Guest Feedback for Garden Cottage

Our visitors’ book at Garden 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 Garden Cottage.

Garden Cottage is a great location for exploring the local area and is a very comfortable cottage. There is lots of space in the garden and we found the cottage very welcoming!

A beautiful cottage, with everything you might need. Very friendly owners who always go out of their way if help is needed. This is the second time I have stayed here and each time just as good. I would highly recommend staying here.

Great holiday cottage – really comfortable and in lovely location. The welcome hamper was the best we’ve ever seen and lovely touches such as the sweets and fresh flowers left on the table for us. Phil was so friendly and recommended places to go and a recommended a great fish and chips shop! The welcome info was very thorough and useful. We appreciated the personal touches such as the phone call to make sure we had everything prior to our stay. I was impressed by your website and range of cottages, Garden Cottage was accessible for my father who has mobility problems and was in a great location.

As usual an amazing stay with all the facilities we needed. We chose Garden cottage because it is single storey, is disabled friendly & have stayed many times before. Thank you.

The attention to detail and the fine touches: the long shoe horn, the large bathroom, the washing line, the welcoming and helpful owner, the cleanliness, the privacy, the patio, the clear instructions, cleaning products, rubber gloves, good appliances were all excellent. It was also comfortable and quiet.

Very comfortable and well equipped. Our host was very friendly and helpful. Lovely! The property appealed to us because there was a bathroom for each bedroom and accommodation on one floor, as were were bringing an elderly relative. The property has very comfortable beds, which is not always the case in holiday accommodation, so we all slept well.

With lockdown two looming we were unsure whether to go ahead with our stay or not. We are so glad we did. The cottage is beautiful well equipped and nicely situated. Having stayed in Warkworth twice before and it is always pleasant to return. The weather is usually kind and mild this time of year. The Kota is a nice touch, we would probably have used more with the company. Love the locals, so friendly. Took some gorgeous photos of the landscapes with my new camera, a new hobby. Thank you.

We came to visit for a sad reason, but Phil and Debbie went above and beyond to may our stay easy. I have stayed in many cottages but this one was the most welcoming on arrival. It was definitely a home from home and very cosy. We had a BBQ in the Kota, which was a first for everyone, and I think you should take commission as we all want one! This is a beautiful part of the world and we will come back on a happier occasion to explore the amazing castle. The walks are amazing whatever the weather. A big thank you!

We have enjoyed a glorious week in Northumberland, Warkworth and Garden Cottage have been an ideal base to explore the area! Thank you for your hospitality.

We have had a super few days exploring this area of Northumberland, Our visit to Cragside was the highlight as was Stanton Hall gardens and nursery, which is a must for any gardeners. Garden Cottage has been an ideal base, very well equipped, warm and cosy. It has been out first break away from home since September 2019 due to Covid! So it has been a fantastic place to start. Thank you to our hosts for the lovely welcome basket, the scones were delicious, we will be back!

After having to cancel our holidays due to Covid we have not been away for almost a year and were so looking forward to our stay here at Garden Cottage. We have stayed here many times and have never been disappointed, as its such a beautiful setting and cottage. Thank you Phil and Debbie for making our stay so perfect, everything was great including the welcome pack which as always so thoughtful. We have relaxed and chilled doing our usual visits to Alnmouth, Beadnell and Amble. The weather has been fairly kind to us. Ps thank you for the scooter as it made such a difference.

We thoroughly enjoyed the location and garden at Garden Cottage.

It was a super cottage, very well equipped, warm and cosy. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the fresh flowers. We loved the views of the garden and the entire feel of the cottage, which was beautifully decorated and very clean. The host Phil was very warm and friendly and gave us lots of advice about the area.

This was the most welcoming cottage I have stayed at, everything was perfect! It was home from home and the Kota was an experience, as I had never been in one before. There is nothing I would change about this holiday as it was perfect.

December 2021

With lock down number two looming , we were unsure weather to go ahead with our stay and are so glad we did. The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and nicely situated. Having stayed in Warkworth twice before it was pleasant to return. The weather was kind and mild. Loved the locals, who were so friendly. We took some gorgeous photos of the landscapes with my new camera, a new hobby of mine!

Carol, Mark, Millie November 2020

Thank you for a lovely stay. Garden Cottage was a real home from home. The welcome basket was full of wonderful goodies. This is a wonderful spot to explore the wonderful Northumberland coast, even in the no so glorious weather! Thank you for the recommendations!

