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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Property had the best equipped kitchen we’ve ever stayed in."

    It had everything for a large family group. House is amazingly comfortable with plenty of bedrooms and bedding. Copious amounts of hot water - we never ran out. Everything very well thought out lots of family games and nice welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2024

  • "Dereside cottage was amazing, fully stocked kitchen and then some(slow cookers, baking equipment, fully stocked baby utensils and high chairs available as well as the usual equipment for the oven you would expect)."

    Bedrooms were roomy and made up to king size for our arrival. There was a little welcome pack waiting for us which was a lovely touch. Living room was the same, with a bookshelf full of books and dvds for you to enjoy, board games in the draws as well. Everything we needed to enjoy our stay. You do need to follow the owners instructions to find the cottage as it is tucked away down a one lane country road. I would say the only downside to the cottage was the downstairs bedroom, which on a night time was close to an intermittent buzzing/droning noise source(not sure if this was the boiler or the underfloor heating or next doors ongoing building work?) But other than that, we had an amazing time and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage very clean and had everything we needed enjoyed the whole weekend"

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Wonderful house, perfect for our family get together."

    Spacious, comfortable and tastefully furnished. Very clean and toasty warm. Very well equipped. Couldn’t fault anything. Lots of thoughtful extras too. Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Dereside in West Woodburn was perfect."

    It was very clean and comfortable. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Betty5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb property in a good location for touring this fantastic area."

    The only slight drawback is the distance to shops, so shop when you can.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "The photographs do not do the property justice."

    It exceeded our expectations how well equipped it was there was everything we needed. Thanks for making our time at the cottage so special. It was a lovely experience.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property (spacious and well-laid out) in a beautiful setting with lots of things to do and see in easy reach of the property."

    Very helpful and friendly owner when contacted before and during the stay. Of note was the well-equipped kitchen regarding pots, pans etc - we usually have to take our own large pot to make sure we can cook for 8. We had a wonderful stay and were lucky with the weather. Definitely want to revisit Dereside.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage is exceptional."

    The stone building is beautifully designed so spacious,light and comfortable. We enjoyed the sociable kitchen, excellent bedrooms with comfortable beds and choice of bathroom facilities. Room for everyone in the lounge/sunroom! The scenery, views and location- fabulous! The minor downsides- the building materials outside the neighbouring new build slightly marred our almost panoramic views. Parking limited to 2 cars for 8 guests. Otherwise a perfect accommodation.

    Reviewed by George4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a great time at Dereside, the cottage was beautifully presented, spacious with fantastic views."

    We had everything we needed, it was really well stocked and was a very comfortable stay for a group of friends. Would definitely stay again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Dereside is a beautiful and well-equipped house, in a lovely rural location."

    There's plenty of room to relax, eat and socialise in comfort, great views of the surrounding countryside and very comfy beds. If you can tear yourself away from its home comforts, you can explore the local area on foot from the front door - the village pub is just a short walk away - and there are lots of other things to see and do nearby. We loved our stay here and will be back!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Feb 2023

  • "The photographs do not give justice to this spacious cottage."

    There was everything provided to make this a comfortable, enjoyable stay. The welcome basket of special goodies was a lovely touch too.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2023

  • "Without doubt I think this was the best equipped & nicest cottage we have ever stayed in and an absolute credit to the owner."

    Everything had been thought of. A lovely location, with amazing views from most windows, and generous living space for up to 8 people. We stayed for a short break in January and the cottage was lovely and warm even though outside it was very cold! Only minor issue would be the limited parking space but we managed to squeeze 3 small/mid sized cars into the space available and there is a public layby just a short walk away. Also within a few hundred yards is the Bay Horse Inn a lovely traditional Inn which serves excellent food. Will I return? - Definitely

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jan 2023

  • "Excellent property, listed for 8 guests and actually had facilities for more than 8 in great comfort."

    Everything you could possibly need in a great rural location. I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "A wonderful home in a beautiful setting where we were able to relax and really enjoy our holiday."

    The welcome pack was truly appreciated and the thoughtfulness of putting fresh milk in the fridge was the final 5 star touch. As was the wine!! The warm and friendly communication with the owners was much appreciated. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful holiday home in a lovely part of the country."

    The house was exceptionally clean and well appointed with plenty of space for us all. We appreciated all the thoughtful touches and the generous welcome pack. There were plenty of interesting places to visit nearby and the information provided by the owners (about local eateries and suggestions for days out) was really helpful. One week was just not long enough!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous This property is the best we have ever stayed at and we have stayed at quite a few There was everything you could need, even down to screwers for the barbie It was spotlessly clean The welcome pack was something else!"

    ! Would highly recommend, it was really as if the owners lived there it was so well equipped There was so much tourist information and information on the house I'm not sure how Sykes rate their properties but we stayed in one that was rated 4.8 in Amble in May and this was rated 5 that is SO wrong this should be a 10 or Amble a 2

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay."

