A luxury self-catering cottage in Eglingham, Northumberland

Here are our guests' comments taken from our guest book over the last year or so.

Thank you for the most wonderful stay for our mini-moon! Such a beautiful cottage - very warm & welcoming with such a fantastic garden - absolutely 5*!!
We hope to be back again in the future.

The new MR & Mrs H!

Another fantastic week in beautiful Mill Cottage. Everything is perfect and we are sad to leave. We have fallen in love with Northumberland which is a walkers' paradise. Thank you so much David and Barbara and we look forward to seeing you next time.

D&M Cheshire

A lovely stay, peaceful & tranquil. Beautiful gardens & flowers, we have had super weather for our cheese & wine in this lovely setting. Saw a heron flying off at the bottom of the garden, Beautiful beach at Bamburgh, quaint little streets in Alnwick, we will return to. This area after our first visit to Northumberland. Visited 'The Potted Lobster' in Bamburgh twice, can recommend if you are seafood lovers, like us! Super cottage, a delight and well worth the visit.

D&M Cheshire

We have had a wonderful break in your magnificent cottage. Highlights of our stay include trips to the coast, a fantastic day in Edinburgh & enjoyable meals at the 'Tankerville Arms'. It has also been fantastic just to sit in the sun in the courtyard, enjoying time with family. Thank you very much. We hope to return,

Best wishes, T & I

What a lovely cottage! Cosy, clean & perfectly furnished. Great setting, village is pretty with a good pub which serves tasty food. The patio area is a great little sun trap & perfect for sitting outside with a cuppa in the morning or wine in the evening. The welcome pack was an added bonus. Thanks, D & B, we will be recommending.


This is a second stay at Mill Cottage & it was just as good as the first visit, if not better! The cottage is beautifully appointed and the welcome pack was very much appreciated. The Tankerville Arms was excellent great food & service, we were there three times!

We have explored the area & the coast is a particular draw especially as its only 20 minutes away. We also went to the College Valley & climbed up to the Schil - fantastic views.
Hopefully, we'll be back soon to enjoy this wonderful cottage. Many thanks to David & Barbara - they are excellent hosts.

Best wishes, J&M, Newmarket, Suffolk

Superb cottage, we have absolutely loved our week here. A much needed break, we have enjoyed exploring this beautiful part of the world as well as recharging our batteries here at Mill Cottage with its beautiful garden & patio. Good food at the pub, right across the road. Very handy!

PS Thanks for the goodies!

V & C, Adlington, Cheshire

Another lovely week in majestic Northumbria & your beautiful cottage! Wonderful scenery to welcome us back again, a wild coastline & such friendly people. This time we managed to see inside of Bamburgh Castle & discovered Lutyens castle & Gertrude Jekyll's amazing little garden at the bleaker end of Holy Island. Rothbury is a delightful small market town - very good cheese counter in the delicatessen & a superb pub lunch at The Turk's Head. We love your new Victorian style greenhouse & comforted to see your tomatoes are still green like ours back in Bristol! Thank you once more for a restful week in your elegantly decorated cottage & ingenious garden!

A&D N, Montrose, Angus

This is our second visit to Eglingham & Mill Cottage & everything, apart from the mixed weather, was perfect! The sun shone on our first day & on the last. We love the greenhouse, a new addition since last year. There are plenty of sitting areas to relax in when not exploring the local area with wonderful vistas that Northumberland has to offer.

Although we have been to Northumberland many times in the past, staying further up with family & friends, there are still places we haven't had time to visit & new ones, too, so we will hopefully return. The Tankerville Arms, opposite, do good pub food & so handy (no driving necessary). Bistro 23 in Alnmouth do good sandwiches & lunch.

Thanks, David for your hospitality & the welcome pack (+ courgettes!)

H & B L

What a blissful place! The cottage itself is wonderfully appointed (&, as others have said, looks much more spacious IRL), & one of the very best Premier Cottages we have experienced; the gardens are just exceptional - we were fortunate enough to have beautiful weather to make the most of the various burn-side seating options - what a boon! Eglingham made for a perfect location to explore both coastline & Cheviot countryside. We would strongly recommend walking the coast South from Craster (tho' also, separately, doing Dunstanburgh Castle), approaching Simonside from Rothbury & climbing the Schil (thank you, David, for the tip about getting a permit for College Valley online). So much left still to do we shall return with delight. Many thanks, David & Barbara.

E & P L, Bampton, Oxford

What a wonderful, activity-packed week we have had in this beautiful part of the world. There is so much to do & see & we have thoroughly enjoyed walking, golfing, cycling & visits to Housesteads & Alnwick Castle. We have been so lucky with the weather, too - although the wind was a challenge to the seaside birds!

Mill Cottage is so comfortable. We had planned to eat out more but ended up cooking here & settling in for a relaxing evening in the lovely lounge. Many thanks to David & Barbara for making us so welcome & providing such beautiful accommodation.

H & R, Oxford

What a beautiful cottage - with the added bonus of a thoughtful welcome pack. Lovely weather - stunning tranquil scenery, all in all balm to the soul.

J & A Claygate, Surrey

This is the second time we have stayed at Mill Cottage & again we have thoroughly enjoyed it. The cottage is very comfortable & is happily situated between the coast & the countryside. We had a beautiful day on Lindisfarne which included a walk from the Castle (be aware you need £7 in change for the parking machine, or there is only one machine taking cards in the centre of the car park). We did the Happy Valley walk again & a walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay & spotted dolphins in the sea (wonderful!). The houses & gardens nearby are also very pleasant. We ate out at the 'The Whittling' in Alnmouth which was v good. If you want to eat at the 'Potted Lobster', book as soon as you arrive!
Thank you again,

V & D R, Hertfordshire

So pleased we finally made it to Mill Cottage, third time lucky! Thank you Barbara & David. Such a quiet, cosy, comfortable cottage, in an ideal location for both coast & beautiful countryside. And a good pub just across the road, too, perfect! The carriage drive at Cragside on a sunny day & a walk around the lakes at the top was a delight. Many thanks,

J & M V, Ashwell Herts

This is the first time we have stayed at Mill cottage. What a lovely place to stay. We have really enjoyed our stay, very relaxing & peaceful. We have visited quite a few places in the car & walking the scenery is stunning. The pub across the road food good, staff very friendly & welcoming. Thank you both for the lovely starter pack - very welcome.

S&C Witney, Oxfordshire