Our visitors’ book at Sandpiper 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 Sandpiper.
Excellent property with lots of space and very well kitted out. We loved the fact that there was a lovely garden – with furniture – and it was fully enclosed, so we didn’t have to worry about Chloe – our English Setter. We thought everything was great – and the biscuits were delicious in the welcome basket. This property was just great for us – we all got our own space and nobody was on top of one another. Please let the cleaners know that they did a great job getting it ready for our arrival. We hope to be back.
This is a lovely property, which is beautifully furnished and had everything you could need. It was also in a nice location. The size of the property was great, it had plenty of space and of course had an amazing hot tub. It was also great to have have kitchen supplies such as dishwasher tablets, a washing machine and dishcloths.
Wonderful spacious house – we have stayed here before. There were little bag of treats for children. It was also very handy to have been supplied with milk. The property was spacious with a sperate snug.
The house was in great condition and perfectly clean. The hot tub was wonderful and the bread, biscuits and scones were a real treat.
Andy November 2020
Beautiful cottage in a good location for visiting places. Added bonus with it having a very nice hot tub. We enjoyed the location and quietness of the cottage, but liked that it was near enough to Seahouses to get essential shopping, plus bars and restaurants. The welcome pack was well presented with lovely things like bread, fruit scones, wine, beer, biscuits etc. All very nice indeed. We want to say thank you to the owners of the cottage and Coquet Cottages, for making our holiday very enjoyable during these difficult times.
We liked the room set up, the location, garden and hot tub. Excellent as ever!
Fantastic property, really clean and beautifully presented everything you could ever need was supplied. Great location for beach and shops. It was our first time visiting this area and we will most definitely be back again. We arrived in the dark on a February evening, the cottage was warm and clean and ready for us to just walk into. Fantastic first impression. The guest information file could not be more comprehensive, everything was to hand. There was something for everyone in the welcome basket, including the dog. A lot of space, plenty of room for us all to be together without being on top of one another.
Thanks so much for a wonderful first visit to Northumberland. Beautiful cottage with everything we could have asked for. The hot tub was a real treat and the little touches were so welcoming, particularly the thoughtful dog treats for Oscar. We will be back.
My family found a wonderful place to celebrate my 70th Birthday. Really unforgettable weekend in beautiful surroundings. First Class. Definitely will be back for my 80th.
What a fabulous home – it far exceeded all of our expectations. There was nothing that the owners have missed out on making our stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. Perfection at its best for sure. Great location, beautiful grands and a wonderful house!
Everyone (Ages 7-80) loved the beautifully appointed cottage. Perfect facilities in a stunning area. Could not have wished for more. Top trips were visiting Bamburgh Castle, Incredible History & Friendly people. Boat trip with Serenity Catamarans from Seahouses Harbour to Farne Islands. Seals were wonderful. St Aidan’s beach and Beadnell Bay. Swallowfish smokeries – Take the time to find them for amazing kippers.
Lovely cottage, very well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed being here.
We (Aged 10-73) all found the cottage to be beautifully decorated + very well equipped (Particularly kitchen). We were lucky with glorious weather so enjoyed a day at Bamburgh beach, boat trip (Serenity Cruises) to Farne Islands, Holy Island, Craster & Amble. We ate at Insieme (Italian) in Seahouses, busy but tasted with a good atmosphere. We had a take away curry from Indian Brasserie, all food was yummy! We had a fantastic lunch at the Ship Inn at Holy Island. We would definitely return. Thank you.
What a fab cottage. We have loved every minute. We are regular visitors to Northumberland and using Coquet Cottages. This cottage suited all from 3 months to 50+ years. The hot tub was definitely a plus. The only downside was the weather. Worse rain here for years. We will be back. Thanks for everything.
We had a fantastic week in this lovely cottage. Great weather which wad perfect for lots of day trips. I got 8 paintings done in a week – what more could you want! Thanks for a fantastic holiday. Best wishes.
