Guest Feedback for North Star

Our visitors’ book at North Star 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’ book in North Star.

romantic holiday cottages in Northumberland dog friendly Alnwick centre close to the beach

Beautiful apartment, spotlessly clean and in a great location! The booking process was so easy and we really found the welcome guidebook very informative.

This is our second visit to Northumberland but the first time with our two rescue dogs. The area is so dog friendly and has so many beautiful beaches. We ate in the local pub, visited Barter Books and had ice cream there. The correspondence was above and beyond our expectations and we were let in early which was a great help after a long journey. Thank you to the team letting this property.

What a beautifully appointed apartment with everything we needed for a celebratory week for our granddaughters wedding and family reunions. We adore this beautiful county and wish we lived here permanent! Many thanks for our holiday in Alnwick.

Thank you for such a lovely stay in Alnwick, we enjoyed every minute. This is a great location to be able to explore the surrounding area. The apartment was beautiful and perfect for our week away. Thank you again!

We have had an absolutely wonderful week at North Star. The property is immaculate and so convenient for getting out and about around Alnwick and the surrounding area. We had fantastic fish and chips from Carlo’s and enjoyed meals from The Plough and The Dirty Bottles. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket, I am sure we will be back!

We were very impressed with the quality of the accommodation, which was well equipped, stylish and comfortable. It is also spacious and well located. We appreciated the personal touches such as milk in the fridge and the welcome basket for our arrival. We really enjoyed our visit and look forward to discovering more of Northumberland in the near future – we will certainly stay here when we do!

We have had a fantastic long weekend in this beautiful apartment, what a wonderful way to finish the summer holidays! Thank you for a wonderful break!

Wow! What a fabulous apartment. It was such a treat to stay somewhere so luxurious. Love, love, love North Star!

I love Alnwick! I am definelty coming back to live here. It has been amazing! The games at North Star kept us entertained and there was beautiful pictures in the apartment.

We have really enjoyed our first trip to Alnwick. The apartment was so comfortable and a lovely place to relax after a busy day exploring the area. We loved Bamburgh, amazing beaches and a stunning castle. Thank you so much North Star – your beautiful!

I must say that North Star is one of the best places that we have ever stayed in Northumberland over the past few years. Everything about the apartment was beautiful. From the bed to the cutlery has been great! We loved our stay here in Alnwick. We were really sad to be leaving.

My husband and I have just returned from a stay at North Star in Alnwick. We’ve booked through Coquet Cottages before and have in fact got another stay planned for October in one of their other properties. The apartment is fantastic, from the moment we walked in we felt super happy as it was absolutely immaculate, there was a fantastic hamper waiting for us and it was clear to see immediately that no expense has been spared when it comes to the décor, quality of the furniture/bedding and accessories. It’s a great location too, really close to lots of amenities as well as walks with our dog. A great find and another Coquet Cottages property that we will book again.

We have an amazing stay at North Star, we loved it! It was very comfortable and was an exceptionally high standard property! The location was great and the welcome basket was brilliant. It was lovely to be able to make a cup of tea on arrival!

Beautiful apartment in a beautiful location. The welcome pack was full of everything you need. A really fantastic addition to the really fantastic service from the team. The service from the company was just the best. The people I spoke to were so lovely, so helpful, just perfect and you have a great team and I will certainly use you guys again.

We loved the quality of the environment, it was like home from home for us. Everything seems to have been thought through. It’s location suited our needs very much.

We had a delightful stay in this fantastic apartment! The apartment was very well equipped, beautifully clean and exceptionally comfortable. As well as being well located for a good range of eateries and local attractions. Our six year old daughter loved her personalised pouch of goodies! It was also lovely to receive some baked goods. We loved the level of comfort and cleanliness. We felt very reassured in the current climate that everything had been cleaned to a high standard. The beds were supremely comfortable and we all slept very well! We had a wonderful stay and would definitely book through Coquet Cottages again!

What a gorgeous apartment! It is beautifully decorated, comfortable and well equipped. It is a great base too for days out to various places. I would highly recommend North Star as it is stunning. This is the 2nd time we’ve booked our holiday with Coquet Cottages and we will certainly be back!

We had a wonderful week at the North Star, it really is a lovely property. The property felt extremely clean when we arrived. It has been decorated to a very high standard. We had a lovely week and would certainly recommend North Star to our families and friends. When we next visit Northumberland, we will be checking to see if it is available before considering anywhere else!

