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Monkey Puzzle Retreat

Sleeps 2
2 dogs
1 bedroom
1 bathroom

Monkey Puzzle Retreat is a modern cottage in the village of Belford. This ground floor cottage is suitable for wheelchair users and the less mobile and has a lovely woodland garden to spend summer evenings.

Belford is a great location for a break in Northumberland, with shops and pubs in the village. It is also only a short drive to the beautiful heritage coastline and the Northumberland National Park. Belford is ideally situated near to the A1 providing easy access to Edinburgh, Alnwick and Newcastle Upon Tyne.

  • Size: Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom
  • Beds: 1 x double bed. Sofa bed in the lounge for additional 2 people.
  • Bed linen and towels: Bed linen and towels provided.
  • Lounge: Comfortable sofa, electric fire, electric reclining tilt and stand chair, TV with Freeview
  • Dining area: Table to seat 4, french doors out to garden
  • Kitchen and utilities: Gas hob, combination microwave oven, larder, fridge, dishwasher and coffee machine. Washing machine and freezer in utility cupboard
  • Bathroom: Bath with over bath shower, WC and washbasin
  • Outside: Garden with pond and garden furniture
  • Parking: Off road parking
  • Accessibility: All on ground floor, suitable for wheelchair users
  • General: Wifi included. Small starter welcome tray.
  • Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement, free of charge. Please note, dogs are not allowed on the sofa or in the bedroom.
  • Changeover: Short breaks available.
  • Important note: No smoking.

You may need to pay an Accidental Damage Deposit or Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver for this property. Where applicable we will contact you in good time before your holiday with further details to take payment.

Pets information: 2 well behaved pets are allowed at this property by prior arrangement only. Please contact the holiday cottage agency directly after booking to arrange.


Parking Available
Garden / Patio
Single Level
Shop Nearby
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Ground Floor Bedroom
Washing Machine
Golf Nearby
Cycling Nearby
Walking / Hiking Nearby
Fishing Nearby
Ground Floor Bath / Shower Room
Ironing Board


“Great property in walking distance to local shops, pubs and public transport links. Fantastic base for us to explore Bamburgh and Seahouses. Would go back ”
— Ms H, 1 March 2022
“Monkey Puzzle Retreat is the perfect property in as much as it is quite central for exploring the Northumberland coastline and more, it was very well equipped for self catering and a very quiet location for ensuring the perfect nights sleep. We thoroughly enjoyed our four night stay and would definitely recommend this property, Charlie the owner) is a mine of information as well as being a very helpful host.”
— Mr W, 19 February 2022
“Lovely property in a good location. Furnishings all good quality and very comfortable and clean. Highly recommend and will definitely return! ”
— mr k, 13 February 2022
“Had a great holiday at Monkey Puzzle Retreat with our small poodle Zach. Nice location . Very peaceful. Accomodation excellent and owner nearby was helpful and friendly. Welcome pack of groceries was a bonus and very welcome after our journey. We would be happy to make a return visit. ”
— Mrs B, 13 October 2021
“Friendly hosts. Very well equipped property. There was nothing that we needed to bring. Welcome pack was a lovely additional extra. Extremely comfortable bed. ”
— Mrs M, 25 August 2021
“What a lovely place Monkey Puzzle Retreat is. The property was extremely well furnished and equipped. The location was fabulous very private, very quiet. The garden is secure, but there is a large pond to be aware of, although it is surrounded quite nicely by shrubs. ”
— Mrs P, 20 June 2021
“Great holiday in a fantastic property. Charlie went out out of his way to ensure a great holiday in a lovely cottage. ”
— Mrs C, 2 May 2021
“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 s, 24 November 2019
“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 G, 2 November 2019
“Excellent time had by bothThe 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 M, 15 October 2019
“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 coop, 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, 4 October 2019
“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 M, 14 September 2019
“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 homefromhome, 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 G, 19 July 2019


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