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Fantastic cottage with fab views.  We had a great stay.  Thank you so much 

May 2024 - Fiona, Robert & Darcey the Dog - Warrington

We have had a wonderful stay.  The views are amazing and we loved watching all  of the birds on the feeder - it gets tense at times !  We would love to visit again ! xxx

May 2024 - Kate & Patrick  - South Yorkshire

Lovely cottage, great views.  Never seen a busier bird table ! and Ospreys !  Thank  you so much.

April 2024 - Philip, Diane, Steve & Jane and Dexter the dog - Norfolk

Second time here, its amazing we absolutely love it.  The cottage has everything you need.  The area, scenery, people are all stunning.  Again booked for next year ! Thanks Kath & Ken

April 2024 - Abigail & Louise and Apollo the dog - Morpeth

A wonderful stay - thank you.  Everything perfect for a short stay and very comfortable.  Fantastic views too !

April 2024 - Rob & Alison 

We fell in love with this lovely cottage as soon as we came through the door.  The view  of the dam is superb.  We came to visit the observatory and were not disappointed.  The skies cleared on Saturday and we were spellbound! The cottage is fabulous and has everything needed for a family stay.  We had some great walks.  Thank you so much for letting us stay.  I hope we'll be back.  

April 2024 - Steve, Elaine, Glenn, Danielle and Sienna Baldwin - Leeds

Had a great stay and enjoyed walking around the lake and were very lucky to sit outside and watch the stars.

Lovely set up with a brilliant view - I loved it !

April 2024 - The McCleans - Epsom

Had a lovely Easter break.  Even sat outside on the lovely terrace with the amazing view.  Thanks

April 2024 - The Bonnamys

Had a great stay at Kielder Cottage.  We can't wait to come back again.  Thanks.

March 2024 - Russell, Angela and Oscar the dog - Royston, Herts

The most perfect stay for our little mini-moon !  We have all had such a lovely time.  Love the bath, the fire, and the view is amazing !!!  In such a great location for lots of lovely walks.  Thank you so much xxx

March 2024 - Melissa, Becca & Nora the dog - Blyth, Northumberland

A lovely place to stay - fabulous views, despite 'poor' weather. Cosy and comfortable - we will be back !

March 2024 - Sophie Williams & William Shand

We liked it a lot.  Lovely stay, the best of views.  Thank You

February 2024 - Mr & Mrs Higham

We had a wonderful short stay.  Star-gazing at the observatory then a lazy day in Bellingham.  Thank you for letting us stay - the day your first grandchild was born !

February 2024 - John & Jo - Jarrow to Yarrow !

A great place to get away from it all !  Stunning, ever-changing views !  Great walks and one clear night for the stars.

February 2024 - Sarah, Steven and family, Merseyside

This is such a lovely place for a honeymoon !  The views are amazing,  the house is lovely, the fire is romantic, the bath is luxurious.  It would have been 100% amazing if it wasn't so freezing in January :)  All in all , a very special place for Michael and I.  Thanks so much for everything!

January 2024 - Emily and Michael - USA & Durham

Lovely cottage, many thanks for a great stay.  Everything beautiful xx

January 2024 - Karen & Tim - Suffolk

The most beautiful cottage and surroundings.  Lovely welcome with the decorations and welcome basket, thank you for your care.

New Year - 2023/24 - Kev, Ange & Boys - Cumbria

Gorgeous cottage with all amenities and amazing views !  Lovely welcome basket and doggy treats.

We had some lovely walks despite the rain, coming back and getting the fire going soon warmed us up.  Can't wait to book our next trip in 2024 and come here again !

Happy New Year and all the best for 2024 !  xxx

Christmas 2023 - Caren, Jo, Sidney & Sissy - Wakefield

Lovely cottage with amazing views.  We had a wonderful 3 night break here for my birthday, felt totally relaxed when w left.  Will definitely be coming back for another stay in 2024.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

December 2023 - Nikki & Michael - Teeside

A lovely weekend in icy conditions.  Particularly enjoyed sitting by the fire and an excellent evening visit to the Observatory - although it was transferred to Kielder Castle  because of the snow !

December 2023 - Philip, Kath, Jamie and Sophie

Our fifth visit to the cottage and another wonderful stay!  Snow cancelled a night at the observatory but still loved every minute of our stay.  Highly recommend a treatment with Saf in Bellingham or at Landal - amazing for tired muscles after enjoying beautiful walks in the forest and hills.  Thank you Kath and Ken for sharing your amazing cottage.  Always perfect - a real home from home xxx

November 2023 - Stephen, Moira and Ernie the Labrador

Had an absolutely wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage.  Fabulous location, gorgeous views and so peaceful and cosy.  Thank you so much, Kath & Ken

November 2023 - Helen, Simon, Lizzie, Edward and Calum - County Durham

Thanks for letting us stay.  The house was lovely an dlocation fantastic.  Can't wait to come back.

