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The Deeps

Blanchland, Northumberland
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • An idyllic cottage nestling in a secluded and picturesque woodland location
  • This delightful 19th century stone cottage offers superb views of the Derwent Valley
  • Ideally situated for bird watching or for fishing and sailing on Derwent Reservoir
  • Perfect for exploring Hexham, Hadrian’s Wall and the heart of the Northumberland countryside
  • An ideal holiday base for nature-lovers, birdwatchers, keen walkers, cyclists and sightseers
  • Visit the National Railway Museum, Killhope Mining Museum and the open-air Beamish Museum
Property code: CN195

With stunning views of the Derwent Valley, this fantastic 19th century stone cottage is an idyllic rural retreat, surrounded by 900 acres of private woodland, forest paths and beautiful countryside.

With stunning views of the Derwent Valley, this fantastic 19th century stone cottage provides a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. With guest access to the surrounding 900 acres of private woodland, forest paths and beautiful countryside, The Deeps presents a true rural idyll set in its own half acre of enclosed land. Staying at The Deeps also offers guests some fantastic opportunities to stargaze in Europe’s largest Dark Sky Park and the local shops, restaurant and pub are close by.

This is the former home of British comedy actor Rowan Atkinson and is situated along a private road near to the hamlet of Hunstanworth in the Derwent Valley. The beautiful little village of Blanchland, which is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is only 2 miles from the property. It is very popular with guests wishing to walk in the surrounding countryside or sail and fish on Derwent Reservoir. Birdwatchers are also regular visitors to the area with sightings of Red Kites and Lapwings occurring frequently. There are some shops, a post office, a tea-room, a great pub and old parish church in the village.

Nearby Hexham and Corbridge, delightful market towns, and famous Hadrian’s Wall are only 11 miles to the north of this property and definitely worth a visit. The historic university town of Durham is about 30 miles away and a fantastic day out for all the family with plenty of restaurants, river walks, rowing, Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral. Beamish Open Air Museum, ideal if you have children, is only 15 miles away.

Slightly further afield is the metropolitan city of Newcastle Upon-Tyne. Why not take a walk along the quayside to take in some of the famous sights of the city?

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 3 bedrooms 2 doubles, and 1 twin (with additional Z-bed)
  • 4 bathrooms 1 with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC, 2 WCs
  • Electric range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and toaster
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD included
  • Orangerie with dining table and seating
  • Entrance area with washing machine
  • Gated patio area, with outdoor furniture
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Land-line phone available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • 2 miles from the village of Blanchland, 11 miles from Hexham

This property is personally managed by Nicola.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Alan M 22nd April 2017

Everything about the cottage, local area, is beautiful. Couldn't recommend it enough - first class.

Reviewed by Richard C 25th March 2017

Amazing cottage warm and cosy in a wonderful location, everything you could wish for - home from home. We fell in love with the Deeps as soon as we saw it. We were blown away by the views.The cottage was wonderful.The log burner made it so warm and cosy. Fabulous walks from the door which our faithful dog Jake loved too. A great place to experienceRead more this beautiful wild place. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Amanda N

Very comfortable and well-appointed; perfect setting and very peaceful.

Reviewed by Valerie S

The Deeps Cottage is spacious, well equipped and beautiful surroundings. Good size, well equipped, lovely peaceful surroundings. Relatively clean but depends on your own standards. Plenty of storage in bedrooms, kitchen, cloakroom brilliant especially with a dog and would be needed if weather wet. Blanchland also beautiful, friendly and excellRead moreent provision for visitors. Plenty walks near by including Derwent Reservoir. Stanhope well worth a visit and not too far by car with historical interest and more walks. Plenty places to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Alan M

I would happily go back to The Deeps and I give it 9 out of 10. Please pass on to the cottage owners that we had a great time at a lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Kind regards, Alan

Reviewed by Alan M

Outstanding location. Comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Amanda N

Very comfortable, lovely setting. Ideal for keen walkers and dog owners, it had everything that we needed.

Reviewed by Mr Ross R

Third visit, superb location, excellent facilities. We love the secluded location and scenery. We would strongly recommend this cottage to all our friends and relatives. We enjoyed viewing local hamlets, moorland and meals at small traditional country pubs. Secluded cottage, with ample facilities, located within sheep-farming and forestry district,Read more surrounded by sweeping pennine hill moorland. Hide

Reviewed by Mr B K Jones

The Deeps is a clean and well appointed cottage in a good location for walking. Hadrian's wall nearby and worth visiting. Good local walks around Blanchland direct from cottage.

Reviewed by Sheila W

The Deeps is a perfect location for a peaceful and relaxing break, yet is close to many tourist attractions. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Our group varied in age range but the facilities met all our needs. Our dogs were in puppy heaven with the freedom to play in the adjoining field and we could relax knowing it waRead mores safely enclosed. The access to the woods was also greatly enjoyed. We had a lovely meal at the nearby Lord Crewe Arms and in another couple of pubs within a 20 min drive. We would definitely love to return and would wholeheartedly recommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs. S. Lambourne

A "getting away from it all experience".Lovely location with superb views, especially in the snow ! Warm, cosy and homely property with excellent service - even down to clearing the snow. definitely a place to return to.

Reviewed by Stella And Family

The Deeps, Blanchland holiday cottage has been given only 4 rosettes with Visit England-Why???? It is worth a gold award!! The cottage itself is in a beautiful setting with the Northumbrian/Durham border country. It is set on its own & within an acre fully enclosed stone walled paddock which is totally secure for dogs!! There are so many walks stRead moreraight from the door & the views go on forever. The cottage is so lovely- decor is beautiful-all the furniture is very comfy, beds are comfy & all facilities are catered for!! It is a hidden gem & we cannot rate it highly enough! Hide

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