The Best Self Catering Cottage We Have Used
Cove Cottage is a superbly equipped self catering establishment, immaculately clean and a real home from home. The minute you walk through the door you sense that this going to be an excellent choice of accomodation!
The listing description is accurate in all details - location, layout and facilities. The property is clean, tidy and well maintained.
Anne and Brian, the owners, provide excellent customer service. As we arrive late afternoon, early evening, they are not there to greet us (I suspect they would be if we arrived earlier!), but there is always a bottle of wine and a welcoming card left for us, the lights left on, and a warm glow from the fire in the lounge, and shortly after we arrive there is a phone call from Anne to make sure that everything is satisfactory.
We most certainly have recommended this property to our friends and relatives.
Within the area we have dined at The Victoria Hotel and The Castle Hotel in Bamburgh and The Barn at Beal. All provide tasty and value for money meals. (If you are a dog owner, dogs are welcome to sit in the bar at The Victoria) We have had delicious sandwices and cakes from The Pantry in Bamburgh.
We have visited Bamburgh Beach, The Grace Darling Museum, Bamburgh Church, Seahouses (trips out to the Farne Islands), Berwick upon Tweed (historic city, museums and Elizabethan walls), Alnwick (Barter Books reputed to be the largest second hand bookshop in the country), - Alnwick Castle used in Harry Potter Films, Alnwick Garden & Tree House Restaurant [superb meals but you need to book] Lindisfarne (Holy Island) - Castle, Priory, Heritage Centre, Mead Factory, walks and bird watching, Low Newton be the Sea, The Ship Inn serves superb ploughman's lunches - again you need to book to be sure of a meal at busy times
The villages of Ford & Etal (The Heatherslaw Light Railway,[runs alongside the River Till between Heatherslaw and Etal] Heatherslaw Corn Mill & Cafe) The thatched pub The Bull in Etal & Etal Castle. Ford Estate Village and Lady Waterford Hall.
We also visited Kelso and Melrose [Abbey] - Russell's Restaurant in Melrose serves very tasty meals)
This self catering property is ideally situated for exploring the Scottish Borders, The Northumberland AONB, The Northumberland Heritage Coast, the Cheviot Hills - and basically anywhere between Edinburgh and Newcastle!
You can guage our satisfaction with this property as this has been our fourth return visit!
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: The best September weather for years must have made your holiday special, 28c most of the week, it was great to welcome you back again and thank you for your kind words, I was pleased to meet you both and Ruby the chocolate labrador on your last day. See you next year !
Brian & Anne
Helpful votes: 3/3
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