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Isaacs Cottage

Spartylea near Allendale, Northumberland (Ref. 1006965)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LindaJul 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 JayneApr 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 YvonneApr 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 ChrisApr 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 PatriciaFeb 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 JoanneDec 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage and surrounding area."

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

    Reviewed by Anna-marieDec 2021

  • "Would recommend thoroughly enjoyed my week"

    Reviewed by JudithOct 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 CarolineOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by DonSep 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 BarbaraAug 2021

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

    Would love a third visit.

    Reviewed by STEVENJul 2021

  • "It was a little slice of heaven"

    Reviewed by SharonJul 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 AlanJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by SaraMay 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 ValerieApr 2021

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

    Reviewed by MarkSep 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 EdwardSep 2020

  • "Thank you."

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 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 MichelleAug 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 ClareAug 2020

  • "Homely cottage."

    Rural location. Excellent base for exploring the countryside

    Reviewed by STEVENJul 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 MatthewJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by KerryJan 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 RowlandNov 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 GwynethNov 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 JennieOct 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 RuthSep 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 JohnSep 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 MichaelAug 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 StephenAug 2019

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Summary

  • 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 hot tub and 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

ALLENDALE

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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