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Isaacs Cottage

(Ref. 1006965)

Spartylea near Allendale, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Despite the weather, we had a great time at Isaac’s Cottage."

    Anyone staying here should be aware of the very bumpy track to the property- we have a Landrover so it wasn’t an issue for us.

    Our private lane is well maintained the single road which runs parallel to the river is council road they have been made a where of it and I’m sure it’s on their never ending to do list. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Oct 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay as the cottage was very comfortable."

    The surrounding area is lovely and we had some great walks with the dogs on the moors. Visited several places on Hadrians Wall, also had a day in the Lake District, about an hour and a half drive to Keswick. We didn't find any walks/footpaths direct from the cottage and the access road to the cottage is a farm track that's quite bumpy, which wasn't made clear in the listing. Would stay at Isaacs Cottage again though.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage home from home , relaxing , tranquil , comfortable , will definitely try to book again ."

    We definitely cannot fault our time at Issac's Cottage.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thanks for the lovely stay."

    A great place to spend the week.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Isaacs cottage was in a perfect location for me and my husband to walk/cycle from."

    The countryside is stunning and picturesque. It is secluded, but easy to get to larger places of historical interest by car or bike. The cottage itself is so well equipped, especially in the kitchen where everything you could imagine was found. I’d also like to thank the owner Heather for making us so welcome. She goes above and beyond to help in anyway. Thanks so much and well done. Juliet and Edward frankland.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property and spectacular location We had a great holiday and used the ..."

    Lovely property and spectacular location We had a great holiday and used the cottage as a base for visiting relatives and friends Would recommend to anyone looking to escape to the country

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cosy and warm well equiped cottage in a very tranquil rural setting."

    Owner very helpful and friendly, problem with boiler sorted in 10mins. Many thanks, Peter & Jean

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Perfect holiday cottage tucked away in the hills - had everything we desired and was the perfect place to celebrate a 30th birthday with family."

    Thank you for the wine & cake - a lovely welcome!

    Reviewed by Keri5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Isaac’s cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed it, we will visit again."

    We were really disappointed to see the hot tub was gone upon arrival as we really enjoyed using it the first time we stayed. The cottages is presented beautifully and is really comfortable. There are lots of lovely walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Sheridan4.1Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic Cottage!"

    ! We visited on 29th December to see in the new year. The cottage was exactly as we hoped it would be, cosy and remote, away from any hustle. The directions were clear and we had no trouble finding it. We had brought a lot with us that we thought we might need but everything was supplied in terms of logs, toilet tissue, bin bags etc and there was enough cutlery and dishes for a large family and we were also welcomed with a nice message and a cake that we weren’t expecting. The cottage is well laid out and has ample room for four adults to live in comfort. We had two small dogs with us and they loved the walks around the area and then sleeping in front of the open fire. We couldn’t fault anything about our stay at all and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage we really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Isaac’s cottage."

    It was a wonderful escape for us with a perfect mix of short and long walks right from the door. From the moment we arrived, we felt at home. It was immaculately clean and had all we needed for a great stay! Nestled into the hillside it had amazing views. Heather was absolutely lovely to communicate with, responding quickly. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay here, it was very cosy and the facilities were great, shower was amazing and the open fire was fantastic."

    We very much appreciated the welcome gift and hot tub too for the evenings! The only issue we had was the wheely bin was full when we arrived so we weren’t able to put our rubbish in it at the end of our stay, it may be helpful to have a larger or second bin if possible. Apart from that everything was fantastic, thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2022

  • "Everything was clean and ready for us to use."

    Didn't meet the owner just their daughter-in-law (& her lovely 2 girls!) and she was a darling, very helpful & sweet. Wonderful, cozy & quirky cottage attached to the farmhouse but with your own privacy. Nicely styled bedrooms, very different but all with super comfortable beds and lots of storage. Kitchen well equipped & we had a lovely welcome pack of milk, chocolate cake & white wine waiting for us. Wonderfully comfortable and cozy living room to lounge in after dinner with a book or a game. The hot tub was awesome, very large and with beautiful lights both inside the water & also over the heads on the wooden roof. We used it every evening & it was nice to soak in the hot water with the jets on while it was raining outside! One night the moon came out while we were in, that was unbelievable! I would highly recommend Isaacs cottage if you want peace, quiet & a bit off the beaten track. The scenery all around is breathtakingly beautiful, and tons of day trips await. To the near there are Allenheads, Allendale, which are both lovely! Stanhope was nice & isnt too far. Hexham, Durham, Corbridge (oh, don't miss Corbridge!! Wonderful little village with cafés, shops, church, great afternoon out!!), also Hadrian's wall only 30 min. away by car (various sites, if you have time try 2 or 3, they are all a bit different!) or villages up the coast are also doable. We went to Alnwick, lovely drive about 90 min. (if you dont take the A1 but go cross country you'll be amazed at how beautiful the countryside is!! Many photo spots await you there.). We took walks in the National park to the North, but there are walks really pretty from basically just up the road from the house as well!! We were very happy with the place and felt right at home when we arrived. There wasn't a thing we didn't like! Would love to return! What a wonderful week spent in this wonderful place! Just mind you, it's remote, and the farm track is a little bumpy in places, so drive carefully & don't bring your Porsche. ;-)

    Reviewed by Sabine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy comfortable cottage."