This is a great property. It has everything we needed, it was very high quality and we loved the detail of all the extras. The cleanliness, the quality of the furniture and generally all the facilities were fantastic.

Excellent standard of accommodation. Very clean and well up to the usual standards of Coquet Cottages. It has a central position in Alnwick, parking and spacious accommodation.

The location was perfect for what we wanted. All on one level with a lift. High quality interior. Lovely variety of product. The book was a lovely feature and not something we’ve had before. The local bread and scones were delicious. It was beautifully furnished and very comfortable. It had everything we needed. You’re communication at every stage was excellent. It’s a difficult time and being able to maintain this standard is exceptional. We will definitely be booking again.

Fantastic Service carried out by Coquet Cottages. Our stay at North Star was excellent and well worth the 5 star gold award! The cleanliness of the apartment was first class (especially in covid times !) highly recommend.

Beautiful apartment, very well equipped. The standard of the accommodation appealed to us, and because of the time of year outdoor space wasn’t a requirement. We enjoyed the high quality of everything.

The location of this property was excellent, as was the parking. The apartment was spotless and had everything we wanted and it was lovely to have some treats and the ability to have a cuppa on arrival from the welcome basket.

Andy September 2020

Beautiful apartment, everything was lovely! There was a comfortable lounge area, the beds and linen were luxurious. Ideal location with the added benefit of an onsite parking bay. There was also a car park close to the apartments for the 2nd car. Great location for touring and site seeing. Smashing welcome pack on arrival. We would happily stay again!

An immaculate apartment – more like a 5 star hotel! We liked the comfort, quality of furnishings, bedding and the little touches like the Noble Isle toiletries. Overall we were very impressed with North Star, a beautiful family and dog friendly apartment in a very central location.

Iain, August 2020

We found this apartment very central in Alnwick with everything on the doorstep. The flat was spotless and David the owner was very helpful. We would definitely go back as it was like home from home, very contemporary and well equipped flat.

Margaret July 2020

Very lovely apartment, very central and modern, it was a treat. Welcome basket had treats for adults and our ‘little paws’ loved the nibbles.

Immaculately presented & right in the centre of town. Beautiful, spotlessly clean & all facilities of a very high quality. We felt like the first people to have stayed here. Everything was like new! Wine, biscuits, mince pies. Thank you so much. The quality & cleanliness. So welcoming and cosy. Everything you need. Central location. Attention to detail. We had a Xmas tree & a birthday cake was also provided for our friend as we were celebrating his birthday & wedding anniversary. We even had a welcome text from the owners asking if everything was ok. So impressed. Will definitely book with coquet cottages again.

We have had a lovely week in your amazing apartment and look forward to a return visit. You have thought about everything to make our holiday so special. Many Thanks.

North star has been the perfect base for our holiday in Northumberland. The apartment is beautifully decorated and well equipped and you couldn’t ask for a more well-placed location, close to all local attractions and amenities. Alwnick is an excellent base to explore the Northumberland coast and further afield. Alnwick Castle and Gardens are definitely worth a visit if you want to stay locally one day. We also visited the National Trust properties – Craigside and Wallington. The Farne Islands and Lindisfarne. Berwick, Bamburgh Castle, Kielder & Vindolanda! North Star is one of the nicest places we have ever stayed and if we come back to this part of the region, we’d be happy to stay here again.

What a fantastic apartment – everything we needed and so much more. We’ve had a fantastic stay in this beautiful area and hope to visit again next summer. Thanks so much.

What a fabulous place to stay. The apartment is brilliant and has everything we could possibly ever need. Alnwick is a beautiful town with so any wonderful places to eat and drink. We have loved visiting the beaches at Bamburgh, Amble and Lew Newton, although we needed the wet suits as it was rather chilly! Alnwick Castle and lunch in the Alnwick Gardens tree house was a particular favourite. Thank you for a wonderful week away – we don’t really want to go home!

We’ve had a wonderful time staying in your fabulous apartment. You have done a fabulous job furnishing it to such a high standard it looks amazing. Thank you for the welcome basket and comfy bed/blanket and treats for our dog. They were much appreciated. The apartment is an excellent, central location yet was very peaceful. We enjoyed the dog friendly beaches visiting Alnmouth and Bamburgh. We did one of our favourite walks from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle – well worth going to the castle too for the views alone. We enjoyed dinner at the Fish Shack – we booked one of the outdoor boats (Dog friendly) and ice cream at Spurreli’s in Amble. We had a lovely lunch at the Potted Lobster (Dog friendly) in Bamburgh and a very tasty curry from Mumbai Flavours in Alnwick. Enjoyed coffee and Cakes at Barter Books. It certainly made it so much more easier when everywhere is so dog friendly! We’ve had a super time – the apartment was a lovely place to come to each day. Many Thanks.

