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Mill Cottage, Eglingham, Northumberland

Northumberland in Winter
Northumberland in Winter

Our luxury 5-Star Gold self-catering holiday cottage is ideally located in the pretty village of Eglingham, midway between Alnwick and Wooler, in Northumberland.

In this section, you will find useful information to assist you in planning your self-catering cottage holiday in Northumberland.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Mill Cottage, Eglingham, Northumberland : Holiday Information

Guest Book

Here are some comments taken from our guest book.

Dear David and Barbara,

Our second stay at Mill Cottage has been equally as enjoyable as the first. Thank you so much for providing everything we could wish of a holiday cottage  and more!

The week has flown by. We have revisited old haunts and otherwise just pottered. We walked from the house to Shepherds law in lovely spring sunshine, found the Hermitage and even got to meet Brother Harold! The church there is a tremendous achievement and reminded us of a little corner of Greece!

And now we are returning south, leaving you with our best wishes for a successful summer with your holiday house.

With kind regards,

C & T H (Oxfordshire)

We really enjoyed our short stay in your delightful cottage  so very warm and welcoming! It was so nice to come to Eglingham where my great-grandparents had lived in the late 1800s and raised their family. We hope to be back again!

G & W I (Dunbartonshire)

We have had a lovely week in the cottage. It was a shame the weather was wet and wild but lovely to return to such a cosy and warm home. Everything has been 5* and we look forward to returning in the future.

J & C (Clitheroe, Lancs)

What a beautiful holiday cottage. The Welcome Grocery-Pack was a pleasant surprise and the bottle of wine was a lovely touch. Spotlessly clean and comfortable, Mill Cottage is a credit to your dedication and hard work. We will definitely recommend this fabulous little gem to friends and family.

T & S (Leeds)

We have spent an excellent week here in this immaculate cottage. We had marvelous weather and thoroughly enjoyed this part of Northumberland.

J & S (Hereford)

Weve had a fantastic week, really glorious weather and beautiful setting and the cottage has been just perfect. Highlight of our trip was seeing the puffins on the Farne Islands. Thank you. We hope to be back again in the future.

R & G

Thank you, David and Barbara for providing such an excellent cottage (5*+) for our short break down memory lane. Everything was perfect  even the weather! Hope to visit you again but will try to avoid busy holiday weekend!

L & P (Fife)

Thank you David and Barbara for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Everything has been perfect and we couldnt have wished for anything more. The welcome pack was a lovely touch, too. Weve walked miles and miles in the week and enjoyed every minute. Our highlights were seeing dolphins on our Farne islands trip and walking Pilgrims Way in our bare feet to Lindisfarne. Davids tips on walking in the Cheviots were spot on, too. We will definitely return to this beautiful part of our Country.

Kind regards,

D & M D (Cheshire)

Thank you for the wonderful stay at your perfect cottage. The weather has been generally good, with only one day of rain. Lovely countryside and some greta walks on your doorstep.

P (Preston, Lancs)

A charming & extremely comfortable cottage in one of our favourite parts of the country, another superb Premier Cottage. The highlights of our excellent week were seeing dolphins from Bamburgh beach, local walks, the curiosities of Chillingham & beautiful Warkworth. Excellent meals at the Seafood Restaurant, Craster & La Khazana @ Shilbottle. Thank you David & Barbara, we will be back.

H & P (Norfolk)

Thank you for a very comfortable stay in a beautiful part of England. Weve enjoyed exploring the area very much. With thanks and best wishes,

S & T B (Falkland Islands)

Mill Cottage has been a perfect place to stay. Thank you so much for the very thoughtful welcome pack. This is a truly beautiful part of the Country. The Cheviots and coastline are both stunning. Thanks and best wishes,

C & R P (Witley, Surrey)

Thank you for lovely stay, David & Barbara. We very much enjoyed our honeymoon, here! It is the perfect start of our married life. We hope to come back often! All the very best,

M & W

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely cottage. We had a great time in the village and Im sure we will be back again, soon.

B & C W (London)

Barbara and David, We felt at home in your wonderful cottage  which, incidentally, is larger than it appears on the website  within minutes of arriving. Eglingham is fantastic base for getting around the Northumberland area and we thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary holiday, here.

Kind regards,

M & J (Bitteswell)

We have had a wonderful anniversary week in the perfect cottage and have lots of lovely memories to take home with us. We could not have wanted more! Many thanks.

With Kind Regards,

P & A (Pudsey, west Yorkshire)

We have had a lovely holiday and enjoyed our time visiting the different places nearby and going on some wonderful walks. The cottage is beautiful and very comfortable and a lot of thought has gone into it, even down to the thoughtful welcome pack.

Best wishes,

J & D (London)

Weve had a lovely week here in Mill Cottage. The cottage is very cosy and weve enjoyed staying here very much, thank you for the welcome pack. Weve visited lots of interesting places nearby and wed definitely come again.

Best wishes from A & J B (East Yorkshire)

5* holiday cottage, everything you could need and more, together with lovely weather made this a very enjoyable short break. The surrounding area is beautiful and we had a couple of nice meals and chats with the locals in the Tankerville Arms. Thank you,

A & D (Cullercoats)

We have had a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage. Shame about the weather so we couldnt appreciate the sunny patio but we had a great time exploring the countryside, castles and seaside towns. A wonderful cottage!

J & G E (Tillicoultry, Scotland)
We have really enjoyed our stay in Northumberalnd, it is our first time to this beautiful part of the Country, the coast is amazing, we would love to come back in the summer and visit the many castles. The cottage is stunning and so luxurious, everything you could ask for!

G & C (Notts)

Thank you for providing us with such a comfortable, tasteful and warm property. We can recommend swimming at Alnwick pool. Bari Tearoom in Alnwick (scones to die for) meals at the Joiners Arms (see leaflet), ice creams at Spurrelis, Amble,, Barter Books, Tree House Restaurant, Alnwick Garden, all the beaches  Brilliant!

G & R H (Thornton-Le-Dale, N. Yorks)

Our third visit to this exquisite holiday cottage! As always we have been much taken with this beautiful underpopulated part of the country with its stunning landscapes, huge beaches and empty roads. Already looking forward to our next visit.

C & T H (Oxfordshire)

Sad to leave this lovely 5* retreat! Thank you so much for your kind hospitality. Cottage first class with lovely touches. Total peaceful relaxation in a lovely part of Northumberland. Highlight  a walk on the beach at Newton-by-the-sea followed by a lovely pub lunch at the Ship Inn, another hidden jem. Thank you,

J & T C (Gt. Dunmow, Essex)

We have had a delightful time in this delightful cottage. Everything was perfect  even the weather!  Thank you for the excellent welcome pack  much appreciated. With our good wishes to you.

T & D P (Kings Cliffe)

Dont want to go home!!! This has been a little slice of heaven and the perfect way to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The cottage is absolutely beautiful. Cant believe how lucky we have been to find it. The outside spaces are fabulous! Cant wait to return to see how the riverside garden develops. The surrounding countryside is amazing. We would highly recommend the walk up to Bewley Hill Fort. The views from the top are incredible! Many thanks, David & Barbara.

R & P S

What a beautifully furnished and equipped cottage! We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Loved the daffodil banks and walk around Howick Hall gardens (Earl Grey) with lunch in the ballroom.
Enjoyed fish meals at the `potted Lobster in Bamburgh and the Joiners Arms at Newton-by-the-Sea with associated bracing walks along the beaches.

G&C L (Lancs)

Dear David and Barbara,
Well what can we say! Stunning cottage, stunning countryside, stunning coast! To say Northumberland exceeded our expectations is an understatement. We loved it!
Our trip culminated in your walk to Linhope Spout  a magical spot, not another soul around and we even saw (for quite some time) a red squirrel. What with that and puffins in the Farnes, many, many items ticked-off the bucket list.
Thank you so much once again for helping to make this the most wonderful week. We will be back!
All the very best.

G&CC (Winchester)

Perfect cottage, perfect location & perfect weather for our first (and definitely not the last) stay in Northumberland.
We loved the walking, especially the Upper Coquet Valley walk David recommended to Windy Gyle (well named). Also loved the wildlife including the unmissable Farne Islands with enough puffins & arctic terns to keep us happy and fill the camera disc! Favourite places to eat were the Potted Lobster (Bamburgh) & Jolly Fisherman (Craster) with amazing lobster & chips. Also enjoyed the Percy Arms.
Thanks David for recommending Howick Gardens, we walked there from Craster on the inland path then after a full exploration exited via the lower gate to the coast path for the walk back making a great day.
Im certain we will be back soon.


A very enjoyable stay in such a beautiful cottage. The weather has been good to us too and we have had some lovely trips out visiting familiar places. Even managed a trip to Edinburgh on the train from Alnmouth a real treat.
Thank you for the welcome goodies and providing everything you could need in a fantastic holiday home. Just perfect.

