Monkey Puzzle Retreat

Belford, Coastal

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £456 per week
  • £65 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Bathrobes and slippers provided


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - Please note

House Rules

  • Suitable for wheelchair users wide doorways
  • Check in: 5:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


This comfortable, modern, ground floor cottage is situated in the peaceful village of Belford. The accommodation is all on one level with no stairs and wide doorways, so is accessible for wheelchair users or the less mobile. The rambling woodland garden surrounds a small pond and has lovely seating areas dotted around the two large monkey puzzle trees and shrubs.

Monkey Puzzle Retreat is in a convenient location to explore the coastal area, being a few minutes drive to the Heritage Coast and major attractions in the area such as Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Seahouses. Shop: 100 meters Pub: 150 meters.

Open Plan Accommodation all on ground level:

Lounge with oak flooring, contemporary style electric fire, TV with Freeview, comfortable Italian leather sofa and electric reclining tilt and stand chair, comfortable double sofa bed.
Dining Area with table to comfortably seat 4, French doors out to garden
Kitchen with oven, gas hob, combination microwave oven, larder fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine
Utility Cupboard  with washing machine and freezer
Bedroom 1 with a double bed, fitted wardrobe and drawers,
Bathroom with bath, over bath shower, WC and washbasin
Garden: Large woodland garden with pond and garden furniture.
Parking: Off road parking
Heating: G.F.C.H.
Also Provided: Linen and Towels. WiFi. Small starter welcome tray.  Sofa bed in lounge for an additional two people.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome @£15 per pet per week. Please note dogs are not allowed on the sofas or in the bedroom.
Notes: This is a non-smoking property. Mobile phone signal - strong.

The cottage proximity to the A1 provides easy access to Edinburgh, Tyneside and Newcastle.  The historic towns of Berwick and Alnwick are 14 miles north and south respectively, whilst the Cheviots, which provide excellent walking, and the Border region with its many stately homes and abbeys can be reached in 20 minutes by car. Excellent golf, horse riding and fishing available locally.


The cottage was excellent - very clean, well presented and equipped to a very high standard. It is located in a beautiful area and is so peaceful and relaxing. We thoroughly recommend this cottage. - N Maunsell

Past Customer,

This property is the best we have stopped in in this country everything and I mean everything has been thought of for a wonderful stay including the best welcome pack we have ever seen the host was very friendly and helpful. It was wonderful to return after a day out to the cosy feel of the cottage with beautiful fixtures and fittings

Mr stephen b,

We have just returned from Monkey Puzzle Retreat in Belford. We have never been to a holiday let like it. It was more like a home than a holiday let. There was everything you could imagine in the kitchen and the welcome pack was amazing. Charlie the owner met us with the keys and told us the best places to go and eat. Everything was of a very high standard and the attention to detail fantastic. We can highly recommend this cottage. Perfect place to stay for a relaxed and chilled holiday. A real home from home

Mrs Gillian F,

Excellent time had by both The property was better than we expected We visited seahorses The whole area was very good would come again but at a different time of year.

Mr Michael H,

Monkey puzzle retreat was well located, beautifully appointed with a generous welcome pack. It was near enough to the coast, yet far enough from the busy tourist area, in the lovely village of Belford. Two great pubs, lovely hotel, paper shop, and co-op, and a fish and chip shop, all within easy walking distance. The John Dory fish and chips were the best we'd ever tasted.

Mrs P B,

The owner, Charlie, was extremely helpful and did everything he could to make our holiday great especially after I had an accident, thank you Charlie.

Mrs Mary H,

We had a lovely time at Monkey Puzzle Retreat. Charlie the owner was very relaxed and helpful, said he would be there whatever time we arrived. He provided a Welcome Pack of bread, milk, bacon, lovely fresh eggs, milk, butter, tea, coffee etc and a very high standard of cookware and tableware. It's a real home-from-home, with books, jigsaws, TV, radio, alarm clock, hairdryers, recliner chair - everything you could want. There's plenty of garden which our 2 very active dogs loved and we found footpaths to open country from a cut through the hedge at the bottom of the drive. Charlie lives in the next door house and recommended good places to visit and eat, so we really enjoyed our Northumbrian holiday.

Ms Gabrielle L,


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