Guest Feedback for Ambler’s Retreat

Ambler’s Retreat‘s visitors’ book is great to read through over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and provide a wealth of recommendations on the best places to eat and visit, as well as some useful tips to benefit other guests. We also send Guest Surveys to all our guests after their holiday and some of their comments are listed here too.

Many guests have listed recommendations for the same lovely places, such as Warkworth Beach, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Barter Books, Holy Island and the Farnes, but for the sake of avoiding repetition in this particular format, we have omitted these recommendations, but they can still be read in full in the visitors’ books in Ambler’s Retreat.

This property was as excellent as ever. The welcome basket had a good balance of things in it.

Fabulous house in a great location. Everything was wonderful, the scones and wine especially. We enjoyed the location, parking, great fixtures and fittings. The pictures on the walls were fab!

This is a very good property, which was comfortable and cosy.

Ambler’s Retreat, Amble was just right for us, with the games room being the highlight for evening wet weather fun!

Excellent location and surprisingly quiet, we liked the layout.

Beautiful cottage had everything we needed and more. The welcome basket included the essentials, so it was not necessary to go to the shops straight away which was great.

This was a lovely cottage which was well equipped and very clean

We absolutely love your house. We can see why you bought it and after a bad start to our holiday in another cottage we can see the attraction of Northumberland.

Thank you so much – we are having a lovely time. The house is beautiful and so comfortable and the welcome hamper so thoughtful. The sea air and beaches are just perfect for social distancing! Just what the doctor ordered. And we have already bought one of the lovely prints from Sue in the harbour after seeing them on your walls!

We are having a lovely time, the sun is shining and your cottage is very very comfortable! Very good. Thank you.

Wonderful stay thank you. Perfect location. Beautiful County!

Lovely cosy house. Great location for visiting local beaches. Weather was lovely all week. Games room excellent which kept us busy on a night. Thank you.

Lovely stay in a delightful cottage. Great location with lots to do in the local area.

Fabulous cottage, very well equipped even a plug to charge my toothbrush!! You really have thought of everything. Loved the view of the castle. Welcome hamper was a lovely surprise. Would loved to have stayed for longer and look forward to returning.

Thank you so much for the great stay! Amble is a beautiful place and there are plenty of great walks nearby. Especially loved the Marina.

The holiday and property was terrific, thank you!

Thank you so much! The place is beautiful and everything was thought about before our arrival. The info pack was so helpful & we had a lovely trip.

We have had a wonderful half term holiday. Ambler’s Retreat has been the perfect base from which to explore Northumberland. Thank you.

Very beautiful, large interior. Lots of photos online and 3D tour made it easy to see what you were booking. We enjoyed sitting round the large dining table, which made it easy for us all to be together.

Excellent property, very clean, well decorated, well stocked kitchen, very comfortable. It was very quiet, with easy access to shop, harbour and the sea. Very dog friendly. The hamper provided was very generous and unexpected.

There was thoughtful basics included in the cottage, with super comfortable beds.

We really had such a lovely time. It was such a great week after so many difficult months. You do have a lovely property!

We had a really special time and love your beautiful home. Thank you!

Thank you for letting us stay here. We absolutely loved the furniture and the beautiful decoration. We also really appreciated the lovely hamper with lots of lovely food. We also had lots of fun in the games room and even did the Olympics!

A beautiful cottage in an ideal location to explore Northumberland. Spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated with a wonderful welcome hamper and a fantastic games room. It is perfect for an active family of four with two boisterous boys! Even the weather was amazing. A perfect break amid Covid-19. Thank you!

Thank you for letting us stay in your house, even when times are so difficult. We absolutely loved our stay here. All the beds are very comfy and the whole house felt nice and cosy. The games room was a lot of fun to play in!

Fantastic stay in a lovely house. Loved exploring the area and hope to be back soon.

Perfect choice. Spotless, everything was thought of and we have all had a lovely short break away ‘home from home’. We will be back, perfect!

We liked the coastal location and the proximity to the town, the standard of cleanliness and the quality of the cottage. The welcome basket had a lovely thoughtful selection of items, the wine was appreciated! It was perfect, which is why we keep coming back.

October 2020

Very clean, spacious and comfortable property, with super comfortable beds. It was a pleasure to stay there.

