Still searching for a summer getaway? These seven Retreats all still have a week’s availability in August 2019. Short breaks are also bookable at these and some of our other cottages, searchable using your dates via our Find our Retreat section.
Seasalt, Swinhoe near Beadnell: sleeps six
This former farm worker’s cottage is set one mile inland from the Beadnell coast and has distant views of the sea from the dining kitchen. It sleeps six in three bedrooms (two doubles and a twin) and includes a cosy living area which opens out onto the private garden. There is also a communal garden with a garden pod for relaxing, a football goal, Wendy House, trampoline and table tennis. These are shared with neighbouring Driftwood and Nook End Retreats. The nearest beach is the sandy shores of Beadnell Bay, which is also excellent for watersports. It’s a good place to pick up the coastal path south to Newton or north to Seahouses where you can take a boat trip out to The Farne Islands.
Available: August 16-23, 23-30
Miller’s Loft, Budle Bay near Bamburgh: sleeps six
This penthouse apartment overlooking Budle Bay takes its name from its building’s former use as a flour mill and more recently as a producer of malt for the brewing industry. Situated just north of Bamburgh, it has views of Holy Island from its quirky low-level windows and is within the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, rich with wildfowl and waders. You can access the beach at Budle Point and walk south along the coast to the impressive beach at Bamburgh. The apartment has two double bedrooms (one with an ensuite) and a twin room. All the bedrooms and the open plan living area have Alexa speakers. Within walking distance is Grays Restaurant at Waren House Hotel plus plenty of watersports at Budle Bay.
Available: August 26-Sept 2
The Alnmouth Boathouse, Alnmouth: sleeps two
The timber-clad exterior of The Alnmouth Boathouse makes it instantly recognisable. A great base for exploring the Northumberland coast, Alnmouth beach is within walking distance and the pretty villages of Craster and Warkworth are a short drive away. It includes a master bedroom with ensuite shower, a first-floor lounge with sea views, a fully fitted Shaker style kitchen and a private walled courtyard. In the heart of Alnmouth village, there is easy access to the shops, restaurants, pubs, art gallery and golf course which separates the beach from the village.
Available: August 23-30
Bamburgh Five, Bamburgh: sleeps four
Part of an Edwardian villa with spectacular views of Bamburgh Castle, Bamburgh Five, with its decadent furnishings and ornate touches is befitting of its dramatic location. The single-storey apartment has a master bedroom with ensuite, a twin room, a lounge and dining room, both with views of the castle, and a private patio. Its central village location means it is just a minute’s walk from Bamburgh Beach, the shops and restaurants.
Available: August 9-16
The Old Gardener’s, Dunstan near Craster: sleeps six
Catch the sun all day long from the oasis-like front and rear enclosed gardens with their carefully tended flowers and plants at this former home of the gardener to the nearby historic Craster Tower. Inside, there are three bedrooms (king size master with ensuite, twin and double), a log burner in the lounge, a dining kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine and a conservatory entrance. The Old Gardener’s is close to a pub and 10 minutes’ walk from Craster village with its pub, restaurant, café, art gallery, children’s paly park and iconic walk to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle on the headland.
Available: August 19-26
The New Dairy, Glororum, near Bamburgh: sleeps 3/4
This boutique style barn conversion, set out across one floor, has castle and sea views from the enclosed front garden and is one mile from Bamburgh village and its beach. There you can enjoy some excellent seafood at either The Potted Lobster or The Mizen Head Restaurant. The New Dairy sleeps three or four in two bedrooms, one of which is a child’s room. There’s also an open plan living space with separate utility, leading out onto the patio and a house bathroom with bathrobes supplied.
Available: August 23-30
The Studio, Tughall Steads, between Beadnell and Newton: sleeps 4/6
A spacious barn conversion for four, The Studio is a short drive from the sandy shores of Beadnell and Newton beaches. The holiday home of North East artist, Alan Smith Page, paintings of iconic Northumberland landscapes sit alongside heaps of books underneath its exposed roof trusses. An additional mezzanine twin bedroom above the lounge can be booked on request to sleep two extra guests. The nearby surrounding countryside is perfect for evening strolls nearby.
Available: August 12-19, 16-23 (Now booked but short breaks available from Mon Aug 19 and Fri Aug 30)