November 2023 - John & Jennifer - Gateshead

What a find !   The cottage is stunning.  Kath & Ken you have done a super job.  The wonderful view, perfect location  and a fab eye to detail, you couldn't really ask for more.  Walks a plenty, birds ,and of course lovely food and hospitality at The Pheasant.  A lovely birthday break for Paul.  We shall return!  Thanks too, for the goody basket.  Carol & Paul xx

November 2023 - Carol and Paul  - Northumberland

Thanks for a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage.  Weather was not good  but still had a brilliant time in a lovely location.  Thanks X

October 2023 - The Edwards / Day Family - Cheshire

Despite the changeable weather,we had a lovely, relaxing stay in this well appointed and cosy cottage.  Thanks !

October 2023 - The Mack Family - North Berwick

So lucky with wonderful dry sunny weather.  Lovely cottage - can't fault it!

Had great walks around Kielder Water & Bakethin plus an 8 mile round trip trek up Deadwater Fell - tiring but worth it!  Stargazing fantastic - saw Andromeda, Jupiter Stripes, Saturn's rings, Uranus and Neptune - Via Georges telescope of course x

October 2023 - Mel & George - St Albans

Back again for our annual 'Birthday Visit".  Our home from home !  Everything perfect as usual.  We had a lovely relaxing break -and so lucky with the great weather.  Thanks again for everything Kath & Ken.  We will be back next year xx

October 2023 - Sharon & Len - Newcastle

Our now annual visit for the marathon weekend.  No competing this year but hope to be back next year.  Went to the Kielder Observatory for the first time, very good though a shame about the rain.

October 2023 - James, Kate, Jasmine & Henry

Perfect cottage and location for a much needed break.  Enjoyed cycling the Lakeside Way, diversions later in the week added to the adventure.  A home from home experience.

September 2023 - Alison and Andy - Ellesmere Port

Loved the cottage and appreciated all the thoughtful touches which made it very relaxing.  Highlights in the area were the forest paths and an amazing stargazing night at the Kielder Observatory.

September 2023 - Denise and Lesley

We had such a lovely time here.  Thank you !

September 2023 - Grace and Lucas

Our fourth but hopefully not final visit !  Thank you as always for making it so perfect.  Always something new to discover.  A true home from home.  Such a special place and blessed with a 360° view of the rare Super Blue Moon on 31st August 2023 !

August 2023 - Stephen, Moira and Ernie the dog - Edinburgh

Dear Kath & Ken.  Thank your for letting us stay in your perfect and wonderful cottage.  We have had the most fabulous stray, loved every moment of being together in this lovely place.  Carole xxxx

August 2023 - Carole, Klara, Emma and Maria 

We've had a lovely time in this gorgeous cottage.  We enjoyed sitting out in this glorious location, as well as beautiful walks.  The welcome box and homely touches were appreciated by all.  Thank You !

July 2023 - Lisa, Andy, Ted, Ang & Martin - London

We've enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage.  A great location to see Ospreys and enjoy a bit of stargazing !

July 2023 - John & Jane, Cambridgeshire & Reinier & Rebecca, The Netherlands

Fantastic location & cottage - everything you could need.  Thankyou

July 2023 - Steph, Ben, Matilda, Barney & Tipex - Rutland

Fantastic location, excellent cottage, just brilliant !

July 2023 - Pete & Tina, North Yorks

Comfortable stay.  Loved the cosy cottage and views of Kielder Water.  Saw Ospreys and visited Kielder Dark Sky Observatory.

July 2023 - Dave, Helen & Melanie - Northamptonshire and Cheshire

What can I say !  Our 2nd stay, here at Kielder Cottage after 8 days at Castle Cottage.  Had an amazing time at both cottages, I still don't want to go home!  Thank you both Ken & Kath, was lovely to finally meet you in the amazing garden at Castle Cottage.  We hope to be back some day.  Take Care

June 2023 - Tina, Bob & Lola the Sprocket

What a fantastic cottage in an absolutely superb location.  We have had a fantastic week doing very little.  The weather has made the break extra special, been happy chilling with the view and spectacular sunsets.  We did venture out to visit the observatory for an evening session, was brilliant !!  Hope to be back at some point !!  THANKS

June 2023 - Diane & Tony, Lancashire

Another fantastic week at Kielder Cottage, beautiful sunsets and views.  Enjoyed relaxing and watching the birds and the deer.  Lovely walks and relaxation.  The cottage is so well equipped and stylish, it's a joy to stay.  Thanks Kath & Ken once again x

June 2023 - Lesley and Dean, Northumberland

Another fantastic few days, blessed with great weather.  Saw Osprey over dam and walked and cycled from cottage door every day - perfect.  A lovely welcome retreat.  Thank You.

