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Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
Cosy living area with log burning fire
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast round the table before heading ot to explore
Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
Let the light flood into the living area through the patio doors
Comfortable sofas for relaxed movie time
Feature stone wall leading to bedrooms
Spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower
Plenty of room to spread out and wind down
Have a great night's sleep
Ensuite shower room with lots of natural light
Pretty second double bedroomwith ensuite shower
Watch TV in bed
Contemporary shower room for the second bedroom
French doors lead you out to the patio area
Take afternoon tea in the fresh air
Large windows bring plenty of light into the cottage
Enjoy a walk along the picturesque river Derwent
Be captivated by the local countryside
Take a picnic, walk the dog, try a bike ride
Stunning local scenery awaits you
1 / 23  Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
2 / 23  This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
3 / 23  Cosy living area with log burning fire
4 / 23  Enjoy a relaxed breakfast round the table before heading ot to explore
5 / 23  Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
6 / 23  Let the light flood into the living area through the patio doors
7 / 23  Comfortable sofas for relaxed movie time
8 / 23  
9 / 23  Feature stone wall leading to bedrooms
10 / 23  Spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower
11 / 23  Plenty of room to spread out and wind down
12 / 23  Have a great night's sleep
13 / 23  Ensuite shower room with lots of natural light
14 / 23  Pretty second double bedroomwith ensuite shower
15 / 23  Watch TV in bed
16 / 23  Contemporary shower room for the second bedroom
17 / 23  French doors lead you out to the patio area
18 / 23  Take afternoon tea in the fresh air
19 / 23  Large windows bring plenty of light into the cottage
20 / 23  Enjoy a walk along the picturesque river Derwent
21 / 23  Be captivated by the local countryside
22 / 23  Take a picnic, walk the dog, try a bike ride
23 / 23  Stunning local scenery awaits you

Ford Cottage

Allensford, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic single-level countryside cottage, sleeping four guests in comfort
  • Located in the scenic Allensford Country Park a tranquil and peaceful area
  • Local permit fishing available in the Derwent River along with seasonal fishing in the beautiful local reservoir
  • Suntrap patio and welcoming, cosy social areas inside
  • Well-situated for exploration of the Northumberland region and beyond
Property code: CN083

This two bedroom single-level cottage, in its stunningly peaceful countryside setting, is a beautiful location for a quiet short break or as a base to make the most of the many close by attractions.

Ford Cottage is ideally situated for exploring both the stunning North East countryside, as well as the vibrant city centre of Newcastle which is just a 30-minute drive away on the nearby A68. Ford Cottage is located just of the A68, in the picturesque hamlet of Allensford on the border with Country Durham and is just a stone’s throw from the beautiful River Derwent and the 14-acre Allensford Country Park - great for picnics with a riverside setting!

This stunning converted cottage sleeps 4 guests in two attractive double bedrooms, both with en-suite facilities making this an ideal place to stay for couples. The rest of the living accommodation is single storey and open plan.

There is a cafe in the village within walking distance of the cottage, serving tasty breakfast treats and coffee and in nearby Derwent Manor, you can dine in their newly refurbished Prego Restaurant, serving Steak, Seafood and Woodfired Pizza. They also have an on-site Grouse and Claret bar.

Some of the many local attractions you can enjoy from Ford Cottage include, the award winning Beamish Museum - the Living Museum of the North, as well as the pretty and historic towns of Hexham and Corbridge where you will be able to catch up on your Roman history and browse in a lovely range of independent shops. Historic Durham City centre with its magnificent cathedral set on the River Wear is only 20 minutes from here and you can also enjoy breath-taking views at the vast Derwent Reservoir, only 10 minutes by car. The reservoir is set in a country park with and offers lovely walks, picnic and play areas as well as fishing during the season. The golden, sandy beaches at Whitley Bay and Tynemouth are about 50 minutes.

Nearest pub/restaurant is the excellent Manor House (3 miles) with lovely country views, the Award winning Farm Shop, Deli and Cafe at Knitsley is only 10 minutes from Ford Cottage and Wheelbirk’s award winning yummy Ice Cream parlour is only 15 minutes away by car - a must visit!! This cottage really does offer the best of all worlds.

Ford cottage accepts one dog or two small well behaved dogs.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms 2 en-suite showers with WC
  • Fridge and table top freezer, electric oven and hob
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included 
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • TV/DVD in the lounge 
  • TV in both bedrooms and DVD player in second bedroom
  • Shared yard with private patio area
  • To enclose the patio, guests are welcome to close the entrance gate
  • Selection of games, books and DVDs
  • Patio table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi included, but can be slow and intermittent at times, due to remote location.  
  • Wood burner
  • 1 dog welcome. May consider 2 small dogs on request, please check 1st. Owner politely requests that dogs are kept out of bedrooms
  • 25% off tickets for Beamish Museum
  • Fishing permits available for purchase at nearby Allensford Tea room

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 27th August 2021

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We found the owners helpful and pleasant, If the cottage was moved away from the A68 you could then describe the area as quiet. I realise that the solution is out of the hands of the owners but the Wifi is very bad I had to stand outside to make a call on my mobile, it also effected the television reception and the reception on the television in thRead moree big bedroom was better than in the living room Hide

Reviewed by Paul 13th August 2021

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Reviewed by Fiona 30th July 2021

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Great location everything on the doorstep and a very comfortable cottage with all you need. Good value and we will definitely rent here again.

Reviewed by Keith 23rd July 2021

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Would recommend this cottage to anyone . Great stay , just like home .

Reviewed by Linda 9th July 2021

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Well appointed cottage. situated within easy access to local amenities and Derwent water and Stanhope Moor so good area for walking and photographers. Park and cafe close by Only downside is the constant traffic noise from the main A road

Reviewed by Jan 19th June 2021

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Beautiful comfortable cottage in an amazing setting, right beside the Allensford Country Park. Our border collie loved the park, she looked quite upset when we put her in the car instead of taking her to the park! Amazing scenery with miles of great walks, fabulous for any dog owner, and good dog-friendly pubs. Recommend the Derwent Walk Country PaRead morerk with well surfaced tracks, lovely views and red kites circling overhead, also beach at Whitley Bay We would love to come back and explore more! Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Julie 30th May 2021

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The cottage was well equipped and a great location for visiting Durham, Newcastle, Beamish etc also some nice walks nearby The road outside is very noisy but it does go quiet at night . We really enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Charles 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Margaret 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by J 23rd October 2020

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Great location to explore Northumberland and County Durham including nice walk right from the door and Derwent reservoir a very close drive. The location is also great to be in the countryside but also within easy access to a large range of amenities should you need them.

Reviewed by Helen 2nd October 2020

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The owners, Lesley and Rob, are very friendly and helpful. Location is good for visiting all things North East, Durham, Newcastle, Sheffield, plus Beamish, Hadrians Wall and numerous other Museums and National Trust properties. Cafe in the park serves tasty, value for money food, especially Sunday roast. Two major supermarkets only one mile away. IRead moren these difficult times, felt very safe and comfortable there Hide

Reviewed by Alison 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Paul 11th September 2020

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The cottage was very comfortable and just as advertised. The owners were very accommodating and friendly, easy to contact too. There were two large supermarkets about 5 minutes drive making it very convenient to pick up essentials. Lovely walks along the river.

Reviewed by Sarah 28th August 2020

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If you are booking this cottage by the standards of the brochure you will be sadly disappointed. The settees have been changed and are very difficult to get up from and no support whatsoever. Even the nice bright rug has been replaced by sad, tired grey mat. The kitchen is very tiny and difficult to manage due to its position. The oven is good as iRead mores the hob, however the dining table leaves a lot to be desired. Hide

Reviewed by Barbara 14th August 2020

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Small kitchen area, dont expect lovely red sofas and bright rug as :-replaced by old brown settee and dull rug. A68 very close to property and NOISY. Everything else fine, enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Sue 31st July 2020

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Very comfortable and well laid out cottage in a lovely area. Both bedrooms are large with en-suites. It is on a main road and occasionally there were large and loud vehicles. Just over 20 minutes to Beamish and close to Hadrians Wall.

Reviewed by Peter 10th July 2020

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Nice quiet location,lots of amenities nearby

Reviewed by Diane 18th October 2019

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Very comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings. Lovely park area, running alongside the river, for walking the dog.

Reviewed by John Peter 11th October 2019

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Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
Cosy living area with log burning fire
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast round the table before heading ot to explore
Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
Let the light flood into the living area through the patio doors
Comfortable sofas for relaxed movie time
Feature stone wall leading to bedrooms
Spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower
Plenty of room to spread out and wind down
Show 11 moreHave a great night's sleep

Location

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If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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