Bay View, AMBLEThis outstanding property has fabulous views over the harbour mouth and out to sea. All furnishing and fittings are contemporary and of a high standard and the property makes a perfect seaside base. We operate a Friday to Friday change overThis property i …see more
Belford Townhouse is a spacious, 17th Century Grade II listed property located in the centre of the pretty village of Belford. The three bedroom property is generously proportioned with fantastic views and within a 5 minute drive of the stunning beach at Bamburgh. …see more
This 19 th Century cottage is set in a small hamlet and a two minute walk to one of the most highly acclaimed pub/ restaurants in Britain.Ideal for all, golfing, walking ,cycling horse riding or just a relaxing break .6 miles from the market town of Alnwick with its en …see more
Cheviot View at Westcliffe House is a ground floor luxury 4 star rated 2 bedroom apartment sleeping up to 4 people. The accommodation is situated with stunning scenic views of Simonside and the Coquet valley.LOG BURNING STOVE, PET FRIENDLY, FREE WIFI INTERNET ACCESS, …see more
Our beautiful holiday cottage is ideally situated for visiting Hadrians Wall, National Trust properties Wallington Hall and Cragside, Beamish open air museum, Northumberland Heritage Coast, Alnwick Gardens, the Farne Islands. Durham and Newcastle.
Electricity, coal …see more
Large family house for 9 with plenty of character set in a superb location overlooking the beautiful harbour in Craster, Northumberland. Perfect base for a holiday exploring this fantastic coastline with many great seaside villages, pubs and restaurants nearby. Wi-Fi. …see more
“Mrs” Had a lovely break in Newbiggin by the sea.house was well equipped though dishwasher in small side for big families.facilities in area were great, local shops we used provided good quality food. Italian restaurant worth a visit served good food a
“Bluebell cottage” We had a wonderful stay at Bluebell cottage. The cottage is lovely and had all the provisions we needed which made the stay very relaxing. Our daughter has been telling everyone about the fresh eggs you gave us since we got back! I’m
“Excellent!” Fantastic apartment.. Very comfortable, spacious, warm and well furnished. Lots of lovely touches, wine and chocolates (thank you Judith!), but also lots of practical things such as good quality linen/bedding, thoughtful lighting, hand w
“Charming riverside property in pretty rural village” We had a lovely stay in this old chapel it was very warm and cosy throughout out our late winter week, we even had some lovely bright sunny days which was an unexpected bonus, and a couple of brig
We loved this cottage, it was spacious a very luxurious bedrooms, with sufficient bathrooms to keep everyone happy. The location is stunning and peaceful with busy Hexham only a few miles away. There … More
“Couldn't wish for a more idyllic spot”
Reviewed 8 May 2012
This beautifully unique property is in the most idyllic spot you could possibly imagine. Right next to a river, which runs alongside a beautiful wooded area, perfect for dog walking, which was much en… More
Reviewed 26 Aug 2016
Wonderful place to stay, very comfy and all needs catered for. Ideal setting and close to Hadrians wall. Would definitely return, just sorry we did not book for 2weeks.… More
Thank you so much for the lovely review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you, as I was on holiday myself, but I hope to see you again in the future.
Kind regards, Clare
One of three newly converted stylish homes, converted recently from an ex rural Bank. It has a new Kitchen, Bathroom, furniture & decor, giving a very smart and comfortable home for up to two couples or a family of five (including an infant). Everything in the property …see more
“"5 Star - Self catering Dog Friendly Experience"” We booked to stay in Ceolwulph Cottage in Warkworth. This was the highest standard of dog friendly cottages that we have stayed in. From the moment we opened the front door we knew it was going to be a
“Great location and comfortable accommodation for a large group.” Super location, walkable to many places of interest. Ensure dinner reservations for Saturday night as difficult to get in. House had really nice layout and kitchen had everything needed
“Top Notch Self Catering Cottage in Bellingham” This was our first visit to the North East of England and based on the time we had we will definitely be back. Bellingham was a very welcoming little town, ideally located for day trips throughout the Nor
Lovely stay in this little cottage. Bellingham had everything we needed.....bakery, butchers, cafes and pubs. Everything provided in the cottage for it to be home from home. Kids enjoyed games and DVD… More
“Great week in Alwick” Percy Cottages are ideally located for seeing all in Alnwick which in itself a great town to visit. Very friendly owners and cottage finished to a good standard and good instructions and information in the property, ideal break a
“A smart 'home from home' with plenty to do from the doorstep.”