June 2023 - Hilary & Dave, Sussex

Third stay and each stay gets better.  Thank you both for making us feel so welcome.

May 2023 - Stephen, Moira and Ernie the Labrador - Edinburgh

Everything was stunning, the cottage, the views and the location.  This place is simply magical and the icing on the cake was to witness an Osprey over the dam for over 50 mins! then dive and catch a fish.  Unbelievable to see first hand.  We will be back. Andrew doesn't want to go home !! Clay says thanks for the treats !!  

May 2023 - Simone, Andrew & Clay the GSD - Wiltshire

What can I say !!!  This cottage is amazing !  Thanks Kath & Ken, great to meet you.  The views are just spectacular.  Dark skies and wonderful sunsets.  The ferry trip was fantastic, we went on Wednesday at 3pm.  The ferry goes around the reservoir and the tower.  Forest Drive was nice and quiet.  Would definitely return.

May 2023 - Mark & Treena and Marble the English Springer - Middlesex

Beautiful cottage with lovely views.  Very warm & comfortable.  Shame our stay was so short.  Thank you very much.  Hope to come back one day.

April 2023 - Glenda, Andy, Vicki & Carolyn

Wonderful cottage, amazing stay.  Kath & Ken you couldn't do enough for us.  thanks so much, already booked for next year.

April 2023 - Abigail, Louise, Jackie & Apollo - Northumberland

Fantastic stay, would highly recommend :)

April 2023 - Tom, Owen, Steve & Joe  - Newcastle

Thank you Kath & Ken, We've had a wonderful time at the cottage.  Very tranquil and magical.  Our daughter has especially enjoyed watching the deer and the osprey fishing :) !   

Welcome basket was a lovely touch - we will be back ! x

April 2023 - Nicola, John, Linda, Dave and Lily - Tyne & Wear


Thank you for an amazing stay - we had a wonderful few days.  Would recommend to anyone.  Thanks for your hospitality Kath & Ken x

March 2023 - Louise, Adam, Carol & Dave

Thank you for a wonderful stay.  It's a beautiful house with gorgeous decor, couldn't fault it.  We hope to be back soon to enjoy the view in the Summer.

March 2023 - Anon, South Shields

Another lovely stay at Kielder Cottage.  Weather not been the best but hasn't stopped us from having a lovely break including a snowball fight.  Thank you for the lovely welcome basket.

March 2023 -  The Bolams and dogs from Newcastle

Our amazing friend booked this as a reunion treat for us and we had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage.  We had a delicious meal (Sunday lunch) at the Black Cock Inn & highly recommend.  We did the guided walk and recommend this too.  Thank you for all of the extra touches - really appreciated !!

March 2023 -  Anon

Another lovely stay at Kielder Cottage, our new home from home.  Can't wait to return.  had lovely lunch at Fountain Cottage Cafe in Bellingham, definitely recommend.

March 2023 - Stephen, Moira & Ernie the dog, Edinburgh

Here we are again, our lovely home from home.  Everything perfect - 5* ! 

Kath and Ken are excellent hosts !  Thank you we'll be back xxx

March 2023 - Sharon & Len, Newcastle

Lovely to be here again, loved it !   Thank You xx

February 2023 - Tony & Rachel, Rochester

The cottage is absolutely gorgeous !  Our stay was comfortable, we loved all of the little touches.  Location was fantastic for what we wanted to do and upon returning it felt like home !  Thank you for the welcome basket and phone call to check that we had arrived.  All holidays will now be gauged against Kielder Cottage! 

February 2023 - Victoria, Paul & Blake, Essex

Had a lovely relaxing week in your great cottage.  It had everything we needed.  Owen had a very interesting visit to the observatory too.  We appreciated your call to see we had arrived okay, and the goody basket was much appreciated.  Thank you.

February 2023 - Di, Owen & Kiki, Barrow in Furness

Had a wonderful weekend stay here in your beautiful cottage.  Lovely furnished & decorated.  Open fire a real treat.  The lovely basket of goodies went down a real treat.  Thank you so much.

