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Dale View

(Ref. 936887)

Catton near Allendale, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay and a great cottage that has everything you need."

    Plenty to explore in the surrounding areas. Had a fantastic stay

    Thank you James for your great feedback. Really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, in a beautiful part of the country!"

    Host was very kind and helpful. Will definitely book again. Thank you!

    Thank you Heather for your feedback and kind comments. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Northumberland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is well equipped for a holiday break."

    Parking is a problem but there is the opportunity to use the car park of The Crown opposite. Seek permission first though.

    Thank you for your feedback Laurence, regarding the parking, I always explain to guests when they call me for the key location that they have the option of parking in The Crown pub car park which the Land lord has given me permission to offer to guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurence4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage where you will be short of nothing."

    Spotlessly clean upon arrival with all the towels bed linen etc, included. Good base for exploring Allendale and Northumberland. Although the only pub in Catton across the road doesn't open every night there is plenty of fridge / freezer space to take all your own supplies,and a well equipped kitchen to prepare your own meals if you wish. There were only two of us on this stay so had plenty of room as the cottage is 4 berth so also ideal for families. Would highly recommend and is good value for money.

    Thank you Peter for your great feedback. glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "Everything satisfactory, one thing: the sofa was horrible, way too soft!"

    Thank you for your feedback, sorry that the sofa was too soft for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian3.8May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and David was very helpful and available."

    We had a slight problem where my wife " mislaid" the door keys, David was there within 5 minutes and opened the door for us. He was very understanding and stopped for a chat. While we were chatting my wife found the keys in her pocket !! Problem solved, thanks David. Brian and Lynda.

    Thank you both for your great feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2023

  • "Very nice cottage - Very helpful owner - Comfortable beds ."

    Everything needed for a chilling relaxing week. Amazing views around the cottage. Well worth a visit, Highly recommended .

    Thank you Linda for your lovely feedback. Really pleased yo enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "The sofas springs need replacing."

    It was like sitting in a deck chair. We overcame this by using the cushions from the other sofa but it made it bearable not comfortable and made the room look really untidy. The bed was harder than our own but we slept well after the first night. Overall a lovely, well placed cottage which we would snap up the opportunity to revisit if the sofas could be fixed. David was friendly and helpful.

    Thank you for your feedback.We are sorry to hear that the sofas were not comfortable for you and we have had a couple of other guests mention the same, but in the same instance others have found them okay. We will endeavour to rectify this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stanley4.1Apr 2023

  • "A very enjoyable stay at Dale View, set in beautiful surroundings the cottage was clean, tidy, very comfortable and had everything I needed for my trip."

    The facilities were easy to use and the host was very helpful and pleasant. The location is perfect for getting to many of the nearby attractions and exploring this stunning part of the country.

    Thank you Simon for your very positive feedback. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice little cottage with everything you need in it, the sofa's are really not great!"

    ! Beds comfortable bath and shower both big, other then the sofa's cannot fault the cottage.

    Reviewed by Bradley3.4Apr 2023

  • "We found the owner David very helpful prior to and during our stay with places to eat and information re the cottage."

    We found the cottage did have a smell during our stay which we put down to the LPG gas and boiler, this was very evident on our arrival and stayed during our stay. It was at times very strong and slightly off putting.On the Monday we awoke to no hot water and no heating as the gas had run out. We sent a message to David who did get back to us and arranged more gas and a check by a plumber. We had been very conservative with the heating too as we had only arrived late on the Friday evening and had been out all day Saturday and Sunday only in the cottage on an evening. We felt being in the trade that both bottles of gas should of been full prior to our stay, which they must not of been. My husband checked both bottles on the Monday and they were both empty. We struggled to use the freezer as it was quite compact with ice As other guests had mentioned the cushions on the settee are very low and you do sink into them, they do need some work. It only dawned on us when we got home and sat on our settee The cottage we feel is more suited to summer renting due to the LPG heating as we are unsure how economical this is. It is a lovely well equipped and clean cottage situated in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Sharron4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, perhaps a new Settee/Sofa and armchairs as found them very low where the springs have nearly gone, the owner and his sister were more than helpful and only a phonecall away, stunning area and views from the cottage were amazing, would highly recommend and it's a good base for visiting all the historic sites etc."

    Thank you for a lovely holiday, also Sykes are really helpful and can't wait for our next holiday next year that we've already booked woth Sykes.

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.1Oct 2022

  • "Before my arrival, David, the owner, was very helpful with parking at the property with alternatives if needed and other local information."

