Guest feedback from Brunton Burn

We have stayed in many beautiful cottages all over the country but Brunton Burn is just that bit special.  There’s nothing but positive comments I could write about Brunton Burn.

Such a beautiful and comfortable cottage.  A real pleasure to stay here.

An absolutely fabulous location to explore the surrounding countryside.

What is there left to say?  Everything is first class.

The cottage is very comfortable and we enjoyed the fish jumping in the stream below us.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  The cottage is set in a beautiful location.

The cottage is immaculate, as the others have been when we stayed in them also. Thank you.

June ’23  Lovely cottage.  Great holiday to Northumberland as usual.  Thank you for the lovely hamper!

May ’23  Our first trip to Northumberland and certainly won’t be our last.  A wonderful cottage.

Apr ’23  It is such a beautiful spot – ideally positioned. The large glass window and terrace were a joy to sit in.

Mar ‘ 23  A brilliant stay as ever.  Thank you so much for all of the goodies and keeping up the high standards.

Feb ’23  Our first time at Brunton but definitely not our last.  An amazing stay.  We can not wait to return.

Jan ’23  Feels like coming home!  Just gorgeous again.  So very peaceful.

Dec ’22  Had a fab weekend.  Lovely cottage – thanks to the team for preparing it so well… our next plan is to come in the spring.

Nov ’22  We are first time visitors and have loved our visit here. We have done a lot of self-catering cottage type holidays and this is up there with the best.  We need to return.

Oct ‘ 22  This is a beautiful, peaceful spot, with the burn to the rear of the property and the cattle appearing too.  We hope to return to this tranquil, well appointed retreat.

Sept ’22  This is our third visit to this area, but our first Brunton.  And wow, what a fabulous place! Wonderful setting – and those views to die for out of the huge windows. A spacious, comfortable and immaculately clean cottage, beautifully laid out and furnished, cosy and warm – a lovely welcome ‘home’ after a day out.

Aug ’22  Thank you all for a wonderful stay at Brunton Burn – all we could have wished for, and more!

July ’22  Delighted to be back at Brunton Burn after a 5 year absence.  A huge thank you to the team for the immaculate presentation of the cottage.  The cottage is in such a fantastic location for showcasing many of Northumberland’s treasures and its rich history.  Thrilled to see the otter make a brief appearance.

June ’22  It’s a gem!  The attention to detail is excellent – the welcome pack, high level of cleanliness and housekeeping, beautiful place and very relaxing.  Well done!

May ’22   This was our first 2 week visit, after many, many 1 week visits.  As ever everything was perfect here, but two weeks makes it feel even more like home.  Many thanks to Mark, Lucia, Chris and the team for maintaining such high standards.

Apr ’22   This was our second stay at Brunton Burn and it was just as completely lovely as our first visit one year ago.  The cottage is so very comfortable, well equipped and could not be more beautifully situated.

Mar ’22  What a treat – two weeks!  We had the most fabulous holiday in lovely, cosy Brunton Burn.  Thank you so much to the Brunton team for making it all so special.  We’ll be back!

Feb ’22   Our 4th stay here and it gets better every time we come.

Jan ’22  We have been coming to Northumberland for over thirty years.  This is the first time we have stayed here and we will be coming back.  Lovely cottage.

Dec ’21  This is our second visit in a year.  We found the cottage so comfortable and well laid out and with everything you need to have a relaxing week.

Sept ’21  What a wonderful place and so pleased to have found this gem of a cottage.  The perfect place to rest as well as explore the beautiful coastline.  I already can’t wait to book my next visit here.

Aug ’21  Brunton Burn is such a relaxing and easy place to be that I didn’t want to leave it.  The cottage is beautifully designed and furnished and the view is unbeatable.

July ’21  Great to return after a two year break.  Just as wonderful as before.  So peaceful!  Enjoyed the evening sun in the courtyard.

June ’21  We feel so blessed to be here after the long winter of 2020-21.  Such perfect peace within and without. We thank you for the loveliest stay imaginable.

May ’21  Will miss simply sitting on the terrace having breakfast or evening drinks watching the hares in the fields opposite.  Thanks for another lovely holiday.

Apr ’21  Had an absolutely fabulous time here! Well equipped and very comfortable cottage, clean and well equipped.  The view is beautiful and wonderful to experience and enjoy.

Nov ’20  Fabulous location.  Appreciated the walk maps and thoroughly enjoyed the walks on the estate.

Oct ’20  Thank you so much – we have had an excellent week and thoroughly enjoyed living in this wonderful cottage.

Oct ’20  Standard of accommodation FIRST CLASS, so well equipped and comfortable.