January 2023 - Johnny & Audrey, Fife

Lovely weekend meeting up with our Scottish friends (above).  Everything here that we needed and more!

Wonderful x

January 2023 - Donna and Justin, Cumbria

Great cottage, wonderful views.  Enjoyed our short holiday very much.

January 2023 - Anon

The whole cottage is done so beautifully and to such a high spec.  Beds are extra comfy, view is wonderful and the fire is perfect.  Thank you for a relaxing stay.

January 2023 - Abi & friends

A beautiful cottage with everything we needed for some well needed R&R.  Great log fire and lovely bath.  So many thoughtful touches.  Thank you so much for the welcome basket.  We will recommend xx

January 2023 - Anon

Another festive holiday at Kielder Cottage.  We really do love it here, that's why we keep coming back !  Although the weather was miserable, we had no concerns as we knew that we going to come back to warmth & comfort and everything we needed to be ultra comfortable.  We were devastated to learn that the cottage is booked next Christmas but are excited to be staying at Kath and Kens new project Castle Cottage.  We can't wait !  Thanks Kath & Ken.

December 2022 - Nikki, Sue, Kevin & Bertie - Stoke on Trent

Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely cottage.  We've had a lovely time.    Merry Christmas x

December 2022 - Heidi, Paul, Harry & Leni - London

An amazing stay at an amazing cottage.  Fabulous time at Kielder Winter Wonderland.  The children (and adults) loved it. Thank you Kath & Ken for the lovely welcome basket.

December 2022 - The Baxters - Blyth, Northumberland

Thank you for the lovely welcome pack.  A perfect cottage with everything we needed.  Weather has been very cold but lovely for walks with the dogs.  Fabulous views from the back bedroom and enjoyed watching the deer in the field. As regular visitors to Kielder we will definitely come back for another stay.  Thank you

December 2022 - Kathryn & Family  - Newcastle

Beautiful cottage with everything we could want.  Definitely will be back.  Thank you

November 2022 - Coles Family - Alnwick

Beautiful cottage and area - exceeded expectations!  Had some lovely walks, enjoyed the bath and fire - the cottage is very comfortable - you've thought of everything; love the Sky Cinema and Bluetooth speaker.  Sunday lunch at the Blackcock Inn, Falstone was great.  Thank you for an excellent break - would love to come back !

November 2022 - Clare & Mark - Lancs

Dear Kath & Ken.  Thank you so much - the cottage is a joy, so welcoming, beautiful and comfortable.  Everything has been done with such style and love!  We've enjoyed our stay so much, even thought the weather has meant we didn't explore as much as we'd intended.  We had an amazing experience at the Observatory, a wonderful walk from the door on a drier day and delicious food at The Waterside.  Oh and amazingly when we arrived after a very rainy journey - the sun popped out and gave us a lovely sunset from the deck !  The cottage is perfect.  Thank you !

November 2022 - Bob & Lyn - North Yorkshire

Another Perfect Stay.  Some very much needed rest and recovery.  Cottage is wonderful & improved.  Many thanks and we will be back.  


Our 4th stay at Kielder Cottage.  We absolutely love it here.  Kath & Ken you have done an amazing job renovating this lovely gem.  You have put a lot of work into it, its really beautiful.  Thank you for the lovely welcome pack, a lovely thought.  Needless to say, we'll be back again.

November 2022 - Lisa & Kelvin - Middlesbrough

We've had a great stay.  Very cosy and comfortable.  The view is fab and the birds are so sweet. It's great to be able to do walks directly from the cottage   Welcome basket yummy, thank you.  We know where to come if we visit Kielder again.  Thank you so much Kath and Ken you've got it just right.

November 2022 - Helen and David - Leeds

F A B U L O U S ! ! !

Loved the cottage and location.  Kath and Ken are best hosts ever.  We hope to return.

October 2022 - Alyson, Jean & Bernard - Newcastle

Thank you ! We had a really lovely stay !

October 2022 -  Faye & Chris - Shropshire

Another great stay at your wonderful cottage.  Everything perfect.  Enjoyed a couple of walks and the hospitality of the Pheasant Inn - fabulous food.  Thank you Kath & Ken we had a lovely relaxing time.  We will definitely be back xx

October 2022 -  Sharon, Len, Debbie & Paul - Newcastle

It was a pleasure to stay in such a great cottage surrounded by fantastic countryside.  Everything we needed was here and even the weather  was kind.  The added bonus of seeing the Milky Way was a sight to behold.  Thank you xx

September 2022 -  Ann, Steve & Rusty 

Had a wonderful week in your cosy, comfortable cottage.  Welcome hamper was much appreciated !  Just a shame about the weather.  Many Thanks.

