Our visitors’ book at Orchard House Barn 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.
A lovely cottage, nicely presented and spotlessly clean! We took our dog and there is a lovely dog walking area with an excellent dog-friendly pub just down the lane.
Orchard House Barn is an excellent cottage in a lovely location. The location is very near to Corbridge and Hadrian’s Wall/Kielder Water. The living area was very comfortable and the scones in the welcome basket were amazing!
Superb cottage, cosy with everything you could need for a great stay in Northumberland. A real home from home. The location of the property is close to Hadrian’s Wall, it was perfect being so close to Corbridge. Everything about Hadrian’s Wall was great and the cottage was so good to come home to at the end of each day. Everything was well executed including the phone call the week before to wish us a good holiday, a nice touch. The cottage owner lived next door and was very informative as to where to go and what to do without being intrusive. First class.
Lovely little house, it well equipped. Jeff and Claire were very helpful.
We managed a good balance of visiting different areas, walking and eating out whilst enjoying the peace and quiet. The hosts – Jeff and Carol were very helpful in guiding us to some of the more interesting areas. We had a fabulous week. The cottage is lovely. This is the first time I have used Coquet Cottages and would not hesitate to use your company again.
We enjoyed the cheese scones from Grant’s bakers! However, all products were good quality and appreciated. The property was in a good location, there was a good amount of space in the cottage for 2 people and had a good range of kitchen products.
Orchard house is a lovely well maintained cottage. The owners Jeff and Carol are fantastic hosts. It had
high quality fittings and had everything we needed.
An exceptional cottage, quiet, very clean and comfortable and everything catered for.
A fantastic cottage to stay in, quiet location, very comfortable and all amenities you could need. The owners are very friendly and helpful and we will certainly return. It is a great location for Hexham, Corbridge, Newcastle and Hadrian’s Wall. It is modern, comfortable and there are DVDs to watch in the evening. Coquet Cottages always have a very high standard of accommodation and they are so well furnished.
We had a fabulous weekend at Orchard House Barn, The cottage is definitely 5* it is pristine. The owners Jeff and Carol are lovely, we took advantage of the offer of a meal cooked by Carol, it was superb. Jeff is a mine of information regarding meals and areas to visit and explore. A brilliant first post lockdown break away. The cottage was spotless, all equipment was good, the owners Jeff and Carol could not be more helpful. The scones were delicious too!.
The hosts were amazing and the accommodation as first class. We definitely plan to visit again in the near future.
Excellent cottage, lovely furnishings and fire made it a cosy retreat. We liked that it was dog friendly and the sofa was comfy.
Fabulous! Great service, wonderful holiday, beautiful area. Thank you!
Caroline September 2020
Thank you for providing a wonderful break in a beautiful area. The cottage has been converted to an exceptional standard and the hospitality you offer is second to none. We will be back.
Robert & Ena October 2020
We’ve enjoyed immensely our short break at Orchard House Barn. It is beautifully thought out with many creature comforts. The surrounding countryside is stunning, Jeff was very helpful with regards to the many gorgeous walks in the area. We would love to visit again, thank you so much.
Phillippa, Annette & Mabel the dog September 2020
We have had a truly wonderful stay, Jeff and Carol couldn’t have been more helpful. We so appreciated all the little touches as well as the book of walks. Every restaurant and walk that they recommended was brilliant, we had memorable meals at The Rat Inn and Bouchon in Hexham. Huge thanks to Jeff and carol, again it has been truly wonderful.
Many thanks for a very warm welcome and a lovely stay in your snug cottage. Northumberland exceeded our expectations and Jeff’s suggested walk around Winn Sill was spectacular. Hexham Abbey was impressive and the Roman museums at Corbridge called Vindolanda Fort were really well set out. Thank you Carole for a fantastic meal on our first evening, a great break all in all!
Gerry & Nicky
We have had a lovely break at Orchard Barn. Thank you to Jeff & Carole for providing a lovely comfortable Cottage and many thanks for the arrival goodies!
Joanne & Simon July 2020
It was a really lovely cottage, the owners were very welcoming.
Beautifully clean, warm and welcoming. Extra details and help offered by owners on arrival. Good range of quality produce in the welcome basket.
We love this cottage, it’s our favourite. The hosts are very welcoming, the cottage is spotless and furnishings very classy. Lovely big bed, extremely quiet. We slept well, went out in the local area daytime and relaxed and cooked in the evenings. It’s our third time here and will definitely come back in the future. It’s the smartest property we have ever stayed in. The decor is very tastefully put together. There are lots of walks nearby and only a few mile from Corbridge and Hexham. Carole cooked us a meal one night and it was delicious and we felt thoroughly spoilt.