We have had a lovely holiday in a beautiful cottage! The hot tub was well used. Weather not brilliant but didn’t hold us back. Would love to return at some point.
Another lovely Coquet Cottage – Sandpiper was lovely – lots of fun and laughter for my 40th and daughters 4th birthday. Great to spend quality family time – weather was perfect for exploring, beautiful area. Cottage had everything. Hot tub well used. Hoping we will be back, the weekend went too fast.
Fabulous cottage, ticked all of the boxes for all 3 generations! Interior Design just perfect and all the little extras eg welcome hamper, towels and slippers for the hot tub much appreciated. A Lovely homely feel but a luxury home! Seahouses had everything we needed close by and Northumberland has many places to visit to keep everyone occupied. The weather was perfect and the scenery is beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, sorry to leave and will definitely return.
Have enjoyed a lovely week, great cottage, everything we needed in a holiday home. Loved the Jacuzzi. Thanks
Cottage is amazing, everything you can think of and all the little extra’s on arrival, thank you. Hot tub is brilliant. We have stayed in a lot of dog friendly cottages but this is by far the best. Also having two downstairs bedrooms was a bonus with disabled people. We will use this place again.
The interiors are so homely and warming. Perfect for a big family group across all generations, everyone was thought of send the little touches just made it. Thank you so much. Dog Friendly! And no compromise on quality. Extra important features such as the lovely fire and hot tub. Also 5 minutes walk to the beach. Coquet Cottages have been amazing. Loved the freshly baked scones and the homely interiors!
The welcome gifts were a lovely addition. The owners had thought of everything we might need to make our stay more comfortable. We liked it all. Very comfortable sofas and beds, peaceful, dog friendly, enclosed garden and hot tub. We had a fabulous holiday, thank you.
Absolutely perfect, the property and the location far exceeded our expectations. The layout that gave us as a family space to have either private time or family time. The downstairs en-suite bedroom for our disabled mum was excellent in every way.
Sandpiper is luxurious accommodation; beautifully appointed with well proportioned rooms and 4 bedrooms and bathrooms. We chose Sandpiper as it had suitable downstairs accommodation for someone who can’t do stairs, and the hot tub appealed. When we arrived it looked stunning with so many homely details.
The house has everything you could wish for and some things you didn’t realise you might need! The children loved their own ‘snug’ separate tv room. The kitchen with dining table is huge. And as you might expect the hot tub did not disappoint. It was massive.
We had never booked with Coquet but would not hesitate to recommend their attention to detail. Their website is really informative.
The welcome pack on arrival was a delight with a selection of delicious treats and some welcome staples as well.
The cottage is picturesque in a good location with a good walk into Seahouses and easy access to the wealth of attractions in the area.
We would love to go back – to be honest we would have been happy to stay a lot longer!!
The bread and jams in the welcome basket were very good. Champagne was a nice surprise. Didn’t eat all the scones! Really appreciated having it. Enclosed garden, very cosy and comfortable.
The scones were lovely and the flowers were a very nice touch. Having milk, butter and bread was really useful – thank you. The location was excellent and the quality of the cottage was fantastic. Great to have two living rooms so we could split up if we wanted to. All of the bedrooms were lovely and it’s really useful to have a bathroom per room. The younger members of our party enjoyed the jacuzzi.
Beautiful house, perfect for three generations, walking distance to Seahouses and a hot tub. Everything you need close by. Fresh scones, wine and bread in the hamper.
Sandpiper is beautiful. The interior is stunning and felt more like a home than a holiday rental. The extra touches such as a welcome basket being provided was very thoughtful. We felt so welcome.
Lovely cottage very comfortable and beautifully dressed.
Wonderfully appointed and immaculate cottage. Home from home. The quality of the furnishings, the kitchen equipment and the layout of the cottage was great. Even the dog settled into the comfort immediately. Thank you so much for the welcome pack. The cottage was perfect and so perfect we will come again many times now. Thank you for a wonderful break.