Reviewed 6 May 2015
Percy cottage is a very smart, bright, comfortable and spacious property with so much to do from the doorstep. Less than 5 minutes walk to Alnwick castle, the lovely old town with theatre/cinema, be… More
“Best place in Alnwick”
Reviewed 17 Aug 2014
We've visited Northumberland many times and wholeheartedly this is the best place we've stayed.
The place is immaculately clean, perfectly positioned to get around, has a lovely courtyard garden wi… More
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 12 Jan 2014
Beautiful character cottage in a perfect central location to explore the historical town of Alnwick - all within walking distance (the castle is just a few minutes walk). Close to stores and the farme… More
“Fantastic weekend away” We stayed here as a last minute weekend away. The cottage far exceeded our expectations. It was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. It was warm, even though there wasn't a log burner. The shower was fantastic a
A 3 bedroom stone built cottage with a large walled garden and views of open countryside. A full renovation has just been completed (June 2015) but has been sensitive to the character of the property. The perfect spot to relax or have a more active break. …see more
Cosy Retreats are proud to offer Bamburgh Lodge, Longframlington. A cosy log cabin in the heart of beautiful Northumberland. Sit back and enjoy the stunning countryside in the peace and tranquility of this wonderful location.A perfect base for exploring the delights of …see more
“Beautifully appointed cottage in excellent location” My partner and I enjoyed a three night break at this cottage and we only wish it could have been longer. The cottage was very clean and furnished to a high standard, in my opinion well deserving of
Great accommodation, with parking, in quiet location. Alnmouth is always lovely. Midwood is a short walk to village facilities, pubs, restaurants and the glorious beach. Cottage is compact, but ide… More
No. 3 Bank ViewSituated just off the centre of the Old Market Place, in the picturesque former coaching village of Belford. Originally part of the old Barclays Bank Building, this stone built property has been tastefully converted into a two bedroom luxury holiday cot …see more
“Lovely Terraced Cottage in a Superb Location” We spent a week at Snowdrop Cottage in Embleton at the end of July in 2013 and had a great time. We found the cottage easily following the directions given. The cottage is in a courtyard, with allocated pa
Spacious and tastefully furnished with lots of unique art work. This is a lovely seaside holiday spot ideally located on the beautiful Northumberland Coastline. Try a boat trip to Coquet island, The Farne Islands, visit Warkworth, Alnmouth and Alnwick. …see more
Cosy Retreats are proud to offer Periwinkle Cottage, Embleton. A beautifully furnished cottage in the heart of this delightful coastal village, Periwinkle Cottage is the perfect base for experiencing the outstanding natural beauty of the heritage coastline.With a privat …see more
“Lovely family holiday home” Three generations of our family appreciated the house as it had so much to offer good living space indoors well equipped kitchen and lots of things to entertain for children and adults a like. The large garden is great and
“Excellent accommodation in wonderful coastal village - we'll be back!”
Reviewed 25 Oct 2011
Our second visit to Midwood Lodge, Alnmouth. In a quiet but convenient location, the single storey Lodge is spacious, comfortably furnished and immaculately clean. The kitchen is large and well equi… More
“Fantastic accommodation with all the home comforts”
Reviewed 18 Sep 2015
We stayed for a week at Midwood Lodge along with our 2 boys. The Lodge had everything you would want and it is very spacious with a very large garden. The location is perfect as it is only takes les… More
“Superb cottage, great location” You will not find a fault with this well equipped and well located cottage. Lovely owners too, who are very helpful and show real attention to detail providing lots of extras. Perfect for our two children (8 and 10) who
We stayed at Juliet Cottage during the Easter holidays and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The cottage is in an excellent location, walking distance to shops, restaurants and of cours Alnwick Castle … More
“A lovely cottage in central location”
Reviewed 19 Nov 2011
A well equipped cottage in a central location in Alnwick (you can walk to the castle, the book barn, supermarkets etc). The parking permit and welcome pack are thoughtful and welcome additions and I r… More
“Wonderful Stay” The Old School really is a home away from home. We stayed for a long weekend in December and we couldn't ask for any more.
