Guest Book – Powderhouse Cottage





New Year


Ian, Elaine & Jessica


Another stay at PowderHouse & a lovely welcome from Pat & Geoff as usual, lovely cottage truly a home from home, looking forward to August already when we will be back again. Thanks for the welcome pack we all enjoyed xx Happy New Year!




Paul & Anthea



Thankyou for another brilliant stay. We really appreciate your kindness and all the comforts of Powderhouse


Ann & Chris


Thankyou for another lovely week –as usual the cottage felt like home. Have enjoyed walks on the beach& feel relaxed after plenty of fresh air. Thanks Pat & Geoff xxx




Beckles Family

North London


We loved the garden, the rock pools, sand dunes, ducks and sunny conservatory. We found everything a 2yr old or much older person(!) could need. We would love to come back soon. Thankyou !





Mr & Mrs Girdlestone


Pat & Geoff- Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts for making our stay for our wedding so special & memorable. We felt so honoured to spend days before & after our wedding at Powderhouse. You made us feel so at home & we couldn’t have asked for more (including the most powerful shower I’ve ever had)

We may have been neighbours for 14yrs but we now truly feel like family! Kathryn & Jack xx


14.5.17 Chris, Lindsey, Max & Johnny Pandrich

High Spen

We arrived with equipment to cope with rain & wind, But The Sun Shone! The cottage & welcome were just as lovely as we had remembered. Time to play or laze the day away. But soon the beckoning dunes began to call! To the wide sands & Castle at Bamburgh (is it really 3mls ? Maxi began to call ! game lad) & then back to your welcoming comfort again. Thankyou so much for a much needed and wonderful weekend! (& I loved the garden & flowers (Max) p.s. Still amazed at your Woodwork.




Mary & Ed



We’ve said it elsewhere in this book … We cannot speak too highly of this place. Pat & Geoff make it feel like a second home. The scenery & attractions in the area are second to none. Fantastic views everywhere. The weather too has been kind to us. Sunrises are something to behold, Beautiful coastline and inland scenery – WELL IMPRESSED !!! So much to do… not enough time to do it in…. WE WILL HAVE TO COME AGAIN…OH DEAR!!




Richard, Andrea & Jacob


Thankyou Pat & Geoff for making us feel at home. Powderhouse Cottage has everything we could wish for, along with heaps of character & history. It’s the little details that make this extra special. The little welcome note, the table set for 3, a tennis ball with Jacob’s name on and all the other thoughtful things. In Jacob’s words “this is the best holiday ever”! Need we say more. Dear Geoff & Pat Thank you for letting my Mum, Dad and me stay. If I could just stay for longer I would have done lots more. It was the best holiday ive ever had! Thank you so much for being kind to us and we might see you again. Love Jacob.


9.6.2017 Arthur & Audrey Green with Maria & Craig


To Pat & Geoff, Thankyou for another lovely week at Powderhouse Cottage, it’s a pleasure to be back, Thankyou for getting the wheelchair, We’ve had a lovely time apart from the weather, Hope to see you again soon.

Thank you Pat & Geoff for making our 1st stay at Powderhouse Cottage so memorable. Your little gifts make everyone feel so special. We had a lovely time staying here, just disappointed the weather let us down. Wishing you well for the future xxx


16.6.2017 Sarah & Steve Oxford We’ve never stayed anywhere self-catering that’s so well equipped. Geoff & Pat have really added to our holiday experience. FIVE GOLD STARS!! Sarah

What a wonderful holiday. Beautiful place, we will be back. Thanks to Geoff & Pat They’ve been great, so helpful. Steve.


7.7. 2017


Clive & Helen



Powderhouse is in an excellent position for shops & buses to Berwick & Alnwick along the coast. We recommend going to Holy Island by sea & also the Farne Islands. House extremely comfortable, quiet & very well equipped. Pat & Geoff could not have made us more welcome, Thankyou. We will remember this holiday for many years to come


14.7.2017 Mary Forrest & Maureen & Graham



Another relaxing, pleasant stay at Powderhouse. Pat & Geoff brilliant hosts always makes us feel welcome. Thankyou again, Hope to see you next year. Sorry no poem this year.


Malcolm & Elaine & Sue Clapham


After such wild & blustery days on the beach it was lovely to return to a warm and lovely cottage. Thankyou again Pat & Geoff for being so helpful

See you next year please.


28.7.2017 Sanders Family


Still fantastic walks & scenery along the coast from Bamburgh to Craster. Beaches excellent but too many dogs. House in good location, if you can park the car. Hope you have better luck with the wifi than we did. Will return to Northumberland.


3.8. 2017


Jones Family


We’ve had a wonderful relaxing holiday. Pat & Geoff went out of their way to make us feel welcome & comfortable. A lovely cosy cottage & great attention to detail. Thankyou!


11-17.8.17 Paul, Kate, Ben & Ellie Bayliss

Sleaford Lincs


Our 2nd visit after a 3yr break! Amazingly well equipped cottage, such a warm welcome from Pat & Geoff. Lovely location just off the harbour and a beautiful area. Thankyou 11/10 !!


Simon, Claire & Flynn


Fantastic from start to finish. Powderhouse has a very homely feel & Pat & Geoff have thought of everything. Flynn loved his first holiday. His little welcome gift was a lovely surprise and he had great fun with it in the garden. We will definitely return !!!


25.8.2017 Ian, Elaine & Jessica


Yet another great stay @ Powderhouse Cottage, warm welcome from Pat & Geoff as usual. Cottage fantastic as always. Had great fun catching crabs & searching for other sea life in all the rock pools. Jessica loves coming here as we do too, a true home from home. Lovely meal and great service @ Italians and food was also good at the Links. Thanks for another lovely stay although cut short due to Ian’s work. Jessica would like to thank Pat for the tennis ball & candle holder – We will see you again in November when we will be back!! Thankyou x


1.9.2017 Iris & Brian Coop

Ackworth  Pontefract

Thankyou Geoff & Pat for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. We have done so much this week and it was always so nice to come back to a welcoming, cosy cottage. A wonderful holiday, loved it all.


8.9.2017 Angie & Pete Wilde Thankyou Pat & Geoff for a brilliant holiday. The cottage was perfect, don’t change a thing, If we come this way again we will be sure to book Powderhouse




Anthea & Paul Jefferson

Calverton -Notts

We’re reluctant as always when it is time to leave. Despite the rain we’ve enjoyed our stay. Many many thanks.


Ann & Chris


Thankyou Pat & Geoff for a lovely week in our second home. We have enjoyed the rest & can’t wait to come back in November xxx


30. 9.2017



Peter & Elizabeth


What a wonderful cottage (Powderhouse is a magical sleeping cottage – we slept like logs!!) Our first stay (hopefully not the last!) here. Pat & Geoff are a lovely couple warm & welcoming. Flowers / Welcome tray and little touches all welcome! We highly recommend Elan artisan pizzeria- not your average pizza place.! Loved St Abbs, Craster & the Jolly Fisherman, Boat ride around the Farne Islands




Pat, Phil & Joan


Dear Pat & Geoff, Thankyou for a very cosy, comfortable stay, everything & more is what you offer. Geoff you are a very skilled man! Thanks again We shall be back!


26.10.2017 Marian, Suzanne & Joan Pat & Geoff, Many Thanks for your warm welcome and kindness. The cottage is just fabulous. Wine & choc’s were very much appreciated. We will return!


3-5.11.17 Elaine, Ian & Jessica Washington Another fabulous stay, cottage perfect as usual. Thankyou to Pat & Geoff, see you soon x
24.11.2017 Ann & Chris


Thankyou Pat & Geoff for another lovely week. Everything as usual was perfect. We love staying in this cottage that feels like home xxx





New Year


Ian, Elaine Jessica & Kathy


Yet another stay at PowderHse, great welcome, excellent cottage, celebratingthe New Year was great at Bamburgh Inn and then welcomed into Pat & Geoffs. Thankyou again we will see you in August x




Paul & Anthea



Our 2nd stay. Brilliant – We will be back! Thankyou

(card) Paul & I both loved being back in your cottage & were sorry to leave.



