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Catton, Northumberland Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    Beds very comfy. In beautiful countryside

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Nov 2023

  • "It is such a beautiful cottage, located in an amazing place, the views were beautiful the people extremely nice and everything was well with in distance, couldn't of asked for a nicer place to stay for my first official holiday."

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a lovely, clean cottage out in the hilly Pennine countryside, but within easy reach of all amenities and facilities."

    The cottage is well provided for, with good, comfortable furniture and beds. The outdoor space is limited, but fine for a few adults. We enjoyed our time here, and plan to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, and the welcome pack was much appreciated, the ..."

    The cottage was very comfortable, and the welcome pack was much appreciated, the pub over the road has an amazing view from the garden

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2023

  • "We loved it,it is one of best we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything we needed."

    Great furnishings, comfy beds, sofa, and very clean. Well equipped kitchen, great bath tub, double shower, and log burner. We bought logs a BnM in Hexham. Lovely walks close by, local village pubs, cafes, and Hexham is a ten minute drive or use the bus, it stops close to the cottage. We unloaded the car outside the cottage on arrival, and then parked in the pub carpark across the road it was all good. The welcome pack was a brilliant a log starter pack for burner, beautiful fresh local eggs, bread, milk, and local biscuits. Thank you to the hosts who have thought of everything and created a holmly, comfy, relaxing holiday let.

    Reviewed by Moya5.0Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful cosy cottage with everything you need, helpful owners, and a perfect location for enjoying the best of Allendale."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2023

  • "The home was absolutely lovely and a lot bigger than expected!"

    The welcome basket and starter pack for the fire were really unexpected and a lovely gesture to start off our holiday, although we didn’t get to take advantage of the fire as the property was warm enough. The bed was comfortable and the big sofa in the lounge was great! The only things that I want to mention which aren’t meant to be negative, more like constructive criticisms are; on the images of the property and in the description it mentions there is a tumble dryer, which there wasn’t and also there are images of a big fridge freezer, which there isn’t. Also, I found the knifes really blunt so I think it would be great if you supplied a knife sharpener? Like I’ve said, this is only being really nit picky as we loved our stay and would definitely return in the future :)

    Reviewed by Jenna4.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing views , only down side was someones false nail on the coffee table and the outside space ."

    Small courtyard on the front so when you sit outside the volume and speed of traffic made it noisy and smelly. Both bedrooms were lovely and the bathroom well equipped had some lovely soaks in the bath . Wood burner kept us lovely and warm , village a bit quite for us but good base for traveling to other places

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had an amazing time, the cottage was beautiful and clean."

    We had everything we needed. The beds were comfy and the whole place had a cosy feel to it. Will definitely be going back and recommending to others.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very cosy."

    Sykes were really helpful in finding us our holiday!

    Reviewed by Marguerite5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a very comfortable two week stay in November."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great little cottage for sightseeing."

    Lovely and cosy. X

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2022

  • "A FIRST CLASS COTTAGE."

    COMFORTABLE WARM AND SECURE. WELCOME PACKAGE MOST APPRECIATED. THIS WAS OUR SECOND VISIT AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING SOON.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage, with all you need for relaxing time away."

    Nice cosy living room with log burner and lovely bathroom. Highly recommended for anyone to explore Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage with excellent facilities."

    Felt like home from home and extremely clean. Location was gorgeous with stunning views and close to pubs, restaurants and Hexham centre for supplies. Would definitely come back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely homely cottage in a great location."

    Parked over the road at the pub with no problem. Owners lovely & very helpful. Will definitely be staying again!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jun 2022

  • "Enjoyed a lovely week at this cosy cottage."

    In a great location, very quiet and has everything you need. I would definitely recommend and hope to return. Ken Leicester 21/5/22

    Reviewed by K T5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, tastefully furnished."

    Great bathroom. My second stay there. Well equipped, warm and cosy. The owner is friendly and very helpful, he lives nearby.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2022

  • "Clean comfortable well equipped cottage."

    The owner is friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Good cottage, nice location, road is busier than expected but didn't cause a problem."

    Used the car park across the road which was no bother. Welcome pack was really appreciated and the bath was lovely after a long day exploring!!

    Reviewed by Leanne4.7Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage very well equipped."

    Welcome pack with bread milk and eggs was really useful. We didn’t find a starter pack for the log burner however the cottage was warm so we didn’t really need the fire. A welcome folder maybe with information on local walks would be useful and details of local shops and opening times. I would recommend and would stay again. Family of four and a dog.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful family week away."

    The cottage was absolutely lovely and equipped with everything you would need. The owners were very thoughtful bringing to us provisions incase the storm caused a power outage. Amenities were close enough by and such a beautiful part of the country. We would love to return at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thank you for such a wonderful stay!"

