are so friendly that it felt like seeing old friends again. The house is huge, cosy and so clean. Everyone there should be very proud. We have these group holidays every year and Burnhope has rather spoilt us for any where else!!
As a group of 9 couples we have stayed in over 20 large houses over a period of over 30 years, and this property is the best we have been to. Everything about the house is outstanding and it is in such a wonderful position to explore Weardale, the North Pennines Teesdale. The views are fantastic with birds, hares lots of sheep just outside your window. We'll be back!
This is an exceptional property, the kitchen we particularly well equipped, and the rooms are also all really large and airy. Also really clean and tidy.
We have just returned from a week's stay in Burnhope Shooting Lodge, and cannot recommend it enough. Our party of 18 adults has been arranging walking holidays throughout the UK over the last 28 years, and we all agreed that this was the best property we had ever stayed in. All the rooms are ensuite, and also all are really big. Usually one person draws the short straw and ends up in the box room, but in this case, each room was large, and all the bathrooms really clean. The living space was equally well appointed, with an enormous lounge where we could all sit comfortably, and a huge formal dining room which, again, meant that we could all sit to eat together in the evenings. The kitchen/breakfast room was the best equipped we have ever experienced, and there is also a 'utility' room with two washing machines and dryers, as well as two dishwashers. The boot room was really useful for us to all keep our walking boots and coats. Externally there is a separate snooker room with a bar, which we did enjoy on several evenings, and there is a barbecue on the patio (it was too windy for us to use this). The house overlooks the reservoir, and is nice and isolated. It is possible to have shopping delivered by the usual supermarkets, which is probably a good idea, as the nearest supermarket is quite a way off (about 40 mins drive). As a group we had not visited Co Durham before, and would definitely love to return, as it is a really beautiful, and peaceful, area.
Perfect if you want isolation and space for contemplation. Feels very safe, very big, well furnished and the open fires at this time of year made us really cosy. Thanks to our hosts. Highly recommended.
A well appointed property that did not disappoint and certainly met our expectations. In a fine location with superb views.
A beautiful house in a stunning location with plenty of room for a very big party (15). Lots of space both inside and out for active children. Superb kitchen with plenty of room to cook meals for this amount of people and a great dinning room to sit in and eat together. Overall an excellent find and we would definitely use this cottage again for a large group.
A stunning house set in a wonderful location. Despite the house being exceptionally large it has a very homely feel and our small party of eight all felt that the accommodation is home from home albeit on a grander scale !! The Housekeepers made us feel very welcome. The house and grounds are a credit to them and their team.
A stunning location and a fabulous property. This was a rare opportunity for the whole family to be together. There was plenty of space for 15 adults and 2 small children for the week. The ground floor bedroom was excellent for our 80 year old mother who could retreat for a rest when required. It could not have been better and all the family loved the ice machine!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Burnhope; it is an excellent venue for a family holiday and we were sorry to leave. It is so spacious it is easy to be together and yet there are places to be alone. We are a family of eldest 93 years youngest 8 years. Burnhope met all our needs.
Just an amazing lodge.
A beautiful house! Lovely beds. Plenty of parking.
Wonderful house, every amenity, our group of 13 thought it was better than many 4 star hotels they had stayed in around the world. Very comfortable bedrooms, all en-suite. Huge kitchen and utility room, and beautiful lounge with large wood burning fireplace. We loved the location, but it is a drive to the nearest supermarket for supplies.
We will definitely be returning to Burnhope Lodge and have recommended it to everyone we know.
Incredible house, very comfortable and well equipped. Beautiful setting. The website photos did not do the house justice.
Burnhope Shooting Lodge was exceptional. Great comfort, a huge amount of space and everything perfect. Greatly exceeded expectations.
The Lodge is beautifully appointed, well equipped with everything you need to hand. Nick and Angela were very helpful, attending to our every need. The Lodge is an ideal place for a celebration and, although quite remote, it is in a beautiful place with plenty of walking in the area. We had CCS Catering for a special meal and had a fabulous meal.
Beautiful house set in wonderful countryside.
Amazing standard of house, exceptionally spacious and unbelievably well equipped. Beautiful surroundings and worth the money paid. We will definitely visit again. Our entire party felt that Burnhope Lodge surpassed all our expectations. The house is amazing in every sense and the staff, whom we only met on arrival and departure, were excellent.
The space was excellent, greeting was lovely. The place was very clean and very well stocked. We really loved it.
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