Softley View 2020-08-05T12:32:13+00:00

Key Features


Set at the heart of the market town of Stanhope, in County Durham is this striking castle, which has been transformed into a romantic bolthole.

Bring your loved one to Softley View for some quality time together as you discover all that the historical county has to offer and the glorious countryside of the North Pennines AONB.

Relax and unwind into your evening within the open-plan living room, which enjoys an elegant colour palette, contemporary fixtures and plush furnishings to ensure a welcoming space for you to enjoy for the duration of your stay.

In here, sleek kitchen units contain everything you could need to rustle up a delicious meal that can be enjoyed at the dining table, set up to two, and perfect for a toasting to a special occasion.

For those more relaxing evenings, grab your snacks from the kitchen before sinking into the plush sofa and tune into the state-of-the-art TV to while away a couple of hours before bed.

Once the evening comes to end, retire to the double bedroom, which boasts elegant furnishings and crisp white sheets to snuggle under after an action-packed day exploring.

From here, step into the impressive bathroom, where you have a spacious walk-in shower and a beautiful, freestanding copper bath.

Continuing to impress, the interior is completed by a second bath, where you can look forward dipping into the bubbles for an indulgent soak and set the light to suit your mood.

During a summer’s day, take your morning coffee to the picnic bench or enjoy a spot of lunch on the large lawn area and admire your surroundings.

Step out of the castle grounds and explore the winding streets and lanes of Stanhope, home to a plethora of pubs, specialist food stores, coffee shops and shops for picking up the essentials.

As you explore the market town you will also find a heated outdoor swimming pool, as well as charming strolls along the River Wear, or if you bringing your bike along, Stanhope is on the C2C cycle route.

For days out, be sure to venture to the medieval Raby Castle, set among 200 acres of deer park or visit Hamsterley Forest, which is home to a magnitude of scenic walks amidst endearing woodland with unique wildlife awaiting to be discovered.

If you are feeling adventurous, the city of Durham is scenic drive away and is home to a magnificent cathedral and castle, and the historical landmark of Hadrian’s Wall is within driving distance.

With so much to see and do, a stay at Softley View will delight you and your partner.


  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, freestanding copper bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off-road parking within the grounds
  • Large lawn gardens with picnic tables
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
Prices & Availability


Really great place! Set in it’s own secluded part of the castle we stayed here over new year (a group of 6 adults). the apartment is really nicely furnished, well equipped and was plenty big enough for six of us. The hot tub is a perfect way to relax after spending a day exploring the local countryside. I would highly recommend this place for a peaceful break and we would definitely return in the future.