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Lobster Pot Retreat

(Ref. 1100198)

Newbiggin-By-The-Sea, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (15)
  • stay (15)
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  • welcome (10)
  • parking (9)

30 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice quiet location 2 minutes from beach."

    No issues with parking outside the property. Property was very clean, well presented and pleasantly decorated. There was a welcome pack and small toiletries pack which is a lovely touch. Great kitchen and shower was great. The main bedroom is massive with plenty of storage. Tv’s in all the bedrooms as well as lounge and kitchen. Bathroom layout a little awkward with vanity sink and radiator near door. We didn’t find the bed and sofa comfy but that’s down to personal preference. Only seating for 4 in lounge (although extra chair in single bedroom off the lounge could be moved). We would have liked a larger sofa ! We didn’t use the outside sofa due to the weather but this will be great in the summer. The property heating controls were easy to use heated up the rooms quickly. Overall we would recommend this property and we enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Mar 2024

  • "The property was extremely clean and well maintained, the welcome pack was a nice touch."

    I found the bed rather too hard for my comfort but I'm sure it would be perfect for someone else. It is a pity that the reclining chairs and sofa don't and that the bathroom mirror is above the toilet not the basin. The shower is excellent and the kitchen well equipped.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped."

    Would have been useful to know in advance that there was a freezer in the property.

    Reviewed by Mandi3.8Nov 2023

  • "This property was amazing."

    Maintain to a very high standard. Would go to this property again. Near to the bus stop didn't use the car very often. If you are thinking of going to Northumberland why not stay at the Lobsters Pot Retreat you will enjoy. Thank you Sykes Cottages once again for proving you are the best. Philip and Pauline

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2023

  • "The house was beautifully furnished and very comfortable."

    There were just a couple of minor things that would make it even better. Move the mirror over the toilet? and re-position over the sink. A washer/drier would be helpful there’s no facility inside or outside to dry clothes. A little night light on the landing would be good.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Oct 2023

  • "This is a lovely property, lovely location very close to the sea front, very comfortable and clean and has everything you need for a self catering break, the welcome box is a very nice addition when you arrive."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you, a lovely house to rent for our weeks holiday, very clean with everything you need, would recommend it to anyone, close it the beach."

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    The only things we could find any fault with were the bathroom mirror which should be over the basin and the square toilet seat did not fit our oval bums.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in the house."

    It’s well furnished, clean and well thought out. We were worried about parking but we could always park within 50 yards of the house. Short walk to a shop, and the beach front. TVs in the bedrooms were useful, as was the little touches like the gift basket. Lovely base for a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were really impressed with the standard of the furnishings, fittings, decor, etc."

    , of the house. The kitchen was well-equipped. The house was spotlessly clean and the welcome basket was much appreciated. The location is great - about 5 minutes walk from the beach (or less than that, perhaps). Newbiggin is a nice seaside village which has everything we needed for a short visit. It's also a great location for exploring that bit of the Northumberland coast. The beach is lovely and the bay provides safe swimming (and some other watersports) for those who are into that.

    Reviewed by Doug5.0Aug 2023

  • "Such a lovely place and location We had a lovely stay here and would definitely come back."

    Nice and peaceful clean and tidy and comfy. Had a lovely gift box on arrival much needed tea and wine

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was modern and clean with a lovely welcome pack."

    Beds were very comfortable but think pillows need changing. Bathroom walk in shower was great the only let down in there was the missing mirror over sink why over toilet cistern? Husband found it hard to shave and I also really missed it. Kitchen a dream lounge also lovely and comfortable just wires missing for recliner chairs which would of been handy to put up feet after a days outing. Overall had a lovely comfortable stay and if in the area again would definitely stay here. Also parking was never a problem.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great accommodation, exceptionally clean!"

    It would be good if the bathroom mirror was not over the toilet a minor inconvenience for my husband as he was unable to shave! Area great for touring Northumberland. No issues with parking .A great few days away.

    Reviewed by Anna Marie4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Lobster Pot Retreat and it’s one of the best houses we’ve ever stayed in."

    Thank you for the welcome basket - it was appreciated! Parking was no problem, neighbours were friendly and it was an amazing base to go out and explore the area. We would definitely book again if we revisit the area. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2023

  • "What a find,such lovely accommodation, very tastefully decorated through out."

    Great welcome pack. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful house."

    We felt very comfortable there. Friendly neighbours. Loved the area and will highly recommend to family and friends. It was well situated to get to many of the sites we wanted to visit. Would definitely stay there again if we revisited that area.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Stunning cottage ,every thing you need is waiting for you including a basket of goodies ."

    Absolutely spotless, No problem with parking as neighbours make you very welcome. Location perfect just 2 minutes away from a fantastic beach . Very peaceful and quiet location within a short walk of all amenities. Would highly recommend Lobster pot cottage a real treat to stay there. Well done owners

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Spot on with very clean presentation."

    Couple of minor suggestions. Beautifull furniture. Shame recliners didnt work. Small tables for placing your cuppa on instead of the floor. Town itself has an amazing promenade which we walked a lot. Then the dissapointment of the town. Pubs not serving food. Pubs closed. Had Indian, fabulous. Two visits. Okay Italian. Went twice. No atmosphere. Only couple in on one visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful property in a perfect location."

