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.
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.
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.
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