The Deeps, Blanchland, County Durham

The Deeps, Blanchland, County Durham



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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 star gaze 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. There is an additional charge, please see our terms and conditions (points 17-19) for more details of doggy house rules.

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Entrance area: Area for coats and muddy boots, Belfast sink, W.C., washing machine

Kitchen: Large breakfasting kitchen with dining table and seating for six, electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle and toaster.

Lounge: Cosy lounge with log-burning stove, sofas, chairs, Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books and DVDs. Wi-Fi is also available. A telephone land line phone is available for guests to use.

Orangerie: With glass doors leading to the outdoor space, dining table and seating and a feature stone walls.

Cloakroom - With WC and wash basin.

Bedroom 1: Double bedroom, wardrobe, drawers, bedside tables, en-suite shower room with double shower, W.C. and wash basin

Bedroom 2: Master bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, mirror, chest of drawers, bedside tables

Bedroom 3: Twin bedroom with bedside tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, optional 'Z-bed' available if required

Bathroom: Family bathroom with shower over bath, W.C. and wash basin


Private road leads to a designated parking area. The patio area is gated making it suitable for children and pets. There is also outdoor seating from which to enjoy the views.

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog. 

  • Access to Dark Skies
  • Allocated parking space
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and toilet
  • CD/radio
  • Central heating
  • Conservatory
  • Cooker
  • Cycle Friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Dogs welcome
  • DVD Player
  • Enclosed Patio Area
  • En-Suite Shower Room/s
  • Family Friendly
  • Freeview TV
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden table and chairs
  • Ground Floor Bed/Bathroom
  • High chair
  • Hob/oven
  • Microwave
  • Near shops
  • Off road parking
  • Patio Area
  • Piano
  • Shop nearby
  • Walker Friendly
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood burning stove

- 22 April 2017

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

4/ 5stars

- 25 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 experience this beautiful wild place.

4/ 5stars

- 22 October 2016

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

4/ 5stars
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Key Features

  • Cycle Friendly
  • Dogs welcome
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bed/Bathroom
  • Shop nearby
  • Walker Friendly
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood burning stove
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