Our visitors’ book at Throstle 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 Throstle Cottage.
Throstle Cottage is very spacious, well equipped and in a great location. Coquet Cottages are a great company and the communication is brilliant. Also the information on the website and the guidebook is excellent!
Lovely property, so well equipped.
Very comfortable cottage with the owner making every effort to ensure we were comfortable. It was in a great location within walking distance to Alnmouth and near to Alnwick. It was also great it takes dogs.
This is a lovely cottage, which is beautifully presented. It is all on one level, and has all the amenities you could possibly want. The Welcome Pack was exceptional as well.
Throstle is a lovely cottage, very well equipped. We had a lovely time. It was dog friendly and close (walkable) to Alnmouth where we wanted to be.
The property was a perfect size, looked well maintained and was in the location we were looking for.
The cottage was fantastic. We liked the location, size, bathroom, shower was great, and the kitchen had everything we needed. The owner was very accommodating and gave us early access as we requested, we would highly recommend this property.
Lovely cottage, very well equipped, sweet garden. We were delighted with our stay and impressed by the COVID protocols followed. We were very pleased that you made it possible for us to defer our holiday from last year’s booking, which had to be cancelled due to COVID. The property was very well equipped and comfortable, plus it had a lovely garden and was in a good location. Thanks for a lovely holiday.
The property was in a quiet location but was an excellent base for travelling around Northumberland. We enjoyed the quality of the Cottage, which also stood out to us on booking. We loved the quality of the fittings in the house and it was perfect for two people.
The wine and roses were a nice surprise. It was clean and had everything we needed.
Victor October 2020
This property ticked the box for us as it was for 2 persons, permitted a dog and had a garden.The selection of items provided was of good quality and was very thoughtful. The dog welcome basket was very much appreciated. We enjoyed the location and it was warm and cosy. The kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and utility room were superbly appointed! Thank you! We had a lovely short break. We also appreciated the telephone call from the owner checking that all was okay.
Julia September 2020
We had a excellent stay, it was a very welcoming cottage. We liked that the cottage had a nice big bathroom.
Julie September 2020
This cottage appealed to us because it had an attractive exterior and interior which looked to be high quality.On arrival there were high quality fittings and very clean. The owner was thoughtful and called to check to make sure everything was OK.Excellent cottage, great location.
Has an enclosed garden and is dog friendly. We’ve also stayed there before and we love it! We liked the cake, tea and coffee, local paper, beer and shortbread. Great location with an enclosed garden front and back. You applied a discount to our booking which we forgot to do which is great customer service. Thank you.
Truly delightful cottage in a great location. As well as having basic essentials, a thoughtful selection of tasty treats was an added bonus. As well as a welcome pack for the dog.
Great location, great cottage! It’s a very good size for two people and a dog, it’s well equipped and situated perfectly for the areas we were looking to explore and re visit. I found it perfect! The selection included was ideal. It’s very cosy with a well sized bathroom. All was to our liking and holiday enjoyment.
What a fabulous cottage! Is has exceeded all our expectations, from the welcome basket to the extremely comfy bed and excellent all around comfort. We have stayed in many Coquet Cottages and this is one of the best. Thank you for letting us share your cottage. If only for a weekend break.
Back to Throstle and loving every minute. Hamper from Sue & Steve was extremely generous and thoughtful – A nice taste of Northumberland. The cottage is as lovely as ever and so relaxing and homely. Been out and about – really good weather and some lovely walks and back to a roaring fire – what more do you need?
Our first visit to Throstle Cottage and definitely wasn’t the last. We were blown away when we arrived. The cottage is so beautiful and homely and so tastefully decorated, we wanted for nothing. Lesbury is a lovely village and such a peaceful setting. Just what we wanted.
Brilliant accommodation! Can’t fault it! We always come once a year to the N.E. We love the beaches, walks and tranquillity. Throstle Cottage did not disappoint – from the welcome pack to the comfy beds and shower. It was lovely to come in every day to a lovely warm cottage. We’ll be back and thank you!
We have really enjoyed our stay at Throstle cottage. It couldn’t have been better! All the fabulous attention to detail make it feel as if you are in a ‘home’ not a holiday home. Wonderful! Thanks for the generous gifts in the welcome hamper – such a lovely thought. We have had mixed but dry weather – we’ve really liked exploring Alnmouth and Warkworth. Thank you for making your beautiful cottage a memorable stay!
Another superb stay at Throstle Cottage, although its a few years since our last visit. As soon as we walked through the door we felt at home. A well thought welcome hamper even catered for my gluten free needs, everything we needed was here.