Ann & Chris


Thankyou Pat & Geoff for another lovely week – weather has been great & as usual the company and cottage excellent xxx




Jim & Jacqui


Enjoyed a great week in this lovely accommodation. Will definitely return.


Mary & Ed



Yet another BRILLIANT holiday, weather perfect, Lovely cottage, well situated, exceptionally well equipped …….. Sad to leave BUT we will be back
20-27.5.16 Mike & Cynthia Gillott

South Yorkshire

Many Congratulations, you both certainly qualify in excess for the Awards given to you. We shall certainly recommend others & hopefully return ourselves. Thankyou




Pete, Laura, Bella & Scarlett


Thankyou for such a warm welcome. your cottage is so lovely and cosy. We’ve had a brilliant holiday and look forward to returning
17.6 2016


Lynn & Paul


Beccles Suffolk

Thoroughly enjoyed our return visit thanks to a lovely warm welcome from Pat & Geoff and a very comfortable cottage lived up to our previous memories and more! Thankyou


21.6.2016 Anne, Katie, Gel

(3 little maids from school !! )

Such a cosy, well equipped cottage we didn’t want to leave…………………………..

No crowds & lovely friendly people……….Thankyou for having us – will be recommending you


1.7.2016 Chris & Bill Hennings

S.E. London

Thankyou for the warm welcome! We have loved staying in your cottage & Seahouses. Our first trip to Northumberland& hopefully not our last…………
11.7. 2016


Audrey, Arthur, Alan & June


Beautiful cottage, another enjoyable stay……… thank you for making Alan’s 60th one to remember………….we cannot wait to come back ……  a lovely place. Congratulations on your gold award well deserved x x




Malcolm & Elaine Speak & Sue


Another perfect week in a perfect cottage. See you next year please. Thankyou so much for providing so many extrasJ
August 2016


Lucy, Huw

Martha & Eliza


Thankyou for the lovely welcome, lovely cottage,& lovely weather ! !

See you again we hope.

20 August 2016 Wedding

The Hulland, Palmer Clan. Heaton & Lowfell,Tyneside

What a perfect place to get married. Craster Sq will hold some very special memories for us all. Our extended family were all made so very welcome…. Your reputation as great hosts has spread to Canada, France & Ireland plus all of the UK!! The setting for Punch & Judy could not have been better & to see so many children in the square & Geoff enjoying the show for the first time was fabulous x


26 August 2016


Ian, Elaine & Jessica


Another stay at PowderH’se Cottage & warm welcome from Pat & Geoff as always, weather was great which made our stay even better……. Thanks for the chocolates & wine which were much enjoyed, See You at New Year xxx


2.9.2016 Katherine, Keith

Matthew & Isaac


We had a lovely time in the cottage, we enjoyed the boat trip and we look forward to coming back soon xxxxxx


Vincent, Barbara


Our 3rd visit – Still wonderful Thankyou for your hospitality – and company
16.Sept 16 Paul & Anthea



Our 3rd visit too. Hoping there’ll be many more. Thankyou for making sure the cottage has everything we need It’s been great…….. We look forward to seeing you both next year


23.9.2016 Mary & Ed


Another wonderful holiday, could not have been better…… P & G-the best ever- full of surprises, they really know how to make you feel welcome. The Ocean Club is well worth a visit revamped since our last visit) not our first visit and certainly not our last ps: The robin is a great entertainer.



30th Sept – 14th Oct

Celia & Steve Hughes

St Albans

Another very enjoyable stay at Powderhouse our third visit. Cottage as lovely as ever, It’s lovely to come & stay somewhere where everything you could need has been provided & a warm welcome from Pat & Geoff. Have enjoyed visiting our favourite places and discovering new ones………..



23-27 Oct ‘16

Geoff & George

Rochdale, Lancs

We enjoyed our 4 night stay at Powderhouse Cottage. Big thanks to Pat & Geoff for their warm welcome- a great Dad & Son holiday, weather was good which always helps. Look forward to being back next year at Powderhouse.


28-31 Oct 16


Audrey & Arthur


We enjoyed our visit at Powderhouse Cottage.  Once again a great welcome from Geoff & Pat. We’ve had a lovely weekend can’t wait for the next time
30. Oct 16



Terry & Clarice


We have enjoyed our stay at Powderhouse Cottage with Audrey & Arthur, lovely accommodation.
25.11. 16


Ann & Chris


(Ann’s Xmas card wk)

Another lovely week in our favourite holiday cottage. As usual Pat & Geoff provided everything to make us feel so welcome& at home. Cannot wait to come back in the spring. Thankyou Pat & Geoff




New Year


Ian, Elaine Jessica & Kathy


Celebrated NewYear’s Eve at the Bamburgh Castle Inn. Spent New Year’s day on the beach looking for crabs & shells – fantastic area to explore even in cold weather. We will be back again & wouldn’t stay anywhere else in Seahouses – a true home from home – cottage as relaxing as ever


Sharon & Jonathon


Had a relaxing Weekend ….. home from home, would recommend anyone to stay – We will be back
28th  Feb -3rd March


Eunice & John Millar


Everything you needed in the cottage & more………. Wonderful walks on the beaches then back to relax in the sunny conservatory – a break to remember. A big thankyou
16th March


Sharon & Jonathon


Had yet another lovely long weekend in your cottage – Love it so much

See you both soon

23/03/15 Alan & June Bancroft

Audrey & Arthur

Powderhouse Cottage is lovely & well equipped – thank you for the little extra’s & making Audrey & Arthur’s 80th birthday’s special – we will definitely be coming back as it doesn’t get any better – Thanks again
03/04/15 Lynda & David Lynch


A wonderful time at Pat & Geoff’s cottage –The welcome tray much appreciated and the egg hunt for the children.

A lovely clean cottage – perfect



Kylie & Joe Bannister Thankyou for a lovely stay in a lovely house – It has been a wonderful experience of Seahouses
April 2015 Claire & Ross Essex Many thanks for a lovely stay, in a lovely place, in a lovely cottage.
April 10-17


Chris & Ann


Another great week – the weather has been lovely – the cottage as always wonderful
April 24th – May 1st Barbara & Vincent Booth


Our second visit same very high standard – Excellent – hope to return in the near future.
1st-8th May Mary & Ed


Back again (with a wonderful welcome from P&G) Wonderful holiday location, peaceful & ideally situated P&G have thought of everything! They have worked hard to achieve Gold Award & 4 Star rating – Simply the Best
8th-15th May


Lesley & Sheila


Perfect cottage, Many thanks for warm welcome
15th -22nd May Christine & John Eve & Paul

Nelson – Lancs

Everything exemplary!

All those extra special touches are very much appreciated – Thankyou

22nd -29th 2015 Alan, Catherine & Rebecca

Co. Durham

Cottage is stunning! Everything is perfect. Thankyou for the warm welcome – nothing was too much trouble for you – Thanks for your help with Rebecca – much appreciated hope to be back very soon J
5th June Derek & Joan Wilson Sunderland Excellent:- Everything about your cottage is beautiful. Really enjoyed our stay & will certainly be back & recommend your hospitality to our friends.
12/6/15 John & June Plowman

Mary & Dave Joynson

Best holiday cottage we’ve ever been to, so well appointed & friendly, helpful hosts – Beautiful area – 5 days of glorious weather.

Extra special day on Farne Islands – Alnwick Gardens also very different & special – Thankyou for a lovely holiday

19/06/15 Janet & Jim Woodall


Had a great time – Cottage wonderful – Thanks to Pat & Geoffrey
June 22nd


Glyn, Robert & Tricia

Kent & Sussex

Delightful Cottage, a real home from home. Very friendly, helpful hosts – Thankyou for making our stay so enjoyable
26th June-3rd July Miriam & Chris Taylor


Lovely warm welcome from Pat & Geoff – our second stay and we hope to be back for a third stay

3rd – 17th July

Fay & David Shepheard


Thanks Pat & Geoff for your friendly welcome. We have very much enjoyed your lovely cottage with all its well thought out details. We particularly enjoyed a walk along the beach to visit Bamburgh……………..
17th – 24th July Mary Forrest

Maureen & Graham Murdock


A week in Powderhouse is the place to be, when wanting to spend a week by the sea –

Pat & Geoff greeted us at the door, a warm welcome; who could ask for more Conservatory & garden what a pleasure, enjoying our meals outside at our leisure.