Sept ’20  Thank you first of all for a marvellous stay – our second visit to Brunton.  We loved it and it really is a home from home.

July ’20  We have had a wonderful week here in this lovely cottage.  Everything is very high spec and so relaxing and comfortable.

Feb ’20 Thank you – really enjoyed our stay. House lovely and clean and warm.  Local honey  a great idea.

Jan ’20  We love the cottage which is very comfortable and well equipped.

Dec ’19   Our third time in Brunton Cottages and we love it here as much as ever.  One of our highlights is our morning run along Beadnell Bay as the sun rises.  Magical and peaceful.  We’ve enjoyed evenings by the stove and slept well to the sound of the stream outside.  We’ll be back.

Nov’19   Another amazing stay in this fabulous property!  We enjoyed a well deserved rest in such a peaceful surrounding area.

Oct ’19
Our 6th time at Brunton and it won’t be our last! Fabulous, comfortable cottage – really comfy bed! So well equipped. Sorry to be leaving but feel rested and restored. To all who follow… enjoy! Thank you for the welcome gifts. Much appreciated.

Sept ’19
A wonderful cottage which we would not hesitate to recommend. We did some lovely walks and trips.

Aug ’19
Another great week. The fourth year in this delightful cottage. Always something new to discover in the area.

July ’19
Our second visit to Brunton Burn in 2019. We never tire of the view of the stream.

June ’19
Thank you for a lovely enjoyable stay. Our first visit to Brunton Burn and indeed Northumberland, but we will definitely be coming back. Wonderful views and lots of wildlife.

May ’19
Back for a third time and this time we brought our whole family and took both cottages. A wonderful time as ever – the castles, coastline, walks, pubs and, of course, the cottage as special as ever.

Apr ’19
Thank you for all the love and attention that made this wonderful cottage feel like home.

Mar ’19

We had such a relaxing time. A beautiful cottage in a most beautiful spot.

Feb ’19

We have loved watching the wildlife – frequent visits by a kestrel. We have already booked to come back.


A beautiful week in this fantastic cottage.

Dec ’18

What a wonderful place for a long weekend!

Nov ’18

We already have two more separate weeks booked for 2019!

Oct ’18

We needed a calm and restful break and this place certainly delivered it.

Oct ’18

Having previously stayed in Mill Race as a family, we thorougly enjoyed our stay in Brunton Burn. Thank you for the consistently high standards.

Sept ’18

Our 10th stay in the wonderful oasis of peace and quiet. Plenty still to do and places to visit.

Aug ’18

We have never been up to Northumberland before – what a gorgeous part of the country it is. The cottage is just amazing.

Aug ’18

This is the first time that we have ever stayed in a cottage – and we have loved it and it more than lived up to our expectations

Aug ’18

Super week in Brunton Burn. Absolutely everything you may need has been provided.

July ’18

The cottage is so well-appointed and comfortable. If we could get the bed in the car we would take it home!

July ’18

Thanks to all who work so hard to produce such a great place to relax and enjoy.

June ’18

Brunton Burn was a recommendation from friends and fully lived up to expectations and more. Who needs to go abroad when we have so much to explore in our own country?

May ’18

Excellent, peaceful, well-equipped, comfortable and homely cottage from which to base exploration of the wonderful local countryside and beaches.

Apr ’18

Compliments to the owner on producing a first class cottage.

Apr ’18

Lazy evenings in front of the log burner. Hope to be back very soon.

Mar ’18

An idyllic cottage in an idyllic place. Thank you to everyone who helps to make this a very special place to stay.

Mar ’18

A special week at a special place. The atmosphere, visual beauty… all was amazing. Truly a place to relax and unwind. Wish we had found it years ago.

Feb ’18

Amazing cottage. Well thought out with beautiful views of the burn and snowdrops. The last four days have been wonderful.

Feb ’18

The cottage was better than we could have hoped for. We will definitely be coming back!

Jan ’18

Beautiful cottage, incredibly well-appointed with a lovely view of the waterfall. Very restful.

Dec ’17

Lovely and quiet with goldcrests and long-tailed tits in the tree outside and gossander fishing in the burn.

Dec ’17

Surprised and delighted to find the cottage furnished with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree and tasteful ornaments and holly and ivy scattered about. Next Christmas it will be 15+ again, but we will be dreaming of our idyll at Brunton Burn!

Dec ’17

What an enchanting setting, we’ve fallen in love with this beautiful spot. As soon as we walked in it felt like home; so clean, warm and welcoming and well thought out. Thank you – we will be back.

Nov ’17

It’s always a pleasure to return to Brunton Burn…like home from home to us…our stay did not disappoint – it never does!

Aug ’17

Enjoyed a very relaxing week at this beautiful cottage, full marks for lay-out, design and furnishings and of course, the view.