North Star apartment has been a brilliant place for us to stay. The apartment is furnished/equipped to a very high standard. Alwnick Castle and Gardens are brilliant and highly entertaining for children of all ages. Alnmouth beach, Warkworth and Warkworth Castle, Bamburgh Castle and beach are all great places we visited. We also made it up to Edinburgh Castle. Barter Books is a must see! Highly recommend Caffe Tirreno for lovely Italian food. Carlo’s Fish & Chips were Gorgeous. Fish & Chips again at Lewis’s in Seahouses are also worth a visit! Thank you for making our first visit to Northumberland a fantastic one!

We can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful weekend. North Star will now always be a special place. The apartment is tasteful and very comfortable. Its location is perfect, everything at your fingertips. We are looking forward very much to a return visit, bringing our families. Much love.

A great location to explore Northumberland. North Star was a great apartment with everything we needed. Spacious, comfortable, and lovely furnishings.

We have stayed in many self-catering cottages and flats before but this was by far the best. everything was of highest quality and standard. We have had a wonderfully relaxing time and felt very much at home in this exceptionally welcoming flat. We were here to celebrate an 89th Birthday and it was a great success. All three of us felt that the time here was too short. Food at the Market Tavern, Grannies and Caffe Tirreno was outstanding. If you have time, go to Warkworth for a hot chocolate. The best we’ve ever had! We will be back again, in the meantime we haven’t found our own place in Alnwick. Almost forgot to mention that the cleanliness and comfort was the best we’ve ever experienced. Thanks for everything.

We have had a fabulous week in your amazing apartment, very well furnished and equipped. We are regular visitors to Alwnick and enjoy it here very much! Lovely beach walks particularly Bamburgh, Newton to Craster and Beadnell are among our favourites. Cragside is definitely worth a visit too. North Star is a fabulous apartment and we will certainly be returning! Thank you so much for the lovely basket of goodies.

We have had a lovely stay at North Star. The apartment is very well equipped with everything having been very well thought out. We have found Alnwick to be an excellent base for the area. We have been here a couple of times before and has been fun visiting some old haunts. Our daughter enjoyed the castle and all its Harry Potter associations! A lovely holiday though! Many thanks!

We really liked the Location, spacious and comfortable – Smart TV was useful- very easy to access iPlayer, Netflix – no need to log in.

Superb apartment with everything you could need. The apartment is perfectly situated with easy access to shops, restaurants, Alnwick castle and surrounding area. It’s position in Alnwick is perfect within walking distances of the shops & some superb restaurants. I have recommended the company to friends some of which have gone on to book – all have had a positive experience. This is our fourth holiday with you and everything has been perfect.

This apartment is gorgeous, just as described and perfect for us, a family of three and our dog. There was a lovely welcome hamper waiting for us which even included treats for the dog. There was also a dog bed in the living room for her which she loved! Great location in central Alnwick, close to shops for anything you need and also for take away food. We went to the beaches most days which are amazing and well worth a visit, overall we loved this apartment.

Absolutely amazing apartment, we liked the high standard of all the fixtures and fittings plus private parking. We look forward to booking again with your amazing company and we liked your copy of Escape mag very impressive.

A beautiful apartment that had everything we could possibly need. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise too.

Apartment was a delight to stay in, centrally located in Alnwick, easy parking on site. Beautiful location, lots of places to visit close by – Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Cragside, Dunstanburgh Castle, Howick Gardens and many more. Even went by train to Edinburgh, just under an hour trip from Alnmouth. Good Restaurants and Cafes in abundance in Alnwick. Will definitely return.

Splendid apartment in a fantastic location. It was all perfect as we’ve come to expect from Coquet Cottages. You have delivered yet again, we’ve stayed with you a number of times now and every cottage we’ve had the pleasure of staying in has more than met our expectations and then some.

The McElhone Family, April 2019

A beautiful appointed apartment perfectly situated for our Easter holiday plans to sightsee on foot. I really did not consider any other properties at the time. I recieved your mailing about the new apartment, looked at the wesite and booked it there and then. It is the same class as the apartment on the front in Amble – Plenty of spare for 2 adults and all the mod cons!

Really pleased with the accommodation. It meets the high standards we have come to expect from Coquet Cottages. The standard is so high we felt at home straight away.

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