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Buttercup Cottage

(Ref. 963380)

Allendale, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was clean and the facilities were good also"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is on an estate of small retrirement bungalows, but once you are inside, or in the back garden, you are presented with a view of the garden, then a low dry stone wall into a field making the aspect open an light, you would not know you are on an estate, the area is quite dark on a night so stargazing is good from the garden, the cottage is clean and warm and comfortable and everything works, a bigger TV would be nice and unusually you are not given a key for the front door?"

    This means all your kuggage has to be squeezed past the car, through an outward opening gate that risks denting the car, down some steps and into the back door through the kitchen, when it should have been simply out of the boot, through the front door. We have stayed at Buttercup cottage before and thought that the front door would have been fixed by now.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Nov 2023

  • "Excellent cottage in a nice quite location nice lawned secure garden for our dog will be definitely coming back"

    Reviewed by Craig4.1Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay, just an observation things like, plate on front door lock hanging off, decking needs a step, most plates in cupboard have chips, was not happy with 5oclock arrival time as we had traveled a very long way to get there, but all in all we enjoyed our weeks stay."

    Thank you Alan Maureen and Sandra.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2023

  • "The property is not detached as in your details but is a semi detached."

    still just as peaceful as no noise came from next door. very safe dog friendly garden. very clean property inside and outside. shops within a very short distance from the bungalow. many places to visit but mostly long distance ,the bungalow is larger than it looks on your site. shared drive but was no problem at all. slight downside. patio doors hit and miss to try to lock it. cistern over toilet needs a strong push to flush toilet. i you press it too soft the water will continue down the toilet. all in all a great bungalow in a very quiet cul-de-sac. loved it

    Reviewed by John4.1Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable clean cottage in a quiet location."

    The welcome tray was very much appreciated after a long journey. Our dog appreciated the safe garden for him to play in.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Nice clean small bungalow in a group of similar properties, great location for exploring Hadrians wall, south and west Northumberland, north pennines etc."

    I recomend the breakfast at both the cafe/arts centre in Allendale and at the Sill. Property could do with a little maintenance, the front door lock is damaged so all access is via the side door which is difficult when your car is parked as recomended. The toilet fails to flush properly and has a broken lid. The TV is far too small for comfortable viewing.

    Reviewed by Philip3.8May 2023

  • "A quiet and comfortable cottage with plenty of walks from the door."

    Some very useful local shops.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property had everything we needed, in a beautiful relaxing location."

    A lovely touch also was the unexpected welcome tray.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "From start to finish the booking process and communication was excellent with Sykes cottages and owner."

    Cottage was as described with everything you would need. Great for our cockapoo with the enclosed garden. There are lovely walks from the cottage. The information book was helpful. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very neat and tidy cottage - had all we needed for the week."

    Location was ideal for local amenities and our adventures to the Roman - the weather was kind; all be it a chilly wind - we didn't really expect anything less in mid-October.

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Oct 2022

  • "There was supposed to be a washer/dryer - there was only an old washing machine."

    The cottage was clean but a lot of maintenance was needed.

    I apologise for the not having a washer dryer I will ask Sykes to ammend the description . Thank you for pointing out the areas that required maintenance,these have been rectified. It always nice to hear reviews from fellow holiday cottage owners. Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret2.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay in a nice village."

    Handy location for getting out and seeing what is lovely County. Would go back

    We are glad that you enjoyed Buttercup Cottage and the local area. Thanks for taking time to leave a review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay at Buttercup Cottage."

    Sykes cottages were helpful and answered any queries we had before going. Our hosts were only a phone call away if we had any problems whilst there which was very reassuring. The cottage was lovely and clean, very homely and everything required for a relaxing holiday. Thank you very much to all concerned we will hopefully be returning next year.

    Thanks for the review, hope you can visit us again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely clean, well maintained cottage with quick and easy walking to Allendale."

    Our second time staying at this accommodation, hoping to return again. Fantastic part of the country, all good.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is an excellent holiday property with a nice garden, especially for a dog, in the lovely village of Allendale."

    All local facilities are available in less than 10 `minutes walk, except petrol/diesel.

    Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review, we all wish a fuel station was closer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Jun 2022

  • "Only complaint was that when I made the booking the description on the site ..."

    Only complaint was that when I made the booking the description on the site said it was a detached property when it was a semi detached property this was what first attracted me to the property

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very peaceful location."

