The warmest of welcomes awaits you at Hill House East -

Hill House EastSo come and be spoilt at our unique Country Bed and Breakfast, which is set in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in Upper Weardale. Our aim is for you to enjoy staying in this venerable old stone house as much as we do; to feel 'at home' rather than 'in accommodation'.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our food; we make our own bread and preserves, do lots of home baking and use eggs from our own hens. Guests choose exactly what they would like from the wide choice on our Breakfast Menu. Tea or coffee and homemade baking are served daily in the guest sitting room at tea time and, although there are tea/coffee making facilities in the bedrooms, we will happily serve tea and coffee at any time during the day, at no extra cost.

As we only accommodate a maximum of four guests, the house is a tranquil haven if you just want to sit by the log stove and read or relax. Or, you can go out and about in our beautiful countryside for walking and cycling. In summer, you can sit out in the well kept gardens, in the comfortable summer house or in the gazebo, and watch the sun set behind the hills. Bring your own wine or G&T - glasses provided!

Guests have their own key and entrance and, when we have guests, we withdraw to our own cosy quarters separate from the rest of the house. Effectively, Hill House East is yours during your stay. Free Wi-Fi access is available within the house. We are happy for guests to bring dogs if they can stay overnight in their owner's cars or sleep in the porch; we have two big fields for walking dogs in. For everyone's health and safety we kindly request that guests do not smoke in the house.

We welcome Wainwright Walkers tackling the 'PENNINE JOURNEY'! This important long distance walk has one of its overnight 'stops' in Westgate and literally passes by Hill House East. If walkers want to make us a 'two night base' we will happily transport them and their baggage between us and their next or previous stop for a small charge. We are also directly on one of the 'Alternate' COAST TO COAST bike routes and can offer secure cycle storage.

Although we do not offer evening meals we are happy to book guests into local pubs or restaurants and to provide free transport there and back.

Hill House East is also a very central base for exploring the wider Northern area and its attractions; Barnard Castle, Durham City and Newcastle are less than an hour away and the Northumbrian Coast, Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales about an hour and a half.

Carol and John Graham 

Twin bedroom