Ford Cottage, Allensford, Newcastle upon Tyne Area

Ford Cottage, Allensford, Newcastle upon Tyne Area



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***As part of your welcome pack at Ford Cottage, the owners have secured discount vouchers giving you 25% off entry to Beamish Museum for use during your stay***
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. * (See Accommodation Summary).
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. There is an additional charge, please see our terms and conditions (points 17-19) for more details of doggy house rules.
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Accommodation Summary

N.B. Accommodation is all on one level. 

Entrance to Ford Cottage is through the French doors which lead into the main living area. * N.B. for limited mobility guests, please be aware that there is a step up and over the door frame.

Open-Plan Living Area: Comprises of a lounge, dining area and small kitchen. The lounge has two comfortable, 2-seater sofas with a cosy log burning stove and large flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player, there is 'Welsh' dresser with a selection of tableware and a wooden seat with under-seat storage containing a great selection of games.

Dining area: Circular wooden dining table with seating for 4.

Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, fridge, table top freezer, toaster, kettle, microwave and cafetiere.

Master bedroom with en-suite shower room: Double bed with bedside drawers and lamps, double wardrobe plus a single wardrobe with full length mirror front, a chest of drawers with flatscreen TV, dressing table with mirror and chair, wooden rocking chair and armchair, there is a day bed for a 5th child guest, if required (N.B. Please confirm at time of booking), feature stone wall.

En-suite: With shower cubicle, hand-wash basin with mirror above and WC.

Bedroom 2 en-suite shower room: Double bed with bedside drawers and lamps, a double wardrobe, chest of drawers, armchair, dressing table with stool.  En-suite shower room: with hand-wash basin, mirrored cabinet and WC.

Outside: A patio area is sectioned off for Ford Cottage's guests to use** with a table and 4 chairs. From the entrance gate, you can access the 14-acre picnic park that is Allensford Country Park which has plenty of room to walk, run around and use the picnic tables.

Parking: for one car in designated parking space outside of the gated entrance which is shared with the owners who live in the adjoining property.

Parents' note: There is a travel cot, highchair and fire guard available at Ford Cottage for your use.

Shopping: There is a 'Spar' local shop 1.5 miles away and larger stores in Consett (2 miles).

**The owners' own property is located next door and the cottage has its own, private access from the main courtyard. 

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

  • Allocated parking space
  • Central heating
  • Cycle Friendly
  • Dogs welcome
  • DVD Player
  • Enclosed shared yard
  • En-Suite Shower Room/s
  • Family Friendly
  • Flat screen TV
  • Freeview TV
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Games, books and DVDs
  • Garden table and chairs
  • Groundfloor bed/shower room
  • Hair Dryer
  • High chair
  • Hob/oven
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Off road parking
  • Patio Area
  • Restricted Mobility suitable
  • Shop nearby
  • Single Storey
  • Tourist information in cottage
  • Travel Cot
  • USB charge available
  • Walker Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood burning stove

Ford Cottage in Allensford is only a 30 minute drive (via A68 and A69) from Newcastle upon Tyne, allowing you to enjoy a lovely countryside retreat next to the River Derwent, plenty of local attractions and easy access to the city centre.

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- 30 December 2017

We had a lovely stay at Ford Cottage with the twinkling Christmas Tree, wood burning stove and lovely chocolate cake it was the perfect snowy retreat - very cosy! Thank you for those little 'extra touches' - much appreciated. Happy New Year!

4/ 5stars

- 26 December 2017

Such a lovely cottage and an extremely warm welcome. Arrived to find 2 Christmas Trees beautifully decorated together with a lovely Christmas Hamper and a delicious Cheese board - how good is that ?? Cant thank the owners enough - they certainly know how to welcome their guests. Their décor in the cottage is second to none, the owners certainly go the extra mile to offer such a high standard. 5* plus - thank you so much, we will be visiting again asap!

4/ 5stars

- 28 November 2017

Returning home to Inverness today after a few days visiting family in the area. Beautiful cottage, well equipped and a chocolate cake on the table was a lovely surprise (the grandchildren loved it). Thank you, we hope to come back next year!

4/ 5stars
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Key Features

  • Cycle Friendly
  • Dogs welcome
  • Family Friendly
  • Restricted Mobility suitable
  • Shop nearby
  • Walker Friendly
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wood burning stove
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