    We loved seeing the sheep in the adjoining field every day. The garden is neat and secure for dogs with an attractive seating area. Allendale has surprisingly ample shops and hostelries for such a small village.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "Peaceful, clean, warm and very comfortable."

    The welcome pack was unexpected and a nice touch. Perfect for walks with our small dog, from the front door. Sheep in the field next to the cottage was nice to wake up to.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    .. We had excellent weather so made good use of the garden Thanks

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had an absolutely lovely stay in Allendale!"

    Everything was clean and it was a beautiful cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lauren A D5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous property in an ideal location."

    Maintained to a high standard with comfortable furnishing, all essential equipment and effective heating. Lovely little private garden with a pleasant outlook. Allendale has all facilities required to meet day to day needs. The added bonus being a very friendly community.

    Reviewed by Roseanna4.4Nov 2021

  • "The property is in a good condition the garden is well maintained, we actually stood in the garden and watched deer in the adjacent field, the location is excellent should you be the walking type, we don’t walk as a pastime but enjoyed what we did take on we wanted the peace and quiet and this property was exactly that, we really enjoyed our stay at buttercup cottage."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Buttercup Cottage is in a good location as very close to all the local amenities."

    It was spotlessly clean, is well equipped and was a fantastic base for us as there are many local walks that can be made from here. The welcome pack was really appreciated and the owner was very helpful with very quick responses to any queries we had.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cosy cottage in a lovely quiet setting with everything we needed in place for our stay."

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Sep 2021

  • "A very clean, well appointed cottage."

    A welcome pack was greatly appreciated. Lots of fantastic scenery and places to visit within easy reach. We would be more than happy to return.

    Reviewed by Dermot5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good Points were fantastic welcome pack which included the children; enclosed garden; good garage with washing machine etc; hot water great; good bath towels."

    Bad points were dirty kitchen cupboards, smeared glasses; some kitchen equipment needed replacing as been over used; needs an extra big saucepan, not 100% cotton linen; better all round quality of furnishings; recycling and general waste bins full of other people’s rubbish. As a Sykes property owner myself I would have seen to all these bad points.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.1Jul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a fantastic location."

    Very clean with all the facilities that we required. Will definitely be returning soon.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2021

  • "Used this cottage as a base for a cycling holiday, the garage was very handy to keep the bike in."

    It has everything you need and is in a lovely quiet spot just on the edge of the main town. Wifi was excellent, would be good for dogs as the rear garden is nice and secure. Regularly saw Red Deer in the buttercup meadow. Beautiful part of Northumberland with County Durham and East Cumbria on the doorstep. Reasonable price for a two bedrooms bungalow. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location."

    Very comfortable beds & sofa and very clean. Lots of nice additions (deck chairs, clothes line + pegs etc). Only downside was lack of cooking equipment.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Jun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Buttercup Cottage."

    The cottage was comfortable, peaceful and immaculate. The location is perfect being a short walk from all of the amenities in the centre of Allendale. The well stocked Co-op is excellent for food provisions. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this property, 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2020

  • "Allendale is the furthest west we have stayed over many holidays in Northumberland."

    The cottage is in a quiet location on the edge of the village, which has a Coop shop, pubs and a gallery/coffee shop. The cottage is really comfortable with all the usual facilities. If you’re lucky, you’ll even see the deer in the adjacent field!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was spotless and very comfortable Red deer in back field"

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2020

  • "I was most impressed with this cottage, lovely and quiet, well thought out and had everything you need."

    I used it as a base for a cycling holiday and the large garage/bike store was ideal. The wifi was excellent. I am considering re-booking for next year which says it all. Northumberland is a beautiful county, I loved Kielder forest park, great escape from city life.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2020

  • "This was a very comfortable, very clean and well equipped cottage which we really enjoyed staying in."

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location was convenient for visiting Scotland, tha lake district and County Durham as well as Northumberland."

    The cottage was quiet and private even though it was near the centre of Allendale. The cottage provides all you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a great cottage, full of everything you would need for making your holiday home very comfortable, plus lots of little extras that you wouldn't normally expect."

    The location is fantastic, within walking distance to Allendale, but not to close to be intrusive, great little shops and cafes, plus 3 pubs. This was all in all a fantastic holiday home and location, beautiful countryside and very friendly people.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was just as described: well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    Minor improvements could be made as follows: Provide one or two small tables in the lounge to put cups on. A grab rail in the shower area would have helped us old'uns getting in and out the bath. A garden chair or two would have been welcomed. Otherwise a very nice stay here.

