What our

Visitors Think

Below is a selection of visitor comments from those who have visited the Garden Rooms .

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A wonderful Christmas spent with family in a beautiful location. A home from home delight! Thank you so much. We have loved every minute in Dilston.

C Family, Pimlico, London
December 2017

Vanessa, thank-you so much for a really lovely break. We loved the “Garden Rooms!”

N Family, West Sussex
November 2017

Wonderful stay! Thank you

M Family, Paris, France
January 2018

We have had a wonderful time!

W, H and J, The Netherlands
June 2017

Thank you for a lovely break in beautiful Northumberland. We had a great time in a fabulous house, BBQ’s in the Yurt made for an extra special stay. Many Thanks!

A Family, Stonehaven, Scotland
April 2017

Great relaxing weekend in a superb setting. Thanks

D & M Families, North Yorkshire
March 2017

What a beautiful house & we had an amazing time. Thank you so much x

O’s Wedding Party, Cumbria
February 2017

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!!

MC, East Sussex
November 2016

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

W, O, E & W, Lancashire
November 2016

This beautiful cottage and gardens will forever be very special to us. Our wedding weekend. Thank you. Xxx

A Family & H Family, London/France
July 2016

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity for a memorable family re-union. Beautiful in every respect!

M Family, Australia/Surrey
July 2016

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

P Family, Bedfordshire
May 2016

Thank you for a PERFECT break- you put your heart into this place & it feels so lovely. Will be back x.

J, N & P, York and East Riding
February 2016

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!!

I Family, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
November 2015

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.

J & S, Manchester
August 2015

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

B & H, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear
July 2015

Thank you once again for a relaxing stay. We will be back!!

A Family, Chelmsford, Essex
May 2015

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

A Family, Brighton
October 2014

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.

B Family, Burton-on-Trent
September 2014

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 🙂

J Family, Oxford 
August 2014

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.

W Family
July 2014

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 Family, Addlestone, Surrey
May 2014

We had a great time. Thanks for the welcome.

W Family, Fife, Scotland
March 2014

Thank you for a lovely stay. Our 4 boys loved playing in the garden and roasting marshmallows in the yurt!

A Family, Brighton 
October 2013

We had a great time. Thanks for the welcome.

W Family, Fife, Scotland
March 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.

P & A, Surrey 
June 2013

Fab stay! Beautiful gardens. Lovely house, really enjoyed. Will be returning. P.S. big love for the yurt!

W Family, Fife, Scotland
June 2013

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

B Family, North Yorkshire
April 2013

Comfortable, relaxing, great hosts – perfect for us!

S & J, Manchester
March 2013

Thank you for such a wonderful stay; home from home. We had a fantastic time here, preparing for a family wedding and enjoying chilling out afterwards. I wonder if we are the first guests to decorate a wedding cake on your dining room table! It was superb! Thanks again. xxxx

A & C Families, Upholland, Lancs & Middleton, Manchester
November 2017

Thank you Vanessa, we have had such a lovely time- the cottage was so welcoming and warm and thank you for the wine, chocolates, eggs and all your local tips of where to go. We love it up here and look forward to our next trip.

L Family, Over Norton, Oxfordshire
November 2017

A fantastic holiday and a lovely Cottage. Children loved feeding the chickens and collecting eggs. Vanessa thank you for your hospitality and looking forward to coming back.

S Family, Harrogate/Knaresborough
October 2017

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this comfortable, well equipped & welcoming house, with its beautiful garden and sense of tranquility. House is well postioned to visit sections of Hadrian’s Wall and NT Houses. We much enjoyed visits to Vindolanda and Wallington Hall. We had a good meal at the Greek Restaurant in Hexham ‘Stalida’.

L, A, R & C
June 2017

We’ve had the most perfect weekend and surroundings for our wedding. The weather has been kind for April- so happy we could make use of your beautiful gardens. You’ve been so welcoming throughout our stay –  we couldn’t have wished for a better getaway. Thanks for everything!

L and Q Familes, Newcastle and W Yorks
April 2017

We’ve had a very happy w/e for 13th B-day- so warm + comfy. Thank you.

M+R, Dumfriesshire
February 2017

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.

C Family 
October 2016

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

F & T Yorkshire 
July 2016

Great accommodation. Spacious warm and all mod cons. Very central to explore this wonderful area.

J&C C, Cape Town, South Africa 
June 2016

Beautiful accommodation. Thank you for letting us stay longer. Eggs were delicious thank you! Hope to return in future!

J+G, H+C, D+D, Tyne and Wear
May 2016

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.

H & M Families, Ayrshire
February 2016

Had a lovely time. I loved the chickens and we are hoping to come back again. Xx

A I (age 8), Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
November 2015

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 🙂

C & M Families, Stockport, Cheshire
August 2015

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.

AW, JW, Huddersfield W Yorks and F Family South Cave E Yorks
May 2015

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!

SC, MV & R Family, Southampton & Bristol
October 2014

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 & friends, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Herts
September 2014

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.

C Family, Cheltenham
August 2014

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 & friends, Suffolk, Yorkshire, Herts
September 2014

Thank you for everything

M Family, Dunstable
June 2014

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.

B&C G, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
June 2014

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!

J Family, Washington, Tyne and Wear
February 2014

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.

B Family & friends, Morpeth, London, Cumbria
September 2013

Lovely house and area enjoyed the hospitality of the local rugby team. Nice lunch at the Dyvels Hotel and morning coffee at No. 6

S&M Family, Edinburgh
August 2013

Excellent stay. Perfect surroundings.

May 2013

Excellent stay. Perfect surroundings.

DG & Colleagues, London
May 2013

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.

K & T J and Family, Washington, Tyne & Wear
February 2013

Absolutely fantastic place + extremely beautiful cottage. Vanessa you have been so kind to us. We have really loved staying here and hope to come back sometime.

F & E, Edinburgh
October 2017

Stayed for a family wedding in High House Farm. House is perfect, has everything we all needed + more! The yurt is amazing. Stunning place.

CM & Family, Sheffield & Gateshead
October 2017

Vanessa, thank you very much for your hospitality the fresh eggs and the possibility for us to stay in your beautiful house and garden (with yurt!). We enjoyed it very much!

K & S Families, Netherlands
August 2017

Vanessa, thank you very much for your excellent hospitality. We had a wonderful stay in the Garden Rooms, which was the perfect house for our friends Simon and Clare’s wedding in Hexham. We particularly enjoyed having a BBQ on the terrace in the evening sunshine followed by a cosy evening toasting marshmallows in the Yurt. Thank you for being such a friendly and considerate host!

A, M, J, T, L, E, S & D, London, Manchester, Edinburgh & Bishops Stortford
June 2017

We arrived in Corbridge 2.30 Sunday afternoon. We asked around about accommodation not having booked in advance. Several places were full. We saw the Garden Rooms on the net, and rang. We were lucky! Vanessa did a quick “whizz around” as she wasn’t expecting last minute guests!! Only a short stay but so relaxing. Beautiful surroundings. Thank you Vanessa.

D & S W, Port Stephens, N.S.W. Australia
May 2017

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

D Family, Northampton
December 2016

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

GB and Bridal Party, County Durham
September 2016

Thank you for a lovely stay. Hope to see you again

C, M, W & S, N Ireland
July 2016

Vanessa, Thank you for a wonderful stay. Hope to see you in the Summer.

M & T 
May 2016

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!! 🙂

S& J K, Surrey
March 2016

Lovely welcome of eggs and wine. BBQ in the wintertime a delight and novelty.

C & B Families, Milton of Campsie, Scotland
January 2016

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!

D&M Halliday, Wibourne Minster, Dorset
September 2015

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.

R & H Families, Peak District, Norfolk
July 2015

Wonderful place, fabulous surroundings, will return

B, B and S, Dronfield, Derbyshire
July 2015

L Family, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and Berkshire

R & H Families, Peak District, Norfolk
April 2015

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.

April 2015

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).

B Family, Durham 
August 2014

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.

N Family, London and Cyprus
July 2014

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!

L G (Sister of bride), Chicago, Illinois, USA
June 2014

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, B and A Family, Chelmsford, Essex
April 2014

The property is outstanding. We will be back and recommend to friends. Thank you for a memorable break.

H Family, Lincoln 
November 2013

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.

McC Family, Tynemouth
August 2013

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!

SD, Whitley Bay 
July 2013

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.

H Family, Hull
May 2013

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.

H & T Families, Northampton 
February 2013

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.

J Family, Oxford
February 2013