Our visitors’ book at Nursery 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 Nursery Cottage.
It was central to explore the area and was very well presented. Excellent selection of local produce in the welcome basket, which was a lovely touch.
Thank you, Lynn, for a lovely stay in your house and checking that we had all we needed. There was an extremely comfortable mattress, Netflix, Wi-Fi access, it had a well equipped kitchen, lovely decoration and had easy functions for the central heating.
We were very impressed with the quality of the cottage and the personal welcome pack that was customised for us being vegans. We loved the doggie welcome basket as well – so thoughtful. The management by Coquet Cottages was second to none – a check in call to see all was ok, helpful text reminders and useful information in emails – really good service.
Last week we went to Alnwick for a well earned week long break. We booked with Coquet Cottages which was a good decision to make. Nursery was delightful, stylish, cosy and clean. The welcome hamper was amazing and was the best we have ever seen. We drank the beer and sipped the wine while looking at the flowers, we couldn’t quite believe that all the fancy treats were ours. We learned to fly on the broom stick in the castle grounds, then wandered round the gardens listening for natures sounds. We cycled, walked and drove about and played upon the sand. We swam and splashed in the cool, blue sea but warmed up again when back on land. Thank you to Coquet Cottages and thank you to the owner Lynn, your bolt hole in Northumberland is the best we have ever been in.
The cottage is very nicely decorated and furnished. It had everything we needed and was extremely comfortable. Its position is convenient for walking into town and was very nicely furnished.
Lovely cottage and the property was to the standard that we have come to know and enjoy from Coquet Cottages. We enjoyed having a secure garden and loved how it was so easy to get to places from the cottage.
The cottage was very welcoming with all the lamps on, cushions plumped up, flowers and wine on the table. It was spotlessly clean with cupboards full of utensils and equipment. Lovely comfy beds and powerful shower. The welcome basket was full of local produce, bread, beer etc. Very useful and enough for the week.
Mary October 2020
As usual with Coquet Cottages , Nursery Cottage was superb and we really enjoyed the welcome pack the owner left. Many thanks! Great to have Milk, Tea and Coffee on arrival……the quality of the other items was amazing and really made a big difference to our welcome to the cottage. It was warm and cosy and very well equipped.
Gorgeous cottage loved staying over Christmas period. Gorgeous property and will look to stay in future and recommend to friends. Loved the decor, so homely and loved extra touches such as present and Christmas tree. Lovely beds etc. Loved the home made mince pies and satsumas and chocolate. My family live in Alnwick near the church. We will definitely be looking to come back and stay.
We wanted a winter break within walking distance of the centre of Alnwick. We’ve stayed at Nursery Cottage before and knew it would fit the bill and be warm & comfortable. Being able to have a fresh scone with a cup of tea soon after arriving was lovely. So warm and comfortable with all the facilities we needed. Within walking distance to the centre of Alnwick. So easy to access to shops and eating places. We had a couple of minor issues while we were there but they were very promptly dealt with by team at Coquet Cottages and we were very happy with the outcome.
Nursery Cottage, is a beautiful cosy cottage. The kitchen is wonderfully stocked, so often you go to a cottage and their is only 4 of everything, but not so here. The bedroom is cosy and the bed is so, so comfy, (in fact we have taken the details and we might be buying one! I’ve already ordered the same pillows!) It was within easy walking distance of town. We walked to Hulne Park from the cottage, can excellent walk. We will return, next year.
Thank you we have had a brilliant time. We have purchased from gallery where some of owners pictures come from! and we shall be booking with you again when we get home. Another area to explore very happy with the cottage overall and look forward to another visit to Northumberland.
A lovely cottage in Alnwick. The description and photos were very appealing. We were looking for somewhere within walking distance of a town centre and not far from the coast. The information provided was very helpful and wide ranging. There wasn’t much more we could have asked for. It was fantastic. Not sure we have ever had anything like it. It was a great selection – wine and beer were very good, and it was nice to have a good loaf. I can’t fault it at all and it certainly was a lovely added extra. It was lovely and cool during the very hot days we had. It was quiet which was nice. It was a nice distance from the town. Having the small garden was nice. The parking spot was also welcome, we have been at other places where parking has been an issue.It was a very relaxing break and that is what we were after. We love Northumberland and I’m sure in a few years time we would be looking to return. I wouldn’t hesitate in looking up your company again
This was our first trip to Northumberland, and from its pretty garden to the exceptional interior, Nursery Cottage was the perfect base from which to explore this beautiful county. We’ve stayed in a number of cottages in our time, this one was by far the best we’ve experienced. It’s well equipped, the shower is fabulous and we were made to feel very welcome with a super welcome pack, which was much appreciated after a long journey. Stephanie was a great host and Coquet Cottages were very friendly and helpful, we’d definitely use them again and recommend them to anyone considering a trip to Northumberland.