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished."

    Everything was perfect including the location. There was attention to detail and extras. It felt like home from home.

    Reviewed by Rae5.0May 2019

  • "It was such a quiet place to stay and we loved it."

    Lovely to come back to and rest after being out during the day. Loved the patio doors to watch the birds in the garden, we must be an exception as others before us seemed to all have dogs. Still, we could not smell dog so well done to the owners for keeping such a clean place.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely secure enclosed garden for our dogs."

    So important for dog owners! A cosy, comfortable cottage, peaceful and quiet cottage, it had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Good secure garden for the dog

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2019

  • "Buttercup cottage exceeded expectations by some way, a beautiful; furnished cottage with every amenity , we've stayed in quite a few holiday cottages but this was far the best ."

    we had a problem with the Wi-Fi, our fault not there's but the owners sister came round and sorted it the next day, for which we were very grateful. all in all a lovely place to stay, I hope to go back in the near future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Buttercup cottage is situated in a quiet cul de sac but only just a short distant from local amenities including three pubs which all are dog friendly and serve meals at varying times."

    What the description doesn’t make clear is that there is a shower over the bath. (I enquired on Live Chat before booking and told there wasn’t so it was a pleasant surprise.) It is well equipped, although at the moment I would say four adults would be a bit squashed on the three seater settee and chair. The owners are putting a lot into making the cottage comfortable and welcome feedback and I was informed that they are addressing that issue. It is very clean and furniture and furnishings are of a very high standard. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double and 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining area
  • Utility room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car with extra parking close by
  • Garden with decking and furniture
  • One well behaved dog allowed pets and sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check in 5.30pm

The property

Homely detached bungalow, located in the quaint village of Allendale provides the ideal location for anyone looking for a break in the North East of England.

The two bedroom property is perfect for families or groups of friends, and is capable of sleeping up to four people in two bedrooms, combining modern interior with beautiful views of the Northumberland countryside at the rear.

After a busy day in the town, you won’t have to go far to recharge your batteries, with the property’s two bedrooms situated near to its front door.

There’s a double and twin bedroom, though the twin’s zip link beds can be upgraded to a king-size should you wish to do so.

The stylish bathroom will ensure you start the day off in the best possible way or enjoy a nice soak in the bath to complete your day.

The property’s sitting area is complete with a smart TV, meaning that you won’t miss out on any of your favourite programmes.

The nearby French doors also allow you to open your doors to the outside, so let the fresh air in while catching up with a book.

There’s also a good-size kitchen and garage, which is used as a utility room.

The enclosed garden is perfect for some sunbathing, and offers beautiful views of the countryside, in particular the buttercup field directly opposite.

It’s also big enough for the dog to walk out and get some exercise.

Just a three minute walk away, are the nearby Kings Head pub and Golden Lion Hotel, which offer a good choice of food and drink.

There’s also local shop and Café directly opposite.

Fans of real ale should also try the Allendale Brewery, located just a mile away!

Guests staying over the New Year period are recommended to try out the Tar Bar’l festival, which started back in 1858.

While those in the area during late summer need to see the Allen Valley folk festival.

Cyclists and hikers won’t be disappointed either, with numerous picturesque routes just waiting to be explored, there is also a garage for safe store of bicycles .

While the cities of Newcastle and Sunderland are both located an hour’s drive away.

With so much to see and explore in the area, the property provides the prime spot to begin your journey.

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About the location


Hexham 11 miles; Allenheads 8 miles; Newcastle 34 miles.

The town of Allendale was once the centre of a busy lead mining area, and many relics of the mining era remain around the area. Allendale is ideally placed for access to Carlisle and Lake District to the west, Hexham, Newcastle and Durham to the east and the Hadrian's Wall just to the north, as well as the Scottish Borders. There are lots of walks, cycling opportunities and unspoilt villages in the surrounding North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is an ideal location for exploring the surrounding countryside or travelling further north to the glorious Heritage Coastline. Allendale is home to the New Year tradition of Tar Bar'ls well worthing seeing or visit in the autumn to visit the Allen Valleys Folk Festival. Furthermore Allendale is a popular stay for cyclists carrying out the Coast to Coast.

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