Our visitors’ book at Longstone 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 Longstone.
The cottage was amazing and just how it was described.
We saw the last of the puffins when we visited which leave at the end of July. Craster and Bamburgh were nearby which are worth a wander round. Beadnell is lovely too. All in all it was a lovely week.
We booked this property because of it’s location to Seahouses and many other villages, but it was quiet. It’s cleanliness and spacious modern interior. The comfortable beds and bed linen. Everything about this cottage we loved. This is our first holiday in Northumberland and hopefully not our last. When we come again it will definitely be with Coquet Cottages.
This has been a much needed post lockdown holiday. This is our first time in Northumberland with Coquet Cottages. We have been so pleased with Longstone, everything we could have wished for, and the welcome hamper- Wow! which has been very much appreciated. We have visited Bamburgh, Beadnell Bay, Alnwick, Alnmouth, Craster, Alnwick Gardens, Warkworth, Amble and have loved them all. We did the Billy Shields sunset cruise which was great.
We have had a great time and the weather was smashing too. Lots more to see in Northumberland so we shall be back, and will definitely book with Coquet Cottages.
The cottage is well appointed, comfortable and in a quiet location. We enjoyed our week very much. We had lovely beach walks from the harbour side (St Aidans) and from the golf course (Kind Street). Longstone Hotel does good food and is literally round the corner. It was very busy when we went (Monday night) and they were having to turn people away. Every where was pretty busy tough. We also ate at Bambrugh Castle Inn down at the harbour which was busy but good. It was half an hour drive to Warkworth for lunch at The Masons Arms, the steak pie was brilliant. The take out places in Seahouses were great. We had he Rolling Pig hog roast roll and the Spitting Fathers Yorkshire wraps, which was delicious and filling. The Farne Island tour by Serenity cruise was great.
Another fantastic holiday cottage from Coquet Cottages! It was a great base for exploring the area and a short walk away from the beach. Holy Island is worth a visit as is Bamburgh. We only managed to eat out once, due to it being high season but we enjoyed the meal at The Bamburgh Castle Inn. Swallows Fish is also worth a trip is you are a seafood lover and enjoy cooking. Smoked salmon and crab were the best we’ve ever tasted. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday, has been provided in this cottage. The welcome hamper was also a lovely touch.
Lovely holiday in our bubble with long walks and great meals at The Jolly Fisherman at Craster. The gardens at Alnwick are worth a visit, lots of places were closed but we found some outdoor eating places and wrapped up in our thermals.
Longstone was very comfortable and well equipped. The spa products were lovely, they had a wonderful smell and the bottles were generous sizes.
The cottage is lovely and spacious, perfect for our family of four. The lounge is very comfortable. We have had a few family movie nights with the fire roaring while it has been cold and wet outside. The kitchen is well equipped and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch with all the essentials to get our holiday started. The scones were amazing! and the sweets for the kids were a lovely thought.
Amy October 2020
Very comfortable property which was very well equipped and spotless on arrival. Great welcome hamper too. We liked that the location was within walking distance of the beach.We enjoyed the bread, milk and wine. Actually we had forgotten it would be provided and thought it had an excellent selection of items in it.Longstone was spacious, quiet, clean well equipped. It was a very comfortable place to spend time in.
Susan September 2020
A Superb cottage, beautifully decorated and well appointed.
Brian September 2020
We had a lovely stay this week, very peaceful, enjoyed long walks on the beach and cosy evenings in. The hampers were really thoughtful and appreciated. We would definitely recommend to others.
We had a fabulous week, although the weather played a big part being warm and dry!
The cottage is brilliant, everything you need for a good family holiday. The log burner was definitely appreciated after a windy day on the beach. Thank you for providing a home from home for us to enjoy, we will be back again!
The Richard's Family
We loved how comfortable the cottage was, along with the bed. It had really efficient heating. We enjoyed the fresh scones, bread, chocolate and wine!
A beautifully appointed and comfortable cottage with everything we needed. We loved the spacious living room and the comfortable beds.
We arrived on Friday evening after a quick step Neptunes ‘Chippy tea’ we immediately felt at home. The hamper was lovely and the scones and doggy hamper was a nice touch. Longstone Cottage had everything we needed and a well equipped kitchen. We found it very cosy and tastefully decorated. It was well located for our day trips, we walked to Bamburgh, drove to Alnwick, Craster and Holy Island. We took advantage of the dog friendly areas at The Bamburgh Castle Inn and The Longstone House Hotel. We hadn’t been to Northumberland before but we are already planning our next trip using Coquet Cottages. Thank you.
We were very happy with the cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. We felt at home immediately and loved the hamper. Good location. We were impressed with the choice of the welcome hamper. The fresh bread, jams and coffee made a beautiful breakfast whilst waiting for our shopping to arrive (obviously the wine and chocolates went down well). We also loved the dog hamper.
Beautiful cottage, tastefully furnished and very spacious. Quiet location within very easy walking distance from the amenities of Seahouses and the beautiful long sandy beaches. We also took our sprocker spaniel with us and she was equally at home in front of the log burning stove or out and about chasing birds on the beaches and the ‘welcome’ basket for her as well as ourselves was a lovely touch.
