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Hare & Hounds House

(Ref. 985624)

Allendale, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely, spacious cottage which was very comfortable for our short stay."

    The kitchen is huge, welcoming and well equipped. We spent most of our social time chatting round the table. The bedrooms were comfortable and spacious. The location of the property is great: metres from the centre of Allendale and a very short distance from a lovely walk along the river.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2024

  • "Alovely spacious cottage with everything you need"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is in a great location and very comfortable."

    The so called back yard with seating was dark and to be fair a bit untidy .The front windows were cracked and also a bit a bit of attention but i have to say we had a great time at the cottage well worth the a visit in a totally unspoilt part of our country the allendales are a part of northumberland well worth visiting

    Reviewed by Dennis3.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Huge rooms and huge beds, and a nice welcome pack. We went in Summer so didn't need the fire but in winter that would be lovely. The village is great including one of the oldest Co-ops in the country, run and owned by the village. There's a lovely river walk direct from the property where we spotted two owls on our first night. A great base to explore inland Northumbria, Hadrian's Wall and Hexham.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our 3rd stay here."

    Yet again it was so clean and tidy. Everything you need is supplied. We love staying here and it was nice coming earlier in the year and we were so lucky with the weather. The village is great and welcoming. Butchers and Co op have everything you need. Lovely cafes in the village and great Indian within walking distance. Fabulous walks from the doorstep. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent handy position for exploring the countryside around Hadrians Wall, having local amenities around the village square was also perfect as we always forget something!"

    Regrettably the local pubs were not serving food a post Covid / staffing problem. Cottage extremely cosy well appointed and the six foot bed ensured a goods night rest. We Would recommend the property and location and will return at some point for another stay.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had a great weekend just what was needed, lovely home everything you needed was there home from home."

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the Hare and Hounds house."

    We definitely weren't disappointed that we went back. The house is beautiful and clean. The beds are very comfy. We will be coming back for a 3rd time later on in the year

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a cosy and clean cottage."

    We stayed with 6 adults and we had a great week. Nice that owner left a card and snacks. They even put a xmas tree up for us and left the outside light on for our arrival. Really handy the 3 toilets. Only downside was that we only had 2 pans in kitchen would have been better if there had been a few more. We would really recommend this lovely property to friends and family. Thankyou for a beautiful stay.

    Thanks for the kind feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Noted regarding additional pans which we’ll arrange for a few more to be included. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2022

  • "The house was absolutely amazing,we all had a fantastic stay."

    Very clean, it had everything we needed and more. The beds were very comfortable,I had the best night's sleep in a long time. The property owner informed us as an issue with the kitchen tap which was very helpful and it wasn't much of an issue. It didn't stop us using it. Infact it was so amazing we are coming back in march with my parents. We have so many more walks we want to do.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2022

  • "3 mature ladies and two well behaved dogs had a great holiday in a top notch accommodation, great location too."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2022

  • "An excellent holiday as always in Allendale and the accommodation is first class."

    We were fortunate to meet up with the property owner who could not do enough for us. We would certainly go again

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Back from another holiday staying at The Hare and Hounds."

    This is our 2nd stay here and highly recommend it. The house is immaculate and very well equipped. Very cosy. Lovely welcome hamper waiting for us on arrival which was much appreciated. Jason is a great host and on hand if needed. It is so close to centre of Allendale which has well stocked shops and an excellent butcher's shop. There is a new cafe this year which was busy. The village has so many walks from it which is great and the favourite for us was the river walk as our dog could be loose there. Local cafes and other places to eat which are very good. Hopefully back next year.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hare and Hounds House."

    It was in a perfect location for us in Allendale and had everything we needed during our stay. The property guide was really useful but we definitely failed on getting the fire going! We'd definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "A brilliant place to stay, very clean and the welcome box was a nice treat."

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful and comfy cottage which was even nicer than pics."

    Great location in the village with shops and places to eat within close walking distance. Well appointed kitchen, fab beds, felt cozy and safe. A great place to stay to visit Hexham, Vindolanda and beyond.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Aug 2022

  • "Overall excellent - lovely old cottage."

    Very comfortable. Loved the super king-size bed. Good wi-fi and parking right outside. Friendly neigbours. Just a couple of minor points: The outside patio area could be cleaned up a bit. The remote controls for TV and Freesat don't work very well - possibly new batteries required.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful property, felt like a home"

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Mar 2022

  • "This cottage is one of the nicest holiday homes I’ve stayed in!"

