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Our first time in Castle Cottage and it certainly won't be the last ! It really is a home from home here. The welcome pack is a lovely touch. Would recommend Sunday lunch at The Blackcock Inn (Falstone). Some great walks in beautiful countryside - big treat to see the red squirrels. Thank you Kath and Ken for your hospitality - Good times !
November 2023 - Diane, George & Bella
Thank you for a lovely and cosy stay in your beautiful cottage! Such gorgeous surrounding and a lovely decorated cottage that makes you feel relaxed. We loved feeding and seeing the squirrels and local birds. We would love to come back !
November 2023 - Kayleigh, Freddie & Luna
We've absolutely loved our time here and seeing a red squirrel was such a treat ! All the effort and details you've made, made us feel at home. We can't wait to come back again.
November 2023 - Eva Hume, Shain and Kaiser
Once again a great time at Kielder. Kath and Ken have a touch of magic with the cottages. Both cottages are worth a stay as both offer different things. So many birds, cheeky squirrels, owls hooting at night. We just love it here. Willow the Cockapoo makes herself at home as this is our fourth visit. Booked for next year.
October 2023 - Liz, John and Willow the Woof
Lovely week in this beautiful cottage. Thanks for all the little extras that made it very special and for the lovely welcome pack. We loved seeing the squirrel enjoy the nuts. Jim went on the Astro Photography course at the Observatory which was fantastic. Visits to Roman Army Camp Museum, National Trust, Cragside and Wallington all worthwhile too. We hope to return !
October 2023 - Wilma, Jim and Yoshi the Samoyed
Fantastic cottage, fantastic location. Very warm and inviting. Great time had by all. Enjoyed seeing the red squirrel and the different species of birds.
October 2023 - Ann, Andrew and Jessica
What a retreat ! Truly far from the madding crowd. Birds and squirrel (not forgetting the weasel!) display every day, wonderful stuff. Don't eat at the Waterside complex, overpriced for pub grub! Observatory is great even on starless nights! Forest drive is also worth a venture !
October 2023 - Simon and Sarah
First visit to Kielder, beautiful place and the cottage is fantastic. Beautifully done and couldn't want for anything more. Enjoyed feeding the birds and lucky enough to glimpse a red squirrel. Had some lovely walks and bike rides around the lake. Recommend Kielder Observatory, the weather was appalling but the talks/shows they did were fascinating and well worth a visit. Thank you Kath & Ken for a wonderful week.
October 2023 - Emma & Chris
First visit to Kielder, we had an amazing time staying here at the cottage, Enjoyed watching the garden birds and the red squirrels. Lots of good walks along the lake, and to and from Skyspace and the Observatory. Excellent meals out at the Pheasant Inn and the Black Cock Inn. Hope to return and explore the area further.
September 2023 - Elizabeth & George
A wonderful experience in a year of firsts. Our first visit to Kielder and surrounding area. Perfectly location for a wee trip to Scotland too. The cottage and its location is quite stunning. Wonderful hosts, you have certainly thought of everything. Very welcoming, we look forward to a return visit in the near future. Thank you.
p.s. We were outwitted by the squirrel, a very sneaky clever squirrel
September 2023 - Eileen and John
This is a lovely house in a lovely place and our hosts have been so kind and helpful. We would love to come back soon.
August 2023 - Paul & Caroline
Another amazing Kielder visit. The first one in this cottage but it won't be the last. Perfect location, clean, spacious. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Fantastic communication from Kath and Ken from the moment we booked right through to during our stay. Thank you.
August 2023 - Kelly & Violet
Absolutely first class cottage with everything we needed. Bird and squirrel supplies a lovely touch and plenty of wood for a lovely fire, Great walks and scenery, our two dogs had a fab time. Thank you Kath & Ken.
August 2023 - Trace, Shaz, Billy & Paddy
Had a fabulous few days. Weather hit and miss but it didn't matter, summerhouse is brilliant - watching the birds and red squirrels better than any TV. Sunday lunch at The Pheasant is highly recommended. Thank you both - these few days have been lifesaving x
August 2023 - James and Christine
We all had a great time staying in your lovely cottage and exploring Kielder and the local area. Had some nice walks straight from the door. The cottage is really comfortable and we love the outdoor space. Thanks.
July 2023 - Scott, Jess & Cooper the dog - London
Thank you for having us. It was absolutely beautiful and so much around for us to do. We can't wait to come back and visit again.
July 2023 - George, Leah, David, Claire and Misty & Bella the Border Collies - County Durham
Thank you for a great stay in your lovely cottage and for the welcome gift. Tennis balls are Frankie's favourite thing ! We have loved feeding and watching the birds and the squirrels. We hope to be back in the future sometime.
June 2023 - Cheryl, Colin & Frankie the dog
Our stay was fantastic with brilliant weather - enjoyed the garden. Went to Newcastleton to the Olive Tree, they do a great lunch. Handy for a small shop for essentials. Had a beautiful Sunday lunch at the Black Cock Inn in Falstone, dog friendly as well. Tea room is nice too. I just don't want to go home. A beautiful cottage Ken and Kath. Looking forward to Kielder Cottage tomorrow :) xx
June 2023 - Tina, Bob and Lola the Sprocket - Cambridgeshire
We have had such an incredible stay at your stunning cottage. We have been to Kielder twice before however we prefer this location. Thankyou for allowing us to bring our dogs too ! We look forward to another visit again !
June 2023 - Ian & Dan plus dogs - Middlesbrough
Simply gorgeous ! From the stunning location to the immaculate cottage, this has the lot. Weather has been superb ! Thank you for the welcome basket - we will be back :) ! Thanks to Kath & Ken xx
June 2023 - Andy & Jackie
Again a smashing time, cottage is just perfect with a garden with so much wildlife to see. Plenty to do - or not to do ! Lucky to see vintage car day at the Castle. Three times at Kath and Kens cottages and just booked again for October - Perfect ! Willow is pleased to be coming back too.
May 2023 - Liz, John, Claire and Willow the Woof
Had a lovely weekend going for walks and relaxing in the cottage next to the fire. This is a beautiful cottage with plenty of space and a big garden that we hope to come back to and enjoy in the summer! Thank you Kath & Ken for having us !!
May 2023 - Jade and Lloyd - Newcastle
Great cottage with beautiful back garden in stunning surroundings. Really well equipped and a lovely place to spend time and watch the world (or birds/squirrels) go by. No mobile signal but wi-fi is rock solid and better than the service we get back home. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.
May 2023 - Vicki
We couldn't get enough of this place ! Booked completely on a whim, it turned into one of our favourite staycations of all time. We're already planning our trip back for the winter time when the skies are dark enough for stargazing. Thank you Kath & Ken for all the homely touches xxx
May 2023 - Stacie & Matty
Fabulous cottage in a fabulous location. Much appreciated the delicious treats. Thrilled to see a red squirrel in the garden. It would be lovely to return - but it's an awfully long way ! Thank You.
April 2023 - Alan & Vivienne
Booked as a last minute Easter break with kids and struck gold ! Fantastic location for all the activities on offer around Kielder - we did it all ! The cottage is wonderful - peaceful, warm and cosy, well equipped , tastefully decorated , thoughtfully laid out and super clean. From one holiday cottage owner to another, you've nailed it Kath & Ken :)
Thank you for the generous welcome gifts. The kids (and us) were thrilled !
April 2023 - Butler Family
Fantastic weekend. We came up to run the Kielder Dark Skies races and completed 10M - 26.2M -14M over 3 days. Very tiring but great experience, shame the stars didn't shine due to the cloud. Wonderful cottage to stay in and rest our tired feet. Absolutely love it here, watching the birds very relaxing and definitely will come back. Thank you Kath & Ken xx
March 2023 - Caroline & Sean
What a brilliant week this has been ! Splendid location and delightful cottage set in such a perfect environment ! From 7am we've been up and out, exploring and walking in every direction. Then back home for morning coffee at the top of the garden which gets the sun all day ! And to top it off, we were snowed in for a couple of days which was perfect. Thanks !
March 2023 - Denise, Janine & Martha the Welsh Springer
Lovely cottage in a great location with everything that you need. Had a lovely time at the observatory and loved the fact that we could get up for a leisurely breakfast the next day. Pheasant Inn was good - shame about The Anglers Arms being closed. Can't go without mentioning the wonderful wildlife, especially the very tame robin that eats out of your hand - great experience.
Jan 2023 - The Hebbs