(8 Reviews)

6 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds

2 bathrooms

Property Overview

Located in the peaceful countryside village of Ruffside in County Durham, Derwent is a beautifully decorated dog friendly holiday home with plenty of style. Sleeping up to six guests, this charming cottage boasts three cosy bedrooms (one with an ensuite), a modern family bathroom, an open plan living, kitchen and dining area, and private on-site parking. Perfect for family holidays or getaways with friends, Derwent will tick all of the right boxes.


Property Details

The Space
With high ceilings, a light colour scheme and exposed beams, the open plan living, kitchen and dining area at Derwent is bright and welcoming to create a calm and cosy look. With brown leather lounge sofas and a flat screen TV, the living area is the ideal spot to retreat with your loved ones and relax.

Both practical and stylish, the kitchen has traditional cream cabinets and modern appliances. You can make use of the oven, hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, toaster and kettle during your stay.

Enjoy your homemade meals at the dining area which includes a solid wood table and matching chairs.

There is a spacious king size bedroom and ensuite bathroom on the ground floor. Ultra relaxing, the bedroom features a comfy bed with premium linens and a spacious wardrobe. The ensuite is modern and clean with a bathtub and overhead shower, WC and wash basin.

Upstairs on the first floor, you’ll find two further bedrooms and the family bathroom. Both bedrooms boast sloped ceilings with exposed beams which create a tranquil feel. Perfect for younger ones or teens, both first floor bedrooms feature twin single beds.

Head to the family bathroom and you’ll find a sleek, clean suite. The space is complete with shower, a basin and WC.

Outside you’ll find a communal grassed area and a courtyard with outdoor furniture. A real bonus, the outdoor space at Winnows Hill Farm is fantastic if you want to relax outside during your visit.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Winnows Hill Farm is located in the remote village of Ruffside. Located in County Durham, it’s a beautiful place packed with stone houses and delightful walks close by. If you’re looking for somewhere to truly relax, Ruffside is the perfect place.

The closest town to Ruffside is Consett which is a vibrant town in North West Durham. The Coast to Coast cycle route passes through Consett and is known as the UK’s most popular long-distance cycle route. If you’d prefer a more relaxed visit, you can explore The Glass and Art Gallery, Derwent Reservoir and many restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.

Getting Around
The closest train station to Ruffside is Stocksfield which is a 20 minute drive away. Stocksfield is a small yet sprawling commuter village which is served by the Tyne Valley Line, with trains running to Newcastle, Hexham and Carlisle. A number of connecting routes can also be found from these stations so getting to other locations around the UK could not be easier.

The 773 bus route travels through to Consett from Ruffside.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Cookware
  • Desk
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Rural
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Village
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

Private on-site parking is available for up to two vehicles.

Group bookings are not permitted at Winnows Hill Farm.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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Guest Reviews


(8 Reviews)



Very nice



Location - cottage, eventually nice.<br/><br/>Owners of the property should have checked everything was all in working order before guests arrived! Arrived 15:30. Cottage was freezing and no hot water. Note over thermostat advising heating set for our comfort and hot water available 24/7. This was not the case. Contacted booking office at 16:30 who advised they would contact owner to resolve. We had to make a further call 30 mins later as not heard anything. We were reassured a plumber would attend. A further 3rd follow-up call was made (now to the out of hours team) who said owner would be in touch. No ETA known. This was disappointing as would have been a deciding factor if we were to stay or not due to it being that cold. It was 3° at this point. With night upon us, this was going to get colder. <br/>Plumber arrived approx 19:30. He found what the issue was. He left at 21:00. The cottage did not warm up until l the next morning! Everyone went to bed earlier than planned with lots of layers on and totally ruined the evening and set a bad vibe for the rest of the stay. By this time the whole family were frozen to the bone! Due to the short length of stay we lost out on 50% of our stay. This was booked as a Christmas present for our family to spend quality time together due to us all working various shift times. The total cost of the stay was £398.70. So we feel that a 50% refund is in order. Please contact ASAP to resolve this issue.



Gorgeous location right next to the reservoir, great sized accommodation for 4 adults and a dog. Great that it’s dog friendly.



Všechno bylo super, jen kód ke dve?ím mi nep?išel.<br/><br/>Vše bylo super



Gorgeous place to stay, would highly recommend



Nice property. Lots of communication from company.



Lovely place to stay when visiting Northumbria



This was a lovely house, warm and spacious. I would recommend for a family or small group.

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