Self-Catering Alnwick

Miller's Retreat Alnwick, Northumberland

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From: €522 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
Miller's Retreat is a semi-detached cottage in the village of Lesbury near Alnmouth. The cottage has a double room and a single room with an additional stacker bed. There is also a family bathroom with shower cubicle, overhead shower and riser shower and WC. Downstairs is a kitchen, and a sitting room with dining area and gas fire. Outside is off road parking for two cars, a front garden with lawn and gravelled area, and a rear patio with furniture. Makes a great base for exploring the coastline, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Bamburgh, Beadnell, the Farne Islands and more.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with additional pull-out stacker bed. Bathroom with shower cubicle having an overhead shower and riser shower plus a WC and basin. Fitted kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and coal-effect gas fire.

The beautiful and tranquil village of Alnmouth is a favourite destination for golfing and fishing enthusiasts, as the area boasts a superb links course and several fine rivers. There are also miles of sandy beaches featuring the characteristic Northumbrian sand dunes. Alnmouth is situated between the River Aln and the North Sea, and was at one time the port for Alnwick. Besides a wealth of natural beauty, the village offers a number of attractive shops and restaurants.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, spin dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for two cars. South-facing front garden with lawn, gravelled area and furniture. Rear patio area with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Garden
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr La Court
July 2020
A lovely cottage in a superb location.. Beautifully clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped. Dog-friendly and benefiting from a lovely patio and excellent local walks. Faultless.
Mr La Court, July 2020
July 2020
Lovely cottage
Mrs Taylor, July 2020
July 2020
We have stayed in many holiday cottages and I have to say Millers Retreat is the best.. It was comfortable with lots of homely touches, every detail seemed to be thought about and a bottle of wine and treats were there to greet us on arrival, even treats for the dog. A great cottage which I would happily book again if visiting Northumberland. The beaches are lovely and clean and we never had any problems social distancing and all beaches are dog friendly.
Mrs Reardon, July 2020
March 2020
Our first time to Northumberland and it won't be the last, the cottage was fantastic couldn't ask for better it made our holidays so relaxed ..
Mrs Clarke, March 2020
February 2020
Excellent cottage.. Lovely area for exploring Northumberland. Tbe welcome pack was exceptional and the owner very nice and friendly.
Mr Spoors, February 2020
February 2020
Comfortable cottage.. . Spotlessly clean.. Great location 1 mile from the beach.. Comfortable bed. Definitely recommend
Mrs Homar, February 2020
November 2019
Miller’s Retreat was an ‘as described’ home from home, everything was of the highest quality and well exceeded expectations Catherine, the owner, was friendly and welcoming.. The local pub ‘The Coach Inn, provided lovely meals and even Ben the GSD got his own steak. A great property in a lovely village in a fantastic part of the UK
Mr Taylor, November 2019
October 2019
Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the world.. Immaculately clean. Enjoyed the welcome tray. Wifi speed good.
Howard J
September 2019
It's a Wonderful Cottage, well equipped, including a Double Single sized Bed and Large Bathroom - Try it out!
September 2017
The best cottage we have ever stayed in. So homely and well equipped. The weather we had wasn't the best but avin the cottage to come back to each day and relax with all home comforts was brilliant. Every detail was in place, great instructions of how to work everything and owners couldn't be more helpful. Txted us to let us know as soon as it was ready for us and rescued us when we foolishly locked ourselves out. Would recommend to anyone. Food at the local pub great and Alnmouth village and beach fantastic
John H
January 2017
Just returned from a long weekend in this lovely cottage on the doorstep of the Northumbria coast. The owners were very welcoming and we really enjoyed the welcome gift and card! The cottage itself is well presented with all the amenities you need. The only negatives are the main bedroom is on the smaller side but this wasn't too much of a problem and it is quite a narrow entrance to the parking at the back. Apart from this however I cannot fault the cottage. The local area is amazing having explored the towns and castles along the coastal path - highly recommended.
Mrs Royle
June 2016
A lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet location. Ideal for touring the Northumberland coast.