Gorgeous little break, we loved the location as well as the games room. This property was ideal for storing bikes and had a bike rack. The property was spotlessly clean, wonderfully decorated and comfortable. The welcome basket was amazing as it if had been tailored specifically for us! It included wine, Coffee and thoughtful treats for the kids. Thank you to the owners, as it is a lovely home and we appreciated the welcome text too.

Well appointed & good quality kitchen equipment, loved the dog hamper too, a great touch!

What a lovely house! Very clean, very well furnished and very comfortable. An ideal base for exploring the lovely area despite the weather! Would not hesitate to recommend the property or the Coquet Cottages agency. The dog was equally impressed with his hamper. He will now expect this pampering all the time!

Love the house, everyone was overwhelmed with the welcome pack and gifts, thank you.

The house if perfect, warm & comfortable; the festive touches & food gifts gratefully received. Think we are going to be just fine this week!

Everything is perfect with the house, thank you for the welcome pack – that was amazing. We’ve been to Kielder Winter Wonderland today and are looking forward to exploring locally tomorrow.

Your house is beautiful, and you really have thought of everything. The hamper was lovely too!

We have had a very special stay, felt really well looked after. A lovely weekend with friends and the start to Christmas.

Wonderful time exploring the beautiful beaches, castles and countryside. House felt like a home from home, will be back.

Beautiful house, Grandpa had a lovely 70th birthday and we all loved the decorations. Thank you very much.

We had a lovely break here, the house is beautiful and there are so many places to explore around here.

Perfect choice, spotless, everything thought of and we have all had a lovely short break away in our “home from home”. We will be back. Perfect!

A lovely cottage with plenty of space and the games room is a bonus. It was very accessible to Amble’s pubs and restaurants. The welcome hamper was very well stocked with a variety of products, the scones were delicious. Good central position in Amble and the space with 4 good size bedrooms.

Amblers Retreat was booked by us, 6 friends, for a weekend to celebrate my birthday. We chose it as it looked great on the website and it certainly lived up to expectations. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished, with a modern, fully equipped kitchen and beautiful bedrooms (so comfortable) with gorgeous bedding. There were lots of lovely little touches, fresh flowers in the lounge, and a fantastic welcome pack with wine, bread, ground coffee etc, and home made scones for us all to enjoy on arrival, which were delicious! There were games and DVDs to entertain if the weather was too bad to venture out (we did have good weather though!). The house is in the centre of Amble, just off the main street so everything was to hand, and we didn’t need to drive anywhere. For longer stays it’s an ideal base for visiting the many surrounding coastal beauty spots and other towns and villages. Amble itself is a lovely town and port, with plenty of restaurants and coffee shops to suit every taste. We all had a great weekend and were wishing we were able to stay longer. We will definitely be returning!

Lovely cottage, enough bedrooms, dog friendly, log burner, close to coast, lovely photos of cottage. We loved it all.

It was the right size for our family, had a log burner and games facilities. Holidaying in winter in the UK, I needed to ensure we’d be warm and entertained if weather was bad. We were very impressed with Coquet Cottages and the home. We felt very welcomed by the company and owners both being in touch during our stay. Have already thought about coming back or holidaying later in the year in a property with a garden. The cottage was fantastic and well equipped.

What an amazing cottage, the house was gorgeous, the level of equipment in the cottage like none we have ever stayed in both. The welcome pack was exceptionally well thought out – the focus for the kids, also the home baked scones. We had 2 families of 4 and it was perfect. Being within walking distance of Amble was great. Good size and exceptional level of equipment.

Really special house, probably one of the nicest ones I have rented. Lots of nice and welcoming touches. The owners obviously really care about the property and the service they deliver. Also impressed with Coquet Cottages and their customer service. First time we have had a welcome basket, so lovely surprise. Great customer service all round. We went to see Father Christmas at Alnwick Castle which was a lovely part of the weekend and also very special.

It is a privilege to be able to rent such a beautiful cottage. We are having an amazing time. All of the extra touches add to the experience (and the scones were yummy!). I am now an ardent Amble fan.

Lovely stay, thank you for all the lovely , thoughtful touches and a warm, comfortable, beautifully kept home to spend a special occasion in.

Have had a fantastic weekend. The cottage is fabulous. So much thought gone into all the lovely touches left upon arrival, hamper, logs, white company goodies. We will recommend to our family and friends. Looking forward to coming back soon.

