English country cottage in Ruffside, near Consett - sleeps 4

Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett, County Durham, DH8 9PA.

Property Reference: UK12517

Bedrooms - 2

Sleeps - 4

Bathrooms - 2

Sorry no pets

Exterior | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
  • Exterior | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
  • Living room | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
  • Living room | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
  • Living room | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
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  • Double bedroom | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
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  • Twin bedroom | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
  • Twin bedroom | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
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  • Exterior | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett
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  • View | Hunter House Cottage, Ruffside, near Consett

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Hunter House Cottage
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Ideal for couples or a small family, this delightful holiday property is the perfect base for exploring County Durham with attractions for all tastes.

Accommodation details

Step to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room: With open fire and 29’’ Freeview TV.
Dining room: With beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Separate toilet.
First Floor: Galleried landing.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, beams and en-suite with spa bath and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

LPG central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for open fire included. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. 2½-acre natural grounds and woodland (shared with owner). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are steps in the grounds which are adjacent to a reservoir.

Extra Amenities

Hunter House Cottage is in the wings of the owner’s stunning country house. It is nestled on the shore of the Derwent Reservoir with spectacular views over the dam towards Hownsgill Viaduct and across the Derwent Valley. You will find it hard not to keep glancing at the view.

With your own private entrance from the courtyard, step inside and you will find a large comfortable living room with an open fire and access to the rear lawned garden and seating area. The dining hall, with windows to the front and rear, including a feature double height arched window overlooking the garden, is adjacent to the large, well-equipped kitchen, perfect for cooking up a hearty breakfast to start your day. The staircase leads up from the dining hall to a galleried landing, with a timber beamed ceiling and access to the bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities and views over the rear garden or reservoir.



Accessed via a rough track, the property is set within mature grounds and gardens extending to around 2½ acres and you will see plenty of local wildlife during your stay. Ideal for couples, families or walkers, there is so much to do in the area. The reservoir is 3½ miles in length with a thousand acres of clean, open water, which is devoted to fishing, wind surfing and sailing, with five generous slipways for easy launch. Golfing enthusiasts will delight in the ample choice of prestigious courses close by, one being the superior De Vere Slaley Hall.

Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the heather moorlands with rugged uplands which include some of the highest, wildest and most beautiful scenery in the country. Hamsterley Forest provides miles of lovely forest walks leading to High Force, England’s largest waterfall.

The Beamish Open Air Museum is just half an hour’s drive away where you can take a tram ride back in time. Visit the historic city of Durham with something for everyone, or for those looking a little closer to the cottage, why not enjoy the circular walk around Derwent Reservoir and stop off at the visitor centre for a coffee and slice of cake on your way back. Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles and restaurant 3¼ miles.

Consett map and Hunter House Cottage location

Self-catering features

  • Dishwasher
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Garden / Patio
  • Open Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • North Pennines
  • Welcome Cottages
  • All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Last Minute Breaks
  • GroupA
  • GroupB
  • GroupH
  • GroupT