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Miller's Retreat

(Ref. 7705)

Lesbury near Alnmouth, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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74 Customer Reviews

  • "Well equipped cottage, comfortable beds, good location in friendly village with a pub in walking distance."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2024

  • "A beautiful Cottage."

    Generously laid out with every facility you could need. Beds were very comfortable, very clean and tidy. Warm and inviting. Fantastic location for getting about. This place is a gem.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely village."

    Nice host who made the stay very easy with excellent communications throughout.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "A cosy well equipped cottage in a pretty village close to local amenities (a community run village shop and the cottage is also only a short drive from Alnwick)."

    Walks from the door and beaches within 5 minutes of the cottage. Lots of information from the hosts. We had a great holiday with our new rescue dog and hope to book the cottage again

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was very well appointed, tastefully decorated to a high standard."

    Double bed was comfortable, plenty of storage in the room. Excellent rain shower & fully equipped kitchen. All very clean. The only disadvantages were having no washing machine & if our friends had come to stay, there was not enough room for 3 cars to park as suggested. We would certainly come back

    Reviewed by Jarrod5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything about the Cottage was first class - as were the Owners who were very helpful."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely village."

    Fantastic dog walks in local vicinity. Thank you for welcome pack. Everything you could need for a wonderful stay. Many thanks for recommending local deli in Alnwick, food was very nice. As always Northumbrian people so friendly , a pleasure to visit. Will be back. Martin & Elaine & Leo.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable. Good location for exploring.

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had an excellent week at Millers Retreat."

    The cottage is comfortable, clean and provides excellent facilities. Catherine and Peter also provide very good information on the area and we enjoyed visiting the many local places of interest and some very enjoyable walks. Within easy visiting distance there are also many good places providing really nice evening dining.

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Jul 2023

  • "We stayed at Millers Retreat in June 2022 for 7 nights and enjoyed the area and accommodation so much we booked again for 14 night June 2024."

    On both occasions the weather was great. There are many walks from the property, coastal, river and countryside and so many interesting places within a short drive or bus ride. The cottage is very well equiped with welcome packs for humans and dogs. Good offroad parking and a small secure gravel garden with table, chairs and BBQ. Location was perfect for us and if the nearby pub opens again it would add an extra attraction.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jun 2023

  • "The best equipped cottage ever."

    A real home from home. Lovely village with a friendly neighbourhood. A great position for walking and touring.

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2023

  • "Millers Cottage is extremely clean, comfortable and warm."

    It has everything you need and the owners attention to detail is excellent, with a comprehensive information pack, fresh flowers and some welcome goodies including a pint of milk and a bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Perfect location, lovely walks, most places dog friendly."

    The cottage we stayed in was very comfortable and warm, everything we needed was provided, safe for our dog.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Millers retreat was just lovely, very comfortable and cosy and quiet."

    It had everything you needed to have, to make the stay perfect. The location was great. We look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have just spent a week at Millers Retreat."

    The cottage was beautiful and had everything we could possibly need. The house was so quiet and the beds were comfortable. The cottage is located in an ideal spot and we ventured to a variety of dog friendly stunning beaches. We could not have asked for any more. We have had a truly fantastic week and feel refreshed and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    It had absolutely everything we needed!! Thankyou to our hosts for the welcome basket… Prosecco, biscuits and milk…. There were even dog treats and bowls. We would highly recommend this little gem which is near to the sea and to some lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, ideally placed to explore Northumberland and with fantastic walks from the door."

    Reviewed by Rachael4.7Nov 2022

  • "The cottage is lovely with everything you could possibly want being there for your use."

    The owner was very attentive. This cottage is in a good position for exploring the Northumberland countryside. We would highly recommend it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Oct 2022

  • "An excellent holiday home well located and very well equipped with all essential items - and more - for a comfortable and enjoyable stay."

    The welcome gifts were brilliant too.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our 1-week stay at Miller's Retreat, which was shared with our young Welsh Terrier."

    Everything that we needed was there and we really enjoyed the rear patio garden in the generally fine weather. The information provided by the owners about the property and local attractions in Northumberland was excellent.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Millers retreat is a perfect holiday retreat, the location although a mile from the coast and Alnmouth is ideal."

    Footpaths run through or from the location (Lesbury) to Almouth, Alnwick and there are links to the Coastal Path to go north or south without having to walk with traffic. Bus stops in or just outside the village provide access to the excellent network with services going North, South, East and West. We parked the car on arrival and it didn't move for the week. The area is stunning, fabulous coastline, beautiful towns and villages, lovely friendly people and lots of historical interest. The cottage is very well equipped for dogs and their human companions with many surprise touches. The enclosed small garden area is a safe space and the afternoon sun makes it a great place to chill after a day exploring. We enjoyed it so much we have booked a two week stay next year. Malcolm & Gillian Young plus Merri.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Jun 2022

  • "Just returned from a week in this lovely cottage."

