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Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast

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Newhouses, Allenheads NE47 9HX England
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Blacketts Retreat at Newhouses is a warm comfortable cottage, a short walk from the village centre, with fantastic views over the fells, providing excellent accommodation for visitors throughout the year. We offer six beds, comprising 1 super king / twin en suite, 1 twin and 1 double room with shared bathroom facilities. Guests have their own lounge and dining room facilities. Our accommodation is particularly popular with coast to coast cyclists completing the 'original' sea to sea route as well as star gazing enthusiasts. Blacketts Retreat offers a comprehensive range of Complimentary and Beauty Therapies for guests to enjoy during their stay with us. The brand new North Pennines Observatory is our next door neighbour and its only a five minute walk away. For the less energetic there are plenty of lovely walks for all ability levels around the North Pennines, as well as lots of lovely cafe's for those who wish to relax and simply take time out from busy life.
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Kate H wrote a review Jul 2020
Heaton, United Kingdom1 contribution
We had a lovely few days away at Blacketts in July 2020. We've had a few family holidays in Northumberland and while the scenery is always stunning sometimes the accommodation just hasn't worked for young children. Not so at Blacketts! It's a gorgeous renovated miner's cottage from the 1700s with really beautifully appointed bedrooms (1 double with a huge bed & with ensuite, 1 twin room with plenty of space & 1 slightly smaller double which looks onto the sweet chicken thoroughfare). We really only needed to bring removable black out blinds to make it kid-friendly - to ensure the kids would go to sleep before the sun went down and not wake up at 4am! The whole cottage is very well appointed and comfortable, the open fire in the living room being a lovely touch. Mike and Jan are wonderful hosts! Mike helped us with the fire several times and they're both really lovely. They have a lot of very well-cared for chickens and a couple of geese which add a really special element to the stay. Our kids loved helping to feed them, looking for eggs and playing with Bruce the goose. Fresh eggs every day was a real highlight too. Jan is a complementary therapist & is offering limited treatments at the moment due to Covid. Two of us has the most wonderful reflexology treatments - thank you Jan. We highly recommend Blacketts Retreat. It's a very special place. We didn't do anything more adventurous than wander into the village, go to the park, have milkshakes at the cafe and play for hours in Mike and Jan's garden although I'm sure there is lots more to do for cyclists and hikers. This is the perfect place to get away during this weird time, thanks so much Mike and Jan.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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John K wrote a review Aug 2019
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I’ve stayed here 3 times now, most recently in August 2019 with my wife as part of my 3rd Whitehaven to Sunderland Cycle. Not only is Allenheads the highest village in England it is also a stunning, remote and relaxing environment. Janine and Mike have created a wonderful and relaxing environment at their Guesthouse Retreat. They are both such lovely people who look after their guests very well. They make it feel like a home from home. I not only recommend Allenheads as a place to stay but the Blacketts Retreat is a must, especially if doing the C2C cycle or walk. There is also a welcoming Pub and Cafe to visit as part of your stay . Thanks as always Mike and Janine 👍 John and Simone from the Isle of Man 🇮🇲
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Fen Fushi wrote a review Jul 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom39 contributions52 helpful votes
Spent a night here after a days walking in the area and it was a lovely experience. Welcoming hosts, super room and great breakfast. The location is perfect and the property is really well maintained.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from 196janines, Owner at Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely comments. We’re so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you’ll visit again in the future. Kind regards Mike and Janine
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BellaBlott wrote a review May 2019
North East26 contributions22 helpful votes
This is a quaint hillside stop on the C2C route and offers secure storage for bikes as well as adequate parking space. Four of us stayed, in two rooms. Mike and Janine offered a warm welcome and personal touch. We had lovely fresh coffee and tea on arrival and were able to sit in the garden with our drinks and meet the free range chickens and cockerels. It is a steep climb up on foot or bike to the guest house and might be a challenge for anyone with difficulty walking. It's fairly remote but the local pub is an 8 minute walk down the hill and they offer evening meals (you do need to let them know in advance to ensure food service). The rooms and beds are very comfortable and the hosts were keen to make sure we had everything we needed. There is no TV in the room but there is a shared lounge with comfy chairs and TV although we didn't use it. The remoteness of this place is what makes it unique and the views and quietness are spectacular. Breakfast (including freshly laid eggs) was very good.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: One en-suite room which offers a shower. The shared bathroom has a bath & shower.
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Response from 196janines, Owner at Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your lovely comments. We hope you’ll come again in the future.
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millydog2000 wrote a review Sep 2018
Newcastle50 contributions52 helpful votes
After a long day and some big hills on the C2C cycle ride, this was a wonderful, peaceful place to stay - Mike and Janine welcomed us with much needed tea and biscuits on arrival. We had a lovely spacious, very comfortable twin room with an equally spacious shared bathroom next door - both rooms had great views over the countryside. There is also a lovely shared sitting room for guests downstairs. Substantial breakfast with eggs from their hens. I wish we could have stayed another night!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Responded 9 Sep 2018
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will come again in the future. Kind regards Janine and Mike
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Killhope Lead Mining Museum (2.7 miles), The Weardale Museum & High House Chapel (4.5 miles), and Nenthead Mines (5.0 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hemmel Cafe, Killhope Cafe, and The Old Weardale Bakery & Tearooms.
Is Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Allenheads.
Are there any historical sites close to Blacketts Retreat Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Nenthead Mines (5.0 miles).