Callaly Cottage Retreat

near Whittingham
NE66 4TA

+44 01665 574 684
07733 266 487

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Visit Britain Breakfast Award Dark Sky Stay & Gaze Award


Callaly Cottage is a charming 100 year old spacious stone cottage nestling amidst beautiful countryside at the foot of Thrunton Woods 10 miles west of Alnwick and 7 miles north of Rothbury offering B&B and massage therapies.  An ideal countryside retreat for couples or friends wishing to experience the peace and tranquility of the Northumbrian countryside in a warm and welcoming informal home from home ...

Recommended by Country Living & Times Travel for a touch of rustic style & luxury. Book online from our website.

Please note that we do not accommodate children or pets.

A warm welcome awaits, and an opportunity to indulge yourselves and fully unwind with a range of rejuvenating massage therapies for a totally relaxing stay.  Learn some basic skills in a bespoke massage workshop if you wish.

Enjoy award winning traditional english and wholefood vegetarian breakfasts and our lovely homemade bread and preserves. We also offer Packed Lunches @ £5pp to help you make the most of your day.

We have 2 light and spacious en-suite rooms with original features.  Decorated in soft colours and natural fabrics they offer a timeless and peaceful country feel.

Both rooms have outstanding views over fields of horses, moorland and woodland, and a large selection of teas and coffees, fresh milk and biscuits. Beds are dressed with fine Egyptian cotton, pillows and duvets are feather and down, and electric blankets keep you cosy!

Bathrooms are large with bath and shower over.  Soft fluffy towels, candles and homemade Aromatherapy bath treats are great for a hot  soak after your long days exploring. Both rooms have extra electric convector heaters, comfy chairs, DVD players with a large film library.

Our large sunny dining lounge has all you need - comfy sofas, books, games to play, and a wide range of local tourist information including maps an waling/cycling guides.  There is  a small fridge for to chill your wine and beer, and some crockery & cutlery for your use if you bring back a picnic supper.   In the mornings you can watch our huge collection of garden birds enjoying their breakfast with you!

Special diets can be catered for including vegetarian, vegan, wheat/lactose free. Please contact us with your requirements prior to your arrival so we can be sure to gather everything you need!

If you want to spend your days walking and exploring you may want a simple packed lunch @ £5 per head including hot flask.  We can also lend you a daysack if you need one!  Please pre-book your lunch if possible.

Please feel free to enjoy our lovely cottage garden with flowering trees and shrubs, large lawns and sun traps. There are comfortable benches with blankets and cushions, or simply take a blanket and laze under a tree and listen to the Callaly birdsong...

Callaly Cottage has achieved the award for being a ‘Dark Sky Stay & Gaze’ destination, it's wonderful to sit out at night and gaze up to the heavens above.

Callaly is an ideal base to explore north Northumberland.  Centrally situated 10 miles west of Alnwick and 7 miles north of Rothbury,  we are close to  Alnwick Castle and Garden, the Heritage coast and National Park.  Many of the finest country houses are within easy reach including Cragside House, Wallington Hall and Belsay Hall.  For the Rambler in you, to the West lie the nearby Cheviot Hills offering over 1000 sq km of silent forest, tree sheltered valleys and wild ridge walks including a good stretch of the Pennine Way. 

Regrettably we are unable to offer Sunday check-in.

If arriving on the same day as booking, please book by phone.
We do not accommodate children or pets. 

MASSAGE THERAPIES at Callaly Cottage Retreat...

Lyn is a fully qualified Holistic Massage Therapist and offers guests a range of therapies.  Our treatment room is beautifully peaceful and warm with soft candlelight and music to drift away to...

I offer ThaiVedic Bodywork & Yoga therapy - Aromatherapy Massage - Heavenly Head Massage - Reiki

See website for full details!


40 mins £30    

60 mins £40      

90 mins £60      

2 hours £70

Please book Massage therapies in advance if possible to avoid disappointment.  Thank you.

