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Swallows Rest

(Ref. 1094739)

Allendale, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation in AONB, very quiet."

    Advised about local walks and facilities. Excellent base for Hexham, and Corbridge and to access Hadrian's Wall and various sites. Have walked the Wall in was good to view Vindolana, the Roman Military Museum and Housesteads and seeing updated facilities and displays. Good local co-op in Allendale Town close by. The accommodation was well equipped and comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "Sadly, this property was a disappointment from the approach road & farmyard access, to the unkempt gardens, paths & the outside appearance."

    While we understand that the Owner wants it to be a 'Wildlife' garden, it appeared to be a hayfield. The path to the cottage was overgrown with grass & nettles & very uneven to walk on, large stones & bits - which caused a health & safety hazard. Inside it needed renovation as some double-glazed units had 'blown' & blind cords were held together with sellotape. A welcome pack plus washing-up liquid & bags for rubbish are required. (paper or biodegradable plastic for the environment- if wished) The positives were that the the cottage was excellently equipped . fridge, freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher & washing machine. Plenty of crockery & cutlery & kitchen utensils.

    Reviewed by David2.8Sep 2023

  • "Our second visit to the property."

    Lovely relaxing stay in a property that had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location for a wonderfully quiet holiday."

    Beds comfy, pillows a bit lumpy. Bath and showers excellent. Bit of an odd smell in the ensuite shower room every now and then. Re-arranged the sofa to make it possible to watch the TV while seated on it. Satellite TV. Great variety of pots and pans and plates and knives & forks, all you would need. Would add a sieve, as draining rice through a colander is hard work. No welcome pack at all - not even milk just a half used jar of instant coffee and tea bags. 3/4 empty washing up liquid bottle, pre used washing up sponge - suggest either new ones - or throw the used ones out. Dishwasher tablets provided. Sunday lunch at Kings Head Allendale lovely. Overall, comfy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Adele3.8Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Great host & property In a peaceful/beautiful location. Immaculately clean and well equipped & maintained. The comfiest bed. Would recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage had everything you needed very quiet and relaxing and molly and her famil were very friendly nice people."

    We had a very enjoyable stay and would definitely stay again Thank you molly and family

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2022

  • "It was an amazing stay, the cottage has all facilities you’ll need."

    They also left us milk and cake which was lovely upon arrival. Owners were helpful and gave us plenty information regarding the region and where to go visit. The location was just the best part however it was, it’s so peaceful to sit outside and just watch the farm animals roam and the quietness of the area. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a quiet stay.

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a beautiful cottage in a stunning area, homemade cake on arrival, absolutely delicious!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is well thought out with everything you need."

    We loved the chickens and rabbits running around in front of the cottage and watching the cows and new born calf in the field. The beds are really comfortable and the absolute quiet meant we could sleep really well. We feel very refreshed after our week here. Is a fabulous spot if you are into stargazing as no street lamps. Would absolutely come back when I feel need to hit my reset button again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thank you so much, we had a lovely break."

    The Cottage is perfect, and the beds were exceptionally comfortable. Set in such a beautiful and peaceful location. We hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "Swallows Rest is in a beautifully restful setting, surrounded by farmland and well away from the road."

    The cottage is extremely comfortable, and the kitchen and bathroom are modern with up-to-date facilities. The owners are on-site, and give a warm welcome, with a slice of cake, a box of free-range eggs, milk and tea and coffee. The family are clearly committed to conserving the environment and wildlife flourishes. Northumberland is an amazing place for a holiday; so many historical sites, beautiful, dramatic scenery and warm, welcoming pubs for a good meal. We had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thanks to Molly and family for a lovely stay!"

    The location of this property is perfect, so peaceful and quiet on a family run working farm. Molly and her family gave us a very warm welcome and loved our stay - the cake on arrival was particularly delicious! We would recommend the Rat Inn and Carts Bog Inn for a local drink, and the quaint town of Hexham is only a short drive away. The beds are very comfy and the cottage had everything we needed. Thanks Molly and family for letting us stay at your place!

    Reviewed by Lizzie5.0Apr 2022

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with an en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Air source pumps heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • A washing machine is available to use and can be located in the utility room in the porch of the main house
  • TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: There is a small stream in the area, children to be supervised
  • Note: This property is on a working farm
  • Note: The patio has steps, please take care
  • Note: This property does not accept pets, however, there have been, and will be pets at the property from existing bookings
  • NOTE: At time of departure please do NOT strip the beds

The property

Tucked away on a quaint farm amidst Northumberland's beautiful countryside, near Allendale is this stone-built, single-storey cottage of Swallows Rest.

Offering two couples or a family of four tastefully decorated open-plan accommodation, whilst being within easy reach of a wealth of sights within the North Pennines AONB; Swallows Rest makes for a fantastic base, all year-round!

You will be welcomed by ample off-road parking on arrival, so you can easily move your luggage into your new home-from-home.

When inside, venture over to the sitting area, kick back and relax on the plush sofa whilst you curl up with a book or watch a show on the FreeSat TV.

When you're feeling peckish, move across the space to the corner kitchen, a space that has been amply-equipped with all the appliances needed to fix up tasty meals, including an electric cooker and a handy dishwasher; the kitchen also offers a washer/dryer, for extra convenience!

Tuck into a meal with the rest of the group at the adjacent dining table; why not pop open a bottle of bubbly, you're on holiday after all?

When day turns to dusk, enjoy a well-earned rest in one of the two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, both of which are zip/link beds to suit your sleeping plans; the first of these rooms is a super-king-size which enjoys access to a fabulous en-suite bathroom, and the latter room is a king-size which is adjoined by an en-suite shower room.

In the warmer months, be sure to soak up the sun's rays and those delightsome views out on the private patio.

A relaxing stay for all the family awaits at Swallows Rest.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 961986, together sleeping up to six guests.

High Broadwood Hall Cottages

The High Broadwood Hall Cottages consists of two welcoming cottages resting in the grounds of High Broadwood Hall, based just off the town of Allendale in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This collection has previously been awarded 4 Star Gold as well as a Gold Award from Green Tourism and an Award for Cyclists and Walkers. Both cottages are heated via airsource eco heating and are furnished to a high standard, with spacious open-plan living areas with Smart TV, as well as well-equipped kitchens with all you could need to rustle up evening meals, making them a lovely base for couples and families. The surroundings enjoy the stunning North Pennines, with its hills, valleys, waters and wildlife, it is a great location for an outdoor holiday. If you fancy sampling the local delights, the Allendale Brewery is nearby where you can try a selection of local ales, before treating your loved ones to a delicious meal at the popular eateries of The Kings Head and the Hare and Hounds. Travel further afield where you can explore the town of Hexham, with its impressive 12th-century abbey, excellent golf club and picturesque country park, or perhaps make your way to the bustling city of Newcastle where you will find the Newcastle Castle, the Stephenson Steam Railway, and the Discovery Museum. However you choose to spend your time in Northumberland, for an unforgettable stay, look no further than the High Broadwood Hall Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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