J&M P (S. Yorks)

Our second stay at beautiful Mill Cottage. Everything has been perfect and we dont want to leave! The Cottage has everything you need and more! The welcome pack is such a thoughtful touch too.
This area is a walkers paradise. Weve walked on the coast on deserted beaches, walked in the Cheviots and also walked from the Cottage.
A trip to the Farne Islands is a must.
Thank you David & Barbara,

D&M D (Cheshire)

We completely endorse everything previously said in this book and more. Exceeding our expectations. We hope to return. Thank you for the welcome pack.
Best wishes,

B&J S (Colchester)

What an amazing place to stay. Coastal walks are fantastic.
Thank you for everything.

M&S (Hampshire)

Weve had a great weekend  the cottage is gorgeous  and the weather held!
For future visitors, Chillingham Castle is a must!
Many thanks,

K&M W (York)

Another good holiday in beautiful Northumberland and an excellent cottage.
Thank you,

D&M P (Lancs)

A beautifully appointed and equipped cottage - a very comfortable place to stay.
Have enjoyed castles, coasts & Cheviots.
Local pub food very good but fairly limited menu.
A drive to Kielder Water via Rothbury & Otterburn is a good day out.
With thanks,

J&L (W Sussex)

We loved staying here and loved the limited sights of Northumberland that our short stay permitted us to see. Notwithstanding the previous entrys reservations about the pub menu, we absolutely reveled in the excellent beer (the local brews) and in being able to return back from the pub in about twenty paces. A real first for us!
Thank you,

M&S (Leicester)

Had a super week in a lovely area & excellent cottage.
Can recommend beach walks at Warkworth (with food at Bertrams), Bamburgh, Alnmouth (with Sunday lunch at the Red Lion in the restaurant but MUST book in advance!). Also, lunch at Robsons Seafood Restaurant at Craster was delicious! Very good meal at the Tankerville Arms also. Our week is over too soon & we look forward to returning to Northumberland soon.

D&E A (Yorks)

Thank you for your beautiful accommodation. Weve had a wonderful time in Northumberland and the sun has shone!
With thanks & blessings,


Thanks for a stay in your charming cottage. We has a wonderful time in beautiful Northumberland.

T&C (Notts)

This was our first visit to Northumberland. Its such a delightful place.
The welcome pack was much appreciated. The cottage is warm and welcoming and beautifully furnished.
We hope to visit again soon!

S&N (Herts)

Thank you David and Barbara for the amazing facility of Mill Cottage. We stay in a variety of properties but yours is the tops. We have had a wonderful week, especially given the weather at this time of year.
There is so much beauty and so much to do in the area, we particularly enjoyed Cragside and the Alnwick Gardens, not forgetting Lindisfarne!
We are disappointed to be homeward bound.

P.S. Lunch at the Tree Restaurant, Alnwick Gardens was a treat!

Thank you for a memorable week in beautiful Mill Cottage, we have felt very much at home here and have enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. Visited Alnwick, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne Castles, lots of beach walks and a boat trip to the Farne Islands will certainly be remebred as we were lucky enough to see a pod of dolphins.
This has been a perfect peaceful haven, thanks again we will certainly love to return.

J&K P (Wensleydale)

Weve enjoyed a wonderful weekend in your beautiful cottage. The Northumberland coast is a delight.
Many thanks,

J&J (Lancs)

Our second visit to Mill Cottage. A nice restful time after a busy season. Just what we needed.

S&A B (N. Yorks)

Thank you David and Barbara for a lovely few days in your luxurious and spacious cottage for two. This has been the perfect location for our visits to Cragside, Barter Books in Alnwick, Bamburgh Castle and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
We have enjoyed several meals across the road at the Tankerville Arms, so convenient and welcoming.

A&R B (Bournville)

Thank you for letting us stay in your very comfortable & well equipped cottage. We have been very lucky with the weather & have enjoyed visiting parts of Nland that we havent seen before.

A&S (East Riding of Yorks)

Lovely Cottage, equipped and furnished to the highest standard. Good local pub for a meal, limited menu but food excellent.
Weather has been kind.

N&M (Linlithgow)

Thank you David and Barbara for contributing to our holiday by providing such a lovely cosy cottage.
As on our last visit we have visited many of our old haunts.
We hope to return again sometime in the future as there is always somewhere new to visit.

L&P (Fife)