Wednesday, 31 July 2013

A new venture

Just recently Gill and I bought a 2 bedroom cottage up in the pennines in the small village of Rookhope in Weardale. The intention is to have a place to disappear to when the need takes us - and to rent out by the week when we don't need it.

Terrace cottage roadway
The Lane outside
Its been an interesting ride dealing with a solicitor who despite only being 5 years older than me, seemed more old in his head than my own dear father!! Eventually the searches and surveys were completed and we are now the proud owners of a sweet little place in a great spot.

The views are great and there's loads of places nearby to visit and amazing walks and cycle routes as I've tried to show in the Terrace Cottage website. I really love the drive over from the A68 via Blanchland (now I've mastered it and don't get lost) and the view over the village as you drive down from the moors on the hairpin bends is amazing.

For us, bookings were a prime consideration and we looked at the Sykes/Hoseasons type option but decided at least for the first year on something a bit less tying as they wanted exclusivity and a 12 month contract. So we're now listed on and which is actually a Tripadvisor property and so part of Expedia. The first of those is 'as it says on the tin' - and Holidaylettings has lower charges than any other mainstream booking engine.

So we're waiting for the calendar to fill - so if you want to take a week out in beautiful countryside just shout out your dates! You can book via this link.

Let me know you've booked and I'll make sure we leave a special welcome pack for you :)


We've currently got Christmas week available (New Year has been taken!) - and the lucky visitors will have a real Christmas Tree, and complimentary Mulled Wine to warm those chilly evenings by the fire!