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The Seaside Retreat

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, a few tweaks would make the property even better - radiator in twin room too big & no control to turn down the temperature, also has a bed against it so would be dangerous if a young child is using the bed."

    Towel rail in the bathroom gets very hot & is a danger for everyone, we used a spare towel cover it throughout our stay. Bins in cupboard awkward to use, a large swing bin in the kitchen would be a better option. The lounge is cosy and we easily sat 5 adults.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Mar 2024

  • "The Seaside retreat provides a high quality base for easy access to the surrounding facilities and a warm comfortable home to recharge your energy."

    Thank you.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it’s most appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by William4.7Oct 2023

  • "Cottage is spacious and well positioned for shops and coast."

    Dining facility uncomfortable for older folk. Cushions for garden furniture would be appreciated. Worst problems en-suite sink blocked on arrival and all week. En-suite toilet seat needs adjusting as it is loose and poorly positioned too close to the cistern which does not allow the safe lifting of seat for male users. Also non-slip shower mats should be provided and a welcome note and a little milk on arrival would have been a nice touch.

    Hi thank you for your feedback. I am glad you found the cottage spacious and in a good location. I will ensure the ensuite sink is checked for any blockages, as I have not been made aware of this. There is any anti slip mat in the front bedroom wardrobe. An information pack is sent to every guest the week before your arrival and there is also an information pack at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mervyn4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow, had everything we needed but we were only a two and dog."

    Even we found the living room slightly small, but not an issue. One small problem was the main bins. They had not been emptied for a while when we got there and they were not supposed to be collected when we were there, but we put them out anyway... and they were collected. Instructions need updating. Otherwise would strongly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. I will double check the collection dates of the bins to ensure they are correct. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely holiday home."

    Just one thing to point out - in the information book left for guests the bin info is incorrect. We followed the instructions only to find out from a neighbour it was the wrong day, wrong bin.

    Thanks for your feedback. I will double check this but our bins are not collected by the council so it probably will be a different day to the neighbours Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property;well maintained and equipped and very conveniently situated for beach and shops."

    A real home from home and we would love to return there at some point. One (very slight) little niggle is that I would like to have had a safety grab rail in the en suite shower. Probably because we are oldies we feel vulnerable to a slip in the shower. Other than this it would be difficult to find any fault at all.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you found The Seaside Retreat comfortable to stay in. I hope you return soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2023

  • "It was a great holiday property and had everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    Would recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. Hope to see you there again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very nice bungalow."

    Warm, cosy and close to all the amenities

    Thanks for your lovely feedback it’s really appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "My wife and I, my daughter and two grandchildren spent a very happy week at the seaside retreat."

    The bungalow is very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Having two bathrooms was a bonus especially with three adults and two children. The bungalow is very close to all the amenities of Sutton on Sea. May I recommend the provision of a couple of blankets in the bedroom and a little more information regarding the recycling procedures? Many thanks and have a good season.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback - it’s really appreciated. I will take note of the blankets and ensure the welcome pack is clearer regarding recycling. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely cottage which has been renovated to quite a high standard."

    The en-suite bedroom was great with patio doors opening on to the garden. The garden was large and mainly lawned which was great for our dog with nice patio and furniture (I even sat out in February with a glass of Prosecco!) The cottage was lovely and warm, if you follow the simple heating guidance and the fire in the front room could be used if an extra boost was necessary. The beds and settees were comfortable and having a bath as well as a shower facility was great. Only 5 minutes from seafront where we walked along promenade one way to Mablethorpe and the other to Anderby Creek. There were other walks along the coast which we did as well. Beaches are beautiful and sandy which our dog thoroughly enjoyed. Lovely dog friendly cafe in Mablethorpe called the Cafe Blitz and the local dog friendly hotel called Bacchus was wonderful. All local people were exceptionally friendly. Highly recommended (the only small negative comment is no welcome pack (which I know is not essential) but is the only cottage I’ve been to that didn’t have one).

    Thank you for your detailed feedback and hope you return again soon. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very well equipped bungalow close to the beach which made it perfect for lots of lovely walks with our doggies."

    Would definitely recommend a visit

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it’s much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely location, nice to be able to park outside."