    This cottage has everything you could need for a comfortable stay to relax and unwind. It’s not often I return home and miss a bed and sofa that isn’t my own! The welcome pack on arrival was such a lovely touch. The cottage was clean and easy to keep warm. The sofa was so comfortable and cozy it was impossible to leave once on it. There are beautiful walks close by or not too far by car. The pub and co-op weren’t too far along in the next village. Would definitely book to stay again. The only issue if I was being really picky would be the parking, as you can’t really park outside the property without blocking a path. However, we rang the owners and they advised to park opposite the cottage and we were ok there for the week. We did park in the pub car park opposite too one night, which wasn’t an issue either. Again, thank you for a wonderful stay, it really did help with the January blues!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely stay but please update the picture’s as we went into hexham ..."

    Absolutely lovely stay but please update the picture’s as we went into hexham on our way and bought lots of freezer stuff but they was no freezer in the property other then that everything was excellent:)

    Reviewed by Lee4.1Nov 2021

  • "Well equipped, even a baby gate and ball and mat for a visiting dog!"

    !! A bath and shower were appreciated very much as one of us likes a bath and the other only a shower. Comfy beds and a general feeling of comfort all round. We did sit out once but the lack of a garden at the back away from the traffic would have been nice but in October it didn't matter.It is wonderful to say we really only had one problem and as an old couple we did find the setting of the heating difficult, anything high tec we struggle with but you do have control of the heating which is a plus!!! Altogether we would certainly recommend it for many reasons.

    Reviewed by Allan3.8Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place."

    Had a good week away. Shame it doesn’t have much of a garden. Parking over the road in pub car park.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location; well-equipped kitchen and luxurious bath as well as spacious walk-in shower all appreciated!"

    Booking process very smooth. Parking in pub carpark opposite was very convenient: it *might* become trickier when pub reopens after refurbishment, though there is plenty of space. Only suggestion re cottage was that for summer, temperature setting for bathroom towel rail seemed rather high and made the room (and top floor) a bit too hot on arrival (settled down over time with open windows etc.). The Hexham-Allendale bus service was a bonus, stopping right by the cottage and allowing an easy trip into Allendale (and Hexham) as an alternative to taking the car. For those (like me) who don’t know the area, Allendale was a happy discovery: attractive village/town with an excellent independent co-op store, two pubs and a great café (The Forge, with art studios) - not to mention the unexpected delights of the small but fascinating Classic Sci-Fi museum! And Jill’s Catering Tea Room (Fri-Sun.) just up the road from Catton was lovely: delicious food, a stunning view south.

    Reviewed by Susanna4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house, great sun trap sitting area at the front of the house."

    Perfect for exploring Hadrian's wall

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really nice cottage, perfect for a cycling or sightseeing holiday, would definitely book again!"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday cottage has everything you require in a lovely little village We met the owner and he was very attentive and made sure we were happy with everything the welcome pack was a lovely touch."

    Vicky the customer adviser was really helpful and went above and beyond to make sure we got something as this was a last minute booking and she invested a lot of time to make sure the cottage was right for us thank you Vicky.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location, used as a base for day trips out."

    Welcome pack left by owners was a lovely touch being able to have a brew and a biscuit on arrival. Lots of local info available in cottage so could decide on the day where to go. Very clean and comfortable, local village of Allendale lovely can be walked to and has 3 nice pubs to choose from. We shall be returning, a home away from home.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2020

  • "The whole experience from booking,during and after was excellent,professional,friendly and you felt like one of their family."

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage at Catton is in an ideal location for access to the sites on Hadrian's Wall and a multitude of other English Heritage sites ."

    And if you want to leave the car and use a local bus the bus-stop is only about 30 yards down the road.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2019

  • "Standard of cleanliness very high."

    Very small freezer compartment within fridge rather than fridge freezer.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Aug 2019

  • "The parking is not on site, it's across the road in a, now closed down, pub carpark."

    This may cause issues if the pub is sold or redeveloped. The linen basket was full of dirty towels. I did try to contact the number but did not get a reply. I washed them myself in the end rather than leaving them there. The cottage itself was lovely although there was a note stating that if we wanted to use the log burner, then we had to go and buy some. The picture shows a shed full of logs but this is not the case. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Couldn't figure out how to switch on the towel rain though. Shower lovely, everything very fresh and clean.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jul 2019

  • "Lovely,clean holiday cottage."

    Ideally placed for visiting all the historic sites in the area,Vindalanda etc.Right in the heart of the beautiful countryside and only a short hop to Hexham.Nearest co-op one mile away.Lovely food at most pubs in the area,but the Crown just across the road has now closed down till,hopefully,a new buyer can be found.You will not be disappointed staying here.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was exceptionally clean and comfortable."

