Guest Feedback for Earl’s Cottage

Our visitors’ book at Earl’s Cottage 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 Earl’s Cottage.

Beautiful cottage, fantastic welcome pack. We very much liked the look of Earl’s Cottage, it looked like a very handsome house! The welcome pack was incredibly well thought out and very generous. I liked the presentation and the fact the wine was perfectly chilled in the fridge. It was well presented, the décor was beautiful and very in keeping with the style of the property. The rooms very generous and beds were particularly comfortable. Very good quality bedding too.

A lovely cottage- centrally located and very peaceful. Very clean, easy to settle into, good level of services in the house- TV, WI-FI etc. We enjoyed the cheese scones.

This was a perfect location for touring Northumberland.

This is a great cottage, and was really convenient for exploring the area. It was also very comfortable. It is centrally located with good access to amenities and has a parking space. The sweets for the children were a nice touch as was the champagne for the adults. It is always helpful to have the basics like milk, bread, butter and jam so these were much appreciated.

Everything was brilliant it is a beautiful cottage. All the produce provided was fresh and tasted lovely.

We loved the position, peacefulness, style, quality of furnishings and the crockery. We also loved the bath towels. We are already planning our next visit.

Earl’s Cottage, Alnwick was very good from start to finish. Your could see that thought and commitment has gone into the welcome basket; it wasn’t just a token effort.

The is a gorgeous classy house.

We decided to stay in Alnwick and this cottage looked the right size and had a parking space. It was perfect for our needs, location, size of the lounge and bedrooms were ideal.

A 5* holiday cottage and one we have stayed at before we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

This is a fabulous place which is really warm and well appointed. It has everything you could need for a comfortable stay. The welcome pack was an added bonus. We liked the fast the property had two bedrooms and two bathrooms, also that it was in town location, had free parking outside and a wood burner.

Just returned from a few days away exploring Northumberland and couldn’t have picked a better base. The cottage was high quality and stunning with the added advantage of a private car parking space, and a very substantial welcome hamper. Easy walk into Alnwick with a great choice of pubs and restaurants. Check out The Tavern Steakhouse, The Plough, Carlo’s and our favourite, The Dirty Bottles.

October 2020

A lovely cottage equipped to the highest standard, spotlessly clean and well maintained. We thoroughly enjoyed the welcome basket and loved the variety and quality of the items.

Catherine November 2020

Absolutely fantastic cottage in a great location close to all amenities with excellent level’s of comfort and very well equipped. A real home from home, we all really enjoyed our stay. We’ve stayed in Alnwick a number of times previously so have a reasonable knowledge of the area. The welcome basket was a nice touch, the bottles of wine and the beer were welcome.

We like the position of Earl’s Cottage in the centre of Alnwick, the quality of the property is superb and the welcome pack is excellent.

September 2020

Excellent, have nothing but praise for the cottage, we may return sometime in the future when we are in the area next. It had all the room, space and facilities that we look for in a holiday cottage, as well as being in the centre of Alnwick.It was the first time we have had a bottle of beer in a welcome pack, instead of just wine.

August 2020

The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, we loved the beautiful interiors. Its very spacious for a two bedroom cottage so is ideal for our family of four.

Had a great stay in this lovely house, it was in a perfect location for visiting the area. The area has lots to offer in all seasons. On arrival there was a welcome basket, which is the best we’ve had. What a treat! and was welcoming. We love M&S food! Dave and Norma are excellent hosts and really care that you are enjoying your stay in their holiday home. Excellent service!

Luxury home from home experience. We walked into Earl’s cottage and could not have been happier with the accommodation, it is a perfect base for every season. We loved the log fire burning on winter night but can also imagine being sat in the modern, fresh kitchen on a summers night with the patio doors open, enjoying a glass of wine. The home is child friendly and extremely comfortable with everything you need for your break away. We did not want to leave. Lovely comfortable king size beds, huge spacious bedrooms, everything is immaculate and maintained to an extremely high standard. The owners Dave and Norma have spared no expense on delivering a truly beautiful holiday home, attention to detail and quirky little extras really do go along way. Also thank you for the welcome hamper. We have already spoke about booking another stay in the spring.

