Our visitors’ book at Waterford 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 Waterford.
We loved the amount of space the property had to offer and the location.
This property was spacious and had an open plan downstairs. It was near to good walks on the beach, coast and Cheviots Hills.
Absolutely brilliant. Wonderful location, comfortable and well equipped house. Owners really helpful. Amazing!!
Fantastic property – so well equipped and the location across from the beach was ideal! We wanted lots of space, it was also very modern and had a beach house style, which made it feel like were were defiantly on holiday.
We cannot fault this property or the owners. The welcome basket was all thoughtful local produce and luxurious in some of the content. The space and coastal vibe of the furnishings and paintings felt immediately like we were on holiday.
We enjoyed the location, layout, enclosed garden and decor. This was our second visit to Waterford.
Dog friendly property which was in walking distance to the beach. We loved the large open plan main room, along with the cake and wine.
We loved the New England look and its close proximity to the dunes and the beautiful beach. We particularly liked the storage facilities, the classy bathrooms, the comfortable beds and the fire.
Really liked the location, the quality of the furnishings and the luxury complimentary toiletries. We enjoyed using the front and back garden, sitting on the porch was nice in the evening.
Kim August 2020
We came to Waterford last year and we loved it so much that we booked it again for this year and we have booked for next year too! The house is excellent, large enough not to be under each others feet. The bedrooms are spacious, one with en-suite and the gardens are well kept. The location is fantastic, only a quick walk through the sand dunes and your at the beach. It is only a 10 minute walk into Bamburgh where there is a selection of pubs and restaurants.
Alec July 2020
Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us – a thank you for the lovely hamper of goodies! We have had a wonderful week in glorious Bamburgh – The weather has been very kind to us and we have all had a wonderful time. We came here 5 years ago to celebrate my 60th birthday and this time to celebrate my 65th! Along with my daughters and their husbands, 2 grand children and dogs! Its been a really lovely family time. We just love your beautiful home. We will be back very soon I hope!
Have had a fantastic time with our family to celebrate my 80th birthday and so enjoyed this lovely house, which is beautiful, the weather was cold but sunny. Thank you all so much for a wonderful time and welcome hamper, “Happy Christmas to all and a healthy new year” We love this house! Great for celebrating a very special 80th birthday and diamond wedding!
We all had a wonderful and rested week here and loved staying in beautiful Waterford – a fabulous home with all we could need.
We absolutely loved the stay thank you so much we are so sad to leave and wish we were here for longer. It has been amazing.
We have been to Bamburgh only once before years ago, now back with our friends and dogs. Amazing property, everything accounted for dog and humans. We will return in July for a visit but hopefully several times in the future. Fab time and beautiful memories made.
Beautifully well presented home. The layout is wonderful and there is absolutely everything you would need. Location is perfect. Warm, cosy and inviting. Everything available and remained luxurious whilst being very dog friendly, which is sometimes hard to achieve. We liked the Wine in the welcome basket… Very thoughtful and well received. It was a lovely and much appreciated gesture. Red wine lovely. Living space is great and secure outside space for dogs was fab. The utility room is fantastic, we used it daily to bathe paws and remove sand from the dogs before they entered the main property. This property is fabulous and we will definitely return again.
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful house. Very well equipped, comfortable, clean, cosy, beautifully furnished with top quality furniture. Magnificent position opposite the dunes and straight onto the beach.. A lovely spacious home that is well loved and looked after by the owners.
Great size and location. Ideal for a family get together to celebrate an 80th birthday. We liked Everything in the welcome basket! Especially the Happy Birthday tag on the fizz! Cleanliness, decor, size, location and it was extremely well stocked. The Christmas tree and Christmas flowers were a lovely touch. It was perfect. We have recommended Coquet Cottages to all our friends!
We all had a fantastic time in your fab-u-lous home made all the merrier with Xmas tree. Cheers many thanks.
Everything was perfect – the house (our home) for a week – great as ever! The surrounding glorious with Xmas on top. Just wonderful, thank you.
We have had a lovely family holiday in Northumberland. The house has been perfect and a great base for exploring. We would certainly return given the chance.
Lovely house in perfect position for the beach.
Our most favourite holiday home! Its perfect! We LOVE Bamburgh and this place has made it even more perfect!
A fantastic week away in a well equipped house. Bamburgh Castle & the Farne Islands are a must! We will be back!!
Another wonder for week at waterford – starting to feel like our second home! See you again soon.
Wonderful, as always. Love the house, the beach walks, the cheviot walks and Bamburgh. See you next year!
A lovely 4th stay in Waterford, like our second home! Bracing beach walks every morning with Rudi, fantastic views. Went to Bamburgh Castle for the first time, well worth the visit. Will be back.
Having a fabulous holiday in a wonderful holiday home.
Fabulous house. Equipped and fitted to the highest standard, so tasteful!
What a beautiful, relaxing home. We had a wonderful week here with amazing weather all week. Very well equipped. Thank you.
Waterford is near to the beach and has great walks nearby. Open plan accommodation, spacious but homely, very welcoming. The local cake was a treat!
A gorgeous property that has been a real home from home. Has literally everything we need. It is a very high standard and beautifully presented and maintained.
This house is absolutely fantastic and a perfect location, all the bedrooms are fantastic especially the master. The bifold doors bring the outside inside. The kitchen is well equipped. There are games and DVDs for any rainy days. Just a short walk to the beach through the dunes.
Our most favourite holiday home! It’s perfect! We LOVE Bamburgh and this place has made it even more perfect!
Lovely house in perfect position for the beach.
A spectacular house – everything thought of. Wonderful location to the beach and village. We will be back.
Lovely stay in an equally lovely house! Weather mixed, but it didn’t spoil our stay. Thank you!
Had a great time on this beautiful coastline. Loved the house, had everything we needed and more! Many thanks.
Had a great time in this beautiful house – fantastic! Enjoyed the surrounding countryside and beautiful beach. Many thanks.
A wonderful week in a wonderful house – so well appointed and comfortable. Already reconnected to others! Thank you!
What a fabulous house in a fabulous location. We are home with many happy memories and very tired dog! Hope to come back very soon, thank you so much.
Another wonderful week at Waterford. You even fixed the weather for us! We’ve had such a wonderful and memorable time. Many thanks!
This was an excellent property to stay in. Will be coming back hopefully next year. Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay.
What a fabulous, spacious house. Tastefully furnished in relaxing beach style. Had everything we needed and much more. A short walk to the castle, shops and over the dunes to the amazing long golden sandy beach! Perfect base for exploring the area if you can tear yourself away.
A beautiful house, far exceeding our expectations! I wouldn’t change a thing, it’s perfect. We liked the wine (of course)! The fresh bread, etc. I don’t eat dairy but i’m sure the butter, milk etc would be very welcome to those who do. The style, the tasteful furnishings, the space, the quality of furniture and fittings. Everything needed is here at hand. Fabulous house! It’s absolutely perfect.
Jan & Family, July 2019
Our second holiday in Waterford. We love the area and the house and have enjoyed long walks on the beach and in the hills every day. Coco aboslutely loves it here and so do we. The house is the best equipped self catering house we’ve stayed in. Thank you.
The Gytes, Sept 2018
Fabulous house; great location and we enjoyed all the walks, the butches and dog room in the Lord Crewe. Friendly golfers at Bamburgh Course – Stunning and a real gem. Thank you.
The Wilde Family, August 2018
Another Coquet gem of a cottage – the best so far with lovely touches. Thank you. A luxurious trip in a stunning location! There is a local independent food store with whole and health food opposite the co op in Seahouses.
The Johnsons, Aug 2018
Had a fantastic week. Fabulous views and perfect location and weather has been great. Very well equipped house (we have been to many houses/cottages and this one has been the best!) Many thanks.
The Bradberrys, June 2018
Many happy memories made, thank you for the lovely cottage.
The Badgeys, June 2018
Fantastic stay in such a wonderful spot! Lovely house in a perfect location. Couldn’t ask for more.
The Leslies, June 2018
Many thanks for all thoughtful touches around the house. Very good stay in a wonderful location. Good food in dog-friendly locals The Crewe and The Victoria. A great week – we will hopefully return.
The Bullock, June 2018
Lovely house, perfect location, fabulous weather, great holiday, couldn’t ask for more.
