Derwent Garden Estate

Alnwick, United Kingdom

Details Rates
Bedrooms: 9
Sleeps: 18
Full Baths: 8
1/2 Baths: 1
$898 - $1,821/night


Derwent Garden Estate can sleep eighteen people, and has just been renovated to an exceptionally high standard. This dog-friendly luxury self catering accommodation is ideal for families, walkers or anyone wishing to visit this beautiful peaceful part of the National Park.

Situated at the end of a mile long private drive with its own six acre private landscaped gardens, Derwent Estate allows guests to truly relax and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings.

Derwent is a historic building, its gardens sit on the border of the Lake District National Park with a prime position on a south-facing hillside with a panoramic view of Skiddaw, Grassmoor and the Lorton and Buttermere Valleys.

While renting the Estate, guests have full reign of the staggering six acre gardens which were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910. They were featured in Cumbria Life magazine in 1998, and in Country Life in June 2000. The gardens are beutiful and very large with many vantage points that give guests different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below.

There are two stone summerhouses where guests can enjoy an evening tipple overlooking the beautiful view. Right in the heart of the garden, there is a stone BBQ and outside dining area perfect for making the most of any good weather.

*Please note the following changeover days: week-long bookings must begin on Fridays, 3-night short stay bookings must also begin on a Friday and 4-night bookings are only available during the week and must begin on a Monday.


Ground Floor
Derwent’s conservatory with floor to ceiling windows, is the ideal place to sit and look out at the beautiful Lake District landscape as well as down at the impressive Derwent Estate Gardens below. The conservatory leads into a large open plan sitting/dining room meaning the whole room benefits from the magnificent views of the mountains. Surrounding the wood burning stove there are big comfortable sofas and a coffee table hosting a large selection of reading material. The bespoke oak dining table seats eighteen. A state of the art Sonos music system has been installed and can be controlled from any android or smart phone. The open plan nature of this impressive room means it is perfect for large gatherings. All the beautiful wooden furniture has been made by local craftsmen using wood from the area and even the Estate’s very own gardens.

There are sliding glass doors dividing the sitting/ dining room from the brand new expansive kitchen giving you the option of keeping the kitchen separate – a useful feature if you are using caterers. The kitchen has an electric five oven Aga, a large American fridge/ freezer, a Quooker boiling hot water tap, a double Belfast sink, two dishwashers, a microwave and toaster. There are large French doors which open up into a large kitchen garden which guests are invited to help themselves to. There is also a gas BBQ and outdoor dining area so on finer evenings you can enjoy eating outside whilst admiring the views that surround the Estate.

From the sitting/ dining room you go through the to a spacious hallway where there is a cloakroom just under the stairs.

On the other side of the hallway there is a large informal TV room which comprises of a upright piano, cozy wood burning stove and a 40 inch flatscreen TV with Sky channels and a DVD player. There are large comfortable sofas and a wide selection of DVDs. There is also a 7ft pool table as well as a selection of board games and a large bookshelf containing books of all genres.

Next to the TV room is a boot room with plenty of storage for boots and coats and a utility room with sink, separate washing machine and tumble drier.

First Floor
The Main House has a total of eight bedrooms (five double, three twin) and seven bathrooms (four en-suite). Most of the bedrooms have stunning views of the Lake District although the master bedroom is particularly special as guests can admire the beautiful landscape from the freestanding copper bath in the bedroom. The master bedroom also has Bose iPod speakers and its own private spacious balcony.

All of the bedrooms come with hairdryers. All of the bathrooms are stocked with locally produced organic toiletries.

Use of wireless high speed fibre optic broadband internet is included and is available throughout the main house and The Coach House.

The Estate provides two cots, one highchair, a Bumbo seat, a collapsible pram (suitable from birth onward) and an Avent microwave bottle steriliser. Within the TV room is a large box of children’s toys and books. Outside there is playground in the back orchard comprising of a slide, swing, double swing and climbing rope.We can also recommend a local babysitter if you would like an evening out.

The Estate is dog friendly although limited to two dogs per booking and we request that no dogs be allowed in the bedrooms.

The Coach House
A stunning redevelopment has transformed The Coach House within Derwent Garden Estate. It now has a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a large sitting room with high ceilings and a woodburning stove. There is also a television with freeview channels, WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge. The Coach House has its own terrace with wonderful views of the surrounding area. The Coach House is a short 50 metre walk down a gravel path from the Main House.

Whilst renting Derwent Garden Estate, you will have full reign of the staggering six acre gardens which were designed by international landscape and garden designer Thomas Mawson in 1910, and were featured in Cumbria Life magazine in 1998, and in Country Life in June 2000. The gardens are very beautiful and large enough you can feel completely immersed when you explore them. There are many vantage points which give you different views of the Lake District and the River Derwent below.

There are two stone summerhouses where you can enjoy an evening tipple overlooking the beautiful view. Right in the heart of the garden there is also a stone BBQ and outside dining area where you can make the most of any good weather you have.

The kitchen garden also has its own gas BBQ and dining area as well as a herb garden we invite you to help yourselves to.

The back of the house has room to park up to seven cars, and features an EV charging point.


Derwent Garden Estate is situated in an amazing position overlooking the mountains of the Western Lake District just two miles from Cockermouth and 20 minutes from the beautiful town of Keswick.

Cockermouth is a pretty market town with a wide, tree-lined and flower-decked main street, boutique shops and a large supermarket. There is an interesting museum, two art galleries, and a sports centre with climbing wall and indoor swimming pool. Cockermouth has a wide range of excellent restaurants and a list of the owner’s favourites is included in the welcome pack.

The traditional pastimes of the Lake District are easily accessible at this quieter end of the National Park. The estate is a great place for walkers to stay with so many of the Western Wainwright fells within 15 minutes drive.

There are three golf courses within ten miles, including Silloth, which is consistently voted as one of the top 10 links courses in the country. There is also some of the best fishing in England on the river Derwent.

Derwent Garden Estate is just a few miles from popular walking destinations like the Northern Wainwright Mountains, Crummock water, Buttemere and Loweswater Lakes and a five minute drive from the market town of Cockermouth. 

Terms & Conditions:

Arrival time
4.30 pm

Departure time
10 am

Pets welcome
Not allowed

Smoking Allowed

Other Ts and Cs
Please note:- Derwent Garden Estate sleeps a maximum of 18. Inviting any additional guests to the property, without prior approval from the owner (whether for an evening party or day visit), will result in your damage deposit being deducted and a request to vacate the property.

Features & Amenities

Proximity & Views

  • Direct Beach Access
  • Landmark View


  • Internet Access
  • Satellite/Cable TV


  • Central Heating
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Grill
  • Washing Machine
  • Children's Play Area
  • Golf Course
  • High Chair
  • Parking
  • Terrace
  • Garden


  • Dishwasher


  • Pets Considered

Available Services

  • Electric Vehicle Charger

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