Testimonials from previous Guests

We've been thrilled by the feedback from our guests, either from the survey forms we encourage our guests to complete, or from emails and comments we have received on Facebook.

"We have stayed here twice and cannot wait to return for a 3rd time. The location and view are fantastic and we saw some amazing sunrises and sunsets. The accommodation is well designed, almost everything is provided and the kitchen has more equipment than the one we have at home. It feels spacious, even for our family of 6, and it's a bonus that each bedroom has its own en suite. We've stayed here in Winter and had a great time exploring the island. It would be good to come in the Summer as the courtyard area is lovely and would be a great place to spend a warm, sunny evening." Mrs T, March 2017


"A luxurious cottage in peaceful surroundings with super views of the castle. A relaxing haven you will not want to leave." Linda 5th June 2017


"Coble Cottage is a treasure. We stayed in the week before Christmas with our four teenage/university age children… The accommodation is sumptuous, and we loved the location, a short walk from the ruined priory and the sea, with views over one of the inlets across to the castle. We watched some spectacular dawns from the upstairs windows, with the castle silhouetted against the rising sun, and equally breath-taking sunsets a short walk from the cottage against the backdrop of Hobthrush Island (St Cuthbert's Isle). The scenery of the island is beautiful and inspiring, and we felt a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives…This place and this cottage are very special, and we will certainly be coming back." Jeff, December 2016


"It is the perfect place to just be, the house is perfect, the location is stunning, I feel as if I am coming home every time I visit. I would love to do Christmas or New Year there, I think it would be very special." Carol, December 2016


"Our annual return visit to Coble Cottage is one of the highlights of our year. From watching the sun rise over the castle from the lounge upstairs, to an ever increasing sized-family sitting around the table, this is unrivalled accommodation on Holy Island. Thank you!" Catherine, October 2016


"This cottage not only has the perfect location for a wonderful break but it also provides high quality facilities to help make that break a special, everlasting and treasured memory. It's as good in winter (great heating!) as in summer." Dave and Kate, October 2016


"We have stayed at Coble Cottage twice and we will be looking to visit every year if possible. It's a fantastic holiday home, every need is catered for and Tony and Jo are always a pleasure to deal with :)" Lucy, August 2016


"Our stay at Coble Cottage exceeded our expectations. My friends and I arrived with our harps, to spend time creating new music together, inspired by the island. Just walking through the door, you are met by an atmosphere of peace and beauty. We were all truly inspired! Thank you for creating such a very special space. Truly relaxing." Julie, August 2016


"Excellent, well designed accommodation equipped to a very high standard. Stunning views of one of our favourite places on earth." April 2016


"Very well equipped, excellent layout with living area on first floor affording great views, very clean and tidy, nice patio area to sit in. Good central, but quiet position." April 2016


"We thought the accommodation was excellent both in layout and position. Would like to go back sometime and would definitely recommend it to others." April 2016


"I would recommend Coble Cottage to anyone who wants the perfect place to stay on an idyllic island." Janet, February 2016


"Best holiday let we have ever used…Well appointed, excellent ambience and beautifully equipped. A home from home…We believe it is the best let on the island…We have been coming to Holy Island for over 25years and this cottage is exceptional. We loved the layout and the general appointment of the place - everything we needed was at hand. A wonderful break in a wonderful let." : May 2015


"Simply, a fantastic place to stay, the design is brilliant…The best place to unwind and have some space in the most comfortable cottage you could wish for…Coble Cottage and Holy Island what a duo. It's like the icing on the cake. An amazing place to stay, I could write an essay. Very, very comfortable and relaxing. First class facilities and the views are amazing, sunrise over the castle is stunning. There's no better place to stay. I have been three times now, with a group of friends and also with family. It's becoming a necessary habit and one we hope to continue for a long time." - Lesley : April 2015


“Just the most lovely cottage, in the perfect location. We had a wonderful week, exploring and enjoying the island.” - The Stonehouse family


“Brilliant accommodation. Comfortable and spotlessly clean.” - Julia


“This property is of exceptional quality. The location is very quiet. The booking process,arrival at the property and the whole experience was very good.”


“I've stayed at Coble Cottage twice now and am delighted to say it was just as good the second time. So much that we have already booked for a third year!” - Liz


“We had an amazing week. Coble Cottage is a wonderful place to relax and unwind.Superb beaches, walks, wildlife and history. Can't wait to go back.” - Seven Old Lasses


“Thank you for a wonderful stay at Coble Cottage! The cottage is in a perfect location and offers luxurious accommodation which was spotlessly clean at the start of our stay. Everything you could possibly need is provided. It offered us a perfect family holiday in beautiful surroundings on Holy Island itself, with easy access to many wonderful days out in Northumberland. It was so lovely to look forward to returning to the comfortable cottage at the end of each day. We will definitely be coming back!” - S. Longstaff, Newcastle


“A great venue for a family get together, with congenial kitchen,dining and lounge yet still had loads of room to spread out. The privacy of each bedroom being ensuite was a bonus.” - The Garwood Family


“I am happy to recommend Coble Cottage. The property is well appointed and comfortable. The view over the harbour to the castle is stunning. The booking process was easy and all our questions were answered quickly and efficiently. We stayed early August 2013 and will seriously consider a return visit.” - Brian Robson


“I have stayed on Holy Island for many years now and feel at last that Coble cottage has provided the standard of accommodation Holy Island deserves.” - Patra C.


“We had an amazing week. Coble Cottage is a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Superb beaches, walks, wildlife and history. Can't wait to go back.”


“Thank you for a wonderful stay at Coble Cottage! The cottage is in a perfect location and offers luxurious accommodation which was spotlessly clean at the start of our stay. Everything you could possibly need is provided. It offered us a perfect family holiday in beautiful surroundings on Holy Island itself, with easy access to many wonderful days out in Northumberland. It was so lovely to look forward to returning to the comfortable cottage at the end of each day. We will definitely be coming back!”


“A great venue for a family get together, with congenial kitchen, dining and lounge yet still had loads of room to spread out. The privacy of each bedroom being en suite was a bonus.”


“I am happy to recommend Coble Cottage. The property is well appointed and comfortable. The view over the harbour to the castle is stunning. The booking process was easy and all our questions were answered quickly and efficiently. We stayed early August 2013 and will seriously consider a return visit.”


“I have stayed on Holy Island for many years now and feel at last that Coble cottage has provided the standard of accommodation Holy Island deserves.”

"We are getting excited about setting off in the morning now. It will be a very much needed break and rest for all of us. Holy Island is a very special place and being able to stay at Coble cottage just makes it perfect." - Elizabeth : September 2015


“We just came back from an amazing week away at Coble Cottage. The whole family totally loved it, and we all felt completely at home pretty much from the moment we arrived. The extra family-friendly touches were really appreciated, and it is easily the most well thought out, and well finished holiday accommodation we have ever visited.

We are already really looking forward to (hopefully) going back next year.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help towards our stay at Coble Cottage in Holy Island. 
The cottage was amazing and finished to a very high standard. I particularly appreciated how toddler friendly it was which made my personal stay very relaxing and enjoyable. 

It was my Father's 60th birthday while we were there and he mentioned afterwards that it was the perfect way to celebrate his birthday, the cottage was the perfect size and location for a group of family and friends. 

Everything about the cottage was a pleasant surprise including the welcome pack. 


Thank you very much again and we look forward to visiting Coble Cottage again.”


“We have visited Holy Island many times before and at different times of the year, and the Northumberland coast has been a favourite destination for family holidays for many years, so we were quite expecting the spectacular views, historical sites and beautiful seascapes.
But, the superb accommodation and comfort we experienced at Coble Cottage made the visit all the more wonderful this time.


We had arrived in an arctic blast, so the warmth and wow factor of the well designed accommodation was very welcome. From the amazing American style fridge (which we filled!) and the practical workspace of the gorgeous kitchen, to the comfortable and beautiful social areas, the high spec bathrooms and high quality bed linen, to the obvious thought and care that had gone into providing every convenience and luxury, we were able to entertain and provide for our family and friends in a way that would have been impossible elsewhere.



We will certainly return and many of our guests too!


Thanks again for providing an absolutely first class experience.”


"Coble Cottage is the best cottage we have stayed in, anywhere within the UK. The facilities are first-class, the cottage is warm, spotlessly clean and spacious, and the island is beautiful. Tony and Jo, who administer the cottage, are very friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended." Gordon, December 2015


"Coble Cottage is the most luxurious and beautiful accommodation we have every stayed in during the 12 years that we have been coming to Holy Island up to 4 times a year." Cathie, October 2015


"This is the third time that five women friends have stayed at Coble Cottage. It's magical, so comfortable, peaceful and energising. There's much to do or not, just as you feel. The island is welcoming and wonderful when the tides in and the visitors have left, a great place to just be and the cottage is the best accommodation you will ever find. Can't wait to be back." Five Friends of Coble Cottage, October 2015


"Holy Island is well worth a stay rather than just a day trip. Coble Cottage is very well equipped, clean, modern and spacious. Ideal both for families or groups of friends. Lovely views of the castle!" - Chris V : June 2015


"We love Coble Cottage so much we have now booked for a 4th year. The kids now consider it a second home, and each year it is in as good condition as the first. A beautiful and comfortable place to stay, with no need to bring very much at all." : May 2015