    He came across as a very friendly, polite, genuine man. As it was, I could park at the property easily and had no problems reversing out each day. The pictures of the property are a true reflection of it though I still went "Wow" when I walked in. It was well equipped and everything was easily at hand. I really liked the amount of space for storing your things in the property, especially the kitchen where there were extra empty cupboards to store my own food etc. Looking out the back window watching the birds and rabbits or looking out the front at the hills on the left, with the nearby fields of cows, sheep, horses and flocks of starlings was wonderful. The property was ideal for exploring Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, the North Pennines and the surrounding counties, with some lovely scenic drives. My only regret was that I didn't stay longer than 7 days, so can therefore highly recommend this property.

    Thank you very much for your great feedback,very much appreciated. David Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage was clean, tidy and a very good holiday cottage for Hadrians wall and this area of Northumberland."

    Central in position. Easy to get to and much to do in the area. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Good location. Owner very helpful indeed.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7May 2022

  • "Dale View is well situated for access to Hadrian’s Wall (the main reason for our stay) and the towns of Hexham and Allendale."

    There are many walks from the door, we particularly enjoyed the moors above Splitty Lane with curlews, lapwings, oyster catchers, grouse etc. and the stroll along the river to Allendale. The property kept us warm and comfortable despite disappointing weather. We slept very well, but the very soft cushions on the chair and sofa were a bit of a problem for elderly bones. The off road parking is extremely tight, and reversing on or off is tricky due to poor visibility of oncoming traffic. The property description should be amended since the Crown Inn immediately opposite (for meals and possible alternative parking by arrangement) no longer exists. Overall though a very enjoyable stay and good value.

    Reviewed by Roy4.1Apr 2022

  • "We had an enjoyable holiday at Dale View."

    The cottage makes you feel at home and welcome from the moment you step inside. The area around Catton and Allendale is good for walking and near many other attractions.

    Thank you for your great feedback and that you had an enjoyable holiday in our cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean, well equipped, spacious and warm."

    There was more than enough storage space in the modern kitchen and it was good to have a full size fridge/freezer. The central heating was very effective and quickly raised the temperature above the set figure, such that we never felt the need to light the log burner despite the return of winter weather (snow on 3 days). In our opinion the sofas were excessively soft and lacking in support and, having a lower back problem, I couldn’t sit comfortably, so either I sat at the kitchen table or rested on the bed. Fortunately the bed was comfortable and sufficiently supportive. The statement on the Sykes Website (“Off road parking for 1 car, plus additional parking in pub car park”) needs clarifying and correcting. The parking space at the cottage is very short and even our small Audi A1 hatchback, parked 2” from the house wall, encroached a few inches over the pavement. The pub is currently a private residence and one cannot park there. We did hear a rumour from a local that it may re-open as a bar in due course so the parking situation may change. An alternative parking space for larger cars is available at the end of the terrace. We had a very good Sunday lunch at the Golden Lion in Allendale (an easy walk with pavement the whole way) and a superb lunch at the Carts Bog Inn at Langley on Tyne, 3 miles away. For the latter there is a somewhat shorter route across fields and a stretch of moorland, partly avoiding the fairly busy Hexham road. The walk by the River Allen in Staward Gorge is easy and very pleasant (start at the National Trust car park, £2 for non-members). The birdwatching was excellent and we saw a few black grouse and grey partridge and large numbers of curlew, lapwing, oystercatcher and golden plover on the upland meadows; we also saw a number of hares. The round walk up the hill from the nearby crossroads (Splitty Lane) is very pleasant and the common at the top is where I saw black grouse. Despite the unusually cold weather we had a very pleasant week and the cottage proved to be an excellent base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2022

  • "This cosy cottage was exactly as shown on the website."

    It was very well equipped and clean. The owner was very helpful and gave us lots of information about the local area. The cottage is ideally placed to travel to Cumbria or to explore Northumberland, especially Hadrian's Wall. The views from the front of the cottage were beautiful. We loved our stay at Dale View and will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very well cared for."

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Feb 2022

  • "We are a family of three."

    It was a great cottage to stay at. The owner was pleasant and informative when I spoke to him on the phone. Parking was a bit of a squeeze at the property but he did tell us about alternative parking places. Unfortunately the pub over the road is now a private residence, so we had to look elsewhere to eat out. The area is ideal for walks and lovely views.

    Thank you very much for your feedback as it means a lot. really pleased that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage, very comfortable and stylish."

    Very well equipped, we would definitely recommend to all our friends. Had a very relaxing holiday.

    Thank you Beverley for you great feedback. So pleased that you had a good holiday. David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Jan 2022

  • "Dave the owner was really helpful."

    Thanks. we would defiantly return back sometime.

    Thank you for your feedback which is greatly appreciated. Glad to know that you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Helpful owner. Excellent Sykes Customer service.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Nov 2021

  • "Everything you need for a break."

    David(the owner) was on hand if you had any questions. Recommended places to eat etc. Will definitely return !

    Thank you Lorna for your feedback which is greatly appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy, well equipped and very clean."

    A great location for getting out and about. We had a fabulous week, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Louceiro5.0Sep 2021

  • "Dale View, beautiful cottage."

