Blacketts Retreat at Newhouses, Allenheads, Northumberland NE47 9HX

Run by: Janine & Mike Swindale

Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast is a Grade II listed building, built in 1788 by Sir Thomas Blackett standing 1400 feet above sea level. Warm and comfortable, with amazing views over the West Allen Valley. There are three bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people and a hearty breakfast is provided. There are refreshment facilities and a comfortable lounge with log burner for chilly evenings. There is a secure lockup for your bikes. The village pub serves evening meals and is a short walk from your accommodation.  Therapy treatments are available on site, including post-exercise aromatherapy massage and hot stones treatments available from £20.    

Rooms: 1S/D, 2T. B&B: £35-£40 (single supp applied). Pk lunch: from £5. On C2C route. Drying facilities. Secure lock-up.  

Tel: 01434 685260
Mob: 07940 812634 or 07467 947402

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There are 7 reviews
Review by pauline breacher
2010-06-23 20:51:42
great place to stay,lovely breakfast,great location,i have stayed here twice now
Review by Philip Lewis
2010-08-09 13:02:14
The hosts here are most obliging and hospitable and this is borne out by the outstanding comments in their visitors book. We will be back next year!
Review by Michael Bickerstaffe
2011-06-07 10:39:43
Nice room. Value for money. Decent breakfast. I would happily stay there again. The host was excellent. It had been raining that day and the fire was on when we arrived to dry our clothes, together with offers of tea and biscuits. And he had already booked us into the Allenheads pub.
Review by Gill Almond
2014-06-10 15:34:23
Have just stayed at this lovely accommodation where the hosts could not have been more friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great with freshly baked bread and home made preserves, fresh fruit, porridge and all of the usual full English choices. All were far to tempting prior to getting on the bike for the next stage of the C2C! Good secure bike storage also. Coffee and tea making facilities including biscuits too which was a nice touch.
Review by Martin Adams
2014-07-24 09:42:48
Friendly welcome from Pat on arrival. The room I had was nice, and everything seemed very clean. There are shared bathrooms and lounge with TV (could be useful if it's raining). There is also a kitchen, but I was not advised if I could use that (I didn't ask as I didn't need it). Downtown Allenheads has just a pub and a cafe. The cafe opens until 5 and I had a nice meal there. Only briefly sampled the pub, but they seemed friendly enough. I didn't try the pub for food. Terry served me breakfast, and I found him a man of very few words.
Review by Steve tron
2014-07-30 04:10:39
Stayed here on 26/7/14. Nice welcome from Pat. Everything you need in a B&B. Rooms well presented and very clean. Beds comfortable. Shared bathroom again very clean. There is a out house for bike storage. Short walk to pub. Good breakfast in the morning. All in all a great place to stay.
Review by Ian Mitchell
2018-06-23 20:26:10
Have just stayed with Mike and Janine in their great B and B. Lovely setting, amazing views and clean, comfortable rooms. I was greeted with the offer of a cuppa and some biscuits, which was most welcome after a day in the hills. Free wifi allowed me to catch up with the family. Breakfast was wonderful and included fresh eggs from Janine's chickens and ducks. Would definitely stay there again.
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