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Victorian stone terraced cottage 4 ****English Tourist Board

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

David Owen
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 February, 2017

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 Northumberland

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
Dec 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hexham in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Flask
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs there is a full bathroom with over the bath electric shower. Downstairs, there is a modern wet room with WC, basin and power shower with underfloor heating.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Each bedroom has radio and good reading lights and central heating. The comfortable beds are equipped with electric blankets, duvets and there are blankets if required. Hair dryers are available.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Chairs
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Decking
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 1 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
As we holiday here as well, you'll find lots of little extras that we think you may need. The additional heat of the wood burning stove in the living room makes it very cosy and it's easy to use. We have 3 gardens. One small garden to the front where you can breakfast. Over the road, we have a large landscaped designed garden with large summerhouse, pond, garden furniture and barbecue. Just right for those lazy days. In the third garden, which is half an acre and directly opposite the cottage, you can play games including croquet! It's enclosed so a safe area for children to play.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Victorian stone terraced cottage 4 ****English Tourist Board
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Lovely comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming, cosy, comfortable, exceptionally well provisioned property, just as described in the listing. I booked it as a base whilst volunteering at the Vindolanda Roman excavation. The owner and the local agent were helpful and friendly, so the booking and arrival worked smoothly. The garden and outside space opposite the cottage are lovely, well-maintained areas. The summerhouse is a lovely space, which was also used as a music room! The Allendale area itself is delightful - the town is that rare thing, a self-contained rural village, with essential shops, a good selection of pubs and restaurants and local activities. The view as you return to the town from Hexham is truly breathtaking: one of my guests walked it AND drove it twice at a dawdle one evening just to enjoy it over again. There are plenty of walking opportunities and Hexham, Corbridge, Hadrian's wall and Vindolanda are not far away. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed using the different facets of the cottage and glad that you used the summerhouse. It is a great warm place to sit and relax especially if the weather is inclement. Vindolanda is a special Roman remain and volunteers like you make it come alive when you can see remnants being unearthed. We too love the views over to the cottage and always feel ourselves relax as we come into the valley.
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the best rental we stayed during our five weeks in Britain. The cottage itself was stunning, comfortable and had all the amenties of home. The kitchen was fantastic, even supplied some of the staples to start us off before we went to the grocery store. The fireplace was the highlight of my daughters trip to England, she didn't even mind hauling wood in from the storage shed. In fact, she still comments on it... The location was very central to three major national parks in the area. The village pubs were amazing, especially the Golden Lion. Being from Canada it is not like we can visit every weekend, but I believe we would return if we every went back to England.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the gem of Northern England
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Just Perfect :)

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful very well equipped and very cosy cottage in a lovely part of the world. Thanks so much for sharing it with us :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that all went well for your visit - do come again!
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A lovely holiday home

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the cottage several times and always enjoyed it. It is beautifully presented and always feels welcoming.It has everything you could ever want in a holiday home, the kitchen is well equipped and it now has a lovely wood burning stove and excellent shower room. Allendale is a superb setting for a holiday, a great walking area in every season. The cottage is situated near the local bakery -and a local brewery . There is a well stocked Co-op store in the village where you can buy everything you need. There are plenty of interesting places to visit eg Hexham, Corbridge, Allenbanks,Hadrains Wall There are also lots of good places to eat in the area such as the Garden Station ,and the Carts Bog Inn, both at Langley , the Crown pub at Catton and for special occasions, the Langley Castle . We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely worth another visit!

  • 5 of 5

Had a truly relaxing stay in this most charming, cosy and comfortable cottage. The garden was an added highlight with a beautiful summer house to relax in and soak up the autumn sun and read one the many fascinating books on the surrounding area that have been provided by the owners. There is a close-by bakery to buy delicious fresh rolls for breakfast. Definitely worth a second visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed using the summer house which is a real bonus in the Spring and Autumn months when it would be too chilly to sit outside. It faces south, so the sun streams in and it's delightful overlooking the pond.
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Scottish Borders

Really enjoyable stay!...

  • 5 of 5

I can see us returning again and again to this cosy cottage - it has absolutely everything you could wish for and is truly like having a second home - not like a holiday cottage at all - stacks of good books, a brand new kitchen, a really pretty garden and a great base to strike out for a walk, or a trip to a local pub for a pint and a meal. Totally relaxing - thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed the cottage. We like to think of it as a home with a personality. We now have the luxury of having the Tandoori restaurant and micro brewery just across the river as well as the walks and cycle rides. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Nearest Airport
23 Kilometres
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The King's Head, Allendale
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
North Shields
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
30 Kilometres
Car: recommended

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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hexham, North East England

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Post easter
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late May
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer High Season
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late summer
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
End September
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 oct
7 Oct 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half term
28 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
late Autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas / New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rental charge includes linen, heating, logs, electricity and all cleaning equipment.

A third of the rental charge is required to secure the booking.

deposit of one third to confirm booking. remainder 6 weeks before you come.

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