    Spotlessly clean and very cosy with everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The welcome basket was a lovely touch too, thank you! Friendly neighbours, easy parking and 2 mins from the promenade. Loved the art work too...so much that we bought one from a local shop. Loved everything about our week away - thank you!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property tastefully presented quality products and all amenities needed to make the stay as comfortable as possible."

    Any questions were answered pleasantly by phone and the reply was always (Absolutely fine). I will recommend Sykes Cottages as a beautiful place to stay .

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was a really lovely holiday home, very comfortable very clean we enjoyed our stay."

    Only drawbacks ….. nearly all the internal doors squeaked very loudly and annoyingly, a can of WD40 would have sorted this. Surely the cleaner must have been aware of this problem. And the other problem was that there was nowhere to hang wet towels after showering. There was only two of us so we hung them over the shower panel, not ideal. The mirror over the toilet was very strange when there was ample room over the sink.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful home, we had the best time, would definitely go back ."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "Good location, clean had everything you needed."

    Would definitely recommend a stay here.The welcome pack was a nice little extra.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "All round a fantastic property"

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Dec 2022

  • "A really lovely house with a fabulous kitchen."

    Had everything we needed for our stay. Comfortable beds, plenty towels, loads of storage space. Spotlessly clean on arrival. Plenty parking on the street at the front. Short walk to the promenade. A great base to use for visiting family and friends after my move away from the North East last year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Nov 2022

  • "A nice recently refurbished semi detached property close to the beach."

    Easy on street parking and lovely friendly neighbours. Situated in a quiet crescent. Comfortable front room , shame the recliner’s didn’t work. Well equipped kitchen diner. Bedrooms pleasantly furnished and nice comfortable beds . Good bathroom with a lovely shower. Well positioned for exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Oct 2022

  • "The property was excellent, decorated to a high standard and was spotlessly clean."

    Thank you for your gift basket, very kind and thoughtfull of you The beach front was only a 5 minute stroll from the property. Lots of areas to explore.. The only thing i would recommended is a retractable washing line for the gsrden.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    Spotlessly clean. Very close to the beach. Hosts were responsive and helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2022

  • "I believe we the second group to stay in this lovely property."

    Everything is new. It has been fitted out to a very high standard which we found very comfortable. we enjoyed Newbiggin. A charming village from which it was easy to visit much of Northumberland

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "July 2022 - A wonderful stay."

    Many thanks Nicola and Chris for a wonderful stay in the delightful Lobster Pot Retreat. The lovely welcoming pack was a kind gesture. It is a beautiful property with very attractive decor and soft furnishings, comfy beds, an excellent shower, and friendly neighbours either side. With only a two minute walk to the front, it is a great location. We had some great nature sightings at Church point including a glimpse of a Minke Whale and many wader birds. We really enjoyed the food at The Endeavour cafe, and our favourite meal was at Due Fratelli ( Italian) which was superb. Hope to return soon. Chris and Meryl from Derby

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x doubles with Smart TV, 1 x ground-floor single with Smart TV
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge,fridge freezer,washing machine, dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TV's with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.2 miles

The property

This well-presented property sits in the small village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, along the scenic Northumberland coast.

Decorated with stylish furnishings, 26 Westfield Cresent is an excellent coastal base for a couple or family of five.

Be welcomed into the lounge, where you can look forward to relaxing evenings on the plush sofa while catching up on your favourite shows.

Move into the spacious kitchen/diner, featuring a collection of integrated appliances to assist with home-cooking.

After a filling feast, load up the dishwasher and step outside to the enclosed courtyard, complete with outdoor furniture that affords a wonderful spot for evening drinks.

Take advantage of the handy washing machine, perfect for keeping your holiday attire fresh!

As you look to rest for the night, the ground-floor offers a single bedroom with Smart TV, whilst upstairs there are two well-presented doubles with Smart TV.

Remember to bring your seaside essentials as just a short walk away lies the beach, where you can wander glorious sands for miles, paddle in the shores and top up your tan with a favourite book in hand.

Dolphins are also frequent visitors to the bay.

The village is home to a bustling high street with a selection of shops, cafés, restaurants, and pubs.

Ashington, one of Northumberland's larger towns, is a few miles away and a terrific place to go if you're looking for an interesting day trip; check out the Woodhorn Museum to see local artefacts before dining at the family-run La Cucina.

Choose 26 Westfield Cresent as your next holiday base in Northumberland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Ashington 3.3 miles; Stakeford 5.2 miles; Morpeth 8.6 miles.

Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a small coastal town in Northumberland. The town has a selection of shops and pubs, as well as a beach. Northumberland itself 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. 3.3 miles away is the large town of Ashington and within reach is Stakeford, which overlooks the River Wansbeck. Nine miles away is the location of the delightful market town of Morpeth which is situated centrally in Northumberland and offers the remains of an historic castle, lovely parks, riverside walks, ancient architecture and churches and an old chantry with a bagpipe museum. Newbiggin-by-the-Sea is a lovely base for whatever you decide to see and so during your Northumberland getaway.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas