Guest comments

Below are comments left in the Visitors’ Book by guests since January 2014

We had a fantastic short break and the apartment is really lovely in so many ways, Great location too. Thank you.

Murphy family, Crosby, Liverpool, 28/10/2017

Once again had a great time in Alnwick. Apartment ideal for exploring Northumberland

Healys and Simms, 25/10/2017

Thanks for a lovely stay. Ideal for spending time in Alnwick.

The MacLeods, Edinburgh, 20/10/2017

Brilliant apartment.Seen Alnwick as I have never seen before. Apparently this used to be the doctor’s house. The surgery across the archway. A relative used to play with the doctor’s daughter on a rocking horse in the turret!

Heather, Simon, Eloise & Jade, Wilburton, Cambs, 8/10/17

What a great apartment !!! Had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. Great base to go out & explore.

Tom & Gem, Falkirk, 5/10/17

Really lovely apartment. Had a lovely holiday – Northumberland is a pretty county. Loved Barter Books.

Yvonne & Frank, Winchester, 30/09/2017

A lovely apartment perfect for our needs. Alnwick is a lovely place to stay, excellent holiday, lots of walking. Thankyou.

Marion & Becky, Wakefield, 23/09/17

We have had a lovely time here, so convenient for the town and Alnwick Gardens. The flat is very well equipped and comfortable and Barter Books is less than 5 minutes down the road. It has been quite an expensive week!

Sue & James, Somerset & London, 16/09/17

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay, an ideal location for exploring the Castle and Gardens and the glorious coast. The apartment is beautifully decorated, extremely well equipped and very clean.

Graham & Sue, Staffordshire, 09/09/17


Had a fantastic holiday here – lovely apartment, thanks.

Carter Family, York, 31/08/17

A great base for exploring. Apartment can’t be faulted.

The Wilcoxs and the Helps, 28/04/17

Lovely apartment, very well equipped, clean and tidy. had a great few days exploring Alnwick and surrounding areas. Thank you.

The Brackleys, 23/04/17

A warm and welcoming apartment. Great location, would definitely stay again.

The Hawkins, St. Albans, 10/04/17

A lovely and well equipped flat. Owners very helpful. Beautifully clean + nice + close to city centre

‘Leeds Crowd’ 26/03/17

Third visit for us and once again no complaints from us. Have walked eaten and drunk all week – perfect holiday. Thanks for the provisions in the kitchen and toiletries.

Sue & Michael, South Wales, 03/03/17

Lovely apartment – had everything we needed and felt just like home. For February we enjoyed beautiful weather so made the most of it – Alnwick Gardens, Dunstanborough Castle, Holy Island, Edinburgh were just some of our destinations. Would definitely return to Northumberland.

Jenny & Steve, Halifax, 23/02/17

Well equipped apartment, perfect for our needs!

Charlton family, Peebles, 05/02/17

Yet again, a lovely place to stay and relax. Lovely apartment

Blowers and Tudors, Sheffield, 01/01/17

Excellent apartment. Very clean and tidy and equipped with everything you need. In a great location. Loved it and would come again and recommend to friends!!

Steve and Karen, Langthorpe, North Yorkshire, 03/11/16

Lovely Apartment. Ideally situated.

Healys and Sims, Derby, 26/10/16

Great holiday home, with lots of great walks and restaurants

Nicoll Family, Edinburgh, 22/10/16

A super apartment, a real home from home with every convenience. 50 years since we came to Alnwick to study at the Castle. Lots of very happy memories – good to see the town is still thriving.

Jill (Kent) & Barbara (Lincs) 14/10/16

Lovely apartment. Very comfortable and well equipped. Our first time in Northumberland, but won’t be the last

Steve & Sally Williams, Lincolnshire, 8/10/16

Great apartment, very well equipped. Excellent base for touring. Enjoyed the turret room, breakfast and pre-dinner! Northumberland is just fabulous, first visit and we’ll be back although worry we may not get such perfect weather next time.

Carol & Terry, Isle of Wight, 4/10/16

Great place to tour Northumberland. Loved Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Loved the Belvedere for Breakfast. Great apartment.

David Milne and Wendy Clegg, 20/09/2016

Had a lovely break, smashing apartment, so many places to visit – will return – highly recommend.

Sue & Jim Hill, Sheila & Tim Gillard, 20/09/16

Lovely apartment, great location. Pity the castle not open as filming. Got to the Farne Islands even though thick fog came down. Good break and we will return to visit places we missed.

Jan, Pete & Dan, North Wales, 16/08/16

Our 2nd visit here – flat is fabulous. Our 6 year old loves the turret and the bedroom with twin beds! Castle and Gardens are just about on the doorstep. Thank you.

Richard, Claire and Harvey, 18/08/16

Fabulous apartment. Loved Alnwick and the Gardens. Great place to eat. We will be back, thank you.

Helen & Chris, York, 12/08/16

A fab apartment. The kids loved the belvedere. Castle and Gardens were fab. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and greatly appreciated that the apartment had so many little extras.

Emma, Steve, Joe(8) and Dan(5), York, 08/08/16

A lovely apartment and very comfortable in a central location. Castle and Gardens are great. Make sure you book if you want to eat at the Treehouse. Lots to do – pity about the rain.

Caroline, Glenn & Esme, Colchester, 02/07/16

Great apartment. Beach at Alnmouth and Bamburgh beautiful in the snow.

Derek & Sue, Knaresborough, 29/04/16

Wonderful week in Alnwick. Weather good, visited lots of NT properties. Scenery breathtaking.

Michael & Sheila, Shropshire, 25/04/16

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Alnwick. Apartment is lovely and a fantastic base. Hope to return again one day – Many thanks.

The Lankesters, 16/04/16

Lovely Easter break, we even saw the sunshine. Good to return to the Gardens and Wallington. Great apartment. Thank you.

The Mattocks, 30/03/16

Thank you for providing us with such a comfortable, well-equipped and convenient base

Downines and Mc’Garrys, 23/03/16

Apartment excellent, very well appointed

David, Cambridgeshire, 20/03/16

Great, well equipped apartment. Comfy bed and sofas – pity castle not open ’til later in the month

Ella and Andy, Chesterfield, 11/03/16

I enjoyed breakfast in the tower – Dominic
I enjoyed the nice view in the tower – Charlotte
Had a great stay, lovely apartment, will stay here again. Great round by the Treehouse, lovely town.

Dominic, Charlotte, Carol & Rob, Merseyside, 18/02/16

Great apartment, excellent access to the area, loved the films/games that were already here. Thanks xx

Laura, James & Mel, Chester, 30/11/15

Thank you, we loved it here.

Grace, Joyce, Ann & Graham 01/11/15

Lovely stay over half term, great base for visiting the area, apartment was excellent. Really enjoyed the Bari Tearoom.

Fay & Sarah 29/10/15

Party of four for a long weekend, attending a christening in Alnwick. Hotspur a beautiful and comfortable place to stay, ideal for our requirements and so conveniently located. Would stay again and recommend to others.

Margaret, Eric, Carol and George 26/10/15

Wonderful Digs!

Sheila & Ruth, 16/10/15

Loved this place, will definitely book again when back in the area.

The Connollys and the Clarkes 12/10/15

Great accommodation in fantastic location, visited Alnwick many times and will return to this property. Loved the Gardens and Barter Books.

David and Jennifer, 06/10/15

1st visit to Alnwick and Northumberland and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. Apartment is excellent with great attention to detail and a fabulous location. Hope to return again in the future.

Julie and Andy, 02/10/15

First visit to Alnwick also and not disappointed. Instructions for apartment are excellent as is the apartment and location. Wi-fi is a bonus. Alnmouth and Warkworth – beach and sophistication. Thank you for provisions too.

Graeme an Pamela, 29/09/15

Had a great time, apartment lovely, great location. Alnwick Castle and Gardens a must for a visit.

The Bristow Family, 25/09/15

First time visit to Alnwick and Northumberland and it was brilliant. The apartment was a great base for day visits to the coast. Local butchers was excellent. The weather was good and the scenery around the coast was fantastic. Particular highlight – the walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle then lunch in the Jolly Sailor – SUPERB!!

Grahem, Stuart and Heather Ellis, 12/09/15

Our second stay here at the Hotspur, we were not disappointed. Had a lovely holiday again. Thank you.

Diane & Brian, Littleborough, Lancashire, 26/08/15

Excellent apartment and location with car parking. Made good use of Wi-Fi. Enjoyed our stay. Hope to return.

Dave & Pauline, Northallerton, 21/08/15

Lovely apartment – everything we needed. Fantastic location. Weather has been amazing.

The Dilworth family, South Yorkshire, 15/08/15

Fantastic fortnight, loved being within walking distance of the Castle and Gardens. Check out the Strawberry Lounge on Narrowgate (look for the wooden bear) for scones and lunch. Thank you.

Richard, Rene, Caitlin & James Mattock, 07/08/15

What a fabulous apartment! Our 5 yr old especially excited by the turret! Great location, great weather – love Alnwick! Thank you.

Richard Harvey & Claire, 24/07/15

Wonderful stay!. First time in Alnwick and a perfect place to stay, comfy beds and a prime position near Barter Books and the Castle! Thank you very much! BRILLIANT

The Bardua Family, Essex, 22/06/15

Good apartment, local facilities etc. Recommend the Italian next door (Cafe Terrino’s) and for excellent meal in quirky surroundings, the Treehouse in Alnwick Gardens – it must look fairytale at Christmas time.

Dick & Andrea, Sheffield, 9/05/15

A great, well appointed flat in a central location. Car parking a bonus and excellent to get the Welcome Pack. With teenagers no Wi-Fi challenging. Overall though, we had a terrific stay, thank you.

The Fawcetts, Leeds, 4/05/15


We had a lovely week here, loved the apartment and the location. Will definitely be coming back.

The Reekies, Edinburgh, 10/04/15

Lovely apartment and very enjoyable weekend.

The Annands, Edinburgh, 06/04/15

Have had a super week here. Love the flat, Alnwick, the beaches, the castles etc etc!

James, Nicola, Dan & Ben, Reigate, 03/04/15

Second visit, loved it as much as the first. Been coming to Alnwick for years, this is my favourite place I have stayed in. Went to Di Sopra which was good, and The Art House. If you go to The Art House go hungry as the portions are massive – only have a main course.

The Johnsons, 22/03/15


Return visit, we stayed 2 years ago and not disappointed by our return. Love the convenience of car parking and thanks for provisions in the kitchen. Have just walked, eaten and drunk all week. At night love The Art House (Alnwick), The Red Lion in Alnmouth and The Coach Inn at Lesbury. Hopefully see you in another 2 years.

Sue and Michael Clark, South Wales, 19/02/15

A lovely 2 days after Christmas in Leeds & Newcastle. Our 2nd visit. All great, thanks.

Alison, Steve, Daniel & Ben Talboys, Boston Spa, 28/12/14

Lovely 2 weeks relaxing to see family and friends. Will for sure be back again for next year. Thank you.

Sylvia MacPherson, Portree (Isle of Skye) and Malaga, 15/12/14

This is our second stay here, great communications, excellent apartment. Comfortable and spacious. Superb location. Will be recommending to friends. x

The Ladha family, Sutton Coldfield, 25/11/14

Had a great time here. So much to do. Not long enough. Apartment lovely, everything we needed and more. Hope to be back soon.

Margaret & Les Rosser, Ayrshire, 16/11/14

Wonderful to be here again – weather has been amazing. Apartment still lovely!

The Ruxtons, Colchester, 04/11/14

We’ve had a great holiday with plenty to visit, great apartment in a superb location.