The Harrisons, June 2018
An excellent week in an excellent house. It was perfect for all three generations. We really enjoyed our stay.
The Dazells and The Whalley-Hunters, June 2018
Lovely stay in a very well equipped and comfortable house – you’ve thought of everything. It was perfect for all our needs. Hopefully we’ll be aback to do it again!
The Reeds & The Colemans, May 2018
Exceptional. Waterford’s proximity to the dunes and beach and the village centre far enough yet near enough to be able to walk into in about 15 minutes. The welcome basket was very thoughtful and contained milk and butter, bread which are essentials and which somebody travelling some distance may not have with them on arrival. The cottage was fantastically comfortable and warm.
The Petries, March 2019
Lovely family time of Christmas and wonderful decorations! Thank you! We will definitely be back!
The Trowbridge Family, Dec 2018
Wonderful family weekend celebrating my 40th birthday. This is my second visit to your wonderful home, my family absolutely loved it! We will certainly be back, thank you for such a wonderful holiday.
Lunn, McKau and Kidd Family, stayed Dec 2018
Stayed for a weekend for a friend’s birthday and had a fabulous time! House is beautifully decorated and very well equipped – kitchen more than sufficient as i made a huge roast dinner with no problems! Can’t imagine a more perfect location as it’s literally bang on the beach and a few minutes walk up to the castle. Very comfortable beds – I slept like a log. Would love to stay again – thank you!
Stayed here last weekend and couldn’t have been happier. The house is absolutely beautiful and the beach is literally across the road. A big, open plan living space, comfortable beds and an efficient, well-equipped kitchen making it an excellent base for exploring the area. Waterford would be top of my list for accommodation if visiting this area again.
A fabulous beachfront New England style house with lots of room for quality family time be it playing with the kids or sharing meals or wine with friends and family. Lovely decor, everything you could need which makes packing much easier and a beautiful setting next to the truly remarkable Bamburgh beach. I would happily take all my holidays here!
Booked on the recommendation of a friend. This let is a large, beautifully appointed home next to some of the most beautiful cost line in the north east. Came well stocked with treats like Border Biscuits and White Company Toiletries. Would recommend to a friend. Will visit again.
What a fantastic house in a stunningly beautiful location – everything was top quality and the owners had obviously gone the extra mile to ensure that guests would have a truly memorable holiday. We went there in October and enjoyed long walks on the beach (literally on the other side of the quiet road) in the welcome autumn sunshine/sunsets. After a bracing swim in the sea it was lovely to come back to a super cosy house and tuck in to the goodies that the owners had kindly provided. The kitchen was so well-equipped that we could have virtually made anything we wanted, but there are so many reasonably-priced excellent eateries in Bamburgh and the nearby villages that we ate out most of the time – well, we were on holiday after all! We would not hesitate to return to Waterford and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday in luxury accommodation surrounded by breathtaking coast and country.
The best place i have ever stayed at whilst in Bamburgh. Genuinely a 5* holiday home with the beach on your doorstep. What more could anyone want?!
Lovely house in a beautiful location!! Will definitely be staying again.
If you want to base yourself in Northumberland i can’t think of a better place. Easy to reach all the castle’s in the local area.
Fantastic luxury home on the outskirts of Bamburgh Village opposite the dunes and the beach. Fitted out to a very high specification with plenty of space with lovely sunny garden. Also very dog friendly.
Beautiful house – stayed for a long weekend. Ideal location, just across the road from the beach. Lovely walks. The house had everything you could possibly need and more. A real home from home. Would definitely recommend and will be going again!
Our second holiday in Waterford. We love the area and the house and have enjoyed long walks on the beach and in the hills every day. Coco absolutely loves it here and so do we. The house is the best equipped self catering house we’ve stayed in. Thank you.
We’ve all had an incredible family weekend – memories made. A fantastic cottage and sad to be leaving.
Fantastic week celebrating a special birthday (40th, ssssh!). Second time in this cottage and we have to stay it is still our favourite and will be returning. (No one wants to go home). Excellent meals at the “Potted Lobster” and “Lord Crewe”. Hopefully we’ll be back in 2019.
Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday in a newly discovered part of England. How beautiful is this area! Our stay in Waterford was first class in every way – from the warm welcome basket, to the comfortable and luxurious feel. Perfect location for the best of self catering property. Here’s to the next stay!
We had a wonderful stay in Waterford. Bamburgh, on a blowy October weekend. The cottage was beautifully decorated, light and spacious and at the same time very cosy and comfortable. It was extremely well equipped and there were extra thoughtful touches with goodies for the bathroom and kitchen. The location was perfect, just over the road from the sand dunes so we could walk to the beach in minutes. We even saw deer on an evening walk. We would love to return.
Waterford is a beautiful luxurious house which has been equipped to the highest standard and is also in the ideal location being so close to the dunes, beach and the centre of the village. We loved the modern styling and we usually spend a fair amount of time in our cottage so we want the best which we can get for our needs. The photographs really did not disappoint – everything about this cottage was stunning.
A beautiful luxury house which has been fitted out to the highest standard and is an ideal location close to the dunes and village.
Waterford is a beautiful house and has a great garden and location, it worked so well for us the layout of the cottage and the enclosed garden for our family with small children. We loved the ginger cakes and chocolate snacks provided in the welcome basket.
Well equipped beautiful house in a great location.
Waterford is a modern New England style house with open plan living and excellent amenities. We loved our week there and our dog Coco was overjoyed with easy access from the house to the sand dunes and wide expanse of golden sand beach opposite. Bamburgh has good shops and eating places, a few of them dog friendly. Walks around the area are superb- coastal views are brilliant and walks inland a bit in the Cheviots also stunning. We will definitely book again.
Lovely location & comfortably furnished. We have had a very good time.
Fabulous time had by all – we are all very sad to leave! The location is superb a dip in the sea before breakfast is a must. Everything you could want & more is here. All thoroughly lovely.
The happiest of times, so spoiling, so comfortable and so memorable. We’re looking forward to coming back already. Thank you for a wonderful week.
Beautiful house in a wonderful location. Fab beaches. Every detail has been thought of in this house – first class
Beautiful property with every need catered for, for humans to dogs alike. Fantastic scenery, great walk from Low Newton to Craster, so many dog friendly dog friendly pubs. Perfect holiday.
A gorgeous property in a great location, we have had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The weather was just brilliant & daily walks with dogs and the beach has been fantastic. I even explored some of the cycling route.
We’ve had a wonderful week here. Such a gorgeous house – perfect for a family holiday, and so handy for the beach. We’d love to come back again.
We have really enjoyed our time at Waterford! The beaches are the best we’ve seen. The house is beautiful. I now want to knock a few walls down when I get home.
The accommodation was spotless! The little things were not forgotten; dishwasher tablets, light bulbs, the dogs welcome pack and treats. The place was extremely well equipped with high quality fittings and in a great location. Delighted with our first stay at Coquet Cottages – and will definitely book again!
Everything about our stay at Waterford was perfect apart from the weather but there is not a lot that can be done about that!
The attention to detail was excellent. Very importantly for us, it was spotlessly clean. That makes all the difference. In fact, we’d happily have moved in – superb, an absolute gem!
Due to the fantastic weather we had, the opening doors were great and the secure garden was excellent for our toddler and dog. Just had the most perfect weekend, all our family together!
What a lovely place to spend New Year! Fabulous, cosy, comfortable house. The beach is fantastic in all weathers. We enjoyed a couple of tasty meals at the Mizen Head. Service was pleasant. Overall a great holiday!
Waterford was in the perfect location and perfect size for our two families. The cottage was amazing, clean, modern, with a very high spec and everything we could possibly need, it was perfect. Thank you for an amazing holiday. We will be back.
Had a fabulous week here at Waterford. Perfect location, beautiful walks and beaches excellently equipped to cater for all our needs. Hope to come again! We enjoyed a delicious takeaway from The Spice House – would recommend.
Deb and I came for our honeymoon and it has been super. The house is perfect and the weather so kind to us. Walks on the beach have been inspirational. It’s been a few years since last here but it will feature regularly in the future. The Castle Inn serves great food (big portions) and The Ship Inn at Newton by the Sea is ace. Hope all followers have such a fine time!