Very good, everything we needed. We were looking for a cottage in a quiet village away from the fireworks as our dog is very frightened by them. The whole welcome basket was very good. The wine was very well received. The whole cottage is very well appointed, we have stayed in a number of Coquet cottages but this is the first one near Hadrian’s Wall and it was good to visit other attractions in this area. The owner was very helpful and gave us lots of suggestions for walks and dog friendly pubs.
Very clean and tidy place, modern appliances and a log burning fire. Great location for sight seeing. The welcome hamper was all very useful. Milk, coffee, tea, bread, butter & jam and a lovely bottle of red wine. The location was very peaceful but not too far away from Hexham and Corbridge so we could get supplies.
Very high quality, comfortable cottage. Looked extremely attractive online which made us discount other cottages in the locality. We loved that we could have a snack on arrival. The Bread and particularly the scones were delicious! The accommodation was more than good, it was excellent. We would like to stay again.
Beautiful cottage, friendly hosts – they thought of everything. We liked the wine in the welcome hamper. The Sofa and beds were comfy.
The Barn has been very thoughtfully designed to not only look superb but to be very comfortable and cosy. Everything you could possibly want for a week away is provided. It may be in the middle of the countryside and very peaceful but you are only 5 mins from lovely Corbridge or Hexham.
Lovely cottage with a fantastic homely feel. Beautifully presented and very welcoming people to assist with your break certainly would recommend. The relaxed homely feel.
Immaculate; every convenience; tasteful; couldn’t be improved on. This is the second time we’ve hired this cottage and our second experience has been as good as the first.
The Patterson Family, July 2019
Lovely cottage, everything you could need & lovely situation.
We wanted a long weekend within easy reach of Hexham so this cottage was ideal. It was lovely to have fresh scones on arrival. We also liked having a local paper to read. A quiet rural location but with easy access to Corbridge, Hexham & roads to other parts of Northumberland. High quality furniture and equipment and some very detailed instructions for local walks in the information folder. A pity we didn’t have time to do them! Owners were friendly and welcoming. We are regular visitors to Northumberland, this is our 2nd stay in Coquet Cottages this year and our seventh in total. So obviously you’re getting it right!
We immediately settled in with the help of the owners and the welcome pack they generously provided. We were very impressed with the high spec, decor and contents provided. Everyday we filled with visits to nearby attractions. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely barn conversion.
Fantastic location and a lovely cottage. We would like to thank the owners for all their advice on places to visit. This is the best of any cottages we have ever visited! We will definitely be back.
First class accommodation which went beyond our expectations for our holiday. Thank you to the owners for the wonderful welcome basket and suggestions of walks and places to visit in the nearby area. We have really relaxed, walked and enjoyed good food, wine and local produce. We will definitely recommend Orchard House Barn to everyone we know!
Orchard House Barn was very comfortable and had everything we could possibly need.
Orchard House Barn was a very nice cottage, well presented and very welcoming. The owners were extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble making our stay enjoyable. The cottage was well presented and so peaceful. Thank you for a lovely time.
Orchard House Barn is a wonderful location for a stay in Northumberland! It’s so comfortable and has everything you need for your stay.
Beautiful Cottage! Very stylish, comfortable bed and sofa. Lots of useful information on the area and walks to do.
A warm welcome to a lovely cottage in a great location for touring this part of Northumberland. Lots of unexpected treats on arrival which were much appreciated. We have visited Northumberland a number of times and we intent to return to this cottage to further explore the region.
A most enjoyable week enjoying the quiet and the facilities here. The suggestions in the guest info are well chosen & clearly described.
We loved the standard of holiday home Coquet Cottages provides and Orchard House Barn has been the best yet. In short you’ll see everything about OHB is quality. Including Jeff & Carol!
A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket & the wine, bread, butter & Jeff made some great suggestions on where to visit.
What a beautiful location and wonderful accommodation! Thank you Jeff & Carol for your hospitality & thoughtfulness. From suggesting where to walk & eat to the high standard of amenities and décor in the barn.
We spent a wonderful few days at Orchard House Barn, as said by prior guests it ‘exceeds all expectations’ and the extra touches of wine, flowers, bread & yummy biscuits made it extra special.
We have had a lovely stay in this beautiful ‘barn’. So quiet and comfortable our best recommendation was a suggestion from Jeff to drive on the road heading west out of Alnwick, very beautiful and if you’re lucky the military roads might be open at the end – which they were for us. Spectacular views!
Thank you for the use of your beautiful cottage. You have thought of everything.
We’ve had a wonderful stay here at Orchard House Barn. The barn was everything we could have hoped for, and a perfect base for exploring Northumberland and County Durham. Our highlights have been Gibside, Beamish, Wallington and having a potter around Corbridge (we had an excellent lunch at Tea and Tipple and picked up some extremely tasty treats from Grants Bakery!) We’re sad to be going home!
We’ve had a really nice stay! The cottage has everything one requires for a nice holiday break. Nice welcoming touches such as the flowers, wine, bread jam etc… much appreciated! Having a good supply of coat hangers were very useful too. Thanks again!
What a fantastic accommodation for our first visit to Northumberland! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Grant’s Bakery in Corbridge – what a find! And Aydon Castle, just 2 miles up the road is well worth worth a visit. We spent the hottest day walking along the beautiful East Coast. So much more to discover and we will definitely return. Thank you Carol and Jeff, would recommend to anyone! Thanks.
As said ‘it does exceed expectations!’ All that one requires. The weather was kind enough that we even used the BBQ! A short break was made to feel longer by the lovely surroundings! Thanks.
Well worth the price! We were made welcome by the owners who respected our privacy but were available if required. The cottage had a lot of little extra’s and all new modern fittings with a comfortable bed. Lots of simple instructions on small cards by the various appliances that were useful. Thanks to all for the really nice stay. Highly Recommend this property!
We loved that there was milk, which meant we could have a cuppa before we went food shopping. We also liked the tasty bread and jam, and the wine too! The flowers were a nice touch as well.
Coast, castles, Cragside, Corbridge, comfy and cosy cottage – what more could you want? We have driven over 1,000 miles, had beautiful walks, views and experiences. An amazing holiday! To Carol and Jeff – thank you for the warm welcome, food/wine, top tips and the perfect holiday home. Stunning. May your bookings be forever full! To all who may follow, enjoy!
Fantastic stay was only superseded by the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. Lovely stay in a beautiful cottage. Hope to visit again soon!
Usual high standards for a Coquet Cottage booking. Booked for a relaxing weekend away with the dog and were not disappointed. The Heart of Northumberland pub in Hexham was very accommodating for dogs. Jeff and Carol were very friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had all the information we needed.
We had a great week in this wonderful and high standard cottage! Didn’t realise that Hadrian’s Wall was so close!
Wow, this sets the bar very high for future cottage rentals! We couldn’t have asked for more.
Our first time in Northumberland and we needed a relaxing break – which it really has been! The Rat Inn has very nice food.
Orchard House Barn is a delight! The perfect place to chill out for the weekend. All very well thought out, everything you could possibly need provided and great decor. Thanks to Carol and Jeff for top tips! We’ve had a splendid time.
Just had a 3 night stay in the cottage. It was exactly as stated on the website so we were delighted. Jeff and Carol were excellent hosts. This was very much a chilled break for us so we just did some exploring and I relived my youth by visiting Keilder. On our last night we sampled Carol’s cooking. It was fantastic and we sat in the conservatory area. They had even lit lots of candles. Highly recommended. We had a fabulous 3 days – all went too fast. FAB-U-LOUS!
What a real gem. A wonderful cottage and location to fully enjoy a weekend break. Will definitely use again. Highly recommended.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break in Orchard House Barn.
What a lovely cottage. Right up our street – beautifully presented with lovely little touches that make it just that little bit better than others out there. Had a lovely few days with the dog, walked along Hadrian’s Wall. Jeff and Carol are very welcoming and friendly. Jeff even ended up under our car trying to resolve an issue – definitely above and beyond! Would love to come back, so much more to see and do!
Top class accommodation. best guest information folder we have ever seen! Friendly and knowledgeable host – thanks Jeff.
Had a lovely time here at the barn. Great Sunday lunch at the Black Bull in Corbridge.
Thank you Carol and Jeff for such a super stay in Orchard House Barn. A true home from home. We’ve had a great few days here.
We have really enjoyed our time at the Barn, and would love to come again to enjoy the scenery in Summer. A delightful evening spent in the conservatory – candle lit and very cosy. Our hosts provided a very nice meal – thank you. We really appreciate Jeff and Carol’s attention to detail and good taste.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Orchard House Barn! It is a very comfortable, cosy and beautifully furnished cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing stay – thank you.
We had a lovely long weekend in Northumberland at Orchard House Barn. The weather was a bit mixed but we managed to do 3 very nice walks at Haltwhistle, Blanchland Moor and a local walk across fields at Sandhoe. Jeff’s suggestions were really good. The cottage was very comfortable and the perfect base for exploring the area.