Some of our guests have been kind enough to leave their comments about staying at Bottle Cottage. Here are a selection:


“We were lucky enough to be among some of the first people to stay in the lovely Bottle Cottage and wow what a treat. So cosy and comfortable a real home from from but with something extra special. Perfect location for visiting the stunning Northumberland coast line and castles, great access to the spectacular cheviot hills and generally ideal for exploring all that the beautiful county of Northumberland has to offer. Really loved our time there and can’t wait to go back.”

~ Amelia Kerr, Northumberland


“Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage is thoughtfully decorated and it has been a pleasure to stay here. We’ve loved the wood burning stove in the evenings and have had fun cosying up and playing games after days out exploring. A cosy cottage that has fitted us comfortably. Thank you.”

~ Sawyer & MacDonald family – Aberdeenshire & France


“We have loved exploring Northumberland from ‘Bottle Cottage’. Our highlights have been the beautiful beach at Alnmouth and ‘Scotts’ cafe in Alnmouth is well worth a visit. We all climbed to Drake Stone and the views were spectacular! Cycling around Kielder Water was great and our mountain biking teen loved the specific MTB routes. Coming home to the log burning stove has been great and the SKY TV a bonus. Thank you!!”

~ The Malone family, Surrey


“Had a very comfortable break. Cottage is very well equipped. Furniture and beds so comfortable. Also very impressed with TV package – much better than most holiday Cottages – kept the little ones amused! Lovely area and friendly Village, especially Annie at The Star. Sorry to be going.”

~ The Walker and Ream families, Norwich and Aylesham, Norfolk


“Wonderful cottage with so much to keep us busy from frosty observatory nights seeing other galaxys to walks in Kielder to bike rides to Holy Island and wild hilly walks in the woods.Fabulous to see Chillingham Castle, some great coastal towns. Check excursions at this time of year as many closed – did not spoil the fun! Great to have dishwasher and well equipped kitchen for comfort food after burning off the calories. Both local pubs unique, friendly places -great way to learn local history visiting next door (check opening times).
Love this place for its comfort and the wilderness beyond.
Drake Stone well worth a venture for the peace of the Lake!”

~ Jennie & Sean, December 2017

“Lovely cottage, well equipped, cosy and very comfortable.
The Christmas tree was a lovely touch!!!
Long leisurely walks, good food and the discovery of Hepple Gin made a great holiday.”

~ Lee, Kimberley, Louie, Ruby, Mike and Ian, December 2017

“Loved our country cottage for the week. Well stocked and so peaceful. The landlady in the pub next door told us all the local history of Harbottle and we enjoyed a drink in there. The information in the book is so useful. We have enjoyed visits to Alnwick Castle Gardens, Keilder, Bamburgh, Cragside and Holy Island. The Cottage is well placed to explore Northumberland. Thank you for a lovely stay.”

~ Julie, Mike, Patrick and Fiona. July 2018

“We had a lovely time. Really appreciated the logburners. The cottage has everything that you could need and is well placed. The beds were very very comfy and all slept well. Thank you.”

~ Janet, Steve, Jenny, Matt and Chloe. August 2018

“Thank you for a lovely weekend at Bottle Cottage. The welcome pack of essentials, wood, toiletries etc was a lovely touch. Not to mention the bottle of red! Lovely little cottage.”

~ Caroline, Robert, Helen and Rory October 2018

“We had a lovely few days at Bottle Cottage. A bit of a cold spell so the logburners were a welcome addition. Lots of lovely extras make this cottage a wonderful place to stay. Recommend Cragside as a fantastic day out.”

~ Steve, Allison, Lucy and Katy – Halloween 2018

”Bottle Cottage was just the haven we were looking for, for our escape from London. Cosy, warm and quiet with lovely luxurious touches it was a sanctuary for us after some fabulous walks during the day. Thank you so much for helping us relax, recharge and rejuvenate!.”

~ Carolyn and David – November 2018

“We had a lovely stay at Bottle Cottage. We arrived to a hamper full of treats & plenty of logs for the wood burners. The cottage was well equipped, comfortable & had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing few days away. The location was perfect to explore Northumberland”.”

~ Allison, East Yorkshire

“We enjoyed a superb stay at this exquisite cottage. The property exudes charm and comfort, with lovely little touches and attention to detail throughout. There is everything you need in the immaculate kitchen, and the comfortable lounge, with log burners in both for added cosiness. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable, and the peaceful surroundings guarantee a good nights sleep. Harbottle is a charming little village and a great base for exploring the area. We will be back!”.”

~ Amy, Bolton – May 2019

“For a get away from it all holiday, Bottle Cottage would be hard to beat. Set in the heart of the lovely village of Harbottle you are surrounded by lovely open countryside and friendly local people. The cottage is fully equipped to a very high standard, a spacious family kitchen with woodburner for added character, a relaxing living room with woodburner and sky package (something for both the grown ups and the children) all finished off with a good nights sleep in comfy beds.”.”

~ Michael, July 2019,

“This is a beautiful cottage in an absolutely stunning location, each morning I woke early and took a climb up to the Drake Stone just across the road and the view was just sensational! We were central or many day trips and when home at the cottage we had everything we needed and more. The goodie basket left for us was a wonderful surprise and made us feel really welcome. Beds were comfy and everthing felt clean, homely and the décor tasteful and chic. Hope to come again some time!”

~ Kathryn, Doncaster – September 2019


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