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Derecroft Glamping Luxury Lodgepods is a family venture at Derecroft Farm run by the Spraggon family (Jane and her grown up son Ben, supported by husband Lee). We moved here over 10 years ago to allow Ben to pursue his  equestrian interests and our love of the open countryside.


Derecroft has grown to almost 40 acres and is used to breed event horses as well as a private training facility with Ben becoming a professional event horse rider. We also produce a small flock of sheep and enjoy waking up to the lambs outside of our windows and finding spare time to enjoy walking on the farm with our dogs and catching the wonderful birds and wildlife at the pond.


The pods came about as we stood in a small paddock overlooking the riding arena watching Ben training horses  and enjoying the fantastic view and thought what a delightful setting to bring people to stay on the farm and share our cherished experience. So the journey began to create Glamping at its very best!

We very much look forward to welcoming you, 

Jane Spraggon


All About Derecroft Luxury Glamping

  • Luxury pods with gorgeous hill views near Lanchester, County Durham

  • A half hour’s drive to Hadrian’s Wall, Corbridge and Kynren

  • Fully equipped kitchen, private decking with hot tub and pizza oven

Bigger than traditional pods and just a tad smaller than a lodge, Derecroft Glamping Luxury Lodgepods sit on a hilltop near the village of Lanchester, with spectacular views across County Durham countryside.


Lovingly designed and hand-built on a family farm, the pods are close to historic Durham (20 minutes’ drive) and all manner of family attractions. 

Beech is our first completed pod, opening July 2022, with 3 more beautiful pods to join alongside in the pipeline. Each will have their own private outdoor space, hot tub, BBQ and seating area, with hazel partitions for privacy. Though they'd equally make a great space to share with friends and family in a group booking. 

Relax & Unwind

Breath-taking views of Durham Valley farmland can be spied from all the windows of the ultra-spacious pods. Each sleeps up to four people in total comfort, with hot showers in the en-suite bathroom (bed linen, towels, bathroom products, robes and slippers are all provided). In the dining and seating area, there’s ample space for chilled downtime in front of the smart TV with sound bar. 


The nattily designed open-plan kitchen has everything to make conjuring up meals a breeze: oven, microwave and fridge. Basic condiments and olive oils come as part of the package along with a (very) welcome hamper containing essentials like tea, coffee, pastries, juice and Prosecco.

Adventure & Explore

Outdoors, the pods each have private raised decking with farmland panoramas, plus picnic benches, barbecues and pizza ovens for leisurely alfresco dining under the stars. Everything you need is on hand, including cooking utensils, crockery, charcoal, logs and fire lighters. Extra-special touches include the Jacuzzis under wooden pergolas – ideal for use in all sorts of weather.


When out and about exploring the place, you’ll see sheep and horses grazing in the fields and – if you’re lucky – Canada geese on the wildlife pond.

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What our guests say...

Thank you Jane!

We have loved our little getaway to Derecroft! The rain ruined our BBQ plans (in typical British weather style) but we had a lovely walk at Waskerley Way and enjoyed the cosy warm pod inside whilst the rain poured  down outside - perfect for chilling in the hot tub!

See you again for sure!

Sadie & Jack

 September 2022

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