'We have had a super week - the only shame being that it has gone so quickly. Walking around Holy Island was fantastic after waiting for the late tide, it was great fun. Alnwick was worth a full day. Cosy cottage, friendly people.'
Beardmore family, October 2003.
'Thank you very much. Had a most enjoyable time made all the better because of the lovely accommodation. Lovely area, lovely people, great base to explore.'
The Cox family, June 2004.
'We were so happy in Acarsaid! Beautiful coastline, glorious weather and the Craster kippers were all they were cracked up to be. We even managed Holy Island crossing without getting wet. We'll definitely come again.'
Fielding Smith and Ansell, January 2005.
'Thank you! What a wonderful place - new to us but we'll be back again. Don't miss the Puffin Cruise or Alnwick Gardens.'
The Flintoffs, June 2005.
'Very cosy accommodation, had a very relaxing weekend. Will always return to Amble because of the lovely beaches and dunes.' Bob, Bess and Jade, October 2005.
'Lovely well equipped, cosy cottage by the sea. Great location to explore this beautiful part of the world. Had a great week end, Thanks.'
Mathew and Aileen Chambers, October 2008.
'It is our first visit and won't be our last. Acarsaid was perfect for us to stay in, we have had a lovely holiday. Thank you and see you next year.'
Marilyn and Leslie Bingham, July 2009.
'Had a great time visiting beautiful Northumberland. Acarsaid - a warm, cosy cottage with lots of homely touches. Thank you very much.'
Barbara and Steve Ingham, March 2010.
'Dad, I and Toby have had a wonderful time here in Amble in your very tasteful cottage. Thank you for the welcome pack and all the extras you provided. Hope to come again soon. Thank you very much.'
Harold, Margaret and Toby the dog, July 2010.
'Had a super time at the friendliest port in the north, everything was perfect, hope to return again. Many Thanks.'
Ray and Elsa and Bonnie the dog, July 2010.
'Had a wonderful time, very friendly people and beautiful cottage. Hope to come again very soon. Thank you.'
Lawrence and Michelle Hall and family, July 2010.
'Thank you for the lovely cottage right by the sea. We and our dog loved it. Caught 4 fish one day and 3 another. The sea has crashed in. Wonderful!'
Paul and Chris Grellier, September 2010.
'Had another lovely week in your beautiful cottage in lovely Amble. Thank you again, hope to come back again next year.'
Harold, Margaret and Toby (the dog), September 2010.
'A lovely short break, friendly locals, beautiful county and a comfortable stay in a lovley cottage'
Jackie Bell and Melvin Holden, November 2010.
'A cosy welcoming cottage when the wind blows cold outside, hope to be back again'
Ron and Anne Williams, February 2011.
'Lovely cottage, perfectly placed, fantastic scenery.'
John Chris and Laura, June 2011.
'Enjoyed our stay, very comfortable well equipped place. Lovely to be by the sea.'
Phillipa and Jacqui, July 2011.
'Another enjoyable holiday despite the weather, beaches are still fun in raincoats. Thank you for such a welcoming cottage, we love it here!'
Chris, Helen, Macauley and Joshua, August 2011.
'Lovely cottage, have had a great time. See you again thank you very much. p.s. We'll be back!!! (Arnold Scharzanegger, hope it's correct spelling!!!).'
Denise and Brian, April 2012.
‘Enjoyed our stay. Cottage super, very well situated. Central for our trips…. Do hope to return. Thank you for your welcome.’
Audrey and Rob Johnson, June 2012.
‘Great stay. Cottage an excellent base to explore the area. Great beach and rock pools at Hauxley haven (1/2 mile away)… Fantastic holiday enjoyed by all.’
David, Kirsty, Lewis (4) and Olivia (1), August 2012.
'Acarsaid is the perfect seaside cottage in the perfect location. The cottage is like home from home with everything you need..... The dogs loved the early morning walks along the pier and the enclosed patio was ideal.'
'Enjoyed our stay, home from home, lovely cottage. Kids want to live here!! Very professionally run, thank you. See you again.'
Brennan family, April 2013.
'Been here so many times it's like our home from home'
Kim and Brian, March 2014.
'This was our first trip to Amble, we found it friendly and very welcoming. We've had a lovely stay in your cosy and snug cottage.'
Lorraine, Robert and Ted the dog, November 2014.
'Excellent break in an area of outstanding beauty. Enjoyed many beach walks and fantastic weather. The location of your cottage was spot on for our needs and it was quiet and comfortable.'
Joan and Paul Geagen, July 2015.
'8th visit! Just shows how perfect the cottages are. Another lovely few days.'
Maureen and Ron, November 2015.
'In 40 + years of self-catering holidays this is the first time we have come back to exactly the same place and we certainly have not regretted it....'
Mary and Alan Swanson, August 2016.
'Very well situated, and the best equipped cottage we have come across in all our years of self-catering. Comfortable, cosy and with a wonderful collection of pictures...'
Norman, Brenda and Holly, August 2016.
'Our 9th annual visit. Still loving every bit of our stay. See you next year.
Liz and Geoff, Ooctober 2016.
'We don't want to go home, love this place so much...'
Kim and Brian, May 2017.
'Another wonderful week. Thanks for everything. We will be back.'
Stephen, Kim and Alfie, June 2018.
'Our accomodation has been first class, Mrs Gray was on hand with any problem we may have had. We cannot recommend this cottage any higher, it was home from home.'
Margaret and Bob Nichols, June 2007.
'We were given a lovely welcome when we arrived here at our cottage in Northumberland. The property has housed everything we have needed for a comfortable holiday and more. We really appreciate your kindness in ensuring safe storage for our bikes, and for the OS maps which have been invaluable during our stay.'
The Cross family, August 2007.
'Parrot Cottage was lovely and had absolutely everything that we could have wanted to make our stay memorable. The boys especially loved the fact that they could go fishing on the pier using fishing rods from the fishing shop up the road. Would recommend to our friends and family for future stays.'
Kevin, Tom and Andy Hume, August 2007
'We've had a lovely week here -beautiful weather and great days out in the surrounding countryside. The cottage is very comfortable - spacious and superbly equipped. Amble has a very peaceful atmosphere and the harbour is very interesting.'
Peter, Carol & Lawrence Crawford, August 2007.
'What a fabulous place Amble is - and so much to explore from here. We have loved all the sandy beaches, castles and open spaces. The weather too has been amazing for this time of year. Parrot Cottage is beautifully arranged - everything we needed was here - and lots of lovely "touches" we appreciated. We too enjoyed all the seascape pictures on the walls (and the cross-stitch). Thank you for such a comfortable and homely cottage. We hope to return!
Giles, Sarah, Beth and Jonny Higgins February 2008.
'The cottage was perfect with all our needs catered for. Loved the artwork and the furniture. In fact the cottage was furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Hope to come back soon.' Ruth, Jeff and Anghorad Allen, March 2008.
'5th visit to this area, but 1st to Parrot Cottage, superb, spotless, everything one could need.'
Valerie Bromley and Alan Hayward May 2008.
'Super week in lovely well equipped and maintained cottage. Lovely area for walking and sightseeing. Enjoyed it very much, will be back next year.'
Tony and Janet Kidger May 2008.
'A lovely homely house, everything we needed. Warm and comfortable. Thankyou for making us feel at home! Weather as always pretty unpredictable, but nothing dampened our spirits - nothing missed - every crab and fish uncovered on the beach! A very relaxing week, well recomended.'
The Hume family July 2008.
'After a lot of searching on the internet we found this cottage and all the searching was worth it. This is one of the best we have stayed in......... Hope to return again soon and bring other members of the family next time. Thank you.'
Paul and Ann Elliott September 2008.
'Enjoyed the holiday. Beautiful place and Parrot Cottage is lovely. Everything you could ask for. Thankyou for your warm welcome and we would recommend the cottage to anyone.'
Jean and Julie Posthill March 2009.
