Our visitors’ book at Pottergate Tower 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 Pottergate Tower.
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Pottergate Tower. Everything had been really carefully planned. It is attractively furnished with thoughtful details such as lovely towels and toiletries, comfortable bed, nice bathroom and a kitchen which contained everything we needed. The hamper and the flowers were the finishing touches. The views from the windows are wonderful. The hamper was also very thoughtful selection – jams, cereals, bread, butter, wine, crisps, chocolate, biscuits, fruit, tea and coffee. You couldn’t ask for anything else. Brilliant planning! We appreciated the very smooth process to amend our booking when there were Covid restrictions, you had to cancel our February stay and move it to September. We like staying so much we have you book marked.
The furnishings and the bed were very comfortable. We loved it…and Alnwick. We will certainly visit again…thank you!
The property was based in a good location. It was quirky and had a super king size bed. The welcome basket was very generous. I liked that it had plenty of fruit, a loaf, butter (all useful), biscuits and chocolate.
Unusual accommodation that was in a good location. There was an easy walk into to town to get to all the restaurants.
A very pleasant stay at a particularly characterful property. We enjoyed the location & quirkiness.
Absolutely amazing place to stay, in the middle of town but also completely isolated. We enjoyed it’s uniqueness, and the quality made us feel very special.
Really fabulous place to stay, definitely the most quirky place that we have ever booked. Thoroughly enjoyed our time away.
Plenty of choice. Thoughtful mix of items. It meant we could we relax after our long drive and didn’t have to rush out to the shops. Very welcoming. Unique and interesting. Very memorable. Great location.
Fantastic quirky stay. Great location for all the facilities in the town. Stairs are quite challenging but well worth. Attention to detail is really good. So well done to all. Welcome pack wine and a bottle of beer nice touch.
Gorgeous – great location, view, decor, and lovely personal touches. I was over the moon to see a real Christmas tree lit up in the living room when we got there! Nothing like I have ever seen before and for a great price in comparison to standard lodges. We liked the fresh pastries and orange juice! The beer in the fridge was also a lovely touch as well as the bar of chocolate. The decor, it was beautiful, very rustic yet modern and very romantic and cosy.
A truly magical, unique and perfect place to stay. Pottergate Tower has been really special. From the beautiful spiral staircase to the fantastic living spaces, all top spec and so well thought out. The only problem was not wanting to leave the tower to explore!!
wonderful quirky accomdation, well located for local exploring. The welcome hamper was lovely.
Far exceeded our expectations. Stunning location with magnificent views. To us a truly unique and romantic experience. Certainly has the wow factor in spaces. We were drawn to the quirky uniqueness of the property and it’s location within the historic town of Alnwick. The accessibility to local amenities was also a consideration. We also wanted to experience the promised magic of the tower (it delivered). The welcome basket and bottle of wine was all very comprehensive and most welcoming, thank you. Thank you for an absolutely fantastic experience. We will certainly recommend Pottergate Tower to our friends and will be looking at Coquet Cottages for our next ‘away days’ experience.
A holiday or short break taken at Pottergate Tower will definitely not disappoint. The tower is in an elevated position giving splendid views across Alnwick and Alnwick Castle (or should I say Hogwarts). This ancient tower is stunning inside and has been sympathetically re-appointed to give extremely comfortable accommodation for two people.
The rooms are well furnished and very clean. The welcome hamper was of very good quality and covered all tastes. My wife and I enjoyed a not to be missed experience which we would heartily recommend.
Wow! What a stunning and unique property! An absolute gem. Impressive from the outside, and first-class decor and facilities inside. Fab views from the amazing windows. Location is perfect, just a few mins to the pubs, cafes and shops and of course the magnificent Alnwick Castle. We received a hamper full of goodies: wine, milk, butter, orange juice, chocolate, muesli, coffee, biscuits, pastries, nuts, etc! Thank you! It was hard to tear ourselves away to go sightseeing, but obviously you must, because Northumberland is a glorious county! Stunning beaches, quaint seaside towns, imposing castles and rolling green fields. I would recommend Pottergate Tower without hesitation!
This is an amazing property in the heart of Alnwick. The historic tower is tastefully refurbished and is very comfortable with fantastic views over Alnwick. The welcome hamper is well thought out and delicious. The only downside is the accommodation is not suitable for everyone due to the steep stairs to the accommodation.
Absolutely LOVED staying in Pottergate Tower it was stunning inside and out – we felt privileged to be able to stay in such an amazing place
The welcome basket was also fab – fresh bread / butter / milk / cookies / chocolate / wine and a lovely selection of fruit was a really lovely touch
I can not recommend highly enough – not many people can say they’ve stayed in their very own Tower – the area is lovely and the beaches are picture perfect.
Amazing! It was so warm, comfortable and beautiful. Clive, the owner was so responsive when I had a few questions. It was honestly just made my holiday so special. From the first conversation booking with the company, I knew I was in professional hands and I wouldn’t have to worry about any issues and I was right. Everything was exactly as advertised or better. Instructions, e-mails and phone conversations were complete, concise and easy to follow/understand. Truly impressed.