Sue, Andy, Judy and Timothy October 2020

We have really enjoyed our weeks holiday. Garden Cottage is perfect, very cosy and well equipped. Thank you to Phil and Debbie for the lovely welcome box and advice on places to visit. The sand dunes at Druridge Bay were a big favourite of the boys, next time they are going to bring their sledges!

Gareth, Gill, Lestyn, Robert and David October 2020

We have had a wonderful stay at Garden Cottage. The welcome hamper was a wonderful surprise and full of lovely goodies. The cottage itself is brilliant. It was immaculately clean and well equipped and the added bonus was the Kota which was brilliant. We want one! Thank you for both your hospitality, we hope to return. This part of the world is special and long may it stay that way! As we head into perhaps another lockdown this winter, we will keep our memories of Northumberland close to our hearts.

Sarra, Oliver and Pudsey October 2020

Lovely, comfortable holiday home from home.

Andrew October 2020

A comfortable and well cared for cottage in a lovely garden. It is in a peaceful location with splendid views of Warkworth Castle as you emerge from the drive. Perfect for a walk to the historic village, castle, church and beyond. There is so much to do in the locality, thank you to our thoughtful hosts.

September 2020

We enjoyed all of it, it was really nice to have fresh bread, butter, milk, scones, clotted cream and jam supplied. Very friendly owners. Excellent cottage and very comfortable.

Helen September 2020

We were very happy with the cleaning regime that has been put in place regarding COVID 19.We were very happy with everything. The scones were delicious and enjoyed using the Kota hut in the garden, which made it extra special.

September 2020

Its been a pleasure to stay at your cottage, which has been home from home. We enjoyed your Kota on Saturday, we all now want one. During the strange time we have enjoyed the area, two castles and many beaches all of which are impressive. We will be back to explore more. The weather was kind to us, as there was only one rainy day. We spent happy hours in Barter book shop., which was interesting, warm and had a good café. We even bought some books.

Andrew and Cynthia September 2020

Enjoyed a wonderful week in Garden Cottage. What a delightfully quiet, comfortable place in one of our favourite villages. We spent time visiting familiar places, walking along the stretches of coastline and exploring some new locations. We visited Floors Castle, Paxton House (just in Scotland) and Brinkburn Priory. Many thanks to Phil and Debbie for their warm welcome and a super hamper.

Janet and Chris September 2020

Beautiful cosy, warm cottage. It was the perfect place to visit lots of lovely places. We enjoyed a memorable evening in the Kota with lots of fun and laughter. Back next year, cant wait! Thanks to our hosts Debbie and Phil.

Helen August 2020

Had a fantastic holiday here. The accommodation is extremely well set out and equipped, it was ideal for the four of us! The position in Warkworth is also spot on, with easy access to the centre, yet very quiet. The Kota barbecue hut was an absolute hook. We had a great time in there. A superb facility. Phil and Debbie were charming hosts that were friendly and helpful. We were lucky with the weather and got to see lots of this fantastic part of the country, some spectacular countryside with an unspoilt coastline. Many thanks for a great stay.

Mick, Maureen, Jack and Chloe August 2020

This is our first visit to this part of the UK, who knew Northumberland was so fantastic. We had a great time hiking in the hills, swimming in sea and just relaxing at the cottage. We had a BBQ and a sing along in the Kota which was magic.

Peter, Mary, Tom and Ally August 2020

We know this part of the world very well and were delighted to have the opportunity to visit Northumberland again. The cottage, the Kota and garden are delightful. We have had a great stay enhanced by the good weather without the heatwave!

Martin and Anne August 2020

Cottage is well located for a lovely walk around the village each evening. Quiet, dog friendly and all on one level with a walk in shower. A beautiful location in Warkworth.

Excellent property, great location. The hamper was very welcomed! We really liked the Scones and a nice touch of dog treats! Very well equipped with everything we needed. Very cosy.

Ideal spot for us, property perfect.

Lovely, well equipped cottage, close to restaurants. The owner was superb. Our second visit speaks for itself. Coquet Cottages are very helpful and efficient which gives confidence in booking. The treats in the welcome basket were lovely as well as some practical items. There was milk and butter in the fridge as well.

A lovely welcome when we arrived, both from Phil and Debbie in person and the generous welcome hamper and delicious scones! We’ve had a lovely week visiting Craster, The Ship at Low Newton, Alnmouth and Bamburgh. Loads of amazing walks in the area to enjoy.