September 2022 -  Hannah & Steve - Warwickshire

Lovely cottage and area!  We had a very relaxing week with beautiful views.  Recommend a visit to Cragside, we spent a lovely afternoon there.  Thank You !

August 2022 -  Barbara, Geoff, Mollie & Grant - Suffolk

We had a great stay in the best cottage we could have chosen.  Breathtaking views and convenient for all local landmarks and amenities.

August 2022 -  The Blackburns - Doncaster

Lovely cottage and breathtaking landscape - would stay in Kielder forever if we could !  Thank You 

August 2022 -  The Hall's - Cheshire

Thanks so much for a lovely stay.  The view has made our holiday !

August 2022 -  The McIntosh's - Ilkley

Another wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage.  Did a few quick runs - one to Tower Knowe Visitor Centre & back and one to Falstone & back.  Also visited Kielder Observatory twice and got amazing views of the moon.  A definite highlight was relaxing on the decking looking at the beautiful view.  Managed to see the Osprey catching a fish on our first night.  Our last day was a wonderful walk (Bell Craig Peninula loop) with amazing forest paths and great views of Kielder Water.  Thank you for the lovely welcome basket and the use of your beautiful cottage once again.

July 2022 - Michelle, Sean, Emily & Beckett - Lancs

Beautiful cottage and location.  We could not have had a better viewpoint from which to watch the Osprey catching fish!  Many Thanks

July 2022 -  Paul, Rona, Hope & Isla

Absolutely fantastic week.  We could not have wished for better weather.   Kielder Cottage is wonderfully equipped and in such a fabulous spot  Views amazing and will most definitely make a return visit.  Thank you

June 2022 -  Val, Egg, Judy & Digby

Thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous week at Kielder Cottage.  Great weather for walking.  Recommend The Blackcock Inn and The Pheasant for food and service.  Booked for next June.

Many Thanks to Kath & Ken

June 2022 -  Dan and Lesley, Northumberland

Such a beautiful place to stay - views stunning !  Unfortunately weather not the best but didn't deter us getting out and about.  Lovely walks from the door.  Kielder Waterside a regular watering hole!  Fire most welcome in the cottage.  Drove to Hexham - beautiful.  Saw a deer, and a red squirrel visited the bird feeder.  We've had a lovely week.  Thank you from 2 happy humans and 2 tired beagles !!

May 2022 -  Debs, Lindsey and Bentley & Ted  the beagles.

We had a wonderful time! Loved the view, very comfortable and relaxing cottage with lots to do right on the doorstep!  Ospreys, Bird of Prey Centre, Boat Trips and  the resident wildlife all amazing - we saw a sparrowhawk, red squirrel, bats and many small garden birds right here on the deck !!

May 2022 - Leanne, Luke & Charlie & Maisie the dogs - Sheffield

Very happy here, we will be back and tell all our cycling friends about Kielder.  Every day cycling or walking from the door and when not out there, looking at that amazing view.  Thank you Kath & Ken.

May 2022 - Hilary & Dave - Sussex

Very quiet, beautifully finished cottage, everything works well.  Saw the Ospreys and lots of other birds including Siskins, which are rare where we live.  Even when the weather was against us, it made a perfect place to relax and soak up the fabulous scenery & wildlife.  Also right in the middle of important Roman & political history sites.

May 2022 - Satisfied Customers from Suffolk

A beatiful cottage with everything you need, loved the welcome gift.  It was perfect for Davids 70th.  Thank you both so much, had a great time.  p.s. saw three deer this morning.

May 2022 - Susan, David, Amy & Ian - Ryton

Recommended to us by a friend and we were not disappointed.  The cottage is beautiful with stunning views and everything we needed was supplied.  The welcome basket was a lovely touch as well.  The dogs loved exploring the forest and had plenty of exercise.  Would recommend your lovely cottage. Thanks for a great holiday.

April 2022 - Nick, Catherine & Alfie and Border Collies Meg, Marlow and Lola - Selby

Absolutely lovely cottage.   You've thought of everything to make it a special break.  Thank you so much.

April 2022 - Sue & Steve - Neston

Lovely cottage in a great location.  We wanted for nothing.  The welcome basket was a wonderful surprise and made full use of.  Thank you for a really great time in your beautiful cottage.

