Beautifully presented open plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas
Comfortable seating in the cosy lounge
Cosy up to the wood burning stove
Spacious kitchen/diner wher you can enjoy a meal with friends
The spiral staircase leads to the bedrooms and bathroom
Double bedroom with plenty of storage space overlooking the garden
Second double bedroom with views over the garden
Colourful single bedroom with sea ivews to the front
Take a bath or a shower in this contemporary bathroom
Spend some time catching up in the conservatory
The picturesque coastal path walks are close by
Plenty of room to run around in the garden
1 / 12  Beautifully presented open plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas
2 / 12  Comfortable seating in the cosy lounge
3 / 12  Cosy up to the wood burning stove
4 / 12  Spacious kitchen/diner wher you can enjoy a meal with friends
5 / 12  The spiral staircase leads to the bedrooms and bathroom
6 / 12  Double bedroom with plenty of storage space overlooking the garden
7 / 12  Second double bedroom with views over the garden
8 / 12  Colourful single bedroom with sea ivews to the front
9 / 12  Take a bath or a shower in this contemporary bathroom
10 / 12  Spend some time catching up in the conservatory
11 / 12  The picturesque coastal path walks are close by
12 / 12  Plenty of room to run around in the garden

Riley's Retreat

Seahouses, Northumberland
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous seaside cottage, perfect for memorable family holidays
  • Next to the scenic coastal path linking Seahouses and Beadnell
  • Just a stone's throw away from the bustling village of Seahouses
  • A haven for golfers with the local golf course nearby
  • Boat trips across to the Farne Islands from Seahouses
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Property code: CN153

This beautifully finished cottage on the coastal path links the busy village of Seahouses to Beadnell. Perfectly placed to enjoy the tranquillity and seclusion of the countryside.

This beautifully finished cottages is right next to the scenic coastal path linking the stunning Northumberland beaches of Seahouses and Beadnell. Staying at Riley’s Retreat means you can enjoy the seclusion of your own space in the large, enclosed garden and patio while being only a stone’s throw away from the bustling village of Seahouses, where there is an excellent choice of restaurants, pubs, coffee houses, food and independent shops plus the must-do boat trips to the Farne Islands and so much more! All this is within an easy stroll from Riley’s Retreat.

Golf lovers will be in golf-heaven too, as friendly and welcoming Seahouses Golf Course is also just a short walk from this lovely cottage! The coastal villages of Bamburgh, and Holy Island are a short drive north, while Low Newton on sea, Craster, Embleton, Amble and Warkworth are all within easy reach to the south and Alnwick Castle and world famous Gardens are a short drive inland.

Riley’s Retreat offers an excellent standard of self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 5 guests in 3 delightful bedrooms and will appeal to friends and family, walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, golfing enthusiasts, divers and anyone who enjoys cooking up a storm on a fabulous Rangemaster stove! Facilities include free Wi-Fi, a lovely wood burning stove, (logs for the stove can easily be bought locally). There is an HDTV, DAB radio, CD player and i-pod connection, a spacious, enclosed garden and a well-furnished conservatory to sit and relax in.

Please note the cottage is not suitable for under 5’s because of the staircase.

This cottage accepts two well behaved dogs.

Bed linen, towels, oil fired central heating and hot water are all included.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £100 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom 1 bath and WC
  • Rangemaster-style oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Bed linen included
  • On-street parking at the front of the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shops and restaurants within driving distance
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock and CD in lounge
  • Games, books and films available
  • BBQ
  • Conservatory
  • Enclosed garden
  • Due to its quaint location, access to this property is through a shared access way through the neighbours garden

This property is personally managed by Emma.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 16th August 2019

We had a lovely time at Rileys retreat, the cottage was very clean, lovely comfy beds, plenty of towels and a good secure garden for the dog. The location is great, easy walk into the village centre and to the beach. A dishwasher would be good and a bigger fridge for a family of 4 but we would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Nina 9th August 2019

Positives: Cottage is lovely & the cleanest property we have ever stayed in. Good location, a short walk to the village. Beach access is through the golf course (not ideal with kids & dog in tow), lovely beach & fab rock pooling. Negatives: Access to property is a problem as you have to walk through neighbour's garden. My husband was told off by unRead morefriendly neighbour within 5mins of arrival. Felt being watched constantly. Property expensive compared to others we have stayed in of same standard. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 2nd August 2019

Issues re - neighbour . I read key instructions and request to close the neighbours gate quietly . We are considerate people On arrival neighbour told me she wasnt averse to shouting at people who clanged the gate. A couple of days later she told our son to close the gate quietly mid afternoon when nearby fun fair was playing loud music. NeighbourRead more is unreasonable and this stops us from booking property again. Heard shouting loudly at husband when we were sat in garden so we went indoors. Hide

Reviewed by David 26th July 2019

Lovely location, good range of games and DVDs But general spec/condition of the property + garden was lower than expected for this price We felt uncomfortable accessing the property through neighbour's garden, especially after my children were shouted at on day 1 We were there end of July when there is a fun fair with loud music every afternoon andRead more evening, the same every year apparently, bring your ear plugs! Hide

Reviewed by Veronica 12th July 2019

Rileys Cottage is delightful. It is very well furnished and equipped. The conservatory was an extra bonus ant the garden was lovely too. The beach was very close- just across the golf course.

