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John and Hannah said.........5th July 2019 (Repeaters)
We have had a wonderful week again here in Grey Goose cottage. Immaculately clean and all the amenities described. We have been totally at home. We have been really lucky with the weather so the kids have spent the majority of the time on the beaches round here and even braving the North Sea.We can't recommend the Grey Goose and the village of Bamburgh highly enough! Good luck in your garden competition and hopefully see you again soon. 

John, Hannah, Hazel and Jack (Edinburgh)

Pauline and Brian said.........28th June 2019 (Repeaters)

Unfortunately our bags are packed and we're ready to go (yes it does sound like a song). We have had another lovely week staying at The Grey Goose - this has been our third visit and it is definitely like asecond home. Lots of lovely walks and too much lovely food (thediet kicks in on Monday).

We are sad to be leaving The Grey Goose and our lovely hosts but we are looking forward to our next visit in September.

Thank you so much Sueand Nigel, it's been (as always) just great.

Pauline and Brian (Cumbria)

Moira and Mark said.........7th June 2019

We have had a wonderful week in this superb house. Excellent food in the Potted Lobster and Mizen Head. Great coffee to be enjoyed on the beach from 'The Hut'. We really enjoyed 'Carnaby's' on Sue'srecommendation. Weather has been good so we've walked our socks off. 

Thank you for all the free extras. we have been relally comfortable in The Grey Goose and hope to be back.

Moira and Mark (Edinburgh)

Chris and Alan said....….24th May 2019

We have had a very enjoyable week in an excellent cottage. We've appreciated all the modern and first class amenities and cleanliness of The Grey Goose.

It was good to meet Sue and Nigel and thank you fro the 'treats'. We've walked in the hils, along the coastal path (and seen dolphins), sailed round the Farne Islands ad marvelled at the birds and seals, visited Lindisfarne and Dunstanburgh Castles. The weather's been dry with lots of sun. Northumberland at its best!Thank you
Chris and Alan (Warrington)

Fisherman's lock-up

Frances and Darren said....….24th August 2018

Lovely week in Bamburgh and surrounding areas despite a bit of rainy weather! We loved staying at The Grey Goose; great location, quiet street, brilliant facilities and lovely owners.
Thank you for a relaxing break in this comfortable home. We'd love to come back again next year.. The flowers, Prosecco and coffee were a lovely special touch.

Frances, Darren and Thomas (Ponteland)

I had a great holiday. I loved the cosy sofa.

Thomas (age 6)

Imogen and Chris said.........17th August 2018
What a superb hidden gem! We've been regular visitors to the Seahouses / Bamburgh area for several years now but The Grey Goose is by far the best accommodation that we have stayed in. Nigel and Sue couldn't have been more welcoming and we were greeted with fresh cut flowers, a bottle of Prosecco and a perfect home from home.
Our boys enjoyed aweek spent on various beaches collecting shells, playing in the sea and eating lots of ice cream! highlights have included a trip to Alnwick Castle, a boat ride around the Farne Islands and crab sandwiches at the Ship Inn at Low Newton.
Thank you for opening your beautiful home for us to enjoy. We will definitely be back. 

Imogen, Chris, Reuben and Rafe (Yorkshire)

Hannah and John said....….6th July 2018

We have had a wonderful week staying in this fabulous holiday house. It has been a perfect home from home for us. The house is very comfortable, very well equipped with everything we could need and spotlessly clean.

Thank you for the gifts on arrival. What a lovely welcome!

The layout of the property is perfect for a family stay. We hope to revisit very soon and we would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting Bamburgh.

Thank you

Hannah, John, Hazel and Jack (Edinburgh)

Jan and Keith said....….22nd June 2018

A beautifully clean and welcoming 'home from home' in a fantastic area. What more could anyone ask for?

We hope to come back.

Thank you Sue and Nigel

Jan and Keith (Norwich)

Jon and Janice said....….15th June 2018

Thank you for the loan of your beautiful Grey Goose. We have had a fabulous time.

Jon, Janice and Amy (Airdrie)

Val and Malcolm said....….8th June 2018

We can only echo all the positive things said about 'The Grey Goose' and thank you both for the peaceful, comfortable week we have spent in Northumberland.

This is probably our fifth visit to this county and it never ceases to delight us.

Best Wishes

Val and Malcolm (St. Albans)

Darren and Dawn said....….28th May 2018

We have had a fantastic weekend in this wonderful property. The house is of a very high standard and very much to our taste.

The weather has been great giving us the opportunity to sit out and enjoy the beautiful garden as well as the surrounding area. If the sun is out Alnwick Garden is a great place to explore for children and adults alike. All the beaches in Northumberland are beautiful and worth a visit.