Beautiful cottage, very impressed. The cottage is extremely well equipped, the owners have paid a lot of attention to detail. It was of a very high standard, very much appreciated after a long journey, one of the best we’ve had. The whole thing was lovely, with it’s pretty garden, beautiful interior and fabulous shower! This is our first experience of Coquet Cottages, the lady i spoke to was very friendly and helpful, we will definitely use Coquet Cottages again.
Nursery Cottage is a beautiful hidden little gem! Cosy & very welcoming lovely festive decoration and a beautiful welcome pack. Another wonderful cottage, we’ve been to many of your cottages and we are never disappointed.
Nursery Cottage was beautiful, cosy, warm and welcoming. We loved it. The decor and the furnishings made it extremely comfortable. It was also very clean, well maintained and very well equipped. Thank you for a really great holiday. We will definitely book with you again.
Lovely Cottage! Warm and homely and a lovely welcome basket provided for ourselves and the dog.
Nursery Cottage felt like home. Having lamps on when we arrived was very welcoming and the cottage had been carefully prepared for our visit, the welcome basket was a lovely surprise and the lemon drizzle cake included was excellent! It felt like the owner really cared about the cottage.
Nursery Cottage is the ideal base to find our way around Alnwick and the surrounding area easily. Also the cottage was the ideal size for us and our small dog. The welcome basket was a great touch – especially the doggy one! Cheese scones were just what we needed after a long drive in.
The whole package can only be described as ‘perfect’. From the moment we opened the door to the moment we had to sadly leave we were both totally impressed with the attention to detail and the facilities offered.
The standard of the accommodation was very high; it was like staying in a boutique hotel but much better!
This the first time we’ve rented a cottage, but rest assured it wont be the last. Absolutely fantastic. Everything was marvellous and too good to be true. It has left a lasting impression on both of us.
The cottage was warm and welcoming with all the comforts of home, we particularly found the furniture and bed very comfortable. The attention to detail was appreciated with everything you could ever need for a relaxing enjoyable stay.
Nice and easy to book with no hassle, the cottage itself was of a high standard and was very comfortable and made our first holiday with our daughter an extra special one.
It was our first time in a cottage and was a good experience which we will repeat, if in the area we would certainly use Coquet Cottages again and would recommend them to our friends.
The cottage was very welcoming at the end of each day, it was warm clean and cosy. We used it to its full potential. Booking was straight forward and we were guided through the process so we did not forget anything.
We liked the cottage, well equipped with everything you might need, with top quality fittings. It was exactly as described. Owners had gone to great lengths to provide for all needs.
The cottage met all our expectations; there had been a lot of thought and effort put into making the cottage such a pleasure to stay in. The attention to detail and other little touches were greatly appreciated. The booking process was also straight forward and easy to understand.
The service and the cottage was excellent and lived up to all the expectations described, with clear information on how to get to the cottage, information about what was on in the local area and a first class cottage, with everything we needed and a lovely touch of the welcome pack for us and our dog. Our stay was really enjoyable and will definitely book again. We have recommended Coquet Cottages to our friends already.
It was simply perfect.
Stylish, and with great attention to detail, this really is a superb cottage! Thank you both for a memorable stay. So much to see and so little time – we shall return.
We love Northumberland and keep coming back to visit our favourite places from Bamburgh to Alnmouth on the coast and Cragside and Wallington. Nursery Cottage is warm and comfortable – you thought of everything. Thank you.
Lovely old cottage with excellent modern interior with everything required for a very enjoyable stay – FAB views over Alnwick to the castle. Would certainly recommend this as first class accommodation.
A great place to stay and a perfect location for a wedding in Alnwick Castle! Really impressed with the care and attention that has gone into this cottage, a real home from home and great for families. Thanks for such a lovely weekend.
This was our first visit to Northumberland we were not disappointed. What an absolutely beautiful country, and after some bracing walks on the fantastic beaches, how luxurious to come back to such a beautiful, cosy cottage.
We enjoyed staying indoors and also visiting all of the gorgeous sites of Northumberland. Thank you for all the welcome gifts and ‘information’! We loved our time here and it was a great start to the new year. One one issue – we wish we stayed for a week! Thank you for everything.
