We have had a fabulous restful holiday in the Cottage. Just what we needed. The Cottage has everything that you could possibly need. It is sparklingly clean and cosy and perfect for a couple. As it is all on one level it is perfect for us.
We loved the village tea shops and the lovely little circular walk around the village and returning by 'Lovers Walk.'
The welcome tray was a very thoughtful touch, and much appreciated. We hope to visit Northumberland again soon as there is so much to see and do. We enjoyed trips to Warkworth and Alnwick and managed to take the bus which was really easy. Thank you Christine and Louise.
Tucked away down a private lane a short walking distance from both very good local shops and wonderful beaches.
As soon as you walk into Midwood Cottage you can see why it has a Gold Star Rating. It caters for all your needs with attention to detail to make your stay very pleasant and cosy.
A welcome pack left by the owners was a surprise and was well appreciated.
The garden was a good place to relax and unwind with a glass of wine from the welcome pack.The garden is a great place for any child to enjoy the tree house and monkey swing when stay at Midwood Lodge.
This was our first experience of renting a cottage, as we usually opt for a hotel, and it could not have gone better. The cottage was perfect for our break, as it was beautifully clean, fully equipped and wonderfully cosy. Our arrival was made even better by finding that the hosts, Christine and Louise had provided a freshly baked cake and other goodies. The location could not have been better, just a short walk from the beach and the village has a good choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants. It is also well situated for exploring everything that Northumberland has to offer. Very highly recommended and don't just take our word for it, as there is a guest book in the property which is filled with excellent reviews.
We've just returned from a lovely New Year's break in the cottage and weren't disappointed by our first visit to the area.
We were made to feel welcome before we set off with great communication and recommendations from Christine and Louise. This was reaffirmed by a generous welcome pack and even a Christmas tree when we arrived at the cottage in the evening.
The cottage is in a great location with a very short walk to the village's main road, shops and pubs. The beach is gorgeous and is part of a lovely circular walk past the estuary and back to the cottage. Alnmouth is really well placed for exploring the local area and we felt it had just the right balance of peace, but things to do. We met some really friendly people during our visit and even joined locals in a dip in the sea on New Years Day!
The cottage was really comfortable, modern and had everything we needed during our stay. It very much felt like a home from home. There is a large garden at the back from where you could sit and look towards the estuary and great play facilities for children. The garden is shared, but we both commented on how you couldn't hear the visitors in the adjoining lodge. If there were children in the treehouse they would be able to see into the kitchen, but there are good blinds to ensure privacy and we were out everyday so didn't find this a problem. We'd definitely recommend the cottage to others.
Midwood Cottage is in a great location near to several good eateries and shops and in a lovely village with a superb beach. Unfortunately we found the actual cottage did not live up to expectations. Although the interior decor and layout was good and the cottage was clean, it smelt very musty. When we opened the kitchen window the catch fell off (we mended it!) and the shelf in the fridge door was broken and held together with gaffer tape. Although we knew the garden was shared the website gave no indication that the tree house was directly outside one of our windows and that children could be playing outside our back door resulting in balls hitting our windows and doors. Also guests in the other property (and their visitors) had to walk past the windows of the lounge and bedroom giving no privacy or peace! It wasn't the fault of the other guests (who were lovely people) but the website should have given more information about the possibility of being disturbed. We booked through Sand and Castle who haven't asked for any feedback. Sadly this wasn't the luxury accommodation we had expected but we can see that booking the two cottages together would work well for a larger or extended family.
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