Excellent stay, in a charming property. Very homely and inviting. The basket of fresh “goodies” only added to the experience on arrival. Highly recommend a stay here. Very local to Alnwick, everything within a 5 minute walk. The cottage also looked beautifully looked after. On arrival we took a phone call from the owner who explained about the cottage and the area; a lovely touch. Everything had the touches of a class hotel with the homeliness of a cottage. Nothing could improve a wonderful stay in an amazing property on the edge of a friendly market town. Thank you to the owners for providing us with a wonderful cottage to thoroughly enjoy our Northumbrian New Year. The whole welcome basket was delightful.

This is our third stay here and it didn’t disappoint. Cleanliness is a big thing for me when I hire a holiday cottage and every time we stay here, the property is immaculate! Lovely place, really welcoming and restful. The position is also fantastic. Love it.

Excellent. Stayed here last September as well. Every need has been thought about. The welcome basket is very thoughtful. Biscuits, preserves, bottle of wine and beer, just very nice. Fresh flowers in a jug was another nice touch. The kitchen was well laid out and although we ate out a lot, I made a couple of simple meals, lots of dishes and cooking utensils. The one parking space was close by at the side. We only had the one car for my son and I so that was fine.

What an amazing cottage close to the town centre and beautifully decorated. Couldn’t have been any better it was simply amazing and we will certainly use Coquet Cottages again.

What a wonderful cottage, within walking distance of all amenities, shops, pubs, restaurants and Alnwick Castle and Gardens, the cottage itself was beautifully decorated and the hamper was excellent, we had everything we needed in the cottage. It has done the owners proud, my daughter and her husband stayed there 2 years ago and recommended it to us and we were certainly not disappointed and would love to return in the future.

David & Isobel Johnson, May 2019

This was our second visit to Earl’s Cottage and yet again we had a fabulous time. The cottage is immaculately kept, with a fantastic welcome basket upon our arrival. The position of the cottage within Alnwick is fantastic, with a short walk to the town centre. The cottage is a short drive from all major attractions. The cottage interior is first class, really allowing you to relax – whether this is the log burning fireplace in the lounge, the first class kitchen area with an island for breakfast, or the comfortable, king size beds. The cottage accepts dogs, which makes this even better and the owners treatment of this is fantastic, even stretching to some treats for the dog in the welcome basket! There isn’t much more to stay, other than, if you need to stay anywhere within Alnwick, then STAY HERE!

Wow wow wow, what a fantastic experience this has been. Earls cottage is a stunning Georgian property in the centre of Alnwick with every single last detail being executed to the highest standard possible. We would like to give the owners praise for the quality and standard of decor, fixtures and fittings, it truly is five star all the way. The welcome hamper was a beautiful surprise, filled with lots of scrumptious treats for us to enjoy on our arrival, a basket for our dog was very welcomed too… how fantastic is this! In the bathroom we also had White Company products to use, yet another extra touch of luxury to enjoy. The location of the property provides everything you could wish for… town, countryside and the most stunning coastline is all there on your doorstep. Earls Cottage maybe in the middle of town but it is tucked away on a peaceful quiet street so we had no noise of passers by or traffic at all. There is also a private parking space which makes life very easy during your stay. There is a park a short walk away from the doorstep to exercise your four legged friend on a morning which is very useful. I am very fussy when it comes to choosing a holiday property as although we do have a dog I do not wish to see traces of someone else’s dog in the property when we arrive. There was no worries of that here, the house was immaculate. My husband thought it was great as he has not had to put up with me spending the first few hours cleaning before we could settle in, the only thing we had to worry about was tucking into those delightful treats and starting our holiday from the moment we walked through the door. Dave and Norma have clearly put their heart and sole into every room, nook and cranny at Earl’s Cottage and it shows in every aspect, there really is nothing to stress or worry about here, just relaxation all the way. We have recommended the cottage to friends already, and we hope to return soon.