    It thoroughly deserves all the previous 5 star feedbacks.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage that was comfortable and situated in a great village location, right on the coastal route, close to Alnwick for shops (inc M&S foodhall) as well as the coast and lovely countryside."

    The walk into Alnmouth takes 30mins across the fields - make sure you book if you are hoping to get a meal (Hope & Anchor very good). Buses to Berwick pass through the village. Doggy friendly. Beds comfortable. Good shower. Owner checked everything ok. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week's stay at Miller's Retreat."

    Catherine the host could not have done more for us and was very helpful with advice about the local area. The cottage was beautiful, spacious, cosy and well equipped with everything you could need. Lovely to come back to after chilly walks on the beach. A lovely garden area to sit and relax too! The area was a perfect base to explore and we cannot recommend highly enough. We are hoping to return soon, thank you!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved our stay."

    Comfy, cosy and everything we needed. Owners very helpful and did everything they could for our holiday - which with a baby, a 4 year old and a spaniel is a lot!! Very handy location and base for us to explore Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2022

  • "Such a well equipped, comfortable and clean "bolt-hole"."

    Ideal for a change in scenery and a restful time.

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Millers Retreat ranks as one of the best cottages that we have ever stayed in."

    It is an outstanding cottage and the owners have gone to extra lengths to make this a real home from home. Everything is high end, lovely comfy bed and furniture, clean and very warm. A welcoming cottage for anybody's holiday. Thankyou to Catherine and Peter. Ann Downe (Cumbria)

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Nov 2021

  • "Tip top cottage."

    Attention to detail and personal touches second to none. Massive downsize - Strong smell of pets in lounge which lasted for 4 full days before dissipating. Would not return to Miller's Retreat because of this.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was clean and comfortable."

    It was extremely well equipped and had everything you could possibly need! The owner paid us a curtesy call making sure that everything was ok. I would recommend this property without reservations.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "This cottage was like a home away from home."

    Beautifully presented, marvelously situated. Just a pity, due to problems at home, we could not appreciate the whole week.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in Miller's Retreat."

    The accommodation is small but was ideal for the two of us and the dog. The owners were lovely and came to check that we had everything we needed and shared their local knowledge. They also left a thoughtful welcome gift and absolutely everything we needed was available. We would highly recommend accommodation, from which to enjoy the beautiful Northumbrian coast.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.1Jul 2021

  • "Very cosy cottage, handy for lots of Northumberland sites."

    Would definitely recommend. The local pub is closed, hopefully will reopen at some stage when Covid passes. The owner, Catherine, makes a point of providing everything you might need. We had brought tea towels, bin bags, tea bags etc, but all was already provided. She also popped round to welcome us, and checked to make sure we were all ok. She also provided a bottle of wine, nice biscuits and crisps, which were all very welcome.The information sheets provided were also fantastic. Very useful, with lots of local knowledge provided. Lovely tiny patio type garden at the back for breakfast when the weather is good. Lovely plants and flowers in both the back and front garden. Obviously a talented gardener :) All in all a fantastic experience! Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely clean, very comfortable and cosy."

    Very well equipped. The owners introduced themselves and were on hand if required. The cottage is in an excellent position to visit the whole area. The village is lovely and very friendly. Overall, we would heartily recommend the cottage, you will not be disappointed

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great accommodation very clean and contained everything needed for cooking, cleaning, dog comfort and more."

    Such a wonderful holiday and will definitely book again. Only one thing that could have improved it for my little chihuahua was the garden, she didn't like the stones and would have preferred grass. but as she was out with us all day it didn't matter too much.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday."

    The cottage was by far the best we've stayed in, it had everything we needed. The owners were really welcoming and helpful. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Aug 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.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 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.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jul 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 ."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2020

  • "Comfortable cottage."

    . Spotlessly clean.. Great location 1 mile from the beach.. Comfortable bed. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by W5.0Feb 2020

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Lovely area for exploring Northumberland. Tbe welcome pack was exceptional and the owner very nice and friendly.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "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

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    Immaculately clean. Enjoyed the welcome tray. Wifi speed good.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Oct 2019

  • "Catherine the owner is lovely."

    The cottage is very cosy, clean and comfortable. Everything had been thought through very well. We could have stayed there. Lovely walks, the village pub is not as good as years ago but I believe it is up for sale. However we had a good week's break with our dog, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2019

  • "Wos a lovely cottage nice and clean will definitely go back we love it"

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage is a little home from home, comfy, cosy in a lovely little village."