We have enjoyed our stay here at Garden Cottage. The welcome hamper was lovely and my two young children were very happy to find extra goodies just for them. What amazing weather we have had, and Druridge Bay Country Park was our favourite place to visit, with everything we needed to keep our family entertained for the day. We spent our last night in the Kota, which was a unique way to end our lovely holiday.

Really enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. We celebrated my brothers 50th wedding anniversary and it was lovely that the 4 of us could get together in this lovely part of the world. We have enjoyed long beach walks with the dogs, north and south all good all dog friendly and all with great eating places near at hand. Very relaxed break away we will be back.

Excellent in all respects. It was extremely clean, well-equipped, peaceful, had an excellent folder of information about the cottage and the area. Also very friendly owners. Can’t think of anything which would improve this excellent cottage.

Comfortable, light and spacious feel. Good showers, lovely garden and the grill hut! We especially appreciated how the grill hut was equipped with everything needed for it’s use. We have stayed elsewhere where although there was a barbecue, it couldn’t be used without a trip to the shops to buy charcoal, fire lighters, matches etc. The Kota had everything and very clear instructions for its use – quite magical! All very good thank you!

We have just returned from Garden Cottage in Warkworth and it was excellent as always. The owners Debbie and Phil couldn’t have been more helpful and the cottage was comfortable and well equipped and could ask for nothing more, the welcome pack was amazing especially the home baked scones, jam and clotted cream!!! I would recommend this cottage for anybody with mobility problems as our son is disabled and it was perfect for him and all on one level. The “Kota” in the garden was a great addition and we had a couple of barbecues. Coquet cottages have got self catering down to a fine art and we wouldn’t choose another company.

Four of us enjoyed a long weekend here, and all agreed the cottage was just perfect. The owners seem to have thought of everything, so well equipped and a really lovely welcome hamper, including wine and local beers on arrival! White Company toiletries, lovely thick fluffy towels and quality bed linen, as well as being absolutely spotlessly clean throughout with lots of really thoughtful touches, doggy biscuits and poo bags for the dog for example as well as vitals such as dishwasher tablets etc. A real unique bonus here is the Kota in the garden, what a lovely way to spend an evening! Your own indoor barbecue, in lovely surroundings, just magical! Lovely garden too. I just can’t recommend Garden Cottage highly enough – thank you to the owners and to Coquet Cottages for ensuring we had such a lovely break. We will certainly be back!

This cottage is absolutely lovely! A lovely welcome pack and so very well equipped. The owners seem to have thought of everything! The garden is lovely and the Kota in the grounds is a real bonus. Fabulous! We loved spending time in the Kota and enjoying the indoor barbecue! The cottage is also very well placed for walking into Warkworth, Amble and the river walks. This cottage had a really lovely feel and we’d love to return! Thank you to the lovely owners for ensuring our stay was such a fabulous one.

The Boultons, February 2019

Garden Cottage is exceptional. The accommodation is high quality, with exceptional space for a small family with special attention given to provision for elderly visitors. The garden is beautiful and must have been glorious earlier in the summer. The personal and very informative welcome basket from Phil was much appreciated as was the thoughtfully filled hamper waiting for us in the kitchen which we enjoyed very much. We have developed a considerate affection for the area and hope to return some time in the future. We had a very enjoyable visit to the wonderful gardens at Alnwick and enjoyed eating out at ‘Sea and Soil’ in Amble. All in all a great holiday!

Jill Peter & Iona

Another delightful stay in the Garden Cottage. Many thanks for the welcome basket. Hope to be back again.

Ken & Rosie

Just had the most fantastic time here at Garden Cottage! What can we say… amazing accommodation, wonderful welcome basket and a helpful host. But probably the best bit for us was the Kota!! Thanks so much.

Ronnie, Les, Annabel & Richard

We have had a lovely, relaxing few days in peaceful Garden Cottage. Been ideal as a base to explore the area and re-visit old haunts. The cottage is so very well equipped and the welcome hamper was much appreciated, thank you. Our two dogs, Mollie & Murphy have felt very much at home here.

Anne, Joe, Molly & Murphy

Excellent property in a good position. Well equipped and extremely clean.

Fabulous! Everything we needed was there and more. Debbie and Phil were so kind and helpful we will be sure to return. It was perfect – we would love to live here! Everything we needed to keep us going for the first day with some really thoughtful touches. Warm and cosy, lovely setting well presented – couldn’t fault it at all.

