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Dale View

Catton near Allendale, Northumberland (Ref. 936887)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "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 MarianApr 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 JohnMar 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 AndrewFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very well cared for."

    Reviewed by HughFeb 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 AlanFeb 2022

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

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

    Reviewed by BeverleyJan 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 AnnDec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Helpful owner. Excellent Sykes Customer service.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 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 LornaOct 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 LouceiroSep 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 DinaAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was lovely."

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

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

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

    Reviewed by MaxineMay 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Really accommodating host. We had a fab holiday!

    Reviewed by JonApr 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 CyrilOct 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 GrahamOct 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 JohnSep 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 AlanSep 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 CyrilJul 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 JaniceOct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage great location really enjoyed it."

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

    Reviewed by KevinAug 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 SueAug 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 JamesDec 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 MairieAug 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 JeffJun 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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