Pottergate Tower has been perfect! I love unique places to stay, so when i found this grade 2 listed tower it stood right out. The accommodation is luxurious and in such a fantastic setting overlooking Alnwick Town. The welcome basket was the best we’ve ever received and we regularly book self catering accommodation. This was our first trip to Northumberland and staying in Pottergate Tower made it perfect, we will definitely be looking on your site for future weekends away. Enjoyed every minute of our stay here.
The novelty of staying in a tower for a long weekend felt like luxury.
Pottergate was amazing! In the heart of Alnwick, the historic tower is so tastefully furnished and very comfortable with some fantastic views over Alnwick. The welcome hamper is well thought out and delicious.
Pottergate Tower is absolutely gorgeous! It felt like staying in your own castle. We loved the views! Spectacular.
Pottergate Tower is a unique and hugely attractive boutique space! We were impressed by the information file, welcome basket and the bathroom toiletries provided. The welcome basket was generous and just perfect! In such a historical setting with magnificent views. The owner Clive was a pleasure to meet, especially in describing how he and his father had created the apartment within the tower. He showed us some photographs taken during the work and i’m sure all guests would have loved to see it!
A very unique experience! It was like staying in a castle.
We had a lovely week at Pottergate Tower and thought that the whole concept and the way that Clive had made use of the space was incredible. The personal call from Clive on Tuesday to make sure that everything was ok was a nice touch. The tower was in a great position and as a holiday home with a difference, it was perfect. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everybody at Coquet Cottages for the wonderful choice of properties and of course, the exceptional service that you provide. We are already looking forward to choosing and booking our next break.
How homely and cosy it was; in spite of the awful weather, the property remained very warm and welcoming. The artwork and décor in particular were a lovely touch. We couldn’t have asked for more in the way of facilities.
Pottergate appealed to us due to it being unusual and full of history, it didn’t disappoint! We absolutely loved our stay at the tower, couldn’t find fault with and would highly recommend!
Fantastic welcome pack. Meant we didn’t have to worry about going out to find something for breakfast. It’s amazing what they’ve done with the space; and the views!
It is fabulously unique and very tempting. My wife was enthralled to stay in such an historic tower. It was such an unusual building and yet so comfortable and an adventure for the both of us. We can’t think of anything that would improve the experience!
Unique location and accommodation! Clive was very helpful and assistance with luggage was appreciated.
Staying in an actual historic tower was too much to resist! When can we come back?
We were extremely pleased with the standard of the property and the welcome hamper was a real treat and much appreciated as was the fact they had supplied kitchen essentials; soap, washing up liquid towels dish clothes and bathroom essentials enough toilet roll to last the whole stay and lovely fluffy towels and fresh bed linen! This is perfect!
WOW – what a place! Attention to detail is second to none. Spent my 50th Birthday in beautiful surroundings, enjoyed every minute!
What a fantastic start to 2016! Superb accommodation and surroundings. The communications before arrival were faultless and we were so impressed as we approached the tower for the first time! The welcome pack, including wine and flowers added a special touch – thank you. We spent the first couple of hours taking in the interior of the building before settling into our holiday. This setting gave us the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind in such a beautiful and historic location, and we certainly did, enjoy EVERY MOMENT. We would not hesitate to repeat the experience and do the same again.
An incredible place to stay – unforgettable! You’ve done an amazing job with the place – so homely and warm. Already been recommending to all.
Stayed at Pottergate Tower to celebrate joint birthdays and could not have found a lovelier place to do so! Many many thanks to yourselves and owner of Pottergate Tower, wonderful!
My wife and I would like to thank everyone at Coquet Cottages plus Clive the owner in what was one of the finest accommodation’s we have stayed in. In my opinion Coquet Cottages are second to none in customer care to any other holiday company or letting agency that we’ve used. Again, thank you so much for a wonderful stay in a truly magnificent tower and location!
It’s an absolutely unique property; renovated and refurbished to an exceptional standard!
It is so unique and you can really tell it has been lovingly restored by the pictures of the tower in previous times which are dotted all around the property – I thought this was a lovely touch. The viewing window is fantastic as well. It’s hard to pick what I liked best because the whole place is amazing! All communication I have had with Coquet Cottages has been fantastic, the service is second to none and I will definitely be booking through you again when we return to Northumberland soon!
Absolutely unique – never seen anything like it! A cross between a castle and a lighthouse. Thank you, Coquet Cottages and Clive for enabling my wife and I to have perhaps THE most memorable holiday accommodation we have ever experienced!
A fabulous place – we have loved living in a tower for the weekend! Amazing facilities and views! We can’t fault anything. Thank you so much.
Our first impressions of Pottergate Tower were that is is breathtakingly beautiful and superbly renovated. You can really tell how much love has gone into the renovation, particularly because of the fantastic pictures of the tower in previous times, which are all around the property. Such a lovely touch. We came to Pottergate Tower to celebrate our honeymoon and we could not have picked anywhere better, we felt like a king and queen. The attention to detail is second to none, and the hamper of local products we found upon arrival was lovely.