    It is set in an area that makes it so easy to reach all the wee harbours that line the coast, also visit all the castles. Had a great day where we visited the lobster hatchery, where we learned so much. The hosts were very friendly, helpful and made sure we were happy, the luxury welcome gifts were nice, also bicycle for the dogs. Thanks again !

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage was warm and welcoming."

    Central heating was efficient and much appreciated in a very wet week. WIFI worked brilliantly and a large selection of dvds to view aswell. Kitchen well equipped and appliances clean and worked properly. Fresh flowers in vases and welcome tray much appreciated after long journey. Excellent laminated instructions for all appliances, and how to work the dvd, tv and digibox. Bathroom was warm and clean, shower very efficient with unlimited hot water. Owner popped round to welcome us and the leaflets and guidebooks left were most helpful as were the two large maps on the kitchen wall. The back garden had some comfy chairs and lovely patio pots where we could catch the evening sun on the one evening it decided to come out!

    Reviewed by Monika5.0Jun 2019

  • "A very well placed cottage in Lesbury, close to all places of interest."

    Comfortable, cosy and well equipped. One of the best cottages we have been to. Always expect a good standard and we were not disappointed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2019

  • "A fabulous cosy cottage with everything you would require in a lovely friendly village."

    The owner is really nice and came round to make sure we had everything we needed. The outside seating area was welcome for meals due the the fabulously warm weather. Thoroughly recommend the Coach Inn in Lesbury and the Sun Inn in Alnmouth. There is a great walk from Lesbury past the village shop and down towards the cricket ground. Another great walk is down below Alnwick Castle and along the river - we spotted a heron on both walks! Alnwick Gardens and Warkwoth Castle are a must. This is our second stay at the cottage but won't be our last!

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2019

  • "A delightful cottage in a perfect location for car-free travel: only 10 minutes' walk from Alnmouth station, and bus stops only a couple of minutes away for buses into Alnwick or up and down the coast."

    Reviewed by Marjory5.0Apr 2019

  • "Peter and Catherine went out of their way to make us feel welcome and ensure we had a good time."

    Their advice on walks and places to visit was invaluable and we had a really great week. The cottage was perfect for the two of us and our dog, and the welcome pack was indeed, very welcome! We will look to return and do all the walks we didn't have the time to fit in. A beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Cannot fault this lovely cottage"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2019

  • "Perfect location ."

    Wood burning stove would benefit this property

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in great location."

    Very clean and well equipped. The owner was lovely and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2019

  • "A cosy, inviting, comfortable cottage."

    A home from home. Very well equipped, with lots of thoughtful extras. Lovely village and only a 20 minute walk from Alnmouth. Dog friendly pub, serving meals only a two minute walk from the cottage. Great base to visit Northumberland.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage beautifully equipped in a delghtful village."

    Excellent dog friendly pub a hundred yards away with excellent and good value food. Close to dog friendly beaches and lots of eating choices The cottage owner Catherine was charming and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2018

  • "Very friendly locals."

    Lesbury has easy access to lots of lovely places.We especially loved Cragside.Lovely gardens and lots of woodland walks for the dog.Lovely clean beaches.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2018

  • "Owners were on hand all of the time and nothing was too much trouble"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "Recommend this part of Northumberland."

    .so near Alnwick and Alnmouth within minutes..but also a quiet spot to relax..Also easy journeys to other parts of Northumberland..The cottage is lovely place to stay and the owner is very helpful with any queries to like to ask...also they live not far away...Would come back to this part on our next holiday..the fourth time'!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2018

  • "The accommodation is very well equipped and a lot of thought has gone into setting it up as ideal holiday accommodation."

    The owners are friendly and helpful. The local pub just up the road is ideal for spending a few hours. The village of Lesbury is ideally situated to cover the coast from Amble to Berwick.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage was immaculate BUT if you're not a dog lover then the pervading smell of dog is a bit of a put-off."

    Otherwise the cottage was lovely and fitted out with everything you could possibly need. Owner was delightful & very helpful.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2018

  • "Warm welcome, comfortable cosy cottage, ideal situation, we'll be back"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2018

  • "This is such a wonderful cottage, comfortable, clean, well equipped and with friendly helpful owners."

    This was our second stay and we are hoping to return. The village of Lesbury is ideally situated for walks from your doorstep or to visit the beautiful Northumberland coast. The owners have put together a wealth of local information including walks, places to eat, dog friendly places to eat and much more. Thankyou for the thoughtful welcome pack. What more could you want.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Miller's Retreat."

