Bedrooms - 3
Sleeps - 6
Bathrooms - 2
Pets welcome - 2
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The Barn Cottage
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6
A great base for walking enthusiasts, with walks for all abilities leading right from the grounds of this working sheep farm.
Perfectly positioned in the beautiful county of Northumberland and on a working sheep farm, The Barn sits next door to the owner’s home and is surrounded by 95 acres of their grounds and farmland. Spacious, light and airy, this semi-detached property offers excellent accommodation for families, friends and couples. With a large living room with views looking over Allenheads Moor, guests will find themselves comfortable and cosy thanks to the wood burner, wooden floors and exposed beams. The kitchen is spacious and a great place to cook in for those family get-togethers and celebrations. On the first floor, there is a master bedroom with kingsize bed, dressing room and en-suite bathroom, as well as a double bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom with shower cubicle. The garden area boasts table and chairs, and is a peaceful haven from which to enjoy the scenery of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Only a little over a mile away, the village of Allendale is often referred to as Allendale Town on maps and literature, and has a thriving community.
Twice crowned ’Village of the Year’, this pretty, stone-built village in the heart of the Allen Valleys may be small in size, but it is big in personality. With three pubs and a shop in the centre, guests will find this a great place to visit and enjoy the local food, drink and produce. Try a pint of Allendale real ale from the town’s own brewery, or tuck into generous sandwiches and homemade pies at the butchers.
Ideal for guests who enjoy a walking, cycling or rambling holiday, there are numerous popular walks and established public footpaths leading right from the grounds and onwards towards destinations including Allendale Common, Allenheads Moor and Allendale village itself. For guests wanting to enjoy a scenic walk, head out around the River East Allen on routes taking in moorland, waterfalls and wildlife. See too, the remains of Allendale’s industrial heritage of lead and silver extraction. More serious walkers will find that The Barn is the perfect base for taking part in in the annual Allendale Challenge, which is a 25-mile endurance circuit around the valley.
Also a great base for walkers and cyclists wanting to enjoy the sights and history of Hadrian’s Wall, there are numerous archaeological sites, Roman forts and places of interest to visit along the way.
For a more leisurely day trip, visit the quaint village of Wylam, which is the birthplace of George Stephenson, the pioneering railway engineer. The towns and villages of Hexham, Corbridge, Haltwhistle and Bardon Mill are all within an easy 30-minute drive and offer attractions and sights for guests of all ages. The North Pennines Observatory for stargazing at the Old School House in Allenheads is only 8 miles away. Hexham Abbey and Hexham Old Gaol are both popular destinations at any time of year. A little further afield, but still within an hour’s drive, guests will be able to take a trip to the Northumberland coast, Newcastle upon Tyne, The Metrocentre in Gateshead, Killhope, the cathedral city of Durham and Beamish Living Museum. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mil
Living/dining room: With wood burner, 42" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player, beams and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With breakfast area, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, dressing room and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. 95-acre natural and unspoilt grounds and farmland (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
- Bike Store
- DVD player
- Main Fuel or Power incl.
- Garden / Patio
- Pub within 1 mile
- Rural Location
- Woodburning Stove
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Cot Available
- Washing Machine
- North Pennines
- Welcome Cottages
- Parking - On Site