To say I celebrated my 30th Birthday in a tower and I was my own king in the castle will always live in my greatest memories. Thank you for the card and hamper, great touch and start to a wonderful time in Alnwick. What I love the most about this tower is the risk you took but I must say it came off and it is a majestic place to stay for a holiday or getaway from the busy stress of life. God bless you creativity.
What an amazing place to spend the second part of our honeymoon. We have loved every minute of it. Thank you so much for our welcome pack, it was just so considerate.
We have felt like a king and queen in our own tower! Superb place and what an amazing week of total luxury. A Birthday to remember! We will be back as how do you find another place to match this.
Our stay at Pottergate Tower has come to an end. We’ve had a really great time here – a truly magical place to stay. Everything about it lived up to our expectations. Clive you’ve done a fantastic job and I’m sure there’ll be many more who come to wonder at this great building recreation.
What a little gem! Actually a rather large gem… It has been a magical experience to be ‘top of the town’ and one will be repeating.
What a brilliant place to stay and relax! Very cosy, very comfortable, homely and very well designed. What a fantastic view from the window seat. Appreciated the welcome hamper and the beautiful flowers. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the tower and will recommend this wonderful hideaway to friends and family.
What can we say?! Beautiful tower and a privilege to stay here. The attention to detail makes all the difference. The decor is fantastic and what a view from the window seat!
Wow! Fantastic building and location. All superb. Had a wonderful time, thank you. The welcome hamper was a very thoughtful idea and very much appreciated. Nothing to fault at all. The tower refurb has been done to perfection.
Thank you for all the effort you have put into enabling us to stay here. It is wonderful to see historic buildings preserved and you have made a fantastic job of it. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and our leg muscles are much stronger than when we arrived!
Had a fantastic week at Pottergate Tower! 65 steps from bedroom to exit for those who haven’t counted. We have enjoyed Barter Books Cafe and Bari Tea.
We’ve had a really lovely stay. The tower is a wonderful place to relax and a super base for exploring Northumberland.
What an incredible architectural gem! Such a cosy place considering it’s made of 1m thick stone! Thank you for sharing this place and letting us stay.
What a lovely place it was for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We will not forget staying at Pottergate Tower. We were very grateful for the welcome pack. The bathroom was very clean and the bed was very comfortable.
What a beautiful place to stay. Everything you can imagine has been provided and catered for. Pottergate Tower is unique, welcoming, peaceful and faultless. We will definitely be recommending it to our family and friends. Many thanks for the call you made Clive to ensure the heating was ok as the outside temperature had dropped. A must is booking a table at The Treehouse Restaurant in Alnwick Gardens and The Old Boathouse in Amble.
Thank you very much for the lovely welcome hamper, it was very much appreciate. It was very exciting (and a privilege) to stay in such a beautiful and historic tower. All of the rooms are so lovely, it is hard to choose a favourite, but we especially like the window seat in the kitchen and the views over the roof tops to the castle.
I could have never wished for a more special way to celebrate my 50th Birthday than Pottergate Tower!
Such a wonderfully different place to stay – beautifully refurbished!
A gob-smacking, jaw-dropping place to stay! Reckon some of the Hogwarts magic has leaked over the the tower! Can’t fault it, even had fun with my size 12 feet on the stairs!
Beautiful renovation! So impressive and yet so welcoming. Thank you for the hamper, much appreciated. Every detail so well thought out. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we will be back.
What a beautiful place! We have had a fantastic stay – the tower is faultless! You have thought of everything and we will be back!
Fantastic place for a short break and after 4 days we thought we could live here long term! Has everything you need.
Thank you very much Clive in providing a five star accommodation in a lovingly restored 19th century tower. Both Sue and I have always taken our holidays in the most unusual places (and there are many!), but Pottergate Tower tops them all. A grand design and you have done a fine job in creating a modern, clean functional holiday home. I was so pleased when Sue found this in the Coquet Cottages listings, from our first entry and what is now our last evening here, it still holds on to that charm. Change nothing, it is just right and Sue and I would like to thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts. We will ensure great feedback to the Coquet Cottages team when the opportunity strikes.
Alnwick and Pottergate Tower are absolute gems. We are sad to be going home today but are so happy that we found this place. We have had an amazing honeymoon and will hopefully be back soon.
My wife booked a three night long weekend to celebrate a special birthday at Pottergate Tower in Alnwick via Coquet Cottages. This was following an article in a local magazine, which eulogised the experience. Every, but every mod. con. What a kitchen, with a courtesy food pack, & a mezzanine gallery; what a sitting room, with TV, xBox, wifi; then a wide, shorter staircase up to the tower top bedroom, with the largest & most comfortable double bed ever. And the views out over the town! It was pleasant to be back in Northumberland, with such nice people in the lovely little town.