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Self-Catering Rookhope

Prospect House in Rookhope, Durham

From: €679 weekly Guests 10 Rooms 5 Bathroom 4

Prospect House Self-Catering

Holiday home
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.

Amenities
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.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Hughes
August 2020
Prospect House was just what was needed for our family break.. The table football in the games room was unexpected, it doesn't feature on any photographs, but much appreciated. One member of the party thought the kitchen was better equipped than her house. Altogether we would recommend this property.
Mr Vintner
July 2020
The house itself was perfect for our requirements.. Lots of space and well equipped. The description was a bit misleading; the details stated the property was in Stanhope, when in fact, it is in Rookhope about 5 miles away. As it was in Rookhope there are some great dog walks. Overall we had a very good week.
paulamac14
January 2020
We stayed for New Year 2019/2020 as a group of friends with young children. The house is large, spacious and well equipped. It's warm and very homely with everything you could need. The village is lovely and the pub is well worth a visit, with beautiful walks all around. There is plenty to do and it's a great place to go and recharge your batteries. Would definitely recommend, and we'll definitely be back!
Mr Vintner, July 2020
January 2020
Lovely to find somewhere so nice that could accommodate our family including two young babies and five dogs! The house was very spacious and comfortable and the location was peaceful with beautiful surroundings.
Suehay32
December 2019
Absolutely fab house for a family Christmas 9 adults really cosy and beautifully dressed for Christmas Kitchen/diner brilliant it meant we all could be prep and nobody felt isolated it was also really well equipped everything we needed definitely a home from home would definitely recommend this property Tried to book for next Christmas but unfortunately for us it's already booked
Miss Hawthorne, January 2020
December 2019
It's well located for walks around the dales and the house itself was well furnished, all amenities are there and even the kitchen is well stocked with utensils and pans etc.. .. Would go back again
Jewitt, December 2019
December 2019
Prospect House is a wonderful, spacious cottage perfect for families and group getaways.. We stayed for New year and the place was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and warm. The owners were in contact with arrival information and were contactable if needed throughout. The pub in the village is lovely and there is everything you need for a relaxing few days away. Would thoroughly recommend.
Debbie0006
November 2019
We had a lovely weekend at Prospect House all the family age from 3 to 86 for a surprise birthday party for my sister. Cottage was lovely and warm and space was great for all of us plenty of utensils etc great for all the family 10 in total all to be together will definitely be back.
Mr Macardle, December 2019
November 2019
Great location
HonestReviews123456
July 2019
We have just spent a week here in this beautiful house and had a fantastic time House has everything you could possibly need for a family stay. We have 4 children Ages 13,11,9 and 3 We all had plenty of space and the playroom was an added bonus which the kids loved and it meant we could watch some TV in the living room when they were playing Great base to do lots of things eg Diggerland, Beamish, Bowes Museum, Kilhope Lead Mining Museum and Sci Fi museum in Allendale Would love to come and stay here again
Mr Boulton, July 2019
June 2019
What a delightful place for a family getaway, set in the most charming village and gorgeous surroundings.. Absolutely everything went just perfectly and we had a fabulous time. We would love to visit again in the future!
Mrs Mitchell, June 2019
May 2019
We stayed here Monday-Friday over the May school holiday.. There were 9 of us and the house was really spacious. The kitchen was massive and we spent most of our time in there, though the kids loved the football table in the playroom! The house was well equipped with everything you can think of and there was plenty of car parking space. Also, can highly recommend The Rookhope Inn literally 2 minutes walk from the house. We ate there twice. It was welcoming and cosy and even catered for my niece who is coeliac. We will definitely be rebooking and coming again! Thank you for a lovely week!
Mrs Jones, May 2019
May 2019
Prospect house is a great place to meet up with family and friends.. The kitchen is well stocked but what let it down was the dirty cooker and pans that greeted us on our arrival. This may well of been the previous occupants but it should of be checked before our arrival. We all had a lovely time , the mutts enjoyed the walks and the weather was kind. As a family we all enjoyed ourselves , there was plenty of room for everyone and we all agreed would return for another stay.
Mrs Cummings, May 2019
May 2019
House was excellent great place to take family house was very clean tidy great .... House was excellent great place to take family house was very clean tidy great location everyone enjoyed the experience plenty of accessories in house would definitely return
KateElsewhere
April 2019
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.
Mr Rain, May 2019r
April 2019
We had a lovely family get together.. Plenty of room for all 8 of us. Even had a spare bedroom. The weather was good and the area was excellent for exploring. The facilities in the house were amazing. Our teenage grandsons loved the football game and kept them away from their phones etc. Thank you for an awesome time. Sylvia Firth
Mrs Binnington Savage
March 2019
Lovely house in a beautiful location
Mrs Morris
March 2019
We had a warm and comfortable time at the cottage both the adults and the children appreciated the facilities.. We especially appreciated the help and assistance given to book a meal at the local pub and the friendliness of the villagers.
Miss Taylor
December 2018
Stayed here over christmas 10 of us.. i couldnt fault anything regarding the property. from the second we walked through the door where the owner had put up some xmas decorations we couldnt feel any more at home. the property was finished off to a very high standard and we found everything we needed in the kitchen to easily accomodate us cooking for 10 people. the beds were so comfy . i would recomend anyone looking to stay in a house to book this . if you do stay pop along to the local pub as the two landlords will make you feel very welcome .
Mrs Sutherland
November 2018
Brilliant weekend away at this 'perfect' retreat.. Our party consisted of 8 people (4 couples) plus dogs. This house had everything. It was warm, clean, cosy AND spacious. The kitchen was fully equipped. Living room for chilling in - plus a playroom with games and toys if families with children were visiting. TV's in the three rooms downstairs. So much room for guests to spread themselves about. Bedrooms were immaculate too. Many thanks to the Caretaker, Paul who took the trouble to email us with all the details AND who came to introduce himself to us when we first arrived. He couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely walks around the village and we would recommend a visit to the pub if you are at Prospect House for a holiday. Everyone so friendly. Altogether a VERY happy, chilled out weekend.
Mr Baker
July 2018
Just to use the back door when going out with the road if you have children with you
Mrs Stewart
April 2018
Booking the house was exceptionally easy and straightforward.. I had to change the dates and this was no problem either. The cottage was immaculate and the friendliness and helpfulness of the caretaker Paul was greatly appreciated. Wouldn’t hesitate to book the cottage again or any other through Sykes as our reunions are really important to us so all these things matter.
Mrs Atkinson
April 2018
Fabulous house, just perfect for our family get together for my milestone birthday.. Very comfortable and extremely well equipped and furnished. "The Cook" (my husband) was very impressed with the quality and very comprehensive cooking and dining equipment and facilities. :-D. The whole party really enjoyed the stay and appreciated the wealth of information re local places of interest and also the walking opportunities directly from the village. 5 stars for the information provided to welcome us to the house from owner Susie***** and caretaker Paul***** and a mention for the local pub the Rookhope Inn, thoroughly entertained on the Friday night by the Quiz, and welcome for the " Weekend Blow Ins" (we came third). Also provided a great meal on the Saturday for nine people including 3 vegans. Would highly recommend Prospect House to any large party of family or friends wanting to explore the Weardale Valley or North Pennines in general.
Mrs Blacklock
March 2018
Very nice house we had a great time caretaker Paul very helpful
Mrs Webb
March 2018
Large and lovely house with easy parking.. Kitchen really well equipped with a table that took a large party v happily. The beds were the most comfortable ones that I have slept in at a holiday cottage and the rooms were v quiet at night. The house was very nice and clean and Paul who looked after the cottage for the owners was very caring and welcoming. Just a couple of things for consideration; not all the bedrooms had enough storage for our clothes, one bedroom only had a chair over which to lay clothes. A bigger fridge/freezer would be nice too! We coped with these two small niggles and they certainly did not spoil our stay. The village itself had a good pub with very friendly staff, a part-time shop whose owner was very kind and helpful too. There were a number of small walks around the village which we and the dogs enjoyed. Neighbouring Stanhope had good shops including an excellent café/bakery and a number of gift shops. The church was v interesting and worth a visit. A good house in a good location for exploring Weardale, I would recommend it as a base for a large party of people.
Mr Flynn
February 2018
Paul, the onsite contact, was excellent; very helpful.. The house was very spacious, well equipped and warm. Beds comfortable and with luxurious linen. We had heavy snow all week and the house was a joy to come back to. Thank you to everyone involved.
catherinelewis2016
October 2017
What a wonderful house!! There was everything we needed and more. Plenty of space for 9 of us. Will definitely return!
catherinelewis2016
October 2017
We really enjoyed this holiday in Rookhope it made it even more special with the snow! The house was even larger than we expected from the photos , plenty room for everyone and all of a very good standard . Paul the caretaker was very helpful not only with help about the cottage (which was better than we have experienced before ) but also the best walks to go on with the children and on the surrounding area . All in all it was a perfect break!!!
Mrs Flynn, February 2018
October 2017
I didn't think the fridge was big enough for 10 people Village was very friendly
Bozzaros
April 2017
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).
Mrs Oddy, November 2016
October 2016
The overall ease and use of the property was excellent..
Mr Routledge
March 2016
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.
Lee R
March 2016
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
March 2016
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!
Mr Conabeer, October 2016
March 2016
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.
Mrs Fitzwilliam
November 2015
We had a great holiday staying in the lovely village of Rookhope. Prospect cottage was amazing. It was spacious and very warm. Our holiday ran smoothly and we were impressed with excellent communication and organisation from Sykes cottages. The owners and caretaker were particularly helpful, friendly, and obliging. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding like everything else in the cottage was of good quality. The kitchen was well equipped and very spacious, and the washer and dryer were a godsend as it snowed whilst we were on holiday. We would definately recommend this property to others. Excellent value for money.
Mrs Moore
November 2015
The cottage was absolutely amazing! I had booked it for a group of us, so was worried what it would be like. We all loved it and couldn't fault anything about it! All decorated to a high standard with more than enough crockery/cutlery for everything. Situated close to a lovely country pub! Would definitely recommend!
Mrs Savill
November 2015
This holiday home was amazing! Exactly how it was describes and would highly recommend to anyone! Would happily stay there again! The caretaker was lovely and the local people were friendly. Lovely place with high quality furnishings and crockery to use! Thank you for a brilliant stay!
Mr Routledge, March 2016
November 2015
We had a great holiday staying in the lovely village of Rookhope.. Prospect cottage was amazing. It was spacious and very warm. Our holiday ran smoothly and we were impressed with excellent communication and organisation from Sykes cottages. The owners and caretaker were particularly helpful, friendly, and obliging. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding like everything else in the cottage was of good quality. The kitchen was well equipped and very spacious, and the washer and dryer were a godsend as it snowed whilst we were on holiday. We would definately recommend this property to others. Excellent value for money.
Mrs Mullan
September 2015
The House was finished to a high standard. There was six of us staying plus one dog and there was plenty of room. Lovely quiet location with lots to see, I recommend Prospect House.
Mrs Moore, October 2015
September 2015
The House was finished to a high standard.. There was six of us staying plus one dog and there was plenty of room. Lovely quiet location with lots to see, I recommend Prospect House.
Mrs Russell
August 2015
Very relaxing location, excellent property and plenty of walks direct from house.
Mrs Mullan, September 2015
July 2015
Very relaxing location, excellent property and plenty of walks direct from house..
Mr Kirkpatrick
June 2015
It was a totally stunning property - one of the best we have ever stayed in. The house is beautiful and the location mirrors that.
Mrs Russell, July 2015
May 2015
It was a totally stunning property - one of the best we have ever stayed in.. The house is beautiful and the location mirrors that.
Mrs Lancaster
April 2015
The owner had provided everything you could ever need; this is the best equipped property I have ever stayed in. The heating was very efficient as it turned out to be a very cold week. It was a perfect house for a large group offering three different rooms if the needs of the guests were different. all very comfortable. It was dog-friendly without it being obvious that dogs had been there. Fantastic property!
Mr Kirkpatrick, May 2015
March 2015
The owner had provided everything you could ever need; this is the best equipped property I have ever stayed in.. The heating was very efficient as it turned out to be a very cold week. It was a perfect house for a large group offering three different rooms if the needs of the guests were different. all very comfortable. It was dog-friendly without it being obvious that dogs had been there. Fantastic property!
Suzanne J
January 2015
Prospect House is classy & of a very high quality. If you are looking for large & spacious accommodation with fantastic facilities , then treat yourself to a stay at Prospect House. No expense has been spared in the fittings & furnishings & cleverly designed living areas, which create a wonderful luxurious home from home feel. The local pub is very welcoming & hosts regular quizzes & activities. The caretaker of Prospect House is extremely helpful & was more than happy to make recommendations for local walks, places of interest ,general facts & local knowledge. We had a wonderful stay and all agree that we can't wait to return.
Mrs Lancaster, March 2015
January 2015
We had an excellent stay at Prospect House over Christmas 2014 and would recommend this house to anyone who are planning a large family gathering.. Hope to visit again in the future.
Mr Beakhouse
December 2014
We had an excellent stay at Prospect House over Christmas 2014 and would recommend this house to anyone who are planning a large family gathering. Hope to visit again in the future.
Mr Davies
December 2014
The cottage itself was beautiful and the pictures on this site didn't do it justice! Everyone who stayed with us for the weekend we were there was amazed by it and how good a price it was. Rookhope Is a beautiful little place and the locals couldn't have been any nicer to us. We would highly recommend this cottage to friends and family.
Toriory
November 2014
We had a fabulous time at Prospect House. This outstanding property had a warm and welcoming feel on arrival, the decor was second to non, comfy beds, crisp white linen, the kitchen was equipped with everything and more. The property is so vast everyone had chance to enjoy their own space, yet have the pleasure of being able to dine altogether in the hub of the house. It was pleasure being able to take our family dog who enjoyed all the walks straight off the doorstep. To have the Rookhope Inn a two minute walk away was just the icing on the cake, they served local ales, gave good banter with friendly locals and even the dog was welcome. This holiday let is on the doorstep to so many places, a visit is a must.
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