    A lovely, well equipped kitchen with knives that actually cut! Cosy sitting room with a selection of games. The beds are very comfortable and the cottage is super-warm. It’s very convenient for the local pubs and shops. It is a drive to other areas, but we noticed a fairly regular bus service into Hexham. Parking was easy in the village, as well as right outside the cottage. I wish all cottages were like this one. The ‘yarden’ is fairly small and also gives access to the neighbouring house, but at least gives an outside area to the cottage. If I were visiting this area again, I’d happily stay again!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Mar 2022

  • "Enjoyed a great break at Hare & Hounds House."

    The house is very comfortable and well appointed. Despite a mixed bag of weather the house was lovely and cosy. Very dog friendly too. It is ideally located for exploring the countryside - some super walks from the door step. Parking either at the door but plentiful parking just across the road at town square. Would happily recommend Hare & Hounds House.

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Feb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hare and Hounds Cottage, what a fantastic location and a really warm spacious house to come back to through out of the winter winds."

    Even the hooting early morning owl was such a pleasure. Thank you for a great stay Jason.

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Feb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage ."

    ..home from home. Couldnt ask for more. Centrally located. We would love to return and thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay over Christmas, such a lovely cottage."

    The large Kitchen was perfect for Christmas lunch! Cottage was clean, cosy and comfortable. The owner was friendly and left a kind welcome gift. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous property, really spacious and very clean."

    The kitchen was large and was well equipped. The cottage was lovely and warm and the log burners were an additional treat. The bedrooms were comfortable. The only little niggle we had was we were not able to fill up the bath as the water pressure was to slow and wasn't very hot. Everything else was perfect and look forward to staying here again. The village of Allendale was lovely and there are a couple of pubs and some small shops and some nice walks around, great for the dog.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Everything you ever need. So big and very clean would recommend to anyone. Handy to shop and pubs. Wont hesitate to book this cottage again x the cottage was lovely and warm when we arrived and a lovely welcome pack too.

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Nov 2021

  • "The holiday cottage well that was the best holiday cottage that we have ever had , it was amazing lots of space so big , Just everything you want,, 2 pubs across the road shop butcher's coop restaurant and craft shop lots of walking to go on It was a lovely holiday thank you ."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Another excellent stay with wonderful accommodation and a good town"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful house which was so clean and cosy with a great equipped kitchen."

    Perfect location to explore the area and endless walks from the front door. Allendale has much to offer - two shops, two pubs and mobile services inc a burger van , pizza van , ice cream van. Highly recommend both house and village. Very friendly place.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Beds were very comfortable and decor of cottage was lovely and peaceful. Just a couple of things that we think would make it even better - Better lighting in bathrooms. Also we had to request more pots which were promptly delivered. Also lack of teapot- we left one there for the next hirers! Thank you to Jason!

    Reviewed by Hilary4.4Sep 2021

  • "A superb, clean, comfortable cottage with everything you need situated in a beautiful Northumberland village."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2021

  • "Roomy cottage with comfy beds in a wonderful little village."

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved our stay."

    Lovely cottage .. Kitchen was especially fab. Very pet friendly at the cottage & the village pubs plus really lovely walks. The only thing that would make the cottage better would be some nice plants in the containers .. would just make sitting outside a little bit nicer .. and maybe a small barbecue that could be fired up on a sunny. Overall a lovely cottage and a very enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved Allendale such a cute little village."

    The cottage was so lovely and well kept. Felt high end and quality. We would definitely stay here again!!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Overall a nice cottage, some changes could make it more comfortable, the second bedroom mattress was not good ."

    Needed more crockery and also the small sofa too low for anyone over 40. Small things ,but could have improved the holiday, Lovely area though we enjoyed it very much.

    Thanks for the feedback which is alway welcome. Additional crockery is now in the kitchen and we’ve replaced the mattress in the second bedroom with a new memory foam one - feedback since this was replaced has been very positive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, Lots of character, hard to keep an even temperature though."

    My son slept in the double room without the en suite, he commented that the mattress was thin/rather uncomfortable, so maybe time for a new one. The main room had a good quality mattress, so an upgrade due in the double? On the whole though a lovely stay in a quality cottage

    Reviewed by Carol4.7May 2021

  • "We usually head to the Lakes for a cottage break but stumbled across this little gem."

    Such a lovely village with great walks for the dogs, friendly neighbours and village pubs. We couldn't have asked for much more, a clean, well furbished and spacious property - the basket of treats when we arrived was especially thoughtful. We have already recommended to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2021

  • "Just spent a lovely long weekend in this property."

    The cottage was so comfortable, large rooms but still cosy.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Oct 2020

  • "The accommodation was lovely, very spacious, clean and tidy."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch too. The village was really nice and had everything that you would need for a break away and places to visit nearby. Would definitely recommend to others and would book to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Oct 2020

  • "It was a fantastic holiday as Allendale and surrounding areas are exceptional."

