Guest Feedback for The Gin Gan
Our visitors’ book at The Gin Gan 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 The Gin Gan.
An amazing property in a quiet location only just outside of Seahouses. The property had everything we needed and more! It was very clean and comfortable. The scones in the welcome basket were lovely and the dog treats and little blanket for our dog was an appreciated touch. We can’t wait to return!
Many thanks for a lovely stay in Northumberland. We loved The Gin Gan Cottage. Everything was perfect and the attention to detail was exceptional. WOW those beaches too!
This is a beautiful property with everything you can think of, which is very well situated for all the amenities and within walking distance of the beach but in a quiet area of Seahouses. We thoroughly recommend it and this is our 2nd stay at this property.We love Coquet Cottages and have been booking our stays with you for a few years.
This property had a luxurious feel, with a stone look bathroom floor. The Noble Isle diffusers were divine.
We just love this beautiful cottage, it is our third stay and it never disappoints. This is a true home from home, thank you so much for everything. We will be back.
The children’s pillow spray, fresh coffee, delicious bread, eggs, and wine were really appreciated. We loved it all along with the size, space, design, furnishings and location.
We have absolutely adored this cottage. Everything was perfect. An unforgettable family get away after the last 18 months. Thank you.
We loved this beautiful home from home. Thank you for all the gorgeous toiletries, the hamper and the flowers. We had some great beach walks at Seahouses and it was lovely to not use the car. We enjoyed eating Crab sandwiches from the smokery at Craster. We also visited The Joiners Arms in Newton. We had a great time in Northumberland, which is our happy place.
Another week in a beautiful property. We enjoyed the layout space and thought it was very unique.
The Gin Gan was perfect. This is the best equipped holiday house we have ever stayed in. Plenty of space for the 3 generations in our family. It was also a perfect spot for exploring Northumberland, I’m sure we will be back.
Fabulous property, spacious, airy, great garden, well secured, the kitchen and family room was amazing!! We will definitely come back for another stay. We enjoyed the space and quality of the property, it was fabulous. Oh and the welcome pack was perfect plus the personalised text and messages… we loved it!!
The Gin Gan had a large dining/kitchen area, had a good number of bathrooms and we liked the location. There was a nice range of local produce and the scones were delicious.
Excellent accommodation and location. It was a good size, very clean with nice little touches, which made it homely. It was situated in a quiet location. But all in all the cottage had everything we needed.
We booked this property because it had separate space for relaxing and TV viewing; en suites; it was a spacious property; parking for 2 cars; in the area in which we wanted to stay and had an outside seating area. Excellent property.
We travelled to Northumberland for a wedding, how glad we are to be back at The Gin Gan where we are making a week of it. This is a super home with all you could need. Good weather, excellent beaches and walks.
Absolutely loved this cottage! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed. The welcome hamper was just perfect. The location was perfect for local amenities and to enjoy a quiet stay. Coquet Cottages and the owners were fantastic in our hour of need. We hope to book this cottage again!
As soon as we stepped thought the door we felt at home. We were really appreciative of the welcome hamper as we had very tiring journey. The Gin Gan was so clean, spacious and inviting and was so well equipped. Seahouses has a co0-op and Trotter Bakery. Places we would recommend to visit are Dunstanburgh Castle, Beadnell beach, Lindisfarne and the beach walk on Bamburgh. Thank you Sian and Peter for your assistance during your stay. We are all sad to leave and hoping we can return in the future.
Absolutely fantastic. Such a lovely well kept holiday home and the owners were more than helpful. We enjoyed the open plan area and the private garden and the property was in such a fab location.
We should have been here in June 2020 to celebrate my 75th birthday but we could not come due to the covid restrictions. We are so pleased we postponed our stay to June 2021 and celebrated my 76th birthday. It was well worth the wait. We have had a fabulous few days here at The Gin Gan. The house is fantastic and so well appointed. From the moment we stepped across the threshold we felt at home and relaxed. It was wonderful being able to get together as a family again. We couldn’t have waited for better weather to be able to sit and relax in the garden, as there was glorious sunshine. Thank you to Peter and Sian for the welcome basket, personal touches and attention to detail, they were all greatly appreciated. We would have no hesitation in recommending this lovely cottage and hope to be able to return sometime in the future.
