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 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, making it ideal for anyone with limited mobility.
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 medium or two small well behaved dogs.
Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.