Absolutely beautiful cottage and setting. We wanted for nothing and appreciated the little touches and details including essentials in the welcome pack plus scones and clotted cream on arrival. Yum yum.

Well, where do we start… We have had the most relaxing holiday in the most wonderful location. Would highly recommend the Kota for a barbeque, we used this two nights running, and the cottage was like home from home. Thank you so much for wonderful welcome pack. The walks from the cottage are endless especially with two dogs, they had the best time ever. A big thank you to Phil & Debbie who made our stay even more special. We will be back.

A lovely cottage in a great part of the country. Thank you for the welcome pack, everything was delicious. We enjoyed our night in the BBQ hut, especially the marshmallows. The weather was kind to us and we visited lots of lovely beaches & towns. Jet our Cocker Spaniel especially enjoyed chasing the ball on them.

Have had a fabulous few days here in Warkworth at Garden Cottage. for us the cottage & surrounding area was perfection. Peace and tranquillity if that’s what you’re after, yet cafes, pubs within an easy walk. Beaches are beautiful. Phil & Debbie – thank you for our little chats, you made our stay even more enjoyable, see you next year.

Lovely ‘surprise holiday’ for our 50th wedding anniversary! Cottage was beautiful – would move in tomorrow. Thanks for the ‘welcome pack’ which was lovely. The bees & rabbits were delightful but rather compulsive watching. This is our third time for us in Northumberland. Thanks to Debbie & Phil

Lovely, comfortable place. Beautifully decorated and provisioned throughout. Especially liked the welcome pack, will definitely be back.

We have really enjoyed our stay here. Very comfortable, and easy to move around in for someone with mobility problems. Thank you again for the welcome pack.

We’ve really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is lovely and was very well equipped – the welcome pack was a great surprise!

A fantastic week! A really lovely place to stay and so welcoming. Don’t miss the walk along the river! Thank you again for making us feel so at home. A week that flew past too quickly.

A wonderful week in Warkworth! We have had a great time here and Garden Cottage was an excellent base. We lived having the garden to relax in and of course the Kota was a dream – we now want one! Warkworth and the surrounding area is a beautiful place to come on holiday. We will return!

Had an amazing couple of days in the cottage for our wedding weekend. We took some lovely wedding photos in the garden & will be sure to send these. The welcome pack was a really nice idea and made us feel at home. Thank you very much for the wedding card & chocolates. It was really appreciated.

We’ve had a lovely holiday in Garden Cottage and our little dog loved it. So many lovely places to visit, we’ll have to come back. Friendly people, stunning beaches and so great that so many dog friendly places. Accommodation has been fantastic, we wanted for nothing! Only sorry we couldn’t take advantage of the Kota, but maybe next time! Thank you for a lovely holiday!

Had a holiday full of interest, lots to do and see! The cottage has a very high standard, everything we needed and more. We very much appreciated the welcome pack, including the delicious scones and cream – what a treat!

Thank you Phil and Debbie for a comfortable stay in a peaceful garden and lovely, well equipped cottage. The weather has been sunny and warm. We have enjoyed a relaxing family holiday. The welcome pack and fresh flowers were very much appreciated! We loved the Kota and managed a BBQ. Thank you for the marshmallows you provided, these were delicious toasted in the dying embers of the fire. Our favourite outing was to Alnwick Gardens and we would definitely recommend a visit! Another highlight was the hot chocolate (like nothing we’ve ever experienced!) in Cabosse in Warkworth – in fact everything in there was delicious!!

Thank you so much Debbie and Phil for all your kindness and marvellous hospitality. The welcome packages you left us helped our arrival for the wedding enormously. Good breakfasts were enjoyed by all to steady our nerves. Your cottage is simply beautiful and we can recommend it to everyone we know. We greatly value your caring approach to all guests including our dogs. Thank you again, we look forward to our next visit!

We love your beautiful house, garden and of course the cosy little Garden Cottage which has been a lovely base for our all-too-short break in Northumberland. Ted has enjoyed meeting up with new doggy pals on the nearby beaches and the hospitality extended to all canine features in the local pubs/cafes.

We have had a lovely week and were blessed with fantastic weather. We love Garden Cottage and it’s home from home amenities. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. It’s in an ideal location, not too far from the major attractions and it was very relaxing sitting in the garden watching all of the wildlife.

