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Self Catering in Northumberland - Amble-by-the-Sea

Lilian's Retreat
NE65 0HQ

Lilian's Retreat, Amble-by-the-Sea, Northumberland

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £276.00

This semi-detached cottage is set close to Amble in Northumberland and sleeps five people in three bedrooms.

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.


Lovely, comfortable and very well equipped property in quiet location
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.

Another lovely welcome to a great holiday stay
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

A comfortable house in an ideal location, and the owner made us feel very welcome.
Mrs Hill

Cosy warm property in a good location with a large garden. The owner was friendly and welcoming.
Mr Saxon

Lovely quiet area and well kept house and garden
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.



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Double Beds


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
NOTE: Wifi will not be available for any bookings arriving after the 12th September

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Warkworth Castle - 1.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Warkworth Castle Hermitage - 1.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Warkworth, St Lawrence Church - 1.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bailiffgate Museum, Alnwick - 7.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Alnwick, St Michael's Church - 7.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Alnwick Abbey Gatehouse - 7.9 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Howick, St Michael's Church - 8.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Howick Hall Gardens - 8.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Brinkburn Priory - 9.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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