Our visitors’ book at Lavender House 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 Lavender House.
Beautiful house which is equipped to a high standard. Alnmouth is a lovely place and a good centre for exploring the area.
We really enjoyed our holiday in a lovely house in a fabulous setting. The house was perfect for us and our dog. The welcome gifts were very generous and overall the house was well presented, clean and very well stocked even the toilet roll. There was a very generous tiger bread on arrival which made a lovely smell in the kitchen.
We love this house, it was our 2nd visit and have already booked again for next year. It was clean and well appointed, had a great welcome pack, which was very much appreciated, together with delicious cakes and scones. Ideally situated in a quiet cull de sac, but within walking distance of the beach. There was a great selection of foods and drink, plus amazing muffins and scones. It is the best welcome hamper we have ever received. There was even treats for the dogs. Thank you.
The property was very clean and well equipped. We particularly liked the welcome hamper (especially as we had left half of our shopping at home!). Beds were very comfortable and all appliances worked well.
Lovely property in great location.
Lavender House is a lovely property in an excellent location. It was very relaxing and was an easy walk into Alnmouth and the beach which welcomed dogs.
The property is in a good location within the village, and for getting around Northumberland. The house is very light & spacious. It is beautifully furnished, and the outdoor space is perfect. The welcome basket was perfect, particularly the bread, scones, milk & wine. The property was comfortable and we enjoyed the touches of luxury inside.
Good location (very peaceful and quiet cul de sac) and spacious accommodation. Easy house for communal family living, with regards to space and layout. It was a good property for a family group in terms of bathrooms, privacy etc was good. We enjoyed the proximity to the beach and small town with local pubs, shops etc. Its was also dog friendly.
The Bread, scones and dog treats were a lovely touch! We could not fault anything, it was simply perfect.
Lovely well appointed and spacious house. Conveniently situated for access to both the village and beach.
Jane August 2020
Comfortable, well equipped house, beautifully furnished in an ideal location. Alnmouth is a good base for travelling around Northumberland, by car, bus and train. But the location facilities in the village – coffee shops and restaurants are excellent if you don’t want to drive, particularly in the evenings. We liked the garden space at the back of the cottage. The website and administration are excellent. All of the contents of the welcome basket were very useful, also the vase of fresh flowers was lovely. It had everything we needed for the first couple of days. Lavender house is very spacious and light, with open aspects to the front from the stairs.
Lovely property.. brilliant to walk to beach and restaurants.. nice to have the welcome pack..
The Bradberry Family, July 2019
We loved our time at Lavender House in beautiful Alnmouth. It is airy, spacious, has a bathroom for each room, well equipped and a great space for a relaxing break. Brilliant location opposite the School House gallery with its good coffee, food and cakes. Coquet staff were efficient and helpful – we loved the generous welcome hamper which awaited us. The team are happy to give advice and have picked Cottages which are high end – not the cheapest but the best in the area from what I can see. We have already booked our next break!
Brilliant cottage, great service, very impressed by Coquet, also my dealings with staff have been so helpful, friendly and well informed, all in all you go the extra mile to help and I really appreciate that – you’re doing great!
This is the third time we have stayed at Lavender House in Alnmouth and it was as good as ever. The location is perfect for walking the dogs and visiting further afield. The house has everything you could possibly need and was clean and bright and warm. We will be back.
We absolutely loved visiting Lavender Cottage and the beautiful village of Alnmouth, the cottage catered for everything, beautifully decorated, great location within the village and fully kitted out. It was our first time in Alnmouth and we are definitely going back, great walks, beach was superb, pubs and cafes are lovely and very welcoming. Coquet Cottages couldn’t have been more help in finding this perfect cottage for us and supplied all of the information we needed. Thanks for all involved in supplying us everything we needed for a perfect family break – Couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Had a great stay at Lavender House, it was immaculate and had everything you would need to enjoy your stay, even a fantastic welcome basket which had bread, scones, jam and a lovely bottle of wine. I received a phone call from the owners to make sure we had settled in okay which i thought was an extremely nice touch. I was very impressed with my Coquet Cottages experience!
Lavender House is an excellent property. We wanted to stay in Alnmouth and this was perfectly located, and all the home comforts and an enclosed back garden for the dog. The fresh bread in the welcome basket was GORGEOUS.