Amazing stay every thing we could have asked for see you again Sandpiper!
The beds were very comfy and easy to get to sleep on.
Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. The thoughtful attention to detail – lovely furnishings and artwork – made it very special. A great base to visit the surrounding countryside and wonderful to return to after a long walk on the beach.
Thank you Coquet Cottages and Kevin Craig for a great weeks stay. We will be back!
Every need catered for and a thoughtful host!
This was our third visit to this fantastic cottage. As always it was so comfortable, beautifully furnished and a joy to stay in. On this occasion we were with some friends also with two children and what a fantastic stay we all had. The children played happily in the snug whilst we enjoyed a quiet glass of wine by the fire in the lounge. All the bedrooms are so comfortable and spacious and the separate bedroom areas worked really well with our two families. We will definitely visit again as the cottage is so near fantastic beaches, with lots of lovely walks (enjoyed by our dog Molly!) and eating places and also well equipped with games, books, etc. so there is always something to do for all age ranges.
Fabulous cottage. A real home-from-home. So nice to stay in such a clean and well-equipped holiday home. Great area – so much to see and do. Many thanks.
What can we say – sumptuous! We have enjoyed the beautiful coastal scenery and impressive castles.
We have had an absolutely fabulous week here. It is a beautiful holiday home and the kids loved having their own playroom! We will definitely be returning!
A wonderful stay in a wonderful cottage. A perfect size with everything you could need. The coast, as ever, is magnificent.
Fabulous cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday, as did all the grandparents – cottage allowed 3 generations of family to be together yet have space apart. Location good for exploring the beaches and the Farne Islands where we even saw a pod of dolphins!
Thank you for providing outstanding accommodation. We’ve had an incredible holiday. Perfect home, weather and location!
Tremendous accommodation. Thank you for the dressing up clothes, the toys and the DVDs for the children (5 & 3). We will recommend this cottage for a family holiday.
First class holiday let. Couldn’t be better!
Fantastic week. Cottage is absolutely brilliant and could be the best we have stayed in up here. Convenient for the beaches, pubs and restaurants – Olde Ship in Seahouses definitely recommended. An excellent base – we will return!
Wonderful cottage with plenty of space to accommodate 3 generations. Excellent quality and attention to detail. Felt like home-from-home with nothing overlooked. Well equipped kitchen. Great base to explore the area; beaches, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Gardens and Craigside. Enjoyed by grandparents, parents and children (6 & 3 years) alike. Just wish we could have stayed longer!
Fantastic week in a superb cottage. The cottage felt very comfortable and luxurious. We were delighted with our choice. We liked the separate nature of sleeping arrangements for each family and the second sitting room for the kids! Thank you for thinking of so many sensible and thoughtful touches including a great selection of toys, games and books – kids toys/dressing up/garden stuff were fantastic. Had great meals at restaurants in Seahouses. Fun riding at Slate Hall in North Sunderland and surfing at Surf School in Amble. Harry Potter day in Alnwick Caste enjoyed by young and old.
A lovely cottage – very well appointed with amazing attention to detail. All much appreciated. And what a beautiful part of the country – Robson Green was spot on!! We’ve seen stunning scenery, amazing sights and visited gorgeous towns and villages. The beaches are wild and wonderful – we’ve had fabulous dog walks. Thank you.
Gorgeous house and beautiful garden. Bedrooms were cosy and warm. Loved the holiday. Would definitely recommend this cottage as it brought fun and memories to the family.
We expect a high standard of accommodation so we were very happy to come across Sandpiper Cottage when researching the area as it fitted all of our requirements. We liked the fact the cottage was comfortable and quiet.
Accommodation at Sandpiper is excellent and we have thoroughly enjoyed our week. The living space was great. The attention to detail (including games/DVD’s etc for children) was also good. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.