    There wasn't anything that the cottage didn't have and it was spotlessly clean. Would highly recommend and would definitely book again if holidaying in Northumberland. Thank you for the welcome pack as well as the dog welcome pack, much appreciated. Loved driving the rollercoaster roads. We all loved our holiday in Dereside.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house is fabulous everything that you could possibly need is provided and the welcome basket and milk in the fridge was a very nice surprise."

    Spotlessly clean and cosy considering it is a big house would love to return with more of the family in the future.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Suited us down to the ground, well resourced with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property with everything you need."

    as well equipped as home.warm and very well maintained and looked after.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Really comfortable house, nicely furnished and well equipped."

    And lovely gardens both back and front. We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage is beautiful it was full of very nice touches!"

    We go to a different cottage at least once a year and this is the one we all agreed is the best! Thank you for a beautifully home to stay in. Many thanks Tony

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Apr 2022

  • "What an absolutely amazing property."

    Every single thing was perfect and clean. The welcome bundle (incl milk in the fridge) was very welcome and much appreciated. Would absolutely love to stay here again (and hopefully will)

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Dereside and we had a fantastic short break ."

    Everything you could need is catered for, there is an extremely generous welcome back, and even a special dog towel and treats for your furry friend ( if you have one). The cottage was immaculately maintained and very clean. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dereside to the larger family, we are a family if 7 plus a border terrier

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Dereside."

    The house is large, modern and equipped with everything you could imagine and more. The beds and linen are incredibly comfortable. It's just a short 1/2 hr drive from Newcastle and Gateshead and situated perfectly for lovely walks. I would recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "A really fantastic house, with top quality furnishings and beautiful views."

    We loved it all, especially the spacious and well-equipped family kitchen and dining area, and the comfy sofas and fire in the lounge. Plenty of room throughout for our party of seven adults, plus dog! Dereside had everything we needed for a fabulous few days away, and it's definitely on our "book again" list!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2022

  • "We booked Dereside for Christmas 22-29th December last minute after being let down by previous booking."

    From booking Lisa was very attentive and asked if I needed travel cot etc as had 10 week old baby. On arrival we had a gorgeous welcome basket filled with lovey treats and there was milk in the fridge little touches like that just take it that extra mile. The place was absolutely immaculate and the cottage itself is just out of this world! It’s so cosy and had everything you could possibly need and more. We didn’t want to come back home! We had the most amazing Christmas tucked away from the crazy world we’re currently living in and switched off and had lots of quality family time. I couldn’t recommend Dereside enough! Absolutely fantastic!! 5*. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Courtney5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is one of the best properties we have stayed in."

    It was very comfortable, clean, with excellent facilities and well stocked kitchen. The owners also left a much appreciated welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth Anne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely house in rural location, yet easily accessible from A68."

    It was perfect for us, as we wanted to be near family in Newcastle (40 mins away). One small problem arose, as the en suite shower started to leak, but Lisa arranged for the plumber to come the same day (when we were out) and it was fixed with minimal inconvenience. House was warm with the central heating (more info about regulating this would have been helpful). Outside light switches were in an odd location and unmarked (bedroom on ground floor), but we found them eventually (very minor quibble). Kitchen was large enough for all of us and well equipped. Bedrooms / beds were lovely and comfortable. Main living area, with conservatory on lower level, made for flexible space to suit everyone. Great holiday overall.

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Photos online don’t do it justice. Welcome pack was an added bonus. Fresh eggs just at the top of the road another plus. Easy to access Keilder park and other attractions.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "Accommodation was first class with everything thought of."

    Welcome pack much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent comfortable accommodation , ideal base for exploring the beautiful Northumberland towns, attractions and countryside."

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great house in the heart of Northumberland."

    Fantastic base for exploring Kielder Water and Hadrian's Wall and not too far from the coast for places like Whitley Bay. We'd also recommend visiting the Bird of Prey centre and Kielder observatory. Facilities in the house are excellent and the welcome basket is a really welcoming touch. Very comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed."

    It was comfortable and spacious. The beds were comfortable and there were lots of little thoughtful touches in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Dereside is an absolute delight."

    One of the most best cottages we have been to. Comfortable, well equipped, lots and lots of thoughtful touches and fantastic views. Near to Kielder Forest and Hadrian's Wall. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "An amazing weeks holiday in this beautiful cottage."

    Lisa the host went above and beyond; from aiding and supplying details for a local fishing trip to the thoughtful touches in the cottage (lovely welcome package, hand wash, everything you could ever need in a kitchen! Are just a few examples). Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2021

  • "Dereside at West Woodburn is the most outstanding cottage that we have stayed in and we have stayed in many over the years."

    The pictures do not really do justice to how showing how fabulous the property is. It has exceptional quality fixtures and fittings and every single thing you would need, the beds are massive and again top quality mattress and bedding. The house was very large and has great social spaces, the lounge and kitchen carefully designed to accommodate a large group of people very comfortably. The owner goes above and beyond, making sure the home is well heated, cosy and comfortable at all times, also leaving one of the best welcome baskets I have ever seen. The property is well placed for visiting the coast, keilder forest and fabulous walks on the doorstep, one of the most amazing things is that you have panoramic views of the beautiful countryside from every window of the home. The house is situated at the top of a lovely village, which has a local shop and a great pub with the most welcoming of landlords and the locals really chatty and friendly. This home is most definitely a luxury property with 5* quality internally and externally and is cleaned to exceptional standards. We loved this property and cannot wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a lovely spacious cottage with everything you could need."