    Our week stay went very quickly! The peace quiet and lovely walks are amazing. The neighbors are lovely too. We will return.

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful time amazing cottage."

    Sitting in the hot tub with the glorious views. Beds were so comfortable we had the best nights sleep. We would highly recommend staying.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "We have had a great week staying at Isaacs Cottage."

    The hottub was definitely the highlight of the cottage. That was lovely to use after a long walk. Very relaxing. Beautiful scenery. The beds were excellent - so soft and very comfortable to sleep in. The decor was mixed throughout the house. The downstairs was quite cold and the upstairs warm. Further from Hadrian Wall than we expected.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Jul 2022

  • "We all had a wonderful stay at Isaac's cottage and look forward to a return stay."

    The neighboring hosts are friendly and welcoming - the cottage is clean and comfortable and our 2 dogs were secure and relaxed - but a little baffled at the over friendly lambs. For a peaceful relaxing break you couldn't ask for anywhere better. Thank you for a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was just as you seen in the brochure and the scenery was fabulous there was plenty of places to see and everyone was so helpful in the villages and shops telling you the places to visit The family are very welcoming and helpful at all times and nothing is a trouble for them."

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage, had everything you need surrounded by amazing scenery."

    The hot tub is a bonus after those long walks.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Isaac’s Cottage."

    The views are amazing, the hot tub great, beds ultra comfy and open fire lovely after some winters walks. It is very remote so a lovely get away from it all stay - with some lovely walks. Great family time had by all. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had an amazing chilled week at Isaacs cottage."

    The cottage has everything you need to enjoy time away from everything. Loved the walks along Hadrian’s wall and locally, followed by mulled wine in front of the open fire in the cosy lounge. The hot tub is amazing with lovely views over surrounding countryside. The owners have thought of every detail. Would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage and surrounding area."

    nice touch with the chocolate cake, milk but best of all the WINE!

    Reviewed by Anna-marie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Would recommend thoroughly enjoyed my week"

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Oct 2021

  • "Not only is the house in the most beautiful setting, but it has a really cosy feeling."

    We felt at home as soon as we arrived. We always take a few basic kitchen and house bits and pieces with us, on the off chance we need them, but at Isaacs cottage you truly don’t need them! The kitchen, and house, have everything you could possibly ask for. It was a fantastic base to explore Northumberland, and the Hot Tub is fantastic after a day of walking. There are also two very friendly cats who like to come and say hello at every opportunity! The only downside was that we only booked for a week. I would quite happily have stayed for longer and cannot recommend Isaacs Cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2021

  • "I think a sign at the turning when you go over the first cattle grid"

    Reviewed by Don4.4Sep 2021

  • "This was the most beautiful setting, in the middle of beautiful landscape and with everything we could want in the cottage for a really comfortable stay."

    Add to this friendly cats and friendly neighbours and we couldn’t have asked for much more

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2021

  • "Second visit to this well equipped, comfy cottage in a beautiful location."

    Would love a third visit.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jul 2021

  • "It was a little slice of heaven"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Isaacs Cottage is in a very peaceful location with lovely views over the opposite hillside."

    Hot tub was great after a days walking. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful location, very comfortable cottage, peaceful, two friendly cats next door!"

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2021

  • "There is an uneven gravel access road to the property which was a challenge in our low down cabriolet but once we mentioned this to the owners they sent out a tractor to level it off which was brilliant!"

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2021

  • "We stayed at Issacs cottage and it was wonderful, we have already recommend Sykes and the cottage to friends and family."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is probably the most comfortable cottage we have stayed in, it has everything you need for a perfect stay."

    It is in a beautiful location and the views from the hot tub are second to none. We will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Sep 2020

  • "Thank you."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very remote cottage, perfect views."

    Cottage equipped with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen! Beds very comfy and lovely bedding too. Some great places to drive to in the area, lots of castles ,history and lovely villages.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Aug 2020

  • "Just brilliant!"

    We visited as 4 adults, 1 child and a toddler and were concerned about space - we needn't have been - there was ample space and everything we could have asked for. The kitchen was one of the best equipped ones I've come across in a holiday cottage, we even had everything we needed to bake. Easy to find but so very peaceful and tranquil, the nearby village of Allendale has several nice pubs, all of which do food, a well stocked shop and a great play park, complete with zip-wire. The hot tub was fantastic and ending our days having a soak taking in the breathtaking views was just perfect. Unlike other holiday cottages we've stayed in which can be a bit soulless...Isaac Cottage feels so homely with lots of character and the comfiest bed I've ever slept in. Highly recommended by us - we'll be back!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2020

  • "Homely cottage."

    Rural location. Excellent base for exploring the countryside

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jul 2020

  • "Perfect rural location in beautiful countryside."

    Really quiet which is why we booked it. Couple of great pubs and a coop in the local village also. The cottage is amazing spacious and really comfortable and done to perfection. The hot tub was also a really nice addition. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great cottage, lovely rural location just a short drive into the local town - beautiful views from the hot tub!"

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities."

    The owners were lovely and helpful We really appreciated the little touches of being left a cake and wine. Have recommended to others already. If we could change one thing it would be the bed we used in the main bedroom which was a standard double and not so comfortable. Otherwise excellent and would go again.

    Reviewed by Rowland4.7Nov 2019

  • "Everything you could possibly want was there x cottage was confortable and warm."

    Would highly reccommend. The hot tub was awesome even november we all loved it .

    Reviewed by Gwyneth5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very helpful owner."

    Immaculately clean, roomy cottage, nice welcome pack. Was great to eat in a good-sized kitchen, then adjourn to the living room and light the fire (we were provided with enough kindling, coal and logs for the week). Powerful shower, lots of towels provided. Beautiful scenery. We enjoyed local walks, cycling on quiet roads and several local tea shops.

    Reviewed by Jennie4.4Oct 2019

  • "I've been to quite a few self catering cottages in my time."

    Isaac's Cottage is at the top of the list,! It was peaceful, comfortable and very well equipped, and what fantastic views everywhere. The owners are friendly and readily available if needed. The lovely weather certainly helped with our enjoyment of a first visit to Northumberland. Wish I'd booked for 2 weeks. We aim to return, for longer next time. Thank you Heather and Richard. Great cheese scones.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were very pleased with the cottage,The location was not too far from anywhere, The scenery was beautiful, And the local people were very friendly."

    We met Met Heatherwho was extremely friendly and informative. We would like to go back at sometime.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "A wonderfully comfortable cottage owned by a lovely family, very spacious and equipped with everything we required to make this a most enjoyable week in a location that can't be beat."

    Close enough for sightseeing and essentials, yet set in a quiet valley with outstanding views. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "This is a fantastic cottage in a lovely area."

    It is very well furnished and has everything you need for a great family holiday. As far as cottages we have stayed in over the years, this was by far the best in every aspect.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x Super king-size, 1 x King-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil heating with open fire
  • Dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, TV with Sky Package and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area with table and chairs
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 2.5 miles, shop within 5.6 miles

The property

Allendale Town 5.5 miles.

Enjoying a rural position within the North Pennines AONB is this characterful, stone-built property, Isaacs Cottage, resting on the outskirts of the bustling town of Hexham.

This delightful, countryside retreat is perfect for a family seeking to explore one of the most unspoilt landscapes in the country, carved by heather moorland, breath-taking waterfalls and a number of pretty towns and villages.

After soaking up the rolling countryside surroundings, kick off your muddy boots within the porch before relaxing into your evening within the interior of the property, enjoying a blend of character and charm.

The kitchen comes well-equipped to fulfil your culinary needs, whether it be packing a picnic for a long walk or rustling up a delicious evening meal that can be enjoyed at the well-presented dining table.

After enjoying a delicious meal, venture into the sitting room where an open-fire welcomes you in, creating a truly tranquil setting for unwinding during a winter’s evening.

Venture up the staircase to find three elegantly-style bedrooms, comprising of one super king-size bedroom, one king-size and a single bedroom.

Each bedroom enjoys a refreshing ambiance, ample storage and views of the surrounding area to admire as you wake up each morning.

During a summer’s morning, look forward to enjoying a refreshing coffee upon the small patio area as you soak up the countryside setting further or enjoy a spot of alfresco dining as the sunsets over the hills.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic retreat, venture to the nearby town of Allendale, where you will find a quaint pub and a superb shop for picking up the essentials, there is also a heritage center and a cafe.

For a larger selection head slightly further afield to Hexham, where you will also be delighted to find the attractions of the 12th century abbey, Tyne Green and the wonderful Sele park.

For those feeling active, look forward to enjoying a scenic walk around River Allen East where you can walk amidst moorland, waterfalls and wildlife, alternatively, brush up on the local history by discovering the English Heritage ruins of Hadrian's Wall.

Isaacs Cottage is a splendid break for the whole family to this part of the country.

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About the location


Hexham 11 miles; Allenheads 8 miles; Newcastle 34 miles.

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. Allendale is ideally placed for access to Carlisle and Lake District to the west, Hexham, Newcastle and Durham to the east and the Hadrian's Wall just to the north, as well as the Scottish Borders. There are lots of walks, cycling opportunities 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. Allendale is home to the New Year tradition of Tar Bar'ls well worthing seeing or visit in the autumn to visit the Allen Valleys Folk Festival. Furthermore Allendale is a popular stay for cyclists carrying out the Coast to Coast.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter