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Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
Light and airy open plan living and dining area
With everything you will need for your holiday
Snuggle up to watch a good film in front of the fire
Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
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 / 21  Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
2 / 21  This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
3 / 21  Light and airy open plan living and dining area
4 / 21  With everything you will need for your holiday
5 / 21  Snuggle up to watch a good film in front of the fire
6 / 21  Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
7 / 21  Feature stone wall leading to bedrooms
8 / 21  Spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower
9 / 21  Plenty of room to spread out and wind down
10 / 21  Have a great night's sleep
11 / 21  Ensuite shower room with lots of natural light
12 / 21  Pretty second double bedroomwith ensuite shower
13 / 21  Watch TV in bed
14 / 21  Contemporary shower room for the second bedroom
15 / 21  French doors lead you out to the patio area
16 / 21  Take afternoon tea in the fresh air
17 / 21  Large windows bring plenty of light into the cottage
18 / 21  Enjoy a walk along the picturesque river Derwent
19 / 21  Be captivated by the local countryside
20 / 21  Take a picnic, walk the dog, try a bike ride
21 / 21  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
Enclosed garden / patio
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
  • Close to the vibrant city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, an ideal opportunity to visit the Summer long celebration, The Great Exhibition of the North
  • 25% discount on entry to nearby famous open air Beamish Museum
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 
  • 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

This property is personally managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diane 18th October 2019

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

Reviewed by Derek 28th June 2019

The cottage is well laid out and well equipped and access to the park is very easy. It is next to the River Derwent and gives a good walk for your dog, and the cafe at the other end of the park is a good resting point for a beer or a coffee.

Reviewed by Ian 14th June 2019

Excellent property nice touch to bake us a cake for our arrival. Great location for wedding we attended at Derwent Manor Hotel

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Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
Light and airy open plan living and dining area
With everything you will need for your holiday
Snuggle up to watch a good film in front of the fire
Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
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
Show 9 morePretty second double bedroomwith ensuite shower

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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