Mrs Acton
April 2016
The cottage was lovely everything was provided for a lovely holiday. There was plenty of information provided about the area by the owners, who also welcomed us on arrival. The village is great, the Pub is just down the road, we had a lovely meal and the dogs came with us. There were so many walks for my two dogs. The enclosed rear garden was great for the dogs. It felt like home from home. This was our first visit to this area but we enjoyed it so much we have said we would return.
Mr Wright
February 2016
Millers retreat is an excellent base for a Northumberland coastal holiday, comfortable, warm, well appointed and maintained, and in an enviable location We were made to feel welcome from our arrival and thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Mrs Wooster
November 2015
This cosy cottage is an excellent base for exploring the area without having to use the car. There are lovely walks along the coast and to Alnwick. The station for trains to Edinburgh and Newcastle is a 10 minute walk and the good local pub is 200 yards away. The cottage was warm and well-stocked, and the welcome pack left by the owners of wine, crisps, biscuits and chocolates was amazing!
Mrs Foulds
November 2015
Very comfortable and dog friendly base. Great walks within easy distance from cottage. Very friendly and helpful owner.
Mr James
August 2015
Cottage was nice and welcoming and fully equipped with everything we could have asked for.
Mr Taylor
May 2015
A very well equipped and furnished cottage. Situated in a lovely village with easy access to both hills and beaches for walking.
Mrs Sutcliffe
May 2015
A lovely location and a very well equipped cottage. A home from home, extremely impressed with the cottage.
Mrs Brough
March 2015
A fantastic property. It was very clean, warm and cosy, everything we needed and more. Had a very helpful and friendly owner. The cottage is in a perfect area for exploring the Northumberland coast, there were lots of lovely walks from the village. Good public transport links around the area, even had a day trip in Edinburgh, using the train. Would recommend this cottage.
Mrs Dix
February 2015
This cottage was extremely comfortable and had everything we needed. The owner had left some lovely treats for our arrival which added to the enjoyment of our stay. The overall appearance, cleanliness and added extras were excellent. You can walk to Alnmouth and the location is perfect for the coast, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle and many other places of interest.
Mrs Ferguson
February 2015
Where do I begin? The welcome from the owner of this beautiful cottage was second to none! The cottage itself was a real home from home and so comfortable and cosy. A lot of thought has gone into the furnishings and providing a first class stay for guests. The location of the cottage is ideal for touring - and beautiful beaches are very close at hand. We had a very nice meal in the local pub and they made us (and our 8 year old grandson) very welcome.
Miss Rockliffe
January 2015
Excellent cottage in a great location. Highly recommended.
January 2015
It was our first time in a holiday cottage and the first time to use Sykes. I was a little apprehensive as I had seen a couple of bad reviews for Sykes. We had no problems.Booking was easy and they gave us all the info we needed. The place we stayed Millars Retreat was fantastic. It was clean and beautifully decorated. It had all the things we needed to make our stay wonderful. The owners were great. They left a lovely pack for us,and included the children and something for our dogs as well. I couldn't have asked for anything better. When the bathroom light blew they came round straight away and fixed it. I cannot praise the owner enough.
Miss Frank
December 2014
Great location, fantastic cottage, well maintained.
Mrs Packham
December 2014
Lovely cottage and a great location. It was very clean, well furnished and decorated.
Mrs Hewitt
October 2014
This beautiful cottage is perfectly placed for all local beaches/walks/attractions. Lovely owner too. We loved our week at Millers Retreat, so much so, we will return next year!
Mrs Ulyett
October 2014
The cottage is well equipped and comfortable. There is plenty of information supplied by the owners for days out. This was possibly one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in!
Mr Harris
September 2014
The cottage was well situated for the holiday experience that we wanted.
Mrs Westlake
September 2014
We loved the homeliness and comfort of Miller's Retreat. It was a lovely cottage, had fresh flowers in the living room and a well equipped kitchen. The little garden was a pleasure to relax in.
Mr Perrett
August 2014
Accommodation was absolutely brilliant and the location was excellent.
Mr Pennington
August 2014
We really enjoyed our stay in Miller's Retreat. The cottage exceeded our expectations and was situated in an ideal location for exploring Northumberlands beautiful coastline and beaches.
August 2014
this is a beautiful little cottage,lovely part of the world,nice friendly pub in the village,would go back again.
August 2014
We stayed at Millers Retreat for a week,the cottage had everything that you could need and more.The village is neat ,and nice and quiet,and within easy reach of the magnificent beach at Alnmouth..The town of Alnwich is a 2.5 mile drive for the supermarkets and places of interest like Seahouses,Bamburgh,Craster and Holy island are not far away.We liked it so much that we have already booked the cottage for 2015.
Mrs Whitfield
July 2014
A beautiful cottage, immaculate, very well equipped and a very helpful owner, we have already booked for 2015.
Mrs Coddington
July 2014
The cottage was very comfortable and the small treats provided on arrival were very much appreciated. The owners were very helpful and there were lots of information provided about the area.
Mr Evans
June 2014
A beautiful cottage in a wonderfully peaceful location which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Mrs Oswald
June 2014
A very cosy and homey property, excellent in all respects. It is in an ideal location for beaches,walking and for visiting historical attractions.The owner welcomed us personally on arrival and was very kind. Would highly recommend this cottage, will definitely book again in the future.
Mrs Knowles
May 2014
A very comfortable and homely cottage and the owners of the cottage were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The cottage is ideally situated for traveling to all areas of Northumberland.
Mr Hall
May 2014
The cottage was the perfect base for our holiday in this area. The owner was very kind and helpful.
Mrs Craggs
April 2014
The welcome from the owner, the overall superb cleanliness and the comfy furniture were the best thing about this holiday. Really dog friendly. As the weather was poor we appreciated the homely touches provided. Very good all round.
Mrs Taylor
March 2014
The location of the cottage was very good for seeing a lot of the area, with loads of walks on the doorstep. The owners were very friendly and provided us with lots of information on the area. The cottage was very clean and well equipped, a real home from home. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone as the perfect place to stay.
Mrs Williams
March 2014
The cottage was a real 'home from home' and the owner very friendly and helpful. The information on the surrounding area and where to eat was excellent and the whole experience was very enjoyable. A lovely cottage, to be thoroughly recommended.
March 2014
We have just returned from a very enjoyable week at this lovely cottage on the Northumberland Heritage Coast. On arrival we were greeted with a bottle of wine and goodies to nibble, which was very welcome after a seven hour journey from Sussex! The owner popped round on the first evening to introduce herself and was very warm, welcoming and helpful. The cottage is clean, cosy, comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could need, and was a real home to come back to after a busy day out and about. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Knowles
January 2014
What can we say apart from excellent!!
Mrs Evans
January 2014
A fantastic little property, we enjoyed it so much we have already booked to go back! Well equipped, clean, cosy, great location. There is a lovely pub just down the road but unfortunately they don't allow dogs but there are plenty of others to choose from, all of them serve good food. Our 2 dogs had the most amazing time on the fantastic beaches. Would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.
Mr Mcnichol
January 2014
The cottage was warm and cosy and very tastefully decorated and finished to a high standard. We would have no worries about staying here again and would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a quite retreat in wonderful countryside. A local pub a 100 yards away which was very welcoming and served a nice pint of Black Sheep.
January 2014
I would recommend this property because it has everything you need for a relaxing week. Whilst most of the places we wanted to visit were closed for maintenance it didn't matter because it made us slow down and do things like visiting the bookshop in Alnwick and spending time looking at books which normally we don't make time for. Also lots of walks along lovely beaches and good food both in cafes and pubs. All in all a great break. Just what we needed after Christmas
Moira and Joan McErlean
December 2013
The owners were very kind .. from the initial welcome pack (with goodies for humans and dog!) to ready availability to make sure we had everything we needed. The cottage was like a home from home, very comfortable and beautifully equipped. The village of Lesbury is picturesque, and ideally placed for visiting many surrounding attractions, including the nearby lovely beach at almouth. Best liked - the general comfort of the cottage and location. Least liked.. the weather! (but can't blame Sykes Cottages for that!)
