Allenheads

Run by: Julie Macdonald

Splendid bunkhouse and campsite right on C2C route about 1.5 miles before Allenheads Village. There are 2 rooms in the Bunkhouse, each sleeping 6 people. The campsite is small but secluded right at the back of the Bunkhouse. There are  showers and a locked bike shed for the Bunkhouse. No kitchen facilities and booking is essential. Evening meals available in the village. Julie has been looking after C2Cers now for well over a decade.

Details:
Rooms: 2 - 6 bunks each + 2 showers. Camping: £8 pppn. B&B: £27. Packed lunch: please give a day or so advance warning. On C2C route. Pub: in the village. Drying facilities and secure lock-up.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 685234
Mob: 07977 728328
Email: thorngreen@live.co.uk
Web: www.thorngreenaccommodation.co.uk


Run by: Ann & Phil Homer

Right on the original C2C route, this is a lovely 18th century village inn and a must for cyclists who enjoy atmosphere, hospitality and all-round rustic comfort. Fine ales and big helpings of tasty fare make this probably the most popular stop-off on the entire route. CAMRA and Good Pub Guide. Single occupancy restricted during busy season. Dinners from £8.99. Secure lock-up, free parking, free wifi. This is on of the great pubs in the north east, a national treasure.

Details:
Rooms: 2D, 5T, 1F. Open all year. B&B: £39. Single occ. £55. Eve meal: yes. Pk lunch: £5.50. Secure cycle parking.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 685200
Email: annallenheads@gmail.com
Web: www.allenheadsinn.co.uk


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.    

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

Contact:
Tel: 01434 685260
Mob: 07940 812634 or 07467 947402
Email: newhousesallenheads@yahoo.com
Web: www.allenheadsc2c.com


Run by: Amanda Noble

The Hemmel Cafe is a charming little stop-off with a wood-burning stove, an airy courtyard and free WiFi. Amanda Noble, who took over in 2013, offers home cooking using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and teas, coffees, wines and bottled beers. Breakfast is served all day and the home-made bread, scones and cakes are to die for. Amanda has made this a really thriving hub and popular stop-off among regulars looking for a breather before the steep climb out of Allenheads!

Details:
Main courses: £6.25 to £7.95. April 1 to Sept 30 open every day 9-5; Oct 1 to Mar 31 open 10-4 (except Wed).

Contact:
Tel: 01434 685568
Email: amanda@thehemmelcafe.co.uk
Web: www.thehemmelcafe.co.uk


Run by: Duty Manager

Central heating, secure bike lockup, drying room, separate showers. 4 bed new self-catering cottage to rent next to Allenheads Lodge.

Details:
Rooms: 4 (total of 24 beds). Bed only: £19.50 B&B: £25. Pk lunch: £4.50. On C2C route. Pub: 700m.

Contact:
Tel: 0191 515 5300
Email: acowie@springboard-ne.org
Web: www.springboard-ne.org


Run by: Helen Ratcliffe & Alan Smith

Ideal for groups and just a short walk to the bustling pub, this Victorian Schoolhouse has a refurbished accommodation wing which includes a large open plan area with big comfy sofas, wood burning stove and built in kitchen.   Approx 100 metres from the route with spectacular views over village and North Pennines. Helen has been hosting C2Cers for several years and the School House offers a comfortable pitstop at what will be the final night for many of you.

Details:
B&B: £37. Rooms: 2T and 2 bunk rooms (4 beds in each).  Max 12 beds. 2 bathrooms with shower. Pk lunch: no. Eve meal: pub. Secure cycle storage.

Contact:
Tel: 01434 685040
Mob: 07966 257276
Email: helenshead@acart.org.uk
Web: http://www.acart.org.uk/allenheadsaccommodation.html