Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Allendale - Allen Mill Cottage
2 bedroomed cottage to sleep 4 by the river, near Allendale
Built in the 1860's, this stone terraced cottage is well thought out, cosy and characterful home for 4 people. It is amazingly well equipped to a high standard and has received the four star grade from the English Tourist Board as well as 'Cyclists Welcome' and 'Walkers Welcome' standards. This ensures that you will have everything you need for a relaxing and interesting time.
The charm of the cottage is the mix of character and modernity. Downstairs, there is a spacious living/dining room with exposed fireplace and wood burning stove and comfy sofa for relaxing. The modern kitchen is amazingly equipped and is complete with breakfast area. A utility/pantry room has washing machine and tumble drier. The wet room with underfloor heating and power shower is a real treat especially after a days walking or cycling.
Upstairs, are two bedrooms, one with king sized bed, the other with twin beds and a newly refurbished bathroom with over the bath shower.
Activities: Cyclists - quiet country lanes and excellent off road cycling make this heaven for pedallers of all ages. We're close to the C2C route.
Fishing - game fishing can be enjoyed at Langley pond 4 miles away
Golf - just 3 miles away is the nine hole Allendale course. The International course at Slaley is half an hour away by car.
Gardens - The Station Garden serves tea and runs craft and art courses. Hartside Nursery is well known for its alpine plants. Further afield,are the famous Alnwick garden, Cragside and the walled garden of Gertrude Jekyll at Holy Island
Historic Sites are in abundance - Hadrians Wall, a World Heritage site, Hexham Abbey, Killhope wheel in Weardale and many industrial archaeological sites.
Walkers - from the door you can enjoy delightful walks along the river Allen - 200 acres of hill and river wooded scenery. There are well marked paths to the top of the Pennines.
Courses: Sometimes, it's really nice to have the opportunity to learn something new on holiday. We're lucky to have just across the river. 5 minutes away, Allen Mill regeneration which now houses Allendale micro brewery, STARS printmakers, and a bakery with cafe. Fifteen minutes away, at the Garden Station, there are art, craft and cooking courses. MAKE is also closeby for textile courses.
If you are interested contact us so we can let you know when courses are during the year.
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- wheelchair accessible
About David Owen
Ruth and David now work in International Education. Previously we worked in Tyneside. We bought this cottage to share and have steadily improved it over the years.
David Owen purchased this cottage in 1997
Why David Owen chose Allendale
Allenmill cottages and Allendale are part of a vibrant, friendly, open community that we are proud to be part of. We enjoy sharing our home with other people who appreciate the community and countryside of Allendale. You'll receive a warm welcome from neighbours and all the folk in the region.
What makes this cottage unique
The chance of being able to go for a good walk from the front door makes this a home I want to keep coming back to. Sitting in the Summerhouse overlooking the pond, reading, bird watching, sun or rain watching can be tranquil and uplifting. Playing croquet in the field is great fun.
The cottage is near to the village for supplies and with Hexham 15 minutes away, you have ample shopping.
Lots of history abounds from Romans to lead mining days.
Guestbook comments from the owner
in this beautiful area. Cottage very comfortable and everything well thought out. Second time for us and we love the new kitchen and bathroom - very smart! Sad to go but hope to return soon