Guest Feedback for Wood Cottage
Our visitors’ book at Wood 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 Wood Cottage.
We loved the views and the style of the property, we enjoyed watching the birds at the feeders – providing bird food was fantastic. Welcome basket was also fantastic. Having the essentials so we didn’t need to shop immediately on arrival – milk, butter, bread, eggs etc was great.
Absolutely fabulous in every way. Our dog is now 15 and we need to consider him first and foremost, so we are now looking for properties all on one level. Wood Cottage was just as amazing as the photos suggested. The kitchen and living space is outstanding and the views from this area were fantastic. The dog hamper included a birthday cake, card, present and treats for him as we celebrated this while we were in the cottage. Us humans were well taken care of too, gluten free goodies for me and gorgeous chocolate biscuits for my husband. The champagne in the fridge was the icing on the cake. Everything was perfect.
This was our second visit to your beautiful cottage. We come to relax and recharge our batteries. Such a lovely place to do it! Perfect. We’ll be back again, thank you.
Booked into the cottage to celebrate our dogs 15th birthday, than you for his card and treats 🙂 Despite the weather – 60mph winds, torrential rain and even snow. The sun managed to shine through and we’ve enjoyed a fantastic stay even though our walks are somewhat limited now. We’ve cooked, baked, danced, read, played chess, just relaxed together. Just what this fabulous cottage was made for.
Fabulous property. Beautifully decorated and equipped and great family and dog friendly layout. The welcome basket was all brilliant. Haribos for kids a great touch as was the full pack of butter in butter dish. First time we’ve stayed with a dog and we were really impressed by all that was provided. Fresh flowers too. You’d done a brilliant job. Views, fire, layout, comfortable beds, location, very well equipped with cleaning products, toilet rolls etc. Useful information provided and easy to find.
It was superb. The cottage was beautiful. A mix of modern and traditional that worked. The communication has been excellent receiving emails and phone calls before staying. The owner Vanessa also phoned to offer information about the cottage and the local area. The virtual tour was really helpful too. The directions we were given were brilliant too. The photos were attractive with stunning views of the valley below. They showed the strengths of the cottage. We were looking for 3 bedrooms, king size bed walk in shower and good kitchen as we like to cook rather than eat out. The cottage was warm spotless and very welcoming on arrival. There were light on timers and the heating was on so that was a bonus. There was enough for a breakfast if needed and of course the wine was a nice touch. It was clean and very comfortable. It was extremely well equipped right down to tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls, sharp knives wood for the wood burner, nuts for the bird feeders….- all things that have been lacking in other cottages that we have stayed in. We were very impressed.
We’ve had a wonderful time, beautiful views from the cottage and fantastic walks over the moors. We will be back – its been fabulous! Thank you.
Very well stocked cottage with good position for exploring, lovely views from excellent picturesque windows, peace, privacy topped with very good weather for the time all made for an excellent and relaxing holiday. Walk up Simonside – long, walk Harbottle via Drake Stone – short lots of beach walks – all good. Would recommend, Ship Inn, Low Newton and The Fish Shack in Amble.
Lovely Stay. We liked the views, quiet rural location and the speedy WIFI. The wine in the fridge and fresh flowers were a really nice touch.
Absolutely wonderful holiday cottage! We loved our stay here from start to finish! Could not be bettered! Stunning views- we never tired of looking at the incredible Northumberland countryside at its best! The cottage was immaculately clean! Jean, the housekeeper, clearly works very hard and was very obliging when providing us with a mid stay change of bedding etc. The bedrooms and bathrooms are perfect in size, comfort and re. the latter, always provided us with lashings of hot water! The open plan kitchen, dining and seating area is perfectly proportioned and so funky, yet welcoming and comfortable. The big screen TV and Netflix were much appreciated after a long day out and about! The utility is an ideal space for a doggie, hanging coats etc, storing shoes and boots and also offering the essential washing facilities when needed. The garden is fully enclosed! What a blessing when sheep are in nearby fields and you have an ‘enquiring’ doggie! Nearby Thropton and Rothbury provided us with everything we needed. Finally, the walks to the back of the cottage, across the heather covered moors are sublime! Such magnificent views too!
Fabulous cottage, stunning location, typical bank holiday week weather (can’t have it all!)
Ella, Stuart & Molly, May 2019
wonderful cottage, magnificent countryside. The walk out from the back of the cottage has amazing views. We’ve had a fab fortnight.
The Stewart Family, May 2019
Lovely stay, everything home from home.
The Stewart Family, May 2019
A truly beautiful cottage, comfortable and furnished to a very high level in an incredible location with awesome views. Possibly the nicest cottage we’ve ever stayed in, we’ll definitely return. The welcome pack was very ‘welcome’, particularly the chilled white wine after a 5 hour slog up the A1 and A19!
Absolutely beautiful cottage. Didn’t want to go home. Attention to detail was amazing, everything we could possibly need was provided.. and the view left us speechless. Just perfect wish we had booked for longer. Great walks nearby too.
Lovely cottage, superb views everything as required in a holiday rental, really appreciated our welcome basket. Certainly wish to return and would recommend.
