Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
Light and airy open plan living and dining area
Snuggle up to watch a good film in front of the fire
With everything you will need for your holiday
Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
Feature stone wall leading to bedrooms
Spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower
Plenty of room to spread out and wind down
Have a great night's sleep
Ensuite shower room with lots of natural light
Pretty second double bedroomwith ensuite shower
Watch TV in bed
Contemporary shower room for the second bedroom
French doors lead you out to the patio area
Take afternoon tea in the fresh air
Large windows bring plenty of light into the cottage
This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
Enjoy a walk along the picturesque river Derwent
Be captivated by the local countryside
Take a picnic, walk the dog, try a bike ride
Stunning local scenery awaits you
1 / 21  Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
2 / 21  Light and airy open plan living and dining area
3 / 21  Snuggle up to watch a good film in front of the fire
4 / 21  With everything you will need for your holiday
5 / 21  Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
6 / 21  Feature stone wall leading to bedrooms
7 / 21  Spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower
8 / 21  Plenty of room to spread out and wind down
9 / 21  Have a great night's sleep
10 / 21  Ensuite shower room with lots of natural light
11 / 21  Pretty second double bedroomwith ensuite shower
12 / 21  Watch TV in bed
13 / 21  Contemporary shower room for the second bedroom
14 / 21  French doors lead you out to the patio area
15 / 21  Take afternoon tea in the fresh air
16 / 21  Large windows bring plenty of light into the cottage
17 / 21  This beautiful country park is just behind the cottage
18 / 21  Enjoy a walk along the picturesque river Derwent
19 / 21  Be captivated by the local countryside
20 / 21  Take a picnic, walk the dog, try a bike ride
21 / 21  Stunning local scenery awaits you

Ford Cottage

Allensford, Northumberland
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Idyllic single-level countryside cottage, sleeping four guests in comfort
  • Located in the scenic Allensford Country Park
  • Local permit fishing available in the Derwent River along with seasonal fishing in the beautiful local reservoir
  • Suntrap patio and welcoming, cosy social areas inside
  • Well-situated for exploration of the Northumberland region and beyond
  • Close to the vibrant city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, an ideal opportunity to visit the Summer long celebration, The Great Exhibition of the North
  • 25% discount on entry to nearby famous open air Beamish Museum
Property code: CN083

This two bedroom single-level cottage, in its stunningly peaceful countryside setting, is a beautiful location for a quiet short break or as a base to make the most of the many close by attractions.

If you fancy a quiet walk or the use of a picnic table in a beautiful setting, access is provided to Allensford Country Park from the entrance gate of Ford Cottage. Within walking distance of the cottage, you will find the local village of Allensford, complete with local cafe. In nearby Derwent Manor, the Prego Restaurant serves something for everyone. Venture a little further to find the beautiful reservoir where you can avail of seasonal fishing, the local Beamish Museum and local historic towns such as Hexham, Corbridge or Durham. If you fancy a picturesque drive towards the coast, you will soon find yourself at the stunning sandy beaches of Whitley Bay and Tynemouth. If you are looking to spend some time in hustle and bustle of a city, Newcastle upon Tyne is just a short drive away. Visit this vibrant metropolis and you will find an incredible range of shops, restaurants and entertainment with something for everyone.

Enter the cottage through the French doors to be greeted by the main open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. Two comfortable two-seater sofas, a wood burner, as well as a fantastic selection of games and a TV and DVD player and you will have everything you need to feel right at home. Add to this the four-seater table and kitchen including electric oven and hob, fridge, and table-top freezer. The master bedroom, with en-suite shower and WC, comes complete with a double bed, ample storage and a TV. A stone feature wall, rocking chair and armchair add to the charm of this room. The second bedroom is a double bed with an en-suite shower room with WC.

A beautiful main courtyard is shared with the owners who live close to the property. A patio area, with table and chairs, is divided off for guests. With its scenic views of the rolling countryside, this area is the perfect place to sit and relax with a book. There is off-road parking for one car too.

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

  • 2 bedrooms 2 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms 2 en-suite showers with WC
  • Fridge and table top freezer, electric oven and hob
  • Bed linen included
  • Central heating and electric included 
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • TV/DVD in the lounge 
  • TV in both bedrooms and DVD player in second bedroom
  • Shared yard with private patio area
  • To enclose the patio, guests are welcome to close the entrance gate
  • Selection of games, books and DVDs
  • Patio table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • Wood burner
  • 1 dog welcome. May consider 2 small dogs on request, please check 1st. Owner politely requests that dogs are kept out of bedrooms
  • 25% off tickets for Beamish Museum
  • Fishing permits available for purchase at nearby Allensford Tea room

This property is personally managed by Nicola.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diane 18th October 2019

Very comfortable cottage in lovely surroundings. Lovely park area, running alongside the river, for walking the dog.

Reviewed by Derek 28th June 2019

The cottage is well laid out and well equipped and access to the park is very easy. It is next to the River Derwent and gives a good walk for your dog, and the cafe at the other end of the park is a good resting point for a beer or a coffee.

Reviewed by Ian 14th June 2019

Excellent property nice touch to bake us a cake for our arrival. Great location for wedding we attended at Derwent Manor Hotel

Reviewed by Katrina 29th March 2019

On a very busy road ,not good in courtyard for children. Unless gate is closed.. Described as dog friendly but found it was not dog practical as there is no garden. There is a country park at the back of the cottage,but you had to go out of the property last thing at night with a torch and the same in the morning. I went out with my nighty and a coRead moreat on as the dog wanted to go out on waking . Hide

Reviewed by Ian 28th December 2018

Well equipped and cosy. Large bedrooms, both en-suite. Large kitchen / lounge with wood burner. Close to main road.

Reviewed by Charlotte And Joel 30th 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!

Reviewed by Maureen And Alan 26th 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 dcor in the cottage is second to none, the owners certainly goRead more the extra mile to offer such a high standard. 5* plus - thank you so much, we will be visiting again asap! Hide

Reviewed by Christine And Jim 28th 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!

Reviewed by Jackie M 20th November 2017

Ford Cottage is absolutely lovely and spotlessly clean inside and out. We visited The Manor House pub was lovely, good food and a warm welcome. Walked along the riverbank and in the park behind Ford Cottage.

Reviewed by Chloe C 13th November 2017

Good location for plenty of walks around and good pubs in the area to visit with a dog.

Reviewed by Carolyn J 23rd October 2017

Myself, my husband and our two friends stayed here for the weekend. The courtyard is pretty and the decor throughout the cottage itself is lovely. It has a fabulous fire in the sitting room, ideal for those chilly evenings and two well equipped, en suite bedrooms. The only draw back, is there is no freezer at all, I expected there would at Read moreleast be a small freezer compartment inside the fridge. We did take frozen food with us and found we couldn't keep/make ice for drinks. However, the cottage is situated right next to a beautiful country park and has easy access to shops, Beamish, Northumberland etc. The road running past the cottage can be busy during the day, but I can honestly say the noise did not bother us, you would have to listen for the traffic and certainly didn't disrupt any sleep. The beds were comfy and there was lots of nice little touches here and there, especially the fabulous chocolate cake available on arrival. We would most definitely return to this wonderful cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Tracey R 24th September 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed our short stay! The cottage is wonderful, very impressive and comfortable. Main room bedroom in particular is particularly nice but the second is equally satisfying. Great location and lovely welcome. Thank you for the cake - very enjoyable and a thought for the dog too! All in all very satisfied and highly recommendRead moreed! Hide

Reviewed by Cheryl S 9th September 2017

We've had a most wonderful holiday here in County Durham visiting family and enjoying day trips to the wonderful sites around like Durham Cathedral and Beamish Museum. Thank you for being so hospitable. You both have made us feel most welcome and a big thank you for the ramp, it was a great help especially when getting in and out in the rain. OuRead morer welcoming cake was lovely. Hopefully we'll be back again one day. Hide

Reviewed by Angela, Richard, Peter, Matthew And Lucy 27th August 2017

We have had a lovely week here! Loads of places to visit - enjoyed days out at Beamish (fantastic but huge. It took 2 days to see it all), also been to Hexham, Whitley Bay and Gibside to see the Wind in the Willows. The field at the back is great for cricket and football and a nice walk by the other side of the river. Thanks for the chocolate cRead moreake - it was delicious. Really nice little touches in the cottage for the Children, toys, bedding, books etc - really made them feel welcome. Hope to be back someday. Hide

Reviewed by Timothy C 16th August 2017

Ford Cottage is a well positioned cottage to move around the Northumberland area. The cottage was clean and well provided for and recommended for any future visitors

Reviewed by Tina, Chris, Jack And Molly The Dog 9th August 2017

We had a lovely stay at Ford Cottage. This cottage is very clean and tidy. It is so homely and the rooms are huge but also very cosy. We had a lovely walk and also went to Beamish. The milk and the Chocolate Cake were kind and amazing. We will be coming back here as it was lovely.

Reviewed by The Benton Family 4th August 2017

Thank you for having us at Ford Cottage, we've had a great weekend! We had a brill day at Beamish yesterday and were delighted to be able to take the dog. We had a great meal at the Derwent Walk Inn last night, they also welcome dogs. Thanks also for the delicious cake and for Maisy's treats, a lovely surprise!

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Lovely stone built cottage and courtyard
Light and airy open plan living and dining area
Snuggle up to watch a good film in front of the fire
With everything you will need for your holiday
Prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen
Feature stone wall leading to bedrooms
Spacious double bedroom with ensuite shower
Plenty of room to spread out and wind down
Have a great night's sleep
Ensuite shower room with lots of natural light
Pretty second double bedroomwith ensuite shower
Show 9 moreWatch TV in bed


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