When we got our first Lhasa Apso Tilly 8 years ago we decided to have family holidays in the UK taking Tilly along with us. We always struggled to find good quality, luxury "dog friendly" accommodation and when Gertie came along a couple of years later we found our choices were more limited.

We always had great memories of  Amble-by-the-Sea having spent many weekends visiting family who lived there and when we decided to create our own Luxury dog friendly holiday home, Amble was the perfect location!


When we opened Gerties Getaway in July 2019 we were astounded by the fantastic feedback from our guests and realised there were lots of people - just like us who wanted to go on holiday with their beloved dogs but didn’t want to have to compromise on the quality or cleanliness of the places they stayed.


Gerties became very popular very quickly and in August 2020 we took on a renovation project yards from Gerties Getaway and Tilly’s Lookout opened in October 2020.


In December 2020 a new addition to our “pack” arrived in the form of Dexter the rescue Dobermann puppy and Dexters Den opened its doors in May 2021

November 2021 brings more excitement in the form of Shane's Retreat (named after our childhood dog a magnificent German Shepherd and Hamish's Hideaway need after our family owned crazy Cockerpoo!