    Exceptionally clean and well fitted out, quality accommodation. We loved it

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous house!"

    Every detail thought of. Lots of things to do near. We visited Kielder water and had a lovely walk. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2020

  • "All round excellence!"

    Wonderful property and location, our hosts had thought of everything,were more than helpful and on hand at short notice. Thoughtful touches everywhere and supreme comfort. Unmissable five star accommodation.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent house."

    Its very comfortable and well-equipped. Large bedrooms, excellent bathrooms. Would highly recommend it and be happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect for my whole family, very well equipped for making large family meals."

    The location was ideal too, with lots of local walks and areas to explore. We would definitely recommend Daleside .

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Sep 2020

  • "Dere side is a wonderful home to spend a holiday."

    Beautiful secluded setting, outstanding views from the property and loads of room for our party of 8. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of all areas and all utensils and equipment needed were there in abundance. Car parking for 2 cars is good and access to the property is excellent. All in all the property is outstanding. Thank you. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2020

  • "A fabulous and spacious holiday home in beautiful Northumbria."

    A great base to visit the Kielder Forest and cycle/walking trails, Corbridge, and National Trust sites. Note beaches are over an hours drive away but visiting Bamburgh and Embleton beaches are a must! Recommend booking visits to country houses and restaurants in advance.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size (can be twin on request), 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x super king-size ( can be twin on request)
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, hand basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towel inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Front patio and rear lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are a few steps up to the ground-floor bedroom and shower room
  • Please note: This property only accepts Friday - Friday, Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday bookings.

The property

A beautiful, stone-built cottage, surrounded by the countryside lands of Northumberland, Dereside is a wonderful abode to base an escape for a family or group of friends.

This semi-detached cottage boasts contemporary style and a desirable location from which to explore this scenic area of the North East of England.

Enter the spacious hallway and make yourself at home amongst the wonder of the sitting room, the perfect spot to spend time together, where you can choose to unwind in front of the television or enjoy an evening of family fun in the form of games, or why not open up the French doors that lead from onto your own patio area so you can appreciate your surroundings?

Moving through into the kitchen/diner, you can find a fantastic social space, with enough room for everyone to gather around the dining table for meal times, while the sparkling, red granite worktops take centre stage at the island in the room, where you can prepare lovingly-made meals for the group, with plenty of room for little helpers too!

The sleeping spots are spread out over the ground and first floors; on the ground floor you can find a convenient twin room, ideal for the elderly or those seeking a quiet escape from the excitement of the group, this room also benefits from being served by the gleaming ground-floor shower room.

Up on the first floor you can find the further three bedrooms; a master king-size with its own en-suite shower room, accompanied by two further king-size rooms with access to the impressive family bathroom, each first-floor bedroom boasts characterful beams and wonderful views of your countryside surroundings, offering everyone a snug spot to wind down in each evening.

Appreciate the tranquillity of the area by sitting out in your private rear patio with your morning cup of tea while the little ones play on the lawn, before heading out to explore the local area.

Once an important resting spot in Roman times for people travelling from York to Scotland, the village of West Woodburn now stands to offer its visitors a wonderful selection of amenities including a Post Office, pub and local store, offering all you could need for a self-catered stay, with walks along the River Rede making a wonderful way to while away the hours with a picnic.

Venture into the nearby Kielder Forest for an outdoor experience like no other, with miles of forest trails, the largest expanse of dark night sky perfect for star gazing and a plethora of nature waiting to discovered, there's so much natural wonder waiting to be discovered here.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne can be reached via a scenic car journey, home to historic wonders such as its medieval castle, St Nicholas Cathedral and Victoria Tunnels, as well as a bustling nightlife and plenty of family-friendly attractions such as the Theatre Royal, the Discovery Museum and the beautiful Whitley Bay, there's something here for every taste.

Dereside is a delightful dwelling to base your next escape to the North East of England.

This property only accepts Friday - Friday, Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday bookings.

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About the location


Otterburn 5 miles; Hexham 20 miles; Newcastle upon Tyne 34 miles.

The lovely village of West Woodburn lies amidst the deep Rede Valley and was once an important resting point in Roman times for travellers on route to Scotland from York. The village hosts a welcoming pub and a Post Office selling basic supplies, whilst visitors can also explore the remains of one of the outpost forts of Hadrian's Wall that passes nearby. The historic village Otterburn, with its world-famous Woollen Mill and Shop is just a short drive away and is popular with walkers and cyclists alike, whilst the nearby, beautiful Kielder Forest affords fantastic fishing, boating, horse riding and nature watching opportunities. The market town of Hexham is 20 miles away, plus the vibrant city of Newcastle upon Tyne just 35 miles away has the renowned Metro Shopping Centre and excellent night life. This superb location has something to please everyone.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas