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What our guests say...

Two of our talented younger guests joining us for a musical afternoon.

What our guests say...

We are always grateful to our guests for the kind words they write in our visitor’s book. Thank you to everyone who has contributed; your enthusiasm and encouragement is wonderful!

Newt Cottage Visitors’ Book

What a wonderful time we have had. The cottage is beautiful, cosy and warm and we have been looked after very well by Karen and Tom. The weather has been very kind to us, a little cold but sunny every day. The cold doesn’t bother you when you can come back to such a beautiful cottage and farm. Thank you Karen and Tom for making our stay with you so relaxing.

Margaret and Malcolm, Greater Manchester, November 2016

Beautiful accommodation, superbly looked after. Enjoyed our kayaking up the Tweed and at Budle Bay. Lovely walks by the sea. Great week in all areas. Big thank you to our hosts.

John and Vicki Haig, Leeds, October 2016

Another wonderful week in this very special place. Thank you! xx Rowena and Pratima, Brecon and Oxford, October 2016

We have had another magical week here at beautiful Hunting Hall. So magical that time seems to have been speeded up!! We have fitted a lot in with highlights being seeing my big bro coming 5th in the Kielder Marathon!...We also visited Warkworth hermitage for the first time which was fascinating and well worth a visit. This trip also saw our first visit to Alwnick Castle and Garden- I don’t know why we’ve waited so long, it was brilliant! Especially loved the treehouse. Final shouts out to the chippy at Coldingham with yummy chip dinners to be taken to the beach…, the wonderful weather and of course, as always to our superb lovely hosts Tom and Karen. xxx

Lynda, Ian and Kirsty, Derbyshire, September 2016

Thank you so much for a really beautiful stay. We love Hunting Hall and will definitely be back. This is our debut in Northumberland and can’t believe we waited so long to visit. The cottage is perfect and we have felt so at home on the farm! Great to get away from the big city – we will be recommending to our friends and family. Thank you also for the delicious cake, bread, biscuits, honey and sausages…

Katherine, Chris and Florence Whyatt, Manchester, September 2016

Hunting Hall in autumn glory, and weather to match, has surpassed our hopes for this week. The love and care (hard work) of these beautiful acres always inspires us to go home and try a bit harder with our own small corner of York. As always, thank you.

Jeremy and Jan Howat, September 2016

The peaceful tranquillity and calming atmosphere of both Newt Cottage and the farm is matched only by the warmth and generosity of the welcome offered by you to your gorgeous home. Enormous thanks for allowing us to spend a brief moment in this timeless place and a fond farewell to cheeky dogs, peacocks, pigs etc! (esp. Cleo the goat) x

Julie and Hattie, Essex, August 2016

We still love this cottage – it’s our 4th visit! We were very lucky with the weather, apart from one rainy day. Thank you Karen and Tom for another lovely holiday in your gorgeous cottage – it is such a special place! x

John and Trish, Crosby, August 2016

Thank you, Karen, Tom, Margaret and family, for allowing me the privilege of sharing your beautiful and tranquil home. Such peace! I have had a wonderful week and explored old and new haunts. To have such a haven to return to has been so lovely. I hope to return very soon. xxx

Valerie Stanley, Abergavenny, July 2016

We love this beautiful place so much we want to live here! Third visit since March last year and we have seen the farm now in spring, autumn and summer. We really enjoy watching the wildlife on the farm trail and listening to the birds and even the wind blowing through the trees – can’t imagine ever staying anywhere else – thanks to Tom and Karen for making this place so special!! xxx

David and Janet Tanner, Cheshire, July 2016

Unlike (seemingly!) everyone else the weather was unkind to us but this was still a gorgeous place to spend a week. Thank you so much for your warm welcome and the use of this wonderful cottage on your idyllic farm. We saw the barn owl (with prey) a roe deer with 2 fawns, had a very close encounter with some hare, as well as long lists of other wildlife - and all within a few minutes of ‘home’. We also had a magical afternoon on the Farne Islands (our one bit of sun!) as well as time in Berwick and on Holy Island, plus a quick visit to Alnwick/Alnmouth. We love Northumberland and will return. Thank you.

Sue and Dave, Cheshire, June 2016

It’s also our 2nd home!!! How many times..? We leave but there’s a bit of ourselves here always

Joy and Nick, Packington, May 2016

Soooo good to be back for our 6th visit to our second home  We have loved seeing the area in a different season had have found lots of new places to explore, as well as seeing our favourites in a new light. Roughting Lynn waterfall was truly magical with the bluebells! Thank you Karen and Tom for making us so welcome as usual, it’s been lovely to see you again, as well as getting to know Karen’s Mum and Dad (who were a pleasure to meet). Counting down the days until next time… xxx

Lynda, Ian and Kirsty, Derbyshire, May 2016

We’ve had the most heavenly week and are so sad to leave. The children have loved the chickens and the peacocks – not to mention the bunnies and piglets. The cottage is beautiful and you really understand hospitality. We will definitely be back. xxx

Steve, Natalie, Niamh and Ethan, Cumbria, May 2016

We’ve all had a really fabulous holiday. Beautiful cottage and gardens. The children have especially enjoyed spending time on the farm – even got to feed a very young lamb, and got a tour of the lambing shed from one of the friendly girls working here. We also enjoyed the farm trails and dipping pond. Racing sticks down the burn in the sunshine kept us busy for hours. The beaches at Bamburgh, Alnmouth and Beadnell were great for sand castling… Thanks!

Ben, Vanessa, Cormac and Carys, April 2016

A wonderful week with the Northumberland weather very kind – the piglets and lambs have been the highlight. Thank you for you hospitality and we hope to return soon…

Andrew, Karin, Tilly and Agnes, London, March 2016

A repeat visit of many for us to Hunting Hall, but my first to Newt… A lovely cosy space, as welcoming as ever. Great walks from the door, pity the sunshine has come just when I am leaving – will be back of course…. Thank you.

Jane, Edmonton, Canada, March 2016

It’s us again! Our 3rd visit and certainly not our last. What a lovely relaxing week (so lucky with the weather!). Thank you Karen for making our stay (as usual) so special even though Tom has been unwell – now looking pretty good! We have never stayed anywhere as warm, relaxing, welcoming, cosy and special as Newt Cottage. Hunting Hall farm is everything you need to feel part of nature. Thank you once again for making our week feel such a treat. xxx

Nick and Chris (M. V.) Wirral, March 2016

Fabulous stay, fresh air, castles, walks, feeding the animals – definitely will return!

James, Tiziana, Raffaella and Isabella, Cheshire, February 2016

Our 5th visit to Newt Cottage. A very special holiday in a very special place. Thank you Karen and Tom and Margaret for giving us such a warm and friendly welcomed and for all the delicious goodies. See you next year. Can’t wait! xxxx

Ian, Lynda, Kirsty and Boyd, Ripley, October 2015

Dear Tom and Karen. Once again thank you for a lovely week in your amazing cottage. As usual your welcome and friendly hospitality during our stay makes our holiday really special. It is a place to relax and look (and listen) with awe at the sheer beauty of our amazing planet. Thank you for your hard work to preserve it. We will be back! xxx

Nick and Chris, Wirral, October 2015

Two whole weeks of utter pleasure, we will always come back. Thank you for your hospitality and kindness. A perfect holiday x

Ben and Sue Coucher, Eastbourne, September 2015

From 1 beautiful county to another – how lucky we are! And to stay at such a beautiful cottage, on such a friendly farm – with people who care, has been such a special experience. A heartfelt thank you for everything. x

Roger and Sandra Edgell, Norfolk, September 2015

We love this cottage! Thank you Karen and Tom for another lovely holiday, for the warm welcome, the Hunting Hall hamper and for creating such a special place x

John and Trish, Crosby, August 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of heaven. Lovely cottage, lovely welcome. We have loved it! Thank you x

Ann, Ray and Matthew Prichard, Sutton Coldfield, August 2015

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Newt Cottage. The cottage has been a lovely comfortable place to stay. We’ve enjoyed the nature trail and the farm. I’ve taken away some eco-ideas or home. Thank you for the warm welcome.

Deborah and James Stevens, Somerset, August 2015

We have had the most wonderful stay here at Newt Cottage – we really don’t want to leave! Beautifully spotless, so well equipped and such a wonderful aura, we couldn’t have wished for more! We are going to miss the farm so much – especially the dogs! We will be back again. Thank you.

The Rippins, Leeds, August 2015

Beautiful cottage, lovely folk. Perfect.

Steve, Alison, Lucy and Lizzie Hyde, York, July 2015

It has been great to come back. We’ve had a splendid week with lovely weather. The children really enjoyed the days on the farm. Thank you so much dear Karen and Tom for another wonderful holiday at Hunting Hall Farm.

Hanna, Ruben, Katrin and Thomas Rothaemel, Potsdam, Germany, July 2015

We’ve had a great week and felt very much at home in your cottage. Thanks for everything!!!

Mark, Birgit, Karla and Marit Stubbe, Bunde, Germany, July 2015

Have felt completely comfortable, relaxed and welcomed. Thank you Tom and Karen - perfect hosts. Loved the animals, wildlife and admire all you’re doing to make us environmentally aware. All in all, had a great time.

Linda and David, London, July

Back in Northumberland after 30 years to a very warm welcome and a perfect cottage – absolutely nothing missing! Very warm and cosy after a windy day out! Many thanks, Karen, for a perfect stay.

Jasmin and John, West Sussex, June 2015

We’ve had a glorious holiday in this lovely cottage. We have been made so welcome. Thank you so much Burn family for making our stay so memorable and comfortable.

Kathleen and John, Wetherby, June 2015

A lovely warm cosy cottage, lovely cake and bread and lots of extras. Thank you.

Kath and David Twigg, Birmingham, May 2015

Newt Cottage was fantastic in every way, and the setting was gorgeous. We really enjoyed the animals wandering about the garden and farm yard. Karen and Tom made us feel very welcome. Fantastic location here in Northumberland.

Nigel and Laura, Brighton, East Sussex, May 2015

Thank you for such a lovely holiday and all your hard work to make it so enjoyable. Clean and homely with super home cooking.

Liz and Dave Greenhough, Derbyshire, May 2015

A thoroughly wonderful week – lovely memories to take away.

Paul, Cheryl and Jane Arbury, East Yorkshire, May 2015

Thank you, Karen and Tom, for your warm welcome. Newt Cottage is immaculate and spotlessly clean. We have thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to your wonderful area.

Mick and Pauline, Hastings, April 2015

Thanks Karen and Tom, we really enjoyed our stay here and it will be our first choice whenever we decide to come back to Northumberland.

John and Sue, David and Janet, Warrington, April 2015

Thank you for making our week feel so special. We feel ‘looked after’ and pampered. Karen your bread and sultana loaf were delicious. Thank you for all the wonderful products in your cottage. Even the china and silverware all added to a feeling of being valued. Our warm welcome: a blazing fire, Northumbrian pipes playing and, of course, a cozy warm cottage. Bliss! From day one we said we wanted to come back again and we shall. It’s a beautiful part of Northumberland and we could not wish for a better holiday experience. Thank you xx

Nick and Chris, Wirral, March 2015

Thank you so much for a wonderful week at Newt Cottage; fabulous home-made vegan flapjacks, bread and soya milk to welcome us, a blazing fire, Northumbrian pipes, walking the trail, fishing in the burn, learning to ride our bikes on the path by the field, peacocks and other brilliant bird life – could happily stay another week :-)

Ellen, Ali, Maya and Iona, Liverpool, February 2015

This is a space for dreaming.... Back again and had just beautiful November days.... Booking our return ASAP cos this feels like our 2nd 'soul' home. Much love to you all and music too!

Joy & Nick Gravestock, Packington, November 2014

This is our second visit and we fully intend to book our third! Thank you Karen and Tom for such a fabulous cottage - you have really thought of everything. The 'welcome' hamper was wonderful and it was lovely to come into a welcoming cottage with a fire blazing and Alice and Emily's music playing! Thank you both x

John and Trish, Crosby, November 2014

A week full of unsurpassed vistas, wonderful surprises, lovely comfortable cottage and lovely hosts. Thank you both.

Pratima Mitchell, Oxford, and Rowena Akinyemi, Wales, October 2014

Another amazing week at what now feels like our 2nd home :) 4th year in a row & still haven't done everything on our 'to do' list! Always feels like we've never been away. Thank you Tom & Karen for creating such a wonderful space!

Lynda, Ian, Boyd and Kirsty, Derbyshire, November 2014

Another lovely week at Newt Cottage! xx

John and Sarah Webb, London, & Linda Cuthbert, Sheffield, September 2014

Thanks a lot for the warm welcome, all the talkings, seeing the animals, enjoying the countryside. We are coming back!

Jonathan and jerry Roth and Cornelia Paulus, Munich, August 2014

Thank you for the fantastic welcome and so many thoughtful touches. The cottage and setting are idyllic. It has such a lovely feel. I've also loved the green ethos and values - a rare thing. It has been a privilege and a real tonic.

Diane, John and Ella Pearson, Retford, Notts. August 2014

Back again after six years and everything as perfect as before. We enjoyed Newt Cottage and the farm very much. Thanks a lot Karen, Tom and Margaret.

Paul and Veronika Hessel, Coesfeld, Germany, July 2014

Thanks again for another wonderful holiday at Newt Cottage. We've enjoyed helping out on the farm. Walking the farm trail and eating out in the lovely garden, Thanks again!

Laura, John, Luke and Hannah Wilson, Houston, Scotland, July 2014

It has been great to come back and share this lovely peaceful place again. Thank you so much for your welcome and care.

Tony and Margaret Moore, Bournemouth, June 2014

I have so many happy memories of Hunting Hall and Newt Cottage was such a delight. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to plant two oaks in memory of Ann, who truly loved this place!

Mike Marshall-Hollingsworth, Haynes, Bedfordshire, May 2014

Thank you Karen and Tom. Your love and care for the environment shines brightly in this idyllic part of England, Newt Cottage was everything Mike and said it was - and more.

Judy McEwan, Haynes, Bedford, May 2014

We have found our Paradise - Just perfect. Thank you so much - we will be back!

Ben and Sue Cowcher, East Sussex, May 2015

We've had such a welcome we will never forget in this lovely cottage! Thank you! The farm is amazing and thank you Karen & Tom for making us feel at home!

Family Molenaar -Vrieling , The Netherlands, May 2015

It's difficult finding something original to write which hasn't been said before in previous entries. This has truly been a fantastic stay. The cottage, farm and environment are wonderful and the family so very welcoming. Thank you, Karen and Tom, for your hospitality, and creating such a special piece of England, and protecting the natural environment.

Andrea and Graeme Rolt, Cambridgeshire, April 2014

Incredible hospitality - the welcome cake and tea were a delight. Everything is so well though through and heartfelt. We'll cherish the memories of Hunting Hall - thank you Burn family.

Alissa and Laura, Wicken, South Northants, April 2014

GREAT (Karen's note - this word was beautifully embellished and painted in the visitor's book!)

Susan and Graham, Edinburgh, April 2014

An idyllic place. So much though has gone into Newt Cottage and it feels really cherished. Thank you to the wonderful Burn family: you dispelled the never-ending cold grey, damp, mist and rain with a fabulous welcome pack and your own care and warmth. Just perfect!

Jane and John Palfery, Edinburgh, March 2014

We have enjoyed our week in your lovely cottage. Thank you for your warm welcome and home cooking. Hope to return.

Maureen and des Salt, Ripley, Derbyshire.

This is our first stay - we loved the 'Newt' experience - thank you so much for the warm welcome and cosy cottage! X

Joh and Trish, Crosby, January 2014

Beautiful accommodation and even more lovely hosts! Best we have ever experienced (we are widely travelled!) - thank you so much, Karen and Tom :)

Graham and Jan Simmons, Cheshire, November 2014

A welcome we will not forget and it carried on throughout the holiday. Fabulous scenery and very helpful recommendations in the information. Tom and Karen could not have done more - Thank you - it's lovely!

Lucy and Andrew Frazer, Portsmouth, November 2014

Lovely Cottage, Cosy and Welcoming. Thank you.

Ann and Mark Pickering, Sheffield, October 2013

Another amazing week here, we always feel instantly at home and welcome. We'll see you in a year for our forth visit! :)

The Barkers (Kirsty, Lynda and Ian), Ripley, October 2013

This is our first stay - we loved the 'Newt' experience - thank you so much for the warm welcome and cosy cottage! X

Joh and Trish, Crosby, January 2014

We have enjoyed our week in your lovely cottage. Thank you for your warm welcome and home cooking. Hope to return.

Maureen and des Salt, Ripley, Derbyshire.

An idyllic place. So much though has gone into Newt Cottage and it feels really cherished. Thank you to the wonderful Burn family: you dispelled the never-ending cold grey, damp, mist and rain with a fabulous welcome pack and your own care and warmth. Just perfect!

Jane and John Palfery, Edinburgh, March 2014

GREAT (Karen's note - this word was beautifully embellished and painted in the visitor's book!)

Susan and Graham, Edinburgh, April 2014

Incredible hospitality - the welcome cake and tea were a delight. Everything is so well though through and heartfelt. We'll cherish the memories of Hunting Hall - thank you Burn family.

Alissa and Laura, Wicken, South Northants, April 2014

It's difficult finding something original to write which hasn't been said before in previous entries. This has truly been a fantastic stay. The cottage, farm and environment are wonderful and the family so very welcoming. Thank you, Karen and Tom, for your hospitality, and creating such a special piece of England, and protecting the natural environment.

Andrea and Graeme Rolt, Cambridgeshire, April 2014

We've had such a welcome we will never forget in this lovely cottage! Thank you! The farm is amazing and thank you Karen & Tom for making us feel at home!

Family Molenaar -Vrieling , The Netherlands, May 2014

We have found our Paradise - Just perfect. Thank you so much - we will be back!

Ben and Sue Cowcher, East Sussex, May 2014

Thank you Karen and Tom. Your love and care for the environment shines brightly in this idyllic part of England, Newt Cottage was everything mike and said it was - and more.

Judy McEwan, Haynes, Bedford, May 2014

I have so many happy memories of Hunting Hall and Newt Cottage was such a delight. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to plant two oaks in memory of Ann, who truly loved this place!

Mike Marshall-Hollingsworth, Haynes, Bedfordshire, May 2014

It has been great to come back and share this lovely peaceful place again. Thank you so much for your welcome and care.

Tony and Margaret Moore, Bournemouth, June 2014

Thanks again for another wonderful holiday at Newt Cottage. We've enjoyed helping out on the farm. Walking the farm trail and eating out in the lovely garden, Thanks again!

Laura, John, Luke and Hannah Wilson, Houston, Scotland, July 2014

Back again after six years and everything as perfect as before. We enjoyed Newt Cottage and the farm very much. Thanks a lot Karen, Tom and Margaret.

Paul and Veronika Hessel, Coesfeld, Germany, July 2014

Thank you for the fantastic welcome and so many thoughtful touches. The cottage and setting are idyllic. It has such a lovely feel. I've also loved the green ethos and values - a rare thing. It has been a privilege and a real tonic.

Diane, John and Ella Pearson, Retford, Notts. August 2014

Thanks a lot for the warm welcome, all the talkings, seeing the animals, enjoying the countryside. We are coming back!

Jonathan and jerry Roth and Cornelia Paulus, Munich, August 2014

Another lovely week at Newt Cottage! xx

John and Sarah Webb, London, & Linda Cuthbert, Sheffield, September 2014

Another amazing week at what now feels like our 2nd home :) 4th year in a row & still haven't done everything on our 'to do' list! Always feels like we've never been away. Thank you Tom & Karen for creating such a wonderful space!

Lynda, Ian, Boyd and Kirsty, Derbyshire, November 2014

A week full of unsurpassed vistas, wonderful surprises, lovely comfortable cottage and lovely hosts. Thank you both.

Pratima Mitchell, Oxford, and Rowena Akinyemi, Wales, October 2014

This is our second visit and we fully intend to book our third! Thank you Karen and Tom for such a fabulous cottage - you have really thought of everything. The 'welcome' hamper was wonderful and it was lovely to come into a welcoming cottage with a fire blazing and Alice and Emily's music playing! Thank you both x

John and Trish, Crosby, November 2014

This is a space for dreaming.... Back again and had just beautiful November days.... Booking our return ASAP cos this feels like our 2nd 'soul' home. Much love to you all and music too!

Joy & Nick Gravestock, Packington, November 2014

Lovely to be back again – thank you for all you do here!

John and Sarah Webb and Linda Cuthbert, London/Sheffield, September 2013

We were so thrilled to come back again and meet up with you all. Thank you very much for all your generosity and a wonderful stay in Newt Cottage. Thank you, too, to Margaret for her company.

Roger and Sue Shorter, Chipping Norton, September 2013

Great to be back in the area again – as beautiful as ever! We’ve loved staying at Newt Cottage and enjoyed exploring the farm and meeting the animals. It’s been so good to see you, Karen, Tom and the family. Thanks for everything.

Jo and Denys Holmes, Norfolk, August 2013

We’ve had a wonderful stay at Newt Cottage. The warm welcome really made it, and the little extra touches were outstanding. Thank you, Karen and Tom, we’ll always remember our family-moon.

Robin, Emma and Dylan, Hull, July 2013

Thank you so much for the warm welcome, beautiful cottage, and great home baking on arrival. Thank you to Tom for letting the children help on the farm, and to Margaret for the lovely garden and chats!

Laura, Luke and Hannah Wilson, Renfrewshire, July 2013

A great place to stay – well equipped. Felt very welcome. Hope to come again. A wonderful holiday. Thanks!

Doug and Elaine Beard, Yeovil, June 2013

Our second visit. Lovely once again, a truly relaxing fortnight. Once again, thank you for all your kindness and hospitality.

John and Jackie Overton and Kate Heeley, Northampton, May 2013

Thank you for the wonderful stay and your incredible hospitality!

Marianne, Wouter, Bart and Fenna, Bussum, The Neatherlands, May 2013

Lovely week, beautiful cottage. Thank you x

Sarah, Tony, Arthur and Louie James, Nottingham, April 2013

Another perfect holiday

The Deebank family, Edinburgh, April 2013

Fabulous cottage – had a lovely relaxing holiday. Children loved the farm. Lovely and clean on arrival. Thank you xxx

Nicola, Paul, Benjamin and Euan Scott, Hull, February 2013

A great welcome, fabulous generosity, a fabulous family count down to 2013 on Bamburgh Beach.

Bob, Violet and David Allen, Worcester Park, Surrey, January 2013

Thank you, Karen and Tom, for a very warm welcome, superb generosity and attention to detail. We have thoroughly enjoyed our week in your lovely cottage.

John and Hilary Cheeseman, Newport, November 2013

Lovely, lovely, lovely – thank you.

Mary Watson, Canada, November 2012

Back again! Had another amazing week – but far too short! Already got next year planned – see you then! And thank you!!

Kirsty, Lynda and Ian Barker, Ripley, September 2012

Lovely place, very special, hospitality outstanding. Amount of stars to be seen, magnificent. Thank you :-)

Josie, Maks, Nicola and Minnie, Nottingham, September 2012

A proper retreat. Just lovely.

Trish, Kev and Sophie, Carterton, August 2012

Have really enjoyed our stay and will be thinking more about saving energy xx

Malcolm, Diane, Ben and Matthew, Walsall, July 2012

A relaxing stay; charming cottage, pretty good weather, good [...], nice cider, beautiful surroundings.

Wietse, Leen, Ward and Liv, Belgium, July 2012

Delightful cottage and fantastic holiday – Thank you

Tracy, Isable and Holly, Cellardyke, July 2012

Our 3rd visit to Newt Cottage. Another great holiday, despite the wet weather!

Murdo, Linda and Finlay, Carluke, July 2012

Lovely again. Thank you to the Burn family. Will be back

Annette and Terry, Swanley, June 2012

The best hol we have had in a long time. Wonderful cottage and the welcome from you both was outstanding, We will return. xx

Jeanette and Geoff Cooke, Sunderland, June 2012

Your generous hospitality has made possible this precious holiday. We do enjoy relaxing in these peaceful and beautiful surroundings. Thank you.

Jeremy and Jan, York, June 2012

Another wonderful week in this fab cottage. Thank you Tom and Karen. Back to do it all again next year xx

Ian and Margaret Kirkton, Northampton, June 2012

Idyllic cottage and location. Friendly welcome and superb farm. We’ll be back!

Gavin, Hayley and Eleanor, Harrogate, May 2012

We’ve had lovely time. Fabulous cottage and wonderful scenery and wildlife. Hope we will be back soon. Thank you for all your kindness. A really restful week

John and Jackie Overton and Kate Heeley, Northampton.

We’ve had a very therapeutic week. Thank you so much! We love Northumberland – especially staying here!

John and Janet Darby, Belgium, May 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2nd visit here. Thank you again for your kindness.

Ann and Ken Holland, Shropsire, May 2012

Lovely warm welcome. Comfortable well equipped cottage. This is our second visit and not the last.

Tricia and Keith Tillet, W Yorks, April 2012

We have loved it here. The cottage, weather and welcome have been excellent. Thank you.

Alan and Jan McKenna, Stockport, March 2012

Amazing cottage – Lovely people, amazing weather – we will be back :-)

Christine and Stephen, Stockport, March 2012

We had a wonderful time. So lovely to come back to that warm fire. Thank you for all the special little things.

Mike and Steph, Derbyshire, January 2012

Another amazing week here, we always feel instantly at home and welcome. We’ll see you in a year for our 4th visit! :-)

Kirsty, Lynda & Ian Barker, Ripley, Derbyshire, October 2013

Lovely Cottage, cosy and welcoming. Thank you.

Ann and Mark Pickering, Edward and Luke Simons, Sheffield, South Yorks., October 2013

A welcome we will not forget and it carried on throughout the holiday. Fabulous scenery and very helpful recommendations in the information. Tom and Karen could not have done more – Thank you – it’s lovely!

Lucy and Andrew Frazer, Portsmouth, Hampshire, November 2013

Beautiful accommodation and even more lovely hosts! Best we have ever experienced (we are widely travelled!) – Thank you so much Karen and Tom :-)

Graham and Jan Simmons, Lymm, Cheshire, November 2013

This is our first stay – we loved the ‘Newt’ experience – thank you so much for the warm welcome and cosy cottage! X

John and Trish, Crosby, January 2014

The Fuffins Visitors’ Book

Another wonderful week at Hunting Hall – think this might be my 10th visit, and now 10 years since I first came here. Thank you, Karen and Tom for sharing this lovely part of the country with us. I so love walking the farm trail every morning and evening, especially the Dene and the wood and pond in the Pond Field. The cake was superb too – everything just perfect :-) xx

Margaret and Jason Clarke, Edinburgh, December 2016

Such a wonderful place – we’ve had the best holiday ever – gorgeous countryside, gorgeous house! Thank you so much.

Tessa and Anthony Oram, December 2016

A superb stay in the most comfy cottage with every item you need for a luxurious time. Thank you Karen and Tom x

Edinburgh Knitters! Aka Alison, Anne, Jane, Viv and Jill, November 2016

Sixth visit to Fuffins, we can never tire of Northumberland. A lovely restful week in a superbly presented cottage. Thank you, Karen and Tom.

Chris and Irena Chinn, Norfolk, November 2016

Seventh year at The Fuffins (we think) and lovely as always. Thank you, Karen and Tom.

Unsworth family, Cumbria, October 2016

We have run out of superlatives! Fuffins has all we could want from a holiday.

Susan, Mary, Keith and Gordon, Leeds, October 2016

Everything was spotlessly clean. We loved our stay here. Everything was perfect. We loved it all. Our 1st time.

Helen and Alwyn, North Yorkshire, October 2016

Another wonderful time at The Fuffins. Thank you again for all the great attention to detail and the goodies – yum, yum! Thoroughly recommend trips to St Abbs Head, Ford Moss, Cragside, Ross Bank Sands and, of course, Bamburgh. Hope to see you in 2017

Peter and Susan O’Sullivan, Wiltshire, September 2016

Another brilliant visit, see you again soon. x 

Paula and Damian, Scunthorpe, September 2016

Thanks for another lovely stay at the cottage and providing all the comforts for Amber. She slept 11 hours a night. As wonderful as we remembered. See you next year.

Bianca, Paul and Amber Swannell, September 2016

Our first visit, and it certainly won’t be our last. We’ve fallen in love with the cottage, and the farm, and the area. Thank you so much Karen and Tom for such a magical holiday. So sad to be leaving tomorrow.

Viv and Paul Knight, Kent, September 2016

Blessed with good weather and we did lots of visiting, walking and a first – swimming at Embleton beach (briefly). And returned home to the perfect cottage.

David, Suzanne, Daisy and Bethany, August, 2016

Once again we have been overwhelmed by this wonderful place! Our advice to anyone staying here at The Fuffins is don’t try and fill every moment with sightseeing but to make the most of being right here in this beautiful home. Thank you Karen and Tom for welcoming us back – we have loved every moment.

Sasha, Martin, Jess and Maddie, Malvern, August 2016

What a truly fantastic holiday we all had in a magical part of the world. The cottage was beyond belief, really a home from home. The boys’ faces, discovering the joys of the farm, were brilliant. And, of course, the highlight of the holiday was taking Mist for walks!! Thank you Tom and Karen for all you have provided, terrific!

Paul, Eimer, Eric and Arthur, Leicestershire, July 2016

Thank you so much Karen and Tom for a lovely stay, and to stay in this lovely cottage, and for all the nice welcome and bits and pieces that you left for us to enjoy, and what a lovely insight to be on a farm with all your wonderful animals. We will be back very soon. Thank you, Pat and Laurie X

Pat and Laurie Sinton, Kent, June - July 2016

Amazing house and facilities. The farm trail was lovely and overall we had a very enjoyable stay. Would definitely come back again! Many thanks to Tom and Karen xx

Patrick, Jenny, Emilia and Pablo Santamaria-Crew, May 2016

Every year we visit this beautiful cottage and beautiful county and it never ceases to please. We absolutely love it!

Brenda and Jim, West Yorkshire, May 2016

Lovely to be back again – thanks Tom and Karen for making this such a perfect place to stay! Xxx

John and Sarah Webb and Linda Cuthbert, May 2016

A beautiful place to stay and enjoy the wonderful Northumbrian countryside – we will be back! Thanks for your wonderful hospitality – you should be so proud of the warm and cosy cottage with so many lovely touches. Many thanks.

Mark and Alison Noblet, Huddersfield, April 2016

Guests beware! Fuffins is seriously addictive! This was our third visit (first in April) and already planning our fourth. And without being smug, we’ve just enjoyed seven dry days of total sun and blue skies. Karen and Tom, you are stars!!

Susan and Keith, Mary and Gordon, Leeds, April 2016

Another fabulous stay despite the weather! We love this place and will definitely be back. Spent our time at Cheswick beach, Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Alnwick this time. Discovered Barter Books in Alnwick which is great. Also got half my Harry Hare knitted  Thanks to the Burns for another lovely stay – all the best and hopefully see you again soon xxx

Sally, Guy and Walter Williams, Buckinghamshire, March 2016

What an amazing place to stay. We have loved every minute. Love the special touches and eco-friendly. You have put love and thought into this, and we appreciate this. Look forward to returning. Thank you. x

Deb, Stu, Jack and James Horrocks, Lancashire, February 2016

We have fallen totally in love with Hunting Hall! Thank you for welcoming us to your home, for giving the boys the experiences of working with you and for the spinning lesson. Loved every minute!

John, Vicky and Chris Collinson, South Yorkshire, February 2016

The cottage is absolutely perfect, comfy and warm. Farm animals roaming around and so much to see, you almost don’t need to go anywhere.

Alice and Brad, Suffolk, October 2015

We have especially enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and all the homely touches. Thank you, Karen and Tom, for such a wonderful welcome.

Julian and Heather, Suffolk, October 2015

Yet another brilliant week! Not so good for stargazing so we’ll have to come again - any excuse!!! Great to see lots of bunnies around again and the peacock chicks are so cute :-) Will hopefully see you all again very soon. Don’t want to go home :-(

Paula and Damian, Scunthorpe, September 2015

Back again this summer to enjoy a fantastic peaceful week at The Fuffins. Our mother, Joan Tucker, has lots of lovely trees planted in her memory – the crab apple trees around the edge of the lawn and trees below in the Dene. Wonderful to have these trees growing here. As always a wonderful welcome in the best cottage we have ever stayed in and an outstanding location (is there any wonder we keep returning?) How can a place just keep getting better? It’s magic. We look forward to seeing Mum’s trees growing and the birds finding new food and new nesting places. And we look forward to contributing to a new copse in the yard corner. P.S. Great hospital corners, Tom.

David, Suzanne and Daisy Tucker, Beverley, August 2015

A brilliant time here - thank you. All the extra touches like flowers and homemade cake greatly appreciated. We enjoyed our spinning lesson and Bethany loved helping with the pigs. All the information very helpful. Farm trail very enjoyable. We liked seeing all the nature – birds, butterflies, hare, deer… Thank you for making us so welcome :-)

Julie, Mark and Bethany, East Sussex, August 2015

We’ve had another lovely week here. We’ve never stayed in a better cottage. Lovely trips out and we all love the farm. Thank you.

Rob, Jane, Grace and Jack lusted, Skipton, July 2015

A wonderful first holiday with baby Alistair. Beautiful cottage, visits to the beaches, Cheviot hills and celebrating Annabelle’s 4th birthday at Alnwick Gardens. Thank you for making us so welcome.

Tracy, Chris, Anabelle and Alistair Hodgson, Sheffield, July 2015

We’ve had an absolutely marvellous time. Thank you, Karen and Tom, for everything. A really beautiful place and spotlessly clean. Stunning views, so difficult to tear ourselves way from. We hope to return very soon.

Peter and Susan O’Sullivan, Wiltshire, July 2015

Our second holiday here and with the glorious weather, the best yet! We will be back :-)

Pam, Andy and Mathew, East Kilbride, July 2015

The weather has let us down this year, but we forgive it as it’s the first time it has! As usual the girls were delighted with the little pigs. They loved saying hello to Whin and Bella and fussing over them both. The cottage has been wonderful as usual.

Brenda, Jim, Ellie and Laura, Osset, June 2015

Another wonderful week in this lovely cottage. Unique location, fantastic wildlife and warm hospitality from Karen and Tom.

Ian, Marlene and Gail Smeaton, Ayshire, June 2015

We’ve had a wonderful time this week with so much to do here on the farm and further afield in Northumberland. Many thanks!

Alice, Colin, Aidan and Emily Forde, Birmingham, May 2015

Our sixth visit and The Fuffins is still the gold standard against which all other cottages are to be measured. We’ve had a wonderful week with all-season’s weather. The peace and warmth of the Fuffins renews the spirit. Very many thanks to Tom and Karen xxx

Richard Beaven and Helen Taylor, York, May 2015

We have so enjoyed a wonderful, relaxing holiday in your lovely cottage, Karen and Tom. It has also been great for us all to spend so much time together. Special memories – thank you so much :-) xx

Chris, Louise, Tom and Emily Holmes, Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, April 2015

Our second trip to Hunting Hall and another fantastic week spent on this delightful farm. Such a friendly welcome from Karen and Tom and all the home from home comforts make this a very special place. Thank you again, we will be back.

Andrea and Graeme Rolt, Warboys, March 2015

A wonderful few days in this cosy, comfortable cottage. Some of the things we enjoyed: walking from Craster to Newton and lunch at the Ship Inn, Barter Books in Alnwick, Karen’s delicious cake, watching the tide come in over the causeway. We hope to visit again. Thank you x

Sarah, Tony, Arthur and Louie, Nottingham, February 2015

Loved the cottage and the farm animals and the farm walk. Karen’s a lovely bubbly host! Great clear dark skies for star gazing. Beaches at Cheswick and Bamburgh were great and Goswick golf course is a good test. Loved it all.

Joyce and William, Perth, February 2015

What more can we say that hasn’t already been said? This place is so relaxing and warm - and fun watching the animals. All held in place by the wonderful welcome and cheerfulness of Karen and Tom. Pure magic, all of it!

Susan and Keith, Mary and Gordon, Leeds, January 2015

Peaceful, beautiful, relaxing week in a superb cottage in a wonderful location. Karen & Tom are perfect hosts and we would love to come to this place again.

Sue and Pete, Canterbury, November 2014

Another fabulous week. Stunning night skies (less cloud). Beautiful walks around the farm. Spotted dolphins off St Abbs. Beautiful place.

Damian and Paula, Scunthorpe, November 2014

Lovely blustery holiday. The boys loved playing in the fields and really enjoyed pond dipping.

Tony, Jane, Charlie and Jamie Nice, Melton, October 2014

Our first visit to Hunting Hall and what an idyllic week. Warm October sunshine, cycling through quiet lanes, ambling around the farm, talking pigs with Tom and lots of playing with wool... We didn't need to stray far to see some wonderful countryside - Karen's cycle route via Roughtinglinn is highly recommended. The walk leading to the waterfall is magical and worth seeking out. Thanks for creating a perfect retreat here - quiet, relaxing and with such a warm welcome. We hope we'll be back again before too long. X

Alison, Andy and Phoebe Hyde, Edinburgh, October 2014

What a wonderful and welcoming cottage, with everything imaginable provided. So comfortable in every way. The cottage is so comfortable and well set out. It was such a joy to come back to every day, and get cosy in front of the lovely log fire. What a treat form day 1. It will be a fabulous memory. What a great region of the country - Lindisfarne, Bamburgh, Alnwick, even a trip to Edinburgh for the day (?9.50!!). We found a lovely new coffee shop in Berwick too - fairtrade and organic and lovely food - on the quayside at the Chandlery, Lowry's. Really nice. Thank you so much for the most wonderful holiday in the North and all the lovely touches that make this such a great place. Xx

Robert and Patti, Gloucestershire, October 2014

We've had a wonderful week with glorious weather. We love the warm welcome from Karen & Tom (& all the Northumbrians we've met!). Thanks a million!!

Gill, Jenny & Tony, Stroud and Oxford, September 2014

We had hoped to bring Mum up to share in the joy of Fuffins and Karen & Tom's wonderful Northumbrian hospitality, but she passed away 93 years young on the 16th August. Our visit to Hunting Hall to recharge our batteries and to laugh over 'grandma Joan' stories was just what we needed. Peace, nature and herons (Grandma's favourite bird). It is hard to put into words how time at the Fuffins has helped us all. Thank you. We hope to organise 'Joan's tree' in a short white. Until next summer xx

David, Suzanne, Bethany and David Tucker, Beverley, East Yorkshire, August 2014

Thank you so much, Tom and Karen, for creating this wonderful place! We've had another very special week and had some really great day out, but the highlight of each day is coming home to the farm and The Fuffins - it really is a little piece of heaven and we don't want to leave!

Sasha, Martin, Jess and Maddie, Malvern, Worcs., August 2014

We came to you for 1 weekend, then 1 week and it was 2 weeks... so next time? Such a special place made extra special by the cherishing evidenced everywhere - the animals, our welcome, the environment. Thank you Tom and Karen - a special place created by special people - we will be back!

Jane and Ian, Canada, July 2014

Thank you so much for creating such a lovely holiday cottage! We really enjoyed the stay, everything is perfect. Many interesting places to visit nearby. Hope to be back soon xx

David, Guang, Jay and Jack, Surrey, July 2014

Another lovely holiday in our favourite cottage in our favourite county. Weather has been fantastic! Lovely to see you all. Ellie and Laura love the farm, especially this year as they had baby chickens to fuss over. See you next year xx

Brenda and Jim, Ellie and Laura, Osset, W. Yorks, June 2014

Another lovely holiday. We loved Fuffins even more than Newt! We hope to see you again. Thank you! Anne Hawley, Dent, Cumbria, June 2014

Another great visit. Been lovely to see you again and catch up. Tom and George said fishing in the burn was their favourite part of the holiday! Looking forward to our next visit already xxx

Tim, Ash, George and Tom Gale, Penrith, Cumbria, May 2014

This has been our fifth visit to Hunting hall and we are delighted to see the developing of the environmentally-friendly policies - the greening of the hedgerows, the increase of orchards and fruit trees and the very peaceful atmosphere. For us, this has been a very relaxing break from the 'quiet' life we lead in retirement. We particularly have enjoyed renewing contact with Tom and Karen, Margaret, Roberta and Alice, You have all been very friendly and hospitable.

Jeremy and Jan Howat, York, May 2014

A wonderful cottage! A relaxing, peaceful holiday - thank you.

Heather Julian, Ben and William, Beccles, Suffolk, April 2014

Our first trip to Northumberland. Wow!! We will be back as we've booked Easter 2015!

Iain Chloe, Poppy Ilaria Shaw, Cambridge, April 2014

This is our 5th Year in a row. It feels like our second home! We love it so much... Thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful. See you next year xxxx :)

Claire, Peter and Emily-Kate Unsworth and Cousin Maisie, Cartmel, Cumbria, April 2014

It just gets better and better every time we come here. Thank you ever so much for your lovely welcome, yummy cake (enjoyed by all) and for all your thoughtful touches that make this such a special place to visit. We included the orchard this time on out (many) tours of the farm trail. Thank soft the tip about his extra leg. It will be lovely to see how the orchard progresses, much as we've seen Meg's Wood change over the years. This is such a wonderful place... thank you xx

Margaret, Jason and Kelsey Clarke, Balerno, Edinburgh, February 2014

How can an email be warm-hearted? Well it is when Karen and Tom send it. And then it is made even better with their lovely smiling welcome and that fire!! Despite the grey skies every day, we had a wonderful hike - knowing we could come back to a warm and very comfortable Fuffins. Thanks Karen & Tom, you have a great place & a marvellous approach to life.

Susan and Keith, Mary and Gordon. Leeds, February 2014

Had a splendid week with lovely weather. Loved the spotless cottage and our warm welcome - especially New Year celebrations in the Piggery with Tom and Karen's friends and relatives. Thank you, Karen and Tom, for your kindness.

Andrea, Krishna, Ameya and Morgan, hackney, London, January 2014

A wonderful week at Hunting Hall Farm. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and with all the animals, just perfect for a small boy... The weather has been great - picnics on the beach in November, you can't ask for more than that! Thanks ever so much for this lovely place to be.

Cath, Shane and Noah, Claire and Steve, Co. Durham and Leamington Spa, December 2014

We had a wonderful relaxing time in The Fuffins. It's obvious how much love and care has been invested in this place and it's been a pleasure and privilege to stay here. We will hope to return!

Nick and Julia Godwin, Oxford, November 2014

What a wonderful find! Your cottage is spotless... everything you could possibly need and such lovely hosts too. Thank you Tom, Karen and Margaret, we will be back soon. :)

Andrew and Tracey, Nunnington, N.Yorks, October 2013

Dear Karen & Tom, Margaret, Thank you all for such a lovely holiday. This is definitely the warmest welcome and the best stocked self-catering cottage we have come to! Further, it was great to see the environment being considered too! We've had a lovely week visiting this very special area. We iosh you well for future years!

Rob Fford & Tina Clark, Hampshire, October 2013

Superb cottage - surpassed all expectations. Enjoyed our walks around the farm and watching all the animals. Thank you both.

Jean and Jane, Lincs., September 2013

Farm, cottage, area, hospitality, welcome – all fantastic. Many thanks!

Kevin, Pat, John and Sue, Kent and Devon, September 2013

Had a fabulous time in a beautiful cottage. Loved it – thanks!

Mark, Jenny, James and Ellis, Bolton, September 2013

We have thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday in The Fuffins and Newt Cottage to celebrate our Silver Anniversary. The cottages are delightful :-) :-), a real credit to the hard work of our friends Karen, Tom and family. It has been great to visit our favourite coastal places and Ingram Valley again. Thank you, Karen and Tom, for your kindness and our lovely college reunion day :-) x

Chris, Louise, Tom and Emily, Lancashire, August 2013

After a slightly curtailed visit to Newt Cottage in 2007, we (Susie and Andy) have returned, along with Sarah, Laura and grandson Samuel – hence the need for the larger Fuffins! We have had a fantastic week in beautiful accommodation and managed to cram in a huge amount (Farne Island, Lindisfarne, Berwick, Alnwick Garden, Ford and Etal) and some delightful beaches. Many, many thanks for providing us with such a wonderful holiday. We shall be back!

Susie, Andy, Sarah, Laura and Samuel, July 2013

We have returned to Hunting Hall and The Fuffins after two years and we have had an absolutely fantastic holiday on the farm again. Everything was great – the cottage with its garden, the farm including the Newt trail, as well as this fabulous area of the North East. We couldn’t have wished for more, but maybe the sun ;-) as always, time went too fast. Dear Karen & Tom, thank you very much for being wonderful hosts and for your patients with Hanna & Ruben!

Katrin, Thomas, Hanna and Ruben, Potsdam, Germany, June 2013

We decided to mark our 5th visit by getting married. We knew it would be a wonderful place for a honeymoon. Very many thanks to Karen, Tom and Margaret for the very special festive evening and to the local gods for fantastic weather. High “Ah..h...h” factor due to bunny washing face on lawn, little piglets, and big eared fox cub in dene.

Helen Taylor and Richard Beaven, York, June 2013

Once again it’s been perfect! We have had a fantastic holiday. The grandchildren were in awe of the area, the farm and the cottage. They want to return next year - so see you next year!

Brenda and Jim Scott, Osset, June 2013

I always said that I would never stay anywhere twice - this is our third visit! It is impossible to fault anything, Karen and Tom, you have done wonders here. This is a very special place.

Alex and Kay Horton, Southbourne, June 2013

Yet another fantastic stay in The Fuffins! We have all enjoyed the walks around the farm and Bruce loves his pond dipping and bird watching trips!!! Thank you for all your hard work with the cottages and the orchard. We will be back... it is a perfect family break.

Richard, Kirsty, Bruce and Douglas, Kingsley, May 2013

Stylish, modern, cosy and a fabulous setting, Fuffins proved perfect for our holiday. A great place for a family holiday!

Beate, Lydia, Robert and Scarlett, Brampton/Welwyn, May 2013

We’re losing count now of how many time we’ve been here – we love the place, the farm, the cottage, the lovely welcome, the wildlife – I don’t know how many times I’ve walked around the trail either – it’s where I come to in my mind if I can’t get to sleep at night! Thank you for letting us share this wonderful place with you xxx P.S. We were delighted to see the gray wagtail (in fact the pair). Also have seen our first wheatear of the year here, as well as the newly arrived swallows and sand martins – fabulous! :-)

Margaret, Jason and Tom Clarke, Edinburgh, April 2013-09-14

Friendly welcome as always (4th visit). Bamburgh, Seahouses, Embleton, Ford, Etal, Duddo standing stones, but best of all the Low Burn, the Burns, the animals and Hunting Hall Farm. Thanks for the hospitality. Hope to stay at the Fuffins again next year!

John, Diane, Alfie and Jack, West Bridgford, April 2013

Arctic weather but Mediterranean hospitality. Perfection. À bientôt

David, Suzanne, daisy Tucker and Natasha, Beverley, March 2013

We have had a lovely visit. Thank you.

Kelly, Alex, Sam and Olivia Webb, Morcambe, March 2013

Our third visit, so wonderful. Different season and so restful. Thanks so much and we will be back again. Thanks Karen & Tom

Chris and Irena Chinn, Norfolk, February 2013

We had a lovely week on the beaches, at Alnwick, in the hills and on the farm. Thank you for making it so comfortable and enjoyable.

Tony, Jane, Charlie and Jamie Nice, Wycomb, October 2012

A warm welcome to this lovely cottage, together with great autumn weather, made our first visit here perfect. Cannot wait for a return visit. Thank you Karen and Tom!

Ian and Marlene Smeaton, Ayrshire, October 2012

It was a privilege and a pleasure to celebrate our Golden Wedding by coming back to The Fuffins. Thank you all so much for your welcome, your hospitality and most of all for that wonderful present of the painting by Alice. It will be greatly treasured, along with all our happy memories.

Mike and Ann Marshall-Hollingsworth, Hayes, September, 2012

We’ve had such a lovely week again. Thank you so much – Eaden is already asking to come back again... – I’m sure we will. X

Charlotte, Brian, and Eaden, Cambridge, September 2012

Excellent and immaculately kept accommodation. The girls particularly enjoyed their story-book twin bedroom. Pigs and surprisingly endearing.

Kate, John, Agatha and Hester, Lincolnshire, August 2012

Our first visit to The Fuffins and we couldn’t have wishes for more! Thank you Karen and Tom, for your warm welcome and for letting the girls follow you around the farmyard – the highlight of their week! The cottage and garden here are wonderful and we really don’t want to leave. We will certainly be back to explore more of this beautiful part of the country.

Martin, Sasha, Jess and Maddie Rae, Malvern, August 2012

Had a fantastic two weeks on our forth visit here! Loved spending tine in this unique cottage and area again and we were once more astounded by your kindness and hospitality towards us. Thank you so much for letting us borrow the tandem again too. Lots of love!

Tony, Nina, Rosie and Fraser Payne, Cheltenham, July/August 2012

The Fuffins is perfect. We have learnt such a lot about living a greener life in all aspects of fige. Thank you so muc for your fabulous hospitality, gorgeous cake and bread. We don’t want to leave. Hope to see you soon. P.S. Thank you for letting the boys be so hands-on!

Sarah, Michael, Lewis and Raphael Buchallet, Essex, July 2012

We have had a great holiday – cottage is gorgeous and really don’t want to leave! Thank you Karen & Tom for your fantastic hospitality. Hope to see you again soon!

Jimmy, Shirley, Hannah, Holly and James, Dalgety May, July 2012

Our third visit to The Fuffins. Lovely home from home, and frequent early morning visits form the peacocks, peahen and baby rabbit! The weather was not the best sadly, but on the couple of dry days we got we visited Eyemouth and fed the seals (watch out for the cheeky seagulls!) and Spittal. See you soon!

Lorriane, Jim, Andrew and Matthew, Lanarkshire, July 2012

Cottage just as we had thought it would be. So welcoming, bread and cake fantastic. We wanted a relaxing week, what more could we have asked for. The hare having his breakfast on the grass every morning was the icing on the cake!! Many thanks for a wonderful time.

Melanie and Ian, Spalding, July 2012

Our 4th time, and The Fuffins and Hunting Hall never fail to enchant. Many thanks to Tom and Karen for their wonderful hospitality, and we have sussed your peacock surveillance scheme.

Richard Beaven and Helen Taylor, Haxby, York, June 2012

This year’s visit was different as we brought our daughter Kate, her husband Gareth and our grandson Fynn. They stayed for a few days, and loved it as much as we do. Hope to bring our son and his wife and family next year, they will love it also!

Brenda and Jim Scott, Osett, June 2012

3rd visit to hunting Hall and it’s been amazing. Fantastic hosts yet again. Made to feel part of the family. See you next year!! Best wishes xxxx :-)

Peter, Claire, Lauren and Emily-Kate Unsworth, Cartmel, June 2012

First visit but we shall definitely come again. Thank you so much Tom and Karen for a lovely relaxing holiday. A week is not enough. We’ve never been self catering before where groceries were provided! We can recommend a walk across the fields for Sunday lunch at the Black Bull, the 45 min walk back helps the digestion. The Red Lion at Millfield is good and excellent value. We got everything we needed from the shop in Lowick, which is very well stocked with friendly staff and we especially recommend the Border tart! Thanks also for the bread and cake, I needn’t have brought ours and our cake is going home again untouched.

Robin and Anne Titley, Herefordshire, May 2012

We have had a fantastic holiday at The Fuffins. The cottage has become our home from home, with the boys enjoying the farm and gardens. Thank you for such warm and genuine hospitality throughout the week. We leave with many happy memories.

Rhiannon, James, William and Edward, Oxford, May 2012

So much chocolate cake, so little time... Whether it’s swimming at Eyemouth, watching from the warmth of the cafe crashing waves, terrorising the little pigs recently born, playing at Harestanes, the outdoor play space at the Barn at Beal... so many distractions away from the chocolate cake in the fridge. Both my 4 year old daughter, Jessica, and I have loved our visit. Mum and Alex had to stay behind to look after our sick Father in law – still, more chocolate cake for us... xxx

Garry and Jessica Deane, Sale, March/April 2012

Our second visit to Hunting Hall, first time in the Fuffins. A wonderful warm welcome from Karen & Tom. Tiny pigs and lambing in progress added to the Northumberland experience & the weather was the icing on the cake; magnificent. So many palaces on the farm to sit and reflect, relax, or dream of the future. Thank you for a wonderfully peaceful and relaxing week and we cannot wait until next time.

Chris and Irena Chinn, High Kelling, March 2012

Very relaxing holiday. Second time here. We have enjoyed every minute. Thank you for making it so special.

Nicola, Paul, Benjamin and Euan, Hull, February 2012

A beautiful place to get 2012 off to a good start. Lovely cold, sunny days, finished off with cosy nights in by the fire. Thanks to Karen and Tom for the high standards and friendly welcome. Would love to try a different season here.

Emma and Andrew, Payton, January 2012

We were looking for an escape from all the pre Christmas chaos and luckily found Hunting Hall and The Fuffins. Steaming mugs of hot chocolate and Karen’s scrumptious chocolate gingerbread by a roaring fire – bliss! The Fuffins truly is an idyll; A great place to relax and unwind – just what the doctor ordered!

Tracy, Tabby and Ollie, Fife, December 2011