We would like to thank Nigel and Sue for the warm welcome  and lovely home. We would definitely come back and recommend to others.

Darren and Dawn (Wakefield)

Lorraine and Tony said....….15th May 2018

After a warm and informative welcome from Nigel we settled in to the extremely well appointed home from home. Our first day, when we did a long walk along the magical beach below the castle followed by a trip to the Farne Islands on 'Serenity', all in brilliant sunshine, was perfection. We also visited Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle and Low Newton, again all in brilliant sunshine.

We have all thoroughly enjoyed a superb break and hope to return.

Thank you

Lorraine and Tony (Surrey) Carolyn and Alistair (N. Yorkshire)

Rita and Paul said........11th May 2018

We have had a brilliant stay in your lovely cottage, definitely home from home. Everything we needed was here and the beds are really comfortable so a good nights sleep. The weather has been perfect, much better than expected.

Bamburgh is a gorgeous place and The Grey Goose is perfectly situated. The Castle Inn (The Middle) has been worth visiting. Lovely meals, large portions and friendly staff. It was lovely to meet you both when we arrived. Thank you and hope to come back.

Paul, Rita and Ian (South Yorkshire)

 Penny and Kevin said........27th April 2018

Dear Sue and Nigel

What a lovely cottage. we couldn't have wanted for anything. Many thanks for the welcome gifts. what a lovely touch - thank you. We have had a great time exploring the area. so lucky with the weather.

Lovely to meet you both on arrival. we will be back. Thank you. 

Penny and Kevin (Glasgow)

 Gary, Ian and Kate said........13th November 2017

Hi Nigel and Sue

We absolutely adored your cottage. We’re very regular visitors to Bamburgh and our stay here was wonderful. Your decor was outstanding and we were so cosy sitting on your very comfy couch! And as for the main bedroom, we have never had such a comfortable sleep...ever!! Perfectly situated, with a great outlook, we felt so at home here.

It was so lovely meeting you both and you made us feel very welcome. The welcome basket was a delightful bonus, so thank you so much. Cannot recommend this highly enough. It was a lovely surprise and thanks again for a wonderful, welcoming weekend.

Gary, Ian and Kate (Glasgow)

Andrea and Andy said........27th October 2017

What a lovely find, both your cottage and Bamburgh is!

Thank you for the chocs and wine - went down very well.

Your cottage is lovely with losts of really nice little touches not found in many holiday cottages.

The recommendations were great - we loved The Potted Lobster - a fantastic restaurant.

Many thanks

Andrea, Andy, Oli and Jack (Bury, Lancs)

Sarah and Emma said........25th August 2017

What a fantastic week we have had. Beautiful weather and what a fabulous cottage you have. Thank you for the welcome food and especially the wine!! We have loved every minute and thank you again for 'toddler proofing' the cottage too.

 Hope to be back soon.

Sarah, Emma, Lexi and Lucas (Washington)

Celia and Ken said........28th July 2017

This lovely property has been an absolute haven for us during a week of ‘changeable’ weather!

Nevertheless we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. On very wet days National Trust properties at Cragside and Wallington came to our rescue. There were still many opportunities to walk the glorious beaches of Bamburgh and Budle Bay, especially in evening sunshine.

The house and its position in Bamburgh are perfect for us.

We shall return.

Celia and Ken (Holmfirth)

Brenda and Mike said........14th July 2017

Well done in creating a wonderful home from home. The house is totally comfortable and there was everything we needed. Many thanks for the food and drink left for our arrival. We have been to Northumberland many times for holidays and have stayed in Bamburgh before. We would not hesitate in booking The Grey Goose again next time.

The Seahouses to Bamburgh beach walk must be as any in the UK. We tried using the 418 and X18 buses and can recommend them for reliability and most of the X18's are double deckers giving better views than from your car.

We have eaten in all Bamburgh restaurants/pubs/hotels and this time found the Lord Crewe our best pick. Would also recommend the Joiner's Arms at Newton - Need to book. 

Brenda and Mike (Garstang)

Tracy and Eric said........23rd June 2017

Wow!! We could not have booked a better week to be away - the weather has been absolutely wonderful and we couldn't have booked a better house either! We spent a really hot Saturday on the beach which was heaving with people - there were at least 25 people down there that day!! Can recommend The Castle Inn and the Wyndenwell Café make a lovely coffee and shortbread.

 Howick and Alnwick gardens were really lovely and we have enjoyed revisiting Warkworth Castle and Holy Island. We love Bamburgh and the surrounding area and really hope that we will be able to come back again and if we do then we will want to stay here!

 The house is absolutely lovely, you have created a beautiful place which feels very special. You have obviously put so much thought into the design and the décor and it feels like a home rather than a holiday let. The welcome coffee, wine, tea bags etc., were definitely welcome and the vase of flowers a lovely touch.

Tracy and Eric (Essex) 

Pat and Steve said........8th June 2017

What a wonderful surprise we got when we opened the front door of The Grey Goose. The attention to detail is superb. Bamburgh is definitely one of our favourite holiday spots and Howick Gardens were outstanding, even in the rain.

Pat and Steve (Tottington)

 Elaine and Richard said........20th May 2017

Suffice to say - we booked restaurants for all three nights of our stay. 
Having eaten out for the first night, we cancelled the next two nights, preferring to stay 'at home!' 
A lovely little house which leaves great memories for us.

Elaine & Richard (Surrey)

Andrew S said.....1st May 2017

Had a lovely time. Great job on the house. 

We will be back

Andrew (Newcastle)


John and Gloria said....….19th October 2018

The Grey Goose is a high quality holiday let and has played a large part in the enjoyment of our holiday. Beach walks to the north and to the south interspersed with some sitting to enjoy the views and the wildlife. Yes! Despite leaving the binoculars at home we managed some bird watching and on our final day, from near the lighthouse we witnessed an appearance of dolphins - or were they Orcas? We're not sure. Thanks for the hospitality and the wine. Thanks to the friendly people and services of Bamburgh we've had a great holiday and one we hope to repeat sometime soon.

John and Gloria (Durham)

Brian and Pauline said....….28th September 2018 (Repeaters)

We have recently returned from one of our best ever holidays. The property is very comfortable, clean and so well located in the village in a peaceful but central area. Nigel and Sue are the best hosts we have ever had (and we have had numerous holidays of this type) they could not have been more welcoming and friendly. In all we wish we could go back next week but unfortunately have to wait a little longer.The whole area of the Northumberland coastline is amazingly beautiful and given good weather (which we had) there is no better place to relax and enjoy the beaches, countryside and the lovely people. Also great area if you like fish. Thankuou Nigel and Sue you certainly made our holiday special. Looking forward to our next stay.

Brian and Pauline (Cumbria)


Gary and Ian said.........4th May 2018 

Hi Nigel and Sue

Yet another wonderful stay here in wonderful Bamburgh. Our second stay here in The Grey Goose was yet again, fabulous and so, so comfortable. It was a pleasure to see you both again and thank you for the welcome gifts.

We will be sure to highly recommend your cottage to people. Lovely to be here for a whole week. we never tire of Bamburgh and look forward to our next visit as always.

All the best

Gary and Ian (Glasgow)

Sophie and Richard said.........13th April 2018   

What a lovely place. The house is very comfy and close to everything.

Favourite places: Low Newton - The Ship

The Olde Ship - Seahouses

The Farne Islands

Cragside - What a wonderful place - allow a lot of time, it's worth it.

Sophie and Richard (Surrey)

Adrian and Sheila said.........17th November 2017   

Dear Sue and Nigel,

 What a wonderful weekend break we've had in a fantastic holiday cottage. You've thought of everything - what a splendid find!

A great start to Christmas - a lovely meal at the Castle pub; Berwick Concert Band at the castle and a relaxing evening through to 3 am!!

We'll be back. Very best wishes,  

Adrian and Sheila (Newcastle)  

Diane and David said.........3rd November 2017   

Dear Sue and Nigel,

 Had a wonderful week. Many thanks for the welcome gifts of wine & chocolates. Your cottage is like a home from home with great facilities. We would definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends.

 Enjoyed the boat trip to the Farne Islands seeing lots of seals and their pups.

 Many thanks.

Diane, David and George (Glasgow)   

Emma and Jon said.........1st September 2017

Amazing place!! Absolutely love the house. Felt like home! Every little detail has been thought of. Thank you for the welcome wine and chocs. (although the kids pinched the chocs.)!! Bamburgh and the surrounding areas are beautiful. Cannot believe we have this in England and I didn't know!!

Thanks again.

Emma, Jon, Matt, and Jacob (Sheffield)

Janet and Gavin said.........11th August 2017

Thank you for a super week staying in your fantastic holiday cottage. We have holidayed in Bamburgh several times before but The Grey Goose is definitely the cleanest, most comfortable and well equipped property we have stayed in. You seem to have thought of everything. Thank you.

The weather has been much better than we anticipated so have spent most of our week on the beach. (Some great waves yesterday for bodyboarding)!! – with of course plenty of trips to Wyndenwell for ice cream and coffee. We’d thoroughly recommend the Ferrero Roche Ice Cream – though of course it’s important to try several flavours while you are visiting.

Other recommendations:

Alnwick Garden

Alnwick Castle

Walk from Dunstanburgh to Craster

Thank you again

Janet, Gavin and Sophie (East Yorkshire)

Sue and Adrian said......... 4th August 2017

What a lovely house. There is everything we could possibly want (and a bit more). Thank you for the addition of the hairdryer too.

Our first time staying in Bamburgh and it has been gorgeous. Changeable weather but who cares when you have got boots and waterproofs? Lots to see and do each day! A fantastic coastline and beaches, but the best has to be Holy Island. We really loved the walk through the dunes. We counted 28 different wild flowers as we walked and we’ll look forward to a return visit to see the restored castle when the scaffolding is peeled away.

Thanks again

Sue, Adrian, Archie and Eleanor (Nottingham)

Clare and Gerard said...........21st July 2017

Thank you for letting us stay in your comfy and beautiful house – attention to detail superb. We really enjoyed our first visit to Northumberland. Excellent weather this week so good for exploring.

We stayed mainly on the beautiful coast, walking to Seahouses and back where we got sunburned!! And Craster, Dunstanburgh, Low Newton, Embleton and bus back to Craster. Howick Gardens were also beautiful. Best ice cream award goes to Doddington Dairies and the shop opposite the NT shop in Seahouses is generous.

Look forward to a return visit.

Clare and Gerard (Basel, Switzerland)

Kate and Ian said........7th July 2017

Thank you for a wonderful week! Your house is absolutely amazing, there is everything we could possibly want and the refurbishment you have done is top class. It was also a huge hit with Elijah (21/2) who loved his new big high chair, cot and baby bath!

We are delighted that we decided to stay here, not only for the house but the ideal location in Bamburgh and the surrounding area.

We loved it and we will be back!!

Kate, Ian and Elijah (Leeds)

Jackie and Steve said.........16th June 2017

Have had a lovely holiday. Spent a lot of time walking on Bamburgh beach. The Grey Goose is a fantastic place to stay and we couldn't ask for anything more. You did a good job. We will be back soon. Thank you.

Jackie and Steve (Crawcrook)

Robert and Lesley said.........2nd June 2017

Thank you for a comfortable and relaxing break. Your holiday home is fantastic and so well equipped you couldn't ask for more. The boys say thank you very much for the loan of the bike helmet and the use of your shed. We will be back and will definitely recommend you to everyone. 

Robert, Lesley, Danny and Cameron  (Kendal)

Nan and Lee said.........26th May 2017

We have had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. Location excellent, so peaceful and quiet, neighbours friendly. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Love the attention to detail, everything we could wish for. Hope to return.

Nan and Lee (Lincolnshire)

Debbie W said......15th May 2017    

Greetings from Holland.

      This is really a superb house. It is beautiful and really comfortable. The extras are lovely....... from the teabags to the bottle of wine!!   Many thanks   

Debbie, Daniel, Nikki and Jorik (Den Hague)


Carol M said......18th April 2017      

Comfortable, airy, very well furnished & decorated accommodation very close to village centre.

Very good accommodation which is well equipped and tastefully decorated. The Grey Goose is situated in a quiet residential street only a minute or two's walk from local shops, pubs and tea rooms. Bamburgh Castle and the famous beach is a 5-10 minute walk. There is off road parking with a small garden with decking to the back. Many locals make use of traffic cones to reserve their own parking spaces so the gravelled 'drive' is a bonus. If you reverse in, the boot is a few feet from the patio doors. Excellent for families of 4 - two adults & 2 kids - or couples. The light main bedroom boasts a very comfortable Super King sized bed. You can see both the sea (just) and the Castle (a side 'slice') from the master bedroom - mainly views of well kept back gardens and a small herd of cows with calves. Under stair storage was handy for bags and walking shoes as well as the Henry Hoover. A Dishwasher, washer-dryer, freezer and fridge beautifully fit into the well designed kitchen. A modern shower room with loo is on the first floor with a second loo in a separate tiny room beside it. This was our second Easter weekend in Northumberland having stayed in Beadnell. This was by far the better holiday for the location, accommodation and access to amenities. Families with younger children can make use of the Castle Green for football kicking or rugby ball throwing. We stayed for 4 nights & visited Alnwick Castle, Craster, Newton by the Sea, Seahouses for the one armed bandits & the Billy Shiels Farne Island boat trip. A lovely, small but very tastefully modernised 1950's house which we easily made our home for the extended weekend.