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

  • Characterful 18th-century cottage, perfect for romantic getaways in a remote location
  • 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 ideally situated in the Derwent Valley between Northumberland and Durham in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Offering original features reflecting its 18th-century history, it is the perfect place to explore the area by foot or bike, with or without the family dog. Just over half an hour's drive to the city of Newcastle with its bustling nightlife and cultural attractions, it is also nestled among a variety of pretty villages with welcoming pubs and the Northumbrian Coastline which will leave you with many lasting memories.

The property consists of stone flooring throughout, giving it a contemporary yet traditional feel. The living and dining room has a cosy wood burning stove, comfortable sofa and armchair as well as a TV/DVD and selection of books and games. There is a dining table for two, perfect for romantic dinners whisked up in the contemporary kitchen, complete with gas hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is also a washing machine. A door from the kitchen leads to the pretty patio area, a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. There is also a shower room downstairs with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Stairs lead up to a wonderful Mezzanine bedroom which has a double bed and windows looking out to the countryside below.

Outside, there is a seating area with table and chairs which looks out onto the paddock, home to Bill, Ben, Loral and Hardy the four resident alpacas. There is parking for two cars as well as secure cycle storage.

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

Marie Heffernan

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Marie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 4 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Vicki, 4th September 2020

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What a beautiful little cottage steep stairs up to the mezzanine bedroom but such a lovely place to stay.

Reviewed by Alison, 14th August 2020

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Lovely comfortable cottage. Clean and well equipped. Perfect for a couple, who want to explore the countryside around the River Derwent.

Reviewed by Anthony, 20th September 2019

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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

Reviewed by Mark, 21st June 2019

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18th century stone cottage
Peaceful surroundings
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
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Location

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