Built in the 1860's, this stone terraced cottage is a well thought-out, cosy and characterful home for 4 people. It is exceedingly well equipped to a high standard and ensures that you will have everything you need for a relaxing and interesting time.
This really is a cottage for all seasons. Cosy in the winter with the log burning stove and reclining sofa. When the sun is out, the summerhouse is warm to sit in. In the summer, spread wide the doors, bring out the bbq and dining furniture and relax b y the pond. The child friendly gardens means that whatever stage your family are at, there are safe large areas for them to play. Tots can potter in the gardens and older children can play badminton, football, tennis or croquet.
The charm of the cottage is the mix of vintage and contemporary. It has been renovated over the years and has a comfortable living area and the well designed kitchen extension includes a breakfast area.
Living/dining room includes:
*exposed fireplace, free sat T.V. radio, wood burning stove and reclining sofa for relaxing.
Kitchen is amazingly equipped includes:
*induction hob, microwave, juicer, Nespresso machine,
The utility room has
*washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer.
The wet room with underfloor heating and power shower is a real treat especially after a days walking or cycling.
Upstairs, are two bedrooms, one with king sized bed, the other with twin beds. All have electric blankets.
The bathroom has an over the bath shower.
Outside there is a shed for storing bikes.
What makes the property special is that we have three child friendly gardens.
* a small cottage garden at the front of the house.
* over the road, a landscaped garden with bespoke designed summerhouse and pond
* part wild flower meadow garden and part field for playing games. Badminton, croquet provided.
Across the bridge, 50 metres away, is the Allenmill Smelt Mill. It is a 'green' development site, based to preserve the lead mining industry heritage of the Allen Valleys. The site also includes the Allendale Brewery and The Spice Mill Indian restaurant. (No need to cook on your arrival day!).
Allendale is 5 minutes drive or 20 minutes walk along the river. Here you will find a lively place with well stocked independent Coop, local Butcher, Post Office with cash machine, Chemist, Beauty Salon, several pubs and the Forge Art studios and Cafe that runs exhibitions and sells local arts and crafts.
**Walking** - from the door you can enjoy delightful walks along the river Allen - 200 acres of hill and river wooded scenery. There are well marked paths through the dales and to the top of the Pennines. Pick up Isaac's Tea trail from the riverside.
**Cycling** - quiet country lanes and excellent off road cycling make this heaven for pedallers of all ages. We're close to the C2C route.
**Fishing** - day permits can be obtained for the East Allen river 50 metres away and game fishing can be enjoyed at Langley pond 4 miles away.
**Golfing** - just 3 miles away is the nine hole Allendale course. The International course at Slaley is half an hour away by car.
Things to do
Gardens - There are several gardens open by the Red Cross during the season. Wallington Hall has a beautiful walled garden. Hartside Nursery is well known for its alpine plants. Further afield, are the famous Alnwick gardens, Cragside and the walled garden of Gertrude Jekyll at Holy Island
Historic Sites are in abundance - Hadrians Wall, a World Heritage site, Hexham Abbey, Killhope wheel in Weardale and many industrial archaeological sites.
15 minutes by car is Hexham with its majestic Abbey and Gaol. It's a thriving market town and has regular Farmer's Markets once a month.