    We had a lovely week stay, all home comforts provided by owner. I can recommend visiting the Cart Bog Inn pub a 5 minute drive from the cottage, the food was amazing and locally sourced.

    Reviewed by Dina5.0Aug 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely."

    Well equipped, comfortable beds and a lovely location. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Very well equipped. We had a lovely relaxing break, despite the weather! Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Really accommodating host. We had a fab holiday!

    Reviewed by Jon4.4Apr 2021

  • "Our second visit to Dale view this year, it’s an excellent cottage and ideally placed to explore the area."

    If your looking for a place to relax, We couldn’t suggest a better place.

    Reviewed by Cyril4.4Oct 2020

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Dale View, the kitchen was particularly well equipped and all the appliances look fairly new."

    The rest of the cottage was also of a good standard. The cottage is situated in the wonderful Allendale which we had not been to before, the roads were quiet with some good hills to go up and lots of wildlife about, there are also plenty of walks around Catton itself.

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Oct 2020

  • "Had a great time here, found the host to be friendly and helpful."

    Recommend this cottage for a good base for exploring the beautiful county of Northumberland, the icing on the cake would be the pub across the road being open, however, I believe it will be soon. we had some nice walks from the cottage into Allendale and found a great pub with fabulous food The Kings Head. we would not hesitate in recommending Dale View and will return when we next visit the area.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "No REAL off road parking ,no games room, No REAL garden or patio."

    All the kitchen knives and forks are a bit car boot.

    Sorry to hear that you were not happy with your stay. There is real off road parking as there is a drop kerb to allow parking to the front of the cottage alternatively the pub carpark opposite was offered which is also off road parking. You are correct about the games room which I was confused about as there isn't one! I checked the description which mentioned one so I immediately contacted Sykes to correct their mistake. A garden isn't advertised because there isn't one! There is a small patio area to the front of the cottage as shown on the advert. The knives and forks were purchased from a national chain although good sets can be found at car boot sales these days! I hope this helps to resolve your issues and I am sure you that you did enjoy your time in this beautiful county. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.4Sep 2020

  • "Dale View was excellent providing great facilities."

    We had such a relaxing holiday, the cottage was ideally situated to explore the local sites. Would highly recommend

    Thank you Cyril for your excellent feedback,much appreciated. glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cyril5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage located close to Allendale which was perfect."

    Cottage owner very helpful with a small issue which was resolved without any problem at all. Would recommend cottage.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage great location really enjoyed it."

    David very helpful when we had small problem he fixed it quickly. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage, in a great location for visiting Hadrian's Wall sites."

    We appreciated the large, open plan kitchen/living area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2019

  • "This an exceptionally good cottage."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay. Friendly pub just accross the road with really good food. Please arrange more sunshine on our next visit.

    Thank you for your feedback,glad you enjoyed your stay and will work on more sunshine next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2018

  • "A lovely welcoming cottage in a quiet area."

    Ideal for exploring Northumbria and the Borders. Very attentive owners. Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback,really pleased that you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Northumberland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mairie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage was lovely very comfortable and well equipped ."

    Beautiful location with good pub serving food just opposite. Cottage had off road parking although the village is very quiet and peaceful with great view from bedroom windows.

    Reviewed by Jeff4.6Jun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Range with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Wifi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, plus additional parking in pub car park
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1.5 miles.

The property

A charming, double-fronted cottage, located in the small rural village of Catton, close to the Northumberland town of Allendale.

This beautiful cottage makes an ideal base for exploring the region's many attractions such as Hadrian's Wall, Kielder Water and just over an hour away, Northumberland's beautiful Heritage Coastline.

The cottage has been lovingly furnished to provide well-equipped, modern accommodation for couples or small families.

Set over two floors, there is a contemporary open plan ground floor with a cosy sitting area with feature fireplace and woodburner, a sleek modern kitchen and a dining area.

The first floor has two lovely bedrooms and a bathroom with both a bath and a shower.

To the front of your cottage, you can take in the countryside surroundings.

There is much to see and do from the village of Catton.

The area surrounding your cottage is perfect for walking on the moorland, birdwatching, cycling or touring.

This attractive cottage is perfectly positioned for trips to the Killhope Mine, the High and Low Force Waterfalls, historic Hexham, Hadrian's Wall and Durham city, with its magnificent cathedral.

Take a trip further afield and visit Newcastle and the Metrocentre, Bowes Museum and the Beamish Open Air Museum.

A pretty cottage in the perfect location for a break at any time of year.

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About the location


Allendale 1.5 miles; Hexham 9 miles; Allenheads 9 miles; Newcastle 32 miles.

The village of Catton, with a pub that serves food, is situated less than two miles from the town of Allendale in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 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. Catton is ideally placed for access to Carlisle to the west, Hexham to the east or the Roman Wall just to the north. There are lots of walks 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.