Here is a selection of the feedback received on our comments sheets since opening in May 2009:
Dear Tim & Gemma,
Just to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Burnfoot recently.
It really is a beautiful location & we appreciated the tranquillity.
We loved the view from the Forge, but probably found the layout of the Hemmel even better.
All of your hard work in developing the cottages is evident, &, we think, very worthwhile.
Hope to visit again at some time - put us on your mailing list.
Kind regards ,
Kay & Phil Quinby.
'Thank you for a very relaxing break. Your cottage is a hidden gem and Northumberland is a great place for a family holiday. Decor in the cottage is very 5 Star. Fantastic Views. Very comfy beds and great location - close to lots to do'.
Mrs Purvis (The Granary).
'We had a fantastic long weekend up in your wonderful part of the world and we will definitely be coming back again soon. We think you have done a great job with the properties and the standard of them was fantastic. Thanks again'.
Mrs Tennent (The Mill)
'A truly magical experience'.
Mr & Mrs Sharp (West Lodge)
'Tim & Gemma, Many thanks for a fantastic stay. Great standard of accommodation all the way through, in a breathtaking landscape. You have clearly put your whole soul into this place and it is a credit to you. We would wholeheartedly recommend Burnfoot Holiday Cottages to anyone. First class, many thanks'.
John & Claudine (The Hemmel)
'We have enjoyed a very relaxing weekend in this superbly presented cottage. The standard of the cottage is excellent with some beautiful furnishings to match. The cottages are set in acres of beautiful landscape which give excellent views. There are some great days out at nearby Cragside and Wallington. Would recommend the Newcastle Hotel in Rothbury for Sunday lunch and also a pint or two at The Star Inn just up the road'.
Mr & Mrs Parr & family (The Forge)
'Fantastic cottage in beautiful surroundings; we have had a very relaxing break. Good luck with your business - I'm sure we will be back some time soon'.
Mr & Mrs Walker (The Hemmel)
'We were very pleased with the cottage. It is very comfortable and beautifully furnished. The many leaflets were helpful and the green folder particularly so.'
Mr & Mrs Wright (West Lodge)
'The cottage was comfortable and well equipped. The children enjoyed the tennis court. The area is wonderful and peaceful, and we felt this made a good setting for a Northumberland holiday. Loved the view from our cottage'.
Mr & Mrs Simpson (West Lodge)
'An absolutely brilliant conversion! Best of luck with the rest of the first season.'
Mr & Mrs French (The Forge)
'Lovely area - very peaceful and relaxing'.
Mr & Mrs Griffiths (The Bothy)
'We would just like to say that we had a great week at the fantastic cottages. Very good quality and superb location'.
Mr & Mrs Armitage (The Hemmel)
'Very pleased with the accommodation and wish you every success. The standard of accommodation is excellent. It has been relaxing and memorable - many thanks.'
Mr & Mrs Campbell (West Lodge)
'Cottage very comfortable and extremely well equipped - we really felt at home. The scenery in Northumberland is awesome. Thank you'.
Mr & Mrs Bailey (The Bothy)
'Thank you so much. The cottage was lovely - very comfortable, spotlessly clean and great beds.'
The Grant family (The Hemmel)
'We have had a lovely week in your cottage and we will be back.'
Mr & Mrs Stott (The Hemmel)
'This is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in - apart from the wonderful location (we spent hours watching the sun and cloud on Simonside or Cheviot) and abundant bird life, the comfort and facilities of the cottage itself made for a wonderful stay. The beds are fantastic (two of us have bad backs but the mattresses here caused us no problems at all!). Everything is so nicely presented and designed to make one feel at home. The little details such as wooden hangers in the wardrobe, all show an attention to "doing things right". From the moment we entered we have enjoyed our stay. Thank you!'
Mrs Rankin & Guests (The Mill)
'Upon arrival - fantastic, everything clean and very welcoming. Beds and linen nice quality - had a good night's sleep. Lovely location and very quiet. Well equipped. Thank you - will be back hopefully!'
Mr & Mrs Coomber & family (The Hemmel)
'Idyllic setting and beautifully fitted out.'