This house is beautiful, so comfortable and welcoming and everything we needed. The welcome hamper and scones (delicious!) were a lovely touch. The location couldn’t have been better, everything to hand. Wish we were staying longer, maybe next time!

We’ve had a lovely weekend for my 60th birthday. House is amazing, everything well thought out, even the dog was welcomed. Lovely location, everything easily accessible. Thank you we will be back.

Have read previous reviews and really there is nothing to add! Had a wonderful time, your home is like home from home, so well thought out. Thanks.

Lovely cottage in a great location. The cottage has everything we needed for a home away from home. Games room was fabulous.

Fantastic weekend away in a gorgeous cottage. Everything you could need and more. Decoration and little touches are amazing. Welcome basket and vouchers were a lovely surprise and really appreciated. Hope to be back soon. Thank you.

Such an amazing stay in 2018 we decided to come back! Love this cottage.

A beautifully maintained house in a perfect location in the centre of town but so quiet. Welcome hampers for humans & canine much appreciated. Exceptionally clean, comfortable & well equipped. We will recommend to all. Fantastic weather definitely a bonus as well. Keep up the good work!

Thank you for a lovely stay in your lovely house. Very warm, comfortable and accessible to lots of places. Keep up the good work!

Amazing house! Thank you for providing a beautiful place to stay. So comfortable & welcoming. Your welcome packs for both us & our dogs were wonderful, so much thought gone into everything. We will definitely recommend you to our family & friends.

Thank you for the brilliant welcome pack. We have loved the house, comfortable, well equipped and clean. Exploring Amble and surrounding area’s have been great. We will recommend the house to family and friends.

Beautiful house, very well equipped, everything we needed was there. So well situated, loads of shops and restaurants in walking distance. Bedroom space, locality, reasonably priced, looked beautiful in the website. One of our party used Coquet Cottages before and they have always been top notch. The Welcome Hamper was Such a lovely touch, even though we had brought a lot of food with us, some of it came in very handy! We loved Everything! So well equipped, beautifully decorated, the bedding and towels were gorgeous, the whole house is so warm and comfortable. Loved the kitchen, it had everything we needed. The location is great and it was good that we had free parking. Everything In the house is of very high quality. Just wonderful!

Lovely, comfortable house with generous, well received hampers. Love the Northumbian coast and wanted to see more of it, and this property offered the comfort and space we required. Super range of local, practical and luxury items in the welcome basket. Very Comfortable and warm.

Outstanding accommodation we all felt very spoilt, this property has everything you need and has been very well thought out. Everything was very nice especially the scones. We liked everything about the cottage, very well equipped & great location. Outstanding service, Thank you.

Absolutely loved it. Every room was lovely and the care and attention was obvious. Lovely welcome basket and gift voucher.

Awesome location and home! Even better than our stay last year, so much to discover a fantastic comfortable home. No complaints.

Extremely clean detached house rather than cottage! Very well equipped with absolutely everything we needed. Lots of local shops on the doorstep and next to a popular dog walking area but so quiet. Would recommend it for a relaxing, comfortable break.

After a second visit this is an amazing house. Everything you can think of is here in the house. Owners are very special people. Amble is such a lovely small town. No need to travel anywhere.

We’ve had a brilliant week. The cottage was more than we could have hoped for. Really comfortable and ideally located for what proved to be some great days out – despite the changeable weather! Thank you.

We loved staying at Ambler’s Retreat – a real home from home with everything you could need for a weekend away. Especially loved the Art! Thank you, will recommend.

4 adults and 3 children. 6 North Street was so much more than expected, beautifully furnished. Faultless! A lovely stay all round.

Spacious and very comfortable. Amble is a fabulous place. We had a delightful week.

Really enjoyed our stay, thanks for thinking of what we would need in the welcome pack! Great stay.

A lovely time had by all exploring Northumberland. Beautiful cottage. Thank you.

Excellent week despite variable weather. Very good boat trips to Coquet Island & The Farne Islands. Great to be here for Puffin Week!!

Thank you so much for a lovely weekend break, we all loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. Such a lovely outlook, every room had such special touches, well done. Thank you for the wine, goodies etc. so thoughtful of you, we will certainly recommend and would love to return. Many thanks.

A lovely home which is very well equipped and located. This is our first stay in Amble and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in what feels more like a family home than a holiday cottage…. Well done!!

