From Our Editors
Nestled within the Northumberland countryside, Best Western Derwent Manor extends a warm welcome to guests looking to explore the Derwent Valley and beyond. Derwent Reservoir is a nine minute drive away and popular with coarse anglers or those looking for quiet, leisurely strolls. Beamish Museum, known as the ‘living museum of the North’, is also reachable for a day trip, situated just a 27-minute drive away. City sights are also within easy reach. Durham’s historic buildings, quaint streets and the picturesque River Wear sit within a half-hour drive, while Newcastle is around 40 minutes away. While in Newcastle, guests may opt to take in the Discovery Museum, visit the Angel of the North, or peruse the stained glass and monuments at the St Nicholas Cathedral. Many of the en suite bedrooms boast views across the countryside. All are equipped with modern comforts, from a hospitality tray to a television and complimentary WiFi. There’s also an iron and board plus a trouser press for those wishing to smarten up creased clothes. The on-site Grouse and Claret Bar serves nibbles, drinks and more substantial meals. Exuding the charm of a traditional country pub, customers can opt to sip drinks in front of the fire, or soak up the countryside views out on the patio seating area. Each morning will begin with a full English or continental breakfast, setting guests up for a day of exploring the nearby sights. The leisure club, set within the hotel’s grounds, offers a space for visitors to keep up with fitness regimes, or simply to relax in the on-site spa facilities. An indoor pool and separate splash pool is complemented by a sauna and spa bath, while upstairs guests will find a fully equipped fitness centre.