    Catherine was very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Mar 2018

  • "Craster to low newton on sea walk is lovely as is the Ship Inn at low newton on sea (great little place nice ambience, good staff nice lunch and evening meals."

    ..must book in the evening)...parking is only possible at the top of a hill so consider mobility issues Walk on Bamburg beach was wonderful... Alnmouth is has a great deli, scotts of alnmouth, 15-16 Northumberland St, Alnmouth, has a friendly owner and staff, great coffee, tasteful surroundings, modern clean look, brick and wood, lovely wood burner, we had a wonderful breakfast there, great ingredients, attention to detail, fresh flowers on the tables etc

    Reviewed by Les4.4Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need peacefull location."

    Reviewed by Michelle4.8Dec 2017

  • "We had 7 days at Millers Retreat in Lesbury."

    The cottage was warm, and well equipped. We had a lovely welcome from the owners and appreciated their Christmas card and welcome pack, thank you. Great location, near to Alnmouth , and Lesbury is a lovely village with walks just straight from the door. One word- excellent.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2017

  • "A really lovely cottage in a pretty village , the cottage has everything you need and was spotlessly clean , the owners had left us some wine and biscuits and our dog some treats as well."

    Would not hesitate to book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    The owner was very helpful and popped over to welcome us & check we'd had a nice time at the end of the holiday.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2017

  • "We had a wonderful time at this cottage."

    The owner popped around on the first evening to make sure everything was fine. She had left a lovely welcome pack. The cottage was the best we have stayed in.

    5.0Jun 2017

  • "Appreciated the rental taking dogs."

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0May 2017

  • "We all had a thoroughly enjoyable time and will recommend to others ."

    We will also use Sykes cottages again in future.

    Reviewed by Angela4.8Dec 2016

  • "The cottage was situated in the centre of all the tourist areas of Northumberland and all the information you need is at your fingertips in the cottage."

    The village of Lesbury is a lovely quiet place with a handy store if you need anything and the Coach Inn served lovely meals and was dog friendly so you didn't have to eat outside.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2016

  • "The location was the best we have been to, everything we needed was easy to access."

    Dog walks ,shops local pub buses and railway station.The cottage had comfortable furniture and so well fitted out to make a great holiday,we were not wanting for anything .

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Aug 2016

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  • 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.
  • 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.

The property

Alnmouth 1.5 miles.

This charming, semi-detached cottage is located in a central position in the picturesque village of Lesbury, 1.5 miles from Alnmouth.

This cottage near Alnmouth is tastefully furnished throughout, including a fully-fitted kitchen.

The gas fire in the sitting room gives instant heat, making it a delightfully warm and welcoming room in which to batten down the hatches and relax on the sumptuous sofas after a hard day's sightseeing.

This Alnmouth cottage is also in a perfect location for enjoying many walks from the doorstep and exploring the endless delights of the Heritage Coast, Warkworth Castle, Amble Marina, Alnwick Castle and gardens, Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster (famous for its kippers), Beadnell village and Bamburgh Castle, which are all less than a thirty minute drive away.

A little further are Hadrian's Wall, Holy Island and Cragside house and gardens at Rothbury.

Alternatively, with Alnmouth station only half a mile from this cottage why not jump on the train?

Newcastle is only 25 minutes away and you can be in Edinburgh in just over an hour.

This Alnmouth cottage is in a great position to explore this lovely county all through the year.

The village of Lesbury has a community run shop a few minutes walk from the cottage selling daily provisions including bread, dairy products, meat and vegetables.

Some alcoholic drinks and other local produce as well as newspapers.

The Coach Inn, in Lesbury, is a five minute walk from the cottage and after being closed for the past 4 years reopened in February 2024 following refurbishment currently it is open from midday until 11pm but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, at the moment there is no food available as the kitchen requires a full refurbishment that is planned to take place later this year when the pub will again be closed for a short period.

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About the location


Alnwick 4 miles.

Situated just 4 miles east of Alnwick, Alnmouth is a charming resort popular with golfers and those seeking a peaceful holiday. The village lies on a narrow spit of land between the River Aln and the North Sea and was originally the port for Alnwick. Nowadays the area has returned to its unspoilt origins and offers a good variety of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as an excellent “links” golf course and some great rivers for fishing, as well as boasting miles and miles of splendid beaches and sand dunes to explore which afford stunning views of the North Sea. A short drive will bring you to Alnwick with its famous historic castle, The Alnwick Garden housing the Poison Garden which runs guided tours through dangerous botanicals and a variety of pubs and restaurants. Alnmouth is well situated for exploring Northumberland.

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