Graham & Carol Taylor, Warwick, 01/11/14

Lovely apartment, super location.

The Johnstone Family, Glasgow, 16/10/14

Lovely Comfortable apartment, being in the holiday lettings business we hoped it would be up to our standards and we weren’t disappointed!

Juliet & Mark, Cromer, 02/10/14

Such a lovely apartment – very well equipped and comfortable – the boys loved playing cards in the Belvedere! Great location. We hope to come back again. Thank you.

Dawn, Nick, Isaac & Jacob Miller, High Wycombe, 30/08/14

Lovely stay – brought back childhood memories. Thank you so much.

Susan Peter & James, Chester, 23/08/14

Lovely stay. Brilliant apartment. See you again!

Peter, Linda, Alan and Janice, Scarborough, 07/08/14

Fabulous! Thank you.

Paul, Louise, Leah and Scarlett, Rugby, 02/08/14

We loved the location and cosiness of the apartment. So many lovely places to visit, but our favourites were Alnwick Castle and the Gardens, boat trip to see the Farne Islands, Belsay Hall and walk from Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle. Thank you.

Lucien, Paula and Hope, 31/07/14

Our second visit – this time we were cursed with good weather, so we had to leave the apartment & Alnwick for a few days. We love the apartment and the town, and the surrounding area so much. Thank you!

Tony & Nicole, Edinburgh, 21/07/14

Wonderful holiday and weather. Lovely apartment. Farne Islands, Alnwick Castle, Cragside, Wallington, Bamburgh Castle all worth a visit.

Lynda & Keith, Kent, 04/07/14

Great apartment, great location, great weather, great holiday. Definitely recommend Caffe Tirreno, Carlo’s and The Tree House for special occasion. Also visits to Howick Hall and Cragside.

Gordon & Val Purkins, Lincoln, 20/06/14

Lovely, well equipped apartment. Enjoyed our stay.

The Hendrys, 13/06/14

The apartment offers everything needed. Superb facilities in a fabulous location:  Seahouses Рboat trip to Farne Islands, Holy Island,Trip round Alnwick Garden. Loved our stay, happy to book again. Only issue Рblinds let in too much light on a Summers morning.

The Vousdens and the Sykes, 08/06/14

Excellent apartment – well equipped and great location.Smaller bedroom got a little cold at night so extra bedding would be nice. Italian just down the road – very good – but you can’t book! The Tanners Arms just around the corner is an absolute gem if you like real ale. The Red Lion at Alnmouth another nice place, along with the Jolly Fisherman at Craster. The coastline and its castles are beautiful. Great walks.¬†

*Put a floorplan on your details. The photos on the website don’t do you justice, it’s much bigger than it shows.

Rob, Jane, Matt and William, Northants, 18/04/14

Had a great time despite the misty weather. The apartment was lovely and comfortable to come home to after a day out. There is a slight smell in en-suite bathroom but apart from that everything OK and nice to have cleaning supplies in kitchen and milk, tea and coffee. Can recommend it all. Thank you.

Jaqui and Mike, West Yorkshire, 05/04/14

Lovely stay and great location and flat superb – all round brilliant week.

The Tysons and Grandma Bud, 28/03/14

Enjoyable stay. Very lucky with the weather. Apartment comfortable and beautifully furnished. Lovely relaxed stay. Thank you.

Tim & Shelley, Northampton, 21/03/14

A very enjoyable stay, a lot of thought and care has gone into furnishing the apartment, also the little extras. Felt very much at home. Thanks.

Marlene & Tony, 08/03/14

A lovely apartment. Very clean and well equipped with many added extras. It was also very child friendly which all adds to making a relaxing stay! We would return and will definitely recommend it to family and friends. Thank you. (The apartment is much bigger than it appears on the website!)

The Waltons, Maltby South Yorkshire, 02/03/14

We had a wonderful stay in Alnwick. Very warm and comfortable flat with everything we needed supplied. Lovely welcome pack.