Guest Reviews Jan – Feb 2016

Too many places to explore!
“We have had a lovely very sunny few days here. Great location for our Jack Russells to run on the beach, and such glorious sunrises with miles and miles of sandy beaches. Very nice ‘fishy’ platter at The Jolly Fisherman in Craster overlooking the sea. Lovely walks at Low Newton and Lindisfarne – awesome castle. Too many places to explore on the doorstep. Thank you Nick for your welcome.”
Tracey & Katie (and Buster & Bessie), North Yorkshire, 25/02/16
Loved having such a cosy warm cottage
“Another fabulous February break we have again loved having such a cosy warm cottage to return to after days walking from castles to pubs and bsck again. Our walk from Craster to Low Newton was particularly enjoyable though the plan to return by bus didn’t work out so we had to linger in The Ship Inn…oh dear…”
Ruth Tony Lyle & Jim, Chorlton, 19/02/16
Perfect location 
“First stay at Puffin Cottage and what a lovely time we’ve had here. It was all booked at short notice but Nick made us feel very welcome. This place feels like a home away from home and we’ve both thoroughly enjoyed our short stay here. It’s in a perfect location – nice walks on the beach and short drives to local tourist attractions. We’ll definitely be booking again, next time for longer so we can do a bit more. Thank you having us Nick it’s been lovely.”
Ben & Hayleigh, Rotherham, 14/02/16
Lots of happy customers, including us
“Another third stay. Lots of happy customers, including us.Thanks for all the welcome gifts to the cottage. We had some ferocious winds this time but still saw blue sky every day. We climbed The Cheviot which was a triumph for us. Good meals in the Red Lion Inn. Lovely walk to Alnwick along the river, and bus back. Looking forward to next year”
Mike Charlotte & Florin the terrier, Shropshire, 06/02/16
“Another fabulous visit – third stay here! Bottle of wine & calendar a lovely touch. Sitting by the fire at night is bliss. Lovely area Alnmouth, beach fantastic, lovely cottage and the Sun Inn well worth a visit. Will certainly be back again – the dog loves it so much!”
The Claytons & Lawrence the springer, Preston, 29/01/16
Fantastic Accomodation
“Fantastic accomodation and location! Loads of fun exploring even in the cold weather. Thanks for a great memory.”
Keri-Ann Steve & Callan, Perth (Western Australia), 20/01/16

2014 – Filling up fast!

Have just taken another booking for next year which means that over 100 days are already confirmed booked.

I would ask those guests and friends that want to return next year to get in touch sooner rather than later, if only to pencil in confirmed dates for 2014.

Guest feedback for October

We love Puffin Cottage!
Thanks to our dear friend Nick for a fantastic week. We love Puffin Cottage! And we’ll all be back.
The Lockwood family, Derby, 01/11/13

Great for a family holiday
My husband and I stayed at Puffin Cottage for a week with our 2 daughters during the October week. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and had a lovely relaxing break.
The Hall family, Edinburgh, 25/10/13

Warm, welcoming cottage
Had a lovely week in a warm, welcoming cottage, many thanks.
The Weir family, Edinburgh, 18/10/13

Very comfortable
We are now back at home, after spending a lovely week in Northumberland with our base at Puffin Cottage. We have seen wonderful sights every day, and every type of weather you can imagine. We all enjoyed the warmth and homeliness of the cottage, and were very comfortable there.
The Bates family, Northamptonshire, 11/10/13

Had a Ball!
Enjoyed a great week in your lovely cottage, the dogs had a ball!
The McNallys, Castleford, 04/10/13

First confirmed ‘returning’ guests for 2014

It’s nice to be appreciated…

I have received the first booking for next summer from guests who stayed with us this summer. Linda, Darrell & their family loved Puffin Cottage so much they’ve made sure of getting ‘their’ week again next summer and booked to return in 2014.

Although we are only just into autumn, the cottage is already 20% booked for next year. If you’d like to find out why the cottage is proving such a fantastic hit, I’d recommend you get in contact sooner rather than later!