This is our second visit (well a few years between) to Throstle Cottage and despite the changeable weather, we’ve really enjoyed our stay as much as our first visit. All the little touches, welcome basket of groceries, information pockets ect and the quality of all the cottage facilities ensures a warm welcome and the home from home feel. This hopefully will not be our last visit as we have enjoyed the break so much especially the fact that the property is pet friendly which is especially important to us. Thank you so much for our visit. Best wishes.
We’ve had a lovely week in your gorgeous cottage. It somehow manages to be both spacious and cosy and has everything we could possibly need. Thank you so much for the welcome basket, the flowers and your phone call to make sure all was ok – all much appreciated. The area is beautiful, the people we talked to were all very friendly and plenty to do so in all its been great! Many thanks for everything.
A memorable stay in a cosy and well resourced cottage. Our visit was made even more complete because the maps and pamphlets provided help us plan days out to suit weather and our dog! The beaches and castles of Northumberland are truly the best we’ve seen – this is a county we will be back to explore and of course stay at “Throstle Cottage” again! Thank you!
We have really enjoyed our stay at Throstle Cottage. Every need was catered for. Expectations were exceeded! Welcome hamper was a lovely touch and this is the nicest cottage we have visited.
We have had a really enjoyable week staying at Throstle Cottage. It is a lovely holiday cottage and catered for all our needs – a real home from home and ideally located for us, enabling easy access to our favourite locations in the area.
Cosy, well equipped cottage with lots of space. So nice to be able to stay somewhere more luxurious with a dog! The bedroom was a lovely calming space. So nice to be able stay somewhere luxurious with a dog!
We needed a “dog welcome” property with a secure garden, the cottage had good directions and straight forward access instructions. Great size, layout & Information pack. The welcome basket was a nice touch. Arguably the best property we’ve rented.
Very cosy and in a nice village with plenty of good dog walks nearby, the welcome basket had everything necessary, bread, wine etc. so that we did not need to go searching on our first evening for milk etc. We liked the well-stocked kitchen, its cleanliness and its great location.
A superb cottage with every amenity and very close to the beautiful Northumberland coastline.. a pleasure every time.
A fabulous cottage, beautifully furnished with a large woodburner, well equipped kitchen comfortable bedroom and amazing bathroom.
The rooms were spacious for a cottage , yet it was wonderfully warm and cosy.
very helpful owner, and the welcome hamper was a welcomed surprise.
The village is lovely. The post office/ village store was even open on Sunday.
It is a nice riverwalk from the village to Alnmouth. A perfect winter retreat.
Just loved it. Much more spacious than expected, beautifully furnished, very clean and comfortable. The owner was very helpful. A perfect cottage in a lovely location. Thank you.
Beautiful cottage. Loved everything about it. Hamper, fresh flowers and champagne were a wonderful surprise. Milk and butter in the fridge. Fresh bread in the hamper meant that we didn’t need to go to the shop when we arrived, bonus! Cottage was clean and extremely comfortable. Loved the bedding and nice fluffy white towels. All the gifts for the dog were really appreciated. It was all these things and more that made it the best holiday we could have asked for.
We luxuriated in the cosiness of Throstle Cottage thrilled by the Christmas decorations, treats and the cake. Many thanks to Sue and Steve for all the personal touches
A two night break in the most gorgeous cottage. I have spent all weekend saying ‘ I Love ‘ at the start of every sentence, when talking about your gorgeous little gem of a place. The cottage is so beautifully presented, and feels so homely and comfortable, yet completely luxurious. Ideally located within stumbling distance of The Coach Inn and a lovely walk to Alnmouth and the beach. The log burner is a real treat and just what you need after a wintery walk. We will be back.
Well what can we say? This place just keeps getting better. Throstle Cottage holds a special place in our hearts as our first visit was in 2014 and we have returned a further three times, this being our first trip as a family. Throstle Cottage goes the extra mile and then much further! The welcome pack was fab (as always) and the cottage even more luxurious than our last visit with the new shower.
Wonderful stay in a wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. Bruce our chocolate lab enjoyed every minute of his stay here. Throstle Cottage has everything you need and is so cosy and homely. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing and comfortable with all the treats. We will definately be back.
We have spent a very comfortable week in Throstle Cottage. It has been a fantastic base from which to visit so many interesting and stunningly beautiful places. We made good use of all the guide books provided. There are so many interesting dog walks straight from the cottage into Alnwick and Warkworth. We are going home with fond memories of here. We have had a really good holiday
It has all been said before, quite simply PERFECT! Many thanks indeed.
