At Grove House, you will be given a warm welcome and we will look after you throughout your stay. Our guest house is perfect for couples, walkers, bikers, star watchers, bird watchers, photographers, artists and anyone wishing to spend some time in peaceful countryside.
Our house is in the middle of the largest forest in County Durham, Hamsterley. It is an old hunting lodge set in 2 acres of private garden and woodland built in 1827 by the Surtees Family who owned and lived at Redworth Hall.
The dining room has a magnificent Italian ceiling and an open fireplace topped by a 6 foot Georgian mirror. We have furnished and decorated the house in keeping with its history and heritage. Every bedroom has a unique design, all with king-size beds and modern en-suites.
We offer our guests a warm, homely welcome with homemade scones and tea on arrival. Our freshly made breakfast uses great local produce and caters for any diet. If you are celebrating a special occasion, we like to provide you with little extra luxuries.
Neatly tended lawns and a variety of shrubs and trees provide a relaxing setting which can be viewed from the patio.
The Cross Keys in the nearby village of Hamsterley is a great place to eat, and of course the Hamsterley Forest Tea Rooms are open for a snack during the day.
Grove House offers four bedrooms each tastefully decorated.
The Four Poster and The Treetops rooms are both en-suite, while the twin bed Rosebud Room has its own separate bathroom.
For those who wish to be more secluded, The Dove Cote offers a quirky, tiny house, on the edge of our large garden offering a king-size double bed and en-suite facilities.
In each room we have Flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries.
On-site parking is available.
Things to See and Do
Hamsterley Forest lies on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a delightful mix of broadleaved and coniferous woodland spread over 2000 hectares. Visitors to Hamsterley have so much to do when it comes to activities with waymarked walks, cycle routes and horse-riding trails for all levels of fitness and ability.
Further afield you’ll find stunning views and more walking and cycling routes around Durham’s outstanding countryside and heritage coastal areas. Explore the Durham Dales and North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – an unspoilt landscape of moors, hills, valleys and rivers – and home to High Force, one of England’s most impressive waterfalls. Or sample the sea air and head to the Durham Coast for dramatic sea views along the coastal footpath.
County Durham is history and heritage. Find out what life was like in North East England at Beamish Museum, learn about the beginnings of the Railways at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon, and experience the county's lead mining industry at Killhope in the Durham Dales. The magnificent world-renowned Durham Cathedral and Castle World Heritage Site is a must see on any visit to Durham. Seek out the fantastic fine and decorative art collections inside The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. We are also ideally located for visiting fantastic events like Kynren at Bishop Auckland, a magical open-air theatrical experience telling the dramatic tale of England.
Extend your stay at Grove House…we are a great base for visiting a selection of amazing places further afield including Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland National Park, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, the east coast and York.
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type||Room / Unit Tariff*|
|Dove Cote||£135.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Four Poster||£135.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|The Rose Bud||£135.00 per room (breakfast included)|
|Tree Tops||£135.00 per room (breakfast included)|
*Breakfast included. Tea/Coffee and home made cake/scones provided on arrival.
Stay two or more nights £125 per night per room including breakfast.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good0
- Kara SSeaham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesGetaway from the hectic lifeSunday, 12th January 2020Just back from a perfect night away. Stayed in the dove cot the bed and pillows were so comfy. Gorgeous big bath. A perfect little hideaway. Kay & Graham couldnt do enough for us. Tea/coffee and... Read full review
- steveBrayBraySO PEACEFUL AND RELAXINGSaturday, 22nd August 2020We stayed for one night. Have never slept in a more comfortable bed - even at home!. Graham & Kay were very helpful and welcoming. Lovely location with very pretty garden. Breakfast was... Read full review
- 21camerontAmazing property and LocationSunday, 23rd May 2021The location is absolutely perfect in the centre of Hamsterley Forest. We could walk straight from the house in any direction, enjoying the beautiful woodlands. We stayed in the Dovecot which was a... Read full review
Parking & Transport
- On site parking
- WiFi Available
- Cyclists Welcome
- Walkers Welcome
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|