Guest Feedback for September

Hope to return soon
“Had a lovely week, weather great, beach fantastic, cottage lovely comfortable & cosy; ideally located, beach on doorstep, Buddy (dog) loved it. Great location for visiting the Northumberland coastline. Thanks, some lovely touches, hope to return soon.”
Mr & Mrs J Russell, Comberbach, 27/09/13

“Had a fabulous week. Cottage very welcoming and comfortable, many thanks.”
The Roberts, Chesterfield, 20/09/13

Comfortable & homely
“Had a lovely few days. Cottage comfortable and homely.”
Mr & Mrs B Smith, Birstall, 13/09/13

Looking forward to our next visit!
We have had a great few days at Puffin Cottage – exploring beaches and visiting some of Northumberland’s castles. Thanks for the warm welcome. We’re looking forward to our next visit in early November – a week this time! Can’t wait!!”
The Nicholsons, Rochdale, 10/09/13

More generous words from the Visitor’s Book…

Comfortable & homely
“Had a lovely few days. Cottage comfortable and homely.”
Mr & Mrs B Smith, Birstall, 13/09/13

Looking forward to our next visit!
We have had a great few days at Puffin Cottage – exploring beaches and visiting some of Northumberland’s castles. Thanks for the warm welcome. We’re looking forward to our next visit in early November – a week this time! Can’t wait!!”
The Nicholsons, Rochdale, 10/09/13

 Cottage was very welcoming and comfortable
“Had a lovely few days away from West Yorkshire. Coastline and beaches are fantastic, nearly lost the dog a few times in the sand dunes! Can recommend boat trip to the Farne (Islands) – 100% chance of seeing seals close up. Lindisfarne is very peaceful. Cottage was very welcoming and comfortable, thanks.”
The Johnson family, Tingley, 30/08/13

Loved the beach
“A beautiful cottage Nick, we have really enjoyed our stay. It’s an underrated area – our little ones loved the beach. Will you have us back? Hope so! Thank you again for letting us stay at your little place”
The Stanley family, Pontefract, 16/08/13

Si quaeris peninsulum amoenam, circumspice
“A lovely fortnight in this beautiful town. We have loved Puffin Cottage and all that this beautiful area has to offer. ‘Si quaeris peninsulum amoenam, circumspice’.” *
Mr E Mann, Stourbridge, 08/08/13

* Approximately translates to: ‘If you want to see a beautiful peninsula, look around you’

We love Northumberland!
A lovely cottage with excellent facilities. Alnmouth village and beach provided everything we needed for a relaxing week. Warkworth, Amble and Alnwick all worth a visit. We love Northumberland!”
The Hogg family, Leeds, 26/07/13

A wonderful week
“We’ve had a wonderful week in Puffin Cottage and had superb weather. We’ve had a lovely time doing very little but walking along the beach each day. We hope to be back.”
Mrs J Scollen, Dunblane, 12/07/13

Puffin Cottage was all it was promised to be
“Our week seems to be over all too soon. Puffin Cottage was all it was promised to be. We have had a delightful time staying here and discovering the surrounding area…Thanks to Nick & Lesley, we will try and engineer a return.”
Mr G Horwell, Yorks,  27/06/13

The cottage is home from home
“We are just coming to the end of a fantastic two weeks at Puffin Cottage and surrounding area. The cottage is home from home, Alnmouth perfect for relaxing…We have walked and cycled our legs off and at the end of each day come back to a superb relaxing ‘Puffin Cottage’. We will be back.”
Mr & Mrs Repp, Bognor Regis 22/06/13

A wonderful week
“We had a wonderful week and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the beautiful countryside. Alnwick Castle was particularly great, especially broomstick lessons! Thanks Nick.”
The Murty family, Basingstoke, 01/06/13

Made to feel so very welcome
“We’ve had a lovely week, in a beautiful cottage and were made to feel so very welcome – thank you so much.”
The James family, Durham, 25/05/13

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A Lovely Place
“A lovely cottage, a lovely place to stay.”
Mrs S Naughton, Bradford, 20/04/13

Fantastic Location
“We stayed in Puffin over the Easter holidays. Very cosy cottage, fantastic location and it had everything you needed. They are some great pubs on your doorstep, the Red Lion and the Sun Inn. We will be back!”
The Hamilton family, Glasgow, 17/04/13

Beautiful, charming cosy cottage
“We spent a midweek break at this characterful cottage, with our two teenage boys. The cottage was delightful, and in a fantastic location with the beach almost directly on the doorstep. Nick (the owner) could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The cottage is very well equipped and of a high standard, the log fire was just what was needed after a chilly afternoon walk on the beautiful alnmouth beach. All in all a little gem, would highly recommend a visit.”
The Dyer family, York, 09/04/13


The big day is here!

Puffin Cottage is hosting our first paying guests, the Dyer family from York today. Shame the weather forecast for the next few days isn’t better for them, I think I’ll be busy supplying them with firewood over the rest of the week.

Final checks that we’ve got everything in place this morning – I’ve got that ‘first day at a new job’ butterflies feeling.