Exceptional service from beginning to end from both the rental company, Coquet Cottages, and also on a personal level from the landlords themselves. Earl’s Cottage was immaculately presented and immaculately clean. A truly delightful holiday cottage. We would not hesitate to book any of the Coquet Cottages again based on our first booking with them and would highly recommend them to anyone. Makes such a difference using a local, small business that know what they are doing and obviously pay great attention to detail.

We stayed at Earls Cottage for a week and had a fabulous time at this beautiful, comfortable house. It was ideally located for visiting the sights of Northumberland and very conveniently situated in the market town of Alnwick. It was nice to be able to walk to the restaurants for dinner. Earls Cottage has been decorated in a very stylish but cosy way with lots of homely touches. The owners have done a superb job with their renovation project and have thought of everything to ensure their guests enjoy their stay. From the delicious welcome hamper to a phone call to welcome us, you really could not ask for more! We would have no hesitation in recommending this beautiful cottage.

This weekend in Earl’s Cottage has been everything we hoped it would be relaxing and chilled away from everything. From the moment we stepped through the door we felt at home. The welcome basket was amazing, thank you, and we loved all the little homely touches, particularly the little bears everywhere!
We had good weather so we had a day at Alnwick Castle & Gardens which is well worth the entrance fee although we booked online to get 10% off. We also had a trip to Seahouses in the sunshine just to take a walk in the sea air. We also spent a lot of time exploring Alnwick Itself and bought a couple of books from Barter Books just down the road. We could have spent all day in there!
For meals, we ate at The Market Tavern and Mumbai Flavours, both within easy walking distance to the cottage and we would recommend both of them for a good meal. It has been a real bonus to be within walking distance of everything in Alnwick and have parking too.
The owners and housekeepers of Earl’s Cottage should be very proud of themselves as this is a great place to stay and we hope to come back in the future.

Joanne & William Docherty

This is our second visit to your beautiful holiday cottage and once again we have enjoyed every minute. We were also blessed with the perfect holiday weather too. Alnwick Gardens are so beautiful at this time of year especially in the sunshine. Many thanks again for letting us share your holiday cottage – perfect!

Margaret & Mike

Wow wow wow!
What a fantastic experience this has been. First of all may we give praise for the quality and standard of decor, fixtures and fittings in this beautiful holiday cottage – it is just stunning and we have wanted for nothing. The care and attention to detail has clearly been executed in all areas, nooks and crannies! The welcome hamper was a beautiful surprise, filled with lots of scrumptious treats for us to enjoy on arrival and during our stay too – thank you!
The white company bathroom products were yet another lovely extra touch too. Earl’s Cottage has been a mixture of staying in a 5-star home with the extra touches making it feel like a 5-stay luxury boutique too!
The location of the property is another huge bonus – situated in the town centre of Alnwick with shops, pubs, Alnwick Castle which holds concerts on it’s doorstep. We have experienced no noise, it’s been so peaceful and quiet. Drive 5-miles from the cottage and you’re in the beautiful countryside or sat on stunning beaches where you are lucky if you see 5-10 people.
Once again a huge thank you – this has been the most beautiful holiday cottage we have ever stayed in by far my husband thinks it’s great. Praise again to the owners and housekeeping – be proud of what you do as you do it so well. We return home feeling fresh, relaxed and revived from our perfect holiday

Carrie-Anne and Darren

Great find! We’ve had a great time in a lovely place. Many thanks for such a lovely stay. Top standard accommodation!

Paul, Kathy, Andrea & Chris

We returned to Earl’s Cottage after a gap of 3 years – far too long!
The standards were every but as high as we returned, which shows how much care and attention is taken with the cottage. We’ve had a really relaxing few days.

Helen & Juliette

What a lovely cottage – beautifully decorated and the best equipped place we’ve ever stayed at! Had a lovely week and the weather was kind. We can recommend The Treehouse (they decorated the table especially or our daughter’s 13th birthday), The Market Tavern, Di Sopra in Alnwick itself, and The Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge. Our bags are now heavier, thanks to two trips to Barter Books and to the Bakehouse Gallery!

