18th century stone cottage
Enter in to inviting lounge
Relaxing by the woodburner
Charming and comfortable
Enjoy a meal for two
Well equipped kitchen
Cook up a storm
Time for breakfast
Up the stairs to mezzanine bedroom
Bright and airy
A good night's sleep
Impressive shower room
A great spot for relaxing in the countryside
Meet the neighbours
They are a friendly bunch
Bill and Ben
A warm and welcoming home from home
Approach to the property
Peaceful surroundings
Surrounded by fields and wildlife
Nearby Derwent river
1 / 22  18th century stone cottage
2 / 22  Enter in to inviting lounge
3 / 22  Relaxing by the woodburner
4 / 22  Charming and comfortable
5 / 22  Enjoy a meal for two
6 / 22  Well equipped kitchen
7 / 22  Cook up a storm
8 / 22  Time for breakfast
9 / 22  Up the stairs to mezzanine bedroom
10 / 22  Bright and airy
11 / 22  A good night's sleep
12 / 22  Impressive shower room
13 / 22  A great spot for relaxing in the countryside
14 / 22  Meet the neighbours
15 / 22  They are a friendly bunch
16 / 22  Bill and Ben
17 / 22  A warm and welcoming home from home
18 / 22  Approach to the property
19 / 22  Peaceful surroundings
20 / 22  Surrounded by fields and wildlife
21 / 22  Nearby Derwent river
22 / 22  Views

Washpool Cottage

Allensford, Northumberland
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Characterful 18th-century cottage, perfect for romantic getaways
  • Woodburning stove for cosy evenings in
  • Spectacular country views with four resident alpacas for company
  • Half an hour from the bustling city of Newcastle
  • Ideally situated to explore the Derwent Valley by foot or bike
  • Easy access to Hadrian's Wall from the cottage
Property code: CN148

This stylish and traditional holiday cottage provides the perfect escape for a romantic escape. Perfect for visiting Hadrian's Wall and the stunning scenery of the Derwent Valley.

This beautiful cottage for two is situated in the Derwent Valley between Northumberland and Durham on an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Washpool Cottage offers luxury accommodation and plenty of character features reflecting its 18th Century history. A wood burning stove will keep you warm and cosy on any chilly evenings and you will feel truly at home relaxing in the lounge with a glass of wine! On Summer evenings, you can sit outside on the patio and truly relax in this peaceful spot whilst enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding open countryside and paddock area which is home to the four Alpacas Bill, Ben, Loral and Hardy.

This cottage is located just over a half an hour’s drive from the city of Newcastle (close to A68 and A69) where you can take advantage of fantastic shopping, dining and cultural attractions such as The Theatre Royal and Baltic Gallery! More locally, the nearest pub to the cottage is The Manor Inn and is a great option for meals. The village of Shotley Bridge is just a mile and a half away with a good pub restaurant, an Italian restaurant with a lovely atmosphere plus an Indian restaurant and a couple of Take-Aways.

If you enjoy walking and cycling this is the perfect base from which to explore the Derwent Valley and beyond with welcoming villages and traditional pubs you will soon feel like one of the locals! The Northumbrian town of Corbridge is just a 10 minute drive away where you will find quirky shops and cafes. There is also easy access to Hadrian’s Wall from Washpool Cottage so if you want to visit this fabulous Heritage Site you’re in the right place. A little further afield you will find the Northumbrian Coastline, that will leave you with many lasting happy memories.

There is private parking for up to 2 cars.

This cottage accepts one small, well behaved dog.

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

  • 1 bedrooms 1 double on mezzanine level
  • 1 bathroom 1 downstairs shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Gas hob and electric oven, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer.
  • Excellent 3G & 4G phone coverage
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Near to village pubs and shops
  • TV/DVD in the lounge
  • Wood burner
  • Enclosed patio area overlooking the resident alpacas
  • Bicycle storage available

This property is personally managed by Marie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Anthony 20th September 2019

Lovely cottage, very clean and has everything you need. Lovely location, plenty of walks nearby and within easy reach of Beamish Museum, Durham and Newcastle. Lots of good places nearby to eat, especially the Derwent Manor Hotel, a 15 minute walk or a 3 minute drive away. They do a great 3 course menu between 5 -7pm Mon-Thurs at 13.95 and the food Read moreis excellent. Host Michael met us as we arrived and gave us instructions for heating etc and told us of places to visit and local restaurants. Hide

18th century stone cottage
Enter in to inviting lounge
Relaxing by the woodburner
Charming and comfortable
Enjoy a meal for two
Well equipped kitchen
Cook up a storm
Time for breakfast
Up the stairs to mezzanine bedroom
Bright and airy
A good night's sleep
Show 10 moreImpressive shower room


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.

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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