Beautiful cottage n a beautiful area. Thanks for the warm welcome and welcome basket, much appreciated. We can recommend The Jolly Fisherman at Craster and The Ship Inn at Low Newton by the Sea. Thanks for the use of the Kota in the garden, we had a lovely BBQ.

Thank you for your kind hospitality, the cottage is a wonderful place to relax and we have enjoyed our fortnight’s holiday here. We are so happy that you accept dogs and can definitely say they enjoyed their holiday as much as we have. Your welcome pack is fabulous and we all loved the cake which you provided.

Our second visit to garden Cottage and as previously we enjoyed it’s comforts and very welcome pack (much appreciated!). Warkworth House Hotel, The Old Post Office and The Boathouse are all great places for eating out.

Thank you for a lovely week in your comfy and well equipped cottage. The welcome pack was the best we’ve had. We were blessed with good weather and enjoyed our walks around Warkworth. Don’t miss Bertram’s in Warkworth – great food and friendly staff. Overall a lovely holiday, thank you!

Yet again our second stay in this divine cottage. We just love the relaxing atmosphere of this beautiful cottage and garden. Home from home! Really enjoy more ‘foodie’ visits to The Hermitage in Warkworth village – excellent service.

Thanks for a brilliant stay in Garden Cottage. We can only echo everyone else’s words. The cottage is so comfy, well equipped and a quiet heaven. We’ve been blessed with great weather and have made the most of it.

Thank you so much for another delightful weekend in Garden Cottage. The cottage is so comfortable and well appointed, and such generous welcome packs!

We had a lovely time here at Garden Cottage. We will take away many happy memories. Such a stunning place!

A beautiful house, well presented and a fabulously warm welcome. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be happy to recommend you to family and friends. That BBQ house was excellent! We will be returning.

The cottage could not have been better, best we have stayed in for being accessible as described and luxurious. The welcome pack was plentiful, well thought out and very welcome! The magazines for the kids out on arrival, of an appropriate age was genius!

The cottage was of an excellent standard, the owner was very welcoming. It was in a perfect location with the benefit of parking and easy walking distance to the village. It was warm and comfortable enabling us to settle straight into our holiday. The welcome pack was brilliant.

The owners of the property introduced themselves to us and even come to say goodbye on our departure which was lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed every moment even on our rainy day! I have already recommended you to our friends.

The best about the cottage was the location and how clean it was. Everywhere we wanted to visit was all within a 30 minute drive away. Booking a holiday with Coquet Cottages was simple and easy online. To find dog friendly accommodation which is clean and well thought out is fantastic.

The cottage was excellent in every aspect and the garden beautiful. The bathrooms too were spotlessly clean, the hot water plentiful and heating very efficient. I will certainly think of staying there again if I go to Northumberland.

We have used quite a few other cottage rental companies over the years but the standard of Garden Cottage at Warkworth was the very best we have experienced. Would certainly look at available cottages with you in the area for another break.

Facilities, presentation level, hospitality were all of an extremely high standard. The owner being next door, was very helpful and welcoming. Cannot recommend this cottage and location highly enough.

We will certainly use Coquet Cottages again for a holiday. We have stayed in many cottages in England over the past few years but Coquet Cottages are the best holiday company and the cottage we stayed in was faultless.

Have had a lovely week. Really good weather – didn’t need the waterproofs and thermals! Very well appointed cottage, everything we needed. We spent most of our time walking along the beaches with our dog. Warkworth beach, Alnmouth, Bamburgh and Druridge Bay all have fantastic walks. Sampled several pastries from Cabosse in the village – highly recommended!

A special treat for my Uncle who was turning 80, it was his Birthday present and he really enjoyed staying at your cottage and so did I. Thank you!

Very comfortable and in a great location. It was decorated and furnished stylishly. The information about the cottage and places to visit was very detailed. The mat, towel and bowl of water for the dog was a lovely touch too, it was lovely! Best experience I have had when booking a holiday cottage. Would highly recommend and am very likely to return. Thank you to our hosts and Coquet Cottages who have thought of everything and we could not have asked for more!

Comfortable and well appointed! Ideal for those with mobility problems with easy access all on ground floor level, parking immediately outside front door and separate walk in shower no clambering over bath. As with all Coquet Cottages lettings – top quality!

Lovely cottage in a beautiful garden. We would recommend the BBQ Hut to families as we had a fun evening there which was enjoyed by all the family!

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