Pete, Julie and Harriet from Hampshire

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. The beach at Alnmouth is beautiful and the kids loved it. Also enjoyed steam weekend at Aln Valley Railway. Not a full day out but nice for a couple of hours. Also found a nice play park very close – turn left out of the cottage and keep going past the school – only a 5-minutes’ walk. Plus the usual tourist stuff – Barter Books, Alnwick Castle and Cragside. Hope to come back soon. Thanks for having us!

Alison, Adam, Isla and Anna

What a fabulous cottage! We have had a lovely stay at Earl’s Cottage. Beautifully decorated and immaculate throughout. Thank you very much for the treats! The cottage is perfectly located for the castle and town.
We visited the Alnwick Gardens, Bamburgh beach, Grace Darling RNLI museum, Warkworth, Cragside and Beamish museum. Which are all worth a visit. We look forward to coming back next yet.

Rob, Jan & Lottie

Wow! Simply stunning is an understatement. Beautiful and quaint cottage right in the heart of Alnwick. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back. Thank you so much for making our stay very pleasant indeed.

The Green Family

We’ve had a wonderful time in this beautiful house. It was so conveniently located for visiting the Northumberland Coast and within an easy walk to the heart of Alnwick. Earl’s cottage was comfortable, stylish and contemporary but very homely feeling at the same time. Thank you for a fabulous stay!

This was our second visit to Earl’s Cottage and yet again we had a fabulous time. The cottage is immaculately kept, with a fantastic welcome basket upon our arrival. The position of the cottage within Alnwick is fantastic, with a short walk to the town centre. The cottage is a short drive form all major attractions. The cottage interior is first class, really allowing you to relax – whether this is the log burning fireplace in the lounge, the first class kitchen area with an island for breakfast, or the comfortable, king size beds. The cottage accepts dogs, which makes this even better and the owners treatment of this is fantastic, even stretching to some treats for the dog in the welcome basket!

Our first time with Coquet Cottages and Earl’s Cottage has not disappointed us! The welcome pack was the most generous we have every received when staying at a holiday cottage. We wish the owners and Coquet Cottages success after all their hard work.

Thank you for a fantastic stay at Earls Cottage! The welcome hamper was fantastic and the cottage really has that home from home feel! We had a ride over to the beach at Alnmouth which was lovely, and a really great lunch at Barker Books. Our son Freddie has had his first nights away from home here, so it’s a holiday we’ll never forget.

This weekend in Earl’s Cottage has been everything we hoped it would be! Relaxing and chilled away from everything. From the moment we stepped through the door we felt at home. The welcome basket was amazing and we loved all the homely touches at Earls Cottage, particularly the little bears everywhere! We had good weather, so we had a day out at Alnwick Castle and Gardens which is well worth it, we also spend a bit of time exploring Alnwick itself and bought some gorgeous books from Barter Books which just down the road. The owners and housekeepers of Earl’s Cottage should be very proud of themselves as this is a great place to stay and we hope to come back and enjoy another visit in the future.

This is our second visit to your beautiful holiday cottage and once again we have enjoyed ever minute. We were also blessed with the perfect holiday weather too. Alnwick Gardens is so beautiful at this time of year and especially so in the sunshine. Many thanks for letting us share this perfect cottage.

What a wonderful and magical place this is! We have had the best week ever here at Earls Cottage, the level of detail and cleanliness in the cottage is amazing, we had everything we needed and more! We have had the best holiday ever and it has got a huge thumbs up from our 9 & 7 year old girls!

What a fantastic Christmas week we’ve had at Earls Cottage. We were very lucky to have beautiful weather – clear blue skies most days – so were able to get out and visit the many glorious villages and beaches in the area. Earls Cottage was just perfect – warm, cosy, well equipped and beautiful decorated for Christmas. Thanks again Dave & Norma. We hope to return here very soon!