The location is perfect with plenty to do and the Old School itself was luxury and extremely well equipped. M
This was our second visit to the Old School and are now planning our third! The house is magnificient with everything you need for a fantastic holiday! We love the house and the area as there is so mu… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. Welcoming guests for a second visit is really exiting for us as it tells us we must be getting it right if people want to return. Feedback like yours makes all our hard work so worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
“Best Holiday Yet!”
Reviewed 3 Sep 2013
The Old School offers something for everyone! We havew holidayed in the UK for the last 15 years and the Old School is the most comfortable well resourced accomadation we have stayed in! The Bear Corn… More
Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are so glad that you had such a lovely time and that your daughters loved bear corner and the ballet room. We look forward to welcoming you to The Old School again. Kindest Regards. Helen and Andrew
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 29 Aug 2013
Old School is a top of the range establishment with a homely feel. All ameneties available, washing machine, dishwasher etc. The location away from the hustle and bustle of town-life makes for an idea… More
Thank you for your kind comments. It was lovely to welcome an International Cricket Umpire from South Africa to The Old School. We are so glad you liked the cricket bat cake we arranged to welcome you and make you feel at home! We look forward to welcoming you back to The Old School. Kindest regards. Helen and Andrew.
“so good when we got home we booked a week in November” cosy, clean and nicely decorated cottage in a very pleasant village. Both the kitchen and bathrooms were well laid out and decorated to a high standard. The neighbours were friendly without being
“Luxurious and well equipped cottage in great coastal location”
Reviewed 27 Aug 2011
Had a great week in this beautifully decorated and well equipped cottage. Utility room was really useful for storing walking and cycling gear. Location fantastic - can walk to Beadnell Bay, a beauti… More
“Great location, cosy cottage (but expensive)”
Reviewed 28 Aug 2012
Beadnell is a fabulous location for a family with young children, with beautiful beach, rock pools, fish and chip shop and great pub. The cottage was nicely presented, cosy but modern, and very clean… More
"Beadnell is a fabulous location for a family with young children, with beautiful beach, rock pools, fish and chip shop and great pub. The cottage is nicely presented, cosy but modern and many guest like it so much they have booked again especially because of all the extras provided that make a family holiday more enjoyable. The utility room is in the courtyard it has a fridge (so 2 fridges at property ideal for drinks) / freezer / Microwave / extra kitchen utensils- whisk & slow cooker/ washing machine / Tumble Dryer / clothes rack / Iron & Board / Childrens Games- kites , skittles, balls etc /Picnic Bag / Wind break / charcoal for BBQ and its also a good storage facility.
We do like to maintain our property if things are broken and we do ask guests to be honest and as such a good house keeping bond is held in case of damages. The shower tray is an integral part of the shower and something has to replace it as we feel it can be unsafe for people bending down in the shower. Payment was taken of £25 with the guests permission to buy another and pay workman to install. We like our little cottage very much and hope you will too, kindest regards Tracy
“Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot” We had a wonderful week staying in Millstone Cottage - it looked lovely in the photos and we weren't disappointed.
Our favourite spot was the conservatory - the perfect place to relax, in the morning before we we
Excellent holiday home, very well equipped and very nicely decorated. Lovely garden set beside a stream, where even if the weather is not at its best, you can enjoy the waterside country view from the… More
Thank you for your lovely words, delighted you enjoyed the cottage and area so much. We look forward to welcoming you back some time in the not so distant future.
