20% discount now available on October 21st - 25th 2019 short break
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.
Perfect for coastal exploring and lovely local events
Tucked in a quiet corner in the picturesque conservation village of Lesbury, this attractive period 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, while a colour palette of soft greys and heathery blues add a sophisticated edge. Lighting by Pooky and Jim Lawrence further enhance the space.
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, while upstairs guests can enjoy a sumptuous double bed with charming window seat, along with en-suite bathroom and a large contemporary bath tub for a relaxed soak.
Front door leads into a well proportioned living room with large inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. Large double sofa. Dining area for four. Technology includes TV with Freeview and DVD player with a selection of DVDs.
The galley kitchen is compact but equipped with all the holiday essentials including a gas hob, electric oven, small dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment.
Double bedroom with super king bed, two side tables, built-in wardrobe/storage, dressing table.
En-suite bathroom with shower unit, large bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
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 a small outside storage yard/area where bikes and outdoor kit can be kept.
There is parking for one car to the front of the access courtyard gates.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request but regrettably to the size of the property there is no additional provision for children.
Dogs are not permitted.
Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. The bedding is duck and down. A hairdryer is supplied.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available in this cottage. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial basket of logs provided. Additional logs can be purchased from the owners directly.
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.
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Local food and drink
Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
"We had a lovely time thank you. Sun everyday! Very comfortable cottage. A lift to and from the train station added to the ease of our journey. A lovely village where everyone is friendly and says hello! Joyce"Joyce Stanley
"Just a quick note to let you know that we had a fab time at Miller’s Cottage. The cottage was beautifully furnished. We have had such a busy year that we sorely needed to recharge the batteries and this was the perfect spot. The cottage was clean and warm when we arrived. The welcome basket was filled with delicious local produce. Although the kitchen is small, it is perfectly formed with everything you could possibly need. The dishwasher was a real bonus, as was the small freezer compartment within the fridge so we could have ice in our G&T. The sofa was comfortable and my partner was very happy to see a reasonably large tv for catching up with a box set that we’ve been trying to watch all year. The wood burner is a lovely feature although we didn’t feel the need to use it as the cottage was so warm and cosy. The dining chairs were very comfortable for a cosy night in with a M&S meal deal. The well equipped kitchen came up trumps again with a good selection of dishes and glasses and no washing up thanks to the dishwasher. The bed was so comfortable and big that we caught up with some much needed sleep. It was also bliss to have a feather duvet and pillows so it felt like a home from home. Lots of storage in the bedroom to tidy away all our clutter. A hairdryer with a long enough lead to reach the mirror was much appreciated, as was the make up mirror on the dressing table. A window seat too - the perfect bedroom!"Ms Munro
"We would like to thank the owners of Miller's Cottage in Lesbury to allow us to use such a lovely 'home from home'. The cottage is beautifully presented in a cosy setting and we especially enjoyed the log fire in the evenings."Ms Atmore
"We would just like to say what a lovely stay we had at Miller's Cottage. Which is beautifully located and decorated throughout... We were made to feel so welcome by the next door neighbours and the painter. These two gentleman went out of their way to welcome us and provide us with tips on places to visit etc. Thank you, Miller's Cottage was all in all a perfect choice for our stay in Lesbury."Mr Beck
"Just to say we had a perfect holiday at Miller’s Cottage. It’s a lovely property and is very tastefully and comfortably furnished with everything you’d need for a holiday. It’s in a great location giving us easy access to all of Northumberlands main attractions as well as some lovely peaceful coastal walks. We’ve only been home two days and are looking to book again next year. Finally thank you so much for the hamper - it was very thoughtful of you and was full of delicious local treats."Mr & Mrs Perks
"We loved everything about Millers Cottage... its location, its cleanliness, the welcome basket of goodies, and, of course, having Doug next door to sort out any issues and to keep his eye on things. The weather was perfect for the week we were there, and we would certainly look to go back to the cottage, or to the neighbouring larger property, on our next visit to that beautiful part of the country."Larkin family
"We really enjoyed our weekend in Miller's Cottage. The cottage was lovely, very clean, comfortable and well-equipped."Baker family
"We loved the cottage. Lovely welcome pack, comfortable accommodation, nicely presented. We would recommend it."Hopkins family
"We have just had a wonderful Christmas at Miller's Cottage. It was superb; walks on Alnmouth beach, eating at the super village pub, meeting the locals etc. The next door neighbour was so friendly and welcoming, supplying us with logs etc. The cottage is very comfortable and warm,and everything of the highest quality.Thank you to all at Crabtree & Crabtree for the efficient arrangements."Rogers family
"We enjoyed our stay at Miller's Cottage. The location was excellent, very quiet and central for getting to several places of interest. The cottage itself was ideal for 2 people, very well maintained and beautifully clean. We will definitely be back in the future."Fabby family
"We had a wonderful time at Miller's Cottage. It was such a joy to open the door to a warm and welcoming home from home. Only cosier! And the welcome basket of lovely goodies really was the icing on the cake. Everything you could need for your stay was catered for and the comfy bed was a relief and a delight. The morning chorus and evening birdsong was amazing. I can't remember the last time I heard such a cacophony of different song and tune. A real treat. We just loved it. Thank you very much."Bayliss family
"We had a lovely stay at Millers cottage. Beautiful place and just as described."Mrs Grenville
"We enjoyed staying in the cottage and would love to return. Excellent shower, comfortable bed, and easy to operate all the appliances. Instant hot water, great."Ms Kitcher
"Miller's Cottage was really cosy and had everything we needed. It was an ideal location for us as we were doing family history research in Lesbury and Alnmouth. Our neighbours were really friendly and very helpful. Lesbury is a lovely village in a beautiful area of Northumberland with lots to explore and Alnwick is just minutes away."Mr & Mrs Robinson
"We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay. The cottage was excellent; comfortable, warm, welcoming and well equipped. The bed was superb and everything supplied was high quality. The area was also delightful, so many interesting and pretty places close by, so we didn’t have to drive too far once we arrived. Good food locally, lovely cafes, beautiful beach walks. We hope to return sometime, and when we do, Miller's Cottage will be our first choice."Mr & Mrs Ireland
"From the professional and helpful handling of our booking and accommodating our daughter to make the payment, our experience of Crabtree and Crabtree has been exceptional. Miller's Cottage was absolutely beautiful and perfect for our hideaway weekend. It snowed all the way down from Scotland and we arrived at 8.30pm to a warm welcoming and beautifully decorated and furnished cottage. We didn’t mind being practically snowed in. We made full use of the beautiful bath, the wood burner and the fantastically comfortable bed. A great pub 2 minutes away and surrounded by lovely local villages and stunning beaches and coastlines. We were so impressed by the quality of Miller's Cottage and your excellent customer service, we have been telling all our friends and family to look up Crabtree & Crabtree. And am sure we will be back too. Thank you so much - it was just what we needed. PS - Delicious lemon drizzle cake - what an inspired welcome."Mr & Mrs Mackinnon
"Lovely cottage - perfect little getaway for a couple - great weeks weather on top of it all. Many thanks - your service was excellent - happy to recommend you and your properties to others."Mr Puddifoot
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"It's a real treat to snuggle in front of the log burner after a walk along the glorious Alnmouth beach."Emilia, owner of Miller's Cottage.