• The Bolthole bedroom 1
    The Bolthole Beadnell village
    Master bedroom with king size bed with coastal styling
  • The Bolthole Beadnell village
    Grab some local seafood and try the recipe on the wall!
  • The Bolthole Beadnell village
    Double bedroom 2 decorated in sandy tones and plantation shutters
  • The Bolthole Beadnell village
    Living room with corner sofa opens onto enclosed outdoor patio
  • Retreat Rating
  • 4


  • 2


  • 1


  • Pet friendly

  • 3

    Child Friendly Rating

The Bolthole

Beadnell village

In the centre of Beadnell village, The Bolthole offers a superb holiday base within a group of houses known as Smuggler’s Cove. A party of up to four guests can enjoy light and airy interior styling and proximity to the village amenities, with Beadnell beach only a short walk away.

Close to one of our other Retreats, Smuggler’s Hide, The Bolthole has recently undergone some decorative upgrading following a change in ownership.

A popular choice for couples, families and those with pets, it is an easy-going seaside Retreat.

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The Bolthole
  • Ideal village location for shop, beach, bistro and a drink in the evening
  • Dog-friendly cottage with enclosed patio area
  • Light and airy coastal styling throughout
  • Can be booked with neighbouring Smuggler's Hide, just metres away, for friends holidaying together
  • Fully fitted kitchen with dining table
  • Leisure Club Membership (admission fee applies)


Ground Floor
  • Fully fitted kitchen/dining area with integrated appliances (fridge freezer/dishwasher/washing machine) and microwave
  • Living room with patio doors to tiny courtyard garden
  • Downstairs WC
First Floor
  • 2 double bedrooms (one with king size bed)
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower over
  • Small enclosed rear courtyard with table and chairs
  • Private parking to front for one car

Please note floor plans are not to scale but for illustration purposes only.

The Bolthole bathroom

Prices and Availability

Booking options

Monday 1st December

The Bolthole is available for booking on the following durations.


Beadnell is a small village centred around a picturesque harbour and crescent-shaped sandy beach which is very popular with families, walkers and watersports enthusiasts. It is quieter than neighbouring Seahouses but still has a village shop and a couple of decent pubs where food is served and a good pint. There is also a cafe which transforms into a bistro by night.

For further information on the area, see our Beadnell pages.

Useful Details

See here for what’s included in our Retreats stays
Please note that all of our cottages are non-smoking
Arrival and Departure

Arrival: 4pm (3pm from Nov-March)

Departure: 10am


Would suit two couples wishing to holiday together or a family. The Bolthole also makes a spacious retreat for just a couple.

Children at The Bolthole4-Star Child Rating

Children are very welcome at The Bolthole but there are no particular amenities for them other than a small toybox and some books. A travel cot (please bring your own cot linen) and highchair can be provided on request.


Full central heating.

Please note: Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

Candid Comments

There is no garden but a small private courtyard with table and chairs for outdoor eating.

No tumble dryer, just a washing machine.

The Bolthole patio area

Guest Reviews

A little gem. We'll come back next time we need a bit of rest and recuperation. The Bolthole was just so peaceful even though its in a village. The beds are comfy, the lounge cosy and the beach is much closer than we thought. We were on Smugglers beach every day - a 3 min walk!

I think this was actually the best cottage I have been to both in terms of location and presentation...near enough to civilisation not to feel isolated but out of the way enough to let you relax. Great to have the Craster Arms so nearby - we ate there a couple of times and really enjoyed it. The property was spotless, and beautifully presented. There were lovely touches throughout...and a general feeling that the owners really cared about the place.

Really good value for money holiday and a surprising spacious little cottage with amazing attention to detail. Love the paella recipe on the wall - very unusual and makes a great impression on entering the cottage

Really convenient location - for the pub, post box, fish and chips and walks on the beach. Even managed to get to the local church on Sunday and enjoyed meeting the friendly local people who made us feel very much at home

The decor has inspired me to great things when I get home. I loved the chosen wallpapers and the way it all came together to create a homely and stylish place to stay

We loved our holiday at The Bolthole. The cottage is perfect for us and our dog. Beadnell is our favourite seaside resort, the beach is perfect.

I have now stayed in all the Beadnell properties and love them all. The small ones including the Bolthole are perfect for me on my own and the large ones like Shoreline, are perfect for my large family holidays. Great you have such a range of different size properties and they are all lovely and comfortable

This is a perfect, quiet, location for walks north and south. The pubs, cafe and shop are all we need. Seahouses within easy reach and it's on a bus route.