July ’17

Coming to the end of our third visit here and we will back for a fourth time. The cottage is very relaxing and our batteries are well and truly charged now. Congratulations to all involved on your recent award.

June ’17

Another great holiday at Brunton Burn. The cottage speaks for itself, so lovely and relaxing. Watched otters playing in the burn a few days after our arrival. This is a perfect place to stay.

May ’17

We have already booked our holiday for next year knowing we will get the time we look forward to.

Apr ’17

Wonderful week – the cottage lived up to its 5 * rating.

Mar ’17

Leaving happy and rested. Thank you to all at Brunton Burn cottages, and thank you Lucia for a look inside ‘Brunton House’ too.

Feb ’17

We will never tire from visiting again and again!

Jan ’17

Had a wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating time at a perfect spot in a perfect cottage.

Dec ’16

Wow! As soon as we walked into this beautiful cottage we said to each other ‘We could live here’! A real home from home with a stunning view.

Nov ’16

Many thanks to all who make returning to Brunton Burn such a pleasure: Mark and Lucia (owners), Mick Holland (an outstanding chef) as well as Hayley and her daughter, Jade, who prepare the cottages so perfectly.

Oct ’16

Brunton Burn was recommended by friends and we have had a great holiday. So much so that we have re-booked before leaving!

Sept ’16

This is an excellent base for visiting the coastal footpaths, places of interest and for venturing inland.

Aug ’16

It’s been a joy to stay in this outstanding property, with its simply wonderful outlook.

Aug ’16

Our second stay – and once again we have had the most wonderful week.

July ’16

Love being lulled to sleep by the noise of the burn.

July ’16

Just the perfect place for a break.

June ’16

After nearly sixty years we’ve found the perfect holiday cottage.


5 * LUXURY! What a brilliant job you have done here. The cottage is perfectly fitted out – we even used the deck of cards.

Feb ’16

Have now stayed in both cottages. Both spotless. We love the welcome pack.

Jan ’16

Cottage is lovely and cosy and the night sky is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Nov ’15

Thank you for a wonderful introduction to Northumberland. I am a long way from the sunshine of Los Angeles but your hospitality and the warmth of your welcome has made it feel just as sunny as home!

Nov ’15

After a long drive, it was perfect – warm and cosy, comfortable, spacious and clean. lready planning our return.

Nov ’15

Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing. Food made and delivered by Mick was amazing.

Oct ’15

Absolutely delighted to have made it back to Brunton Burn. As soon as we opened the front door, we realised why we were so anxious to return – the standard of accommodation is just first class.

Sept ’15

We can only reiterate all the previous comments as regards the presentation of the property, facilities, equipment and location. As with others we would like to return at a future date and have no hesitation in recommending Brunton Burn to others.

August ’15

We have never had such a fabulous week – our first to Northumberland. Brunton Burn is a delightful place to stay – we loved all the thoughtful touches.

July ’15

In 36 years of returning to England, self-catering and exploring, Brunton Burn is without doubt the nicest of all places we have stayed in and the only one we would consider returning to.

July ’15

Our fourth visit to Brunton and once again it has been fantastic. The cottage just cannot be faulted. Many thanks to Mark and Lucia for providing such a wonderful place and also to all the others who help to maintain it and keep it spotlessly clean.

June ’15

This was the most peaceful, relaxing week we have ever had! Perfect weather, wonderful food (thanks Mick), almost deserted beaches pretending to be watercolours. Brunton is top of our bucket list!

May ’15

As we anticipated we fell completely in love as soon as we arrived. Just love it here – walked around the estate and most of the beaches. A week to remember.

Apr ’15

The walks around Brunton estate were very picturesque and peaceful. The cottage was all we expected and more. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. ‘Home from home’ is how it felt.

Mar ’15

Super stay, everything one could possibly want. Outstanding views and walks.

Feb ’15

Definitely one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Enjoyed delicious meals from Mick and the generous provisions on arrival were most welcome. Our friends were asking ‘Why go to Northumberland in February, you will freeze!” but we have had glorious, sunny days and Brunton Burn was warm and cosy after some great days out. Thank you Mark and Lucia, Mick and the housekeeper who made it spotless.

Jan ’15

Does it get much better?

Jan ’15

Another lovely stay, looking forward to our summer break here! Thank you.


We can only repeat what others have said. What a wonderful place to stay, equalling the very best hotels we have stayed in although none of the others have had the breathtaking view! Brunton Burn has been so comfortable that we have spent as much time relaxing in it as we have out and about. We will of course return.”

Nov “’14

We had a wonderful weekend staying at Brunton Burn. Gazing out of the window to the burn and waterfall was lovely.

