Bed & Breakfast
Four Star Accommodation in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
We are an upland smallholding, with the oldest part of the house dating back many hundreds of years.
In the past, the house was occupied by lead miners who were also subsistence farmers to support and feed their families whilst mining.
The Great Outdoors
In the high Pennines fantastic walking and cycling are in easy reach!
We are just 2 miles off the C2C cycle route and the Pennine Way passes nearby.
A short car ride will take you to Hadrian's Wall and the Lake District via Hartside Pass, which on a clear day will give you unbelievable views of the Eden Valley, and in the distance the northern and eastern fells of Lakeland.
We welcome every guest with tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Each of our rooms has:
A king size bed complete with en-suite shower room and WC;
Secure parking and lock up facilities for bikes;
A flat screen TV with DVD and Freesat;
An ironing board and iron available on request;
Tea and coffee making facilities;
Unfortunately we do not allow pets or smoking in our guest rooms. Service animals are permitted. With both rooms at first floor and accessed by stairs with winders they are unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchair users. For more, please see our Access Statement.
Prices from £75. Single person reductions available.
BREAKFAST & DINING
We offer all guests a choice for breakfast either Continental style or a full English Breakfast which includes fresh eggs from our own chickens, locally sourced bacon and sausages, homemade bread and our award winning breakfast marmalade (the overall winner in the Seville Orange category at the World's Original Marmalade Awards 2012).
Sample Breakfast Menu
Orange or grapefruit juice
Scottish porridge oats topped with maple syrup
A wide choice of cereals and muesli
Seasonal fruit salad
Continental breakfast of croissants or rolls with ham, cheese, fruit, and yogurt
Full English breakfast of bacon, locally sourced sausages, our own free range eggs cooked to your choice with mushrooms, tomatoes and hash browns
Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs
Homemade white or wholemeal toast with our award-winning marmalade or home made jam
English breakfast tea, or herbal or fruit
Fresh coffee (decaffeinated if required)
Vegetarian breakfasts are available on request
Where possible, we source our products from local farmers. Failing this we always source Fair Trade products
Packed lunches can be provided by arrangement - from £6.
We have a very good local pub in St John's Chapel, The Golden Lion who provide excellent evening meals.
We can arrange bookings if required. Please note last orders for food are at 20.00 hrs.
"Lovely, peaceful location."
We are located in upper Weardale in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of Cowshill. We are just off the official C2C cycle route (2 miles south of Allenheads). For those with a Sat-Nav our post code is DL13 1AD.
From the South and East
Follow the A689 from Wolsingham and Stanhope towards Alston, on passing through the village of Cowshill follow the road round at the top of the hill by the war memorial signposted Allendale (B6295). We are the first house on the right approximately 100 yards from the junction.
From the West
Take the A689 from Alston through the village of Nethead, and pass the Killhope Mine and Museum. Carry on through the village of Lanehead. At the junction of the A689/B6295 turn sharp left up the hill. We are the first house on the right approximately 100 yards from the junction.
From the North
From the A69 at Haydon take the A686 signposted Alston, at Langley on Tyne take the B6295 towards Allendale, continue through Allendale to Allenheads and follow the road up and over the Northumberland/County Durham border. Continue on for approximately 1.5 miles and we are the first house on the left after the village sign of Cowshill
From Hexham, take the B6305 signposted Allendale, follow the road to the junction of the B6304 and bear left until this joins the B6295 and continue on to Allendale. Continue through Allendale to Allenheads and follow the road up and over the Northumberland/County Durham border. Continue on for approximately 1.5 miles and we are the first house on the left after the village sign of Cowshill