We have had a lovely time. Our first time here and it won’t be our last! Thank you for the welcome pack, really appreciated it. Bedroom great, what a comfortable bed, really lovely. Layout really handy especially if stairs are a problem. Clean, well equipped and thoughtfully managed house. We spent lovely evenings in the garden. Don’t want to leave. A winner!
The only thing wrong with visiting Northumberland is that eventually you have to leave. This is our fifth visit and third time in Throstle Cottage. It is the most gorgeous property so enjoy every moment you have here. Our next trip will be for two weeks. Thank you again for a lovely cottage.
The cottage “Throstle” is welcoming and so lovely to come back to. We found everything we could possibly need and more. Thank you for the lovely hamper. The bed is really comfortable so both of us slept really well. We are going home refreshed and ready to take on the grandchildren for the summer holidays
What a superb welcome pack. The bottle of Alnwick IPA lasted all of ten minutes. The layout of the cottage is brilliant. All the rooms are very spacious, clean and well fitted out. It just got better and better. Jobs to do… get home and book Throstle Cottage again for another week.
The cottage had everything we needed and more. Peaceful, clean. well equipped, and cosy. Thank you for all the extra finishing touches.
We chose Throstle Cottage as our base to walk the Northumberland Coastal path. It’s ideally situated with excellent public transport including the train up to Berwick. The cottage is lovely, spacious and cosy at the same time and very well equipped. It was great to return to after a long day’s walk. The welcome pack was generous and the phone call from Sue to check all was OK was a nice touch. We would love to return.
We have had the most wonderful week and could not have wished for a better place to stay. From the extremely generous welcome hamper to all the excellent information provided, this is probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Thank you so much for a tremendous holiday, and especially all the extra thought that has gone into this place…the guides, walking maps, books have all been extremely inspiring and we’ve really enjoyed making the most of it all.
What an amazing cottage in a wonderful location! We didn’t want for anything as every little detail has been taken into account. The finish is fabulous throughout. The welcome basket was a real treat especially the wine, which we enjoyed in the sun sitting out in the cottage garden. Our stay has been amazing and very relaxing and we will definitely be returning.
Wow, what a fab place to stay! It felt like home the minute we walked through the door. Fantastic taste in furnishings – so comfortable and such a nice touch the box of ‘things you may have forgotten’ in the bottom of the wardrobe, very thoughtful. Thank you Sue and Steve for making your cottage a pleasure to visit. We hope it won’t be long before out return.
We love Northumberland and this visit did not disappoint. Throstle Cottage is extremely cosy but with plenty of space at the same time. We were here for my husband’s birthday but couldn’t wait to get back to the cottage and sit in front of the lovely log burner – perfect! Thank you Sue and Steve for providing the opportunity to stay in your lovely cottage and also for the basket of goodies.
Fabulous! Thank you. It’s a beautiful cottage with absolutely everything you need. It has a lovely feel and the quality of all the fixtures and fittings is super. Great location – loads to do and see and a fantastic pub two doors away. The guides in the cottage are also really comprehensive – everything has been covered so we couldn’t wish for more. We will certainly return to this super cottage.
We love Throstle Cottage. Previous visits always good and each is better than the last. Northumberland is a treasure – lovely people and lovely scenery. We sat with our champagne (courtesy of Sue and Steve – cheers) on Alnmouth beach New Year’s day and just missed the folk of Northumberland going into the water but hey we had champagne. Best ever, we will be back next year, Thank you Sue and Steve.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything about the cottage was of the highest quality and it felt very welcoming and comfortable. There were lots of nice additional touches which felt like the owner really wanted people to be comfortable and enjoy their stay. It was very nice of the owner to ring just after we arrived. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage to our friends and will certainly look forward to a return visit to this or another of your cottages. PS – My husband loved the wonderful bath!
The cottage had everything, loads of info that made everything stress free. Although we had planned to eat out in the evenings, we decided that the cottage was so nice we stayed in every night! Frank the dog loved laying in front of the wood burning stove and all of the little touches added to the whole experience. Marvellous….
Well appointed and exactly what it said on the tin. The photographs were not deceptive as some websites can be. Have already recommended the cottage and the company to family and we definitely will use you again.
The cottage was stunning. Excellent location in a pretty village. The cottage itself was very cosy and warm and we felt at home immediately, so much so that we only made it to the pub on one evening! Everything was very well thought out, the kitchen was well equipped and we enjoyed playing the selection of games over the bottle of wine and beer that was left for us. Perfect!
We have a very nice, high quality home, so when we go away on holiday we do not want a drop in standards. Throstle Cottage did not disappoint us. The owner paid attention to all details including kindly leaving us a bottle of Champagne and card wishing us a Happy Anniversary and also phoning us on our arrival. Excellent. Easy and efficient booking system.
Peaceful cottage, well laid out with everything to hand. Nice village that was central for visiting everything. As ever a very good experience with Coquet Cottages.
The luxury finish, the fact that EVERYTHING had been thought of even tumble dryer sheets! I know it sounds daft but those things tick my boxes! The quality hand wash and toiletries and super soft bed linen. It was like home from home mixed with a 5 star hotel – perfect!
We have stayed in a lot of holiday cottages throughout Britain and the cottage we booked through your company was one of the most thoughtfully and beautifully presented. We had the impression that the owners were really eager to provide an excellent holiday home for us which they certainly achieved. Your booking system was efficient and friendly and I’m impressed that you seek customer feedback. We appreciate the 10% off offer if we book with you again… which has led to me already checking availability!!
I really can’t think how the cottage could be any better, it was a lovely home-from-home.
The cottage was very comfortable and well appointed and location was perfect for us. We booked by phone as I needed to verify certain details as my husband has some walking difficulties. Your representative was very helpful.
We stayed in Throstle Cottage for our honeymoon and it was perfect. Thank you so much! We have already tried to book again but have found the cottage already booked.
Good customer service – I am allergic to feathers and this was all handled really well. Some places not so sympathetic!
Always pleased with the high standard of accommodation from each of the cottages we have stayed at and feel confident when we book that it will be of the same grade. This is appreciated as we are usually getting away from stress etc. Also pleased that we can get good quality accommodation despite bringing our dog.
Everything was exactly as shown on the website. It looked so nice in the photos we were ready for it not to quite live up to expectations but it very much did. Everything was made easy and hassle-free which was much appreciated. The standard of the cottage was extremely high and made for a very comfortable stay.
A number of what could seem like small details has a real big impact. Beer in the fridge, wine in the rack, cake on the table and biscuits in the dog bowl. What else could we ask for?
Being in our late 70s we found being on one level, the space, and comfort was perfect. Julie from Coquet Cottages goes from strength to strength. Throstle cottage is a wonderful addition to your portfolio. We look forward to booking with you again next year.
Throstle Cottage offered a lovely mix of homeliness with some little touches that made it feel extra special, for example tea and biscuits and little bubble baths. On a whole, staying at Throstle Cottage and booking with Coquet Cottages was very refreshing compared to other rental cottages (e.g English Country Cottages) where each room has signs and rules and does not feel as relaxed. The emails about local points of interest and events was also very thoughtful.
The cottage is 5 star plus, all you could possibly need has been provided. The gardens front and back are delightful and the village of Lesbury is beautiful. I was so impressed that everything I needed had been anticipated and that the overall quality of everything whether it be the kitchen equipment, decor or fluffy towels was so high.
Excellent website giving a real ‘feel’ of the cottages. Your e-mail correspondence prior to our holiday was welcoming and informative, and made us feel that you were taking a real interest in our stay. We like quality and luxury in our holiday cottages, and Throstle Cottage provided both.
Booking was easy and all details required were provided with easy access. I liked the immediate contact via email from yourselves, which made the whole process more personal. The personal touches provided by the owner of Throstle Cottage were great, they were all luxury items, lovely choc biscuits; fresh towels, welcome pack, bottle of wine, milk and a bottle of beer were fabulous and the treats for our dog most appreciated. Even a couple of towels for the dog, a toy and poo bags! We were not expecting such brilliant touches, great comprehensive information on the area, with current paper and magazines to keep us entertained. All in all the best cottage experience we have experienced. We would definitely book again. The owner was in residence and made sure we had all we need with a lovely introduction from her. Thank you.
It was such a beautiful cottage – a perfect getaway! The cottage itself was the main attraction when we booked (I’m an academic working on the 18th century, so it was too good to miss), and the roll-top bath was the clincher. We also really appreciated the personal touches such as the dog biscuits for Parsley; and the information pack was excellent – we were only there for a long weekend, so didn’t manage to do very much, but it was great to know the information was there in abundance if we needed it.
The cottage was beautiful – nicely decorated and very comfortable. The fluffy white towels were lovely and the bed was extremely comfortable. The kitchen was better equipped than our own kitchen!
Very spacious, very clean, very warm and everything to a high standard! The guides and information provided were very comprehensive and easy to use. Owner phoned on day of arrival to make sure we were OK which was nice!
The cottage was extremely cosy, really welcoming and in a great location. Having a pub practically next door was great. I can’t fault Coquet cottages, or Throstle Cottage itself! We can’t wait to come back.