Guest Feedback for Grey Hens

Our visitors’ book at Grey Hens 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 Grey Hens.

The owners were very pleasant and had clearly given some considerable thought to the property. The provision of some supplies, including a cake, on arrival was much appreciated. The complimentary hamper had everything we needed and also some very good home made items.

The property was immaculate through out, with high quality bedding, towels, robes and slippers which were a wonderful touch. The décor was sumptuous, and it was all equipped to the highest standards, we wanted for nothing.

Grey Hens is at the very top of the business its beautiful, massively well appointed and generous in every aspect. No one could be disappointed here. It’s so tasteful and well done in every aspect. Thank you to Gerry and Marie.

This property is outstanding. Beautifully presented, attention to detail impeccable. A lovely welcome by the owner and the best welcome pack on arrival. This was a fabulous place to stay for our first visit to Northumberland. WE loved the fact the hosts baked a homemade cake! It was perfect.

We enjoyed all of the property. It was very tranquil and clean. We felt very safe using all the items at the property during the current climate. Fabulous property in very quiet location, very well set up and lots of helpful information.

Thank you again for renting out this cottage. This was now our third visit and certainly will not be the last. The standard of the accommodation and garden was outstanding. We have been so lucky with the weather which is always a bonus. We enjoyed lovely walks as always and had very lazy mornings doing jigsaws. There is no doubt in my mind that every visitor will enjoy this beautiful cottage. How can you not enjoy it. Also, there were so many fantastic touches which you could see had been done with love.

Simply Perfect! We have loved our stay at grey Hens this is such a beautiful property and garden. Northumberland is stunning and we have enjoyed exploring the coast and towns. We have done lots of walking, fishing and ate some fabulous food too. Fish and chips from the van at Longframlington eaten at the bridge at Pauperhaugh was a simple highlight. Our visit to Holy Island was so special. Thank you, we also thought the Running Fox was outstanding.

We have had a lovely time at Grey Hens and are sad to be leaving. Thank you for all the nice touches and attention to detail; it really does seem like you have thought of everything. The weather has been great so we didn’t get a chance to light the cosy fire, but instead enjoyed the beautiful garden and grounds. We were particularly excited to find a bunny peering in to the window one morning. We have already recommended Grey Hens to several of our family members, who are considering coming to stay.

Such as peaceful and beautiful place in every way. I agree on all the points made by previous visitors. It was perfect, thank you.

Absolutely perfect, we say no more.

Thank you Marie’s, the cottage is absolutely fabulous. I noticed that I am not the first to appreciate your attention to detail, or your wonderful baking skills. The garden is stunning and the tulips have inspired me to try and grow some myself. The ability to relax and just be in the garden was so special, the birdsong felt it was just for us. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you again, see you next year as we have booked already.

This is the best holiday let we have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in lots. Everything has been absolutely superb, lots of lovely little touches which have made our stay really special. We would really love to return. Thank you so much.

This is a great cottage in a lovely quiet location. Some lovely touches all facilitating excellent quality. Everything was very well thought out. Lovely welcome pack. Thank you.

This is our second visit to Grey Hens. It was as charming an impeccable as we remembered. No interior designer can match the good eye for detail and the high standards that Marie and Gerry have. Grey Hens remains the best self catering cottage in the UK in our opinion. Thank you.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay. We were blown away by how amazing Grey Hens is. We loved the welcome pack, the cake was delicious and Clementine loved her treats. The gardens were amazing Clemmie loved patrolling them. The cottage is beautiful, it is the best we have stayed in, in about 4 or 5 years. We will be back as we would like to experience it in a different season, and perhaps light the fire. Thank you Marie for being so great and checking on us, as nothing was too much trouble.

Thanks for a wonderful stay the cottage is exceptional, and the location is lovely with so much to explore. It was the little touches that made is so special for us such as the flowers, delicious cake and the beautiful gardens. We will be back soon.

Thank you Marie and Gerry for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage. It is in a perfect location to explore both the coast and the countryside. We have stayed in so many properties throughout the UK but Grey Hens is one off the best. Pub grub at the Red Lion in Milfield was amazing if you are up in the Ford and Etal area. Thank you for making g us feel so welcome and for your hospitality on our last night, it was almost like being in Tuscany. We very much hope to see you next year.

What a lovely cottage and great location. We really appreciated the generous welcome pack it was amazing. Louis loved his own goodies. We visited Craster, Amble and had a great day at Cragside. We would love to return. Thank you.

It is too soon to go home, we have had a wonderful time at Grey Hens, and can’t wait to return.

This is a beautiful property in such a beautiful location. Thank you for letting us stay. Thank you for the welcome pack, the cake was delicious. We will be back.

This is a fabulous place to stay, the attention to detail, beautiful gardens, superb welcome pack and the yummy cake all made a unforgettable holiday. This has been the best place we have stayed at in Northumberland over the past 10 years. We can’t thank you enough for such a lovely holiday and hope to visit you again soon.

We had the most brilliant time here. We have found it so relaxing and was exactly what we needed. We loved exploring your beautiful count and feel very lucky to have found your cottage. Your have thought of everything. Thank you so much.

Grey Hens is the most beautiful and tranquil place and real gem and a great credit to Marie and Garry. we loved our stay and hope to return next year. Alnwick Gardens is a real must and a day out at Cragside is really worth it. Don’t forget to visit the castles as well. This was a truly fabulous break.

We think this is the best self-catering cottage in the UK. It was extremely well maintained, well designed, practical, pet friendly and had a beautiful garden. Marie does an outstanding job. Please DO NOT change a thing.

Absolutely stunning property! Everything we could have wanted and more. Amazing welcome pack with a whole cake for us and treats for the dog. The garden is wonderful and so big. It’s so peaceful, it was just perfect!

Grey Hens is fantastic, it is the best property we have stayed in. We liked the style and appearance of property. The standard of property is second to none. Great location for coast and also country.

Probably the best self catering accommodation we’ve ever visited. Use of the owners beautiful garden was a terrific bonus especially as we had good weather all week. The kitchen equipment and home furnishings were all top quality and the whole place has a calm, relaxed atmosphere. The bar for holiday cottages has been set very high by Grey Hens.

Beautiful place and peaceful too. Quite liked Rothbury. Can’t say one thing about the welcome basket, as it has to be 3! The cake, the wine, the coffee and the eggs all were delicious! I know that’s 4. We took a leisurely trip up to Northumberland from Cumbria through Shap, stopping at Alston and Hexham. It was so was lovely to have everything we needed. The fresh flowers were a lovely touch as was the art work. As children were on spring break, we were so glad we had picked our inland retreat.

This property is in a peaceful location with superb accommodation. The individual touches at Grey hens were superb, the welcome baskets are always top notch but Marie went above and beyond, her cake was yum yum!

Absolutely superb property. It was beautifully personalised and well thought out. It was ALL excellent the best we have ever stayed in.

The huge garden space is a great bonus having a dog. It also meant we had a space to relax in and so we spent more time at the property rather than just using it as a place to sleep, as we’ve done with other properties. As the garden was so beautiful and because we has the option of being able to have the delicious meals available in the freezer, we didn’t have to find somewhere to eat in the evening. Also, the attention to detail and the quality of the fixtures, fittings etc was wonderful – this property has set a very high benchmark!

We had an amazing stay at this beautiful barn conversion. The place was like something out of Grand Designs and everything had been done to a very high standard. The extras such as home made cake for us and homemade dog biscuits for our dog really made our stay complete. We really enjoyed our stay at Grey Hens. We loved the location, the standard of accommodation and all the extra touches such as Nespresso machine along with the smoothie maker.

This has been our favourite property to stay in so far, wonderful! The interior design, garden, location and the special touches by the owner were great, she has thought of everything. Wonderful welcome hamper, very well equipped. We also enjoyed the home made cake and bread!

The property is wonderful. Great style and attention to detail like no other. The owner was charming and helpful. You could not fail to be impressed. The gardens are superb. So thoughtful many local and home made items. The cake, lemon and poppy seed was light as a feather and so delicious, very bad for our waistline. We enjoyed so many aspects of this holiday, there are far too many lovely things to list!

This was a lovely property it was a perfect for the two of us and our dogs. The owner was very accommodating and there was a beautiful cake on arrival. Thank you and please pass our thanks the owners.

April 2021

Marie you are an amazing artist and we absolutely loved our welcome card. The flowers, cake and the bread were outstanding. We love everything about this cottage. All the special touches made this visit unique. Bailey loved his biscuits and the garden. We have had such a relaxing time, which is just what we needed and we loved the area! What strange times, we will definitely see you soon!

November 2020

You couldn’t help but be impressed arriving at Grey Hens. The attention to detail in everything was amazing. The welcome pack was wonderful including the most delicious lemon and poppy seed cake and homemade dog biscuits. The décor and barn conversion are very impressive. We would love to return.

October 2020

Faultless from start to finish. Luxurious, homely and well equipped cottage full of personal touches. The location was ideal for exploring the Northumberland Coast. We wouldn’t hesitate to return.

October 2020

The décor and general look of the conversion was very appealing. It couldn’t have been more perfect, we loved the glass wall with it’s view of the garden.

October 2020

Wow, what an amazing place. You could tell there had been extreme care and attention to detail given, to make a very comfortable stay. The owner provided very thoughtful touches, to ensure we were made to feel very welcome, both for us and our dog. We had an amazing week! It was a bonus we received a call from the owner, to make sure we had all we needed. They also gave a few tips about the local area, and things we may need in the cottage.

October 2020

A big thank you for creating such a perfect little retreat away from all the stress and seriousness of the current climate. Not only was Grey Hens comfortable, luxurious and homely, but it also provided an opportunity for us to be artistic and creative. It was a wonderful surprise to find out about Marie’s background in art and floristry, just like mine! We enjoyed a range of socially distanced adventures by the sea, in castles and in the local woods. Thank you again for all the personal touches, they were very much appreciated.

October 2020

Thank you so much for your hospitality. The house is wonderful and you have thought of everything! Beautiful light space and wonderful surroundings. Thank you!

October 2020

What an unbelievable find Grey Hens is! We could not believe how perfect everything was on our arrival. The standard and décor was wonderful. Northumberland has so much to offer. We enjoyed a great walk from the ‘Heritage Walks in Northumberland’ book and walked 1-3 hours, this was very interesting with good views. A trip to Embleton beach is a must. Drop into Eleanor’s Byre, between here and Craster, which is great for coffee and gifts. The welcome hamper from Marie & Gerry was excellent. The poppy seed cake was so big that it has taken us all week to eat it. Thank you for such a wonderful, relaxing stay. We will be back.

October 2020

My husband and I plus our two dogs stayed at Grey Hens cottage for four nights in early September. The cottage is fantastic! It is so comfortable with everything possible that you would need for a holiday break. Marie, the owner, has decorated the cottage very tastefully and stylishly and it is a real home from home. There were lots of lovely touches when we arrived too. From the homemade lemon and poppy seed cake, to biscuits, wine, gin, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bread, milk, and jam. Even our dogs had their own basket with some home made biscuits with their names of them! The garden is stunning and all set in very peaceful and beautiful countryside.

September 2020

Fantastic cottage, beautifully and thoughtfully furnished, great gardens and a peaceful location. It was a real home from home. We loved all the White Company bedding, the homemade lemon and poppy cake and the wine!

September 2020

We have had a lovely break at Grey Hens! On arrival the cottage was so welcoming and inviting, exceptionally clean, lovely fresh flowers and a fantastic welcome hamper, for us and Jackson who very much enjoyed his biscuits. Due to local COVID-19 restrictions we did not try many local bars or restaurants. However, we made the most of the beautiful nearby countryside and did plenty of great walks; Simonside from Lordanshaws and Harbottle Forest were our particular highlights. Thank you, Marie and Gerry for creating such a wonderful, peaceful retreat!

September 2020

This is our second visit to Grey Hens as we fell in love after our first. Appreciating the circumstances that we are all living through with COVID-19 we were a bit unsure whether to visit. We are so glad that we did as the cleanliness was incredible, as was previously and we did not visit any restaurants or bars, just to be on the safe side. We had such a relaxing time here in the cottage and went for some fantastic walks! Our weather could have been a little better, but did not stop us having a wonderful time. We have booked again for May, and are so looking forward to that already. Marie and Jerry, we thank you so much for making our stay so remarkable and for all the extras that you provide. Stay safe and to all other visitors enjoy!

September 2020

Wow, we have found a gem! This is our second time in Northumberland and really enjoyed discovering the walks from the cottage. We would recommend walking the Saint Oswald’s way, but the path can be difficult to find sometimes. Due to COVID-19 we didn’t sample the local restaurants, but felt very safe staying at Grey Hens due to the high standard of cleanliness and attention to detail. Had a wonderful week with good weather, discovered amazing beaches, spectacular views and peace and quiet. Thank you Marie and Gerry for a great stay and the wonderful cake and hamper, very sad to leave such tranquilly.

September 2020

A fantastic cottage to explore a part of the country we’ve never been to. It’s such a beautiful part of the world, with the most amazing beaches. We loved our long walks with our two dogs. The cottage is amazing, so comfortable and furnished to a high standard. Marie has thought of everything! We really appreciated all the goodies, such a nice thoughtful touch! The gardens are all stunning. We will definitely be recommending this property to our friends and family.

September 2020

We have had a fantastic stay here at Grey Hens! Nina absolutely loved the garden lawn, and we have enjoyed the beautiful flowers. It is so peaceful here. It has been the perfect base for a long weekend of exploring, and we hope to return on our next trip to Northumberland! Thank you!

August 2020

We’ve had a wonderful week in this fabulous cottage! This is our third trip to Northumberland but our first staying in a more rural location. The peace and quiet was just what we needed! Bentley has enjoyed exploring the lawn and we have enjoyed the delicious lemon and poppy seed cake! We have loved the personal touches and the artwork on the walls. We hope to return in the future! Thank you for a fantastic break.

August 2020

Sentiments of the last two couples are echoed in our thoughts! Just the perfect place to feel like normality has returned. It has surpassed our expectations! What a truly beautiful place to stay. You can chill and walk, taking in this very special place that’s Northumberland. To return to Grey Hens with all its luxury and treats was a delight. Many thanks for the happy memories we take home with us. We hope to return again. P.S. highly recommend the frozen meals, we had the Shepherd’s pie, just like home!

August 2020

We would like to have stayed longer but sadly have to leave this morning after our weekend break. What a beautiful, peaceful area of Northumberland this is. Grey Hens has been the perfect base to return to after long walks through the stunning countryside. We devoured everything in the welcome hamper! The lemon and poppy seed cake was incredible. Pippa enjoyed her treats too! A perfect first break after lockdown. Thank you.

July 2020

Grey Hens is amazing! Thank you so much for making our first 2020 break so lovely. The garden and produce you shared with us was wonderful, and very much appreciated. The cake was to die for!! Grey Hens conversion is perfect for a peaceful and beautiful break.

July 2020

We had the most wonderful week in this very special and magical place! Ezra loved the gardens and could have happily stayed there all day, every day. We had some lovely trips out to Alnwick. We got some bargains in the antique shops and Barter Books. We enjoyed lovely trips to Cragside and Belsay gardens! We had a great trip out to Holy Island. We saw a lot of seals, some even came over and said hello! This place is the perfect way to getaway from the hustle and bustle of the cities, so peaceful and super relaxing. We can honestly say none of us wanted to go back home! Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

July 2020

We have been to Northumberland a few times but this cottage has been the best, filled with everything you need. The hamper was a wonderful touch, the cake was delicious. The dogs loved their little treats. Of course, after lockdown this has been a very welcome break. Keeping local businesses alive is top priority! We made lots of visits to the Running Fox, the Northumberland Arms and the Anglers Arms at Weldon Bridge. We loved visiting Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh Castle again. We visited Simonside for the first time, trust us to pick the windiest day (40 mph) but was very beautiful at the top. We will be back Northumberland.

July 2020

Superb cottage in a sublime setting. Beautiful gardens, furnishings and everything you could possibly want from a calm and peaceful hideaway. Marie and Gerry are wonderful, they were enthusiastic and helpful hosts. They have thought of everything. There was an endless choice of excellent walks and easy access to Upper Coquetdale. We had an unforgettable and magical week. We really enjoyed our relaxing week here, and absolutely love Grey Hens. Wonderful history to the place and a fantastic conversion. There was a great mix of traditional and contemporary art and furnishings. The property was so comfy and cosy. It seemed extravagant to use the wood burner on a couple of cold nights but it was a brilliant, and was an efficient burner. Thank you.

March 2020

Fantastic week in a lovely cottage with a wonderful hamper. The coffee cake, which is my favourite was delicious! The amenities at the cottage were brilliant and we have enjoyed our stay at Grey Hens. This is our 6th Coquet Cottage holiday and it is one of the best. Surprisingly the weather has been great and we enjoyed many walks from Craster via Dunstanburgh Castle to the Ship Inn at Low Newton and back. We visited Warkworth beach, Bamburgh beach and had a fantastic walk up to Simonside from the forest enterprise car park. We have had a great stay at Grey Hens. We felt Sorry that we had to leave!

February 2020

We had a lovely week at Grey Hens! It was so peaceful, the property was in a beautiful spot. It was spotless, beautifully equipped with good quality furnishings. Thank you for letting my gorgeous dog stay. He only does luxury and was in his element at Grey Hens! There were lovely gardens to roam around letting him have a good sniff! Thank you for the lovely hamper and goodies. I am looking forward to returning sometime in the very near future. It was a very comfortable stay. I needed to recharge my batteries and that is exactly what I have done! Thank you, Marie, for allowing us to stay at your little piece of heaven.

February 2020

Had a lovely week despite storm Ciara. We still managed to get a walk most days; Cragside, Wallington, Alnmouth and Boulmer beach walk. The cottage is fabulous and so well equipped. We loved the welcome hamper, especially the lemon and poppy seed cake which was delicious! Hugo equally loved his handmade biscuits to. Thanks Marie and Gerry for a great stay, and for making your cottage dog friendly.

February 2020

Very much enjoyed our stay at Grey Hens. Had some lovely evenings enjoying the role top bath, roaring fire, beautiful main space and home comforts. The personal touches and homemade goodies were all much appreciated. We enjoyed exploring the beaches and hiking into the Simomside Hills. Walking from Alnmouth to Warkworth with lunch at Bertram’s (back on the X18 bus) was a highlight as we enjoyed a day of glorious weather! We will be back to Northumberland soon and will be recommending Grey Hens to family and friends.

February 2020

Impeccable taste and standards, beautiful gardens better than some well known RHS sites. It was perfect!

Very high standard of accommodation. Being able to wander round the beautiful gardens was a big plus. The location is idyllic. Being a keen gardener myself I loved the gardens and all the seating dotted around. Would definitely come here again. A great property to stay in.