Fantastic house, absolutely everything you could need. Had a wonderful week and the weather was brilliant. Jack loved the castles and beaches, he is going home fully kitted as a knight! We mainly ate out in the day. Everything was superb! We will definitely stay here again!
Enjoyed a fantastic family weekend break, the house is so beautiful, every need catered for. Has a very nice meal at Blacketts restaurant, delicious food and very good service. Log fire really made for cosy nights in.
Fantastic house in brilliant location. Fabulous addition to Coquet Cottages. Dog had a great time on the beach. Bamburgh just a lovely stroll, wonderful weekend.
We really enjoyed the house – it was perfect in every way! We had a lovely meal at The Joiners Arms at Newton by the Sea, would really recommend this pub. also visited the Victoria Hotel but the food here was only average. Morning coffee at ‘The Copper Kettle’ in Bamburgh is also worth a visit.
Slide back the gate and feel your heart life and your smile grow. Welcoming. Step inside to an oasis of calm and tranquility. Peace. Upstairs to soft carpets. Cool. Contemporary. Quality. Thank you for creating such a lovely ‘home’ for us to share. Loved it, as we do this wonderful area. Walks galore, glorious sunshine and exquisite boat trip to The Farnes. A wonderful little piece of heaven, then step outside…..it’s all there….! We had fab weather all week! BBQ at Waterford great with Bamburgh burgers, bangers and steak!
Contemporary and tranquil space. Lovely interiors supported by a great location and stunning views. Folding doors to give the option of indoor/outdoor living. Creature comforts. The owners have provided a classy property for the discerning holidaymaker.
Wonderful house, great evening walks after 8pm when the beach was deserted – really restful and stress-free few days!
Lovely house and location with tranquil surroundings. Shame our dogs were too old to play with the frisbee!
Excellent and well equipped family home. We’ve all had a wonderful holiday including all children and dogs. Will definitely recommend.
This was our fourth visit to Northumberland and first stay in Bamburgh. What a lovely house in a wonderful location! The beaches are magnificent and definitely ‘feed the soul’. Our Labrador Tilly loved every walk on them. We have had a very relaxing two weeks (despite waiting for my daughter’s AS results!) and are really sad to be going home!
What a great time we had! Wow those sofas were comfy!! Me and my brother liked watching the TV upstairs to get some time to relax. The beds were really comfy as well. Bamburgh Castle was really good and Lindisfarne was really fun too!
We’ve had a great time. The sea fret, far from being a disadvantage, made the setting quite mystical. Harry our Cavalier King Charles dog was enchanted by the sand dunes and we all made lots of new friends with other dogs and their walkers! Thanks for such a comfortable well-equipped house.
We always enjoy visiting the Northumberland coast. On this occasion we have enjoyed close proximity to the village amenities with the luxury of Waterford. A super family holiday which will stay long in our memory. Thank you too for the dog treats – Martha loved them!
Lovely, well equipped house. Fabulous beaches and excellent ice-cream shop in Bamburgh. Visit to Bamburgh Castle well worth it. Fabulous soup in the cafe. The Bunker at Seahouses good for rainy days with young children. Lovely fish and ships at Neptune’s in Seahouses. Alnwick Castle and Gardens absolutely wonderful – leave a whole day and you still won’t see everything. Much cheaper for 1 person to become a member for the year, then use the 5 free guest passes, we saved ourselves £50 this way. The Castle Inn at lunchtime, very nice food and quick service. We recommend the excellent butchers (Carter’s) in Bamburgh. A fabulous holiday had by all, thank you.
We self cater for all our holidays and this is the best accommodation we have every been in. Spotlessly clean and the attention to detail fantastic. The Victoria was great for lunch and took the kids and dog! The Castle Inn great for a bar dinner. Too many great walks to mention, Many thanks indeed!
Great house in a fantastic location. We’re going to re-do our bathrooms in the same style – husband loved the shaving mirror! Fish and chips on the beach looking at Bamburgh Castle was amazing.
The cottage was absolutely fantastic. The interior was lovely with a real modern but homely finish of a very high standard. We were very impressed with how well equipped the cottage was making it great for families who are cooking in the cottage. It really was like from home to home. Everything was of a high standard. The rooms were spacious and the house was very warm, especially when we had the log burner on – a great feature of the house in winter! The location was great and very easy to find. We had a fabulous stay and would highly recommend the cottage and coquet cottages to friends and family, thank you!
Fantastic birthday weekend, you have thought of everything anyone could possibly need to have a great time, thank you!
We’ve had a wonderful Christmas break here in Bamburgh, the cottage has been excellent, beautifully appointed, with great facilities and an outstanding location. Many thanks indeed for a perfect stay here at Waterford, we’d be delighted to return in future.
The extra touches that were provided in the house made us feel very welcome and it was just like arriving home when we arrived on Monday evening after a long and tiring journey with two small children and two dogs! The house was beautiful, warm and inviting, beautifully decorated and furnished and the Christmas tree and welcome pack just put the icing on the cake! We have had the most wonderful break here in Bamburgh. George is only 5 weeks only so couldn’t get out much, but the house was wonderful – beautiful house, very well equipped, lovely location and a perfect way to spend New Year together as a family quietly and happily in a delightful warm and welcoming house! We liked everything…there wasn’t anything to dislike. Great location, straight onto the sea dunes leading to the beach. Within walking distance to the village and castle. Thank you for all the personal touches, it was much appreciated! We would love to come back. Many thanks for the personal touch of the Christmas tree! Lily (2 years) was thrilled!
Another fantastic week here at Waterford. We were very lucky with the weather, enjoying beautiful sunny, fresh days. We visited Alnwick Garden which is well worth a visit – beautifully manicured gardens and child-friendly with lovely cafe. The Jolly Fisherman in Craster is a great pub. Overall fab week and hope to return again.
Waterford was warm, welcoming and all the extra’s made such a difference. As the house was open plan it was excellent for seven of us and a dog. A very social space. There was plenty of space and everything was accessible.
We’ve enjoyed a lovely (windy) week at Waterford. Brad completed a 35 mile ultra marathon at Bamburgh Castle on Saturday and this was a great base to recover. We can recommend the ‘Bamburgh Bangers’ and had a lovely lunch at The Treehouse at Alnwick Garden, also Barter Books in Alnwick for an interesting lunch venue.
Excellent cottage, very well appointed with fantastic space for the family. Very high standard of decoration and quality and fittings. Lovely welcome pack on arrival helped us settle in quickly and relax immediately. Great location for Bamburgh and very short walk over the dunes to the beach. We think you’ve thought of everything and our stay in your lovely house was marvellous! Certain we will return. Many thanks.
Our first visit to Northumberland and we are converted! Beautiful beaches, friendly pubs and Waterford is the perfect place to stay in. Thanks for the lovely welcome goodies for both humans and pooches. Beautiful house, top quality and well kitted out. We can’t wait to come back again!
Waterford is a wonderful place to stay – best house we’ve stayed in. Our children aged 1 and 1 had a fantastic time in the garden, dunes and beach. Thanks. Really lovely and exceptionally well maintained house.
Lovely as always. Can’t wait to come back.
What a lovely house, everything we could possibly need. Kids loved it. We’ll certainly be back.
Fantastic house in a beautiful location. Thoroughly enjoyed taking our 2 children and dog to the beach everyday, and then back to such a gorgeous house. Perfect for exploring the surrounding villages. Will be returning. Thank you for a fantastic holiday!
The house wrapped round us like a warm cosy blanket which was just what we needed. Thank you.
You have great taste! Fabulous house and beautiful county!
Outstanding quality home, with everything provided. Thank you!
Lovely location & comfortably furnished. We had a very good time.
Beautiful house in a wonderful location. Fab beaches! Every detail has been thought of in the house. First class.
Beautiful property with every need catered for, for humans to dogs alike. Fantastic scenery, great walk from lower Newton to Craster, so many dog friendly pubs. Perfect holiday.
A gorgeous property in a great location. We have had a wonderful relaxing holiday. The weather was just brilliant & daily walks with the dogs.
We’ve had a wonderful week here. Such a gorgeous house – perfect for a family holiday and so handy for the beach. We’d love to come back again.
Lovely holiday with 3 grandchildren, the house is as ideal as last year and Bamburgh just as beautiful – if not a little better.