Absolutely gorgeous! Brilliant well-equipped house and the welcome pack was a lovely surprise! View out of the front bedroom window made us not want to leave! Games room was a bonus as well. Lovely break will definitely recommend to family & friends.

Stayed as a family of 4, part of my 60th birthday celebrations – the house is beautiful and the birthday present and card was a lovely touch! Also the hamper was much better than any other we have had – we love Amble and would definitely stay here again. Thank you Maria & Jeff.

A fabulous cottage, very well equipped & comfortable. Thank you for the scones & all the other little extras. We had a great Easter weekend exploring the area.

We are having a fabulous time and your house is wonderful. Thank you.

So far we are having a lovely time. The cottage is spotless and beautifully decorated. We were delighted with the welcome hamper we received too. Northumberland is lovely and we are looking forward to exploring further.

We have had a lovely week, your house is fab, a real home from home, we couldn’t fault it….we hope to go back soon, thanks again for the lovely touches!

We are having such a great time and are so impressed with the cottage, it’s beautiful. Thank you.

Exceeded all our expectations. Luxurious. Very high standard.

Wow!! We spent 11 nights in this little beauty, all furnished out with Laura Ashley! Amazing quality furnishings, exceptionally clean throughout, everything you need they have thought of, even picnic baskets, cool bags, towels, ect! Plenty of room, brill for centre of town and for walking our dog behind the cottage there is a huge common and marina/yacht club. Games room- quite cool for all ages! Kitchen amazing, everything and more that you would ever need to use is in this kitchen! Washing capsules to use, dishwasher tablets, all food wrappings, ect. Cleaning cupboard with iron, airer, hoover, dustpan, brushes and mop and bucket. Now I know your all thinking why do we need this on hols but this property is such a lovely one we felt it needed care like you would give your own at home – hence we looked after it as you would your own!
Brilliant welcome basket full of goodies! All local produce too! And a lovely touch a welcome pack for your pooches too, water bowls, poo bags, snacks, towel for wet paws too!
We were a little worried as this cottage doesn’t have a garden – especially for last min at night for our dog to go out, but the common is so close it wasn’t an issue!
Great for parking as the adjacent games room has 3 car park spaces and it’s all private so locals can’t pinch it!
There was all sorts of local info in guest book, as well as loads of lists for eating out, pubs, local area, places to visit, doggy friendly places and loads more! We will definitely be returning to this beautiful cottage! Thank you to the owners that really have thought of everything.

Beautiful house, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Superb facilities and very thoughtful welcome hamper and doggy hamper. Games room ideal for adults as well as children! Loved our stay. Would highly recommend and will be back. Thank you!

Beautifully decorated house, each room is great. We’re all very picky about bedrooms but nobody got the short straw here. They’ve really thought of everything from leaving some nice welcome bits and bobs to a list of dog friendly pubs! We’ve loved our weekend stay and would highly recommend.

We had a lovely time here in your fab house. Welcome pack was a lovely surprise. House is beautifully maintained, and the beds are really comfy. We didn’t come from far however it was a smashing break for all of us. Thank you.

One of the very best holiday homes we have ever stayed in. Wonderfully furnished and such a thoughtful welcome hamper. Thank you.

We can’t thank you enough for our fantastic Christmas Break in your beautiful house. Everything we could possibly want or need has been thought about. A truly wonderful holiday. Thank you.

We had a fantastic weekend in this beautiful house, our birthday celebrations couldn’t have gone better. A great base to explore the fantastic area. We will definitely recommend this accommodation. Thank you.

Thank you so much, we all – young and “older” folk had a great time – accommodation was first-class, very comfortable and very homely. We’ll certainly “spread the word” and stay again.

Superb cottage and facilities. We had a great time and will be back!!

We have had a couple of blowy walks today, no cobwebs left!! Lovely house, ideal location and on a day like today, lovely and cosy to come back to!!

It is amazing, thank you so much for the little gestures, you have gone far over and above for us. We are all having a fantastic time and would not hesitate to book again or recommend you.

The cottage is absolutely perfect! We’re having a lovely time. Thank you so much.

Beautiful house, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Superb facilities and very thoughtful welcome hamper and doggy hamper. Games room ideal for adults as well as children! Loved our stay. Would highly recommend and will be back! Thank you.

