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The Deeps,

Blanchland, Northumberland
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
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.

Set in half an acre of enclosed land there are plenty of fantastic local walks, forest paths and beautiful countryside to be enjoyed. Nearby is the stunning Derwent Reservoir, a popular spot for fishing and sailing. The area is ideal for birdwatchers with frequent sightings of red kites and lapwings. You will also have some fantastic opportunities to stargaze in Europe's largest Dark Sky Park. The picturesque village of Blanchland, which is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is only 2 miles away, and the charming hamlet of Hunstanworth is also nearby. You can also visit the delightful market towns of Hexham and Corbridge, the historic Hadrian’s Wall, the Killhope Mining Museum or the open-air Beamish Museum.

On entering this beautifully secluded holiday cottage, formerly the home of comedy star Rowan Atkinson, you will find yourself in the cosy and welcoming lounge. Tastefully furnished, with plenty of comfortable seating, a traditional wood burner, TV, DVD, CD/radio and a piano, this is a wonderful space to relax in after a fantastic day out. Exploring this lovely property further, you will find the delightful orangerie, with feature stone walls and a charming dining area. Going into the traditional and stylishly designed kitchen, you will find it fully equipped with an electric range oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and toaster, as well as a breakfast table with seating for six. There is also a ground-floor WC and an entrance area with a washing machine and WC. Heading upstairs you will find three cosy bedrooms. There’s a double room with an en-suite shower room with WC, a master bedroom with a double bed, and a twin room with an optional Z-bed. You will also find a bathroom complete with a shower over the bath and a WC.

From the orangerie, glass doors lead out into the charming gated patio area where you can sit back, enjoy the views and dine alfresco. A private road leads to a designated parking area. You will also have guest access to the surrounding 900 acres of private woodland, forest paths and beautiful countryside.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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 joined our collection in 2018 and is 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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