Blanchland, Co. Durham


Blanchland is a picturesque village located near the boundary between Northumberland and County Durham. Set against a backdrop of deep woods and moorland in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding beauty, this charming village is full of history. Blanchland originally sprang from the Abbey commissioned by Lord Crewe and the Bishop of Durham.

The vast fireplace at The Lord Crewe Arms was where General Tom Forster hid in 1715 during the Jacobite rising. The hotel is rumoured to still be haunted by the ghost of his sister Dorothy. Why not stop for a drink in this historic landmark, if you dare!

The village today has plenty of amenities with a post office, several shops, a gallery, a tearoom, a hotel and children’s playground all clustered around the interesting relic of the Abbey.


If you are visiting in August make sure you go along to the Blanchland and Hunstanworth Show. This agricultural show is one of the finest anywhere with a full range of arts and crafts, horticultural section, dog agility display, pony events, alpacas, fun fair and children’s entertainments this always the highlight of the year.

Blanchland is located near the Derwent reservoir, and is a fishing and sailing hotspot.

We offer a range of lovely cottages located in this beautiful and unspoilt part of Northumberland. Each cottage has lots of character and charm and each is well presented and furnished to a high standard, providing excellent standards of accommodation. You will find lots of information located in the cottage regarding local events and attractions, so you can either relax and re-charge the batteries or use the cottage as a base to enjoy watersports, walking, cycling and much more.

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