ONE of Allendale’s most prominent buildings has been given a new lease of life following a complete renovation.

Husband and wife team Linda and Tony Beck purchased the former Dale Hotel in 2014.

The building was in a sorry state after being abandoned for more than a decade, with ivy climbing up the walls.

But the family got to work quickly – the Allendale Bunkhouse opened just three months later, while the Dale cottage and Dale Townhouse opened in 2015 and 2018 respectively.

And now, following a long renovation process that has seen almost all of the interior of the hotel torn out, the newly renamed Dale Manor is preparing to welcome customers back to enjoy its new, luxury rooms.

The manor offers a large boutique-style holiday let, with capacity for up to 18 guests.

Additional features include a games room in the basement, along with a hot tub, sauna and roof terrace with a spectacular view of the Allen valleys on the top floor.

Linda said: “We’re definitely proud of coming this far.

“The nice thing is it still has a homely feel. It’s still a family home just with more comforts.

“We bought the hotel in 2014 with a lot of help from the community, because we couldn’t afford it at the time.

“There were a number of investors who bought into us.

“We’re so grateful to the massive amount of support from the village.”

The Dale Manor’s website will be live and taking bookings from Christmas, although it will be February before guests start to arrive.