    Some excellent walks in the area and the town is well served by pubs/restaurants as well as a good old fashioned butchers that serves all your needs. The accommodation was first class, exceptionally clean and comfortable/cosy. The real fire in addition to the central heating is a bonus. The owner was on hand if required. A basket of goodies to meet us on arrival was a nice touch. Already booked for next year and cannot wait.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage is lovely and cosy and really big as well."

    Bedrooms are really roomy and the super king in the main room is really comfy to sleep in. Set in a little village with a few pubs. Really pretty surroundings and a great base to explore Northumberland. Host was lovely and even sent a text to let us know the property was ready and gave us a few pub recommendations which we tried and enjoyed. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet place to relax and explore and just chill out. Great break.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation situated in friendly village."

    Pubs, shops and walks. Recommend the Golden Lion and Anna the local beauticians who offers a range of professional treatments. Hare and Hounds is spacious and well equipped to a high standard. Very comfortable for our party of 6. Thank you to the owner , who lives next door for a friendly service. Only a small comment, if your dogs are anything like ours, they missed a patch of grass in the small stone yard (garden). Look forward to returning to this lovely area.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was exactly as pictured and described , we had a fantastic stay."

    Reviewed by Jenette4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage had everything we needed Would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was a perfect base for exploring Northumberland - very cosy, clean and well equipped."

    The owner was on hand, extremely helpful and even provided a welcome basket of essentials. Handy little courtyard for the dog, and plenty of lovely walks nearby. Travel cot, high chair and stair gates all included too, making our first family holiday that much easier! We'll definitely be back

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Nov 2019

  • "This cottage is really beautiful, very very spacious and warm and clean with everything you could want from a kitchen too!"

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Nov 2019

  • "A great house."

    Very spacious but cosy. Big kitchen to spend time in and nice lounge. Warm house. Right in the centre of allendale.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent cottage with lovely spacious rooms."

    Very well equipped&comfortable.Great location will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations."

    The living room was larger than expected and very comfortable. There were many walks and places to visit nearby and the village had a well stocked local store as well as pubs, tea rooms and cafe with artists studios. The cottage was clean and warm with comfortable beds and pillows. The owners delivered a tasty home cooked meal on our last evening for a relatively low charge. We loved it so much we have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2019

  • "A delightful cottage in an attractive small town set in beautiful countryside."

    The owners were very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2019

  • "Hare and Hounds House is a great base for a holiday."

    The house is just as good as it looks in the pictures. The bedrooms are all huge and the beds very comfortable. There was plenty of room for 4 adults, a toddler and a big dog and the kitchen is well-equipped. The only thing we missed was some scales for weighing dog food. Parking was very easy in the square or outside the house and there are lots of places nearby to exercise the dog. Allendale is a lovely village with a handy shop and good pubs. Overall we really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2019

  • "Loved the cottage and the location."

    Would not hesitate to come back again. A great holiday!

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very charming & welcoming cottage with fantastic facilities."

    All rooms are of a good size decorated & furnished to a very high standard. The farmhouse kitchen was lovely & fully equipped. We were made to feel welcome by the owners . Would highly recommend & hope to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The accomodation was very spacious and even with three dogs we did not get under each others feet."

    The bedrooms were large with great bathroom facilities. The location just to the edge of the main squar was very handy for the local convienience store and local pubs, which were all very different from each other. The river walk was very nice and also the five mile trip to Allen Banks and great walks. Fantatic undy Roast up in the next village of Catton and a exceptional Indian Restaurant at Allen Mills. All in all a perfect choice that met and exceeded out needs.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with log burning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with log burning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburners
  • Range cooker, electric oven and hob, grill, warming oven, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate, cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Free public car park
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved (& house trained) pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk and pub 1 min walk
  • . Note: The cottage has its own seating area set in a shared courtyard with the cottage next door

The property

This charming Grade II listed stone built cottage lies in the heart of town, just off the market square, well placed for shops, pubs, and restaurants of Allendale.

Its very spacious interior is the perfect opportunity for family or friends to come together, a characterful place to spend some quality time.

The large farmhouse kitchen boasts stylish units and a grand range cooker, with magnificent log burning stoves occupying both this room, and the lounge.

From morning through to evening, you can truly appreciate the blend of modernised living and tradition, a unique twist to a heart-warming stay.

A cloakroom finishes the ground floor, and a helpful utility is elevated by a sloping ceiling which rests above.

Upstairs, three bedrooms await, the master bedroom features its own en-suite, with two additional rooms offering a comfy haven to relax in as the night approaches.

All are beautifully styled, and well-appointed for the very homely family bathroom which also provides a handheld shower.

Hexham, Newcastle and Durham to the east and Hadrian's Wall just to the north, are certainly worth a visit, 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 worth seeing or visiting in the Autumn.

An exceptional cottage in a remarkable part of Northumberland.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas