Traditional Weardale Cottage

Entire home hosted by Chris

  1. 5 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1.5 bathrooms
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.


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Our 2 bedroom, old stone cottage is in beautiful Upper Weardale, perfect for exploring the North Pennines, known as England's last wilderness and the 'roof of England'.

Located in Westgate village, the local pub micro-brewery serves evening meals (booking required).

Please be aware that due to the age and construction of the cottage, whereby stone floors are laid directly onto the earth, the humidity levels are higher than in modern houses, and you may notice a slight musty smell as a result.

The space
This is a very old traditional stone cottage, providing basic accommodation. So if you are looking for modern fittings and luxury, this is not the place for you. But if you are the adventurous type, think of it as your own private bunkhouse!

There is electric heating, BUT please be aware that in very cold weather, this kind of cottage is difficult to heat.

Whilst we make every effort to provide adequate heating, it is essential that if you book in the winter, you are willing and able to use the solid fuel appliances to adequately heat the house.
It can can sleep up to 5 persons - there is a double bedroom and a second bedroom with twin beds, plus a fold-out single bed for a child.

The cottage was originally two "one-up-one-down" miners' houses, now joined together. It retains many original features, and has two separate (fairly steep) staircases to the bedrooms. The lounge has a multi-fuel stove and the dining room features a solid fuel Rayburn cooker. A small but well equipped kitchen leads off the dining room; and also on the ground floor is the shower room with handbasin and toilet. The double bedroom also has its own ensuite toilet and handbasin.

Please be aware that the stone flagged ground floor can feel cold and therefore guests are advised to bring slippers.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Children’s books and toys

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4.45 out of 5 stars from 104 reviews


Where you’ll be

Westgate in Weardale, Durham, United Kingdom

Westgate is a very quiet village, but is part of the wider Weardale community of small towns, villages and farms. The walking around the area is fantastic, and the lead mining history of the area adds an additional layer of historical interest to a beautiful and rugged area. Upper Weardale is part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is also within the geopark, having its own unique geology.

Hosted by Chris

  1. Joined in November 2013
  2. Professional Host
  • 104 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Left-leaning, real ale loving hiker!

During your stay

Guests have the use of the whole house - we are not present during your stay. We can offer guided walking if required, please contact us for further details.
  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy