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Englewood Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Allenheads, Northumberland

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Englewood Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Englewood Cottage is a stone-built terraced cottage dating back to 1854 just outside the village of Allenheads near to Allendale in the heart of the North Pennines. With one double bedroom, one twin and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. The rest of the accommodation is made up of a kitchen/diner and a sitting room with an inglenook fireplace and a multi-fuel stove. To the outside of the cottage is a riverside garden with outdoor furniture. Surrounded by spectacular moorland, Englewood Cottage is a fabulous cottage for guests who want to get away from it all.

Situated in the heart of the North Pennines, in beautiful Allendale, the village of Allenheads is reputed to be the highest village in England and stands over one thousand, four hundred feet above sea level. Once an important lead-mining area the village now hosts an interesting display of former life in the settlement in the Allenheads Heritage Centre. Surrounded by beautiful heather-clad moorland, the area is well known amongst walkers, nature lovers and bird watchers. In addition to the town's own heritage centre, the Beamish Open Air Museum is nearby – showing a recreation of a mining community. Other attractions within easy driving distance include the fascinating city of Durham, Hadrian's Wall and the attractive market towns of Allendale, Alston and Hexham. With so much to see and do, one visit isn't likely to be enough!

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock. Electricity and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Please bring own bed linen. Pleasant riverside garden with garden furniture. Parking on quiet road. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Supermarket 7 miles, pub and cafe 1 mile. Englewood Cottage has its own Facebook page.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Log fire
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Mrs Frye
June 2016
This charming cottage was set in a lovely and interesting old mining village, with country walks on the doorstep. It was a very good base for touring the area, with quiet roads in beautiful countryside - just what we had hoped for, in fact.
Miss Barnes
February 2016
Englewood Cottage is a beautiful cottage, tucked away from the world. Gorgeous lounge with wood burner. Walks that you can pick up straight out the garden gate.
Miss Mcginn
September 2015
I loved the quaintness of the cottage, it was clean, beautifully decorated and the location was glorious. We had such a relaxing holiday. It was so tranquil to spend the morning in the garden by the stream, with tea and watching the sunrise. Also great to look for shooting stars by night. I loved everything about this cottage, I think my favourite bit is the fire, but closely followed by the master bedroom and then kitchen.
Mr Jones
October 2014
Location was good to reach several areas of interest. Comfortable and relaxing cottage.
Miss Brooks
August 2015
It was a lovely cosy cottage in a great location. Good having an enclosed garden.
Mrs Leigh
June 2013
Lovely traditional cottage, excellently placed for walking in the North Pennines.
Mrs Sawyer
September 2013
We loved the area; so quiet and peaceful. The cottage was in reach of all the things we wanted to do and the places we wanted to visit. Even on wet days we went out and were never bored. The cottage was so homely, especially in the evenings with the wood burner blazing. The ultimate place for rest and relaxation.
Mrs Taylor
October 2014
The cottage was really nice and cosy and the location was perfect for walking and seeing various sights in the west of Northumberland. We would definitely stay here again.
Mrs Wood
August 2013
We felt the cottage did not feel like a holiday let, but a home that we went to stay in. Very warm, cosy and extremely pleasant place to spend our holiday. There was nothing we didn't like about the house.
Mr Aston
November 2012
Second visit to the property - loved it, had a great peaceful stay!
Miss McNally
January 2014
The scenery and the lovely cottage and the wood burning fire.
Mr Ureel
October 2012
Very good communication with owners, beautiful area, cottage was charming.
Mr Burman
January 2013
The location of the cottage is in a beautiful peaceful location with views to roaming hills to the front and rear of the property.
Ms Tate
October 2012
The cottage is in a very peaceful location with stunning views over the fells and surrounding countryside. We wanted a relaxing break and this was just the right place to unwind. Plenty of places to visit during the day. The cottage was really warm and inviting. The wood burner stove was great!
Miss Hunt
July 2012
We really enjoyed the tranquillity of the surroundings and the locality. The cottage itself was beautiful and picturesque and very well equipped with everything we needed for our holiday. The cottage was ideally located enabling us to complete many excursions in the vicinity.
Mrs Marsh
July 2012
The cottage was in a lovely location, very rural and peaceful and easy to access surrounding places of interest. The cottage itself was cosy, clean, well equipped and furnished very comfortably; it was such a relaxing place to be, in fact the perfect country retreat. We felt completely at home here! Watching the rabbits from the window was fun, and we even saw a red squirrel! The watercolours by the owner were a lovely touch! Would definitely like to return some time!
Mrs Sparkes
October 2011
A lovely, cosy cottage in quiet surroundings, ideal for walkers and dog owners.
Ms Hadaway
December 2011
The cottage was beautifully finished, the photos do not do it justice, lovely location, and we will be back.
Miss Charles
April 2012
The surrounding countryside was beautiful and the cottage itself was lovely - comfortable and very cosy. It was also much larger than anticipated. The selection of books and DVD's was great, ideal in case of bad weather or if you just wanted to relax. A fantastic introduction to this beautiful area, we will definitely be returning. Thank you!
Mr Hollo-Tas
February 2011
The location was wonderful and the wood burners great. The TV/Sky was good to have and the owner very helpful.
Mr Bridgeland-Hewitt
May 2011
Lovely cute cottage in a wonderful setting with an incredibly comfortable bed and excellent standard of equipment. The books and DVD's were a brilliant touch. Frankly, would love to own a place like this, almost perfect!
Mrs Oldfield
May 2011
Englewood Cottage was cosy and comfortable with many period features which we appreciated. We found the county of Northumberland to be outstandingly beautiful with so much space and expansive views. As keen walkers, we were truly spoiled for areas to explore.
Mrs Wells
July 2010
The location was beautiful - lovely scenery and good for walking. We were on our honeymoon and the cottage was peaceful and romantic
Ms Speight
January 2011
Sykes is a reliable value for money company with lots of choice available. The place we stayed (Englewood Cottage, Northumberland) was one of the best houses we've rented. It was cosy, clean and well equipped and in a beautiful location. I will use Sykes again as my first choice of agent and may re-visit Englewood Cottage again one day.
Mr Neal
October 2009
Lovely location and really enjoyed Englewood Cottage very much, warm and cosy evening with the log burner.
Mr Bertels
August 2010
We spent three wonderful weeks in Englewood Cottage. It was one of our best holidays in the last years. We had seen many places in this beautiful countryside: Hadrians Wall, castles, High and Low Forces, Lake District, Stone Circles, Bond Museum (that was for Dad), Galloway Mountains, Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter), St. Mary Lighthouse, Edinburgh, Gretna Green, steam engine in Alston. It was fantastic! The cottage is a lovely accommodation. We and our kids love this place!
Mr Morgan
October 2009
Wonderful cottage in an ideal location.
Ms Glaves
September 2009
Lovely, cosy cottage with every comfort, in beautiful, breathtaking surroundings. We felt at home and were amazed by the views and nature. Lovely walks on the doorstep, ducks and a heron on the stream at the bottom of the garden. Beautiful quality furniture and fittings. We have stayed in some beautiful accommodation and locations, but Englewood is certainly our favourite.
Mr Fowler
June 2009
A wonderful place to really relax, the area was full of wildlife with plenty of walks cycle routes, there were plenty of things to do to enjoy the holiday. The cottage was very comfortable cosy even when the weather was bad. I would highly recommend this cottage to anybody who needed to get away from the 'rat race' of modern life. To sum it all up- one fantastic holiday was had by all.
Mr Wallace
January 2009
The location of the cottage was perfect for a peaceful week away. The lounge and bedroom were perfect and there was plenty of entertainment provided for when we were housebound with the flu!
Dr Cunliffe
April 2009
The cottage was peaceful, well equipped and welcoming. A relaxing and rewarding week in one of my favourite parts of the country.
Ms Bridger
July 2008
The location was lovely and areas that I wanted to visit were accessible
Mrs Killingbeck
June 2008
Wonderfully relaxing. Peaceful. Superb cottage. Excellent for walking.
Ms O'Dell
September 2008
Cosy cottage. Good having a real fire in the kitchen as well as the solid fuel burner in the lounge. Well equipped cottage with books, games, TV good quality and size. Would recommend the Black Bull Inn at Frosterley.
Mr Illman
August 2007
The cottage was very cosy and well presented. The area was outstandingly beautiful and peaceful allowing us to relax away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives.
Dr Lyon
January 2006
The whole week was just great. The cottage was everything you could want. The weather was what you would expect at that time of year but the fire, the heating and the whole ambience of the place was cosy, clean and comfortable. There was everything your needed and for a complete escape week. To be amongst such rugged country side and the walking it offered was tremendous.
Ms Merrifield
April 2005
Peaceful location, surrounded by moors, comfortable cottage with a lovely log/coal stove. It's a perfect place for walking and also on the C2C bike path.
Mr Lawrence
January 2005
Wonderful cosy warm cottage in excellent location for all times of year. This cottage felt loved and cared for and a real 'home' rather than impersonal holiday venue.
Mrs Hogan-Taylor
December 2004
The actual cottage which we all loved. The walks that one can do without having to drive first. The nearest pub! Old and very interesting. Many places of interest being within easy traveling distance.
Mr Harris
December 2004
The setting was beautiful. Plenty to see and do in the area.
Mr White
December 2004
A lovely place, clearly much loved by the owners.
Ms Ford
December 2004
Fantastic holiday. Lovely cottage - comfortable, homely and well-equipped - in beautiful,peaceful moorland setting. Lots of walks and interesting places to visit nearby.
Mr Whitlock
December 2004
Property near perfect. Lovely area. Best cottage we have ever stayed in and we have been to many all over the country.
December 2015
Enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week in this pretty cottage. It was well equipped with everything needed for the week, including some starter fuel for the fire It had snowed before arrival and the cottage and surroundings looked very picturesque. The master bedroom is a great size, with a wonderful four poster bed, which was very comfortable. The night storage heaters were effective in keeping the cottage warm and in the evenings we lit the open fire, which was great fun and gently infused everything with the wonderful smell of wood smoke. A short walk (a mile) from the cottage there is the Hemmel Cafe and the Allenheads Inn - both very welcoming, with fires roaring and worth more than one visit. Take a torch if heading out after dusk, particularly as you'll be walking mostly in the road. A drive in the other direction takes you to Allenheads, which has shops, cafes and a few pubs. We enjoyed a couple of great meals in the Golden Lion. Everyone we came across was friendly. It's a happy place, it did me the world of good and I'll be back :)
June 2016
We stayed here in August 2015 after finding it on a pet friendly holidays page on Facebook. Having never hired a cottage before or even taken our pooch with us we were a little dubious. However, we had no reason to be, we arrived at the cottage and it did not disappoint. Absolutely beautiful cottage, in stunning surroundings. It was one of our best holidays and we will definitely return, I cannot recommend the cottage enough.
September 2016
Stayed here for a week with my partner, 15 year old daughter and her friend. Absolutely fantastic cottage with everything you could need. The cottage was clean throughout and full of character. It was very spacious. The only room I would say was small was the bathroom but still very a usable. The garden leading down to the river was well kept n had plenty of space to sit out.... A gate lead through to the river where you can have bbq/fires and enjoy a glass of the good stuff. I just cannot find a fault with the place. Some people may not like that you have to heat the water for a bath but we found with simple planning, each of us could have one every day and that it just added to the character of the cottage. The cottage is set in some simply stunning scenery with rabbits and sheep on the field directly across the road and sheep wandering out the back too. Waking to the sound of ducks and sparrows was just lush (when all we hear at home is seagulls). The nearest shop in Allendale, just a ten minute drive away and the nearest supermarket is in Hexham, just a thirty minute drive. There are some great walks near to the cottage and tons of things to do including, Killhope lead mining museum, Hexham Abbey, and Newcastle is just a hour away is you fancy a bit of shopping. Just book, I promise you will not regret it
Erwin & Mia
December 2012
We were very happy with the cottage. Very friendly owners and good communication, which is allways a good start. The location is not only very well suited for walks, but also quite central for visits to Durham, Hadrian's Wall, Hexham and the superb area of the moors. Even with the rather extreme wet weather, we had a very good week.Recommended cottage without any hesitation!
Caroline C
September 2014
Gorgeous cottage in a stunningly beautiful area, log fire, comfy sofas, original features and a stream at the bottom of the garden - completely idyllic. However it was also so filthy we almost went home on the first night. We didn't want to spoil our one week away a year and we didn't want to sour the week by having to stand by while it was cleaned up for us when it should have been clean on arrival so we decided to do it ourselves and make the best of it although it was extremely disappointing. We wondered if the owners had a cleaner who wasn't doing their job properly and weren't aware that they were being let down. The dirt wasn't just from the previous week or so though, it was ingrained, months worth. I won't go into lots of detail because we took photos of which I have attached a small selection but it was bad enough that we didn't want to cook and eat there. This was our joint fortieth birthday week away so it was quite upsetting especially given that we have stayed in spotless and equally beautiful places for less money. It was particularly galling that the literature we received prior to arrival asked us to remove any dog hairs and leave the cottage clean and tidy (which we did). It's horrible to have to write a bad review but the entire property would have taken someone a couple of hours at most to clean thoroughly. We don't consider ourselves particularly fussy people but this was just awful. Overall though, it's an amazing place with lots of nice places to visit, great for walking and very cosy and comfortable, also, the neighbours and local people were lovely. We thought it was quite remiss of Sykes Cottages who we have booked through before and who claim they check every property. We'll tick that we wouldn't recommend but only because of the dirt, everything else was great.
November 2012
This was our second visit to Englewood Cottage and the fact that we have returned for another fantastic week of relaxation speaks for its self. Once again everything that we could possibly have wanted was catered for in the cottage, sometimes its good to escape from the day to day pressures and we have found our bit of heaven here in Allenheads at Englewood Cottage. Its very obvious from the moment you walk through the door that the owners take a great personal pride in ensuring the cottage has a very welcoming feel about it, for us it was like our little home away from home will most definitely be returning for our next spell of R & R. We arrived at Newcastle Airport on this trip and drive was around an hour in all and the location is very easy to find. thanks again ViV and Mac for the chance to recharge our batteries in preparation for Xmas.
Paul Aston
January 2011
my Parner and I stayed at Englewooed Cottage in November 2010, from the moment we arrived we felt at home, every little detail had been catered for, from the well equipt Kitchen to the fully stacked bookshelves. The weather was bitterly cold outside but the cottage had excellent heating and a lovely wood burning fireplace which made ethe evenings so much more cosier, would definately stay here again and recommend to everyone.
March 2012
After travelling up from Southampton, Hampshire, we arrived at 10.15pm on a wet November evening, weariness faded upon opening the door to Englewood, as reality was better than Sykes description. The kitchen is well equipped and a dinner party would be easy as there is plenty of cutlery crockery and serving dishes. The next morning we woke to the beautiful view from both back and front bedrooms, and the garden is delightful with a bubbling stream on the other side of the garden. Misty our dog loved it, would have loved to have a swim even more, but not suitable for that as stream flows over rocks. The open fire in the lounge made evenings so warm and cosy and the furniture is very comfortable and easily seats 6. Lots of literature gave us ideas for places to visit. The bed was the best we'd ever staying in, I have chronic back problems and dread new beds, I had perfect nights sleep from day one thank you. We loved the paintings by the owner around the cottage, wanted to sneak a couple home with us! Thank you we will be back.
Mr Woodfield
May 2016
Englewood Cottage is in a Very good location for walking round and about and getting to and from Weardale and Teesdale. Cottage well renovated/maintained with many features and nice touches either original or in keeping with period. Good value for money - realistic price for this type of property.
December 2009
Second time of visiting; this time with my friend and her dog.I visited last May with my husband. We all had a lovely break and would definitely return. Only the extremely cold and wet weather affected our planned visits, but a cosy retreat awaited us.
Julia and Lars
November 2010
We spent three wonderful weeks in Englewood Cottage. Very well equipped and well-kept house. Clean, friendly, quiet place with many possibilities for short and long trips. We had seen many places in this beautiful countryside: Hadrians Wall, castles, High and Low Forces, Lake District, Stone Circles, Galloway Mountains, St. Mary Lighthouse, Edinburgh, Gretna Green, steam engine in alston. The cottage is a lovely accommodation. We and our kids love this place!
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