Sunniside House is positioned within the Market Place of Allendale where many local facilities are a mere gentle stroll. Spectators are attracted from far and wide to celebrate New Year in Allendale by its unique Pagan ceremony, known as the Tar Barrel Festival. Pony Trekking can be arranged at Sinderhope 3 miles away and Allenheads, perched at the head of the Allen Valley boasts many amenities, including its own Heritage Centre, 7 miles away. Further up the Pennines is the remote market town of Alston; it sits 1300 feet above sea level and claims to be the highest settlement in England and is the starting point for the South Tyne Railway. The scenery surrounding this area is truly stunning; the rolling moors south of Hadrian’s Wall which blend into the heather-clad Northern Pennines on either side of the South Tyne Valley through Allendale toward Allenheads attracts cyclists, ramblers and those who are simply seeking a relaxing retreat to appreciate the wild, lonely beauty of this tranquil and picturesque part of the region.
The location of Sunniside House is unique; being nestled within Hadrian’s Wall Country it offers an idyllic base for those wishing to explore Northumberland coupled with easy access to the Eden Valley and the Lake District National Park