Another wonderful cottage from the Coquet Cottage group-always to a very high standard. A great family holiday and everyone was catered for – the children (6 & 4) loved the garden and selection of DVDs whilst our 1 year old enjoyed the toys on the landing. Sandpiper is in an excellent location with fabulous beaches and castles on the doorstep.
Delightful house and every need is taken care of from arrival to departure. Another great Coquet Cottages house and probably the best we have stayed in and that says something. Lots of time spent on nearby beaches and good eats at local pubs. We will be back!
The house was lovely. Everything was provided and the furnishings were excellent. Wonderful beach around the corner – ideal for children (as was Playstation!). Food and service excellent at local restaurants and pubs. Would definitely return.
Great cottage. Welcoming and equipped to a high standard. Loved by family and dogs. We have had a lovely time.
We have had the most amazing time at Sandpiper. We were absolutely sold on the cottage and were sad to leave this lovely place. We needed for nothing –even the children and dog were well catered for. We loved the proximity of the beach and coast plus the town of Seahouses was there for extra provisions.
Good time had by all. Granddaughter loved the beaches and grandparents loved the comfy sofas! The layout and decor were first rate. Congratulations to the owners.
What a fabulous cottage! We have stayed in this area every Easter over the past 10 years, but this cottage is the most impressive. It was decorated so beautifully, so spacious, had everything to hand and all pristine clean. Kitchen equipped with the very best so it was lovely to cook and prepare food in. Fabulous welcome pack with an Easter theme and local products. We loved the books in every room and enjoyed some great DVDs beside the warm fire. If our children were smaller they would have loved finding all the toys and books. Thank you for a lovely stay.
Sandpiper is very spacious and suitable for our group. We liked having plenty of bathrooms and the other room for my grandson to play. He loved being in the room also the landing area with the toys. All in all everything was perfect and well equipped.
The cottage was beautiful! Everything had been thought of. The quality of the cottage itself was excellent, from the beds to the cleanliness to the amenities in the kitchen. The overall experience was outstanding. We would love to come again.
We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage. It was warm, welcoming, spacious and extremely well decorated with a lovely enclosed garden for the children. Accommodation was ample for two families and we particularly liked the 2 living rooms giving adults and children their own space. The kitchen was immaculate and well stocked with everything we needed and the bedrooms luxuriously comfortable.
We loved being only a walk away from a gorgeous beach and all the village amenities with lots of interesting places to visit and places to eat within easy driving distance. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would not hesitate to recommend the cottage and would love to come back. Thank you!” “We found it an ideal location for lots of great days out. We all (including the children and our dog Molly) really relaxed during the evenings with plenty of space for the children to play, but also plenty of grown up space to really unwind. Pure relaxation!
Our recent stay at Sandpiper has been wonderful. The cottage is lovely – spacious yet cosy and beautifully furnished. A fantastic bolthole with every possible luxury and great attention to detail. We will definitely be back to Sandpiper soon.
We couldn’t believe our luck when we walked in and saw how absolutely beautiful Sandpiper was! We expected it to be really nice but it was even better. We had a lovely few days and found the cottage to be perfect for our needs, it was roomy, warm and cosy and very comfortable – especially the beds! We all said we had never slept so well as we had in this cottage. We can’t wait to return, already planning for next year! Thank you.
From the moment we stepped into the house to leaving, we experienced comfort, luxury and complete relaxation. Well thought out accommodation, tastefully decorated and equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. Real home from home – only better!
The cottage worked well accommodating a family with space for children to do their own thing and a safe garden to play in. Great location for exploring the local area and beautiful beaches – all without having to travel for miles in the car.
We all had a fab week at Sandpiper! The cottage was amazing and we all enjoyed it being our home for the week!
Shame we couldn’t order the weather though, however it didn’t stop us exploring! And it was always nice to come home back to such a beautiful cottage – thank you.