Fantastic cottage great hosts, brill location. The cottage sleeps two and looked fantastic. Everything was provided, the coffee cake was awesome!

Wow! From the moment we stepped out of the car and had our first glimpse of the beautiful ‘Grey Hens’ we were hooked. When we entered the property we were blown away by the decor and lovely personal touches i.e your named goodies basket, even personalised treats for Jack and as for the cake, truly delicious. Thank you so much Marie, we’re looking forward to our next stay. We’ve stayed in quite a few Coquet Cottages. All lovely, however ‘Grey Hens’ exceeded all expectations. Thanks again.

Needed a rest and this property and it’s back to nature surroundings helped me so much. Thank you Marie for sharing your little piece of heaven. It made me try an area of Northumberland I had not previously considered. Homemade dog biscuits, home baked cake, pink lemonade – loved it, homemade jam. Raspberry is my favourite and lovely iced lemon drizzle biscuits. The place was very practical overall. Lovely setting. We discovered Rothbury and the surrounding area. Good quality furnishings etc. Dog friendly for my gorgeous male diva pooch.

Beautiful property. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Great location for exploring both coastal and inland Northumberland. Marie has been very helpful and welcoming to us, and our dog. Home made and locally sourced items in the Welcome Basket. We liked everything about this cottage. It isn’t possible to pick individual things out, as it is just a lovely homely property. Many thanks to Marie and Gerry for carrying out a high quality conversion, and for making it dog friendly!

We’ve had such a lovely week. Grey Hens has everything you need and more!  A lot of thought and love has clearly gone into making Grey Hens the welcoming and cosy environment it is. Thank you both, for having this vision.  The cake was delicious and Spike wonders why he doesn’t get such tasty biscuits at home! Despite the mixed weather we have been out everyday. We have also enjoyed spending time relaxing at Grey Hens listening to the elements outside, whilst being toasty inside. Sad to be going home, but we have to let others enjoy the Grey Hens experience. Thank you.

January 2020

Thank you for such a wonderful stay at Grey Hens, a lovely way to welcome 2020.  We’ve had beautiful weather and thoroughly enjoyed staying in such a wonderful place! We’ve also enjoyed a lovely walk along Warkworth Beach, Sugar Sands Beach, a trip to Bamburgh Castle, Cragside, etc.  We’re sure to be back. Thank you!

January 2020

Just WOW!  The first impression when we pulled up in the car, in the dark, will never leave us.  An amazing property flood-lit and showcased by the downlights in the kitchen area.  Our first impressions were not to disappoint as we were welcomed into the property by personalised gifts; an amazing and appreciated touch, thank you!  What a truly beautiful cottage you have, we’ve enjoyed every second of staying here.  We blew away the cobwebs with a fantastic walk on the beach in Warkworth and have enjoyed a great mooch around Rothbury.  Do we have to go home?!  Thanks again.

December 2019

This was our first visit to this part of the country after being recommended by friends. Grey Hens stood out due to the beautiful stone barn and garden setting, and what a beautiful place it is!  Tastefully decorated throughout with everything you need.  The welcome pack is a lovely touch.  We were very fortunate as, after driving up in pouring rain, we enjoyed four days of bright sunshine.  Would recommend visiting The Kielder Observatory for one of the evening sessions – absolutely beautiful and very informative.  Lots of stunning places to visit along the coast too.  We loved Warkworth, had lunch at Bertrams’ (very good!) and had a wander to Amble.  We will definitely be back.  Thank you Marie and Gerry.

December 2019

Grey Hens is a truly exceptional cottage and the attention to detail is a credit to Marie and Gerry.  The special touches make you settle in straight away.  Although the weather was a bit wet, a day at Warkworth beach was great – Mac thoroughly enjoyed it.  The Mason’s Arms in Warkworth had fab food too!  Thank you, we shall return!

November 2019

We have stayed in some lovely cottages in the past but this is by far the best.  Everything about the cottage oozes taste, quality and comfort. Every need for a relaxing holiday has been thought of.  Very hard to leave, but we will be back!

November 2019

Without doubt one of the loveliest places we’ve stayed! Everything speaks of quality and you have thought of everything we would need (including the dog!). We’ve loved our long weekend exploring the area and it’s been made even more special to have this cosy cottage to come back to each day.  Thank you so much for the amazing cake and dog treats – we’ve all eaten far too much but hope the walking might have helped with that! Can’t wait to come back. P.S. we loved playing the NT Monopoly!

November 2019

A beautifully crafted cottage filled with quality and obvious love. From the gorgeous cake and hamper that welcomed us we’ve enjoyed every minute spent here.  We have a soft spot for Northumberland and our stay in Grey Hens has elevated that affection to a new level! It has been great re-acquainting outselves with the galleries, shops and eateries in the area.  We’ve bought superb fresh seafood in Amble, eaten well in and out. We’ve (Helena) had great hacks out over the hills, great walks with Keira and generally had a ball.  There has to be special thanks though to Marie and Gerry for the great welcome and generous hospitality and for having made such a special place.  We’d love to come back.

November 2019

A lovely place to spend a week!  Retirement can be a remarkably busy time – perhaps because everything takes longer!  Here, we enjoyed a relaxing break and just using the internet for our entertainment.  We ticked a few things off ‘the list’, with the most demanding being the Simonside Walk (9.62km) which we completed in just 5 hours.  A special thank you to Marie and Gerry for making this place available to us.  Grey Hens is a place which we would return.

October 2019

Grey Hens is simply gorgeous!  This has to be the nicest place we’ve ever stayed.  Thanks for the loan of the walking book Gerry!  We tackled Walk 18 up Simonside on Tuesday.  It’s fair to say some of the ground we walked was a bit boggy…  So nice to know we had this lovely place to relax in afterwards, plus the divine citrus drizzle cake to refuel! Thank you for a wonderful time.

October 2019

Thank you for creating such a beautiful cottage – everything is stunning!  Our welcome pack was gorgeous and the cake was ideal as Stephen’s birthday cake!  The attention to detail and most importantly the beauty is exceptional.  We loved exploring the area and hope to be back soon.  Wishing you well for the future – many more people will love staying here we’re sure.  Diolch yn faur.

October 2019

Outstanding accommodation, best we’ve ever stayed in.  You really have thought of everything.  Really appreciated the welcome pack and all the personal touches.  Annie loved the doggy biscuits and Rab and I loved the blueberry cake – probably a bit too much!  We will definitely be back.

October 2019

We had such a lovely time at Grey Hens. It’s a fantastic property completed to a really high standard. The cottage was of a really high standard but still felt comfortable and homely. High quality bed linen, towels and dressing gowns were also impressive. We’re really thrilled with our booking, the booking process was quick, easy and reliable.

Loved the look of Grey Hens, especially for a winter break when poor weather may have meant staying in by the log burner! The owner Marie popped by to make sure we were ok. Lovely to meet her as a fellow gardener & chat about her beautiful garden. The welcome basket seemed to be tailored to us & was everything to keep us going for the first day or so. Beautifully decorated & everything we needed for our stay. Spotlessly clean.

Grey Hens is one of the loveliest places we’ve ever stayed. It is the perfect combination of cosy and homely whilst also feeling luxurious and high end. There are so many little details that make all the difference – all the fixtures and fittings were of a high quality and worked perfectly and the homemade cake, gin, jam and dog treats were such a lovely thought (and very tasty!). We would love to stay again. The high quality and stylish finish, the log burner, the lovely bathroom and being able to take the dog. We liked the quality of everything and that the items in the Welcome Basket were either homemade or locally sourced.