Many Thanks

24th – 31st


Malcolm & Elaine Speak & Sue


Another wonderful week in Seahouses thanks to Pat & Geoff providing us and our family next door with perfect cottages and gardens – See you next year please x
1st August Jude, Tim, Emily, Ralph Williamson


Another wonderful holiday in Powderhouse- We enjoyed the pool & spa at the Ocean Club & the Café is excellent………….. The walls at Berwick were fun to walk around – if a little scary!
7th -14th August


Jenny, James & Tom Cane(4mths)


We’ve had a fabulous first family holiday – Powderhouse Cottage has been perfect for us, very well equipped & beautifully decorated. The weather has been great …… Alnwick Gardens well above our expectations  & the Ocean Club was a great place for Tom to have his 1st swim – Thankyou so very much for your hospitality.
21/8/2015 Anne, Brian Wood – Grimsby


Kath, Derek, Justin & Darcey


Lovely well equipped cottage and very friendly welcome. We enjoyed walking along the beach to Bamburgh – visited Alnwick Gardens, Poison garden very interesting. Would recommend the Birds of Prey behind the Barn at Beal – very informative young man let us hold the Owls. Would certainly come back again … could have stayed longer – Thank you Pat & Geoff – A Wonderful Happy  Holiday  

Thankyou so much for your hospitality & making us feel so welcome

1/09/2015 Celia & Steve Hughes

St Albans

Thankyou Pat & Geoff for another enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage.

Enjoyed visits to Alnwick Garden, Beamish open air Museum & the Metro Centre!

Also a visit to Berwick, lovely views from No 16 top of double decker bus (using bus pass)  Looking forward already to our next visit

25/9/2015 Alan, Catherine & Rebecca

Co. Durham

Thankyou for another lovely holiday. We feel at home here & the weather has been gorgeous
29 /11/15 Chris & Ann


We have had a lovely week. Really enjoyed the rest. Cottage just like being at home. Thankyou Pat & Geoff – can’t wait for April….



17th -22nd Feb


The ‘Websters’

Matt, Deb, Katie & James(6)

Orrell, Wigan

We got a lovely welcome from Geoff & Pat (thanks for the cake & biscuits) Thanks for the secret information about the fossil beach… we have a lot of happy memories (Katie age 9¾)





Anne & John

Hurworth on Lees

Jean & Alan – West Yorks

Enjoyed our stay …. Every need catered for.

Thanks to Geoff for help with genealogy re our Grandparents Will recommend Cottage to all our friends




Andreas, Sandra & Lena Maurer – Germany Very nice accommodation ….. We spent a beautiful sunny Easter holiday here in Seahouses visiting Anne & Andrew



25th – 3/5/14


Ann & Chris

Cramlington N/land

Yet another great holiday – Fresh air & relaxation just what we needed……. See you later in the year xx


Pauline & Mike



A very enjoyable return visit. Superb accommodation

Geoff & Pat are the best hosts that one could ask for.




The ‘Littlers’

Davenham, Cheshire

Lovely week, cottage had all we could need & more. Lots to do in Seahouses…kids loved beach & playing in the garden


Paul & Lynn Mitchell

Beccles, Suffolk


Warm welcome, lovely cottage superbly maintained & fitted out. Especially appreciated the cake biscuits & flowers, makes us feel very special guests. Thankyou




Dorothy & John Lord

Susan Duerden – Colne Lancs

A beautiful cottage, well equipped, good location – had a marvellous time, Thankyou, will recommend this cottage




Chris, Miriam Taylor,Doncaster

Richard Taylor – Notts


Excellent cottage, everything that is needed for a lovely stay. Thankyou Pat for your thoughtful idea for Richard to find the cottage.