Mr & Mrs Nutter (The Forge)
'The cottage was exactly as described and we had a lovely holiday. Very relaxed location.'
Mrs Cochrane (The Forge)
'We have really enjoyed our stay and found the house and facilities great. We will definitely recommend you to our friends and family. Thanks for a great stay.'
Mr & Mrs Mann (Cheviot View)
'Thanks for providing a good house for our break. The cottage was very clean and we liked the furniture and all of the facilities. Very comfortable'.
Sue Kearns (The Granary)
'We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Burnfoot. A great property and a beautiful area and we're looking forward to returning at some point! Everything either met or exceeded our expectations and thank you for providing a good quality, clean travel cot and high chair'.
The Jakubiak Family (The Hemmel)
'We have had a wonderful week exploring beautiful Northumberland and staying here at Burnfoot has made it even more special. Watching the surrounding countryside and all it's natural visitors has been a joy. The cottage is excellently presented and very comfortable and welcoming. Thanks for helping make a very memorable holiday!'.
The Marshall Family (The Mill)
'Nothing fell below our expectations - the lodge was fantastic! Pristine upon arrival, well equipped, with plentiful useful information about the local area. We had a lovely time, will definitely return and friends have already booked for September. Thanks!'
Lesley Dorward (West Lodge)
'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a lovely cottage and think you have done a wonderful job of breathing new life into a terrific building. Thanks.'
The Walker Family (The Granary)
'We have had an absolutely brilliant holiday and we were very lucky with the weather, which was a bonus. The house definitely lived up to expectations, it was great to have so much space and the view from the bedroom window was spectacular! It was completely restful but we didn't feel too isolated as Rothbury was in easy reach.
'We very much enjoyed and made good use of the tennis court and walks for our dog were great. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. All the neighbours were very pleasant and there was absolutely no noise from anyone.
'Our children had a great time and said it was one of the best holidays they have had (and much prefered to last years trip to Lanzarote!). They enjoyed it so much that they are asking us to book Cheviot View again for next Summer.'
Mr & Mrs Bennett (Cheviot View)
'The house is superb, spacious, well-furnished and has a wonderful outlook. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.'
The Hewson Family (Cheviot View)
'Wonderful house, beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated. Very clean and crisp bedlinen - thank you! Nice bathrooms too. We really appreciated thoughtful touches. It makes you a cut above the rest!'
The Craig Family (The Granary)
'A well appointed bothy in an enchanting position. Thanks for a great stay'.
Sally Bateman (The Bothy)
'The Mill was spotlessly clean on arrival and we were impressed by the high standard. Burnfoot Holiday Cottages are in a beautiful part of the countryside and we will certainly come back to this area (and to Burnfoot). We have had a great holiday - thank you.'
The Dalton & Waters Families (The Mill)
'We have spent a happy, comfortable two weeks in this beautiful part of England'.
Sir Harold and Lady Atcherley and Family (The Hemmel)
'Gemma & Tim, We had a lovely holiday and would definitely come back. What a beautiful part of England. The accommodation was excellent and the green file of information was very useful and informative. Beds were lovely and comfy'.
Pam Holt (The Mill)
'The cottage and facilities are excellent. You have furnished the place really well. Providing things like towels, washing up liquid etc is very welcome. The huge selection of magazines, books and games is also appreciated, and the colourful children's cutlery shows real thoughtfulness. Will definitely recommend'.
The Ringshaw-Dowle Family (The Hemmel)
'Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Thank you!'
Geraldine Moon (West Lodge)
'Well supplied kitchen; lots of reading matter; excellent and very, very useful guest information - especially the advice on Sugar Sands which was a gem of a find. We had a lovely restful time; would recommend to others; and will return again one day! Thanks'.
Sami Upton (The Bothy)
'Lovely part of the world - recommendation for beaches spot on.'
Jo Oliver (West Lodge)
'Lovely clean cottage - great location.'
Kathryn Mylrea (The Granary)
'The cottages are a credit to you, being stylish, comfortable and in a great location to explore.'
The Gray Family (The Hemmel)
'Wonderful time. Beautiful cottage.
Marjorie Hopkin (Cheviot View)
'Very comfortable stay. Useful guides / information folder, beds comfortable and rooms spacious for 10. Bed linen very snug! Thank you.'
