We have just returned from a week's stay in Burnhope Shooting Lodge, and cannot recommend it enough. Our party of 18 adults has been arranging walking holidays throughout the UK over the last 28 years, and we all agreed that this was the best property we had ever stayed in. All the rooms are ensuite, and also all are really big. Usually one person draws the short straw and ends up in the box room, but in this case, each room was large, and all the bathrooms really clean. The living space was equally well appointed, with an enormous lounge where we could all sit comfortably, and a huge formal dining room which, again, meant that we could all sit to eat together in the evenings. The kitchen/breakfast room was the best equipped we have ever experienced, and there is also a 'utility' room with two washing machines and dryers, as well as two dishwashers. The boot room was really useful for us to all keep our walking boots and coats. Externally there is a separate snooker room with a bar, which we did enjoy on several evenings, and there is a barbecue on the patio (it was too windy for us to use this). The house overlooks the reservoir, and is nice and isolated. It is possible to have shopping delivered by the usual supermarkets, which is probably a good idea, as the nearest supermarket is quite a way off (about 40 mins drive). As a group we had not visited Co Durham before, and would definitely love to return, as it is a really beautiful, and peaceful, area.