We enjoyed all of the welcome hamper which was and personalised with treats and dishes for the dog too. It was the best welcome basket we have had. The property was great with a massive kitchen diner that was very bright and welcoming.
This property is in a ideal location. It is perfect for walking the beaches of Northumberland. We liked the architecture along with the high standard of design, finish and furnishings. Cleanliness was spot on! and the fact the property is dog friendly. In anticipation we have already booked to stay in a Coquet Cottage later this year in November.
This is a beautiful cottage perfect location. It was so comfortable and had stunning interiors we would definitely go back. I loved the open plan lay out, private garden and quiet location which was in walking distance to beach and shops. There was lovely fresh local produce. The scones were delicious and the property had everything we needed.
We have had a fabulous week at Th Gin Gan, it is a beautiful house with everything you could need. We really appreciated the hamper full of lovely goodies and even personalised treats for the dog. We just love this whole area and will definitely return to The Gin Gan.
What a wonderful home in a beautiful location! After such a stressful year ‘Gin Gan’ has been the perfect place to relax and celebrate our 21st wedding anniversary! Thank you for the delicious goodies in the hamper which was such a treat! The weather has been very kind. We have enjoyed hours on the beach/sand dunes at Bamburgh. We also paid a visit to the stunning grounds and castle of Bamburgh and also spend a day at the wonderful Alnwick Gardens. We were spoilt for choice for meals, The Copper Kettle in Bamburgh provided excellent door stop sandwiches and cakes. Lewis fish restaurant in Seahouses did the BEST take away fish and chips. However, the best experience by far was seeing a seal pup on the beach at Seahouses on the evening we got here, it was an amazing sight that we wont forget. Five days really isn’t enough, we are already looking forward to returning. Thank you.
From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The cottage is beautiful, spotlessly clean, with every little detail thought of. The fire in the lounge makes for cosy evenings and the large open kitchen makes for a bright start to the day. The owners couldn’t have been more helpful and generous. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Gin Gan or Coquet Cottages. We will certainly be back.
Beautiful property, attention to detail and in a great location close to the beach very friendly owners. We liked the proximity to the beach and enjoyed everything in the welcome basket. Would stay again!
Our second lovely stay at The Gin Gan. We love the open plan fresh style of this cottage and the 3 bathrooms. We love the owners attention to detail. We were delighted with your service.
Jenny October 2020
What a superb house, very well equipped, we particularly liked the great kitchen/dining/family room. The property is in a lovely quiet area but with easy access to both the town and beach on foot.
A spectacularly unique cottage with a large open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area. Great mix of items in the welcome basket, especially for the children.
Johnathan August 2020
Beautiful house, well equipped. Enjoyed our stay despite the weather. Lovely meal at The Ship at Longstone Hotel plus enjoyed joining in the quiz. Must comment on the cleanliness of the property, well done to the housekeepers. Thanks again.
Wonderful weekend here at The Gin Gan! The cottage is well equipped, a real home from home. The weather has been very pleasant, we’ve had some lovely walks. Can recommend Longstone House (just up the road) for Sunday lunch. Thanks again, we will be back.
We stayed here for Christmas and had a truly wonderful time. The house was perfect for our family. Great location, well equipped, light bright and warm. The welcome pack was fabulous and the hosts were incredibly helpful. I am sure that we will come back again. Thank you so much.
We have had a wonderful few days here at the “Gin Gan”. Beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for – loved the Christmas touches. Beaches in this area are amazing which our Cairn Terrier, Freddie, thoroughly enjoyed. Love the area and will definitely be back.
Very nice place! Good size and location. We had friends staying with us and needed a dog-friendly place. We liked the Wine!
Booked for a weekend and wish we’d booked for a week. What a welcoming cottage in a fantastic setting. Amazing welcome pack and so lovely to arrive to lights and heating switched on. Had a very nice time just us three girls, grandma, mummy and 1 year old Caitlin. Will hopefully be back next year.
What a lovely property. We’ve been coming to Seahouses for the past 30 years and this has got to be in our top three. We would definitely return. All correspondence between owners and ourselves was seamless, like heating ect. Thanks for your patience Sian and Pete. Kind regards.
Thank you for a fantastic stay at The Gin Gan – lovely cottage in a great area. We appreciated all the thoughtful touches, which made it a really comfortable stay, we hope the be back!
We have enjoyed a very happy week here at The Gin Gan. You have thought of every detail to make us feel at home. This is a very special place that we shall certainly revisit.
The space in the cottage was perfect for a family holiday. The decor and furniture were of a high standard and it was bright and clean. I loved the fact the welcome hamper had local produce and provided an opportunity to sample a number of goods, it was one of the best welcome packs I have received and as a family, we have been visiting this area for over 30 years and rented numerous properties.
Just returned from a lovely stay at The Gin Gan. It’s a fantastic cottage – beautifully decorated and equipped. The very large kitchen/dining/day room is really striking – great for family meals, but it was also nice to have the cosy sitting room with a gas fire. Bedrooms and bathrooms are relatively small, but have everything you need. The garden is also quite small, but private and fully enclosed, with nice garden furniture in a sun trap. Very peaceful location. Walking distance to North Sunderland/Seahouses – including beach, shops, cafes ect. Lovely spa a short distance away. (Beau Monde at Lucker). Owners were very responsive and helpful when we had a question. Coquet Cottages are always reliable – we have stayed in their cottages for a number of years and the standard of cottages, plus customer service are a second to none.
Enjoyed The Gin Gan for our base to discover Northumberland. Even the days didn’t spoil our enjoyment. The quality and eye to detail in Gin Gan made for a comfortable stay and a great place to relax after our days exploring. Had a great evening at Kielder Observatory, a dark night experience even if the clouds covered the stars. Welcoming gift hamper was amazing. Thankyou.
We have really enjoyed our week at The Gin Gan. The accommodation is comfortable and restful and a great place for the family to stay. There is everything you could need to make it a real home from home and the kitchen was a pleasure to use. We loved the attention to detail – the sea birds and pictures are fab! We have been lucky with the weather and some great days out visiting Lindisfarne and Bamburgh. We took a boat trip to the Farne Island and, having been impressed by the seals, had the added bonus of seeing dolphins on our return. We enjoyed some good meals at the Longstone hotel round the corner where we were made very welcome. (including the dog). Thank you for sharing this beautiful home. We have had a great holiday and hope to return.
A wonderful week exploring Northumberland. The Gin Gan is perfect (thankyou to the owners!) Absolutely outstanding accommodation with much eye for detail. Home from home! Tremendous scenery everywhere, we will be back. Many thanks
What a perfect setting from which to explore the wonders and beautiful Northumberland. The Gin Gan IS everything we could have wished for. The Gin Gan HAS everything we needed for a great stay. The Gin Gan WILL be returned to by our family after a truly magical week.
We were totally amazed at the quality of the cottage. It has been an absolute pleasure to stay here. Thank you so much for letting us stay.
Loved the layout of the cottage – excellent day room for family get-together and ideal having the separate lounge too. Everything we could have ever needed was provided and such high quality. Had an amazing stay would love to return.
A wonderful home from home! Everything we could have needed for our Northumberland holiday. Fantastic attention to detail. Sian & Peter – you have thought of everything.
Wow! What an amazing cottage – loved the layout and attention to detail. Suspect we will return.
What a perfect setting from which to explore the wonders and beatific Northumberland.
The Gin Gan IS everything we could have wished for.
The Gin Gan HAS everything we needed for a great stay.
The Gin Gan WILL be returned to by our family after a truly magical week.
Lovely well equipped house, high specification in a good position not far from main shopping street and beaches. The welcome hamper had a mix of lovely goodies which the family enjoyed especially the fresh fruit scones.
Absolutely amazing five star cottage with everything you could wish for and more, high quality throughout along with excellent location, couldn’t have asked for any more, the best we’ve ever encountered. Extremely thoughtful and helpful owners, highly recommend. Lovely selection, something for everyone and wasn’t expected. Beautiful fresh flowers also. Helpful starter too for having breakfast foods of bread, milk, tea coffee, fresh orange butter and jam. Had excellent communication with the owner, very helpful.
The Richmond Family