Reviewed by C 7th June 2019

Great location, a few minutes walk on a path through the golf club to the beach and a short walk into the town. Very dog friendly area lots of beautiful beaches and pubs and hotels that welcomed dogs in the surrounding area. The cottage was well equipped and nicely furnished, the conservatory was nice to sit in when the weather wasn't good enough tRead moreo use the garden. The spiral staircase made it quirky, although took a bit of getting used to. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Riley's Retreat. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 31st May 2019

Very well equipped cottage in an excellent location. Spotlessly clean.

Reviewed by Helen 19th April 2019

A wonderfully warm and bright cottage with the added bonus of a cosy conservatory, and a log burner. Bedrooms all a good size with plenty of storage. We loved the spiral staircase. Well equiped with a good size garden. The cottage has a sea view and is a very short walk to a sandy beach or into Seahouses. The only drawback to the property is you acRead morecess the property through the neighbours garden. Hide

Reviewed by Barrie 9th November 2018

Really nice cottage - only one parking space might be an issue for some people. The cottage was clean and very well equipped. We cooked most nights and never needed for anything - though take a knife sharpener. Cooker and ovens worked well, plenty of glasses and crockery. The spiral staircase takes getting used to but was no more problem than ordinRead moreary stairs. The heating system was very efficient and warmed the place quickly. Never needed fires even in November. The TV was good but no Sky Hide

Reviewed by Helen F 3rd January 2018

Riley's Retreat is a real home from home. Near to the beach, opposite the golf course and a short stroll from the village centre. The log burner was a real bonus but the heating makes the cottage very cosy. The neighbours are friendly and there are lots of pubs, restaurants and cafes in Seahouses making it a very easy place to stay. We would definiRead moretely return. Hide

Reviewed by Kim C 1st January 2018

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. A short walk into the town a couple of nice pubs serving good food with a friendly atmosphere. Ideal if you like walking we followed the coastal path to Bamburgh castle spent a good couple of hours here.

Reviewed by Beverley C 27th October 2017

Lovely and clean cottage, great location House smelt nice on entering. Loved the spiral staircase. Getting into bed was a treat too as the bedding smelt lovely. It had everything we needed, well stocked kitchen equipment. We had to ring for help as the oven wouldn't work, and the electrician was on the doorstep in 5 mins, oven fixed not long afterRead more. Great service. Log burner with small stock of wood- made it more special for cosy nights after long walks Hide

Reviewed by Claire C 23rd October 2017

Wed highly recommend Rileys Retreat. Its a very comfortable cottage, exceptionally well equipped, and felt like home from home. Our stay was too brief, but we enjoyed lots of walks on beaches, and managed to visit Alnwick Castle too which the whole family enjoyed.

Reviewed by Catherine D 5th October 2017

Riley's Retreat was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Excellent location for dog walking and many beautiful castles and beaches nearby. Convenient for the shops in Seahouses with no need to drive anywhere for supplies.

Reviewed by Esther D 29th September 2017

Riley's Retreat was beautifully clean and comfortable and it had a nice enclosed garden for the dog. We particularly enjoyed the beaches nearby and watching the birds. The riding school in Seahouses was excellent, had a really good ride including a lovely gallop on the beach. This was one of the best holidays we have had, good weather, lots of openRead more space on the beach, interesting castles to see and lovely walks. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel H 8th September 2017

Riley's Retreat was everything we thought it would be. It felt like home from home. The cottage has everything you require a great position for the town,beach, golf club. It is very central for ALL coastal towns within half an hours drive. Bamburgh is a great walk along the beech from sea houses Almouth beach is also a gem. We found that the area iRead mores very dog friendly and will be coming back!!! Hide

Reviewed by Neil G 1st September 2017

A great cottage in a good location, close to all amenities and very practical for the main attractions of the area including Alnwick, Cragside and Bamburgh

Reviewed by Chris H 18th August 2017

Riley's Retreat is a very clean and spacious. The cottage had everything we needed for a very relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Helen P 28th July 2017

Riley's Retreat is a well equipped cottage with comfy beds, ideally located Seahouses is a lovely town. Cottage was well located and a short walk to a lovely bit of the beach. Lots to do and see and many attractions only a short drive away. Weather could have been a bit more cheery !

Reviewed by Helen P 14th July 2017

We loved the area especially the walks to the beach with our dog. The location was great for exploring the coast from Bamburgh to Warkworth. The cottage was great for us and our border collie. Thank you

Reviewed by John J 16th June 2017

Riley's Retreat is n excellent place for a relaxing break. The cottage has everything you need for a pleasurable stay. The location of the cottage is excellent - a short walk to the beach, golf course and town centre. The local butcher & baker in Seahouses are excellent. Its the 3rd year with yourselves. Good service from start to finish.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

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