We stayed in Lavender House at the end of May. We were a family of 3 generations and there was still plenty of space and bathrooms for all of us to use, the beds were comfy and the kitchen was well equipped. We were within easy walking distance to the town and beach.
A beautiful house in an ideal location. It was good to find a property which would take 3 dogs. They thoroughly enjoyed the beach at Alnmouth. The house is comfortable & very well equipped. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise & enjoyed by all. Thank you!
The best cottage we have stayed in yet. Well resourced and situated for both the beach,walking and eating. If we hadn’t chosen too we could have stayed in Alnmouth all week.
We have been at Lavender House for the last 7 days and have had a wonderful time. The house is lovely with fantastic facilities. Extremely well cared for and attention to a number of details is evident immediately. We particularly liked the quality of the touches in the house; for example, flowers, tea/coffee/biscuits and the lovely Elemis toiletries. The position of the house is perfect for accessing Alnmouth and the location is quiet.
First time in Northumberland and with Coquet Cottages and we have had an amazing week. Lavender House was amazing, home from home with everything you could need and more. The extra special touches of the dog treats and welcome gifts was amazing and very special as our four legged furries are a huge part of our family. We have had an amazing week and will definitely be back. A great location with everything we needed on our doorstep. The dogs absolutely loved their time on the beach and Alnmouth is centrally located for other attractions within Northumberland too.
Enjoyed our stay in your lovely house! Thank you so much for the ‘welcome pack’ – much appreciated.
I had a really nice time here. I love all the thought and effort that has gone into my time here.
We didn’t do half of what we could have, but that just means we will have to come back! Coquet cottages were fab, with not only the hamper on arrival but a chocolate cake & card for the hubbys birthday!
We had a lovely 10 day holiday at Lavender house. Lots of dog walks, golf, real ale & visit to Alnwick Garden. Thank you!
Having stayed in a number of Coquet Cottages, we all thought this was the best yet! Loved the space and so well resourced.
Loved, loved Lavender house. We came to celebrate my dads 50th birthday & we had people come & go during the week. A great house for guests & have been blessed with some fantastic weather so even did a BBQ.
The house has everything you need as does the village, even managed to get a birthday cake from the deli.
We are all here to celebrate Granny Bettys 95th birthday. We had a wonderful time. The weather was warm & very hot. Lavender is a lovely house and is ideal for all of us this weekend.
So pleased we booked the lovely Lavender House! Very comfortable with nice touches. The flowers, tea, complimentary toiletries, very comfortable and would definitely book again.
We had a wonderful stay at Lavender House – beautiful property! Alnmouth is wonderful, it is our second stay here and will not be our last. Great beaches and countryside, not to mention our great pub lunches! Thank you.
Lavender House is a lovely, bright and spacious Coquet Cottage. It is conveniently situated within Alnmouth with a beautiful short walk to the beach. We can certainly recommend a meal in The Sun Inn.
Beautiful house with a wonderful welcome pack and flowers (what a great start!). We have loved the views from the lounge windows of the evening sunset and have found it a very peaceful place to stay with everything you could need on site. The village and surrounding areas are simply breathtaking. We have had a great time, thank you.
It has been lovely – the house, the view, the sea side! We really enjoyed making sand castles. Everything you could need in here, and not our last time visiting I hope.
We had a great visit! House is wonderful and town was fun. Will be back, thanks!
First impressions beautiful house, looking forward to the week. Fabulous house – everything you could possibly need is here. Location is great with an excellent beach for dog walking. Not out last time visiting I hope!
Excellent welcome pack and more than expected – especially love that children treats were part of it! Loved the layout, especially the big downstairs bathroom, kitchen and outside space.
We have had a lovely weekend staying at Lavender House and exploring the Northumberland coast. Thank you so much for the fab welcome basket! Lavender House is lovely and even better than expected. As for many of Coquet Cottages it is of an excellent standard.
We had a lovely stay at Lavender House! We highly recommend the trip out to the Farne Islands, The Craster Restaurant and all the castles. The station bookshop (Barter Books) in Alnwick is AMAZING and perfect for a rainy day.
A beautiful house with everything needed for our stay! What a great welcome basket and lovely fresh flowers when we came. Visited some great places on our stay – Seahouses, Holy Island, Alnwick Gardens and Castle. Will recommend to friends as we’ve had a lovely holiday.