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Englewood Cottage

Allenheads near Allendale, Northumberland (Ref. 291)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Four poster bed
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely period cottage, front of cottage was a steep bank, plenty of rabbits to watch in the morning and the evening munching and playing, better than watching the television, rear of cottage across the communal pathway is the gated rear garden, where we were greeted by a ram next door which is a pet with the next door neighbours."

    Views of the fells. If you like peace and quiet then you are in for a treat, the sparrows are the only noise that you will here in the rear garden, forgot the few sheep on the hill side and that's not normal to hear them. Had a great relaxing time. Walk into Allenheads and there is a cafe "Hemmel" great food at reasonable prices, we enjoyed.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "The cottage was very charming, as described."

    It seemed larger inside than it appeared from the outside! It was very quiet, as expected, and we enjoyed the peace and quiet. The information about local facilities could be updated, as the local pub in Allenheads no longer serves food. And it is 15 miles to Alston, not 7, as listed. But a lovely cottage and location.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2022

  • "This property is absolutely lovely."

    it is relaxing and welcoming to you, the period features are so lovely. there was everything you could need in the cottage for you and the taking of your own bed linen is actually a good idea all round, I had never been in a place that you have had to do that but it worked in rather well.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2022

  • "Property would benefit from a stand up shower and WI-FI other than that absolutely perfect"

    Reviewed by NigelJun 2022

  • "Such a beautiful place to stay."

    We thoroughly enjoyed it and had everything we needed for the perfect escape on the countryside. A wonderful host who was extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by AmyApr 2022

  • "A delightful cottage ."

    Cosy, comfortable and with masses of character . Very well kitted out - short of nothing . Allenheads and the surrounding area is a super place to explore both on foot and by car with lots of very useful literature in the cottage to help find your way around . Sam next door - a real find and nothing too much trouble . A lovely experience and we will most definitely be back . Thank you

    Reviewed by KarinMar 2022

  • "Lovely remote place, cottage in need on some upkeep a bit tatty."

    Very quiet.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2021

  • "Just lovely."

    It's easy to romanticise over the bleakness of the location and the hardships it would have brought in days gone by but now, it is just perfect for those who want to be close enough for Hadrians Wall, Barnard Castle and High Force yet far enough away to just open the door, be on the moors within a minutes walk and not see a living soul for ages (plenty of sheep though). I believe the house is an old miners cottage with a fabulous fire place and log burner taking centre stage in the front room. Sadly we didn't need to light it as the weather was beautiful yet comfortable indoors as the house was cool due the thickness of the stonework throughout. There is a pub in Allenheads (20-30 min walk) very friendly but they don't do food. The pubs in Allendale do however the one landlady did not appear to be as friendly for some reason but their food was awesome. There are some nice walks around the village but it is definitely worth travelling out for the day as there is lots of National Trust related sites nearby. It is worth noting that the neighbours, Sam and Charlie had a wonderful knack of turning up when we needed advice but apart that you will not get disturbed apart from the occasional bleats and baa's from the other neighbours. As I sat by the brook that runs at the bottom of the garden I imagined that this is the kind of place you would have expected to find William Blake when he wrote the poem "And did those feet in ancient time" Note. Do not be offended; Dogs must be kept on a lead, especially tiny ones like mine that could have easily disappeared down one of the many rabbit holes given the opportunity.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "The location, layout, character and views were even better than expected!"

    Particularly loved the walks; literally from the doorstep and the garden, stream, Moor and rescue sheep all just a few steps from the back door. Lovely and cosy inside and lots of books to read; learnt a lot about the local industrial, ecological and social history of the area c/o of local people, very friendly neighbours and the books, maps and DVD's in the cottage. Particularly suited for people who like walking longer distances without seeing many people; you can easily walk for hours from the doorstep, taking in bleak moreland, beautiful hidden streams, waterfalls, woodlands and of course further afield, Hadrian's Wall. Will be back! Kim and Fergus

    Reviewed by KimOct 2020

  • "We walked in & we were all like wow!"

    ! Gorgeous cottage so cosy & warm. The bed was solid which is a rarity with most places the bed is normally too soft & we all go home with bad backs so it was nice. The views were amazing and the walks so many to choose from!! Loved 'high force' & 'slaley forest' great walks for the family & dog!! Weather was rubbish but you can't book that & neighbours so friendly. Booked to come back next summer!!

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2020

  • "What a stunning cottage and in the most beautiful surroundings."

    What i would like to say is its awful, please don't book it. (Leave it to us) Everything you'll ever need in the cottage and outside the cottage. We loved it. Thank you x

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2020

  • "A welcoming and cosy cottage in a remote and relaxing peaceful area surrounded by natural beauty and nature."

    Reviewed by SueAug 2020

  • "The cottage is very cosy & welcoming which was lovely & well stocked with things to do on rainy days!"

    My kids didn’t sleep great though as mattresses very lumpy, more like caravan mattress, also the bath has no shower curtain or screen so had to be very careful at bath times!!! Lovely neighbours either side but need to make guests aware that they too have access around & through the property on a daily basis as not very private! Overall though we still enjoyed every minute & Allenhead is breathtaking

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2020

  • "Great, comfy cottage."

    Quirks of an old building. Plenty big enough for the 2 of us and our dogs. Area VERY quiet. Tourist shops shut all around, most places that were open, did not welcome dogs, so not much to do for us. Loads of RnR got! Weather was restricting, but it was not good over all England. To improve cottage further: provide bed linen and towels; provide a welcome pack of eg milk, tea, coffee.

    Reviewed by MandyFeb 2020

  • "Your email telling us that the pub in Allenheads has closed turns out to be plain wrong -- to the chagrin of the landlord."

    We would have eaten there twice had we known it was open for business as usual. Landlord asked us to contact you and express his concern.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2019

  • "Delightful hideaway in Northumberland."

    Beautiful cottage, lovely neighbours. A real escape. Worked really well for us and our toddler. No wifi, but 4G etc. works fine - a genuine escape!

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a stunningly beautiful part of the country."

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2019

  • "When we arrived on a chilly evening Englewood Cottage was warm and cosy."

    It was beautifully decorated with some lovely period features and very well equipped, especially the kitchen. The rooms were light and airy and generously sized for a former miners Cottage, so there was plenty of room for 3 adults and a medium sized dog. Those neighbours we met were friendly and welcoming. Location wise, the Cottage is on a quiet road in a village with an interesting industrial history, and a pleasant pub. It overlooks open moorland, so is perfect for a peaceful holiday with gentle strolls along the river or more challenging hikes along footpaths over the moors from the door. There was plenty of choice for walking a short drive away with a National Trust site and a RSPB reserve in the area. Hadrian’s Wall was within easy reach and the nearest town, Hexham, had a good selection of shops and a couple of large supermarkets. We loved the Cottage and the neighbours we met were friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed some great walks during the week and therefore highly recommend it to anyone who wants a characterful base from which to explore the beautiful North Pennines with their dog.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2019

  • "Wow! What a fabulous cottage and what an amazing area to stay in."

    It is only an hour's drive from Newcastle but it feels like being in another world. We so appreciated the peace and quiet and the beautiful countryside which is right on the doorstep. It provided us with a wonderful opportunity to escape the usual busy ness of life. The cottage itself is delightfully presented and was lovely and warm. It is one of the best cottages I have stayed in. I loved every minute and was sad to have to leave!

    Reviewed by StephApr 2019

  • "We booked Englewood Cottage at short notice so didn't have a great deal of choice but were delighted with the cottage - a real little gem."

