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Pennine Holly Cottage

Blanchland, Northumberland
Sleeps 7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Fantastic barn conversion in stunning countryside
  • Walking distance from the picturesque village of Blanchland
  • Ideal location for fishing, hiking or sailing
  • Lovely enclosed courtyard with garden furniture
  • Rural hideaway comfortably sleeping seven people
  • Spacious lounge and separate dining room – perfect for families
Property code: CN108

This prettily converted barn is nestled amid the stunning countryside of Country Durham. Comfortably accommodating up to seven guests, this is the perfect base for a relaxing family holiday.

Holly Cottage has been developed as part of a fantastic barn conversion offering comfortable, contemporary living in a stunning location. Situated near to the villages of Hunstanworth and Blanchland, this cottage has all the qualities of a rural hideaway whilst not being completely detached from civilisation. Holly Cottage comfortably accommodates 7 guests, making it ideal for families.

The ground floor comprises a spacious lounge with TV, Freeview, DVD and CD/radio, a fully-equipped breakfasting kitchen including dishwasher and spacious dining room, and bathroom and separate WC.

The first floor provides two double bedrooms, one twin bedroom and one single bedroom, all with fantastic original beams. Completing the property is a family bathroom with shower over bath, W.C. and wash basin, as well as a separate shower room.

Externally there is a shared, enclosed gravelled courtyard with garden furniture.

Please note, that for larger groups, this cottage can be booked alongside other similar cottages.

Holly Cottage is situated near to Hunstanworth in the Derwent Valley. The beautiful little village of Blanchland, which is within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is only 2 miles from the property. It is very popular with those wishing to walk in the surrounding countryside or sail and fish on Derwent Reservoir. There are some shops, a post office, a tea-room and old parish church in the village.

Nearby Hexham and Corbridge, delightful market towns, and famous Hadrian’s Wall, are only 11 miles to the north of this property and definitely worth a visit. The historic university town of Durham is about 30 miles away and a fantastic day out for all the family with plenty of restaurants, river walks, rowing, Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral. Beamish Open Air Museum, ideal if you have children, is only 15 miles away.

Slightly further afield is the metropolitan city of Newcastle Upon-Tyne. Why not take a walk along the quayside to take in some of the famous sights of the city?

This cottage accepts one well behaved dog.

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.

  • 4 bedroom 2 doubles, 1 twin, 1 single
  • 3 bathrooms 1 bathroom with WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine
  • Separate dining room with large table, seating 7 guests
  • TV in the lounge
  • Games, books and DVDs in the lounge
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants within easy driving distance
  • Enclosed shared courtyard
  • Travel cot available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Fishing and sailing facilities nearby
  • 30 miles from historic city of Durham
  • 1 dog welcome at an additional fee
  • Allocated off-road parking for 1 car
  • 2 miles from village of Blanchland

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Hellen 27th October 2018

Excellent property location. House was a very good standard, extremely clean and well maintained throughout. Easy access to all surrounding areas. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Katie O 27th August 2017

Lovely position and plenty of space for all the family to be together and/or do their own thing. Well equipped and spacious cottage sitting in some very beautiful countryside, especially when the heather is in full bloom on the moors. Plenty of lovely walks straight from the door or a short drive away and the gorgeous village of Blanchlands just doRead morewn the road. Hide

Reviewed by Vanessa H

Our short stay in cosy very clean and well equipped cottage. Although we only live an hour away had never explored Weardale. Lovely area convenient to see lots. Loads of good walks

Reviewed by Heather O R

Spacious, light, warm, rooms well appointed and bathroom /toilet facilities very good. We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at Holly and Hornbeam Cottages for a special family event and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Adrian W

Holly cottage is a very well equipped, cosy and spacious cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside with Durham , Newcastle, Hexham, Hadrians Wall, the coast and lots of other tourist attractions within an hour or less away. We look forward to our next visit. Highly recommended. We were all very happy with the cottage. We couldn't fault it. ItRead more was well decorated,very clean and well equipped in a lovely location. Excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Jennie L

A really well equipped cottage and a beautiful location. Ideal area for walks . Just outside of lovely Blanchland and close to Hexham. We used the new leisure centre at Consett and visited Beamish open air museum twice great for adults and children. Stanhope had some pretty gift and craft shops ,well worth visiting and a wonderful drive over moorlaRead morend to get there. Can't wait to go again. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian Macnaghten

Holly Cottage was a delight to stay at. It was clean, well-lit and well-appointed. The area had beautiful views. It was close to good places to shop, such as Hexham. There is a popular and delicious ice cream shop nearby, called Wheelbirks that make the ice cream themselves from their own dairy herd. We enjoyed visits to Alnwick castle, the NationaRead morel Glass Centre and the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens in Sunderland, Warkworth castle, and beaches from Amble to Seahouses. Berry picking was available along with a great farm shop near Hexham at Brocksbushes Farm. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew Macintosh

Thought Holly Cottage was very well maintained and beautifully furnished. Very practical for a family.

Reviewed by Mr P Lawrence

The cottage was warm also very clean and cosy.A great first impression. Cosy barn conversion in quiet area to get away from it all. We stayed in late October when the trees still had their leaves in all shades of red and gold. The surrounding countryside was stunning and is criss crossed with public rights of way for walking and cycling also accessRead more land.We took various routes from the accommodation a delight each time. Used the supermarkets in Hexham (easy to get to)these were very well stocked. Corbridge is a pretty small town of small art galleries and artisan shops. Walked the stretch of Hadrians Wall from Haltwhisle to Haltsteads Spectacular views! Hide

Reviewed by Peter Ives

The cleanest cottage I have ever used. Fully and thoughtfully equipped. Everything was of good quality and worked perfectly. Spacious for a party of seven, never need to queue for a toilet, good size rooms and well laid out. Equipment and cleanliness are top notch. If you are the person responsible for booking for a mixed group you will not need toRead more worry that it will suit everyone. Hide

Reviewed by Sylvie Vandereus

Lovely location, clean,comfortable, tidy and spacious with everything needed.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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.

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