April 2022 - Anon

Kath & Ken, what a fantastic cottage in a fantastic setting.  The treats area really nice touch and the beds are so comfy.  Looking forward to October.  Kath & Ken you have got it all spot on x

March 2022 - Liz, John, Claire & Willow the Cavapoo - Fife

A really lovely cottage accompanied by a tasty welcome package!  

Delightful to sit on the decking taking in the sun with a great backdrop.  Many Thanks.

March 2022 - Tim & Janet

Beautiful cottage in an area of outstanding beauty!  Weather was amazing as well which always helps !

March 2022 - Ian & Theresa

A privilege and delight to stay in such a wonderful place, thank you both for making it possible !  Everything was perfect, already planning a return visit !  Ate at the Black Cock Inn; Falstone Tea Room and Forest Restaurant at Kielder Waterside.  All of which were very dog friendly and tasty.

February 2022 - Stephen & Ernie the dog

Despite uninvited guests - storms Dudley and Eunice, had a lovely birthday week and retirement celebration, fitting in walks, two observatory visits and nice times enjoying your lovely cottage.  Fire and welcome gifts much appreciated.  Will miss waking up to the view of Kielder Water !   Very comfortable beds !

February 2022 - Julie & Guests

What a delightful little gem of a cottage.  We had a glorious few days, the cottage was a warm and cosy retreat to return to after walking and a visit to the Dark Sky Observatory.  Thank you for the treats for both us and Freya - Very much appreciated.

February 2022 - Pauline, Paul & Freya - Nottingham


Just spent a weekend with friends at Kielder cottage and wanted everyone to know what a delightful cottage it is. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Beautifully decorated and perfect location overlooking the dam. Kath and Ken obviously take great pride in their cottage and justifiably so.  Their thoughtful gifts that they leave for guests is the finishing touch.  We were blessed with perfect bright blue skies and sunshine. Two local pubs provided fantastic hospitality and food was delicious.  Can’t recommend Kielder Cottage enough and hope to return one day soon.

February 2022 - Alyson & friends - Newcastle

First visit to Kielder Cottage.  had a very enjoyable, relaxing time.  Cottage is lovely, had everything we needed and more.

February 2022 - Sharon, Ally, Dawn and David

A warm and lovely place to be on a dreich day.  Thank you for  all your care, attention & flexibility.  Recommend Finn Burridge and his Jewels of the Universe at the Observatory !   Also Waterside Restaurant.  

January 2022 - Pauline & Simon and Ginny & Pepper the Springer Spaniels - Kirkby Lonsdale.

Fantastic break in such a relaxing cottage.  We would definitely return and recommend this to many.  Thankyou !

December 2021 - Carl, Clare & Maggie, Wolverhampton

Another wonderful holiday at Kielder Cottage at Christmas.  We've spent many a happy festive season at the cottage.  The re-furb is excellent and the cottage more comfortable for it.  The gift basket on arrival was very welcome as was the call to see we had arrived safely.   We will be back .......again !

December 2021 - Nikki, Sue, Kevin & Bertie - Stoke on Trent

Absolutely stunning cottage & surroundings.  The three of us had a great trip and very likely to come again in the future.  The information pack was very helpful.

November 2021 - Joseph, Kian & Gary - London

Thank you for a fantastic week.  The cottage had everything we needed and more.  Very much appreciated the call to make sure we'd arrived and settled in.  Thanks again x

November 2021 - Sarah, Dan, Diane, Baby William & Monk the dog - Kendal, Cumbria

Wonderful cottage and views.  Thanks for the goodies.  Absolutely loved the place.

November 2021 - Pauline & Nigel - Staffordshire

Fab few days at this beautiful cottage with the most stunning views!  The weather was sunny the whole time.  We appreciated the basket of goodies on arrival and the 5 star accommodation !  Look forward to visit in the future, Many thanks xxx.

November 2021 - Irene, Dawn & Louise - Northumberland

Thank you so much for such a wonderful cottage.  Our holiday was made to be very special from when we walked in late at night and saw the interior of the cottage and lovely hamper of goodies - then when we woke to the amazing views, we were blown away.  Definitely one of our favourite places and we will definitely be back. 

0ctober 2021 - Michelle, Sean, Emily & Becket - Lancs

Thank you Kath & Ken.  Fabulous cottage with stunning views.  Our first time to the area but we will make plans to come back.  Thank you for the goodies and all the little extras made our stay so comfortable x

October 2021 - Scott Family & 2 dogs - London

Beautiful cottage - everything we needed - amazing attention to detail.  Thanks for the basket of goodies - very kind.  Really enjoyed our stay.  Thank you

October 2021 - Sharon & Len - Newcastle

Thank you, We've had a great time, fabulous cottage.  Every possible thing we could have needed was provided.  Those views !!!  The basket of goodies greatly appreciated by the Humans and Morris.  

