Guest Feedback for Holburn Mill Cottage

Our visitors’ book at Holburn Mill 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 Holburn Mill Cottage.

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Thank you very much for a lovely stay in the cottage. A lovely peaceful location, we have enjoyed the quietness as well as the lovely walks in the beautiful countryside. The hamper was much appreciated with the local produce. The weather has been gorgeous too! Very enjoyable. Thank you!

We have enjoyed ourselves so much at this beautiful cottage. It is an idyllic site and the welcoming food and drink basket was such a lovely thought, and extremely enjoyable! We have visited Northumberland many times but we visited many places for the first time. We loved the local beach and had it to ourselves searching for fossils. We loved the walk at Routin Lynn (waterfalls and rock art), and to St Cuthberts Cave. A brilliant holiday – one of the best, thank you!!

The property was excellent, a very high standard, in a good location with helpful and friendly owners. It was quiet and relaxing and we enjoyed lots of walks in the beautiful countryside. The garden was a lovely place to enjoy the local wildlife.

September 2020

Very well equipped and comfortable, excellent hosts, prime location in a beautiful area. Everything has been carefully chosen, with a good range and emphasis on local produce. This meant we had some essentials as well as extras.

Lovely cottage which was clean, comfortable and in a tranquil setting. Super welcoming hamper and the owners were very helpful. We enjoyed the peaceful setting which included a sheltered garden with a stream and liked the proximity to places we wanted to visit.

We visited last year and had such a lovely time, so decided to come again. The cottage was spotlessly clean, it was clear lots of planning had gone into reassuring us. The location was quiet and peaceful in the beautiful countryside but yet so close to the attractions. There was lots of extra touches in the house such as extra towels, a baby towel for our daughter, books, DVDs and a welcome basket. Christine and Alan were fantastic hosts. They were friendly and available if we needed them, but very discreet and unobtrusive. They were so accommodating of us with our daughter re check in times.

The area, the solitude and luxury of the accommodation was great. There was lots of wildlife. We enjoyed the quality and variety of produce provided!

Lynne, August 2020

The location between the hills and the coast was appealing and the welcome basket had local produce as well as useful basics such as milk and butter. Liked the little garden space.

A lovely cottage in a peaceful setting. We were particularly impressed with COVID precautions and general cleanliness of the cottage. Excellent welcome pack on arrival. Location was the key factor since this was an area of Northumberland with which we were not familiar and it was excellent. It was also important to be all on one level and to be pet (dog) free. The cottage was lovely in all aspects. The generous local produce in the welcome pack provided for all our needs. Excellent. The owner was most helpful and friendly. We have used Coquet Cottages previously and have always found the company to be trustworthy and relaiable.

Mr and Mrs Hampson, October 2020

Beautiful cosy cottage. We had a very memorable holiday which was extra special since we were celebrating my son’s birthday. The welcome basket had a lot of local produce in it. It was obviously very carefully thought through. Lovely touch. They even had a small gift for our son who was turning one during our visit, which he loves.

Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at Holburn Mill Cottage! The weather hasn’t always been on our side this week but we’ve had a great week all the same, visiting Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Holy Island, Alnwick and many more. We’ve loved the local walks too – St. Cuthbert’s Cave is a hidden gem! The cottage has been as beautiful as ever, warm, cosy, relaxing & peaceful with everything we could possibly need. Thank you Christine & Alan for being such great hosts. We hope to be back. xxx

Thank you for yet another wonderful stay from the start. The welcome hamper of treats was very welcoming. The tranquil setting away from the stresses of modern life was lovely. Having been to Berwick, Holy Island, Acklington and for long walks along the beach, coming back here in the evening to relax was a pleasure. Again, I can’t thank you enough for everything you have done for me & Simon. We will definitely return again.

A wonderful peaceful week, great walks, lots of wildlife (saw a deer yesterday). Warm & welcoming cottage. Lovely to relax after a day out & not think about the real world too much! Thank you Christine & Alan, shame we have to go.

We have had a wonderful stay in this delightful cottage – couldn’t have asked for more! Many thanks to Alan & Christine. We were lucky enough to see the wagtails feeding their young in the nest in the wall.

Another wonderful stay in this fabulous cottage. Have loved watching all of the wildlife and birds and spending time in the lovely garden. We will be back again very soon!

Beautiful cottage in a perfect setting. Welcome pack was a lovely touch. Comfy bed & lovely quiet garden. We saw a heron in the stream. Weather not great but not stopped us from visiting our favourite places – Alnwick & Alnmouth as well as lovely beach walks & ice cream at Bamburgh. Thanks to our perfect hosts.

We have enjoyed walking from the cottage and the view from the hill above St Cuthbert’s Cave is one of the highlights of our holiday. We would also recommend the Victoria Hotel in Bamburgh for excellent food and Newbiggin by the Sea is a great starting point for working back up the coast. There’s a maritime museum, pretty beach and wee independent shops.

We had the most wonderful time here, celebrating our sons 1st birthday. The cottage is in a beautiful location and very peaceful. The cottage itself is a home away from home with everything you need. The welcome hamper was a lovely touch with local produce in there. The cottage is in a prime location to go exploring Bamburgh, Alnwick and Alnmouth. The owners were great and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed and then left us to get on with our holiday, a perfect balance. They also had got a gift for our little boy, a lovely gesture.

Thank you for letting us stay in this lovely cottage – we have had a fantastic week and will return.

Stunning cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting. Loved the chickens and all of the wildlife. Even saw a deer on the ridge of the garden. Many thanks Christine & Alan, perfect hosts.

Thank you for the treats on arrival and the welcoming decorations to extend the festivities. A lovely cottage in a beautiful location which we made the most of with the recommendations from Alan and Christine. We thought we know our Northumberland beaches but ventured for the first time into Cocklawburn beach and Cheswick sands which are close by and beautiful! Enjoyed walking from the door and went to explore Ford and Etal and a lovely circular walk – highly recommend especially in the spring when attractions are open. We always drive over to Holy Island but this year the tide times were in our favour so we walked across the Pilgrims Way and round the whole Island – a delight! Recommend The Potted Lobster in Bamburgh and a lovely lunch in Atclier on Bridge St in Berwick upon Tweed – a great find. Thank you!

Lovely cottage, everything you need with a great welcome pack and festive Christmas hamper – much appreciated. Log stove great, plenty of heat in cottage. Did not venture far – roads quiet, so no problem walking in all directions. We know the coast well but have never ventured inland, a maze of roads, albeit pot holes by farm vehicles, glad we had a 4×4. Close to A1, Lindisfarne (very wet on our visit), even Alnwick not far but if you want parking at Barter Books go early. Lots of wildlife, a heron in the stream one morning and lots of Kestrals as well as game birds. Rare breed sheep in paddock came running up to us!
Very helpful owners, source of local info and on hand to handle any problems.

Wow what a find!! Holburn Mill Cottage is beautiful. Set in an idyllic location. I can recommend a trip to the nearby beach. For places to eat, The Cookie Jar in Alnwick (may need to book) and The Ship Inn Low Newton. It exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be back.

The most beautiful cottage in a stunning setting – thank you! Everything we could possibly have needed was here, as well as all the extra touches such as fresh flowers, hamper and even the microfiber hair towel!! Thank you again!

Just arrived. Everything is lovely! Arrived late to find a beautiful little cottage with everything we needed! Lovely welcome pack. Cosy and warm. Stocked full of all those little touches that make home from home. So far 10/10. Off home now after a wonderful week. Beautiful place. Lots to do (so much that we didn’t get it all done) Hope to return to try to do the rest. Many thanks to Alan and Christine for their kindness.

Everything absolutely lovely.

Our first family holiday with baby Sophie and the cottage could not have been better suited. Long walks along the beach, pub lunches and a roaring fire in the evenings – marvellous!

I chose this cottage because it was in a convenient area for the places i wished to visit, it was very pretty with lovely surroundings and had everything we needed inside. (WIFI, washing machine, smart TV.) The welcome basket was wonderful. It had lots of useful items as well as a few treats. It was all very well received. I chose Coquette Cottages and Holburn Mill Cottage very carefully as they appeared to meet with all of my requirements, and they did not disappoint in any way. We really liked the river in the garden! Inside, the amount of storage and the washing machine were very welcome. Many small places for two people lack both these things.

A beautiful cottage in a perfect, peaceful setting. Thank you!!

A fabulous second stay in this beautiful cottage. Don’t want to go home! Thank you Christine & Alan

This has been the perfect stay for us. The cottage in such a tranquil setting, the lovely welcome basket including local produce and the comfort here has been more than acceptable. Thank you for making this a memorable break.

The perfect ‘bolt hole’. Holburn Mill Cottage has exceeded all our expectations and has been a wonderful ‘home’ for our weekend away. Your thoughtfulness was felt throughout; the delightful welcome hamper (so many goodies); the set woodburner and popping by to see all was OK. We’ve had the best time, surrounded by nature and the sound of the babbling brook and such easy reach to the delights of coast and national park. Thank you Alan & Christine.

What a lovely cottage this is! The hosts have thought if everything, it’s a great location & even the DVD collection is better than we have experienced elsewhere! Point Break was great kn a cold windy night. This place is so cosy it us the perfect bolthole for explorers like us. Try the Ship Inn in Low Newton if you can – our highlight.

It was awesome! Lovely setting, high spec finish, lovely little touches made it very homely. Cosy, warm and good layout. Fantastic Place! The scones and jam were a treat.

It was absolutely lovely and we appreciated how well appointed the cottage is. It was spotless and everything about it looked and was – good. Our hosts were very helpful and we really appreciated the welcome hamper. Would go again. It was all on one level, no stairs, very helpful for my partner who is 90. It was in a very peaceful setting. The owners had showcased local produce, we enjoyed the wine as well!

Thank you for the most wonderful stay at the cottage – this was our first family holiday (with 3 month old Sam) and it has been the perfect break. The cottage is beautiful and has everything! The welcome basket is a lovely touch – thank you! The hosts are lovely and couldn’t do any more. Alnwick castle and town is a must see, we loved it! The Milan Italian take away is really good too.

Lovely week. Very comfortable cottage.

Lovely relaxed stay in this beautiful cottage. Loved all the little touches and the welcome hamper was fantastic. Great to discover a lesser known part of Northumberland. And a shout out for the pheasants and partridges, pure entertainment watching them all week!

I am writing this whilst listening to the babble of the brook and birdsong – a perfect summary of the appeal of this lovely cottage. It is so comfortable, well equipped and near to many things to see and do. I say goodbye to it with regret! Many thanks to the considerate owners.

Such a peaceful and beautiful setting – a lovely escape for a relaxing weekend. The cottage is great, loved the little garden and stream. Fantastic location from which to explore the surrounding area. Thanks!

Thank you for a wonderful holiday in Holburn Mill Cottage. All the welcoming touches were much appreciated – including the toy for Anna! The Northumberland coastline lived up to the hype – even in the rain. We had lots if lovely beach walks and lunches at the seaside. The Jolly Fisherman in Craster and Potted Lobster in Bamburgh were both delicious. Looking forward to a return trip soon!

Thank you for such a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage! We’ve had a great time exploring Northumberland – visiting Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, Alnwick etc! The cottage has been perfect – so comfortable & relaxing and you have thought if everything we could possibly need! Our favourite spot has been out in the garden, relaxing & listening to the flowing water of the stream. Thank you again, we hope to be back soon!

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your beautiful cottage. It has certainly recharged our batteries. There is everything we could possibly need in the cottage. The welcome pack was exceptional. We had a super Sunday lunch at the Black Bull Lowick. Thank you.

Beautiful cottage, very well equipped in a lovely quiet spot. Fantastic welcome hamper. The welcome basket was really thoughtful and contained a little bit of everything that we needed for that evening and breakfast the following day.

A well presented cottage in a tranquil setting yet close to local attractions. We have always found booking by phone is easy and you have good knowledge of properties. The cottage was beautiful,and well equipped.It was lovely to have our own private garden.I thought the welcome basket was very well thought about and in particular liked the inclusion of the eggs and local cheese. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

This is a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful, secluded location.

What a wonderful, relaxing week away! The cottage is beautifully decorated and had everything we needed…plus more! A perfect location for runs, walks and spotting wildlife. Thank you for mentioning the beach – we saw dolphins and had the whole beach to ourselves. Thank you again.

Absolutely superb cottage could not ask for anything more. Had a wonderful week. Thank you. …and thank you for getting the maps!

Lovely location, very peaceful, cottage excellent with everything we needed. Northumberland is wonderful.

Dear Alan & Christine We had a great time at the cottage, even more exciting than the first time. p.s The mill was outstanding.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage is in an idyllic setting & we enjoyed sitting out listening to the birdsong & stream on returning from days out to the surrounding area. Our choices helped with pictorial information in the file in the cottage. We really appreciated the touches of luxury with the welcome hamper, fresh flowers & soft white towels & bathrobes & cotton fresh bedding. Thses touches worthy of a 4 star hotel. Really appreciated the information left on the electrical switches in the kitchen. Also the helpful call over to the cottage to make sure everything was alright after our first night. Thank you.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cottage. The cottage is in a idyllic tranquil setting & we have to enjoyed sitting out listening to the bird song & stream on returning from days out to the surrounding areas, picked from pictorial information in the file in the cottage. We really appreciated the touches of luxury with the welcome hamper, fresh flowers & with the soft white towels, bathrobes & cotton fresh bedding. These touches worthy of a 4 star hotel. Really appreciated the information left for us especially the easy to follow guidance regarding the electrical switches in the kitchen. Also the helpful call over to the cottage to make sure everything was alright after a first night. We can highly recommend the cottage.

Our getaway has been amazing. So peaceful and relaxing here. We loved every single detail. So cosy here, we could stay forever. Thank you for the welcome gift. We couldn’t ask for more.

We had a wonderful stay here, this would be our home given half the chance. The cottage is beautiful with all the finishing touches & the welcome & hamper really helped us feel settled & at home. We will be back I am sure! An amazing place that we loved & felt so at home!
Keep up the good work!

We had a very peaceful & comfortable stay in a great cottage – warm, cosy, with every possible thing you need for a holiday weekend. The owners were friendly & helpful & very welcoming – perfect ambassadors for sunny Northumberland – a joy as ever.

Such a cosy cottage in a beautiful setting. Well appointed and fully equipped. The welcome hamper and flowers were a lovely touch and a reflection of the owners who are friendly and welcoming. We had a lovely holiday and look forward to returning.

Absolutely lovely – beautiful interior with the kitchen stocked with every conceivable utensil and convenience. Lovely welcome basket (particularly the Berwick Edge cheese!) and really comfortable bed. Cosy feel too, and a lovely touch with the baby rattle! Owners very helpful and came to check we were ok on day 2. A really great break – thank you.

A lovely, peaceful stay and a really beautiful setting. Very cosy and with everything you could wish for too. Lovely welcome hamper (particularly the Berwick Edge cheese) and a wonderfully scenic part of the country. The running water through the stream at night is a lovely touch thanks to nature! And so close to everywhere – we loved the Farnes, Lindisfarne and the Northumberland coast. Try the Black Bull in the nearby village of Lowick – great food and hospitality. Thank you so much!

Really enjoyed our stay! Love the area and the peace and quiet. Wish we could have stayed longer. Great cottage!!! Potted Lobster at Bamburgh highly recommended.

Lovely cottage, very clean & cosy. Lovely welcome hamper. Shame about the weather. Black Bull Inn Lowick fantastic.

We’ve had a brilliant time here. Love the cottage & the peacefulness. It exceeded our expectations! Thank you.

This is a beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for. The welcome hamper was one of the best we have ever seen! It was in one word amazing. Lovely local products and enough to last us multiple days.

Absolutely lovely, beautiful interior with the kitchen stocked with every conceivable utensil and convenience. The sound of the water/stream and the really peaceful setting and a lovely interior too. No complaints whatsoever and a shame to have to leave. Lovely welcome basket (particularly the Berwick Edge cheese!) and really comfortable bed. Cosy feel too, and a lovely touch with the baby rattle! Owners very helpful and came to check we were ok on day 2. Comprehensive Guest Information File and great directions. Nothing more to add apart from it was a great first impression – well done to Christine and Alan. A really great break – thank you.

Spectacular. Interior design was beautiful. The surroundings perfect, very peaceful with lots of wildlife. The owners were very helpful but also very discreet. Everything was thought of and the cottage was very well stocked. Extra touches such the hamper, dressing gowns, slippers and lovely toiletries were very much appreciated. We will definitely visit again. 5 plus stars!! Interior design was very luxurious. The extra touches such as the hamper, dressing gown and slippers etc. The surroundings were very private but location excellent. The garden is spectacular!! This is the nicest two person cottage we have ever stayed in.

What a beautiful cottage, tucked away & cosy. A welcome hamper & extremely courteous owners, as others have mentioned struck the balance between privacy & open friendliness perfectly. I loved the nature & complete feeling of serenity. My partner loved the wi-fi so he could upload all his photos of the stunning surrounding areas!
Really feel like we have had a good recharge & the bed is divine to sleep in – so comfy!
We’ve both loved it here and I’m quite sure we will return again in the future.
Thanks for a great holiday.

Very tranquil, loved the stream at the bottom of the garden. The wooden tops took me back to the chemistry lab and your door latches gave me to imagine a bygone age. Wonderful light this morning through the bedroom window. Thanks

A beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings – just perfect! Thank you.

A wonderful stay for John’s birthday. You have a gorgeous cottage in an amazing setting. Thank you for the welcome hamper & birthday cake. We’ve loved our stay & will be back!

Thank you for a lovely stay. The cottage and garden are beautiful. Can’t wait to visit again.

Fabulous New Year break made more special by the extras & thoughtful touches.

Thank you for making our winter break so special. The cottage is beautiful and the furnishings are so comfy and luxurious! We loved the welcome basket and the Christmas tree – what a lovely touch! It really felt like a home away from home and we don’t want to leave.
Thanks Christine and Alan for being on hand when we needed help – we look forward to visiting again. Merry Christmas!

Thank you so much for your hospitality – the cottage is wonderful and we’ve had a fantastic holiday.

Everything & more has been provided for in this lovely beautifully furnished cottage. Our first & hopefully not our last trip to Northumberland. Beautiful places, wonderful scenery, good food. Loved the daily “fly pasts” of the geese! We will be back!

Lovely warm, cosy cottage. Loved to watch the partridges & pheasants every evening

Nice chic cottage. Weather was good. Saw wild deer & hare in front of cottage. Very helpful house owner. Very nice gift basket. Thank you.

Lovely house “everything” provided. Thoughtful “welcome” pack. Beautiful setting & handy for visiting sights. Had an amazing time. Thank you.

Thanks so much for our wonderful stay. The cottage is delightful & very elegant while remaining very handy. Little extras like the welcome pack, extra towels, lovely dressing gowns etc. were very much appreciated, as was the reception of Christine & Alan who struck a great balance between friendliness & respect for privacy. We are leaving with apples & damsons galore (thanks to your generosity) from your beautiful garden with plans to create tart tatin & damson gin!! Thanks also for the tips on where to buy a new mattress after enjoying restful sleeps in the lovely bed here. Northumberland itself never disappoints with wildlife neighbours, beautiful beaches, rolling countryside & even some sunshine (not to mention stars!!) Thanks so much – will look forward to visiting again!

Amazing property and a lovely stay. Wood burner and quality of furnishing, unique style of accommodation.

What a find! Holburn Mill Cottage has provided us with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend. Stunning setting, so peaceful. We enjoyed our walks around the area. Cottage was luxury, wish it was home! Cooked one night, fish & chips from John Dory in Belford another. Thank you for the welcoming touches. Will certainly return.

Perfect! Another relaxing and chilled holiday here. As good as we remembered! Thank you. See you in 2019.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable break away. Northumberland is beautiful with so many places to explore. We particularly enjoyed Cragside and Holy Island. Our cottage was perfect after a busy day of sightseeing and walking. Thank you Alan & Christine for all the homely touches. The welcome basket did just that!

Fantastic cottage, a superb base for our return to Northumberland. Thanks for the thoughtful welcome basket, fresh flowers & toiletries. Enjoyed the peaceful garden. Will return.

Thank you for the wonderful basket of goodies to welcome us! The cottage is beautifully furnished & fitted & in the perfect spot for exploring Northumberland & the Borders. We loved it all!

Such a beautiful cottage in gorgeous surroundings. Everything has been thought of! Loved the seclusion but ability to get out & about! Local beaches an absolute must to go to, hidden gems, thanks for the tip in your booklet. Black Bull Inn at Lowick is a great place to eat & drink too! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay – we will certainly recommend to friends & family

The perfect place to get away from it all but within easy reach of places to explore. After a rainy walk in the beautiful countryside, it was lovely to come ‘home’ to such a cosy cottage. Really loved the decor, the luxury hamper and bath products. Thanks for a fantastic weekend.

Just like ‘home from home’. Lovely to be greeted with such a well thought out welcome pack. Loved our stay. Would definitely come again. Thank you so much for helping to make our holiday so special. You have been very hospitable and exceeded our expectations.

Really lovely cottage! Everything you need, so we’ll equipped. Lovely decor & peaceful location. Garden lovely on a sunny day. Central for so many places to see and eat. Owners very helpful & approachable. Fabulous welcome basket. Great attention to detail.

Fantastic stay! Beautiful secluded cottage, close to many fantastic places to do some ‘adventuring’. Loved train to Edinburgh to mix it up a little. Thanks so much for the welcome hamper and lots of little touches that made our stay so enjoyable. Thanks again.

Amazing weekend. Cottage beautiful. Setting fantastic. Close to all the sights but far enough away to feel secluded – loved every minute.

A lovely peaceful cottage. Loved the welcome hamper! Enjoyed the digital detox with no signal.

Had a lovely time in this beautiful cottage and the weather was perfect. We would love to return. Thank you for our stay.

Holburn Mill has been perfect. An amazing cottage which was so cosy and clean. Lovely setting for the perfect couples holiday. Thank you for a fantastic stay! Worth every penny!

Very nice and clean place and the owners were very helpful. Thank you for our stay in this lovely setting.

Holburn Mill is a hidden gem! Beautiful, quiet and relaxing. The house is amazing and everything has been thought of for what you may need. We can’t wait to return. Thank you!

Very nice clean place. Owners were very helpful. The cottage is close to things to see in a lovely setting. Thank you.

Had a lovely time in a beautiful cottage. Weather was perfect and we’d love to return soon. Thank you.

A perfect, cosy, home from home getaway. Our first holiday with our 7 week old baby made so easy. The immaculate condition, such a thoughtful welcome hamper, fridge essentials, wood for the fire, travel cot etc… Somewhere now very special to us and we will definitely be returning too! Thank you!

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