Guest feedback from Mill Race

Thanks to the Brunton team for maintaining such high standards.

We have spent a wonderful peaceful time in this outstanding place.  Thank you

Another wonderful, relaxing holiday at Brunton in a beautiful, well-equipped cottage.

Thank you for the part you have played in a wonderful family holiday.

A wonderful, comfortable stay.  Thank you!

As usual, an excellent holiday break at Brunton.  The wildlife has been fantastic. Thanks to all the team for maintaining such high standards.  See you soon.

Another wonderful stay at Brunton, and we will be rushing to book again for next year.

We have enjoyed our stay so much we have booked already for next year!  A lovely cottage, so well appointed.

Mar ’23  The views from Mill Race are like a constantly changing work of art.  There are many things to do and see in this part of Northumberland, but the best is at your doorstep.

Feb ’23  Two great weeks at Mill Race, with two sets of our best friends.  The cottage, countryside and wildlife were all amazing as ever.

Nov ’22  A very comfortable, welcoming cottage.  The Northumberland coast is beautiful with lots of amazing walks.

Oct ’22  Another great week at Mill Race.  We are all booked in for next year!

Sept ’22  We really enjoyed our stay, especially the view from the windows.  The welcome pack was much appreciated.  We have re-booked for next July.

Aug ’22  We have had a wonderful stay in Mill Race, a lovely, comfortable cottage.  Excellent location and very peaceful and relaxing.  Thanks for the welcome pack and many thanks to all the team.

June ’22  We have loved staying at Mill Race.  After busy days exploring it’s been lovely to come back to the comfortable cottage with its great view.   We have enjoyed the location and easy access to castles, beaches, walks and even Edinburgh.

April ‘ 22  It’s such a lovely setting and loads to do nearby.  We don’t want to leave!

Feb ’22  We had an amazing time in an awesome setting.  Mill Race has every wish catered for, plus the stunning view from the sitting room

Jan ’22  A wonderfully relaxing few days.  Mill Race was the the most perfect property, so comfortable and a beautiful location.   We would love to come back.

Dec ’21  A beautiful, comfortable and immaculate cottage in one of our favourite parts of the country.

Nov ‘ 21 Absolutely wonderful cottage.  We will recommend highly!

Oct ’21  Thank you so much for providing such a comfortable stay – we loved Mill Race – you have thought of everything.

Sept ’21  No cottage has, or will, live up to the standards of Mill Race.  The cleaning is perfection (come and clean my house any time!) and the views and peace fantastic.

Aug ’21   This was our first UK holiday and we have had a fabulous time!  The cottage was all we had hoped for and convinced us that quality self-catering in the UK is the way to go with a young child.  Linkhouse has a beach to rival those in New Zealand

July ’21  A fantastic, relaxing week in this lovely cottage.  We loved the view and sound of the burn and how equipped and comfortable the cottage is.  It was a great base for so many lovely towns, castles and beaches all close by.

Jun ’21   Gorgeous cottage. Very beautifully designed.  Everything was catered for.  Thank you.  Could really relax here.  A well-thought out establishment.

May ’21  This was our delayed holiday from 2020 and Mill Race has lost none of its charm. Wonderful place to relax and watch the world go by.

Apr ’21  After a very long lockdown this was a long awaited break away. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will be back as soon as we can rebook!

Nov ’20  Cottage spot on – can’t fault it!  Another wonderful week and a much needed break.

Sept’ 20  Thank you so much for a wonderful stay at Mill Race.  The accommodation and setting are stunning and our every need was met.  The cottage was very well equipped and the staff have been exceptional.  A special thank you to Chris and Debbie.

Mar ’20  Much thought has clearly been put into the design of the cottage and its furnishings.  Spacious, comfortable and luxurious.  What more could you ask for?

Feb ’20  The cottage is without doubt the best self-catering cottage we have stayed in.  It is extremely well designed and beautifully decorated.  Very impressive!

Jan ’20  As peaceful and comfortable as ever.

Dec ’19  A lovely cottage with the view of the mill stream.  We used it as an overflow for a large group in Brunton House.

Nov’19   We love this place – our haven.  We are are on our 15th or 16th visit!  Already booked for 2020.

Oct ’19   We are looking forward to our next visit in July next year.  Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in an interesting and peaceful area, so much to see and do.

Sept ’19
We have had a lovely holiday at Mill Race – a really lovely 5* cottage in a fabulous location. Faultless accommodation, everything perfect, especially the big window overlooking the stream. A lovely place for relaxation and the peace and quiet is bliss. So many places to visit and a week has not been long enough. We will have to return soon.

Aug ’19
We have had a wonderful week staying at this absolute gem of a holiday cottage in spectacular Northumberland. The surrounding area has all the ingredients for the perfect family holiday – glorious beaches with lots of rock pools and dunes to explore, fabulous castles steeped in history, beautiful villages and towns awash with picturesque scenes and cafes to while away an hour or two, breath-taking scenery and lots of opportunities to consume fish and chips and ice creams. And so lovely to come back to our incredibly welcoming and comfortable Mill Race at the the end of each wonderful day. We will most definitely be back!

July ’19
A lovely week in very peaceful surroundings. Go for a walk after dinner to spot loads of hares. We found hares in the fields on every side. There is also one who obligingly sat in the courtyard outside while we took photos.

June ’19
Lovely accommodation as before – we came 2 years ago. Very comfortable and peaceful.

May ’19
We chose this location as it was close to a wedding we were attending at Newton Hall, and have been amazed at the beauty. We have not seen otters but plenty of other wild life have come to visit. We will recommend the cottage to our friends.

Apr ’19
Another fantastic week in our favourite cottage. Ann and Roger’s 13th vist! Helen’s 3rd and Ruth’s 1st. We have enjoyed showing Ruth the delights of the area, but one week is not enough time. Thanks once again to Mark, Lucia, Chris and the rest of the team for providing and maintaining such lovely cottages.

Mar ’19

We have been coming to Northumberland for over 40 years and not much has changed (still perfect) but what has changed is the quality of the accommodation available. Mill Race is everything you say it is and we find no faults whatsoever. We rarely re-visit accommodation, but this is the exception!


Loved it… you have thought of everything and the welcome pack is generous. We will be back.

Dec ’18

We love this place! The quality of everything is excellent, but it’s the peacefulness that really does it for us.

Nov ’18

Lovely cottage – fabulous base from which to explore Northumberland. Thank you.

Oct ’18

Our first visit to Mill Race, but our fourth to Brunton! We love it here and are sure to come back. So peaceful and relaxing.

Sept ’18

Great cottage – nowt but praise!

Aug ’18

Having had such a wonderful experience on our first stay at Mill Race, 6 years ago, we have not been disappointed on our return. Mill Race remains really well presented and has everything necessary (and more).

July ’18

The cottage has surpassed our expectations – we loved the space, the patio, the view and the family of ducks on the burn.

June ’18

Loved the space, the layout and the individual style of Mill Race.

May ’18

Cottage lovely with stunning view of the burn. I found it hard to prize Mum and Dad away from their seats in the window.

April ’18

Mill Race Cottage is immaculate and beautifully appointed. We appreciated all the facilities and fabulous welcome pack. It is such a beautiful spot – ideally positioned to make the most of this beautiful countryside.

Mar ’18

Our second visit to Mill Race and the cottage and location are as beautiful as ever. We whiled away many hours sitting in the two chairs overlooking the water. The first time we visited Mill Race it was so romantic we got engaged. Six years later we are back with our baby daughter.

Feb ’18

Our third holiday here. We just adore this beautiful cottage here at Brunton, looking out across the burn. It is just the most idyllic spot. The cottage is immaculate – thank you so much!

Jan ’18

Everything has been thought through so carefully and we have really appreciated it. We will definitely be back to this lovely area and lovely cottage.

Dec ’17

We took over Brunton House and the cottages and had a great weekend – ages from 2 to 67. Thank you – and Lou Blackett’s catering was first class and Chris, the manager, was extremely helpful.

Nov ’17

Our stay was not long enough – will need to return in the not too distant future. Thank you very much.

Oct ’17

Absolutely lovely, everything you could possibly need…

Aug ’17

Mill Race is beautiful – we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Such a warm welcome with such thoughtful touches.

July ’17

Delighted to have discovered Mill Race after 20 years of visiting Northumberland. Looking forward to our return visit.

June ’17

Cottage excellent, a peaceful little haven to return to after a hectic day sightseeing this beautiful area.

May ’17

Another glorious week at Mill Race.

Apr ’17

We so enjoyed the beautiful accommodation and scenery last year, we came back!

Mar ’17

Impressed by the beautiful setting, the quality of the cottage and the welcome received.

Feb 17

Our second stay here at Mill Race – it has been so good to be back. We just love the cottage and location here in fabulous Northumberland.

Dec ’16

Well done to you all. You must work hard! Will return soon.

Nov ’16

A perfect cottage for two couples. We love this area and this cottage.

Oct ’16

Everything was absolutely perfect. Mill Race is an extremely comfortable and well appointed cottage with everything one could possibly need. The friends who accompanied us were equally impressed.

August ’16

The cottage is lovely and every little thing thought of including the welcome treats.

July ’16

A truly lovely cottage in a super setting.

June ’16

What a wonderful spot! Very comfortable, well-equipped and ideally situated for exploring the beautiful coast and stunning Cheviots.

May ’16

A wonderful, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful location – we shall certainly be back.

April ’16

Mill Race is such a comfortable, welcoming cottage – equipped to the highest standard. Credit must go to Hayley, the housekeeper, for the immaculate presentation of the cottage on our arrival.

Dec ’15

Our second time here and Mill Race has lost none of its charm. We return to ‘reality’ rested and restored. The combination of the relaxing and gracious surroundings of Mill Race, and the amazing Northumberland coastline are unbeatable!

Nov ’15

This really is home from home. Mark and Lucia you made our stay perfect.

Oct ’15

The perfect cottage – perfect for the relaxing holiday we needed.

Sept ’15

Our second visit – and just as enjoyable as the first. We now wonder how long it will take to book a third visit – as so many of the previous visitors are all promising to return again and again!

Aug ’15

We have had another wonderful holiday at this cottage. We are returning maintaining the belief that you have provided the best self-catering accommodation that we have ever stayed in. Thank you.

July ’15

Excellent cottage – we couldn’ t have asked for more. Looking forward to our return visit in 2016 to the ‘Big House’ with our friends.

Jun ’15

This has been the most wonderful and relaxing visit and far exceeded our expectations. We are exceedingly sorry to leave but so pleased that we managed to find a vacant few days in the booking calendar.


Loved every minute – wish we had booked for a week rather than just a weekend! Every need is catered for in this beautiful cottage and have actually discussed moving in!. Thank you.

May ’15

Congratulations Mark and Lucia, you have created a very special place for visitors to stay – excellent standard throughout, all created with alot of love and attention to detail.

Apr ’15

Best equipped self catering cottage we have ever stayed in. Decor beautiful and homely with lots of extra touches. Love the view and rush of water, nice local walks – beautiful. Thank you.

Mar ’15

“Quite simply a stunning cottage in a beautiful, tranquil location in the friendly, welcoming and easy paced county of Northumberland. It that sentence doesn’t sum up how relaxing and perfect our week at Mill Race was, then nothing will!. Anyone who comes to stay is a very lucky person.”

Feb ’15

“What a wonderful time we have had here at Mill Race. So relaxing and very homely with the beautiful log burner. Have walked lots and seen lots of beaches, castles and pubs. Looking forward to coming back for more of the same.”

Jan ’15

“Well, what can I say? I have had a wonderful stay at Mill Race. From the minute I walked in I felt immmediately welcome. Perfect decor, every mod con that could be imagined, and the place was spotless. Stylish design, wonderful views and I felt safe and secure. I have only positives to say – you have a beautiful and impressive place here and I am already planning my return. I am now stuck between wanting to recommend you to all my friends and keeping this secret gem all to myself!”

Dec ’14

“So peaceful and quiet, with lovely goodies waiting for us on arrival. Thank you so much, Lucia and Mark, for all the little treats and the kindness and consideration you give to your guests.”

Dec ’14

“This delightful setting kept the winter chills at bay. The comforting warmth allowed peace, time and space to restore and enliven. Thank you for creating this haven in the most beautiful setting.”

Nov ’14

“Loved the sounds of the burn and the birds.”

Nov ’14

“A wonderful location – peaceful, a great place to recharge your batteries.

Oct ’14

“We have stayed in many 5* cottages but this is by far our favourite one.”

Sept ’14

“It is, without doubt, one of the nicest self-catering experiences we could have hoped for.”

July ’14

“Thank you so much for all the little luxuries – a real treat to be here.”

June ’14

“The cottage is so well equipped, as if someone has moved out of their own home and let us stay.”

“I can honestly say that Mill Race is one of the most beautiful places that we have ever stayed. We booked for one week and loved it so much we happily were able to book a second week.”

May ’14

“The standard of the property is exceptional.”

April ’14

“This is a stunning conversion and we have enjoyed every minute of our stay here. This is truly first class.

Oct 13

“We loved the cottage – the log fire certainly made it feel cosy and the huge beds were wonderful. Too many ‘ 5 star’ attributes to mention – but suffice to say that we did not wish to leave. It is such a special peaceful place.”

Sept 13

“Revisiting Northumberland hasn’t been a disappointment; beautiful beaches, wonderful seafood and such history.

Sept 13

“The cottage is beautifully appointed and we loved being able to look out on to the burn and to hear the sound of the flowing water, tonic to the soul. The little wild brown trout are beautiful and full of life and it was a treat to see the otter in the upper pool. It is without doubt one of the nicest self-catering experiences one could hope for and we hope to be able to come back again.”

Sept 13

“We had a wonderful week . The weather was pretty good and that helped but it would not have mattered that much if it had been iffy as the accommodation and surroundings were superb.

The location for getting out to the “sights” was very, very good too. As it happened we saw an otter at the burn, we caught fish in the burn, we saw a hare in the field etc. It was like ‘nature watch.’ ”

June 13

“Such a beautiful cottage, we had trouble tearing ourselves away from the picture window to go exploring, but we saw so many interesting castles and wonderful beaches…the experience was magical. An early morning breakfast on the patio – watching the wildlife & listening to the water is an experience we will never forget.”

May 13

“I’ve been here one evening so far, but this much I know; I love this place. The peace, the view, the river, the setting…everything.”

May 13

“We had a wonderful week. The cottage is fantastic, everything has been thought of, and the view out of the windows is beautiful. We have spent many peaceful mornings and evenings watching wildlife.”

April 13

“For our first stay in Northumberland we could not have chosen better, this is truely first class – and attention to all possible holiday interests – thank you. We have had a fabulous stay and will be back”

March 13

“The coldest March in 50 years…in the event we were very greatful for the wood-burner and the wonderful picture window that let us enjoy the river without actually being outside!”

Jan 13

“The cottage was everything we wanted and so much more besides. The attention to detail, home comforts, it became home from home very quickly.”

Johnson – Dec 12

“Amazing cottage, every detail been thought of, magnificent views – wished we could have stayed longer.”

Dickins – Dec 12

“Your accomodation is probably the best we have stayed in and we have stayed in countless cottages. Thank you for your attention to detail and the cleanliness of this gem of a cottage. We will highly recommend it to everyone we know.”

Hargreaves, Kent – Nov 12

“We’ve had the great good fortune to spend 3 weeks here and loved every second, wish we could stay longer! We can only endorse all the other complimentary comments about the quality of the accomodation and amenities. Personal highlights included watching an otter by the water fall opposite and walking around the immediate area.

Fieldsend, Yorkshire – Nov 12

“This was a surprise visit for a 30th – and what a surprise it was. Mill Race is absolutely fabulous…every morning we were treated to a beautiful dawn over the burn – a priceless view. A thoroughly enjoyable weekend. The birthday card was such a lovely touch too”.

Breslin, Glasgow – Oct 12

“This was our first trip to Northumberland and what a fantastic introduction. Mill Race is one of the most beautiful cottages we’ve ever stayed in. The view of the burn from the lounge is just magical. We are so looking forward to a return visit.”

Goodall, Herts – Oct 12

“Congratulations on making Mill Race such a cosy, comfortable, welcoming cottage and with such a fantastic outlook….we walked over the fields to Beadnall and Low Newton…. Our grandson says thank you for the toys. Highly recommended, we will be back.”

Meller, Gloucestershire – Oct 12

“This has been a wonderful holiday in a fantastic cottage, neither of us want to leave. The cottage manages to be both light and airy when the sun is shining, and cosy and warm for an autumnal evening. I think sitting in the chairs overlooking the mill race at dawn will stay with us a long time! The perfect romantic location; so romantic that we got engaged…we will certainly be back!”

Wood, Cornwall – Sept 12

“Our stay at Mill Race was absolutely fantastic. The property had EVERYTHING that we could possibly have wanted. The situation of Mill Race and the views are incredible. We are on the growing list of people who would love to move in permanently!”

Carroll, Warrington – Sept 12

“Probably the best cottage we have stayed in – 5* no doubt. Overall great place, great hosts…hope to be back.

Jackson family, West Yorkshire – Sept 12

“We have had a great week, this is a true 5* holiday let – the location, the size and standard of accomodation are top class. Attention to detail is extraordinary….we echo the advice of previous visitors. Enjoy your week at Mill Race – it is a delight.”

Bean, Kent – Aug 12

“We had a fantastic holiday at Mill Race, the cottage is all we hoped for and more. It is fantastically equipped and in a beautiful location. We have all enjoyed the walks around the estate and the great day trips locally.

Quinn, North Yorkshire – Aug 12

“We had a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing week here at Brunton, in a charming cottage that catered to our every need….going home, but only to plan our return trip!”

Copping, West Yorkshire – Aug 12

“It has been a privilage to be the first guests to stay at Mill Race. A wonderful cottage, beautifully done and what a fantastic location. Everything you could need and more, including a few surprises. This was our first time holidaying in the area and Mill Race was a brilliant base from which to explore….We had a great week and we’re sure we will be coming back to Mill Race.”