local places

newbrough townhall

Nestling in the Derwent Valley with the North Pennines as its backdrop, Derwent View Cottage provides an ideal retreat to appreciate the beautiful countryside. The Cottage is set on a farm which is bordered by the Derwent River (part of the natural boundary between Durham and Northumberland).

Residents can see plenty of wildlife from the cottage including buzzards and the majestic red kites gliding over the farm.  Locally, we have kingfisher, heron, duck, deer, pheasant, fox and badger sets. The river is stocked with brown and rainbow trout. We offer a complimentary pass to fishermen staying with us providing they have a current licence.
Within half a mile of the Cottage is the Derwent Reservoir and country park with fishing, sailing, easy footpath walking, picnic areas and panoramic views.

For residents wishing to eat locally, the Manor House Inn is an half mile (uphill) walk, serving a range of hot and cold meals throughout the day.
Within a 15 to 20 miles radius, residents have a choice of local attractions. Travel north west and visit the Tyne Valley with the Roman town of Corbridge and Hexham market town – the gateway to Hadrian’s Wall Country.

The North Pennines is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a Global Geopark.  The area is simply beautiful, with swathes of open heather moorland (in late summer / Autumn turning a spectacular purple), striking dales and impressive wildlife – there are a huge range of activities to enjoy.   The North Pennines AONB website is a great resource with an interactive map of the area to help you explore and plan activities from walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing, sailing, horse rising, picnicking, nature watching, cultural activities and stargazing.  The North Pennines has 16 official Dark Sky Discovery Sites – the closest to the cottage is a mere 3 miles away at Pow Hill, which is a Dark Sky Discovery Site (Milky Way class).  All of this on your doorstep!

Useful websites:

North Pennines AONB  and an interactive map on the area

Explore the North Pennines (including interactive map)

Dark Sky Discovery Sites

the red lion

The Red Lion in Newbrough is an old coaching inn dating back to the 1190’s that’s been brought back into the 21st Century with all the charm of a country-side Bed & Breakfast. It has a spacious area to drink, with its original wood and stone work, open log fires and comfortable chairs. The bar has locally sourced ales and the wines come from all over the world.

The new Stanegate Room, situated in part of the Red Lion has recently opened to celebrate all things local.  It represents local history along with lots of crafts and artwork by local residents and is a showcase for new and developing local talent.

Newbrough Town Hall, one of the finest in Tynedale, was built in 1876 and extensively modernised in 2000.  The size and layout of this picturesque hall makes it an ideal choice for a wide range of private functions from meetings and seminars, stage productions, fairs, parties and social events.  There are substantial catering facilities and the hall is licensed for entertainment and the sale of alcohol.

Newbrough Church of England Primary School has pupils from age four to eleven and has within its grounds a bookable Multi Use Games Area. The spiritual needs of residents are served by St. Peters C of E Church and the Fourstones and Warden Methodist Church.

The Stanegate Festival and Show, an annual event, is celebrated with live local music, stalls shows, displays and much, much more.  Food is available at the venue and there is fun for the whole family.