Belle View cottage is set on the moors at Bollihope, 2 miles above Frosterley in Weardale which is in the North Pennines National Landscape. It is owned by Phil and Sue, who moved up from Nottingham in 2017 and are following their dream of living in the countryside.
The cottage sleeps up to 3 guests (one king and one single room) and is dog friendly (up to two well behaved dogs, over 9 months in age). Plenty of walks from the door and amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Please bear in mind the cottage is accessed by a country track which may not be suitable for vehicles that are very close to the ground.
The moors are also home to sheep, and its great fun to welcome the lambs in spring. Bollihope Burn runs below the house and offers lovely walks to the Forgotten Quarry, just one of many quiet walks in the area. Phil is always happy to suggest a route to suit you, whether you want a short amble, some sightseeing or are tackling longer routes - for example up to Pawlaw Pike and the Elephant Trees which can be walked from the door. We are also near to long distance paths: The Weardale Way and the Northern Saints Trail.
There are plenty of places to visit from Killhope Lead Mining Museum to Beamish open air museum which tells the story of life in the north east from 1820 to the 1950s. We are only about an hour from Hadrian's Wall and the beautiful coast. The bustling city of Durham is home to the magnificent Cathedral, the university Botanic Gardens and Oriental Museum. The little villages of the dale are worth exploring and the surrounding scenery is stunning. Over in Teesdale High Force and Low Force waterfalls are perennial attractions for visitors.
Bookings are Friday-Friday.