Fantastic cottage. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Vanessa, the owner was extremely informative prior to our visit. Would highly recommend this as a base as there’s fabulous walk to be had nearby.
The Dargue Family, April 2019
A wonderful windy long weekend. Climbed up Windy Gyle which was true to it’s name. So cosy and a lovely welcome pack. Loved it!
Charlie & Becky, April 2019
What a gem!! So relaxing we didn’t want to go out, watching all the different birds visiting the garden was amazing, views are breathtaking. We can’t recommend enough, but want to keep it a secret just for us. Until next time thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us. We will definitely be back soon.
The Charltons, April 2019
A perfect location for a girly week. The views alone would have kept us happy but as the weather was super we got out every day from Low Newton, Simonside and walk to Rothbury, Alnmouth to Warkworth were all good. We are already planning a ‘return visit!’
'Mad Merry Midwives!!' Jan, Angela, Myra and Pam, April 2019
Amazing views over the Simonside hills from wood cottage. The cottage is great and is maintained to a very high standard. It’s well equipped and comfortable. The owners are incredibly helpful and there is a very comprehensive folder guiding you around the area with maps etc of things to do. We found the good selection of OS maps particularly helpful.
There are great walks from the cottage if you so desire or within a 40 minute drive you can be at Craster, or Alnmouth in 25 minutes. Rothbury is a lovely place and we could recommend Tomlinson’s coffee shop. Well worth a visit to Wood Cottage. Thanks Vanessa for letting us have a stay in this delightful property, we will be back.
Absolutely beautiful, extremely comfortable and well equipped cottage. Views never to be beaten! The views are outstanding. The cottage is all on one level which is our preferred type of property. It’s in an area of Northumberland we hadn’t stayed in previously. It’s very spacious and there isn’t anything more that you could want! Everything was perfect for our arrival, the guest information file is second to non. We were also left flowers which is such a welcoming sight. The owner rang the day before our arrival and gave verbal information which was a pleasant surprise. We met the housekeeper on the evening we arrived. We had made a special request about heating and she called in to see that we were warm and comfortable. Lovely that people want you to be happy whilst on holiday.
A wonderful family week. Great views and the kids loved using the telescope they for Christmas. We were also delighted to find the toy box. Leg fracture meant Dad didn’t get any cycling done, very frustrating, so we’ll need to come back soon!
The Howies, Edinburgh
We arrived to 4 inches of snow and had to park half way down the lane. Lovely lovely Cottage. Blue skies, snow, sun, great walks, great food, red wine.. great weekend!
The Gallagher, Febuary 2019
We have had a lovely week. Beautiful crisp days, lovely walks. Thank you.
Biff & Paul, January 2019
We have had a lovely week. Beautiful crisp days and lovely walks. (Reservations are amazing!) Thanks.
Lovely relaxing weekend. The cottage was so comfortable and the scenery is stunning.
Thank you for the goodies. Lovely to arrive and find everything so clean and well cared for. We will be back!
Had an amazing stay in your beautiful cottage. Plenty to see and do. Never a dull moment.
Very clean, everything worked, well equipped and obviously a very loved home. Jean the housekeeper has pride in her job and it shows.
Dog friendly, amazing space, outstanding views, immaculate kitchen, bathroom and all smart and modern! Very special. Liked the personal touch of the phone call from the owner the day before
Loved the cottage and the countryside. Weather was fabulous and we’ve all had a great time. Many thanks!
Amazing cottage. We booked late for our September break and found Wood Cottage – it’s a gem! Very relaxing and superbly kitted out. We will be back – Many thanks for the fantastic stay!
Lovely relaxing week with good weather. Cottage was lovely with wonderful views. Tilly loved the beaches!
Thank you so much it is a superb cottage. Very comfortable, beautifully appointed and very welcoming.
We have had a wonderful holiday in such a beautiful setting. We enjoyed observing the array of wildlife – especially two gorgeous deer.
Don’t want to go home, just want to live here! 10/10 stay in lots of dog friendly cottages, this is among the top! Thank you so much we’ll definitely be back.
Wow! We love it here – thank you everything was just perfect and very well appointed. All the little touches were so appreciated like the home made marmalade and the chilled wine. We will be back!
We have had a fabulous week. Sunny views and some lovely walks – Simonside is a must do. This is a fantastic cottage! Thank you very much.
Lovely cottage, beautiful views – despite the gloomy weather! Lovely walks, the kids loved walking in the woodland at the back and spotting a deer, and watching the birds at the feeder!
Wonderful time up here walking and enjoying the amazing views. The cottage is wonderful and we had a great time, especially our visit to Dunstanburgh Castle!
Immaculate house and very comfortable. Loved the Scandinavian interior, the views and all the walks we could take our dog on. The welcome basket was great and contained enough for breakfast, we loved the wine and marmalade!
What a beautiful house – thank you for letting us share it! We will be back
We’ve loved every minute! Gorgeous cottage, a fabulous setting, excellent!
Amazing location, stunning views you never tire of. Warm & welcoming owners, we would definitely come again! Thank you!
Fabulous stay! Everything you need is in this cottage and the views are stunning. Would definitely recommend!