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Meadowside Cottage

(Ref. 1022536)

Allenheads, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "The Meadowside Cottage is a very clean and well equipped cottage."

    The owners, Christine and Russell took good care of us and where easy to contact when we needed them. There were a lot of extras and even a Easter surprise. We will recommend this cottage to all our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is by far the best property I have used."

    The owners are friendly, helpful and conscientious. The fixtures and fittings are top quality all working as intended. Heating and energy are included in the cost of rental. The location is exactly as described with many interesting and well known places within easy reach. I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and the owners.

    Reviewed by Morris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect break at Meadowside!"

    The hosts were super friendly and helpful,they really went above and beyond.The cottage was perfectly equipped with everything and more you could ever need.And the best welcome pack of local goodies we have ever received! We will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was very cosy, clean and well equipped Situated in beautiful scenery ."

    It felt like home from home. The owners had thought of everything One of the best cottages we have stayed in. We felt relaxed immediately. We will definitely be returning. Loved the remoteness but still easy to access everywhere if you enjoy windy, narrow roads.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, attention to detail was spot on everything has been thought of and could not fault anything."

    We really enjoyed our stay it is very peaceful and quiet, the garden and sun room is an additional bonus. The owners Christine and Russell are very helpful and provided plenty of information and checked we had everything we needed following check in. We would highly recommend this lovely cottage and will return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent Cottage."

    Excellent hosts, Christine and Russell. The property wants for nothing. A full and quality welcome pack provided, all with local produce. Every attention to detail has been made. The garden room is a true delight. Christine and Russell provide so much to make your stay both comfortable and informative with local attractions. We cannot praise them enough. They set the standard that all other hosts should aspire to. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "Meadowside cottage is immaculate and provides everything you might need for a stay."

    Highlights are the garden and summer room with lovely views and wildlife to observe. Many nice towns and villages both locally and slightly further afield. Ideal for walking and relaxing. Cottage information is really helpful. Owners meet guests on arrival with further useful information and live a few miles away. Very comfortable bed in large bedroom with plenty of storage space. Kitchen very well stocked - including welcome pack. Would imagine lounge to be really snug in colder weather due to large real fire. Road outside is very quiet and easy to park on. Very much hoping to return.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "From the minute we met Christine and Russell everything was excellent."

    Really friendly and informative hosts , top quality fixtures and fittings, everything you need plus plenty of extras, very peaceful area , will be coming back

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "Delightful, cosy and exceedingly well equipped cottage in a quiet location; perfect for visiting the local area."

    The owners even decorated the cottage for Christmas, which we greatly appreciated. The owners were very helpful and provided a large amount of useful information about amenities, services and things to do in the area. There was a vast selection of guides and maps available in the cottage to help plan walks and visits. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wow what an amazing place to stay!"

    I have stayed in lots of cottages in Allenheads and this is by far my favourite. Christine & Russell couldn’t have made us feel more welcome. They even left a little welcome sticker book for my children on their beds which they loved. The cottage is beautiful, cozy and kept to a very high standard. Everything is immaculately presented and very clean. So many little touches that make this place amazing like the slippers on offer if you need them, surplus of blankets for wrapping up and reading your favourite book by the log fire, kitchen with every utensil you could ever wish for, beautiful garden room and fire pit area. The beds are very comfy and warm too. Allenheads is a beautiful area of natural beauty with lots of walks and things to do nearby. Meadowside cottage is the perfect place to stay and explore the beautiful countryside during summer or winter months and I can highly recommend it. We will definitely be coming back again xx

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage, spacious inside, quiet secluded garden area with summer house and the hosts have really gone the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need and the cottage is as clean and comfortable as it could possibly be."

    We can highly recommend the property and the area as a whole.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful character cottage, relaxing pretty garden area, peaceful, tranquil location, friendly helpful owners."

    Perfect, will be returning.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have stayed in a lot of excellent cottages and this is possibly the best so far."