“Fantastic, cosy home in a very good location” We had a lovely time at Peaseblossom house. We booked the house to celebrate my Husband's 40th birthday and when we arrived we found a birthday banner, birthday card, a bottle of cava and cake. It was a lo
This very attractive purpose built ground floor apartment is situated in a excellent location in the village of Bamburgh, a short walk to the shops and beautiful sandy beach. Furnished and equippment to high standards. …see more
“Beautiful House with Stunning Grounds” Rothley Lodge is an excellent property to stay in, all the bedrooms are of a good size, the property throughout is furnished and decorated to a high standard, and the grounds complement the beauty of Northumberla
We booked Rothley Lodge for a family celebration in March.
We found the property relatively easily following the owners directions although some friends who tried using a satnav got lost so would de… More
“Charming secluded getaway in the heart of Northumberland”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2014
If you're looking for a quiet getaway with friends or family in the beautiful North East Rothley Lodge is a top pick. We were a group of seven who retreated North for four days of fresh air and fun ti… More
Hi Alistair, hope your well.
I hope you picked up a message from Paypal informing of the payment i reimbursed for the deposit.
Thanks for your kind review, we really appreciate this and very glad you all enjoyed your stay, your welcome back anytime!
It would be very helpful Alistair to give us honest feedback on any little issues you feel could aid our improvement of service, which is very very important to us, we are aiming for perfection. We notice you scored 4/5 on two areas : 1. bedding & mattresses and 2. Kitchen Utensils. Could you please expand, be honest and help us make any changes necessary to improve all round.
Anyway,kind regards and thanks again.
Damian & Lorraine
“Lots to do in the area”
Reviewed 9 Nov 2016
We had a great week exploring the area with extended family to celebrate granny's 80th birthday. The house is perfect - and the owner is extremely keen that it stays that way! The rule book emailed in… More
We are pleased you enjoyed your week holiday, however we are sorry you felt some negative points regarding the property and your stay.
Just to clarify, you refer to a 'rule book' which is in fact a guide to the property which explains everything you need to know for safety, security, emergencies and details to make your stay comfortable. Most guests really appreciate the guide and commented positively in previous reviews.
The unfortunate situation with the fridge freezer, could not have been replaced in time for your stay, however replaced now. The property does have sufficient refrigeration with two large capacity 60/40 fridge freezers and one medium capacity separate fridge, which has always proved sufficient for all guest parties.
The piano is not banned from use, we actually encourage use of the grand piano, however we do always ask guests to respect the age of 1860 and handle with care due to its delicate nature.
Unfortunately we do need to charge an additional fee for dogs and deep cleaning to ensure the property is free from dog odours and hairs for follow on guests who may have allergies. Our terms do make it clear that dogs are allowed but not allowed on the furnishings or beds and must sleep in their own dog basket in the rear porch.
We are extremely sorry you felt you couldn't relax, we aim to make the property as relaxing as its location and most guests we believe do in fact find the experience very relaxing which previous reviews show.
We thank you for your valued booking and your honesty in your review.
Helena House - Self Catering This very comfortable, well appointed apartment provides very spacious accommodation for a larger family or a small group of friends wishing to holiday together.It is located on Main Street in the center of the coastal fishing village of …see more
The Cawledge Apartment is a one bedroom ground floor apartment situated in a quiet residential area in the historic market town of Alnwick. A two minute walk from local leisure facilities and supermarket and a 15 minute walk into the historic town centre. …see more
Salix Barn is a quaint cosy bolthole standing in the centre of the picturesque, sleepy conservation village of Great Whittington with excellent pub and restaurant. Great Whittington is located on St Oswald's Way and minutes from Hadrian's Wall, Corbridge and Hexham. …see more
“Excellent location” Located as near to the harbour as you can get. Good for walks around the coast. Nice sea views. Good for exploring Northumberland. The accommodation is good and clean but you are paying more for the location. Good garden at rear
“Excellent standard of accommodation in a lovely location” This property had been renovated around a year when we visited. The Lounge area was big and comfortable. Kitchen was well served by all you would expect in appliances. The bedroom was very spac