    We felt very much at home. The cottage is in a great location for visiting Hadrian’s Wall and the East Coast beaches (about and hour to an hour and a half drive). Allendale is also a brilliant location for walking and birdwatching. Local facilities are good but there is nothing in the village itself so be prepared by taking a few meals with you if you don't want to drive to eat out. There is a local Indian takeaway but it doesn’t deliver. When we were there , the pub opposite (The Crown) was just about to close down and the next nearest is in Allendale which is only a 5 min drive away. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage for a quiet week or weekend with your dog to do some really great walking and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Barry, the owner, is a lovely bloke. The pub across the the road serves really good food and the staff are very friendly. There were curlews practically everywhere you looked around the gorgeous village. A super woodland walk along the river. I seriously cannot praise it enough. Perfectly situated for Hadrian's wall. We had the best holiday we have had for years. We will definitely be going back again. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2019

  • "Our 10 and 8 year old liked the pictures in the cottage where really nice."

    It was a lovely location and the neighbour's where very nice and helpful. Great place to base yourself if you want to visit places along the wall.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in every detail."

    The surrounding area is beautiful and the local pub across the road has wonderful views and food. There is an Indian 5 minutes drive away which is also top notch. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage!"

    The owners had thought of everything from leaving us some milk, egg, bread and butter etc, to a couple of board games. It was really clean and close to lots of different things to do with the family. I'd definitely reccomed it.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was tasteful festive decorated on our arrival & a very thoughtful present & card was a waiting us."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated for Christmas and had all the facilities for a truly enjoyable and romantic break."

    It was warm, clean and welcoming and has easy access to several local landmarks from Kielder Forest and Hadrian's Wall to the North and Carlisle and Hexham to the West and East. The Crown, directly opposite, is a friendly pub with local beers and vegan food - as well as a juicy steak too! We would recommend this cottage to others and would certainly use Sykes again after this experience.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Dec 2018

  • "A warm welcoming cottage."

    Kitchen well equipped and a very comfortable lounge. Bathroom is stylish with a lovely freestanding bath and large shower unit. Everything you need for a relaxing time. Added bonus of the pub across the road with good food and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Dec 2018

  • "Very good cottage, well equipped with everything thought of."

    Close to Hadrians' wall and other local attractions. We had a fantastic 4 days. Dog friendly as well.

    Reviewed by Karen Elaine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely Cottage well thought out ideal base for exploring Northumberland."

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    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage everything we wanted."

    Only one thing we would change, there was no garden.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is a fantastic place to stay with everything you need and a good base for exploring the area."

    . Very well presented and spotlessly clean. We will definitely coming back.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2018

  • "Very well appointed cottage and very comfortable."

    Property has recently had a total refurbishment and as you would expect the decoration is very fresh. Located towards the end of the village opposite a pub, the cottage is located on the main road and passing traffic causes a fair bit or road noise. Thankfully there is not a great deal of through traffic, but with the main bedroom being at the front of the house this may cause an issue for some. On other thing to point out is that there is no access to the lovely back garden viewed from the kitchen window as it does not belong to the property. There is a small paved and gravelled area at the front of the property and a very useful bike shed. Overall, despite the negative points it is a true home from home and provides a very relaxing setting with the views from the front looking towards the valley truly stunning.

    Reviewed by Graham3.8May 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, new free-standing fridge with freezer compartment, washer, TV with Freeview and FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Outdoor furniture to front of cottage
  • On road parking available and also parking in the Pub across the road.Lockable cycle shed
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Small starter pack of logs provided (more available from the local co-operative)
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles away in Allendale
  • Note: pets to be kept downstairs.

The property

A homely cottage with a fabulous interior situated in the village of Catton, a lovely location with a sense of charm.

Ideal for couples or friends, this retreat is a comfortable base to return to after a day of adventure with your loved ones.

Upon entering, you will arrive into a freshly designed kitchen, elevated by its excellent features and marble effect which graces the worktops.

After preparing your favourite meals wander into the lounge/diner, a wonderful spot to relax on the deep coloured sofas or at the table which seats up to four people.

With the addition of a woodburner, you can enjoy the warm ambience all-year-round.

The next floor leads up to a modern bathroom tied together with a freestanding bath and a separate shower, so you can get ready in the way that suits you.

Choose from two bedrooms for a peaceful night’s sleep, two doubles are classically presented with a splash of colour.

The first includes hanging space for clothes, whilst the second benefits from a wardrobe, set of drawers and a modern desk for you to make use of.

After enjoying the interior, why not take a moment to rest on the furniture outside and appreciate your location, or wander into the village, which houses a charming pub serving the finest food.

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, turning this into an exceptional holiday experience.

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About the location

CATTON

  • 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.

Note: pets to be kept downstairs.