Newcastle upon Tyne
The King's Head, Allendale
Northumbria is a wonderful county, full of fresh air and light, space and warm hearted people. Castles, cathedrals and historical cities are set in unspoilt countryside. Hexham Abbey is 15 minutes away and just north of there is the World Heritage site of Hadrian's Wall.
Allendale is a wonderful mix of moor and dale and is designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty. David Bellamy describes it as 'England's Last Wilderness'. Walk or cycle for miles and see more wildlife than human inhabitants. Nearby is a nine hole golf course, pony trekking and fishing.
The village centres on the market square where you'll find several pubs serving local beers and shops to supply you with all you need.
Just across the road, we now have Allendale's speciality brewery, a printmakers and an Indian restaurant
The cottage's large secluded garden includes a stylish modern summerhouse and pond where you can sit and watch the wildlife. Across the road, half of our field is a wild flower meadow and the other half is great for playing games soft ball tennis, badminton or croquet.
Other Activities: Pony Trekking, Industrial Archaeology,
Fishing: the East Allen River is three minutes away and you can buy a day permit.
Golf: Just 3 miles away is the nine hole Allendale course. It has amazing views and is 'challenging'. Visitors are welcome. http://www.allendale-golf.co.uk for details.
The International course at Slaley is half an hour away by car. 'This magnificent club has two of the most challenging and stunning Championship courses in the country, set among the finest Northumbrian forest and moorland'. Here there is a golf academy and practice areas. http://www.devere.co.uk/our-locations/slaley-hall/golf.html