Wow!! What an amazing place. Beautifully decorated throughout in all my favourite Laura Ashley. Attention to detail throughout and amazingly equipped kitchen. Such a pleasure to stay in such a beautiful home. Thank you for all your hard work in making this such a delight for so many to enjoy. Our little yorkie Missie loved her treats too. Welcome basket was lovely thought. 5*. We will definitely come again and will recommend to everyone!

Fantastic Cottage – and we have stayed in many. Lovely decor, very comfortable, everything you need. The Welcome basket and cakes were a delight – best welcome we have ever had! Great location. Amble is lovely. Did a trail to get our bearings. Also visited Warkworth, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Alnwick, Hadrian’s Wall, Cragside and Craster. Great family holiday – we will be back!

Superb! You’ve certainly put a lot of thought and care into this lovely home, all our needs have been catered for, furniture, decor, comfort and welcome basket. There’s certainly an air of tranquillity about the place. All praise and no complaints. Many thanks for making our holiday so enjoyable.

Wouldn’t normally add to a guest book but loved this house. Would definitely recommend.

Lovely cottage – lots of space. You have thought of everything. Very clean & comfortable. Thank you.

Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your house, it was so clean and comfy. Lovely welcome pack, we have had a fabulous time celebrating a Silver Wedding Anniversary and Birthday. So close to everything and beautifully maintained and well thought out. Thank you.

Ambler’s Retreat was lovely, clean, well presented and well equipped. Great location too – perfect to be near the local restaurants and supermarkets.

A delightful house and a really lovely stay. A very good base for exploring. We recommend the Treehouse in Alnwick and The Boathouse near Amble Harbour for food.

Had a really wonderful weekend at Ambler’s Retreat. Beautiful weather combined with the music and atmosphere of “Mauritania Day” made it really special. Really comfortable beds and everything we needed for our comfort. Your guest information file is one of the best we have seen. Had a great “games night” in the games room. Really good Sunday lunch at Sea and Soil Restaurant. Thank you.

Beautifully decorated, spacious, well equipped home. Welcome pack was ideal. Car parking and games room in garage was perfect and an added bonus for our children. We stayed with 4 children aged 10, 8, 5 & 2. The boys loved the Xbox and selection of DVD’s. We recommend the local beach, Druridge Bay and the Puffin Boat trips. We have all had a lovely week. Thank you.

Thank you for such a lovely holiday! We had such a wonderful week exploring the Northumberland coast including the harbour, beaches, castles and so much more. We were here to attend a wedding in Newcastle and this cottage provided comfort and such a lovely space for entertaining our family. The flowers and beautiful welcoming basket was very appreciated upon arrival and so thoughtful. We would love to return again! Thank you.

We’ve loved our stay, the welcome basket was a great idea and it was nice to have a little bit extra for the dog! The local bread and scones were a real treat. Ambler’s Retreat is well equipped, clean and comfortable. A great base for our holiday. We would recommend the National Trust Property Cragside, it’s well worth a visit. Thank you very much.

Ambler’s Retreat is absolutely beautiful thank you so much, we will look after it well, its one of the nicest we have ever stayed in! An absolute pleasure, thank you again.

Ambler’s Retreat was first class! It was comfortable and exceptionally clean and very tastefully decorated. Enjoyed every minute of our weekend plus the weather was gorgeous! Also we had great fun in the games room.

Ambler’s Retreat is a beautiful four bedroom cottage in the delightful town of Amble. The cottage has a very well equipped kitchen with everything you could need and the welcome basket was very generous and full to the brim of thoughtful and tasty items. The bedrooms are all decorated to a very high standard and plenty of storage space. The owner was extremely helpful and thoughtful. Both bathrooms were very clean with complimentary toiletries and good working showers. Useful to also have a downstairs toilet. The games garage with snooker table, table tennis, darts and football table was a massive hit with the children – as was the Xbox 360 and good WiFi!

We would like to say a huge thank you for everything – the wonderful house is so beautifully decorated and furnished, all the lovely art work in the kitchen and across the rooms were gorgeous – we even went to The Boat Shed Galley and spoke to Sue Fenlon who was the artist!

Excellent stay at Amblers Retreat! Such a lovely house and so much space and very well equipped. Great central location to explore from – we had a 91 year old and a 1 year old and both gave this property a ten out of ten! Thank you for a lovely stay.

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