    Only 5 mins walk to the shops. We had to buy a new bulb for one of the bedrooms, quite expensive for a LED from the local shop. We have stayed in previous Sykes lets that have a few spare bulbs. The central heating came on early in the morning when we were still in bed, and if we stayed in during the afternoon the house was cold. Adjusting the thermostat had no effect and we were not allowed to alter the timer. So a beautiful place but maybe avoid during the winter.

    Thank you for your feedback. Apologises you found the heating not satisfactory, settings can be changed/adjusted on the panel inside the larder cupboard. Spare bulbs are found under the kitchen sink. I hope you enjoyed you stay despite the above issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.1Nov 2022

  • "First impressions of the bungalow are that it's a very nice place,close to shops and beach so great location, however a number of maintenance issues that could be easily rectified spoil the over rating."

    The toilet seat in the main bathroom was unattached one side and moved as you sat down(I fixed this myself) the curtains in the living room run of the rail when opened, the front door is warped and doesn't close properly(had to press foot against lower corner to lock lower deadlock) some cupboard doors in the kitchen/dining room were lose and nearly fell off when opened and the French doors in the bedroom need ajustment as very difficult to close once opened,also a number of places where paint was peeling from the plaster. But as I said these are only minor issues. Other than these small problems the bungalow was well furnished and equipped and as I've said in a great location.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Sep 2022

  • "Had a very nice stay 5 in our party plus 3small dogs plenty of room in garden to ..."

    Had a very nice stay 5 in our party plus 3small dogs plenty of room in garden to run about Well situated for Mablethorpe and Skegness cottage very clean and most things in what you needed hope to stay again next year

    Thank you for your feedback. We hope you stay with us again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Sep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a lovely restful break at The Seaside retreat in Sutton-on-sea."

    The property was lovely it had everything we needed for our extended family, including a fully secure level garden for our very young grandchildren. The instructions from the owner meant we were able to locate and operate all of the appliances without any bother. The beach was a very short walk , clean and the local splash park was well used too. Thank you Sykes and Sutton for our lovely memories

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is really appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "This property was in a lovely area ,quiet street and very short walk to shops and sea ."

    The main down side was the was the mattress in front bedroom. It was very old ,dirty and uncomfortable . The person sleeping in it had hardly any sleep. I was told it had had a deep clean but still very very stained. Did not see it until we stripped bed on departure . we were horrified at the state of it and would have not let anyone sleep in it if we had looked on arrival. Owner said another one had been ordered but had been a delay , but looking back at revues someone had complained in May about it. Apart from that we really enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback and glad you enjoyed the area. A new mattress is now in the front bedroom. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.1Jul 2022

  • "The Seaside Retreat has everything needed for a comfortable holiday and was spotlessly clean."

    Although it sleeps 6, we found it comfortable for 4, with only 4 seats in the lounge and at the dining table (each bench comfortably seating 2). There is no welcome pack at this property, so ensure you have the basics with you on arrival. The back garden is fully fenced which gave us total peace of mind with our two dogs. My only issue was with the mattress in the front bedroom. When I stripped the bed on the last morning, I was shocked to find the mattress badly stained and discoloured. It was so old the writing on the label had worn off. I have written to the owner about this, so hopefully it will be replaced immediately.

    Thank you for your feedback. There are two dining chairs (blue and cream) in the property for your to pull round to the dining table if there are six of you at the property. There is a hard copy of the welcome pack at the property, however i do email an electronic copy to all guests the week before their stay. We have arranged for our cleaning company to throughly clean the mattress whilst we seek a replacement - thank you for bringing it to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8May 2022

  • "A pleasant stay, a few cobwebs about."

    Inadequate seating in dining area.

    Thank you. I have passed your feedback on to the cleaners regarding the cobwebs. I am glad you had a pleasant stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2022

  • "A nice well located property, the back Garden is the best Dog friendly Garden we have stayed in."

    Very Comfortable overall, the Kitchen / Diner is a great family space too. An outside light to the Garden would be an improvement. We would recommend the property to our friends and family.

    Thanks for your feedback, and take your comments on board. We are so glad you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at the seaside retreat."

