Here's what some of our guests have to say about us...
We thank you all for your very kind reviews - it's lovely to be appreciated!
"We are sooo relaxed"
Lovely stay, made to feel very welcome, fantastic location and used it as a base for going out to both the coast and the local countryside. Fantastic area. Relaxed, clean, informal, friendly house and loved the added bonus of having a massage whilst we were there. Lyn was excellent and 4 months later I am still feeling the benefits on my shoulder. We could only stay 4 days - fully booked so we did not have the option to stay longer!
Mr and Mrs Vallance
"A lovely B&B in a quite location".
Our host was friendly and breakfasts were hearty and of a good portion. As there are only two rooms you have the chance to chat to the other guests over breakfast and swap ideas and experiences of places to visit. Also guests were required to wear slippers in the house which made the experience much more homely. The rooms are large with thoughtful personal touches such as scented candles and bespoke furniture.
The view from our bedroom was over a small field inhabited by a quiet flock of sheep which were great to watch along with the large variety of wild birds who came visiting.
Places to eat and visit are not too far and our host had great knowledge of the area.
The stay was good value for the location and luxury on offer. Well recommended, and a return visit is a must!
Rebbecca and Jonny
"A totally fabulous short break!"
We had never before holidayed in Northumbria and used this short holiday to visit its many scenic and historical highlights. Callaly Cottage Retreat could not have been a better base to use, as its name implies! We received a warm welcome, enjoyed the high quality of the cottage and luxuriated in the comfortable bed and bathroom!
The views from the cottage are just lovely and the remoteness helped us to simply unwind. Lyn did everything to look after us and the breakfasts truly helped!
Liked Relaxing in the candlelit bathroom after a hard days walking!
Disliked Leaving Callaly!
Mr and Mrs Essex
"Tranquil retreat in the countryside near the coast"
We had a very peaceful and refreshing weekend in this cottage B&B, with a warm welcome and great breakfasts! It is a good base for walking and exploring the Northumbrian coast and countryside - we did a bit of both - and I also found it comfortable and relaxing to stay in and around the house and garden. It is a beautiful house in lovely countryside. There were thoughtful touches like the range of teas etc (with fresh milk) in the room, nice bathroom supplies and rugs for sitting out in the garden.
Alison and Sally
"A charming, idyllic country cottage, very relaxing and peaceful area with lovely views."
We had a lovely few days at the cottage. We received a very warm welcome from Lyn and the cat. The garden has a bird table which was full of birds all day long and swallows were nesting in the porch. A bird lovers treat! From the moment you arrive Lyn cannot do enough for you, the whole stay was just very relaxing with tasty breakfasts every morning and a very large, comfortable bed to fall into at night. Everything is spotlessly clean, just perfect! Just what we needed.
Mr and Mrs Winstanley
"Peaceful and well looked after, an ideal quiet spot."
Our Host was there to ensure we enjoyed all aspects of our stay. Friendly, informative about the local area and there to ensure we were comfortable.
Peaceful and remote.
Mr and Mrs Howes
"5 star room and host"
Comfortable,relaxing and very well informed host, a veritable mile of information about the area. First visit to the north east, what a pleasant surprise - will definitely return and book callaly retreat. Totally welcoming and friendly, made it feel like home.
Mr and Mrs Polfrey
"Excellent country venue for a quiet relaxing short holiday"
We had a wonderful time here with a large comfortable en suite room. Breakfasts were well above average for a B & B, including mouthwatering kippers. Our hosts went out of their way to see that we were well catered for.
Quiet location with lots of bird song in the background.The bedroom was big and well furnished whilst the bathroom too was big with a sunken bath. A large dining room with an array of books.
Mr and Mrs Wilson
"A wonderful retreat!"
A really enjoyable few days in a comfortable, friendly, well-equipped b&b with everything one might need and set in beautiful countryside. A very warm welcome - we felt at ease immediately. The rooms were spacious and clean, the water always hot, information was readily available - altogether first class.
Russ and Jill
"A very comfortable house with picturesque views and a very friendly & helpful host."
Very relaxing, good for bird watching! A fairly central location for exploring. The host was extremely welcoming and helpful with great hints and tips of the area. The rooms were large, comfortable and very clean & tidy.
"A superb location with friendly hosts and top quality accommodation"
Although just a few miles from local towns you do feel that this is a remote and peaceful situation, with excellent views and good walking from the doorstep. We felt most welcome.
Mr and Mrs Tarpey