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The Forge

Allendale, Northumberland (Ref. 1049113)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The Forge at Allendale is a fantastic cottage to stay in."

    Very spacious, warm with all the facilities you could possibly need. We all really enjoyed our stay here and loved the village and surrounding area. The only improvement I would suggest to make this accommodation 5+ star would be softer beds as my sister and I have issues with our back and arthritis and found the beds somewhat too hard for us. For anyone wishing to stay in Northumberland I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless and fully equipped with everything we required."

    The fittings and crockery were excellent. I would recommend The Forge to friends as an excellent base to explore the North Pennines.

    Reviewed by BrianOct 2021

  • "The property was warm and very clean with well equipped kitchen."

    The few aspects that let it down for us were the beds being very uncomfortable, the parking space is truly only for a small car and the rooms tend to be quite dark inside due to the location. Allendale is a great place to stay however. We had no problem parking our car on the street and were able to safely store our bikes behind the house.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Very comfortable, well-equipped, large cottage."

    Had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation situated in a lovely area!"

    Reviewed by KirstenJul 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Immaculate and with excellent cooking utensils etc. Everything provided for including dishwasher tablets. Beds comfy and the linen smelt lovely. My only criticism would be the water pressure. If some one was running any sort of water downstairs the water pressure in the bathroom failed. Also a mirror in every bedroom would be an advantage. However overall was very impressed and the village was lovely and people very friendly

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "Parking is a problem, everyday that we were there, we were asked to move the car and some were quite unpleasant."

    Reviewed by AnjieJun 2021

  • "The cottage is perfect."

    Has everything you need.It was spotlessly clean. It's very cosy, but also loads of space. We usually have issues with the beds not being comfortable, these were lovely and comfortable. The walk to the shops, cafe, chemist and pubs is only a few minutes. We went on a motorbike and the parking inside the gate was perfect. Parking available on the road outside too. Lovely area, just a little drive to the beautiful roads and stunning views. Wifi, netflix, iron, hairdryer, heated airer, bath and shower. You couldn't ask for more!

    Reviewed by KeeleyJun 2021

  • "Lovely village in a lovely part of the country."

    Reviewed by MJun 2021

  • "Probably the cleanest and best thought out cottage we've stayed in recently, roomy but cozy and very warm."

    A great stay.

    Reviewed by NickOct 2020

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, well equipped and in very good order."

    It is also very convenient for local shops and pubs. But the off road parking space is very small and awkward to access, with a larger car it might be better to park on the road or in the square.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2020

  • "The cottage had recently been refurbished to very high standard, very well equipped every thing was brand new."

    Excellent highly recommended.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x family bedroom with double bed and single bed, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one small car, with roadside parking available
  • One pet welcome
  • Please note: This property only accepts Friday - Friday bookings
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Nestled amidst the countryside setting of the North Pennines AONB in the pretty village of Allendale is the holiday cottage The Forge.

This stone built semi-detached cottage property can host friends and families in pursuit of exploring this wonderful part of Northumberland.

Enter into the sitting room where the wood burning stove takes centre stage and relax after long walks on the moorland.

Enjoy preparing and dining in the spacious kitchen/diner where appliances are arranged in a contemporary setting.

Head upstairs to the bedrooms and the well-appointed bathroom with a bath and walk-in shower.

The master bedroom is a large room with a double bed and a single bed - ideal for families with young children - whilst the two remaining rooms both have twin beds.

Within a short distance of the cottage is a shop for picking up essentials, a family butcher, cafe and a selection of pubs for well-deserved relaxation after an action packed day.

After exploring the village enjoy a gentle stroll along the pretty River East Allen or sample Allendale real ale from the town’s own brewery located at Allen Mill.

The surrounding countryside setting of the North Pennines AONB is popular with both walkers and cyclists and it is easy to see why with its plethora of routes taking in moorlands, waterfalls and wildlife.

For the serious walkers and fell runners the 26 mile Allendale Challenge takes place annually.

Immerse in the history of Northumberland by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage site Hadrian’s Wall, which provides wonderful walks with breath-taking scenery of rugged landscape.

Other places to visit whilst staying here include the market town of Hexham, Killhope Mine, the city of Newcastle and the Heritage coastline.

The Forge is a superb base for that long awaited holiday in Northumberland.

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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.

Region Information

Please note: This property only accepts Friday - Friday bookings

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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