Room information for Callaly Cottage Retreat

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Double ensuite room
(Super King Size ensuite room)
1 2
B&B per room per night
Min: £74.00 - Max: £80.00
Double ensuite room
(King Size/Twin En-suite room)
1 2
B&B per room per night
Min: £74.00 - Max: £80.00
Total capacity: 4


Special offers

Car parking available at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Car parking available
Off road parking
Leisure facilities at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Leisure/Swimming facilities
Massage Therapies
Credit / debit cards accepted at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Credit / debit cards accepted
Hairdryer available at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Hairdryer
Tea / coffee facilities at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Tea / Coffee facilities
large range & fresh milk
Laundry / washing facilities at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Washing machine / Laundry
I can do washing/drying for you
Residents lounge at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Residents lounge
Dining lounge with small fridge.
Walker friendly at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Walker friendly
Packed lunches & Simple Suppers. Maps & guides
Packed lunches available at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Packed lunches available
WiFi available at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation WiFi
Online booking at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Book online
Book online from our website
Cycle friendly at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Cycle friendly
Packed Lunches & Simple Suppers available
En-suite at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation En-suite
Bath & shower
Dark Sky Friendly at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Dark Sky Friendly
No light pollution at Callaly!
DVD player available at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation DVD equipment
Large film library
Guest garden at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Garden for guest use
Beautiful cottage garden, benches & blankets
Special diets catered for at Callaly Cottage Retreat Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Special diets catered for
vegetarian/vegan/dairyfree/wheat free
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Sleep quality
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Best massage in years!

Gillie J, Hope Valley, United Kingdom
I went to Callaly Cottage Retreat for a massage as I was staying locally in Alnmouth. It was wonderful! Lyn Watson fitted me in which was great. She was grounded, quiet (didn't chat to me) and so gave me a lovely, peaceful 90 mins. She is clearly an expert at massage and listened to what I wanted. I really appreciated the whole expeirence. The drive inland from the coast on a beautiful sunny autumn day, and the setting, just added to the whole experience. Thank you Lyn.

Amazing retreat!

Stayed here for 2 nights & had an amazing stay, couldn't fault a single thing with this lovely retreat. Lyn is fantastic and a great host, beams with enthusiasm and her knowledge of the area is great. Nothing is too much trouble & her breakfasts are amazing. I would highly recommend this hidden treasure to all.

Excellent B & B in a rural location

Harry B, Rotherham, United Kingdom
We recently had three great nights at Callaly Cottage. Lynn is an excellent host who serves delicious breakfasts including a varied fresh fruit dish, home made preserves and superb cooked Callaly Full and Craster Kippers. Our room looking out over the horses, pheasants and chickens in the field at the front of the house was extremely comfortable with a king size bed and armchairs and a good en suite bathroom. After days exploring the Northumberland coast and visiting the NT properties, Cragside and Wallington Hall, we were able to have relaxing suppers in the large and comfortable lounge/dining room where there is a wide range of books and magazines of the local area. Because of its rural location there is no light pollution at Callaly so an added bonus was to be able to see the stars in all their glory. Callaly Cottage was a real find and we certainly hope to return to enjoy Lynn's hospitality again.

Immerse Yourself in the Real Feel Of Northumberland.

Andy R, Redhill, United Kingdom
For us when there is no noise from aircraft and no night light pollution we are usually well on the way to a higher level of being. Our stay here helped fulfil these requirements added to by the comfortable Room 1 with its bucolic view across the field housing the entertaining horses Dennis and Holly (I think) the tasty breakfasts and use of the breakfast room for bought in evening snacks. Lyn our ebullient host was full of advise and ideas for getting out and about. Wi-fi worked well. But be warned if no telly, no outside shoes inside and sharing a table at breakfast are not your cup of tea. Otherwise a good base for exploring.

A wonderful stay.

Elizabeth J, Harrogate, United Kingdom
We spent four nights in this wonderful b&b. The location was very good, a lovely rural retreat close to the towns of Alnwick and Rothbury. Our large comfortable room overlooked the garden and fields. Breakfasts were delicious and there was plenty of choice. I had a head and shoulder massage after breakfast on the first morning of our stay, it was so relaxing and excellent value. Lyn, our host was so warm and welcoming, with a lovely sense of humour. She made sure everyone was well looked after, nothing seemed to be too much trouble. There was a very good selection of walking books, magazines, dvd's and games. We would love it o come here again.

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