Discover a hidden pocket of rural England. Unwind, unplug and relax. Venture on foot around 200 acres of surrounding countryside, or explore all that County Durham has to offer
Stay, Relax, Explore
We have designed and made each of our off-grid wooden pod style cabins to create the ultimate getaway hideout. Enjoy the comfort of cosying up inside, or the pure escapism of the incredible views from your private deck.
Located a few miles south of the picturesque village of Sedgefield, our retreat sits nestled within 200 acres of idyllic rural farm land. Surrounded by views of rolling fields, should you wish to venture out here’s plenty to see and do, though we also encourage you to relax and do nothing at all.
Food and Drink
Sitting in the heart of County Durham and a stone’s through from the village, Crowdy Hall is the perfect place to explore the area’s very best produce and restaurants, whether it’s simple country cooking, honest pub cuisine or fine dining.
Introducing Raffer Yem, Tawny Hide, Cinnabar Nest & Pipistrelle
Our design-led dwellings for two offer a luxurious, yet rustic space to kick back and enjoy the surrounding views.
Our dwellings offer a peaceful rural escape with some of County Durham’s best green views, within a stone’s throw of the picturesque village of Sedgefield, and driving distance from the cities of Durham, Newcastle and other notable sites and attractions for exploring further afield.
If you can bring yourself to leave the cosy retreat of Crowdy Hall, the rest of County Durham awaits…
Though secluded and surrounded by nature, there’s plenty of lively places and lovely local spots to choose from if you want to venture further. County Durham boasts numerous beautiful sandy stretches: Crimdon Dene & the picturesque Blackhall Rocks Beach (amongst others) offer endless undisturbed coastline and caves to explore.
For those after a city vibe, the City of Durham, situated a 25 min drive away, is famous for being the charming backdrop to the Harry Potter films and Durham Cathedral, amongst the first three sites globally to gain UNESCO World Heritage status). A little further afield is the Newcastle, renowned for its industrial heritage, iconic architecture and popular nightlife.
Walks & Cycling
Crowdy Hall is close to several popular cycling and walking routes. Immerse yourself in nature and take in an array of scenic loops either on a bike or on foot. Keen cyclists have options that include road routes and trails.
Cold water immersion is no longer a niche pastime and in keeping with the spirit of connecting with nature, unwinding and digital detoxing, we recommend going for a dip in the sea along the Durham Heritage coastline!
For somewhere closer, try the swimming and watersports lake at North East Wake Park, just round the corner from Crowdy Hall.
There’s plenty of local choices just 5-15 mins drive away. Fancy a stroll around nearby Hardwick Park? Or get active with wakeboarding, paddleboarding, or swimming at North East Wake Park. Try Falconry at Durham Falconry or Golf at Knotty Hill Golf Centre.
There’s also a farmers market in the nearest village of Sedgefield held on the first Sunday of each month. There are plenty of local options regardless of the weather.
In the centre of Sedgefield village, there is an ancient custom of a yearly football match between the agricultural labourers and the artisans of the town, the football being provided by the parish clerk.
The game is still played on Shrove Tuesday. The ‘bull ring,’ through which the ball has to be passed three times by the sexton before being thrown to the players, is at the end of the green. The goals are called ‘alleying places’ and are about a quarter of a mile apart. If the ball is not ‘alleyed’ by six o’clock it becomes the property of the sexton.
Hopper House Farm & Brewery
Our sister farm Hopper House is a fully functioning diary farm with an onsite craft beer brewery and private tap room. We offer calf feeding activities for adults and children alike.
There’s a brewery and tasting tour of the Hopper House Brew Farm. Try some of the signature brews like ‘Gudders Gold’ and ‘Dark Side of the Moo’: from a range including IPA, lager, blonde and red ales and stout. Hopper House Brew Farm beers are also available for delivery and orders (to your Crowdy Hall dwelling or home address).
Get in touch
We would love to hear from you and to tell you more about Crowdy Hall, our dwellings and our local area. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions, via email: [email protected] or DM our instagram page: @crowdyhall