The cottage was warm, cosy and welcoming. All quality fixtures and fittings and tasteful decor. Great location, near Seahouses but in lovely quite area. The Hamper had lovely local produce, the Scones were delicious. All basics provided and also a basket for our dog.. really lovely touch. Fantastic holiday and cottage absolutely delightful. We’d like to return, but for longer!
Sue, Claire and our dog Bossy have had a wonderful time staying at Longstone. Warm, friendly cottage, beautifully decorated. Had everything you could wish for. Beautiful part of the world too with gorgeous sandy beaches,. We will come back again. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
Excellent well equipped comfortable cottage.
Property was welcoming on arrival. The cottage met our requirements for high standard of decor and furnishings int he location we were after. The kitchen was very well equipped and most needs catered for. Fresh flowers were lovely, lots of games and DVDs to keep everyone occupied and adds to the enjoyment of the break. We had a very relaxing holiday in a lovely cottage and the attention to detail within made it very easy to switch off from our busy life at home and enjoy ourselves.
Absolutely fabulous. The cottage was really home from home, beautifully clean, fresh flowers and a lovely welcome pack.
Longstone is a beautiful, comfortable cottage within walking distance of Seahouses and all it has to offer. The cottage is spacious, very clean and well equipped with a wonderful welcome pack to start your stay.
First visit to Longstone and will definitely be returning. Wonderful cottage with everything you could possibly ever need. Very refreshing to come to a holiday cottage that accommodates dogs and maintains such a high standard in all aspects. Beaches are amazing. We would recommend The Lord Crewe in Bamburgh if you are looking for a nice place to eat with great service and welcomes dogs. Thanks for a wonderful holiday, already looking forward to a return visit.
What a wonderful place to stay – thank you Anne for all the thoughtful touches and flowers. We’ve had a fantastic week exploring the Northumberland coastline, topped off by a great boat trip to the Farne Islands on our last day. We enjoyed fish and chips from Lewis’s in Seashouses and the crab sandwiches at The Ship at Low Newton. What a week! We hope to return soon!
We were immediately impressed with Longstone on our arrival, and our experience the following week has reinforced there great first impressions. We will return. P.s Thank you for the thoughtful welcome basket (for humans and canine visitors!)
Our second stay at Longstone. Had a great time and will come back.
Lovely week at this beautiful cottage. Really well equipped and a great location for all things Northumberland has to offer. Thank-you so much. Really appreciated the welcome basket for us and our dog!!! We will be back!
Have had a very happy week at Longstone. Superb location to enjoy the Northumberland Coast. Not a day has passed without walking a few miles along the glorious beaches. Blue skies and sunshine in September too. Such a peaceful setting in North Sunderland and the best apple cake we have ever tasted. Many thanks Ann!
Beautiful cottage which felt like a home from home, had a lovely week and the weather was on our side too.
A very big thank you to Coquet Cottages, and Ann the owner of Longstone for another wonderful holiday. It is our fifth time at this property and we love it as much as the first visit. Every stay has been perfect! We look forward to our sixth booking.
Very comfortable and well equipped. Really feels like the owners have put thought into preparing it as a holiday home. This was the first time which we used Coquet Cottages and we were very impressed, they provide really top quality cottages! We hope very much to be visiting Northumberland again soon and will certainly look first at your website accommodation in future.
What a beautiful house, well equipped, very comfortable and a prefect base, from which I explored this beautiful coastline.
Extremely well appointed cottage – needed for nothing. Thank you for calling & for all your ‘extra’ touches.
Our first word on entering this beautiful cottage was ‘wow’. Immaculate, beautifully styled and everything you could possibly need. Really good hamper (thank you!) and the first time that Betty has had her own.
The cottage is beautiful. Spotlessly clean and so pretty. It had everything you could possibly need. This is our third stay in Northumberland and we still feel there is so much to see and do,
so no doubt we will be back very soon.
Beautifully presented and superbly equipped cottage. The attention to detail really makes this a special place. We will certainly be recommending it to everyone making a trip this way.
Beautiful Cottage with great welcoming gifts and information.
We loved the scenery, the house is very cosy and comfortable, including outside. The beaches were lovely and we appreciated the welcome gifts, thank you.
A very big thank you to Ann for a fabulous cottage – it has absolutely made our holiday! The welcome treats were very much appreciated and gave us a very warm welcome to Northumberland! Never been to this part of the country before, but we’ve so enjoyed the superb beaches, stunning landscapes and amazing castles – we’ll definitely be back and will recommend your lovely cottage to all. Thank you so much!
Fantastic week, stunning house. Thank you for making us so welcome, your attention to detail and finishing touches have made this a perfect holiday – none of us want to go home!
Not just a house but a home. Very comfortable cottage with great attention to detail. The weather was not good during our week but the cottage more than made up for it! Beautiful part of the country. Thanks for all the lovely touches.
