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Winnowshill Farm - The Derwent ref: 333005

Derwent Reservoir, Hexham & Area
4 Stars
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen
Open plan living/dining room/kitchenOpen plan living/dining room/kitchen
  • Open plan living/dining room/kitchen
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  • Sleeps 66
Parkingoff road for 2GardenShared Courtyard
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerNo
SmokingNoInternet accessNo


Within 400 acres of some of the highest, wildest and most beautiful scenery in England and where guests are invited to enjoy designated public footpath walks, The Derwent sits in a cluster of four barn conversions on a working farm. The cottages have been sympathetically transformed to retain many authentic features such as exposed beams, and boast high quality furnishings with solid oak flooring. Winnows Hill is located close to Derwent Reservoir, set within the beautiful Pennine valley near to the Durham and Northumberland border. The reservoir is three and a half miles in length with a thousand acres of clean and open water, which is devoted to wind surfing and sailing with five generous slipways for easy launch.

Winnowshill is located close to Derwent Reservoir, set within the beautiful Pennine valley near to the Durham and Northumberland border. The reservoir is 3.5 miles in length with a thousand acres of clean and open water, which is devoted to wind surfing and sailing with five generous slipways for easy launch. Golfing enthusiasts will delight in the ample choice of several prestigious courses close by, one being the superior De Vere Slaley Hall. Ramblers and cyclists will enjoy exploring the heather moorlands with rugged uplands which include some of the highest, wildest and most beautiful scenery in the country. Hamsterley Forest provides miles of lovely forest walks leading to High Force; England's largest waterfall. The historic market town of Hexham, dominated by its majestic abbey offers an abundance of amenities only 15 miles and the pretty village of Corbridge renowned for its specialist shops and quaint tea rooms is 12 miles. Bowes Museum, Raby Castle, Beamish Museum, Vindolanda, the Roman Site at Corstopitum and Housesteads Roman Fort Museum are all interesting historic attractions within easy driving distance. The vibrant city of Newcastle, well-known for its global, cultural pursuits and the extensive shopping facilities at the world renowned Gateshead Metro Centre, along with the Gateshead Millennium Bridge, the Baltic Centre and the Sage Gateshead music venue are only 20 miles east, ensuring The Derwent provides a peaceful retreat in an excellent central location for discovering the best of Northumberland, County Durham and Cumbria.

The Derwent can be booked individually or together with The Cote, The Mill and The Himmel to accommodate up to 18 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation has oil central heating and comprises:
Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen.
Lounge area: with TV and DVD.
Kitchen area: with electric cooker, microwave and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: with double bed an en-suite with shower over bath, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Bedroom 2: with two single beds and exposed beams (some height (5' 10”) restriction).
Bedroom 3: with two single beds and exposed beams (some height (5' 10”) restriction).
Shower room: with shower enclosure, WC and wash basin.


All fuel and power included. Bed linen provided. Towels are available to hire on arrival if required. Travel cot and highchair available. 


Shared utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Shared gravel courtyard with table and chairs. Large enclosed lawn picnic/play area with some outdoor games provided. Off road parking for 2 cars.
Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599 960

Nearest townHexhamShops2 Miles
Distance15 MilesRestaurant12 Miles
Nearest railway stationStocksfieldPub4.5 Mile
Distance9 MilesLake

About the local area

The town of Hexham is dominated by Hexham Abbey set in the heart of the town dating back to the 7th century with its Saxon crypt still visible making it a 'must see' when visiting the area.

There is a wide range of shops, including a large number of antique shops selling everything from furniture and jewellery to books and prints. But Hexham is not just a place for those who love the past. It is a modern-day bustling market town that offers shops and leisure facilities including a newly-built swimming pool, two supermarkets and all the services you would expect to find in a town of its size.

Hexham also has a busy arts scene, centered on the award-winning Queen's Hall Arts Centre. The centre presents a varied program throughout the year, including dance, drama and European cinema. Hexham is surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside you could wish to see. Historic Hexhamshire gives way to the Tyne Valley, and then the lonely Northumberland hills. Charming villages such as Corbridge and Bellingham are well worth a visit, and the area has some of the best walking around, not to mention the country pubs.

The 84 mile footpath that makes up the Hadrians Wall Path Nature Trail follows the historic line of Hadrian's Wall. The trail takes walkers along the riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale and the grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill escarpment. It then gradually descends to the rich pastures of Cumbria and finally the salt marsh of the Solway Estuary.

The highest concentration of Roman forts and museums can be found in the area between Chollerford and Gilsland, which lies within the natural beauty of the Northumberland National Park. Here you can see a multi award-winning fort, Vindolanda, and the best preserved Roman Cavalry Fort in Britain, Chesters, as well as some of the best preserved sections of the wall. Segedunum Roman Fort and Bath House are also worth a visit with its interactive visitor centre.

'Hadrian's Wall Country' offer visitors' dramatic highlands, rolling countryside and sleepy villages; stunning and varied scenery for walkers and cyclists alike. The Hadrian’s Wall National Trial for walkers provides access to some of the best preserved sections of the wall and many of the shorter walks take in a pub or tearoom so you can have that well deserved break for a good pub lunch!

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Winnowshill Farm - The Derwent

R Rhodes -

Really nice property, idyllic location, fantastic staff. Would recommend to anyone wanting peace and quiet and a lovely base for cycling, walking or tourism.

S Creevy -

Beautifully furnished property, luxuriously presented with many extras, perfectly clean, well equipped and comfortable. Managers Jim & Gill McNestry exceptionally helpful and friendly. They went out of their way to show us what was happening at the farm. They allowed us to use their own telephone on arrival and provided a replacement immediately when the dvd player stopped working.

J Coombs -

Ideal base for seeing the immediate area. Pity it was just a short break

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