A tastefully furnished semi-detached cottage built from locally quarried honey stone in the village of Lesbury and only 1.5 miles from the award-winning Alnmouth Beach.
Lesbury is not far away from the historic destinations such as the majestic castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick and there are walks in every direction from your doorstep.
Its delightful country cottage garden is a riot of colour in summer and has a place for you to sit and enjoy your morning coffee. There is a private area perfect for alfresco dining to the rear, and there is off-road parking for two cars.
At A Glance
Beach 1.5 miles
Pub 2-minute walk
Pull-out bed for extra guest
Parking for two cars
About Miller’s Retreat
A well-presented stone semi-detached with two upstairs bedrooms that sleep four. There is a double and a twin with the option of a pull-out bed for an extra guest. The bathroom comes with a spacious tub and an overhead shower with limitless hot water.
Downstairs there is a sitting room and dining area combined with a gas burner and the galley kitchen that overlooks the rear garden is fully equipped with a dishwasher and spin dryer.
There are two outdoor options, one to the front of the property overlooking the country cottage garden and the other a private space complete with furniture and a large parasol ideal for shaded meals under open skies.
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Things To Do in Lesbury
The Coach Inn, famous for its dog-friendly approach, is only two minutes from the door. This quintessential country pub with colourful hanging baskets and a spacious beer garden has a cosy wood burner indoors where you are likely to find the local pooches warming their paws.
For bird lovers, then a 15-minute drive to Amble brings you to the dock, where boats regularly leave for one-hour puffin cruises around Croquet Island. It is situated a mile from the harbour and is home to at least 40,000 sea birds, including puffins and various tern species such as the roseate, sandwich and arctic. Kittiwakes and eider ducks nest here in the summer months and it is also home to a grey seal colony. You might be lucky enough to board the restored 41ft RNLI lifeboat, which will take you as close to the island’s shoreline as it can get.
Alnmouth Beach, just 1.5 miles away, although not ideal for swimming, is renowned for its stretch of golden sand at low tide and the characterful village with its colourful cottages is like taking a step back in time. Here you can visit the Schooner Hotel, said to be one of the most haunted in the UK, dating back to the 1600s. You won’t be spooked, however, by the outdoor decking that overlooks the estuary. If you are a keen swimmer, the award-winning Warkworth Beach is just under a 15-minute drive from Miller’s Retreat.
The list of things to do and see in this part of the world could go on forever, meaning that there is sure to be something for everyone in your party. When you are not enjoying a pint at the pub, a stone’s throw from the front door or visiting the ancient castles or spending lazy days on the beach, then you might want to try your hand at a game of golf. The nine-hole Alnmouth Village Golf Course, the oldest in England, is within walking distance, or if you have a few under pars beneath your belt, then there is the 18-hole Alnmouth Golf Course at Foxton Hall.
From the outset, Miller’s Retreat will charm even the most discerning guest with its picture-postcard country garden and path leading up to the front door. The cottage made of local honey-coloured stone is as good inside as it is out. The kitchen comes with all the mod cons and when you’ve stocked up on local produce from the independent shops in nearby Alnwick, the designated chef conjure up some tasty dishes.
A welcome tray awaits you and Lassie and Laddie won’t feel left out because there are doggie treats too. Miller’s Retreat is an ideal base if you have always wanted to explore this stunning part of the world and going by reviews, it seems that it has its guests returning time after time.
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