October 2013
we had a great time in lesbury the cottage was first class and the owner called to welcome us soon after we arrived,she was very helpful informative on the area and things to do
Mr Davey
September 2013
The cottage was well equipped, and in good location to explore Northumberland. The pub which served great food was just a five minute walk.
Mrs Scott
September 2013
The cottage was lovely and the attention to detail by the owners was remarkable. We had a wonderful relaxing week, and the cottage is perfectly located for visiting the various beaches and attractions in the area. We would certainly return to this lovely peaceful retreat in the future, and we have already recommended it to our friends.
Mrs Harrison
August 2013
Had a great holiday, the cottage was well equipped and comfy. Cottage was in a great location and a great base for exploring the beautiful county of Northumbria.
Mrs Haigh
August 2013
A lovely cottage!
Mrs Waterman
August 2013
Excellent location, very good weather, homely cottage with everything in it plus other items to make it feel like home.
August 2013
The cottage was lovely, beautifully clean and decorated. very comfortable and in a lovely village with a very good pub for meals. It was our first time in Northumberland and we were both delighted with everything we saw. Great castles and scenery and Lindisfarne! As ever Sykes came up trumps, with good service and a brilliant cottage. The owner came to visit us and was a charming lady.
Mr Cole
July 2013
The owner called to see us just after we arrived to ensure all was OK and offered good advice on the area, which we found very helpful. The cottage had all we required and more in a lovely village and central to all places we wanted to visit. We must return in the future.
Mr Hankin
June 2013
Very helpful owner, a delightful cottage in a superb quiet location, and central to the areas attractions. We will most definitely be staying there again. We cannot commend it highly enough.
Mrs Jones
June 2013
The area is beautiful, the cottage was charming and the owner delightful. We found much to do in the area and an evening walk round the village was a pleasure. Overall one of the best places we have been.
Mr Rushworth
May 2013
The location is ideal, in a lovely village and within easy reach of shops and beaches.
Mrs Hughes
May 2013
The cottage was warm and welcoming . The weather was very good. The local pub does good food.
Mrs Hunt
May 2013
Excellent location. The owner had provided many extra little touches. All together we were made to feel really welcome.
May 2013
Cottage had all the facilities you need, comfy and well decorated - liked the local map on the wall for planning days out. In ideal location to visit the coast and see the sights. Exceptionally clean and well maintained property.
Mrs Powell
April 2013
Very helpful owner and very dog friendly property. The kitchen was one of the best equipped I have seen - better than my own! Even dish washer tablets were provided which is very unusual.
Mrs Sedgwick
April 2013
A superb cottage in good walking area; quiet and peaceful.
Mrs Dennett
February 2013
Our 2nd stay a few years apart but just as we remembered. Cottage perfect and equipped to the highest standard of all cottages we have ever rented. Even the dog was well catered for!! Location is ideal for walks from the door and for the coast with the added convenience of the local market town a few miles away.
February 2013
Excellent accommodation and very welcoming - even the dog received a welcome treat. Cottage warm and well equipped and everything that we asked for. Excellent hosts and visited after we arrived and just before we left. Lesbury is a fine base for touring and must be superb in the summer. Lots of walking nearby - the Northumberland Coastal Path in particular and the Northumberland beaches have to be experienced to be believed. Alnwick nearby is an interesting historic place and both Newcastle and Edinburgh are in easy reach. We shall revisit soon and recommend the cottage and its owner highly
Mr Wade
December 2012
The welcome pack was unexpected and appreciated. The property was well presented and a credit to its owners. The property is in an area of great beauty and is a good centre for touring and walking. The nearby beaches are fantastic even in winter with several small villages nearby. Definitely worth a second or subsequent visit.
Mr Cunningham
October 2012
The cottage was lovely and it was clear from the visitor book that the owner used the comments to fine tune what worked and what didn't. We felt very welcome,and knew that the owners were on the other end of the phone if we needed them.
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