Fabulous welcome pack and lovely touches – thank you. Really enjoyed our holiday (helped by good weather and great beaches) and the cottage was perfect.
The cottage was amazing and beautiful! Five Star Standard! Loved our time here, wished we could have stayed longer, but we hope to come back next year as we’ve enjoyed out time. I would recommend this cottage to anyone! It’s amazing! Thank you.
Without doubt this is far and away the best holiday accommodation we have ever had! We would have no hesitate whatsoever in recommending it. The welcome pack was far beyond the norm and the homely touches much appreciated. This is our first visit to the area and we were most impressed with the enormous variety of things to see and do, as well as the beautiful empty beaches. Thank you for helping us to have a wonderful holiday.
Just spent a long weekend here – not long enough! Excellent house, beautifully presented. One certainly to add to our list. Our first time in Northumberland but we will definitely be back, gifts of food and wine greatly appreciated.
A beautiful property – couldn’t ask for better! The welcome pack and attention to detail were first rate. We appreciate the effort you have put into making our stay a memorable one. Thank you.
This holiday was just what we needed. Ann your holiday home is absolutely stunning and perfect in every way. You’ve thought of every home comfort and more. Thank you very much, I really hope one day to return.
We have had a great week away. Thank you for all those extra efforts that made this a very special place to stay – we especially appreciated the baby-friendly touches and the house is immaculately clean. Thank you!
Lovely holiday, Northumberland is truly magical! Longstone Cottage made our holiday extra special! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kindness in looking after us so well. Hopefully we will be back.
Great relaxing holiday – excellent weather. Would recommend a trip to Alnwick Garden – really special. Enjoyed long walks on the coast. Would recommend the Olive Tree Restaurant at the Lord Crewe Arms in Bamburgh (great Italian food).
Thank you! Such a special place! We fell in love with the cottage upon our arrival and that was only after walking up the garden path and standing in the hallway. Thank you for an excellent cottage and for your thoughtfulness and kindness in providing every comfort. It was indeed an area of outstanding natural beauty – superb beaches and landscapes whatever the weather. We’ll always remember our Longstone Cottage Holiday.
Lovely cottage, warm welcome with added treats made arrival extra special. Attention to finer details were all greatly appreciated and helped to make our stay very pleasant. Gorgeous beaches and countryside. Loved it, would love to visit again! Thanks.
This beautiful cottage made our holiday – so impressed with the quality, it is the best we’ve stayed in. Never been to this part of the country before and we loved it! Lovely walks in the Cheviots and surrounding countryside – typically picked the wettest days. We can recommend the Indian Brasserie in Seahouses.
Lovely relaxing holiday, the house is perfect for a family and the attention to detail was much appreciated – knowing where to take the dog; where to eat, etc. – thanks. Hopefully we will be regular guests.
Fantastic! Really lovely place to stay with all the extra’s makes it a homely place. Thanks – a really great holiday!
Wonderful relaxing week. First class accommodation in a lovely, peaceful area. Don’t want to go home!! If you enjoy Indian food, try the Indian Brasserie in Seahouses – great food.
A lovely relaxing week in a very impressive holiday home – and fantastic weather too!
Best holiday in years, everything done to a very high standard.
I cannot praise the cottage highly enough. It was far and away the best self-catering venue I have ever hired.
We were delighted with every aspect of the cottage and facilities and we will be booking with your company again!
Our hosts were extremely helpful during our stay. A very big thank you to them both!
We have stayed here before and loved it. It is spotless and has everything you need and more. It’s not just holiday accommodation, it’s a home from home.
Beautifully furnished and decorated and lots of lovely individual touches!
It felt like a home! Attention to detail, good furnishings, pleasant decor, spotlessly clean with fresh flowers.
What a wonderful week we have had. The cottage exceeded our expectations. We really appreciated the welcome pack including the one for the boys & dog! What a gorgeous property this is and so well furnished and equipped. Thank you for arranging my beautiful birthday flowers.
Lovely cottage with an amazing welcome pack, including items specifically for the children – very much appreciate. Kids have voted this the best cottage ‘ever’! a fabulous week, touching just the surface of what Northumberland has to offer I’m sure. Shame it is such a long journey, but hopefully we’ll visit again. Thanks again for the lovely cottage & welcome
We have loved staying at Longstone – one of the best, if not the best cottage we have had the pleasure to spend our holidays. The location is ideal for seeing Northumberland’s highlights. Thank you, Ann, – we will be back!
Had a lovely stay at Longstone, lovely walks on the beach, lovely food. You have a great cottage Ann, good look for the future.
Longstone is by a distance the best appreciated, best presented and most welcoming cottage we have stayed in. from the moment we came through the gate into your very pretty garden we knew we were going to have a happy and enjoyable week here.
Excellent week in a lovely cottage. All has been brilliant with everything thought of and very cosy. The deck chairs were very welcoming during the hot afternoon to recover from long walks on the beach.
Great cottage – thank you for the lovely goodies. Great place, what a beautiful part of the country. All round fabulous holiday.