This barn conversion is modern, comfortable and warm. We stayed in October and enjoyed strolling round the Autumn garden, which is awesome in the true sense of the word, with so much variety in the acre of land. There are no streetlights so we had wonderful dark sky evenings full of stars with help with identification from our iPads! Our main achievement was completing the Simonside circuit with great views from all summits. The owners, who have thought of everything, live next door and are very welcoming. Grey Hens is a lovely Coquet Cottage.

Outstanding accommodation, best we’ve ever stayed in. You really have thought of everything. Really appreciated the welcome pack and all the personal touches. Annie loved the doggy biscuits, and Rob and I loved the blueberry cake – probably a bit too much! Will definitely be back.

Thank you for creating such a beautiful cottage – everything is stunning! Our welcome pack was gorgeous and the cake was ideal as Stephen’s birthday cake! The attention to detail and most importantly the property is exceptional. We loved exploring the area and hope to be back soon. Wishing you well for the future – many more people will love staying here, we’re sure.

Grey Hens is simply gorgeous! This has to be the nicest place we’ve ever stayed. Thanks for the loan of the walking book, Marie! We tackled walk 18 up Simonside on Tuesday. It’s fair to say some of the ground we walked was a bit boggy.. so nice to know we had this lovely place to relax in afterwards, plus the divine citrus drizzle cake to refuel. Thank you for a wonderful time.

Grey hen’s is a hidden gem, we feel very lucky to be one of the first to hire this beautiful cottage. The gardens are a delight – think Oscar enjoyed exploring just as much as we did. Having stayed in a number of Coquet Cottages i do think this has been the best; you have certainly set the bar very high marie! Superb welcome pack for us and Oscar – we loved the special touches, especially the cake and jam. Correct fault the cottage or location – we hope to return soon.

We have just had the most wonderful weeks holiday at this beautiful cottage. Appreciating that we are one of the early visitors, may we reassure you that we have relished this cottage immensely, the attention to detail is incredible, from all the furnishings and art work to our beautiful welcome pack for us and our dog Molly (Cockapoo)! Everything was personalised which made us feel very special from the minute we walked through the door! Your garden is stunning and have enjoyed walking round with Molly. This is also an ideal spot to get to many fantastic places of interest. We have had such a relaxing holiday and have already re-booked another visit. May we take this opportunity to thank you both for designing a cottage which has wonderful attributes. Hope all other visitors enjoy as much as we did!

Grey Hens is a gem of a place! It is beautiful inside and out. We have all enjoyed lovely beach walks, whatever the weather, and sampled local seafood and beverage. Northumberland is a special place. We will be back. Thank you, Marie, for letting us stay.

Lovely comfortable barn conversion. The owners were around to welcome us quite by happenstance, so it was a good experience. The welcome hamper had Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and home made cake! A tasteful modern barn conversion just right for two.

Truly wonderful cottage. Ideally situated and had everything that we needed. Lovely personal touches with the goodies that awaited our arrival. Cannot fault anything.Was very torn between this one and one which was based nearer the coast. We chose this out of the two purely because of where we wanted to be based this time. We liked everything in the Welcome Hamper, The citrus drizzle cake was awesome, lovely fresh bread, but having tea (especially Northumberland tea) and coffee pods etc. just gave us everything we needed to get started. Immaculate inside and well laid out.

This is the best cottage we have stayed in with Coquet Cottages, cannot fault in any way. Perfect for anyone wishing to experience a luxurious cottage, the owners have obviously taken a great deal of thought and time into creating a tranquil and welcoming setting. Loved the dog biscuits for our Dachshund – Marie had fortunately got a sausage dog biscuit cutter which made them very personal and we loved the welcome tag with Oscars name on. The welcome card was a nice touch too.
Very difficult to highlight one thing as everything was lovely. We did enjoy sitting looking out onto the patio area. Made it feel as if the garden was an extension to the cottage, and loved walking around the gardens at various times of the day. Equipment was exceptional.

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Grey Hens

Sleeps 2 2 Dogs
5 starGold award
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