The Hill Family (Cheviot View)
'Just great. What can we say? First Class.'
Mr & Mrs Hancock (Cheviot View)
'Tim & Gemma, The cottage was fantastic. Enjoyed the three day break immensely. Thank you so much'.
Josephine Bradley (Cheviot View)
'Fab place. First class accommodation.'
Mr & Mrs Bend (Cheviot View)
'We have thoroughly enjoyed our week spent at The Forge. The site is very nice and the cottages well thought out. And there is so much to see and do in the area!!!'
Nicola Wall (The Forge)
'We had a lovely, relaxing week. A great location for walking. A good guide of places to eat and visit. The place was impressively spotless and would recommend it to friends and family.'
Mr & Mrs Lockwood (The Bothy)
'Excellent accommmodation, beds lovely and comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay - we will be back!'
Mr & Mrs Chinnock (The Forge)
'Beautiful location - cottage is lovely. Had a great time.'
D Donovan (The Granary)
'Have had a wonderful time, the peace and quiet is lovely - just what we needed! Will have to come back in the winter so we can make full use of the log fire. Will definitely recommend you to our friends and family'.
Mr & Mrs Robinson (West Lodge)
'Well thought out. Lovely views and countryside. We had a relaxing few days here and would love to come back. We appreciated the fire and made good use of the tennis court. Lovely walks around the cottages too.'
The Lawrence Family (The Granary)
'We've had a fantastic time - thank you very much! The cottage is wonderful and very well thought out. We can't wait to some back.'
Mr & Mrs McAllister (The Forge)
'Lovely accommodation with the advantages of all 'mod cons' in the kitchen. Truly excellent information pack with current details - the best I've ever seen! Thank you so much for everything and we hope to come and stay again in the not too distant future'.
Mr & Mrs Thompson (West Lodge)
'We were overwhelmed with the spaciousness, lighting and luxury furnishings and fittings. Cheviot View is cosy and in a peaceful location. The kitchen has everything you need and your book was full of good trips and recommendations - thank you for introducing us to Sugar Sands and the local walks. The history of the land and buildings is really interesting. We have had a truly relaxing week in your beautiful cottage and will definitely be returning and recommending the cottage(s) to friends'.
Karen Gorman & Family (Cheviot View)
'An amazing location'.
Mr & Mrs Fox (The Mill)
'Thank you both for a great stay. The Bothy is lovely - very cosy and comfortable. We have enjoyed our time in Northumberland very much indeed and hope to come again, of course returing to Burnfoot.'
Mr & Mrs Oliver (The Bothy)
'Just a quick note to say what a wonderful stay we've had at Burnfoot - we'll definitely be recommending it to both friends and family'.
The Pawson Family (The Granary)
'Dear Tim, Thank you for the wonderful holiday we had recently at Burnfoot. The accommodation was superb and made for a very relaxing break. We certainly hope to return to Burnfoot Holiday Cottages. The accommodation was first class. The rooms were clean and extremely comfortable. The open lounge with the log fire was so relaxing and warm. It was also great that everything was included in the price and there were no hidden extras. Information folder and leaflets extremely helpful ensuring we enjoyed a walk along the beach at Sugar Sands and Low Newton. Appreciated the opportunity to bring our dog. In conclusion we had a great, relaxing break in lovely accommodation!'
The Elliott Family (The Granary)
'Brilliant accommodation. Clean. Modern. Lovely location. Will definitely visit again.'
Mr & Mrs Cuff (West Lodge)
'We had a brilliant weekend. Everything we needed - especially childrens cutlery & plates etc. We will definitely try to visit again.'
Mrs Platt (West Lodge)
'Very impressed with the first class accommodation - very comfortable and beautifully furnished. Thanks.'
The Tierney Family (Cheviot View)
'Had a great weekend. Cottage had everything we needed. A visit to The Star Inn is well recommended. Thanks for everything.'
The Logan Family (The Forge)
'Excellent accommodation - wish we could have stayed longer!'
The Sharpley Family (The Hemmel)
'Thank you for a lovely stay - we loved your cottage!'
