Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in Allendale, Northumberland.
Gateway to the Allen Valleys and the North Pennines, Allendale
is surrounded by a landscape of exceptional natural beauty and
features a lovely collection of Allendale cottages.
Pretty stone buildings house all kinds of shops, inns, restaurants and other attractions (don't miss Pebbles for coffee, cakes and art), while the characteristic skyline of prominent chimneys is a constant reminder of Allendale's industrial past.
Its vibrant ambience oozes community spirit and culture. And if
your Allendale cottage holiday falls over New Year, you'll
witness the Allendale Tar Bar'l Ceremony, a fascinating pagan
celebration when villagers parade the streets with burning barrels
of tar on their heads! Other annual festivals take the more
familiar form of beer, music and flowers, as well as the 25-mile
Allendale Challenge for walkers and runners.
But you don't have to be a competitor to enjoy the wonderful
walks in and around Allendale. Just get out and about and explore
the North Pennines, a nationally protected smorgasbord of velvet
moors, picturesque dales, wooded glens and meandering rivers.
Walking trails range from family rambles to the testing 36-mile
trek across the North Pennines from Allendale to Alston,
affectionately called Isaac's Tea Trail.
Cycling is another popular pursuit, along quiet back roads or
more daring off-road tracks. Or enjoy an exhilarating hack over the
moors on horse back. Or a quiet day spotting wildlife, or fishing
at nearby Langley. And if you're keen to perfect your swing,
Allendale Golf Club offers nine holes of play in a glorious
Plenty for everyone on an Allendale cottage holiday!