    Characterful yet wonderfully spacious, beautifully and tastefully furnished and modern fittings. A lovely peaceful location - nice to lie on the sofa and watch the rabbits gallavanting on the hill across the very quiet road, or sit in the garden with the faint sound of the river. The garden room in the back garden is a great spot to chill out too. Christine and Russell have thought of everything that might improve your stay, with great ideas and little touches all around the place - I won't share all of them or it might spoil it for you. Appreciated having Netflix too. They also make a point of welcoming you and sending you on your way which I thought was a very nice personal touch. The area is great for walking and cycling. Everywhere we wanted to go was within a half hour drive which felt very manageable on the almost empty roads. Great holiday which made us want to move there!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "Everything was provided and of the best quality."

    It would've been nice to have blackout curtains in the front bedroom to allow a little longer sleeping time. Otherwise faultless!

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent property immaculately presented with quality fixtures and fittings."

    Very friendly and helpful owners who have clearly gone out of their way to make sure persons who stay at the cottage have everything they need to have an enjoyable holiday. The property is literally packed with information regarding the area and what you can do, additionally, the owners thoughtfully provided us with a list of events happening in the area that week. Highly recommended, we would be delighted to stay here again- Bob & Wendy

    Reviewed by Bob5.0May 2022

  • "One of the best cottages and warmest welcomes I have ever had."

    Simply excellent in every respect. On top of that the location is excellent for walking and wildlife watching and the sping flowers are beautiful. I hardly used my car all week.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "Meadowside cottage more than exceeded our expectations!"

    me and my wife travel very often and stay in many places and this was by far the biggest surprise we have had! The cottage is so homely,spotlessly clean, and all the facilities and much more! also in such a beautiful and peaceful location! We will definitely be coming back again! many thanks to the owners christine and russell! from John and Annemarieke.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage and garden is a stunning example of a true cottage."

    10 out of 10 for value for money in a stunning location with every credit to our hosts, Christine & Russell. Very quiet & relaxing, cosy, with a great pub nearby......what else do you need for a holiday!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is beautifully finished and is stocked with everything you could possibly need."

    The garden is lovely and the garden room is perfect for your morning cuppa or just to chill. Christine and Russell were very helpful and kind and there is a mini library of information-everything from walks to shopping and local history! A superb cottage in a stunning area!

    Reviewed by Laura-kate5.0Aug 2021

  • "Best cottage we’ve ever stayed in."

    Immaculately clean, lovely furnishings and second to none attention to detail. Very welcoming hosts who were on hand all week to address any questions. 10/10.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage located in a quiet valley."

    We had a great stay at the cottage and have even tried to book again twice in the past year since our visit. Unfortunately booked! Furnishings and kitchen items were all well kept and new. Which made our stay like a home from home (no old frying pans here!). Plenty to do int he surrounding area and the views are breathtaking.

    Reviewed by Mark Van5.0Jul 2021

  • "Meadowside Cottage is beautifully appointed with everything and more you could want in a holiday cottage."

    The owners are friendly and welcoming and a great source of suggestions of things to do in the area. The surrounding countryside is quiet and beautiful with plenty of walks to do from the door and a local pub and cafe to relax in afterwards.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Amazing cottage, amazing scenery, amazing welcome package."

    A1 across the board. The place has been infused with love by the owners and anyone would find it amazing.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2021

  • "This a delightful cottage, the interior has period features, it is more spacious than many cottages and the kitchen and bathroom facilities are clean, well equipped, and modern."

    It is warm and cosy Our hosts were charming and attentive. A welcome hamper of coffee, milk, butter bread, eggs meant that we could have arrived late without worrying about breakfast on a Sunday in the wilds of Northumberland! And was well placed for those wilds...lovely walks all around and a nice old pub (not serving food) within walking distance. We had a great week and would heartily recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable, very well equipped and good value."