'Have had an amazing few days at Parrot Cottage. The house is very well equipped, light and airy and we have had a wonderful time, returning to my native Northumberland for a holiday. If we can we will book to stay at Parrot Cottage when we come back to the UK in 2011!! Thanks for making us feel so welcome.' Neil, Nikki, James, George and Jack Hume, South Island New Zealand, June 2009.
'Parrot Cottage is a home from home - you have thought of everything we could possibly need - a fabulous place to stay'
Jan, Bruce, Calum, Heather and Samuel Martin, August 2009.
'Very nice stay in a very nice, clean, comfortable cottage, 5* definately.'
Ken & Margaret Maynard, September 2009.
'Another lovely week at Parrot Cottage. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable. The best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in.'
Ron & Anne Williams October, 2009.
'This was the perfect first holiday for 5 month old Leo. The cottage has everything you could need and made a very peaceful, warm and comfortable home from home. We settled in within minutes!'
Vicky, Adrian and Leo Nellis, Jan 2010.
'I have travelled many places in the world and I can honestly say that I have never had better accomodation and facilities anywhere. A warm welcome was very much appreciated and I will definately come back again. Thank you most sincerely.'
Geordie Stanley and family, June 2010.
'Superb cottage, a complete home from home with everything provided.'
Ken and Marie Fern and John Carey, August 2010.
'Very peaceful cottage, a great base for beautiful Northumberland. Books, maps and info folders excellent. Loved wall maps and the art. Our little grandson was very at home here.
Harris and Wilson family, March 2011.
'We had a fantastic holiday, cottage clean, homely, tastefully decorated - beautiful paintings, cross stitch pictures and lovely books. The coastal scenery is breathtaking ..... the peace and laid back feel of Amble, what a treasure!! ..... lovely warm and friendly people, a definate must return again place to visit!! Everything perfect!! Thanks so much.'
Margaret, Richard, Helena and Dylan, August 2011.
'What a gem!! This cottage is so well equipped in terms of utensils, local information, home comforts and good instructions for all appliances, that we felt we were staying in someone's home! A lovely warm welcome from Mrs Gray - we wish we had found this cottage sooner!! Hope to be back again - many thanks from us all!!'
Perry and Howe families, October 2011.
‘Great holiday in your lovely cottage which is really a home from home with everything you could wish for and easy parking. Amble is a lovely little town as well. Thank you!’
Wendy and David Pope, June 2012.
‘Great stay at a lovely, well equipped and homely cottage. So much information but not enough time to do everything. Fantastic location and everything at hand both inside Parrot Cottage and outside. What a lovely part of the world, never mind the UK. Hope to visit again. Thanks.’
Jeff and Dianne, September 2012.
‘The cottage is lovely and well equipped, everything to hand. Didn’t need to bring all the extra things we normally take on this type of holiday. We will certainly be back next year 2013.’
Ralph, Bob, Sheila and Socks, October 2012.
'Great cottage, great location, the most beautiful county in the country! Good weather too - astonishing!!'
Danny, Dan, Jake and Fran, August 2013.
'Thank you for a great time, fell in love with the cottage and the people. 5* the best. Hope to see you very soon.'
Pete, Denise and James, April 2014.
'Having stayed here before with my parents and children, my partner and I returned for a weekend on our own. The cottage is clean, comfortable and welcoming and the area filled with astonishing beauty! We had a wonderful stay and will definately return many more times!'
Samantha and Bobby, November 2014.
'An excellent relaxing stay in a warm and homely cottage - thank you!'
Suzanne and Robin Carr, May 2015.
'Parrot Cottage is warm, welcoming and very clean and well equipped. Brilliant location.....'
Denise and Cliff, September 2015.
'We absolutely loved it, this cottage was very clean and comfortable. Everything you need and more!'
David, Tracy, Liz, Oliver and Josh, Aapril 2016.
'Lovely clean and comfey cottage... we would give it 5 stars.'
Jackie, Allen and Harley, June 2017.
'Yet another excellent stay. Definately a 'slice of heaven!'
Neil, Nikki and Jack, New Zealand, September 2017.
'Fabulous location, spacious, wanted for nothing. Shall be back!'
A few mad friends, March 2018.