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Derecroft Glamping Luxury Pods

100% (1)Derecroft, England
40 acres hosted by Jane S.
1 glamping pitch
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Super-spacious glamping pods with hot tubs in County Durham

As glamping pods go, the ones at Derecroft Glamping are about as big and comfortable as it gets. From the outside, they have a Hobbity appeal, with a curvy timber-clad exterior and circular glazed front door, but step inside and things look very different. These are not rustic little hidey-holes but clean and modern cabins. They have everything you need for a truly comfortable indoor-outdoor glamping stay in County Durham. And they are available all year round. That’s thanks to electricity, hot running water, good insulation, and a roof over the private hot tub that’s just outside.

To make hopping between your indoor space and the outdoor one easy, robes are provided, as well as towels and bedding. In fact, everything you need is provided, which makes staying here rather appealing to those who like the idea of glamping but don’t want to be roughing it. There’s an ensuite shower and loo and a well-stocked, fitted kitchenette. There’s even a TV inside. But, when the weather is good, you won’t be needing that. The view outside is far, far better than anything you’ll see on the box. From the loungers on the deck, you have views down the valley over surrounding farmland. Derecroft is part of an equestrian farm and you can watch horses train in the arena and see pygmy goats and sheep in surrounding fields. It’s a lovely, peaceful, rural spot.

A fenced and woodchipped walkway leads from the pods to a nearby wildlife pond on the farm – and that’s as far as many who come here want to stray. It’s the kind of place you can visit to simply do nothing but relax. If you fancy going further, though, walk on into the woods and out the otherside into the scenic surroundings. Or hop in the car to spend some time in historic Durham or at Hadrian’s Wall, both are within half an hour’s drive of your super-spacious pod.

Indoors The spacious hand crafted pods host sleeping for up to 4 people, with a luxurious double bed and further fold out double sofa bed. We strive for perfect comfort during your stay, with a spacious en-suite bathroom, fully equipped open plan kitchen and relaxing dining and seating area. The living area features a smart TV, music sound bar, comfortable sofa and bean bag set, perfect for putting your feet up. Breath taking views of Durham Valley and our farmland can be enjoyed from all areas of the pod. The well thought out modern kitchen ensures you have everything you need during your stay, such as crockery, bottle openers, glasses, kettle, microwave and fridge/freezer. A welcome hamper of foods including tea, coffee, sugar, jam, butter, pastries, milk, orange juice and prosecco is included in your stay. We also provide condiments and olive oil, towels, shower gels & shampoo. Outdoors Each pod hosts it's own beautiful patio area, complete with a large jacuzzi hot tub and beautiful wooden pergola, offering complete privacy and accommodating all weathers. ​Enjoy delicious al fresco dining with comfortable table seating for up to 4 people, a large BBQ egg, pizza oven and wood burning stove, perfect for cosying up amongst the stars on a chilly evening. You can feel at ease with everything you need on hand, including cooking utensils, crockery, charcoal, logs and fire lighters. ​Sheltered from the wind and offering panoramic farmland views, the raised deck on your doorstep is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or glass of wine and a good book. Sheep and horses produced on the farm can be seen grazing the surrounding fields together with lambs and foals throughout the year. Guests can enjoy further views across the farmland from a fenced walkway leading to a tranquil wildlife pond covering over a third of an acre on the site.
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Derecroft, England, United KingdomTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jane S.Joined in October 2022
From the host
Derecroft Glamping Luxury Lodgepods is a family venture at Derecroft Farm run by the Spraggon family (Jane and her grown up son Ben, supported by husband Lee). We moved here over 10 years ago to allow Ben to pursue his equestrian interests and our love of the open countryside. Derecroft has grown to almost 40 acres and is used to breed event horses as well as a private training facility with Ben becoming a professional event horse rider. We also produce a small flock of sheep and enjoy waking up to the lambs outside of our windows and finding spare time to enjoy walking on the farm with our dogs and catching the wonderful birds and wildlife at the pond. The pods came about as we stood in a small paddock overlooking the riding arena watching Ben training horses and enjoying the fantastic view and thought what a delightful setting to bring people to stay on the farm and share our cherished experience. So the journey began to create Glamping at its very best! Luxury pods with gorgeous hill views near Lanchester, County Durham A half hour’s drive to Hadrian’s Wall, Corbridge and Kynren Fully equipped kitchen, private decking with hot tub and pizza oven Bigger than traditional pods and just a tad smaller than a lodge, Derecroft Glamping Luxury Lodgepods sit on a hilltop near the village of Lanchester, with spectacular views across County Durham countryside. Lovingly designed and hand-built on a family farm, the pods are close to historic Durham (20 minutes’ drive) and all manner of family attractions.
Nearby attractions

Derecroft Glamping Luxury Pods are on a working equestrian centre and farm near Lanchester, about 10 miles from Durham. You can enjoy a short walk to the site’s wildlife pond or a longer one out into the countryside perhaps making the nearby farm shop or village pub your destination (see below). Alternatively, take a short drive to a scenic spot – perhaps Derwent Reservoir or the Hadrian’s Wall Path, both about half an hour away. You can join Hadrian’s Wall Path at Corbridge where English Heritage look after the remains of a Roman town. Beamish Open Air Museum is even closer, eight miles from the site. The historic city of Durham is just under half an hour’s drive with its impressive cathedral and museums and Newcastle-upon-Tyne is not much further.

Food and drink

The closest place to buy local produce to cook on site or to head out for a bite to eat is Knitsley Farm Shop. It’s just two miles away. A little further in the same direction is The Old Mill where there is a pub menu with roasts on Sundays and afternoon teas too. Even closer to site is The Pavilion Cantonese Restaurant and Takeaway, less than a mile away on the main road. And there is plenty of choice in Durham (10 miles away).

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