    A very clean and comfortable cottage which,although in a quiet residential area, was also only a couple of minutes walk to shops, restaurants and takeaways. The kitchen had everything required to cook nice meals . The enclosed garden was great for the dog and the weather was good enough for us to enjoy a drink on the patio. It was also very close to the beach where we had many lovely walks. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday with everything in easy reach. We would love to return in the future.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback - its really appreciated. I am so glad you had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great time at the bungalow."

    It was spacious, well equipped and in a great location that was peaceful yet close to the seafront. Sutton was very quiet probably due to different half-term dates but perfect for a short getaway with our dog.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a great time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Disappointed that the ensuite shower was not working."

    We did message the owner who replied quickly but was unable to rectify. With 6 of us staying washing in the morning was problematic with only one shower, especially as you needed to step over the bath. Thus we left early a day early. Otherwise we found the property comfortable and well equipped, other than the feedback previously given regards to the fridge and door handles. I believe the owner is aware and is seeking to resolve these issues. I would also advise that the lightbulbs are checked in the living room as we found that only one lamp worked thus making the area quite dark at night.

    Thank your feedback. We are sorry the electrician could not come to look at the electric shower at the weekend. However, he did go on Monday to find the isolation switch had been turned off, so the shower had no electrical power. There is now a free standing fridge in the kitchen and the kitchen door handles are being changed this November. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lloyd3.1Oct 2021

  • "Nicely refurbished cottage in a good position."

    However, several problems,some of which had been mentioned many times before and should have been sorted by now,namely the fridge and door knob problems. Other problems included the garden being totally overgrown and the windows being very dirty.Also insufficient instructions were available for heating/hot water and other kitchen goods.The cleaning was very superficial in that on closer inspection undersheets and throw cover were stained.

    Thank you for your feedback. After your visit I inspected the property due to the number of issues you had, which, where possible, were rectified during your stay. There is now a stand alone fridge in the kitchen and the kitchen door handles are being changed this November. The gardener comes every Friday to cut the grass, keep on top of the weeds and any leaves that have fallen. The garden was not overgrown when I inspected last week. There is a welcome pack left out for every guest, which clearly explains how to work kitchen appliances/boiler, and guests have my number if there are any other problems. With regards to the cleaning, I have thoroughly checked the level of cleaning and am satisfied it is done to a high standard. The mattress protectors and throws had no stains and are cleaned regularly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.1Oct 2021

  • "The property was loverly, well maintained in a nice quite street."

    Short walk from the shops and sea. The only problems which have been mentioned by others, is the fridge is to small and the cupboard handles are to hard to use for elderly people

    Thank you for your feedback and hope you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday to Sutton on Sea."

    The house was really well placed and clear to see it’s very recently been renovated. Just some niggles that made the stay towards the end a little uncomfortable. The choice of kitchen cupboard handles made it almost impossible to open the dishwasher! Really recommend replacing those. The fridge really isn’t suitable for any number of people let alone the 5 of us. A free standing fridge would be a welcome addition! The lack of towels, luckily I brought some with me otherwise we would have struggled. And the sofas in the living room are really narrow and uncomfortable. Maybe some footstools might help for those with longer legs (we are a short family anyway and were still uncomfortable). Unfortunately, a large stain was left by the previous tenants in the living room. We had to keep the boys away from the area the whole holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take on board the comments with regard to the kitchen handles and fridge. The handles are being changed and a larger free standing fridge is going to be put in the kitchen this November. With regards to the shortage of towels, every guest is given a hand towel and bath towel for their stay. Sorry to hear you found the sofas uncomfortable, we haven't had any complaints about this before. Unfortunately, the previous guest did not let us know about the stain in the corner of the living room, however I did contact you at the very start of your holiday to let you know about this and also arranged for the cleaners to go back to remove the stain Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.4Sep 2021

  • "A fantastic holiday home, ideally located for all the facilities in Sutton on Sea."

    Immaculately clean, comfortable, safe, incredibly quiet with everything you really need for a relaxing holiday. The only criticism would be the fridge is way too small for 4 adults & 2 kids. We are planning a return very soon. Many Thanks Sykes... you did it again...!!

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for one car with unrestricted roadside parking as well
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, seating, lawn and shed
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.3 miles
  • The property is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children
  • Please Note: This property is not able to have a changeover on Sundays, so please do not book for the holiday to start/end on this day.

The property

Settled in the charming Lincolnshire village of Sutton on Sea, an up and coming coastal holiday location, is The Seaside Retreat, a wonderfully renovated bungalow.

Sleeping six guests, the contemporary décor and modern comforts, along with close proximity to the beach, make 11 South Road an excellent choice for families and friends alike.

Walk up through the fully enclosed front garden admiring the Mediterranean look of this single-storey dwelling, before entering through the front door, finding decorative Victorian tile-effect flooring.

To the right is the serene sitting room decorated with hues of pale blue, with soft seating to unwind on and a TV to entertain, you can relax in here following days at the beach.

Head through to the stunning kitchen/diner and make use of the quality appliances here amidst the striking white interiors, with a large dining table with bench seating to gather around, along with a TV and large windows looking out to the garden.

Throw open the patio doors in summer and bring the summer breeze inside, with a spacious patio with seating for alfresco dining and a large lawn for children and pets to play on, with a shed for bike storage too!

An elegant king-size bedroom awaits you at the front of the house with a large wardrobe and mirror, while a second bedroom boasts two singles and finally, the master bedroom boasts a king-size with an en-suite shower room, a TV and access to the beautiful patio and garden.

Freshen up within the sleek bathroom, complete with contemporary subway tiling in a pale blue to match the rest of the property's interiors, with a bath and overhead shower.

From your doorstep, stroll into the village to find a host of amenities for your self-catered stay, including shops, pubs, restaurants and a beach bar.

Enjoy walking along the miles and miles of sandy beach that cover the Lincolnshire coastline, with Sutton on Sea boasting Blue Flag award-winning beaches which you can also bring your dog to!

Head to the Lincolnshire Aquapark for a day of fun on their enormous inflatable assault course found on the edge of Mablethorpe, where you can also find some classic seaside amusements like funfairs and arcades.

Enjoy a memorable experience with Big Sky Alpacas to learn all about these friendly creatures before taking them on a trek through the countryside.

Rainy days can be enjoyed at Jump Warriors Trampoline Park in Ingoldmells, also home to Fantasy Island offering epic rollercoasters and rides, one for the thrill-seekers!

Store bikes in the shed at the cottage and get them out for a trip along the Cycle2000 and England Coast Path, running from Mablethorpe to Skegness, you can admire the beautiful sea views as you go.

Along with the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, there is so much to discover in this area of Lincolnshire from The Seaside Retreat.

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About the location


Mablethorpe 2.7 miles; Ingoldmells 10.2 miles; Lincoln 40.2 miles

Resting on the picturesque coast of Lincolnshire and boasting Blue Flag beaches and scenic delights, the village of Sutton-on-Sea is a marvellous base from which to explore this corner of England. Within the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, this beautiful village offers a range of amenities to keep guests entertained. Grab some last-minute ingredients from the local shop on a self-catered stay, or indulge in a delicious meal in the village's very own welcoming pub. You will also find a Post Office within the local area, making it easy to send a postcard to your loved ones back home, as well as a paddling pool resting on the seafront, perfect for the little ones on a family-fun day at the beach. At low tide, you may even be lucky enough to spot the remains of an ancient forest on the beaches of Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea, just one of the scenic wonders in the local area. Once you've explored the excitement of the charming high street, lined with welcoming shops where you can while away the hours, be sure to venture into the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for an unforgettable experience. Here you will be met by open countryside, offering the perfect terrain for walking, with the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival letting you explore a range of wonderful rambling routes available where you can spot the very best nature and tranquil views. For a traditional seaside experience, take a trip to Skegness where you can roam its pleasant pier before exploring its seal sanctuary, something the little ones are sure to love, or spend your time at the fairground trying your hand at a range of entertaining activities. Lincoln can be reached via a scenic car journey, offering its visitors stunning architecture in the form of its imposing cathedral, its castle with a Victorian prison and the charming streets of Steep Hill, there's so much to explore here. In easy reach of a wonderful range of coastal and countryside attractions, Sutton-on-Sea makes a beautiful base at any time of year.

The property is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children

PLEASE NOTE: This property is unable to accept bookings checking in between 23rd-27th December 2023; or on New Years Eve or New Years Day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas