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Meadowside Cottage

Allenheads, Northumberland (Ref. 1022536)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

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

    Perfect, will be returning.

    Reviewed by PeterJul 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 AlisonJul 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 ArthurJun 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 BobMay 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 PeterMay 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 JohnOct 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 StephenSep 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-kateAug 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 SueAug 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 MarkJul 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 RuthJul 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 SallyJun 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 BridgetJun 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 StephenJun 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 JuliaJun 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 LauraMay 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 SamFeb 2020

  • "Immaculate and beautifully appointed cottage."

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

    Reviewed by JonJan 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 DonnaDec 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 sun room
  • 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 sun room 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.

Region Information

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas