Customer comments
 2013 onwards, [change of ownership January 2013].
 
K & T J and Family
Washington, Tyne & Wear
Feb-13
We have had a fantastic time in the Garden Rooms.
The cottage was perfect for a family break with all the equipment and comforts we needed.
The whole family felt relaxed and at home as soon as we were greeted by Vanessa and shown round the cottage.
The children loved the garden and the super Yurt – very cosy for a get together around the fire.
We loved it so much we will be back again soon!
Many thanks Vanessa.
 
H & T Families
Northampton
Feb-13
The Garden Rooms were just that- rooms in a beautiful garden looking out onto fantastic countryside. 
Extremely comfortable and very relaxing. Many thanks for your kindness Vanessa.
 
J Family, Oxford
Feb-13
Our 3rd visit to the Garden Rooms- as comfortable + perfect as always! 
We have loved our week here- thank you Vanessa- it’s been wonderful.
 
S&J, Manchester
March-April 2013
Comfortable, relaxing, great hosts – perfect for us!
B Family, North Yorkshire
Apr-13
Wonderful Cottage & Lovely Vanessa combined to make our visit very successful. 
Thank you so much we shall have such fond memories forever.
Black Bull Cambridge- Great Pub
The Angel Corbridge- Fab food
See wedding blog- click here
 
DG & colleagues, London
May-13
Excellent stay, perfect surroundings.
H Family, Hull
May-13
Beautiful house, where we were made to feel most welcome by Vanessa & her family (including the resident chickens & dog!). The house is extremely comfortable, especially the beds, and felt much like a luxurious “home from home”. Hopefully we will be able to return in the not too distant future.
 
DG
May-13
Excellent stay. Perfect surroundings.
JH & Family
May-13
Beautiful house where we were made to feel most welcome by Vanessa and her family (including the resident chickens & dog!). The house is extremely comfortable, especially the beds, and felt very much like a luxurious "home from home". Hopefully we will be able to return in the not too distant future."
T Family
Jun-13
Fab stay! Beautiful gardens. Lovely house, really enjoyed. Will be returning. P.S. big love for the yurt!
P&A, Surrey
June-July 2013
Without rushing we have made good use of the week- this has proved a comfortable and relaxing base. Can highly recommend the guided tour of Hexham; Belsay House and Wallington. Also Vallum Farm with its excellent restaurant. Thanks Vanessa for telling us about the shop. Will miss the chickens sunning themselves on the step. Many thanks Vanessa. 
SD, Whitley Bay
Jul-13
Thank you Vanessa and family for the wonderful stay in the 'G.R.' or 'Heaven on Earth' - Beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable. The gardens are delightful the feeling 'at one with nature' ever present. And the weather has been glorious all week! 
You have been such kind and considerate hosts and my heartfelt appreciation is genuine. I will not hesitate to recommend the 'G.R.' and sincerely hope to return soon. Good luck with the rest of the year and don't change a thing!
S&M Family, Edinburgh
Aug-13
Lovely house and area enjoyed the hospitality of the local rugby team. Nice lunch at the Dyvels Hotel and morning coffee at No. 6
McC Family, Tynemouth
Aug-13
Very relaxing break for the family following our son's wedding in Hexham. We all enjoyed the sunshine and hot chocolate in the Yurt! Many thanks for the honey and wine. Great hospitality.
B Family & friends, Morpeth, London, Cumbria
Sep-13
Thank you so much for letting us book to stay this weekend it helped make Nicky and Kev's wedding extra special! The G&B had a great time getting ready here it was lovely to be together in the cottage & get ready in such beautiful surroundings. The cottage is amazing. The hens made the bride's day!
Vanessa - you were the perfect host. Thank you for making us feel so welcome on our BIG day. Nicky and Kev xxx.
A Family, Brighton
Oct-13
Thank you for a lovely stay. Our 4 boys loved playing in the garden and roasting marshmallows in the yurt!
H Family, Lincoln
Nov-13
The property is outstanding. We will be back and recommend to friends. Thank you for a memorable break.
J Family, Washington, Tyne and Wear
Feb-14
We enjoyed our week at the Garden Rooms every bit as much as our first visit in 2013. Everything we need for a relaxing family break. Thanks Vanessa for your kind and friendly attention. See you again next year!
W Family, Fife, Scotland
Mar-Apr-14
We had a great time. Thanks for the welcome.
B, B and A Family, Chelmsford, Essex
Apr-14
We love Alan! [The cockerel]. Thank you so much for making our stay such an enjoyable one. The Garden Rooms offer everything to ensure a relaxing family break. Spring time is a fabulous time to spend here. The weather has been outstanding. We hope to visit again soon!
B Family, Addlestone, Surrey
May-14
Your little cottage is enchanting, very comfortable and fully equipped to a high standard. The boys have good memories of the garden and tepee and the baby loved "look chickens". Than k you for your help this week.
B&C G, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Jun-14
Vanessa, This was a truly wonderful experience! Seeing our daughter married and seeing some of the country. It was great to stay in such a lovely cottage! Thanks so much for your hospitality. We will definitely recommend you and your cottage to anyone. Thanks so much.
L G (Sister of bride), Chicago, Illinois, USA
Jun-14
This was my first trip to Europe for my Sister's wedding. Couldn't have asked for a better first experience, with such great hospitality. I will definitely be back! Thank you so much! Cheers!
M Family, Dunstable
Jun-14
Thank you for everything.
W Family
Jul-14
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The cottage was perfect and the boys loved playing in the garden and looking for eggs. Looking forward to our next visit.
N & Family, London and Cyprus
Jul-14
Thank you for making our stay both comfortable and relaxing especially during stressful wedding preparations. Perfect environment. Beautiful scenery, and friendly chickens! Will highly recommend and definitely be back again. Vanessa is the perfect host.
J Family, Oxford
Aug-14
Our 4th fantastic visit to this fabulous house. As comfortable and perfect as always. Thank you Vanessa. (Food in Angel Pub very good. Circular walk from far side of the river past the fort is lovely. The Rat Pub at Anick is lovely with great views from the beer garden.) See you next year Vanessa! Many thanks again :-)
B Family, Durham
Aug-14
When I saw there was a guest book to fill in, I started to think of how to describe 'The Garden Rooms' but gorgeous, stunning and comfortable just didn't cover it. Perfect is probably the closest objective but it still doesn't feel enough to describe the time we had here. Vanessa made the cottage feel like home and added some beautiful touches to make our wedding day even more special. Thank you for making our time here wonderful and filled with wonderful family memories. (Tea and Tipple in Corbridge is lovely for sandwiches and cake).
N Family, Suffolk
Aug-14
A perfect bolt hole!
C Family, Cheltenham
Aug-14
Dear Vanessa and family. Thank you so much for your hospitality this week. We've had a wonderful time and I'm sad to be going home. Remember to get in touch if you ever visit Saltaire.
B Family & friends, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Herts
Sep-14
It is always wonderful to come to Northumberland when we fish and walk and breath in the stunning countryside. The Garden Rooms have suited us all perfectly. Beautifully appointed, really comfortable.
B Family, Burton-on-Trent
Sep-14
Although we know this area a little, we have never stayed in 'The Garden Rooms' I must say it is the nicest place we have stayed in. Vanessa was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. It was well appointed and very comfortable and clean. We shall certainly return. Derek came for fishing and was not disappointed. He caught a 14.5 lb salmon on the Dilston beat (South Tyne). He saw many fish and lost a few. Weather was kind to us and we shall go home with fond memories of good fishing and super accommodation.
A Family, Brighton
Oct-14
Thank you for letting us stay in the Garden Rooms. We had a great time! The boys loved the garden, playing swing ball + collecting apples. We hope to come back next year. All the best. Xx
SC, MV & R Family, Southampton & Bristol
Oct-Nov 14
What a wonderful place- all we could need (including lots of hot water after a long day walking the wall). We've loved it here & Alan [Cockerel] and his harem were a huge hit. Ideal base for our week walking from Birdoswald, and James enjoyed cooking sausages in the Yurt!
CA
Apr-15
Dear Vanessa, Thank you very much indeed for making my birthday weekend so special. It was great having all my family together in your very warm and comfortable 'Garden Rooms'. The accommodation was extremely well equipped and all the added extras in the garden (I'm including the hens!) were a super bonus. Thank you.
L Family, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and Berkshire
Apr-May 15
Absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for your hospitality. We all had a lovely weekend and thoroughly enjoyed staying here.
A Family, Chelmsford, Essex
May-15
Thank you once again for a relaxing stay. We will be back!!
AW, JW, Huddersfield W Yorks and F Family South Cave E Yorks
May-15
An amazing cottage and a great view. Had a nice stay. Thank you.
10/10 Vanessa. Wonderful cottage. So clean and perfect all we could ask for so well equipped too. Lovely bedding. Perfect.
Lovely place to spend the weekend and get ready for a wedding! Very homely! Thank you x
Truly a lovely place- very clean, everything we needed. Perfect place to enjoy our Uncle's wedding weekend at Hexham Abbey with all the family.
P,B,S Dronfield, Derbyshire
Jul-15
Wonderful place. Fabulous surroundings. Will return x.
B, B and S, Dronfield, Derbyshire
Jul-15
Wonderful place, fabulous surroundings, will return
B & H, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear
Jul-15
Thank you for a great time. The house and gardens are stunning. Emma says hope all the new chicks do well. Love from us all. X
R & H Families, Peak District, Norfolk
Jul-Aug 15
An absolute hit with 3 generations - the children loved the gardens, BBQ in the Yurt, the chickens and games. We all loved the comforts and attention to detail - a real home to come back to after walking the wall. Thank you Vanessa for a truly wonderful stay.
C & M Families, Stockport, Cheshire
Aug-15
Thank you Vanessa for a lovely stay. The cottage is lovely; real home from home. The gardens are a delight and the yurt a real novelty; The boys loved it!! Thank you again :-)
J & S, Manchester
Aug-15
Thank you again for another stay in the 'GR'. It is a simply delightful place and the accommodation so beautifully arranged down to every last detail. Looking forward, very much, to coming again.
D&M Halliday, Wibourne Minster, Dorset
Sep-15
A very successful holiday. Accommodation superb, lovely paces to visit. Vanessa kept her eye on us and made sure all was well. Allan and his wives visited also!
McC Family, Buxton
Oct-15
A great place to spend with all the family. The children especially enjoyed the garden and collecting eggs from the hens (under Vanessa's supervision!)! We had a lovely meal in the Yurt, a good novelty. Thanks for your hospitality Vanessa it was much appreciated.
A I (age 8), Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Nov-15
Had a lovely time. I loved the chickens and we are hoping to come back again. Xx
I Family, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Nov-15
Had a wonderful time!! Nice relaxing birthday weekend, enjoyed family time together. Loved the hens. Very well equipped, lovely rooms. We all look forward to visiting again next year! Lovely host Vanessa and thank you for all the lovely eggs!! We love the chooks!!
C & B Families, Milton of Campsie, Scotland
Jan-16
Lovely welcome of eggs and wine. BBQ in the wintertime a delight and novelty.
H & M Families, Ayrshire
Feb-16
Lovely weekend to celebrate a family 70th Birthday. Very relaxed, comfortable house with everything we needed. Loved the Yurt and hens. Thank you for your hospitality. Would love to return again in the future. Thank you.
J, N & P, York and East Riding
Feb-Mar 16
Thank you for a PERFECT break- you put your heart into this place & it feels so lovely. Will be back x.
S& J K, Surrey
Mar-16
Fantastic stay. The best self catering accommodation I have stayed in. Thank you Vanessa, we had a lovely stay and plan to return! I now feel well rested to return to work!! :-)
J+G, H+C, D+D, Tyne and Wear
May-16
Beautiful accommodation. Thank you for letting us stay longer. Eggs were delicious thank you! Hope to return in future!
P Family, Bedfordshire
May-16
A lovely stay in a lovely place (love the birds!). Not long enough. We'll be back! Accommodation PERFECT.
Thank you for sharing your fantastic place with us. It's just perfect. We will return xxx
M&T
May-Jun 16
Vanessa, Thank you for a wonderful stay. Hope to see you in the Summer.
J&C C, Cape Town, South Africa
Jun-16
Great accommodation. Spacious warm and all mod cons. Very central to explore this wonderful area.
M Family, Australia/Surrey
Jul-16
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity for a memorable family re-union. Beautiful in every respect!
C, M, W & S, N Ireland
Jul-16
Thank you for a lovely stay. Hope to see you again.
A Family & H Family, London/France
Jul-16
This beautiful cottage and gardens will forever be very special to us. Our wedding weekend. Thank you. Xxx
F & T, Yorkshire
Jul-16
Fantastic stay- delicious eggs -a home from home! Vanessa thank you so much for having us. We didn't catch many fish but we loved the surroundings! Hope to come again! Lots of love the boys xx
GB and Bridal Party, County Durham
Sep-16
Such a beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings, the perfect location for the eve of my wedding with friends and family. We particularly enjoyed the yurt! Thank you for a lovely weekend. Xxx
C Family
Oct-16
We've really enjoyed our stay in the Garden Rooms… it's such a beautiful property with a lovely homely feel to it. Many thanks for everything.
W, O, E & W, Lancashire
Nov-16
We came to stay for my Hen Weekend. I could not have stayed in a more beautiful place with amazing surroundings. The Yurt just finished our stay off perfectly. The memories we have made will stay with me for the rest of my life! Thank you Vanessa for your warm welcome and letting me stay! Love from the hen party. xxx
MC, East Sussex
Nov-16
Sad to be leaving the Garden Rooms today- a wonderful stay in a beautiful place. Lovely to meet you Vanessa, you were so welcoming- thank you! We'll be back!!
D Family, Northampton
Dec-16
We have thoroughly enjoyed our mini Christmas break here at the Garden Rooms. The boys slept so peacefully due to the calm surroundings!! We will be back in 2017. x
M+R, Dumfriesshire
Feb-17
We've had a very happy w/e for 13th B-day- so warm + comfy. Thank you.
O's Wedding Party, Cumbria
Feb-17
What a beautiful house & we had an amazing time. Thank you so much x
D & M Families, North Yorkshire
Mar-17
Great relaxing weekend in a superb setting. Thanks
A Family, Stonehaven, Scotland
Apr-17