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MILLER'S COTTAGE in Northumberland, close to the beach. Perfect for couples.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely one bedroom cottage near Alnwick. Perfect for couples. Close to the beach

A cosy cottage for two, within easy reach of the wide golden sands of Alnmouth and a friendly country pub on the doorstep, Miller’s Cottage is an ideal base for casual coastal living and endless outdoor pursuits.

Tucked in a quiet corner in the picturesque conservation village of Lesbury, the cottage sits right on the River Aln mid-way between the village Warkworth and the lovely market town of Alnwick.

Presented in a relaxed country style, the sitting room features the original Northumberland sandstone inglenook fireplace with a rich warm colour scheme which adds to its homely charm. Here you can spend days on sweeping sandy beaches before returning to the warmth of the woodburning stove on chillier evenings with supper by the fireside.

The property has a small but well equipped galley kitchen, and upstairs there is a comfortable double bedroom with en-suite facilities.


Ground Floor

Front door leads into a well proportioned living room with large inglenook fireplace and woodburning stove. Large double sofa with armchair. Dining area for four. Technology includes TV with Freeview and DVD player.

The galley kitchen is compact but equipped with all the holiday essentials including a gas hob, electric oven, small dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge with small freezer compartment.

First Floor

Double bedroom with superking bed (duck and down duvet), two side tables, built-in wardrobe/storage.

En-suite bathroom with shower unit, large bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.


Central heating throughout the property.

Woodburning stove in the sitting room (logs supplied).

Wifi and mobile coverage

Wifi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Guest amenities

Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is supplied.


A travel cot and high chair are available on request but regrettably to the size of the property there is no additional provision for children.


Dogs are not permitted

Outside store

There is an outside storage area where bikes and outdoor kit can be kept.

Garden and grounds

A small lawned garden sits to the front of the property which is shared with two nearby estate properties. Directly to the left of the property sits the River Aln which has an attractive lawned area with tables for picnics.


There is parking for one car to the front of the access courtyard gates.

No smoking

The property is strictly no smoking.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Crabtree
Speaks English, French
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Alnwick in Lesbury

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 19
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • En suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , With plenty of storage.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking


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(5 traveller reviews)

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MILLER'S COTTAGE in Northumberland, close to the beach. Perfect for couples.
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews

A great cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was ideal for a couple, small but well appointed and nicely decorated. It was well located, an easy drive for Alnwick, Lindisfarne, Bamburgh, Cragside and Hadrian’s Wall. A generous welcome pack of local produce was provided. The only problem we had was understanding the heating but despite poor weather it was generally warm enough

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Liz, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Miller's Cottage. I'm so sorry that you had issues with the heating. If you do stay with us again, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you face issues again and we will be more than happy to get it sorted for you. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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  • 5 of 5

What a great cottage from the decor, location and coziness. We thoughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. I hope we can welcome you back in the future! Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Lovely - home from home. Nice and cosy. Everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and tidy. Nice welcome basket - thank you. Decor is lovely and homely. Shower is terrific - very powerful. Fantastic location as we were able to walk to Alnmouth, nice local pub in Lesbury, short drive to Alnwick, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne! We would certainly stay again.

Only criticism is that the mattress needs either replacing or a topper as you can feel every spring which makes for an uncomfortable sleep.

Overall would recommend this property, we've had a lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Becky, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Miller's Cottage. We have passed your comments and suggestions over to the owners. I hope we can welcome you back very soon! Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Well presented with everything you would need

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is warm and welcoming and very well equipped. We had everything we needed, logs were provided for the fire, a splendid welcome pack greeted us on our arrival and all the necessities eg tea, coffee and toiletries and cleaning materials were also provided. It is very well,positioned for both coast and attractions inland and the village has a well stocked local shop and pub with a restaurant.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Brian, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Miller's Cottage. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Beautiful romantic property

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, beautifully kept. Lovely facilities and fittings.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nandipha, Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Alnmouth Golf Club
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Alnmouth Beach
Car: recommended

Sitting on the banks of the River Aln in the picturesque hamlet of Lesbury, there is a village shop for essential provisions, and a gentle five minute stroll from the property will take guests to the charming Coach Inn for good hearty food and real ales in warm, ambient surroundings.

The property is incredibly well placed, sitting just off the main A1 which runs right through the Northumberland coast. The nearby railway station at Alnmouth (0.5 miles) links to the main East Coast rail line, providing easy access from Edinburgh and the North, or from Newcastle and beyond from the South. Pick-ups can be arranged from the train station if required.

Guests will find a more extensive range of amenities in the coastal villages of Alnmouth (1.5 miles) and Warkworth (4.3 miles) which have plenty of restaurants, galleries, pubs, coffee shops and gift shops to choose from, all set amidst stunning surroundings.

Alternatively, a little further inland you will find an excellent range of amenities in nearby Alnwick (4 miles), home to the fantastic Alnwick Castle and Gardens and an eclectic mix of charming specialist shops where you can wander the cobbled streets and gift shops around the marketplace, or stop-off at one of the many quaint cafes across the area for a decadent cake and freshly roasted coffee.

While there, seek out Barter Books, one of Europe’s largest book shops with thousands of paperbacks, hardbacks and collector’s editions based in a beautiful former railway station where you can ‘while-away’ an afternoon in blissful book heaven!

Set within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the wide golden sands of Alnmouth with its colourful coastal cottages will be an instant draw for visitors offering great walking, cycling and wildlife or simply rest and relaxation with a picnic full of foods from the Northumberland heartlands. The beach is easily accessible from Lesbury - a scenic twenty minute walk or a short five minute drive will take you directly onto this wonderful stretch of coastline.

From here head north and south to explore the pretty coastal villages of Craster and Warkworth, or take a boat charter from the docks of Amble Harbour to the RSPB reserve of Coquet Island which is home to over 36,000 sea birds, including thousands of characterful puffins.

For those seeking high energy adventures, the area is popular for surfing and kite surfing and there are a number of accredited surf and watersports schools up and down the coast for those looking to try something new in a relaxed teaching environment.

There are a number of walks from Lesbury to Alnmouth, including an extremely pretty 6km loop which takes in the meandering course of the River Aln, superb views of the ’18 arches’ railway viaduct, all the way

down to the estuary, harbour and beach. For long distance walking routes, St.Oswald’s Way and the North Sea Trail both run nearby, and cyclists will delight at the many coves, magnificent heritage sites and wildlife havens along the Coast & Castles route which runs all the way from Edinburgh to Newcastle.

For golf fans, there are scenic courses at Foxton, Alnmouth, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh, while fishing enthusiasts can cast a line on the River Aln with permits available locally. During the season, shooting can be arranged on a number of nearby estates offering excellent opportunities for sporting and corporate parties.

History buffs will delight in visits to the grand stately homes and medieval castles of the area - Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne stand as reminders of the area’s turbulent past, or head inland to the magnificent Alnwick Castle and Gardens or Chillingham Castle for a super day out.

For something different, why not head to Ingram to experience a star-gazing treat under the outstanding dark skies of the Northumberland National Park, or pack your mountain bike, walking boots and climbing kit to experience the endless traffic-free trails and dramatic open landscapes of the Cheviot and Simonside Hills, taking in iron-age hill forts, Hadrian’s Wall and some amazing panoramic vistas along the way.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent

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