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Lilian's Retreat Beach Cottage in Amble-by-the-sea, Northumberland

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Lilian's Retreat Beach Cottage description

Holiday home
Lilian's Retreat is a lovely semi-detached cottage situated within walking distance of Amble, 10 miles from Alnwick in Northumberland. This cottage sleeps five people and has three bedrooms consisting of two doubles and one single as well as a family bathroom. The rest of cottage is made up of a fitted kitchen with dining area (seats 4) and a sitting area that seats 3. Outside, this cottage has off road parking for 2 cars and a small rear garden with furniture and BBQ. Lilian's Retreat is ideal for families or groups of friends who wish to explore this part of Northumberland.

The fishing port of Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks. Close to Amble is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve and there are coastal villages nearby. Warkworth and Alnwick with their castles are well worth visiting.

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. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed rear garden and patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • By the sea

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Mrs Edwards
May 2015
A very comfortable and clean holiday home. The landlady was an absolute gem, nothing was too much for the comfort of her guests. We shall be back as it was such a good place to be for exploring Northumberland.
Mr Searle
May 2015
Lilian's retreat was well placed for all the places of interest within the area. We enjoyed a nice, peaceful and relaxing holiday. The owner was a very pleasant, friendly and helpful person.
Mr Wood
October 2015
The Host, was lovely and welcoming. The property was situated within a lovely, very quiet modern estate. The house contents were in excellent condition. The town centre was only a 5-10 minute walk. Highly recommended.
Mr Saxon
April 2016
Cosy warm property in a good location with a large garden. The owner was friendly and welcoming.
Mrs Hill
June 2016
A comfortable house in an ideal location, and the owner made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Adamson
June 2014
The lady who owns the property made us very welcome and nothing was too much trouble for her. The standard of the property was excellent and the garden and sun room were an added bonus to relax in. The property is only a 10 min walk from town and is ideally situated to explore the beautiful area. Would love to return soon.
Mrs Purcell
September 2013
The house was great and the owner was really pleasant and helpful.
Mrs Spragg
April 2014
The owner was a lovely lady, the property was lovely in a nice area, spick and span. There was everything you could need and it was not far to walk to the town centre and beach. The Northumberland coastline is great. We would definitely use this property again.
Mr Holdbrook
September 2013
The owner of the property, is really friendly and greeted us when we got there and was there when we left to say goodbye. The lounge furniture is really comfortable. Loads of room for us to hang our clothes, and plenty of room in the kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lilian's Retreat.
Mrs Partington
July 2013
The cottage was in a good location for visiting all the Northeast coast line we went from Newcastle to Berwick on Tweed, lots of interesting places to visit and had an excellent time. Whitley bay was one of our favourite places and the Millennium bridge in Gateshead and a must for the ladies was the Metro centre there as well.
Mrs Walters
June 2013
Lilian's friendly welcome and helpfulness. Practical, clean and comfortable house. Good location for visiting places of interest and the beautiful beach
Mr Gleghorn
October 2012
A lovely house in a very nice area. The owner was very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely return.
May 2013
Excellent location. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. Lots to do places to see. The beaches were superb.
Mr Wright
September 2012
A lovely clean home in a good quality residential area. Amble is a pretty little town and access up and down the coast was very easy.
Mrs Glen
September 2012
The owner is so helpful and on hand to help if needed. Very relaxing and cosy house with super garden to enjoy if the weather is nice and a sun porch if it is not.
Mr Plant
September 2012
A lovely cottage in a good location for touring Northumberland.
Mrs Harding
September 2012
Very friendly and welcoming owner. Property within easy reach of the local town. Good base for touring that part of Northumberland.
Mrs Parkinson
July 2012
An extremely helpful and friendly owner. There was plenty of space in the property and it was in a quiet location. The use of the garden was a real bonus.
Mr Atkinson
July 2012
The property was lovely. Clean, private and very quiet. The owner was very kind and friendly. We loved Bamburgh and Warkworth where we had a lovely meal with friendly and courteous service. Very convenient for all of the Northumberland coast.
November 2016
Lilian was waiting to greet us when we arrived and made us very welcome. The property is in a quiet area on the edge of town, is very well equipped, warm and comfortable and has a lovely, spacious garden and a little conservatory for warmer days. There is a wealth of information about the area in the sitting room. Amble is well placed for using as a base to explore Northumberland and we enjoyed visits to Seahouses, Bamburgh, Alnmouth, Alnwick, Berwick upon Tweed, Hexham, Housesteads, Durham and Sunderland (to visit family and friends), also Amble itself. There is a good variety of shops in Amble on Queen Street and on the harbour. For eating out we would recommend The Wellwood and also the fish and chips from down by the harbour are superb. What did we like best? My husband's answer would be The Olde Ship at Seahouses, a beautiful old building, which served lovely food and sold McEwan's Scotch Ale - a Mackem, he has been deprived of it for a long time as it is not available in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties. Seriously though, the beautiful coast and lovely castles. Least favourite, my answer would be lack of both wifi and signal on my mobile in a great many areas. Thankfully the friends who travelled with us were with a different supplier so we were not completely without a working phone in case of emergencies. I would recommend Lilian's retreat wholeheartedly for a couple, friends or a small family and we hope to return in the not too distant future.
September 2016
Lovely clean house, near to all amenities. A visit to Alnwick Castle is a must. The best free attraction we found was the Chain Honey Bridge Farm where you were able to walk to Scotland from. The Wellwood in Amble was good for Sunday Carvery but the evening meals were not as good or such good value as 2015. Great beaches for our grand-daughter who wants to come back again in 2017
November 2015
Owner there to welcome us and let us in early. Gave a quick resume of various things we needed to know and left us in peace. The house and garden were very clean and tidy. It was very well equiped, but did need larger pans when cooking for 5! The estate was very quiet and people were friendly. It was at the top of the town but only 10 mins walk down a shortcut through the estate. Amble is a lovely village with lots of very good independent shops and a Sunday market (somewhat depleted in winter). There have been new developments since we were last there and they have improved the village around the harbour area. There are good road links to larger towns and seaside villages and much to see. A good area for the coastal path route and very clean beaches.
September 2014
This was our second visit to Lillian's and it did not disappoint. Landlady Lillian makes you so welcome you never want to leave ! The house has everything you need and is in such a quiet area yet a 10 minute walk takes you into town. Nice restaurants and take-aways to enjoy in Amble make the stay even better.
September 2012
Lilian was very helpful and friendly.The house was clean and well equipped.The garden was a real bonus and somewhere nice to sit after being out exploring the region
August 2013
We found the property practical, comfortable, quiet and clean. It is easy to get to and not far from shops and other facilities. The owners met us and were very friendly and helpful.
December 2013
We really enjoyed our stay here. Comfortable lounge, good size kitchen with a nice sun room leading off. Found the beds really comfortable. The owner, Lilian, is really friendly and to hand if you need her. Property is in a nice residential area and has a really good size garden. Would like to return one day.
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