    It was well situated in a beautiful part of the country, ideal for walking in the Northumberland Pennines. Owners were helpful and there were extensive guides and walk books in the cottage to assist our making the most of our stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage is absolutely the bees knees!"

    I’ve never stayed anywhere so lovely, so clean and so very well equipped. Everything you need is there with so many thoughtful extras. The owners are lovely and the area is stunning! We shall return.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had the most lovely break at Meadowside Cottage."

    It was perfect in every way - impeccably clean and beautifully furnished with comfortable beds, fluffy towels and a well-appointed kitchen, with all the equipment/utensils you could wish for. The weather was wonderful, so we were lucky enough to eat outdoors most evenings and enjoyed local sausages from the butchers in Allendale on the BBQ. If you want a break in a tranquil and picturesque setting, with the benefit of being able to stroll to the local cafe for a morning coffee, this is the place for you. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was fantastic!"

    Would highly recommend and we definitely will be returning. Christine and Russell are so helpful and thought of everything. The area was so peaceful and beautiful.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Feb 2020

  • "Immaculate and beautifully appointed cottage."

    It had everything we wanted for a great week. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Jan 2020

  • "Meadowside cottage is delightful - fully equipped with everything you could possibly need plus lots of lovely added touches."

    It was fabulous to spend the evenings in the cosy living room with the wood burning stove, the beds were so comfy - we couldn’t get our teenage boys out of them. The location is absolutely perfect for cycling, running or walking right from the doorstep - plus there is a very secure shed to store your bikes. Couldn’t recommend it highly enough - we will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Garden sunroom.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV with Freeview Play and Freesat, WiFi
  • Blu Ray/DVD player, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Rear garden with outdoor seating and chiminea
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub within 0.8 miles, shop within 6.9 miles
  • Note: Garage available for bike storage
  • Note property is not suitable for children under the age of five.

The property

Allendale Town 7 miles.

Nestled amidst the unspoilt landscape of the North Pennines AONB, close to the village of Allenheads and the nearby pretty village of Allendale is this characterful property, Meadowside Cottage.

This stone built terraced cottage is situated in a wonderful position in Ropehaugh within walking distance of the centre of Allenheads.

This rural hideaway enjoys a tranquil position, offering the opportunity to immerse in the area’s superb birdwatching, cycling and walking and explore one of the most preserved landscapes of the country, carved by heather moorland, breath-taking waterfalls and a number of pretty towns and villages. After soaking up the picturesque countryside setting, kick off your walking shoes within the rear door porch before relaxing into your evening within the sitting room, where the woodburning stove welcomes you in during a winter’s afternoon.

The sitting room truly highlights the character and charm of the property, with the stone-flagged floors and the original church pew bench complementing the plush seating arrangement and TV, making a wonderful space for relaxing.

The charm is continued within the kitchen/diner, where the contemporary design frames the well-equipped and quality amenities required to cook up your own delicious meals, as well as a washing machine and a dishwasher for a hassle-free getaway.

If you are visiting during the warmer climate, take your home-cooked meal to the patio area for a spot of alfresco dining whilst admiring the soundtrack of the nearby River East Allen.

After dinner, pour yourself a glass of something refreshing and light up the patio heater and catch a glimpse of the stars or relax in the welcoming garden sunroom before you head to bed.

Once the sun has gone into hiding, make your way up the staircase to catch your rest within one of the bedrooms, each boasting a refreshing ambiance.

Choose between a well-presented king-size bedroom with ample storage or a twin bedroom where the exposed beam offers even more character.

For local amenities, Allenheads has a pub, café and heritage centre, while venturing to the nearby town of Allendale will bring you to a convenience store, as well as several pubs and cafés to enjoy.

Visit the historic market town of Hexham where you will be delighted to find the 12th century Abbey and a little further afield can take you to the Heritage Coastline or the Northern Lake District for a good day out.

Meadowside Cottage is a delightful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year, with plenty of things to see and do in this great area of Northumberland.

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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.

Note; property is not suitable for children under the age of five.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas