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Allensford Cottage

Castleside near Durham, Northumberland, DH8 9BA (Ref. 933545)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Morris

    “It was stated bbq in garden no bbq also didn’t state it was on caravan site it said backed on to site”

The property

Castleside 1 mile.

A homely welcome awaits you when you enter Allensford Cottage, a detached cottage near Castleside in County Durham, with its cosy sitting room, dining area and well-equipped kitchen, making a great place for friends to relax and make plans.

At the rear of the property, enter through the French doors in the open plan living area to the lovely sunny garden and patio, ideal for barbecues on long summer evenings.

A two minute drive will take you to the village of Castleside which has a selection of pubs or, alternatively, visit Consett, a little further away, where you will find supermarkets, shops and restaurants.

Closer to home, guests can just nip next door and sample some of the delights in the owner’s caravan shop and café.

The city of Durham is just half an hour’s drive away, with its wonderful cathedral, cobbled streets, river walk and an array of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Also close by is the Roman town of Chester-le-Street, Beamish Museum and the Durham Dales.

A little further afield are Newcastle upon Tyne, Hadrian's Wall, the Heritage Coast, Cragside at Rothbury and the North Yorkshire Moors, all worth a visit and all offering plenty of activities for everyone.

In a countryside location, this cottage is the perfect place for touring the Durham area.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric convector heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with full Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Patio with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Caravan shop and café next door (summer opening hours only)
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Fishing available on the River Derwent, 200 yards away by arrangement with owner
  • Guests must bring their own fishing equipment and obtain permit from caravan shop
  • Note: Due to close proximity to river, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Cottage backs on to a large, busy, caravan park.

About the location


Durham 15 miles; Newcastle 20 miles.

Set in the beautiful countryside of County Durham, approximately 15 miles to the west of the historic city of Durham, is the village of Castleside. The village took its name from a tenant called Castle living there in 1773, all his land was on one side of the Waterford Stamfordham road and hence became known as Castleside. The local area was heavily influenced by the Romans and is reflected in the many Northumbrian tourist attractions along Hadrian’s Wall. Evidence of the Roman occupation in nearby villages is strong - stones from Roman forts are incorporated into both local farm buildings and nearby Lanchester’s attractive Church of All Saints, dating from Norman times. The surrounding countryside is superb for walking, the banks of the River Derwent are just a mile to the south, with footpaths and trails along the way, nearby Lanchester Valley has a walk which runs the course of a disused railway line from Consett to Durham and is excellent for walkers or cyclists. With Durham City and Beamish Museum a short drive away, and Newcastle just 20 miles, there are many fantastic shopping opportunities within easy reach. An excellent base for Weardale and Teesdale, Cumbria and The Pennines, not to mention the historic Roman Wall Country together with the fabulous beaches.

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