Nov ’14

As soon as we walked in the door we were relaxed. We stay in many 5*, self catering, properties and this is definitely up there with the best. Better than 2 weeks in the sun!

Oct ’14

“It’s all been said in the Visitors’ Book, and it is all true – gorgeous cottage, ‘home from home’, well equipped, stylish and peaceful.”

Sept ’14

“In every respect it met, or exceeded, our expectations – impeccably clean, thoughtfully furnished, tastefully decorated and extremely comfortable.”

Aug ’14

“We were in a large family group of 18 – the others were in Brunton House, which is also wonderful, but this was a lovely refuge to return to.”

July ’13

“It would be difficult to find anything to compare with this in terms of view and standard of cottage.”

April ’14

“It would be very difficult to think of any ways to improve the accommodation, which was absolutely first class.”

John – Lancashire – Dec 2013

“Never before have we ever found self catering accomodation for two people at such a high standard.

Jacqui – Dorset – Dec 2013

“One word sums up our break and that is ‘amazing.’ The cottage has offered more than we could ever have imagined.”

April – Lanark – Sept 2013

“A real home from home, enjoyed walking around the estate, saw plenty of hares, deer and a lovely kingfisher on the burn.

Willmore – August 2013

“This is by far the best cottaege we have ever stayed at and is like someone’s personal holiday home that we have been allowed to rent. It was a privilege staying here. The cottage in every aspect has exceeded our expectations. We have loved the panorama of the burn, enjoyed each evening here in the peace & tranquility. The design & layout is perfect and the exquisite taste of the decor I am constantly appreciating. It is difficult to put into words how much we have enjoyed it here.”

Stephenson, Essex – July 2013

“We have stayed in other self catering cottages around the country and must say that this is the best! We appreciated how well equipped it was for cooking also how spacious it was for a one bedroom cottage. It was a pleasure coming back in the evenings.”

Shaker, Minneapolis USA – July 2013

“This was a sublime experience in a peaceful & stylish cottage. The surrounding attractions were all wonderful, but it was also nice to spend time watching the waterfalls in the burn.

Noakes – June 2013

“When I read about it on the website I thought it would be good&..I just didn’t realise how good! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our week and wished it had been longer. I cannot think of anything we wanted that wasn’t provided.

Gainsborough, London – June 2013

“A super cottage – quite the best we have stayed in; a lovely area; and good weather. Lots to see and do in particular some very good gardens.”

Aitken, East Lothian – April 2013

“We have had a glorious week relaxing in this wonderful cottae and visiting local castles, beaches & gardens. Thank you for such excellent accommodation which was spotlessly clean.”

Miller, Kent – March 2013

“Wonderful cottage, lovely to light the log burner and feel extra snug after spending days out in the cold. Good array of different birds including grey wagtails…wonderful walks along the beaches.”

Martin – March 2013

” I really enjoyed my stay at Brunton Burn cottage – I just loved everything about it. The accommodation was fantastic – it was really tastefully furnished and I loved that it was so peaceful. It gave me the break I needed and can’t wait to go back (have already told my friends its a place they must go to!!).

Ward, Yorkshire – Jan 2013

“A very welcome break in this very stylish cottage, we would not change a thing! Weather wild & windy, deserted beaches & a lovely retreat to come back to, perfect.”

Watson, Dundee – Nov 2012

“Have enjoyed our stay here very much. The cottage is wonderful, with all ‘mod cons’, very warm and comfortable with a lovely view over the burn and fields. Plenty of wildlife too, even say an otter complete with a fish in its mouth.

Nilsson, Lincolnshire – Nov 2012

“Beautiful cottage, everything is perfect and so well planned out…Perfect base for touring the Northumberland Coast, the beaches are wonderful.”

Phillips, N. Yorkshire – Nov 2012

“Your cottages are truly wonderful, so well furnished, comfortable and appointed.

Dickin, West Midlands – Oct 2012

“Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage in such a beautiful setting. Great beaches and scenery. Fishing in the lake was a bonus and a possible sighting of an otter! We will be back.”

Leach – 7/9/12

“We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage is beautifully presented and well appointed. In particular we valued the comfortable bed, powerful shower, well equipped kitchen, welcome basket, spacious rooms, log fire, sofa and outdoor terrace overlooking the river.”

Wilkinson, Fife – 31/8/12

“Thoroughly enjoyed our week in this most beautiful cottage – such a pleasure returning here after days out.”

Hudson, York – 10/8/12

“Wow! What a wonderful cottage. The setting is delightful overlooking the burn and the interior has the wow factor and is beautifully presented….overall we cannot fault this super cottage, thank you. We will be returning in the very near future.”