We have had a really good time at Puffin Cottage. My favourite part was going to Alnwick Castle and Garden. Really enjoyed it! (M age 9; A age 6)
24 Augst 2019 M Family
This was our first holiday in this area and we couldn’t have asked for a better base to stay in. The Cottage was clean, spacious and so well equipped that it was a true home from home.
We have visited the usual tourist spots nearby like Lindisfarne, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Bamburgh and Alnwick and the Cottage was perfectly situated for all of these.
We even went further afield to “Wet’n’Wild” in North Shields on a rainy day to entertain the kids and visited all the seaside villages on the coastal route back. Hope to return again in the future.
2 August 2019 C Family
Another amazing stay up in Bamburgh. We have had the best weather and have played at the beach lots (“Good!”). Excellent cottage and very well equipped. We will be back again.
20-27 July 2019 M Family
Thank you for a great holiday base. We loved exploring, especially Alnwick Garden, Cragside, seeing dolphins on Farne Islands’ tours (Serenity), Northumberland Zoo.
The beds were really comfy, we enjoyed watching movies at night (thanks for the Netflix). We enjoyed a bbq and lots of games in the sunny garden. Hope to be back soon.
(Owner’s comments: thank you, S, for your comments and picture which you drew for me!)
20 July 2019 W Family
We had a perfectly good holiday in Puffin Cottage, and a surprise holiday party. We ate pizza, break and of course drinks. I loved the ice cream.
(Owner’s comment: thank you for the lovely pictures you drew and left for me of your holiday, T.)
25 May – 1 June 2019 G Family
We really loved Puffin Cottage. We went to the beach and the first day we arrived we went to Bamburgh Castle. (M - age 6)
We especially enjoyed the trail up at the Castle.
23-26 April 2019 T Family
A lovely stay at Puffin Cottage just before Easter. Bamburgh Castle was great, as was the beach below. We had a beautiful walk on Holy Island at sunset and looked at lots of books at Barter Books in Alnwick. Great café there too.
Budle and Embleton beaches beautiful in the sun. Thank you!
April 2019 S Family
Puffin Cottage has been such a treat – cosy, comfy and ideally suited for our whistle-stop tour of coastal Northumberland. There’s so much to do (and we’ve managed a fair bit!) but the absolute best bits have been the family time walking these beautiful local beaches – Budle Bay, Bamburgh and the fabulous pebble beach at Beadnell – they’ve been amazing!
We will for sure be back when it’s a little warmer for dipping in the sea! Thank you! Me and my sister loved all the puffins – from E and P
April 2019 D Family
Lovely – fab walk along the Harthope Valley in the National Park: drive to Wooler then follow signs – about 12 miles. Picnic opportunities, or just a walk along the river. Great cakes in Wooler too!
13 January 2019 H Family
What an amazing place!
The weather was bright and cold, and we’ve seen countless rainbows over the sea.
Alnwick Castle Gardens (don’t bother with the Castle, and definitely don’t eat there), Lindisfarne (and Pilgrims Coffee), Cragside (a whole day is not enough), Dunstanburgh. But the best thing is the walk from here to Bamburgh. Thank you for everything.
3 November 2018 P Family
Lovely long weekend with beautiful weather, perfect for getting out and exploring the area. Puffin Cottage is so well-equipped, with some very thoughtful touches and very cosy and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
I was excited to find lots of different games, some we hadn’t played before. I enjoyed going around to see how many puffins we could spot. I really enjoyed staying here because it was near the sea, so we could go and see the seals – we saw one that was only a week old. D (7)
I was excited to find the shed had toys in it. We enjoyed playing catch in the garden. O (6)
20-23 October 2018 G Family
We have had a fantastic few days at Puffin Cottage. The Cottage was everything and more that we expected. We felt at home as soon as we arrived. We surfed every day and totally chilled out in the evenings. We will definitely be back!
25-30 August J Family
We had a lovely week! Four castles in seven days, swam in the sea twice, rode a broomstick, saw dolphins, seals and a gigantic pig! The Cottage was a great base, well equipped and comfortable for us all. Thanks.
18-25 August 2018 M Family
Lovely Cottage in a great setting. All the facilities you would need and more. Budle Bay is beautiful and a great base to explore the coast.
13-16 August 2018 O’D Family
We’ve had a fabulous time in Puffin Cottage spending time as a family and celebrating Mum’s birthday. The Cottage made a great base for exploring Northumberland. Particular hits with B (6) and J (3) were Chain Bridge Honey Farm, Paxton House, Alnwick Gardens, Pot-a-Doodle-Do, Heatherslaw Light Railway, bread-making at Heatherslaw Mill and the puffins at Inner Farne – phew, what a week! PS The adults had a fantastic meal at the Potted Lobster, Bamburgh.
28 July-4 August 2018 Families H & G
We’ve had a fantastic time! The Cottage is amazingly well-equipped which has made our stay that bit more comfortable and easy! Location is great for getting around the coastal route but also the lovely garden is just as good to relax in! We definitely would love to come back.
21-25 July 2018 R Family from China, Canada & Cambridge
We had a great time!
14-21 July 2018 R, L, E, L&R
Thank you for letting us come and spend the Bank Holiday weekend here. We visited Alnwick Gardens and definitely got the “WOW” factor. We also went for a wander in Seahouses and I showed J that I’m much better at mini-golf than pool, and I have the score card to prove it. Lovely to spend time relaxing here before we get back to our busy lives.
25-28 May 2018 K&J
We loved our time at Puffin Cottage. It’s a well designed and beautifully furnished barn conversion which had everything we needed and more. The semi open plan ground floor was perfect for our family gathering and the private sunny garden was the perfect place for our long lazy breakfasts. Perfect location for walks on the beach. Our time here was too short and we can’t wait to return.
DF - April 2018
What a wonderful weekend! We arrived to find Puffin Cottage had everything we could need for a home from home and was spotlessly clean. There was plenty of space for our multi-generational (grandma, daughters and granddaughters) annual get-together both in the house and for car parking. We had a lovely time chatting and catching up while baking treats in the kitchen for later and playing board games in the evenings (although the TV was there it was only used in the early mornings while everyone had breakfast). There were fiction books and bird watching books that we took into the garden to work out what birds were feeding from the bird feeder. We took a few trips out an
d visited Alnwick and Seahouses where we had a lovely evening meal at The Bamborough Castle Inn but we were glad to get home to the comfort of What a wonderful weekend! We arrived to find Puffin Cottage had everything we could need for a home from home and was spotlessly clean. There was plenty of space for our multi-generational (grandma, daughters and granddaughters) annual get-together both in the house and for car parking. We had a lovely time chatting and catching up while baking treats in the kitchen for later and playing board games in the evenings (although the TV was there it was only used in the early mornings while everyone had breakfast). There were fiction books and bird watching books that we took into the garden to work out what birds were feeding from the bird feeder. We took a few trips out and visited Alnwick and Seahouses where we had a lovely evening meal at The Bamburgh Castle Inn but we were glad to get home to the comfort of Puffin Cottage. We will definitely come back. A well deserved 5* from me.
EL - April 2018
Had a wonderful few days in Puffin Cottage. The location is perfect. Just over the road from the beautiful Budle Bay and only a couple of minutes' drive from Bamburgh. The cottage is spacious yet cosy and comfortable. The kitchen is well-laid out and equipped with everything we needed (and more) for preparing our celebratory family meal. There are some lovely personal touches making it a real home from home and there was plenty of parking on site for our cars. We will definitely return but next time hopefully for longer as there is so much to see and do in the area and along this stretch of the coastline. Would definitely recommend lovely Puffin Cottage. Can’t wait for our next visit.
BP - April 2018