This is our first visit to Northumberland and our first Christmas away from home – think it could be the first of many! Nursery Cottage has been perfect in every way from the welcome gifts, the gorgeous Christmas decorations, books, guides and amazing info packs, you really have thought of everything – well done! Thank you for making this a very special Christmas for us.
What a wonderful little bolthole away from the hustle and bustle of the world. Thank you so much we’ve had a very special few days and particularly enjoyed Lindisfarne. Planning next years’ visit already!
We’ve had a lovely stay at Nursery Cottage and greatly appreciated the welcome pack and other amenities. We’ve gone on some great walks and our dog would highly recommend the beaches of Northumberland!
Fantastic cottage – one of the best we’ve stayed in! Thank you for the welcome pack – all our favourites and much appreciated! We visit this part of the country at least twice a year and love the coastal walks.
Thank you so much for the lovely welcome pack and the warm welcome into your cottage. It is so pretty and has such a warm welcoming feel. Weather has been great this week and we have travelled all over the area. Some lovely seemingly undiscovered villages and places of interest to visit.
We have had a super week here at Nursery Cottage. Everything has been just right. Thank you for the welcome gifts, they were very much appreciated. This is our fourth time in Northumberland and no doubt we will be back again. We never fail to find more things to see. Really wish we were here another week.
Thank you for a great week – the cottage has been the perfect base to see the area. The cottage has been brilliant, with everything we needed and more – all the little touches were appreciated and thank you for our welcome gifts – we only wish we could stay longer!
What a truly wonderful place this is, the cottage is perfect, all mod-cons and more. Alnwick Castle is amazing and we ate out at the Treehouse in the evening. Don’t go home without doing that. Northumberland is beautiful and the colours at this time of year are amazing. We will most definitely be back here very soon.
Nursery cottage is the perfect place to stay – our every need has been catered for (and more!) there is nothing missing or left wanting! Congratulations to owners Angus and Anne. We try to visit Northumberland every year and will certainly be back again – hopefully to Nursery Cottage!
Beautiful, well equipped cottage – just right for us and our 9 month old daughter. Thanks for the tea, hot chocolate biscuits and flowers, such a nice welcome. Thanks for a lovely week.
Really great stay in Alnwick, the cottage is just amazing! Great attention to detail and we really felt welcome, as did the dog who loved her treats, thanks. We will recommend to anyone who wants to stay in the area.
A very comfortable stay in Nursery Cottage, with everything we needed for our week’s stay. A very pleasant part of the country to visit, with a lot of interesting history. All in all a very pleasant week thanks to a bit of luck with the weather. We would recommend Nursery Cottage as a base for visiting this area.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this comfortable and luxurious cottage. We made good use of the extensive books and information provided. This was our first visit to Northumberland and we loved it! What a beautiful coastline – unspoilt beaches and huge rollers pounding into the harbours and villages.
What a wonderful holiday we have had for our first visit to Northumberland. Everything about the cottage was perfect! We have visited beautiful beaches/towns/gardens and have been very lucky in having sunshine every day. We would love to come back.
Lovely cottage for our first stay in Northumberland, the people were very friendly. Weather has been kind and we spent Thursday in Alnwick itself visiting the open market and shops then on to Barter Books stocked up for Autumn evenings. It has been a pleasure staying here.
What can we add that has not already been said, really high quality cottage with lovely fixtures and fittings, lovely comfy bed what more could you ask for. Thank you for the welcome pack, that was a really nice touch.
Thank you for providing such a lovely cottage for our stay and for all the personal touches – really liked the decor in the sitting room! Went for a gorgeous walk from Low Newton along the beach to Dunstanburgh Castle.
First time in Northumberland and we weren’t disappointed. Fabulous cottage with everything you need – easy access to Alnwick, lovely pubs and restaurants to be found there. Had 6 days of sunshine and warm temperatures. Couldn’t have wished for more!!
Thank you for a great birthday weekend. Beautiful, stylish cottage with lots of attention to detail. We were made to feel really welcome including the dog, which is very rare these days, so thank you. Had a fabulous afternoon at Embleton. Wow, what a beach! Hope to be back soon.
Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. You certainly deserve your 4 star rating for all the luxury that you provide. We have been very comfortable indeed. The welcome pack was great, and Bella says thank you for her little ‘treats’! It is unusual for a dog to be welcomed, thanks for that. We have enjoyed our first trip to Northumberland very much and would love to return again in the future.
Fabulous cottage, the welcome pack (including the dogs’) was very welcome! You’ve thought of everything Anne, we used a lot of the books and maps available in the cottage. Recommend the boat trip top the Farne Islands, Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle and beyond was breathtaking. We will definitely use Coquet Cottages again – best cottage we have ever stayed in – clean comfortable and a home from home.
After a tedious Bank Holiday weekend drive from Oxford, it was really lovely to arrive to fresh flowers, a welcome pack and a beautifully appointed place. Enjoyed everything in the area, including coastal walks, Lindisfarne, Ashington, Woodhorn and meals at The Alnwick Treehouse.
What a beautiful, warm and welcoming cottage!! We’ve really enjoyed our weekend break in Northumberland – from Saturday early morning walk in Alnwick Gardens and taking in the scenery on Alnmouth beach to a trip to Bamburgh Castle and Berwick on Tweed on Sunday. It was a pleasure to return to the cottage at the end of each day and our batteries have been re-charged – we don’t want to leave but I’m sure we’ll return to this lovely place soon!
Your cottages are amazing. We feel it’s very hard to trust self-catering websites that they can provide what is suggested or appears from the photos and description. Holidays are far too rare and you need to be sure and confident that the cottage you are renting is as good as or better than your own home. With Coquet Cottages that is guaranteed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Nursery Cottage and loved the whole area. We feel this was just a taster as there is lots more to see and do and many places which require a further visit. We will return to the area and will certainly use Nursery Cottage or one of the other cottages depending on where we hope to focus and how many are with us. We expected it to be good but it was excellent!! Many thanks.
Just to say thank you so much for enhancing our stay in Northumberland, I know from past experience bad accommodation can really spoil a holiday. Everything was spot on and in a strange way it was a shame we only really slept there and had a light breakfast, we didn’t really take full advantage of all the added extras that were available. Thank you once again.
We found the whole experience of booking and staying at the cottage without problems and will encourage friends and family to use the cottage or Coquet Cottages as required. Thank you all very much. We were not disappointed in any way.
It was a lovely place to stay, and felt very homely, with lots of attention to detail. The location is both quiet and accessible, a good combination. We would definitely stay in this cottage again. It had the best welcome pack/info folder I have ever seen!
It was great that as the owner of a dog I wasn’t penalised in terms of the high quality of the accommodation. So often when looking for a cottage that accepts our four legged friends, the quality of furnishing and the up keep of the property is inferior and definitely not a home from home!
Nursery Cottage was a lovely place to stay and felt very homely, with lots of attention to detail. The location is both quiet and accessible – a good combination. Would definitely stay in this cottage again. It had the best welcome pack/information folder I have ever seen!
It was fantastic to have all the facilities you’d expect to have at home. Our Coquet Cottages holiday experience has been fantastic! Everything was made as easy as possible and the personal touches were welcomed. The cottage was excellent and I look forward to booking our next holiday with you!
Nursery cottage had a lovely atmosphere and was very comfortable. It was also really useful to be able to look at the walking books and maps they had and found other walks we had not already discovered.
The standard of the accommodation was very high, like staying in a boutique hotel but much better!
We loved the whole ambience of the cottage. It was furnished to a very high standard which made for a very luxurious but relaxing break. They had pretty much thought of everything.
The cottage was furnished to a very high standard and was exactly as described on your website. The fresh flowers were much appreciated. The booking process was quick and it was easy to see exactly when the cottage was available. We very much enjoyed our stay at Nursery Cottage – this property has a lovely ambiance, was quiet and peaceful and met our needs perfectly for a weekend break. We would have no hesitation in booking again with Coquet Cottages.
The owner of the cottage should be congratulated on the presentation and the warm welcoming feeling you get when you first enter this cottage. There was a fantastic unexpected welcome pack of carefully chosen goodies which really set the holiday off. I would certainly recommend this cottage to family and friends!
Stylish decor and comfortable furniture in sitting room. Much needed after walking miles on the beautiful beaches! Beds and bed linen very comfortable too. Plenty of storage space. Really well equipped kitchen. I always take my own sharp knife and various other bits and pieces when we rent a self catering property – but I didn’t need any of it. Nursery Cottage provided everything! Also liked the good range of crockery and cutlery as I like to cook our evening meals/ breakfasts. Everything I needed was there!
This is the second time we have used Coquet Cottages and Nursery Cottage was just as good as Throstle Cottage. Both had a welcoming hamper which was more than substantial and a fabulous start to the holiday.
Both cottages were extremely clean and comfortable with attention to detail. Both had amenities close by. The staff in the office are very accommodating and friendly. Couldn’t give these cottages a high enough recommendation.