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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

3/4 bedroom detached, rural cottage with open fire, separate dining room, garage/gardens in a stunning location with 360 degree views. Well behaved pets are welcome.

A fantastic 3/4 bedroom detached, rural cottage accessed via a rural track over an idyllic stream. Open fire, generous room sizes and stunning views. To the ground floor the property has w.c, drying and utility room, kitchen, dining room, living room with wood fire and double doors leading out to the well kept garden with views accross the valley to the small hamlet of Carrshield. The property has a games room including Pool Table, Table Football and Dartboard as well as a selection of board games, books and DVDs.

Externally there is an eco friendly, woodfired hot tub. Relax in the tub and take advantage of the fantastic views and peace and quiet or take advantage of the designated dark sky area to gaze at the stars. A Grill cabin has been installed allowing guests to cook and keep warm in a log cabin whilst experiencing the peace and quiet of the countryside.

To the first floor are 3 bedrooms, the master with ensuite, family bathroom and the large 3rd bedroom is split into 2 sides to provide flexible sleeping arrangements; on one side is a king size bed with a partition wall with curtains with 2 single beds on the other side. The property is perfect for families looking for peace and quiet and those wanting to get away from it all. It is situated in a rural area on the border of the 3 counties of Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland.

The property aims to be environmentally friendly and has PV panels providing the electricity and a Bio Mass boiler providing the heating.

The closest Village is Allenheads, approximately 3 miles away, which holds the annual Tar Run on New Years Eve. Please note that access to this property is down a track and during harsh winters, 4 wheel drive transport is reccommended. The nearest shop and pub are in Nenthead and Allendale, both are approximately 3 miles away. Mobile phone signal is also difficult to get although there is broadband provided within the property. For stays shorter than 1 week or for different move in dates please contact us. We aim to be flexible when possible and accommodate the needs of the guest.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

Northern England region

The nearby town of Allendale is famous for a New Year celebration where lighted tar barrels are carried on the heads of revellers called guisers. This tradition dates back to 1858. It appears to have originated from the lighting of a silver band that were carolling at New Year. They were unable to use candles to light their music due to the strong winds, so someone suggested a tar barrel be used. Having to move from place to place, it would have been easiest to carry the barrels upon the guisers heads, rather than rolling them. There have been claims that it is a pagan festival, however, these claims are unfounded.


Carrshield is a village in Northumberland, in England. It is situated in the Pennines approximately between Penrith and Hexham. It is a small village with an old school building situated in the centre of the village. The school was built in 1851 but is no longer a working school and is now three houses.

Carrshield is surrounded by beautiful fell ground and is littered with old disused mines. Remnants of the old stone works where the lead was mined are still able to be seen next to the river. There are no shops in Carrshield.

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28 May 2014


"Perfect and Idyllic"

We have just returned from this absolutely perfect holiday. The surroundings to the property are fabulous with the added bonus of a private road. The house itself is perfect with class through out b… More

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