Paul, Kate, Ben & Ellie Bayliss

Sleaford, Lincs

Lovely holiday, accommodation excellent & superbly equipped, Area lovely. Pat & Geoff made us feel very welcome hopefully we will return again soon



Alan, Marie & Rita

Carrigaline Co-Cork

Excellent accommodation, very well equipped cottage absolutely nothing missing to make holiday makers feel welcome. We all enjoyed our holiday immensely


Barbara, Hazel & Hannah

Tyneside & Switzerland


A perfect Cottage, you thought of absolutely everything. We had a really lovely holiday thanks to you two and Powderhouse Cottage

25th July 2014

Linda & Andy Jackson


We have been so impressed with the cottage,I love to cook & this is the best equipped holiday home I have ever had!…… Pat & Geoff (felt so welcome) Thankyou! We don’t want to go home. Will be back!



1st August 2014

Malcolm & Elaine Speak

Sue Clapham – Harrogate N/Yorks

What a perfect holiday in a perfect cottage.

Looking forward to seeing you next year, same time same place.



8th August 2014

Judy, Tim, Emily & Ralph

Harrogate – N/Yorks

I had a lovely time I don’t want to leave (Emily) – What a wonderful holiday Perfect location, wonderful weather & thank you Pat & Geoff for the wonderfully equipped & spacious play area, the children loved it.




Elaine, Ian, Jessica & Kathy

Tyne & Wear


2nd Stay – 3rd booked – Perfect – Jessica loves the play area & had a friend in Harriet next door who was staying at same time x See you soon x


C & S Hughes



Beautiful cottage, nicely laid out. A really lovely welcome from Pat & Geoff Thankyou for the flowers & chocolates. A lovely touch.


Vincent & Barbara Booth

Altrincham, Cheshire


A charming cottage set in a beautiful area of the country – hope nothing spoils its beauty. A wonderful holiday experience – we can’t wait to return


Angela & Bob Ward

Codnor, Derbyshire


Came for a week, stayed a fortnight! Best holiday for years

“I’ll be back”


24th October



John, Louise & Annie Chambers

Sheffield S/Yorks

What a fantastic holiday! The cottage has been perfect, the log burner has been such a treat & the whole place is cosy & well equipped. We’ve done some fantastic walks ….. & only used the car once! I’m sure we’ll be back next year!

15th November


Val Frazer

Dear Pat
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for a wonderful stay. The   cottage was beautiful, well equipped and immaculately clean. We had a
lovely couple of days and a nice cosy night in in front of the log burning stove on Friday.
We hope to return some time in 2015.
Kind regards  – Val 
Email comment received 17/11/2014 – 18:34







17th – 22nd

 ‘The Websters’

Matt, Deb, Katie & James

Orrell, Wigan

 Thanks for all the secret information about the fossil beach ….we have got a lot of fossils we have a lot of happy memories all thanks to Pat & Geoff …… A fantastic cottage, really deserves it’s 4*status


New Year


Stephen, Lisa, Mike & Jo

Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire

 A fantastic cottage with everything you need & more. Perfect location and relaxing stay – will definitely recommend to friends & family.  Thankyou

25th October


Brian & Jean Rutter

Washington Tyne & Wear

 A lovely relaxing week for our 40th Anniversary

Beautiful cottage …. Hope to return soon. Thankyou

August 16th 2013

Ute & Wolfgang Krauss

Esslingen, Germany

 Again a wonderful week in a beautiful place – such a friendly welcome, we will come again.

Thankyou very much indeed Pat & Geoffrey


2nd -9th August 2013

Roberts Family


 What a fabulous holiday, we have stayed in many cottages but never have they been so well equipped!…… Location great. The children loved the garden, we could easily have stayed longer.


May 3rd


J Spears & J Dunn


David – Coventry

 Perfection ! we are coming back in June, please arrange some lovely warm weather for us, you thought of everything else


Thankyou ………… Wonderful


April 6th


The Drury Family

St Albans, Hertfordshire.

 Our first visit to Northumberland, we love it. Cottage was great really well equipped & comfortable – we’ve had the best sleep ever on a holiday – We are sad to leave.


22nd June



N Newlands & G Mills

Milton Keynes

“A beautiful cottage and a lovely week. Thankyou”

7th June


Mrs S Adams

Miss M Elwes

Miss N Rice

 Once again ‘with feeling’ we’ve had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed the Jubilee BBQ

Thanks Pat & Geoff for your hospitality


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