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Earls Cottage! We have had a fabulous weekend & really enjoyed exploring Northumberland. The cottage is perfect and all the extras delicious, such as the hamper, helped make our stay so special.

No great surprise to say we have had a wonderful week in your beautiful Earls Cottage! Even though we know ‘the drill’ quite well by now, the tremendously generous (and delicious) welcome hamper & phone call to check that all is well never ceases to thrill us, making each stay so personal and special. The Christmas tree and abundance of festive touches around the cottage were a lovely surprise too!

This was our second stay at the beautiful Earls Cottage and it was just as lovely as our first. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, particularly the treats for Isaac & Aoife, which were much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to decorate the house & put up the Christmas Tree. It is our daughters first Christmas and this made it even more magical. We will definitely be back for our third visit soon.

Thank you. We have had a very relaxing break at Earls Cottage. Our third visit to Alnwick. Your beautiful cottage is warm and cosy and is a dream. Very tasteful too! Hopefully not to long before we are back up here from Plymouth, visiting our favourite place in the whole world – Alnwick & Northumberland.

Thank you very much for the very generous welcome hamper, we enjoyed all of it, especially the cake, scones & wine

We have loved staying in your beautiful holiday cottage and reading about the refurbishment. The location is perfect and the cottage décor is stylish yet homely.

Earls cottage was wonderful, thank you for such a super holiday cottage, it was a home from home. We have had another holiday full of memories and fun and we are already looking forward to next year.

Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home for our first ever visit to Northumberland. Nothing has been overlooked – not a single thing and we really don’t want to go home.

Thank you to Dave & Norma for such a beautiful cottage to base ourselves in. attention to detail! Wow! Northumberland is a truly beautiful county and we will return to explore further.

Have stayed with Coquet Cottages on numerous occasions & again were not disappointed in the accommodation. Lovely house, so handy for walking into town.

Lovely comfortable rooms and furniture, and also all the furnishings and decoration are excellent quality. The cottage is warm and snug with enough light (which isn’t always the case). The whole cottage is luxurious and welcoming, and it was a delightful gesture to provide scones and cakes on arrival. The location is great – it’s an easy walk to Barter Books, and in the other direction to the high street; but the cottage is in a quiet area and we slept very well. We definitely hope to come back.

Beautifully refurbished house, quality fittings and the location is only a minutes walk from the centre of Alnwick. I think the cottage is great, a real credit to the owners and I think the Coquet Cottages concept and execution as a business is spot on. When we come back to the North East we wont look anywhere else for accommodation. Keep up the good work!

We’ve had a lovely relaxing stay in this beautiful cosy cottage. Well equipped and great location – we had some really enjoyable trips out but also enjoyed our time here in front of the log burner. Welcome hamper was much appreciated (particularly the thought given to our little boy) and also the toys and games which have kept us all, particularly Rowan entertained. Would love to come back – really don’t want to go home!

What a lovely cottage! Everything we could have needed for the week was supplied. We loved our stay in Alnwick and Northumberland. Thanks very much for the welcome pack, what a lovely touch. Thank you Dave and Norma for sharing your home and we will be back!

Thank you for a lovely place to stay. A brilliant choice by our daughter-in-law. Cannot fault the decor and everything here that one could need. The welcome pack was also a lovely surprise. It has been a wonderful break away after being in the area for our son’s wedding. Would love to come back in the future and see all the things we missed this time. Thank you!

Lovely cottage in a great location, 5 minute walk to town and easy access to the A1 to visit other attractions. The weekend break wasn’t long enough to visit the attractions we had planned to see, so I am sure we will return (soon I hope!).

We have had a fabulous stay at Earl’s Cottage and we are the first to do 11 nights – it still wasn’t long enough though! Our 7th cottage holiday and the best in terms of facilities, a thoughtful welcome pack, fresh flowers, a home baked cake and quality toiletries. It was tastefully decorated and in a great location – it felt like home! Thank you Dave and Norma, you went the extra mile by making contact with us, and it was clear how much it matters to your that people are comfortable. We have had a great time!

Returned for our second trip to Earl’s Cottage – still as great as we remembered a year on! Fabulous location for walking to attractions and for meals. We had a lovely wet day out at Cragside then a day out walking the Cheviot Hills. Looking forward to returning again!

We feel very lucky to have been the first guests in such a lovely home. It feels like a home from home but with the added luxury! We had a fabulous time during our stay and were lucky to have such great weather. Couldn’t recommend this property enough and Dave and Norma were very helpful and considerate of our requirements. Hope to return at some point in the future.

We all had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage, it felt like a home from home. We too had fabulous weather and made the most of the many things to do in the area, including Cragside which is a great day out. So all in all a lovely week on our first family holiday. Thank you Dave and Norma for your hospitality.

A very impressive property, beautifully decorated with top quality furnishings. It’s been great to stay in a town with everything on our doorstep. We enjoyed lovely walk though Holme Park and haven’t had to get in the car since we arrived for our short break. A very welcoming place to stay.

Dear Dave and Norma, WOW! You must be very proud of what you have achieved here. The before photos show just what hard work has been done to make Earls Cottage a beautifully restored and decorated house with quality furnishings, a credit to you. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated as was the case of fresh roses, a lovely touch. It was our first time visiting Northumberland and we tried to fit in as much as possible in our 5 days. All in all we loved Northumberland and Earls Cottage. Many thanks.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Northumberland. Earls Cottage is even lovelier than it looked in the photos. We run our own holiday home in Loch Lomond and have high expectations, Earl’s Cottage did not disappoint. We will be stealing some of your nice touches (not literally ha!). We wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return in the future.

Thank you for making our holiday great by letting us stay in this cottage. It is perfect for everyone her and staying in such an amazing cottage was great. It is homely and warm, which matched perfectly with all that you can do in Northumberland. We all enjoyed going to the beach, even in the wind. There is also beautiful riverside and woodland walks to enjoy and they are so peaceful. I hope anyone who comes to stay here has a wonderful time. Thank you.

Fabulous cottage, so comfortable! Lots to do, if you have kids then Beamish worth a visit. Don’t miss Alnwick Garden and the broomstick training at the castle. We filled our week very easily and have a ‘to do’ list for next time.

An ideal spot for a relaxing break. A really luxurious cottage (much better than we had expected!) with a calm atmosphere. A great location for strolling into town and well located exploring the dramatic beaches of Northumberland. We need to come back to see lots more. The cottage is extremely well looked after.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We’ve been staying with Coquet Cottages for many years and we always know to expect a high standard of accommodation and presentation – not to mention comfort! Earl’s Cottage fully lived up to our expectations. We loved it! We had fabulous food at Sea Salt, Amble followed by Spurelli’s Ice Creams. Great being within easy walking distance of the town and Garden. They say a lounge full of hearts is full of love; made it seem like home away from home!

Absolutely perfect! The attention to detail was very much appreciated and the standard of cleanliness faultless. We have stayed in quite a few Coquet Cottages over the last two years and Earl’s Cottage is up there as one of the best… Maybe even the best!

We have so enjoyed staying in your delightful house. We appreciated the clever and stylish renovation, its proximity to the town while being being tucked away in a peaceful corner and the comfortable and welcoming feel. The welcome pack covered everything I had on my shopping list! And the roses gave us pleasure all week. The house was in a beautifully clean condition – many thanks to your housekeeper.

So far we have been here 5 minutes and I think it’s an amazing place… 3 days later – had a lovely short stay, thank you. House is beautifully furnished and basket of lovely food is a nice touch. Alnwick is a pretty town and the castle is the kind of place you could actually spend days visiting so much. The children spent ages running around the fountain and exploring the gardens.

Returned for our second trip to Earl’s Cottage. Still as great as we remembered a year on. Fabulous location for walking to attractions and for meals. We had a lovely wet day out at Cragside, then a day out walking the Cheviot Hills. Looking forward to returning again.

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