Enjoyed our stay.  Thank you Kath & Ken 

October 2021 - Currells of Halifax, Warrens of Harrogate & Morris the dog

We could not believe how lucky we were to find a cottage in such a beautiful position.  When we arrived to find such a comfy, homely, clean and inviting cottage with everything we could possibly need, we knew we would have an absolutely fabulous time, and we did.  Thank you so much for the added extras and giving us the opportunity to have time to enjoy, relax and rest in such a perfect setting.  We will certainly be returning at some point in the not too distant future.

October 2021 - Carole, Janice and dogs Frostie & Bob - Doncaster

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS !  Wonderful location, incredible furnishings & equipment.  We had a fantastic 3 nights and even managed a perfectly clear night to go to the observatory.  Anyone coming here will love it !

September 2021 - Packwood Family - Ipswich

Perfect !  Thank you

September 2021 - Alan & Lin - Somerset

All over too soon !  A much needed, very restorative break - thank you.  The nights spent stargazing under the Milky Way won't be forgotten.  Kielder Cottage has been perfect - Thanks again, Kath & Ken, for a lovely stay.

September 2021 - Imogen & Robert - London

A lovely family holiday biking, running, walking and eating.  Even managed an early morning dip with our neighbour. 

Thank you Kath & Ken

August 2021 - Anon

We enjoyed the walking and cycling, and the view is fantastic !  We liked the Osprey cycling route from the castle.  Watch out for tics after the Black Belling walk.  A lovely cottage and a very happy family stay.  Thank you.

August 2021 - Anon - North Wales

Thank you Kath and Ken, your cottage is super.  We have had a wonderful week exploring Kielder Water on our bikes.

August 2021 - Helen, Matt and Evan

I have had a lovely time staying at Kielder Cottage and I don't really want to leave.

August 2021 - Evan aged 6

Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely cottage.  Very clean & comfortable, great views, lots of wildlife, even had great weather.  Thanks for the welcome basket, lovely surprise.  I'll be recommending this place to everyone.

August 2021 - Rich, Sarah, Alex, Will, Ian & Margaret  - Northumberland

Thank you for an extremely comfortable and enjoyable stay.  Gorgeous decor/colour scheme with lovely touches e.g. welcome basket, tea/coffee etc.  Having never been to the area before, enjoyed exploring.  A great touch to put local information into your welcome pack.  We would love to return when its cold enough to use the log fire and see a frosty starry night!  A truly memorable place to celebrate an 80th birthday.  Thank you xx

July 2021 - Tulloch/Covell family gathering - Berwickshire & Yorkshire

A perfect finale to our Northumberland holiday, love the cottage and the eco touches.  Very helpful having the walking guides.  Enjoyed exploring the area, including its 'Dark Skies'experience, though it was hard to drag myself away from the deck   Bike store a bonus. 

June 2021 - Pat & John - London

We have had a wonderful relaxing stay.  The cottage is beautiful and a perfect base for exploring the area.  We will be back !

June 2021 - Kelly & Ben, Derbyshire


Cottage wonderful (the thoughtful touches and care makes all the difference).  Wonderful cycle around the reservoir.  Thank you.

June 2021  - Sally, Sinead & Georgie the Dog, Cumbria


We've had a lovely stay in your cottage and the weather was very kind to us.  We'll definitely be back one day.

May 2021 - Jo, James, Florence & Betsy, Holmfirth

We've had a wonderful few days staying at this beautiful cottage.  Welcome gifts much appreciated , a lovely touch ! Amazing views and so lovely to just sit and watch the birds.  The weather not so good so unfortunately didn't get to see the night skies.  Didn't stop us getting out for some lovely walks though.  The cottage and the decor is absolutely perfect.  Thank you for some "special memories"

May 2021 - Keith & Michele, Derby

We've had a wonderful stay.  Such a lovely cottage with everything we needed, lovely complimentary treats too.  Visited  lots of places, had lovely walks and saw lots of thriving wildlife.  Thanks a lot ! x

April 2021 - Anon, Cumbria

Well, we've had a wonderful week here, the weather has been beautiful all week.  Plenty of walking, can recommend Deadwater Fell  and Hareshaw Fells in nearby Bellingham.  Amazing views from the cottage, what a special place.  Enjoyed the lovely treats in the welcome basket.  Cottage immaculate and beautifully decorated.  Our first visit but not our last !!!

April 2021 - Martin and Andrea, Chester

What a wonderful cottage !  Loved the fire, watching the birds & the glorious views.  Thank you for the gift basket full of nice things.  Very well provisional place to stay, we had a very enjoyable and relaxing time in this part of the world.  Ospreys, hot baths, stargazing & a generous supply of bird food for the feeder - what more could we ask for ?!

April 2021 - William & Caroline, London

A  wonderful cottage, cosy, comfortable with a stunning view.  Thank you for the welcome basket - lovely treats.  We enjoyed walking in the day and the warmth of the log fire in the evening.  Loved watching the birds enjoying their treats - the binoculars are a lovely touch.  We will be very happy to come again - excellent accommodation.

October 2020 - Barbara & Rob, Cheshire

Wonderfully comfortable, cosy cottage.  We leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated and will definitely return.  Thank you Kath & Ken.

October 2020 - Lorraine & Paul, Northumberland

Thank you for letting us stay  The cottage is warm and cosy with lots of thoughtful touches  Nice quiet location , perfect for a getaway. 10/10 would recommend.  Thanks again.

October 2020 - Ronnie & Hannah, Newcastle


Having watched 'Vera' investigate a murder here on ITV, Kielder Water was always on our hit list .  Finally we've made it and we're definitely not disappointed!

From the moment we came into the beautiful cottage and saw the amazing view, we knew it was going to be a fabulous week!  We did lots of walking in the day and snuggled up to the lovely fire in the evenings.  Thank you so much xx

October 2020 - Sara & Andy, Bristol


Thank you for providing such a cosy, comfy & homely holiday cottage.  We love everything about it and the quality and range of furnishing and equipment.  The amazing view and wildlife completed a fabulous week and we love the welcome goodies.  The dogs loved the walks, we found so many and are all going home shattered - but in a good way from so much exercise.  Thank you Kath & Ken, we are sure your hosting is going to be a huge success.

September 2020 - Carol & Rob, Shropshire

From the moment we walked through the door and saw the view we were smitten,  Thanks for the basket of goodies.  We couldn't have asked for better weather, sunshine all week.  Just sorry to be going home.  Hope to return.  Thank you Kath & Ken for an amazing time  x

September 2020 - Andy, Shirley & Jack the Border Collie - West Yorkshire


Thank you for such a beautiful stay.  We had a lovely time !  Such a stunning cottage with breathtaking views.  Thank you Kath & Ken.

September  2020 - George, Leah and Misty & Bella the Border Collies - Co. Durham

Beautiful cottage.  We absolutely loved our stay.  Thank you Kath & Ken. 

September 2020 - Heather, Michael & Alyssa, Co Durham


We loved our stay.  Fantastic cottage with everything we needed.  Thank you x 

September 2020 - Tom, Louise, Mia, Elliot, Sonny & Luna the Husky -  Newcastle

A wonderful restful stay.  The cottage is perfect and well equipped.   Cycling around the lake each day and a cosy log fire at night - Heaven!   We will be back. 

August 2020 - Maria & Ronnie, Co. Durham

We absolutely loved staying at your cottage !  Amazing views of the reservoir and the perfect location - Loved all the little touches and the artwork around your cottage.  Thank you so much for having us !

August 2020 - Chloe & Rory, Sheffield

Beautiful cottage, comfy beds, thoughtful gifts, amazing views & stargazing.  We loved the log fire in the evening.  You've created a gorgeous holiday cottage - Thank you !!

August 2020 - Julie & Michael, Cheshire

Great cottage, immaculately clean, comfy beds, welcome gifts & nice towels.

August  2020 - Gareth & Nat, Lancashire

Lovely cottage with a great view.  Thank you for making us feel so welcome.  We also really enjoyed stargazing and walking around the lake.

August  2020 - Chris, Karen, Ellie & Lucas, Preston

A great week in a wonderful location !  Lovely cottage with an unbeatable view.  Made a great base for cycling, walking & running.  Chanced upon an Ospreys nest with two adults and a chick just to top it all off !  Thanks Kath & Ken for making your cottage so welcoming!

July 2020 - Anon

Stunning cottage with beautiful tasteful decor.  Love the peaceful, relaxing and stunning view.  Did have 1 clear night to appreciate the stars.   Welcome basket was lovely & felt comfortable to know Kath & Ken were on hand if needed.

July 2020 - Vicky & Darren, Notts 

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