The Graham Family (The Granary)
'We love the cottage and the area, had a great holiday and would love to return. Thank you.'
The Quick Family (The Hemmel)
'Lovely holiday, good weather and excellent accommodation. So much to see and do - and we did! Many thanks.'
Sheila Woodhall (The Granary)
'We have had a marvellous time in this peaceful and tranquil setting. The house is fantastic and the trust you place in the guests is lovely. The children loved running around and our meals in the kitchen were a pleasure. All facilities are fantastic, with every need and wish satisfied. We have young children and we felt very safe, secure and with lots of 'doing things' options inside and outside of the house. In short, fantastic.'
The White Family (Cheviot View)
'Many thanks for a lovely holiday. We hope to be back next May. Everything was perfect. No 'phones, no noise - excellent.'
Mr & Mrs Middlemast (The Granary)
'Just to say a huge thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We were very impressed by the standard and cleanliness of the accommodation. Thanks for everything.'
Mr & Mrs Brelsford (The Hemmel)
'We have had a brilliant holiday - the cottages are lovely, comfortable and well finished'.
Mr & Mrs Maddox (The Forge)
'We've had a fab time and hope to come again. Thank you.'
Mr & Mrs Donoghue
'Thanks for a lovely stay'.
Mr & Mrs McClary
'Had a good few days, enjoyed the cottage. It was lovely having the stove, and we certainly will consider coming back.'
Mr & Mrs Hunter
'Fantastic holiday accommodation for 10 people - delighted to have discovered it - will be back! We have had a great time at Burnfoot with our friends and will be booking to come again before too long - maybe with other family / friends too'.
The Humble Family
'We had 15 for Thanksgiving dinner around the table in The Mill - closely spaced but very manageable. The stove in The Mill was great for cooking for such a large number. The setting of the cottages couldn't be better, everything was clean and comfortable - a great and memorable stay thanks.'
The Jones Family (USA)
(The Mill & The Forge)
'We have had a fantastic weekend and the cottage lived up to our expectations. We're considering returning next year and will certainly be recommending you to our family and friends. Thank you.'
'We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for our stay at Burnfoot. We think what you have done with the place is fantastic - we had a brilliant time and will definitely be contacting you again in the new year for a break. Once again we would like to thank you for our stay.'
Mr & Mrs Burns
'Thanks for a lovely, wintry stay. Plenty of hot water and heating on returning from our walks!'
Mr & Mrs Blake
'Lovely cottage - Very peaceful with wonderful countryside to explore. Excellent facilities and comfy beds. Thanks very much - we really enjoyed it.'
The Daw Family
'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at West Lodge, with gorgeous countryside and fantastic views. Many thanks for our introduction to Northumberland.'
The Slater Family
'Nothing fell below expectations. Enjoyed the comfort and good standard of the facilities.'
Mr & Mrs Temple
'We have had a lovely time, great walks and a snug little cottage. Hope to come again, perhaps with friends and try out one of the bigger cottages. Lovely place, very much enjoyed the tranquility.'
Mr & Mrs Bugg
'A fantastic stay, thanks.'
Mr & Mrs Brown
'Peace and tranquility! Cosy & comfortable. We will will be back!"
Mr & Mrs Wilson
'Had a fantastic week. We have been self catering for over 25 years and your accommodation has been the best so far. Congratulations on such a well equippped and comfortable cottage. Thanks again.'
Mr & Mrs Coulson
'Your house is outstanding we have stayed in a number of houses over the years and found yours the best by far. Thank you once again and kind regards to you and your family.'
Linda Johnson & Friends
'We had a great stay thank you. Love the conversion and the new lease of life you are breathing into the place. Really most appreciated!'
'Fantastic holiday for adults and children alike. Thank you!'
Mr & Mrs Broster-Cheetham
'Such a beautiful place. Can't wait to come back.'
'Dear Tim and Gemma
We very much enjoyed our stay at Burnfoot this last Autumn half term. Beautiful location and very cosy, well appointed accommodation. We were able to completely relax and enjoy the stunning countryside of Northumberland. The wood burner was a very welcome comfort on those dark and chilly evenings! We felt very welcome and were delighted with our cottage, the perfect place to escape.
Mr & Mrs Titheridge