    I was glad I knew about the garden being across a little alley way in advance - it helped plan things with the dogs but it really wasn't a problem. And the access from the bottom of the garden to the stream was delightful. The cottage was very attractive internally - a lovely 4 poster bed in the large master bedroom - probably the comfiest bed I've ever had in a holiday let. We didn't use the twin bedroom but it was also large and airy. The kitchen was remarkably well equipped (I don't have 4 different choices of pudding bowl at home!!). And the living room was comfortable and cosy. Lovely to have the stove available but the storage heater kept us plenty warm enough so we didn't light the fire although coal was available had we wanted to. We were concerned that parking in the road would be problematic in a terrace of houses but it wasn't at all - we were out every day and were always able to park right outside the house. Cannot find anything that could have been improved. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2018

  • "We loved it there great area and the cotttage was excellent."

    The neighbors were nice too and within an hour of everything we wanted to do with our young children I was uncomfortable on the bed so I slept on the floor . The lady in the local pub was very ignorant to us and her attitude stank ! But apart from that a cracking holiday and We would definitely go back again !

    Reviewed by JoeJul 2018

  • "Very cosy and characteristic terraced cottage, we got there just as "mini beast from the east" hit so many of the activities we wanted to do was impossible, this did not detract from the cottage positivity but frustrated us a bit !"

    I would suggest the owner leaves operating instructions for the tv system ,we couldn't get it to work and after ringing owner got help from next door neighbour. I do think considering the weather that 2 logs and 1 bucket of coal is a bit mean as a start up pack !! overall the actual cottage and location was brilliant and a great chillout experience

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "Comfort warmth walks views facilities everything"

    Reviewed by CarolJan 2018

  • "Had a great week."

    The cottage was really comfortable from the seating to the beds and very cosy. The only down side was that a lot of windows couldn't be opened, notably the back bedroom. Loved the stable door though. Would definitely recommend this a fantastic base and will book again if we want to stay in the same area.

    Reviewed by MariaNov 2017

  • "A very neat, welcoming, and well stocked cottage."

    Thought had really gone into making sure it met all our needs.

    Reviewed by JeanJul 2017

  • "We thought the photo was of the front of the property and cause us some problems finding it in the dark."

    The local pub was a must and so friendly. Would consider booking again although that is not something we do, like to go different places.

    Reviewed by MonicaDec 2016

  • "The owners have put a lot of thought into this cottage n barring the linen, towels n food, I would say almost everything else you need is in the cottage."

    .. Including things like salt & pepper, vinegar, oil, sugar etc etc. ALL crocker, cutlery n utensils... Absolutely A1.

    Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster double, 1 x twin
  • Modern three piece bathroom
  • Well-equipped beamed kitchen/diner with fitted cupboards, original stone-flagged floor and an original decorative cooking range
  • Very comfortable beamed sitting room with inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, Electricity and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Please bring own bed linen
  • Pleasant riverside garden with garden furniture
  • Parking on quiet road
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Supermarket 7 miles, pub and cafe 1 mile

The property

A charming, stone-built, terraced cottage situated in a wonderful position just outside the village of Allenheads.

The cottage dates back to 1854 and much of the original charm and character has been retained.

The spacious accommodation is very well equipped and furnished.

The cottage is surrounded by spectacular moorland and boasts a garden which runs down to a small stream.

The garden is accessible to the rear of the property, where there is a small shared pathway running between the property and the private garden.

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About the location


Allendale Town 7 miles; Hexham 18 miles.

The village of Allenheads is situated in the heart of the North Pennines in beautiful Allendale. Allenheads is reputed to be one of the highest villages in England and stands over 1,400ft above sea level. The dale was once an important lead-mining area and there is an interesting display of former life in the village in the Allenheads Heritage Centre and blacksmiths shop. The village is surrounded by wonderful heather-clad moorland making the whole area an ideal place for walkers and lovers of country life. The award-winning Killhope Lead Mining Centre, the fascinating city of Durham, Beamish Open Air Museum, Hadrian’s Wall and the attractive market towns of Allendale Town, Alston and Hexham are all within easy driving distance.

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